Quote 949

Albert Einstein
When a blind beetle crawls over the surface of a curved branch, it doesn't notice that the track it has covered is indeed curved. I was lucky enough to notice what the beetle didn't notice.

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Einstein, in answer to his son Eduard's question why he is so famous, 1922


2006: Einstein in His Own Words, ISBN 9780517228470, Page 75, Publisher Gramercy, Evidence