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Sidney Altman Quotes and Sayings

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We are very fortunate to be recognized here in such
an extraordinary manner for work that we enjoy.
- Sidney Altman

The RNA World referred to an hypothetical stage in
the origin of life on Earth.
- Sidney Altman

The mystique associated with the bomb,
the role that scientists played in it,
and its general importance could not fail to impress even a six-year old.
- Sidney Altman

We are united in the hope that every individual will
someday enjoy at least the intellectual privileges we have had,
if not always the material advantages.
- Sidney Altman

 

Furthermore, neither of our research groups set out
in search of RNA catalysis.
- Sidney Altman

Nevertheless, as is a frequent occurrence in science,
a general hypothesis was constructed from a few specific
instances of a phenomenon.
- Sidney Altman

I was born in Montreal in 1939, the second son of poor immigrants.
- Sidney Altman

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It was from them that I learned that hard work in stable
surroundings could yield rewards,
even if only in infinitesimally small increments.
- Sidney Altman

Eight months later, having left Columbia,
I was studying physics in a summer program and working
in Colorado when I decided to enroll as a graduate student in biophysics.
- Sidney Altman

About seven years later I was given a book about the
periodic table of the elements.
For the first time I saw the elegance of scientific
theory and its predictive power.
- Sidney Altman

My intention was to enroll at McGill University but
an unexpected series of events led me to study physics
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Sidney Altman

For our immediate family and relatives,
Canada was a land of opportunity.
- Sidney Altman

Indeed, we are privileged to have been afforded the
opportunity to study Nature and to follow our own thoughts
and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity
and in a land with a generous and forward-looking government.
- Sidney Altman

By the time I reached high school my father's grocery
store had made our life adequately comfortable and I was able to choose,
without any practical encumbrances, the subjects that
I wanted to pursue in college.
- Sidney Altman

I spent eighteen months as a graduate student in physics at Columbia University,
waiting unhappily for an opportunity to work in a laboratory
and wondering if I should continue in physics.
- Sidney Altman

For those who are bored with life,
the path to happiness almost always comes
through service to the less-fortunate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

We can never replace a friend.
When a man is fortunate enough to have several,
he finds they are all different.
No one has a double in friendship.
- Johann Schiller

By and large, women in New Zealand are fortunate compared
with some other countries,
including many in our own region.
But there is still progress to be made.
- Jenny Shipley

Win or lose, I've been fortunate to be able to pitch
deep enough into games to get decisions.
- Dontrelle Willis

I was very fortunate to be at the vanguard of music video.
- Rick Springfield

I've just been fortunate to havehad a lot of hit records,
though Human Wheels doesn't qualify as a hit record-but
it's really the best single I've ever had.
- John Mellencamp

I've been very fortunate in the things I've had in my life.
But, at the same time, I wish I had the same types
of memories as everyone else.
- Alfonso Ribeiro

We are very fortunate to live in this country,
but at the same time, the reason the forces are so
much more destructive here is because they are faceless.
- Brandon Boyd

Marx was fortunate to have been born eighty years before Walt Disney.
Disney also promised a child's paradise and unlike Marx,
delivered on his promise.
- John Ralston Saul

There are people much less fortunate than us,
and I don't mean people hungry sleeping in the streets either.
- Della Reese

It is the fortunate who should extol fortune.
- Torquato Tasso

I have a very good family.
I'm very fortunate to have a very good family.
I believe very strongly in the family.
It's one of the things we have in our platform,
is to talk about it.
- Dan Quayle

I've been so fortunate in my life that my family has
never been jealous of my success.
They have shown true love and commitment to me by being supportive.
They shared in it.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I like what I do, and I'm very fortunate now to be in a very nice place.
Which is that I don't have to work anymore.
So the work that I do now is purely because I really want to.
- Charlize Theron

It is fortunate to be of high birth,
but it is no less so to be of such character that people
do not care to know whether you are or are not.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Fortunate indeed, is the man who takes exactly the
right measure of himself,
and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use.
- Peter Latham

I'm fortunate that the books sell, but even more fortunate to live in Chatham,
to be very happily married and to have,
on the whole, a fairly clear conscience.
- Bernard Cornwell

I've been fortunate.
I don't pick scripts.
Scripts pick me.
- Denzel Washington

To be loved is to be fortunate, but to be hated is to achieve distinction.
- Minna Antrim

I have been fortunate enough to record several singles
and a whole album with Chet Atkins.
- Suzy Bogguss

My vocal ability is very limited, but I'm fortunate
in that I can write the songs around my vocal limitations.
- Glenn Tipton

I'm one of those fortunate actors who gets to work pretty much every day.
I've had a run of good fortune and work with some terrific
people who have hired me.
- Rob Paulsen

I had the fortunate experience to play with people
from different schools of music.
Sam Rivers is from the fundamentalist school of music.
- Kevin Eubanks

I've been really fortunate to go from series to series to series.
- Victoria Pratt

I've been really fortunate to be able to do different
kinds of films in different scales,
different genres, different kinds of roles,
and that is important to me.
- Keanu Reeves

I consider myself fortunate that I've been able to
find a character that people have responded to.
- Dennis Franz

I consider myself to be very fortunate in my career,
my timing has worked out.
- Duane G. Carey

My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia
and Europe at very young ages.
We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance.
We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous.
- Charles Dudley Warner

I've been fortunate in that I've been forced to move from zone to zone.
- Joseph Jarman

I was very fortunate to play sports.
All the anger in me went out.
I had to do what I had to do.
If you stay angry all the time, then you really don't have a good life.
- Willie Mays

No man is happy; he is at best fortunate.
- Solon

I've been real fortunate to be on a lot of great teams.
- Ed Belfour

I married a woman who is much better than me,
I'm very fortunate to be with her and I know I'll be
happy with her the rest of my life.
- James Caviezel

Yeah.
I've been pretty fortunate to travel I guess,
all around the place.
- Ben E. King

It is fortunate that diplomats have long noses since
they usually cannot see beyond them.
- Paul Claudel

I've been very fortunate - You only can do what you're offered,
you know?
- Jon Voight

I've been very fortunate to be able to use my series
as a platform to show a good message for the kids.
- Chuck Norris

You get to act for a living.
You're fortunate.
So act like it.
- Jeremy London

I was fortunate as a young actor, to go straight to the RSC,
where I learned that being an actor can bring with
it wonderful responsibilities.
- Ben Kingsley

I would say this in terms of my career,
that my career provided me with everything that I wanted,
and I think a man is fortunate if he can say that at the end of his life.
- E. Howard Hunt

I was very fortunate to hook up with Jerry in the first place.
The network was already committed to doing something with him,
so I skipped a couple of hundred steps right there.
- Larry David

I feel very fortunate to have been associated with
people such as Rodgers and Hammerstein.
I think they were geniuses of their time.
- Shirley Jones

We're real fortunate to have such a unique cast.
- Christopher Meloni

I remember the people I knew in prison;
I was very fortunate to know them -
they came from 1910,
1920, 1930.
- Gregory Corso

I feel fortunate that I was able to step away from
it when I wasn't interested.
- Boz Scaggs

We are fortunate to live an area that is blessed with
outstanding schools and educators.
We are proud of the quality of education that they
provide to local students.
- Kenny Marchant

I was following my muse and I was very fortunate in
having good people around me and it turned out to be
a pretty good recording in my opinion.
- Ronnie Montrose

Happy and fortunate indeed would this nation be,
nay, completely blessed, if it had good prelates and pastors,
and but one prince, and that prince a good one.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

We never taste happiness in perfection,
our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
- Pierre Corneille

People who are in a fortunate position always attribute
virtue to what makes them so happy.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

I'm very fortunate in that I don't have money problems.
I have lunch with my wife at home.
I don't have to commute, so I have much more time with my family.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

Who knows what kind of life I might have had had I
not been fortunate enough to have the parents I've had.
- James MacArthur

Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
- Rose Kennedy

We are fortunate to have some of the greatest and best teachers in the world,
but we want to make sure that those few that try to
sneak through the system are caught in advance.
- Jon Porter


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