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Peter Gay Quotes and Sayings

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My definition of modernism took a while to develop.
- Peter Gay

Every historian has informally an anthropology,
without ever using the word.
- Peter Gay

My assumption is that fundamentally the picture of the human animal,
as developed by Freud, is largely right.
- Peter Gay

People seem to forget that one reason they are now
thinking differently is Freud's legacy itself.
- Peter Gay

 

What interests me, and has always interested me,
has been modernism.
- Peter Gay

And my interest in history was, and remains,
very strong: what I wanted was to understand certain
things better by understanding them psychoanalytically.
- Peter Gay

To have a liberal temperament is a kind of psychological boon,
To be able to understand that someone you disagree
with is not just a terrible creature but somebody with whom you disagree.
- Peter Gay

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There is something very intriguing about,
for example, the sense of accomplishment that a small child has,
which you might be able to reduce to aggression and libido,
but which might also have some independent existence.
- Peter Gay

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation.
The simplest definition of meditation is:
when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear.
- Josh Baran

Truth cannot be defined,
although it can certainly be experienced.
But experience is not a definition.
A definition is made by the mind,
experience comes through participating.
If somebody asks, "What is a dance?" how can you define it?
But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it.
God is the ultimate dance.
- Osho

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

People are pretty much alike.
It's only that our differences are more susceptible
to definition than our similarities.
- Linda Ellerbee

Let me give you a definition of ethics:
It is good to maintain and further life
it is bad to damage and destroy life.
- Albert Schweitzer

God...
a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.
- Ayn Rand

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

Definition of Statistics: The science of producing
unreliable facts from reliable figures.
- Evan Esar

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life;
define yourself.
- Harvey Fierstein

For in reason, all government without the consent of
the governed is the very definition of slavery.
- Jonathan Swift

Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie,
but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.
- Evan Esar

There is no definition of beauty, but when you can
see someone's spirit coming through,
something unexplainable, that's beautiful to me.
- Liv Tyler

Not only is women's work never done,
the definition keeps changing.
- Bill Copeland

It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority.
By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
- G. H. Hardy

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast
possession of definition.
- Eli Khamarov

In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is
a living definition of the word "frustration".
- Alan Perlis

My definition of an intellectual is someone who can
listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.
- Billy Connolly

Hollywood is the definition of sexual discrimination.
- Ally Sheedy

I think all good writing is a struggle.
To write as well as you feel you can has to be a struggle,
almost by definition, because you could always improve.
- Jane Asher

The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the
noblest definition of it;
enthusiasm signifies God in us.
- Madame de Stael

Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart;
for his purity,
by definition, is unassailable.
- James A. Baldwin

Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech.
Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.
- Neal Boortz

The definition of a beautiful woman is one who loves me.
- Sloan Wilson

I think the definition of an artist is not necessarily
tied into excellence or talent;
an artist is somebody who,
if you took away their freedom to make art,
would lose their mind.
- Richard Price

Having federal officials, whether judges,
bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition
of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering
profoundly hostile to liberty.
- Ron Paul

That is the definition of faith - acceptance of that
which we imagine to be true,
that which we cannot prove.
- Dan Brown

Forty-five States, as the gentleman just said,
have determined by people that were elected by the
people of that State that marriage is the definition
of one man and one woman.
- Randy Neugebauer

The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Personally, I don't like the term 'success.'
It's too arbitrary and too relative a thing.
It's usually someone else's definition,
not yours.
- Ichiro Suzuki

Democrats' definition of "rich" - always seems to be
set just above whatever the salary happens to be for a member of Congress.
Perhaps that says it all.
- Steve Steckler

There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow
the definition to include only those who in their search
for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.
- Henry A. Wallace

To define a thing is to substitute the definition for the thing itself.
- Georges Braque

My definition of an adventure game is an interactive
story set with puzzles and obstacles to solve and worlds to explore.
- Roberta Williams

My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician's car.
- Larry Hagman

I have a liberal definition of news because I think
news can be what excites people.
I'm not very sanctimonious about what news is and isn't.
- Diane Sawyer

No one is above the law, not even the president.
I believe perjury does meet at least the definition of high misdemeanor.
- Nancy Johnson

There's the great line: the definition of a liberal
is someone who's afraid to take their own side in a fight.
And that's my problem with my fellow liberals.
- Paul Begala

Our lifestyle, our wildlife, our land and our water
remain critical to our definition of Wyoming and to our economic future.
- Dave Freudenthal

Liberals subscribe to the new flexible,
pluralistic definition of the family;
their defense of families carries no conviction.
- Christopher Lasch

The best definition of an immortal is someone who hasn't died yet.
- Tom Holt

The philistine provides the best definition of art.
Anything that makes him rage is first class.
- Louis Dudek

We have fallen into this very mean description of humanity.
Naturalism in fiction is too reductive in its definition of human beings.
- Ben Okri

We still lack a global definition of terrorism.
- Gijs de Vries

The definition of a good mathematical problem is the
mathematics it generates rather than the problem itself.
- Andrew Wiles

The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition
of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children,
and many writers.
- Joan Didion

Making this movie was a great opportunity for me to explore high-definition.
I'm glad I got to see what the challenges are,
what makes it better.
It works wonderfully.
- Debbie Allen

Look up the definition of rejection in the dictionary,
get really comfortable with it, and then maybe you can go into acting.
- Loni Anderson

Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both
to preserve the traditional definition of marriage
and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.
- Mitt Romney

If we change the definition of marriage to be more inclusive,
then it is logical to argue that we should broaden
the definition so that won't exclude anyone.
- Jack Kingston

If you look up the definition of news in the dictionary,
it isn't what you watch on TV.
- Val Kilmer

I have no difficulty with the recognition of civil
unions for non-traditional relationships but I believe
in law we should protect the traditional definition of marriage.
- Stephen Harper

Design is the method of putting form and content together.
Design, just as art, has multiple definitions;
there is no single definition.
Design can be art.
Design can be aesthetics.
Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
- Paul Rand

One definition of eternity is that we are not alone on this planet,
that there are those who've gone before and those who will come,
and that there is a community of spirits.
- Rita Dove

Movie SF is, by definition, dumbed down -
there have only been three or four SF movies in the
history of film that aspire to the complexity of literary SF.
- Dan Simmons

Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the
continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap
between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter.
- Nadine Gordimer

By definition a sequel can't be original.
So you've got to figure out what worked the first time around.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

The definition of a Schwarzenegger Republican is a
Bush Republican who says he's a Schwarzenegger Republican.
- Warren Beatty

If you think spreading money around by force seems
like an odd definition of fairness,
you're not alone.
- Arthur C. Brooks

Politicians as a class are dangerous,
that people who are seeking power over us are not,
by definition, our friends.
- James Bovard


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