We measure shadows, and we search among ghostly errors of measurement for landmarks that are scarcely more substantial.
Quoted in Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos, Dennis Overbye (1991).
Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.Edwin Hubble
Science is the one human activity that is totally progressive.Edwin Hubble
The whole thing is so much bigger than I am, and I can't understand it, so I just trust myself to it; and forget about it.Edwin Hubble
"We do not know why we are born into the world, but we can try to find out what sort of a world it is — at least in its physical aspects."Edwin Hubble
Eventually, we reach the utmost limits of our telescopes. There, we measure shadows and search among ghostly errors of measurement for landmarks that are scarcely more substantial.Edwin Hubble
I chucked the law for astronomy, and I knew that even if I were second-rate or third-rate, it was astronomy that mattered.Edwin Hubble