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    Many of my heroes, like Galileo, Maxwell, Newton and, less explicitly, Einstein thought what they were doing was finding out what God is. All of them had this inspiration that if you want to find out what God is, you have to look at his work.
    — Frank Wilczek
    tags: work  thoughts  hero  god 
     
    I went off to college planning to major in math or philosophy- of course, both those ideas are really the same idea.
    — Frank Wilczek
    tags: college  ideas 
     
    Knowing how to calculate something is not the same as understanding it. Having a computer to calculate the origin of mass for us may be convincing, but is not satisfying. Fortunately we can understand it too.
    — Frank Wilczek
    In physics, your solution should convince a reasonable person. In math, you have to convince a person who's trying to make trouble. Ultimately, in physics, you're hoping to convince Nature. And I've found Nature to be pretty reasonable.
    — Frank Wilczek
    tags: nature  people  physics 
     
    I'm convinced that art and science activate the same parts of the brain.
    — Frank Wilczek
    tags: brain 
     
    The answer to the ancient question Why is there something rather than nothing would be that nothingis unstable.
    — Frank Wilczek
    tags: questions 
     
    I believe that everything you've said is not even wrong.
    — Frank Wilczek
    tags: believe  wrong 
     
    When religion talks about our aspirations and our sense of morality, I do not believe that science can contradict it. However, when religion contradicts science on matters of fact, religion must yield.
    — Frank Wilczek
    tags: believe  morality  facts 
     
    The brain rewards us for interacting with beautiful things. In this way, evolution wants to encourage us to do what is good for us.
    — Frank Wilczek
    An ordinary mistake is one that leads to a dead end, while a profound mistake is one that leads to progress. Anyone can make an ordinary mistake, but it takes a genius to make a profound mistake.
    — Frank Wilczek
    In physics, you don't have to go around making trouble for yourself - nature does it for you.
    — Frank Wilczek
    tags: nature  physics 
     
    If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard enough problems. And that's a big mistake.
    — Frank Wilczek
    tags: mistakes  problem 
     
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