Selected Quotes about Physics

I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars. -- Sir Arthur Eddington

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

Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine. -- Sir Arthur Eddington

Something unknown is doing we don't know what. -- Sir Arthur Eddington

We have found a strange footprint on the shores of the unknown. We have devised profound theories, one after another, to account for its origins. At last, we have succeeded in reconstructing the creature that made the footprint. And lo! It is our own. -- Sir Arthur Eddington

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

In physics, your solution should convince a reasonable person. In math, you have to convince a person who's trying to make trouble. Ultimately, in physics, you're hoping to convince Nature. And I've found Nature to be pretty reasonable. -- Frank Wilczek

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