Junior Quotes (2 quotes)
If, for example, I had some idea, which, as it turned out would, say, be quite wrong, was going off of the tangent, Watson would tell me in no uncertain terms this was nonsense, and vice-versa. If he had some idea I didnt like and I would say so and this would shake his thinking about it and draw him back again. And in fact, its one of the requirements for collaboration of this sort that you must be perfectly candid, one might almost say rude, to the person you are working with. Its useless, working with somebody whos either much too junior than yourself, or much too senior, because then politeness creeps in. And this is the end of all real collaboration in science.
Junior high school seemed like a fine idea when we invented it but it turned out to be an invention of the devil. Were catching our boys in a net in which theyre socially unprepared. We put them in junior high school with girls who are two years ahead of them. There isnt a thing they should have to do with girls at this age except growl at them.