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In 1975 I decided that there was no future in flying
by W. Richard Stevens

In 1975 I decided that there was no future in flying
(airline jobs were impossible to get,
and who wants a job where you are judged only by seniority?)
and headed off to grad school.
- W. Richard Stevens

After graduating in 1973 I went into the programming field.
- W. Richard Stevens

I drove across country in my yellow 1970 VW bug (which
I drove until 1986) to Los Angeles,
having had enough cold weather in 5 years in Ann Arbor,
and found a job within a few days.
- W. Richard Stevens

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

 

And you, Sonja, you look more beautiful
standing here than you do in person.
- the movie Love and Death (1975)

The stories from 1975 on are not finished and there is no resolve.
I could spend 50 hours on the last 25 years of jazz
and still not do it justice.
- Ken Burns

I started graduate school in 1971, I started working
at the Smithsonian in the festival in 1972.
I went full-time at the Smithsonian in 1974.
And I got my doctorate in 1975.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

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I'd seen the current stage production and the 1975 production of Chicago.
I liked them both very much, but I didn't use them
necessarily as inspiration.
- Colleen Atwood

I remember that during the period leading up to independence in Angola in 1975,
I was the only correspondent there at all for three months.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Our church has been legal since late 1960s.
I've been involved since 1972.
I was ordained in 1975.
- Sally Kirkland

Any effects created before 1975 were done with either
tape or echo chambers or some kind of acoustic treatment.
No magic black boxes!
- Alan Parsons

The trial organized with U.N.
participation of some kind will be for crimes committed
by Khmer Rouge leaders from 1975 to 1979.
That's it.
- Hun Sen

I have been coming to Los Angeles since 1975 to perform.
- Emanuel Ax

In 1975 I met Alison Brown and in 1982 we were married.
She works for Cornell Computer Services.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

I started acting when I was in high school,
started writing when I got to New York in 1975.
- Eric Bogosian

In 1975 I was among a group of blacks who formed the
Black Americans in Support of Israel Committee.
- David Dinkins

So all the system was running down and collapsing.
Mrs.
Thatcher became the leader of the Conservative Party in February 1975,
and she clearly wanted to strike out and do something different.
- Kenneth Baker

The name Air Supply sort of came from nowhere.
I get a lot of my things in dreams and I just had a
dream about it one night,
and I woke up and said that's just got to be the name.
That was in 1975.
- Graham Russell

The period that I could consider the most important
in my literary work came about beginning with the Revolution,
and in a certain way, developed as a consequence of the Revolution.
But it was also a result of the counterrevolutionary coup of November 1975.
- Jose Saramago

In 1975 Australia was producing things like Picnic at Hanging Rock,
in other words films that I would consider still some
of the finest products to come out of Australia.
I think that our quality now is less than it was then.
- Ann Macbeth

There is no doubt that we should take solar radiation into account.
We have seen ground temperatures rising since 1975,
and it is important to know to what extent that has
been caused by the sun or by carbon dioxide.
- Bjorn Lomborg

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

History is the version of past events
that people have decided to agree upon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon.
It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
- Tom Hanks

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale,
you could not ignore its beauty.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
- Johnnie Cochran

At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together.
I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.
- Martin Puryear

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did
not reflect positively on my father's life.
- Sidney Poitier

I truly don't know why it was ended,
though.
It was suddenly decided that that would be it.
They never said particularly why, because they were cut off in their prime.
- Derek Jacobi

MoMA is doubling its space, and I decided to raise the money for it.
- David Rockefeller

When I decided to be a singer, my mother warned me I'd be alone a lot.
Basically we all are.
Loneliness comes with life.
- Whitney Houston

Cast changes are a hard thing.
For two years, we had this little family.
We weren't together when these changes were decided upon.
It all happened during our hiatus.
- Victoria Pratt

It was only after Pather Panchali had some success
at home that I decided to do a second part.
But I didn't want to do the same kind of film again,
so I made a musical.
- Satyajit Ray

That some Forms of Government are preferable to others,
cannot be doubted; yet neither our Saviour,
nor his Apostles have decided where that Preference is due.
- Charles Inglis

I loved to read when I was a kid, and as soon as I
realized that an actual person got to make up the books I loved so much,
I decided that that was the job for me.
- Margaret Haddix

I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing.
- Lloyd Alexander

The big new development in my life is,
when I turned 80, I decided I no longer have to do four pages a day.
For me, it's like retiring.
- Frederik Pohl

I think we're entering a very dangerous time.
The West has set itself up, decided it's in charge,
not for good intentions, not for the benefit of mankind.
- Thom Yorke

When you get cancer, it's like really time to look
at what your life was and is,
and I decided that everything I've done so far is not
as important as what I'm going to do now.
- Herbie Mann

When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer.
No one thought this was a good idea.
- Constance Baker Motley

So, I decided that whatever I was, wanted to do with my life,
it would have to do, it would have to have something
to do with the exploration and doing new things.
- Duane G. Carey

I decided I was going to tell these stories.
I went around and met Crumb.
He was the cartoonist.
I started realizing comics weren't just kid stuff.
- Harvey Pekar

In 1958, I decided that I was going to live in Europe permanently.
So in 1959 I moved to Lugano, Switzerland.
- Norman Granz

I decided that what I really wanted to do was go off and paint.
- Jim Henson

I decided I was going to give up singing and concentrate on acting,
and a result of that, I didn't do another film for two to three years,
and I don't blame it on anybody but myself.
- Bobby Darin

This work made me more and more interested in biological matter,
and I decided that I really wanted to work on the X-ray
analysis of biological molecules.
- Aaron Klug

I was involved in music, acting, and some running,
but my firm wish was to become a doctor.
That was the formative age when I had decided on the pattern of my career.
- Roger Bannister

I decided to teach because I think that any person
who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
- Angela Davis

Surround yourself with the best people you can find,
delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as
the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.
- Ronald Reagan

Bogart could have been color blind.
He got to know a man before he decided if he liked him or not.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

This war so far has cost us $125 billion and counting,
because largely we decided to do it on our own,
with only the United Kingdom as a paying,
fully participating partner.
- John Spratt

Instead of acting in court, I decided to act onstage.
- Raul Julia

Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken new action.
If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.
- Tony Robbins

I felt alienated by the experience and decided to stay
away from corporate employment.
- Lee Child

In my own life, I decided to leave meat off my plate in medical school,
but was a bit slow to realise that dairy products and
eggs are not health foods either.
- Neal Barnard

Well, I've maybe gotten 200 requests for interviews about Marilyn,
and I just decided I'm gonna do my own.
- Eli Wallach

When I was 14 years old, I decided I could cook.
It was either that or puberty.
- Dom DeLuise

I thus decided to leave the university forever and
tried to find an industrial job in the United States.
- Richard Ernst

I mean, if you decided to go out today and get you
an instrument and do whatever it is that you do,
no one can tell you how you're going to do it but when you do it.
- Ornette Coleman

But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually
certain ideas and setting others aside;
and that,
I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided.
- Alfred North Whitehead

I figured out it was a social thing,
what women were allowed to do.
At a very young age, I decided I was not going to follow women's rules.
- Joan Jett

It was great as an actor to be given the story line
I was given but I didn't expect Craig to stay so it
was a lovely twist when I found out they'd decided to keep him.
- Richard Fleeshman

Peter was sick of being a pop star, the guitar god,
and so he decided to teach himself other instruments.
Among the instruments that he picked up was the mandolin.
- Michael Stipe

It was only when I realized how actors have the power
to move people that I decided to pursue acting as a career.
- Cate Blanchett

Prices have stayed up because people in control of
supply decided they could keep them up.
- John Wilson

Without the faintest possibility of finding a job,
I decided to devote myself to literature:
it was about time to find out what I was worth as a writer.
- Jose Saramago

This is one of his most human and most amusing and witty novels.
The characters are very Indian.
I decided that I wanted to do a comedy,
so this was just the right one.
- Ismail Merchant

They decided to let immigrants in and I am an immigrant.
They gave us a chance to participate in this country's life and I took it.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali


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