The Nature of the Universe


Carl Zwanzig “Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light
side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together….”

Douglas Adams “There is a theory which states that if
ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for
and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be
replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already

Albert Einstein “Only two things are infinite, the
universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the

Unknown “Astronomers say the universe is finite,
which is a comforting thought for those people who can’t
remember where they leave things.”

Edward P. Tryon “In answer to the question of why it
happened, I offer the modest proposal that our Universe is
simply one of those things which happen from time to

John Andrew Holmes “It is well to remember that the
entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of

Max Frisch “Technology is a way of organizing the
universe so that man doesn’t have to experience it.”

Kilgore Trout “The universe is a big place, perhaps the

Woody Allen “I’m astounded by people who want to
‘know’ the universe when it’s hard enough to find your way
around Chinatown.”

Douglas Adams “In the beginning the Universe was
created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been
widely regarded as a bad move.”

William J. Broad “The crux… is that the vast majority
of the mass of the universe seems to be missing.”

Rich Cook “Programming today is a race between
software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-
proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger
and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.”

Fred Hoyle “There is a coherent plan in the universe,
though I don’t know what it’s a plan for.”

Ray Bradbury “We are an impossibility in an
impossible universe.”

Christopher Morley “My theology, briefly, is that the
universe was dictated but not signed.”

Edward Chilton “I’m worried that the universe will
soon need replacing. It’s not holding a charge.”

Calvin and Hobbes (Bill Watterson) “The surest sign
that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it
has never tried to contact us.”

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