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Robert Hofstadter Quotes and Sayings

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The Nobel Prize is given as a personal award but it
also honors the field of research in which I have worked
and it also honors my students and colleagues.
- Robert Hofstadter

Not only has this subject been long associated with
the ideas of thinking men over the ages but its practical
importance is attested to by the huge resources of
men and material thrown into this type of work.
- Robert Hofstadter

I am one of those who think like Nobel,
that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
- Marie Curie

I am the same person I was before receiving the Nobel Prize.
I work with the same regularity, I have not modified my habits,
I have the same friends.
- Jose Saramago

 

And yet the Nobel Prizes, in singling out individuals,
have done a great deal of good in pointing up to the
world as a whole and setting forth clearly goals for achievement.
- Willard Libby

I'm not aiming for the Nobel Peace Prize!
- Omar Bongo

Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets
a trophy just for participating.
What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy.
- Glenn Beck

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The Nobel Prize gives one the opportunity to take public stands.
- Philip Warren Anderson

It is the Nobel Prize I want.
It's worth $400,000.
- Klaus Kinski

If I found a cure for a huge disease,
while I was hobbling up onstage to accept the Nobel
Prize they'd be playing the theme song from 'Three's Company'.
- John Ritter

The Nobel is a ticket to one's own funeral.
No one has ever done anything after he got it.
- T. S. Eliot

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

In dedicating his estate to the honoring of endeavors that benefit mankind,
Alfred Nobel expressed a lifelong concern that is even
more timely in 1972 than it was in his lifetime.
- Stanford Moore

It is a remarkable honor to receive a Nobel Prize,
because it not only recognizes discoveries,
but also their usefulness to the advancement of fundamental science.
- Peter Agre

The years since the Nobel Prize have been productive ones for me.
- Philip Warren Anderson

My countrymen have the right to shake my hand and talk to me if they so wish.
Don't forget that their support and their reading of
my works is what brought me the Nobel prize.
- Naguib Mahfouz

When His Holiness won the Nobel Peace Prize,
there was a quantum leap.
He is not seen as solely a Tibetan anymore;
he belongs to the world.
- Richard Gere

The Nobel awards should be regarded as giving recognition
to this general scientific progress as well as to the individuals involved.
- John Bardeen

Many Nobel Prizes are awaiting good research to understand
and explain the many mysteries of our bodies,
such as the basic mechanism of memory or imagination.
- John Cameron

I thought they would never select an Eastern writer for the Nobel.
I was surprised.
- Naguib Mahfouz

One effect that the Nobel Prize seems to have had is
that more Arabic literary works have been translated into other languages.
- Naguib Mahfouz

The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent
of Congressional leaders in science journalism.
- Michael Pollan

Of course, today at the Karolinska Institute,
I am working with some top experts -
even some Nobel prize winners.
They have the latest news and I have the technique.
- Lennart Nilsson

Forget about Nobel prizes; they aren't really very important.
- Herbert Simon

In fact, 37 percent of all United States Nobel Prize
winners in the 20th century have been representatives of the Jewish community.
- Jon Porter

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

If I could explain it to the average person,
I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
- Richard P. Feynman

This ceremony and the intellectual aura associated
with the Nobel Prizes have grown from the wisdom of
a practical chemist who wrote a remarkable will.
- Stanford Moore

I am practically in the employ of Mr. Nobel.
I have to meet everyone he sends my way.
- Naguib Mahfouz

The Nobel Prize has given me, for the first time in my life,
the feeling that my literature could be appreciated
on an international level.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Winning Nobel imposed on me a lifestyle to which I
am not used and which I would not have preferred.
- Naguib Mahfouz

My wife thought I deserved it, but I always thought
the Nobel a Western prize.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I got my Nobel Prize for my lab work.
- Joshua Lederberg

Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race
or colour will determine who received of his generosity.
- Abdus Salam

Alfred Nobel was much concerned, as are we all,
with the tangible benefits we hope for and expect from
physiological and medical research,
and the Faculty of the Caroline Institute has ever
been alert to recognize practical benefits.
- Haldan Keffer Hartline

I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the
promotion of the peace idea,
but I am skeptical as to its results.
- Alfred Nobel

There must have been something in the air of Gary that led one into economics:
the first Nobel Prize winner,
Paul Samuelson, was also from Gary, as were several
other distinguished economists.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.
- Alfred Nobel

The Arab world also won the Nobel with me.
I believe that international doors have opened,
and that from now on, literate people will consider Arab literature also.
We deserve that recognition.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.
- Alfred Nobel

It is disappointing and embarrassing to the science
profession that some Nobel Laureates would deliberately
use their well deserved scientific reputations and
hold themselves out as experts in other fields.
- David Douglass

I can only point out a curious fact.
Year after year the Nobel Awards bring a moment of
happiness not only to the recipients,
not only to colleagues and friends of the recipients,
but even to strangers.
- Alfred Day Hershey

That work led to the emergence of the recombinant DNA
technology thereby providing a major tool for analyzing
mammalian gene structure and function and formed the
basis for me receiving the 1980 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
- Paul Berg

If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good,
I am satisfied.
- Alfred Nobel

The Nobel award occasions a unique celebration of the
vision of science by the public at large.
The prestige the prize confers today is largely due
to the extraordinary diligence of the Nobel committees.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

In the first place, the preparation of the Nobel lecture
which I am to give has shown me,
even more clearly than I knew before,
how many others share with me, often,
indeed, have anticipated me, in the discoveries for
which you have awarded me the prize.
- Frederick Soddy

When the Nobel award came my way, it also gave me an
opportunity to do something immediate and practical about my old obsessions,
including literacy, basic health care and gender equity,
aimed specifically at India and Bangladesh.
- Amartya Sen

Alfred Nobel's discoveries are characteristic;
powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks.
They are also a means to terrible destruction in the
hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war.
- Pierre Curie

As a theoretical physicist, I feel at once proud and
humble at the thought of the illustrious figures that
have preceded me here to receive the greatest of all honors in science,
the Nobel prize.
- Murray Gell-Mann

I would like to win the Pulitzer Prize.
I would like to win the Nobel Prize.
I would like to win a Tony award for the Broadway musical I'm now working on.
Aside from these, my aspirations are modest ones.
- Evan Hunter

When I was young my Father used to tell me that the
two most worthwhile pursuits in life were the pursuit
of truth and of beauty and I believe that Alfred Nobel
must have felt much the same when he gave these prizes
for literature and the sciences.
- Frederick Sanger

I served the famous professors and scholars,
and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them.
Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were
at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me.
- Sun Myung Moon

The roster of Nobel Peace Prize winners,
though it has some strange people on it from time to time,
tends to feature folks who fought for social justice
in a nonviolent and constructive way somehow.
- Guy Burgess

The Nobel Prize is an honor unique in the world in
having found its way into the hearts and minds of simple people everywhere.
It casts a light of peace and reason upon us all;
and for that I am especially grateful.
- George Wald

The Nobel Prize, so long regarded in our science as
the highest reward a man's work can earn,
must bring to its recipient a most solemn sense of
his debt to his fellow scientists and those of the past.
- Edward M. Purcell

When I first encountered the name of the city of Stockholm,
I little thought that I would ever visit it,
never mind end up being welcomed to it as a guest of
the Swedish Academy and the Nobel Foundation.
- Seamus Heaney

Thanks to the high standing which science has for so
long attain and to the impartiality of the Nobel Prize Committee,
the Nobel Prize for Physics is rightly considered everywhere
as the highest reward within the reach of workers in Natural Philosophy.
- Guglielmo Marconi

Nobel was a genuine friend of peace.
He even went so far as to believe that he had invented a tool of destruction,
dynamite, which would make war so senseless that it would become impossible.
He was wrong.
- Alva Myrdal

To my mind, the most important aspect of the Nobel
Awards is that they bring home to the masses of the peoples of all nations,
a realization of their common interests.
They carry to those who have no direct contact with
science the international spirit.
- Irving Langmuir

My research, even before 1972, moved in directions
beyond those cited for the Nobel Memorial Prize.
Most of it, in one way or another, deals with information as an economic variable,
both as to its production and as to its use.
- Kenneth Joseph Arrow

As I noted in my Nobel lecture, an early insight in
my work on the economics of information concerned the
problem of appropriability -
the difficulty that those who pay for information have in getting returns.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

I cannot think of anything more difficult than to say
something which would be worthy of this impressive and,
for me, memorable occasion, and of the ideals and purposes
which inspired the Nobel Peace Award.
- Lester B. Pearson

It is my express wish that in awarding the prizes no
consideration be given to the nationality of the candidates,
but that the most worthy shall receive the prize,
whether he be Scandinavian or not.
- Alfred Nobel

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller


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