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Roald Hoffmann Quotes

I am a teacher, and I am proud of it. At Cornell University I have taught primarily undergraduates, and indeed almost every year since 1966 have taught first-year general chemistry.

I came to a happy Jewish family in dark days in Europe.

I learned English, my sixth language at this point, quite quickly.

One day I discovered that one could get the barrier to internal rotation in ethane approximately right using this method. This was the beginning of my work on organic molecules.

Our part of Poland was under Russian occupation from 1939-1941.