The skeptic will say, ‘It may well be true that this system of equations is reasonable from a logical standpoint, but this does not prove that it corresponds to nature.’ You are right, dear skeptic. Experience alone can decide on truth.

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I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

Interview on the Belgenland (December 1930)

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

I cannot believe that God plays dice with the cosmos.

Observer, 1954