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Brian Greene Quotes and Sayings

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If the theory turns out to be right,
that will be tremendously thick and tasty icing on the cake.
- Brian Greene

Physicists are more like avant-garde composers,
willing to bend traditional rules...
Mathematicians are more like classical composers.
- Brian Greene

A unified theory would put us at the doorstep of a
vast universe of things that we could finally explore with precision.
- Brian Greene

Sometimes attaining the deepest familiarity with a
question is our best substitute for actually having the answer.
- Brian Greene

 

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

The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen
flexibility if we are to accept the answers.
- Brian Greene

We might be the holographic image of a two-dimensional structure.
- Brian Greene

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How can a speck of a universe be physically identical
to the great expanse we view in the heavens above?
- Brian Greene

No matter how hard you try to teach your cat general relativity,
you're going to fail.
- Brian Greene

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

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

If the facts don't fit the theory,
change the facts.
- Albert Einstein

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I have this theory - that if we're told we're bad,
then that's the only ideal we'll ever have.
- Jewel

Creationists make it sound as though a "theory'
is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
- Isaac Asimov

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice there is.
- Yogi Berra

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man.
Man is not a finished creation.
- Edmund Burke

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

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings
of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
- Mark Russell

Morality is the theory that every human act
must be either right or wrong,
and that 99 % of them are wrong.
- H. L. Mencken

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
- Wilhelm Reich

My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.
- Mike Myers

He who loves practice without theory
is like the sailor who boards ship
without a rudder and compass
and never knows where he may cast.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Mr. DeMille's theory of sexual difference was that
marriage is an artificial state for women.
The want to be taken, ruled, raped.
That was his theory.
- Hedy Lamarr

My theory about Jack is that he's not a very good parent.
- Victor Garber

Theory is splendid but until put into practice,
it is valueless.
- James Cash Penney

The end of science is not to prove a theory,
but to improve mankind.
- Manly Hall

The Freudian theory is one of the most important foundation
stones for an edifice to be built by future generations,
the dwelling of a freer and wiser humanity.
- Thomas Mann

Notwithstanding these major arguments the wave theory
initially did not meet with complete acceptance.
- Max von Laue

And capital punishment, however ineffective it may
be and through whatever ignorance it may be resorted to,
is a strictly defensive act, - at least in theory.
- Benjamin Tucker

When a torrent sweeps a man against a boulder,
you must expect him to scream, and you need not be
surprised if the scream is sometimes a theory.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Essential to the theory of evolution is the premise
that everything has come into being by itself.
- Walter Lang

The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection
is the only theory we know of that is in principle
capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.
- Richard Dawkins

My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted.
- Steven Wright

Thought and theory must precede all salutary action;
yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.
- Virginia Woolf

Einstein explained his theory to me every day,
and on my arrival I was fully convinced that he understood it.
- Chaim Weizmann

I don't like writing essays or theory.
- Adrian Mitchell

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

A theory must be tempered with reality.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

I have just got a new theory of eternity.
- Albert Einstein

My theory is if you have a religion,
it's a good one.
Because some people don't have any at all.
- Tom T. Hall

The theory of undirected evolution is already dead,
but the work of science continues.
- Michael Behe

Even before I came to Chicago, I had gotten interested
in the existence of dispersion of prices under conditions
which economic theory said would yield a single price.
- George Stigler

There is no complete theory of anything.
- Robert Anton Wilson

I'm a firm believer that in the theory that people
only do their best at things they truly enjoy.
It is difficult to excel at something you don't enjoy.
- Jack Nicklaus

My theory is, if you can do comedy and you can be in
a scene with someone like Brad Garrett and hold your own,
you've really got a future in this business.
- Faith Ford

I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time,
somehow things will work out in the end.
- Larry Bird

I love it now that a large minority of people who are
handicapped prefer to call themselves crippled.
This is all part of the game, like queer theory.
- Leslie Fiedler

Although I know a lot of the previous shuttle flights,
in theory, had their tasks laid out;
but there were still some changes that came along for them.
- Linda M. Godwin

The worst censors are those prohibiting criticism of
the theory of evolution in the classroom.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one,
take this as a sign that you have neither understood
the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve.
- Karl Popper

I just never subscribed to the theory that at age 55,
you fall off the face of the earth on the Tour.
I always felt that was too young of an age for that.
- Hale Irwin

The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency
whatever to make men good reasoners.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The standard growth theory tells us that economic growth
in per capita basis comes from mainly two sources:
capital deepening and total factor productivity growth,
or TFP growth.
- Toshihiko Fukui

I grow daily to honour facts more and more,
and theory less and less.
A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing;
a sentence printed,
if not by God, then at least by the Devil.
- Thomas Carlyle

Our theory is, if you need the user to tell you what you're selling,
then you don't know what you're selling,
and it's probably not going to be a good experience.
- Marissa Mayer

In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness:
To believe in the indestructible element within one,
and not to strive towards it.
- Franz Kafka

In this movement of colors I find the essence,
which does not arise from a system, or an a priori theory.
- Robert Delaunay

To hate is to study, to study is to understand,
to understand is to appreciate, to appreciate is to love.
So maybe I'll end up loving your theory.
- John Archibald Wheeler

There was a long history of speculation that in quantum gravity,
unlike Einstein's classical theory, it might be possible
for the topology of spacetime to change.
- Edward Witten

Minimalism now is a reaction to what came before.
It's absolutely of its time.
Music moved into the set theory thing,
and moved out of it.
- Harrison Birtwistle

Christianity is not a theory or speculation,
but a life; not a philosophy of life,
but a life and a living process.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In so far as such a theory is empirically correct it
will also tell us what empirical facts it should be
possible to observe in a given set of circumstances.
- Talcott Parsons

The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it,
is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend.
- Charles Lamb

In the absence of evidence, superstition.
It's a Middle Ages thing.
That's my theory anyway.
- Tucker Carlson

I would say that, intellectually, Catholicism had no
more impact on me than did social theory.
- Paul Farmer

I have this theory that the likeability question comes
up so much more with female characters created by female
authors than it does with male characters and male authors.
- Curtis Sittenfeld

I had become interested in economics,
an interest that was transformed into a lifetime dedication
when I met with the mathematical theory of general economic equilibrium.
- Gerard Debreu


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