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I approached the bulk of my schoolwork as a chore rather
by Steven Chu

I approached the bulk of my schoolwork as a chore rather
than an intellectual adventure.
- Steven Chu

However, when my parents married in 1945,
China was in turmoil and the possibility of returning
grew increasingly remote,
and they decided to begin their family in the United States.
- Steven Chu

There were only two other Chinese families in this town of 25,000,
but to our parents, the determining factor was the
quality of the public school system.
- Steven Chu

I performed adequately at school, but in comparison to my older brother,
who set the record for the highest cumulative average for our high school,
my performance was decidedly mediocre.
- Steven Chu

 

The atoms become like a moth, seeking out the region
of higher laser intensity.
- Steven Chu

Education in my family was not merely emphasized,
it was our raison d'etre.
- Steven Chu

Geometry was the first exciting course I remember.
- Steven Chu

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So imagine a world 6 degrees warmer.
It's not going to recognize geographical boundaries.
It's not going to recognize anything.
So agriculture regions today will be wiped out.
- Steven Chu

I also developed an interest in sports,
and played in informal games at a nearby school yard
where the neighborhood children met to play touch football,
baseball, basketball and occasionally,
ice hockey.
- Steven Chu

Occasionally, I would focus on a particular school
project and become obsessed with,
what seemed to my mother, to be trivial details instead
of apportioning the time I spent on school work in a more efficient way.
- Steven Chu

Let me state what the official IPCC prediction is:
Sea levels could go up as much as three-quarters of a meter in this century,
but there is a reasonable probability it could be much higher than that.
- Steven Chu

My physics teacher, Thomas Miner was particularly gifted.
To this day, I remember how he introduced the subject of physics.
He told us we were going to learn how to deal with
very simple questions such as how a body falls due
to the acceleration of gravity.
- Steven Chu

I think the Caribbean countries face rising oceans
and they face increase in the severity of hurricanes.
This is something that is very, very scary to all of us.
The island states in the world represent -
I remember this number -
one-half of 1 percent of the carbon emissions in the world.
And they will - some of them will disappear.
- Steven Chu

At Rochester, I came with the same emotions as many
of the entering freshman:
everything was new,
exciting and a bit overwhelming, but at least nobody
had heard of my brothers and cousins.
- Steven Chu

By the fourth grade, I graduated to an erector set
and spent many happy hours constructing devices of
unknown purpose where the main design criterion was
to maximize the number of moving parts and overall size.
- Steven Chu

I owe much to mother.
She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
- David Rockefeller

During my 21 years of playing cricket,
I have never been approached by anyone or offered a bribe.
- Imran Khan

I've been in show business for 50, no,
60 years.
I was approached in school to join a variety act.
- Kenny Baker

I often look at a lot of Doctor Who stuff that's about now,
which no one has approached me about.
- Sarah Sutton

I do not believe there is a problem in this country
or the world today which could not be settled if approached
through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.
- Harry S. Truman

I'd love to be approached to do ordinary things more.
- Marc Newson

I approached everything, my job, my family,
my romances, with intensity.
- Gene Tierney

I've always wanted to be a spy, and frankly I'm a little
surprised that British intelligence has never approached me.
- Elizabeth Hurley

Philosophy can only be approached with the most concrete comprehension.
- Karl Jaspers

Still, records are documents of a period of time.
Most records are documents of two or three years,
and I just approached it as a record I was doing over
a 20-year period of time.
- T-Bone Burnett

The silver swan, who, living had no note,
When death approached unlocked her silent throat.
- Orlando Gibbons

Many are the names of God and infinite the forms through
which He may be approached.
- Ramakrishna

But I did not find any positive inspiration in my studies
until I approached my nineteenth year.
- Georg Brandes

We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it,
and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium.
- Ansel Adams

EA SPORTS has a strong partnership with adidas and
through this relationship they approached adidas about
using some of their top players from around the world.
- Claudio Reyna

I was approached by Oxfam to go to Mali as their ambassador
and get involved in their various initiatives out there.
But I felt that was missing the point of using me,
a musician.
- Damon Albarn

Thus the races, though alike in their physical response to climate,
may possibly be different in their mental response
because they have approached America by different paths.
- Ellsworth Huntington

We all approached doing a sequel with great trepidation and skepticism.
- Jason Biggs

I approached Red Square three times,
trying to find somewhere to land,
before discovering a wide bridge nearby.
I landed there and taxied into Red Square.
- Mathias Rust

We are not concerned with the very poor.
They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by
the statistician or the poet.
- E. M. Forster

I was approached personally by the Gibson Corporation.
- Trini Lopez

More are the names of God and infinite are the forms
through which He may be approached.
In whatever name and form you worship Him,
through them you will realise Him.
- Ramakrishna

I was very lucky all three newspapers approached me
and asked me to draw their cartoons for them.
- Jonathan Shapiro

How many chances to you get to make a musical about
a serial killer? The minute Tim Burton approached me,
I was in.
- Johnny Depp

It is characteristic of all deep human problems that
they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
- Freeman Dyson

In some ways, I've always approached singing as acting,
and the voice is just like a way of carrying the song.
- Petula Clark

I haven't been approached to do anything,
but I would certainly make room for it.
It was a really fun time.
- Kathy Valentine

When I heard about the first Tomb Raider,
I was very interested and I would have liked to have directed that.
When I was approached for the second film,
I was delighted.
- Jan de Bont

So I wanted to sing inspirational music,
and that's exactly how I approached it -
only the words have been changed to declare my relationship with God.
- Smokey Robinson

I was in school studying civil engineering.
A guy approached me on the street and said that I had
a interesting look-very exotic.
He told me I should try to be in the industry.
- Thuy Trang

A lot of times black actors get stuck in a box.
They're up against a lot of limitations for the kind
of films that they get approached about.
It's easy to get stuck in a box and just be approached
about nothing but urban films.
- Tyrese Gibson

Business is difficult.
But it could be approached two ways:
Seriously,
or with the same way you're doing your job,
with entertainment aspect, with pleasure,
with fun.
And we decided to try to make it as fun that we do our creativity.
- Guy Laliberte

It is Basic Management 101 that if you reward failure
you are going to get more failure,
and if you want success you should reward success.
But if you look at the way this administration has
approached national security,
they have kind of got that principle backwards.
- Chris Van Hollen

It is not always by plugging away at a difficulty and
sticking to it that one overcomes it;
often it is by working on the one next to it.
Some things and some people have to be approached obliquely,
at an angle.
- Andre Gide

The enemy resembles us.
Therefore, he needs to be approached not as an assembly
of 'targets' to be destroyed one by one;
but as a living,
intelligent entity capable of acting and reacting.
- Martin Van Creveld

It was always understood that plants and animals,
though completely contrasted in their higher representatives,
approached each other very closely in their lower and simpler forms.
But they were believed not to blend.
- Asa Gray

Another woman approached me while I was having lunch
at the Russian Tea Room in New York and told me that
the reason she had become a lawyer was because she
had read 'Rage of Angels'.
To me, that kind of feedback has more meaning than any sales figures.
- Sidney Sheldon

I did feel Dr. Cox, the character that I was auditioning for,
was too similar to the head of the hospital.
He was too arrogant and mean.
I approached him kind of like I had a miniature Max sitting on my shoulder.
I pictured Max saying, "This guy has got to give love every once in a while.
He has to!" I knew there had to be tiny little windows of redemption.
- John C. McGinley

We wanted to do a sequel with Jim and Jeff.
They said that the word was that Jim didn't want to do any sequels.
We approached him and he said he would do it,
but not until next year.
New Line said it was too long to wait.
- Bobby Farrelly

We have always tried to treat every album differently
and even from day one I think that each Asia album
has been approached with care and thought and hopefully
that shines through twenty years later.
- Geoff Downes

Working with my dad was such a gas.
We approached the work in a similar way.
We only made two films together when I was an adult,
Tucker, and Blown Away, but it was so much fun to play
with your parent like that.
- Jeff Bridges

So the result was that as one approached a political
convention for most of the 19th century and for most
of the 20th century until the 1960's,
part of the drama was the fact that you didn't know
ultimately who was going to be the nominee at the end of that convention week.
- Michael Beschloss

People are afraid to ask musicians to be involved in
projects because they anticipate being turned down.
Young artists hesitate before contacting me.
People in my position don't get approached often enough.
- David Sylvian

Part of it has to do with this business of being approached in public.
I have a distinctive look - it's partly the glasses I wear -
and people seem to remember me once they've seen me.
- Todd Solondz

I'd never painted anything before.
I was quite content to take other people's work since
I didn't care anyway about the subject matter.
I approached subject matter as a scoundrel.
I had nothing to say about it whatsoever.
I only wanted to make these exciting paintings.
- Tom Wesselmann

And as the hour approached for the execution,
in his own mind, Collins became both the executioner and the victim.
He would pace up and down, transformed in almost a
kind of exorcism when he knew he was responsible for taking someone's life.
- Liam Neeson

On that Sunday morning the first thing that impressed
the people who approached the tomb was the unusual
position of the one and a half to two ton stone that
had been lodged in front of the doorway.
- Josh McDowell

Students often approached me about state-paid tuition
while I was out campaigning.
After I explained to them that if the state pays their tuition now,
they will pay higher taxes to pay other people's tuition
for the rest of their lives,
most of them ended up agreeing with me.
- Jesse Ventura

The bulk of the world's knowledge is an imaginary construction.
- Helen Keller

And what most people don't understand is the bulk of
business in this country is small business.
- Alphonso Jackson

I find I use the Internet more and more.
It's just an invaluable tool.
I do most of my research on the Net now -
and certainly do the bulk of my communicating through email.
- Nora Roberts

The bulk of extra supplies that could be put into the
market come from two places.
One, they come from other Persian Gulf suppliers,
of which Saudi Arabia is at the top of the list.
- Daniel Yergin

The bulk of the emails tend to come after a column.
I can get about 2,000 after a column.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

When short guys start working out to bulk up.
I like muscles, but I don't like really buff guys.
- Nicole Eggert

I am now in that happy comfortable state that I do
not hesitate to indulge in any fancy in regard to diet,
but watch the consequences, and do not continue any
course which adds to weight or bulk and consequent discomfort.
- William Banting

The Priestly Code preponderates over the rest of the legislation in force,
as well as in bulk; in all matters of primary importance
it is the normal and final authority.
- Julius Wellhausen


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