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Alfred A. Knopf Quotes and Sayings

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An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.
- Alfred A. Knopf

The writer who can't do his job looks to his editor to do it for him,
though he won't dream of sharing his royalties with that editor.
- Alfred A. Knopf

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.
- Will Rogers

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why
the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Laurence J. Peter

 

Amherst was pivotal in my broad intellectual development;
MIT in my development as a professional economist.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

As many will remember, a respected Army Corps economist
filed a whistleblower complaint about the Corps' use
of faulty data to justify lock and dam expansion.
- Ron Kind

No real English gentleman, in his secret soul,
was ever sorry for the death of a political economist.
- Walter Bagehot

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Social progress can be measured
by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx
(German philosopher and political economist
whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism)

Teach a parrot the terms 'supply and demand' and you've got an economist.
- Thomas Carlyle

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor,
mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There is nothing an economist should fear so much as applause.
- Herbert Marshall

What the war did was give me the opportunity of three
years of continuous reading,
and it was in the course of reading that I became convinced
that I should become an economist.
- Douglass North

For economist the real world is often a special case.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

The business of a Political Economist is neither to
recommend nor to dissuade,
but to state general principles, which it is fatal to neglect,
but neither advisable, nor perhaps practicable,
to use as the sole, or even the principal,
guides in the actual conduct of affairs.
- Nassau William Senior

I don't imagine Heads of Government would ever be able
to say I'm not an economist therefore I can't take
decisions on matters of the economy;
I'm not a soldier I can't take decisions on matters of defence;
I'm not an educationist so I can't take decisions about education.
- Thabo Mbeki

The delicate and intricate pattern of competition and
cooperation in the economic behavior of the hundreds
of thousands of citizens of Stockholm offers a challenge
to the economist that is perhaps as complex as the
challenges of the physicist and the chemist.
- George Stigler

A Swedish physicist can not discuss his work with fifty
people unless he goes abroad.
A Swedish economist can get opinions and instructions
in his native language from thousands upon thousands of his fellow citizens.
- George Stigler

I was teaching in one of the universities while the
country was suffering from a severe famine.
People were dying of hunger, and I felt very helpless.
As an economist, I had no tool in my tool box to fix that kind of situation.
- Muhammad Yunus

I'm becoming more and more myself with time.
I guess that's what grace is.
The refinement of your soul through time.
- Jewel

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

Every spirit makes its house,
and we can give a shrewd guess
from the house to the inhabitant.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

I guess I was a mom so late in life,
my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
- Candice Bergen

Still, things could be a lot worse.
Oh, that's right... I'm falling to my death. Guess they can't.
- the movie Megamind (2010)

If you don't design your own life plan,
chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan.
And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
- Jim Rohn

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't like formal gardens.
I like wild nature.
It's just the wilderness instinct in me,
I guess.
- Walt Disney

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door,
leaving those who look through to guess about what
is seen during the moment.
- Carl Sandburg

I guess any time you believe in God you've got to be
considered a spiritual person.
That would make me a spiritual person.
But I don't really know what that means.
- Jules Shear

Well you're talking about a long career,
a lot of movies, a lot of stars.
I guess working with Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn was a great privilege.
- Mark Rydell

I was built for the long run, not for the short dash,
I guess.
- William Shatner

We're great, Jo and me.
We're pals, and I guess sex has a lot to do with it.
She's also brilliant at clearing a room.
So protective, so devoted.
I can't believe how much she loves me.
- Ron Wood

It seems essential to try to find some meaning to life
and I guess Jungian philosophy is the one that's helped
me understand myself and the world more than anything else.
- Noah Taylor

I have too many fantasies to be a housewife.
I guess I am a fantasy.
- Marilyn Monroe

I love acting and making your own luck.
You have to recreate yourself, I guess.
Although, I don't know how.
- Dennis Quaid

I'd like to be a wife and mother.
I guess I'll know Mr. Right when I meet him.
- Marcia Cross

I turned everybody on so, psychologically,
I guess I was pushing the boundaries creativity.
- Jim Capaldi

My mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan,
and me - I'm tan, I guess.
- Mariah Carey

I guess I'm like Roger Miller who used to say that
he didn't have as many jokes as he thought he did.
- Glen Campbell

I guess I just don't have a talent for it,
some women just aren't the marrying kind -
or anyway,
not the permanent marrying kind, and I'm one of them.
- Jane Wyman

I was sick.
I guess I was about to crack up thinking about all my good buddies.
They were better men than me and they're not coming back.
Much less back to the White House, like me.
- Ira Hayes

Yes, hard is good.
When I was in high school, I spent a lot of time on
my knees playing with balls.
I guess it was only natural that I became a catcher.
- Mike Piazza

I guess many game music fans prefer original soundtrack albums.
- Nobuo Uematsu

Yes, I guess I am bi-coastal.
- Tea Leoni

You can't second-guess yourself as a filmmaker.
- Ralph Bakshi

There is a healthy fraternal rivalry,
but nothing serious and we both have been looking for
a project to do together.
I guess he may direct me in a project some day.
- Mackenzie Astin

There's no way for me to know, but my best guess,
as it must be for everyone, is that other people are pretty much like me.
- Daniel Keys Moran

It's just a logical guess that they are very very wise
to put someone from the old series in it,
and if you had to choose, it would be a very difficult decision.
- Andreas Katsulas

I started when I was 8 years old, which is obviously nowadays pretty late,
but I guess in my generation it was all right.
I had plenty of other interests and I didn't do only tennis.
- Jana Novotna

You can't get away from who you are I guess.
- Mark Edwards

I guess if you stay around long enough,
they can't get rid of you.
- Paul Butterfield

I guess there is also an element of deliberate change involved.
Each of my books has been, at least from my point of view,
radically different from the last.
- George Murray

Shaft was a pop culture figure along t he lines of,
I guess, Dirty Harry - except that he wasn't as much of a racist.
So yeah, I was always a fan.
- Jeffrey Wright

Guess, if you can, and choose, if you dare.
- Pierre Corneille

With a modem, anyone can follow the world and report
on the world-no middle man,
no big brother.
I guess this changes everything.
- Matt Drudge

And I tried it and I felt, I guess I must have been
pulled in by the red light of television and now I've been on TV since 1992.
- Star Jones

I guess after Dances With Wolves they probably tried
some derivative westerns,
and if they didn't work, they said the western is dead
and moved on to something else.
- Tom Selleck

I had, before I went to college, I had taken a few
years off after high school and really had,
I guess in those days, I had no intentions of going to college.
- Duane G. Carey

Many are the things I guess we'd like to go back in
time and rectify the things we didn't do right,
eh?
- Julius Schwartz

The argument for intelligent design basically depends on saying,
'You haven't answered every question with evolution,'...
Well, guess what? Science can't answer every question.
- Kenneth Miller

I wondered if I would talk about drug use.
But I guess, why hide it?
- Elliott Smith

The urge to purge the material I come up with is,
I guess, an ongoing process.
- Kathryn Bigelow

I guess I've played a lot of victims,
but that's what a lot of the history of women is about.
- Jodie Foster

The past is an old armchair in the attic,
the present an ominous ticking sound,
and the future is anybody's guess.
- James Thurber

Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon,
who wrote so many poems without signing them,
was often a woman.
- Virginia Woolf

I don't try to guess what a million people will like.
It's hard enough to know what I like.
- John Huston

But I'm also a vegetarian so there's another factor I guess.
- Radha Mitchell

My guess is more reporters probably vote Democrat than Republican -
just because I think reporters are smart.
- Jerry Springer


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