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Quantum Quotes


"I'm fascinated with quantum physics." - William

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

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

"I am fascinated by quantum physics." - Vinny Guadagnino

"Doing is a quantum leap from imagining." - Barbara Sher

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

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

"Yes, I am a quantum mechanic! Those darn quantum computers break all the time." - Seth Lloyd

"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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

"The history of the universe is, in effect, a huge and ongoing quantum computation. The universe is a quantum computer." - Seth Lloyd

"I got into physics through pop science and quantum science and ended up being such a quantum groupie." - Talulah Riley

"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

"Classical physics has been superseded by quantum theory: quantum theory is verified by experiments.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

"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

"If all this damned quantum jumping were really here to stay, I should be sorry, I should be sorry I ever got involved with quantum theory." - Erwin Schrodinger

"There is no such thing as a quantum leap. There is only dogged persistence - and in the end you make it look like a quantum leap." - James Dyson

"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

"If we are going t stick to this damned quantum-jumping, then I regret that I ever had anything to do with quantum theory." - Erwin Schrodinger

"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

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

"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

"Come on, Rory! It isn't rocket science, it's just quantum physics! -The Doctor (Matt Smith)" - Steven Moffat

"Quantum fiction is any story that witnesses life and the human experience on a subatomic level." - Vanna Bonta

"I was born the son of a humble mechanic. A quantum mechanic." - Mark Oliver Everett

"What quantum physics teaches us is that everything we thought was physical is not physical." - Bruce H. Lipton

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

"I have a quantum car. Every time I look at the speedometer I get lost." - Steven Wright

"There's far more truth in the Book of Genesis than in the quantum theory." - Malcolm Muggeridge

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

"Memories are not recycled like atoms and particles in quantum physics; they can be lost forever." - Lady Gaga

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

"We are analog beings living in a digital world, facing a quantum future." - Neil Turok

"Unconsciously transmitting ideas to the other MC way back when............,,,..quantum" - Madonna Ciccone

"If [quantum theory] is correct, it signifies the end of physics as a science." - Albert Einstein

"Quantum phenomena do not occur in a Hilbert space. They occur in a laboratory." - Asher Peres

"The more success the quantum theory has, the sillier it looks" - Albert Einstein

"The love of pelf increases with the pelf. [Lat., Crescit amor nummi quantum ipsa pecunia crescit.]" - Juvenal

"In a quantum universe, magic is not the exception but the rule." - Arjuna Ardagh

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

"Quantum physics shows us the universe as a dynamic web of connection." - Robert Moss

"Quantum field theory arose out of our need to describe the ephemeral nature of life." - Anthony Zee

"When we cannot look around and explain anything we are the quantum world." - Akiane Kramarik

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

"No language which lends itself to visualizability can describe quantum jumps." - Max Born

"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

"The act of observing a quantum event probabalistically influences its outcome." - Dean Radin

"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 believe the human race is ready to make a quantum leap forward spiritually and morally." - Marianne Williamson

"Ever since quantum phenomena became definitely recognized many attempts were made to picture their mechanism." - Boris Podolsky

"Quantum physics makes me so happy?it's like looking at the universe naked." - The Big Bang Theory

"Quantum illae stolae pependisti? You paid how much for that dress?" - Henry Beard

"Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it." - Niels Bohr

"Isn't Deepak Chopra just exploiting Quantum jargon as plausible-sounding hocus pocus?" - Richard Dawkins

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

"Everything with a quantum in it, with 'h' in it, was exciting." - Edwin C. Kemble

"If I had to label myself now, I'd call myself a Taoist-Christian-agnostic quantum mechanic." - Moby

"I am a Quantum Engineer, but on Sundays I Have Principles." - John Stewart Bell

"Quantum est in rebus inane! How much folly there is in human affairs." - Aulus Persius Flaccus

"Interference between universes at the quantum level means that information transfer takes place between them." - James P Hogan

"We are the product of quantum fluctuations in the very early universe." - Stephen Hawking

"I've always been fascinated by quantum physics and the possibility of alternate realities." - James Dashner

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

"We couldn't build quantum computers unless the universe were quantum and computing. We can build such machines because the universe is storing and processing information in the quantum realm. When we build quantum computers, we're hijacking that underlying computation in order to make it do things we want: little and/or/not calculations. We're hacking into the universe." - Seth Lloyd

"For the most part, quantum theory has been of little practical value in my life." - Jenny Diski

"When you look at a vacuum in a quantum theory of fields, it isn't exactly nothing." - Peter Higgs

"...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

"Similarly, another famous little quantum fluctuation that programs you is the exact configuration of your DNA." - Seth Lloyd

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

"I had set out to disprove quantum field theory - and the opposite occurred! I was shocked." - David Gross

"Bell's theorem...proves that quantum theory requires connections that appear to resemble telepathic communication." - Gary Zukav

"I make figurative portraits as a way to explore theories of quantum physics." - Oliver Jeffers

"Radical self-care is quantum, and radiates out into the atmosphere, like a little fresh air." - Anne Lamott

""There's been a quantum leap technologically in our age, but unless there's another quantum leap in human relations, unless we learn to live in a new way towards one another, there will be a catastrophe."" - Albert Einstein

"In fact any experiment that measures a quantum effect is one in which the quantum effect is aligned with the behavior of some heavy, macroscopic object; that's how we measure it." - Murray Gell-Mann

"In fact any experiment that measures a quantum effect is one in which the quantum effect is aligned with the behavior of some heavy, macroscopic object; that's how we measure it" - Murray Gell-Mann

"Now I existed solely thanks to the quantum paradox, my brain a collection of qubits in quantum superposition, encoding truths and memories, imagination and irrationality in opposing, contradictory states that existed and didn't exist, all at the same time." - Robin Wasserman

"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

"In Darwin's theory, you just have to substitute 'mutations' for his 'slight accidental variations' (just as quantum theory substitutes 'quantum jump' for 'continuous transfer of energy'). In all other respects little change was necessary in Darwin's theory..." - Erwin Schrodinger

"It was a dogma throughout most of the 20th century that quantum science only applied to subatomic matter, and we now know that not to be true. One of the major discoveries was Quantum Holography." - Edgar Mitchell

"As people become more aware of this universe as a quantum universe, it will embrace things like holographic entertainment experiences. Already, virtual reality and virtual interaction are an element of quantum fiction." - Vanna Bonta

"Quantum entanglement allows you to send information faster than light, which upset Einstein. But Einstein has the last laugh. The information you send on quantum entanglement is random, useless information. So Einsein still has the last laugh." - Michio Kaku

"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

"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

"In fact any experiment that measures a quantum effect is one in which the quantum effect is aligned with the behavior of some heavy, macroscopic object; that's how we measure it." - Murray Gellmann

"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

"I wouldn't have thought that a wrong theory should lead us to understand better the ordinary quantum field theories or to have new insights about the quantum states of black holes." - Edward Witten

"It is often stated that of all the theories proposed in this century, the silliest is quantum theory. In fact, some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it is that it is unquestionably correct." - Michio Kaku

"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

"We are thankful for good-will rather than for services, for the motive than the quantum of favor received." - William Hazlitt

"[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

"The law of attraction is the law of creation. Quantum physicists tell us that the entire Universe emerged from thought!" - Rhonda Byrne

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

"Quantum healing is healing the bodymind from a quantum level. That means from a level which is not manifest at a sensory level. Our bodies ultimately are fields of information, intelligence and energy. Quantum healing involves a shift in the fields of energy information, so as to bring about a correction in an idea that has gone wrong. So quantum healing involves healing one mode of consciousness, mind, to bring about changes in another mode of consciousness, body." - Deepak Chopra

"Heavens! what thick darkness pervades the minds of men. [Lat., Pro superi! quantum mortalia pectora caecae, Noctis habent.]" - Ovid

"Relativity. Gravity. Quantum. Electrodynamics. Evolution. Each of these theories is true, whether or not you believe in them." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Only just the right quantum of wit should be put into a book; in conversation a little excess is allowable." - Joseph Joubert

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

"A person who wasn't outraged on first hearing about quantum theory didn't understand what had been said." - Niels Bohr

"Faith is not so much a binary pole as a quantum state, which tends to indeterminacy when closely examined." - John Updike

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

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

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

"The Quantum Universe has a quotation from me in every chapter - but it's a damn good book anyway." - Richard Feynman

"If you look at anything physical, you find out that at the quantum level, it is non-physical." - Deepak Chopra

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

"Learning from the successes and failures of others is key to making quantum leaps toward our goals." - Robin Crow

"Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it." - Niels Bohr

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

"Readers probably haven't heard much about it yet, but they will. Quantum technology turns ordinary reality upside down." - Michael Crichton

"Ever since I was a kid, I've had an enormous interest in the sciences - everything from quantum physics to anthropology." - Micky Dolenz

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

"Everybody recognizes that if you can make very efficient electric motors, you can make a quantum leap forward." - James Dyson

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

"Liquid helium belongs to a class of fluids known as quantum fluids, as distinct from classical fluids." - David Lee

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

"The Quantum Universe has a quotation from me in every chapter - but it's a damn good book anyway." - Richard P Feynman

"For many years quantum physics had been giving indications that there are levels of reality other than the material level." - Amit Goswami

"I mean, we're really making a quantum change in our relationship to the plant world with genetic modification." - Michael Pollan

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

"Whether you can go back in time is held in the grip of the law of quantum gravity." - Kip Thorne

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

"On quantum theory I use up more brain grease (rough translation of German idiom) than on relativity." - Albert Einstein

"When asked ... [about] an underlying quantum world, Bohr would answer, 'There is no quantum world. There is only an abstract quantum physical description. It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how nature is. Physics concerns what we can say about Nature.'" - Niels Bohr

"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

"I did my masters in elementary particles. But the foundations of elementary particles is quantum theory and there were too many conceptual problems around quantum theory that I couldn't live with. So I decided I was going to work on the foundations of quantum theory. That's what I did my Ph.D on." - Vandana Shiva

"The most important application of quantum computing in the future is likely to be a computer simulation of quantum systems, because that's an application where we know for sure that quantum systems in general cannot be efficiently simulated on a classical computer." - David Deutsch

"I once pitched this show that was just like 'Quantum Leap,' in terms of the set-up, and I got a pass because they said 'Quantum Leap' didn't work, even though it was on for six or seven seasons. You can't say 'Quantum Leap' didn't work!" - Adam Green

"The incomplete knowledge of a system must be an essential part of every formulation in quantum theory. Quantum theoretical laws must be of a statistical kind. To give an example: we know that the radium atom emits alpha-radiation. Quantum theory can give us an indication of the probability that the alpha-particle will leave the nucleus in unit time, but it cannot predict at what precise point in time the emission will occur, for this is uncertain in principle." - Werner Heisenberg

"Scientific realism in classical (i.e. pre-quantum) physics has remained compatible with the naive realism of everyday thinking on the whole; whereas it has proven impossible to find any consistent way to visualize the world underlying quantum theory in terms of our pictures in the everyday world. The general conclusion is that in quantum theory naive realism, although necessary at the level of observations, fails at the microscopic level." - Ravi Gomatam

"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

"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

"Objects obey quantum laws- they spread in possibility following the equation discovered by Erwin Schodinger- but the equation is not codified within the objects. Likewise, appropriate non-linear equations govern the dynamical response of bodies that have gone through the conditioning of quantum memory, although this memory is not recorded in them. Whereas classical memory is recorded in objects like a tape, quantum memory is truly the analog of what the ancients call Akashic memory, memory written in Akasha, Emptiness- nowhere." - Amit Goswami

"I believe we are on the edge of a quantum leap into a whole new way of organizing and living as a human family." - Mairead Corrigan

"Beliefs, and the feelings that we have about them, are the language that "speaks" to the quantum stuff that makes our realty." - Gregg Braden

"Quantum physics has found that there is no empty space in the human cell, but it is a teeming, electric-magnet ic field of possibility or potential" - Deepak Chopra



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