Buonarroti_Michelangelo Quotes (2 quotes)
If Louis Pasteur were to come out of his grave because he heard that the cure for cancer still had not been found, NIH would tell him, Of course we'll give you assistance. Now write up exactly what you will be doing during the three years of your grant. Pasteur would say, Thank you very much, and would go back to his grave. Why? Because research means going into the unknown. If you know what you are going to do in science, then you are stupid! This is like telling Michelangelo or Renoir that he must tell you in advance how many reds and how many blues he will buy, and exactly how he will put those colors together.
Sooner or later every one of us breathes an atom that has been breathed before by anyone you can think of who has lived before usMichelangelo or George Washington or Moses.