I cannot believe that God plays dice with the cosmos.

Observer, 1954

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Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

Personally, I experience the greatest degree of pleasure in having contact with works of art. They furnish me with happy feelings of an intensity such as I cannot derive from other realms.

I want to know God’s thoughts. The rest is just details.

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.