Alfred Nobel was Born in Stockholm on the 21st October 1833. When Alfred was 18, he went to the United States to study chemistry for four years. Alfred, returned to Sweden with his father after the bankruptcy of their family business and then committed himself to the study of explosives. This study was based especially on the safe manufacture and use of nitroglycerin.
Nobel later on united nitroglycerin with another explosive, gun-cotton, and created a transparent, jelly-like substance. This 'Gelignite', or blasting gelatin substance was a more powerful explosive than dynamite.
The creation of ‘gelignite’ and the qualities of this jelly- like substance significantly relate to Alfred Nobel’s quote I selected to use; “Home is where I work and I work everywhere." This quote communicates ideas of freedom, adaptability and flexibility, similar to the Gelignite and its features and traits. This quote expresses Nobel’s system of thinking in regards to his work and suggests that his lifestyle and work style are similar to his creations; boundless, malleable and uncontrolled.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, born the 11th June 1910 was a a French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. Cousteau liked to call himself an "oceanographic technician" and was a significant admirer of nature. His work allowed many people to finally explore the forms of life present within the ocean.
Cousteau's love for the ocean and it's marine life is present in his quote; "It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert." Cousteau had a passion for nature and the systems within nature which are linked to other systems such as living organisms.
This quote explores numerous ideas, including equality, relationship, the affect one has on another, collaboration, cooperation and the role individuals play in a larger group.
"It takes generosity to discover the whole home through others. If you work, you are only a violin, you can work yourself up to the world by playing your role everywhere in the concert."