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Lou Harrison Quotes and Sayings

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We get more dangerous as we accumulate knowledge,
and that's both a sadness and something to control,
try to learn to live with, make terms with.
- Lou Harrison

I don't want to wear my compositional tools on my sleeve.
- Lou Harrison

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

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

 

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

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Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life.
If it be true that optimism compels the world forward,
and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to
propagate a pessimistic philosophy.
- Helen Keller

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.
Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
- Osho

Power is dangerous unless you have humility.
- Richard J. Daley

The most dangerous food is wedding cake.
- James Thurber

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson

It is dangerous to be right in matters
on which the established authorities are wrong.
- Voltaire

Power is always dangerous.
Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
- Edward Abbey

I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons
out of the hands of fools.
Let's start with typewriters.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Your most dangerous competitors are those that are most like you.
- Bruce Henderson

Anger and Danger are intimately intertwined.
An angry person is a dangerous person,
whether that person crosses our path
or whether the angry person is ourself.
To complete the anger/danger cycle,
whenever we feel threatened -
when we believe we are in danger -
we tend to exhibit anger as well as fear.
We look for someone to blame for the dangerous situation,
and direct our anger toward them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The time-traveling is just too dangerous.
Better that I devote myself to study
the other great mystery of the universe - women!
- the movie Back to the Future II

Family life itself, that safest, most traditional,
most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary:
It is,
perpetually, a dangerous place.
- Margaret Drabble

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
- Edmund Burke

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests;
you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking
a dangerous blow at your own.
- Carl Schurz

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable
and more dangerous for all of us.
- Margaret Thatcher

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent;
it is force.
Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
- George Washington

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -
that there is a genetic factor to leadership.
This myth asserts that people simply either
have certain charismatic qualities or not.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true.
Leaders are made rather than born.
- Warren G. Bennis

Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing
in the world is power without humor.
- Eric Sevareid

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing,
but it still beats total ignorance.
- Abigail Van Buren

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
- James A. Baldwin

Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview -
nothing more constraining,
more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Literature, the most seductive, the most deceiving,
the most dangerous of professions.
- John Morley

It is very dangerous to have your self-worth riding
on your results as an athlete.
- Jim Courier

He uses his good powers for evil, and that's when it
gets to the dangerous side of it.
- Rosario Dawson

Don't play for safety - it's the most dangerous thing in the world.
- Hugh Walpole

New developments in weapon systems during the 1950s
and early 1960s created a situation that was most dangerous,
and even conducive to accidental war.
- Herman Kahn

Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting
when you are walking in the snow.
You doze off and die in your sleep.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

A little learning is not a dangerous thing to one who
does not mistake it for a great deal.
- William Allen White

Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding?
- Pablo Picasso

Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time.
At any given moment the floor may open up.
Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring.
- Edward Gorey

It is all right for the lion and the lamb to lie down
together if they are both asleep,
but if one of them begins to get active,
it is dangerous.
- Crystal Eastman

It's ridiculous that time and time again we need a
radioactive cloud coming out of a nuclear power-station
to remind us that atomic energy is extraordinarily dangerous.
- Pierre Schaeffer

The armored cars of dreams, contrived to let us do
so many a dangerous thing.
- Elizabeth Bishop

A closet full of wire hangers can be the most dangerous place in the world.
- Paul Lynde

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy to be called an idea at all.
- Elbert Hubbard

The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.
- Henry Ward Beecher

If a foreign country doesn't look like a middle-class
suburb of Dallas or Detroit,
then obviously the natives must be dangerous as well as badly dressed.
- Lewis H. Lapham

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing,
but a little want of knowledge is also a dangerous thing.
- Samuel Butler

The belief that one's own view of reality is the only
reality is the most dangerous of all delusions.
- Paul Watzlawick

I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional
walks during batting practice.
- Casey Stengel

An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the
degree of truth which it contains.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Writers in repressive societies are considered dangerous.
That's why so many of them are in jail.
- Don DeLillo

This most dangerous enemy is the American counterpart
of the British Fabian Socialist,
who denies that he is a Socialist and operates behind
a mask which he calls National Planning.
- John T. Flynn

The radical elements in Islam are very dangerous.
- Brent Scowcroft

Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous;
those in philosophy only ridiculous.
- David Hume

Ski racing, especially downhill, is a dangerous activity
and there are many accidents.
It would be really too bad to lose everything because of a crash.
- Hermann Maier

We were then in a dangerous, helpless situation,
exposed daily to perils and death amongst savages and wild beasts,
not a white man in the country but ourselves.
- Daniel Boone

How dangerous emperors are when they go mad.
- Walid Jumblatt

After the horrific attacks of September 11th,
it was evident that our Government needed to be transformed
to meet the new challenges of this dangerous world.
- Jim Ryun

We're making it more difficult to obtain the necessary
ingredients to produce meth and tightening criminal
penalties for those who deal in this dangerous drug.
- Michael McCaul

You can't pretend that everybody likes Versace.
It would be boring.
It's better to create a reaction than to create no reaction.
That's dangerous.
- Donatella Versace

This century is going to be a very dangerous century.
- Duncan Hunter

It's kind of dangerous to cut in the camera,
but that's the only way I know how to direct.
- Debbie Allen

Smoking is hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain,
and dangerous to the lungs.
- King James I

In addition, each barrel of oil we save through conservation
further decreases our dangerous reliance on unstable Middle East oil.
- Paul Gillmor


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