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Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation,
by Niels Bohr

Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation,
but as a question.
- Niels Bohr

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
- Niels Bohr

 

You are not thinking.
You are merely being logical.
- Niels Bohr

It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is.
Physics concerns what we say about Nature.
- Niels Bohr

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox.
Now we have some hope of making progress.
- Niels Bohr

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If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy,
that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.
- Niels Bohr

No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical.
- Niels Bohr

A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself.
- Niels Bohr

Einstein, stop telling God what to do!
- Niels Bohr

Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.
- Niels Bohr

The opposite of a fact is falsehood,
but the opposite of one profound truth may very well
be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.
- Niels Bohr

Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution.
It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
- Niels Bohr

When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry.
The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing
facts as with creating images.
- Niels Bohr

If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you,
you haven't understood it yet.
- Niels Bohr

Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.
- Niels Bohr

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made,
in a narrow field.
- Niels Bohr

Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
- Niels Bohr

We are all agreed that your theory is crazy.
The question which divides us is whether it is crazy
enough to have a chance of being correct.
My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.
- Niels Bohr

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes,
which can be made, in a very narrow field.
- Niels Bohr

The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy,
but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
- Niels Bohr

Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years
than in the previous two thousand.
The exponential increase in advancement will only continue.
Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false;
the opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Ending a sentence with a preposition is
something up with which I will not put.
- Winston Churchill

Oh, if only God would give me some sign.
If He would just speak to me once. Anything.
One sentence. Two words. If He would just cough.
- the movie Love and Death

However, if a poem can be reduced to a prose sentence,
there can't be much to it.
- James Schuyler

These people have served a longer sentence than some
people who have committed murder.
- Jeff Greenfield

With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed
inflammation of the sentence structure and definite
hardening of the paragraphs.
- James Thurber

Then about 1951 I began writing again,
painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth,
but which developed into The Tree of Man.
- Patrick White

I've got problems and if you sentence me to additional time,
I'm going to compound them.
- Gary Gilmore

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign,
and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
- Alexander Pope

And in the last sentence I would like also to mention
that Poland is one of the countries with which the
United States has run strategic dialogues since last year.
- Marek Belka

In one sentence, I'd describe myself as indescribable.
But, I wouldn't end it with a period.
I'd end it with three dots.
- Jason Schwartzman

It is my aim, and every effort bent,
that the sum and history of my life,
which in the same sentence is my obit and epitaph too,
shall be them both: He made the books and he died.
- William Faulkner

In general, shorter is better.
If you can encapsulate your idea into a single captivating sentence,
you're halfway home.
- Len Wein

One truth is the swing of the sentence,
the beat and poise, but down deeper it's the integrity
of the writer as he matches with the language.
- Don DeLillo

When I die, if the word 'thong' appears in the first
or second sentence of my obituary,
I've screwed up.
- Albert Brooks

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language.
Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?
- George Carlin

I was condemned to be beheaded, or burnt,
as the king pleased; and he was graciously pleased,
from the great remains of his love, to choose the mildest sentence.
- Sarah Fielding

I get just as much of a thrill out of constructing
a good sentence that gets a laugh at the end as I do from a joke.
- Julian Clary

The history of all the great characters of the Bible
is summed up in this one sentence:
They acquainted themselves with God,
and acquiesced His will in all things.
- Richard Cecil

My books always begin with a sentence and an image -
not necessarily connected.
- Jeanette Winterson

A good compromise, a good piece of legislation,
is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music.
Everybody can recognize it.
They say, 'Huh.
It works.
It makes sense.'
- Barack Obama

If I were asked for a one-sentence sound bite on religion,
I would say I was against it.
- Salman Rushdie

Be yourself.
Above all, let who you are, what you are,
what you believe shine through every sentence you write,
every piece you finish.
- John Jakes

Like, What is the least often heard sentence in the
English language? That would be:
Say, isn't that the banjo player's Porsche parked outside?
- Jackson Browne

You need a very, exceptionally clear vision.
And to me, a vision is something that you can say in one sentence.
The fewer the words the better.
- Ron Johnson

To hurry through the rise and fall of a fine,
full sentence is like defying the role of time in human life.
- Kenneth Clark

The risk of racial prejudice infecting a capital sentencing
proceeding is especially serious in light of the complete
finality of the death sentence.
- Byron White

The first sentence of every novel should be:
Trust me,
this will take time but there is order here,
very faint, very human.
Meander if you want to get to town.
- Michael Ondaatje

Sentence first, verdict afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

Detachment produces a peculiar state of mind.
Maybe that's the worst sentence of all,
to be deprived of feeling what a human being ought to be entitled to feel.
- James Dickey

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Every discourse, even a poetic or oracular sentence,
carries with it a system of rules for producing analogous
things and thus an outline of methodology.
- Jacques Derrida

One should be able to return to the first sentence
of a novel and find the resonances of the entire work.
- Gloria Naylor

But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the
cadence and fullness of speech,
since the Irish love words and use as many of them
in a sentence as possible.
- Anne McCaffrey

Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence.
The result of the law of my God is perfect.
It condemns but forgives.
It restores - more than abundantly -
what it takes away.
- Jim Elliot

Every sentence has a truth waiting at the end of it
and the writer learns how to know it when he finally gets there.
- Don DeLillo

Quotations are slippery things, really.
A brief sentence or phrase, often repeated -
always completely out of its original context -
and sometimes not an accurate representation
of the author's original words, let alone his intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It can be summed up in one sentence.
Does this person have something to teach my students?
No one has ever let us down.
- James Lipton

I keep going over a sentence.
I nag it, gnaw it, pat and flatter it.
- Janet Flanner

To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of
a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

For me, the big chore is always the same:
how to begin a sentence,
how to continue it, how to complete it.
- Claude Simon

His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define;
Of inspiration one percent,
of perspiration, ninety nine.
- Thomas A. Edison

Tom DeLay ought to go back to Houston where he can serve his jail sentence.
- Howard Dean

To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration.
My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
- Hugh Prather

The politician being interviewed clearly takes a great
deal of trouble to imagine an ending to his sentence:
and if he stopped short? His entire policy would be jeopardized!
- Roland Barthes

An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.
- Letitia Landon

Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet
or indeed any prophet under Islamic law,
the sentence for that is actually death.
- Cat Stevens

There's a moral force in a sentence when it comes out right.
It speaks the writer's will to live.
- Don DeLillo


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