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Jonathan Miller Quotes and Sayings

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People are already self-selected by the time they've
decided to become scientists.
- Jonathan Miller

I wasn't driven into medicine by a social conscience
but by rampant curiosity.
- Jonathan Miller

What people want is not what some would call imaginative
and often austere productions but very lavish productions
which cast back into the auditorium an image of their affluence.
- Jonathan Miller

The thing about science is that it's an accurate picture of the world.
- Jonathan Miller

 

Errors of taste are very often the outward sign of
a deep fault of sensibility.
- Jonathan Miller

People can't draw now and don't feel it's necessary.
Art students don't seem to want to draw.
- Jonathan Miller

I'm not really a Jew; just Jew-ish, not the whole hog.
- Jonathan Miller

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What I should have been, you see, is a neurologist.
- Jonathan Miller

What makes literature interesting is that it does not survive its translation.
The characters in a novel are made out of the sentences.
That's what their substance is.
- Jonathan Miller

The burden of the past is only, I think,
oppressive when you've got to go on the experience of the avant garde.
- Jonathan Miller

Science is a self-sufficient activity.
- Jonathan Miller

Now, that is in a way also what scientists are trying
to do they're trying to get people to see that the
world can be represented in an alternative way and that it's right.
- Jonathan Miller

Argumentative exhibitions bring issues to life in a
way that very much irritates traditional curators who
want to see their pictures valued for themselves.
- Jonathan Miller

A lot of high-level scientists are in fact people of
almost universal interest.
- Jonathan Miller

I'm not against asking the audience to work,
but I think what you have now is a sort of gratuitous
deconstruction as a result of a fashion of literary
deconstructionism indicating that there are no meanings.
- Jonathan Miller

You spend ten years of your life being trained to do one thing,
and you're being taught to think that it's the most
serious thing that anyone could possibly do,
and then suddenly you find yourself doing something
that in some respects is the epitome of frivolity.
- Jonathan Miller

It's not that Shakespeare is frivolous,
but you spend your time just getting people to dress
up in other people's costumes and pretending to be people that they're not,
and you think, after the years go by,
well, what on earth was all that about?
- Jonathan Miller

I was trained as a neurologist, and then I went into the theater,
and if you're brought up to think of yourself as a
biological scientist of some sort,
pretty well everything else seems frivolous by comparison.
- Jonathan Miller

I spend a lot of my time trying to draw the attention
of actors to the minute and subtle details of human behavior,
which was the sort of thing I was looking at when I was a neurologist.
- Jonathan Miller

As we know from the work of certain fundamental physicists,
people like Einstein were very dependent upon conjuring
up visual images in order to imagine things which otherwise
were not easily formulated.
- Jonathan Miller

I became startled by the extraordinary difference between
something whose surface is completely invisible which
only makes itself present by virtue of what it reflects,
and a window, which doesn't make itself apparent at all,
in the ideal case.
- Jonathan Miller

Someone like Einstein was quite clearly a moralist,
and he had a very highly developed political vision
and was very spiritual in his way,
and there are many biologists and physicists of the
first order who are like that.
- Jonathan Miller

Being a doctor has taught me a lot about directing.
You're doing the same thing: You're reconstructing
the manifold of behavior to the point where an audience says,
yes, that's exactly like people I know.
- Jonathan Miller

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White PHOTO

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reputation is what other people know about you.
Honor is what you know about yourself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton


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