I just started reading The Character of Physical Law and I have to say I got goose bumps from some of the things I have read. I would like to share a few lines that I am sure a lot of you have either heard or read yourself and maybe you too can share your first experience with this fellow. In referring to the same law explained different ways: "People may come along and argue philosophically that they like one better than another; but we have learned from much experience that all philosophical intuitions about what nature is going to do fail." "To what extent do models help? It is interesting that very often models do help, and most physics teachers try to teach how to use models and get a good physical feel for how things are going to work. But it always turns out that the greatest discoveries abstract away from the model and the model never does any good." "So I often made the hypothesis that ultimately physics will not require a mathematical statement, that in the end the machinery will be revealed, and the laws will turn out to be simple, . . ." Maybe these won't be as powerful out of context but I thought I would at least share my excitement.