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Mary Leakey
February 6, 1913 - December 9, 1996
Nationality: British
Category: Scientist
Subcategory: British Scientist

I had never passed a single school exam, and clearly never would.


Basically, I have been compelled by curiosity.


Now this really is something to put on the mantelpiece.


I never felt interpretation was my job.


The first money I ever earned was for drawing stone tools.


I dug things up. I was curious. I liked to draw what I found.


No amounts of stone and bone could yield the kinds of information that the paintings gave so freely.


She stops, pauses, turns to the left to glance at some possible threat or irregularity, and then continues to the north. This motion, so intensely human, transcends time.


I'd rather be in a tent than in a house.


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