"I doubt that many Nobel Prizes have been so popular with the masses in science....
[A]lmost all are delighted that the Nobel Prize embarrasses the State Department."
Charles Coryell. Letter to J. Robert Oppenheimer, as referenced in Force of Nature, by Tom Hager, p. 451. November 2, 1954.
"Even when being asked questions about some serious matter [Oppenheimer] likes to
answer in devious and sybilline fashion; but after a few such excursions his bewildered
hearer is astonished to find that the answer as a whole, so far from evading the question,
has illuminated it in depth by means of some brilliant, unexpected perception which
reveals hitherto unnoticed relationships."
Michel Rouze. Robert Oppenheimer, The Man and His Theories. 1965.