Quotes: electricity

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  • Bill Bryson
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    We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb.
  • All power corrupts, but we need electricity.
  • 'Frankenstein' was all about the idea that, through electricity and the destruction of night, man creating light and darkness, we took on god-like powers and then abused them like gods, and we are only men. That's a story about man making a man in his own image. The inversion of natural order.
  • Casey Affleck
    Casey Affleck
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    All cultures are different. Some commit genocide. Some are uniquely peaceful. Some frequent bathhouses in groups. Some don't show each other the soles of their shoes or like pictures taken of them. Some have enormous hunting festivals or annual stretches when nobody speaks. Some don't use electricity.
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist 1955-
    Bill Gates
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    Almost every way we make electricity today, except for the emerging renewables and nuclear, puts out CO2. And so, what we're going to have to do at a global scale, is create a new system. And so, we need energy miracles.
    Source: "Bill Gates: Innovating to zero!", Feb 2010. www.ted.com/talks/bill_gates.html
  • Dave Barry
    Dave Barry
    American humorist, writer
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    Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
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    Here at this site, Solyndra expects to make enough solar panels each year to generate 500 megawatts of electricity. And over the lifetime of this expanded facility, that could be like replacing as many as eight coal-fired power plants.
  • Hurricanes are dangerous things, and they're no fun to go through. And if you come out of it in one piece and your house comes out of in one piece, it's no fun living with no electricity for a day or a week, a month, whatever it is. And I speak, unfortunately, from personal experience on that matter.
  • Bebe Neuwirth
    Bebe Neuwirth
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    If I'm not in shape, it feels like something is wrong. If I haven't been able to get to class for a while or I've been sick, I don't feel complete. It doesn't feel like the electricity is making its connections.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    American short story writer 1804-1864
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    Is it a fact - or have I dreamt it - that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?
  • Bernard De Voto
    Bernard De Voto
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    It is imperative to maintain portions of the wilderness untouched so that a tree will rot where it falls, a waterfall will pour its curve without generating electricity, a trumpeter swan may float on uncontaminated water - and moderns may at least see what their ancestors knew in their nerves and blood.
  • Bode Miller
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    My mom played the recorder. But not having electricity, we had minimal exposure to music. As I got a little older, we had Walkmans and things that were battery-powered, but it would have been nice to be growing up in the iPod era. A tape only has six songs on a side.
  • Anton Chekhov
    Anton Chekhov
    Russian playwright and short story writer 1860-1904
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    Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.
  • Carolyn Chute
    Carolyn Chute
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    What poor people go through, it's amazing they don't do more violent things! If they'd just give you a little dignity, it might help you stand it better. They suffer no heat, no electricity, while you're working, but then you've got to face all the insults, too.
  • Martin Buber
    Martin Buber
    Austrian-born Israeli Jewish philosopher
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    When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.
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