17 Rosalind Franklin Quotes from Famous English Chemist

Rosalind Franklin was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer.

Rosalind Franklin was called the ‘Dark Lady of DNA’.


Best Rosalind Franklin Quotes


Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated. ~ Rosalind Franklin.


I agree that faith is essential to success in life, but I do not accept your definition of faith, i.e. belief in life after death. ~ Rosalind Franklin.


Science, for me, gives a partial explanation for life. In so far as it goes, it is based on fact, experience and experiment. ~ Rosalind Franklin.


I would willingly go more primitive if it were necessary to preserve my freedom. ~ Rosalind Franklin.


I maintain that faith in this world is perfectly possible without faith in another world. ~ Rosalind Franklin.


The results suggest a helical structure. ~ Rosalind Franklin.

My method of thought and reasoning is influenced by a scientific training – if that were not so my scientific training will have been a waste and a failure. ~ Rosalind Franklin.

Famous Rosalind Franklin Quotes

In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall succeed in our aims: the improvement of mankind. ~ Rosalind Franklin.


Your faith rests on the future of yourself and others as individuals, mine in the future and fate of our successors. ~ Rosalind Franklin.

Your theories are those which you and many other people find easiest and pleasantest to believe, but so far as I can see, they have no foundation other than they leaf to a pleasanter view of life (and an exaggerated idea of our own importance). ~ Rosalind Franklin.


Again, I see no reason why the belief that we are insignificant or fortuitous should lessen our faith. ~ Rosalind Franklin.

We wish to discuss a structure for the salt of deoxyribose nucleic acid. (D.N.A.). This structure has novel features which are of considerable biologic interest. ~ Rosalind Franklin.

Top Rosalind Franklin Quotes

The results suggest a helical structure which must be very closely packed containing probably 2, 3 or 4 coaxial nucleic acid chains per helical unit and having the phosphate groups near the outside. ~ Rosalind Franklin.


What’s the use of doing all this work if we don’t get some fun out of this? ~ Rosalind Franklin.

Traveling around in a little tin box isolates one from the people and the atmosphere of the place in a way that I have never experienced before. ~ Rosalind Franklin.

I see no reason to believe that a creator of protoplasm or primeval matter, if such there be, has any reason to be interested in our insignificant race in a tiny corner of the universe, and still less in us, as still more insignificant individuals. ~ Rosalind Franklin.

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