Happy Birthday Albert!

These MIGHT be quotes by Albert Einstein. There is plenty of debate about some of the quotes attributed to him over the years, but whoever said them, I find some truth in each of them.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

And my favorite – (whoever said it) –
Life is like a bicycle. In order to keep your balance you must keep moving.

In the spirit of celebrating his birthday, let’s pick a quote and take it to heart. Stay curious, keep moving, and use your imagination. It could be the start of something truly genius!

I think that in a geeky, nerdy kind of way, it seems very fitting that his birthday falls on what some folks call Pi Day! This has little to do with the popular and typically round dessert. Pi is an important mathematical concept that most of heard about when we were in school. To learn (or re-learn?) about Pi, you can read more on Wikipedia.

If you’re curious about Einstein, this Newsthink video is full of interesting facts about Einstein. Check out The Secret Life of Albert Einstein. (With almost a million views in seven months, I think the video has merit!)

If you want to read more about what Einstein may or may not have said, may I suggest you consider Andrew Robinson’s book  Einstein: A Hundred Years of Relativity (2015). His writing has appeared in The Financial TimesThe GuardianThe IndependentNature and The New York Times, among others.

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