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Hal Clement Quotes and Sayings

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Speculation is perfectly all right, but if you stay
there you've only founded a superstition.
If you test it, you've started a science.
- Hal Clement

For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
- Charles Baudelaire

There was a long history of speculation that in quantum gravity,
unlike Einstein's classical theory, it might be possible
for the topology of spacetime to change.
- Edward Witten

Life must be something more than dilettante speculation.
- Anna Julia Cooper

 

What is faith but a kind of betting or speculation after all? It should be,
I bet that my Redeemer liveth.
- Samuel Butler

Books are the carriers of civilization.
Without books, history is silent, literature dumb,
science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
- Barbara Tuchman

The strongest arguments prove nothing so long as the
conclusions are not verified by experience.
Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation.
- Roger Bacon

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Christianity is not a theory or speculation,
but a life; not a philosophy of life,
but a life and a living process.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The one thing that's absolutely clear is that Karl
was not the source for the leak and there's no basis
for any additional speculation.
- Robert Luskin

The first and most important reason for its elimination
is the unquestioned fact that evolution is not a science;
it is a hypothesis only,
a speculation.
- William B. Riley

For me the greatest source of income is still movies.
Nothing - stocks, financial speculation,
real estate speculation or businesses -
makes more money for me than making movies.
- Jackie Chan

If the world were good for nothing else,
it is a fine subject for speculation.
- William Hazlitt

There's been a lot of speculation about every single
girl I'm with and it actually does quite irritate me after a while,
more so because it's a complete pain for the girls.
- Prince William

Nostalgia often leads to idle speculation.
- Paul Getty

Speculation is only a word covering the making of money
out of the manipulation of prices,
instead of supplying goods and services.
- Henry Ford

Time destroys the speculation of men,
but it confirms nature.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is intellectually dishonest to look backwards with
all the facts and judge the decisions that were made
with almost none of the facts,
or the facts that existed hidden in the normal cloud
of endless speculation of what might happen.
- Norm Coleman

In spite of the haze of speculation,
it is still something of a shock to find myself here,
coming to terms with an enormous trust placed in my
hands and with the inevitable sense of inadequacy that goes with that.
- Rowan Williams

You're trying too hard to find a correlation here.
You don't know these people, you don't know what they intended.
You try to compile statistics and correlate them to
a result that amounts to nothing more than speculation.
- Marc Racicot

Though my books are written from a historical perspective,
I have goon so far back that I am in the realm of prehistorical
speculation rather than simple historical fact to weave my stories around.
- Jean M. Auel

You can get on with your job.
I'm going to get on with mine.
And mine is to deliver for the people of Northern Ireland,
that's what they expect from me and I'm not going to
be deflected by interesting academic or media speculation
or attempts to take the whole debate back.
- Peter Hain

They have seized upon the government by bribery and corruption.
They have made speculation and public robbery a science.
They have loaded the nation, the state,
the county, and the city with debt.
- Denis Kearney

When we come to images or memories or thoughts,
speculation, while always closely related to practice,
is more explicit, and it is in fact not immediately
obvious that such processes can be described in any sense as practical.
- Samuel Alexander

Gout produces calculus in the kidney...
the patient has frequently to entertain the painful
speculation as to whether gout or stone be the worst disease.
Sometimes the stone, on passing, kills the patient,
without waiting for the gout.
- Thomas Sydenham

I know there's a great deal of speculation,
and while I appreciate the interest,
kind of,
my contract ends in May and I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do.
I'm fortunate to have a couple of opportunities to
think long and hard about.
- Katie Couric

Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich;
or rather,
from the desire not to be thought poor,
is the destructive thing which has been honored by
the name of "speculation";
but which ought to be called Gambling.
- William Cobbett

Walt Disney was not a merchant of sadness.
- James MacArthur

I was a little concerned that a lot of people thought
I wrote Merchant Ivory movies.
I also thought if I was ever going to write something strange and difficult,
that was the time.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

Ismail Merchant was just the most seductive,
passionate, outrageous, driven, genius of a man.
- Glenn Close

The thought in my mind was that I must be a good merchant.
If I were a good merchant, the rest would probably take care of itself.
- James Cash Penney

There are very honest people who do not think that
they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.
- Anatole France

What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any
new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans
may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed?
- James Madison

The great dream merchant Disney was a success because
make-believe was what everyone seemed to need in a spiritually empty land.
- Arthur Erickson

We had not had time to establish ourselves as a double
act before Ernie joined the Merchant Navy.
I teamed up with the brother of the late Dave Morris.
- Eric Morecambe

Well, I have an undergraduate degree,
a couple of bachelor's degrees, from the U.S.
Merchant Marine Academy.
- Mark Kelly

Every seaman is not only a navigator,
but a merchant and also a soldier.
- William Petty

A merchant who approaches business with the idea of
serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.
- James Cash Penney

There's no better friend to any merchant than a fair competitor.
- James Cash Penney

The British needlewoman follows blindly where the merchant leads.
- Ann Macbeth

The man of science, the artist, the philosopher are
attached to their nations as much as the day-laborer and the merchant.
- Julien Benda

This is one of his most human and most amusing and witty novels.
The characters are very Indian.
I decided that I wanted to do a comedy,
so this was just the right one.
- Ismail Merchant

Well, actually, I had been working as a consultant
to former companies of Enron,
or predecessor companies of Enron and,
so, I joined in 1990 to really start our wholesale merchant business.
- Jeffrey Skilling

No man ever got very high by pulling other people down.
The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors.
The sensible worker does not work those who work with him.
Don't knock your friends.
Don't knock your enemies.
Don't knock yourself.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

We have gotten some terrible reviews at times but if
we depended on the judgment of the studios or critics,
we never would have made more than one movie.
- Ismail Merchant

I had hoped to go to law school, but the war started,
and because of the strong feeling that I did not want to kill anybody,
I joined the Merchant Marine when I graduated from Berkeley.
- Douglass North

It's about a father and daughter and the daughter's
friend and her relationship with her current husband.
- Ismail Merchant

It's about a young man who has climbed to fame and
he discovers that his writing and the relationship
with his wife are really more important for him than anything else.
- Ismail Merchant

A few words of Hindi appear here or there,
but it's all Urdu.
I feel that if the popular culture, which is what Hindi films are,
uses Urdu, it's not going to diminish.
- Ismail Merchant

It's funny, I remember doing the Johnny Carson show,
and, uh, I couldn't afford my rent.
- Natalie Merchant

Advertising is, actually, a simple phenomenon in terms of economics.
It is merely a substitute for a personal sales force -
an extension,
if you will, of the merchant who cries aloud his wares.
- Rosser Reeves

Too much youth, hunger, mission, and talent.
- Larry Merchant

I would say I'd rather dig a ditch, you know,
do hard, manual labor than write lyrics.
- Natalie Merchant

But very unfortunately the merchant marine died away
till even the majority of fishing done about the Cape
is in the hands of the Portuguese who emigrated to
the Cape some fifty years ago.
- Joseph C. Lincoln

Be true to yourself, and, um, don't worry about some
large companies' quarterly profit index.
- Natalie Merchant

Urdu can not die out because it has very strong roots in Persia.
The language itself is not only just the language of the Muslims,
but it's also the language of the Hindus.
- Ismail Merchant

Well, the musicals give emphasis to love,
longing, melancholy, sadness.
All of that is always there.
- Ismail Merchant

I feel very proud that we have managed to stay together.
In these forty years we have made forty-six films.
Each one has brought a certain name and contribution to cinema.
- Ismail Merchant

The mixture of the Trinidadian people and the Indian
people has caused a new culture to emerge.
- Ismail Merchant

I'm on this search trying to figure out exactly who
I am and what I have to say to people.
- Natalie Merchant

Follow the wisdom of the great actor,
James Cagney, you hit your mark, you look the other guy in the eye,
and you tell the truth.
- Larry Merchant

Well, I am from India and I wanted to make films in
English for the international market in India.
So that was really the main thing, and then of course
economically it was cheaper to make films in India.
- Ismail Merchant

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

If you can dream it, you can do it.
- Walt Disney

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
- Walt Disney

Be curious, not judgmental.
- Walt Whitman

I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
- Walt Whitman

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman


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