Talk:Marie Curie

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Wikiquote no longer allows unsourced quotations, and they are in process of being removed from our pages (see Wikiquote:Limits on quotations); but if you can provide a reliable, precise and verifiable source for any quote on this list please move it to Marie Curie. --Antiquary 18:38, 28 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • "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." No source given in the 1973 book Our Precarious Habitat.
  • "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."
    • .... Found possible source of this quote: Marie Curie (2013). “Pierre Curie: With Autobiographical Notes by Marie Curie”, p.97, Courier Corporation. Found an old edition, the quote is on page 196.--CarlosRobertoD (talk) 08:05, 2 July 2019 (UTC) <<<Reply[reply]
  • "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 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, at whatever cost, must be attained.
  • Science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
  • "The various reasons we have just enumerated lead us to believe that the new radioactive substance contains a new element to which we propose to give the name of RADIUM."
  • We must act.
    • At the outbreak of World War I, on the need to train people to use X-rays to examine injuries.
  • When one studies strongly radioactive substances special precautions must be taken. Dust, the air of the room, and one's clothes, all become radioactive.
  • "First principle: never to let one's self be beaten down by persons or by events."


Is anyone considering making a french edition of this page?-- 18:50, 25 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Have you checked the French wikiquote? Ottawahitech (talk) 19:05, 23 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]