"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams."
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."
"To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself."
"It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed."
"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
"The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking."
"We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us."
"Creativity is intelligence having fun."
"Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere."
"One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought."
"If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself."
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."
"The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits."
"Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources"
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
"I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university."
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."
"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning."
"Never memorize something that you can look up."
"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."
"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music."
"A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
"What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right."
"If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?"
"I believe in Spinoza's God, who reveals Himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God who concerns Himself with the fate and the doings of mankind... to Rabbi Herbert Goldstein (1929)"[link]