Feynman is best known as a person with a unique view of science and the universe. In his explanations, he often speaks in “Feynmanisms”, interesting takes on subjects. A few of Feynman’s quotes, although there are thousands:
My father told me the name of a bird, and told me the bird’s name in russian, chinese, and japanese, and when you know all the names of the bird, you still know nothing about the bird.
I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing, than to have answers which might be wrong.
To know what you know, and when you don’t know, and what it is you know, and what it is you don’t know – you have to be very careful not to confuse yourself.
In later life, Feynman wasn’t above posing for an Apple ad. But towards the end it was his attempt to travel to the little known place called Tuva, then in the Soviet Union, to see the Tuvan throat singers, just because he found out about the place, it was interesting, and it was a challenge to try to get there. Much like his life and work. Happy Birthday professor.
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