Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.
If politics is the art of the possible, research is surely the art of the soluble. Both are immensely practical-minded affairs.
—Peter Medawar (1915–87) British Zoologist, Immunologist
Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.
—Wernher von Braun (1912–77) German-born American Engineer, Scientist
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
—Albert Einstein (1879–1955) German-born Physicist