// by Niels Bohr | Philosophy Department at St. Anselm College //

There is no quantum world. There is only an abstract quantum mechanical description.

— Niels Bohr

It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature.

— Niels Bohr

When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.

— Niels Bohr

How wonderful that we have met with paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.

— Niels Bohr

An independent reality in the ordinary physical sense can ... neither be ascribed to the phenomena nor to the agencies of observation.

— Niels Bohr