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Norbert Wiener Quotes and Sayings

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The nervous system and the automatic machine are fundamentally
alike in that they are devices,
which make decisions on the basis of decisions they made in the past.
- Norbert Wiener

To live effectively is to live with adequate information.
- Norbert Wiener

The more we get out of the world the less we leave,
and in the long run we shall have to pay our debts
at a time that may be very inconvenient for our own survival.
- Norbert Wiener

Progress imposes not only new possibilities for the
future but new restrictions.
- Norbert Wiener

 

What most experimenters take for granted before they
begin their experiments is infinitely more interesting
than any results to which their experiments lead.
- Norbert Wiener

The idea that information can be stored in a changing
world without an overwhelming depreciation of its value is false.
It is scarcely less false than the more plausible claim
that after a war we may take our existing weapons,
fill their barrels with information.
- Norbert Wiener

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

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There is a magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships;
it softens the heart,
and even affects the nervous system
of those who have no heart.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I have an almost religious zeal...
not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me,
the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature,
linking up.
- Dan Millman

Olivia Newton-John was our first choice to play Sandy,
but she was nervous about acting, whether she would
feel comfortable with us and could pull it off at all.
- Randal Kleiser

The more prepared I am, the more I'll be in control,
less nervous, less stressed and more focused.
- Marilu Henner

If you become president, you're guaranteed to develop some nervous habit.
- Rich Little

I'm excited, happy, nervous, anxious,
all those feelings about playing for the Jets again.
If I didn't have high expectations, I wouldn't come back here.
- Vinny Testaverde

When there's people on the other side of the room trying
to wipe out your life and things are stacked against you,
you can get nervous.
- Jello Biafra

I used to get nervous so I took up Yoga to help me calm down.
- Jim Sullivan

When it comes to having a central nervous system,
and the ability to feel pain, hunger,
and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.
- Ingrid Newkirk

Every single night I'm nervous.
You never know how the audience is going to react.
- Vivien Leigh

In a person who is open to experience each stimulus
is freely relayed through the nervous system,
without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.
- Carl Rogers

When I was a young man, I was overly sensitive to things,
and I found it difficult to eat when I was nervous.
- Robert Barnes

No, because I was always nervous about being onstage.
- Carly Simon

Nobody gets a nervous breakdown or a heart attack from
selling kerosene to gentle country folk from the back of a tanker in Somerset.
- Roald Dahl

What I absolutely can't do is just sit around,
that drives me crazy.
I go nuts!
I'm far too nervous, too high strung to sit around.
It's not my thing; I can't deal with it!
- Jonathan Davis

There's five cameras, I don't know how many people in the audience...
depending on where we're taping, there can be anywhere
from 300 to 5,000 people,
so the contestants are nervous.
- Vanna White

A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.
- Earl Wilson

I'm taking one thing at a time.
With the children and launching my solo career it would
drive me to a nervous breakdown if I tried to organise
a wedding on top of that.
- Natasha Hamilton

I started on the downers which were a hell of a lot
better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck.
- Corey Haim

I'm nervous when I play in the Masters or most other tournaments.
- Bernhard Langer

I've always been full of nervous energy,
but I'm not really as happy as I seem.
- Loretta Lynn

I'm a workaholic.
Before long I'm traveling on my nervous energy alone.
This is incredibly exhausting.
- Eva Gabor

If you're not just a little bit nervous before a match,
you probably don't have the expectations of yourself that you should have.
- Hale Irwin

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
- Shana Alexander

I'd be nervous about skiing, wondering what I'd do
if I felt shaky on top of a mountain;
but other diabetics do ski,
so there's no reason I couldn't.
- Dana Hill

I don't mean to make you nervous, but unfortunately I have to.
- Eugene Ormandy

I don't know, I think, in times where I'm really nervous,
and I'm really under the pressure the worst possible
outcome is for me to start thinking about it.
- Shaun White

When we started off it was all nervous energy and we
probably played everything twice as fast as we do now.
- Dan Hawkins

It is normal to be nervous.
- James Galway

When I got to match point in the final I was afraid I'd be a little nervous,
but I just said, You have to stay focused,
just think about what you have to do.
- Gabriela Sabatini

It's funny, I get really nervous when I audition for voiceovers.
- Julie Benz

If you go to a game nervous, you make a mistake.
- Miguel Cabrera

I know what it's like to be pregnant and nervous and poor.
- Loretta Lynn

I was nervous and hesitant about putting myself out there for the pie scene.
But I went for it and the results were wonderful.
- Jason Biggs

I was certainly open for something being on the edge of a nervous breakdown,
perplexed by my own sexuality.
I was gay.
- Lionel Blue

People say to me that I can't be nervous because I've
had such a wealth of experience,
but I tell them that I have never done this particular part before.
- Brenda Blethyn

Moderates shouldn't be nervous about Newt because he has a vision,
he's laid it forward.
He's fundamentally leading us in the way that middle
class Americans want to go.
- Pete du Pont

I'm more nervous about doing this than anything I've ever done before,
because it is so prestigious.
- Michael Aspel

I've read a couple of things that I was sort of close
to having a nervous breakdown.
But I don't think I was.
I was very, very tired.
It was a really difficult time.
- Kate Bush

I have been to hell and back.
I had a very, very bad nervous breakdown.
- Andy Gibb

Only when you're nervous do you get nasty.
- Deborah Grey

At best, the renewal of broken relations is a nervous matter.
- Henry B. Adams

I can't say I don't get nervous, but I really kind of enjoy performing now.
- Liz Phair

Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life;
it supports them all,
lends strength to them all ambition,
cruelty,
avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.
- Marquis de Sade

I've thought Cheney was scary for a long time.
Now I know I was right to be nervous.
- Sarah Brady

But even so, I still get nervous before I go onstage.
- Etta James

When you suffer an attack of nerves you're being attacked by the nervous system.
What chance has a man got against a system?
- Russell Hoban

I get irritated, nervous, very tense or stressed,
but never bored.
- Catherine Deneuve

I once had dinner with Madonna and I wasn't nervous
but within about a minute I found myself talking about underwear.
- Randy Newman

Rosemary was a little nervous about going onstage,
but she went on with us.
I saw her at a party, and a couple of months later
they called me about doing the act.
- Margaret Whiting

I have a lot of nervous energy.
Work is my best way of channelling that into something
productive unless I want to wind up assaulting the postman or gardener.
- Ben Stiller

I was a little nervous backstage.
But I had this book, Gandhi.
I just read his quotes, closed my eyes and focused my thoughts.
Presently, this book is my prized possession.
- Nafisa Joseph

I was a little nervous coming in mostly because my
first scene was with Martin Sheen,
who I'm a huge fan of.
- Gary Cole

I get way more nervous playing golf in front of 500
people than being on stage in front of 20,000 people.
- Justin Timberlake

Perhaps of all the most basic elements of music,
rhythm most directly affects our central nervous system.
- George Crumb

Venus told me the other day that champions don't get
nervous in tight situations.
That really helped me a lot.
I decided I shouldn't get nervous and just do the best I can.
- Serena Williams

The boarding-school experience in Paris was very hard,
I didn't put up with it very well.
I was sick all the time, or in any case frail,
on the edge of a nervous breakdown.
- Jacques Derrida

I didn't like the nervous tension of being a public person.
- Andrew Denton

There's an insecure part of me that comes out of me,
I get nervous.
I don't know why, I wish I could overcome it because
it gives me an anxiety feeling.
- Fred Durst

If a terrorist group wanted to hit Britain,
all they'd have to do is kill 100 random celebrities.
The country would have a nervous breakown.
- Chris Morris

I'd like to go back to standup.
I don't like to think I've done my last gig.
At the moment it terrifies me, I get really nervous.
It's a great buzz when it goes well.
- Mackenzie Crook

I look at is as one single entity.
I dehumanize the audience.
This way, I don't get nervous, you know?
- Kenny Hickey

Then, there was Cary Grant.
He spent three hours a week in hospitals teaching nervous people how to eat jello.
- Red Buttons


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