“When you are courting a nice girl and hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.”
– Albert Einstein
It’s relatively simple. Time contracts when you’re holding the hand of a pretty girl.
“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”
Multi-tasking is an illusion. The time/space continuum demands of us that we only do one thing at a time.
“The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking… the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind.If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.”
We have no idea what the consequences of a life’s work will be. For some it has been unimaginable, relatively speaking.
“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”
To the degree that you are certain of reality is the degree to which you do not know what is real. And vice-versa.
“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough”
Dwell too much on what may happen and you’ll miss what is happening.
“When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute, and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.”
When an hour is but a minute, and a minute like an eternity.