Chemistry Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old chemistry quotes, chemistry sayings, and chemistry proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Every man who receives a liberal education now counts chemistry among the most indispensable objects of his studies.     

Antoine Francois Fourcroy

Every aspect of the world today even politics and international relations, is affected by chemistry.     

Linus Pauling

I have always believed that chemistry can't be created between two people. You either have it or you don't. The script can only enhance it.     

Deepika Padukone

Green chemistry is replacing our industrial chemistry with nature's recipe book. It's not easy, because life uses only a subset of the elements in the periodic table. And we use all of them, even the toxic ones.     

Janine Benyus

Chemistry must become the astronomy of the molecular world.     

Alfred Werner

This isn't just chemistry. It's the whole periodic table.     

Kelly Moran

Chemistry is necessarily an experimental science: its conclusions are drawn from data, and its principles supported by evidence from facts.     

Michael Faraday

Sometimes we fall in love with somebody who will probably never love us, for reasons having nothing to do with us but with their own mindset, their chemistry.     

Helen Fisher

Chemistry is a trade for people without enough imagination to be physicists.     

Arthur C. Clarke

Chemists do not usually stutter. It would be very awkward if they did, seeing that they have at times to get out such words as methylethylamylophenylium.     

William Crookes

If you go very deeper you will see that you are not in freedom you are in cage made by chemistry and science.     

Deyth Banger

Chemistry is you touching my arm and it setting fire to my mind.     

Nayyirah Waheed

Our cells engage in protein production, and many of those proteins are enzymes responsible for the chemistry of life.     

Randy Schekman

Experimental science hardly ever affords us more than approximations to the truth; and whenever many agents are concerned we are in great danger of being mistaken.     

Humphry Davy

Today chemists can artificially make hundreds of thousands of organic compounds, most of which are not duplicated in nature.     

George W. Stocking

To think is to practice brain chemistry.     

Deepak Chopra

I guess chemistry is just another word for love.     

Scott Thompson

Chemistry can be a good and bad thing. Chemistry is good when you make love with it. Chemistry is bad when you make crack with it.     

Adam Sandler

The chemistry of dissatisfaction is as the chemistry of some marvelously potent tar. In it are the building stones of explosives, stimulants, poisons, opiates, perfumes and stenches.     

Eric Hoffer

The country which is in advance of the rest of the world in chemistry will also be foremost in wealth and in general prosperity.     

William Ramsay

Chemistry is a gibberish of Latin and German; But in Leibig's hands it becomes a powerful language.     

Jakob Grimm

Chemistry wasn't something you could just create anyway; it was either there or it wasn't.     

Jennifer E. Smith

The question undoubtedly is, or soon will be, not whether or no we shall employ notation in chemistry, but whether we shall use a bad and incongruous, or a consistent and regular notation.     

William Whewell

Chemistry is the unclean part of physics. Chemistry is the dirty part of physics.     

Peter Reiss

Chemie ist nicht nur, wenn es stinkt und kracht. Chemistry is not just, when it stinks and bangs.     


Chemistry has been termed by the physicist as the messy part of physics, but this is not the reason why the physicists should be allowed to make a mess of chemistry when they invade it.     

Frederick Soddy

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.     

C.G. Jung

Together, we form a necessary paradox; not a senseless contradiction.     

Criss Jami

We would be glad to have your friend come here to study Chemistry here and not Agricultural Chemistry, nor any other special kind of chemistry. We teach Chemistry.     

Ira Remsen

Chemistry is like the maid occupied with daily civilization; She is busy with fertilizers, medicines, glass, insecticides for she dispenses the recipes.     

Jean Jacques

Chemistry is the melodies you can play on vibrating strings.     

Michio Kaku

With monads and diads, and pentads and triads, my brain has been addled completely; And what's really meant by ‘something-valent, is a question I give up discretely.     

John Cargill Brough

Life is a chemical reaction, it only requires balancing!     

Priyavrat Gupta

Chemistry, unlike other sciences, sprang originally from delusions and superstitions, and was at its commencement exactly on a par with magic and astrology.     

Thomas Thomson

Those distinct substances, which concretes generally either afford, or are made up of, may, without very much inconvenience, be called the elements or principles of them.     

Robert Boyle

Better things for better living through Chemistry.     

Carol Westbrook

Chemistry begins in the stars. The stars are the source of the chemical elements, which are the building blocks of matter and the core of our subject.     

Peter Atkins

We think there is color, we think there is sweet, we think there is bitter, but in reality there are atoms and a void.     


But I think my mistakes became the chemistry for my miracles. I think that my tests became my testimonies.     

T. D. Jakes

We define organic chemistry as the chemistry of carbon compounds.     

August Kekule

Chemistry is the study of the effects of heat and mixture, with a view of discovering their general and subordinate laws, and of improving the useful arts.     

Joseph Black

Opposites generally create intense chemistry. There are more chances of fireworks when different people are together than similar personalities.     

Sonam Kapoor

Few scientists acquainted with the chemistry of biological systems at the molecular level can avoid being inspired.     

Donald Cram

Chemistry dissolves the goddess in the alembic, Venus, the white queen, the universal matrix, down to the molecular hexagons and carbon-chains.     

Kathleen Raine

The physical chemists never use their eyes and are most lamentably lacking in chemical culture. It is essential to cast out from our midst, root and branch, this physical element and return to our laboratories.     

Henry Edward Armstrong

The internal machinery of life, the chemistry of the parts, is something beautiful. And it turns out that all life is interconnected with all other life.     

Richard P. Feynman

Chemistry ought to be not for chemists alone.     

Miguel de Unamuno