"The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion.
Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science.
Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and lives in a state of fear is a dead man"
"Science, Philosophy, and Religion, A Symposium"
published by the Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religionin Their Relation to the Democratic Way of Life, 1941
(When asked about his theory of relativity)
"It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition.
My discovery was the result of musical perception."