Quotes by Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock

American scientist and cytogeneticist

Alive from: 1902-1992

Category: Science

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    When you know you're right, you don't care what others think. You know sooner or later it will come out in the wash.
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    I've just been so interested in what I was doing [genetic research] that I never thought of stopping, and I just hated sleeping. I can't imagine having a better life.
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    If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off... no matter what they say.
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    It might seem unfair to reward a person for having so much pleasure over the years, asking the maize plant to solve specific problems and then watching its responses.
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    There is no question that plants have [all] kinds of sensitivities. But just because they sit there, anybody walking down the road considers them just a plastic area to look at, [as if] they're not really alive.
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