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Charles Van Doren Quotes and Sayings

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I worked hard at memorizing lists of facts and figures,
and carried with me a book of facts.
- Charles Van Doren

Because the world is radically new, the ideal encyclopedia should be radical,
too.
- Charles Van Doren

The last part, the part you're now approaching,
was for Aristotle the most important for happiness.
- Charles Van Doren

I was involved, deeply involved, in a deception...
I have deceived my friends - and I had millions of them.
- Charles Van Doren

 

Some of you read with me 40 years ago a portion of Aristotle's Ethics,
a selection of passages that describe his idea of happiness.
You may not remember too well.
- Charles Van Doren

I hoped that it would be possible to slide slowly from
my public life back to the life of teaching and writing
that I had always wanted.
But things didn't work out that way.
- Charles Van Doren

My total winnings after 14 appearances were $129,000.
- Charles Van Doren

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I cannot take back one word or action;
the past does not change for anyone.
- Charles Van Doren

I've learned a lot about good and evil.
They are not always what they appear to be.
- Charles Van Doren

I never wanted to see another quiz show.
- Charles Van Doren

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

It is a common experience that a problem difficult
at night is resolved in the morning after the committee
of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck

My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic,
worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
- Ed Bradley

I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals.
I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
- Mia Hamm

World War II was the last government program that really worked.
- George Will

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

I waited and worked, and watched the inferior exalted for nearly thirty years;
and when recognition came at last,
it was too late to alter events, or to make a difference in living.
- Ellen Glasgow

I'd wanted to be a writer and when I came back to New
York worked as a musician too,
but I found my writing starting to get more and more referential to cinema.
- Jim Jarmusch

I worked three and then six hours a day in my studio
with strict discipline and emotion.
I obtained awards usually granted to other foreigners
during the end-of-year admission tests.
- Ralph Allen

I started at the top and worked my way down.
- Orson Welles

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't angry some days.
But I really have worked hard to put a lot of the anger
and disappointment in the past.
- Monica Lewinsky

I've worked very hard in this book to keep the lines of communication open.
I don't want to turn someone away from this information
for partisan political reasons.
- Jared Diamond

Just recently I worked with Van Morrison and I came
to realize that money can't make a decent human being out of you.
- Jim Sullivan

I have worked really hard to defy categorization,
to break down a taxonomy whenever it comes my way.
- Rick Moody

He worked for the day when all people would be clothed in dignity.
- Don King

I'm a professional cook.
I've worked with other cooks from all over the world,
but my family is not that way - they're always lived
within 25 miles of my hometown!
- Paul Prudhomme

The same things we've done the past couple of seasons.
We've worked on the engine and clutch.
We'll try and pick up the performance and consistency
of the car and go back out there.
- Larry Dixon

In the past, people worked together only when some
great disaster threatened.
- Walter Ulbricht

We've worked with President Yeltsin.
He is the President of the country.
He's been a reformer.
We've been able to accomplish a number of things together.
- Warren Christopher

I've worked with very few that I considered unpleasant.
Dennis the Menace was a joy to work on.
- Gale Gordon

I wanted a NBA basketball gym at my house and that's
what I worked hard for and I was able to achieve that.
- Terrell Owens

My father worked for governments all his life as an
engineer and public works director.
- Edward Tufte

He has achieved success who has worked well,
laughed often, and loved much.
- Elbert Hubbard

My life was on the line here and my career and everything I worked for,
it was hanging by a thread.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I've worked in a factory.
I was a garbage man.
I worked in a post office.
It's not that long ago.
I like to think that I'm just a regular guy.
- Denzel Washington

The majority of directors I've worked with didn't know how to talk to actors.
- Stanley Tucci

I have worked with Presidents since Eisenhower.
We serve together.
- John Dingell

I worked also, doing things such as our paper route and,
later on, waitressing.
- Nancy Kerrigan

I succeeded on sort of chutzpah and charm.
No technique at all, didn't know what I was doing,
but it worked and the character suited me.
- Jeremy Irons

I've worked hard all my life.
- Dawn Fraser

Good actors I've worked with all started out making faces in a mirror,
and you keep making faces all your life.
- Bette Davis

One of my favorite poets, Neruda, writes close to the bone.
Though I know only a little Spanish,
I like to compare the Spanish and English lines and
see how the translator worked.
- Anita Diament

Together, often by unanimous vote, the council has
worked quickly to get positive results.
- Laura Miller

In my Gau, as far as I know, only Communists who had
actually worked against the State were arrested.
- Fritz Sauckel

The Xbox 360 is the first console that I've ever worked
with that actually has development tools that are better
for games than what we've had on PC.
- John Carmack

I started in a research lab for TV cameras,
then I worked at a tape duplication facility.
That was the first introduction for me to recorded music and hi-fi.
- Alan Parsons

Well, I needed the work - that's the honest answer.
I haven't worked for a while, a couple of years.
So I thought it would be nice to get back to work and earn some money.
- Gary Oldman

No, she is right up there with the best I've worked with.
I was very impressed with her, I really was.
- Albert Finney

We worked very hard to make extensions very simple.
- Mitchell Baker

I believed in myself, and I've always worked very,
very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word.
- Erykah Badu

I knew one thing: as soon as anyone said you didn't need a gun,
you'd better take one along that worked.
- Raymond Chandler

I've worked with a lot of real heavy hitters,
and Quentin is maybe heads and shoulders,
at least a forehead, above just about anybody I've ever worked with.
- David Carradine

The craziest thing I did to get a guy to notice me
was going out with his best friend.
It worked - he did notice me - but I don't recommend it.
- Jennie Garth

I had a good time working with Russell Crowe,
Ron Howard and Ed Harris.
It was a great cast and Russell worked really hard,
doing tons of research and questioning everything.
- Jennifer Connelly

When people protest and are upset with a movie,
it becomes a big hit.
They hated Passion of The Christ, it worked out pretty well for the box office.
So let's get that going.
- Denzel Washington

And I've always worked on the principle that if it
interests me enough to write about it,
then it must interest a lot of other people.
- Morris West

I've always just worked and tried to do as good a job
as possible so that the people who are watching me took notice.
That's what's helped me be successful today.
- Maria Bartiromo

My uncle and my grandfather both worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
- Dave Van Ronk

I know I always worked hard on making sure we came
out with the best possible product and of course we
were working with four other people,
you have to balance that as well.
- Chris Squire

I was trying to perform as best as possible.
I was a boy at the time, but worked well with the sickle.
- Mikhail Kalashnikov

I have worked all of my life, so I really don't have any hobbies.
- Steven Hill

Sammy Davis, I backed him up.
I used to study him every night.
I saw how great performers worked and was able to incorporate
a little bit from the best.
- Bobby Vinton

Very often we developed a better grasp of the subjects
than the over worked teachers.
- Albert Bandura

Eliminating the piano means that I've always worked
closer with the bass than most players.
- Gerry Mulligan

We would sift through every inch of what it was that worked,
or if it didn't, and wonder what was effective in it,
in terms of paint, the subject matter,
the size, the drawing.
- Helen Frankenthaler

I collaborated on most of my dance numbers,
literally 50/50, with the choreographers I worked with.
- Jessie Matthews

I worked with Paul McCartney for a while and saw what
it does to you to be treated like a god for twenty years.
- Tracey Ullman

I worked half my life to be an overnight success,
and still it took me by surprise.
- Jessica Savitch

I understood jazz, I understood how it worked.
That's what I apply to everything.
- Van Morrison

I grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts.
My background was modest, and I worked at a Portuguese bakery in town.
- Emeril Lagasse

I've never worked with the Java community.
- Miguel de Icaza


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