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Eric Allin Cornell Quotes and Sayings

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I was partly old-fashioned and partly modern.
- Eric Allin Cornell

With every passing year, BEC proves that it still has surprises left for us.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Between rounds of speed chess I read enough of a programming
manual to teach myself to write programs on the school's
DEC mainframe in the language Basic.
- Eric Allin Cornell

There are relatively few experiments in atomic physics
these days that don't involve the use of a laser.
- Eric Allin Cornell

 

Most of my teachers probably found I made less trouble if they let me read.
- Eric Allin Cornell

It was there I met my future wife, Celeste Landry,
although our lives took us separate ways for many years
and we were not to marry until more than ten years later.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Conversely, I came to realize that being good at something
is hardly a reason to avoid doing it.
- Eric Allin Cornell

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Just before my final year of high school,
my brother, sister and I moved with my mother to San Francisco.
- Eric Allin Cornell

My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT,
and my mother taught high school English.
- Eric Allin Cornell

I was born in Palo Alto, California in 1961.
- Eric Allin Cornell

My freshman year of high school I joined the chess and math clubs.
- Eric Allin Cornell

I certainly remember building model rockets.
It was fun to watch the rocket blast into the air,
suspenseful to wonder if the parachute would open to
bring the rocket safely back.
- Eric Allin Cornell

As it was, I realized choosing the study of Chinese
literature as my life's work was probably a mistake.
- Eric Allin Cornell

After a semester or so, my infatuation with computers
burnt out as quickly as it had begun.
- Eric Allin Cornell

The 1970s, the decade of my teenage years,
was a transitional period in American youth culture.
- Eric Allin Cornell

The postdoc explained to me how to distinguish different
sorts of particles on the basis of the amounts of energy
they deposited in various sorts of detectors,
spark chambers, calorimeters, what have you.
- Eric Allin Cornell

My head was always bubbling over with facts and it
seems to me this had little to do with my paying close
attention in school and more to do with my voracious
and omnivorous reading habits.
- Eric Allin Cornell

My fellow students there were very smart,
but the really novel thing was that they actually seemed
to put a lot of effort into their school work.
By the end of my first semester there,
I began to get into that habit as well.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Six months after that, I left Taiwan,
first for Hong Kong and then for mainland China,
where I spent another three months studying still more
Chinese and generally kicking around the country.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Travel provided many interesting experiences,
but perhaps the most useful lesson I learned was that
I really had no proficiency for learning the thousands
of characters of the written Chinese language.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Life is partly what we make it,
and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
- Tehyi Hsieh

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth?
Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.
- Henry David Thoreau

No company fails in communist China,
because they're all partly owned by the government.
- Jim Bunning

Partly because I get such astonishingly nice fans.
- Neil Gaiman

The position that I take partly as a result of living
in Asia is where you stop living according to your
expectations and you become available to experience things as they are.
- Martha Beck

Finds progress, man's distinctive mark alone,
Not God's, and not the beast's; God is,
they are, Man partly is, and wholly hopes to be.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

My father's parents were carpenters.
They were also builders partly.
They were painters.
And several of them were very, active in the theatre and all such nonsense,
you know.
- Josef Albers

As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature,
I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and
resist or endure those of others.
- Lord Byron

A major difficulty is that the answer to the Riddle
of the Sphinx is partly a product of the answers that
we already have given to the riddle in its various forms.
- Gregory Bateson

Marry for Love, an Heroick Action, which makes a mighty noise in the World,
partly because of its rarity, and partly in regard of its extravagancy.
- Mary Astell

Partly because his life ended before the age of 50,
Hamilton was defined by the other founding fathers,
and he managed, with amazing consistency,
to alienate most of them.
- Ron Chernow

The Ego is partly free.
partly determined, and reaches fuller freedom by approaching
the Individual who is most free:
God.
- Muhammad Iqbal

That is partly why women marry - to keep up the fiction
of being in the hub of things.
- Elizabeth Bowen

I survived only a year in Berkeley, partly because
I declined to sign the anticommunist loyalty oath.
- Jack Steinberger

As the work proceeded we found that the western end
of the cutting receded under the slope of the rock,
and thus was partly roofed over by the overhanging rock.
- Howard Carter

You know, being an entertainer is partly being on the road,
and a lot of your songs come from the road.
- Mel Tillis

The country has become much more conservative,
partly because it's been taken over by the religious right.
- Bill Maher

Man could not stay there forever.
He was bound to spread to new regions,
partly because of his innate migratory tendency and
partly because of Nature's stern urgency.
- Ellsworth Huntington

When we came into the studio I became more and more me,
making the tracks and choosing the musicians,
partly because a great deal of the time during Bridge,
Artie wasn't there.
- Paul Simon

I live my life on self-belief and I live it partly on going with the flow.
- Melanie Brown

Our driver policy was partly dictated by who was available
because of other contracts.
- John Surtees

In Germany I have been acknowledged again since the fall of Hitler,
but my works, partly suppressed by the Nazis and partly destroyed by the war;
have not yet been republished there.
- Herman Hesse

I think we're miserable partly because we have only one god,
and that's economics.
- James Hillman

After four or five different wars, I grew weary of that work,
partly because in an open war, open to coverage,
as Vietnam was, it's not that difficult,
really.
- Morley Safer

The notes I have made are not a diary in the ordinary sense,
but partly lengthy records of my spiritual experiences,
and partly poems in prose.
- Edvard Munch

The people on the business side in the music business
are kind of different from the theatre business.
I think it's partly because there are different pressures on the industries.
- Tim Curry

Putting is like wisdom - partly a natural gift and
partly the accumulation of experience.
- Arnold Palmer

I wanted readers to be genuinely unsure as to whether
she's telling the truth or lying.
It meant making her partly sympathetic,
and partly unsympathetic, which wasn't easy.
- Lee Child

And partly, the worst thing you could do in my family
was need something from someone.
So physical strength represented an avenue of self-sufficiency to me.
- Alison Bechdel

I've become 40, my audience is partly the same age.
- Jean Claude Van Damme

The field of quantum valence fluctuations was another
older interest which became much more active during this period,
partly as a consequence of my own efforts.
- Philip Warren Anderson

It was fantastic to work in Cornwall partly because
my family live there so I was able to do lots of visiting and eat lots of cake.
They live all over Cornwall and all over Devon.
- Dawn French

I write as a way of keeping myself going.
You build your life around writing, and it's what gets you through.
So it's partly just curiosity to see what you can do.
- Robert Morgan

Yes, I think I have the best swing on the Tour.
Why have scores comedown in the last ten years? Partly
because they are imitating me.
- Lee Trevino

The storytelling gift is innate: one has it or one doesn't.
But style is at least partly a learned thing:
one refines it by looking and listening and reading and practice -
by work.
- Donna Tartt

Partly I resented being perceived as weak because I was a girl.
- Alison Bechdel

I don't think that what's going on in Bosnia is political activity.
It's partly political, but it's partly atavistic as well.
- John Keegan

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely
try to train him to be semi-human.
The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility
of becoming partly a dog.
- Edward Hoagland

The fatigue produced on the muscles of the human frame
does not altogether depend on the actual force employed in each effort,
but partly on the frequency with which it is exerted.
- Charles Babbage

Many people feel they must multi-task because everybody else is multitasking,
but this is partly because they are all interrupting each other so much.
- Marilyn vos Savant

I have a very long relationship with America.
My mother grew up there and I felt to some extent that I partly belong there.
I was schooled there briefly for about a year.
- Colin Firth

You want to enjoy life, don't you? If you get your
job done quickly and your job is fun,
that's good isn't it? That's the purpose of life,
partly.
Your life is better.
- Yukihiro Matsumoto

The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly
in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless.
It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.
- Eric Hoffer

It is only partly true that religion does more harm than good in society.
The community makes God into the image it wants,
vengeful, or milky sweet, or scrupulously just,
and so on.
- Mary Douglas

To write a book about improvisation is partly a contradiction in terms.
Improvisation is spontaneous.
It's in the moment.
- Sally Schneider

The uneducated person perceives only the individual phenomenon,
the partly educated person the rule,
and the educated person the exception.
- Franz Grillparzer

The fact is that daytime television is less valued than nighttime,
and it's partly because of the product that we produce.
We do a one-hour show in 12 hours.
Nighttime produces a one-hour show in seven to nine days.
- Deidre Hall

If a man has talent and can't use it,
he's failed.
If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed.
If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded,
and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know.
- Tom Wolfe

Judaism is much more communal, and partly as a consequence of my religious switch,
I am increasingly more suspicous of my previous view
that what people do in the privacy of their own home is their business alone.
- Luke Ford

This is due partly to the fact that Americans are much
better fed than Europeans,
and partly to the undeveloped resources of a new country,
but more largely to our climate, which acts as a constant stimulus.
- Josiah Strong

You all know that each title in the Chronicles has a chess theme;
that's partly because of the overall design of the Chronicles themselves -
the game of chess as an analogue of the game of life.
- Dorothy Dunnett


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