Top Women Scientists Quotes – International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Barbara McClintock - Top Women Scientists Quotes
Barbara McClintock (16 June 1902 - 2 September 1992)

Here is popular 10 Women Scientists Quotes to celebrate the upcoming International Day of Women and Girls in Science. These are top women scientists quotes and apt for this event.

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated on 11th February every year. It’s a UN observation meant for inspiring and engaging women and girls in science.

Based on a study which is conducted in 14 countries, the probability for female students of graduating in science-related field are less than the the percentages of male students. By saying this let’s go to 10 popular quotes of Top Women Scientists.

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Ten Top Women Scientists Quotes

1. Dorothy Hodgkin – British chemist who developed protein crystallography

Dorothy Hodgkin - Top Women Scientists Quotes

12 May 1910 – 29 July 1994

“I was captured for life by chemistry and by crystals.”

2. Maria Goeppert Mayer – German-born American theoretical physicist

Maria Goeppert Mayer - Top Women Scientists Quotes

28 June 1906 – 20 February 1972

“Mathematics began to seem too much like puzzle solving. Physics is puzzle solving, too, but of puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man.”

3. Ada Lovelace – English mathematician

Ada Lovelace - Top Women Scientists Quotes

10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852

“What is imagination?…It is a God-like, a noble faculty. It renders earth tolerable; it teaches us to live in the tone of the eternal.”

“I am in a charming state of confusion.”

4Rosalind Franklin – English chemist and X-ray crystallographer

Rosalind Franklin - Top Women Scientists Quotes

25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958

“Science, for me, gives a partial explanation for life. In so far as it goes, it is based on fact, experience and experiment.”

5Gertrude Elion –  American biochemist and pharmacologist

Gertrude Elion - Top Women Scientists Quotes

23 January 1918 – 21 February 1999

“Don’t be afraid of hard work. Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Don’t let others discourage you or tell you that you can’t do it. In my day I was told women didn’t go into chemistry. I saw no reason why we couldn’t.”

“I had no specific bent toward science until my grandfather died of stomach cancer. I decided that nobody should suffer that much.”

6Barbara McClintock – American scientist and cytogeneticist

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“I never thought of stopping, and I just hated sleeping. I can’t imagine having a better life.”

“I know my corn plants intimately, and I find it a great pleasure to know them.”

7. Irene Joliot-Curie – French scientist, the daughter of Marie Curie and Pierre Curie

Irene Joliot-Curie - Top Women Scientists Quotes

12 September 1897 – 17 March 1956

“The farther the experiment is from theory, the closer it is to the Nobel Prize.”

Hope you have enjoyed our selected Top Women Scientists Quotes.

Image Credits: Dorothy Hodgkin by  Huydang2910, Maria Goeppert Mayer by ENERGY.GOV, Rosalind Franklin by Rori!, Gertrude Elion by Credit_, Irene Joliot-Curie by Harcourt, All via Wikimedia Commons


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