Murray Gell-Mann

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Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
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Murray Gell-Mann (born 15 September 1929) is an American physicist who received the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles.


  • I thought of killing myself but soon decided that I could always try MIT and then kill myself later if it was that bad but that I couldn't commit suicide and then try MIT afterwards. The two operations, suicide and going to MIT, don't commute...


  • That which is not forbidden is mandatory.
  • On the Feynman Problem-Solving Algorithm:
      (1) write down the problem;
      (2) think very hard;
      (3) write down the answer.

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