Funny Science Sayings and Quotes

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

Scientists are peeping toms at the keyhole of eternity.     

Arthur Koestler

Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.     

Dave Barry

When science finally locates the center of the universe, some people will be surprised to learn they're not it.     

Bernard Bailey

Science has now determined there is a direct relationship between the way the ball bounces and the cookie crumbles.     


I see they found out the universe is 80 million years older than we thought. It's also been lying about its weight.     

Bill Maher

Being a scientist is like doing a jigsaw puzzle in a snowstorm at night, with some pieces missing, and with no idea what the finished picture looks like.     


Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.     

Bill Watterson

Electricity is really just organized lightning.     

George Carlin

If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research.     

Albert Einstein

Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own set of laws.     

Douglas Adams

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

Science, never solves a problem without creating ten more.     

George Bernard Shaw

That's the whole problem with science. You've got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder.     

Bill Watterson

If your result needs a statistician then you should design a better experiment.     

Ernest Rutherford

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out.     

Max Planck

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe.     

Albert Einstein

Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.     

Will Durant

The goal of science and engineering is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.     


Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.     

Albert Einstein