Arnold Sommerfeld quotes

  • Mathematics is like childhood diseases. The younger you get it, the better.
    -- Arnold Sommerfeld

    #Childhood #Disease #Youth

  • If you want to be a physicist, you must do three things-first, study mathematics, second, study more mathematics, and third, do the same.
    -- Arnold Sommerfeld

    #Three #Want #Firsts

  • Thermodynamics is a funny subject. The first time you go through it, you don't understand it at all. The second time you go through it, you think you understand it, except for one or two small points. The third time you go through it, you know you don't understand it, but by that time you are so used to it, it doesn't bother you any more.
    -- Arnold Sommerfeld

    #Thinking #Two #Firsts

  • I was born in Somerville, but I don't remember very much about it because we moved from there to Arlington when I was five years old, and it was in Arlington that I spent most of my childhood.

  • I had a happy childhood.

  • One has always had a childhood, whatever one becomes.

  • Let us turn to our own childhoods-no further-if we will renew our sense of remoteness, and of the mystery of change.

  • Childhood is but change made gay and visible ...

  • Hep is a very dangerous disease that can cause a number of permanent conditions, including death, which is extremely permanent.

  • Life is an incurable disease.

  • I'm not bothered by the paparazzi and I don't feel hemmed in, I've never felt that. My youth, mind you, there wasn't quite the same attention to celebrities as there is now, but I've never felt that.

  • Youth looks forward, for nothing is behind! Age backward, for nothing is before.

  • Youth condemns; maturity condones