Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
The business of biomedical research is mostly about failure. Few projects we commission will ultimately result in success. But every study we do contributes to the body of knowledge that brings science and society closer to a solution.