Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.
This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless. I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and lift my glass to human solidarity, to the ultimate victory of knowledge, peace, good-will and understanding.
Here we stand in the middle of this new world with our primitive brain, attuned to the simple cave life, with terrific forces at our disposal, which we are clever enough to release, but whose consequences we cannot comprehend.
This oxidation of hydrogen in stages seems to be one of the basic principles of biological oxidation.
The foodstuff, carbohydrate, is essentially a packet of hydrogen, a hydrogen supplier, a hydrogen donor, and the main event during its combustion is the splitting off of hydrogen.
Without energy life would be extinguished instantaneously, and the cellular fabric would collapse.
Investigations during the last few decades have brought hydrogen instead of carbon, and instead of CO2 water, the mother of all life, into the foreground.
I am the son of a small and far-away nation and the other laureates have all come from different countries from all over the world and we all were equally received here with signs of sympathy.
Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.
Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.
The source of this energy is the sun's radiation.
The real scientist is ready to bear privation and, if need be, starvation rather than let anyone dictate to him which direction his work must take.