Sunday, May 9, 2010

Some Interesting Quotes

Here is a list of some interesting quotes that I have encountered here and there. I tried to put them in order from my most favourite to least, but it's not that easy. Here is what I came up with:

"It is not complicated; there is just a lot of it."
Richard P. Feynman

"Life is a sexually transmitted disease."
R. D. Laing

"Physics is like sex. Sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it."
Richard P. Feynman

"Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration."
Thomas A. Edison

"In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite."
Paul Dirac (1902 - 1984)

"We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium a benefit for humanity."
Marie Curie (1867 - 1934), Lecture at Vassar College, May 14, 1921

"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

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