The best Quotes by Roger Penrose

The best Quotes by Roger Penrose

Sir Roger Penrose (born 8 August 1931) is a British mathematician, mathematical physicist, philosopher of science and Nobel Laureate in Physics.

Quantum mechanics makes absolutely no sense
Sometimes it's the detours which turn out to be the fruitful ideas.
If the computer-guided robots turn out to be our superiors in every respect, then will they not find that they can run the world better without the need of us at all? Humanity itself will then have become obsolete.
People think of these eureka moments and my feeling is that they tend to be little things, a little realisation and then a little realisation built on that.
I believe there is something going on in a conscious being, which includes many animals, as well as ourselves, that is not a computational activity. And to be conscious at all is not a quality that a computer as such will ever possess - no matter how complicated, no matter how well it plays chess or any of these things.
So what I'm saying is why don't we think about changing Schrodinger's equation at some level when masses become too big at the level that you might have to worry about Einstein's general relativity.

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Quantum physics makes me so happy. It's like looking at the universe naked.
Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 Episode 20
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This physicist goes into an ice cream parlor every week and orders an ice cream sundae for himself, and then offers one to the empty stool sitting next to him. This goes on for a while until the owner finally asks him what he's doing. The man says, "Well, I'm a physicist, and quantum mechanics teaches us, that it is possible for the matter above this stool to spontaneously turn into a beautiful woman who might accept my offer and fall in love with me." The owner then says, "Lots of single, beautiful women come in here ever day. Buy an ice cream for one of them, and they might fall in love with you." And the physicist says, "Yeah, but what are the odds of that happening?!"
Penny in The Big Bang Theory - Season 2 Episode 19
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Spent all these years to find out about the quantum realm and I found out that I know nothing.
Dr. Hank Pym in Ant-Man
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Things never happen the same way twice.
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Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different...
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Every Star that you see in the Sky might be a sun to someone.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist knows it.
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I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.
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The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
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Quiet people have the loudest minds.
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A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself.
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
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Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
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Ideas can only be useful when they come to life in many minds.
Nature has to be felt.
I am not the least afraid to die.
Charles Darwin - last words - April 19th 1882
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A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
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Tell your son to stop trying to fill your head with science - for to fill your heart with love is enough!
Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.
Cogito, ergo sum. I think; therefore I am.
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It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
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I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.
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We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.
The best way to learn something is to have to teach it.
Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe.
The present is the only thing that has no end.
The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.
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If we made atomic bombs, we would bring about a terrible change in the world. Who knows what would happen from this?
Truth never wins, but its enemies cease to exist.
Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.
It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.
Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
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If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.
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You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024

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