Mark Oliphant quotes

  • It was essential to do this job, hateful though it was, because we knew the Germans were hot on the trail.
    -- Mark Oliphant

    #Jobs #Essentials #Hot

  • Going after the unknown is always fascinating, I think. It becomes part of your life, this desire to know.
    -- Mark Oliphant

    #Thinking #Desire

  • I lost my hair mixing a substance called white gunpowder on the kitchen table.
    -- Mark Oliphant

    #Hair #White #Kitchen

  • I believe that science is best left to scientists, that you cannot have managers or directors of science, it's got to be carried out and done by people with ideas, people with concepts, people who feel in their bones that they want to go ahead and develop this, that, or the other concept which occurs to them.
    -- Mark Oliphant

    #Believe #Ideas #People

  • I, who had been in favour of nuclear energy for generating electricity ... I suddenly realised that anybody who has a nuclear reactor can extract the plutonium from the reactor and make nuclear weapons, so that a country which has a nuclear reactor can, at any moment that it wants to, become a nuclear weapons power. And I, right from the beginning, have been terribly worried by the existence of nuclear weapons and very much against their use.
    -- Mark Oliphant

    #Country #Nuclear #Use

  • A 2002 Oxford study showed counting sheep actually delays the onset of sleep. It's just too dull to stop us from worrying about jobs and spouses.

  • It is the woman - nearly always - in spite of all the advances of modern feminism, who still takes responsibility for the bulk of the chores, as well as doing her paid job. This is true even in households where men try to be unselfish and to do their share.

  • Well, I've thought many times when my career was in the toilet, that I was going to have to seriously consider getting another job, I don't know what I'd do.

  • Sometimes things are the way they are and can't be changed, other times it's because no one ever tried. Your job is to find the latter.

  • Rent' was my first professional job, ever.

  • An artist's job is simply to take the mirror in front of your face and hold it there. It's not to give you any answers. It is simply to take that mirror and point it at you.

  • Surveillance technologies now available - including the monitoring of virtually all digital information - have advanced to the point where much of the essential apparatus of a police state is already in place.

  • Traditional television as we have known it will make love to the Internet and have a child. That child will be the future. It's already happening, and it's hot!

  • No matter how hot the fire burns, a Protea always survives

  • The interior of the earth is extremely hot – several million degrees.