Linus Pauling | Curiosity
Today's slide from Curious Quotes, Points to Ponder, and Inspiring Insights debuts a brand new, never seen before slide featuring a quote from Linus Pauling.
We have all heard the warning that curiosity killed the cat, but there are some clever follow ups to that advice. My favorite is "but satisfaction brought it back." As I pondered the quote presented here, I thought of that satisfaction that comes from scratching an itch, how curiosity is akin to a mental itch that drives us to investigation, and how nothing seems quite as satisfying as finding the answer to something that has been puzzling you.
This is slide that I really struggled to create. Sometimes they come together really easy. I had at least a dozen completely different designs before landing here. The part that I struggled with is how to represent Linus Pauling. I am going to guess that a rather small percentage of people actually know who Pauling was and an even smaller percentage would recognize a photo of him. That being said, you should take a moment and read this Linus Pauling biography. In addition to being the only person ever to receive two unshared Nobel Prizes for Chemistry in 1954 and Peace in 1962, he was also the author of Vitamin C and the Common Cold. However, Pauling is perhaps best known for his definitive book, The Nature of the Chemical Bond and the Structure of Molecules and Crystals published in 1939. Therefore, I chose this image of a molecular structure.
I used a rectangle with a white background and 90% opacity as the text background. I played around with the text size and spacing for a long time before I wound up here. I am still not 100% happy with it, but I think it mostly works.
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