Hi, I have always been presented with a description of photons (and electrons more recently) as being entities that at times behave like waves and at times like particles (and I understant that typically particle is a substitude word for small little solid object of mass). So I would like to ask the advanced students : Would it serve me better to just regard photons and electrons as entities that are not analogous to entities we experience in everyday live, and hence have no proper analogies or nouns, and stop with this "now it's like a wave" / "oh now it's like a sphere of mass" thing ? As opposed to: Will I always have to keep resorting to these analogies to understand quantum physics, be it in explanations or equations? Hope my question is not too ethereal. Many thanks for your interest and attention.