... conferences with open attendance are very important for the stimulation of young people or other people who are new in the field. ... The field of high-energy physics is, as you know, very strongly in the hands of a clique and it is hard for an outsider to enter.
Victor Weisskopf to J. Howard McMillen, 14 Mar 1960, also as quoted by David Kaiser (2005). Drawing theories apart: the dispersion of Feynman diagrams in postwar physics. University of Chicago Press. p. 336. ISBN 0226422674.
Self-confidence is an important ingredient that makes for a successful physicist.Victor Frederick Weisskopf