Alan Lightman

Alan Lightman

American physicist, essayist and writer
A person who cannot imagine the future is a person who cannot contemplate the results of his actions. Some are thus paralyzed into inaction.More Alan Lightman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Is it possible for a person to love without wanting love back? Is anything so pure? Or is love, by its nature, a reciprocity, like oceans and clouds, an evaporating of seawater and a replenishing by rain?More Alan Lightman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The book is finished by the reader. A good novel should invite the reader in and let the reader participate in the creative experience and bring their own life experiences to it, interpret with their own individual life experiences. Every reader gets something different from a book and every reader, in a sense, completes it in a different way.More Alan Lightman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In this acausal world, scientists are helpless. Their predictions become postdictions- Their equations become justifications, their logic, illogic. Scientists turn reckless and mutter like gamblers who cannot stop betting. Scientists are buffoons, not because they are rational but because the cosmos is irrational. Or perhaps it is not because the cosmos is irrational but because they are rational. Who can say which, in an acausal world?More Alan Lightman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As a scientist, I don't believe science will ever discover whether God exists. Nor do I believe religion will ever prove it.More Alan Lightman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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