Isidor Isaac Rabi
He who is not impatient is not in love.Italian Proverb
- [He gave us the atom bomb]; what more do you want, mermaids?
- My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to. Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school: So? Did you learn anything today? But not my mother. “Izzy,” she would say, “did you ask a good question today?” That difference—asking good questions—made me become a scientist.
- Quoted in “Great Minds Start With Questions,” Parents Magazine (September 1993)