Quotations by Oliver Joseph Lodge

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Born: Thursday, June 12, 1851
Died: Thursday, August 22, 1940 (89 years old)
Profession: Physicist
Nationality: English


Any person without invincible prejudice who had the same experience would come to the same broad conclusion, viz., that things hitherto held impossible do actually occur.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Keywords: Experience, Prejudice)

Basing my conclusions on experience I am absolutely convinced not only of survival but of demonstrated survival, demonstrated by occasional interaction with matter in such a way as to produce physical results.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Keywords: Experience, Survival, Results)

But although life is not energy, any more than it is matter, yet it directs energy and thereby controls arrangements of matter.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Keywords: Life, Energy)

Death is not a word to fear, any more than birth is.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Keywords: Death, Fear, Word)

Death is not extinction. Neither the soul nor the body is extinguished or put out of existence.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Keywords: Death, Soul, Body, Existence)

In other cases, when the medium becomes entranced, the demonstration of a communicator's separate intelligence may become stronger and the sophistication less.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Keywords: Intelligence, May, Sophistication)

Life must be considered sui generis; it is not a form of energy, nor can it be expressed in terms of something else.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Keywords: Life, Energy)

Of mediumship there are many grades, one of the simplest forms being the capacity to receive an impression or automatic writing, under peaceful conditions, in an ordinary state; but the whole subject is too large to be treated here.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Keywords: Impression, Being, State, Writing)

The amount of sophistication varies according to the quality of the medium, and to the state of the same medium at different times; it must be attributed in the best cases physiologically to the medium, intellectually to the control.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Keywords: Quality, Control, Sophistication, State)

The hypothesis of surviving intelligence and personality - not only surviving but anxious and able with difficulty to communicate - is the simplest and most straightforward and the only one that fits all the facts.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Keywords: Intelligence, Difficulty, Facts, Personality)

The old series of sittings with Mrs. Piper convinced me of survival for reasons which I should find it hard to formulate in any strict fashion, but that was their distinct effect.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Keywords: Survival, Effect, Fashion, Old)

The properties which differentiate living matter from any kind of inorganic imitation may be instinctively felt, but can hardly be formulated without expert knowledge.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Keywords: Knowledge, Imitation, Living, May)

They definitely mean to maintain that the process called death is a mere severence of soul and body, and that the soul is freed rather than injured thereby.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Keywords: Death, Soul, Body)

We know that communication must be hampered, and its form largely determined, by the unconscious but inevitable influence of a transmitting mechanism, whether that be of a merely mechanical or of a physiological character.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Keywords: Character, Communication, Influence, Unconscious)

Whatever life may really be, it is to us an abstraction: for the word is a generalised term to signify that which is common to all animals and plants, and which is not directly operative in the inorganic world.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Keywords: Life, Animals, May, Plants, Word, World)







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