Quantum Quotes

If you're finding quantum theory hard to swallow, you're not alone. Here's what some of the best quantum thinkers had to say about this strange but fascinating area of physics.

We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry

Niels Bohr

 

 

Quantum mechanics makes absolutely no sense

Roger Penrose

 

 

The 'paradox' is only a conflict between reality and your feeling of what reality 'ought to be'

Richard Feynman

 

 

I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics

Richard Feynman

 

 

If you are not completely confused by quantum mechanics, you do not understand it

John Wheeler

 

 

I do not like it, and I am sorry I ever had anything to do with it

Erwin Schrödinger

 

 

Photo Credits:

 

Niels Bohr
Photograph by A. B. Lagrelius and Westphal

Richard Feynman
Harvey of Pasadena, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives

Albert Einstein
Photograph by Ferdinand Schmutzer

John Wheeler
AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Wheeler Collection

Erwin Schrödinger
Photograph by Francis Simon, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives