Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.
I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars.
All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man has taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.