The Sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the Universe to do.
Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.
The author, in his work, must be like God in the Universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Even sleepers are workers and collaborators on what goes on in the universe.
We can certainly go further than cats, but why should it be that our brains are somehow so suited to the universe that our brains will be able to understand the deepest workings?
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Shine like the whole universe is yours.
Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments.
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants.
That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.
There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
To have solely one thought, but it to be capable to destroy the universe.
Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe, and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it.
In 1971 I returned to the University of Chicago as Professor of Physics.
I heard what was said of the universe, heard it and heard it of several thousand years; it is middling well as far as it goes - but is that all?
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.