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Between rounds of speed chess I read enough of a programming
by Eric Allin Cornell

Between rounds of speed chess I read enough of a programming
manual to teach myself to write programs on the school's
DEC mainframe in the language Basic.
- Eric Allin Cornell

The 1970s, the decade of my teenage years,
was a transitional period in American youth culture.
- Eric Allin Cornell

As it was, I realized choosing the study of Chinese
literature as my life's work was probably a mistake.
- Eric Allin Cornell

My freshman year of high school I joined the chess and math clubs.
- Eric Allin Cornell

 

With every passing year, BEC proves that it still has surprises left for us.
- Eric Allin Cornell

There are relatively few experiments in atomic physics
these days that don't involve the use of a laser.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Most of my teachers probably found I made less trouble if they let me read.
- Eric Allin Cornell

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It was there I met my future wife, Celeste Landry,
although our lives took us separate ways for many years
and we were not to marry until more than ten years later.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Conversely, I came to realize that being good at something
is hardly a reason to avoid doing it.
- Eric Allin Cornell

My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT,
and my mother taught high school English.
- Eric Allin Cornell

I certainly remember building model rockets.
It was fun to watch the rocket blast into the air,
suspenseful to wonder if the parachute would open to
bring the rocket safely back.
- Eric Allin Cornell

I was partly old-fashioned and partly modern.
- Eric Allin Cornell

After a semester or so, my infatuation with computers
burnt out as quickly as it had begun.
- Eric Allin Cornell

I was born in Palo Alto, California in 1961.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Just before my final year of high school,
my brother, sister and I moved with my mother to San Francisco.
- Eric Allin Cornell

The postdoc explained to me how to distinguish different
sorts of particles on the basis of the amounts of energy
they deposited in various sorts of detectors,
spark chambers, calorimeters, what have you.
- Eric Allin Cornell

My head was always bubbling over with facts and it
seems to me this had little to do with my paying close
attention in school and more to do with my voracious
and omnivorous reading habits.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Travel provided many interesting experiences,
but perhaps the most useful lesson I learned was that
I really had no proficiency for learning the thousands
of characters of the written Chinese language.
- Eric Allin Cornell

My fellow students there were very smart,
but the really novel thing was that they actually seemed
to put a lot of effort into their school work.
By the end of my first semester there,
I began to get into that habit as well.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Six months after that, I left Taiwan,
first for Hong Kong and then for mainland China,
where I spent another three months studying still more
Chinese and generally kicking around the country.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict
between thinking and feeling.
- Carl Jung

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,
the stream always wins -
not through strength but by perseverance.
- The Buddha

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a fine line between
the perseverance of the courageous tortoise
and the habit of the stubborn donkey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

The difference between what we do
and what we are capable of doing
would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There's a world of difference between truth and facts.
Facts can obscure truth.
- Maya Angelou

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

The difference between the impossible and the possible
lies in a persons determination.
- Tommy Lasorda

Lovers embrace that which is between them
rather than each other.
- Khalil Gibran

Life is lived between the lines.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy increases and suffering decreases
as one masters the distinction between events
and one's feelings about those events.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The difference between work and play lies 100%
in the attitude of the participant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill

There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

The difference between a successful person and others
is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge,
but rather a lack of will.
- Vince Lombardi

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

The glue that holds all relationships together -
including the relationship between; the leader and the led
is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
- Brian Tracy

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

Between believing a thing and thinking you KNOW
is only a small step and quickly taken.
- Mark Twain

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Our relationships live in the space between us which is sacred.
- Martin Buber

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There's a big difference between a handout and a helping hand.
One's charity, the other's friendship.
- Little Joe' Cartwright in Bonanza - Rain from Heaven

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

Understand the difference between "failing,"
which each of us does often,
and "being a failure,"
which is a state of mind no one should
ever allow themself to fall into.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a balance between rest and movement.
- Osho

The finest kind of friendship is between people
who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
- Anonymous

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

When true friends meet in adverse hour,
'Tis like a sunbeam through a shower.
A watery way an instant seen,
The darkly closing clouds between.
- Sir Walter Scott

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind
and proving that there is no need to do so,
almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Love is the veil between lover and lover.
- Khalil Gibran

There's a fine line between genius and insanity.
I have erased this line.
- Oscar Levant


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