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The comparison to the old world is something to get excited about.
by Michael K. Powell

The comparison to the old world is something to get excited about.
We have the potential for more choice and innovation,
and a different regulatory environment that doesn't
place as much weight on economic regulations of terms and conditions.
- Michael K. Powell

I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
- Michael K. Powell

I love my DSL, but I love my WiFi more.
And I probably get on the Internet 40 percent to 50
percent more because of the combination of those technologies.
- Michael K. Powell

Unlike the phone system, which is engineered around an application,
the Internet layered model allows you to,
in essence, separate applications from infrastructure.
- Michael K. Powell

 

The first thing I feel like we have the potential to
do is to deliver to consumers more roots to their home.
- Michael K. Powell

You can sell nothing for a mark-up for a while,
but only until something starts eating away at it.
Now I can go home and click on Yahoo,
call my sister and talk over a microphone for free.
- Michael K. Powell

What scared me in that debate is that it's not about
the ownership rules at all.
The vast majority of people don't even know what the rules say,
to be perfectly candid.
Name all six of them.
- Michael K. Powell

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We think the whole world's going to change,
and forget that human beings are still human beings;
we have the same five senses,
we still interact the same way, we still love and hate the same way,
but marketers lose track of that.
But then it comes down to earth.
- Michael K. Powell

So as I look at transitioning to the communication platforms of the future,
I see that the beauty of Internet protocols is you
get the separation of the layers between service and technology.
- Michael K. Powell

We're trying to fix this with the plan we've been floating.
Now, the law says the transition ends in 2006 or -
and the "or" is the only part that matters -
85 percent of Americans go buy a digital TV.
- Michael K. Powell

Conservatives were griping for decades about liberal
media and nobody paid attention.
Now, all of a sudden, one news channel has gotten a
whole new community of people freaked out.
- Michael K. Powell

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the total absence of fear.
Love asks no questions.
Its natural state is one of extension and expansion,
not comparison and measurement.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion
is the truest to every man even if it stands low
in the scales of philosophical comparison.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is no comparison between the training here and the training in Israel.
- Isaac Yeffet

I think that, in comparison, New Yorkers and Northerners are so guarded.
- Genevieve Gorder

Life - and I don't suppose I'm the first to make this comparison -
is a disease: sexually transmitted,
and invariably fatal.
- Neil Gaiman

If the September 11 terror attack is supposed to constitute
a caesura in world history,
it must be able to stand comparison to other events
of world historical impact.
- Jurgen Habermas

Our political differences, now matter how sharply they are debated,
are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably
durable national consensus on our founding convictions.
- John McCain

It is only through contact and comparison that the
relative value or worthlessness of the various cultural
elements can be clearly and critically seen and understood.
- Hu Shih

I really reject that kind of comparison that says,
Oh, he is the best.
This is the second best.
There is no such thing.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our
own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

There is no comparison between that which is lost by
not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
- Francis Bacon

No man is happy but by comparison.
- Thomas Shadwell

In comparison with a loving human being,
everything else is worthless.
- Hugh MacLennan

If I remember rightly Holland for instance has something like 45,
and it's a much smaller country.
In comparison we have very few and they are very badly financed.
- Richard Rogers

In the absence of that, I am happy to play solo,
but I don't think there is any comparison.
- Derek Bailey

We all dream; we do not understand our dreams,
yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds,
strange at least by comparison with the logical,
purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
- Erich Fromm

A comparison between the triplets tentatively deduced
by these methods with the changes in amino acid sequence
produced by mutation shows a fair measure of agreement.
- Francis Crick

Laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from
some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves,
by comparison with the infirmity of others,
or with our own formerly.
- Thomas Hobbes

The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to
insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

This nation has been drifting back in comparison with
the rest of the world for the last 20 years in education.
- Roy Romer

These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague,
so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music,
which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.
- Felix Mendelssohn

Composing a piece of music is very feminine.
It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative.
By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine.
- Barbara Kolb

Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations;
reality is therefore abandoned.
- Emile Durkheim

I think my comparison with Shane would be a loner.
I always got the impression that she wasn't scared to be alone.
She enjoys it.
I can relate to that.
- Katherine Moennig

The worst excesses of the Congress of the 1980s pale
in comparison with what is going on in Washington today.
- Marty Meehan

The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible
reading in comparison with much that now passes for science.
- Samuel Butler

That is to say, nature's laws are causal;
they reveal themselves by comparison and difference,
and they operate at every multivariate space/time point.
- Edward Tufte

Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony.
- Elizabeth Fishel

True love makes the thought of death frequent,
easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison,
the price one would pay for many things.
- Stendhal

I did a comparison of a school of architects known as the New York Five.
I compared their articulation of wall surfaces,
which I enjoyed very much.
- Parker Stevenson

Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration
itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art.
- Wallace Stevens

Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life,
and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison.
- Jerry Garcia

Beauty is a relation, and the apprehension of it a comparison.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.
- Douglas Horton

The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis
is comparison of prediction with experience.
- Milton Friedman

Get to know other worlds, if only for comparison.
I am near, too near for him to dream of me.
- Wislawa Szymborska

Jealousy is the fear of comparison.
- Max Frisch

Today the salaries of stars are astronomical in comparison with the 20's,
but the high cost of today's living and taxes takes
a huge bite out of these salaries.
- Pola Negri

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

How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt.
- Robert Blair

A man's thinking goes on within his consciousness in
a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion
is an exhibition to public view.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

I find myself enjoying a deeper love than I ever imagined
was possible in the form of my daughter and certainly
in the union with my wife.
It makes everything else, including work,
which is one of the things I'm most passionate about,
pale by comparison.
- Benjamin Bratt

But, in fact, there is nothing that can bring you closer
to fearlessness about everything else in the world than being a parent -
because everyday fears - like not being approved of -
pale by comparison to the fears you have about your children.
- Arianna Huffington

For unflagging interest and enjoyment,
a household of children, if things go reasonably well,
certainly all other forms of success and achievement
lose their importance by comparison.
- Theodore Roosevelt

I only know from my own personal experience,
and I personally feel that there's a cyclical nature to things,
so you don't want to start making generalizations about
how bad things have become in comparison to the old days.
- Jeffrey Jones

Your meditations may be as profound,
as exalted,
as devout as you like; you may practise every pious exercise you can manage,
but all this is as nothing in comparison with the Blessed Sacrament.
What we do may be godly, but this sacrament is God Himself!
- Johannes Tauler

The very special place that a language occupies among
institutions is undeniable,
but there is much more to be said-, a comparison would
tend rather to bring out the differences.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

But I do not admit the comparison between your slaves
and even the lowest class of European free labourers,
for the former are allowed the exercise of no faculties
but those which they enjoy in common with the brutes that perish.
- Fanny Kemble

Comparison of statements made at different periods
frequently enable us to give maximal and minimal dates
to the appearance of a cultural element or to assign
the time limits to a movement of population.
- Edward Sapir

My sense is that jurists from other nations around
the world understand that our court occupies a very
special place in the American system,
and that the court is rather well regarded in comparison,
perhaps, to their own.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful.
I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative,
helpful spirit.
She's someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion.
That's what I do, too, so I think that's a great comparison.
- Erykah Badu

We were in the same band, but we're two completely different people.
People have asked me to make comparisons with our albums,
and I can't, because there's no comparison.
Her album's okay.
I don't think she's the best singer on Earth,
but she's okay.
- Melanie Chisholm

In America and in most of the industrialized world,
men are coming to be thought of by feminists in very
much the same way that Jews were thought of by early Nazis.
The comparison is overwhelmingly scary.
- Warren Farrell

Well, first, the situation in Afghanistan is much better than it was.
But there is no comparison between Afghanistan and Iraq.
Iraq has a bureaucracy, Iraq has wealth.
Iraq has an educated class of people who are positioned
to come in and take over.
- Peter King

The development of civilization and industry in general
has always shown itself so active in the destruction
of forests that everything that has been done for their
conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.
- Karl Marx

All comparisons between America's current place in
the world and anything legitimately called an empire
in the past reveal ignorance and confusion about any
reasonable meaning of the concept empire,
especially the comparison with the Roman Empire.
- Donald Kagan

There was a bit of a comparison that Bret was making
between Vince McMahon and my dad.
He looked up to Vince as a dad and stuff,
and it was a shame to see the whole thing end the way it did.
- Owen Hart


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