„I have a simple algorithm, which is, wherever you see paid researchers instead of grad students, that's not where you want to be doing research.“
Plenary speech, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_3OCq_vTWM AAAS Annual conference, San Francisco (February 2007).
„If any student comes to me and says he wants to be useful to mankind and go into research to alleviate human suffering, I advise him to go into charity instead. Research wants real egotists who seek their own pleasure and satisfaction, but find it in solving the puzzles of nature.“
— Albert Szent-Györgyi Hungarian biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937 1893 - 1986
Attributed to Szent-Györgyi by :w:Gerald Holton (1978); cited in: Robert Cohen (1985) The Development of spatial cognition. p. 363.
— David Hockney British artist 1937
The Observer (London) (9 June 1991)
„Some writers write every morning, or every day. I don´t tend to do that. I am of the Wendy Wasserstein mind. Going to the movies is research. Walking down Central Park and seeing cute boys in tank tops is research. Going to the Museum of Modern Art is research. Having dinner with my best friends is research. Because research, when it comes to being a playwright, most importantly means living. It means experiencing and engaging with the world…“
On his research process in “"a cautionary tale" part II: Interview with Playwright Christopher Oscar Peña” http://www.theaterspeak.org/2013/07/part-ii-of-cautionary-tale-at-flea.html (Theaterspeak; 2013 Jul 15)
„An air of mystery surrounds his researches, lying, as they do, chiefly in depths to which the far-seeing eye of the telescope alone penetrates.“
— Richard Anthony Proctor English astronomer 1837 - 1888
Zdroj: Saturn and its System (2nd ed 1882), Chapter 1, p. 2
„For me, research is very important. But I do not begin with research. I begin with writing the story, which for me is the relationship between the characters. It is after I have written or pretty much have a sense of the story that I go and do research. I am conscious that I am writing about poor people for the most part. They don’t have much other than their space or dirt. I want to do my best to represent that well. I am also conscious that I am writing about other countries. I want to make sure I understand those cultures as best as possible and represent them well…“
— Uwem Akpan Nigerian Jesuit priest and writer 1971
On the secondary nature of historical research in his writing process in “UWEM AKPAN | INTERVIEW” https://granta.com/interview-uwem-akpan/ in Granta (2008 Nov 14)
— Jean-Luc Godard French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic 1930
„If you want to be a good doctor for patients, you need to devote some time to it, and if you want to have achievements in scientific research, you need to spend a lot of time in the laboratory. It is difficult to reconcile.“
— Marek Sanak Polish scientist 1958
Kobos, Andrzej (2012). Po drogach uczonych. 5. Polska Akademia Umiejętności. pp. 317–335. ISBN 978-83-7676-127-5.
„All of my advice comes from remembering what I did wrong and then telling people not to do it. … Don't wait to read the most recent research papers. … Wonder how you could do better. … Do your own research projects. Take the initiative. … Ask your own questions — try to answer them. … At some point you stop being a student and you start being a scientist. … And it's a completely different skill set …“
— Sean Carroll American theoretical cosmologist 1966
[Episode #124 - In Search of Reality: A Conversation with Sean Carroll, 21 April 2018, Waking Up Podcast with Sam Harris, https://samharris.org/podcasts/124-search-reality/] (1:21:12 of 1:58:24)
„[Tax] dollars go to projects that have little or nothing to do with the public good — things like fruit fly research in Paris, France. I kid you not.“
— Sarah Palin American politician 1964
Referring to a $211,000 USDA study seeking ways to better control Bactrocera oleae, which is harmful to American agriculture. http://www.livescience.com/health/081104-bad-fruit-flies.html
„My aunt is convinced I have a "flair for research." This is not true. If I had a flair for research, I would be doing research. Actually I'm not very smart. My grades were average. My mother and my aunt think I am smart because I am quiet and absent-minded–and because my father and grandfather were smart. They think I was meant to do research because I am not fit to do anything else–I am a genius whom ordinary professions can't satisfy.“
— Walker Percy, kniha The Moviegoer
The Moviegoer (1961)
— Paul Graham English programmer, venture capitalist, and essayist 1964
"How to Start a Startup" http://www.paulgraham.com/start.html, March 2005
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
Quote in "Picasso", Hans L. C. Jaffe, Thames and Hudson Ltd
Attributed from posthumous publications
„You never know where a breakthrough might occur, so please pursue various possibilities for potential research.“
— Makoto Kobayashi (physicist) Japanese physicist 1944
"Unraveling the Origins of the Universe", JAXA interview (January 15, 2009) http://www.jaxa.jp/article/interview/vol43/index_e.html
Kontext: You never know where a breakthrough might occur, so please pursue various possibilities for potential research. You may not see results as quickly as you wish, but always remember to respect your ideas when you research.
„This example illustrates the differences in the effects which may be produced by research in pure or applied science. A research on the lines of applied science would doubtless have led to improvement and development of the older methods—the research in pure science has given us an entirely new and much more powerful method. In fact, research in applied science leads to reforms, research in pure science leads to revolutions, and revolutions, whether political or industrial, are exceedingly profitable things if you are on the winning side.“
— J. J. Thomson British physicist 1856 - 1940
Cited from Lord Rayleigh, The Life of Sir J. J. Thomson (1943), p. 199.
„To do successful research, you don't need to know everything, you just need to know one thing that isn't known.“
— Arthur Leonard Schawlow American physicist 1921 - 1999
as quoted by [Steven Chu and Charles H. Townes, Biographical Memoirs V.83, National Academies Press, 2003, http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10830, 0-309-08699-X, 201]
„F. Shaw: As prolific as you are, how long did it take you to research and write this book?
A. Axelrod: Well over a year. I do my research for one book while I write another—that way I get to read as well as write.“
— Alan Axelrod American historian 1952
Alan Axelrod in an interview with Frank R. Shaw, Aug 23, 2007 http://www.electricscotland.com/familytree/frank/axelrod.htm.