There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Industrialize or perish.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them - not something they'd want now.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.