Quantum Mechanics Quotes

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Werner Heisenberg
“I remember discussions with Bohr which went through many hours till very late at night and ended almost in despair; and when at the end of the discussion I went alone for a walk in the neighbouring park I repeated to myself again and again the question: Can nature possibly be so absurd as it seemed to us in these atomic experiments?”
Werner Heisenberg

Werner Heisenberg
“Quantum theory provides us with a striking illustration of the fact that we can fully understand a connection though we can only speak of it in images and parables.”
Werner Heisenberg

“Einstein said that if quantum mechanics were correct then the world would be crazy. Einstein was right - the world is crazy.”
Daniel M. Greenberger

Werner Heisenberg
“[T]he atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts.”
Werner Heisenberg

John Gribbin
“In the world of the very small, where particle and wave aspects of reality are equally significant, things do not behave in any way that we can understand from our experience of the everyday world...all pictures are false, and there is no physical analogy we can make to understand what goes on inside atoms. Atoms behave like atoms, nothing else.”
John Gribbin, In Search of Schrödinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality

Niels Bohr
“The very nature of the quantum theory ... forces us to regard the space-time coordination and the claim of causality, the union of which characterizes the classical theories, as complementary but exclusive features of the description, symbolizing the idealization of observation and description, respectively.”
Niels Bohr

Vanna Bonta
“Which came first — the observer or the particle?”
Vanna Bonta, Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel

“There was a young lady named Bright,
Whose speed was far faster than light;
She started one day
In a relative way,
And returned on the previous night.”
Arthur Henry Reginald Buller

Brian Greene
“...quantum mechanics—the physics of our world—requires that you hold such pedestrian complaints in abeyance.”
Brian Greene, The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

Kevin Michel
“To shift your life in a desired direction, you must powerfully shift your subconscious.”
Kevin Michel, Moving Through Parallel Worlds To Achieve Your Dreams

Amit Ray
“Beyond the corridor of our space-time there are infinite numbers of universes, each of them is governed by its own set of laws and physics.”
Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

Lawrence M. Krauss
“At the heart of quantum mechanics is a rule that sometimes governs politicians or CEOs - as long as no one is watching, anything goes.”
Lawrence M. Krauss

Paul A.M. Dirac
“When you ask what are electrons and protons I ought to answer that this question is not a profitable one to ask and does not really have a meaning. The important thing about electrons and protons is not what they are but how they behave, how they move. I can describe the situation by comparing it to the game of chess. In chess, we have various chessmen, kings, knights, pawns and so on. If you ask what chessman is, the answer would be that it is a piece of wood, or a piece of ivory, or perhaps just a sign written on paper, or anything whatever. It does not matter. Each chessman has a characteristic way of moving and this is all that matters about it. The whole game os chess follows from this way of moving the various chessmen.”
Paul A.M. Dirac

Kevin Michel
“There are many, many, many worlds branching out at each moment you become aware of your environment and then make a choice.”
Kevin Michel, Moving Through Parallel Worlds To Achieve Your Dreams

Bill Gaede
“A mathematician says that an electromagnetic wave travels from Andromeda to your eye and that it also extends from Andromeda to your eye.”
Bill Gaede

Amit Ray
“Quantum Machine Learning is defined as the branch of science and technology that is concerned with the application of quantum mechanical phenomena such as superposition, entanglement and tunneling for designing software and hardware to provide machines the ability to learn insights and patterns from data and the environment, and the ability to adapt automatically to changing situations with high precision, accuracy and speed. ”
Amit Ray, Quantum Computing Algorithms for Artificial Intelligence

Louis de Broglie
“Many scientists have tried to make determinism and complementarity the basis of conclusions that seem to me weak and dangerous; for instance, they have used Heisenberg's uncertainty principle to bolster up human free will, though his principle, which applies exclusively to the behavior of electrons and is the direct result of microphysical measurement techniques, has nothing to do with human freedom of choice. It is far safer and wiser that the physicist remain on the solid ground of theoretical physics itself and eschew the shifting sands of philosophic extrapolations.”
Louis de Broglie, Nouvelles perspectives en microphysique

“One hundred thirty-seven is the inverse of something called the fine-structure constant. ...The most remarkable thing about this remarkable number is that it is dimension-free. ...Werner Heisenberg once proclaimed that all the quandaries of quantum mechanics would shrivel up when 137 was finally explained.”
Leon M. Lederman, The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?

Amit Ray
“Our subconscious thought patterns collapses the quantum wave function and generates the reality. Meditation is streamline the thought patterns.”
Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Enlightenment is like quantum tunneling - when everyone sees walls and barriers, enlightened one sees
“Enlightenment is like quantum tunneling - when everyone sees walls and barriers, enlightened one sees infinite possibilities.”
Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

“It was about three o’clock at night when the final result of the calculation [which gave birth to quantum mechanics] lay before me. At first, I was deeply shaken. I was so excited that I could not think of sleep. So I left the house and awaited the sunrise on top of a rock.
— Werner Heisenberg”
David Wick, The Infamous Boundary: Seven Decades of Controversy in Quantum Physics

M.R. Maze
“Her consciousness emerges within when the beast of the darkness allows them. This beast was a conjuration of the billion innocent souls lost to the structure of modernization. He was an archetype that transcended time and reality, a governing force as natural as nature itself, and yet this darkness was a new kind, born out of technology only apparent in the last few hundred years.”
MacKenzie R. Mazerolle, Wild Man

Rochelle Forrester
“There has been much controversy about what is meant by an observation causing a quantum entity to come into existence. The controversy is caused by ambiguity in the meaning of terms such as existence and reality. No one seems to know what they mean in the context of quantum mechanics, so I will explain what they mean. The correct interpretation is that when we say that quantum entities do not exist except when observed, we mean they do not exist as part of the human sensory world created by the human sensory apparatus, when an observation is made. The human sensory world is the world we know and live in, and is the world given to us by our sensory apparatus. There is nothing to stop quantum entities existing in other worlds when being observed in the human sensory world and when not being observed in the human sensory world. In addition all observations made by a human observer are personal to that observer, although other human observers will perceive something very similar to that which is observed by other human observers due to having very similar sensory apparatus. The evidence we perceive in our experiments which indicates the presence of quantum entities should be treated in the same way as our perceptions of tables, trees and people in the macro world. ... We don't actually see quantum entities, we see macro level evidence the quantum entities exist, and this macro level evidence comes into existence in exactly the same way as everything else in the macro world. The solution to the quantum measurement problem lies not in the quantum world, but in how the human sensory apparatus works in the macro world.”
Rochelle Forrester, Sense Perception and Reality: A Theory of Perceptual Relativity, Quantum Mechanics and the Observer Dependent Universe

Rochelle Forrester
“What causes the collapse of the wave function? It is the entry of stimuli into the sensory apparatus of a conscious observer, such as photons of the right wave length hitting the human eye and entering the eye through a lens which focuses the light on to the retina. The retina then sends a signal to the brain via the optic nerve and the brain turns the information into the images we see. Those images and information from the other senses constitute the human sensory world. Clearly the images and other information could not exist without observation. Nothing else in the human sensory world exists without an observation being made, so why should the results of experiments, indicating the presence of quantum entities, which show in macro level experimental apparatus be any different?”
Rochelle Forrester

David J. Griffiths
“But physics is like carpentry: Using the right tool makes the job easier, not more difficult, and teaching quantum mechanics without the appropriate mathematical equipment is like asking the student to dig a foundation with a screwdriver. (On the other hand, it can be tedious and diverting if the instructor feels obliged to give elaborate lessons on the proper use of each tool. My own instinct is to hand the students shovels and tell them to start digging. They may develop blisters at first, but I still think this is the most efficient and exciting way to learn.)”
David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

“Everything in the future is a wave, everything in the past is a particle.”
Lawrence Bragg

“So much love, so much time.”
Wald Wassermann

“We are Love experiencing itself, in myriad ways.”
Wald Wassermann

“We’re really just unwitting pawns playing out a sinister predetermined plan laid out by the toaster.”
Tanya Bub, Totally Random: Why Nobody Understands Quantum Mechanics

“If you love a woman at the realm of "Quantum Mechanics", then you have known her at the events before Big Bang!”
Vishwanath S J

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