"You know, there was a time, just before I started to study physical science, when astronomers thought that systems such as we have here in the solar system required a rare triple collision of stars."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Murray Gell-Mann on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Murray Gell-Mann on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Murray Gell-Mann on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Murray Gell-Mann on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Murray Gell-Mann on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"So the old Copenhagen interpretation needs to be generalized, needs to be replaced by something that can be used for the whole universe, and can be used also in cases where there is plenty of individuality and history."
"As a theoretical physicist, I feel at once proud and humble at the thought of the illustrious figures that have preceded me here to receive the greatest of all honors in science, the Nobel prize."