There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.
Richard Feynman, physicist, Nobel laureate (1918-1988 )
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )
Be humble for you are made of Earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.
Serbian proverb, ()
The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil's traps for artists.
Logan Pearsall Smith, essayist (1865-1946 )
Oh, it is excellent to have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.
William Shakespeare, playwright and poet (1564-1616 )
Speaking of ranking the various disciplines --Politicians think they are Economists. Economists think they are Social Scientists. Social Scientists think they are Psychologists. Psychologists think they are Biologists. Biologists think they are Organic Chemists. Organic Chemists think they are Physical Chemists. Physical Chemists think they are Physicists. Physicists think they are Mathematicians. Mathematicians think they are God. God .... ummm.. so happens that God is an Astronomer.
Vinay L. Kashyap, astronomer ( )
Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.
Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983 )
I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.
Douglas Adams, satirist (1952-2001 )
Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recovered at will.