You only have one life. Whatever crops up, crops up.
Interview with the 1988 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Jack Steinberger, at the 58th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, July 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org.
The pretention that some of us are better than others, I don't think is a very good thing. And who is contributing what to our progress in science is not so obvious and many who don't get that Nobel Prize are better than people than some of us that do get the Nobel Prize. ... I think we should not be interested in prizes, we should be interested in learning about nature.Jack Steinberger
The problem of transmitting scientific knowledge is a very difficult business.Jack Steinberger