Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Top 5 chemist quotes

1) Friedrich Wöhler
Die organische Chemie kann einen jetzt ganz toll machen. Sie kommt mir wie ein Urwald der Tropenländer vor, voll der merkwürdigsten Dinge, ein ungeheures Dickicht, ohne Ausgang und Ende, in das man sich nicht hinein wagen mag.

(At this time organic chemistry can drive one completely crazy. It seems to me like a primeval tropical jungle, full of the most remarkable things, an amazing thicket, without escape or end, into which one would not dare to enter.)

4) Yves Chauvin
Je me sens plutôt embarrassé. (I find it embarrassing, above all.)
Answering the question : 'How does it feel' [to win the Nobel prize].

3) Dmitri Mendeleev
Work, look for peace and calm in work: you will find it nowhere else.

4) Margaret Thatcher (had another job besides being a chemist)
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

5) Watson & Crick
It has not escaped our notice that the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material. (Nature 1953)

Well let's do a top 5 chemistry blog quotes as well.

1) We don't need your stinkin' rankings! (carbon-based curiosities)

2) True, acetyl chloride makes me cry and carbon disulphide makes me sad. (chemical musings)

3) Hey, I never think it's a good idea to turn me out on the street. (in the pipeline)

4) Honestly, I can't think of any one who would say: "My life will be complete once I'll graduate and start my research project about gout!" (half decent pharmaceutical chemistry)

5) It clicks everything, even your mom, but she’s a slut anyway! (chem blog)


Petr said...

you should provide the blog quotes with the source. great blog, by the way.

een of andere vent said...

Forgot to add the links, fixed it.

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