Sometimes my courage fails me and I think I ought to stop working, live in the country and devote myself to gardening. But I am held by a thousand bonds, and I don’t know when I shall be able to arrange things otherwise. Nor do I know whether, even by writing scientific books, I could live without the laboratory.

Source:Madame Curie: A Biography by Eve Curie; translated by Vincent Sheean (1937)
Find Out More