"I think the perception of there being a deep gulf between science and the humanities is false."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Clifford Geertz on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Clifford Geertz on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Clifford Geertz on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Clifford Geertz on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Clifford Geertz on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The way in which mathematicians and physicists and historians talk is quite different, and what a physicist means by physical intuition and what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are things worth thinking about."
"We need to think more about the nature of rhetoric in anthropology. There isn't a body of knowledge and thought to fall back on in this regard."
"Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance."
"I'm writing a review of three books on feminism and science, and it's about social constructionism. So I would say I'm a social constructionist, whatever that means."