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Sydney Brenner Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 started Michael years ago.
I saw him in Gary, Indiana, and we'd have him on the talent shows.
He kind of emulated me, and did the best he could.
- James Brown

What each man feared would happen to himself,
did not trouble him when he saw that it would ruin another.
- Virgil

I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it,
there's no way you can prove anything!
- Nancy Cartwright

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

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

I loved Hendrix.
I mean, really, really loved him.
As if he were one of the great classical composers.
And he was.
That's how I saw him.
- Warren Zevon

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

So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God,
as if men heard you.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

In the lead up to the Iraq war and its later conduct,
I saw at a minimum, true dereliction,
negligence and irresponsibility, at worse,
lying, incompetence and corruption.
- Anthony Zinni

I started working out with a trainer and I immediately saw results.
- Taylor Dayne

For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage,
and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day to day,
as will hereafter appear.
- Christopher Columbus

He had written my mother once that he wanted her to
be the first thing he saw every morning and the last thing he ever saw.
And that's how it turned out.
- Ron Reagan

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

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

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

With Cold Sassy Tree having its first production,
I saw no necessity to do anything other than produce
it with the correct setting.
- Bruce Beresford

I used to go and flatten my nose against that window
and absorb all I could of his art.
It changed my life.
I saw art then as I wanted to see it.
- Mary Cassatt

I saw a very good Hollywood film the other day.
It was about Cole Porter.
- Julie Harris

That death was near, I suppose I believed,
but I saw it only as a rest after the day's work.
- Knute Nelson

I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York.
I said, Something is going on here.
- Alain Resnais

I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex,
bigger than life characters.
- Conrad Hall

I realized a while back that I have an innate ability to be compassionate,
and I saw that the strength of compassion is something
that healers have and healers use.'
- Ricky Williams

I saw what looked like another fallen tree in front
of me and put my foot on it to cross over.
At that moment it reared up in front of me-the biggest python I had ever seen!
- Louis Leakey

Progressively thinking biologists, both in our country and abroad,
saw in Darwinism the only right road to the further
development of scientific biology.
- Trofim Lysenko

From the first time I saw Sid Caesar be funny I knew that's what I had to do.
- Billy Crystal

Like at Halloween: I knew I'd arrived when I saw people
dressing up on Halloween as my character.
- Jane Badler

I never saw my grandfather because he had died before I was born,
but I have good memories of my grandmother and of how
she could play the piano at the old house.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

I saw the booster, not Sputnik, flying by,
and I said, maybe this is the way we should be going,
not just sitting back waiting for something to happen.
- Wally Schirra

And he said that he wrote the Bond character based
on the character of David Niven.
That's how he saw Bond.
- Val Guest

I saw many aspects of the country which I needed to
see in order that I might know what we need to do.
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Their spirits and their visions are embodied in their craft.
And so is mine.
It's not Jane Saw Puff.
But the clarity of Jane Saw Puff is precious to me.
- Sharon Olds

I really thought I was pretty good before I saw Hendrix,
and then I thought: Yeah, not so good.
- Brian May

When I started out back in Louisville,
there was Harry Collins.
He was my first teacher.
He saw that I was so obsessed with magic that he taught me the love of magic.
- Lance Burton

Redd Foxx was the same gruff old codger you saw on television.
- Charley Pride

My grandmother and I saw an average of eight movies a week,
double features, second run.
- Carol Burnett


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