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It was at Bell Labs that I first made direct contact
by Robert B. Laughlin

It was at Bell Labs that I first made direct contact
with real semiconductor experts and thus began to fully
understand what amazing materials they were and what they could do.
- Robert B. Laughlin

As a consequence while we had a roof over our heads,
food on the table, and clothes to wear to school we
were constantly conscious of being of modest means.
- Robert B. Laughlin

To this day I always insist on working out a problem
from the beginning without reading up on it first,
a habit that sometimes gets me into trouble but just
as often helps me see things my predecessors have missed.
- Robert B. Laughlin

My mother, who was professional schoolteacher,
was particularly concerned about our formal education
and even went so far as to start a private school together
with some other parents so that our intellectual needs would be met.
- Robert B. Laughlin

 

When I moved to Stanford I began to pursue the line
of research I have been following ever since,
namely trying to understand the larger implications
of fractional quantum hall discovery.
- Robert B. Laughlin

My job at Stanford is rather different from the ones
I had held previously in that my own ambitions must
take a back seat to the well-being of the students with whom I work.
- Robert B. Laughlin

It is an interesting fact that during my tour I was
never allowed access to computers,
radios, or anything else that I might damage through curiosity,
or perhaps something more sinister.
- Robert B. Laughlin

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Over the course of time this gave us a deep respect for ideas,
both our own and those of others, and an understanding
that conflict through debate is a powerful means of revealing truth.
- Robert B. Laughlin

I was an extremely reclusive and introverted boy.
- Robert B. Laughlin

I also taught myself how to blow glass using a propane
torch from the hardware store and managed to make some
elementary chemistry plumbing such as tees and small glass bulbs.
- Robert B. Laughlin

My mother also had us take piano lessons,
and this had a similar effect.
I hated those lessons, but I now play regularly for
pleasure and have even tried my hand at composing.
- Robert B. Laughlin

My childhood home backed onto wheat and cotton fields.
- Robert B. Laughlin

At Berkeley I had my first encounter with real professional scientists.
- Robert B. Laughlin

It was at this moment that I wrote my first important
paper in theoretical physics.
I was 32 years old, 5 years beyond the alleged age
of senility for theorists.
- Robert B. Laughlin

Another important aspect of our home was respect for ideas.
- Robert B. Laughlin

In parallel with the development of my interests in
technical gadgetry I began to acquire a profound love
of and respect for the natural world which motivates
my scientific thinking to this day.
- Robert B. Laughlin

But the need for conflict to expose prejudice and unclear reasoning,
which is deeply embedded in my philosophy of science,
has its origin in these debates.
- Robert B. Laughlin

Western society has many flaws, and it is good for
an educated person to have thought some of these through,
even at the expense of losing a lecture or two to tear gas.
- Robert B. Laughlin

The questions worth asking, in other words,
come not from other people but from nature,
and are for the most part delicate things easily drowned
out by the noise of everyday life.
- Robert B. Laughlin

One of the terrific aspects of MIT in those days was
the enormous variety of experimental work that either
took place there or was talked about in seminars by
outside speakers aggressively recruited by the faculty.
- Robert B. Laughlin

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

The bell that tolls for all in boxing belongs to a cash register.
- Bob Verdi

Poverty is an anomaly to rich people;
it is very difficult to make out why people who want
dinner do not ring the bell.
- Walter Bagehot

But when researchers at Bell Labs discovered that static
tends to come from particular places in the sky,
the whole field of radio astronomy opened up.
- Murray Gell-Mann

I played with Eddie Taylor's son, Tim Taylor and Carey Bells son Lurie Bell.
- Jimmy Smith

The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions.
It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people.
- Ezra Pound

Griffin Bell later apologized to me for that decision.
- Julian Bond

It would be real nice to have some kind of bell or
whistle attached to this film -
it would give it a longer life.
People seem to need that validation to go to a film these days.
- David Strathairn

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.
- Matsuo Basho

I kinda see my current position like this:
Here's your five minutes in the toy store,
so you gotta do all the good movies you can before
'Chuck Woolery' rings the bell.
- Ben Affleck

I think he came to the front door and rang the bell,
and Maggie let him in, and he said he had forgotten his key;
so I think she must have been down stairs.
- Lizzie Andrew Borden

A bell's not a bell 'til you ring it,
A song's not a song 'til you sing it,
Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay,
Love isn't love 'til you give it away!
- Oscar Hammerstein II

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind;
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee.
- John Donne

Steve Martin is such an exquisite and precise writer.
Everything is so clear; it's like a bell.
He says what he means and says it so beautifully.
- Jason Schwartzman

It's always fun to put on bell bottoms and have your
butt hanging out and hip huggers.
- Pam Grier

I like to hear melodies that go from one extreme to the next-
saxophone to a bell to a whistle,
for instance.
- Roscoe Mitchell

One minute you're in the lunchroom at Glenwood High
and you ... blink and you're 40,
you blink again and you can see movies
at half price on a senior citizen's pass.
Ask not for whom the bell tolls, or to put it more accurately,
ask not for whom the toilet flushes.
- the Woody Allen movie Celebrity

Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil.
That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter.
- Ayn Rand

Once that bell rings you're on your own.
It's just you and the other guy.
- Joe Louis

When I do get time, I like to hike and I take lots
of vitamins and powders to keep healthy.
- Catherine Bell

Innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell,
wandering the world, meaning no harm.
- Graham Greene

If there are occasions when my grape turned into a
raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance,
please forgive me.
Charge it to my head and not to my heart.
- Jesse Jackson

I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until
everyone was in assembly.
It was the beginning of power.
- Jeffrey Archer

How I longed to see these things; how I longed to see
the Liberty Bell and walk on the streets where Thomas Jefferson,
Tom Paine and Benjamin Franklin had walked.
- Burl Ives

I like how the other guys are stepping up.
If we keep this up, then Bell does not have to score
25 points a game for us to win.
- Pat Williams

When that bell rang, I wanted to go out there and do my thing.
- Gerry Cooney

Whether one eats a cat or not is a personal choice,
and I don't want to sway anyone one way or another.
But if you do, there is one obvious cooking tip:
Always remember to remove the bell from the cat's collar before cooking.
- Mike Royko

The game is not lost - or won - until the last bell goes.
- John Curtin

I hate the only one of my book jackets when I was made up professionally,
my hair made into a smooth bell.
- Antonia Fraser

As to Bell's talking telegraph, it only creates interest in scientific circles...
its commercial values will be limited.
- Elisha Gray

Every now and then, I strike something that just goes click,
you know, in my head.
As Gertrude Stein used to say, it rings the bell,
and I feel, this is great.
- James Laughlin

Jocelyn Bell joined the project as a graduate student in 1965,
helping as a member of the construction team and then
analysing the paper charts of the sky survey.
- Antony Hewish

One of my sensory problems was hearing sensitivity,
where certain loud noises, such as a school bell,
hurt my ears.
It sounded like a dentist drill going through my ears.
- Temple Grandin

When a nation's young men are conservative,
its funeral bell is already rung.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I like all the adventure sports but I like to do them in a safe way.
- Catherine Bell

For me, college wasn't a breeze.
I had 8 o'clock classes, I worked from 3 to 11 at the Settlement House.
On weekends, if Northwestern Bell needed me,
I'd troubleshoot for them, and I had a steady girl.
God!
- Henry Fonda

JAG is an acronym for the Judge Advocate General,
which is the judicial system of the military.
- Catherine Bell

You know, Equal Interest played at the Bell Atlantic
Jazz Festival Awards and not one musician from that
category was even thought of.
Even thought of!
The idea, that here's this vital energy,
and that element doesn't even know it exists!
- Joseph Jarman

All studio movies are the middle of the Bell curve.
The only way to do something is to do it yourself.
And the only way to do that is to not take any money
from anyone or take as little money as possible from anyone and that's it.
- Thomas Lennon

I've been very lucky in the characters I've chosen.
Up until last year I was a nobody.
I did jobs I booked because I needed to put food in my mouth.
- Kristen Bell

I feel like there is always something trying to pull us back into sleep,
that there is this sort of seductive quality in all
the hedonistic pleasures that pull on us.
- Bell Hooks

We're just into toys, whether it's motorcycles or race cars or computers.
I've got the Palm Pilot right here with me,
I've got the world's smallest phone.
Maybe it's just because I'm still a big little kid and I just love toys,
you know?
- Catherine Bell

But, people are recognizing me more.
Sometimes fans just approach me on the street and say
how much they love the show.
It's great to get that kind of feedback.
- Catherine Bell

The most successful men in the end are those whose
success is the result of steady accretion.
- Alexander Graham Bell

I love to go bungee jumping, jump out of planes,
ride motorbikes, do kickboxing.
I love all that stuff.
- Catherine Bell

Some of my other heroes around that time were,
oddly enough, Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole and people like that -
I was always more inclined to listen to ballads.
- William Bell

But in action, one defies one's character.
- Daniel Bell

I think my uncle was probably the biggest influence in my life.
We grew up in the same house, and he was just a really great,
hard-working, honest, ethical person.
- Catherine Bell

Fashion as King is sometimes a very stupid ruler.
- E. T. Bell

People think I'm crazy and reckless but I'm absolutely not...
I'm soooo safe and soooo careful and I won't do anything
that feels like I could break something.
- Catherine Bell

I think that people need to have the courage of their
convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking
that they've changed overnight.
- Chris Bell


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