My favorite quotes about research and science

  • "To those who devote their lives to science, nothing can give more happiness than making discoveries, but their cups of joy are full only when the results of their studies find practical applications" 
    ― Louis Pasteur
  • “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.” 
    ― Mark Twain
    "Expect and hope that a quarter of your projects fail. If not, you're not taking enough risks."
    ― Adam Smith
  • "Research is a formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose." 
    ― Zora Neale Hurston, 1942
  • "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  •  "Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge."
    ― Carl Sagan
  • “Science progresses best when observations force us to alter our preconceptions.” 
    ― Vera Rubin
  • “The best journalism is like a map. It shows where you are in relation to others; it provides a sense of topography, a glimpse into a new world, or a better understanding of a familiar one.”
    ― Krissy Clark, journalist
    Saw it from:
    Sui, Daniel, and Michael Goodchild. "The convergence of GIS and social media: challenges for GIScience." International Journal of Geographical Information Science 25, no. 11 (2011): 1737-1748.
  • The first great thing is to find yourself and for that you need solitude and contemplation - at least sometimes. I can tell you deliverance will not come from the rushing noisy centers of civilization. It will come from the lonely places.   
     ― Fridtjof Nansen
  • “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” 
     ― Albert Einstein