Clyde Tombaugh Quotes

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Born: February 4, 1906, Streator, Illinois, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA, January 17, 1997
Occupation: Astronomer

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A person that much interested in science is going to neglect his social life somewhat, but not completely, because that isn't healthy either. So one has to work it out according to one's own inclinations, how one wants to proportion these things.
- Clyde Tombaugh

2.
Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
- Clyde Tombaugh

3.
I have a lot of sympathy for young people because I realize how disturbed I was. How would I deal with life in the future? What would I do for a living?
- Clyde Tombaugh

4.
I realized that I would have some very tough sledding, and I was very discouraged because I didn't see much hope of getting into the field I wanted to get into with no college education.
- Clyde Tombaugh

5.
I think the driving thing was curiosity about the universe. That fascinated me. I didn't think anything about being famous or anything like that, I was just interested in the concepts involved.
- Clyde Tombaugh

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I think there's a supreme power behind the whole thing, an intelligence. Look at all of the instincts of nature, both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive. If you cut yourself, you don't have to think about it.
- Clyde Tombaugh

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It was depressing, very depressing. I worried about how I would make a living. I didn't want to stay on the farm. It didn't offer the challenge I wanted and yet, without a college education, I felt that I was really out of luck.
- Clyde Tombaugh

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That's the way I got along in life. I don't ever remember being particularly jealous of anybody, because I figured if I can't do it myself, I don't deserve to get it.
- Clyde Tombaugh

9.
Unfortunately, a lot of the concepts in the Bible are based on ancient mythology that doesn't fit the findings of science.
- Clyde Tombaugh

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