An overly pragmatic attitude is not productive on the long run.
p. 4 (Quantum gravity (2004))
Don't trust your teachers.Carlo Rovelli
Listening a cultivated person of today that jokes and almost boasts about his scientific ignorance, is as sad as listening a scientist that boasts about not having read any poem.Carlo Rovelli
The landscape is magic, the trip is far from being over.Carlo Rovelli
I think that physics is about escaping the prison of the received thoughts and searching for novel ways of thinking the world, about trying to clear a bit the misty lake of insubstantial dreams, which reflect reality like the lake reflects the mountains.Carlo Rovelli
The new coherent picture is not yet available. With all their immense empirical success, G(eneral) R(elativity) and Q(uantum) M(echanics) have left us with an understanding of the physical world which is unclear and badly fragmented. At the foundations of physics there is today confusion and incoherence.Carlo Rovelli