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What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Related topics: Science

I am not a scientist.
I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Most people say that is it is the intellect
which makes a great scientist.
They are wrong: it is character.
- Albert Einstein

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

 

You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions
as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them.
Becoming a scientist or engineer is.
- Dean Kamen

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist
to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast.
It keeps him young.
- Konrad Lorenz

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance -
the idea that anything is possible.
- Ray Bradbury

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A worker in the rural reconstruction must have:
The body of an athlete
The attitude of a teacher
The mind of a scientist
The heart of a missionary
The spirit of a crusader.
- Jimmy Yen

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
- Irving Langmuir

Touch a scientist and you touch a child.
- Ray Bradbury

If not for music, I would probably be a very frustrated scientist.
It's one way to answer the question,
'What is the meaning of life?' I feel music answers it better.
- Paula Cole

I had changed from being a mathematician to a practicing scientist.
I was increasingly embarassed that I could no longer
follow some of the more modern branches of pure mathematics.
- John Pople

Not so the scientist.
The very essence of his life is the service of truth.
- Franz Boas

I have learned to have more faith in the scientist than he does in himself.
- David Sarnoff

The theist and the scientist are rival interpreters of nature,
the one retreats as the other advances.
- Joseph McCabe

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers,
he is one who asks the right questions.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

I love being a very personal singer-songwriter,
but I also like being a scientist or explorer.
- Bjork

It is characteristic of science that the full explanations
are often seized in their essence by the percipient
scientist long in advance of any possible proof.
- John Desmond Bernal

The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently
responds to the same interests that a scientist does.
- Lewis Mumford

A scientist is an unlikely character to put at the center of a movie.
- Bill Condon

A scientist's aim in a discussion with his colleagues is not to persuade,
but to clarify.
- Leo Szilard

I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific
problems is just as dumb as the next guy.
- Richard P. Feynman

The scientist's inquiry into the causes of things is
providing an ever more extensive understanding of nature.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

A scientist who cannot prove what he has accomplished,
has accomplished nothing.
- Walter Reisch

Nothing leads the scientist so astray as a premature truth.
- Jean Rostand

I consider my greatest accomplishment to be lifelong celibacy.
- Isaac Newton
(discoverer of the laws of gravitation and motion,
famous mathematician, and perhaps the greatest scientist ever)

A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician:
he is also a child confronting natural phenomena
that impress him as though they were fairy tales.
- Marie Curie

The greatest grand challenge for any scientist is discovering
how to prevent the spread of HIV and finding the cure
or an effective vaccine for AIDS.
- Philip Emeagwali

A scientist worthy of his name, about all a mathematician,
experiences in his work the same impression as an artist;
his pleasure is as great and of the same nature.
- Henri Poincare

I thank God for not making me a computer scientist.
- Daniel J. Bernstein

I think we will see better vaccines within the next 15 years,
but I'm not a scientist and am focused on the short-term -
what will happen in the interim.
- Paul Farmer

It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist
usually is in the work of any other,
with the possible exception of the teacher who backs
him or the student who honors him.
- Jean Rostand

First off, I'm not a scientist, and I make no apology for that.
- Christopher Shays

You see, I am a very conventional scientist,
really.
- Martin Fleischmann

The day when the scientist, no matter how devoted,
may make significant progress alone and without material help is past.
This fact is most self-evident in our work.
- Ernest Lawrence

Indian culture certainly gives the Indian mind,
including the mind of the Indian scientist,
the ability to think out of the box.
- Roland Joffe

I just wanted to be a scientist.
- Terrence Howard

The combined results of several people working together
is often much more effective than could be that of
an individual scientist working alone.
- John Bardeen

There comes a time when every scientist,
even God, has to write off an experiment.
- P. D. James

Science, almost from its beginnings,
has been truly international in character.
National prejudices disappear completely in the scientist's search for truth.
- Irving Langmuir

A scientist is in a sense a learned small boy.
There is something of the scientist in every small boy.
Others must outgrow it.
Scientists can stay that way all their lives.
- George Wald

I was going to visit IBM for six months as a visiting scientist.
Now, six months is a lot of time, so I came with a
whole list of projects that I might want to work on.
- Wietse Venema

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right.
When he states that something is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I would never have been a good scientist -
my attention span was too short for that.
- Octavia Butler

My father was a soil scientist with the Geological Survey.
- Jim Fowler

I'm a medical doctor and a biomedical scientist.
- Steven Hatfill

Rather than being an interpreter, the scientist who
embraces a new paradigm is like the man wearing inverting lenses.
- Thomas Kuhn

I was married to Margaret Joan Howe in 1940.
Although not a scientist herself she has contributed
more to my work than anyone else by providing a peaceful and happy home.
- Frederick Sanger

Dad and mom would have preferred that I be a doctor,
a lawyer, a scientist, or a great humanitarian.
- Levon Helm

I wanted to be a scientist.
But I had no math skills.
- Terri Windling

The positive heuristic of the programme saves the scientist
from becoming confused by the ocean of anomalies.
- Imre Lakatos

Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab.
We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live,
to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.
- David Cronenberg

I'm a filmmaker, not a scientist.
- Roland Emmerich

To the scientist there is the joy in pursuing truth
which nearly counteracts the depressing revelations of truth.
- H. P. Lovecraft

The real scientist is ready to bear privation and,
if need be, starvation rather than let anyone dictate
to him which direction his work must take.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

I was going to be a scientist.
- Ben Okri

I play a scientist in a futuristic world in which 99%
of the men have been wiped out.
As a result, the women are nearly all homosexuals and the children are cloned.
- Julie Bowen

Well, of course I would choose to be the top scientist in my field.
- Jeff Goldblum

Lastly, literature and philosophy both allow past idols
to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly
distressing to a sober scientist.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

A scientist should be the happiest of men.
- George Wald

If you put somebody on a crack pipe and give them a 9 mm Baretta,
you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out
what's going to happen next.
- James Lee Burke

The scientist rigorously defends his right to be ignorant
of almost everything except his specialty.
- Marshall McLuhan

Well, it seems to me a scientist has need for both vision and confidence.
- Harry Essex

People think that if you are a scientist you have to
give up that joy of discovery,
that passion, that sense of the great romance of life.
I say that's completely opposite of the truth.
- Ann Druyan

There's no term to the work of a scientist.
- Walter Reisch

Why is it the philosopher who is expected to be easier
and not some scientist who is even more inaccessible?
- Jacques Derrida

I cannot give any scientist of any age better advice than this:
the intensity of a conviction that a hypothesis is
true has no bearing over whether it is true or not.
- Peter Medawar

The pure natural scientist is liable to forget that minds exist,
and that if it were not for them he could neither know
nor act on physical objects.
- Charles D. Broad

I can't ever remember not wanting to be a scientist.
- Steven Squyres

It is obvious that anything a scientist discovers or
invents is based on previous discoveries and inventions.
The same applies to the arts.
- Lukas Foss

The scientist does not study nature because it is useful;
he studies it because he delights in it,
and he delights in it because it is beautiful.
- Henri Poincare


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