"I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind."
"The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat."
"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?"
"The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."
"Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people."
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. "
"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."
"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."
"There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there."
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
"Information is not knowledge."
"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."
"A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be."
"Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations."
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."
"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."
"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."
"When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity."
"The only source of knowledge is experience."
"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."
"The environment is everything that isn't me."