To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination
and marks real advance in science.
A well-packed question
carries its answer on its back
as a snail carries its shell.
I love the early process
of asking questions about a story
and deciding which questions matter most.
You don’t want a million answers
as much as you want a few forever questions.
We need women who are so strong they can be gentle,
so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate,
so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.
We need uncommon women for these uncommon problems.
And how deeply reassuring to me it is to know that wherever we go, there you will be.