I think it's important for scientists to speak in their own voices and not just be mediated by journalists or others speaking for them.
I'm greedy for that satisfaction of doing something hard and knowing that, even though I was afraid I couldn't do it, that somehow I can deliver.
Marie Curie is my hero. Few people have accomplished something so rare - changing science. And as hard as that is, she had to do it against the tide of the culture at the time - the prejudice against her as a foreigner, because she was born in Poland and worked in France. And the prejudice against her as a woman.
I come armed with a really good ignorance. I don't strive toward ignorance. I come by it naturally.
Chester W. Nimitz
Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark