Rosalind Franklin Quotes



Best 10 Quotes by Rosalind Franklin

“I see no reason to believe that a creator of protoplasm or primeval matter, if such there be, has any reason to be interested in our insignificant race in a tiny corner of the universe, and still less in us, as still more insignificant individuals. Again, I see no reason why the belief that we are insignificant or fortuitous should lessen our faith.”

“I would willingly go more primitive if it were necessary to preserve my freedom.”

“In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall come nearer to success and that success in our aims (the improvement of the lot of mankind, present and future) is worth attaining. I maintain that faith in this world is perfectly possible without faith in another world.”

“My method of thought and reasoning is influenced by a scientific training, if that were not so my scientific training will have been a waste and a failure.”

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

“Science, for me, gives a partial explanation for life. In so far as it goes, it is based on fact, experience and experiment.”

“Traveling around in a little tin box isolates one from the people and the atmosphere of the place in a way that I have never experienced before.”

“We wish to discuss a structure for the salt of deoxyribose nucleic acid. D.N.A. This structure has novel features which are of considerable biologic interest.”

“What’s the use of doing all this work if we don't get some fun out of this?”

“Your faith rests on the future of yourself and others as individuals, mine in the future and fate of our successors.”

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