Graham Horton’s Quotations Page

Graham Horton’s Quotations Page. Quotations pages are a bit of a cliche, there are so many of them (and what would we do without Einstein), but this one I thought had so many applicable to novelty and discovery, scientific or otherwise, that I had to link. Herewith a sample, of those most apt …

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority. Thomas Huxley

If we had had more time for discussing we probably would’ve made a great many more mistakes. Leon Trotsky

The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds. John Maynard Keynes

It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. Alfred North Whitehead

To say that a man is made up of certain chemical elements is a satisfactory description only for those who intend to use him as a fertilizer. Hermann Joseph Muller

There ain’t no rules around here! We’re trying to accomplish something! Thomas Alva Edison

Some things need to be believed to be seen. Guy Kawasaki

The physicist’s greatest tool is his wastebasket. Albert Einstein

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? Albert Einstein

Very few people do anything creative after the age of thirty-five. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before the age of thirty-five. Joel Hildebrand

It was, no doubt, partially because of Fourier’s very disregard for rigor that he was able to take conceptual steps which were inherently impossible to men of more critical genius. Rudoph E. Langer

A man with a new idea is a crank until he succeeds. Mark Twain

Science is everything we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else. David Knuth

And many more ….

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