Relativity Quotes

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Albert Einstein
“Time is an illusion.”
Albert Einstein

J.K. Rowling
“It is a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Jean Cocteau
“Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.”
Jean Cocteau

Douglas Adams
“If life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion.”
Douglas Adams

Justin Halpern
“The baby will talk when he talks, relax. It ain't like he knows the cure for cancer and just ain't spitting it out.”
Justin Halpern, Sh*t My Dad Says

Toba Beta
“Time felt slower when we do nothing but wait.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Vera Nazarian
“Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look at the sunflower.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“But Einstein came along and took space and time out of the realm of stationary things and put them in the realm of relativity—giving the onlooker dominion over time and space, because time and space are modes by which we think and not conditions in which we live.”
Dimitri Marianoff, Einstein: An Intimate Study of a Great Man

“When two things occur successively we call them cause and effect if we believe one event made the other one happen. If we think one event is the response to the other, we call it a reaction. If we feel that the two incidents are not related, we call it a mere coincidence. If we think someone deserved what happened, we call it retribution or reward, depending on whether the event was negative or positive for the recipient. If we cannot find a reason for the two events' occurring simultaneously or in close proximity, we call it an accident. Therefore, how we explain coincidences depends on how we see the world. Is everything connected, so that events create resonances like ripples across a net? Or do things merely co-occur and we give meaning to these co-occurrences based on our belief system? Lieh-tzu's answer: It's all in how you think.”
Liezi, Lieh-tzu: A Taoist Guide to Practical Living

Toba Beta
“There is no such thing as magic, supernatural, miracle;
only something that's still beyond logic of the observer.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Steve Toltz
“The moment seemed endless, but it was probably only half that.”
Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole

John Archibald Wheeler
“Spacetime tells matter how to move; matter tells spacetime how to curve.”
John Archibald Wheeler, Geons, Black Holes and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics

Bill Gaede
“A relativist is an individual who doesn't know the difference between an adjective and an adverb.”
Bill Gaede, Why God Doesn't Exist

Albert Einstein
“Philosophers play with the word, like a child with a doll. It does not mean that everything in life is relative.”
Albert Einstein

Toba Beta
“If you like it, you'll find a way to justify it.
But if you don't , you'll find ways to falsify it.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Tom Robbins
“You knows dat in New Orleans is not morning 'til dee sun come up.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

Wolfgang Pauli
Einstein has a feeling for the central order of things. He can detect it in the simplicity of natural laws. We may take it that he felt this simplicity very strongly and directly during his discovery of the theory of relativity. Admittedly, this is a far cry from the contents of religion. I don't believe Einstein is tied to any religious tradition, and I rather think the idea of a personal God is entirely foreign to him.”
Wolfgang Pauli

Viktor E. Frankl
“A man's suffering is similar to the behavior of gas. If a certain quantity of gas is pumped into an empty chamber, it will fill the chamber completely and evenly, no matter how big the chamber. Thus suffering completely fills the human soul and conscious mind, no matter whether the suffering is great or little. Therefore the 'size' of human suffering is absolutely relative.”
Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

Toba Beta
“Smartass Disciple: If you are really a master, then make me see miracles!
Master of Stupidity: Go to sleep and dream, then wake up thirty years later!”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

David H. Keller
“All space is relative. There is no such thing as size. The telescope and the microscope have produced a deadly leveling of great and small, far and near. The only little thing is sin, the only great thing is fear!

("The Jelly-Fish")”
David H. Keller, American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps

“Morality—like velocity—is relative. The determination of it depends on what the objects around you are doing. All one can do is measure one's position in relation to them; never can one measure one's velocity or morality in terms of absolutes.”
David Gerrold, Star Hunt

Chris Crutcher
“There is no Jesus without Judas, no Martin Luther King, Jr., without the Klan; no Ali without Joe Frazier; no freedom without tyranny. No wisdom exists that does not include perspective. Relativity is the greatest gift.”
Chris Crutcher, King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography

Felix Alba-Juez
“Why is it so difficult for us to think in relative terms? Well, for the good reason that human nature loves absoluteness, and erroneously considers it as a state of higher knowledge.”
Felix Alba-Juez, Who was Right: Ptolemy or Copernicus?

Mark A. Roeder
“I had a sneaking suspicion that time was not constant, but I guess I could never prove it. I suppose it didn’t really matter. I even had a theory that time didn’t go in straight line at all. I knew I was no Albert Einstein, but I had the sneaking suspicion that everything had happened, was happening, or would happen was really happening all the time. There was no past, present, and future. Everything was going on all at once and forever. If that was true, then each moment was eternity.”
Mark A Roeder

Bill Gaede
“A mathematician tells you that the wall of warped space prevents the Moon from flying out of its orbit yet can't tell you why an astronaut can go back and forth across that same space.”
Bill Gaede

Toba Beta
“The word far is too short for me to spell.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Toba Beta
“Changes is the mother of time.
Absence of changes makes no time.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“If you have got used to living life of a king, it would seem ordinary to you. Plus you will get nightmares at the thought of losing it all. If you are used to nothing, even food on your plate and roof on your head will seem like heaven. Everything is relative.”

“What is never discussed in standard scientific textbooks is the fact that the Lorentz transformation can just as easily be understood in absolute terms rather than relativistic terms, in which case it refutes rather than supports Einstein’s special theory of relativity. The relativistic interpretation of the Lorentz transformation abolishes the ether; the absolute interpretation preserves the ether. Einstein did not refute the alternative interpretation. No one has. It has simply become unfashionable, and no one gives any thought to it. This highlights one of the central failings of science. It rejects certain theories even though it has not falsified those theories. They have been rejected not on scientific grounds but on philosophical grounds, yet science is always keen to claim it’s not a philosophy but a method. It is of course a method supporting and enacting a philosophy”
Mike Hockney, How to Create the Universe

Stephen Hawking
“Relativitatea generală prezice existența unui punct în timp la care temperatura, densitatea și curbura spațiului sunt toate infinite, situație în care matematicienii o numesc singularitate.”
Stephen Hawking, The Grand Design

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