Johannes Kepler Quote
The closer I approach her [Nature], the more petulant her games become, and the more she again and again sneaks out of the seeker's grasp just when he is about to seize her through some circuitous route. Nevertheless, she never ceases to invite me to seize her, as though delighting in my mistakes.
Translated by William H. Donahue, New Astronomy, Part IV, 58 (p. 573), At the University Press. 1992