Jun 052006

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reasons for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity. –Albert Einstein

As I noted in a previous post about another of Einstein’s quotes, it seems the force driving him to his great discoveries was not the desire for the answer, but wonder at the question.

Have you ever been camping, and laid out under the stars far enough away to really see the heavens. I have, and I tried to imagine that going on and on forever…and I was genuinely over-whelmed. It was an intense and thrilling feeling all at once. That must be some of what Einstein had learned to experience.

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