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Jack Prelutsky – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Jack Prelutsky

 

Then I decided to draw from and on my own imagination, and everything came out perfect.

– Jack Prelutsky


Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas, play with language, solve problems, use my imagination, and draw on my own childhood.

– Jack Prelutsky


Children seem naturally drawn to poetry – it’s some combination of the rhyme, rhythm, and the words themselves.

– Jack Prelutsky


Frankly, writing poetry for children is plain old fun, and I consider myself blessed to have such a delightful career.

– Jack Prelutsky


I look for poetry in English because it’s the only language I read.

– Jack Prelutsky


Otherwise I don’t read much adult poetry at all, because I’m not smart enough and mostly I don’t get it.

– Jack Prelutsky


Poetry seems to sink into us the way prose doesn’t. I can still quote verses I learned when I was very young, but I have trouble remembering one line of a novel I just finished reading.

– Jack Prelutsky


We all need ways to express ourselves, and poetry is one of mine.

– Jack Prelutsky



J. G. Ballard – 13 Quotes

 

13 Quotes by J. G. Ballard

 

The chief role of the universities is to prolong adolescence into middle age, at which point early retirement ensures that we lack the means or the will to enforce significant change.

– J. G. Ballard


The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It’s over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam.

– J. G. Ballard


Electronic aids, particularly domestic computers, will help the inner migration, the opting out of reality. Reality is no longer going to be the stuff out there, but the stuff inside your head. It’s going to be commercial and nasty at the same time.

– J. G. Ballard


I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that’s my one fear: that everything has happened nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again… the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul.

– J. G. Ballard


What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their deaths.

– J. G. Ballard


In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom.

– J. G. Ballard


I came to live in Shepperton in 1960. I thought: the future isn’t in the metropolitan areas of London. I want to go out to the new suburbs, near the film studios. This was the England I wanted to write about, because this was the new world that was emerging.

– J. G. Ballard


The future is going to be boring. The suburbanisation of the planet will continue, and the suburbanisation of the soul will follow soon after.

– J. G. Ballard


Writing a novel is one of those modern rites of passage, I think, that lead us from an innocent world of contentment, drunkenness, and good humor, to a state of chronic edginess and the perpetual scanning of bank statements.

– J. G. Ballard


I don’t think it’s possible to touch people’s imagination today by aesthetic means.

– J. G. Ballard


Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.

– J. G. Ballard


Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.

– J. G. Ballard


The surrealists, and the modern movement in painting as a whole, seemed to offer a key to the strange postwar world with its threat of nuclear war. The dislocations and ambiguities, in cubism and abstract art as well as the surrealists, reminded me of my childhood in Shanghai.

– J. G. Ballard



Janet Napolitano – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Janet Napolitano

 

Smart businesses do not look at labor costs alone anymore. They do look at market access, transportation, telecommunications infrastructure and the education and skill level of the workforce, the development of capital and the regulatory market.

– Janet Napolitano


Today in America, we are trying to prepare students for a high tech world of constant change, but we are doing so by putting them through a school system designed in the early 20th Century that has not seen substantial change in 30 years.

– Janet Napolitano


And we ask the American people to play an important part of our layered defense. We ask for cooperation, patience and a commitment to vigilance in the face of a determined enemy.

– Janet Napolitano


All images generated by imaging technology are viewed in a walled-off location not visible to the public. The officer assisting the passenger never sees the image, and the officer viewing the image never interacts with the passenger. The imaging technology that we use cannot store, export, print or transmit images.

– Janet Napolitano


As part of our layered approach, we have expedited the deployment of new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) units to help detect concealed metallic and non-metallic threats on passengers. These machines are now in use at airports nationwide, and the vast majority of travelers say they prefer this technology to alternative screening measures.

– Janet Napolitano


But my view is that you need a system at the border. You need some fencing but you need technology. You need boots on the ground. And then you need to have interior enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws inside the country. And that means dealing with the employers who still consistently hire illegal labor.

– Janet Napolitano


It would be unwise to say the least, irresponsible of us at the TSA, at the Homeland Security Department not to evolve our technology to match the changing threat environment that we inhabit.

– Janet Napolitano


Now, a lot of what we are doing right now, quite frankly, is because of what happened on Christmas. Many of the things were kind of in the works. We were already planning, for example, the purchase and deployment of advanced imaging technology. You call them body scanners. We call them AITs (Advanced Imaging Technologies).

– Janet Napolitano


What we’re doing is making sure that we have a safe and secure border region from San Diego all the way to Brownsville. And that means manpower, it means technology, it means infrastructure, it means interior enforcement. All, you know, kind of layered in appropriate ways, and making sure, like I said before, the border is safe and secure.

– Janet Napolitano


Each and every one of the security measures we implement serves an important goal: providing safe and efficient air travel for the millions of people who rely on our aviation system every day.

– Janet Napolitano



Julius Erving – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Julius Erving

 

And from the first time I picked up a basketball at age eight – I had a lot of difficulty when I first picked up a basketball, because I was a scrub – there were things that I liked about it.

– Julius Erving


In 1981, at age 31, I was voted the best player in basketball, and the most valuable player in the league.

– Julius Erving


Right up until the time I retired at age 37, I felt like there were still things that I could do better.

– Julius Erving


One of the most predictable things in life is there will be change. You are better off if you can have a say in the change. But you are ignorant or naive if you don’t think there will be change, whether you want it to or not.

– Julius Erving


One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life.

– Julius Erving


But you know, we have a very normal family. We’ve had our ups and downs. You know, we’ve had our issues, but we’ve had great cause for celebration.

– Julius Erving


I came from a broken home, so my mom was a major influence in my life.

– Julius Erving


I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.

– Julius Erving


The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.

– Julius Erving


But you know, if you live an affluent lifestyle, there are all types of trappings that are there that you have to be cognizant of, and you’ve got to try and communicate freely and gain understanding about and then keep moving on, because you know, sometimes lifestyles are chosen for us as opposed to us choosing them.

– Julius Erving


I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.

– Julius Erving


I liked the game, I enjoyed the game, and the game fed me enough, and gave me enough rewards to reinforce that this is something that I should spend time doing, and that I could possibly make a priority in my life, versus other sports.

– Julius Erving



Jo Brand – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Jo Brand

 

I made a supreme effort not to do that thing that parents do, which is to bore people without children to death by going on and on about how funny their children are, so there’s none of that hopefully.

– Jo Brand


Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.

– Jo Brand


I thought I was funny as a kid.

– Jo Brand


The thing I thought about doing it was it’s Comic Relief and you’ve got to be funny. So although I did try to sing properly it obviously has hilarious results when you can’t sing.

– Jo Brand


Who do I like? I am a big fan of French and Saunders – not that that they are particularly stand-up I have to say, but I think they have been great for women and they are of themselves just incredibly funny whether they are male or female.

– Jo Brand


People say you should read your criticism because it will make you a better person but it doesn’t. It just makes you a sad bitter old showbiz nightmare.

– Jo Brand


So, my style has hopefully changed over the years and it is more relaxed, and I do tend to smile and have more than one expression these days hopefully – which I didn’t at the beginning.

– Jo Brand


There are 10-20 times more male comics than female comics it’s something to do with the social structure of society.

– Jo Brand



James McGreevey – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by James McGreevey

 

We are losing sight of civility in government and politics. Debate and dialogue is taking a back seat to the politics of destruction and anger and control. Dogma has replaced thoughtful discussion between people of differing views.

– James McGreevey


I realized that my truest passion was for helping people change through faith in a higher power. That meant, for me, belonging to the church. Using my abilities to bring Christian doctrine to a postmodern world.

– James McGreevey


I’m on the board of a national group called Faith in America. It’s designed to fight religious-based bigotry.

– James McGreevey


No relief was forthcoming from my then-Catholic faith, which said the practice of homosexuality was a ‘mortal sin’ subject to damnation.

– James McGreevey


The arc of American history almost inevitably moves toward freedom. Whether it’s Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, the expansion of women’s rights or, now, gay rights, I think there is an almost-inevitable march toward greater civil liberties.

– James McGreevey


To be able to love and live in freedom means to be able to make godly decisions. To make godly decisions we have to surrender our egos and all the falsity and shame that goes with it.

– James McGreevey


Civil union is less than marriage. Marriage is a sacred and valued institution and ought to be afforded equal protection.

– James McGreevey


You know for many elected officials they all started in the same place. You know marriage is between a man and a woman, but they understand that they are moving inevitably, catching up to the American public.

– James McGreevey


But being in the closet uniquely assisted me in politics. From my first run for the state legislature until my election as governor, all too often I was not leading but following my best guess at public opinion.

– James McGreevey


I kept a steel wall around my moral and sexual instincts – protecting them, I thought, from the threats of the real world. This gave me a tremendous advantage in politics, if not in my soul. The true me, my spiritual core, slipped further and further from reach.

– James McGreevey


Inauthenticity is endemic in American politics today. The political backrooms where I spent much of my career were just as benighted as my personal life, equally crowded with shadowy strangers and compromises, truths I hoped to deny. I lived not in one closet but in many.

– James McGreevey


For me, living in the closet corroded my ability to have an honest, open relationship with my God, my loved ones, my constituency and myself.

– James McGreevey



Jim Henson – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Jim Henson

 

At the University of Maryland, my first year I started off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design, stage design or television design.

– Jim Henson


I was very interested in theatre, mostly in stage design. I did a little bit of acting.

– Jim Henson


We thought it would be fun to try to design a show that would work well internationally and so that’ s what we’re intending to do with Fraggle Rock, and we are indeed now selling it around the world.

– Jim Henson


My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.

– Jim Henson


When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.

– Jim Henson


Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.

– Jim Henson


And also there wasn’t much money in television in those days anyhow.

– Jim Henson


Yeah, we pretty much had a form and a shape by that time – a style – and I think one of the advantages of not having any relationship to any other puppeteer was that it gave me a reason to put those together myself for the needs of television.

– Jim Henson


At the time of Polaroid – and I did a couple of other commercials just before I stopped doing that stuff – at that point I was at the level where they respect you and your opinion and all that sort of thing.

– Jim Henson



John Dewey – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by John Dewey

 

Education is not preparation for life education is life itself.

– John Dewey


Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.

– John Dewey


The belief that all genuine education comes about through experience does not mean that all experiences are genuinely or equally educative.

– John Dewey


Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.

– John Dewey


Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.

– John Dewey


To me faith means not worrying.

– John Dewey


To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.

– John Dewey


Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.

– John Dewey


Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home.

– John Dewey


Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.

– John Dewey


No man’s credit is as good as his money.

– John Dewey


The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.

– John Dewey



Joseph Wood Krutch – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Joseph Wood Krutch

 

If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.

– Joseph Wood Krutch


If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers.

– Joseph Wood Krutch


When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman.

– Joseph Wood Krutch


Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.

– Joseph Wood Krutch


Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.

– Joseph Wood Krutch


It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.

– Joseph Wood Krutch


The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.

– Joseph Wood Krutch


Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.

– Joseph Wood Krutch


Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.

– Joseph Wood Krutch


Though many have tried, no one has ever yet explained away the decisive fact that science, which can do so much, cannot decide what it ought to do.

– Joseph Wood Krutch


What a man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.

– Joseph Wood Krutch



Jon Hamm – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Jon Hamm

 

Losing both parents at a young age gave me a sense that you can’t really control life – so you’d better live it while it’s here. I stopped believing in a storybook existence a long time ago. All you can do is push in a direction and see what comes of it.

– Jon Hamm


Acting is sort of an extension of childhood. You get to play all of these roles and have so much fun. Playing an athlete would be so cool. Or where you get to shoot guns, ride horses. I wouldn’t turn down any of that.

– Jon Hamm


I remember opening my dad’s closet and there were, like, 40 suits, every color of the rainbow, plaid and winter and summer. He had two jewelry boxes full of watches and lighters and cuff links. And just… he was that guy. He was probably unfulfilled in his life in many ways.

– Jon Hamm


I have a lady, she’s a great lady. I love her a lot, she loves me. We’re on the same page. Whenever that day happens when we’re not on the same page we’ll move forward with it. We’re interested in having our lives be our lives right now and not a third person’s vis-a-vis marriage and whatever that means.

– Jon Hamm


It couldn’t be a simpler answer. Marriage doesn’t really mean anything to me. I feel like in many ways marriage is more for the families of the couple than for the people involved, so I don’t gravitate to it.

– Jon Hamm


For a kid who’s lost his mom and all the rage and grief that no one was able to talk out of me, football was a very therapeutic sport. Very.

– Jon Hamm


I was raised by a single mother and I’ve been in a 10-year relationship with my girlfriend. My whole life I’ve been surrounded by women.

– Jon Hamm


I got into acting because my teachers kept nudging me into it. The power a teacher has to influence someone is so great. I can’t think of a profession I have more respect for.

– Jon Hamm



Jimmy Wales – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Jimmy Wales

 

I’m a big advocate of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought.

– Jimmy Wales


My view is that good community management is like having good municipal government: You should be able to have dissenting opinions and so on, freedom of speech, but your grandmother should also be able to walk down the street at night without having to worry about getting mugged.

– Jimmy Wales


I have always liked the idea of going to print because a big part of what we are about is to disseminate knowledge throughout the world and not just to people who have broadband.

– Jimmy Wales


I think it’s a mistake to treat different realms of knowledge as if they are some how fundamentally the same.

– Jimmy Wales


Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing.

– Jimmy Wales


What can we put into the hands of people under oppressive regimes to help them? For me, a big part of it is information, knowledge – the ability to defeat propaganda by understanding it.

– Jimmy Wales


I have always viewed the mission of Wikipedia to be much bigger than just creating a killer website. We’re doing that of course, and having a lot of fun doing it, but a big part of what motivates us is our larger mission to affect the world in a positive way.

– Jimmy Wales


I have zero interest in sports of any kind – professional, college or international.

– Jimmy Wales



Jack Dee – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Jack Dee

 

I’m just part of a tradition of people who aren’t pleased. I would never think anyone else who has the same attitude was getting it from me. I’d just think they’re… sensible.

– Jack Dee


The jokes are great but what really matters for a comedian is his performance, his whole attitude, and the laughs that he gets between the jokes rather than on top of the jokes.

– Jack Dee


There were a few teachers who just did not like me because of my face. Once, I was told to stand in the corner until I cheered up. The attitude was, ‘Oh, for God’s sake, what’s the matter with him?’ But it’s just a natural expression.

– Jack Dee


But I like going to church. If you’ve been brought up in the Church of England, it feels like visiting an elderly relative. And I think it’s important that part of the kids’ education is knowing about the Bible.

– Jack Dee


Maybe I fear things going wrong so much that I pre-empt them by not getting excited about them when they appear to be. going well.

– Jack Dee


Mmmm… the comedy that matters is the comedy you pull out of thin air. It’s a bit like when something funny has happened and you try to explain it to someone else and end up saying, ‘You had to be there.’

– Jack Dee


If I’m pushed, I’d also have to admit I don’t like people with allergies. They just annoy me. There seems to be something far too self-centred about it. ‘No thanks, I’m allergic.’ Why not just say ‘No thanks’? I wasn’t asking for your medical history, I was just passing around the nuts. Trying to be friendly, that’s all.

– Jack Dee


I took religion much too seriously, however, and its overall effect was depressing. I would have really liked to discard it, but somehow I couldn’t.

– Jack Dee


I tend not to trust people who live in very tidy houses. I know that on the surface there is nothing wrong with a person being well-ordered and disciplined. Nothing, except that it leaves the impression of that person having lived in the confines of a stark institution which, although he or she has long since left, remains within.

– Jack Dee



J. Michael Straczynski – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by J. Michael Straczynski

 

Every time I got ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ or ‘Fantastic Four’ or another book firmly on the rails, we got pulled into some big event book or crossover and it cost momentum and messed badly with the pacing and structure of the book.

– J. Michael Straczynski


It’s been amazing to watch, because for ‘Thor’, which was always a mid-selling book, to be in the top ten for every single issue since the reboot is just a great compliment.

– J. Michael Straczynski


If a person with a bullet in Dallas can change the world, imagine a person with an idea could do.

– J. Michael Straczynski


I’m delirious with joy. It proves that if you confront the universe with good intentions in your heart, it will reflect that and reward your intent. Usually. It just doesn’t always do it in the way you expect.

– J. Michael Straczynski


I’ve written for every medium except poetry, at which I suck.

– J. Michael Straczynski


I also like to look at the dynamic that takes place between religion and science because, in a way, both are asking the same questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? The methodologies are diametrically opposed, but their motivation is the same the wellspring is the same in both cases.

– J. Michael Straczynski


The point of mythology or myth is to point to the horizon and to point back to ourselves: This is who we are this is where we came from and this is where we’re going. And a lot of Western society over the last hundred years – the last 50 years really – has lost that. We have become rather aimless and wandering.

– J. Michael Straczynski


I was very clear that I wanted to keep ‘Thor’ out of the rest of the Marvel universe for no less than the first six issues. And the success of the book, I think, speaks well to that decision.

– J. Michael Straczynski


People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.

– J. Michael Straczynski


Never follow somebody else’s path it doesn’t work the same way twice for anyone… the path follows you and rolls up behind you as you walk, forcing the next person to find their own way.

– J. Michael Straczynski



Julie Andrews – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Julie Andrews

 

I have been called a nun with a switchblade where my privacy is concerned. I think there’s a point where one says, that’s for family, that’s for me.

– Julie Andrews


I play with my grandchildren. I tend to my garden, which I love. Of course, I love to read, and family is really what it’s all about.

– Julie Andrews


My sense of the family history is somewhat sketchy, because my mother kept a great deal to herself.

– Julie Andrews


I am told that the first comprehensible word I uttered as a child was ‘home.’

– Julie Andrews


All love shifts and changes. I don’t know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.

– Julie Andrews


I am a liberated woman. And I do believe if a woman does equal work she should be paid equal money. But personally I am feminine and I do like male authority to lean on.

– Julie Andrews


Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.

– Julie Andrews


As a rule, my focus is on classical music, but I love jazz. I love everything, actually.

– Julie Andrews


Because of the Thames I have always loved inland waterways – water in general, water sounds – there’s music in water. Brooks babbling, fountains splashing. Weirs, waterfalls tumbling, gushing.

– Julie Andrews


I was lucky enough to be the lady that was asked to be Maria in the Sound Of Music, and that film was fortunate enough to be huge hit. The same with Mary Poppins. I got terribly lucky in that respect.

– Julie Andrews


I think that the best way to explain that is that my mother gave me all the color and character and flare and liveliness, and my father gave me all the sanity and nature and all the things that helped me be a more rounded human being.

– Julie Andrews


Sometimes I’m so sweet even I can’t stand it.

– Julie Andrews


On the whole, I think women wear too much and are to fussy. You can’t see the person for all the clutter.

– Julie Andrews


Behaving like a princess is work. It’s not just about looking beautiful or wearing a crown. It’s more about how you are inside.

– Julie Andrews



Jeff Ross – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Jeff Ross

 

I think Jersey stands alone, and because I’m from Jersey, I never make fun of where people are from. I’ll make fun of what they look like, but I’ll never make fun of where they are from. Jersey is special.

– Jeff Ross


I’m a big fan of Courtney Love. I love Hole and I love her acting and I love her attitude. I just hope I never meet her in a dark alley.

– Jeff Ross


People are roasting each other at parties, at work events, around the fire. It’s so fun. People are busting each other’s chops, and it’s a sign of affection, truly. It’s a true test of love and friendship: can you make a man laugh at himself? So what makes a good burn? Go after targets you love and respect. And hit ’em hard.

– Jeff Ross


Do you want me to apologize after every joke? If it doesn’t offend somebody it’s probably not a joke. It’s probably an observation that’s not funny. It’s gotta offend somebody somewhere.

– Jeff Ross


I’ve actually tried to roast somebody that I don’t like, and it doesn’t go well. Either they’re a bad sport or I’m not as funny as I could be.

– Jeff Ross


My parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles were all funny, and I felt that energy, that delivery, that timing, that sarcasm. All that stuff seeped into my brain.

– Jeff Ross


Athletes tend to have less of a sense of humor than most people. They are heroes to so many. That might be part of it.

– Jeff Ross


Humor that is edgy is never squeaky clean.

– Jeff Ross


When I see a good singer, I get teary-eyed. Part of it is jealousy because all comedians are frustrated rock stars. That’s a fact.

– Jeff Ross



Jacob Bronowski – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Jacob Bronowski

 

Every animal leaves traces of what it was man alone leaves traces of what he created.

– Jacob Bronowski


Man is unique not because he does science, and his is unique not because he does art, but because science and art equally are expressions of his marvelous plasticity of mind.

– Jacob Bronowski


You will die but the carbon will not its career does not end with you. It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time, sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life.

– Jacob Bronowski


We are all afraid for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do.

– Jacob Bronowski


Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.

– Jacob Bronowski


Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature.

– Jacob Bronowski


No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.

– Jacob Bronowski


Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved.

– Jacob Bronowski


That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.

– Jacob Bronowski


The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself.

– Jacob Bronowski


Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.

– Jacob Bronowski



Jared Diamond – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Jared Diamond

 

I’ve worked very hard in this book to keep the lines of communication open. I don’t want to turn someone away from this information for partisan political reasons.

– Jared Diamond


Federal elections happen every two years in this country. Presidential elections every four years. And four years just isn’t long enough to dismantle all the environmental laws we’ve got in this country.

– Jared Diamond


I decided that now is the time to start doing the things that really interest me and I find important. It was in the 10 years of the MacArthur grant that I began working on my first book… and I began putting more work into environmental history.

– Jared Diamond


Introspection and preserved writings give us far more insight into the ways of past humans than we have into the ways of past dinosaurs. For that reason, I’m optimistic that we can eventually arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest patterns of human history.

– Jared Diamond


The main thing that gives me hope is the media. We have radio, TV, magazines, and books, so we have the possibility of learning from societies that are remote from us, like Somalia. We turn on the TV and see what blew up in Iraq or we see conditions in Afghanistan.

– Jared Diamond


Biology is the science. Evolution is the concept that makes biology unique.

– Jared Diamond


Tasmanian history is a study of human isolation unprecedented except in science fiction – namely, complete isolation from other humans for 10,000 years.

– Jared Diamond


Thousands of years ago, humans domesticated every possible large wild mammal species fulfilling all those criteria and worth domesticating, with the result that there have been no valuable additions of domestic animals in recent times, despite the efforts of modern science.

– Jared Diamond


We’re uncomfortable about considering history as a science. It’s classified as a social science, which is considered not quite scientific.

– Jared Diamond


Technology causes problems as well as solves problems. Nobody has figured out a way to ensure that, as of tomorrow, technology won’t create problems. Technology simply means increased power, which is why we have the global problems we face today.

– Jared Diamond


Technology has to be invented or adopted.

– Jared Diamond



Jennie Garth – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Jennie Garth

 

My dad’s passion was to teach adults to read so they could read to their kids.

– Jennie Garth


My biggest regret is putting my body through fad diets – Atkins, cleanses, the hCG diet.

– Jennie Garth


It’s never too late to take your heart health seriously and make it a priority.

– Jennie Garth


When I turned 30, due to my father’s heart history and my family genetics, I vowed to start seeing a cardiologist every year and just really be proactive and take my own heart health into my own hands.

– Jennie Garth


I’m one of those women who likes to chat and share knowledge and pass it around.

– Jennie Garth


I love kids and children, and I love being a mom.

– Jennie Garth


My mom really instilled in me that I’m beautiful and I can do anything, and I echo that now with my own girls.

– Jennie Garth


I worked as a secretary, a waitress and a dance teacher – all in high school.

– Jennie Garth


I could have probably raised them in L.A. and they would have been great and had so many things at their fingertips and been exposed to so many things. But we travel a lot, so I don’t think that moving out of town is sheltering the girls at all. Maybe protecting them a little bit more, trying to prolong their youth.

– Jennie Garth



Judy Collins – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Judy Collins

 

My book ‘Trust Your Heart’, which is the story of my life, will be followed by ‘Singing Lessons’, a memoir of love, loss, hope, and healing, which talks about the death of my son and the hope that has been the aftermath of the healing from that tragedy.

– Judy Collins


I don’t dream songs. I’m more apt to write dreams down and then to be able to interpret them into a song. I also tend to get up and write prose in the morning from which will come songs.

– Judy Collins


I had some wonderful dreaming meetings. I can’t tell you specifically what they’ve been in the recent months. In the past they’ve been verbal kinds of messages that he needed to give me. Now they’re more dreams of his presence.

– Judy Collins


I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.

– Judy Collins


I have inspiration and feelings of being alive most every day I live.

– Judy Collins


I don’t think you get to good writing unless you expose yourself and your feelings. Deep songs don’t come from the surface they come from the deep down. The poetry and the songs that you are suppose to write, I believe are in your heart.

– Judy Collins


I was raised to speak out about politics and the world around me. I would do it whether I was in the public or not. It is the way I was taught. The American way.

– Judy Collins


For many centuries, suicides were treated like criminals by the society. That is part of the terrible legacy that has come down into society’s method of handling suicide recovery. Now we have to fight off the demons that have been hanging around suicide for centuries.

– Judy Collins


I feel so very grateful to have the voice God gave me. It takes a lot of rest and training to sing, and I was lucky that I found a great teacher when I first moved to New York.

– Judy Collins



Jean Kerr – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Jean Kerr

 

I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being skin deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?

– Jean Kerr


Some people have such a talent for making the best of a bad situation that they go around creating bad situations so they can make the best of them.

– Jean Kerr


I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure.

– Jean Kerr


A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table.

– Jean Kerr


The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.

– Jean Kerr


Marrying a man is like buying something you’ve been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn’t always go with everything else in the house.

– Jean Kerr


Hope is the feeling that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.

– Jean Kerr


You don’t seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help.

– Jean Kerr


Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.

– Jean Kerr


Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speak by something outside himself like, for instance, he can’t find any clean socks.

– Jean Kerr