awkward words---a conversation so remarkable that a physicist within earshot
immediately jotted down the Pinteresque dialogue he thought he heard drifting
I am Feynman.
___I am Dirac. (Silence.)
It must be wonderful to be the discoverer of that equation.
___That was a long time ago. (Pause.) What are you working on?
___Are you trying to discover an equation for them?
It is very hard.
___One must try.