Frank Wilczek quotes

  • If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard enough problems. And that's a big mistake.
    -- Frank Wilczek

    #Crazy #Mistake #Problem

  • In physics, you don't have to go around making trouble for yourself - nature does it for you.
    -- Frank Wilczek

    #Science #Doe #Physics

  • In physics, your solution should convince a reasonable person. In math, you have to convince a person who's trying to make trouble. Ultimately, in physics, you're hoping to convince Nature. And I've found Nature to be pretty reasonable.
    -- Frank Wilczek

    #Math #Trying #Physics

  • The answer to the ancient question Why is there something rather than nothing would be that nothingis unstable.
    -- Frank Wilczek

    #Religion #Would Be #Answers

  • I believe that everything you've said is not even wrong.
    -- Frank Wilczek

    #Believe #I Believe #Said

  • Why is there something rather than nothing?
    -- Frank Wilczek

  • I went off to college planning to major in math or philosophy-- of course, both those ideas are really the same idea.
    -- Frank Wilczek

    #Philosophy #Math #College

  • An ordinary mistake is one that leads to a dead end, while a profound mistake is one that leads to progress. Anyone can make an ordinary mistake, but it takes a genius to make a profound mistake.
    -- Frank Wilczek

    #Mistake #Profound #Progress

  • When religion talks about our aspirations and our sense of morality, I do not believe that science can contradict it. However, when religion contradicts science on matters of fact, religion must yield.
    -- Frank Wilczek

    #Believe #Yield #Matter

  • Knowing how to calculate something is not the same as understanding it. Having a computer to calculate the origin of mass for us may be convincing, but is not satisfying. Fortunately we can understand it too.
    -- Frank Wilczek

    #Knowing #Understanding #May