Quote by Jean Rostand
It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist usually is in the work of any other, with the possible exception of the teacher who backs him or the student who honors him.
This quote highlights the lack of interest that scientists typically have in the work of their peers. Unless it involves their mentor or a student who admires them, scientists generally show little curiosity towards the research and accomplishments of others in their field. It suggests that scientists are often focused on one's own work, often seeking validation or recognition from those in a position of authority.