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Quotes from Philip Anderson

"A souvenir of those years is a small cottage on the cliffs of Cornwall, where Joyce and I spend a spring month every year, hiking and seeing friends."

"Although raised on the farm - my grandfather was an unsuccessful fundamentalist preacher turned farmer - my father and his brother both became professors."

"An important impression was my father's one Sabbatical year, spent in England and Europe in 1937."

"For their fundamental theoretical investigations of the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems."

"I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play."

"I have also testified repeatedly and published some articles in favor of Small Science."

"I was one of several students sent to Harvard from Uni High in those years on the new full-support National Scholarships."

"My father, Harry Warren Anderson, was a professor of plant pathology at the University of Illinois in Urbana, where I was brought up from 1923 to 1940."

"My own work in spin glass and its consequences has formed some of the intellectual basis for these interests."

"Nonetheless in time I relaxed and enjoyed the experience of Harvard, and was in the end pleasantly surprised to come out with a good record."

"One of our brainchildren is a still viable Science and Society course."

"Susan is established as a painter in Boston of, at the moment, primarily scenes of Martha's Vineyard, and teaching some drawing classes at MIT."

"The ability to reduce everything to simple fundamental laws does not imply the ability to start from those laws and reconstruct the universe."

"The field of quantum valence fluctuations was another older interest which became much more active during this period, partly as a consequence of my own efforts."

"The first months at Harvard were more than challenging, as I came to the realization that the humanities could be genuinely interesting, and, in fact, given the weaknesses of my background, very difficult."

"The Nobel Prize gives one the opportunity to take public stands."

"The prize seemed to change my professional life very little."

"The years since the Nobel Prize have been productive ones for me."

"We have kept our cottage on the cliffs of Cornwall, and our custom of seeing English and other friends in April there."

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