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I am delighted to have had students,
by John Pople

I am delighted to have had students,
friends and colleagues in so many nations and to have
learned so much of what I know from them.
This Nobel Award honours them all.
- John Pople

At the age of 12, I developed an intense interest in mathematics.
On exposure to algebra, I was fascinated by simultaneous
equations and read ahead of the class to the end of the book.
- John Pople

In the war, most young men were inducted into the armed forces at the age of 17.
A group of students was permitted to attend university
before taking part in wartime research projects.
- John Pople

I had changed from being a mathematician to a practicing scientist.
I was increasingly embarassed that I could no longer
follow some of the more modern branches of pure mathematics.
- John Pople

 

I have had many opportunities to visit universities
all over the world in the past 50 years.
- John Pople

I was a close observer of the developments in molecular biology.
- John Pople

Our children were mostly brought up and educated in
the Churchill suburb east of Pittsburgh.
Each summer, we took them back to England for an extended period.
- John Pople

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On my return to Pittsburgh, I resolved to go back to
the fundamental problems of electronic structure that
I had contemplated abstractly many years earlier.
- John Pople

I found a discarded textbook on calculus in a wastebasket
and read it from cover to cover.
- John Pople

From an early age I was told that I was expected to
do more than continue to run a small business.
Education was important and seen as a way of moving forward.
- John Pople

Like many other Laureates, I have benefit immeasurably
from the love and support of my wife and children.
- John Pople

Life with a scientist who is often changing jobs and
is frequently away at meetings and on lecture tours is not easy.
Without a secure home base, I could not have made much progress.
- John Pople

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

Leaving England was a painful decision,
and we still have some regrets about it.
However, at that time, the research environment for
theoretical chemistry was clearly better in the U.S.
- John Pople

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

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

But I am delighted to be a Dodger, I grew up a Dodger
fan and now my dreams have really come true.
- Milton Bradley

We're delighted to be working with Apple to offer fans
a new and innovative way to experience our wildly popular shows.
- Robert Iger

To show a child what once delighted you,
to find the child's delight added to your own -
this is happiness.
- J. B. Priestley

Right now I'm just delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath.
- Richard Branson

We were delighted to have Nigel as a producer.
The only problem is that Nigel is so famous that he
seems to dominate most interviews without being there.
- Stephen Malkmus

The members of the court were just delighted to have a ninth member -
male or female.
They were all kind and welcoming.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

I am absolutely delighted to get back into football with Livingston.
- Kenny Dalglish

I was delighted to have lines when they came -
learning lines for film isn't a problem,
but television is a little different,
because we shot those shows the whole way through.
- David Selby

When I heard about the first Tomb Raider,
I was very interested and I would have liked to have directed that.
When I was approached for the second film,
I was delighted.
- Jan de Bont

I'm delighted.
I don't know of anybody who had a statue built of them while they were living.
It's a great feeling.
- Al Lopez

I won't say I wouldn't be grateful and happy and delighted
and thrilled to bits to receive a nomination.
But I wouldn't be suicidal if it didn't happen.
- Tom Wilkinson

I can remember when, as a beginner, I was delighted
with any ball as long as it would bounce.
- Helen Wills Moody

My wife was delighted with the home I had given her
amid the prairies of the far west.
- Buffalo Bill

I'm delighted to be Number 1, but next week I don't
want people to buy my record,
I want them to buy Band Aid.
- Jim Diamond

One can become enthusiastic over anything.
For a time I was delighted with bomb throwing.
It gave me a tremendous pleasure to bomb those fellows from above.
- Manfred von Richthofen

I've been delighted by Cannes and Toronto but I keep
saying I don't know how good we're going to be received
in America because that's where it's most challenging.
- William Hurt

Of course I was delighted the flight was over,
but I still had to worry about cleaning up inside the cabin,
I had to worry about the hatch, how to get in the sling,
and so on.
- Alan Shepard

I'm delighted by how Nobody's Fool turned out.
It was a rare movie.
- Richard Russo

When it moved to Friday night it disappeared,
when they find another show that can do what The Simpsons does,
they will be delighted to do cancel The Simpsons.
- Harry Shearer

My parents were absolutely delighted that I knew what I wanted to do.
- Vivien Leigh

I don't write for publishers, certainly not for critics,
and not for readers, But I am delighted that so many
people have found my books enjoyable and want to continue to read them.
- Jean M. Auel

Well, in the sense that we do not tour or record together anymore -
then I suppose not.
But if our old recordings get heard more we shall be delighted.
- Peter Asher

This visible world is wonderfully to be delighted in,
and highly to be esteemed, because it is the theatre
of God's righteous Kingdom.
- Thomas Traherne

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
- Aristotle

If Mr. Selwyn calls again, show him up; if I am alive
I shall be delighted to see him;
and if I am dead he would like to see me.
- Henry Fox

I was absolutely delighted that those shows have been preserved.
- Patrick Macnee

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day,
a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of
magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
- J. B. Priestley

Iron Maiden is an institution, and I'm delighted that I'm involved in it,
but there was a time that I wasn't delighted so I quit.
- Bruce Dickinson

I am, of course, delighted but there was never any doubt about Sol staying.
- Arsene Wenger

We're just delighted that management has come around to my way of thinking.
- Paula Zahn

I think that new communications are wonderful and I
am delighted to be a part of the Internet generation.
- Judy Collins

So I was very close to ordination.
I was delighted to be ordained a deacon,
which is the last step between, before becoming a priest.
But then it all fell apart.
- Thomas Keneally

So I think the fans will be totally interested in the
new developments and delighted that the old developments
are still there and that they can still see some of
the old characters maybe reappear.
- Andreas Katsulas

The Indians gave up the land of their own free will,
and for it received brass kettles, blankets,
guns, shirts, flints, tobacco, rum and many trinkets
in which their simple hearts delighted.
- Patrick Gordon

I wanted to do an hour-long show, and I wanted to something
that was dramatic and sometimes funny and humorous,
as well.
I'm just delighted to have this opportunity to be a part of this project.
- Ron Glass

And I was asked if I would come and help with the recovery
of this great British company,
Cable and Wireless, and I'm delighted to become part
of the new and very talented management that have been
brought in to that company as well.
- Lord Robertson

We're still working out the details,
but I'd be delighted to do the film.
The problem at the moment is my busy schedule.
Shooting on this film has been extended by a month,
but I need to be in the U.S.
by Dec.
20.
- Zhang Ziyi

Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death,
especially if it permitted me to continue to learn
about this world and others,
if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.
- Carl Sagan

Really, we don't know what to make of it except that
we're delighted about it.
We have all these fans thirty years later and they're
still around and will probably be around for a long time to come.
- Russell Johnson

As we moved along in a little procession,
I was delighted with the illumination of the streets.
So many lamps, and they burned until morning,
my father said, and so people did not need to carry lanterns.
- Mary Antin

While F.D.R.
once told Americans that we have nothing to fear but fear itself,
Mr. Ashcroft is delighted to play the part of Fear Itself,
an assignment in which he lets his imagination run riot.
- Frank Rich

My disorder has been attended with several symptoms of a consumption;
and I have been at times apprehensive that my great change was at hand:
yet blessed be God,
I have never been affrighted; but, on the contrary,
at times much delighted with a view of its approach.
- David Brainerd

I think in my own country, at the way we've seen through
the ordination of women to the priesthood,
which I'm delighted about, and that will move on to
another level before very long.
- George Carey

I'm delighted about the track's success in the sports world,
but the frustrating thing is, I don't think I got rich on it.
The labels and publishers did very cheap deals on our songs.
- Alan Parsons

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill


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