"I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist is not only a technician: He is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale."
Marie Curie, the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize, in her laboratory at the Sorbonne in Paris around 1912. A French newspaper observed: “If a woman is allowed to teach both sexes at university, where has male superiority gone? In truth, the time is coming, when women will become human beings.” (Via The New York Times)