Itís very good for an idea to be commonplace. The important thing is that a new idea should develop out of what is already there so that it soon becomes an old acquaintance. Old acquaintances arenít by any means always welcome, but at least one canít be mistaken as to who or what they are.
However, no two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is -- in other words, not a thing, but a think.
If they donít depend on true evidence, scientists are no better than gossips.
Memorable Quotations: British Women Writers
British Women Writers of the Past (Kindle Book)