"Scientists tend to resist interdisciplinary inquiries into their own territory. In many instances, such parochialism is founded on the fear that intrusion from other disciplines would compete unfairly for limited financial resources and thus diminish their own opportunity for research." Hannes Alfvén, born 30 May 1908.
"(Physics) is about understanding! Understanding the world!" Peter Higgs, born 29 May 1929.
"Only by doing the best we can with the very best that an era offers, do we find the way to do better in the future." Frank Drake, born 28 May 1930.
"Good physics can be done if we have a good shop. ... Given a good shop and good measurement equipment a sound physicist can do wonderful work." W.W.Hansen, born 27 May 1909.
"When you're getting ready to launch into space, you're sitting on a big explosion waiting to happen." Sally Ride, born 26 May 1951.
"The problem of transmitting scientific knowledge is a very difficult business." Jack Steinberger, born 25 May 1921.
"Every failure is a step to success." William Whewell, born 24 May 1794.