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Thermodynamics is a funny subject. The first time you go through it, you dont understand it at all The second time you go through it, you think you understand it, except for one or two points. The third time you go through it, you know you don't understand it, but by that time you are so used to the subject, it doesn't bother you anymore.
Quoted, without citation, in Stanley W. Angrist and Loren G. Hepler, Order and Chaos: Laws of Energy and Entropy (1967), 215. The authors identify it as perhaps apocryphal. The quote is used as epigraph, dated as 1950 in Anton Z. Capri, Quips, Quotes, and Quanta: An Anecdotal History of Physics (2011), 50. The quote is introduced as When asked why he did not write on that field he replied somewhat as follows, by Keith J. Laidler in Physical Chemistry with Biological Applications (1978), 145.