” I don’t like saying ‘no’ to people, and I’m going to have to learn how to say ‘no’ more. “


” 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. “


” Sometimes I make an analogy that each scientific paper is like putting out another record. And some people have careers that are nothing but a one-hit wonder. And then there are people who are only appreciated by aficionados but largely forgotten by the wider community. “


” It always irritated me that people think they have to be locked into a career path. “



All 5 Eric Betzig Quotes about People in picture


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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
Sometimes I make an analogy that each scientific paper is like putting out another record. And some people have careers that are nothing but a one-hit wonder. And then there are people who are only appreciated by aficionados but largely forgotten by the wider community.
It always irritated me that people think they have to be locked into a career path.
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