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Niels Bohr lived in a house with a horseshoe on the wall. When people cried, for God’s sake Niels, surely you don’t believe a horseshoe brings you luck!, he said, no, of course not, but I’m told it works even if you don’t believe it.

Tom Stoppard (1988)

Kerner. Every time we don’t look we get wave pattern. Every time we look to see how we get wave pattern we get particle pattern. The act of observing determines the reality.
Blair. How?
Kerner. Nobody knows.

Tom Stoppard (1988)

Three Quarks for Muster Mark
Sure he hasn’t got much of a bark …..

James Joyce (1939)

A whole new field of reality was found, altogether beyond the appreciation of the Middle Ages during which supernatural revelation was the centre of all thought.

Werner Heisenberg (1934)

Perhaps it is not too rash to hope that new spiritual forces will again bring us nearer to the unity of a scientific concept of the universe which has been so threatened during the last decades.

Werner Heisenberg (1934)

Their vision is to… influence … the research of the following century.

Werner Heisenberg (1952)