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Quite a few people have to believe something is normal
by Alan Kay

Quite a few people have to believe something is normal
before it becomes normal -
a sort of 'voting' situation.
But once the threshold is reached, then everyone demands to do whatever it is.
- Alan Kay

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
- Alan Kay

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
- Alan Kay

 

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
- Alan Kay

Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior,
but then, anybody in his right mind should have an
inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.
- Alan Kay

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

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It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

Look at this butterfly, so beautiful, so delicate.
I can enjoy this butterfly from a distance,
but if I touched her, she would die.
While not quite as delicate as butterflies,
people also need private space and private time
away from the demands of the world -
even away from the attentions of those
with whom they are most bonded.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill

I think you go through a period as a teenager of being
quite cool and unaffected by things.
- Miranda Otto

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising,
and I smoke.
But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog.
That's all.
- Eva Green

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives,
I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
- Winston Churchill

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

I never did quite fit the glamour mode.
It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
- Patty Duke

My formula for living is quite simple.
I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night.
In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
- Cary Grant

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter
quite like unrequited love.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts comic

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken

The savage in man is never quite eradicated.
- Henry David Thoreau

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
- Anne Stevenson

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

The Crosby family is sort of legendary for all of its
traumas and familial problems,
even though it has this appearance of being this perfect world.
It had quite a dark side to it.
- Denise Crosby

The war imbued my tin soldiers with quite a new interest.
It was impossible to have boxes enough of them.
- Georg Brandes

But then I quite enjoy when something goes wrong,
because when I watch DJs that take it very seriously,
it's nice when you make a mistake and laugh about it.
- Peter Hook

That was luck: I should not then have been a conscientious objector;
but I am quite sure that the abominations of war would have made me one,
as soon as I got to the front.
- Laurence Housman

I got into theatre very early, so yes I was surrounded
by gay people quite early and frequently.
- Judith Light

A German team could be quite good.
But maybe they are a little bit too convinced that they are the best.
- Alain Prost

Unimaginative people are spared quite a lot.
They're often much happier, because they don't go through
all the variety of conceptions of the person they love.
- Mary Wesley

It was quite a challenge to make people eat crab ice cream.
- Heston Blumenthal

Then he took me off Jeannie and he gave me Millie the Model.
That was a big break for me.
It wasn't doing to well and somehow when I got on it became quite successful.
- Dan DeCarlo

My dad served in two wars has been flying airplanes for 60 years now.
He was certainly quite an inspiration.
- John L. Phillips

I don't particularly like babies.
I don't mind them for about four minutes.
That's my max.
After that I can't quite see what everyone's fussing about.
- Hugh Grant

I mean, it's been quite busy, especially with the rain
delay the first few days,
and then having to play the late evenings,
waiting here every day.
It's been kind of difficult.
- Daniela Hantuchova

I never played much golf as a kid.
I caddied quite a bit but never got serious into golf until about age 15.
- Lee Trevino

Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds -
habits and novelty.
- Jean de la Bruyere

I managed to take a family trip to the Bahamas and it was quite lovely.
- Jackie Collins

I find there's almost no place to put an award that
one's quite comfortable with.
- Mercedes Ruehl

I was quite unable to make any white metal alloy hard
enough to be made into powder by my machinery.
- Henry Bessemer

You never quite know what's going to strike your imagination,
or something that won't going to leave you alone,
not going to leave alone, and this was one for me.
- Peter Shaffer

I'm not a marriage expert, quite clearly.
- Cathy Freeman

The Eagles ended on a rather abrupt note,
although in retrospect I realize now that it had been
ending for quite some time.
- Don Henley

Well, I do have some maiden aunts that are not quite
like the aunts in the book,
but I definitely do have a couple of them,
and a couple of old aunties.
- Donna Tartt

Kennedy had made a mess in Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
He had to do something to look good.
The Apollo program of going to the Moon was quite a goal,.
- Wally Schirra

But Freedom Strike was actually quite cool.
- Tone Loc

The chemistry involved made everything Factory did quite special.
- Peter Hook

Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens,
and those that have been devised by the authors to save the appearances,
exist only in the imagination.
- Tycho Brahe

My skin is more beautiful than yours.
I would be quite more popular in jail if I so chose.
- Gene Simmons

What Christ gives us is quite explicit if his own words
are interpreted according to their Aramaic meaning.
The expression 'This is my Body' means this is myself.
- Karl Rahner

I think for a lot of so-called post-colonial peoples,
there's a feeling of not being quite legitimate,
of not being pure enough.
- Jessica Hagedorn

It was quite natural - the first day I got to the set I was really nervous,
but I loved the whole experience.
- Charlotte Church

No - I'm quite calm inside during the game for most of the time -
not 100%,
but generally very calm.
- Vladimir Kramnik

I've had quite a few moments I've liked,
so it's good enough.
- Bryan Ferry

It was not pre-arranged.
It just happened that the driver made a demand and
I just didn't feel like obeying his demand.
I was quite tired after spending a full day working.
- Rosa Parks

The mode of consciousness of nonhuman species is quite
different from human consciousness.
- J. M. Coetzee

And so I think that if the person has the funds,
the network, and the equipment to do this,
and also the experience, which is the key factor,
then they can be quite deadly.
- John Abizaid

The making of television has changed quite a bit.
Now you have to do them n cheaper budgets.
- Bruce Boxleitner

I'm quite proud of my piano playing.
Robin's never played a note on the piano at our recording sessions.
I just wish I could be appreciated musically now.
- Maurice Gibb

Every time I do one I feel like I've never really quite learned anything.
I always find that when I'm making a film,
I find it a little bit like I'm doing it for the first time.
- Adrian Lyne

Logic is one thing, the human animal another.
You can quite easily propose a logical solution to
something and at the same time hope in your heart of
hearts it won't work out.
- Luigi Pirandello

Yet consider now, whether women are not quite past sense and reason,
when they want to rule over men.
- John Calvin

So it's, I think it's quite, quite unique to fly with
somebody with so much experience.
- Philippe Perrin

No sociologist should think himself too good,
even in his old age, to make tens of thousands of quite
trivial computations in his head and perhaps for months at a time.
- Max Weber

Lebanon will be engulfed again in a huge power game
that will last quite a long time.
This is the tragic destiny of Lebanon.
- Walid Jumblatt

Sometimes I'll get to the end of a song,
open my eyes and there's all these faces peering at me.
It's quite horrifying.
- Robert Smith

We are quite rich enough to defend ourselves,
whatever the cost.
We must now learn that we are quite rich enough to
educate ourselves as we need to be educated.
- Walter Lippmann

I suppose it's easy to play a hypocritical politician with a smiling face;
it's also quite gratifying to play.
- Ian McDiarmid

I am riding for Legacy ATV and I have quite a few new sponsors this year.
- Ben Jackson


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