Quotes: equivalent

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  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    American architect 1869-1959
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    I wouldn't mind seeing opera die. Ever since I was a boy, I regarded opera as a ponderous anachronism, almost the equivalent of smoking.
  • C. P. Snow
    C. P. Snow
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    A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists. Once or twice I have been provoked and have asked the company how many of them could describe the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The response was cold: it was also negative. Yet I was asking something which is about the scientific equivalent of: Have you re
    Source: The Two Cultures (1959)
  • Vincent Van Gogh
    Vincent Van Gogh
    Dutch Painter 1853-1890
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    A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
  • A whopping 89 percent of buyers start their home search online. How your house looks online is the modern equivalent of 'curb appeal.' Rent a wide-angle lens and good lighting, get rid of your clutter and post at least eight great photos to win the beauty contest.
  • Anita Brookner
    Anita Brookner
    British Writer 1938-
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    Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
    Ayn Rand
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    Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
  • Jean-Paul Sartre
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    French writer and philosopher 1905-1980
    Jean-Paul Sartre
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    All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    Anyone who has invented a better mousetrap, or the contemporary equivalent, can expect to be harassed by strangers demanding that you read their unpublished manuscripts or undergo the humiliation of public speaking, usually on remote Midwestern campuses.
  • Because of Christianity the West has missed many things, and one of them is meditation, the rarest flowering of a human being, because they have made it equivalent to contemplation. Contemplation is thinking. Meditation is no-thinking.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    But then people don't read literature in order to understand; they read it because they want to re-live the feelings and sensations which they found exciting in the past. Art can be a lot of things; but in actual practice, most of it is merely the mental equivalent of alcohol and cantharides.
  • Bruce Lipton
    Bruce Lipton
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    Epigenetics doesn't change the genetic code, it changes how that's read. Perfectly normal genes can result in cancer or death. Vice-versa, in the right environment, mutant genes won't be expressed. Genes are equivalent to blueprints; epigenetics is the contractor. They change the assembly, the structure.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
    Henry Ward Beecher
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    Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
  • Getting on a popular, long-running show like 'Happy Days' is the actor's equivalent of winning the lottery.
  • Anita Roddick
    Anita Roddick
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    I am still looking for the modern equivalent of those Quakers who ran successful businesses, made money because they offered honest products and treated their people decently... This business creed, sadly, seems long forgotten.
  • Graham Swift
    Graham Swift
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    I am struck by the way people behave on the Tube. They look at each other beadily and inquisitively, and something goes on in their thoughts which must be equivalent to the way dogs and other animals, when they meet, sniff each other's arses and nuzzle each other's fur.
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