"Suppose you lived in a world in which the ground was a crossword puzzle. Would you or would you not try to solve the puzzle?""
"Its pictures had for me the effect of the song of a mermaid: irresistible and half transparent."
"Scanning electron microscopy: Second best no more."
"Scientific inquiry starts with observation. The more one can see, the more one can investigate. Indeed, we often mark our progress in science by improvements in imaging. "
"... fluorescence microscopy in its early years was considered a specialized method which, in the opinion of some, was doomed to fail. "
"Cell Biology finally makes possible a century old dream: that of analysis of diseases, at the cellular level - the first step towards their final control."
"The electron microscope is like the monkey wrench on the garage wall; what you do with it is the important thing."
"Frankly most of the stuff we try just doesn't work"