After the conversations about Indian philosophy, some of the ideas of Quantum Physics that had seemed so crazy suddenly made much more sense.— Werner Heisenberg
Floundering Quantum Physics quotations
[T]he atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real;
they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts.
Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe.
What I thought was unreal now, for me, seems in some ways to be more real than what I think to be real, which seems now to be unreal
When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter.
Contrary to what they tell you... You are not a limited material being.
I am going to tell you what nature behaves like.
If you will simply admit that maybe she does behave like this, you will find her a delightful, entrancing thing. Do not keep saying to yourself, if you can possibly avoid it, 'But how can it be like that?' ...Nobody knows how it can be like that.
If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy, that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.
I've always been fascinated by quantum physics and the possibility of alternate realities.
In the beginning there were only probabilities.
The universe could only come into existence if someone observed it. It does not matter that the observers turned up several billion years later. The universe exists because we are aware of it.
Observations not only disturb what is to be measured, they produce it.
All science is either physics or stamp collecting.
What quantum physics teaches us is that everything we thought was physical is not physical.
I am not talking to you from the point of view of just wishful thinking, or imaginary craziness. I'm talking to you from a deeper basic understanding - quantum physics really begins to point to this discovery, it says that you can't have a universe without mind entering into it, the mind is actually shaping the very thing that is being perceived.
What really matters for me is ... the more active role of the observer in quantum physics ... According to quantum physics the observer has indeed a new relation to the physical events around him in comparison with the classical observer, who is merely a spectator.
Quantum physics tells us that nothing that is observed is unaffected by the observer. That statement, from science, holds an enormous and powerful insight. It means that everyone sees a different truth because everyone is creating what they see.
It was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to the consciousness.
When the province of physical theory was extended to encompass microscopic phenomena through the creation of quantum mechanics, the concept of consciousness came to the fore again. It was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to the consciousness.
Quantum physics really begins to point to this discovery.
It says that you can't have a Universe without mind entering into it, and that the mind is actually shaping the very thing that is being perceived.
Bohm's interpretation of quantum physics indicated that at the subquantum level, the level in which the quantum potential operated, location ceased to exist. All points in space became equal to all other points in space, and it was meaningless to speak of anything as being separate from anything else. Physicists call this property 'nonlocality.'
If [quantum theory] is correct, it signifies the end of physics as a science.
If someone says that he can think or talk about quantum physics without becoming dizzy, that shows only that he has not understood anything whatever about it.
I like to think the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.
The great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
When asked ... [about] an underlying quantum world, Bohr would answer, 'There is no quantum world. There is only an abstract quantum physical description. It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how nature is. Physics concerns what we can say about Nature.'
All the quantum physics experiments have occurred chiefly on the atomic scale and we are taught to believe that nature's laws are consistent.
Quantum physics presents a new and exciting worldview that challenges old concepts, such as deterministic trajectories of motion and causal continuity. If initial conditions do not forever determine an object's motion, if instead, every time we observe, there is a new beginning, then the world is creative at the base level.
The verbal interpretation, on the other hand, i.
e. the metaphysics of quantum physics, is on far less solid ground. In fact, in more than forty years physicists have not been able to provide a clear metaphysical model.
I believe in God the way I believe in quarks.
People whose business it is to know about quantum physics or religion tell me they have good reason to believe that quarks and God exist. And they tell me that if I wanted to devote my life to learning what they've learned, I'd find quarks and God just like they did.
The possibilities that are suggested in quantum physics tell us that everything that we're looking at may not be in fact there, so the underlying nature of being is weird.
For many years quantum physics had been giving indications that there are levels of reality other than the material level.
To understand that, we have to begin to imagine what a universe would be like if there wasn't anything in it called Mind. If that was the case, according to quantum physics now, then every possibility would also come into existence as every other possibility.
Quantum mechanics makes absolutely no sense.
Whether we electrons, light quanta, benzol molecules, or stones, we shall always come up against these two characteristics, the corpuscular and the undular.
In Einstein's theory of relativity the observer is a man who sets out in quest of truth armed with a measuring-rod. In quantum theory he sets out with a sieve.