Harold Edgerton
[Scientist, inventor, and photographer, b. 1903, Fremont, Nebraska, d. 1990, Cambridge, Massachusetts.]

 If you don’t wake up at three in the morning and want to do something, you’re wasting your time. 
 In many ways, unexpected results are what have most inspired my photography. 
 Don’t make me out to be an artist. I am an engineer. I am after the facts, only the facts. 
 We worked and worked, didn’t get anywhere. That’s how you know you’re doing research. 
 When I was a boy, I read with great interest but skepticism about as magic lamp which was used with success by a certain Aladdin. Today I have no skepticism whatsoever about the magic of the xenon flash lamp which we use so effectively for many purposes. (1970)