Quotes by literal
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We cannot cheat on DNA. We cannot get round photosynthesis. We cannot say I am not going to give a damn about phytoplankton. All these tiny mechanisms provide the preconditions of our planetary life. To say we do not care is to say in the most literal sense that ''we choose death.''
Bryant H. McGill
American journalist and author 1969-
Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.
American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist and musician 1961-1994
I believe that the Bible is the literal word of God. And I say no, it's not, Dad. Well, I believe that it is. Well, you know, some people believe they're Napoleon. That's fine. Beliefs are neat. Cherish them, but don't share them like they're the truth.Source: Filling Up the Hump
It is not the literal past, the ''facts'' of history, that shape us, but images of the past embodied in language.
American actor, director and producer 1961-
Part of the advantage, and part of the result of trying to be a producer and director, are the practical things, you find. It's so advantageous to go to a place that you already have a feel for, a literal and spiritual familiarity.
German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever it has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?Source: Interview with Charlie Rose (1996)
French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life.