Theories Of Relativity Quotes by Albert Einstein, Quentin Crisp, Tami Hoag, W. Edwards Deming, Adam Savage, Max Planck and many others.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Well, it has done terrifying things. Religious ideas are inflammatory in a way that I find difficult to understand. There are very few wars over the theory of relativity. Very few heated arguments, for that matter. Whereas, in Northern Ireland, they are killing one another over religion.
It followed from the special theory of relativity that mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing…
In my personal experience I have hardly come to know the wretchedness of mankind better than as a result of the general theory of relativity and everything connected to it. But it doesn’t bother me.
What lead me more or less directly to the special theory of relativity was the conviction that the electromotive force acting on a body in motion in a magnetic field was nothing else but an electric field.
The last I knew you were going to a party. just a few friends at the McEvoys’ you told me. The science club, you told me. What happened? You got into a fight about the theory of relativity? Did creationists crash the party and start a rumble?
I believe my theory of relativity to be true. But it will only be proved for certain in 1981, when I am dead.
When asked what single event was most helpful in developing the Theory of Relativity, Albert Einstein replied, “Figuring out how to think about the problem”.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Fractals, the theory of relativity, the genome: these are magnificently beautiful constructs.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The Theory of Relativity confers an absolute meaning on a magnitude which in classical theory has only a relative significance: the velocity of light. The velocity of light is to the Theory of Relativity as the elementary quantum of action is to the Quantum Theory: it is its absolute core.
The 4D style, or cosmic comics and relativistic humor, is based on Einstein’s theory of relativity which I came up with 20 years ago. 4D works use the idea of the fourth dimension, time, playing on such surrealistic and amazing subjects as motion relativity, space curvature and time dilation.
Doesn’t the theory of relativity concern literature too? In our world there is no longer any room for the privileged observer, as there is none for the observer of the universe – we are all within.
Theoretical physicists accept the need for mathematical beauty as an act of faith… For example, the main reason why the theory of relativity is so universally accepted is its mathematical beauty.
The birth of science as we know it arguably began with Isaac Newton’s formulation of the laws of gravitation and motion. It is no exaggeration to say that physics was reborn in the early 20th-century with the twin revolutions of quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity.
When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter.
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.
Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity I do not understand it myself any more.
The difficulty involved in the proper and adequate means of describing changes in continuous deformable bodies is the method of differential equations. … They express mathematically the physical concept of contiguous action.
Einstein’s Theory of Relativity
Einstein’s Theory of Relativity
My intellectual development was retarded, as a result of which I began to wonder about space and time only when I had already grown up.
When the Special Theory of Relativity began to germinate in me, I was visited by all sorts of nervous conflicts… I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
Now Einstein was a very clever man, with us all his philosophies he shared, He gave us the theory of relativity, which is E equals M C squared.
Asked in 1919 whether it was true that only three people in the world understood the theory of general relativity, [Eddington] allegedly replied: “Who’s the third?”
In Einstein’s theory of relativity the observer is a man who sets out in quest of truth armed with a measuring-rod. In quantum theory he sets out with a sieve.
The special theory of relativity owes its origins to Maxwell’s equations of the electromagnetic field.
I can accept the theory of relativity as little as I can accept the existence of atoms and other such dogmas.
God does not play dice [with the universe].
[Ger., Gott wurfelt nicht.]
[Ger., Gott wurfelt nicht.]
If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare me a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German, and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.
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.
Early-twentieth-century abstraction is art’s version of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. It’s the idea that changed everything everywhere: quickly, decisively, for good.
When I was doing Professor Albert Einstein’s bust he had many a jibe at the Nazi professors, one hundred of whom had condemned his theory of relativity in a book. ‘Were I wrong,’ he said, ‘one professor would have been enough.
I think, you know, the thing everybody really wants to know anyway is not what the theory of relativity is, but I think what we all really want to know anyways, is whether we’re loved or not.
The theory of relativity worked out by Mr. Einstein, which is in the domain of natural science, I believe can also be applied to the political field. Both democracy and human rights are relative concepts – and not absolute and general.
Upon hearing via Littlewood an exposition on the theory of relativity: To think I have spent my life on absolute muck.
No one must think that NewtonвЂ™s great creation can be overthrown in any real sense by this [Theory of Relativity] or by any other theory. His clear and wide ideas will for ever retain their significance as the foundation on which our modern conceptions of physics have been built.
No, I don’t understand my husband’s theory of relativity, but I know my husband and I know he can be trusted.
Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein’s general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.
What makes the theory of relativity so acceptable to physicists in spite of its going against the principle of simplicity is its great mathematical beauty. This is a quality which cannot be defined, any more than beauty in art can be defined, but which people who study mathematics usually have no difficulty in appreciating.
Some men spend a lifetime in an attempt to comprehend the complexities of women. Others pre-occupy themselves with somewhat simpler tasks, such as understanding the theory of relativity!
It is ironic that Einsteins most creative work, the general theory of relativity, should boil down to conceptualizing space as a medium when his original premise [in special relativity] was that no such medium existed[..].
For years, my early work with Roger Penrose seemed to be a disaster for science. It showed that the universe must have begun with a singularity, if Einstein’s general theory of relativity is correct. That appeared to indicate that science could not predict how the universe would begin.
Einstein, in the special theory of relativity, proved that different observers, in different states of motion, see different realities.
It is almost impossible to have a baseless snobbish opinion of the General Theory of Relativity.
Every great artist raises art to a science, and every great scientist raises science to an art, hence we have Michelangelo’s David and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.
Since Einstein developed his theory of relativity, and Rutherford and Bohr revolutionised physics, our picture of the world has radically changed.
Einstein, my upset stomach hates your theory [of General Relativity]вЂ”it almost hates you yourself! How am I to’ provide for my students? What am I to answer to the philosophers?!!
Have you ever heard of the theory of relativity?” Artemis blinked. “Is this a joke? I have traveled through time, Doctor. I think I know a little something about relativity.