"As many of his colleagues can attest, the wave nature of the electron was no remote or discouragingly abstract conception to him. Peering at the viewing screen while he manipulated the controls of an electron microscope, he could be seen to be thinking in terms of wave functions. "
"Once you add a computer between the microscope and the human observer, the whole game changes. At that point a microscope is no longer a device that has to generate a directly interpretable image. Now it's a device to record information."
"Nevertheless, this certainly was the cheapest electron microscope ever paid for by a German organization for the promotion of science. "
"You have to be absolutely patient, but suddenly one atom was sitting right in front of the tip and I got atomic resolution. That’s the way to success, not giving up."
"It took me about twenty years before I had the right system that could be realized in practice and that scientist said it could work"
"There was no physical law to prevent it."
"Cell Biology finally makes possible a century old dream: that of analysis of diseases, at the cellular level - the first step towards their final control."