"I have the same sense of the power and virtue of knowledge that some people get from a religious background."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Walter Gilbert on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Walter Gilbert on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Walter Gilbert on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Walter Gilbert on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Walter Gilbert on William Shakespeare
"Everyone wants a hand in the outcome, a piece of the knowledge."
"Early on, it's good to develop the ability to write. Learning to write is a useful exercise, even if what you're writing about is not that relevant."
"The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought."
"Science doesn't in the slightest depend on trust. It depends completely on the belief that you can demonstrate something for yourself."
"It's easier to change what you do than people think it is. If you don't change, your field changes around you."