Anxious Quotes (3 quotes)
In the light of knowledge attained, the happy achievement seems almost a matter of course, and any intelligent student can grasp it without too much trouble. But the years of anxious searching in the dark, with their intense longing, their alternations of confidence and exhaustion, and the final emergence into the lightonly those who have experienced it can understand that.
The anxious precision of modern mathematics is necessary for accuracy, it is necessary for research. It makes for clearness of thought and for fertility in trying new combinations of ideas. When the initial statements are vague and slipshod, at every subsequent stage of thought, common sense has to step in to limit applications and to explain meanings. Now in creative thought common sense is a bad master. Its sole criterion for judgment is that the new ideas shall look like the old ones, in other words it can only act by suppressing originality.
[Lifting off into space] I wasnt really scared. I was very excited, and I was very anxious. When youre getting ready to launch into space, youre sitting on a big explosion waiting to happen. So most astronauts getting ready to lift off are excited and very anxious and worried about that explosionbecause if something goes wrong in the first seconds of launch, there's not very much you can do.