Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.— Marie Curie
The most scandalous Marie Curie quotes that will activate your desire to change
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.
We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals.
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.
Now is the time to understand more, so we fear less.
First principle: never to let one's self be beaten down by persons or by events.
I am among those who think that science has great beauty.
A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, gearings, even though such machinery has its own beauty.
The older one gets, the more one feels that the present must be enjoyed;
it is a precious gift, comparable to a state of grace
I am among those who think that science has great beauty.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.
I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.
It was like a new world opened to me, the world of science, which I was at last permitted to know in all liberty.
Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Just remember you will find that one special love that you know is right but for some reason just doesn't last
I have the best husband one could dream of;
I could never have imagined finding one like him. He is a true gift of heaven, and the more we live together the more we love each other.
We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals.
Scientist believe in things, not in person
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
I have no dress except the one I wear every day.
If you are going to be kind enough to give me one, please let it be practical and dark so that I can put it on afterwards to go to the laboratory.
I shall devote only a few lines to the expression of my belief in the importance of science it is by this daily striving after knowledge that man has raised himself to the unique position he occupies on earth, and that his power and well-being have continually increased.
It's always good to marry your best friend.
There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.
In science, we must be interested in things, not in persons.
I believe international work is a heavy task, but that it is nevertheless indispensable to go through an apprenticeship in it, at the cost of many efforts and also of a real spirit of sacrifice: however imperfect it may be, the work of Geneva has a grandeur that deserves our support.
Certein bodies... become luminous when heated. Their luminosity disappears after some time, but the capacity of becoming luminous afresh through heat is restored to them by the action of a spark, and also by the action of radium.
It is my earnest desire that some of you should carry on this scientific work and keep for your ambition the determination to make a permanent contribution to science.
Life is not easy for any for us.
When one studies strongly radioactive substances special precautions must be taken. Dust, the air of the room, and one's clothes, all become radioactive.
We believe the substance we have extracted from pitchblende contains a metal not yet observed, related to bismuth by its analytical properties. If the existence of this new metal is confirmed we propose to call it polonium, from the name of the original country of one of us.
I was taught that the way of progress I neither swift nor easy.
The sensitive plate, the gas which is ionised, the fluorescent screen, are in reality receivers, into another kind of energy, chemical energy, ionic energy... luminous energy.
My husband and I were so closely united by our affection and our common work that we passed nearly all of our time together.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
I was only fifteen when I finished my high-school studies, always having held first rank in my class. The fatigue of growth and study compelled me to take almost a year's rest in the country. I then returned to my father in Warsaw, hoping to teach in the free schools.
All my mind was centered on my studies, which, especially at the beginning, were difficult. In fact, I was insufficiently prepared to follow the physical science course at the Sorbonne, for, despite all my efforts, I had not succeeded in acquiring in Poland a preparation as complete as that of the French students following the same course.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, than humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
You can only analyze the data you have. Be strategic about what to gather and how to store it
My experiments proved that the radiation of uranium compounds can be measured with precision under determined conditions and that this radiation is an atomic property of the element of uranium.
When radium was discovered, no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals.
The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it.
Radium is not to enrich any one. It is an element; it is for all people.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Sometimes I had to spend a whole day mixing a boiling mass with a heavy iron rod nearly as large as myself. I would be broken with fatigue at the day's end. Other days, on the contrary, the work would be a most minute and delicate fractional crystallization, in the effort to concentrate the radium.
Stability can only be attained by inactive matter.
When one studies strongly radioactive substances special precautions must be taken if one wishes to be able to take delicate measurements. The various objects used in a chemical laboratory and those used in a chemical laboratory, and those which serve for experiments in physics, become radioactive in a short time and act upon photographic plates through black paper. Dust, the air of the room, and one's clothes all become radioactive.
In 1903, I finished my doctor's thesis and obtained the degree.
At the end of the same year, the Nobel prize was awarded jointly to Becquerel, my husband and me for the discovery of radioactivity and new radioactive elements.