David Pratt has been collecting quotations since his youth. His book, The Impossible Takes Longer: The 1,000 Wisest Things Ever Said by Nobel Prize Laureates is published by Walker/Bloomsbury in the US, Profile Books in England, and is translated into several other languages.
Pratt is Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University, Canada. He was educated at Oxford, Harvard, and Toronto. He lives in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.