Niels Bohr Quotes

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We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough?
— Niels Bohr
Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
— Niels Bohr

reality

If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet.
— Niels Bohr
Every sentence I utter, must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question.
— Niels Bohr
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
— Niels Bohr

experts

It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature.
— Niels Bohr
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
— Niels Bohr

truth

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
— Niels Bohr
An independent reality in the ordinary physical sense can neither be ascribed to the phenomenon nor to the agencies of observation.
— Niels Bohr
When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.
— Niels Bohr

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