I went to a dinner tonight for PhD students and heard a few good quotes that sum up aspects of the PhD student’s life…
Oliver Wendel Holmes – ‘Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up.’
The PhD is really a ‘doctorate in photocopying.’
The PhD is a nonlinear process where there are really productive times but also really not productive times.
Niels Bohr – ‘An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.’