„Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part of nature and therefore part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.“
— Max Planck, Where is Science Going? (1932) Variants: Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve. Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature, for in the final analysis we ourselves are part of the mystery we are trying to solve.
„I muse again on the dogmatic assertion which I often make that the countryman's relation to Nature must never be anything else but an alliance... When we begin to consider Nature as something to be robbed greedily like an unguarded treasure, or used as an enemy, we put ourselves in thought outside of Nature, of which we are inescapably a part.“
— Henry Beston, Northern Farm
„Nature is part our humanity, and without some awareness and experience of that divine mystery man ceases to be man. When the Pleiades and the wind in the grass are no longer a part of the human spirit, a part of very flesh and bone, man becomes, as it were, a kind of cosmic outlaw, having neither the completeness and integrity of the animal nor the birthright of a true humanity.“
— Henry Beston, The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod
„If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.“
— Šantidéva 8th-century Indian Buddhist monk and scholar 685
— Wendell Berry author 1934
Context: We are alive within mystery, by miracle. "Life," wrote Erwin Chargaff, "is the continual intervention of the inexplicable." We have more than we can know. We know more than we can say. The constructions of language (which is to say the constructions of thought) are formed within experience, not the other way around. Finally we live beyond words, as also we live beyond computation and beyond theory. There is no reason whatever to assume that the languages of science are less limited than other languages.
„Man of science seeks to resolve the links between art, aesthetics, and the science. The man of science …seeks to resolve [nature’s] infinite complexities in to a few simple principles or elements of action which he calls the laws of nature. In doing this, like the exponents of other forms of art, subjects himself to a rigorous discipline, the rules of which he had laid down for himself and which he calls logic …. Science… Is a fusion of man’s aesthetic and intellectual functions devoted to the representations of nature. It is therefore the highest form of creative art.“
— C. V. Raman Indian physicist 1888 - 1970
— Werner Heisenberg, Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science
„Although we cannot rid ourselves of misconceptions, we can correct them when we become aware of them.“
— George Soros, The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror
— David Lynch American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor 1946
Context: There's always fear of the unknown where there's mystery. It's possible to achieve a state where you realize the truth of life and fear disappears, and a lot of people have reached that state, but next to none of them are on Earth. There's probably a few.
„Our life is half natural and half technological. Half-and-half is good. You cannot deny that high-tech is progress. We need it for jobs. Yet if you make only high-tech, you make war. So we must have a strong human element to keep modesty and natural life.“
— Nam June Paik American video art pioneer 1932 - 2006
In: Douglas C. McGill, ART PEOPLE http://www.nytimes.com/1986/10/03/arts/art-people.html, New York Times, October 3, 1986
„We pride ourselves on trying to put on the best show we can and we're not afraid to say that we happen to be the best live band in the world“
— Billie Joe Armstrong American singer and guitarist 1972
Reported in Q Magazine interview - Jan 2015
— Salvador Dalí Spanish artist 1904 - 1989