100 Best Funny Science Quotes To Make Learning Fun

Anusuya Mukherjee
Dec 12, 2023 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Feb 17, 2021
Edited by Isobel Murphy
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Funny science quotes are a unique take on the subject's application to the real world.

The words 'funny' and 'science' might seem surprising when used together, but science can be really interesting if we look at it as a way to reveal the secrets of the universe. Mankind's quest to find these answers is called research.

Science is the study of the world through observation and experiment. We have gathered some scientist quotes that might just help you fall in love with the subject. With funny quotes from famous scientists and funny quotes about science, this list of funny science quotes is sure to keep you laughing all day long.

If you like this article about funny science quotes, you may also want to check these [funny maths quotes] and physics quotes too!

The Best Funny Science Quotes For The Classroom

Here are a collection of funny chemistry quotes, funny computer science quotes, and funny science sayings.

1. "Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing."

- Wernher von Braun.

2. "The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program."

- Larry Niven.

3. "Even if you think the Big Bang created the stars, don't you wonder who sent the flowers?"

- Robert Breault.

4. "Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof."

- Ashley Montague.

5. "I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarian and we're skeptical."

- Arthur C. Clarke.

6. "If an ancient man saw planes two thousand years ago, he would’ve thought they were birds or angels from another world."

– Dejan Stojanovic.

7. "If I could remember the names of all these tiny particles, I'd be a botanist."

- Albert Einstein.

8. “We haven't got the money, so we'll have to think.”

― Ernest Rutherford.

9. "It's very hard not to be condescending when you're explaining something to an idiot."

- Bill Maher.

10. "Why don't they have a light bulb that only shines on things worth looking at?"

- George Carlin.

11. "Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."

- Will Durant.

12. "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.

13. "A person who isn’t outraged on first hearing about quantum theory doesn’t understand what has been said."

- Neils Bohr.

14. "Life is movement. Movement is change. Every time tiny particles swing through time and space, something is changing."

- Neale Donald Walsch.

15. "The rock photos beamed back by all the other spunky li'l NASA robots, thus confirming suspicions that the universe has a lot of rocks in it."

- Dave Barry.

16. "I'm human; never been to space. Monkeys aren't human; have been to space. That's the gist of my lawsuit against NASA."

- Mike Vanatta.

17. "Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion."

– Isaac Newton.

18. "A bacteriologist is a man whose conversation always starts with the germ of an idea."

- Evan Esar.

19. "If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"

- Albert Einstein.

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

— Bernard Bailey.

21. "When you get right down to it, almost every explanation Man came up with for anything until about 1926 was stupid."

- Dave Barry.

22. “Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds.”

— Richard P. Feynman.

23. "Science is always wrong. It never solves a problem without creating ten more."

- George Bernard Shaw.

24. "Buying the right computer and getting it to work properly is no more complicated than building a nuclear reactor from wristwatch parts in a darkened room using only your teeth."

- Dave Barry.

25. “I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.”

― Douglas Adams.

26. "Medical researchers have discovered a new problem that has no symptoms. It is impossible to detect, and there is no known cure. Fortunately, no cases have been reported thus far."

- George Carlin.

27. "Yet another spunky li'l NASA robot lands and begins transmitting back photographs of rocks that appear virtually identical."

- Dave Barry.

Funny Physics Quotes

Here are a collection of some more funny science sayings. We have a scientific theory, that these funny quotes will make any scientist laugh out loud. Read on to test our theory!

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

- Douglas Adams.

29. "In physics, you don't have to go around making trouble for yourself. Nature does it for you."

- Frank Wilczek.

30. "Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions."

— Evan Esar.

31. “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

― Isaac Asimov.

32. “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”

― Niels Bohr.

33. "Facts are not science. As the dictionary is not literature."

– Martin H. Fischer.

34. "The pinpoints of starlight we see with the naked eye are photons that have been streaming toward us for a few years or a few thousand."

- Brian Greene.

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

- Albert Einstein.

36. "Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed."

- Howard Nemerov.

37. "I liked things better when I didn't understand them."

- Bill Watterson.

38. "If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?"

- Steven Wright.

39. "A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light."

- Abbe Pierre.

40. "I had trouble with physics in college. When I signed up I thought it said psychics."

- Greg Tamblyn.

Inspirational Science Quotes

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Is science inspiring to you? Amongst all the funny science quotes, here are some inspiring science quotes.

41. "The farther the experiment is from theory and knowledge, the closer it is to the Nobel Prize."

— Frederic Joliot-Curie.

42. "There is a driving force more powerful than steam, electricity and nuclear power: the will."

- Albert Einstein.

43. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

— Thomas Alva Edison.

44. "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants."

– Isaac Newton.

45. "Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment."

— R. Buckminster Fuller.

46. "Science is magic that works."

– Kurt Vonnegut.

47. "No one should approach the temple of science with the soul of a money changer."

— Thomas Browne.

48. "It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature."

- Albert Einstein.

49. "In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual."

– Galileo Galilei.

50. "It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept."

- Bill Watterson.

51. "Science has made us gods before we are worthy of being men."

– Jean Rostand.

52. "If we have never been amazed by the very fact that we exist, we are squandering the greatest fact of all."

- Will Durant.

53. “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.”

- Neil deGrasse Tyson.

54. "The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms."

- Albert Einstein.

55. “Science is a satisfactory curiosity.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita.

56. "We have lost the art of living, and in the most important science of all, the science of daily life, the science of behavior."

— D.H. Lawrence.

57. "I enjoy science, and I’m a very curious person. I always want to know the reason behind everything, big or small."

– Malala Yousafzai.

58. "Science is always simple and always profound. It is only the half-truths that are dangerous."

- George Bernard Shaw.

59. "The day when we shall know exactly what electricity is will chronicle an event probably greater, more important than any other recorded in the history of the human race."

- Nikola Tesla.

60. "There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere."

- Isaac Asimov.

61. "Although a science fair can seem like a big pain it can help you understand important scientific principles."

- Dave Barry.

62. “If you don't do the best with what you have, You could never have done better with what you could have had !”

― Ernest Rutherford.

63. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

- Arthur C. Clarke.

64. "The objects that are of moderate energy, like our sun or most of the stars that we see in the night sky with the naked eye, are objects in which relatively moderate energy processes are taking place."

- Claude Nicollier.

65. "There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle."

- Deepak Chopra.

66. "A sense of the unknown has always lured mankind and the greatest of the unknowns of today is outer space."

- William Shatner.

Funny Biology Quotes

Here are some funny quotes about science, funny scientist quotes, and science humor quotes all about biology.

67. "We all understand the twinge of discomfort at the thought that we share a common ancestor with the apes. No one can embarrass you like a relative."

- Neal DeGrasse Tyson.

68. "Shall I refuse my dinner because I do not fully understand the process of digestion?"

— Oliver Heaviside.

69. "The answer isn't another pill. The answer is spinach."

- Bill Maher.

70. "My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted."

- Steven Wright.

71. “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”

-  Carl Sagan.

72. “If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat.”

— Douglas Adams.

73. “To begin with, for you to be here now, trillions of drifting atoms had somehow to assemble in an intricate and intriguingly obliging manner to create you."

- Bill Bryson.

74. "When the brain activity is kindled in the right spot, people hear voices."

- David Eagleman.

75. "We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special."

– Stephen Hawking.

76. "Boy, there's nothing worse than an inscrutable omen."

- Bill Watterson.

Famous Science Quotes

Are you enjoying these funny quotes about science? Here are more funny science quotations from famous authors and scientist figures.

77. "God not only plays dice, he throws them in the corner where you can't see them."

- Stephen Hawking.

78. "If I were ever abducted by aliens, the first thing I’d ask is whether they came from a planet where people also deny science."

- Neil deGrasse Tyson.

79. "To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science."

- Albert Einstein.

80. "All great truths begin as blasphemies."

- George Bernard Shaw.

81. "The difference between science and some fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship."

– Robert A. Heinlein.

82. "Every age thinks it's the modern age, but this one really is. Electricity is going to change anything and everything."

- Tom Stoppard.

83. "In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."

— Douglas Adams.

84. "Science, like many financial institutions today, faces the challenge of increased information accountability and compliance requirements."

- Bernard Bailey.

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

- Albert Einstein.

86. "You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs, ideally by dropping a cement truck on them from a crane."

- Dave Barry.

87.“We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.”

― Ray Bradbury.

88. "For scientists, the most exciting phrase to hear in science for eternity, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!', but 'that's funny...'"

- Isaac Asimov.

89. "Scientists are toms, peeping toms at the keyhole of eternity in human stupidity."

– Arthur Koestler.

90. "Why does this magnificent applied science which saves work and makes life easier bring us so little happiness? "

– Albert Einstein.

91. “If your science experiment needs a statistician, you need to design a better experiment.”

― Ernest Rutherford.

92. "The fewer the news and facts in science, the stronger the opinion."

- Arnold H. Glasow.

93. "Science and art sometimes can touch one another, like two pieces of the jigsaw puzzle."

- M. C. Escher.

94. "The answer for the problems from science is simple, we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it."

- Albert Einstein.

95. "Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science."

-  Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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

- Unknown.*

97. "America's space program is a symbol of our success as a scientifically and technologically advanced nation."

- Randy Forbes.

98. "The terrors, the joys and the sense of accomplishment are epitomized in the science of space program."

- William Shatner.

99.  "We are complete ignoramuses. We have psychology instead."

- D.H. Lawrence.

100. "Space exploration is important research to our economic and national defense."

- Randy Forbes.

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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

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