I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
No scientific subject has ever aroused quite the same mixture of hopes and fears [as atomic energy].
I am only a physicist with nothing material to show for my labours. I have never even seen the ionosphere, although I have worked on the subject for thirty years. That does show how lucky people can be. If there had been no ionosphere I would not have been standing here this morning.
[T]he history of science has proved that fundamental research is the lifeblood of individual progress and that the ideas that lead to spectacular advances spring from it.
I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is the language I don't understand.
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