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.’