Quotes: present

Quotes 16 till 30 of 341.

  • 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)
  • Ben Zobrist
    Ben Zobrist
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    A lot of times, if you stay in the present and focus on getting the most out of yourself today, then things work out the way they're supposed to.
  • Fawn M. Brodie
    Fawn M. Brodie
    American historian and biographer 1915-1981
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    A man's memory is bound to be a distortion of his past in accordance with his present interests, and the most faithful autobiography is likely to mirror less what a man was than what he has become.
  • Vladimir Nabokov
    Vladimir Nabokov
    American writer and poet 1899-1977
    Vladimir Nabokov
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    A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.
  • Bernard Crick
    Bernard Crick
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    A politics of vengeance is not politics. Revenge is a recklessness towards the future in a vain attempt to make the present abolish a suffering which is already past.
    Source: In Defence Of Politics Ch. 4, A Defence Of Politics Against Nationalism,
  • R. D. Laing
    R. D. Laing
    British psychiatrist 1927-1989
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    Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
  • John Banville
    John Banville
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    All a work of art can do is present the surface. I can't know the insides of people. I know very little about the inside of myself.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.
  • All this happens without him knowing - they actually install cameras in his apartment and hire this girl to get him to fall in love with her so that she can be in the apartment and present him products without him knowing.
  • America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    American Author 1906-
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    America, which has the most glorious present still existing in the world today, hardly stops to enjoy it, in her insatiable appetite for the future.
  • An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in any claim of having been the first in inventing something.
  • Jacques Prevert
    Jacques Prevert
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    An orange on the table, your dress on the rug, and you in my bed, sweet present of the present, cool of night, warmth of my life.
  • Aulus Gellius
    Aulus Gellius
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    Another one of the old poets, whose name has escaped my memory at present, called Truth the daughter of Time.