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Rosalyn Yalow

  • The world cannot afford the loss of the talents of half its people if we are to solve the many problems which beset us.

    • Rosalyn Yalow,
    • Nobel address ()
  • We must believe in ourselves or no one will believe in us.

    • Rosalyn Yalow,
    • in Tore Frangsmyr, ed., Les Prix Nobel Yearbook ()
  • If you ever have a new idea, and it's really new, you have to expect that it won't be widely accepted immediately. It's a long hard process.

    • Rosalyn Yalow,
    • in Lynn Gilbert and Gavlen Moore, Particular Passions: Talks With Women Who Have Shaped Our Times ()
  • The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you're learning you're not old.

    • Rosalyn Yalow,
    • in Barbara Shiels, Women and the Nobel Prize ()
  • ... the trouble with discrimination is not discrimination per se but rather that the people who are discriminated against think of themselves as second-class.

    • Rosalyn Yalow,
    • in Sharon Bertsch McGrayne, Nobel Prize Women in Science ()
  • There is at present in the United States a powerful activist movement that is anti-intellectual, anti-science, and anti-technology. If we are to have faith that mankind will survive and thrive on the face of the Earth, we must depend on the continued revolutions brought about by science.

    • Rosalyn Yalow,
    • in Sharon Bertsch McGrayne, Nobel Prize Women in Science ()
  • We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home.

    • Rosalyn Yalow

Rosalyn Yalow, U.S. medical physicist, Nobel Prize winner

(1921 - 2011)

Full name: Rosalyn Sussman Yalow.