Quotes by assumes
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American theater stage director and playwright 1941-
Belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence.
Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
Drama assumes an order. If only so that it might have - by disrupting that order - a way of surprising.
British novelist 1949-
Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal.
American composer and music 1912-1992
Food, one assumes, provides nourishment; but Americans eat it fully aware that small amounts of poison have been added to improve its appearance and delay its putrefaction.
American statesman and lawyer. 1893-1971
Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
American theologian 1809-1894
Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws - a thing which can never be demonstrated.
American attorney and politician 1948-
The average American returning from a trip abroad likely - and understandably - assumes the contents of his or her electronic device does not come close to meeting the threshold of 'criminal' activity, such as would give a government agent the right to seize and peruse their iPad just because they are returning from a vacation.
British occultist, writer, and mountaineer 1875-1947
The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
American Author 1906-
The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words; whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words.
American politician 1923-
The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.
English playwright and poet 1564-1616
There is no vice so simple but assumes
Some mark of virtue on his outward parts.Source: The merchant of Venice 3, 2
American Comedian 1925-1966
Today's comedian has a cross to bear that he built himself. A comedian of the older generation did an ''act'' and he told the audience, ''This is my act.'' Today's comic is not doing an act. The audience assumes he's telling the truth. What is truth today may be a damn lie next week.
American statesman 1743-1826
When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
French writer 1900-1944
A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says "I was beaten," he does not say "My men were beaten".