Here’s a page full of quotes from one semester in a physics course.
As you can see, few of them deal directly with physics… except maybe for
“It’s like unshooting your anti-grandmother… well, I don’t want to get sued by the anti-grandmothers association.”
I had a (basic) physics class like this once, and truthfully all I remember now is
- “If you don’t want to do physics…don’t come and waste my time.”
- “Coal power isn’t as safe as nuclear power, but it can’t wipe out the state of Pennsylvania if something goes wrong.”
- “Speed and velocity are different…Velocity always has a vector.”
And although I wasn’t sure of what I was doing at the time, I did ace my subject SATs in them.
And the guy posting his quotes is still in physics. Something else must have stuck.
So…if you’ve never had a memorable course like this, you really are missing out on a very important educational experience. Even if you think you don’t remember everything.