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Remote villages and communities have lost their identity,
by James Norman Hall

Remote villages and communities have lost their identity,
and their peace and charm have been sacrificed to that worst of abominations,
the automobile.
- James Norman Hall

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When urbanity decays, civilization suffers and decays with it.
- James Norman Hall

All my roots are still in the prarie country of the Middle West.
- James Norman Hall

This is not a business where you can hand off and run by remote control.
- David Neeleman

 

Beware thoughts that come in the night.
They aren't turned properly; they come in askew,
free of sense and restriction, deriving from the most remote of sources.
- William Trogdon

Often the presence of mind and energy of a person remote
from the spotlight decide the course of history for centuries to come.
- Stefan Zweig

I grew up in a very small town which is remote even by Indian standards.
I always dreamed of the world.
- Mira Nair

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Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
- W. H. Auden

Our role is to develop techniques that allow us to
provide emergency life-saving procedures to injured patients in an extreme,
remote environment without the presence of a physician.
- Chris Hadfield

Perhaps two million years ago the creatures of a planet
in some remote galaxy faced a musical crisis similar
to that which we earthly composers face today.
- George Crumb

The geographical isolation and lack of television made
world happenings and problems seem remote.
- Paul D. Boyer

Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience,
the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes
on the quality of physical pain.
- William Styron

I suppose the place where I live is fairly remote,
it would seem remote to some people.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

However, when my parents married in 1945,
China was in turmoil and the possibility of returning
grew increasingly remote,
and they decided to begin their family in the United States.
- Steven Chu

After that initial success, every chance we got we'd
hire that remote recording truck and just record stuff
at the Whisky because it was so inexpensive.
- Johnny Rivers

Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void.
Ripe, graphic fruits fall off.
My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.
- Paul Klee

No operational commander should have to assign a soldier
a task that could be done as well by a computer,
a remote sensor, or an unmanned airplane.
- Richard Perle

About two months into the Whisky, I borrowed some money
and rented a remote recording truck.
- Johnny Rivers

That taxes may be the ostensible cause is true,
but that they are the true cause is as far remote from
truth as light from darkness.
- Henry Knox

The jarring change going from an urban environment
to an extremely remote natural environment is extremely inspiring.
It's constantly stimulating, it's like a slap in the face.
- Carter Burwell

The Peace Corps would give thousands of young Americans
a chance to see at first hand the conditions in remote areas of the world.
- Sargent Shriver

In an age of synthetic images and synthetic emotions,
the chances of an accidental encounter with reality are remote indeed.
- Serge Daney

Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the
desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
- Channing Pollock

The wrong things are predominantly stressed in the schools -
things remote from the student's experience and need.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

I'd love to be in another film, but they haven't asked me.
I think it's a shame but the prospects of me doing
another one now are remote.
Please do campaign on my behalf.
- Julie Walters

That vision of a common culture is now simply a remote wistfulness.
- Dennis Potter

Television is the most perfect democracy.
You sit there with your remote control and vote.
- Aaron Brown

It's up to people like us, all of us,
to address and talk about things like runaway global
warming and how we can use things like remote viewing to save our planet.
- Jim Sullivan

Space isn't remote at all.
It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards.
- Fred Hoyle

An illness is like a journey into a far country;
it sifts all one's experience and removes it to a point
so remote that it appears like a vision.
- Sholem Asch

Ignorance is preferable to error,
and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing
than he who believes what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

I'm crazy about my father, he's an amazing man,
a real adventurer.
He took us with him to travel all over the world.
We were in places that were so remote,
that white people hardly ever reach them.
- Peta Wilson

The main thing that gives me hope is the media.
We have radio, TV, magazines, and books,
so we have the possibility of learning from societies that are remote from us,
like Somalia.
We turn on the TV and see what blew up in Iraq or we
see conditions in Afghanistan.
- Jared Diamond

Canada's a huge country, so to be able to unite the
country through communication satellite technology
or to be able to observe it through remote sensing
technology from space is a natural fit for a country like Canada.
- Marc Garneau

Idealism that makes no distinction between areas where
our national interest lies and those from which it
is remote does no good for America.
The weariness of the post-Versailles,
post-Korea, post-Vietnam eras is never far from the national mood.
- Dick Morris

But I will say this: In my humble opinion,
knowing nothing about it, I do believe that they have
remote viewers working on where Osama Bin Laden is.
I absolutely, 100%, convinced of that.
- Aaron Eckhart

Familiar life, tending to sordidness,
had been succeeded by remote life, generally idealized;
historical detail had been brought in to teach readers
who were being entertained.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

Lest those islands still seem to you too remote in
space and time to be relevant to our modern societies,
just think about the risks...
of our increasing globalization and increasing worldwide
economic interdependence.
- Jared Diamond

After saying yes to Turkey, the EU is having difficulty
finding clear and consistent grounds for saying no to other,
still more remote candidates - but being in the general
vicinity of Europe does seem to be a continuing requirement.
- Timothy Garton Ash

I have always believed that astrophysics should be
the extrapolation of laboratory physics,
that we must begin from the present universe and work
our way backward to progressively more remote and uncertain epochs.
- Hannes Alfven

But I think you have to - whatever the environment looks like,
it does enter into people's art work one way or another;
it's very remote or it isn't.
It's remote in my work but it has to have a certain degree of ordinariness.
- Donald Judd

Arizona faces unique healthcare challenges including
uncompensated care for illegal immigrants,
and the large number of Native Americans who live in
remote and isolated areas of the state.
- Rick Renzi

But audio is a component of video, so there's always been that anyway,
and although we've never expressed a visual side apart
from the Grateful Dead movie,
I don't find it that remote, you know what I mean?
It's a departure of sorts,
but it's like a first cousin.
- Jerry Garcia

Success in life is founded upon attention to the small
things rather than to the large things;
to the every day things nearest to us rather than to
the things that are remote and uncommon.
- Booker T. Washington

In the present state of our knowledge,
it would be useless to attempt to speculate on the
remote cause of the electrical energy...
its relation to chemical affinity is,
however, sufficiently evident.
May it not be identical with it, and an essential property of matter?
- Humphry Davy

There are no other Everglades in the world.
They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth;
remote,
never wholly known.
Nothing anywhere else is like them.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Instead of noblemen,
let us have noble villages of men.
- Henry David Thoreau

I am the son of peasants and I know what is happening in the villages.
That is why I wanted to take revenge,
and I regret nothing.
- Gavrilo Princip

The only violence was when these so-called 'freedom
fighters' terrorized the poor Africans in the villages...
They were told what to do and who to support.
- Ian Smith

In the villages in Europe, there are still healers who tell stories.
- Yannick Noah

A total of 1,580 people, the civilian population,
suffered as a result of the bloody wave of terrorist
acts that swept over Moscow and other towns and villages of our country.
- Boris Yeltsin

The building of friendship, family, community and love is complicated.
We are so isolated in this country, no longer supported by tribes and villages.
- Jasmine Guy

I'm the most recognized and loved man that ever lived
cuz there weren't no satellites when Jesus and Moses were around,
so people far away in the villages didn't know about them.
- Muhammad Ali

My family actually lived in the same village for about 400 years.
They had great stability until the last century.
People lived and intermarried in small villages.
- Roger Bannister

All the real things in Russia are done in the villages.
- Ernest Poole

I want to turn the clock back to when people lived
in small villages and took care of each other.
- Pete Seeger

Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages.
You do not even know the names of these Arab villages,
and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist.
- Moshe Dayan

The amount of horror one used to hear about in one
village could be quite extreme.
But one might not have heard about all the other villages'
horrors at the same time.
- Sharon Olds

Having covered some half a hundred cities,
towns, villages, and wide spots in the road during the last tow years,
George and I fairly wallowed in the comfort of our own home base.
- Martin Milner

The north of the Central African Republic is now a war zone,
with rival armed bands burning villages,
kidnapping children, robbing travelers and killing people with impunity.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The people in the villages had turned in on themselves.
You can understand it.
When you have a bad day on the field,
what do you do? Talk to your teammates.
- Ian Botham

Typically, in the cities there can be resistance to
the gospel or just to Americans,
or anybody that's Western.
When you get back into the villages,
the people are very welcoming.
Then when you get into Muslim areas,
it definitely gets a little more difficult.
- Michael Scott

I think we've shot scenes from every angle directors
can think of to make it look like different villages.
I've directed a couple shows on that set and believe me,
it's impossible not to duplicate some camera angles.
- Vic Morrow

As an undergraduate, I had an opportunity to go on
a number of archeological digs.
So I had experience excavating, digging up remains
of ancient Indian villages in the Midwest and in the Southwest.
- Donald Johanson

Remember, the Arctic didn't have any ice.
And the Northwest Passage was wide open.
They were raising grapes in Scotland for God sakes,
had a huge winery.
Iceland was a farming community.
As some of the glaciers retreated they found villages
that were covered with ice.
- Don Young

As our cities have developed, they've built sometimes
small villages or communities that were in place.
And we've taken for granted all of that child care,
the neighbourliness, the help that you get from people nearby.
- Susan Oliver

Well I guess my music came to prominence around one
piece called 'In C' which I wrote in 1964 at that time
it was called 'The Global Villages for Symphonic Pieces',
because it was a piece built out of 53 simple patterns
and the structure was new to music at that time.
- Terry Riley

I don't always set stories in villages,
more often in towns.
But always in smallish communities because the characters'
actions are more visible there,
and the dramatic tension is heightened.
- Joanna Trollope

Generally students are the best vehicles for passing on ideas,
for their thoughts are plastic and can be molded and
they can adjust the ideas of old men to the shape of
reality as they find it in villages and hills of China
or in ghettos and suburbs of America.
- Theodore White

As for now, we must not forget who would have to exchange
the land? those villages which live more than others on irrigation,
on orange and fruit plantations, in houses built near
water wells and pumping stations,
on livestock and property and easy access to markets.
- Moshe Sharett

After tea it's back to painting - a large poplar at
dusk with a gathering storm.
From time to time instead of this evening painting
session I go bowling in one of the neighbouring villages,
but not very often.
- Gustav Klimt


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