"I've never really belonged to any country or state, to my circle of friends, or even to my family. In fact, the need to withdraw within myself has increased over the years. My isolation is often bitter to be sure, but I've never regreted it. If I am cut off from the understanding and sympathy of others I am also independent of their opinions and prejudices."
--- Albert Einstein
"Do not take the lecture too seriously . . . just relax and enjoy it. I am going to tell you what nature behaves like. If you will simply admit that maybe she does behave like this, you will find her a delightful, entrancing thing. Do not keep saying to yourself "But how can it be like that?" because you will get...into a blind alley from which nobody has yet escaped. Nobody knows how it can be like that."
--- Richard Feynman (speaking about quantum theory).