National Geographic Quotes (2 quotes)
My interest in science was excited at age nine by an article on astronomy in National Geographic; the author was Donald Menzel of the Harvard Observatory. For the next few years, I regularly made star maps and snuck out at night to make observations from a locust tree in our back yard.
My only wish would be to have ten more lives to live on this planet. If that were possible, Id spend one lifetime each in embryology, genetics, physics, astronomy and geology. The other lifetimes would be as a pianist, backwoodsman, tennis player, or writer for the National Geographic. Id like to keep open the option for another lifetime as a surgeon-scientist.