Richard Feynman was one of the great geniuses of the 20th century and at the same time one of science’s great lovable eccentrics. The clip above comes from a 1981 documentary about Feynman called The Pleasure of Finding Things Out. While everything he says in both this clip and the rest of the documentary is fascinating, it is this quote that has always stuck in my mind.
“I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.”
Definitely very wise words to live by.