• Do not undertake a scientific career in quest of fame or money. There are easier and better ways to reach them. Undertake it only if nothing else will satisfy you; for nothing else is probably what you will receive. Your reward will be the widening of the horizon as you climb. And if you achieve that reward you will ask no other.

    Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Katherine Haramundanis (1996). “Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin: An Autobiography and Other Recollections”, p.227, Cambridge University Press