Albert Einstein: 'I am a deeply religious nonbeliever.'
Smoke like a chimney, work like a horse, eat without thinking, go for a walk only in really pleasant company.
Certain people find everything boring.
I discovered that nature was constructed in a wonderful way, and our task is to find out the mathematical structure of the nature itself. It is a kind of faith that has helped me through my whole life.
With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon.
The dog is very smart. He feels sorry for me because I receive so much mail. That's why he tries to bite the mailman.
I am a deeply religious nonbeliever. This is a somewhat new kind of religion.
Anything truly novel is invented only during one's youth. Later one becomes more experienced, more famous -- and more blockheaded.
Nationalism is an infantile disease, the measles of mankind.
I have reached an age when, if somebody tells me to wear socks, I don't have to.
Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But I have no doubt that the lion belongs with it, even if he cannot reveal himself all at once. We see him only the way a louse that sits upon him would.
Newton, forgive me.
Compiled from Albert Einstein: His Life and Universe (Simon & Schuster, $35), a new biography by Walter Isaacson
From: Esquire US