Best Quotes About Entropy

Only entropy comes easy. -Anton Chekhov

Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to be ever more highly structured and to struggle against entropy. -Vaclav Havel

Software is like entropy. It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the second law of thermodynamics; i.e. it always increases. -Norman Ralph Augustine

If we knew exactly what animal life was like before the fall into sin and knew what nature was like before the law of entropy invaded it, we would already be living in heaven. -Walter Lang

The minute those two little particles inside a woman's womb have joined together, billions of decisions have been made. A thing like that has to come from entropy. -Rex Stout

Heretics are the only bitter remedy against the entropy of human thought. -Yevgeny Zamyatin

We could not, for example, arrive at a principle like that of entropy without introducing some additional principle, such as randomness, to this topography. -Michael Polanyi

I'm a human entropy producer. -Dean Kamen

I think that there's something extremely beautiful about the Olympic ideal and its motto – 'Swifter, higher, stronger' – it's such a beautiful motto, and it celebrates everything which is the antithesis of death and dissolution and entropy. -Chris Cleave

Venice is the perfect place for a phase of art to die. No other city on earth embraces entropy quite like this magical floating mall. -Jerry Saltz

Recasting fairy tales has become a publishing sub-genre in itself, and has been done both well and to the point of entropy. More interesting are those works where the structures of fairytales are abandoned but the world of 'fairy' is imported as a delicate spice. -Graham Joyce

I remember New York in the '80s as a place with vacant lots that would eventually give over to nature. Weeds would grow up, squirrels would move in. That entropy is gone now. It's too expensive to let a vacant lot go natural. -Moby

I'm trying to understand cosmology, why the Big Bang had the properties it did. And it's interesting to think that connects directly to our kitchens and how we can make eggs, how we can remember one direction of time, why causes precede effects, why we are born young and grow older. It's all because of entropy increasing. -Sean M. Carroll

The fact that you can remember yesterday but not tomorrow is because of entropy. The fact that you're always born young and then you grow older, and not the other way around like Benjamin Button – it's all because of entropy. So I think that entropy is underappreciated as something that has a crucial role in how we go through life. -Sean M. Carroll

We form cities in order to enhance interaction, to facilitate growth, wealth creation, ideas, innovation, but in so doing, we create, from a physicist's viewpoint, entropy. -Geoffrey West

Once everyone is connected to everyone and everything else, nothing matters anymore. If everyone in the world is your Facebook friend, then why have any Facebook friends at all? We're back where we started. The ultimate complexity is just another entropy. -Douglas Rushkoff

Consciousness, when it's unburdened by the body, is something that's ecstatic; we use the mind to watch the mind, and that's the meta-nature of our consciousness; we know that we know that we know, and that's such a delicious feeling, but when it's unburdened by biology and entropy, it becomes more than delicious: it becomes magical. -Jason Silva

Technology is the means by which we have decommissioned natural selection and are seizing control. We are no longer to be victims of some blind evolutionary process where sentient beings are massacred by entropy. -Jason Silva

You know, entropy is associated thermodynamically, in systems involving heat, with disorder. And in an analogous way, information is associated with disorder, which seems paradoxical. But when you think about it, a bit of information is a surprise. If you already knew what the message contained, there would be no new information in it. -James Gleick

I think I have this field around me that makes electronics work bad. It's not like an entropy thing; it happens very quickly. -Cary Fukunaga

If you stop being scared, that's when entropy sets in, and you may as well go home. -Tamsin Greig

A lot of author events are basically hour-long classes in entropy perched on bad seating under bright, hard lights, with – if you're lucky – bad Chardonnay and cheese on a stick waiting for you at the end of the ride. -Nick Harkaway

I think you should always bear in mind that entropy is not on your side. -Elon Musk

If you look at life with any honesty and intelligence, it's clear that human nature is dark, vile, selfish, and despondent. But I also see a force in human nature, namely grace, that sometimes works against our natural moral entropy. -Scott Derrickson

The most basic human impulse is toward entropy and laziness. The less we have to do to grow spiritually, the more likely we are to do it. -Alexandra Fuller

We ought to teach kids more about the Big Bang and entropy and particles. Every high school graduate should know that everything in the universe is made of a handful of particles. That's not a hard thing to know. But that's not what's emphasized. -Sean M. Carroll

The arrow of time doesn't move forward forever. There's a phase in the history of the universe where you go from low entropy to high entropy. But then, once you reach the locally maximum entropy you can get to, there's no more arrow of time. -Sean M. Carroll

If we assume there is no maximum possible entropy for the universe, then any state can be a state of low entropy. -Alan Guth

If there's no limit to how big the entropy can get, then you can start anywhere, and from that starting point, you'd expect entropy to rise as the system moves to explore larger and larger regions of phase space. -Alan Guth

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