Selected Quotes of Niels Bohr

"I try never to write more clearly than I am able to think. "
   --Niels Bohr

"Prediction is very difficult, especially if it‘s about the future. "
   --Niels Bohr

"We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough. "
   --Niels Bohr, Said to Wolfgang Pauli after his presentation of Heisenberg's and Pauli's nonlinear field theory of elementary particles, at Columbia University (1958), as reported by F. J. Dyson in his paper "Innovation in Physics"

"An expert is a person who has found out by his own painful experience all the mistakes that one can make in a very narrow field. "
   --Niels Bohr, As quoted by Edward Teller, in Dr. Edward Teller's Magnificent Obsession by Robert Coughlan, in LIFE magazine (6 September 1954), p. 62