Quotes by: Paul Greengard

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Paul Greengard
Born (1925-12-11) December 11, 1925 (age 91)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Fields neuroscience
Institutions Rockefeller University
Notable awards Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (2000)
NAS Award in the Neurosciences (1991)
Dickson Prize (1978)
Spouse Ursula von Rydingsvard (married, secondly, in 1985)
Children 2 (by his first marriage)

I didn't want to spend my life contributing to the development of more atomic weaponry.
Paul Greengard
In terms of the brain, you can in a crude way think of the human brain as a computer.
Paul Greengard
The knowledge we have of communication among cells does not permit my giving you a sophisticated understanding.
Paul Greengard
You should only go into science if you really have a yearning to make scientific discoveries.
Paul Greengard
I'm sure our brains are working unconsciously. When you have a creative thought, it's parts of the brain talking to each other without your awareness.
Paul Greengard
Science is not the glamour that's portrayed in films. It's a lot of drudgery work, along with the wonderfully exciting periods when you discover something.
Paul Greengard
My philosophy is that we should ask the most important question that's capable of being solved.
Paul Greengard
It's a tragedy for society to spend decades training people and then depriving them of work at some arbitrary age.
Paul Greengard
We do not know with any of these neuropsychiatric disorders what the ultimate basis is. Let's say you could find that too much of protein X was involved in schizophrenia. Would you then know what schizophrenia is? You would not.
Paul Greengard
I have a lot of confidence through my accomplishments. I'm always trying to prove I'm not the worthless child they say I was.
Paul Greengard
The fact is all of the most highly successful scientists I know work practically all the time.
Paul Greengard
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