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Theoretical Physics quotes by Steven Weinberg
#1. after all, our purpose in theoretical physics is not just to describe the world as we find it, but to explain - in terms of a few fundamental principles - why the world is the way it is. #Quote by Steven Weinberg
Theoretical Physics quotes by Nina Nenova
#2. Until we have a firm understanding of the flow of time, or incontrovertible evidence that it is indeed an illusion, then we will not know who we are, or what part we are playing in the great cosmic drama." - Paul Davies, professor of theoretical physics and cosmology #Quote by Nina Nenova
Theoretical Physics quotes by David Gross
#3. 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. Early on I was fascinated by theoretical physics and determined to become a theoretical physicist. I had no real idea what that meant, but it seemed incredibly exciting to spend one's life attempting to find the secrets of the universe by using one's mind. #Quote by David Gross
Theoretical Physics quotes by Stephen Hawking
#4. People have always wanted answers to the big questions. Where did we come from? How did the universe begin? What is the meaning and design behind it all? Is there anyone out there? The creation accounts of the past now seem less relevant and credible. They have been replaced by a variety of what can only be called superstitions, ranging from New Age to Star Trek. But real science can be far stranger than science fiction, and much more satisfying.
I am a scientist. And a scientist with a deep fascination with physics, cosmology, the universe and the future of humanity. I was brought up by my parents to have an unwavering curiosity and, like my father, to research and try to answer the many questions that science asks us. I have spent my life travelling across the universe, inside my mind. Through theoretical physics, I have sought to answer some of the great questions. At one point, I thought I would see the end of physics as we know it, but now I think the wonder of discovery will continue long after I am gone. We are close to some of these answers, but we are not there yet. #Quote by Stephen Hawking
Theoretical Physics quotes by Sean Carroll
#5. Part of the sting was taken away when the American Physical Society awarded its 2010 Sakurai Prize in theoretical physics to Hagen, Englert, Guralnik, Higgs, Brout, and Kibble - in that order, which seems to have been chosen specifically to make it impossible for anyone to complain. (Anderson might have reasonably complained.) #Quote by Sean Carroll
Theoretical Physics quotes by Stephen Hawking
#6. My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics. Because one day there may well be proof of multiple universes. It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe. And in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction. #Quote by Stephen Hawking
Theoretical Physics quotes by Paul Dirac
#7. The methods of theoretical physics should be applicable to all those branches of thought in which the essential features are expressible with numbers. #Quote by Paul Dirac
Theoretical Physics quotes by Stephen Hawking
#8. This "Hawking temperature" of a black hole and its "Hawking radiation" (as they came to be called) were truly radical - perhaps the most radical theoretical physics discovery in the second half of the twentieth century. They opened our eyes to profound connections between general relativity (black holes), thermodynamics (the physics of heat) and quantum physics (the creation of particles where before there were none). For example, they led Stephen to prove that a black hole has entropy, which means that somewhere inside or around the black hole there is enormous randomness. He deduced that the amount of entropy (the logarithm of the hole's amount of randomness) is proportional to the hole's surface area. His formula for the entropy is engraved on Stephen's memorial stone at Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge, where he worked.
For the past forty-five years, Stephen and hundreds of other physicists have struggled to understand the precise nature of a black hole's randomness. It is a question that keeps on generating new insights about the marriage of quantum theory with general relativity - that is, about the ill-understood laws of quantum gravity. #Quote by Stephen Hawking
Theoretical Physics quotes by David Gross
#9. 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. #Quote by David Gross
Theoretical Physics quotes by Lenny Abrahamson
#10. 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. #Quote by Lenny Abrahamson
Theoretical Physics quotes by Linus Pauling
#11. I am not, however, militant in my atheism. The great English theoretical physicist Paul Dirac is a militant atheist. I suppose he is interested in arguing about the existence of God. I am not. It was once quipped that there is no God and Dirac is his prophet. #Quote by Linus Pauling
Theoretical Physics quotes by Lee Smolin
#12. The mind calls out for a third theory to unify all of physics, and for a simple reason. Nature is in an obvious sense "unified." The universe we find ourselves in is interconnected, in that everything interacts with everything else. There is no way we can have two theories of nature covering different phenomena, as if one had nothing to do with the other. Any claim for a final theory must be a complete theory of nature. It must encompass all we know. Physics has survived a long time without that unified theory. The reason is that, as far as experiment is concerned, we have been able to divide the world into two realms. In the atomic realm, where quantum physics reigns, we can usually ignore gravity. We can treat space and time much as Newton did-as an unchanging background. The other realm is that of gravitation and cosmology. In that world, we can often ignore quantum phenomena. But this cannot be anything other than a temporary, provisional solution. To go beyond it is the first great unsolved problem in theoretical physics. #Quote by Lee Smolin
Theoretical Physics quotes by Stephen Hawking
#13. I think my dad [ Stephen Hawking] would have been pleased if I had turned out a scientist because he truly believes that is the most interesting career open to anyone. But he also believes that you have to follow your own path in life and so he certainly wasn't going to push me toward theoretical physics when it didn't look like I was going in that direction naturally. #Quote by Stephen Hawking
Theoretical Physics quotes by Niels Bohr
#14. It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature. #Quote by Niels Bohr
Theoretical Physics quotes by Albert Einstein
#15. A foot note in Scale, Geoffery West:

The full quotation from Einstein is worth repeating because it emphasizes a central dictum of science:
"Propositions arrived at by purely logical means are completely empty as regards reality. Because Galileo saw this, and particularly because he drummed this into the scientific world, he is the father of modern physics, indeed of modern science altogether."

Taken from Einstein's "On the Methods of Theoretical Physics," Essays on modern Science (New York:Dover, 2009) 12-21 #Quote by Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physics quotes by Yuri Milner
#16. My background is in theoretical physics, and it's something very close to my heart. #Quote by Yuri Milner
Theoretical Physics quotes by Carl Sagan
#17. No physicist started out impatient with common-sense notions, eager to replace them with some mathematical abstraction that could be understood only by rarified theoretical physics. Instead, they began, as we all do, with comfortable, standard, common-sense notions. The trouble is that Nature does not comply. If we no longer insist on our notions of how Nature ought to behave, but instead stand before Nature with an open and receptive mind, we find that common sense often doesn't work. Why not? Because our notions, both hereditary and learned, of how Nature works were forged in the millions of years our ancestors were hunters and gatherers. In this case common sense is a faithless guide because no hunter-gatherer's life ever depended on understanding time-variable electric and magnetic fields. There were no evolutionary penalties for ignorance of Maxwell's equations. In our time it's different. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Theoretical Physics quotes by Julian Schwinger
#18. Is the purpose of theoretical physics to be no more than a cataloging of all the things that can happen when particles interact with each other and separate? Or is it to be an understanding at a deeper level in which there are things that are not directly observable (as the underlying quantized fields are) but in terms of which we shall have a more fundamental understanding? #Quote by Julian Schwinger
Theoretical Physics quotes by Ian McEwan
#19. Being late was a special kind of modern suffering, with blended elements of rising tension, self-blame, self-pity, misanthropy, and a yearning for what could not be had outside theoretical physics: time reversal. #Quote by Ian McEwan
Theoretical Physics quotes by Chris Eigeman
#20. 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. #Quote by Chris Eigeman
Theoretical Physics quotes by Celia Green
#21. What appear to be the most valuable aspects of the theoretical physics we have are the mathematical descriptions which enable us to predict events. These equations are, we would argue, the only realities we can be certain of in physics; any other ways we have of thinking about the situation are visual aids or mnemonics which make it easier for beings with our sort of macroscopic experience to use and remember the equations. #Quote by Celia Green
Theoretical Physics quotes by Michio Kaku
#22. Riemann concluded that electricity, magnetism, and gravity are caused by the crumpling of our three-dimensional universe in the unseen fourth dimension. Thus a "force" has no independent life of its own; it is only the apparent effect caused by the distortion of geometry. By introducing the fourth spatial dimension, Riemann accidentally stumbled on what would become one of the dominant themes in modern theoretical physics, that the laws of nature appear simple when expressed in higher-dimensional space. He then set about developing a mathematical language in which this idea could be expressed. #Quote by Michio Kaku
Theoretical Physics quotes by Stephen Hawking
#23. Most people don't have time to master the very mathematical details of theoretical physics. #Quote by Stephen Hawking
Theoretical Physics quotes by Pierre Duhem
#24. If the aim of physical theories is to explain experimental laws, theoretical physics is not an autonomous science; it is subordinate to metaphysics. #Quote by Pierre Duhem
Theoretical Physics quotes by Alan Bradley
#26. If stupidity were theoretical physics, then I would be Albert Einstein. #Quote by Alan Bradley
Theoretical Physics quotes by Walter Isaacson
#27. Einstein's discovery of special relativity involved an intuition based on a decade of intellectual as well as personal experiences.9 The most important and obvious, I think, was his deep understanding and knowledge of theoretical physics. He was also helped by his ability to visualize thought experiments, which had been encouraged by his education in Aarau. Also, there was his grounding in philosophy: from Hume and Mach he had developed a skepticism about things that could not be observed. And this skepticism was enhanced by his innate rebellious tendency to question authority. #Quote by Walter Isaacson
Theoretical Physics quotes by Freeman Dyson
#28. The reason Dick's physics was so hard for ordinary people to grasp was that he did not use equations. The usual theoretical physics was done since the time of Newton was to begin by writing down some equations and then to work hard calculating solutions of the equations. This was the way Hans and Oppy and Julian Schwinger did physics. Dick just wrote down the solutions out of his head without ever writing down the equations. He had a physical picture of the way things happen, and the picture gave him the solutions directly with a minimum of calculation. It was no wonder that people who had spent their lives solving equations were baffled by him. Their minds were analytical; his was pictorial. #Quote by Freeman Dyson
Theoretical Physics quotes by Claudia Gray
#29. When I was little, my friends would get so excited when I told them that my parents did most of their scientific work at home, and they'd come in for the first time looking around for bubbling beakers or dynamos or whatever devices sci-fi shows had taught them to expect. What it mostly means is papers piled on every flat surface. Sure, lately we've had a few gadgets, but only a few. Nobody wants to hear that theoretical physics has less to do with shiny lasery stuff and more to do with numbers. #Quote by Claudia Gray
Theoretical Physics quotes by Adam Pascal
#30. 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. #Quote by Adam Pascal
Theoretical Physics quotes by Celia Green
#31. The chief difficulty of modern theoretical physics resides not in the fact that it expresses itself almost exclusively in mathematical symbols, but in the psychological difficulty of supposing that complete nonsense can be seriously promulgated and transmitted by persons who have sufficient intelligence of some kind to perform operations in differential and integral calculus ... #Quote by Celia Green
Theoretical Physics quotes by Theodora Goss
#32. I think that thinking of our material universe, the one we perceive with our sense, as the only thing is not only foolish, it is arrogant. As well as, if I may add, in contradiction to theoretical physics. I believe - I have always believed - that there is meaning and purpose to life, although we may not understand that meaning and purpose. I think we catch glimpses of it here and there, and I honestly think that the universe communicates it to us, if we can listen for it - if our perceptions are finely enough tuned. All my life, I've had a strong sense of purpose, of being here for a reason that I might not at that moment understand, but that something, somewhere, understood. The times I've been unhappy in my life are when I've gone off the path, when I've realized that I made a choice taking me away from the way I was supposed to go. I remember what it was like to go to law school and to feel, so deeply that it went to my core, as though I was in the wrong place, as though I had stepped off the path. The path itself feels narrow and rocky, sometimes. Sometimes it feels as though I'm walking along a gulley, or a high cliff with winds. But it feels like a path, as though I'm going somewhere.

I don't know how to talk about this except by saying that we have instincts, and our instincts tell us these things, and we have to trust them. #Quote by Theodora Goss
Theoretical Physics quotes by Bryce S. DeWitt
#33. Cecile was teaching in Berkeley and I was [at Livermore]. He probably had, could have had, some influence on Teller, [for] Teller was quite generous in allowing me one whole semester off to be at Berkeley to work on something and also a semester off at the Institute for Advanced Study. Then I won the Gravity Research Foundation first prize. #Quote by Bryce S. DeWitt
Theoretical Physics quotes by Eric Weiner
#34. Einstein's secretary once said that if Einstein were born among the polar bears, he would still be Einstein. But unless polar bears were well versed in theoretical physics, that is not true. Einstein would not be Einstein. Which is not to take anything away from Einstein, or the polar bears, but simply to point out that he was part of a creative ecology, and trying to isolate him from it is not only silly but futile. #Quote by Eric Weiner
Theoretical Physics quotes by Paul A.M. Dirac
#35. When you ask what are electrons and protons I ought to answer that this question is not a profitable one to ask and does not really have a meaning. The important thing about electrons and protons is not what they are but how they behave, how they move. I can describe the situation by comparing it to the game of chess. In chess, we have various chessmen, kings, knights, pawns and so on. If you ask what chessman is, the answer would be that it is a piece of wood, or a piece of ivory, or perhaps just a sign written on paper, or anything whatever. It does not matter. Each chessman has a characteristic way of moving and this is all that matters about it. The whole game os chess follows from this way of moving the various chessmen. #Quote by Paul A.M. Dirac
Theoretical Physics quotes by Max Born
#36. I have tried to read philosophers of all ages and have found many illuminating ideas but no steady progress toward deeper knowledge and understanding. Science, however, gives me the feeling of steady progress: I am convinced that theoretical physics is actual philosophy. It has revolutionized fundamental concepts, e.g., about space and time (relativity), about causality (quantum theory), and about substance and matter (atomistics), and it has taught us new methods of thinking (complementarity) which are applicable far beyond physics. #Quote by Max Born
Theoretical Physics quotes by Arthur Koestler
#37. Theoretical physics is no longer concerned with things, but with the mathematical relations between abstractions which are the residue of the vanished things. #Quote by Arthur Koestler
Theoretical Physics quotes by Albert Einstein
#38. If you wish to learn from the theoretical physicist anything about the methods which he uses, I would give you the following piece of advice: Don't listen to his words, examine his achievements. For to the discoverer in that field, the constructions of his imagination appear so necessary and so natural that he is apt to treat them not as the creations of his thoughts but as given realities. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physics quotes by Michio Kaku
#39. In sum, the fruition of 50 years of research, and several hundred million dollars in government funds, has given us the following picture of sub-atomic matter. All matter consists of quarks and leptons, which interact by exchanging different types of quanta, described by the Maxwell and Yang-Mills fields. In one sentence, we have captured the essence of the past century of frustrating investigation into the subatomic realm, From this simple picture one can derive, from pure mathematics alone, all the myriad and baffling properties of matter. (Although it all seems so easy now, Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg, one of the creators of the Standard Model, once reflected on how tortuous the 50-year journey to discover the model had been. He wrote, "There's a long tradition of theoretical physics, which by no means affected everyone but certainly affected me, that said the strong interactions [were] too complicated for the human mind.") #Quote by Michio Kaku
Theoretical Physics quotes by Richard P. Feynman
#40. It is odd, but on the infrequent occasions when I have been called upon in a formal place to play the bongo drums, the introducer never seems to find it necessary to mention that I also do theoretical physics. #Quote by Richard P. Feynman
Theoretical Physics quotes by Amit Ray
#41. Quantum attention function is deeply grounded on the mathematics of theoretical physics and penetrates deeply the world of the very small and the world of the very big. #Quote by Amit Ray
Theoretical Physics quotes by David Gross
#42. Since the founding of quantum mechanics in the 1920s, theoretical physics had nurtured an extremely radical tradition. #Quote by David Gross
Theoretical Physics quotes by Max Born
#43. I am now convinced that theoretical physics is actual philosophy. #Quote by Max Born
Theoretical Physics quotes by C. V. Raman
#44. The whole edifice of modern physics is built up on the fundamental hypothesis of the atomic or molecular constitution of matter. #Quote by C. V. Raman
Theoretical Physics quotes by Robert C. Tucker
#45. It will be seen how subjectivism and objectivism, spiritualism and materialism, activity and suffering, only lose their antithetical character, and thus their existence, as such antitheses in the social condition; it will be seen how the resolution of the theoretical antitheses is only possible in a practical way, by virtue of the practical energy of men. Their resolution is therefore by no means merely a problem of knowledge, but a real problem of life, which philosophy could not solve precisely because it conceived this problem as merely a theoretical one. #Quote by Robert C. Tucker
Theoretical Physics quotes by Gottfried Leibniz
#46. In symbols one observes an advantage in discovery which is greatest when they express the exact nature of a thing briefly and, as it were, picture it; then indeed the labor of thought is wonderfully diminished. #Quote by Gottfried Leibniz
Theoretical Physics quotes by Natasa Nuit Pantovic
#47. Somewhere, within our brain, we have a potential for higher mathematics, complex physics, art, & amazing richness of thoughts, feelings & sensations Somewhere within our brain we have a potential to understand the Magic of Creative Thinking #Quote by Natasa Nuit Pantovic
Theoretical Physics quotes by Lee Strobel
#48. If it's true there's a beginning to the universe, as modern cosmologists now agree, then this implies a cause that transcends the universe. If the laws of physics are fine-tuned to permit life, as contemporary physicists are discovering, then perhaps there's a designer who fine-tuned them. If there's information in the cell, as molecular biology shows, then this suggests intelligent design. To get life going in the first place would have required biological information; the implications point beyond the material realm to a prior intelligent cause. -Stephen C Meyer, PHD #Quote by Lee Strobel
Theoretical Physics quotes by Per Bak
#49. You don't get rich from doing physics, but you do get an opportunity to go to all the places the rich would go to if they had the time. #Quote by Per Bak
Theoretical Physics quotes by Friedrich Hund
#50. One may characterize physics as the doctrine of the repeatable, be it a succession in time or the co-existence in space. The validity of physical theorems is founded on this repeatability. #Quote by Friedrich Hund
Theoretical Physics quotes by Steve Sheinkin
#51. Here at great expense,' [Colonel Groves] moaned to Oppenheimer, 'the government has assembled the world's largest collection of crackpots. #Quote by Steve Sheinkin
Theoretical Physics quotes by Yuri Milner
#52. 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. #Quote by Yuri Milner
Theoretical Physics quotes by Sten F. Odenwald
#53. Quantum fluctuations are, at their root, completely a-causal, in the sense that cause and effect and ordering of events in time is not a part of how these fluctuations work. Because of this, there seem not to be any correlations built into these kinds of fluctuations because 'law' as we understand the term requires some kind of cause-and-effect structure to pre-exist. Quantum fluctuations can precede physical law, but it seems that the converse is not true. So in the big bang, the establishment of 'law' came after the event itself, but of course even the concept of time and causality may not have been quite the same back then as they are now. #Quote by Sten F. Odenwald
Theoretical Physics quotes by Jeanette Winterson
#54. Physics, mathematics, music, painting, my politics, my love for you, my work, the star-dust of my body, the spirit that impels it, clocks diurnal, time perpetual, the roll, rough, tender, swamping, liberating, breathing, moving, thinking nature, human nature and the cosmos are patterned together. #Quote by Jeanette Winterson
Theoretical Physics quotes by Roman Payne
#55. It's not that we have to leave this life one day, it's how many things we have to leave all at once: holding hands, hotel rooms, wine, summertime,
drunkenness, and the physics of falling leaves, clothing, myrrh, perfumed hair, flirting friends, two strangers' glance; the reflection of the moon, with words like, 'Soon' ... 'do you
want me?' ... ' lie enlaced' ... 'and sleep entwined' thinking ahead, with thoughts behind...?' Ô, Why!
Why can't we leave this life slowly? #Quote by Roman Payne
Theoretical Physics quotes by Jodi Taylor
#56. No one ever mentions this in stories about time travel. You identify and locate your destination, defy the laws of physics to get there, somehow manage to avoid as many as possible of the huge number of hazards History has littered around the place, manage not to lose or break your very expensive equipment, you're poised to record the History-changing event of your choice, and then you find you can't bloody get in. On #Quote by Jodi Taylor
Theoretical Physics quotes by Erez Lieberman Aiden
#57. 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. #Quote by Erez Lieberman Aiden
Theoretical Physics quotes by Robert Jastrow
#58. There is a strange ring of feeling and emotion in these reactions [of scientists to evidence that the universe had a sudden beginning]. They come from the heart whereas you would expect the judgments to come from the brain. Why? I think part of the answer is that scientists cannot bear the thought of a natural phenomenon which cannot be explained, even with unlimited time and money. There is a kind of religion in science; it is the religion of a person who believes there is order and harmony in the Universe. Every event can be explained in a rational way as the product of some previous event; every effect must have its cause, there is no First Cause. … This religious faith of the scientist is violated by the discovery that the world had a beginning under conditions in which the known laws of physics are not valid, and as a product of forces or circumstances we cannot discover. When that happens, the scientist has lost control. If he really examined the implications, he would be traumatized. #Quote by Robert Jastrow
Theoretical Physics quotes by Amit Ray
#59. Quantum mechanics tells us that every feeling is a collapse of some wave functions due to the interference of a matrix of attention functions. #Quote by Amit Ray
Theoretical Physics quotes by Robert Gilmore, Alice In Quantumland: An Allegory Of Quantum Physics
#60. Anyone who did not feel dizzy when thinking about quantum theory had not
understood it. #Quote by Robert Gilmore, Alice In Quantumland: An Allegory Of Quantum Physics
Theoretical Physics quotes by Frederick The Great
#61. As to your Newton, I confess I do not understand his void and his gravity; I admit he has demonstrated the movement of the heavenly bodies with more exactitude than his forerunners; but you will admit it is an absurdity to maintain the existence of Nothing.
[Letter to Voltaire, 25 Nov. 1777] #Quote by Frederick The Great
Theoretical Physics quotes by Martin Heidegger
#62. The specific and unique presupposition for experimentation is, as remarkable as it may sound, that science become rational-mathematical, i.e., in the highest sense, not experimental. Initial positing of nature as such. Because modern "science" (physics) is mathematical (not empirical), it is necessarily experimental in #Quote by Martin Heidegger
Theoretical Physics quotes by Geoffrey Harvey
#63. The 1980s witnessed radical advances in the theorisation of the study of literature in the universities. It had begun in France in the 1960s and it made a large impact on the higher education establishments of Britain and America. New life was breathed into psychoanalytic and Marxist theory, while structuralism gave way to post-structuralism. The stability of the text as a focus of study was challenged by deconstruction, a theory developed by the French philosopher, Jacques Derrida, which represented a complete fracture with the old liberal-formalist mode of reading. Coherence and unity were seen as illusory and readers were liberated to aim at their own meanings. Hardy's texts were at the centre of these theoretical movements, including one that came to prominence in the 1980s, feminism. #Quote by Geoffrey Harvey
Theoretical Physics quotes by Yasuo Yuasa
#64. One starts from the experiential assumption
that the mind-body modality changes through the training of the
mind and body by means of cultivation (shugyo) or training (1ceiko).
Only after assuming this experiential ground does one ask what the
mind-body relation is. That is, the mind-body issue is not simply a
theoretical speculation but it is originally a practical, lived experience
(taiken), involving the mustering of one's whole mind and body. The
theoretical is only a reflection on this lived experience. #Quote by Yasuo Yuasa
Theoretical Physics quotes by Pope Paul VI
#65. Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate the subject matters. #Quote by Pope Paul VI
Theoretical Physics quotes by Shulamith Firestone
#66. New theories and new movements do not develop in a vacuum, they arise to spearhead the necessary social solutions to new problems resulting from contradictions in the environment. #Quote by Shulamith Firestone
Theoretical Physics quotes by Albert Camus
#67. The spirit of rebellion can exist only in a society where a theoretical equality conceals great factual inequalities. The #Quote by Albert Camus
Theoretical Physics quotes by David Foster Wallace
#68. Unlike determinism, fatalism does not proceed by contemplating the causal mechanics of the universe-the implications for human freedom of Newtonian physics or thermodynamics or quantum mechanics. Instead, the fatalist argues that his doctrine can be established by mere reflection on the logic of propositions about the future. In simplified form, a version of the argument might run as follows: If I fire my handgun, one second from now its barrel will be hot; if I do not fire, one second from now the barrel will not be hot; but the proposition one second from now the barrel will be hot is right now either true or false. If the proposition is true, then it is the case that I will fire the gun; if it's false, then it is the case that I won't. Either way, it's the state of affairs in the future that dictates what I will or won't do now. #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Theoretical Physics quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#69. John," I said, "when you get older, you're going to understand a lot of things you don't understand now." "You must mean nuclear physics," he said. "I can hardly wait. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Theoretical Physics quotes by Marie Curie
#70. 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. #Quote by Marie Curie
Theoretical Physics quotes by Olivia Sudjic
#71. Have you ever truly, keenly felt like you don't know who you are? Do you ever do something and think, Who is at the controls? Like some mad pilot has locked you out of the cockpit? I definitely do. I feel a kind of vertigo that makes me shake afterwards. I guess we all feel it when making a difficult-seeming choice, and sometimes you seriously don't know what you want because you don't know who you're supposed to be, or who you want to be. Physics, my first and second families, my philosophy degree, had all failed to help me answer that question. The former has led me to wonder whether I am one of an infinite number of Alices in multiple universes. A quantum fuck-up, which is someone who fucks up in every one of those universes but in different ways. #Quote by Olivia Sudjic
Theoretical Physics quotes by Sandra Tsing Loh
#72. 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. #Quote by Sandra Tsing Loh
Theoretical Physics quotes by Sally Ride
#73. I never went into physics or the astronaut corps to become a role model. But after my first flight, it became clear to me that I was one. And I began to understand the importance of that to people. Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday. You can't be what you can't see. #Quote by Sally Ride
Theoretical Physics quotes by Fred Alan Wolf
#74. To understand that, we have to begin to imagine what a universe would be like if there wasn't anything in it called Mind. If that was the case, according to quantum physics now, then every possibility would also come into existence as every other possibility. #Quote by Fred Alan Wolf
Theoretical Physics quotes by Albert Einstein
#75. If you want to find out anything from the theoretical physicists about the methods they use, I advise you to stick closely to one principle: don't listen to their words, fix your attention on their deeds. To him who is a discoverer in this field the products of his imagination appear so necessary and natural that he regards them, and would like to have them regarded by others, not as creations of thought but as given realities. #Quote by Albert Einstein

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