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Nathanael West Quotes and Sayings

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Numbers constitute the only universal language.
- Nathanael West

Your success will shine as a light of hope
and inspire numbers you cannot total.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Anyone who thinks there's safety in numbers hasn't
looked at the stock market pages.
- Irene Peter

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

 

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are
punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

Most of the tasks we do are for humans.
For example, a tax calculation is counting numbers
so the government can pull money out from my wallet,
but government consists of humans.
- Yukihiro Matsumoto

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We cannot calculate the numbers of people who left,
fled or were fished out of Europe just ahead of the Holocaust.
- Gene Tierney

When large numbers of men are unable to find work,
unemployment results.
- Calvin Coolidge

That action is best which procures the greatest happiness
for the greatest numbers.
- Francis Hutcheson

I've always been fascinated by numbers.
Before I was seventeen years old, I had lived in twenty-one different houses.
In my mind, each of those houses had a number.
- Robert Indiana

To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like
a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.
- Paul Klee

He's a world-famous name to people who care about his music,
but there are many people who have never heard of George
Gershwin and those numbers increase.
- Michael Feinstein

We've got fuel prices coming down and good travel numbers coming out,
so it's not surprising airline stocks are going up.
- Andrew Sullivan

There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else.
- James Thurber

I think soccer is more respected now than it ever has been.
You can see that in the numbers of young kids who are
playing and the numbers of people who are coming to watch.
- Brandi Chastain

Social security, bank account, and credit card numbers aren't just data.
In the wrong hands they can wipe out someone's life savings,
wreck their credit and cause financial ruin.
- Melissa Bean

Well I was always a hustler...
I ran numbers; I wasn't a stick up kid,
but I was a fence for them.
I used to sell weed; and was kicked out of Music and Art for that.
- Kurtis Blow

We rest our case on the production numbers.
- Mel Brooks

Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression
of others has increased in Vietnam.
There is not, and there will not be,
a mindless escalation.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

You don't have to worry about being a number one,
number two, or number three.
Numbers don't have anything to do with placement.
Numbers only have something to do with repetition.
- Ornette Coleman

Mediocrity would always win by force of numbers,
but it would win only more mediocrity.
- Ellen Glasgow

It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.
- Isaac Newton

I'm probably one of the worst people with numbers you've ever met.
My brothers always kid that they think I'm counting cards in Vegas,
but I'm just trying to add things up.
- Luke Wilson

Although mountains may guide migrations,
the plains are the regions where people dwell in greatest numbers.
- Ellsworth Huntington

I'm always crunching numbers, so my calculator watch is a must.
- David Neeleman

In numbers warmly pure and sweetly strong.
- William Collins

You know, the music business is like the Lotto.
Just put your numbers down and sometimes they hit,
and sometimes they don't.
There's just no rhyme or reason.
- Barry McGuire

The Indians kept increasing in numbers until it was
estimated that we were fighting from 800 to 1,000 of them.
- Buffalo Bill

Naturally, I have compensated in my adult years by
owning very large numbers of books.
- Martin Lewis Perl

Linux evolved in a completely different way.
From nearly the beginning, it was rather casually hacked
on by huge numbers of volunteers coordinating only through the Internet.
- Eric S. Raymond

The numbers are a catalyst that can help turn raving
madmen into polite humans.
- Philip J. Davis

I differ materially from Capt.
Lewis, in my account of the numbers,
manners,
and morals of the Sioux.
- Zebulon Pike

When two elements combine and form more than one compound,
the masses of one element that react with a fixed mass
of the other are in the ratio of small whole numbers.
- Humphry Davy

Workers of France, it is for the freedom of the prisoners
that you will go to work in Germany!
It is for our country that you will go in large numbers!
- Pierre Laval

If you're a good numbers person, you're a bad language person.
- Frank Luntz

The opposition has moved from a blaming the victim
to blaming the victim's advocate's statistics.
Irrespective of what the numbers are,
it's far too many.
- Patricia Ireland

I don't know about liberal bias, but people of a liberal
mentality are probably attracted in greater numbers
to the arts than people of a conservative mentality.
- Sydney Pollack

Twenty years and $40 billion.
They seem like good round numbers.
- Michael Dell

The success of any great moral enterprise does not depend upon numbers.
- William Lloyd Garrison

I think my numbers speak for themselves.
- Jack Youngblood

Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form,
with a limited audience, I recognized film as this
extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people.
- Kathryn Bigelow

We can't afford as a nation - not because of money
but because of our social fabric -
to have large numbers of people who are not working.
- Donna Shalala

The large venue gives me the thrill that comes from the power in numbers.
- Suzy Bogguss

Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers;
the lion never counts the herd that are about him,
nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.
- Aaron Hill

There are simply more young people than there ever were.
You get this feeling of strength.
Also, large numbers can be a drawback,
making it difficult to lose one's anonymity.
- John Knowles

We must memorize nine numbers and deny we have a soul.
- Conor Oberst

I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore,
and I know too much to go back and pretend.
- Helen Reddy

If we don't get this economy going, the numbers that
represent this stimulus package are going to be small
compared to the loss of revenue to the federal government for our economy.
- Judd Gregg

President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people,
but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers,
then American policy will be challenged very strongly.
- Peter Arnett

And what sort of philosophical doctrine is thi -
that numbers confer unlimited rights,
that they take from some persons all rights over themselves,
and vest these rights in others.
- Auberon Herbert

France is the only nation in which astoundingly small
numbers of civilized patrons reside.
- Gustave Courbet

Numbers of the old people cannot read.
Those who can seldom do.
- Wilfred Owen

Great numbers of the Indians pass our camp on their hunting excursions:
the day was clear and pleasant,
but last night was very cold and there was a white frost.
- Meriwether Lewis

Nothing can be more hurtful to the service,
than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline,
more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.
- George Washington

So long as the opposing forces are at the outset approximately
equal in numbers and moral and there are no flanks to turn,
a long struggle for supremacy is inevitable.
- Douglas Haig

What TV is extremely good at - and realize that this is "all it does" -
is discerning what large numbers of people think they want,
and supplying it.
- David Foster Wallace

We are all primary numbers divisible only by ourselves.
- Jean Guitton

Discipline is the soul of an army.
It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak,
and esteem to all.
- George Washington

The game has a cleanness.
If you do a good job, the numbers say so.
You don't have to ask anyone or play politics.
You don't have to wait for the reviews.
- Sandy Koufax

I worked with my parents on the stage in production numbers since I was 4,
but I never really gave much thought to being a performer
on my own until I was 12 or 13.
- Helen Reddy

Our technology is very scalable.
Our software can accommodate enormous numbers of clients.
It's a marvelous opportunity.
We'll keep developing products.
- Jay Chiat

All murderers are punished unless they kill in large
numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire

It takes a long, hard effort and sustained determination to reduce crime.
We will stay the course and we are confident that the
numbers will continue to go down.
- Jack Johnson

American troops have not only occupied Ulster but are
arriving in increasing numbers in England.
- John Amery

There was one public school for boys,
and one for girls, but Jewish children were admitted in limited numbers -
only ten to a hundred; and even the lucky ones had their troubles.
- Mary Antin

The methods of theoretical physics should be applicable
to all those branches of thought in which the essential
features are expressible with numbers.
- Paul Dirac

I'm tired of people questioning me because of my age.
If you looked at my numbers and watched me throw and covered my birthdate,
would age be an issue?
- Randy Johnson

We will have more Internet, larger numbers of users,
more mobile access, more speed, more things online
and more appliances we can control over the Internet.
- Vinton Cerf

Originality exists in every individual because each
of us differs from the others.
We are all primary numbers divisible only by ourselves.
- Jean Guitton

Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.
- Rene Descartes


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