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09 April 2008

Einstein


I just finished an interesting (in case my professor is reading this) physics class on Relativity. I, personally, don't find the postulates associated with relativity to be interesting. However- If I could choose people to meet (dead or alive) Einstein (1879-1955) would be one of them... He certainly led an interesting life. Below are some quotes- Enjoy!
(the picture is my cat Lucinda Lou or "Lucy" for short... without her tail pulled..)
  • When asked to describe radio: "You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."
  • "It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure."- E
  • " Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty."-E
  • "Gravity cannot be held responsible for people falling in love."-E
  • "When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, it seems like two minutes. When you sit on a hot stove for two minutes, it seems like two hours that's relativity."-E
  • "Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing."-E
  • "God doesn't play dice." -E
  • "God may be subtle, but He is not malicious."-E
  • "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."-E
  • "Before God we are all equally wise-and equally foolish."-E
  • "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."-E
  • "Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."-E
  • "Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. "-E

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