Quotes by Marie Curie
"All my life through,
the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child."
"Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas."
"After all, science is essentially international,
and it is only through lack of the historical sense
that national qualities have been attributed to it."
"I am among those who think that science has great beauty.
A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also
a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him
like a fairy tale."
"I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy."
"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that.
We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.
We must believe that we are gifted for something and that
this thing must be attained."
"I have frequently been questioned, especially by women,
of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career.
Well, it has not been easy."
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."
"I am one of those who think like Nobel -
that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries."
"I have no dress except the one I wear every day.
If you are going to be kind enough to give me one, please let it
be practical and dark so that I can put it on afterwards
to go to the laboratory."
- concerning a wedding dress
To read about this extraordinary woman's life: Marie Curie