"When I saw the embryo, I suddenly realized there was such a small difference between it and my daughters. I thought, we can't keep destroying embryos for our research. There must be another way."
— Shinya Yamanaka
Japanese biologist, Nobel Prize laureate, born September 4, 1962

"Companies such as Microsoft, Cisco and Intel were just starting at their 10-year anniversary."
— Jerry Yang
Taiwanese-American businessman, co-founded Yahoo!, born November 6, 1968

"Many years ago I found out something about hamburgers that really grossed me out. You may not know this, so I hope I don’t make you sick, but it turns out hamburgers are actually made out of dead cows. I am not making this up. Needless to say, as soon as I discovered that, I gave up meat entirely."
— Weird Al Yankovic
American comedian, born October 23, 1959

"Creativity is an inherent human quality of the highest order. When we create, we become more than the sum of our parts."
— Yanni
Greek-American composer, (Chameleon), born November 14, 1954

"When people sing together, community is created. Together we rejoice, we celebrate, we mourn and we comfort each other. Through music, we reach each others hearts and souls. Music allows us to find a connection."
— Peter Yarrow
American singer, (Peter, Paul and Mary), born May 31, 1938

"What good does it do to be afraid? It doesn't help anything. You better try and figure out what's happening and correct it."
— Chuck Yeager
United States Air Force general, born February 13, 1923

"An aged man is but a paltry thing, A tattered coat upon a stick, unless Soul clap its hands and sing."
— William Butler Yeats
Irish poet, born June 13, 1865

"Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking."
— William Butler Yeats
Irish poet, died January 28, 1939

"You can make a throne of bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long."
— Boris Yeltsin
First President of the Russian Federation, born February 1, 1931

"When walking, as we step one foot forward, we lift the other's foot up. In the same way, should let go of yesterday, and focus on today."
— Cheng Yen
Taiwanese Buddhist nun and philanthropist, born May 11, 1937

"Divided as we may be by religion, we are united by charity."
— Shlomo Yitzchaki
French rabbi, born February 22, 1040

"Naked a man comes into the world and naked he leaves it, after all is said and done he leaves nothing except the good deeds he leaves behind."
— Shlomo Yitzchaki
French rabbi, died July 13, 1105
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