Niels Bohr quotes

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“An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field. ”

— Niels Bohr

“Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real. ”

— Niels Bohr

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future. ”

— Niels Bohr

“If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet. ”

— Niels Bohr

“Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it. ”

— Niels Bohr

“The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.”

— Niels Bohr

“We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough. ”

— Niels Bohr

“It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature. ”

— Niels Bohr

“When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images. ”

— Niels Bohr

“Einstein, stop telling God what to do! ”

— Niels Bohr

“Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think. ”

— Niels Bohr

“The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth. ”

— Niels Bohr

“Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true. ”

— Niels Bohr

“There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them. ”

— Niels Bohr

“Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true. ”

— Niels Bohr

“An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field. ”

— Niels Bohr

“How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress. ”

— Niels Bohr

“Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question. ”

— Niels Bohr

“A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself. ”

— Niels Bohr

“There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true. ”

— Niels Bohr

“If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy, that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them. ”

— Niels Bohr

“No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical. ”

— Niels Bohr
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