Flowering Quotes (2 quotes)
A wise man in China asked his gardener to plant a shrub. The gardener objected that it only flowered once in a hundred years. In that case, said the wise man, plant it immediately. [On the importance of fundamental research.]
There is now a feeling that the pieces of physics are falling into place, not because of any single revolutionary idea or because of the efforts of any one physicist, but because of a flowering of many seeds of theory, most of them planted long ago.