all created comforts, God is the lender; you are the borrower, not the
All science is either
physics or stamp collecting.
(Not spoken by a philatelist)
experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.”
possible conclusion the social sciences can draw is: some do, some don't”
me catch anyone talking about the universe in my department”
The scientific theory
I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost
The energy produced
by the breaking down of the atom is a very poor kind of thing. Anyone
who expects a source of power from the transformation of these atoms
is talking moonshine.
"When we have
found how the nucleus of atoms are built-up we shall have found the
greatest secret of all - except life."
never bet against anything in science at odds of more than about ten
to the twelfth to one."
All of physics is
either impossible or trivial. It is impossible until you understand
it, and then it becomes trivial.
I have broken the
machine and touched the ghost of matter. (on splitting the atom)
(Pluto quintile Uranus in Cancer & Moon in Pisces)
theories are worthless unless he can explain them to the
barmaid at the local pub."
(Moon in Pisces. Mercury in 9th house. North Node in Gemini.)
"It was as
if you fired a 15-inch shell at a sheet of tissue paper and it
came back to hit you."
We haven't got the
money, so we've got to think!
please. I have been engaged in experiments which suggest that the atom
can be artificially disintegrated. If it is true, it is of far greater
importance than any war"
produced by the atom is a very poor kind of thing. Anyone who expects
a source of power from the transformation of these atoms is talking
is either physics or stamp collecting"
"I have always
been proud of the fact that I am a New Zealander"
"It was almost
as incredible as if you fired a fifteen inch shell at a piece of tissue
paper and it came back to hit you."