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Born: 1939-05-07
Profession: Scientist
Nation: Canadian
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For our immediate family and relatives, Canada was a land of opportunity.

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About seven years later I was given a book about the periodic table of the elements. For the first time I saw the elegance of scientific theory and its predictive power.

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Furthermore, neither of our research groups set out in search of RNA catalysis.

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I was born in Montreal in 1939, the second son of poor immigrants.

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It was from them that I learned that hard work in stable surroundings could yield rewards, even if only in infinitesimally small increments.

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Nevertheless, as is a frequent occurrence in science, a general hypothesis was constructed from a few specific instances of a phenomenon.

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The RNA World referred to an hypothetical stage in the origin of life on Earth.

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We are very fortunate to be recognized here in such an extraordinary manner for work that we enjoy.

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By the time I reached high school my father's grocery store had made our life adequately comfortable and I was able to choose, without any practical encumbrances, the subjects that I wanted to pursue in college.

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Eight months later, having left Columbia, I was studying physics in a summer program and working in Colorado when I decided to enroll as a graduate student in biophysics.

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I spent eighteen months as a graduate student in physics at Columbia University, waiting unhappily for an opportunity to work in a laboratory and wondering if I should continue in physics.

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Indeed, we are privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to study Nature and to follow our own thoughts and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity and in a land with a generous and forward-looking government.

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My intention was to enroll at McGill University but an unexpected series of events led me to study physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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The mystique associated with the bomb, the role that scientists played in it, and its general importance could not fail to impress even a six-year old.

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We are united in the hope that every individual will someday enjoy at least the intellectual privileges we have had, if not always the material advantages.

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A lot of my pieces are about easy seductiveness and accessibility in terms of showing skin.

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Ballet teaches you how to hold yourself.

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I always listen to music while I draw.

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I wanted to create clothes for women in their 40s and 50s and 60s who have careers and are sexy and don't want to look like grandmothers.

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If you take away print and embroidery, you have to challenge yourself a bit more on the cut.

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In architecture and interiors, as well as fashion, there is an interaction that is both functional and aesthetic.

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It's important not to take all this fashion stuff too seriously, and I kind of love the idea of cheesiness.

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My mother has a very chic sense of style, but she also has high expectations for her clothes to be functional and practical.

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When I'm not working, I'm walking.

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When you start a collection, you have to push yourself to limits that may make you uncomfortable.

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I don't think I'm an artist or that I'm doing anything superintellectual. What's important to me is to get a visceral reaction from people, for them to want that coat because they think it's beautiful.

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I honestly think that with our generation - Alex Wang, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Christian Cota, Robert Geller - there's a different expectation of what our behavior should be. People expect designers to be good businesspeople and PR people, and I don't think partying is a part of that persona the way it used to be.

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I think women want to feel beautiful. They want to feel seductive. I also try to think about items that can be worn in different ways so they can be worn more than once. If you're going to buy a $2,000 jacket, you are going to want to wear it over and over.

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I was not a very popular kid in high school, and I had this idea that the way that I dressed would change how liked I was. It was that kind of Pygmalion story. I think, ultimately that's probably why I became interested in fashion, its transformative power, and how it can change your identity.

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I'm always fetishizing the French woman and French taste and style. My assistant will make fun of me because every time we're picking the direction of a collection, I say the same thing: 'I want it to be really French.'

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I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel. I believe that clothes should make a woman feel beautiful. But sometimes it's the little things like cut and fit and sex appeal that make a large impact.

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My mother has always encouraged me to do what I love. When I started being interested in fashion, she was very supportive, bringing me to see exhibits and buying me books. And when I started my company, she was right there to help me!

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One of my biggest pet peeves is well-dressed designers. If you spend that much time thinking about your own clothes, you're not spending enough time thinking about what you're designing.

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The best and the worst thing about fashion is that anyone can do it. But because fashion can be the most unintellectual thing, you have to turn it into an intellectual exercise just for your own sanity. You have to start with a conceit.

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There's a side to me that likes to make clothes for everyday. But I also think of fashion as an escape. It's like a dream. Even in an economy that isn't strong and where it's important to sell clothes, you have to make things that let people dream a little.

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We're making clothes - we aren't saving the world. I'm not saying that designers aren't artists, but at the end of the day, we make clothes. Hopefully we make beautiful clothes with a message, but in the end it's for people to wear. I think that the hype of fashion has come down a level.

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When you live in Paris, and fashion is such a point of pride for the French, it's always around and you're very much exposed to it from an early age. It was always something I knew about and really liked.

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