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That which is not measurable is not science. That which is not physics is stamp collecting.


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All of physics is either impossible or trivial. It is impossible until you understand it, and then it becomes trivial.

All of physics is either impossible or trivial. It is impossible until you understand it, and then it becomes trivial.



Never say, "I tried it once and it did not work."

Never say, "I tried it once and it did not work."



A theory that you can't explain to a bartender is probably no damn good.

A theory that you can't explain to a bartender is probably no damn good.



We haven't got the money, so we've got to think.

We haven't got the money, so we've got to think.



An alleged scientific discovery has no merit unless it can be explained to a barmaid.

An alleged scientific discovery has no merit unless it can be explained to a barmaid.



It was almost as incredible as if you fired a 15-inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back and hit you.

It was almost as incredible as if you fired a 15-inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back and hit you.



If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.

If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.



The only possible conclusion the social sciences can draw is: some do, some don't.

The only possible conclusion the social sciences can draw is: some do, some don't.



All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.



I must confess it was very unexpected and I am very startled at my metamorphosis into a chemist.

I must confess it was very unexpected and I am very startled at my metamorphosis into a chemist.





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The quickest way to find honey is to follow bees.

The quickest way to find honey is to follow bees.



I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well.

I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well.



These are the sort of things that push you on in music - the curiosity, a passion for new ideas.

These are the sort of things that push you on in music - the curiosity, a passion for new ideas.



Politicians aren't any more wicked than other citizens but the situation in which they are placed warps their judgment.

Politicians aren't any more wicked than other citizens but the situation in which they are placed warps their judgment.



People are hurting. People are suffering. But you can not get everywhere.

People are hurting. People are suffering. But you can not get everywhere.



If we have the truth, it cannot be harmed by investigation. If we have not the truth, it ought to be harmed.

If we have the truth, it cannot be harmed by investigation. If we have not the truth, it ought to be harmed.



'God' - as revealed in his book of edicts and narratives is practically an idiot. He has nothing to say that any sensible person should want to listen to.

'God' - as revealed in his book of edicts and narratives is practically an idiot. He has nothing to say that any sensible person should want to listen to.



So we came to understand that small and important thing, that our lives could be large with interesting strangers who would pass us without any personal involvement.

So we came to understand that small and important thing, that our lives could be large with interesting strangers who would pass us without any personal involvement.



I don't get depressed. When I feel an attack, I withdraw. I disappear, I replenish, and then I come back.

I don't get depressed. When I feel an attack, I withdraw. I disappear, I replenish, and then I come back.



Is it any wonder, why the approval ratings of the Congress go up every time we go into recess?

Is it any wonder, why the approval ratings of the Congress go up every time we go into recess?




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