Madame Curie (1943) Directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
Greer Garson as Marie Sklodowska-Curie.
Marie Curie: (speaking before the Faculty of Science at the University of Paris on the 25th anniversary of her discovery of radium.) No one of us can do much. Yet, each of us perhaps, can catch some gleam of knowledge, which modest and insufficient of itself, may add to man’s dream of truth. It is by these small candles in our darkness that we see before us, little by little, the dim outlines of that great plan that shapes the universe. And I am among those who think that, for this reason, science has great beauty and, with its great spiritual strength, will in time cleanse this world of its evils, its ignorance, its poverty, diseases, wars, and heartaches. Look for the clear light of truth. Look for unknown, new roads. Even when man’s sight is keener far than now, divine wonder will never fail him. Every age has its own dreams. Leave, then, the dreams of yesterday. You, take the torch of knowledge and build the palace of the future.
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