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A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.
by Herbert V. Prochnow

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.
They have the best implements of war.
- Herbert V. Prochnow

Related topics: War

A great many people mistake opinions for thought.
- Herbert V. Prochnow

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

I don't belong on this earth.
I always feel out of place - like a visitor.
- Hattie McDaniel

 

The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi.
- Fred Allen

Yesterday I had a Shaker visitor, and to-day a Catholic;
and the more I see and hear,
the less do I care about church doctrines.
- Maria Mitchell

In 2003, Congress authorized the construction of a
visitor center for the Vietnam Memorial to help provide
information and educate the public about the memorial and the Vietnam War.
- Dennis Cardoza

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After one look at this planet any visitor from outer
space would say 'I want to see the manager.'
- William S. Burroughs

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting;
she is never plain.
She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief,
the souvenir of pain.
- Christopher Morley

In a sense I feel very much a part of the cinema now
in a way where when I come back to the theater now I feel like a visitor.
The cinema is really what I enjoy.
I want to do more independent movies.
- Brian Cox

Now I'm going to put my eyelashes on and stretch my legs out and do a show.
- Nana Visitor

There is an atmosphere about the picture theatre that
speaks of entertainment and relaxation.
The charming surroundings, good music,
and the fact that each visitor is determined to enjoy
a few hours of holiday all exert an influence on the mind.
- Ivor Novello

Hospitals are places that you have to stay in for a long time,
even if you are a visitor.
Time doesn't seem to pass in the same way in hospitals
as it does in other places.
Time seems to almost not exist in the same way as it does in other places.
- Pedro Almodovar

The point of writing my name to you is that I see who you are,
you see who I am...
and that's what it's about.
- Nana Visitor

I don't get what my signature is supposed to mean if
we haven't had some kind of exchange.
- Nana Visitor

As a regent, I hope to bring that important perspective
of a typical family visitor in combination with my
background as a Member of Congress and a proponent
of the Smithsonian's efforts to reach all Americans.
- Xavier Becerra

I would love to have seen a male-female relationship
that had nothing to do with falling in love,
I'd love to prove, even on TV - even if it's not true!
- that men and women can be friends without any kind of involvement.
- Nana Visitor

I think space exploration is very important.
I think there is very intelligent life on Mars.
I believe that Martians are spying on us from the bottom of the ocean.
- Annabella Sciorra

The thing that sets Mars apart is that it is the one
planet that is enough like Earth that you can imagine
life possibly once having taken hold there.
- Steven Squyres

I love life in spite of all that mars it.
I love friendship, jokes and laughter.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

I used to believe there were people on Mars,
and of course now we know there aren't.
Mars held particular interest.
I was curious what kind of beings they would look like.
- Clyde Tombaugh

Years of science fiction have produced a mindset that
it is human destiny to expand from Earth,
to the Moon, to Mars, to the stars.
- Barney Oliver

I'm glad I don't have to explain to a man from Mars
why each day I set fire to dozens of little pieces of paper,
and then put them in my mouth.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Mars is there, waiting to be reached.
- Buzz Aldrin

It was Jung who first said to explain the symbol as
if talking to a man from mars who knew nothing about our life on earth.
- Henry Reed

It's great that people are interested in Mars.
- Jack Schmitt

The President forgot to mention the Moon,
Mars, and the federal deficit - all of which are sky-high.
- Brad Sherman

Every day, we get a little bit closer to the kind of
expertise and the kind of experience we're going to need to go there.
I'd love to be the guy walking on Mars.
- John L. Phillips

And every friend I've got has been writing Mars stories.
It was pretty clear I'd never catch up.
- Larry Niven

I can remember in early elementary school when the
Russians launched the first satellite.
There was still so much unknown about space.
People thought Mars was probably populated.
- Christa McAuliffe

We constantly learn new lessons up here.
The experiences we gather will enable us to establish
a long-term station on the moon and to go on to Mars.
- John Phillips

I almost feel like Mars has been taking care of me for all of these years.
- Ann Robinson

For me my friendship with Omar Rodriguez from Mars
Volta that friendship really means a lot to me because
he's another creative person who works as hard as I do.
- John Frusciante

I understand that NASA reported that there's new evidence of water on Mars.
I'm here to report that we still don't have any evidence
of affordable gasoline in Michigan.
- David Bonior

It's mostly Mars Bars and peanuts and cheese and you
go to the fridge and there's Red Bull and Beer.
It's not like people are holding me down and pouring beer in my face.
- Graham Coxon

My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances
of finding Elvis on Mars,
or my being reincarnated as an olive.
- Boris Johnson

Mars, when guilty of homicide, and set free from the
charge of murder by the Athenians through favour,
lest he should appear to be too fierce and savage,
committed adultery with Venus.
- Lactantius

I'm not recognized very often, and if I am,
it's a die-hard Veronica Mars fan.
Which is usually flattering and an honor.
I really try not to think about it.
- Kristen Bell

The Moon and Mars were the two most likely candidates
for life in the solar system;
what exists beyond our solar system is mere guesswork.
- Walter Lang

We were from totally different social backgrounds.
This is what is very hard for an American to understand,
but we could have been five guys from Mars.
- Bill Bruford

I hope I'm still alive to see an expedition set off for Mars.
- James Gunn

Now, the downside to conservation is that so much is done for the public,
which almost always mars the environment that one wanted to conserve.
- Arne Jacobsen

I don't go along with going to Moon first to build
a launch pad to go to Mars.
We should go to Mars from Earth orbit.
We have already been to the Moon; we've already practiced.
- Wally Schirra

I don't really see science fiction as fiction.
I can imagine colonies on Mars and everything.
- Sigourney Weaver

What kind of world is this that can send machines to
Mars and does nothing to stop the killing of a human being?
- Jose Saramago

I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to
see it happen in my lifetime.
- Buzz Aldrin

I had friends in this band called Mars and they used to play a lot.
- Arto Lindsay

Love hurts, love scars, love wounds,
and mars.
- Roy Orbison

Ronald Reagan used to alarm his Soviet counterparts
by saying that surely they'd both unite against an invasion from Mars.
- Christopher Hitchens

When I left Van Halen, I went in the studio and made
a CD called Marching to Mars with all studio musicians.
I did it immediately.
With the disappointment riding on my shoulders of the breakup of the band.
- Sammy Hagar

When I get mean, I get mean.
- Mick Mars

I did not want to write a story about the invasion of Earth,
so I had to create a race capable of living nearby,
which meant to either on the Moon, on Mars,
or on Venus.
I picked Venus.
- Sarah Zettel

Fifty percent of our country that we own,
have all legal jurisdiction, have all rights to do whatever we want,
lies beneath the sea and we have better maps of Mars than that 50 percent.
- Robert Ballard

Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer
or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush
Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again.
That's my utopia.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Sex keeps me in shape.
I don't diet, I eat what I like.
I love Mars bars and I smoke and drink.
But I love running off in the middle of the day to make love.
It really burns up calories.
- Lisa Snowdon

I'm just as sick as the others, although I prefer to
do my sickness in private.
- Mick Mars

And I realized, when I'd come in to the meetings with
these corrugated metal and chain link stuff,
and people would just look at me like I'd just landed from Mars.
But I couldn't do anything else.
That was my response to the people and the time.
- Frank Gehry

I have been watching and drawing the surface of Mars.
It is wonderfully full of detail.
There is certainly no question about there being mountains
and large greatly elevated plateaus.
- Edward E. Barnard

If he wins seven golds and ties what I did,
then it would be like I was the first man on the moon
and he became the second.
If he wins more than seven, then he becomes the first man on Mars.
We'd both be unique.
- Mark Spitz

I pushed myself way too hard during the first year
of Veronica Mars and I got moody and run-down.
Now I'll go to bed early instead of going out with friends.
It's not always the most fun option,
but I know I need at least eight hours of sleep to feel balanced.
- Kristen Bell

It would be great some day to have astronauts in a rover on Mars.
But just about anyone except an oil company executive
would say its more important to have 50 million solar
powered vehicles in the United States.
- Brad Sherman

I suppose we all loved those kind of sci-fi movies
where terrible things came out of swamps and came to Mars.
And there's usually some poor girl.
All the guys are trying to desperately handle levers and saying,
go to something or other.
- Neil Innes

I'm thinking about learning a few new things -
like taking classical guitar lessons -
and I'd like to bring what I learn into hard rock.
- Mick Mars

Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever.
Now scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing
its own planetary warming:
Martian warming.
This has led some people, not necessarily scientists,
to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty,
are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists.
- Fred Thompson

Mars is really different, into art.
Lydia Lunch is more energy.
James Chance is more commercial in a different way,
in funk and jazz.
They were all doing original things,
trying to create their own sound and music.
I think they're all great.
- Ikue Mori

Small samples in the centrifuge will spin at varying
rates to create synthetic gravity,
like the gravity of Mars or the gravity of the moon,
and measure how the specimens respond within the centrifuge.
- John L. Phillips

Get as rude as possible and don't let anyone tell you how to live.
- Mick Mars

When I drank, I had a very different attitude towards my playing.
It was sloppier but I kind of liked it that way.
It was like the alcohol was telling my mind what to do.
- Mick Mars

I just had this notion that I wanted to do the most
extreme thing I could and I also very consciously wanted
to do something that was very different from Mars because we were all very close.
- Arto Lindsay

Doing Tim's film is always going to be the most pleasure.
Let me just put it that way.
So, without drawing favorites one way or the other,
getting back with him and doing Mars Attacks!
was certainly a special treat.
- Danny Elfman

One hardly knows where, in the history of science,
to look for an important movement that had its effective
start in so pure and simple an accident as that which
led to the building of the great Washington telescope,
and went on to the discovery of the satellites of Mars.
- Simon Newcomb


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