Academy of Achievement Logo
Achiever Gallery
Keys to Success
   + [ Courage ]
 The American Dream
Achievement Podcasts
About the Academy
For Teachers

Search the site

Academy Careers

Key to success: Vision Key to success: Passion Key to success: Perseverance Key to success: Preparation Key to success: Courage Key to success: Integrity Key to success: The American Dream Keys to success homepage More quotes on Passion More quotes on Vision More quotes on Courage More quotes on Integrity More quotes on Preparation More quotes on Perseverance More quotes on The American Dream

Courage Quote of the Day

Linda Buck

Nobel Prize in Medicine

Linda Buck: It wasn't as if I stood back and thought, "What's the most important thing?" I remember when I started graduate school that I did survey what was around me and decide what was the most important thing -- I thought -- to do. I think that that was in the backdrop, that I wanted to do something important. But I don't remember thinking, "This is an important thing! This is an important thing!" I might have done that, but I was always interested in taking on very challenging problems, and ones that I thought were important. I was never interested in taking small steps and adding bricks. I was always attracted to the bigger questions, and the challenges didn't bother me. This was actually a very high-risk project, and in retrospect, it was potentially suicidal. I didn't have to find the receptors. I mean potentially suicidal in terms of a career. But actually, that didn't matter to me at that time.
View Interview with Linda Buck
View Biography of Linda Buck
View Profile of Linda Buck
View Photo Gallery of Linda Buck

Browse Courage quotes by achiever last name


More Quotes