August 13: Celebrities

August 13
Celebrities

617.
I don’t want to make money; I just want to be wonderful.
~Norma Jeane Mortensen Baker (1926–1962), professionally recognized as Marilyn Monroe, was an American actress, model, and singer. She became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.

618.
An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.
~Marilyn Monroe

619.
I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.
~Tammy Faye Bakker

620.
I haven’t been as wild with my money as somebody like me might have been. I’ve been very safe, very conservative with investments. I don’t blow money. I don’t have a ton of houses. I know things can go away. I’ve already had that experience.
~Jim Carrey (born 1962), a Canadian-American actor, comedian, and producer.

August 13: Scientists

August 13
Scientists

617.
At the heart of science is an essential balance between two seemingly contradictory attitudes: an openness to new ideas, no matter how bizarre or counterintuitive they may be, and the most ruthless skeptical scrutiny of all ideas, old and new. This is how deep truths are winnowed from deep nonsense.
~Carl Sagan

618.
It is unlikely that we will ever see a star being born. Stars are like animals in the wild. We may see the very young, but never their actual birth, which is a veiled and secret event. Stars are born inside thick clouds of dust and gas in the spiral arms of the galaxy, so thick that visible light cannot penetrate them.
~Heinz R. Pagels, Perfect Symmetry: The Search for the Beginning of Time (1985), p. 44

619.
No research will answer all queries that the future may raise. It is wiser to praise the work for what it has accomplished and then to formulate the problems still to be solved.
~Theobald Smith, letter to Dr. E. B. Krumhaar (11 Oct 1933), in Journal of Bacteriology (Jan 1934), 27, No. 1, p. 19.

620.
In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand.
~Neil Armstrong (b. 1930), American astronaut, the first man to set foot on the moon.