Sir Peter Medawar

Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in. . . . Fear and resentment of what is new is really a lament for the memories of our childhood.

Considered in its entirety, psychoanalysis wonít do. Itís an end product, moreover, like a dinosaur or a zeppelin; no better theory can ever be erected on its ruins, which will remain for ever one of the saddest and strangest of all landmarks in the history of twentieth-century thought.

If politics is the art of the possible, research is surely the art of the soluble. Both are immensely practical-minded affairs.

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