"One of the basic things about a string is that it can vibrate in many different shapes or forms, which gives music its beauty."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Edward Witten on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Edward Witten on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Edward Witten on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Edward Witten on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Edward Witten on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"But the beauty of Einstein's equations, for example, is just as real to anyone who's experienced it as the beauty of music. We've learned in the 20th century that the equations that work have inner harmony."
"As for the forces, electromagnetism and gravity we experience in everyday life. But the weak and strong forces are beyond our ordinary experience. So in physics, lots of the basic building blocks take 20th- or perhaps 21st-century equipment to explore."