Quotes of the week - Retrospective 1

Taking the words of Immanuel Kant: “Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”, we look back at the little pieces of wisdom contained in the quotes from the scientist and writers we found the most inspiring so far. And for fun, you can also check out the quotes generated using the GPT-2 transformer-based language model to see the wisdom from the perspective of artificial intelligence.


"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology." -- Carl Segan

“Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.” -- Stephen Hawking

"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality" --Albert Einstein

“If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.” -- Philip K. Dick

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -- Carl Sagan

"Anyone not shocked by quantum mechanics has not yet understood it." -- Niels Bohr

"All of chemistry is quantum mechanics" -- Roger Penrose

“What I cannot create, I do not understand.” -- Richard Feynman

"The ‘paradox’ is only a conflict between reality and your feeling of what reality ‘ought to be’ "-- Richard Feynman