54+ Best Alan Lightman Quotes and Sayings

Alan Paige Lightman is basically an American physicist; he is also a writer and a social entrepreneur. He was, too a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Einstein’s Dreams is one of his most famous works of him. Mentioned below are some famous quotes and sayings of Alan Paige Lightman. 


Alan Lightman’s Quotes and Sayings

– We all must be aware of the fact that we all are actually living in this highly polarised society. Here we must always keep this in mind and should always try to know and understand each other in a very respectful manner. In this world today, I actually feel that it is time that now I must make two separate rooms, one for each spiritual atheist as well as one for thinking believers. 

– I would like to share with you that for me, consciousness is actually the most wonderful as well as the most interesting part as well the unsolved problem of science. 

– You believe it or not, but I would like to confess that I am an actual spiritual atheist myself. Where one side, I believe that there are forces that are actually and certainly bigger than ourselves but on the other hand, I believe that there is no supreme power or any supreme being who might have created this very world and us. 


Alan Lightman's Quotes

– Always keep yourself aware of the fact that all the writers actually have the roots that they originally drew from traveling or from work and also from their families. And now, if you ask about my very roots, then they actually lie in science which I always feel is the fertile ground originally for fiction. 

– I would like to share with you all that I originally felt that the e-mail was just like the very representatives of our fast food mentality in the United States.

– As far as I believe, I just feel that we all are actually the very part of the one big machine, but it is something we are not at all conscious about, and we are just working as if we all are plugged in for the entire 24 hours of the day. And also, I would like to add that we could never unplug our very selves from that big machine then soon there will be a time when we all will be nothing but only mindless.

– Being a scientist, I would like to tell you all that I personally do not believe in science, whether or not it would ever discover the existence of that God. But also, being a nonbeliever of religion would never make an effort to prove it also.

– I would like to tell you people that I have a number of friends who just keep asking as well as telling me that checking the e-mail messages in the morning as soon as I wake up every day should always be the very first task of mine as the part of my daily routine.

– I am the kind of person who would always prefer to use my time more appropriately as well as more carefully rather than just spending it all checking e-mail messages. 

– Always know that I am the kind of person who always opposes any or every belief that tends to contradict the actual experimental evidence the one which is actually determined by the very methods of true science. 

– For me, all those beliefs are actually faith which does not contradict with the methods of science. And no matter whether or not that faith may turn out to be beneficial for us.  

– Always keep in your mind that music is only the one that is actually the universal emotional experience that is actually cutting across the very cultures as well as languages.

– I would like to share that there was a time once when I learned piano for around ten years when I was a kid, and for me, that experience I had while learning the piano was originally the best as well as the most valuable one in my life. 

– When people ask me what I would have been in my life if I were not a writer then, I tell them that in that case, apart from the writer, I would have rather continued what I am doing already, which includes all the research works in physics, also teaching and I would have run a nonprofit organization with a definite mission of empowering women that of Cambodia. 

– To be very honest, as I already have that science background, so I always find subjects or things like theology as well as philosophy in relation to science the more interesting ones for me, and especially I was always interested in the ethical questions primarily. 

– If you ask me for a novel must always be an emotional one. Also, it should be a proper trip to the imagination, and just because science has actually a number of issues that concern as well as affect human life, I find it to be a good beginning place for myself. 

– I am the kind of person who always sits down on the piano, especially whenever I am actually wrestling emotionally or if I ever wish or want to move into that musical world of mine. 

– I feel it to be actually a long shot when I think of getting a book being actually made into a movie or film. 

– I would just like to say that when you make a book into a movie, it is always quite a difficult as well as challenging task to do. 

– When I take a philosophical position on e-mail, then I actually feel that despite serving as a great method or way of communication still, it these are being originally abused by many people in this world. 

– I always just keep wondering that the world is actually moving faster and faster with time, but at the same time, I also feel where we are actually going! And to this, I just feel that things are now becoming more blurry just because we do not find much meaning in them nowadays. 

– I am into a habit of re-reading just those books which I actually and personally like and adore a lot. And every time I re-read that book, I feel the different meaning of it as then, it changes as per the changes that are going on in our very lives. 

– If you really ask me about golf! Then to me, it is really the terrible as well as the miserable game. I personally feel so frustrated about its 18 holes, and there you just keep making those 150 horrible shots either in the woods or in the water.

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– I personally feel that every fictional writer has that quality of giving appropriate freedom to all its characters, and these characters actually surprise the writer, but at the same time writer also maintains that very important artistic control in his very writing. 

– To all my students in the writing class, I would just like to share that if you hear to learn the very craft of writing, then for that purpose, contemporary literature you will find the most useful one. 

– It is a personal belief that I would like to share with you all that all tragedies can always be best told or expressed only with a certain amount of humor in it. 

– Always keep in your mind that whenever you write a tragedy, then you must always relieve your reader through that darkness, and also don’t forget that life is all about that blend of happiness and sadness together. 

– I would like to share that I actually feel that in this a-causal world today, all the scientists are just becoming more and more helpless. 

– I have been now observing how the scientists are just turning reckless, and they are also now the ones who are actually muttering like those gamblers who can not prevent themselves from betting. 

– Nowadays, I am originally seeing that all those equations of the scientists are turning in to justifications, as well as their logic turning in to illogic, and there predictions becoming post-dictions. 

– I actually believe that in this world today, artists are actually joyous. 

– Always know that the unpredictability is actually the life of those paintings that music as well as of their novels which are made by the artists. 

– The artists, on the other hand, are always joyous and delighted, specifically in those events that are not actually forecasted, the happenings which are without explanations, and retrospective views. 

– I believe that nowadays, scientists are just like those buffoons, not because they are actually rational but just because the cosmos are actually irrational. 

– Always remember that the acid is nothing more than just the bit of the acid, which is actually transfixed inside the cerebellum. 

– One must always remember that in fictional writings, the ideas must always be handled too carefully or rather with extreme care because you need to understand that you can’t just let those characters be the mere mouthpiece of your ideas. Moreover, certainly, they have to live and breathe on their own. 


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