John Stewart Bell quotes

  • Long may Louis de Broglie continue to inspire those who suspect that what is proved by impossibility proofs is lack of imagination.
    -- John Stewart Bell

    #Inspiration #Long #Imagination

  • It is difficult for me to believe that quantum mechanics, working very well for currently practical set-ups, will nevertheless fail badly with improvements in counter efficiency.
    -- John Stewart Bell

    #Believe #Improvement #Terrorism

  • Theoretical physicists live in a classical world, looking out into a quantum-mechanical world. The latter we describe only subjectively, in terms of procedures and results in our classical domain.
    -- John Stewart Bell

    #World #Quantum #Results

  • The concept of 'measurement' becomes so fuzzy on reflection that it is quite surprising to have it appearing in physical theory at the most fundamental level ... does not any analysis of measurement require concepts more fundamental than measurement? And should not the fundamental theory be about these more fundamental concepts?
    -- John Stewart Bell

    #Reflection #Doe #Analysis

  • I am a Quantum Engineer, but on Sundays I Have Principles.
    -- John Stewart Bell

    #Sunday #Principles #Quantum

  • No theory of reality compatible with quantum theory can require spatially separate events to be independent.
    -- John Stewart Bell

    #Independent #Reality #Events

  • Chop your own path. Get off the car track

  • There is a beautiful and life-enhancing alternative outlook that offers insight, consolation, inspiration and meaning, which has nothing to do with religion, and everything to do with the best, most generous, most sympathetic understanding of human reality.

  • You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

  • Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite

  • The most important innovation in medicine to come in the next 10 years: the power of the human hand.

  • As long as you want anything very much, especially more than you want God, it is an idol.

  • I tried the paleo diet, which is the caveman diet - lots of meat. And I tried the calorie restriction diet: The idea is that if you eat very, very little - if you're on the verge of starvation, you will live a very long time, whether or not you want to, of course.

  • It's been so long and I'm lost without you, what am I gonna do? I been needin' you, wantin' you, wonderin' if you're the same and who's been with you. Is your heart still mine? I wanna cry sometimes ... I miss you.

  • If a family is an expression of continuity through biology, a city is an expression of continuity through will amd imagination? through mental choices making artifice, not through physical reproduction.

  • This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.