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John Archibald Wheeler
July 9, 1911 - April 13, 2008
Nationality: American
Category: Physicist
Subcategory: American Physicist

In any field, find the strangest thing and then explore it.


Behind it all is surely an idea so simple, so beautiful, that when we grasp it - in a decade, a century, or a millennium - we will all say to each other, how could it have been otherwise? How could we have been so stupid?


No phenomenon is a real phenomenon until it is an observed phenomenon.


In order to more fully understand this reality, we must take into account other dimensions of a broader reality.


To hate is to study, to study is to understand, to understand is to appreciate, to appreciate is to love. So maybe I'll end up loving your theory.


If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day.


It was the defining event and remains a thousand degrees hot.


Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.


We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.


It is my opinion that everything must be based on a simple idea. And it is my opinion that this idea, once we have finally discovered it, will be so compelling, so beautiful, that we will say to one another, yes, how could it have been any different.


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