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Gravitation Quotes

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I consider my greatest accomplishment to be lifelong celibacy.
- Isaac Newton
(discoverer of the laws of gravitation and motion,
famous mathematician, and perhaps the greatest scientist ever)

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To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
- Albert Einstein

A true man never frets about his place in the world,
but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature,
and swings there as easily as a star.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

 

Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravitation.
- Thomas Hobbes

Now to consult the rules of composition before making
a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.
Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact;
they are the products of reflection.
- Edward Weston

My present work concerns the problems connected with
the theory of elementary particles,
the theory of gravitation and cosmology and I shall
be glad if I can manage to make some contribution to
these important branches of science.
- Andrei Sakharov

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My bottom is so big it's got its own gravitational field.
- Carol Vorderman

Planets are too dim to be detected with existing equipment,
far away, except in these very special circumstances
where they're seen by their gravitational effect.
- Murray Gell-Mann

The classical example of a successful research programme
is Newton's gravitational theory:
possibly the most successful research programme ever.
- Imre Lakatos

The human body experiences a powerful gravitational
pull in the direction of hope.
That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon.
They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.
- Norman Cousins

Yet another proposal would have us rocket the waste into the sun,
but, as you're probably aware, about one in ten of
our space shots doesn't quite make it out of the earth's gravitational field.
- David R. Brower

To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project
him into the controlling gravitational field of the
moon where the passengers can make scientific observations,
perhaps land alive, and then return to earth -
all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne.
- Lee De Forest

I think about the cosmic snowball theory.
A few million years from now the sun will burn out
and lose its gravitational pull.
The earth will turn into a giant snowball and be hurled through space.
When that happens it won't matter if I get this guy out.
- Bill Lee

The New York Times' was enigmatic: 'Some unimaginable
gravitational force is pulling our entire galaxy in the opposite direction.'
End of article.
If you stop and think about that, we are recreating ourselves.
- Dwight Schultz

What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.
To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.
To me, Life is a miracle.
Everything that happens is a miracle.
There is no reason for me to exist as I do -
no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature.
Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence
are all so improbable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is metaphysical gravity.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
- Wernher von Braun

It will free man from the remaining chains,
the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
- Wernher von Braun

I didn't really escape that gravity until I moved 300
miles south to go to college at 18,
where authorship no longer seemed something liable
to induce vengeful punishment.
- David Knopfler

Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent
of all accidents involving falling objects.
- Dave Barry

My relationship to gravity is permanently altered.
- Steven Jesse Bernstein

You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity.
Let out a little more string on your kite.
- Alan Cohen

The microgravity or the very, very low amount of gravity
that we have up in space forces some changes in different processes.
It forces changes in us as human beings.
- Laurel Clark

Jackass: The Movie is great.
I think it's in the tradition of physical comedy,
which I'm really interested in.
Its relationship to gravity, and how gravity acts on the body.
- Matthew Barney

It's only when gravity starts to take over you begin
to think about your body.
- David Soul

The fatal law of gravity; when you are down,
everything falls down on you.
- Sylvia T. Warner

Strings of gravity vibrate at a different frequency than strings of light.
- Roy H. Williams

Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravity.
- Leon Trotsky

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves,
the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love,
and then, for a second time in the history of the world,
man will have discovered fire.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

You may hate gravity, but gravity doesn't care.
- Clayton Christensen

We went through this business of me writing out all
the parts for these old songs from Gravity and Speechless
and we'd been performing that,
but we don't do that any more.
- Fred Frith

True Americanism recognizes the enormous gravity of
the social and labor problems which confront us.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

It has been said that arguing against globalization
is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
- Kofi Annan

In essence, String Theory describes space and time,
matter and energy, gravity and light,
indeed all of God's creation...
as music.
- Roy H. Williams

There's a certain gravity in Stokes,
due to the situations I have to handle.
- Thayer David

From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders.
He is bolted to earth.
But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

The laws in this city are clearly racist.
All laws are racist.
The law of gravity is racist.
- Marion Berry

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue;
these five are gravity,
generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness,
and kindness.
- Confucius

Gravity is one variable in a lot of scientific processes.
If you can remove gravity or minimize its effect,
then you can understand the other processes that are going on.
- Laurel Clark

Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph,
is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.
- Edward Weston

I've been noticing gravity since I was very young.
- Cameron Diaz

I think that gravity sets into everything,
including careers, but pendulums do swing and mountains
do become valleys after a while...
if you keep on walking.
- Sylvester Stallone

It is a power stronger than will.
Could a stone escape from the laws of gravity? Impossible.
Impossible, for evil to form an alliance with good.
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

In a poem the excitement has to maintain itself.
I am governed by the pull of the sentence as the pull
of a fabric is governed by gravity.
- Marianne Moore

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

Man must at all costs overcome the Earth's gravity and have,
in reserve, the space at least of the Solar System.
- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

Technically you need the extra dimensions.
At first people didn't like them too much,
but they've got a big benefit, which is that the ability
of string theory to describe all the elementary particles
and their forces along with gravity depends on using the extra dimensions.
- Edward Witten

Someday, after we have mastered the winds,
the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness
for God the energies of love.
Then for the second time in the history of the world,
we will have discovered fire.
- Teilhard de Chardin

Driving a motorcycle is like flying.
All your senses are alive.
When I ride through Beverly Hills in the early morning,
and all the sprinklers have turned off,
the scents that wash over me are just heavenly.
Being House is like flying, too.
You're free of the gravity of what people think.
- Hugh Laurie

In some movies you feel like you're a very small part of a huge machine.
Whereas in the theater you can have a very small part,
but you can still feel the weight and the gravity of it.
Given the nature of theater, it's a more concentrated and quiet experience.
- Minnie Driver

Despite what anti-aging ads say, growing older can be better.
I feel better in my skin, 100 percent.
You have greater effects of gravity,
but the better sense of yourself you have is something I wouldn't trade.
Women who lie about their age - 'why?'
- Demi Moore

A raised weight can produce work, but in doing so it
must necessarily sink from its height,
and, when it has fallen as deep as it can fall,
its gravity remains as before, but it can no longer do work.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

Small samples in the centrifuge will spin at varying
rates to create synthetic gravity,
like the gravity of Mars or the gravity of the moon,
and measure how the specimens respond within the centrifuge.
- John L. Phillips

As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations
Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom,
and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom,
I understand both the gravity of giving the order,
and the challenge of carrying it out.
- Allen West

As for the forces, electromagnetism and gravity we
experience in everyday life.
But the weak and strong forces are beyond our ordinary experience.
So in physics, lots of the basic building blocks take 20th-
or perhaps 21st-century equipment to explore.
- Edward Witten

Emphasis was usually put on the horizontal acceleration factor,
for the simple reason that ordinary structures have
a built-in safety factor for the vertical component;
that is,
gravity.
- Charles Francis Richter

I think you have to control the materials to an extent,
but it's important to let the materials have a kind of power for themselves;
like the natural power of gravity,
if you are painting on a wall, it makes the paint trickle and it drips;
there is no reason to fight that.
- Keith Haring

Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law.
If it goes past the centre of gravity on one side,
it must go a like distance on the other;
and it is only after a certain time that it finds the
true point at which it can remain at rest.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines
my character and the quality of my life.
I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness,
immobilized by the gravity of my loss,
or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure
the most precious gift I have -
life itself.
- Walter Anderson

I have been an "Official" all my life,
without the least turn for it.
I never could attain a true official manner,
which is highly artificial and handles trifles with
ludicrously disproportionate gravity.
- William Allingham

I think the central mission in Afghanistan right now
is to protect the people,
certainly, and that would be inclusive of everybody,
and that in a, in an insurgency and a counterinsurgency,
that's really the center of gravity.
- Michael Mullen

My physics teacher, Thomas Miner was particularly gifted.
To this day, I remember how he introduced the subject of physics.
He told us we were going to learn how to deal with
very simple questions such as how a body falls due
to the acceleration of gravity.
- Steven Chu

Gravity pulls our bodily fluids down,
like water in a glass goes to the bottom part of a glass.
In space, the water doesn't stay in the bottom of the glass.
It distributes itself evenly over time throughout the
entire volume of the glass.
- Laurel Clark

In this movie they took them up in space.
They're floating around and doing zero gravity stuff.
Well, they had to do it all on wires.
All the wires had to be painted black against this black background.
If you didn't light it properly you could see the wires.
Drove them crazy!
- John Badham

The plane is simply abstracting the power stored in
the wave by a distant gale,
and using it to counteract gravity.
And if the work be continued long enough,
or a multitude of planes be continually drawing on the reservoir of power,
the wave must inevitably be flattened.
- Lawrence Hargrave

Yes, I mean, I used to be into the big bulk thing,
and that's why my legs look like those of a cyclist instead of a shooter's,
but I think there is a point to where too much is not a good thing.
I think I try to lower my center of gravity by doing a lot of legs.
- Nancy Johnson

We wanted to be in great shape, we wanted to be able
to cope with zero gravity,
we wanted to be able to cope with accelerations and decelerations and so on.
So all of us trained so that we were probably in the
best physical condition we had ever been in up until that point.
- Alan Shepard

All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.
- Ernest Dimnet

Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.
- Tom Stoppard

I try to be the fixer of situations and I gravitate
to people who are institutional misfits.
- Stephan Jenkins


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