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You have to compete with others in the field.
by Clyde Tombaugh

You have to compete with others in the field.
Sometimes the competition gets pretty fierce because
you're competing for funds or grants to do your work,
the financial work.
- Clyde Tombaugh

Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study
of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I was interested in telescopes and the way they worked
because I had an intense desire to see what things looked like,
so I learned how to use telescopes and find things in the sky.
- Clyde Tombaugh

What you do is, you have your drawing board and a pencil
in hand at the telescope.
You look in and you make some markings on the paper and you look in again.
- Clyde Tombaugh

 

Unfortunately, a lot of the concepts in the Bible are
based on ancient mythology that doesn't fit the findings of science.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I guess the two things I was most interested in were
telescopes and steam engines.
My father was an engineer on a threshing rig steam
engine and I loved the machinery.
- Clyde Tombaugh

You wonder about it and wonder how will I make an instrument
that can handle this kind of a problem.
- Clyde Tombaugh

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I guess they just took it for granted that that was
what I was interested in and let nature take its course.
- Clyde Tombaugh

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

We were suddenly faced with the necessity of training
a lot of young men in the art of navigation.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I shed many a tear when the steam engines went out
of style on the railroads.
I'd like to seem them come back, but I realize the
diesels are more efficient.
- Clyde Tombaugh

To me, the noise of a threshing machine is better music
than a lot of music I hear nowadays.
I took a man's place in the threshing crew when I was only 14 years old.
- Clyde Tombaugh

By the time I was in sixth grade I could bound every
country in the world from memory.
- Clyde Tombaugh

Although my early equipment was very modest,
later I made my own and they were more powerful.
- Clyde Tombaugh

That's the way I got along in life.
I don't ever remember being particularly jealous of anybody,
because I figured if I can't do it myself,
I don't deserve to get it.
- Clyde Tombaugh

When I was in the fourth grade, I became intensely
interested in geography and I learned it well.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I have a lot of sympathy for young people because I
realize how disturbed I was.
How would I deal with life in the future? What would I do for a living?
- Clyde Tombaugh

It was depressing, very depressing.
I worried about how I would make a living.
I didn't want to stay on the farm.
It didn't offer the challenge I wanted and yet,
without a college education, I felt that I was really out of luck.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I think there's a supreme power behind the whole thing,
an intelligence.
Look at all of the instincts of nature,
both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive.
If you cut yourself, you don't have to think about it.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I realized that I would have some very tough sledding,
and I was very discouraged because I didn't see much
hope of getting into the field I wanted to get into
with no college education.
- Clyde Tombaugh

The planets are never the same twice,
they're always different, so they could compare the
markings I had drawn with their current photographs
and they knew that I was drawing what I was really
seeing and it wasn't copied from somewhere.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I used to think about how nice it would be to visit the planets.
Of course, I didn't expect to see in my lifetime what has happened.
I knew it would happen some day, but it came along
faster than I at first thought.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I was always looking ahead.
I used to do all kinds of things for entertainment.
When I was young, we had no radio, no TV.
We were 30 miles from the public library,
out in the sticks in Western Kansas,
and so I'd do arithmetic exercises.
- Clyde Tombaugh

A person that much interested in science is going to
neglect his social life somewhat,
but not completely, because that isn't healthy either.
So one has to work it out according to one's own inclinations,
how one wants to proportion these things.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I think the driving thing was curiosity about the universe.
That fascinated me.
I didn't think anything about being famous or anything like that,
I was just interested in the concepts involved.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I thought I'd better check this third plate,
which is another date, see if there's an image there
in the right place that would be consistent with the
images on the other plates.
That was the final proof.
- Clyde Tombaugh

How does a pansy, for example, select the ingredients
from soil to get the right colors for the flower? Now there's a great miracle.
I think there's a supreme power behind all of this.
I see it in nature.
- Clyde Tombaugh

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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