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Alonzo Church Quotes and Sayings

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I tried reading Hilbert.
Only his papers published in mathematical periodicals
were available at the time.
Anybody who has tried those knows they are very hard reading.
- Alonzo Church

Never had any mathematical conversations with anybody,
because there was nobody else in my field.
- Alonzo Church

Well it was not exactly a dissertation in logic,
at least not the kind of logic you would find in Whitehead
and Russell's Principia Mathematica for instance.
It looked more like mathematics; no formalized language was used.
- Alonzo Church

The only thing that might have annoyed some mathematicians
was the presumption of assuming that maybe the axiom of choice could fail,
and that we should look into contrary assumptions.
- Alonzo Church

 

I was an undergraduate at Princeton,
and I was pressed by the math department to go on to graduate school.
Actually they gave me fellowships that paid my way,
otherwise I would not have been able to continue.
- Alonzo Church

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

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Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere
in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things,
and I have succeeded fairly well.
- Robert Benchley

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
- Mae West

I started dieting.
I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and
I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating
and would put it on and then some.
- Suzanne Somers

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare,
and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
- Charles Darwin

I auditioned on my own.
I tried to make a mark for myself without anybody's help,
not even Mom's.
- Kate Hudson

I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one.
- Dee Brown

Today, try something you have never tried before.
Perhaps just a food that is new to you -
perhaps a whole new way of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years
to have breakfast together,
but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.
- Winston Churchill

We always reminisce about how everyone tried to get Diane Lane's attention,
to very little success.
- Rob Lowe

I've never tried to emulate anyone.
I've never idolized people, I prefer instead to get off on attitudes.
- Michael Hutchence

I then realized my appearance was a bit odd.
My right leg was no longer with me.
It had caught somewhere in the top of the cockpit as
I tried to leave my Spitfire.
- Douglas Bader

I couldn't sleep for two years, they tried to break my nerves.
They used a lot of psychology to brainwash.
- Mordechai Vanunu

I've tried body surfing.
It's nice.
- Ziggy Marley

When I was 21 I stopped and got married.
I tried for a while to be the perfect wife,
society this, society that but it wasn't working,
so after about a year I went back to work.
- Pia Zadora

President Bush and his administration have tried to
pull the wool over our eyes and distract the public
from this possibly illegal domestic spying scandal.
- Ellen Tauscher

It's been years since I've had a real input in the game anyway.
For this game, I've just tried to keep all the other
stuff away from the players and coaches.
- Bear Bryant

We tried to make a movie that had sex and violence
because we like sex and violence.
- Larry Wachowski

Though many have tried, no one has ever yet explained
away the decisive fact that science,
which can do so much, cannot decide what it ought to do.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

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

It was Noel Coward whose technique I envied and tried to emulate.
I collected all his records and writing.
- Kenneth Williams

I tried.
But not everybody thought so.
- Andrew Young

To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to
those who have never tried it;
those who have,
fear it.
- Horace

If he had listened to some of his advisors and had
tried to make the Marshall Plan a political dumping
ground for unqualified politicians,
it couldn't have been a success.
- Paul Hoffman

I have never tried to fiddle my role as leader of the city of Sheffield,
as an MP or as a minister.
- David Blunkett

Stay away from drugs.
They're not worth it.
I've tried, but there's none of them that's worth it.
- Randy Newman

There have been times when I have deliberately tried to take my life...
I think I must have been crying for some attention.
- Judy Garland

At the end of the program, I tried to talk to the kids
a little bit about life skills.
- Troy Vincent

You can't drown yourself in drink.
I've tried, you float.
- John Barrymore

The team pulled together very well, whatever we tried worked.
- David Gower

I tried to use the questions and answers as an armature
on which to build a sculpture of genuine conversation.
- Clifton Fadiman

I always tried to play my hunches.
- Gene Tierney

I always tried so hard to fit in, and then I figured
out that I didn't want to fit.
- Anthony Davis

Jaws was still a handsome, big guy.
He got the girl.
He was my favorite villain.
I tried to make this guy endearing somewhat because
all he wanted to do was unite his country.
- Rick Yune

There were times when I blundered and got the dreaded look from the lads.
But that was a good sign.
It showed I'd attempted something I'd not tried before.
- John Bonham

I don't know if you've ever tried writing a Doctor Who story,
but it's a lot more difficult than it initially appears,
especially if you've got more than one assistant.
- Sarah Sutton

I've always tried to explore the humorous aspects of life.
- Ted Lange

I had not picked up a tennis racket in 15 years,
so I tried.
- Matthew Ashford

Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist,
we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth.
- Joseph Barbera

What I'm saying is that I tried very hard to give them
my reality and my reality is kind of interesting.
- Liza Minnelli

We tried - we tried for a year, and we tried different methods and different -
and I had in vitro and it didn't work.
It didn't stick.
It didn't - didn't produce a baby at all.
- Cheryl Tiegs

Photography is still a very new medium and everything must be tried and dare.
- Bill Brandt

I tried to contribute to the defeat of the Soviets.
If I contributed 1%, it is 1% of something enormous.
- Edward Teller

I have tried to keep on with my striving because this
is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.
- Arthur Ashe

I'm not really good at retiring.
I tried that one time and Nancy ran me out of the house.
- Tom Osborne

To know that one has never really tried -
that is the only death.
- Marie Dressler

A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed -
I well know.
For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
- Georges Clemenceau

The relationship between Cathy and Mom in the strip
is the one relationship drawn from real life that I
have proudly never even tried to disguise.
- Cathy Guisewite

In horror movies today it's lots of fast cut shot and
lots of loud noises on the soundtrack.
I tried to do the opposite.
Playing with silence for instance.
- Alejandro Amenabar

Whenever I'm caught between two evils,
I take the one I've never tried.
- Mae West

Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct,
not tried it.
- Donald Knuth

Tom and I didn't have a problem with the height differential but Paramount did,
so we tried to hide it.
- Kelly McGillis

I can't even remember how many times I tried to kill myself.
- Patty Duke

You have been tried by twelve good men and true,
not of your peers but as high above you as heaven is of hell,
and they have said you are guilty.
- Roy Bean

I had only that one picture, Hitler,
the Beast of Berlin,
in which I had a part big enough to impress anyone.
I tried for better roles over and over again.
- Alan Ladd

I pictured myself as a virus or a cancer cell and tried
to sense what it would be like.
- Jonas Salk


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