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Physicists Quotes

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The weapons were conceived and created by a small band
of physicists and chemists;
they remain a cataclysmic threat to the whole of human
society and the natural environment.
- Barry Commoner

You have that one basic string, but it can vibrate in many ways.
But we're trying to get a lot of particles because
experimental physicists have discovered a lot of particles.
- Edward Witten

When I took office, only high energy physicists
had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web...
Now even my cat has its own page.
- William J. Clinton

Medical physicists work in cooperation with doctors.
A few medical physicists devote their time to research and teaching.
A few get involved with administrative duties.
- John Cameron

 

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

It would be a poor thing to be an atom in a universe without physicists,
and physicists are made of atoms.
A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms.
- George Wald

Energy is a concept that has been coined by physicists.
There is no observable thing known as energy anywhere.
- Abdolkarim Soroush

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Physics is, hopefully, simple.
Physicists are not.
- Edward Teller

There are now over 5,000 medical physicists in the
U.S more than 50 times the number in 1958.
- John Cameron

Physics is becoming too difficult for the physicists.
- David Hilbert

As a physicist, I can state that none of the 18 physicists
who signed the Statement works in this field;
nor to my knowledge has ever published a paper on this subject.
- David Douglass

Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree.
- Terry Pratchett

Most medical physicists work in the physics of radiation
oncology making sure that the desired dose is given
to the cancer and the dose to normal tissues are minimized.
- John Cameron

I found collaborating with congenial doctors about
problems that physicists could help solve was very satisfying.
I also like educating anybody who would listen!
- John Cameron

Physicists analyze systems.
Web scientists, however, can create the systems.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Physicists and astronomers see their own implications
in the world being round,
but to me it means that only one-third of the world
is asleep at any given time and the other two-thirds is up to something.
- Dean Rusk

Our science has become terrible, our research dangerous,
our findings deadly.
We physicists have to make peace with reality.
Reality is not as strong as we are.
We will ruin reality.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

As we know from the work of certain fundamental physicists,
people like Einstein were very dependent upon conjuring
up visual images in order to imagine things which otherwise
were not easily formulated.
- Jonathan Miller

What appeared to the earlier physicists to be the constant
quantity of heat is nothing more than the whole motive
power of the motion of heat,
which remains constant so long as it is not transformed
into other forms of work,
or results afresh from them.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

The way in which mathematicians and physicists and
historians talk is quite different,
and what a physicist means by physical intuition and
what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are
things worth thinking about.
- Clifford Geertz

Someone like Einstein was quite clearly a moralist,
and he had a very highly developed political vision
and was very spiritual in his way,
and there are many biologists and physicists of the
first order who are like that.
- Jonathan Miller

The verbal interpretation, on the other hand,
i.e.
the metaphysics of quantum physics, is on far less solid ground.
In fact, in more than forty years physicists have not
been able to provide a clear metaphysical model.
- Erwin Schrodinger

In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity,
no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish,
the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Chemistry has been termed by the physicist as the messy part of physics,
but that is no reason why the physicists should be
permitted to make a mess of chemistry when they invade it.
- Frederick Soddy

We should note that this latter type of shift was successfully
amplified to a considerable extent by Russian physicists
using the intense light of a ruby laser whose wavelength
is close to that of a transition of the potassium atom.
- Alfred Kastler

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

My first degree came years before my second.
I had wanted to be a physicist, but I flunked calculus.
- Elizabeth Moon

It takes so long to train a physicist to the place
where he understands the nature of physical problems
that he is already too old to solve them.
- Eugene Wigner

I am sure that I have been much more useful to society as a medical physicist.
- John Cameron

A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms.
- George Wald

I wanted to become a mathematician, physicist or astronomer.
- Philip Emeagwali

My background is basically scientific math.
My Dad was a physicist, so I have it in my blood somewhere.
Scientific method is very important to me.
I think anything that contradicts it is probably not true.
- John Astin

The growth of technology is such that it is not possible
today for a nuclear physicist to switch into medical
physics without training.
The field is now much more technical.
More training is needed to do the job.
- John Cameron

A Swedish physicist can not discuss his work with fifty
people unless he goes abroad.
A Swedish economist can get opinions and instructions
in his native language from thousands upon thousands of his fellow citizens.
- George Stigler

The delicate and intricate pattern of competition and
cooperation in the economic behavior of the hundreds
of thousands of citizens of Stockholm offers a challenge
to the economist that is perhaps as complex as the
challenges of the physicist and the chemist.
- George Stigler

Physics is becoming so unbelievably complex that it
is taking longer and longer to train a physicist.
It is taking so long, in fact, to train a physicist
to the place where he understands the nature of physical
problems that he is already too old to solve them.
- Eugene Wigner

If the experimental physicist has already done a great
deal of work in this field,
nevertheless the theoretical physicist has still hardly
begun to evaluate the experimental material which may
lead him to conclusions about the structure of the atom.
- Johannes Stark

No one gets angry at a mathematician or a physicist
whom he or she doesn't understand,
or at someone who speaks a foreign language,
but rather at someone who tampers with your own language.
- Jacques Derrida

As a theoretical physicist, I feel at once proud and
humble at the thought of the illustrious figures that
have preceded me here to receive the greatest of all honors in science,
the Nobel prize.
- Murray Gell-Mann

Many applications of the coincidence method will therefore
be found in the large field of nuclear physics,
and we can say without exaggeration that the method
is one of the essential tools of the modern nuclear physicist.
- Walther Bothe

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

I wrap the potential for bitterness,
resentment, martyrdom in the blanket of forgiveness
and just set it down.
Then it just melts in the warmth. And goes away.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Just start dancing and the band will find you.
- Tama Kieves

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without zest, what is life?
Just waiting for death?
- Osho

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter


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