I made the wave, didn’t I

Lord Rutherford, one of the great pioneers of nuclear physics, was a man not unduly self-conscious about his worldly success.`You’re always on the crest of a wave, my lord,’ one deferential interviewer said.`I know,’ said Rutherford, ‘but after all, I made the wave, didn’t I?’

From Acid Drops by Kenneth Williams.
While this is meant to be a witty response, I do like it.
Be your own wave.

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