Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein

Found a partial quote in the New York Times, and a quick Google gave this site: Well worth the read, and as I have suspected for some time, Albert Einstein had a wicked sense of humour as well. Add to this his knowledge about many different things, and the realisation of how one of his greatest inventions was used first to destroy life, not to help life, and you have a his view on the world, with a strong dislike of anything to do with war and the military.

My favourites:

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"A person starts to live when he can live outside himself."

"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."

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