Bounce Quotes (2 quotes)
Edward [Teller] isnt the cloistered kind of scientist. He gets his ideas in conversation and develops them by trying them out on people. We were coming back from Europe on the Ile de France and I was standing in the ships nightclub when he came up and said, 'Freddie, I think I have an idea. It was something hed just thought of about magnetohydrodynamics. I was a bachelor then and Id located several good-looking girls on the ship, but I knew what I had to do, so I disappeared and started working on the calculations. Id get something finished and start prowling on the deck again when Edward would turn up out of the night and wed walk the deck together while he talked and I was the brick wall he was bouncing these things off of. By the end of the trip we had a paper. Hed had the ideas, and Id done some solving of equations. But he insisted that we sign in alphabetical order, which put my name first.
Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them - work, family, health, friends, and spirit - and youre keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls - family, health, friends, and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.