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Clifford D. Simak Quotes and Sayings

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When I talk of the purpose of life, I am thinking not only of human life,
but of all life on Earth and of the life which must
exist upon other planets throughout the universe.
- Clifford D. Simak

Without consciousness and intelligence,
the universe would lack meaning.
- Clifford D. Simak

My reluctance to use alien invasion is due to the feeling
that we are not likely to be invaded and taken over.
- Clifford D. Simak

Time is still the great mystery to us.
It is no more than a concept; we don't know if it even exists.
- Clifford D. Simak

 

If mankind were to continue in other than the present barbarism,
a new path must be found, a new civilization based
on some other method than technology.
- Clifford D. Simak

If the means were available, we could trace our ancestry -
yours and mine -
back to the first blob of life-like material that came
into being on the planet.
- Clifford D. Simak

It is only of life on Earth, however,
that one can speak with any certainty.
It seems to me that all life on Earth,
the sum total of life upon the Earth,
has purpose.
- Clifford D. Simak

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Must faith be exactly that, the willingness and ability
to believe in the face of a lack of evidence? If one could find the evidence,
would then the faith be dead?
- Clifford D. Simak

These are the stories the Dogs tell,
when the fires burn high and the wind is from the north.
- Clifford D. Simak

Less than an hour before he'd congratulated himself
on escaping all the traps of Earth,
all the snares of Man.
Not knowing that the greatest trap of all,
the final and the fatal trap, lay on this present planet.
- Clifford D. Simak

We said, there's another second gone,
there's another minute and another hour and another day,
when, as a matter of fact the second or the minute
or the hour was never gone.
It was the same one all the time.
It had just moved along and we had moved with it.
- Clifford D. Simak

Could that have been what happened to the human race -
a willing perversity that set at naught all human values
which had been so hardly won and structured in the
light of reason for a span of more than a million years?
- Clifford D. Simak

It would seem to me that by the time a race has achieved
deep space capability it would have matured to a point
where it would have no thought of dominating another intelligent species.
- Clifford D. Simak

What do you mean by faith? Is faith enough for Man?
Should he be satisfied with faith alone? Is there no
way of finding out the truth? Is the attitude of faith,
of believing in something for which there can be no
more than philosophic proof,
the true mark of a Christian?
- Clifford D. Simak

And time itself? Time was a never-ending medium that
stretched into the future and the past -
except there was no future and no past,
but an infinite number of brackets, extending either way,
each bracket enclosing its single phase of the Universe.
- Clifford D. Simak

It was a place without a single feature of the space-time matrix that he knew.
It was a place where nothing yet had happened -
an utter emptiness.
There was neither light nor dark: there was nothing here but emptiness.
- Clifford D. Simak

It seems to me, thinking of it, that there must be
some universal plan which set in motion the orbiting
of the electrons about the nucleus and the slower,
more majestic orbit of the galaxies about one another
to the very edge of space.
- Clifford D. Simak

Talk not of wasted affection;
affection never was wasted.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
- George Washington Carver

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Don't talk about what you have done
or what you are going to do.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense,
and have her nonsense respected.
- Charles Lamb

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know what? Maybe there's a good reason
donkeys shouldn't talk.
- the movie Shrek (2001)

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you'd have preferred to talk.
- Doug Larson

The less food, the more time to talk,
the more to talk about.
- Damon Wayans

Who's a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?
- Donald E. Westlake

I could talk food all day.
I love good food.
- Tom Brady

The reason I talk to myself is because
I'm the only one whose answers I accept.
- George Carlin

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and
never of killing for their country.
- Bertrand Russell

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
- Howard Nemerov

Everyone should have at least two friends -
one to talk to and one to talk about.
- Anonymous

Children, cartoon animals, comedians,
and space aliens can get away with saying
what the rest of us are afraid is true,
but are embarrassed to talk about.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host.
- David Letterman

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody
that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
- David Byrne

I'm very girly.
I love to talk about diets, exercise,
kids, make-up.
- Rachel Hunter

I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier.
- Howard Nemerov

You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles.
- Gordon Sinclair

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
- Dion Boucicault

Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
- Denis Waitley

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

There's three things men always talk about -
women,
sports, and cars.
- Mario Lopez

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
- Thomas Fuller

All this talk about equality.
The only thing people really have in common is that
they are all going to die.
- Bob Dylan

Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.
- Cullen Hightower

But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about.
We don't do a lot of violent shows.
When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act.
- Aaron Spelling

I think it's sort of disrespectful to the partner you're
having sex with to talk about it.
- Gretchen Mol

Next time I see you, remind me not to talk to you.
- Groucho Marx

Do you remember when you found out you wouldn't live
forever? People don't talk about this,
but everybody had to go through it because you're not
born with that knowledge.
- David Cronenberg

George is a radio announcer, and when he walks under a bridge...
you can't hear him talk.
- Steven Wright

And I also have a camera, a Web cam,
and I have one at home,
so I can hook up and talk to the girls,
and they can see me while we're on the bus in the middle of nowhere.
- Lee Ann Womack

If I, taking care of everyone's interests,
also take care of my own, you can't talk about a conflict of interest.
- Silvio Berlusconi

My dearest friend in the movement is Jack Nichols.
If there were no such thing as gay or straight,
we would still talk and share experiences till the end of time.
- George Weinberg


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