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Genres :Non-Fiction , Science , Memoir , Biography
Published By : W. W. Norton Company
Published On : Feb 06, 2018
ISBN : (ISBN13: 9780393355628)
Format :Paperback
No. of pages : 400
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    “You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing.”
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    “All the time you're saying to yourself, 'I could do that, but I won't,' — which is just another way of saying that you can't.”
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    “So I have just one wish for you – the good luck to be somewhere where you are free to maintain the kind of integrity I have described, and where you do not feel forced by a need to maintain your position in the organization, or financial support, or so on, to lose your integrity. May you have that freedom.”
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    “When it came time for me to give my talk on the subject, I started off by drawing an outline of the cat and began to name the various muscles.
    The other students in the class interrupt me: "We *know* all that!"
    "Oh," I say, "you *do*? Then no *wonder* I can catch up with you so fast after you've had four years of biology." They had wasted all their time memorizing stuff like that, when it could be looked up in fifteen minutes.”
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    “Of course, you only live one life, and you make all your mistakes, and learn what not to do, and that's the end of you.”
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  • I have to understand the world, you see."" That compulsion led Feynman to experiment on himself--with hypnotism, with watching himself in dreams, with exploring hallucinations like those produced in John Lilly's sengory-deprivation water tanks.

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  • The book is full of stories about how Feynman was instigated towards science by his father right from his childhood, how he learned how to repair radios when he was a kid, how he worked in the top secret Manhattan project where he even learned how to crack safes that were full of nuclear secrets,...

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