Pearls from artists* # 271
* an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to artists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on.
The following quote is so true for artists also!
Without a powerful emotional commitment, scientists could not summon up the enormous energy needed for pursuing an idea for years, working day and night in the lab or at their desks doing calculations, often sacrificing the rest of their lives. It is little wonder that such a personal commitment sometimes causes the scientist to defend his or her beliefs regardless of facts.
Alan Lightman in A Sense of the Mysterious: Science and the Human Spirit
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Posted on October 25, 2017, in An Artist's Life, Inspiration, Pearls from Artists, Quotes, Teleidoscope and tagged "A Sense of the Mysterious: Science and the Human Spirit", Alan Lightman, commitment, emotional, personal, scientists. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.