Students today are a pretty solemn lot. One of the really notable achievements of the twentieth century has been to make the young old before their time.
More Quotes from Robertson Davies:We wanted to meet him, for though we were neither of us naive people we had not wholly lost our belief that it is delightful to meet artists who have given us pleasure.
The people who are always monkeying with these great books to make them fully (comprehensible) have no friend in me, for in their realm the fully comprehensible is not worth comprehending
The love that dare not speak its name has become the love that won't shut up
The wit of a graduate student is like champagne. Canadian champagne.
Many a promising career has been wrecked by marrying the wrong sort of woman. The right sort of woman can distinguish between Creative Lassitude and plain shiftlessness.
Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt.
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The humiliation of the North is complete and overwhelming.
Benjamin F. Wade
But this is what I want to do, and it is what I will continue doing until Judas Priest finishes, which, at the moment, I can't see that yet. It could be three years or five years, who knows?
Small samples in the centrifuge will spin at varying rates to create synthetic gravity, like the gravity of Mars or the gravity of the moon, and measure how the specimens respond within the centrifuge.
John L. Phillips