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.
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Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought.
This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless. I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and lift my glass to human solidarity, to the ultimate victory of knowledge, peace, good-will and understanding.
Research is four things: brains with which to think, eyes with which to see, machines with which to measure and, fourth, money.
The source of this energy is the sun's radiation.
The foodstuff, carbohydrate, is essentially a packet of hydrogen, a hydrogen supplier, a hydrogen donor, and the main event during its combustion is the splitting off of hydrogen.
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Send it to someone who can publish it. And if they won't publish it, send it to someone else who can publish it! And keep sending it! Of course, if no one will publish it, at that point you might want to think about doing something other than writing.
Robert B. Parker