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Roger Penrose Quotes and Sayings

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But I think it is a serious issue to wonder about the
other platonic absolutes of say beauty and morality.
- Roger Penrose

As you say, the way string theory requires all these
extra dimensions and this comes from certain consistency
requirements about how string should behave and so on.
- Roger Penrose

And these little things may not seem like much but
after a while they take you off on a direction where
you may be a long way off from what other people have been thinking about.
- Roger Penrose

People think of these eureka moments and my feeling
is that they tend to be little things,
a little realisation and then a little realisation built on that.
- Roger Penrose

 

In the book, I make the point that here we have string
theory and here we have twistor theory and we don't
know if either one of them is the right approach to nature.
- Roger Penrose

Well I didn't actually see the Matrix but I've seen
other movies where with similar sorts of themes.
- Roger Penrose

Ordinary photons do have spin, they have a notion of
helicity so they spin around their direction on motion.
- Roger Penrose

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My own way of thinking is to ponder long and I hope
deeply on problems and for a long time which I keep
away for years and years and I never really let them go.
- Roger Penrose

As for morality, well that's all tied up with the question of consciousness.
- Roger Penrose

If you didn't have any conscious beings in the world,
there really wouldn't be morality but with consciousness that you have it.
- Roger Penrose

I'm pretty tenacious when it comes to problems.
- Roger Penrose

The basic theory in twistor theory is not to add extra dimensions.
- Roger Penrose

I was indeed very slow as a youngster.
- Roger Penrose

The idea is if you use those two shapes and try to
colour the plane with them so the colours match,
then the only way that you can do this is to produce
a pattern which never repeats itself.
- Roger Penrose

This book is about physics and its about physics and
its relationship with mathematics and how they seem
to be intimately related and to what extent can you
explore this relationship and trust it.
- Roger Penrose

Some years ago, I wrote a book called the Emperor's
New Mind and that book was describing a point of view
I had about consciousness and why it was not something
that comes about from complicated calculations.
- Roger Penrose

Well, gauge theory is very fundamental to our understanding
of physical forces these days.
But they are also dependent on a mathematical idea,
which has been around for longer than gauge theory has.
- Roger Penrose

So what I'm saying is why don't we think about changing
Schrodinger's equation at some level when masses become
too big at the level that you might have to worry about
Einstein's general relativity.
- Roger Penrose

Well, I don't know if I can comment on Kant or Hegel
because I'm no real philosopher in the sense of knowing
what these people have said in any detail so let me
not comment on that too much.
- Roger Penrose

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr. PHOTO

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank PHOTO

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie PHOTO

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

You are what you think you are.
- Bob Richards

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

To change who you are,
change who you think you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil


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