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Kenneth L. Pike Quotes and Sayings

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Normal social behavior requires that we be able to
recognize identities in spite of change.
Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Related topics: Society

God cannot be reduced to a sample for analysis.
- Kenneth L. Pike

The view of the local scene through the eyes of a native
participant in that scene is a different window.
- Kenneth L. Pike

The price that one pays for refusing to act on the truth as one sees it,
is to be led to believe untruth to avoid guilt.
- Kenneth L. Pike

 

It is also, I would guess, a universal that in all
societies people value respectability granted to them.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Identity in the form of continuity of personality is
an extremely important characteristic of the individual.
- Kenneth L. Pike

The universe extends beyond the mind of man,
and is more complex than the small sample one can study.
- Kenneth L. Pike

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Today's practicality is often no more than the accepted
form of yesterday's theory.
- Kenneth L. Pike

There is no truth without responsibility following in its wake.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Acceptance of the power of God in one's life lays the
groundwork for personal commitment to both science and Christianity,
which so often have been in conflict.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Language is a tool adequate to provide any degree of
precision relevant to a particular situation.
- Kenneth L. Pike

I wanted a theory that would allow one to live outside
the office with the same philosophy one uses inside it.
- Kenneth L. Pike

If I were to adopt pure mechanism as a philosophy,
there would be no way I could choose to be a scholar.
- Kenneth L. Pike

This required the development of a view which allowed
one to integrate research with belief,
thing with person, fact with aesthetics,
knowledge with application of knowledge.
- Kenneth L. Pike

When I conform to truth, I do not conform to an abstract principle;
I conform to the nature of God.
- Kenneth L. Pike

So I see that Christianity in believing in a Creator
pulls together more facts,
data, inner experience and ability than any mechanistic view could hold for me.
- Kenneth L. Pike

The detached observer's view is one window on the world.
- Kenneth L. Pike

If language did not affect behavior,
it could have no meaning.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Nobody is as good as he thinks he is.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Verbal and nonverbal activity is a unified whole,
and theory and methodology should be organized or created to treat it as such.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Courage to continue comes from deeper sources than outward results.
- Kenneth L. Pike

The marvelous thing is that even in studying linguistics,
we find that the universe as a whole is patterned,
ordered, and to some degree intelligible to us.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Fruitful discourse in science or theology requires
us to believe that within the contexts of normal discourse
there are some true statements.
- Kenneth L. Pike

With acknowledgement of residues, we can be more easily
prepared to grant the unit of science,
the overlapping of disciplines, and the total coherence of all facts.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Without a possibility of change in meanings human communication
could not perform its present functions.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Christianity stands or falls as a living program,
a way of life, made concrete in the life of man by
the life of God through the life of the concretely living Christ.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Revelation and the nature of truth must be viewed in
reference to the structure of language.
- Kenneth L. Pike

If the scholar feels that he must know everything about any topic,
he is in trouble - and will not publish with a clear conscience.
- Kenneth L. Pike

We assume, to begin with, that the individual is at
least as complex in his internal structure as the language is which he speaks -
otherwise,
how could he speak a language which is complex?
- Kenneth L. Pike

That a society controls, to a greater or lesser extent,
the behavior of its members is a universal;
but the methods,
the particulars of that control, vary from one culture to another.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Language is not merely a set of unrelated sounds,
clauses, rules, and meanings; it is a total coherent
system of these integrating with each other,
and with behavior, context, universe of discourse,
and observer perspective.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Normal is in the eye of the beholder.
- Whoopi Goldberg

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss.
It is originally an unlearned feeling process.
Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
- Anne Grant

No matter how calmly you try to referee,
parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior,
and I'm not talking about the kids.
Their behavior is always normal.
- Bill Cosby

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping
young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the
ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
- Walt Disney

Swimming is normal for me.
I'm relaxed.
I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings.
It's my home.
- Michael Phelps

I don't think anyone has a normal family.
- Edward Furlong

I started dieting.
I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and
I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating
and would put it on and then some.
- Suzanne Somers

Normal is not something to aspire to,
it's something to get away from.
- Jodie Foster

The only normal people are the one's you don't know very well.
- Alfred Adler

Mel is nuts.
He puts on a suit and a tie and acts like a normal
person so people think he's okay.
He's definitely out in left field.
He's got the ambition of a boy.
- Dom DeLuise

But if somebody dies, if something happens to you,
there is a normal process of depression,
it is part of being human, and some people view it
as a learning experience etc.
- Bob Geldof

Everyone is normal until you get to know them.
- Dave Sim

In order to move others deeply we must deliberately
allow ourselves to be carried away beyond the bounds
of our normal sensibility.
- Joseph Conrad

So when I was told to work, ten, twelve hours a day as an assistant pro,
I didn't complain.
It was normal.
- Bernhard Langer

If I was in a room with a bunch of skinheads talking about racism,
then I would be disturbed, but after we finished a take,
we were normal people again.
- Edward Furlong

I like stories that are not normal, everyday lives.
I don't personally seek them out, but they find me.
- Katherine Moennig

It was nothing, just the normal thing to do at the time.
- Joey Dunlop

I didn't have a normal background - I was completely
demented from a very early age!
- Bill Paxton

That's the thing with animated films -
I often feel that puppets get the better parts compared to us normal actresses.
- Helena Bonham Carter

There is a world of difference between a Mahler eighth
note and a normal eighth note.
- Gustav Mahler

I don't want to just be in the normal kind of teen movie.
- Stephen Dorff

I was a normal, rather dutiful child.
I didn't even rebel as a teenager.
- Emily Watson

I've been told by doctors and surgeons that I have
the energy of ten men who have normal jobs.
- Gary Busey

Normal science does not aim at novelties of fact or theory and,
when successful, finds none.
- Thomas Kuhn

I like normal stuff people fear - like spiders and heights.
I'm frightened by the unknown, by things that are hard
to figure out and get a grip on.
- Haley Joel Osment

Life excites me-just little, normal,
everyday things.
Getting out of bed.
Getting dressed.
Making food.
I find it all exciting.
- Liv Tyler

It is normal to give away a little of one's life in
order not to lose it all.
- Albert Camus

It's hard enough to work and raise a family when your
kids are all healthy and relatively normal,
but when you add on some kind of disability or disease,
it can just be such a burden.
- Patricia Heaton

I have to stay humble.
I'm just a normal human with a job that is televised.
- Jai Rodriguez

I feel a part of the congregation.
I've never had to do special music.
The kids sing in the choir.
It's just normal.
We're treated like everybody else.
- Amy Grant

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

I've had a normal life, but I have struggled to get here.
It hasn't been handed to me and it hasn't been easy.
- Ashley Tisdale

I don't want to be put on a pedestal.
I just want to be reasonably successful and live a
normal life with all the conveniences to make it so.
- Althea Gibson

As soon as I had proved this and, of course,
also the normal pointing action and reactions in all
other extremities and joints,
I stopped the experiment.
- Robert Barany

Normal kids in their teens want to go and date girls
and do mischievous things,
your hormones are jumping around, but I stayed in my
bedroom in search of something.
- Grandmaster Flash

Only by observing this condition would the results
of our work be regarded as fully conclusive and as
having elucidated the normal course of the phenomena.
- Ivan Pavlov

History shows that no enemy remains hostile forever,
nor do friends remain friendly forever.
For that reason, we intend to have normal relations with all.
- Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

Though I was a mother at 21, being a grandmother makes
the whole thing absolutely normal and gorgeous.
The relief, the joy of being a grandmother is wonderful.
- Joanna Lumley

But I think that I'm just a normal girl,
you know.
- Donna Summer


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