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Barbara McClintock
(1902-1992) born on
Jun 16
US scientist. She was one of the most important figures in the history of genetics; discovered mobile "jumping" genes; won Nobel Prize, 1983.
         
   
F
There is no question that plants have [all] kinds of sensitivities. But just because they sit there, anybody walking down the road considers them just a plastic area to look at, [as if] they're not really alive.

R
I know [my corn plants] intimately, and I find it a great pleasure to know them.
A
If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off. . . no matter what they say.
N
I've just been so interested in what I was doing [genetic research] that I never thought of stopping, and I just hated sleeping. I can't imagine having a better life.
K
When you know you're right, you don't care what others think. You know sooner or later it will come out in the wash.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock," by Evelyn Fox Keller, 1983.
R: In "A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock," by Evelyn Fox Keller, 1983.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: In "Time," 24 Oct 1983.
K: "Honoring a Modern Mendel," by Claudia Wallis, in "Time," 24 Oct 1983.
   


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