Schrodinger S Cat Quotes

Quotes tagged as "schrodinger-s-cat" (showing 1-6 of 6)
Terry Pratchett
“In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the
cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat
could be in: these being Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious.”
Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

Mark  Lawrence
“Tell me this," I said. "My world. It's not like the one I read about in the oldest books. When they talk about magic, about ghosts, it's as if they are fairy-tales to frighten children. And yet I have seen the dead walk, seen a boy bring fire with just a thought."

Fexler frowned as if considering how to explain. "Think of reality as a ship whose course is set, whose wheel is locked in place by universal constants. Our greatest achievement, and downfall, was to turn that wheel, just a fraction. The role of the observer was always important—we discovered that. If a tree falls in the wood and no one hears it, then it is both standing and not standing. The cat is both alive and dead."

"Who mentioned a fecking cat?”
Mark Lawrence, King of Thorns

Yoon Ha Lee
“Schrödinger's cat has far more than nine lives, and far fewer. All of us are unknowing cats, alive and dead at once, and of all the might-have-beens in between, we record only one.”
Yoon Ha Lee, Conservation of Shadows

John Green
“Your professional physicist opinion?" I ask.
She smiles. "I believe the cat to be alive. And what says my esteemed colleague?"
"Alive," I say.”
John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Susannah Nix
“Her feelings for Jeremy were like Schrodinger’s Crush. As long as she didn’t open the box, their relationship existed in a state of quantum superposition: both possible and impossible at the same time.”
Susannah Nix, Remedial Rocket Science

Emily St. John Mandel
“Nothing is over yet, she told herself. The cat's still inside.”
Emily St. John Mandel, The Singer's Gun