Quotes: functioning

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  • William S. Burroughs
    William S. Burroughs
    American writer and artist 1914-1997
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    A functioning police state needs no police.
  • Barber Conable
    Barber Conable
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    Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
  • Arthur Laffer
    Arthur Laffer
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    I mean, everyone agrees with stress tests for banks. I mean that's clear. But banks should do that on their own. And they should worry about their own capital functioning. That's what they should do. It shouldn't be a government function.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
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    In Africa, you often see that the difference between a village where everybody eats and a village where people starve is government. One has a functioning government, and the other does not. Which is why it bothers me when I hear people say that government is the enemy. They don't understand its fundamental role.
    Source: Independent Magazine (March 2007)
  • Salvador Dali
    Salvador Dali
    Spanish painter 1904 - 1989
    Salvador Dali
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    It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
  • Boris Sidis
    Boris Sidis
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    The course of evolution is to a greater integration of similarly functioning ganglia.
    Source: Multiple Personality: an Experimental Investigation into Human Individuality (1904)
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    American architect 1869-1959
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    The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind
  • Amy Goodman
    Amy Goodman
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    The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It's not our job to cozy up to power. We're supposed to be the check and balance on government.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    The neurochemistry of the brain is astonishingly busy, the circuitry of a machine more wonderful than any devised by humans. But there is no evidence that its functioning is due to anything more than the 1014 neural connections that build an elegant architecture of consciousness.
    Source: Cosmos (1980)
  • Benjamin Graham
    Benjamin Graham
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    The people of the United States will not tolerate another deep depression that arises not from any lack of natural resources, productive capacity or man and brain power, but solely from imperfections in the functioning of the system of finance capitalism.
    Source: Storage and Stability Part V, Ch. XIX, The Reservoir Plan and Tradition,
  • William S. Burroughs
    William S. Burroughs
    American writer and artist 1914-1997
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    Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning.
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