Professor Derek Ainslie Jackson, FRS, DFC, AFC, OBE and Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor (June 23, 1906 – February 20, 1982) was a noted spectroscopist.
- Never go to a public lavatory in London. I always pee in the street. You may be fined a few pounds for committing a nuisance, but in a public lavatory you risk two years in prison because a policeman in plain clothes says you smiled at him.
- as quoted by Diana Mosley (1985). Loved ones: pen portraits. Sidgwick & Jackson. p. 93.
- If you read a French history, it's sympathetic to France; if you read a British history, it's sympathetic to Britain; but no one ever wrote a chemistry book that favors zinc over copper.
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