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So that's when I saw the DNA model for the first time,
by Sydney Brenner

So that's when I saw the DNA model for the first time,
in the Cavendish, and that's when I saw that this was it.
And in a flash you just knew that this was very fundamental.
- Sydney Brenner

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

Living most of the time in a world created mostly in one's head,
does not make for an easy passage in the real world.
- Sydney Brenner

The modern computer hovers between the obsolescent and the nonexistent.
- Sydney Brenner


There was still food rationing in England and life
was difficult all through my 2 year stay in Oxford.
- Sydney Brenner

In my second year, after moving to the Medical School,
I began the courses of Anatomy and Physiology.
I had begun to see that I was interested in cells and their functions.
- Sydney Brenner

I lived at home and I cycled every morning to the railway
station to travel by train to Johannesburg followed
by a walk to the University,
carrying sandwiches for my lunch and returning in the evening the same way.
- Sydney Brenner

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I completed the first three years of primary school
in one year and was admitted to the local school the
age of six directly into the fourth year,
some two years younger than all my contemporaries.
- Sydney Brenner

In 1995, I founded The Molecular Sciences Institute
with a gift from the Philip Morris Company where I
hoped that we could create an environment where young
people could pursue science in an atmosphere of harmonious
purpose and high intellectual challenge.
- Sydney Brenner

The moment I saw the model and heard about the complementing
base pairs I realized that it was the key to understanding
all the problems in biology we had found intractable -
it was the birth of molecular biology.
- Sydney Brenner

Many have gone on to do important scientific work but
all remember those wonderful times when we and our
science were young and our excitement in meeting new
challenges knew no bounds.
- Sydney Brenner

I also became interested in chemistry and gradually
accumulated enough test tubes and other glassware to do chemical experiments,
using small quantities of chemicals purchased from a pharmacy supply house.
- Sydney Brenner

I set up a laboratory in the Department of Physiology
in the Medical School in South Africa and begin to
try to find a bacteriophage system which we might use
to solve the genetic code.
- Sydney Brenner

I went in with Jack and Leslie, into this room that was lined with brick,
and there on the side I can remember very clearly was
this small model with plates for the bases -
the original model with everything screwed together.
- Sydney Brenner

During this period, I became interested in how the
new techniques of cloning and sequencing DNA could
influence the study of genetics and I was an early
and active proponent of the Human Genome Sequencing Project.
- Sydney Brenner

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Take time to sharpen the saw.
- Steven Covey

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

And as he spoke of understanding,
I looked up and saw the rainbow leap
with flames of many colors over me.
- Black Elk

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
- Bernard Baruch

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
- Michelangelo

I came, I saw, I conquered.
- Julius Caesar

Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to.
She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time,
so we got whipped.
- Loretta Lynn

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend -
and he's a priest.
- Erma Bombeck

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Sweetest Strawberry:
A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger.
He fled, the tiger after him.
Coming to a precipice,
he caught hold of the root of a wild vine
and swung himself over the edge.
The tiger sniffed at him from above.
Trembling, the man looked down to where,
far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him.
Only the vine sustained him.
Two mice, one white and one black,
little by little started to gnaw away the vine.
The man then saw a luscious strawberry near him.
Grasping the vine with one hand,
he plucked the strawberry with the other.
How sweet it tasted.
- Zen Koan

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball,
most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.
- Charles Barkley

It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat,
and the dog was walking.
- Mickey Rivers

When I first saw you, I thought you were handsome.
Then, of course, you spoke.
- the movie As Good As It Gets (1997)

I mean, every Star Trek episode you saw was just phenomenal.
- Persis Khambatta

I saw my wife at a pool, flipped over her,
and 14 days later we were married.
- James Garner

I believe I can even yet remember when I saw the stars for the first time.
- Max Muller

Of all the Jedis I saw in the film, Yoda's the only one I like.
- Lawrence Halprin

I saw clearly that war was upon us when I learned that
my young men had been secretly buying ammunition.
- Chief Joseph

I've played a lot of bad guys, 'cause that was the only work I could get.
People saw my face and went "Oooh."
- Laurence Fishburne

I first saw the light in the city of Boston in the year 1857.
- Edward Bellamy

I looked below and saw my people there,
and all were well and happy except one,
and he was lying like the dead - and that one was myself.
- Black Elk

I feel that I see John Lennon now as not a celebrity.
I did then.
I saw him as a cardboard cutout on an album cover.
- Mark David Chapman

He can't imagine the result of the mission because he never saw it.
- James Dickey

At college I'd seen my dead frog's limbs twitch under
some applied stimulus or other -
but hadn't believed.
Didn't dream of thinking beyond or around what I saw.
- James Merrill

Madam your wife and I didn't hit it off the only time I ever saw her.
I won't say she was silly, but I think one of us was silly,
and it wasn't me.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

A dog barks when his master is attacked.
I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked
and yet would remain silent.
- Pearl S. Buck

No one felt it more than the President.
I saw him repeatedly, and he fairly groaned at the
inexplicable delay in the advent of help from the loyal States.
- Henry Villard

My father went into the armed service and I never saw my mother -
I don't know what happened to her.
- Gregory Corso

I threw my cup away when I saw a child drinking from his hands at the trough.
- Diogenes

My mother says I didn't open my eyes for eight days after I was born,
but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring.
I was hooked.
- Elizabeth Taylor

Here is the difference between Dante,
Milton, and me.
They wrote about hell and never saw the place.
I wrote about Chicago after looking the town over for years and years.
- Carl Sandburg

I never saw film stars at home.
We had no maid, no cook, no swimming pool.
- Natalie Wood

I saw that the war could not be prevented.
The time had passed.
- Chief Joseph

Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism,
and when it cracked, I was open to religion again.
- Lionel Blue

The winner of the elections which saw the participation
of almsot 30 million people was the Iranian nation
and the losers were those who tried to keep people away from the polls.
- Ayatollah Khamenei

What I used to play was rhythm guitar before I saw Jack Bruce.
I said, That's what I want to do in life.
He was definitely the main influence.
- Geezer Butler

I saw Islam as the correct way to live,
and I chose to try to live that way.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I always saw being in a band a full time job.
- Holly Johnson

When I decided to get married at 40,
I couldn't find a dress with the modernity or sophistication I wanted.
That's when I saw the opportunity for a wedding gown business.
- Vera Wang

My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch.
- Jack Nicholson

Once upon a time there was a widow who had two daughters.
The elder was so much like her, both in looks and character,
that whoever saw the daughter saw the mother.
- Charles Perrault

The first actor I ever saw was The Lone Ranger.
I thought, That's what I want to do.
- Michael Caine

On the red carpet, I saw all these great stories,
and I also got to see the plastic surgery up close.
- Steven Cojocaru

I guess everybody saw it.
It's a deal where I'd been racing cars a long time
and I knew going around the track the fender was on the tire hard.
- Sterling Marlin

I became active in politics because I saw the possibility,
if we all sat back and did nothing, of a world in which
there would no longer be any stages for actors to act on.
- Helen Gahagan

Doolittle looked just like a little toy soldier the
first time I ever saw him.
- Loretta Lynn

I don't want to do anything like Can't Hardly Wait,
I don't want to do anything like Scream.
I saw all those movies, and they were good,
but they're just not what I want to do.
- Laura Prepon

Bond was how Fleming saw himself; the sardonic,
cruel mouth, the hard, tight skinned face.
- Terence Young

When we opened our eyes, we saw bedrock exposed in the walls of the crater.
- Steven Squyres

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