Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.
I am a deeply religious nonbeliever – this is a somewhat new kind of religion.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case.
I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.
The man of science is a poor philosopher.
One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.
Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.
I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterwards.
I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share; it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.
Mozart’s music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe.