” In my opinion, the only real asset one has is one’s reputation, right? I mean, any company and institution can go belly up at any time. But if you have a good reputation, you know, you can usually find somebody who can – who thinks they can use what you have to offer. “


” Frankly, I guess, I don’t really understand why people, why so many people, are so risk averse. You know, there’s always ways to wiggle your way out of any situation if you’re motivated enough. “


” Honestly, I feel you are poisoned if you read too much of the scientific literature because it makes you start thinking like other people. You’re better off having a vague sense of what’s going on and making your own way. “


” I was born in 1960 and can still tell you the name of every astronaut from Mercury to Apollo. If I had a chance, I’d love to go into space on one of the privately developed space crafts. “


” One thing I liked about being in microscopy is it gets you out of your box constantly because there’s such a diverse range of applications. “


” You get so tied up with the minutiae of the day-to-day, there’s never a chance to sit back and let your subconscious run wild. “


” Like you can’t have a car that can take the kids to schools on Friday and win the grand prix on Saturday, you can’t make a microscope that can do it all. “


” You need a continuous picture of how things are evolving, and not a slow series of snapshots where you don’t know how frame A is related to frame B. “


” Every new invention is like a baby. You think it may cure cancer or become the president, but in the end, you’re happy it just stays out of jail. “


” There are many cells you could look at forever in 3D. “



All 10 Eric Betzig Quotes about You in picture


In my opinion, the only real asset one has is one
Frankly, I guess, I don


Honestly, I feel you are poisoned if you read too much of the scientific literature because it makes you start thinking like other people. You
I was born in 1960 and can still tell you the name of every astronaut from Mercury to Apollo. If I had a chance, I
One thing I liked about being in microscopy is it gets you out of your box constantly because there
You get so tied up with the minutiae of the day-to-day, there
Like you can
You need a continuous picture of how things are evolving, and not a slow series of snapshots where you don
Every new invention is like a baby. You think it may cure cancer or become the president, but in the end, you
There are many cells you could look at forever in 3D.
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