„Physics and psychology are going somewhere, but where they do not know. But… they are traveling“

Essay on Atomism: From Democritus to 1960 (1961)
Kontext: Physics and psychology are going somewhere, but where they do not know. But... they are traveling from: Democritan permanent particles and the Cartesian mind necessarily aware.... they are both traveling away from the same point of origin and in the same general direction: from the isolation of supposedly permanent "substances" towards the identification of changing relations potentially affecting everything; briefly, from substance to changing relations and structures.

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Lancelot Law Whyte Foto
Lancelot Law Whyte62
Scottish industrial engineer 1896 - 1972

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Lin Yutang Foto

„A good traveler is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveler does not know where he came from.“

—  Lin Yutang, buch The Importance of Living

Quelle: The Importance of Living (1937), p. 332

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Yogi Berra Foto

„If you don't know where you are going you will end up somewhere else“

—  Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015

Variante: If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up someplace else.
Quelle: The Yogi Book : I Really Didn't Say Everything I Said

John Updike Foto

„If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.“

—  Laurence J. Peter Canadian eductor 1919 - 1990

Quelle: Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Time (1977), p. 125

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Warren G. Harding Foto

„I don't know what to do or where to turn in this taxation matter. Somewhere there must be a book that tells all about it, where I could go to straighten it out in my mind. But I don't know where the book is, and maybe I couldn't read it if I found it.“

—  Warren G. Harding American politician, 29th president of the United States (in office from 1921 to 1923) 1865 - 1923

Remark to Judson Welliver, as quoted in Francis Russell (1968) The Shadow of Blooming Grove.
1920s

Richard Feynman Foto

„You'll have to accept it. It's the way nature works. If you want to know how nature works, we looked at it, carefully. Looking at it, that's the way it looks. You don't like it? Go somewhere else, to another universe where the rules are simpler, philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy.“

—  Richard Feynman American theoretical physicist 1918 - 1988

Sir Douglas Robb Lectures, University of Auckland (1979); lecture 1, "Photons: Corpuscles of Light" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLQ2atfqk2c&t=24m2s
Kontext: There's a kind of saying that you don't understand its meaning, 'I don't believe it. It's too crazy. I'm not going to accept it.'… You'll have to accept it. It's the way nature works. If you want to know how nature works, we looked at it, carefully. Looking at it, that's the way it looks. You don't like it? Go somewhere else, to another universe where the rules are simpler, philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy. I can't help it, okay? If I'm going to tell you honestly what the world looks like to the human beings who have struggled as hard as they can to understand it, I can only tell you what it looks like.

Dogen Foto

„But do not ask me where I am going,
As I travel in this limitless world,
Where every step I take is my home.“

—  Dogen Japanese Zen buddhist teacher 1200 - 1253

As translated in The Zen Poetry of Dōgen : Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace (1997) by Steven Heine, p. 61

„We do not know the truth. But sometimes we get a glimpse of the shadow of the truth. And where there is a shadow, somewhere there must be light.“

—  Eric Mervyn Lindsay Irish astronomer 1907 - 1974

Quoted in [The Irish Astronomical Journal, Volume 12, Irish Astronomical Society, 1975, 150]

John Ashbery Foto

„Somewhere someone is traveling furiously toward you,
At incredible speed, traveling day and night,
Through blizzards and desert heat, across torrents, through narrow passes.
But will he know where to find you,
Recognize you when he sees you,
Give you the thing he has for you?“

—  John Ashbery poet from the United States 1927 - 2017

A Wave (1984)
Quelle: "At North Farm" ( Electronic Poetry Center: At North Farm https://writing.upenn.edu/epc/authors/ashbery/north.html)

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E.E. Cummings Foto

„somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond“

—  E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962

Quelle: 100 Selected Poems

Augusten Burroughs Foto

„This is what you should know about losing someone you love. They do not travel alone. You go with them.“

—  Augusten Burroughs American writer 1965

Quelle: This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.

Grace Hopper Foto

„If they put you down somewhere with nothing to do, go to sleep — you don't know when you'll get any more.“

—  Grace Hopper American computer scientist and United States Navy officer 1906 - 1992

Grace Hopper on Late Night with David Letterman (2 October 1986) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-vcErOPofQ
Kontext: There's something you learn in your first boot-camp, or training camp: If they put you down somewhere with nothing to do, go to sleep — you don't know when you'll get any more.

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Arthur Hugh Clough Foto

„Where lies the land to which the ship would go?
Far, far ahead, is all her seamen know.
And where the land she travels from? Away,
Far, far behind, is all that they can say.“

—  Arthur Hugh Clough English poet 1819 - 1861

Where Lies the Land to Which the Ship Would Go? http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poem/491.html, st. 1 (1852).

Lily Allen Foto

„And if you have a minute why don't we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
'Cause this could be the end of everything,
So why don't we go
Somewhere only we know?“

—  Lily Allen English singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter 1985

This song, Somewhere Only We Know, originated with the group Keane, in 2004, although Allen did a very popular version of it, on a YouTube video in 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mer6X7nOY_o.
Misattributed

Philip Pullman Foto

„How can I just go and sit in the library or somewhere and twiddle my thumbs, knowing what's going to happen? I don't intend to do that, I promise you.“

—  Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials trilogy

Lyra, in Ch. 1 : The Decanter of Tokay
His Dark Materials, The Golden Compass (1995)

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