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
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
—Albert Einstein (1879–1955) German-born Physicist
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
Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.