Alan Lightman Quotes

Who the Heck is Alan Lightman?

Alan Paige Lightman is an American physicist and writer. Lightman is the author of Einstein's Dreams.

Born November 28, 1948

Books by Alan Lightman


Best 11 Quotes by Alan Lightman

"Einstein's Dreams" Quotes

“A person who cannot imagine the future is a person who cannot contemplate the results of his actions. Some are thus paralyzed into inaction.”

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Einstein's Dreams

“A world with one month is a world of equality.”

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Einstein's Dreams

“Each act is an island in time, to be judged on its own.”

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Einstein's Dreams

“For it is only habit and memory that dulls the physical passion. Without memory, each night is the first night, each morning is the first morning, each kiss and touch are the first.”

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Einstein's Dreams

“If a person holds no ambitions in this world, he suffers unknowingly. If a person holds ambitions, he suffers knowingly, but very slowly.”

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Einstein's Dreams

“Suppose time is a circle, bending back on itself. The world repeats itself, precisely, endlessly.”

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Einstein's Dreams

“The tragedy of this world is that no one is happy, whether stuck in a time of pain or of joy. The tragedy of this world is that everyone is alone. For a life in the past cannot be shared with the present. Each person who gets stuck in time gets stuck alone.”

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Einstein's Dreams

“Time is the clarity for seeing right and wrong.”

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Einstein's Dreams

“What sense is there in continuing when one has seen the future?”

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Einstein's Dreams

"Reuniun" Quotes

“I should have written books instead of reading them.”

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“Unconditional love. That’s what he wants to give her and what he wants from her. People should give without wanting anything in return. All other giving is selfish. But he is being selfish a little, isn’t he, by wanting her to love him in return? He hopes that she loves him in return. Is it possible for a person to love without wanting love back? Is anything so pure? Or is love, by its nature, a reciprocity, like oceans and clouds, an evaporating of seawater and a replenishing of rain?”

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