Thursday, January 5, 2012

New, Fresh, Latest...

Reading Between Pages has a Thursday meme asking readers to post quotes from what they are reading that illustrate a theme.  Today's theme over there is NEW, FRESH, LATEST.  A biography of Einstein is, surely, an excellent source of sentences with this theme.  A sampling:

The general theory of relativity was not merely the interpretation of some experimental data or the discovery of a more accurate set of laws.  It was a whole new way of regarding reality.

Einstein, at age 36, had produced one of history's most imaginative and dramatic revisions of our concepts about the universe.

But physics was poised to be upended again, and Einstein was poised to be the one to do it.
(From Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson.)


  1. These are some exciting snippets. How is the biography? I don't read too many biographies and I hope 2012 changes it.

  2. Lol, the biography is full of exciting statements--they're kind of hard to avoid when speaking of Einstein, I guess. He really did revolutionize physics, not just once, but several times over in his lifetime. I don't read many biographies, but I like Isaacson's style; it's engaging and readable. I may check out his Ben Franklin or Winston Churchill next.