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Ernest Shackleton Quotes and Sayings

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The noise resembles the roar of heavy,
distant surf.
Standing on the stirring ice one can imagine it is
disturbed by the breathing and tossing of a mighty giant below.
- Ernest Shackleton

If I had not some strength of will I would make a first class drunkard.
- Ernest Shackleton

Superhuman effort isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results.
- Ernest Shackleton

Difficulties are just things to overcome,
after all.
- Ernest Shackleton

 

We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders.
We had reached the naked soul of man.
- Ernest Shackleton

After months of want and hunger, we suddenly found
ourselves able to have meals fit for the gods,
and with appetites the gods might have envied.
- Ernest Shackleton

Now my eyes are turned from the South to the North,
and I want to lead one more Expedition.
This will be the last...
to the North Pole.
- Ernest Shackleton

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I called to the other men that the sky was clearing,
and then a moment later I realized that what I had
seen was not a rift in the clouds but the white crest of an enormous wave.
- Ernest Shackleton

I seemed to vow to myself that some day I would go
to the region of ice and snow and go on and on till
I came to one of the poles of the earth,
the end of the axis upon which this great round ball turns.
- Ernest Shackleton

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

I love deadlines.
I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
- Douglas Adams

Steve Jobs' Three Rules of Life ...
1. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
2. Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice.
3. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

In spite of all this noise, customers are still definitely buying in North America,
and they're really, really buying internationally.
- Jim Balsillie

God is gone up on high with a triumphant noise.
- Charles Wesley

Love is the big booming beat which covers up the noise of hate.
- Margaret Cho

True merit, like a river, the deeper it is,
the less noise it makes.
- Edward F. Halifax

I think there's something strangely musical about noise.
- Trent Reznor

Man is a great blunderer going about in the woods,
and there is no other except the bear makes so much noise.
- Mary Austin

There will be a meeting of the great powers who will disagree,
and the next noise we hear will be the screeching of
elevators going up and down from heaven to hell.
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with
more noise than is normal.
- Peter Ustinov

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech,
adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices.
What role does silence have in all this noise?
- Federico Fellini

It's very clean.
With tape, you get noise.
- Herb Alpert

He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence.
- William Dean Howells

People who make no noise are dangerous.
- Jean de La Fontaine

For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the
rain and the noise of battle.
It has the power to give grief or universality that
lends it a youthful beauty.
- John Cheever

I loved the house the way you would any new house,
because it is populated by your future,
the family of children who will fill it with noise
or chaos and satisfying busy pleasures.
- Jane Smiley

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy,
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
When the air does laugh with our merry wit,
And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.
- Lord Byron

The movies that are made more thoughtfully or made
or with more ambition often get just get drowned out by the noise.
- Roger Ebert

I like the noise of democracy.
- James Buchanan

Our political institutions work remarkably well.
They are designed to clang against each other.
The noise is democracy at work.
- Michael Novak

There will be some tracks on the next album which that
will consist of mostly noise and feedback,
whereas others may just have guitar parts and samples.
- Daisy Berkowitz

Good manners: The noise you don't make when you're eating soup.
- Bennett Cerf

All you could do was to see them.
We were backstage when the Beatles were on and you
could just about hear a noise.
It was just literally screaming.
- Roger Daltrey

A "scream" is always just that -
a noise and not music.
- Carl Jung

The filth and noise of the crowded streets soon destroy
the elasticity of health which belongs to the country boy.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

Actually, I think the average voice is like 70 percent
tone and 30 percent noise.
My voice is 95 percent noise.
- Harvey Fierstein

When you consider that you're a character that doesn't speak,
but you've still got to react to the other actors,
you've got to make a noise of some kind.
- Peter Mayhew

You can't be distracted by the noise of misinformation.
- James Daly

My wife says I'm making a noise like a stranded whale.
I think I have a major snoring problem.
- Rex Hunt

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

Three days in a city now and I'm quite flipped.
There's too much noise.
I just can't do with it.
- Lou Harrison

Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends,
rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.
- William Powell

You can tell a good putt by the noise it makes.
- Bobby Locke

We're a bit flashy, but the music's not one big noise.
- Freddie Mercury

We were like psychedelic folk combined with Sonic Youth's noise.
- Daisy Berkowitz

Calumny is only the noise of madmen.
- Diogenes of Sinope

Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it;
a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.
- Cyril Connolly

Just the other day, it seems, the kids were running through the house,
slamming doors, breaking glass, making noise.
Time goes by so quickly.
Sometimes everything seems so fleeting.
- Perry Como

I had this song called Helter Skelter,
which is just a ridiculous song.
So we did it like that, 'cuz I like noise.
- Paul McCartney

When I was 20, I didn't give a damn about song construction.
I just wanted to make as much noise and play as fast and as loud as possible.
- Ritchie Blackmore

Television news is like a lightning flash.
It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it,
leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone.
- Hodding Carter

There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated
by noise and gregariousness.
- George Steiner

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is the most sublime noise
that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.
- E. M. Forster

How about a little noise.
How do you expect a man to putt?
- Babe Ruth

I would take a bomb, but I can't stand the noise.
- Joe E. Lewis

The first condition for making music is not to make a noise.
- Jose Bergamin

They that govern the most make the least noise.
- John Selden

As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom,
language becomes printed noise.
- George Will

A baby is a loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
- Ronald Knox

It's not as if there's a noise problem,
because they use the same circuits as Formula One.
- Barry Sheene

In Mexico an air conditioner is called a politician
because it makes a lot of noise but doesn't work very well.
- Len Deighton

I think the main influence has been living in New York City.
Aside from all the crap around 9/11,
I find it very demanding to think amid all the noise and visual pollution.
- George Murray

Movie music is noise...
even more painful than my sciatica.
- Thomas Beecham

To me, the noise of a threshing machine is better music
than a lot of music I hear nowadays.
I took a man's place in the threshing crew when I was only 14 years old.
- Clyde Tombaugh

A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
- Jerome K. Jerome

Or like in the early 70's when we had the reaction
against acid rock and all the fuzz tone,
and feedback, and the noise.
And you had James Taylor and everyone went acoustic and that.
- Lester Bangs

Soon silence will have passed into legend.
Man has turned his back on silence.
Day after day he invents machines and devices that
increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life,
contemplation, meditation.
- Jean Arp


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