The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny….'
– Isaac Asimov
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
– Wernher Von Braun
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
– Jacob Bronowski
The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
– Sir William Bragg
This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle; wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it.
– Thomas Carlyle
The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
– T.S. Eliot
We call it a threefer, it can leave you dead as a doornail at high doses. It can kill you at moderate amounts over a long period. And it’s a carcinogen at low levels. (Referring to Copper Chromium Arsenate – CCA pressure-treated wood.)
– Bill Hinkley
Environmental Officer – Florida
As far as low-level microwaves are concerned, the industry mantra is 'there are no studies,' when, in reality, there are thousands. Much like in the asbestos and tobacco scandals, the telecommunications industry has suppressed evidence which has existed at least since '27, when colloid chemist Ernst Muth discovered that red blood cells are forced to line up in chains resembling strings of pearls, when exposed to radio waves far less powerful than what is permitted by the FCC.
– Arthur Firstenberg
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
– Galileo Galilei
physicist and astronomer
The advancement of the arts, from year to year, taxes our credulity and seems to presage the arrival of that period when human improvement must end.
– Henry L. Ellsworth
Commissioner of the Patent Office 1843
(quote may be out of context)