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Mary Leakey Quotes

Basically, I have been compelled by curiosity.

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

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

I never felt interpretation was my job.

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

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

Now this really is something to put on the mantelpiece.

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.

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