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„It is well known that I am available twenty-four hours a day to women astronomers.“

—  Vera Rubin American astronomer 1928 - 2016
As quoted in Jewish Women's Archive https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/rubin-vera-cooper

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„A man is a fool not to put everything he has, at any given moment, into what he is creating“

—  Frank Herbert American writer 1920 - 1986
Context: A man is a fool not to put everything he has, at any given moment, into what he is creating. You're there now doing the thing on paper. You're not killing the goose, you're just producing an egg. So I don't worry about inspiration, or anything like that. It's a matter of just sitting down and working. I have never had the problem of a writing block. I've heard about it. I've felt reluctant to write on some days, for whole weeks, or sometimes even longer. I'd much rather go fishing, for example, or go sharpen pencils, or go swimming, or what not. But, later, coming back and reading what I have produced, I am unable to detect the difference between what came easily and when I had to sit down and say, 'Well, now it's writing time and now I'll write.' There's no difference on paper between the two. As quoted in Shoptalk: learning to write with writers (1990), edited by Donald Morison Murray<!-- Cook Publishers -->

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„Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.“

—  Alan Turing British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist 1912 - 1954

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„Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.“

—  Rosalind Franklin British chemist, biophysicist, and X-ray crystallographer 1920 - 1958
in answer to her father, who accused her of making science her religion, as related by

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„The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.“

—  Albert Schweitzer French-German physician, theologian, musician and philosopher 1875 - 1965

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„It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful“

—  Anton LaVey Founder of the Church of Satan, author of the Satanic Bible 1930 - 1997
Context: It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful.

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Marcus Garvey photo
Marcus Garvey18
Jamaica-born British political activist, Pan-Africanist, ... 1887 - 1940
Jonathan Franzen photo
Jonathan Franzen51
novelist 1959
Rudolf Hess photo
Rudolf Hess8
German Nazi leader 1894 - 1987
Frederick II of Prussia photo
Frederick II of Prussia33
king of Prussia 1712 - 1786
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