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Paul Virilio Quotes and Sayings

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Science, which is not so attached to 'truth' as it once was,
ut more to immediate 'effectiveness',
is now drifting towards a decline, it's civic fall from grace.
- Paul Virilio

The speed of light does not merely transform the world.
It becomes the world.
Globalization is the speed of light.
- Paul Virilio

Images contaminate us like viruses.
- Paul Virilio

War was my university.
Everything has proceeded from there.
- Paul Virilio

 

It will no longer be war that is the continuation of politics by other means,
it will be what I have dubbed 'the integral accident'
that is the continuation of politics by other means.
- Paul Virilio

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

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One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong.
- Albert Einstein

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
- Adam Smith

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods;
and that is,
the sincere desire to find out the truth,
whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
- John Dewey

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber,
if he has common sense on the ground floor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

In all science, error precedes the truth,
and it is better it should go first than last.
- Hugh Walpole

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction
because of the variety of factors in operation,
not because of any lack of order in nature.
- Albert Einstein

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed,
scolded and beamed at the world.
- Jane Howard

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question
"How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
- Erwin Chargaff

The nineteenth century believed in science but the
twentieth century does not.
- Gertrude Stein

There is a single light of science, and to brighten
it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
- Isaac Asimov

Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
- Edward Teller

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
- Jean Rostand

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
- Carl Sagan

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science
gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
- Isaac Asimov

Science and technology revolutionize our lives,
but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger

Science merely quantifies and documents
the relationships among miracles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Science is simply common sense at its best,
that is, rigidly accurate in observation,
and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Huxley

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

There was no "before" the beginning of our universe,
because once upon a time there was no time.
- John D. Barrow

God does not play dice.
- Albert Einstein

When I find myself in the company of scientists,
I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake
into a room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance -
the idea that anything is possible.
- Ray Bradbury

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
- Bruce Feirstein

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount
of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
- Henry B. Adams

For NASA, space is still a high priority.
- Dan Quayle

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
- Francis Bacon

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light,
they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
- Howard Nemerov

Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed
to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.
- Donella Meadows

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon.
It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
- Tom Hanks

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces
of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves,
then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
- Leon Battista Alberti

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability
to investigate systematically and truly all that comes
under thy observation in life.
- Marcus Aurelius

Leave the atom alone.
- E. Y. Harburg

If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready.
The first one, too, was made out of chaos.
- Robert Quillen

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist
to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast.
It keeps him young.
- Konrad Lorenz

Most people say that is it is the intellect
which makes a great scientist.
They are wrong: it is character.
- Albert Einstein

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

I am not a scientist.
I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
- George William Curtis

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly,
but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
- Mary Kay Ash

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing
his decision on stem cell research.
He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.
- Jay Leno

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
- Alan Perlis

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
- Wilhelm Reich

Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal
in this country and has been going on at universities
and research facilities for years.
- Mike Pence

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings
of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
- Mark Russell

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease.
What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
- Ashley Montagu


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