"Better understanding of the natural world not only enhances all of us as human beings, but can also be harnessed for the better good, leading to improved health and quality of life."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Paul Nurse on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Paul Nurse on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Paul Nurse on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Paul Nurse on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Paul Nurse on Henry David Thoreau
"It has been a privilege to pursue knowledge for its own sake and to see how it might help mankind in more practical ways."
"I met my wife Anne who was a sociology student, and her influence together with activities associated with the student movement of the time opened up my interests amongst other things into the theatre, art, music, politics and philosophy."
"It was during my time at secondary school that I abandoned religion."
"I felt strongly that since the pursuit of good science was so difficult it was essential that the problem being studied was an important one to justify the effort expanded."
"I have an idealistic view of science as a liberalising and progressive force for humanity."