It's not an epitaph. I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it. It's a picture of somebody trying to figure things out. I'm not trying to create some impression about myself. That doesn't interest me.
I'm an angry person, angrier than most people would imagine, I get flashes of anger. What works for me is working out when it's useful to use that anger.
It's very important for us to see that science is done by people, not just brains but whole human beings, and sometimes at great cost.
No, I never thought about my image. It interests me that there are people who do, that they seem to be methodical about it.
William Jennings Bryan