I have a (very) vague remembrance of a quote about the history of particle physics, particularly (I think?) the development of the standard model. As I recall, it was about how it was a very exciting time, and the continual discoveries were like "strange wonders carried back from the edge of understanding" or something to that effect. I know this is very vague, but I would appreciate any help sourcing this quote. I may have seen it in a seminar talk or conference, but my own googling has turned up nothing.