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Albert Einstein: Quotes He Never Said and Other Facts

When you think you know everything about the famous physicist...

Published Feb 15, 2022

A colourized portrait of German-born American physicist Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) on his arrival in New York from Europe on the SS Rotterdam, 2nd April 1921. (Bettmann Archive/Getty Images) (Getty Images)
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Here are just a sampling of quotes that Albert Einstein never said — but corners of the internet want to believe he did:

  • "We are slowed-down sound and light waves, a walking bundle of frequencies tuned into the cosmos."
  • "I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots."

The Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist (1879-1955) also did not predict that the moon would crash into Earth — that rumor was promo for the 2022 film "Moonfall" — and he did not once describe love as a "universal force" in a letter to his daughter.

Below, we compiled more than a dozen fact checks about Einstein, creating a roundup of trivia about his life and scientific work.

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Jessica Lee is Snopes' Senior Assignments Editor with expertise in investigative storytelling, media literacy advocacy and digital audience engagement.

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