By famous people
N. R. Augustine
"Software is like entropy. It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the second law of thermodynamics; i.e. it always increases."

P. Berg
"In the end science comes down to praying."

N. Bohr
"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future."

A. Einstein
"If quantum theory is correct, it signifies the end of physics as a science."

R. P. Feynman
"Physics is like sex. Sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it."

"The Quantum Universe has a quotation from me in every chapter -- but it's a damn good book anyway." (his comment about the book The Quantum Universe)

S. Hawking
"My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all."

"To show this diagram properly, I would really need a four dimensional screen. However, because of government cuts, we could manage to provide only a two dimensional screen."

R. Heinlein
"Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable sub-human who has learned to wear shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house."

I. Gašparovič
"Na druhej strane si myslím, že Slovensko niekedy, žiaľbohu, a niekedy je to aj chvalabohu, že žiaľbohu, že na Slovensku predsa len tá pracovná sila je ešte stále lacnejšia a teraz, chvalabohu, že je lacnejšia."

"Moja návšteva, už aj tým, že som tu, je vždycky významná pre prezidenta Slovenskej republiky, to je jedno, kto ním bude, pretože som presvedcený, že je potrebná." (počas oficiálnej návštevy v ČR)

A. Jackson
"If the people understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system, there would be a revolution before morning."

L. Landau
"Astrophysicists are often in error, but never in doubt."

R. Morgan
"Does a one-legged duck swim in circles?"

B. Neugent
"The protection provided by encryption is based on the fact that most people would rather eat liver than do mathematics."

J. V. Neumann
"In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them."

T. Pratchett
"Getting an education was a bit like communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on."

D. Rumsfeld
"Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know."

E. Rutherford
"All science is either physics or stamp collecting."

  From books
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
"There is a theory which states that if anybody ever discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened." (Preface)

"If I ever meet myself, I'll hit myself so hard I won't know what's hit me. (Z. Beeblebrox)

  By my friends
M. Burger
"Môžem predpokladať, že celkové množstvo kečupu vo vesmíre je viac ako jeden liter?" (ujasňujúca otázka na IMO, jury odpovedala "Yes")

I. Čáp
"Neviem ci sa dá diaprojektor ešte kúpiť, podobne ako nekúpite tabuľku na klinové písmo."

T. Kulich
"Podľa mňa to bol [...] priehľadný pokus urobiť niečo netransparentné."

M. Májek
"Mrzne tu, ni príští, i s chlebem nepochodím." (pokus o prečítanie vlastného rukopisu)

T. Rybár
"Iste ste si už všimli že, hmotnosť je vlastne veličina charakterizujúca nechuť k pohybu. Napríklad, keď zjete jeden celý drevorúbačov klátik (kilo rezňov, chlieb a baranie rohy), vaša chuť k hocijakému aktívnemu pohybu prudko klesne. Človek je vlastne vcelku fyzikálne založený tvor." (poznámka pod čiarou ku vzoráku)

"Kdesi tamsi, podelo sa malé točidielko krídlaté. Stali sa veci, dovolím si nazvať, bizarné. Ach ty môj semafórik večnezelený (pocta ako vyšinutá od motoristu), prečo netlačíš hodiny smerom dopredu? Komu sa nelení, toho sekne v krížoch. Ale sú na tom ľudia aj horšie. Napríklad, keď majú napísať k veci úvod ku vzoráku." (úvod ku vzoráku)

  Other collections
M. Fecko
Selected footnotes from his book Differential Geometry and Lie Groups for Physicists.

Foot in Mouth
Annualy selected the dumbest quote in the world.


Copyright © DreamTeplate 2005 & Tomáš Bzdušek 2013, All Rights Reserved