Richard P. Feynman Quotations
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Creating Quotes
It's the way I study  to understand something by trying to work it out or, in other words, to understand something by creating it. Not creating it one hundred percent, of course; but taking a hint as to which direction to go but not remembering the details. These you work out for yourself.

Beautiful Quotes
Trying to understand the way nature works involves a most terrible test of human reasoning ability. It involves subtle trickery, beautiful tightropes of logic on which one has to walk in order not to make a mistake in predicting what will happen. The quantum mechanical and the relativity ideas are examples of this.

Real Quotes
I was terrible in English. I couldn't stand the subject. It seemed to me ridiculous to worry about whether you spelled something wrong or not, because English spelling is just a human conventionit has nothing to do with anything real, anything from nature. Any word can be spelled just as well a different way.

Becomes Quotes
It has been discovered that all the world is made of the same atoms, that the stars are of the same stuff as ourselves. It then becomes a question of where our stuff came from. Not just where did life come from, or where did the earth come from, but where did the stuff of life and of the earth come from?

Best Quotes
I think equation guessing might be the best method to proceed to obtain the laws for the part of physics which is presently unknown. Yet, when I was much younger, I tried this equation guessing, and I have seen many students try this, but it is very easy to go off in wildly incorrect and impossible directions.

Admit Quotes
I think that when we know that we actually do live in uncertainty, then we ought to admit it; it is of great value to realize that we do not know the answers to different questions. This attitude of mind  this attitude of uncertainty  is vital to the scientist, and it is this attitude of mind which the student must first acquire.

Expand Quotes
If you realize all the time what's kind of wonderful  that is, if we expand our experience into wilder and wilder regions of experience  every once in a while, we have these integrations when everything's pulled together into a unification, in which it turns out to be simpler than it looked before.

Algebra Quotes
It is a curious historical fact that modern quantum mechanics began with two quite different mathematical formulations: the differential equation of Schroedinger and the matrix algebra of Heisenberg. The two apparently dissimilar approaches were proved to be mathematically equivalent.

Carry Quotes
If I get stuck, I look at a book that tells me how someone else did it. I turn the pages, and then I say, 'Oh, I forgot that bit,' then close the book and carry on. Finally, after you've figured out how to do it, you read how they did it and find out how dumb your solution is and how much more clever and efficient theirs is!

Almost Quotes
The most obvious characteristic of science is its application: the fact that, as a consequence of science, one has a power to do things. And the effect this power has had need hardly be mentioned. The whole industrial revolution would almost have been impossible without the development of science.

Energy Quotes
We get the exciting result that the total energy of the universe is zero. Why this should be so is one of the great mysteries  and therefore one of the important questions of physics. After all, what would be the use of studying physics if the mysteries were not the most important things to investigate?