# Quantum Mechanics Quotes

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"Just because quantum mechanics is weird does not mean that everything that is weird is quantum mechanics." - Victor J. Stenger

"If you aren't confused by quantum mechanics, you haven't really understood it." - Niels Bohr

"When things get tough, there are two things that make life worth living: Mozart, and quantum mechanics" - Victor Frederick Weisskopf

"Nature allows only experimental situations to occur which can be described within the framework of the formalism of quantum mechanics" - Werner Heisenberg

"No one really understands quantum mechanics." - Richard P Feynman

"Quantum mechanics makes absolutely no sense." - Roger Penrose

"If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics." - Richard P Feynman

"Common sense has no place in Quantum Mechanics." - Michio Kaku

"Quantum mechanics is the Disney World for adults!" - Jan Zaanen

"The problem is that replacement of Quantum Mechanics by Quantum Field Theory is still very demanding." - Martin Fleischmann

"Quantum mechanics brought an unexpected fuzziness into physics because of quantum uncertainty, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle." - Edward Witten

"If everything is made up of little particles and all the little particles follow quantum mechanics, then shouldn't everything just follow quantum mechanics?" - Aaron D. O'Connell

"People get a lot of confusion, because they keep trying to think of quantum mechanics as classical mechanics" - Sidney Coleman

"But, as we have seen, movement does not require a mover, and modern quantum mechanics has shown that not all effects require a cause. And even if they did, why would the Prime Mover need to be a supernatural anthropomorphic deity such as the Judeo - Christian God? Why could it not just as well be the material universe itself?" - Victor J. Stenger

"I think I can safely say that nobody understands Quantum Mechanics." - Richard P Feynman

"Anyone not shocked by quantum mechanics has not yet understood it." - Niels Bohr

"Anyone who can contemplate quantum mechanics without getting dizzy hasn't understood it." - Niels Bohr

"Quantum mechanics, with its leap into statistics, has been a mere palliative for our ignorance" - Rene Thom

"What're quantum mechanics?" "I don't know. People who repair quantums, I suppose." - Terry Pratchett

"The so-called mysteries of quantum mechanics are in its philosophical interpretation, not in its mathematics." - Victor J. Stenger

"I think we can safely assume that no one understands quantum mechanics." - Richard P Feynman

"Nature is one. It is not divided into physics, chemistry, quantum mechanics." - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

"Entanglement is not one but rather the characteristic trait of quantum mechanics." - Erwin Schrodinger

"Anybody who is not shocked by this subject has failed to understand it. [of quantum mechanics]" - Niels Bohr

"Quantum mechanics has explained all of chemistry and most of physics." - Paul Dirac

"I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics." - Richard Feynman

"If you have nothing in quantum mechanics, you will always have something." - Lawrence M Krauss

"...quantum mechanics-the physics of our world-requires that you hold such pedestrian complaints in abeyance." - Brian Greene

"The mathematics of quantum mechanics very accurately describes how our universe works." - Antony Garrett Lisi

"If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet." - Niels Bohr

"Quantum Mechanics is different. Its weirdness is evident without comparison. It is harder to train your mind to have quantum mechanical tuition, because quantum mechanics shatters our own personal, individual conception of reality" - Brian Greene

"Quantum mechanics broke the mold of the previous framework, classical mechanics, by establishing that the predictions of science are necessarily probabilistic." - Brian Greene

"Quantum field theory, which was born just fifty years ago from the marriage of quantum mechanics with relativity, is a beautiful but not very robust child." - Steven Weinberg

"Quantum mechanics as it stands would be perfect if we didn't have the quantum-gravity issue and a few other very deep fundamental problems." - Gerard 't Hooft

"Quantum field theory was originally developed for the treatment of electrodynamics, immediately after the completion of quantum mechanics and the discovery of the Dirac equation." - David Gross

"While many questions about quantum mechanics are still not fully resolved, there is no point in introducing needless mystification where in fact no problem exists. Yet a great deal of recent writing about quantum mechanics has done just that." - Murray Gell-Mann

"Certainly we do not need quantum mechanics for macroscopic objects, which are well described by classical physics - this is the reason why quantum mechanics seems so foreign to our everyday existence." - Alain Aspect

"[Recent evidence regarding quantum mechanics is] sufficient to rule out all theological options but one - the Bible's." - Hugh Ross

"The basic idea is to shove all fundamental difficulties onto the neutron and to do quantum mechanics in the nucleus." - Werner Heisenberg

"[T]he laws of quantum mechanics itself cannot be formulated ... without recourse to the concept of consciousness." - Eugene Wigner

"There was quantum mechanics, string theory, and then there was the most mind-bending frontier of the natural world, women." - Marisha Pessl

"We are trying to understand the implications of quantum mechanics. The subject is very old, but we are still learning." - Leonard Mandel

"only completely coherent approach to explaining both the contents of quantum mechanics and the appearance of the world." - Hugh Everett

"[While] solipsism may be logically consistent with present quantum mechanics, monism in the sense of materialism is not." - Eugene Wigner

"There are a lot of mysteries about quantum mechanics, but they mostly arise in very detailed measurements in controlled settings." - Lisa Randall

"I do feel strongly that string theory is our best hope for making progress at unifying gravity and quantum mechanics." - Brian Greene

"Nothing can create something all the time due to the laws of quantum mechanics, and it's - it's fascinatingly interesting." - Lawrence M Krauss

"Since the founding of quantum mechanics in the 1920s, theoretical physics had nurtured an extremely radical tradition." - David Gross

"Physics is really figuring out how to discover new things that are counterintuitive, like quantum mechanics. It's really counterintuitive." - Elon Musk

"Solipsism may be logically consistent with present Quantum Mechanics, Monism in the sense of Materialism is not." - Eugene Wigner

"In quantum mechanics there is A causing B. The equations do not stand outside that usual paradigm of physics. The real issue is that the kinds of things you predict in quantum mechanics are different from the kinds of things you predict using general relativity. Quantum mechanics, that big, new, spectacular remarkable idea is that you only predict probabilities, the likelihood of one outcome or another. That's the new idea." - Brian Greene

"Quantum mechanics, that brilliantly successful flagship theory of modern science, is deeply mysterious and hard to understand. Eastern mystics have always been deeply mysterious and hard to understand. Therefore, Eastern mystics must have been talking about quantum theory all along." - Richard Dawkins

"A gifted experimentalist, and theoretician, in the best Newtonian tradition... His contributions to quantum measurements, and elucidative teachings on quantum mechanics, have not yet received the attention they deserve." - Willis Lamb

"Quantum mechanics brought an unexpected fuzziness into physics because of quantum uncertainty, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. String theory does so again because a point particle is replaced by a string, which is more spread out." - Edward Witten

"Although quantum mechanics has been around for nearly 70 years, it is still not generally understood or appreciated, even by those that use it to do calculations." - Stephen Hawking

"[Heisenberg's seminal 1925 paper initiating quantum mechanics marked] one of the great jumps-perhaps the greatest-in the development of twentieth century physics." - Abraham Pais

"It is difficult for me to believe that quantum mechanics, working very well for currently practical set-ups, will nevertheless fail badly with improvements in counter efficiency." - John S. Bell

"Now, what that means is that there is fundamental indeterminacy from quantum mechanics, but besides that there are other sources of effective indeterminacy." - Murray Gell-Mann

"It was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to the consciousness." - Eugene Wigner

"At the heart of quantum mechanics is a rule that sometimes governs politicians or CEOs-as long as no one is watching, anything goes." - Lawrence M Krauss

"It is difficult for me to believe that quantum mechanics, working very well for currently practical set-ups, will nevertheless fail badly with improvements in counter efficiency." - John Stewart Bell

"The mathematics of quantum mechanics very accurately describes how our universe works. And it tells us our reality is continually branching into different possibilities, just like a coral." - Antony Garrett Lisi

"Everything that can happen, does. That's quantum mechanics. But this does not mean everything happens. The rest of physics is about describing what can happen and what can't." - Antony Garrett Lisi

"Quantum mechanics is so counter-intuitive, physicists have never been able to come up with a comfortable picture of how it works." - Taner Edis

"It's actually kind of weird that we can comprehend the law of gravity, or that we can understand quantum mechanics, enough at least to make computers." - Edward Boyden

"It's kind of interesting to show that the strange features of quantum mechanics are actually observed. We still don't totally understand what it means." - Leonard Mandel

"Quantum mechanics is weird. I don't understand it. Just live with it. You don't have to understand the nature of things in order to build cool devices." - Seth Lloyd

"I liked quantum mechanics very much. The subject was hard to understand but easy to apply to a large number of interesting problems." - Willis Lamb

"[The Many-worlds interpretation is the] only completely coherent approach to explaining both the contents of quantum mechanics and the appearance of the world." - Hugh Everett III

"The development of quantum mechanics early in the twentieth century obliged physicists to change radically the concepts they used to describe the world." - Alain Aspect

"If we look at the way the universe behaves, quantum mechanics gives us fundamental, unavoidable indeterminacy, so that alternative histories of the universe can be assigned probability." - Murray Gellmann

"Now, what that means is that there is fundamental indeterminacy from quantum mechanics, but besides that there are other sources of effective indeterminacy." - Murray Gellmann

"Einstein's theory of relativity does a fantastic job for explaining big things. Quantum mechanics is fantastic for the other end of the spectrum - for small things." - Brian Greene

"The math of quantum mechanics and the math of general relativity, when they confront one another, they are ferocious antagonists and the equations don't work." - Brian Greene

"Feynman once said, 'Science is imagination in a straitjacket.' It is ironic that in the case of quantum mechanics, the people without the straitjackets are generally the nuts." - Lawrence M Krauss

"In relativity, movement is continuous, causally determinate and well defined, while in quantum mechanics it is discontinuous, not causally determinate and not well defined." - David Bohm

"If we look at the way the universe behaves, quantum mechanics gives us fundamental, unavoidable indeterminacy, so that alternative histories of the universe can be assigned probability." - Murray Gell-Mann

"I'm not looking to be a trophy. When not acting, I spend my time studying metaphysics and quantum mechanics to keep my life as grounded as I can." - Tanit Phoenix

"Einstein was searching for String Theory. It not only reconciles General Relativity to Quantum Mechanics, but it reconciles Science and the Bible as well." - Roy H Williams

"There's a lot of things I nerd out over. Quantum Mechanics. I also love Dungeons and Dragons. I want to be an astronaut." - Analeigh Tipton

"When you think about the complexity of our natural world - plants using quantum mechanics for photosynthesis, for example - a smartphone begins to look like a pretty dumb object." - Jeff Vandermeer

"When the province of physical theory was extended to encompass microscopic phenomena through the creation of quantum mechanics, the concept of consciousness came to the fore again. It was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to the consciousness." - Eugene Wigner

"'Participant' is the incontrovertible new concept given by quantum mechanics. It strikes down the 'observer' of classical theory, the man who stands safely behind the thick glass wall and watches what goes on without taking part. It can't be done, quantum mechanics says it...May the universe in some sense be 'brought into being' by the participation of those who participate?" - John Archibald Wheeler

"Quantum mechanics is just completely strange and counterintuitive. We can't believe that things can be here [in one place] and there [in another place] at the same time. And yet that's a fundamental piece of quantum mechanics. So then the question is, life is dealing us weird lemons, can we make some weird lemonade from this?" - Seth Lloyd

"String theory is the most developed theory with the capacity to unite general relativity and quantum mechanics in a consistent manner. I do believe the universe is consistent, and therefore I do believe that general relativity and quantum mechanics should be put together in a manner that makes sense." - Brian Greene

"Quantum fiction is literature that embodies the new physical or quantum universe." - Vanna Bonta

"I've been very involved in this quantum holographic formalism and helping to explore it as explanatory of the very root of our perceptual capabilities. It is postulated, for example, that this very basic entanglement, at the quantum level, at the level of subatomic matter, is really a part of quantum mechanics." - Edgar Mitchell

"Nevertheless, all of us who work in quantum physics believe in the reality of a quantum world, and the reality of quantum entities like protons and electrons." - John Polkinghorne

"I've always had good mechanics and stuff like that." - Mark Buehrle

"I also think that I had great mechanics." - Dennis Eckersley

"I hadn't focused on mechanics since I signed professionally." - Barry Zito

"Can quantum mechanics represent the fact that an electron finds itself approximately in a given place and that it moves approximately with a given velocity, and can we make these approximations so close that they do not cause experimental difficulties?" - Werner Heisenberg

"[Quantum mechanics] describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd." - Richard P Feynman

"According to inflation, the more than 100 billion galaxies, sparkling throughout space like heavenly diamonds, are nothing but quantum mechanics writ large across the sky. To me, this realization is one of the greatest wonders of the modern scientific age." - Brian Greene

"The role of gender in society is the most complicated thing I"ve ever spent a lot of time learning about, and I"ve spent a lot of time learning about quantum mechanics." - Randall Munroe

"The role of gender in society is the most complicated thing I've ever spent a lot of time learning about, and I've spent a lot of time learning about quantum mechanics." - Randall Munroe

"Quantum mechanics provides us with an approximate, plausible, conjectural explanation of what actually is, or was, or may be taking place inside a cyclotron during a dark night in February." - Edward Abbey

"The doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment." - Bernard d'Espagnat

"According to quantum mechanics there is no such thing as objectivity. We cannot eliminate ourselves from the picture. We are part of nature, and when we study nature there is no way around the fact that nature is studying itself." - Gary Zukav

"Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of. Quick: try to think of a single movie about the horrors of Stalinism. This is not a failure of imagination. This is moral meltdown." - Mona Charen

"There's a branch of math called the foundations of math. It's kind of like quantum mechanics. It's about how this very complex theory of math can be built up from very basic parts." - Tristan Perich

"... one can still say that quantum mechanics is the key to understanding magnetism. When one enters the first room with this key there are unexpected rooms beyond, but it is always the master key that unlocks each door." - John Hasbrouck van Vleck

"Feynman uses Dirac's notation to describe the quantum mechanics of stimulated emission... he applies that physics to... dye molecules... In this regard, Feynman could have predicted the existence of the tunable laser." - F. J. Duarte

"Before the discovery of quantum mechanics, the framework of physics was this: If you tell me how things are now, I can then use the laws of physics to calculate, and hence predict, how things will be later." - Brian Greene

"People don't learn science in movies. You don't go to the movies thinking, 'I hope I learn some quantum mechanics this afternoon.' But on the other hand, movies are instrumental and influential in getting young people interested in science." - Seth Shostak

"Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity are both accepted as scientific fact even though they're mutually exclusive. Albert Einstein spent the second half of his life searching for a unifying truth that would reconcile the two." - Roy H Williams

"What you can show using physics, forces this universe to continue to exist. As long as you're using general relativity and quantum mechanics you are forced to conclude that God exists." - Frank Tipler

"If you start any large theory, such as quantum mechanics, plate tectonics, evolution, it takes about 40 years for mainstream science to come around. Gaia has been going for only 30 years or so." - James Lovelock

"In the future, maybe quantum mechanics will teach us something equally chilling about exactly how we exist from moment to moment of what we like to think of as time." - Richard K Morgan

"The scientists often have more unfettered imaginations than current philosophers do. Relativity theory came as a complete surprise to philosophers, and so did quantum mechanics, and so did other things." - Robert Nozick

"Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe." - Erwin Schrodinger

"If quantum communication and quantum computation are to flourish, a new information theory will have to be developed." - Hans Christian von Baeyer

"It seems sensible to discard all hope of observing hitherto unobservable quantities, such as the position and period of the electron... Instead it seems more reasonable to try to establish a theoretical quantum mechanics, analogous to classical mechanics, but in which only relations between observable quantities occur." - Werner Heisenberg

"Ancient wisdom and quantum physicists make unlikely bedfellows: In quantum mechanics the observer determines (or even brings into being) what is observed, and so, too, for the Tiwis, who dissolve the distinction between themselves and the cosmos. In quantum physics, subatomic particles influence each other from a distance, and this tallies with the aboriginal view, in which people, animals, rocks, and trees all weave together in the same interwoven fabric." - Huston Smith

"As an adult I discovered that I was a pretty good autodidact, and can teach myself all kind of things. And developed a great interest in a number of different things from how to build a street hot rod from the ground up to quantum mechanics, and those two different kinds of mechanics, and it was really in the sciences, quantum mechanics, molecular biology, I would begin looking at these things looking for ideas, but in fact you don't read it for ideas you read it for curiosity and interest in the subject." - Dean Koontz

"Once you have your practice and you have your mechanics, you must be able to go out there and trust your mechanics." - Aaron Baddeley

"Cuban mechanics obviously have to be the best mechanics in the world.They're going to figure out all sorts of things to do." - Jeffrey Goldberg

"I favour an interpretation of quantum mechanics (the 'Everett interpretation') according to which reality branches in any chancy quantum situation. On this view, Schrodinger's set-up will give rise to in two future branches of reality, one with a live cat, and one with a dead cat - and the talk of '50% chances' just indicates that the two branches are both equally real futures of the cat that originally entered the box." - David Papineau

"Classical physics has been superseded by quantum theory: quantum theory is verified by experiments. Experiments must be described in terms of classical physics." - Carl Friedrich von Weizsacker

"This book is unique. I know of no other which so artfully tackles two of the greatest mysteries of modern science, quantum mechanics, and consciousness. It has long been suspected that these mysteries are somehow related: the authors" treatment of this thorny and controversial issue is honest, wide-ranging, and immensely readable. The book contains some of the clearest expositions I have ever seen of the strange and paradoxical nature of the quantum world. Quantum Enigma is a pleasure to read, and I am sure it is destined to become a classic." - George Greenstein

"A. Douglas Stone, a physicist who has spent his life using quantum mechanics to explore striking new phenomena, has turned his considerable writing skills to thinking about Einstein and the quantum. What he finds and makes broadly understandable are the riches of Einstein's thinking not about relativity, not about his arguments with Bohr, but about Einstein's deep insights into the quantum world, insights that Stone shows speak to us now with all the vividness and depth they had a century ago. This is a fascinating book, lively, engaging, and strong in physical intuition." - Peter Galison

"This book is unique. I know of no other which so artfully tackles two of the greatest mysteries of modern science, quantum mechanics, and consciousness. It has long been suspected that these mysteries are somehow related: the authors' treatment of this thorny and controversial issue is honest, wide-ranging, and immensely readable. The book contains some of the clearest expositions I have ever seen of the strange and paradoxical nature of the quantum world. Quantum Enigma is a pleasure to read, and I am sure it is destined to become a classic." - George Greenstein

"When I looked into the mechanics of being a businessman, I found it wasn't rocket science." - Donny Deutsch

"I became more and more interested in the mechanics of creativity..." - Genrich Altshuller

"War has become an affair of machines...and soldiers are little more than clever mechanics." - Alberto Moravia

"The Snow White the midnight the moon tales of the mechanics" - Marissa Meyer

"History is nothing but a problem of mechanics applied to psychology." - Hippolyte Taine

"The mechanics of industry is easy. The real engine is the people : Their motivation and direction." - Ken Gilbert

"To know the mechanics of the wave, is to know the entire secret of Nature." - Walter Russell

"People who are making films today are too concerned with mechanics - technical things instead of feeling." - John Cassavetes

"Non-physicality may soon come to dominate our reality. Thanx Quatum Mechanics!" - Phil Collins

"I don't think about delivery. I don't think about mechanics. I just think about throwing hard." - Eric Gagne

"I haven't always thrown hard, but eventually my (velocity) caught up with my mechanics." - Tim Lincecum

"Allowing liberals to manage economic policy is like hiring monkeys to be aircraft mechanics." - James Cook

"I was my own worst enemy in my debut. Not one player tested my mechanics." - Graham Taylor

"Golfers are forever working on mechanics. My tennis swing hasn't changed in 10 years." - Pete Sampras

"During a tournament, I'm not thinking about mechanics at all. I'm in scoring mode." - Ernie Els

"The true secret to genius is in creativity, not in technical mechanics." - Al Seckel

"Creativity is rich with unexpected possibility. Know-how is mere fragmented mechanics which lacks tradition." - John O'Donohue

"Practice the mechanics of making photographs until it becomes second nature." - Fred Picker

"Karma, when properly understood, is just the mechanics through which consciousness manifests." - Deepak Chopra

"Bertrand Russell had given a talk on the then new quantum mechanics, of whose wonders he was most appreciative. He spoke hard and earnestly in the New Lecture Hall. And when he was done, Professor Whitehead, who presided, thanked him for his efforts, and not least for 'leaving the vast darkness of the subject unobscured'." - J Robert Oppenheimer

"It was about three o'clock at night when the final result of the calculation [which gave birth to quantum mechanics] lay before me ... At first I was deeply shaken ... I was so excited that I could not think of sleep. So I left the house ... and awaited the sunrise on top of a rock." - Werner Heisenberg

"Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that this is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not bring us any closer to the secrets of the "Old One." I, at any rate, am convinced that He is not playing at dice." - Albert Einstein

"There was a time when the newspapers said that only twelve men understood the theory of relativity. I do not believe there ever was such a time ... On the other hand, I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics." - Richard P Feynman

"I count Maxwell and Einstein, Eddington and Dirac, among "real" mathematicians. The great modern achievements of applied mathematics have been in relativity and quantum mechanics, and these subjects are at present at any rate, almost as "useless" as the theory of numbers." - G H Hardy

"No. I had successfully solved the difficulty of finding a description of the electron which was consistent with both relativity and quantum mechanics. Of course, when you solve one difficulty, other new difficulties arise. You then try to sove them. You can never solve all difficulties at once." - Paul Dirac

"Quantum mechanics is very impressive. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory yields a lot, but it hardly brings us any closer to the secret of the Old One. In any case I am convinced that He doesn't play dice." - Albert Einstein

"The most pervasive influence of quantum mechanics on our everyday lives in undoubtedly in the area of solid-state physics. [...] It is the branch of physics that has given us the transistor radio, the Sony Walkman, digital watches, pocket calculators, micro computers and programmable washing machines." - John Gribbin

"Einstein comes along and says, space and time can warp and curve, that's what gravity is. Now string theory comes along and says, yes, gravity, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism - all together in one package, but only if the universe has more dimensions than the ones that we see." - Brian Greene