There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them.

Niels Bohr (1885-1962) Danish physicist
(Attributed)

Sometimes misattributed to Werner Heisenberg. Quoted in A Pais, The Genius of Science: A Portrait Gallery (2000). Other sources give Pais' translation as ""Some subjects are so serious that one can only joke about them."

Alt trans.: "Some things are so serious that one can only joke about them."

Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 7-Sep-12
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