Best Quotes About Physics

Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators. -Dave Barry

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. -Walt Whitman

There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago. -J. Robert Oppenheimer

The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself. -Bertrand Russell

When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics. -Voltaire

Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck. -Immanuel Kant

In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms. -Stephen Jay Gould

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry. -H. L. Mencken

They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech. -James Stockdale

Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic. -John Ray

To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind. -Wallace Stevens

A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality. -William Winwood Reade

Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power. -John Adams

Logic works, metaphysics contemplates. -Joseph Joubert

That's metaphysics, my dear fellow. It's forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won't take it. -Boris Pasternak

Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food. -Robert M. Pirsig

How many of you have broken no laws this month? That's the kind of society I want to build. I want a guarantee – with physics and mathematics, not with laws – that we can give ourselves real privacy of personal communications. -John Gilmore

It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid. -Albert Einstein

It would be better for the true physics if there were no mathematicians on earth. -Daniel Bernoulli

The violent reaction on the recent development of modern physics can only be understood when one realises that here the foundations of physics have started moving; and that this motion has caused the feeling that the ground would be cut from science. -Werner Heisenberg

It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting anything with perfect determinism because it deals with probabilities from the outset. -Arthur Eddington

I myself believe that there will one day be time travel because when we find that something isn't forbidden by the over-arching laws of physics we usually eventually find a technological way of doing it. -David Deutsch

Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates. -Fernando Pessoa

I have always believed that astrophysics should be the extrapolation of laboratory physics, that we must begin from the present universe and work our way backward to progressively more remote and uncertain epochs. -Hannes Alfven

In 1947 I defended my thesis on nuclear physics, and in 1948 I was included in a group of research scientists whose task was to develop nuclear weapons. -Andrei Sakharov

I am now convinced that theoretical physics is actually philosophy. -Max Born

Industrial opportunities are going to stem more from the biological sciences than from chemistry and physics. I see biology as being the greatest area of scientific breakthroughs in the next generation. -George E. Brown, Jr.

The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the laws of the intelligible world; the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the laws of human intelligence. -James Joseph Sylvester

In 1948 I entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, undecided between studies of chemistry and physics, but my first year convinced me that physics was more interesting to me. -Burton Richter

Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics. Real religion is beyond argument. It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly. -Swami Sivananda

If one looks at the different problems of the integral calculus which arise naturally when one wishes to go deep into the different parts of physics, it is impossible not to be struck by the analogies existing. -Henri Poincare

I teach metaphysics and pastor a church. -Della Reese

In physics, to be in two places at the same time would be a miracle; in politics it seems not merely normal, but natural. -Charles Edison

Rationalism and Newtonian science has lured us into dark woods, but a new metaphysics can rescue us. -Huston Smith

Relativity must replace absolutism in the realm of morals as well as in the spheres of physics and biology. -Thomas Cochrane

This book is about physics and its about physics and its relationship with mathematics and how they seem to be intimately related and to what extent can you explore this relationship and trust it. -Roger Penrose

My intention was to enroll at McGill University but an unexpected series of events led me to study physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. -Sidney Altman

I spent eighteen months as a graduate student in physics at Columbia University, waiting unhappily for an opportunity to work in a laboratory and wondering if I should continue in physics. -Sidney Altman

Eight months later, having left Columbia, I was studying physics in a summer program and working in Colorado when I decided to enroll as a graduate student in biophysics. -Sidney Altman

Medical physics is an applied area of physics. -John Cameron

Most medical physicists work in the physics of radiation oncology making sure that the desired dose is given to the cancer and the dose to normal tissues are minimized. -John Cameron

Nuclear physics is interesting but it is unlikely to help society. -John Cameron

When I entered medical physics in 1958 there were fewer than 100 in the U.S. and I could see many opportunities to apply my knowledge of nuclear physics. -John Cameron

I was the Chair of the first department of medical physics in a medical school in the U.S. -John Cameron

I have devoted much time and energy to helping medical physics in developing countries. -John Cameron

The growth of technology is such that it is not possible today for a nuclear physicist to switch into medical physics without training. The field is now much more technical. More training is needed to do the job. -John Cameron

If someone is interested in medicine and also in physics and they like working with people and communicate well with others, I would strongly encourage them. -John Cameron

Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon instinct; but to find these reasons is no less an instinct. -F. H. Bradley

An hour or two spent in writing from dictation, another hour or two in reading aloud, a little geography and a little history and a little physics made the day pass busily. -Hudson Stuck

The abstract analysis of the world by mathematics and physics rests on the concepts of space and time. -James J. Gibson

In my schooling through high school, I excelled mainly in chemistry, physics and mathematics. -James Rainwater

There are relatively few experiments in atomic physics these days that don't involve the use of a laser. -Eric Allin Cornell

Metaphysics is a science. -Gabriel Marcel

It is right that we be concerned with the scientific probity of metaphysics. -Gabriel Marcel

That attitude does not exist so much today, but in those days there was a very sharp distinction between basic physics and applied physics. Columbia did not deal with applied physics. -Gordon Gould

Originally I had planned to revert to nuclear physics there, in particular the structure of the deuteron. -Walter Kohn

Brian and I were both science students. You know science sort of math and physics side, you know. -John Deacon

It was at this moment that I wrote my first important paper in theoretical physics. I was 32 years old, 5 years beyond the alleged age of senility for theorists. -Robert B. Laughlin

Understanding how DNA transmits all it knows about cancer, physics, dreaming and love will keep man searching for some time. -David R. Brower

It's not magic! It's physics. The speed of the turn is what keeps you upright. It's like a spinning top. -Deborah Bull

Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus. -Elizabeth Moon

I went to the University of Washington as a physics and astronomy major. My other interest, of course, was aviation. I always wanted to be a pilot. And if you're going to fly airplanes, the best place to be is the Air Force. -Michael P. Anderson

Even when I was studying mathematics, physics, and computer science, it always seemed that the problem of consciousness was about the most interesting problem out there for science to come to grips with. -David Chalmers

The point here is that physics followed the data where it seemed to lead, even though some thought the model gave aid and comfort to religion. -Michael Behe

Today's particle physics describe light as a crumple in space, and we may have deformed space in such a way that they noticed something peculiar – and they had the ability to investigate it. -Dwight Schultz

Experimental high energy physics research is a group effort. I have been very fortunate to have had outstanding students and colleagues who have made invaluable contributions to the research with which I have been associated. -Jerome Isaac Friedman

I grew up wanting to be a musician, but my parents were sure I would starve to death. So, they put me in physics and chemistry. That eventually blew up, and I got into radio. -John Tesh

My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist, who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane. -Sally Ride

Yes, I was really good in physics and in math. -Eva Herzigova

We were making the first step out of the age of chemistry and physics, and into the age of biology. -Jeremy Rifkin

The methods of theoretical physics should be applicable to all those branches of thought in which the essential features are expressible with numbers. -Paul Dirac

I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition. -Paul Dirac

The fundamental laws necessary for the mathematical treatment of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty lies only in the fact that application of these laws leads to equations that are too complex to be solved. -Paul Dirac

Cambridge was the place for someone from the Colonies or the Dominions to go on to, and it was to the Cavendish Laboratory that one went to do physics. -Aaron Klug

Without renouncing the support of physics, it is possible for the physiology of the senses, not only to pursue its own course of development, but also to afford to physical science itself powerful assistance. -Ernst Mach

Science Fiction is not just about the future of space ships travelling to other planets, it is fiction based on science and I am using science as my basis for my fiction, but it's the science of prehistory – palaeontology and archaeology – rather than astronomy or physics. -Jean M. Auel

The NFL today has bigger, stronger, bodies than ever, moving faster than ever, hitting a stationary object harder than ever before – so the physics of the hit have changed. -Leigh Steinberg

My latter schooldays and my university days were during the war, when science – physics, in particular – was a very important and glamorous subject. A lot of us felt that if we couldn't get into science, we might try engineering or medicine. -John Henry Carver

I was so pleased to be at university to do physics and mathematics. -John Henry Carver

Although important nuclear physics work was to go on in laboratories such as ours had become – and we had to cut down to a lower energy group – it was not fundamentally opening up new insights on the structure of matter. That required you to be in a higher league. -John Henry Carver

I was always very strong in math, physics and calculus. -Debi Thomas

Physiology is the science which treats of the properties of organic bodies, animal and vegetable, of the phenomena they present, and of the laws which govern their actions. Inorganic substances are the objects of other sciences, – physics and chemistry. -Johannes P. Muller

Nevertheless, if I have at times been able to make original contributions in the accelerator field, I cannot help feeling that to a certain extent my slightly amateur approach in physics, combined with much practical experience, was an asset. -Simon van der Meer

I like physics. I think it is the best science out of all three of them, because generally it's more useful. You learn about speed and velocity and time, and that's all clever stuff. -Tom Felton

Think of color, pitch, loudness, heaviness, and hotness. Each is the topic of a branch of physics. -Benoit Mandelbrot

When the weather changes, nobody believes the laws of physics have changed. Similarly, I don't believe that when the stock market goes into terrible gyrations its rules have changed. -Benoit Mandelbrot

Teaching physics at the University, and more general lecturing to wider audiences has been a major concern. -Antony Hewish

A careful analysis of the process of observation in atomic physics has shown that the subatomic particles have no meaning as isolated entities, but can only be understood as interconnections between the preparation of an experiment and the subsequent measurement. -Erwin Schrodinger

Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe. -Erwin Schrodinger

The verbal interpretation, on the other hand, i.e. the metaphysics of quantum physics, is on far less solid ground. In fact, in more than forty years physicists have not been able to provide a clear metaphysical model. -Erwin Schrodinger

I do not keep up with the details of particle physics. -Murray Gell-Mann

If someone says that he can think or talk about quantum physics without becoming dizzy, that shows only that he has not understood anything whatever about it. -Murray Gell-Mann

Of course the word chaos is used in rather a vague sense by a lot of writers, but in physics it means a particular phenomenon, namely that in a nonlinear system the outcome is often indefinitely, arbitrarily sensitive to tiny changes in the initial condition. -Murray Gell-Mann

Well, I'm leaning probably toward the sciences like physics. -Amy Carter

I received my undergraduate degree in engineering in 1939 and a Master of Science degree in mathematical physics in 1941 at Steven Institute of Technology. -Frederick Reines

Chemistry has been termed by the physicist as the messy part of physics, but that is no reason why the physicists should be permitted to make a mess of chemistry when they invade it. -Frederick Soddy

Ancient metaphysics underwent many changes at the hands of medieval thinkers who brought it in line with the dominant religious and theological movements of their day. -Wilhelm Dilthey

However, the sciences of society and of history retained their old subservient relation to metaphysics for a long time – well into the eighteenth century. -Wilhelm Dilthey

The knife of historical relativism… which has cut to pieces all metaphysics and religion must also bring about healing. -Wilhelm Dilthey

I had no new ideas on the physics we might learn, and I could not compete with the younger generation. -Jack Steinberger

The grounding in natural sciences which I obtained in the course of my medical studies, including preliminary examinations in botany, zoology, physics, and chemistry, was to become decisive in determining the trend of my literary work. -Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

Many applications of the coincidence method will therefore be found in the large field of nuclear physics, and we can say without exaggeration that the method is one of the essential tools of the modern nuclear physicist. -Walther Bothe

As for the forces, electromagnetism and gravity we experience in everyday life. But the weak and strong forces are beyond our ordinary experience. So in physics, lots of the basic building blocks take 20th- or perhaps 21st-century equipment to explore. -Edward Witten

Even before string theory, especially as physics developed in the 20th century, it turned out that the equations that really work in describing nature with the most generality and the greatest simplicity are very elegant and subtle. -Edward Witten

Quantum mechanics brought an unexpected fuzziness into physics because of quantum uncertainty, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. -Edward Witten

So Whitehead's metaphysics doesn't fit very well on to physics as we understand the process of the world. -John Polkinghorne

Nevertheless, all of us who work in quantum physics believe in the reality of a quantum world, and the reality of quantum entities like protons and electrons. -John Polkinghorne

Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics. -Maimonides

He, however, who begins with Metaphysics, will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity. -Maimonides

You will certainly not doubt the necessity of studying astronomy and physics, if you are desirous of comprehending the relation between the world and Providence as it is in reality, and not according to imagination. -Maimonides

I think the writing of literature should give pleasure. What else should it be about? It is not nuclear physics. It actually has to give pleasure or it is worth nothing. -Stephen Greenblatt

In a previous life I wrote the software that controlled my physics experiments. That software had to deal with all kinds of possible failures in equipment. That is probably where I learned to rely on multiple safety nets inside and around my systems. -Wietse Venema

If you miss one day in physics, that's it. -Robert Iler

I was always good at math and science and physics. -Daniel J. Evans

We live, I think, in the century of science and, perhaps, even in the century of physics. -Polykarp Kusch

While at Chicago my interest in the new field of particle physics was stimulated by a course given by Gell- Mann, who was developing his ideas about Strangeness at the time. -James Cronin

I did a thesis in experimental nuclear physics under the direction of Samuel K. Allison. -James Cronin

During the war years I worked on the development of radar and other radio systems for the R.A.F. and, though gaining much in engineering experience and in understanding people, rapidly forgot most of the physics I had learned. -Martin Ryle

From a consideration of the immense volume of newly discovered facts in the field of physics, especially atomic physics, in recent years it might well appear to the layman that the main problems were already solved and that only more detailed work was necessary. -Victor Francis Hess

My physics teacher, Thomas Miner was particularly gifted. To this day, I remember how he introduced the subject of physics. He told us we were going to learn how to deal with very simple questions such as how a body falls due to the acceleration of gravity. -Steven Chu

At the moment I'm doing this space movie, so I'm obsessed with physics and space travel. I know three months down the line it's gone. Then I'll be able to superficially say stuff about space. -Cillian Murphy

The new formula in physics describes humans as paradoxical beings who have two complementary aspects: They can show properties of Newtonian objects and also infinite fields of consciousness. -Stanislav Grof

The laws of physics should allow us to arrange things molecule by molecule and even atom by atom, and at some point it was inevitable that we would develop a technology that would let us do this. -Ralph Merkle

Just the actual physics of putting it all together, you know, the latter period is actually quite fragmented in terms of the licenses and all those things so it makes a compilation of the full twenty years really a technical minefield. -Geoff Downes

And the actual achievements of biology are explanations in terms of mechanisms founded on physics and chemistry, which is not the same thing as explanations in terms of physics and chemistry. -Michael Polanyi

But even physics cannot be defined from an atomic topography. -Michael Polanyi

No inanimate object is ever fully determined by the laws of physics and chemistry. -Michael Polanyi

Acceleration is finite, I think according to some laws of physics. -Terry Riley

To think Being itself explicitly requires disregarding Being to the extent that it is only grounded and interpreted in terms of beings and for beings as their ground, as in all metaphysics. -Martin Heidegger

When modern physics exerts itself to establish the world's formula, what occurs thereby is this: the being of entities has resolved itself into the method of the totally calculable. -Martin Heidegger

A universe with a God would look quite different from a universe without one. A physics, a biology where there is a God is bound to look different. So the most basic claims of religion are scientific. Religion is a scientific theory. -Richard Dawkins

I abandoned chemistry to concentrate on mathematics and physics. In 1942, I travelled to Cambridge to take the scholarship examination at Trinity College, received an award and entered the university in October 1943. -John Pople

But in due course it became evident that not only a physical situation qua physics, but the meaning of that situation to people, was sometimes a factor, through the behavior of people, in the start of a fire. -Benjamin Whorf

My father was on the faculty in the Chemistry Department of Harvard University; my mother had one year of graduate work in physics before her marriage. -Kenneth G. Wilson

All science is either physics or stamp collecting. -Ernest Rutherford

We live in a Newtonian world of Einsteinian physics ruled by Frankenstein logic. -David Russell

Dark energy is perhaps the biggest mystery in physics. -Steve Allen

It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature. -Niels Bohr

In science there is only physics; all the rest is stamp collecting. -Lord Kelvin

It's always a combination of physics and poetry that I find inspiring. It's hard to wrap your head around things like the Hubble scope. -Tom Hanks

The development of physics, like the development of any science, is a continuous one. -Owen Chamberlain

It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics, that action and reaction are equal and opposite, that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger. -Gertrude Stein

I study myself more than any other subject. That is my metaphysics, that is my physics. -Michel de Montaigne

Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly. -William James

Louis Armstrong is quite simply the most important person in American music. He is to 20th century music (I did not say jazz) what Einstein is to physics. -Ken Burns

Nothing can be more incorrect than the assumption one sometimes meets with, that physics has one method, chemistry another, and biology a third. -Thomas Huxley

I tell you the solemn truth, that the doctrine of the Trinity is not so difficult to accept for a working proposition as any one of the axioms of physics. -Henry Adams

The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics. -Bertrand Russell

The fundamental laws of physics do not describe true facts about reality. Rendered as descriptions of facts, they are false; amended to be true, they lose their explanatory force. -Nancy Cartwright

The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer. -Alfred Whitney Griswold

Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics. -Aleister Crowley

Soon I knew the craft of experimental physics was beyond me – it was the sublime quality of patience – patience in accumulating data, patience with recalcitrant equipment – which I sadly lacked. -Abdus Salam

I'm the son of an everyman. My father is a teacher. He teaches physics at a boys' school in Sydney. -Alex O'Loughlin

Politics follows the lines of physics: every action creates an equal and opposite reaction. -John Avlon

Today's preoccupation with physical theories of everything takes a wrong turn from the purpose of science – to question all things relentlessly. Modern physics has become like Swift's kingdom of Laputa, flying absurdly on an island above the earth and indifferent to what is beneath. -Robert Lanza

Modern science cannot explain why the laws of physics are exactly balanced for animal life to exist. -Robert Lanza

That's absolutely correct and in addition to that life just isn't an accident of the laws of physics. There's a long list of experiments that suggest just the opposite. -Robert Lanza

I think the answer of course is that space and time are not these hard external objects. Again we're, scientists have been building from one side of nature (physics) without considering the other side (life in consciousness). Neither side exists without the other. They cannot be divorced from one another or else there is no reality. -Robert Lanza

I think it's science and physics are just starting to learn from all these experiments. These experiments have been carried out hundreds and hundreds of times in all sorts of ways that no physicist really questions the end point. I think that these experiments are very clearly telling us that consciousness is limitless and the ultimate reality. -Robert Lanza

Most people have no concept of how an automatic transmission works, yet they know how to drive a car. You don't have to study physics to understand the laws of motion to drive a car. You don't have to understand any of this stuff to use Macintosh. -Steve Jobs

I've always really been into science, and in the last five years I've gotten into theoretical physics and the origins of the universe. -Adam Pascal

It is just physics – who can argue with Newton and the first law of thermodynamics? -Mark Hyman

The kitchen's a laboratory, and everything that happens there has to do with science. It's biology, chemistry, physics. Yes, there's history. Yes, there's artistry. Yes, to all of that. But what happened there, what actually happens to the food is all science. -Alton Brown

I've been around golf my whole life. My father did it all the time, and I resented him for it. But a couple years ago I picked up a golf club and I understood the physics of it. If anyone knows anything about golf, it's that once you hit a few shots, you'll become addicted. -Fred Durst

I like science fiction and physics, things like that. Planets being sucked into black holes, and the various vortexes that create possibility, and what happens on the other side of the black hole. To me it's the microcosmic study of the macrocosmic universe in man, and that's why I'm attracted to it. -Wesley Snipes

I've had young women come to me and say that before they watched 'Voyager' it didn't really occur to them that they could be successful in a higher position in the field of science; girls going to MIT, girls pursuing astrophysics with a view to a career in NASA. -Kate Mulgrew

Since Einstein developed his theory of relativity, and Rutherford and Bohr revolutionised physics, our picture of the world has radically changed. -A. N. Wilson

Whether it's in an inner-city school or a rural community, I want those students to have a chance to take A.P. biology and A.P. physics and marine biology. -Arne Duncan

Other than the laws of physics, rules have never really worked out for me. -Craig Ferguson

I'm a bit of a layman physics junkie. I don't really understand it, but I love trying to understand it. -Laura San Giacomo

There's something uniquely interesting about Buddhism and mathematics, particularly about quantum physics, and where they meet. That has fascinated us for a long time. -Lilly Wachowski

Philosophers have not kept up with modern developments in science. Particularly physics. -Stephen Hawking

It is generally recognised that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multi-tasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics. -Stephen Hawking

I went to Princeton specifically to study physics. -Jeff Bezos

The possibilities that are suggested in quantum physics tell us that everything that we're looking at may not be in fact there, so the underlying nature of being is weird. -William Shatner

Sci-fi has never really been my bag. But I do believe in a lot of weird things these days, such as synchronicity. Quantum physics suggests it's possible, so why not? -John Cleese

It has become part of the accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology. -Freeman Dyson

Biology is now bigger than physics, as measured by the size of budgets, by the size of the workforce, or by the output of major discoveries; and biology is likely to remain the biggest part of science through the twenty-first century. -Freeman Dyson

My only wish would be to have 10 more lives to live on this planet. If that were possible, I'd spend one lifetime each in embryology, genetics, physics, astronomy and geology. The other lifetimes would be as a pianist, backwoodsman, tennis player, or writer for the 'National Geographic.' -Joseph Murray

The nerds are my favourite sort of boys – any guy with a passion – whether it be physics or film or writing or poetry even, I think it's super sweet and it's very attractive for a female. -Teresa Palmer

If I want to understand the laws of physics I have to first believe what I read about physics. I have to have faith in what I read. -Ray Comfort

My background is in theoretical physics, and it's something very close to my heart. -Yuri Milner

Fundamental physics is like an art more or less. It's completely non-practical, and you can't use it for anything. But it's about the universe and how the world came into being. It's very remote from your daily life and mine, and yet it defines us as human beings. -Yuri Milner

The problem is that modern fundamental physics is so far from you and me. The mathematics has become so much more complicated that you need at least 10 years to understand it. Fundamental physics has advanced so far from the understanding of most people that there is really a big disconnect. -Yuri Milner

I am fascinated by quantum physics. -Vinny Guadagnino

I'd love to go back to Europe in the '20s and '30s, for the beginning of the Psychoanalytic Movement, and Freud and Jung, and all that was going on with discoveries in quantum physics. The whole nature of reality was changing and being challenged. -Michael Sheen

When I was a student, the laws of physics were regarded as completely off limits. The job of the scientist, we were told, is to discover the laws and apply them, not inquire into their provenance. -Paul Davies

For me, science is already fantastical enough. Unlocking the secrets of nature with fundamental physics or cosmology or astrobiology leads you into a wonderland compared with which beliefs in things like alien abductions pale into insignificance. -Paul Davies

Traditionally, scientists have treated the laws of physics as simply 'given,' elegant mathematical relationships that were somehow imprinted on the universe at its birth, and fixed thereafter. Inquiry into the origin and nature of the laws was not regarded as a proper part of science. -Paul Davies

The birth of science as we know it arguably began with Isaac Newton's formulation of the laws of gravitation and motion. It is no exaggeration to say that physics was reborn in the early 20th-century with the twin revolutions of quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity. -Paul Davies

General relativity is the cornerstone of cosmology and astrophysics. It has also provided the conceptual basis for string theory and other attempts to unify all the forces of nature in terms of geometrical structures. -Paul Davies

Quantum physics is a bit of a passion of mine. It's extraordinary. There's a branch of mathematics that is based on lunacy, and that's wonderful. -Bob Hoskins

I'm very moved by chaos theory, and that sense of energy. That quantum physics. We don't really, in Hindu tradition, have a father figure of a God. It's about cosmic energy, a little spark of which is inside every individual as the soul. -Bharati Mukherjee

To me quantum computation is a new and deeper and better way to understand the laws of physics, and hence understanding physical reality as a whole. -David Deutsch

For more than 200 years, materialists have promised that science will eventually explain everything in terms of physics and chemistry. Believers are sustained by the faith that scientific discoveries will justify their beliefs. -Rupert Sheldrake

I'm fascinated with quantum physics.

I was very good in math and physics. In the Soviet time, we had a lot of Olympic-style competitions for different disciplines: I was always winning in my region. -Oleg Deripaska

Ever since I was a kid, I've had an enormous interest in the sciences – everything from quantum physics to anthropology. -Micky Dolenz

I went to engineering school, I went to physics class. I said, 'Screw this, I don't want to be here. I'd much rather be at a club playing music.' -Huey Lewis

If any reader has lost a loved one or is afraid of death, modern physics says: 'Be comforted, you and they shall live again.' -Frank Tipler

Either theology is pure nonsense, a subject with no content, or else theology must ultimately become a branch of physics. -Frank Tipler

What you can show using physics, forces this universe to continue to exist. As long as you're using general relativity and quantum mechanics you are forced to conclude that God exists. -Frank Tipler

I gained a first class degree in Physics at Imperial College London in 1968 and did research in solid state physics, but did not pursue meteorology matters until gaining an M.Sc. in astrophysics from Queen Mary College London in 1981, after which I investigated and attempted to construct theories of solar activity. -Piers Corbyn

As an undergraduate, I did maths and physics. That doesn't make me a scientist. So I try to read and understand and talk to scientists. -Nicholas Stern

I was not an especially diligent student but nevertheless obtained a reasonable education in physics. -Robert Coleman Richardson

If I were not a writer, I would spend more time doing the things that I am already doing, which include doing research in physics, teaching, and running a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower women in Cambodia. -Alan Lightman

Novels aren't pedagogical instruments, or instructions in law or physics or any other discipline. A novel has to be an emotional experience, a trip of the imagination, and because science has raised so many issues that concern and affect humans, it's a good starting place for me. -Alan Lightman

I think about things like the fact that nobody knows what time is. Time is what? Nobody can describe it, even physics or math or anything else. But it is what we continuously experience. It's the state of our unfolding, in a way, and in that sense that the continuous reopening of reality is what I think of as, perhaps, a worldview. -Marilynne Robinson

Physics is often stranger than science fiction, and I think science fiction takes its cues from physics: higher dimensions, wormholes, the warping of space and time, stuff like that. -Michio Kaku

I think the really cool and compelling thing about math and physics is that it opens up entry to all these hypotheticals – or at least, it gives you the language to talk about them. But at the same time, if a scenario is completely disconnected from reality, it's not all that interesting. -Randall Munroe

I've always been fascinated by physics and cosmology. It gets more and more scary the older you get. -John Banville

To the extent that we even understand string theory, it may imply a massive number of possible different universes with different laws of physics in each universe, and there may be no way of distinguishing between them or saying why the laws of physics are the way they are. And if I can predict anything, then I haven't explained anything. -Lawrence M. Krauss

In physics, all can you do is predict the consequences of physical laws. -Leonard Mlodinow

In some ways I'm a frustrated scientist or mathematician. The amount of times I've thought I'd go back to university and do theoretical physics because I like the big questions, but really I know now that that's not quite me. What's me is to do it in novels. -Scarlett Thomas

You won't see me writing about particle physics, or even planetary geology, or chemistry. I practically failed chemistry, and if I had to write a book in any of those areas, I don't think it would go well. -Mary Roach

My students know I have a life, they know I've written about my life. They know some detail, probably more than they know about their physics teacher, but I would've told them anyway! -Marya Hornbacher

There is no science in this world like physics. Nothing comes close to the precision with which physics enables you to understand the world around you. It's the laws of physics that allow us to say exactly what time the sun is going to rise. What time the eclipse is going to begin. What time the eclipse is going to end. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

I never got into 'Star Wars.' Maybe because they made no attempt to portray real physics. At all. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

I try to show the public that chemistry, biology, physics, astrophysics is life. It is not some separate subject that you have to be pulled into a corner to be taught about. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

My undergraduate degree was in history, and I wish I had been smart enough to really excel at maths, physics, chemistry or biology because… the voyagers and adventurers and real contributors – that's where they come from. -Michael Moritz

It's obviously unfair to paint with a broad brush here, but the germ of an idea for a breakthrough in technology doesn't come out of a business school curriculum. It comes out of a laboratory or a math lecture or a physics tutorial. -Michael Moritz

If we believe in an all-powerful God, then we must then believe that God gave us this Earth, and we must in turn believe that God gave us its laws of gravity, of chemistry, of physics. We must also believe that God gave us our human powers of intellect and reason. -Sheldon Whitehouse

My views as an individual ought not to be confused with my views as a scientist – the minute you try to mingle God and science, you get into trouble. Metaphysics has its place, and science has its place; don't mix the two. -Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

It would seem that I, who never could make much sense of physics when I was at school, have now gained a strong sense of Einsteinian space-time. I am free of the nimbyism of now, and feel a strong kinship with both the dead and the unborn. -Will Self

I've learnt more physics from Kabbalah than I ever did in school. -Yehuda Berg

I've always been fascinated by quantum physics and the possibility of alternate realities. -James Dashner

One of the most exciting things about dark energy is that it seems to live at the very nexus of two of our most successful theories of physics: quantum mechanics, which explains the physics of the small, and Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, which explains the physics of the large, including gravity. -Adam Riess

Music pulled me like a gravitational force. I entered college as a physics major but left as a Bachelor of Music, a degree with the same practical application as, say, one in the History of Chinese Poetry. -Marshall Brickman

If you're talking about nuclear physics, I have to defer to the next guy. But if you're talking about football, I don't have to take a back seat to anyone. -Joe Greene

Ultimately, my Ph.D. is in mathematical physics, focusing on quantum field theory and curved space-time, and I worked with Stephen Hawking. -Nathan Myhrvold

The physics of water is central to cooking, because food is mostly water. All steak that you cook is actually boiled on the inside. -Nathan Myhrvold

Quantum mechanics brought an unexpected fuzziness into physics because of quantum uncertainty, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. String theory does so again because a point particle is replaced by a string, which is more spread out. -Edward Witten

Regardless of any deviations, it was clear I was supposed to end up in math and physics. -Edward Witten

Ah, political physics. Someone wins an election and, poof, they are a candidate for vice president. Ridiculous. -Mark McKinnon

There's no law of physics that says we have to be an unsustainable society – in fact, quite the opposite. The planet's ready to work with us if we're ready to think differently, but we do have to make that jump and start to do things in new ways. -Alex Steffen

There are two worlds we live in: a material world, bound by the laws of physics, and the world inside our mind, which is just as important. -Alan Moore

The bottom line is that time travel is allowed by the laws of physics. -Brian Greene

Even when I wasn't doing much 'science for the public' stuff, I found that four or five hours of intense work in physics was all my brain could take on a given day. -Brian Greene

Before the discovery of quantum mechanics, the framework of physics was this: If you tell me how things are now, I can then use the laws of physics to calculate, and hence predict, how things will be later. -Brian Greene

In my teenage years I was put off the idea of a career in flying, because I'd convinced myself that you had to be a boffin with degrees in maths and physics, which were my weakest subjects. -Bruce Dickinson

I remember being in strong physics, physiology and biology classes. -Barbara Block

When I was a physics major in the late 1970s, my very few fellow female students and I had high hopes that women would soon stand equal with men in science. But progress has proved slower than many of us imagined. -Margaret Wertheim

I have a problem with telling jokes about physics. Quite often the audience have no idea what you are talking about and, to be honest, I don't know what I'm talking about either. -Robin Ince

Yeah, I am a guy working on physics outside of academia. But I'm nowhere near Einstein's caliber. -Antony Garrett Lisi

What physics tells us is that everything comes down to geometry and the interactions of elementary particles. And things can happen only if these interactions are perfectly balanced. -Antony Garrett Lisi

I enjoyed mathematics from a very young age. At the beginning of college, I had this illusion, which was kind of silly in retrospect, that if I just understood math and physics and philosophy, I could figure out everything else from first principles. -Erez Lieberman Aiden

There are good reasons why we don't want everyone to learn nuclear physics, medicine or how financial markets work. Our entire modern project has been about delegating power over us to skilled people who want to do the work and be rewarded accordingly. -Evgeny Morozov

I became an atheist because, as a graduate student studying quantum physics, life seemed to be reducible to second-order differential equations. Mathematics, chemistry and physics had it all. And I didn't see any need to go beyond that. -Francis Collins

The more science I studied, the more I saw that physics becomes metaphysics and numbers become imaginary numbers. The farther you go into science, the mushier the ground gets. You start to say, 'Oh, there is an order and a spiritual aspect to science.' -Dan Brown

We are the laws of chemistry and physics as they have played out here on Earth, and we are now learning that planets are as common as stars. Most stars, as it turns out now, will have planets. -Jill Tarter

I spent most of my career doing high-energy physics, quarks, dark matter, string theory and so on. -Geoffrey West

The paradigm of physics – with its interplay of data, theory and prediction – is the most powerful in science. -Geoffrey West

The world appears rectilinear, but is in fact curvilinear – a literal truth in physics, and a metaphorical one in metaphysics. -Iain McGilchrist

There is no way to physically always be there for your children and always be at the office and always be present for your significant other and then take care of yourself. The laws of physics necessitate that somebody or some thing is going to get the short end of the stick. -LZ Granderson

I was going to engineering school but fell in love with physics. -Leonard Susskind

I have always enjoyed explaining physics. In fact it's more than just enjoyment: I need to explain physics. -Leonard Susskind

Over the years, I began to understand that there were a lot of people out there reading physics in popular literature that they could not understand – not because it was too advanced, but because it wasn't advanced enough. -Leonard Susskind

Science works because the phenomenon being described can be relied on to remain the same. Even in quantum physics, where phenomena are changed by observation, the way in which observation interferes is regular and falls within a limited range of possibilities. Human culture, however, has the nasty habit of never staying the same for very long. -Julian Baggini

Quantum physics is one of the hardest things to understand intuitively, because essentially the whole point is that our classical picture is wrong. -Neil Turok

Quantum physics forms the foundation of chemistry, explaining how molecules are held together. It describes how real solids and materials behave and how electricity is conducted through them… It enabled the development of transistors, integrated circuits, lasers, LEDs, digital cameras and all the modern gadgetry that surrounds us. -Neil Turok

My main interest is the problem of the singularity. If we can't understand what happened at the singularity we came out of, then we don't seem to have any understanding of the laws of particle physics. I'd be very happy just to understand the last singularity and leave the other ones to future generations. -Neil Turok

I like writing about what to me are like questions that I have about myself and the human condition. I find quantum physics fascinating, so I like to write about that, and I like things that make me laugh. -Kirsten Vangsness

I'm into the law of attraction and quantum physics. Like cosmic ordering. It's all about thinking lovely things that you would like in life, and feeling good about them before they manifest, so that by the time they do, you don't want them because you're on to your next desire. -Julia Sawalha

If I wasn't acting or doing stand-up, I would be in animation. Or if I had the discipline I might studies physics. -Chris Hardwick

Bowling is all physics and energy distribution. It's F = ma. So it is actually one of the most science-y sports, because it literally is just a ball and a surface and objects to knock down. -Chris Hardwick

My background educationally is physics and economics, and I grew up in sort of an engineering environment – my father is an electromechanical engineer. And so there were lots of engineery things around me. -Elon Musk

I tend to approach things from a physics framework. And physics teaches you to reason from first principles rather than by analogy. -Elon Musk

The new physics provides a modern version of ancient spirituality. In a universe made out of energy, everything is entangled; everything is one. -Bruce Lipton

At school I briefly wanted to be a palaeontologist, but I was no good at chemistry and physics. -Mark Gatiss

I'm not looking to be a trophy. When not acting, I spend my time studying metaphysics and quantum mechanics to keep my life as grounded as I can. -Tanit Phoenix

What we usually consider as impossible are simply engineering problems… there's no law of physics preventing them. -Michio Kaku

I vowed to myself that when I grew up and became a theoretical physicist, in addition to doing research, I would write books that I would have liked to have read as a child. So whenever I write, I imagine myself, as a youth, reading my books, being thrilled by the incredible advances being made in physics and science. -Michio Kaku

I get paid to do what I love. If you understand physics, the foundation of the atomic theory and relativity, you understand how the future is going to unfold. You understand what things are not possible. You understand why things work. I get paid to do what I love the most, and that is to work on the Unified Field Theory and to see the future. -Michio Kaku

No one knows who wrote the laws of physics or where they come from. Science is based on testable, reproducible evidence, and so far we cannot test the universe before the Big Bang. -Michio Kaku

I got into physics through pop science and quantum science and ended up being such a quantum groupie. -Talulah Riley

Government is like physics, you know – for every action, there's a reaction. -Jesse Ventura

I appreciate and enjoy mathematics and science and all that side of things. I definitely have that side of me even though I'm not by any means an expert, but I love reading about physics and math and that kind of stuff. I wish I knew more than I did. I mean, I read books written for laymen, not textbooks or anything. -Chris Parnell

Now, learning how to make a movie is something you can figure out in about an afternoon. The physics of it, the marks, the lights, etc. What's hard to do is to suspend your own feelings of self consciousness. The natural actors can do that; they can become part of a characterization and learn how to maintain it. -Tom Hanks

If you go into any physics lab, everybody is depressed and feels isolated. We don't get any feedback that anybody cares about what we're doing. -Aaron D. O'Connell

Unlike physics, economists don't settle things. There seems to be plenty of room for different conclusions that are still accepted in the academy. -Adam Davidson

Life is strong and fragile. It's a paradox… It's both things, like quantum physics: It's a particle and a wave at the same time. It all exists all together. -Joan Jett

A lot of the films I like are more than fantasies – they're movies fascinated by the technology of space exploration, and they try to honor the laws of physics. I watched the Gregory Peck movie 'Marooned' over and over when I was a kid. -Alfonso Cuaron

Darwinism doesn't explain where gravity comes from. It doesn't explain where thermodynamics comes from. It doesn't explain where the laws of physics come from. It doesn't explain where matter came from. -Ben Stein

In the history of physics, every time we've looked beyond the scales and energies we were familiar with, we've found things that we wouldn't have thought were there. You look inside the atom, and eventually you discover quarks. Who would have thought that? -Lisa Randall

I do theoretical particle physics. We're trying to understand the most basic structure of matter. And the way you do that is you have to look at really small distances. And to get to small distances, you need high energies. -Lisa Randall

The standard model of particle physics describes forces and particles very well, but when you throw gravity into the equation, it all falls apart. You have to fudge the figures to make it work. -Lisa Randall

Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, and to mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries – the arts and humanities. -Lisa Randall

To me, what makes physics physics is that experiment is intimately connected to theory. It's one whole. -Lene Hau

When I was a college student at Yale, I was studying physics and mathematics and was absolutely intent on becoming a theoretical physicist. -James Rothman

As physics students, we are taught that physicists are smart, that chemists are moderately acceptable, and that biologists are certainly not very intelligent. So I wasn't inclined to take a biology course. But my father insisted, and maybe what he had in mind was that, if there were no jobs in physics, I would end up being a doctor. -James Rothman

Writing a novel is not at all like riding a bike. Writing a novel is like having to redesign a bike, based on laws of physics that you don't understand, in a new universe. So having written one novel does nothing for you when you have to write the second one. -Daniel Alarcon

Children need to be exploring their physical world. They need to be learning the fundamental laws of physics by manipulating objects. -David Perlmutter

I don't comment on the physics errors of 'Star Wars,' all right. I just – you let that one go. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

You've never seen me debate anybody. On anything. Ever. My investment of time, as an educator, in my judgment, is best served teaching people how to think about the world around them. Teach them how to pose a question. How to judge whether one thing is true versus another. What the laws of physics say. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is one of 50 or 100 billion other galaxies in the universe. And with every step, every window that modern astrophysics has opened to our mind, the person who wants to feel like they're the center of everything ends up shrinking. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Keep in mind that if you take a tour through a hospital and look at every machine with on and off switch that is brought into the service of diagnosing the human condition, that machine is based on principles of physics discovered by a physicist in a machine designed by an engineer. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Carl Sagan spoke fluently between biology and geology and astrophysics and physics. If you move fluently across those boundaries, you realize that science is everywhere; science is not something you can step around or sweep under the rug. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

I have nothing against investment banking, but it's like massaging money rather than creating money. If you're in physics, you create inventions, you create lasers, you create transistors, computers, GPS. -Michio Kaku

For bedtime reading, I usually curl up with a good monograph on quantum physics or string theory, my specialty. But since I was a child, I have been fascinated by science fiction. My all-time favorite is 'The Foundation Trilogy,' by Isaac Asimov. -Michio Kaku

Years ago, I picked up figure skating. How hard could spins and jumps be, I thought? It's just applied Newtonian physics. After repeatedly falling on my rear end, I realized it was harder than I thought. But it had an upside. That is how I met my wife, who was ice dancing at the Rockefeller Center ice rink. -Michio Kaku

In string theory, all particles are vibrations on a tiny rubber band; physics is the harmonies on the string; chemistry is the melodies we play on vibrating strings; the universe is a symphony of strings, and the 'Mind of God' is cosmic music resonating in 11-dimensional hyperspace. -Michio Kaku

I actually love physics, but art is where I thought I could make a difference for my country. -Dasha Zhukova

My hope is that in the future, women stop referring to themselves as 'the only woman' in their physics lab or 'only one of two' in their computer science jobs. -Kirsten Gillibrand

Physics is a hobby of mine, as much as a person of limited intelligence can understand physics. -Arthur D. Levinson

The laws of business physics have been broken in terms of how many customers you can acquire and how fast. No one in history has ever acquired 450 million customers in the same amount of time that WhatsApp did. -Ben Horowitz

My eyes are constantly wide open to the extraordinary fact of existence. Not just human existence, but the existence of life and how this breathtakingly powerful process, which is natural selection, has managed to take the very simple facts of physics and chemistry and build them up to redwood trees and humans. -Richard Dawkins

Even if you believe a creator god invented the laws of physics, would you so insult him as to suggest that he might capriciously and arbitrarily violate them in order to walk on water, or turn water into wine as a cheap party trick at a wedding? -Richard Dawkins

There's branches of science which I don't understand; for example, physics. It could be said, I suppose, that I have faith that physicists understand it better than I do. -Richard Dawkins

There does seem to be a sense in which physics has gone beyond what human intuition can understand. We shouldn't be too surprised about that because we're evolved to understand things that move at a medium pace at a medium scale. We can't cope with the very tiny scale of quantum physics or the very large scale of relativity. -Richard Dawkins

In the past, there was active discrimination against women in science. That has now gone, and although there are residual effects, these are not enough to account for the small numbers of women, particularly in mathematics and physics. -Stephen Hawking

Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations. Examples include the double helix in biology and the fundamental equations of physics. -Stephen Hawking

Theoretical physics is one of the few fields in which being disabled is no handicap – it is all in the mind. -Stephen Hawking

Most people don't have time to master the very mathematical details of theoretical physics. -Stephen Hawking

No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before. -Stephen Hawking

God is the name people give to the reason we are here. But I think that reason is the laws of physics rather than someone with whom one can have a personal relationship. An impersonal God. -Stephen Hawking

I hope I have helped to raise the profile of science and to show that physics is not a mystery but can be understood by ordinary people. -Stephen Hawking

While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I'm no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women. -Stephen Hawking

My discovery that black holes emit radiation raised serious problems of consistency with the rest of physics. I have now resolved these problems, but the answer turned out to be not what I expected. -Stephen Hawking

In my school, the brightest boys did math and physics, the less bright did physics and chemistry, and the least bright did biology. I wanted to do math and physics, but my father made me do chemistry because he thought there would be no jobs for mathematicians. -Stephen Hawking

My father was a research scientist in tropical medicine, so I always assumed I would be a scientist, too. I felt that medicine was too vague and inexact, so I chose physics. -Stephen Hawking

I didn't know what kinds of questions to ask in mathematics. In physics, I could see there were things that were known and things that weren't. -Margaret Geller

The first rule of world-building is available physics, which basically means that if you want it to feel real, it has to follow the same rules as this world, from gravity to how human behaviour works. If you have a fantasy element that doesn't obey the laws of physics, make sure that it has a fantasy explanation. -Trudi Canavan

In literature classes, you don't learn about genes; in physics classes you don't learn about human evolution. So you get a fragmented view of the world. That makes it hard to find meaning in education. -David Christian

Thinking about quantum physics is like unraveling your brain and putting it back together again upside down. Much like studying Kabbalah. -Rebecca Pidgeon

Fly flight is just a great phenomenon to study. It has everything – from the most sophisticated sensory biology; really, really interesting physics; really interesting muscle physiology; really interesting neural computations. -Michael Dickinson

It's hardly a secret that I'm skeptical of declarations that the aliens are out and about on our planet. Still, I try to answer every one of these mails and phone calls because, after all, it's not a violation of physics to travel from one star system to another. -Seth Shostak

Scientists – who prefer explanations subject to laboratory tests – figure that everything we see today was as inevitable as wrinkles, once the Big Bang established physics. Stars and planets were cooked up as huge clouds of matter collapsed and coalesced. -Seth Shostak

Thanks to the fact that the Earth isn't a perfect sphere, and invoking a bunch of Newtonian physics, you can deduce that our planet wobbles, too, taking roughly 26,000 years to trace out a small circle on the sky, a phenomenon known as precession. -Seth Shostak

If gravity were somewhat stronger or weaker, stars wouldn't exist, and neither would you. And the same can be said of other constants of physics. Several have to be 'just right.' -Seth Shostak

At the fourth grade level, girls at the same percentages of boys say they're interested in careers in engineering or math or astrophysics, but by eighth grade that has dropped precipitously. -Chelsea Clinton

If you're trained in metaphysics, you don't see the world as distinct from yourself. You are one with the world. -Marianne Williamson

Old Newtonian physics claimed that things have an objective reality separate from our perception of them. Quantum physics, and particularly Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, reveal that, as our perception of an object changes, the object itself literally changes. -Marianne Williamson

There happen to be a lot of people around who spent an hour on the Internet and think they know a lot of physics, but it doesn't work like that… There's a reason there are graduate schools in these departments. -Noam Chomsky

The greatest progress is in the sciences that study the simplest systems. So take, say, physics – greatest progress there. But one of the reasons is that the physicists have an advantage that no other branch of sciences has. If something gets too complicated, they hand it to someone else. -Noam Chomsky

Chemistry, until my childhood, not that long ago, was regarded as a calculating device. Because you couldn't reduce to physics. So it's just some way of calculating the result of experiments. The Bohr atom was treated that way. -Noam Chomsky

My recollection of the higher school certificate, which involved a practical exam in physics, was being confronted with an experiment involving a sort of barometer arrangement, wondering why I couldn't make it work. -Peter Higgs

I can only speak for particle physics. But it has become obvious that on the experimental side, there has been a huge evolution in the number of people who have to collaborate because of the gigantic size of the instruments used, but also because of the enormous task that is data analysis. -Peter Higgs

I went to high school in Columbia. I met my first wife, Richards, whom I married while I was working on a B.S. in chemistry at Georgia Tech. She bore Louise, and I studied. I learned most of the useful technical things – math, physics, chemistry – that I now use during those four years. -Kary Mullis

I had a difficult time getting my arms around Einstein's work, even when I was a physics major at one of the top universities in India. -Srikumar Rao

The most important advances, the qualitative leaps, are the least predictable. Not even the best scientists predicted the impact of nuclear physics, and everyday consumer items such as the iPhone would have seemed magic back in the 1950s. -Martin Rees

Everything, however complicated – breaking waves, migrating birds, and tropical forests – is made of atoms and obeys the equations of quantum physics. But even if those equations could be solved, they wouldn't offer the enlightenment that scientists seek. Each science has its own autonomous concepts and laws. -Martin Rees

The real problem with natural selection is that it makes no intuitive sense. It is like quantum physics; we may intellectually grasp it, but it will never feel right to us. -Paul Bloom

I took physics, and lo and behold, there's a lot of physics in 'Lost.' I think for most people, liberal arts educations are more abstract, but for me, it's been a chance to apply the things I've learned more directly. I also took some Folklore and Mythology classes, and I think that a lot of that influenced me. -Carlton Cuse

I'm a big believer in quantum physics, which says that the universe is more incredible and mysterious than any of us can imagine, which is my way of saying, 'Anything is possible, including angels.' -Caroline Leavitt

It was at Juilliard that I realized that being a singer encompasses so many things that I am interested in. Literature, languages, physics, history, art. You really get to explore so many things. -Susanna Phillips

As an undergrad, I studied engineering physics at the University of Oklahoma, and all my degrees are from engineering departments. My father wanted me to join him in the oil-field business in Oklahoma, but I wanted to be a scientist. -Paul McEuen

We all hate on ourselves way too much, and there are so many people who think they have to look like those women on TV. That's so unreasonable. Everybody is supposed to be a different size. And if I can just be confident in myself, then I'll look better. It's quantum physics! -Lisa Ann Walter

There are some parts I like about school. I like math a lot, and I like physics. -Morgan Saylor

I was not paying attention during physics in high school; I was wondering if I was going to be cast in 'Pippin.' -John Benjamin Hickey

Following graduation from high school in 1948, I attended Harvard University where I became a physics major. Having grown up in a small town, I found Harvard to be an enormously enriching experience. Students in my class came from all walks of life and from a great variety of geographical locations. -David Lee

I look back upon graduate school as being a very happy period in my life. The chance to be thoroughly immersed in physics and to be surrounded by friends pursuing similar goals was a marvelous experience. -David Lee

Modern low temperature physics began with the liquefaction of helium by Kamerlingh Onnes and the discovery of superconductivity at the University of Leiden in the early part of the 20th century. -David Lee

The whole edifice of modern physics is built up on the fundamental hypothesis of the atomic or molecular constitution of matter. -C. V. Raman

Most of physics is about energy, and physicists understand inefficiencies. I wanted to write a book about our energy options in a neutral, human-accessible form. -David J. C. MacKay

Black holes are very exotic objects. Technically, a black hole puts a huge amount of mass inside of zero volume. So our understanding of the center of black holes doesn't make sense, which is a big clue to physicists that we don't have our physics quite right. -Andrea M. Ghez

I like to study a lot of math, physics, and the Bible, too. For me, they all show that there's a lot more to things than we see. -Rodney Mullen

I don't think Brian Cox does 'The Wonders of the Solar System' because he believes the world would be a better place if people understood about the rings of Saturn; I just think he finds physics extremely interesting. It brings him joy, and he wants to spread the love. I feel the same about economics. -Tim Harford

We can't really do any improv on 'The Big Bang' because we don't understand a lot of what the dialogue means to begin with, because of the physics jargon. -Johnny Galecki

Written in 1895, Alfred Nobel's will endowed prizes for scientific research in chemistry, physics, and medicine. At that time, these fields were narrowly defined, and researchers were often classically trained in only one discipline. In the late 19th century, knowledge of science was not a requisite for success in other walks of life. -Peter Agre

Now in the 21st century, the boundaries separating chemistry, physics, and medicine have become blurred, and as happened during the Renaissance, scientists are following their curiosities even when they run beyond the formal limits of their training. -Peter Agre

I've always liked all the sciences, like math, physics and biology. -Sigrid Agren

When you're playing the part of a saxophone or a trumpet player, both of which I have done, it would be nice to be able to play like John Coltrane, but you can't. Your job is to do something else. And I'm not sure what it is, but I don't think I'd be acting Niels Bohr any better if I went and studied physics for five years. -Stephen Rea

I always liked movies, so I started writing for Hollywood, but my day job was physics. -Leonard Mlodinow

We have to have a combination of general relativity that describes the warping of space and time, and quantum physics, which describes the uncertainties in that warping and how they change. -Kip Thorne

One of the bedrock principles of physics is the conservation of energy. In this universe, energy can be neither created nor destroyed. -Edward M. Lerner

I went to a liberal arts college, and as part of my background, I was majoring in mathematics and physics. -James Heckman

The life force knows exactly what it takes to keep any particular living organism – any organism – alive. Anything in manifestation, for that matter. Even a rock is a manifestation of some sort, and you know, in physics and quantum physics, they know a rock is not dead. -Lindsay Wagner

Lester Germer was my first supervisor at Bell Labs. He was the Germer of the Davisson and Germer Experiment that is sometimes referred to in introductory texts on physics. -Willard Boyle

At school, I got into the whole CB thing, hiding a transceiver in my study-bedroom with which I'd make appointments to meet girls in town. I wasn't good enough at physics to take it much further than fun, but I suppose there was a need to communicate. -Giles Foden

In law, as in every other branch of knowledge, the truths given by induction tend to form the premises for new deductions. The lawyers and the judges of successive generations do not repeat for themselves the process of verification any more than most of us repeat the demonstrations of the truths of astronomy or physics. -Benjamin N. Cardozo

Flying was great. You have to think fast. You have to develop intuition about the physics of air moving quickly over a surface. -James Gleick

In 1955, I got my degree in electrical-mechanical engineering. I realised, however, that my interest was less in practical applications than in the understanding of the underlying theoretical structure, and I decided to learn physics. -Francois Englert

Unfortunately, a lot of economists wanted to make their subject a science. So the more what you do resembles physics or chemistry, the more credible you become. -Ha-Joon Chang

Contrary to what professional economists will typically tell you, economics is not a science. All economic theories have underlying political and ethical assumptions, which make it impossible to prove them right or wrong in the way we can with theories in physics or chemistry. -Ha-Joon Chang

I have a funny mental framework when I do physics. I create an imaginary audience in my head to explain things to – it is part of the way I think. For me, teaching and explaining, even to my imaginary audience, is part of the process. -Leonard Susskind

I'm doing physics because I'm curious about how it works – full speed ahead, damn the torpedoes, don't worry about whether somebody is going to be able to do an experiment next week, just figure it out. -Leonard Susskind

I often feel a discomfort, a kind of embarrassment, when I explain elementary-particle physics to laypeople. It all seems so arbitrary – the ridiculous collection of fundamental particles, the lack of pattern to their masses. -Leonard Susskind

Is the universe 'elegant,' as Brian Greene tells us? Not as far as I can tell, not the usual laws of particle physics, anyway. I think I might find the universal principles of String Theory most elegant – if I only knew what they were. -Leonard Susskind

Extra dimensional theories are sometimes considered science fiction with equations. I think that's a wrong attitude. I think extra dimensions are with us, they are with us to stay, and they entered physics a long time ago. They are not going to go away. -Leonard Susskind

Ribofunk indicates a focus on biology as the upcoming big science in the way that physics was for the last 50 or 100 years. If you look for a biological thread throughout science fiction, you can find it, but it's a very small percentage of the total. That's been changing in the last few years. -Paul Di Filippo

I got bored with the topic; I felt this was 19th century physics. I was wondering if there was still something profound that could be made with light microscopy. So I saw that the diffraction barrier was the only important problem that had been left over. -Stefan Hell

I was so surprised because I'm not too sure whether I could win a Nobel Prize, you know, because basically, physics, it means that usually people was awarded for the invention of the basic theory. But in my case, not a basic theory, in my case just making the device, you know. -Shuji Nakamura

We know there must be new physics. For example, we cannot explain what dark matter is. -Fabiola Gianotti

From the age of 13, I was attracted to physics and mathematics. My interest in these subjects derived mostly from popular science books that I read avidly. -David Gross

The progress of science is much more muddled than is depicted in most history books. This is especially true of theoretical physics, partly because history is written by the victorious. -David Gross

To understand the universe in the state that it began in, the so-called Big Bang, we need laws of physics that work better than our current set of rules and procedures, which break down when we try to push them back to the beginning. -David Gross

The main reason why people should care about research in fundamental physics is the same reason they care about astronomy and cosmology. People, children, want to know what we're made out of, how it works, and why the universe is the way it is. -David Gross

Since the founding of quantum mechanics in the 1920s, theoretical physics had nurtured an extremely radical tradition. -David Gross

I think my father, who was Chinese, basically felt if we didn't major in science, we would starve on the streets, so we all went into science unquestioningly. I kind of faked my way through physics. -Sandra Tsing Loh

'The Turner Diaries' is a racist daydream by a former physics teacher writing under the pseudonym Andrew Macdonald. -Gore Vidal

I started out with the intention of studying physics. I was a terrible high school student outside of the fact that I did well in physics, but there's a big difference between being good at physics and being a physicist, so I jettisoned that very quickly. -Timothy Simons

I had an excellent math and physics teacher in high school named T.C. Patel, and in the university, I had truly dedicated professors in both physics and mathematics who gave me a sound foundation with which to pursue graduate studies. -Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

My earlier exposure to physics certainly helped me in the use of biophysical techniques like crystallography, the use of computing, calculations, etc. -Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Certainly by the time I was in seventh grade, I knew I had to have a long education if I wanted to become an astronomer, but I figured I'd try it, and if I didn't get far enough, I could always end up teaching in high school or math or physics. -Nancy Roman

I was never strong at maths, but I eventually got onto a university physics/astronomy course, and that led on to my Ph.D. and eventual employment. -Alastair Reynolds

There have always been arguments showing that free will is an illusion: some based on hard physics, others based on pure logic. -Ted Chiang

There is a close analogy between organic chemistry in its relation to biochemistry and pure mathematics in its relation to physics. -Robert Robinson

I have degrees in social science, math and physics. Everything but business. -Glen Taylor

What is important about graphene is the new physics it has delivered. -Andre Geim

Ernest Rutherford's 1908 Nobel Prize in Chemistry wasn't given for the nuclear power station – he wouldn't have survived that long – it was given for showing how interesting atomic physics could be. -Andre Geim

I would say there are three important things about graphene. It's two-dimensional, which is the best possible number for studying fundamental physics. The second thing is the quality of graphene, which stems from its extremely strong carbon-carbon bonds. And finally, the system is also metallic. -Andre Geim

In research, I wanted to establish the medicinal chemistry/bioassay conjugation as an academic pursuit, as exciting to the imagination as astrophysics or molecular biology. -James Black

Fascinated by history during my secondary education, then by physics and mechanics at the Ecole Polytechnique, I finally entered the national administration of mines in 1936. -Maurice Allais

We're always, by the way, in fundamental physics, always trying to investigate those things in which we don't understand the conclusions. After we've checked them enough, we're okay. -Richard P. Feynman

The drawing teacher has this problem of communicating how to draw by osmosis and not by instruction, while the physics teacher has the problem of always teaching techniques, rather than the spirit, of how to go about solving physical problems. -Richard P. Feynman

I decided to sell my drawings. However, I didn't want people to buy my drawings because the professor of physics isn't supposed to be able to draw – isn't that wonderful – so I made up a false name. -Richard P. Feynman

It always seems odd to me that the fundamental laws of physics, when discovered, can appear in so many different forms that are not apparently identical at first, but, with a little mathematical fiddling, you can show the relationship. -Richard P. Feynman

I think equation guessing might be the best method to proceed to obtain the laws for the part of physics which is presently unknown. Yet, when I was much younger, I tried this equation guessing, and I have seen many students try this, but it is very easy to go off in wildly incorrect and impossible directions. -Richard P. Feynman

Einstein's gravitational theory, which is said to be the greatest single achievement of theoretical physics, resulted in beautiful relations connecting gravitational phenomena with the geometry of space; this was an exciting idea. -Richard P. Feynman

We get the exciting result that the total energy of the universe is zero. Why this should be so is one of the great mysteries – and therefore one of the important questions of physics. After all, what would be the use of studying physics if the mysteries were not the most important things to investigate? -Richard P. Feynman

Often one postulates that a priori, all states are equally probable. This is not true in the world as we see it. This world is not correctly described by the physics which assumes this postulate. -Richard P. Feynman

The correct statement of the laws of physics involves some very unfamiliar ideas which require advanced mathematics for their description. Therefore, one needs a considerable amount of preparatory training even to learn what the words mean. -Richard P. Feynman

Atoms are very special: they like certain particular partners, certain particular directions, and so on. It is the job of physics to analyze why each one wants what it wants. -Richard P. Feynman

There is nothing that living things do that cannot be understood from the point of view that they are made of atoms acting according to the laws of physics. -Richard P. Feynman

We do not know what the rules of the game are; all we are allowed to do is to watch the playing. Of course, if we watch long enough, we may eventually catch on to a few of the rules. The rules of the game are what we mean by fundamental physics. -Richard P. Feynman

From the point of view of basic physics, the most interesting phenomena are, of course, in the new places, the places where the rules do not work – not the places where they do work! That is the way in which we discover new rules. -Richard P. Feynman

When I was a young man, Dirac was my hero. He made a breakthrough, a new method of doing physics. He had the courage to simply guess at the form of an equation, the equation we now call the Dirac equation, and to try to interpret it afterwards. -Richard P. Feynman

There is no law of physics that says just because we're connected, there has to be this schism between our physical lives and our digital lives. -Astro Teller

I believe in metaphysics. I don't believe in God because I think that is a human simplification of the things we can't explain. But I believe in a greater universe. -Jochen Zeitz

Musically, swing pretty much dominated in the '30s. And into the late '30s, swing is beginning to change over to bebop in the early '40s, which is exactly when this new science of theoretical physics, particularly theoretical atomic physics, was really coming to the fore. -Chris Eigeman

My childhood dream was to study mechanical engineering. After reading 'The Mysterious Island' – which I read 25 times as a boy – I thought that was the best thing a person could do. The engineer in the book knows mechanics and physics, and he creates a whole way of life on the island out of nothing. I wanted to be like that. -Dan Shechtman

Julian Assange is self-consciously an individual. He thinks in his own way, primarily as a physicist, having studied pure maths and physics at university in Australia where he grew up. -Nick Davies

Much remains to be learned about stratospheric chemistry – and, in more general terms, about the physics and chemistry of the global atmosphere. -Mario J. Molina

I have been connected with the Niels Bohr Institute since the completion of my university studies, first as a research fellow and, from 1956, as a professor of physics at the University of Copenhagen. After the death of my father in 1962, I followed him as director of the Institute until 1970. -Aage Bohr

On the recommendation of my professor in experimental physics, Paul Scherrer, I took an assistantship for electron microscopy at the Biophysics Laboratory at the University of Geneva in November 1953. This laboratory was animated by Eduard Kellenberger, and it had two prototype electron microscopes requiring much attention. -Werner Arber

In the 1950s, the Biophysics Laboratory at the University of Geneva was lucky enough to receive each summer for several months the visit of Jean Weigle. He was the former professor of experimental physics at the University of Geneva. -Werner Arber

Sir Isaac Newton gave the extraterrestrials their biggest shot in the arm when he embraced the infinite universe as the basis for his hugely influential system of physics. Even so, the aliens of the early modern period remained creatures of philosophy rather than science. -Matthew Stewart

When I received my B. S. degree in 1932, only two of the fundamental particles of physics were known. -Luis Walter Alvarez

Most of us who become experimental physicists do so for two reasons; we love the tools of physics because to us they have intrinsic beauty, and we dream of finding new secrets of nature as important and as exciting as those uncovered by our scientific heroes. -Luis Walter Alvarez

The exact sciences, which would be considered a priori as little adapted to women, for example mathematics, astronomy and physics, are exactly those in which thus far they have most distinguished themselves. This contains a warning against too precipitate conclusions about the intellectual life of woman. -Ellen Key

I would say that molecular gastronomy is a field of science. I would – I would say that it's probably lumped under chemistry, maybe. Because cooking, while it has certainly biology and some physics, it's mostly chemistry. -Wylie Dufresne

Laser cooling opened a new route to ultralow temperature physics. Laser cooling experiments, with room temperature vacuum chambers and easy optical access, look very different from cryogenic cells with multi-layer thermal shielding around them. -Wolfgang Ketterle

When I run, I think about everything: physics, family problems, plans for the weekend. I haven't made any big discoveries on a run, but it does give me time to think through problems. Some solutions are obvious, but they are only obvious when you are relaxed enough to find them. -Wolfgang Ketterle

The law of right-left symmetry was used in classical physics but was not of any great practical importance there. One reason for this derives from the fact that right-left symmetry is a discrete symmetry, unlike rotational symmetry, which is continuous. -Chen-Ning Yang

The application of group theory to physics became one of the main branches of physics that I specialized in. -Chen-Ning Yang

Indeed, the history of 20th century physics was in large measure about how to avoid the infinities that crop up in particle theory and cosmology. The idea of point particles is convenient but leads to profound, puzzling troubles. -Gregory Benford

I think telepathy exists, and I think quantum physics will help us understand its basic properties. -Brian Josephson

It's not clear in physics why you can't see the future. -Brian Josephson

I read a book called 'The Tao of Physics' by Fritjof Capra that pointed out the parallels between quantum physics and eastern mysticism. I started to feel there was more to reality than conventional science allowed for and some interesting ideas that it hadn't got round to investigating, such as altered states of consciousness. -Brian Josephson

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' has taught me more about the nature of a vacuum in space than any of the demonstrations in my high school AP physics textbook. -Andrea Seigel

There's a lot of real estate in our brain dedicated to facial recognition and to physics. That takes a lot of processing power out of our brain. -Jon Favreau

People want to think of economics as a natural science, like physics, with the comforting reliability of simple-to-understand theories like F=MA. Unfortunately, it isn't. Economics is a social science, and the so-called theories are really social and moral constructs. -Nick Hanauer

My father worked in high-energy nuclear physics, and my mother was a mycologist and a geneticist. After both parents completed postdoctoral fellowships in San Diego in 1962, my father took a faculty position in the Physics Department at Yale, and so the family moved to New Haven, Connecticut. -Carol W. Greider

The science of semiconducting and metallic polymers is inherently interdisciplinary; it falls at the intersection of chemistry and physics. -Alan J. Heeger

Even in technology, you have the freedom to solve a problem your way, you see. But it naturally sits in a certain framework whereas, in the physics, everybody had to come up with his own idea what he was going to do. -Heinrich Rohrer

What the string theorists do is arguably physics. It deals with the physical world. They're attempting to make a consistent theory that explains the interactions we see among particles and gravity as well. That's certainly physics, but it's a kind of physics that is not yet testable. -Sheldon Lee Glashow

There are physicists, and there are string theorists. Of course the string theorists are physicists, but the string theorists in general will not attend lectures on experimental physics. They will not be terribly concerned about the results of experiments. They will talk to one another. -Sheldon Lee Glashow

In 1956, when I began doing theoretical physics, the study of elementary particles was like a patchwork quilt. Electrodynamics, weak interactions, and strong interactions were clearly separate disciplines, separately taught and separately studied. There was no coherent theory that described them all. -Sheldon Lee Glashow

I think that I got committed to physics at the age of – oh, it must have been 1942 – ten, when most countries were at war and children were interested in airplanes and bombs and such things. -Sheldon Lee Glashow

Would physics at Geneva be as good as physics at Harvard? I think not. Rome? I think not. In Britain, I don't think there is one place, neither Cambridge nor Oxford, which can compare with Harvard. -Sheldon Lee Glashow

There's something called From 'Alchemy to Quarks,' which will teach you everything you have to know, you want to know, about physics. -Sheldon Lee Glashow

One of the principal achievements of physics in the 20th century has been the revelation that the atom is not indivisible or elementary at all but has a complex structure. -Sheldon Lee Glashow

There are 15 main theories in physics, and we know all of them. If there weren't a finite number of theories, there would not be a point to physics. -Ivar Giaever

I wonder if economics has less basic core material than is necessary for fields such as mathematics, physics, or chemistry, say. -Clive Granger

In the late '30's when I was in college, physics – and in particular, nuclear physics – was the most exciting field in the world. -Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

They told me that, as a woman, I'd never get into graduate school in physics, so they got me a job as a secretary at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and promised that, if I were a good girl, I would take courses there. -Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

I got an assistantship in physics at the University of Illinois, and I tore up my steno books. -Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

Semiconductor research and the Nobel Prize in physics seem to be contradictory since one may come to the conclusion that such a complicated system like a semiconductor is not useful for very fundamental discoveries. -Klaus von Klitzing

Playgrounds are essentially machines to induce Newtonian physics on our own bodies. -Jake Barton

The story of the Web starts in 1980, when Berners-Lee, a young consulting physicist at the CERN physics laboratory near Geneva, grew frustrated with existing methods for finding and transferring information. -Katie Hafner

To be honest, what I struggled with in my degree is what's so helpful when it comes to social media in that I lack focus. I'll start reading about evolutionary biology and end up on quantum physics. While that makes writing your dissertation very difficult, for a page like IFLS, that's amazing because I get a wide range of everything. -Elise Andrew

My high school career was undistinguished except for math and science. However, having barely been admitted to Rice University, I found that I enjoyed the courses and the elation of success and graduated with honors in physics. I did a senior thesis with C.F. Squire, building a regulator for a magnet for use in low-temperature physics. -Robert Woodrow Wilson

Although I was really interested in physics, I think I wanted to do it because I thought it was really hard. I did theoretical physics. -Lenny Abrahamson

The 'science' in 'science fiction' isn't just physics and engineering. It can also be linguistics, anthropology, and psychology. -Ann Leckie

Football isn't nuclear physics, but it's not so simple that you can make it simple. It takes some explaining to get it across. -John Madden

Quantum physics is quite interesting. All these tiny particles are there as much as they're not there. That to me is very, very interesting. And how our thoughts change the outcome of an experiment, I think that's all quite spiritual. -Jerry Hall

I had a project for my life which involved 10 years of wandering, then some years of medical studies and, if any time was left, the great adventure of physics. -Che Guevara

We do a lot of science on the space station. Over the course of the year, there'll be 400 to 500 different investigations in all different kinds of disciplines. Some are related to improving life on earth in material science, physics, combustion science, earth sciences, medicine. -Scott Kelly

I work out every morning for an hour while in front of the news channel or business channels, then I'll ride for four, five hours a day. So I'm on the move all the time, and I think that's the key. A body in motion tends to stay in motion. That's the law of physics. -Ian Millar

I would like to mention astrophysics; in this field, the strange properties of the pulsars and quasars, and perhaps also the gravitational waves, can be considered as a challenge. -Werner Heisenberg

In the spring of 1929, I returned to the United States. I was homesick for this country. I had learned in my student days a great deal about the new physics. I wanted to pursue this myself, to explain it, and to foster its cultivation. -J. Robert Oppenheimer

I need physics more than friends. -J. Robert Oppenheimer

I am not enough of a mathematician to be able to judge either the well-foundedness or the limits of relativity in physics. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Man can be understood only by ascending from physics, chemistry, biology, and geology. In other words, he is first of all a cosmic problem. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I tried out various experiments described in treatises on physics and chemistry, and the results were sometimes unexpected. At times, I would be encouraged by a little unhoped-for success; at others, I would be in the deepest despair because of accidents and failures resulting from my inexperience. -Marie Curie

Movement and physics: These are the fundamentals of animation. You don't notice that stuff if it's done well, but if fabric or liquid or hair moves weird, your brain is like, 'Wait, that's not real.' -Duke Johnson

I chose to pursue a career in physics because there the truth isn't so easily bent. -Angela Merkel

I crave and seek a natural explanation of all phenomena upon this earth, but the word 'natural' to me implies more than mere chemistry and physics. The birth of a baby and the blooming of a flower are natural events, but the laboratory methods forever fail to give us the key to the secret of either. -John Burroughs

The State of Israel must be at the forefront of global science – in physics, in mathematics, in medicine, in biology. -Naftali Bennett

I have a rule against saying something is impossible unless it violates laws of physics. -George M. Church

The laissez-faire attitude to science education has resulted in a disaster exemplified by the fact that more young people are opting for media studies than physics. -Harry Kroto

Politics is a lot tougher than physics. -Burton Richter

Although I liked especially physics and mathematics for which I had considerable talent, I decided to study medicine. This profession had for me a strong emotional appeal, which was reinforced by having an uncle who was an excellent surgeon. -Renato Dulbecco

I think maths is the root of everything. If we understood every area of math, it would lead to improving our sense of science, physics, engineering, space travel… all those great things. Maths is a backbone for it. -Matt Haig

Culture cannot be separated from politics. The arts, philosophy and metaphysics, religion and the sciences, constitute culture. Politics are the science or art of organizing our relationships to allow for the development of life in society. -Eugene Ionesco

I have passed English medical examinations in Hong Kong… In my youth, I experienced overseas studies. The languages of the West, its literature, its political science, its customs, its mathematics, its geography, its physics and chemistry – all these I have had the chance to study. -Sun Yat-sen

I had imagined doing nuclear physics and cosmic ray work in greater style in peace time. To do modern physics in a small way is of no use of all. -Werner Heisenberg

Bohr's influence on the physics and the physicists of our century was stronger than that of anyone else, even than that of Albert Einstein. -Werner Heisenberg

I was famous in our college for calm and impassionate discussion; for one whole summer, I rose at five and went to bed at midnight, that I might have sufficient time for theology and metaphysics. -William Godwin

I don't pretend to be an astrophysicist or anything, even though I do read about certain things like metaphysics and cosmology that I've always just been really interested in. I don't pretend to be able to sit down and pontificate on any of these subjects. -Sturgill Simpson

I actually studied literature at university, so I'm much more of an arts-based person, but I remember I actually did enjoy physics because you got to do weird experiments. I remember we did this thing with static where we all had to put our hands on this static ball to see that your hair would all stand on end. -Felicity Jones

As a kid, I was less interested in the physical tinkering than thinking about what we would now call the physics, as opposed to the engineering. -Dean Kamen

I come home from trying to pretend to know about astronomy and physics all day and turn on 'The Real Housewives'. -Eddie Redmayne

The parts of physics that are exact are the parts of physics that are exact. The parts that are inexact are vastly greater. Sensible scientists don't waste their time pushing against doors that endlessly will not give. They are opportunistic and go where they can, but there are pitfalls in that. -Paul Samuelson

One of the pleasing things about science is that we do all climb towards the heavens on the shoulders of our predecessors. Economics, like physics, has its heroes, and the letter 'H' that I used in my mathematical equations was not there to honor Sir William Hamilton, but rather Harold Hotelling. -Paul Samuelson

The stability of what's called the Standard Model of particle physics and its ability to make so many clever predictions with immense precision suggests that we may just be stuck with it, and there may never be an overthrow of that. -Ian Hacking

At school, my favorite subjects were history, biology, chemistry, and physics. Especially the teaching in physics was excellent. Most of my understanding of it I got at high school, not at the university. -Hartmut Michel

It is very difficult to find appropriate words to say 'thank you' for an honour like the Nobel Prize. It is the supreme honour that a scientist can receive. Some of the giants in physics and chemistry have received this prize. -Gerhard Herzberg

Following Rice, I went to Caltech for a Ph.D in physics, without any strong idea of what I wanted to do for a thesis topic. -Robert Woodrow Wilson

The city – as the theater of experience, the refuge, the hiding place – has, in turn, been replaced by an abstraction, the fast lane. In the fast lane, the passive observer reduces everything – streets, people, rock lyrics, headlines – to landscape. Every night holds magical promises of renewal. But burnout is inevitable, like some law of physics. -Darryl Pinckney

Discipline may be identified neither with an institution nor with an apparatus; it is a type of power, a modality for its exercise, comprising a whole set of instruments, techniques, procedures, levels of application, targets; it is a 'physics' or 'anatomy' of power, a technology. -Michel Foucault

Prison is, indeed, a translation of your metaphysics, ethics, sense of history and whatnot into the compact terms of your daily deportment. -Joseph Brodsky

When I was growing up, I had lots of smart classmates that were girls, but none of us were really pushed into math or computers or anything like that. Girls took AP history and AP English and AP European history. And boys took calculus and physics. -Aileen Lee

We are increasingly becoming cyborg-like beings. We are becoming literally what we create. Biology, physics, and technology are evolving towards one and the same thing. -Gray Scott

It's not that prison makes you shed your abstract notions. On the contrary, it pares them down to their most succinct articulations. Prison is, indeed, a translation of your metaphysics, ethics, sense of history and whatnot into the compact terms of your daily deportment. -Joseph Brodsky

You have to do what the story demands, but inside of those constraints, I try to inject as much realistic physics as I'm allowed to. -John Knoll

Everything is physics and math. -Katherine Johnson

Our next-door neighbour taught physics at Hampton University. Our church abounded with mathematicians. Supersonics experts held leadership positions in my mother's sorority, and electrical engineers sat on the board of my parents' college alumni associations. -Margot Lee Shetterly

Once you acknowledge that human brains are basically made of atoms and acknowledge that atoms are governed by simple laws of physics, then there is no reasoning principle why computers couldn't do anything that people are doing, and we don't really see any evidence that this is not the case. -Jaan Tallinn

Social progress is a big thing for me. Although science fiction is traditionally concerned with the hard sciences, which is chemistry, physics, and, some might argue, biology, my father was and still is a social scientist at the University of Toronto. -Robert J. Sawyer

The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is the world's greatest pure physics thinktank, and it's located here in Canada, in Waterloo, Ont. -Robert J. Sawyer

The standard model of particle physics says that the universe consists of a very small number of particles, 12, and a very small number of forces, four. If we're correct about those 12 particles and those four forces and understand how they interact, properly, we have the recipe for baking up a universe. -Robert J. Sawyer

I was a very good student. But I didn't have the latitude to study more. I was never allowed to do anything cross-disciplinary. Why can't an engineering student learn physics? -Shiv Nadar

When I got started in my own engineering course, my interest in physics and maths was very high. After all, engineering is all about applied maths and physics. If I were to learn anything further in physics or mathematics, it simply was not there. -Shiv Nadar

It seemed, indeed, that the study of light-scattering might carry one into the deepest problems of physics and chemistry, and it was this belief which led to the subject becoming the main theme of our activities at Calcutta from that time onwards. -C. V. Raman

I studied physics 12 in summer school after I completed grade 12. Did I enjoy it initially? No, I had found physics difficult since grade 11, and I struggled a lot. Did I learn from it? Yes, and as I improved, I started enjoying it more. -Ann Makosinski

Statistical physics or Newtonian physics gives way to quantum physics. Very unusual properties of matter emerge at that scale, and you can think about building products in a very different way. You can think about interfacing to biology in a very different way. -Steve Jurvetson

I've been a big astrophysics nut since I was 12. I have always had a real soft spot for the bizarreness of quantum mechanics. But I gave up on being a scientist in high school – I'm just not that good at math. -Kate McKinnon

In politics, as in physics, every reaction is met with an equal and opposite reaction. -Thom Tillis

No matter how many times you've seen the movies and the TV shows that have a protagonist leaping in the path of a bullet, physics forbids such sacrifice. Because of a bullet's radical speed, you can't jump in front of it, but you could get in its way. It's not as dramatic, but it does save lives. -Kyle Hill

A rainbow is the product of physics working for your appreciation of beauty. -Kyle Hill

You can do yoga all day, you can run or bike or swim, but a pull-up will still be hard. It's not that you have to be a juiced-up 'lunk' to do one; it's a matter of physics. -Kyle Hill

The popularity of fantasy surpassing science fiction and the popularity of apocalyptic fiction, particularly for young adults, may indicate a desire to escape a more difficult and confusing reality, even in astrophysics and particle physics. -James Gunn

That's the world we live in: when it comes to economics, people have emotions; it's not like chemistry or physics. -Robert J. Shiller

We judge economics by what it can produce. As such, economics is rather more like engineering than physics: more practical than spiritual. -Robert J. Shiller

I think we all change each other's paths. I don't know which law idea that is in physics, but I don't think any of us can live without affecting one another. -Frank Ocean

The New Horizons Pluto mission will be the first mission to a binary object and will help us understand everything from the origin of Earth's moon to the physics of mass transfer between binary stars. -Alan Stern

One thing scientists do is to find order among a large number of facts, and one way to do that across fields as diverse as biology, geology, physics and astronomy is through classification. -Alan Stern

We were very surprised to find out that Pluto is still geologically alive. It has upended our ideas of how planetary geophysics works. -Alan Stern

Becoming a scientist is a long journey, and at every step, I found projects that were exciting, motivating me to continue. My path was not straightforward – when I began studying physics in college, I had no idea I would end up studying asteroids; in fact, I never took an astronomy class. -Carrie Nugent

I love studying asteroids because they are relatively simple, just rocks in space. They can be understood with physics and described with elegant equations. For the most part, they are serene celestial bodies. -Carrie Nugent

I designed a system to project video on the moon for all of humanity to see. I did this sort of as therapy as I was doing my Ph.D. in device physics. -Mary Lou Jepsen

Symmetries are the playing field on which the physical world works and which determine the rules of the game. The symmetries of nature determine for us things that remain constant, that can't be changed. Those are the guideposts in physics, the quantities like energy and momentum. -Lawrence M. Krauss

Philosophy used to be a field that had content, but then 'natural philosophy' became physics, and physics has only continued to make inroads. Every time there's a leap in physics, it encroaches on these areas that philosophers have carefully sequestered away to themselves, and so then you have this natural resentment on the part of philosophers. -Lawrence M. Krauss

We are building a company, Gemini, and the ETF, which is another company. I don't know if we're experts, but the goal is not to be an expert but to change the world. Does Richard Branson understand all the physics behind his space craft? I'm not sure. -Cameron Winklevoss

If you understand physics of how a locomotive works, that knowledge is irreplaceable. -Jamie S. Miller

The human element and human judgment around understanding the physics of machines and the process, and how those come together, I think there's going to be a balance we all need to figure out how to strike. -Jamie S. Miller

For 'Ghostbusters,' the thing that makes it such an amazing franchise and an amazing idea is that it is adds the element of physics and technology. It's not just about ghosts. Who the heck came up with that? It is such a good idea, such a unique combination of stuff from different genres. Ghosts and sci fi. -Kate McKinnon

I have always had eclectic obsessions: astrophysics, music theory, the Mongol empire and its history, and the history of the Silk Road, to name a few. -Kate McKinnon

I have this amateur side attraction to, and interest in, the sciences and biology and physics and evolution. Paleontology is of interest to me. I'm interested in the way these fields have helped us understand how we are human and why we are human. -Wangechi Mutu

Our singer, Matt, was reading Stephen Hawking and other physics-related books, and I was reading entrepreneurial books, and we all started discussing the new technologies that were taking over the world, from 3-D printing to space travel. These conversations starting leading us to think of how we could portray these things in a musical way. -Synyster Gates

There are people from lots of different fields in my department. In my lab, they come from computer science, education, psychophysics, psychology, music – and we all work together, and it feels very comfortable. All the careers I've had have been interdisciplinary; working in a studio is like being an engineer and a musician and a therapist. -Daniel Levitin

Meteorologists don't use a script, and most create their own graphics and certainly put together their own forecasts. Most of us went to school to become scientists – at least I did – and studied thermodynamics, physics, and tons of calculus to take this young science to the next level. Our accuracy is amazing and will only continue to improve. -Ginger Zee

Personally, I'm not into 'Star Trek' or physics or comic books, but I know I might be in the minority. -Simon Helberg

I was already studying physics, but Sputnik steered me toward space, cosmology, the Big Bang, and elementary particles. -Stanley Wojcicki

The essential point is that, although coordinates are a powerful, and sometimes essential, tool in many calculations, the fundamental laws of physics can be expressed without the aid of coordinates; and, indeed, their coordinate-free expressions are generally elegant and exceedingly powerful. -Kip Thorne

The jury is not in, so we just don't know. But there are very strong indications that wormholes that a human could travel through are forbidden by the laws of physics. That's sad, that's unfortunate, but that's the direction in which things are pointing. -Kip Thorne

What was done is measure directly, with exquisitely sensitive instruments, gravitational waves predicted about 100 years ago by Albert Einstein. These waves are a new way to study the universe and are expected to have significant impact on astronomy and astrophysics in the years ahead. -Rainer Weiss

You think Earth's gravity is really something when you're climbing the stairs. But, as far as physics goes, it is a pipsqueak, infinitesimal, tiny little effect. -Rainer Weiss

By the time 1967 had rolled around, general relativity had been relegated to mathematics departments… in most people's minds, it bore no relation to physics. And that was mostly because experiments to prove it were so hard to do – all these effects that Einstein's theory had predicted were infinitesimally small. -Rainer Weiss

All at once, funding was gone due to the Mansfield Amendment, which was a reaction to the Vietnam War. In the minds of the local RLE administrators, research in gravitation and cosmology was not in the military's interest, and support was given to solid-state physics, which was deemed more relevant. -Rainer Weiss

The detection of gravitational waves is truly a triumph of modern large-scale experimental physics. -Barry Barish

In a small lab, if you make a mistake, you can go in the next day and fix it. But here, when you are committed to spending a hundred thousand or a million dollars, you can't fix it later. You need to have a system of checks and balances internally. In particle physics, that's just part of the structure. -Barry Barish

Economics profession, they've been – they've been confident in various formulas, but economics is not physics. The same formula that works in one decade doesn't work in the next. Economics is a difficult subject. -Charlie Munger

As physics has proven, we're ultimately particulate matter, which means we are all one. That's why racial and gender bias is so ridiculous. -Valerie Harper

The decline of particle physics in the U.S. is really a symptom of the erratic and sometimes anti-scientific attitudes in Washington and the incompetence of Congress in managing science. -Bill Foster

The amount of subtle and beautiful physics that's necessary to make a smartphone work is enormous. -Bill Foster

The idea of a computer winning the Nobel Prize for physics is not too unlikely, citing a computer as joint recipient. It's obviously not a huge leap to think of something similar happening in fiction. -Alastair Reynolds

I had an artistic streak and was good at painting and drawing and also very good at English, but I did want to be a scientist. The education system means you have to choose physics or Shakespeare. It can't be both. -Alastair Reynolds

I've learned that I've just barely scratched the surface of knowledge of the profession, and I have deep envy of and appreciation for filmmakers who really, truly understand the physics, the design of filmmaking. They can do story and color and composition and geometry and math and science all at once. -Julie Plec

What's funny is, I was always certain that I couldn't be a director because there are things about the physics of camera and lighting that I fundamentally cannot wrap my head around. -Julie Plec

I liked art history. Also liked the gender ratio, especially compared to applied math and physics. -Jesse Andrews

Creating artworks, writing and publishing novels, poetry, music, or conducting art-historical research requires support. So does everything else in the world, from physics to fish and wildlife management to human-rights advocacy. -Trevor Paglen

If a female student wants to drop a physics course, no one questions her, but if a male student tries to drop it, he will get pushback and encouraged to stay in, since he will need it later in life. -Eileen Pollack

Success in math and the hard sciences, far from being a matter of gender, is almost entirely dependent on culture – a culture that teaches girls math isn't cool and no one will date them if they excel in physics. -Eileen Pollack

When I was in 7th grade, we were all given an exam. It was science and math, and the boys who did well were skipped ahead so that when they got to be juniors or seniors in high school they would be able to go to the local community college and take calculus and physics there. And I wasn't skipped ahead. -Eileen Pollack

I was nearly as far behind in calculus as I was in physics. But I wasn't the only woman in the class, so I felt more comfortable asking questions. -Eileen Pollack

As a physics major at Yale in the 1970s, I developed crushes on nearly all my male professors. -Eileen Pollack

I just think action films now have… often, because you can do anything with CGI, people do. And I don't think you necessarily should. You lose that sort of human dimension, and you get all the stuff breaking the laws of physics. -James Watkins

One thing that was very important to me was that I felt comfortable in the lab from being very, very small. I knew that that's where I belonged, and I could fix things and move things. And no matter how many classrooms I went into where I was the only girl in the physics class or whatever, I never questioned the fact that I didn't belong there. -Hope Jahren

You need virtual reality to understand high level science or high level math. It's very helpful to explain third and fourth dimensional things that people are constantly addressing in quantum physics. But, as soon as you're creating an avatar, and you can live and you can start to feel sensations on VR, that has gone too far. -Jaden Smith

I cannot quantify the physics of friendships and do not know exactly how much intense pressure can be applied before these glittery, brittle bonds break. -Mary H.K. Choi

I'm a person who's very interested in science and the universe and quantum physics and astrophysics. -Steve Kazee

After I finished my degree in India in 1980, I came to the U.S. to get a master's, and I was teaching quantum physics to freshmen. As I got my bearings as to what goes on in labs, I understood that to teach, you have to learn. -Dinesh Paliwal

In the Marvel universe, vibranium has always been this material that absorbs kinetic energy. And any tiny bit of physics knowledge will tell you that that's really non-Newtonian. You can't just absorb energy, you've gotta change it into something else. -Brian Stelfreeze

One of the weird things about modern physics is that we do find there are apparently these other dimensions that we don't directly experience that explain some aspects of the overall geometry and reality of our universe. -David Grinspoon

When I first went to college, I went into physics, and my goal was to help perfect nuclear fusion so I could solve the energy crisis and global warming. I probably would have done it, too, if I'd stuck to it. -David Grinspoon

As children, we have vivid imaginations. We stay up late waiting for Santa Claus, dream of becoming president, and have ideas that defy physics. Then something happens. As we grow older, we start editing our imagination. -Brian Chesky

I want to try to do something for women in physics worldwide. -Mildred Dresselhaus

My first job out of school was to do basic research at Johns Hopkins University's applied physics lab. -Gordon Moore

When I was in college, I didn't like physics a lot, and I really wasn't very good at physics. And there were a lot of people around me who were really good at physics: I mean, scary good at physics. And they weren't much help to me, because I would say, 'How do you do this?' They'd say, 'Well, the answer's obvious.' -Heidi Hammel

Every field of astrophysics – whether it's our local neighborhood of planets, nearby stars and their attendant planets, galaxies, clusters of galaxies, out to the edge of the universe – every field has questions that are awaiting the power of Hubble. -Heidi Hammel

I want to study theoretical physics because it is one of the hardest things there is. -Sergio Marchionne

In theoretical physics, one can, in principle, work from anyplace as long as one has a computer and Internet connection. So I do not find any disadvantage of being in Allahabad. -Ashoke Sen

I work in string theory. This is a branch of physics which assumes that the elementary objects in the universe are not particles but one-dimensional objects, that is, strings. -Ashoke Sen

Doing physics is a lot of fun if you like it. -Ashoke Sen

Theoretical physics hardly requires any research funding, so I never felt the need. The overall government and institutional support has been good enough for my work. -Ashoke Sen

I had been interested in particle physics, which deals with the fundamental constituents of matter. -Ashoke Sen

If you look at other countries, you'll find lots of girls doing physics, engineering, and science. It's something to do with the kind of culture we have in the English-speaking world about what's appropriate for each of the two sexes. -Jocelyn Bell Burnell

There are some countries where there is not an issue with women in physics. Malaysia, for example, has physics departments where 60 per cent of undergraduates are female, and France and Italy are strong, too. It is not about ability but more about what the culture says is appropriate. -Jocelyn Bell Burnell

People are suspicious of science. They see it as being responsible for problems like the degradation of our climate. There is also a strand in society that says physics is terribly hard. -Jocelyn Bell Burnell

I think failing the qualifying or the 11-plus actually hurt me more than I realised. After I'd become a professor of physics at the Open University, I suddenly thought, 'This is a bit silly.' So I suddenly became much more open about it. But I think probably I was hurt by the failure and didn't want to talk about it. -Jocelyn Bell Burnell

When I became a professor of physics circa 1991, I doubled the number of female professors of physics in the U.K. -Jocelyn Bell Burnell

I am a professor of astronomy and physics at Yale University, where I teach an introductory class in cosmology. I see the deficiencies that first-year students show up with. -Priyamvada Natarajan

There's a whole stereotype of the jazz musician that's into poetry and reading and metaphysics and all that stuff. Really, it's a sign of someone who's searching, whose mind is open, looking for answers. Whatever ideas you may come up with, the beautiful thing is the search. -Kamasi Washington

You don't see black people winning Nobel prizes for physics or economics or any of the industries or institutions that shape the way the world operates. -Kerry James Marshall

We need senators who have studied physics and representatives who understand ecology. -Vera Rubin

I'm proud of the fact that I thought of the solar wind. It was an exercise in pursuing curiosity, which is the main motivation for studying physics from a personal standpoint. -Eugene Parker

Space, the whole universe – I know no better place to find new physics. -Eugene Parker

Since early childhood, I've been trying to learn all I can. Science is everything; it's not just physics. It's the way of understanding your environment, the world around you. -Gza

It's gonna sound so boring to most people. There have been times when I've been told, 'Oh, you're doing an album about physics? I hope it's not boring.' They don't get the idea. Because rappers are so one-dimensional, so narrow-minded, it comes off corny. -Gza

I love physics. -Gza

I've talked to ghosts once. For me, it makes sense for them to be real because of physics. In physics, you can't destroy energy; it can only be conserved. -Milly Shapiro

The standard high school curriculum traditionally has been focused towards physics and engineering. So calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra have always been the most emphasized, and for good reason – these are very important. -Terence Tao

I read 'On The Road' in college. I was 18 or 19, and I had a particular quarter where I was taking biology, calculus, and physics. Those were my three classes. It wasn't a well-rounded schedule at all. It was hard, hard work, all the time – hours and hours and hours of homework. -Ben Gibbard

Chemistry seems to be pretty much nailed down, and biology gains ground all the time. But physics seems to be mired in idle rumination. They think a Big Bang started the universe, but they don't really know. -Jeremy Hardy

The truth was, there were four partners in our marriage. Stephen and me, motor neurone disease, and physics. If you took out motor neurone disease, you are still left with physics. -Jane Hawking

As Stephen's fame began to take off in a big way, and because he was so immersed in physics, it was becoming more and more difficult to communicate with him. -Jane Hawking

Someday, when the ultimate laws of physics are in our grasp, we may discover that the notion of time isn't actually essential. Time might instead emerge to play an important role in the macroscopic world of our experience, even if it is nowhere to be found in the final Theory of Everything. -Sean M. Carroll

Claims that some form of consciousness persists after our bodies die and decay into their constituent atoms face one huge, insuperable obstacle: the laws of physics underlying everyday life are completely understood, and there's no way within those laws to allow for the information stored in our brains to persist after we die. -Sean M. Carroll

Among advocates for life after death, nobody even tries to sit down and do the hard work of explaining how the basic physics of atoms and electrons would have to be altered in order for this to be true. If we tried, the fundamental absurdity of the task would quickly become evident. -Sean M. Carroll

Whenever you say you're a physicist, there's a certain fraction of people who immediately go, 'Oh, I hated physics in high school.' That's because of the terrible influence of high school physics. Because of it, most people think physics is all about inclined planes and force-vector diagrams. -Sean M. Carroll

The fact that the underlying laws of physics are deterministic and impersonal does not mean that at the human level we can't talk about ideas about reasons and goals and purposes and free will. -Sean M. Carroll

The weird thing about the arrow of time is that it's not to be found in the underlying laws of physics. It's not there. So it's a feature of the universe we see, but not a feature of the laws of the individual particles. So the arrow of time is built on top of whatever local laws of physics apply. -Sean M. Carroll

I've loved physics from a young age, but I've also been interested in all sorts of big questions, from philosophy to evolution and neuroscience. And what those fields have in common is that they all aim to capture certain aspects of the same underlying universe. -Sean M. Carroll

It is rather fantastic to realize that the laws of physics can describe how everything was created in a random quantum fluctuation out of nothing, and how over the course of 15 billion years, matter could organize in such complex ways that we have human beings sitting here, talking, doing things intentionally. -Alan Guth

I think I always wanted to go into physics. What always fascinated me about science was the desire to understand what underlies it all, and I think physics is basically the study of that. -Alan Guth

The idea of combining the physics of modern particle theory with cosmology was very young when I started working on cosmology. -Alan Guth

I was born in 1933 in New York City to Frederick and Eva Weinberg. My early inclination toward science received encouragement from my father, and by the time I was 15 or 16, my interests had focused on theoretical physics. -Steven Weinberg

Laws of physics don't necessarily apply to real-life political situations. -Amit Shah

If you are teaching a kid about seasons, you can put it in a song. He will definitely take interest. I wish to put every physics formula into a song, and it will become very easy for the student to learn. -Shankar Mahadevan

I studied physics at university, and I'm still a sucker for an experiment or scientific theory. -Ben Miller

It was only in the second year of my Ph.D. that I started acting. I wasn't in school plays or anything; I was in bands, but I wasn't cool. There's no such thing as a cool physics person, is there? -Ben Miller

Our annual school physics trip was always to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, as it's such a good example of Newtonian physics. You can learn about centrifugal force and Newton's first law from the roller coasters, and the Viking long boat is a giant pendulum. It's good for children to understand that science underpins all these brilliant things. -Ben Miller

'Indigo Prophecy' already brought a lot of new features to the traditional adventure genre, including the Action system, MultiView, Bending Stories, etc. 'Heavy Rain' will include features like advanced physics and AI, realistic characters and living environments. -David Cage

You can't argue with physics, mate. -Guy Martin

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