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"I have a black lab named Luke." - Bryan Clay

"If it is made in a lab then it takes a lab to digest." - Kris Carr

"Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab." - David Cronenberg

"You can't regulate every lab in the world." - Stephen Hawking

"Our lab had always refrained from keeping our studies secret." - Peter Agre

"I missed the basic curiosity of being in the lab." - Eric Betzig

"I got my Nobel Prize for my lab work." - Joshua Lederberg

"Lab to land - how to get what is done in the lab to the land, to the farmer." - Narendra Modi

"I spend a lot of my time on the phone, pestering people. 'What's new in your lab? Can I come visit your lab? When can I come visit your lab?' I'm basically a professional pesterer." - Mary Roach

"I know one lab that studies nicotine receptors and all the scientists are smokers, and another lab that studies impulse control and they're all overweight." - David Eagleman

"Never have I experienced a serenity and sweetness of disposition as with my Chocolate Lab." - Mortimer Zuckerman

"Any company large enough to have a research lab is too large to listen to it." - Alan Kay

"[Our lab uses] a desktop inkjet printer, but instead of using ink, we're using cells." - Anthony Atala

"If you look at innovation, it doesn't just occur in the lab." - Michael Dell

"I can go into a lab and fool the rear ends off any group of scientists." - James Randi

"Teens are by nature, experimental learners. There is no real understanding of biology without the lab..." - Wendy Mogel

"I have no interest in putting stuff in my body that's made in a lab." - Theo Rossi

"Start with a small product in lab environment and grow it!" - Colin Humphreys

"Science isn't just for scientists and guys in lab coats. It's something that everybody can do." - Jamie Hyneman

"I dropped chemistry. I practically blew up the lab in college." - Patricia Cornwell

"I have one chocolate Lab named Jasmine. I also had a rat named Sky." - Jason Dolley

"I could not write without my dog, Rhoda, a Lab-chow mix." - Mary Gordon

"I have a golden Lab who goes everywhere with me. He's a great leveler." - Sheryl Crow

"For exercise, I now run with my chocolate Lab puppy, Oscar." - Daniela Pestova

"With lab courses, we may be able to simulate a lot of that and reduce costs." - Roy Romer

"Scientific prayer makes God a celestial lab rat, leading to bad science and worse religion." - Michael Shermer

"Many of the most eloquent people I have ever met work in lab coats every day." - Michael Specter

"Our dog, Comet, is a Lab/poodle mix. She's goofy and silly and sweet." - Garth Stein

"I have an old dog named Lily, and she's a black lab." - Sue Monk Kidd

"I also do my own processing, so it means a big commitment in lab time." - Leonard Nimoy

"BuzzFeed started as a lab with a small team where we would play with ideas." - Jonah Peretti

"There is only one thing worse than coming home from the lab to a sink full of dirty dishes, and that is not going to the lab at all!" - Chien-Shiung Wu

"Nuclear weapons need large facilities, but genetic engineering can be done in a small lab. You can't regulate every lab in the world. The danger is that either by accident or design, we create a virus that destroys us." - Stephen Hawking

"People say be safe and I hate that, so I go to Skate Lab with no pads" - Jaden Smith

"Design is more of a kitchen than a knife, and more of a lab than a beaker." - Arman

"We used to think that everything started in the lab. Now we realize that everything spins off the consumer." - Phil Knight

"Would I rather the research lab that tests animals is reduced to a bunch of cinders? Yes." - Ingrid Newkirk

"A country's competitiveness starts not on the factory floor or in the engineering lab. It starts in the classroom." - Lee Iacocca

"If an 'animal abuser' were killed in a research lab firebombing, I would unequivocally support that, too." - Gary Yourofsky

"I did. I still do. It's kind of grown to a "Ren and Stimpy" kind of lab, which is fun." - Kellan Lutz

"When I hear of anyone walking into a lab and walking out with animals, my heart sings." - Ingrid Newkirk

"We are less than a decade away from the medical lab the size of a sugar cube." - Philippe Kahn

"My morale has never been higher than since I stopped asking for grants to keep my lab going." - Robert Pollack

"In the summer of 2009, I was at the Shakespeare lab at the public theater in New York." - William Mapother

"If you want to do a film, steal a camera, steal raw stock, sneak into a lab and do it!" - Werner Herzog

"At the Big Bad Lab, we build participatory art and media platforms for causes, communities and organizations we care about." - Cameron Russell

"In my lab, we're interested in the transition from chemistry to early biology on the early earth." - Jack W Szostak

"I was already, I think, at the age of 18, showing signs of being incompetent in the lab." - Peter Higgs

"I can't imagine the scientists wanting me to walk into the lab and start fiddling around with some big bowl of electrons they had out." - Jim Benton

"Shaped a little like a loaf of French country bread, our brain is a crowded chemistry lab, bustling with nonstop neural conversations." - Diane Ackerman

"It's then that I realize: Of course Tris would go into the Weapons Lab instead of Caleb. Of course she would." - Veronica Roth

"The most important invention that will come out of the corporate research lab in the future will be the corporation itself." - John Seely Brown

"Of the One O'Clock Lab Band after hearing their performance, and sitting in with them at the White House: "I wish it were mine"." - Duke Ellington

"If studies on lab rats are any indication, human beings have a deep-seated fear of a big, scary cat being let into their cage." - Dana Gould

"It's the opposite of that. Engineers in lab coats have created a musical experience that is so crisp and clean, it can literally improve your hearing." - Barry Goldberg

"Give lab rats oxytocin and, according to that meme, they get better at talking about their feelings and sing like Joan Baez." - Robert M. Sapolsky

"Aside from the equivalent of blowing up the lab or letting a pathogen escape, the only failure is spending too long or too much money to learn." - Scott D. Anthony

"Being an assistant in a computer lab was the worst job I ever had. It was boring. That was when I was in college." - Chris Carmack

"Jack Cardiff - the greatest cameraman who ever worked in colour - was a lab boy to start with so he knew Technicolor from the inside out." - Thelma Schoonmaker

"In truth, Edward Teller ran the Livermore Lab, but for public purposes he liked it better to be known as only an associate director" - John Gofman

"In my grandfather's lab, scientists did independent research, and peers reviewed and commented on its merits. Politics, he taught me, had no place in the scientific process." - Tammy Baldwin

"I have a Lab, it's fun to hang out and hike with the dog, people come up to him, and pet him, it's fun." - George Eads

"My lab and academic work fill my day from about 9 am to 7 p.m. Then I zoom out the lens to work on my other writing." - David Eagleman

"If you go into any physics lab, everybody is depressed and feels isolated. We don't get any feedback that anybody cares about what we're doing." - Aaron D Oconnell

"Dr. Martinez: "I take it you don't want me to call your parent?" Max: "Uh, no." Hello, lab? May I speak to the test tube please?" - James Patterson

"Building a solid organ like the liver in the lab is different and harder than with an organ like the bladder because solid organs are very vascular." - Anthony Atala

"In my lab, we are always thinking about how cells, bacterial cells, can talk to each other and then organize themselves into enormous groups that function in unison." - Bonnie Bassler

"My family had a habit of collecting creatures that didn't always want to be pets. The first animal I can remember was a Lab named Zoe." - Peter Dinklage

"If one of the arguments against eating meat is to do with cruelty and animal intelligence, then lab meat avoids that. There's also the environmental argument for it." - Margaret Atwood

"A lot of scientists hate writing. Most scientists love being in the lab and doing the work and when the work is done, they are finished." - Stephen Jay Gould

"The long-term study of GMO foods is going on in real time and in real life. Not in a lab." - Ziggy Marley

"I love to do things like sail and hike, but they don't give me the satisfaction of knowing the potential of something you've learned in the lab." - Craig Mello

"My father worked at the Naval Ordnance Lab, and they had a nine-hole course on the property. You paid a quarter." - Lewis Black

"Synthesis is the process of making a natural product, or some other substance, artificially, in the lab, one step at a time, from extremely simple building blocks." - Gregory Petsko

"I try not to eat processed foods, well, ever. If it comes from a lab or a factory, I don't want it." - Theo Rossi

"I really love research. It's one of the things I love most about my job. I feel like it's me in the lab cooking up the character." - Kerry Washington

"I'm the laziest inventor you ever met. My inventing is in my head - I don't have to be in the lab working and sweating." - Woody Norris

"Games have been called the lab for the development of moral attributes, but they will not, of themselves, accomplish this purpose. They must be properly conducted by competent individuals." - James Naismith

"If there's something that someone else can do, let them do it. If I couldn't do it uniquely, let someone else do it and I would get back to the lab." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"I was always trying to look modest and natural. I don't like women who come into the lab and you see immediately that it took them two hours to dress in the morning." - Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

"Found a dead body when I was 12, saved the Enterprise a few times, Ran the Axis of Anarchy, broke up Penny and Leonard. Currently running the non-lethal weapons lab at Global Dynamics." - Wil Wheaton

"She can go with us to the lab and keep Myrnin pinned down while we pull the plug, if he's not... you know, better." "Define BETTER with that guy." "Not all fangs and raaaaar." - Rachel Caine

"In big industry new ideas are invited to rear their heads so they can be clobbered at once. The idea department of a big firm is a sort of lab for isolating dangerous viruses." - Marshall Mcluhan

"What was up with class today? It was watered-down porn. He practically had you and Patch on top of your lab table, horizontal, minus your clothes, doing the Big Deed." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"In the bacteriology lab, we have culture plates. You put a bug in there and it starts growing and gets bigger and bigger and bigger. And it grows until it finally fills the whole plate. And it crashes and dies." - John Tanton

"Who but a physicist, in the research lab or the corporation, could mix and match multiple ideas, models, technologies from different disciplines and thrive on change and new ideas...?" - Robert Gibbs

"For those of us who have been diagnosed with cancer, time is a precious commodity. The time and distance from the scientist's lab bench to the patient's bedside must be shortened." - Larry Lucchino

"This treadmill lifestyle ain't workin for me... It's from ya crib to ya lab to ya job to make a profit, And at the day's end you still got nothing accomplished." - Phonte

"These doomsday warriors look no more like soldiers than the soldiers of the Second World War looked like conquistadors. The more expert they become the more they look like lab assistants in small colleges" - Alistair Cooke

"Maybe I was young and 'cute' (after all, I was only twenty then), but I've learned over the years that when you put white lab coats on chemists, they all look alike!" - Gertrude B. Elion

"If you treat your children at home in the same way you treat your animals in the lab, your wife will scratch your eyes out. My wife ferociously warned me against experimenting on her babies." - Abraham Maslow

"The day that you stop looking - because you're content God did it - I don't need you in the lab. You're useless on the frontier of understanding the nature of the world." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"He would never abandon her, never leave a gaping hole, and even if he died someday, he was preserved like a lab specimen from all the alcohol he imbibed, so he wouldn't look or act much different." - Shannon Hale

"It couldn't be the beer. Donnie McRory was certain of that. If you sent American beer out to be analyzed, the lab would probably phone up and say, 'Your horse has diabetes." - Sharyn McCrumb

"My iPod rumbles again. It's not actually an iPod. It doesn't play any music and the earbuds are just for show. It's a gadget that Sandor put together in his lab. It's my Mogadorian detector. I call it my iMog." - Pittacus Lore

"This has got to be the greatest school for lab bands in the country. It's great because Leon Breeden and his staff have devoted their lives - not just their time and talent - to build it." - Louie Bellson

"Hitler produced a local "lab experiment"; he provided me with an ideology in the same way that Marx provided one for Lenin. My task is to turn this ideology into a world movement." - George Lincoln Rockwell

"[The tests agreed] that I was at higher risk than the average person for Type 2 diabetes, which is what my lab works on. In fact, some of the things they were testing for were variants that we had discovered." - Francis Collins

"Six patients with advanced cancer were treated with amygdalin at dosages similar to those employed by Laetrile practitioners....intravenously... (and) orally...No clinical or lab evidence of toxic reaction was seen (by us)." - Charles Moertel

"In fact, I was in a lab that was a hundred percent funded by the Pentagon, and it was one of the centers of the organized antiwar resistance movement." - Noam Chomsky

"People who spend their working hours in a lab or research library or a classroom might be intent primarily on keeping or advancing their elite positions, thereby lending tacit support to power structures. Or they might not be." - Noam Chomsky

"That's what the Nazis did, isn't it? Treated those others they thought subhuman by making them lab subjects and so on. Even the Nazis didn't eat the objects of their derision." - Ingrid Newkirk

"In Germany, Hitler produced a local lab experiment; he provided me with an ideology in the same way that Marx provided one for Lenin. My task is to turn this ideology into a world movement." - George Lincoln Rockwell

"For decades, we've been trying to cook up the building blocks of life, in the lab, and recreate the origins of it all, but the parts didn't seem to fit together, until now." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"During an intense period of lab work, the outside world vanishes and the obsession is total. Sleep is when you can curl up on the accelerator floor for an hour." - Leon M. Lederman

"That's what the Nazis did, isn't it? Treated those "others" they thought subhuman by making them lab subjects and so on. Even the Nazis didn't eat the objects of their derision." - Ingrid Newkirk

"While the lab plays an enormous role, research is also influenced by inner peace of mind and one's family environment, depending on what stage of one's life and career a scientist is at." - Peter Agre

"I consider myself a perpetual student. You seek and learn every day: from an experiment in the lab, from reading a scientific journal, from taking care of a patient. Because of this, I rarely get bored." - Anthony Fauci

"I found working in the lab is so completely different than reading a textbook about it. You know, you're planning strategies; you're working with your own hands. There's essential satisfaction in running experiments." - Eric Kandel

"Ultimately it all comes down to money, ultimately it all comes down to lab capacity. One thing we are clear about is if that money were to pass (in Congress), thousands of lives will be saved." - Chris Asplen

"I started in a research lab for TV cameras, then I worked at a tape duplication facility. That was the first introduction for me to recorded music and hi-fi." - Alan Parsons

"I was a psych major in college and I actually owned two white lab rats. I had to train them and I took them home so that's just kind of missing for me." - Steven Yeun

"Medical research in the twentieth century mostly takes place in the lab; in the Renaissance, though, researchers went first and foremost to the library to see what the ancients had said." - Peter Lewis Allen

"I did several interesting jobs, working in restaurants, I worked at a lab rat farm, feeding and watering all these rats. Then I got a full-time job as a technical writer for a large scientific research laboratory." - Kevin J Anderson

"I dressed up as a veterinarian for a Halloween costume party. I had the lab coat. I got a couple of stuffed animals for patients and put bandages on them." - Tracy Chapman

"The office is the laboratory and meeting your users is like going into the field. You can't just stay in the lab. And it's not just asking users what they want, it's about seeing what they're doing." - Brian Chesky

"These doomsday warriors look no more like soldiers than the soldiers of the Second World War looked like conquistadors. The more expert they become the more they look like lab assistants in small colleges." - Alistair Cooke

"Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos." - David Cronenberg

"On even the worst days, when nothing was working at the lab, I knew that at home I would find warmth, peace, companionship, and encouragement. As a consequence, the next day would surely be better." - James Cronin

"When you see a fly flitting around your hair or your potato salad, you might see an annoyance. But in my lab, you really see a marvelous machine: arguably the most sophisticated flying device on the planet." - Michael Dickinson

"My hope is that in the future, women stop referring to themselves as 'the only woman' in their physics lab or 'only one of two' in their computer science jobs." - Kirsten Gillibrand

"During that space walk there will be some repositioning of the power so that the arm can be fully controlled by the robotic station that is in the Lab." - Umberto Guidoni

"With my biology degree, I got this job at an environmental lab. We tested sewage runoff, we tested chemical warfare waste runoff. It's a job I'll never do again and I would never wish upon anybody." - Dustin Lynch

"We who grew up with 'drop and cover' drills know all too well what wonders science can bring us, and we like to see the guy in the white lab coat suffer a little. Or a lot." - Kage Baker

"I realized that lab research was the perfect path for me. It allowed me to spend every day figuring out mysteries/puzzles that have to do with what make us alive. What could be a bigger mystery or puzzle?" - Bonnie Bassler

"While a lab Director can get done the things that he regards as important, he has the more important job of bringing out the best ideas of the broader scientific community." - Burton Richter

"In the mid-1990s, when I stopped having to run from the shows to the film developing lab and first saw digital images, I blessed technology and was convinced that my working life was changing for the better." - Suzy Menkes

"In the 19th century, if you had a basement lab, you could make major scientific discoveries in your own home. Right? Because there was all this science just lying around waiting for somebody to pick it up." - Seth Shostak

"I balance my hormones with bioidentical hormones, I eat organic, I take supplements as determined by lab work, I sleep eight hours nightly, I use organic cosmetics and green household cleaners, and I avoid toxins as best I can." - Suzanne Somers

"Until 1985, when my lab found the protein they are made of, aquaporins hadn't yet been identified. There had been a controversy in biology for more than 100 years about how water moved through cells." - Peter Agre

"My wife and I have four children, and none of them are in lab science, so clearly I returned home at night and presented a fairly unattractive example of a scientific life." - Peter Agre

"There are over 50 brilliant scientists working at my lab, and being sensitive to their needs is among the top skill sets that scientists like me have to learn." - Peter Agre

"Deathstorm sees Power Ring as a fascinating experiment. Deathstorm is a scientist who's been merged with the dead body of his lab assistant. It's given him a cold demeanor and a clammy touch." - Geoff Johns

"For me, it's great to see 'Gateways' finally make it to the console. Think of it as 'Portal' meets 'Castlevania' as you try to put together your gateway gun before your lab becomes overrun with nasty enemies." - Rob Manuel

"Grooming oneself with all the crazed compulsion of an under-exercised lab rat in order to hook a rich man and obtain a lush lifestyle makes a certain (albeit seedy) sense." - Julie Burchill

"My first summer in college I worked in a fruit fly lab where I had two jobs: dissect the fruit fly larvae brains and incinerate the old tubes of flies." - Emily Oster

"But it really wasn't until three to four years later, when we had an opportunity in the lab to make very detailed observations, and comparisons with other fossil discoveries, that we realized she was a new species of human ancestor." - Donald Johanson

"The fact that used cars is our largest category is a good example. We would not have sat in a conference room and said, "Hey, how about used cars?" So what can be learned that is extensible to other companies is to ask what are your customers doing with your products that maybe you didn't anticipate that they would do? How do you think of your customers as your research and development lab, as opposed to having an R&D lab at headquarters?" - Meg Whitman

"I believe [the Department of Energy] should be judged not by the money we direct to a particular State or district, company, university or national lab, but by the character of our decisions. The Department of Energy serves the country as a Department of Science, a Department of Innovation, and a Department of Nuclear Security." - Steven Chu

"The subconscious is like having a laboratory assistant who pretends to love you and help you, but after you go home to go to sleep it goes back into the lab and starts fumbling with the data and destroying it. It's a very tricky thing. People think our minds are us, but that's not true at all. The mind is not us." - Emo Philips

"She had been living like a hermit herself, in a cramped, seedy apartment in Somerville, spending long hours in the lab. All-nighters had become a regular thing. She didn't have any close friends, didn't go out on dates, didn't even go to the movies by herself. She had sacrificed a normal life in order to get a PhD, and become a scientist." - Michael Crichton

"Theres a tremendous amount of work building the apparatus, getting the experiment to work. But sitting there late at night in the lab, and knowing light is going at bicycle speed, and that nobody in the history of mankind has ever been here before - that is mind-boggling. Its worth everything." - Lene

"I'd like to get shot into space. I'd like to potentially visit the moon. I don't know if I can do that in the next couple years, but I spent some time at the jet propulsion lab, looking out at the future of when a guy like me can do a little space travel." - Rob Dyrdek

"It's not fair to look at me and my husband as a couple when it comes to work. In the lab we are colleagues. We have the same vision and we both are very ambitious. I think ambitious people find ambitious people to play with." - May-Britt Moser

"Thimerosol is the preservative in immunisation shots, so anytime you get an immunisation shot you are undergoing the same procedure that in the University Lab we used to give animals auto-immune disease-give a little tiny injection of mercury. And when you get an immunisation shot you are getting a little tiny dose of mercury there." - Hal Huggins

"For almost half a century, Fermilab has occupied center stage as physicists have sought to understand the fundamental structure of the universe. The lab deserves a good history, and I'm happy to say that in this book it has one. The authors present a compelling, nuanced, and richly detailed account of the place from its beginnings to the present." - James Trefil

"You humans, always eating. I'll make you soup. You can eat it while you keep working." Myrnin set aside his book and walked into the back of the lab. "Don't use the same beaker you used for poisons!" Claire yelled after him. He waved a pale hand. "I mean it!" - Rachel Caine

"Our government's investments in science, technology and innovation are ensuring that ideas move from the lab to the marketplace faster, creating jobs and opportunities for Canadians. Through our investment in Mitacs Elevate, we are providing training and new career opportunities for talented researchers while ensuring that local businesses such as Vision Extrusions stay competitive and continue to create jobs here in Woodbridge." - Julian Fantino

"Getting lab results to child clinicians faster compliments our Action Plan for Health Care by helping more patients get the right care, at the right time. It's quite the achievement when over two million children across Ontario will experience better and more coordinated care thanks to the work being done by SickKids and eHealth Ontario." - Deb Matthews

"One of the first things we teach medical students is to listen to the patient by taking a careful medical history. Ninety percent of the time, you can arrive at an uncannily accurate diagnosis by paying close attention, using physical examination and sophisticated lab test to confirm your hunch (and to increase the bill to the insurance company)." - Vilayanur S Ramachandran



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