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Berkeley had a liberal element in the student body
by John Searle

Berkeley had a liberal element in the student body
who tended to be quite active.
I think that's in general a feature of intellectually active places.
- John Searle

We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive
predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars,
adding machines, and other artifacts,
but nothing is proved by such attributions.
- John Searle

In many cases it is a matter for decision and not a
simple matter of fact whether x understands y;
and so on.
- John Searle

I want to block some common misunderstandings about "understanding":
In many of these discussions one finds a lot of fancy
footwork about the word "understanding."
- John Searle

 

There are clear cases in which "understanding" literally
applies and clear cases in which it does not apply;
and these two sorts of cases are all I need for this argument.
- John Searle

I will argue that in the literal sense the programmed
computer understands what the car and the adding machine understand,
namely, exactly nothing.
- John Searle

My car and my adding machine understand nothing:
they are not in that line of business.
- John Searle

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Whatever is referred to must exist.
Let us call this the axiom of existence.
- John Searle

Where conscious subjectivity is concerned,
there is no distinction between the observation and the thing observed.
- John Searle

Where questions of style and exposition are concerned
I try to follow a simple maxim:
if you can't say it clearly you don't understand it yourself.
- John Searle

An utterance can have Intentionality,
just as a belief has Intentionality,
but whereas the Intentionality of the belief is intrinsic
the Intentionality of the utterance is derived.
- John Searle

Our tools are extensions of our purposes,
and so we find it natural to make metaphorical attributions
of intentionality to them;
but I take it no philosophical ice is cut by such examples.
- John Searle

I survived only a year in Berkeley, partly because
I declined to sign the anticommunist loyalty oath.
- Jack Steinberger

Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo;
and nothing remained,
after his time, but mind; which experienced a similar
fate from the hand of Mr. Hume in 1737.
- Sydney Smith

Berkeley hackers liked to see themselves as rebels
against soulless corporate empires.
- Eric S. Raymond

In the mid-'60s in Berkeley, the theory of measure
spaces of economic agents became one of my main interests.
- Gerard Debreu

I was a grad student at UC Berkeley when I bought my
Apple II and it suddenly because a lot more interesting than school.
- Andy Hertzfeld

When I first started teaching at Berkeley in 1958,
I could not announce that I was gay to anybody,
though probably quite a few of my fellow teachers knew.
- Thom Gunn

At the very top state institutions, like UCLA,
Berkeley and the University of Texas,
however, the trend of downward minority enrollment
remains persistent and discouraging.
- Adam Schiff

I liked Berkeley tremendously, Berkeley was a very leftist campus.
I came to love that city as much as I love Paris or
the south of France or New York.
- Whitfield Diffie

At Berkeley I had my first encounter with real professional scientists.
- Robert B. Laughlin

My parents are Italian and British.
They live in Berkeley now - we all moved there four years ago.
- Claire Forlani

One of the reasons I came to Berkeley was because I
saw so many students of all different colors speaking
so many different languages and ferociously presenting
all these different views.
I thought, this is the 21st century and I want to be here!
- June Jordan

This preparatory sort of idealism is the one that,
as I just suggested, Berkeley made prominent,
and, after a fashion familiar.
I must state it in my own way, although one in vain
seeks to attain novelty in illustrating so frequently described a view.
- Josiah Royce

A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations,
if it produce nothing useful to the world,
seldom fails of entertainment to itself.
- George Berkeley

So long as I confine my thoughts to my own ideas divested of words,
I do not see how I can be easily mistaken.
- George Berkeley

He who says there is no such thing as an honest man,
you may be sure is himself a knave.
- George Berkeley

Some of us find our lives abridged even before the paperback comes out.
- Berkeley Breathed

I had rather be an oyster than a man,
the most stupid and senseless of animals.
- George Berkeley

I'd better make hay while the sun shines.
- Xander Berkeley

Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few.
- George Berkeley

Despite what they tell you, there are simply no moral
absolutes in a complex world.
- Berkeley Breathed

Many things, for aught I know, may exist,
whereof neither I nor any other man hath or can have
any idea or notion whatsoever.
- George Berkeley

All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth -
in a word,
all those bodies which compose the frame of the world -
have not any subsistence without a mind.
- George Berkeley

That neither our thoughts, nor passions,
nor ideas formed by the imagination,
exist without the mind,
is what every body will allow.
- George Berkeley

It's exciting that you've got an entire season to experience
24 hours of highly dramatically charged human experience.
It allows for the close inspection of minutiae in behaviour.
- Xander Berkeley

Directing is the ultimate way to bring together all
the art forms I've been involved with over the years.
- Xander Berkeley

The completion of my undergraduate training at the
University of California (Berkeley) provided just the
needed touches of rigor at advanced levels in both
economics and mathematics.
- Lawrence R. Klein

I can't help but have my sights set on Scorsese,
Cohen Brothers and Spike Jones.
- Xander Berkeley

I will go to my grave in a state of abject endless
fascination that we all have the capacity to become
emotionally involved with a personality that doesn't exist.
- Berkeley Breathed

We have first raised a dust and then complain we cannot see.
- George Berkeley

Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty,
and make an outward pretence to it; but the free-thinker alone is truly free.
- George Berkeley

The eye by long use comes to see even in the darkest cavern:
and there is no subject so obscure but we may discern
some glimpse of truth by long poring on it.
- George Berkeley

I had hoped to go to law school, but the war started,
and because of the strong feeling that I did not want to kill anybody,
I joined the Merchant Marine when I graduated from Berkeley.
- Douglass North

I wanted to make people happy, if only for an hour.
- Busby Berkeley

I want to direct films, because I am a painter and
a sculptor and I've done a lot of writing.
- Xander Berkeley

That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd,
as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever
entered into the head of mortal man.
- George Berkeley

I don't look too far ahead.
- Xander Berkeley

The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism,
pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.
- George Berkeley

We have to have wars now and then just to prove we're top dog.
- Reginald Berkeley

If they had killed by father and my mother and all my friends,
yet if they had come to treat of peace,
they ought to have gone in peace.
- William Berkeley

If we admit a thing so extraordinary as the creation of this world,
it should seem that we admit something strange,
and odd, and new to human apprehension,
beyond any other miracle whatsoever.
- George Berkeley

From my own being, and from the dependency I find in myself and my ideas,
I do, by an act of reason, necessarily infer the existence of a God,
and of all created things in the mind of God.
- George Berkeley

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau


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