Newton quotes

  • As three laws were good enough for Newton, I have modestly decided to stop there.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Law #Three #Newton

  • It's your life story if you're a mathematician: every time you discover something neat, you discover that Gauss or Newton knew it in his crib.
    -- Bill Gosper

    #Stories #Newton #Life Story

  • I eat Fig Newtons by the sleeve!
    -- Brian Regan

    #Newton #Figs #Sleeves

  • If one looks at the works of Newton to Einstein, they were never scientists in the way modernity understands the term.
    -- Bruno Latour

    #Looks #Way #Newton

  • There have been only three epoch-making mathematicians, Archimedes, Newton, and Eisenstein.
    -- Carl Friedrich Gauss

    #Science #Three #Newton

  • I do not mind at all that [Newton] is not a Cartesian provided he does not offer us suppositions like that of attraction.
    -- Christiaan Huygens

    #Mind #Doe #Newton

  • Anthropology found its Galileo in Rivers, its Newton in Mauss.
    -- Claude Levi-Strauss

    #Newton #Anthropology

  • I wanted to be an inventor, whatever I thought that meant then. I guess I was thinking of Edison or maybe James Watt. Or maybe even Newton.
    -- David Antin

    #Thinking #Newton #James Watt

  • I trust Winsor and Newton and I paint directly upon it.
    -- Edward Hopper

    #Trust #Newton #Paint

  • 1/r^2 has a nasty singularity at r=0, but it did not bother Newton-the Moon is far enough.
    -- Edward Witten

    #Moon #Nasty #Newton

  • The greatest mathematicians, as Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss, always united theory and applications in equal measure.
    -- Felix Klein

    #Newton #Theory #Mathematician

  • Bradman is a whole class above any batsman who has ever lived: if Archimedes, Newton and Gauss remain in the Hobbs class, I have to admit the possibility of a class above them, which I find difficult to imagine. They had better be moved from now on into the Bradman class.
    -- G. H. Hardy

    #Class #Imagine #Newton

  • Sir Isaac Newton was asked how he discovered the law of gravity. He replied, "By thinking about it all the time.
    -- Isaac Newton

    #Thinking #Law #Newton

  • I passed a typing test and became a member of the staff of Rear Adm. Newton.
    -- Jack Adams

    #Tests #Newton #Staff

  • Ampere was the Newton of Electricity.
    -- James Clerk Maxwell

    #Newton #Electricity

  • "Newton was the greatest genius that ever existed, and the most fortunate, for we cannot find more than once a system of the world to establish."
    -- Joseph-Louis Lagrange

    #Genius #World #Newton

  • There are a lot of photographers who have influenced me; some of the great ones, like Herb Ritts, Helmut Newton, and [Alfred] Stieglitz. I draw from all of them. You're supposed to steal from the good ones.
    -- Leonard Nimoy

    #Herbs #Photographer #Newton

  • Las Vegas without Wayne Newton is like Disneyland without Mickey Mouse.
    -- Merv Griffin

    #Vegas #Newton #Wayne

  • The analytical geometry of Descartes and the calculus of Newton and Leibniz have expanded into the marvelous mathematical method
    -- Nicholas Murray Butler

    #Math #Newton #Method

  • [All phenomena] are equally susceptible of being calculated, and all that is necessary, to reduce the whole of nature to laws similar to those which Newton discovered with the aid of the calculus, is to have a sufficient number of observations and a mathematics that is complex enough.
    -- Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet

    #Law #Numbers #Newton

  • Accelerometrics is a cool new discipline. Newton and Galileo would love it.
    -- Philippe Kahn

    #Discipline #Newton

  • The great Sir Isaac Newton, He once made a valid proclamation, That the forces equal to a nominated mass, when multiplied by acceleration That was the law of motion.
    -- Richard Digance

    #Science #Law #Newton

  • If I ask you who is the most famous scientist who ever lived, or the greatest scientist who ever lived you'll say either Einstein or Newton or something like that because their claims were supposed to apply universally. But the claim of somebody who is studying a particular feature of the evolutionary process like whether it's very fast or very slow, or occurs in steps and so on, that's not a universal claim, that's a rather specialised claim and so you can't claim to great fame and great success.
    -- Richard Lewontin

    #Steps #Study #Newton

  • It is strongly suspected that a NEWTON or SHAKESPEARE excels other mortals only by a more ample development of the anterior cerebral lobes, by having an extra inch of brain in the right place.
    -- Sir William Lawrence, 1st Baronet

    #Brain #Development #Newton

  • The recurrence during the eighteenth century Enlightenment of the aspiration to be the 'Newton of the moral sciences' testifies to the prestige not just of celestial mechanics, but of the 'experimental method' more generally.
    -- Stefan Collini

    #Enlightenment #Moral #Newton

  • So, did you stab Edward Cullen with a pencil or what? I've never seen him act like that.
    -- Stephenie Meyer

    #Newton #Pencils

  • Like Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, and so many others before me, sexual imagery has always been a part of my photography.
    -- Terry Richardson

    #Photography #Newton #Imagery

  • It takes a Newton to forge a Newton. What man could have fabricated a Jesus? None but a Jesus.
    -- Theodore Parker

    #Jesus #Men #Newton

  • For other great mathematicians or philosophers, he [Gauss] used the epithets magnus, or clarus, or clarissimus; for Newton alone he kept the prefix summus.
    -- W. W. Rouse Ball

    #Philosopher #Newton #Used

  • Throughout his life Newton must have devoted at least as much attention to chemistry and theology as to mathematics. ...
    -- W. W. Rouse Ball

    #Attention #Chemistry #Newton

  • In England it was enough that Newton was the greatest mathematican of his century; in France he would have been expected to be agreeable too.
    -- Jean le Rond d'Alembert

    #France #England #Newton

  • AMAZING GRACE is about the man who wrote "Amazing Grace," John Newton. It's a really great show - I have been workshopping it for a while now, actually.
    -- Josh Young

    #Men #Grace #Newton

  • I like the drawings. And as a photography fan myself, I would look at Helmut Newton or Irving Penn and like to see the initial notes or drawings, to see where the ideas grew from. Also my sketches are key to my work because I came to realise early on that by doing drawings, I could formulate a plan of what I was thinking of - I could take control and direct the work.
    -- Miles Aldridge

    #Photography #Thinking #Newton

  • I remember one of the first things Helmut Newton on one of his last shoots, in 2004, said was that he couldn't believe how thin I was. He was like, "Whatever happened to women?" He also made me wear rubber nipples. It was amazing to be in a situation where you have to create but you don't feel any pressure. He had such confidence that it made things really easy. There's a natural sort of process of something coming to life, which I really liked. It was like, "We're here, and let's make you lay on a bed of nails." But it didn't seem contrived or overly thought-out. It was easy.
    -- Daria Werbowy

    #Believe #Remember #Newton

  • Fig Newton: The force required to accelerate a fig 39.37 inches/sec.
    -- Joe Hart

    #Newton #Figs #Inches

  • Both Newton and Darwin were driven by the data and were forced to recognize that they couldn't explain everything. It may be a characteristic of great scientists to know what to accept and what to leave out.
    -- Lewis Wolpert

    #Data #May #Newton