It would be a poor thing to be an atom in a universe without physicists, and physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an atom’s way of knowing about atoms.
Wald, George quotes
- Die vielen Bäume und die wenigen Menschen – die machen… Die vielen Bäume und die wenigen Menschen – die machen denn Wald so schön. Otto Weiss (auch: Weiß)(1849 - 1915), Wiener Musiker und Feuilletonist
- "How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply… "How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done." -…
- "The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely… "The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart" - Walter Lippmann
- "The release of atom power has changed everything… "The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking...the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker." - Albert Einstein