I recognize that many physicists are smarter than I am-most of them theoretical physicists. A lot of smart people have gone into theoretical physics, therefore the field is extremely competitive. I console myself with the thought that although they may be smarter and may be deeper thinkers than I am, I have broader interests than they have.
Source: Linus Pauling, The Meaning of Life Edited by David Friend, Life,Little Brown, NY, 1990
Contributed by: Zaady