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Meanwhile, the originator of a theory may have a very lonely time,
by Peter D. Mitchell

Meanwhile, the originator of a theory may have a very lonely time,
especially if his colleagues find his views of nature unfamiliar,
and difficult to appreciate.
- Peter D. Mitchell

Moreover, in the experimental sciences,
the scientific fraternity must test a new theory to destruction,
if possible.
- Peter D. Mitchell

Reason can be used only when looking critically back.
- Peter D. Mitchell

The final outcome cannot be known, either to the originator of a new theory,
or to his colleagues and critics, who are bent on falsifying it.
Thus, the scientific innovator may feel all the more lonely and uncertain.
- Peter D. Mitchell


And meanwhile, the storytellers like me and Anderson,
we tell stories.
People like them.
They want to know how it comes out, they want to know what the ending is.
- Jerry Pournelle

Meanwhile the Church more and more provided for the
doctrine of the Holy Spirit,
by practically chaining His influence to the hierarchy and the sacraments.
- Robert Rainy

I'm saying: to be continued, until we meet again.
Meanwhile, keep on listening and tapping your feet.
- Count Basie

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Meanwhile, Cynthia and I are busy fixing up a real
old house that we just bought in Hollywood.
With two children now, we just couldn't live in our
small rented home any longer.
- Kent McCord

Meanwhile, our young men and women whose economic circumstances
make military service a viable career choice are dying
bravely in a war with no end in sight.
- Charles Rangel

Meanwhile after failing the bar twice,
I knew some people in New York and moved here in August '71.
- Robert Quine

Literary fiction, as a strict genre,
is all but dead.
Meanwhile, most genres flourish.
- Dean Koontz

Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world.
- Isaac Asimov

Meanwhile I married and I adopted three kids who were
all from one family and then later I was divorced.
- Betty Hill

I was looking for a husband, but meanwhile to survive,
I had to work.
- Helen Reddy

Americans will listen, but they do not care to read.
War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement,
which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room.
- Anthony Burgess

Meanwhile, politics is about getting a candidate in
front of the public as a star,
politics as rock'n'roll, politics as a movie.
- Joe Eszterhas

Meanwhile, the Ice Storm was still in development,
And that was something I really wanted to do,
and frankly I don't think I was ready to do a big production like this.
- Ang Lee

But meanwhile time flies; it flies never to be regained.
- Virgil

Meanwhile, my residence within the Federal lines,
and my acquaintance with so many of the officers,
the origin of which I have already mentioned,
enabled me to gain much important information as to
the position and designs of the enemy.
- Belle Boyd

You have to remember that I was a bright but simple
fellow from Canada who seldom,
if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called
literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile
worked in an office for a living.
- A. E. van Vogt

I think the most important thing my wife Cynthia and
I can do for Kristen is to teach her how to grow up
to be a woman and make her own decisions.
Meanwhile, we sometimes have to guide her.
- Kent McCord

Meanwhile, hard-working Americans are increasingly
faced with workplace conditions in which critically
important safeguards are watered down,
emerging problems are ignored, and enforcement is scaled back.
- Tim Bishop

Meanwhile, parents, students and teachers all report
higher satisfaction with charter schools.
People like them.
They cost less money.
They raise the academic achievement of poor kids.
Go ahead, get a little enthused.
- Maggie Gallagher

Meanwhile the fact that the connection with the activity
of memory in ordinary life is for the moment lost is
of less importance than the reverse,
namely, that this connection with the complications
and fluctuations of life is necessarily still a too close one.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

Meanwhile, people have to join us and fight back against
the federal government that has dropped the ball,
that is in bed with these energy companies,
that wants them to make more money than they've made before.
- Gray Davis

I had a problem with cops pulling me over all the time for speeding.
When I was doing Hill Street Blues, the cops said how
much they loved the show as they were writing me up;
meanwhile my insurance went through the roof.
- Jennifer Tilly

I'm fighting for small businesses.
I'm not fighting for big oil.
Don't be confused.
And there are thousands of businesses in this state that are at great risk.
Meanwhile, the country keeps guzzling the oil,
but we're out of work down here.
We need to get back to work to build this region,
and we intend to do so.
- Mary Landrieu

How many authors are there among writers? Author means originator.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a
nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive.
- Kenneth Williams

Creation implies authority in the sense of originator.
The possibility of a 'Fall' is implied in a Covenant
insofar as the idea of a Covenant implies the possibility of its being violated.
- Kenneth Burke

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

If the facts don't fit the theory,
change the facts.
- Albert Einstein

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice there is.
- Yogi Berra

I have this theory - that if we're told we're bad,
then that's the only ideal we'll ever have.
- Jewel

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
- Wilhelm Reich

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

Creationists make it sound as though a "theory'
is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
- Isaac Asimov

My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.
- Mike Myers

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings
of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
- Mark Russell

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man.
Man is not a finished creation.
- Edmund Burke

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Morality is the theory that every human act
must be either right or wrong,
and that 99 % of them are wrong.
- H. L. Mencken

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
- Niels Bohr

He who loves practice without theory
is like the sailor who boards ship
without a rudder and compass
and never knows where he may cast.
- Leonardo da Vinci

In theory it may seem all right to some,
but when it comes to being made the instrument of the Lord's vengeance,
I myself don't like it.
- Robert Gould Shaw

I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true.
But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic
then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.
- David Eddings

There is no complete theory of anything.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Beck said he didn't believe in the theory of a song
coming through you as if you were an open vessel.
I agree with him to a certain extent.
- Sheryl Crow

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without
experience is mere intellectual play.
- Immanuel Kant

Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct
or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.
- Thomas Malthus

There is no falsification before the emergence of a better theory.
- Imre Lakatos

Nevertheless, the realization that breaking a pencil
point would have far less disastrous consequences played little or no role,
I believe, in this decision to explore theory!
- Rudolph A. Marcus

Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.
- George Santayana

The theory of cultural bias...
is the idea that a culture is based on a particular form of organization.
It can't be transplanted except to another variant of that organization.
- Mary Douglas

My theory is, if you can do comedy and you can be in
a scene with someone like Brad Garrett and hold your own,
you've really got a future in this business.
- Faith Ford

As the new endogenous growth theory suggests,
TFP growth is closely related to accumulation of the intangible capitals,
such as human capital and research and development.
- Toshihiko Fukui

It is also a good rule not to put overmuch confidence
in the observational results that are put forward until
they are confirmed by theory.
- Arthur Eddington

Verbal and nonverbal activity is a unified whole,
and theory and methodology should be organized or created to treat it as such.
- Kenneth L. Pike

In essence, String Theory describes space and time,
matter and energy, gravity and light,
indeed all of God's creation...
as music.
- Roy H. Williams

Being exposed to theory, stimulated by a basic love
of concepts and mathematics,
was a marvelous experience.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

I was a teacher for a long time.
I taught at a community college: voice,
theory, humanities.
And nowadays, music education is a dying thing.
Funding is being cut more and more and more.
- Jon Secada

Being used to scientific terminology and theory it
was always natural for me to push this stuff into songs.
- Peter Hammill

Architecture doesn't come from theory.
You don't think your way through a building.
- Arthur Erickson

Funeral by funeral, theory advances.
- Paul Samuelson

Theory is splendid but until put into practice,
it is valueless.
- James Cash Penney

My theory about Jack is that he's not a very good parent.
- Victor Garber

We completely reject the theory of evolution.
- John Ambrose Fleming

While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial,
gossip among men, especially if it is about women,
is called theory, or idea, or fact.
- Andrea Dworkin

Postman is a media analyst and his theory is that television
doesn't influence our culture,
but that it is our culture and the presidency and anything
that relies on television.
- Val Kilmer

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