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Naomi Weisstein Quotes and Sayings

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Psychologists have set about describing the true nature
of women with a certainty and a sense of their own
infallibility rarely found in the secular world.
- Naomi Weisstein

In some extremely important ways, people are what you expect them to be,
or at least they behave as you expect them to behave.
- Naomi Weisstein

The usual comment from psychologists and psychiatrists
was that it's best not to encourage people to look
at their dreams because they are liable to stir up problems for themselves.
- Henry Reed

Painters were also attorneys, happy storytellers of anecdote,
psychologists, botanists, zoologists,
archaeologists, engineers, but there were no creative painters.
- Kazimir Malevich

 

How does one happen to write a poem:
where does it come from? That is the question asked
by the psychologists or the geneticists of poetry.
- Allen Tate

I like to move among painters, mathematicians,
psychologists, people who can tell me something.
- George Woodcock

My opinions about human nature are shared by many psychologists,
linguists, and biologists, not to mention philosophers
and scholars going back centuries.
- Steven Pinker

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It was very hard for me to practice and enjoy my tennis,
and I didn't know the why, so I worked with psychologists
to try and see what was happening.
They pushed me really hard.
- Gabriela Sabatini

Intuition does not in itself amount to knowledge,
yet cannot be disregarded by philosophers and psychologists.
- Corliss Lamont

But what many psychologists have done,
probably because they did well on a test themselves
and everyone wants high self esteem,
is to create this little box and then do their research inside it.
- Robert Sternberg

We study the injustices of history for the same reason that we study genocide,
and for the same reason that psychologists study the
minds of murderers and rapists...
to understand how those evil things came about.
- Jared Diamond

But I have tried to go over it very carefully,
not merely what the evidence is, but with psychoanalysts and psychologists,
and I think we're just about all agreed that Lincoln
and Speed did not have a homosexual relationship.
- David Herbert Donald

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way.
This happens to us all the time with computers,
and nobody thinks of complaining.
- Jef Raskin

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
- John Lennon

The vampire was a complete change from the usual romantic
characters I was playing,
but it was a success.
- Bela Lugosi

The usual complaint is, 'I have no other way of earning a living.'
The harsh reply can be,
'Do you have to live?'
- Tertullian

Fortunately, many people also enjoy a stand-alone as
a sample of something new,
like trying the special at a favourite restaurant one
night instead of going for the usual.
- Sarah Zettel

Everyone seems to be playing well within the boundaries of his usual rule set.
I have yet to hear anyone say something that seemed
likely to mitigate the idiocy of this age.
- John Perry Barlow

The usual channels of university studies or secretarial
work did not appeal to me.
I cherished difficult dreams through confidence in myself.
- Ella Maillart

The Greeks already understood that there was more interest
in portraying an unusual character than a usual character -
that is the purpose of films and theatre.
- Isabelle Huppert

I played at the Sainte Maxime Beach Soccer Tournament,
which was brilliant fun as usual.
- David Ginola

Faith is not contrary to the usual ideas,
something that turns out to be right or wrong,
like a gambler's bet.
- Joanna Russ

No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question.
It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing.
The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?
- Bertrand Russell

We didn't start out to make a protest record at all.
That would have been too shallow.
As usual, it was simply a case of absorbing what's going on around us.
- Thom Yorke

Today I start a diary; it is against my usual habbits,
but out of a clearly felt need.
- Robert Musil

And I have exposed myself to art so that my work has
something beyond just the usual potter.
- Beatrice Wood

By the usual reckoning, the worst books make the best films.
- Iain Banks

Business as usual will not be accepted by any part of this city.
- Harold Washington

All possible means were used by the infatuated parents to conclude the bargain;
and deception put an end to these usual artifices.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

Standing near the door, we dipped our fingers in the holy water,
crossed and blessed ourselves, and proceeded up to the sleeping-room,
in the usual order, two by two.
- Maria Monk

The usual picture of Socrates is of an ugly little
plebeian who inspired a handsome young nobleman to
write long dialogues on large topics.
- Richard Rorty

We got a chance to go and play in some places that
the usual European tour by an American band didn't go to.
- Jack Irons

I'm in my usual state up here in the commentary box:
high tension,
heart beating like a trip hammer, whatever that is.
- Murray Walker

Like you, I'm fed up with business as usual in Washington.
Send me to Congress, and I won't tweak our broken system.
I'll shut it down.
- Francine Busby

This crisis is not simply a more severe version of
the usual business cycle recession,
the typical downturn in which economies ultimately adjust and stabilize.
- Timothy Geithner

When I slept it was literally in the midst of an arsenal.
If I heard dogs bark more fiercely than usual,
or the feet of horses in a greater volume of sound than usual,
I stood to arms.
- Frank James

I am evidence that you don't have to sell a lot of
records or succeed in the usual way to have a big audience and a job.
- Leo Kottke

I continue to get further away from the usual painter's tools such as easel,
palette, brushes, etc.
- Jackson Pollock

Before children, even the most cynical people throw
down their usual masks and become capable of feeling
the purity and love which all human beings seek.
- Sun Myung Moon

I don't think anything changes until ideas change.
The usual American viewpoint is to believe that something
is wrong with the person.
- James Hillman

I have made this letter longer than usual,
only because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
- Blaise Pascal

You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual,
because in spite of great scientific and technological advances,
man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.
- Walker Percy

One of the tragedies of the Bush administration is
that we went back to business as usual,
make a deal with the Democrats, let's all be friends
in Washington philosophy.
- Pete du Pont

Anyone who acquires more than the usual amount of knowledge
concerning a subject is bound to leave it as his contribution
to the knowledge of the world.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

The Wild Wood is pretty well populated by now;
with all the usual lot,
good, bad, and indifferent - I name no names.
It takes all sorts to make a world.
- Kenneth Grahame

It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law.
This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
- James F. Cooper

Whether it is the old lady's fear, or the many ghostly
traditions of this place,
or the crucifix itself, I do not know,
but I am not feeling nearly as easy in my mind as usual.
- Bram Stoker

The world is not growing worse and it is not growing better -
it is just turning around as usual.
- Finley Peter Dunne

They've been talking about Pi, which I haven't seen,
they've been comparing it to Usual Suspects,
Sixth Sense, and Fight Club, and I didn't see that either.
- Joe Pantoliano

The usual way - through a long series of rejections,
revising my manuscripts, and kept trying again and again.
Finally I was fortunate enough to find a good agent.
- Danielle Steel

We are driven by the usual insatiable curiosity of the scientist,
and our work is a delightful game.
- Murray Gell-Mann

I began the way nearly everybody I ever heard of -
I began writing poetry.
And I find that to be quite usual with writers,
their trying their hand at poetry.
- Shelby Foote

As usual the Liberals offer a mixture of sound and original ideas.
Unfortunately none of the sound ideas is original and
none of the original ideas is sound.
- Harold MacMillan

The United States as usual has a sizable deficit in
the current account of its balance of payments,
trade account and other current accounts,
current account items.
- Robert C. Solomon

The usual cause of evil in the world is that at any
given time half the people in the world are awake.
- Dean Rusk

America is the only nation in history which miraculously
has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without
the usual interval of civilization.
- Georges Clemenceau

Confidence and superiority: It's the usual fundamentalist stuff:
I've got the truth,
and you haven't.
- Jeanette Winterson

Greatness, generally speaking, is an unusual quantity
of a usual quality grafted upon a common man.
- William Allen White

You watched these people go through their lives and
just had a feeling that they existed outside the usual laws of nature;
that there was no other group so handsome,
so engaged.
- Charles Spalding

The people among which I lived - and yet live,
mainly - made their living from cotton,
wheat, cattle, oil, with the usual percentage of business
men and professional men.
- Robert E. Howard

We are taking a business-as-usual position at my agency,
though business before 9/11 wasn't that hot either!
- Richard Curtis

Certain things in life are more important than the
usual crap that everyone strives for.
- James Taylor

I just have to proceed as usual.
No matter what happens, nothing helps with the writing of the next book.
- Frank McCourt

In the usual progress of things, the necessities of
a nation in every stage of its existence will be found
at least equal to its resources.
- Alexander Hamilton

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
- Phyllis Theroux

Lightly armed nations can move toward war just as easily
as those which are armed to the teeth,
and they will do so if the usual causes of war are not removed.
- Ludwig Quidde

The independent role of morphology in mate choice is
revealed by the rare instances where the usual association
between song and morphology is disrupted.
- Peter R. Grant

The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical
model cannot answer the questions of why there should
be a universe for the model to describe.
Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?
- Stephen Hawking

My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration:
set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes,
cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell,
simmer down and go about business as usual.
- Phyllis Diller


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