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Cambridge was the place for someone from the Colonies
by Aaron Klug

Cambridge was the place for someone from the Colonies
or the Dominions to go on to,
and it was to the Cavendish Laboratory that one went to do physics.
- Aaron Klug

This field is not necessarily glamorous,
nor does it often produce immediate results,
but it seeks to increase our basic understanding of living processes.
- Aaron Klug

This work made me more and more interested in biological matter,
and I decided that I really wanted to work on the X-ray
analysis of biological molecules.
- Aaron Klug

Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force
and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the
struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world.
- Aaron Klug

 

My father was trained as a saddler, but in fact as
a young man worked in his father's business of rearing and selling cattle,
so he grew up in the countryside.
- Aaron Klug

Shortly after I was born he emigrated to Durban,
where members of my mother's family had settled at the turn of the century,
and the rest of the family followed soon thereafter.
- Aaron Klug

One cannot plan for the unexpected.
- Aaron Klug

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The philosophy of the school was quite simple -
the bright boys specialised in Latin,
the not so bright in science and the rest managed with geography or the like.
- Aaron Klug

I like teaching and the contact with young minds keeps one on one's toes.
- Aaron Klug

The work requires a moderately large investment in
technological and theoretical developments and long
periods of time to carry them out,
without the pressure to achieve quick or short term results.
- Aaron Klug

In the course of my stay there, I also showed how one
could analyse the experimental kinetic curves for the
reaction of haemoglobin with carbon dioxide or oxygen
by simulations in the computer,
and so fit the rate constants.
- Aaron Klug

However, I should perhaps add that during the 20 years
I have been back in Cambridge,
I have been actively involved in the teaching of undergraduates,
as well as of course supervising research students.
- Aaron Klug

I married a young Englishman in Cambridge in 1955 and
have lived in Britain every since.
- Anne Stevenson

I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word.
- A. E. Housman

Against my will, in the course of my travels,
the belief that everything worth knowing was known
at Cambridge gradually wore off.
In this respect my travels were very useful to me.
- Bertrand Russell

John Cleese was with a group called Cambridge Circus,
who had come to New York, and we became friends.
Years later that produced a certain team effort.
- Terry Gilliam

He told me that Francis Crick and Jim Watson had solved the structure of DNA,
so we decided to go across to Cambridge to see it.
This was in April of 1953.
- Sydney Brenner

I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics
dates from those early childhood days.
- Andrew Wiles

The greatest good fortune of my return to Cambridge in 1946 was that there,
in the spring, I met Elizabeth Fay Ringo.
We were married a few months later.
- James Tobin

Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge
male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling,
not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex,
vital interweaving of both.
- Sylvia Plath

Living in Cambridge, with nature and everything,
it's so clean.
- Syd Barrett

As an economics undergraduate, I also worked on a part-time basis in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, for a company that was advising customers
about portfolio decisions,
writing reports.
- Merton Miller

I was educated at King's College, Taunton and went
to the University of Cambridge in 1942.
- Antony Hewish

Now the master paid a number of visits to England and,
as a Cambridge man, it is a source of pride that he
taught there for a longer period than elsewhere in my country.
- John G. D. Clark

I suppose my little Martin acoustic guitar is quickly
becoming a prize possession.
It's a lovely guitar.
I bought it at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2001 before I had cleaned up.
- Graham Coxon

When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s,
I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes.
I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.
- Ann Beattie

Looking through the list of earlier Nobel laureates,
I note a large number with whom I became acquainted
and with whom I interacted during those years as they
passed through Cambridge.
- John Pople

Stephen Hawking said he spent most of his first couple
of years at Cambridge reading science fiction (and I believe that,
because his grades weren't all that great).
- Frederik Pohl

Cambridge is thriving and Britain is working.
We have been telling people - 'if you value it,
vote for it' - and this is particularly relevant in Cambridge.
- Anne Campbell

When I was rising eighteen I persuaded my parents to
let me return to Australia and at least see whether
I could adapt myself to life on the land before going up to Cambridge.
- Patrick White

The dons of Oxford and Cambridge are too busy educating
the young men to be able to teach them anything.
- Samuel Butler

Oxford is Oxford: not a mere receptacle for youth,
like Cambridge.
Perhaps it wants its inmates to love it rather than to love one another.
- E. M. Forster

I abandoned chemistry to concentrate on mathematics and physics.
In 1942, I travelled to Cambridge to take the scholarship
examination at Trinity College,
received an award and entered the university in October 1943.
- John Pople

Monty Python crowd; half of them came from Cambridge,
and half of them came from Oxford.
But, there seems to be this jewel, this sort of two
headed tradition of doing comedy,
of doing sketches, and that kind of thing.
- Rowan Atkinson

If we help an educated man's daughter to go to Cambridge
are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? -
not how she can learn,
but how she can fight in order that she might win the
same advantages as her brothers?
- Virginia Woolf

I had hoped that the board would accept Johnny Hon's
offer of a loan to buy the stadium back for the club,
as I think this would be best way of continuing the
long tradition of Cambridge United in Cambridge -
and it was a generous offer.
- Anne Campbell

What has influenced my life more than any other single
thing has been my stammer.
Had I not stammered I would probably...
have gone to Cambridge as my brothers did,
perhaps have become a don and every now and then published
a dreary book about French literature.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Quite a few people have commented during the campaign
that more help is required for small businesses.
SMEs need support and encouragement in their early stages,
and in Cambridge the links to the University and the
huge pool of expertise here helps that.
- Anne Campbell

O what is life, if we must hold it thus as wind-blown
sparks hold momentary fire?
- Ada Cambridge

Have all the hopes of ages come to naught? Is life
no more with noble meaning fraught?
- Ada Cambridge

Alone!
Alone!
No beacon, far or near!
No chart, no compass, and no anchor stay!
- Ada Cambridge

There were so many great music and political scenes
going on in the late '60s in Cambridge.
The ratio of guys to girls at Harvard was four to one,
so all of those things were playing in my mind.
- Bonnie Raitt

I have never been afraid to stand up to the leadership
on issues where we disagree.
If you chose to keep Cambridge Labour,
then I can continue to press the Government for the
things that matter to you,
in a way that members of the opposition are unable to.
- Anne Campbell

Let Justice, blind and halt and maimed,
chastise the rebel spirit surging in my veins,
let the Law deal me penalties and pains And make me
hideous in my neighbours' eyes.
- Ada Cambridge

The first big break was winning a scholarship to go to Cambridge University.
I was very lucky, because my parents couldn't have
afforded a university education for me.
Without a scholarship I couldn't possibly have gone.
- Trevor Nunn

I made, over the years in Cambridge,
several very good American friends,
and America appeared to me, a land of promise in every sense of that word,
a land of freedom from the inhibitions and restrictions that I felt in England.
- Peter Shaffer

What is the worth of anything, But for the happiness 'twill bring?
- Richard Owen Cambridge

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find a place inside where there's joy,
and the joy will burn out the pain.
- Joseph Campbell

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me a lever long enough
and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vince Lombardi

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

Angry and happy don't mix.
Flush out the angry,
and the happy has a place to put down roots.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

It is not my place to doubt the sincere beliefs of others.
My job is to question my own beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller


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