„I do not define time, space, place, and motion, as being well known to all.“
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 avant J.-C.
Book III, Ch. I, p. 136.
„[On being told of Calvin Coolidge's death] How do they know? (Coolidge was well-known for being a man of very few words.)“
— Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967
Quoted in Writers at Work 1st Series by Malcolm Cowley (1958)
— Robert Fulghum American writer 1937
„Galileo had raised the concepts of space and time to the status of fundamental categories by directing attention to the mathematical description of motion.“
— Gerald James Whitrow British mathematician 1912 - 2000
Context: Galileo had raised the concepts of space and time to the status of fundamental categories by directing attention to the mathematical description of motion. The midiaevel qualitative method had made these concepts relatively unimportant, but in the new mathematical philosophy the external world became a world of bodies moving in space and time. In the Timaeus Plato had expounded a theory that outside the universe, which he regarded as bounded and spherical, there was an infinite empty space. The ideas of Plato were much discussed in the middle of the seventeenth century by the Cambridge Platonists, and Newton's views were greatly influenced thereby. He regarded space as the 'sensorium of God' and hence endowed it with objective existence, although he confessed that it could not be observed. Similarly, he believed that time had an objective existence independent of the particular processes which can be used for measuring it.<!--p.46
— Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence
„I have tried at times to place humans in perspective against the vastness of universal time and space.“
— Clifford D. Simak American writer, journalist 1904 - 1988
Context: I have tried at times to place humans in perspective against the vastness of universal time and space. I have been concerned with where we, as a race, may be going and what may be our purpose in the universal scheme — if we have a purpose. In general, I believe we do, and perhaps an important one. As quoted in the Associated Press obituary (27 April 1988)
„As the pattern of events is unaltered by motion, the mechanism must be the same when the electron is in motion as when it is at rest. But experiment shows that an electron in motion exerts additional forces which are not the same for all directions in space; if we picture this electron as moving head-foremost through space, these forces surround it like a belt around its waist.“
— James Jeans British mathematician and astronomer 1877 - 1946
„If they were part of the self-correction (i. e., of the space-time continuum) what did that do to the notion of free will? Or was free will part of the plan as well?“
— Connie Willis American science fiction writer 1945
Chapter 28 (p. 479)
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834
" Cologne http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/stc/Coleridge/poems/Cologne.html" (1828).
— Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie
„They do not live in the world,
Are not in time and space.
From birth to death hurled
No word do they have, not one
To plant a foot upon,
Were never in any place.“
— Edwin Muir British poet, novelist and translator 1887 - 1959
The Animals (1983)
— William Pfaff American journalist 1928 - 2015
Chapter 5, Nationalism, p. 146.
„Rules for Definitions. I. Not to undertake to define any of the things so well known of themselves that the clearer terms cannot be had to explain them. II. Not to leave any terms that are at all obscure or ambiguous without definition. III. Not to employ in the definition of terms any words but such as are perfectly known or already explained.“
— Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher 1623 - 1662