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- 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.
- The Lightness of Being - Mass, Ether and the Unification of Forces, Basic Books 2008, chapter 1, p. 12
- 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.
- The Lightness of Being - Mass, Ether and the Unification of Forces, Basic Books 2008, Caption of chapter 10, p. 128
- Quite undeservedly, the ether has acquired a bad name.
- Fantastic realities : 49 mind journeys and a trip to Stockholm - Singapore : World Scientific, 2006, p. 293, and "The Persistence of Ether": Physics Today, Vol. 52, Issue 1, p. 11-13, (January 1999) - pdf
- The answer to the ancient question "Why is there something rather than nothing?" would then be that ‘nothing’ is unstable.
- Quoted in an article, "Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?", by Victor Stenger (June 2006)