Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sacks wasn't cut out for research

Perhaps I had never really expected to succeed in research. In a 1960 letter to my parents, wondering about doing research in physiology at UCLA, I wrote, "I am probably too temperamental, too indolent, too clumsy and even too dishonest to make a good research worker. The only things I really enjoy are talking . . . reading and writing."
Oliver Sacks, On the Move: A Life (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015) (ellipsis in original)

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