"Science doesn't in the slightest depend on trust. It depends completely on the belief that you can demonstrate something for yourself."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Walter Gilbert on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Walter Gilbert on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Walter Gilbert on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Walter Gilbert on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Walter Gilbert on Golda Meir
"Everyone wants a hand in the outcome, a piece of the knowledge."
"I have the same sense of the power and virtue of knowledge that some people get from a religious background."
"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."
"It's easier to change what you do than people think it is. If you don't change, your field changes around you."