Quotes on the Nature of the Universe

Douglas Adams: "There is a theory which states that if ever anybody
discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it 
will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre 
and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has 
already happened."

Albert Einstein: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and 
human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

Unknown: "Astronomers say the universe is finite, which is a 
comforting thought for those people who can't remember where they 
leave things."

Edward P. Tryon: "In answer to the question of why it happened, I 
offer the modest proposal that our Universe is simply one of those 
things which happen from time to time."

John Andrew Holmes: "It is well to remember that the entire universe, 
with one trifling exception, is composed of others."

Max Frisch: "Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that 
man doesn't have to experience it."

Kilgore Trout: "The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest."

Woody Allen: "I'm astounded by people who want to `know' the universe 
when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown."

Douglas Adams: "In the beginning the Universe was created. This has 
made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad 

William J. Broad: "The crux... is that the vast majority of the mass 
of the universe seems to be missing."

Rich Cook: "Programming today is a race between software engineers 
striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the 
Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the 
Universe is winning."

Fred Hoyle: "There is a coherent plan in the universe, though I don't 
know what it's a plan for."

Ray Bradbury: "We are an impossibility in an impossible universe."

Christopher Morley: "My theology, briefly, is that the universe was
dictated but not signed."

Edward Chilton: "I'm worried that the universe will soon need 
replacing.  It's not holding a charge."

Calvin and Hobbes (Bill Watterson): "The surest sign that intelligent 
life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to 
contact us."

Carl Zwanzig: "Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side, a 
dark side, and it holds the universe together..."

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