“One thing I’ve always done is do something new. I love to do something new. And I don’t like to run with the pack. For one thing, I’m not such a fast runner. If you’re one of (n) people all working on the same problem, well me, I know I’d be last. I’m not gonna win that race. But, if you can think of a new problem, or a new way of doing something that other people aren’t all working on at the same time, maybe that will give you a chance. Do something new.”

— James Simons