Top 460 Physics Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Physics Quotes from famous people such as James Heckman, Alastair Reynolds, Duke Johnson, Sheldon Lee Glashow, James Gleick, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I went to a liberal arts college, and as part of my bac

I went to a liberal arts college, and as part of my background, I was majoring in mathematics and physics.
James Heckman
I had an artistic streak and was good at painting and drawing and also very good at English, but I did want to be a scientist. The education system means you have to choose physics or Shakespeare. It can’t be both.
Alastair Reynolds
Movement and physics: These are the fundamentals of animation. You don’t notice that stuff if it’s done well, but if fabric or liquid or hair moves weird, your brain is like, ‘Wait, that’s not real.’
Duke Johnson
One of the principal achievements of physics in the 20th century has been the revelation that the atom is not indivisible or elementary at all but has a complex structure.
Sheldon Lee Glashow
Flying was great. You have to think fast. You have to develop intuition about the physics of air moving quickly over a surface.
James Gleick
Modern low temperature physics began with the liquefaction of helium by Kamerlingh Onnes and the discovery of superconductivity at the University of Leiden in the early part of the 20th century.
David Lee
At the moment I’m doing this space movie, so I’m obsessed with physics and space travel. I know three months down the line it’s gone. Then I’ll be able to superficially say stuff about space.
Cillian Murphy
Old Newtonian physics claimed that things have an objective reality separate from our perception of them. Quantum physics, and particularly Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, reveal that, as our perception of an object changes, the object itself literally changes.
Marianne Williamson
The drawing teacher has this problem of communicating how to draw by osmosis and not by instruction, while the physics teacher has the problem of always teaching techniques, rather than the spirit, of how to go about solving physical problems.
Richard P. Feynman
Bowling is all physics and energy distribution. It’s F = ma. So it is actually one of the most science-y sports, because it literally is just a ball and a surface and objects to knock down.
Chris Hardwick
We are increasingly becoming cyborg-like beings. We are becoming literally what we create. Biology, physics, and technology are evolving towards one and the same thing.
Gray Scott
I had no new ideas on the physics we might learn, and I could not compete with the younger generation.
Jack Steinberger
In literature classes, you don’t learn about genes; in physics classes you don’t learn about human evolution. So you get a fragmented view of the world. That makes it hard to find meaning in education.
David Christian
I have a problem with telling jokes about physics. Quite often the audience have no idea what you are talking about and, to be honest, I don’t know what I’m talking about either.
Robin Ince
If I wasn’t acting or doing stand-up, I would be in animation. Or if I had the discipline I might studies physics.
Chris Hardwick
Nuclear physics is interesting but it is unlikely to help society.
John Cameron
I landed in Mumbai & I started doing acting. I would do acting for 5 days and I would teach Physics & Maths in the remaining two days which would cover my expenses.
Jitendra Kumar
As a physics major at Yale in the 1970s, I developed crushes on nearly all my male professors.
Eileen Pollack
The grounding in natural sciences which I obtained in the course of my medical studies, including preliminary examinations in botany, zoology, physics, and chemistry, was to become decisive in determining the trend of my literary work.
Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
You’ve never seen me debate anybody. On anything. Ever. My investment of time, as an educator, in my judgment, is best served teaching people how to think about the world around them. Teach them how to pose a question. How to judge whether one thing is true versus another. What the laws of physics say.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I’m into the law of attraction and quantum physics. Like cosmic ordering. It’s all about thinking lovely things that you would like in life, and feeling good about them before they manifest, so that by the time they do, you don’t want them because you’re on to your next desire.
Julia Sawalha
Creating artworks, writing and publishing novels, poetry, music, or conducting art-historical research requires support. So does everything else in the world, from physics to fish and wildlife management to human-rights advocacy.
Trevor Paglen
It would seem that I, who never could make much sense of physics when I was at school, have now gained a strong sense of Einsteinian space-time. I am free of the nimbyism of now, and feel a strong kinship with both the dead and the unborn.
Will Self
Although I was really interested in physics, I think I wanted to do it because I thought it was really hard. I did theoretical physics.
Lenny Abrahamson
Even when I wasn’t doing much ‘science for the public’ stuff, I found that four or five hours of intense work in physics was all my brain could take on a given day.
Brian Greene