My current favorite is a quote attributed to Heisenberg:
"The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you"
Which inspired this unrhymed sonnet on my part:
O Lord, some say you don’t exist at all,
That all things visible, and more besides,
Once sprang from nothing, with no word from you.
I don’t believe that for a moment’s time,
Nor do I think that you created us
To live for just a fleeting span of years
To witness just the middle of a yet
Unfinished drama, with uncertain knowledge
Of the past, and less of what’s to come.
But no, this cannot be; you surely have
Much more in store for us than such a bleak
Existence, void of purpose, point or meaning.
And – down deep, I really must confess
I’m curious – what’s the sequel to this tale?