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Walton Goggins – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Walton Goggins

 

I think I’m much too earnest to be as cool as ‘Boyd Crowder’.

– Walton Goggins


But probably my favorite music, believe it or not, is sad music.

– Walton Goggins


I aimlessly travel, meaning I have no agenda other than to get small in the world, be quiet and observe people.

– Walton Goggins



Wernher von Braun – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Wernher von Braun

 

It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.

– Wernher von Braun


Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.

– Wernher von Braun


We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.

– Wernher von Braun


For my confirmation, I didn’t get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift.

– Wernher von Braun



William Dean Howells – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by William Dean Howells

 

The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.

– William Dean Howells


The conqueror is regarded with awe the wise man commands our respect but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.

– William Dean Howells


Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.

– William Dean Howells



Werner Heisenberg – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Werner Heisenberg

 

Natural science, does not simply describe and explain nature it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves.

– Werner Heisenberg


What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.

– Werner Heisenberg


The violent reaction on the recent development of modern physics can only be understood when one realises that here the foundations of physics have started moving and that this motion has caused the feeling that the ground would be cut from science.

– Werner Heisenberg



Walter Gilbert – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Walter Gilbert

 

Everyone wants a hand in the outcome, a piece of the knowledge.

– Walter Gilbert


I have the same sense of the power and virtue of knowledge that some people get from a religious background.

– Walter Gilbert


Early on, it’s good to develop the ability to write. Learning to write is a useful exercise, even if what you’re writing about is not that relevant.

– Walter Gilbert


The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.

– Walter Gilbert


Science doesn’t in the slightest depend on trust. It depends completely on the belief that you can demonstrate something for yourself.

– Walter Gilbert


It’s easier to change what you do than people think it is. If you don’t change, your field changes around you.

– Walter Gilbert



William Bennett – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by William Bennett

 

All real education is the architecture of the soul.

– William Bennett


Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you’ll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.

– William Bennett


Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.

– William Bennett



Wietse Venema – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Wietse Venema

 

When I write software, I know that it will fail, either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.

– Wietse Venema


At the time the Sendmail program had a very poor reputation with respect to security, with four root vulnerabilities per year for two successive years.

– Wietse Venema


Defect-free software does not exist.

– Wietse Venema



Wim Wenders – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Wim Wenders

 

The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.

– Wim Wenders


In fact, it is amazing how much European films – Italian, French, German and English – have recovered a certain territory of the audience in their countries over the last few years.

– Wim Wenders


Movies are something people see all over the world because there is a certain need for it.

– Wim Wenders



Walter Isaacson – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Walter Isaacson

 

When you write biographies, whether it’s about Ben Franklin or Einstein, you discover something amazing: They are human.

– Walter Isaacson


Polite and velvety leaders, who take care to avoid bruising others, are generally not as effective at forcing change.

– Walter Isaacson


You can’t have a sustainable US economy without a great education system. Teach students to do the job right. You don’t have an innovative economy unless you have a great education.

– Walter Isaacson


I visited Jobs for the last time in his Palo Alto, Calif., home. He had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak to go up and down stairs. He was curled up in some pain, but his mind was still sharp and his humor vibrant.

– Walter Isaacson


I think when money starts to corrupt journalism, it undermines the journalism, and it undermines the credibility of the product, and you end up not succeeding.

– Walter Isaacson


I have a strong emotional respect for Steve.

– Walter Isaacson


More generally, I made an effort to leave out things that weren’t relevant to the main narrative themes of the book, namely that there were two sides to Steve Jobs: the romantic, poetic, countercultural rebel on one side, and the serious businessperson on the other.

– Walter Isaacson


We have to compete in a universe of 200 networks, so we have to carve out our own niche, and to me, that niche is just basic shoe-leather journalism with some good journalists at the helm you can trust as presenters.

– Walter Isaacson



Wale – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Wale

 

I worked at a hot dog place, a bagel place, the Jersey Store and the hottest fashion joint around. I was getting too famous to work there anymore. I was almost showing up as a joke. I made $2,000 on my show the previous night and I’m going to go shopping during my five-hour shift.

– Wale


I’m learning as I go. I don’t know everything. I never had anybody to look at, nobody ever taught me, and where I’m from I didn’t have any famous role models.

– Wale


I’m very proud of my Nigerian heritage. I wasn’t fortunate enough to be raised in a heavy Nigerian environment, because my parents were always working. My father was with D.C. Cabs and my mother worked in fast food and was a nurse.

– Wale


We lived in a one-bedroom apartment in Northwest D.C. I was essentially raised by a Panamanian man and a Jamaican woman. That’s why I have such a fascination with Jamaican food.

– Wale


All the rappers my age are getting Audemars and Rolexes. I want to find my own thing. That’s why I travel the world – for me, that’s my B-side, why we go places. I have a Hublot on from time to time but I want a home base watch – something that’s elegant but has got a little pizzazz to it.

– Wale



Wanda Sykes – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Wanda Sykes

 

But I think funny and talent will always win out I mean, of course there are hurdles, but I think if you’re funny you will get over all of that.

– Wanda Sykes


I have a funny family, but none of them are remotely in show business.

– Wanda Sykes


Actually, I majored in marketing and I have a bachelor of science.

– Wanda Sykes



Walter Lang – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Walter Lang

 

In Christ the original image of God is restored, by faith in this world and by sight in the world to come.

– Walter Lang


Neither does man have gills for living in a water environment yet it is not sinful to explore the depths of the oceans in search of food or other blessings.

– Walter Lang


With our knowledge of modern-day genetics, we realize that it was possible for God to place the potential for all people throughout history into the genes of Adam and Eve when He created them.

– Walter Lang


Science is defined in various ways, but today it is generally restricted to something which is experimental, which is repeatable, which can be predicted, and which is falsifiable.

– Walter Lang


Time was God’s first creation.

– Walter Lang



Wilfrid Laurier – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Wilfrid Laurier

 

I am not here to parade my religious sentiments, but I declare I have too much respect for the faith in which I was born to ever use it as the basis of a political organization.

– Wilfrid Laurier


It is a sound principle of finance, and a still sounder principle of government, that those who have the duty of expending the revenue of a country should also be saddled with the responsibility of levying and providing it.

– Wilfrid Laurier


Let them look to the past, but let them also look to the future let them look to the land of their ancestors, but let them look also to the land of their children.

– Wilfrid Laurier


For us, sons of France, political sentiment is a passion while, for the Englishmen, politics are a question of business.

– Wilfrid Laurier



Wilma Mankiller – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Wilma Mankiller

 

I don’t think anybody anywhere can talk about the future of their people or of an organization without talking about education. Whoever controls the education of our children controls our future.

– Wilma Mankiller


In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people.

– Wilma Mankiller


The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.

– Wilma Mankiller


We must trust our own thinking. Trust where we’re going. And get the job done.

– Wilma Mankiller



Walter Mosley – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Walter Mosley

 

My father always taught by telling stories about his experiences. His lessons were about morality and art and what insects and birds and human beings had in common. He told me what it meant to be a man and to be a Black man. He taught me about love and responsibility, about beauty, and how to make gumbo.

– Walter Mosley


I think that people don’t know how to do anything anymore. My father was a janitor. He could take a car apart and put it back together. He could build a house in the back yard. Today, if you ask people what they know, they say, ‘I know how to hire someone.’

– Walter Mosley


When you deal with a person who’s experiencing dementia, you can see where they’re struggling with knowledge. You can see what they forget completely, what they forget but they know what they once knew. You can tell how they’re trying to remember.

– Walter Mosley


Poetry teaches us music, metaphor, condensation and specificity.

– Walter Mosley


I took up writing to escape the drudgery of that every day cubicle kind of war.

– Walter Mosley



Wayne Brady – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Wayne Brady

 

My mom didn’t let me play video games growing up, so now I do. Gaming gives me a chance to just let go, blow somebody up and fight somebody from another dimension. It’s all escapism.

– Wayne Brady


I didn’t know that I could do a talk show. I didn’t know that we could bring variety to daytime. I didn’t know that people wanted to see singing, and dancing and comedy in the morning.

– Wayne Brady


Theatre sports is the best improv training period.

– Wayne Brady



William Allen White – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by William Allen White

 

A little learning is not a dangerous thing to one who does not mistake it for a great deal.

– William Allen White


I have never been bored an hour in my life. I get up every morning wondering what new strange glamorous thing is going to happen and it happens at fairly regular intervals.

– William Allen White


Peace without justice is tyranny.

– William Allen White


Whoever tramples on the plea for justice temperately made in the name of peace only outrages peace and kills something fine in the heart of man which God put there when we got our manhood.

– William Allen White


My advice to the women of America is to raise more hell and fewer dahlias.

– William Allen White



William Moulton Marston – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by William Moulton Marston

 

Every crisis offers you extra desired power.

– William Moulton Marston


Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power.

– William Moulton Marston


Women’s strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.

– William Moulton Marston


Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.

– William Moulton Marston



Wayne Rooney – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Wayne Rooney

 

Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.

– Wayne Rooney


Becoming a dad was the proudest moment of my life. Playing football does not even compare.

– Wayne Rooney


You can learn more from the lows than the highs. The highs are great but the lows make you really look at things in a different way and want to improve. Every player will have both in their careers and I have, but what you get is that experience which is so important to perform at your best.

– Wayne Rooney


When famous people come up to you it’s a bit weird, but it’s an honour, really, when they recognise you and want to chat to you for a bit.

– Wayne Rooney


When you are 16 there is no fear whatsoever. As you get older you play in more important games and that is when you start thinking about what will happen if you win or lose.

– Wayne Rooney


Nice to see your home fans boo you. That’s what loyal support is.

– Wayne Rooney


There are many ways to grow football-wise. You go slow or are pushed to go faster, otherwise you get left behind. For me, there would be trouble in stopping learning.

– Wayne Rooney


I don’t think I look up to any players. Obviously you respect everyone.

– Wayne Rooney



Whitney Cummings – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Whitney Cummings

 

I think that we’re in a really amazing time, where there are really a lot of really fantastic female actresses and comedians. I imagine there’s just a lot of opportunity for women to have powerful roles. Or it’s just that there’s more women writing TV. Women tend to maybe write strong women.

– Whitney Cummings


There was a time in L.A. when I drove to 7-Eleven to go grocery shopping, and I locked my keys in my car, which wasn’t insured. My wallet was in there, and I couldn’t call AAA, because I only had $7 in my bank account. It was one of those moments where I was like, ‘O.K., I literally have nothing right now.’

– Whitney Cummings


I’m the one who’s dating the craft-service guy instead of the producer. Plus, if a producer is going to date a hot young thing, I’m probably not the first person on their list – the weird, quirky, funny girl.

– Whitney Cummings


I feel like, in a lot of shows where the woman is in charge, the woman is this ball buster and the guy is sort of weak and spineless. And that’s never been my experience in a relationship. I think it’s much more interesting that the guy is the boss. And there are stakes.

– Whitney Cummings