<item>God was invented to explain mystery. God is always invented to explain those things that you do not understand.
- Richard Feynman -</item> <item>I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
- Richard Feynman -</item> <item>To those who do not know mathematics it is difficult to get across a real feeling as to the beauty, the deepest beauty, of nature... If you want to learn about nature, to appreciate nature, it is necessary to understand the language that she speaks in.
- Richard Feynman -</item> <item>There in wine is found the great generalization: all life is fermentation.
- Richard Feynman -</item> <item>Far more marvelous is the truth than any artists of the past imagined it. Why do the poets of the present not speak of it?
- Richard Feynman -</item> <item>People are always asking for the latest developments in the unification of this theory with that theory, and they don't give us a chance to tell them anything about what we know pretty well. They always want to know the things we don't know.
- Richard Feynman -</item> <item>Here it is standing: atoms with consciousness; matter with curiosity.Stands at the sea, wondering: I... a universe of atoms, an atom in the universe.
- Richard Feynman -</item> <item>Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
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<item>To live, to err, to fall, to triumph, to recreate life out of life.
- James Joyce -</item> <item>The fact of your own existence is the most astonishing fact you'll ever have to confront, don't you dare ever get use to it, don't you dare ever say that life is boring, monotonous or joyless.
- Richard Dawkins -</item> <item>We are the children of chaos, and the deep structure of change is decay. At root, there is only corruption, and the unstemmable tide of chaos. Gone is purpose; all that is left is direction. This is the bleakness we have to accept as we peer deeply and dispassionately into the heart of the Universe.
- Peter Atkins -</item> <item>I have been researching life and do not know why or what for.
- Severo Ochoa -</item> <item>Love is physics and chemistry.
- Severo Ochoa -</item> <item>Where is everybody?
- Enrico Fermi -</item> <item>Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.
- Louis Pasteur -</item>
<item>Yes, the universe had a beginning. Yes, the universe continues to evolve. And yes, every one of our body's atoms is traceable to the big bang and to the thermonuclear furnace within high-mass stars. We are not simply in the universe, we are part of it. We are born from it. One might even say we have been empowered by the universe to figure itself out, and we have only just begun.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson -</item> <item>There are people who say “I'll never need this math -- these trig identities from 10th grade or 11th grade.” Or maybe you never learned them. Here's the catch: whether or not you ever use the math that you learned in school, the act of having learned the math established a wiring in your brain that didn't exist before, and it's the wiring in your brain that makes you the problem solver.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson -</item> <item>Kids are never the problem. They are born scientists. The problem is always the adults. They beat the curiosity out of the kids. They out-number kids. They vote. They wield resources. That's why my public focus is primarily adults.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson -</item> <item>Within one linear centimeter of your lower colon there lives and works more bacteria (about 100 billion) than all humans who have ever been born. Yet many people continue to assert that it is we who are in charge of the world.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson -</item> <item>The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson -</item> <item>I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And along the way, lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson -</item> <item>I like the smell of the Universe in the morning.
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<item>I think the world needs to wake up from its long nightmare of religious belief; and anything that we scientists can do to weaken the hold of religion should be done, and may in fact be our greatest contribution to civilization.
- Steven Weinberg -</item> <item>There is one constant that seems to be fine tuned...and that is dark energy.
- Steven Weinberg -</item> <item>The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless.
- Steven Weinberg -</item> <item>The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things which lifts human life a little above the level of farce and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg -</item> <item>Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
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<item>Some people think that the big bang is an explanation of how the universe began, its not. The big bang is a theory of how the universe evolved from a split second after whatever brought it into existence.
- Brian Greene -</item> <item>Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding.
- Brian Greene -</item> <item>I have long thought that anyone who does not regularly - or ever - gaze up and see the wonder and glory of a dark night sky filled with countless stars loses a sense of their fundamental connectedness to the universe.
- Brian Greene -</item> <item>We can certainly go further than cats, but why should it be that our brains are somehow so suited to the universe that our brains will be able to understand the deepest workings?
- Brian Greene -</item> <item>The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers.
- Brian Greene -</item> <item>We might be the holographic image of a two-dimensional structure.
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<item>People say "my phone sucks". No it doesn't The shittiest cell phone in the world is a miracle. Your life sucks. Around the phone.
- Louis C.K. -</item> <item>I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless, it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.
- Louis C.K. -</item> <item>Everything's amazing right now, and nobody's happy.
- Louis C.K. -</item> <item>The Greatest Generation gets too much credit. Those World War II guys, if they had all the shit we have today, they'd be assholes too. It's just circumstantial. It's what you're called on to do that makes you great. We haven't been called on to do anything but buy shit and get fat.
- Louis C.K. -</item> <item>I always tell my kids to cut a sandwich in half right when you get it, and the first thought you should have is somebody else. You only ever need half a burger.
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