Saturday, August 8, 2009

Examined Life



"You just have to be able to drill in very hard wood ... and keep on thinking beyond the point at which thinking begins to hurt"
Werner Heisenberg

“Deep, persistent problems are never solved by accident; they are solved only by people who are obsessed with them and set out to solve them directly”
Lee Smolin

"Newly acquired insights are at first only half understood by the one who begets them, and appear as complete nonsense to all others... Any new idea which does not appear very strange at the outset, does not have a chance of being a vital discovery"
Niels Bohr

"Only the descent into the hell of self-knowledge can pave the way to godliness" Immanuel Kant

"Nobody can have the consolations of religion or philosophy unless he has first experienced their desolations" Huxley

3 comments:

Rafé said...

Immanuel Kant must've had it goin on, haha

Anonymous said...

Yeah all of those a prior concepts and categorical imperatives can really mess you up.

marcos freitas said...

wow, pretty good chris!