The Impossible Takes Longer
The 1,000 Wisest Things Ever Said by Nobel Prize LaureatesBook - 2007
In the format and spirit of The Portable Curmudgeon , 1001 of the pithiest-and wittiest-quotations by Nobel Prize laureates, a collection that is equal parts essential reference work, compulsive read and witty party fodder.
Fritjof Nansen (Nobel Peace Price, 1922) said it first: "The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer." That's only one of a rich assortment of quotations by Nobel Prize winners that David Pratt has culled for this unique compendium. Words of wisdom from literature, peace and economics winners feature prominently, but Pratt has made sure that laureates from physics, chemistry and medicine are also well represented.
From Achievement to Emotions, Science and Technology to Time, Life and Death, the quotations touch on a wide range of subjects. Appendices, including a history of the Nobel, mini biographies of the laureates quoted and a comprehensive list of laureates, enhance the volume's utility as a research tool, and a keyword index makes finding that perfect quote or witticism a simple task.