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Robert Ballard Quotes and Sayings

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There are more active volcanoes beneath the sea than
on land by two orders of magnitude.
- Robert Ballard

I believe in just enriching the economy.
And we're leaving so much on the table,
72 percent of the planet.
- Robert Ballard

If you compare NASA's annual budget to explore the heavens,
that one year budget would fund NOAA's budget to explore
the oceans for 1,600 years.
- Robert Ballard

Most of the southern hemisphere is unexplored.
We had more exploration ships down there during Captain Cook's time than now.
It's amazing.
- Robert Ballard

 

Almost a quarter of our planet is a single mountain
range and we didn't enter it until after Neil Armstrong
and Buzz Aldrin went to the moon.
So we went to the moon, played golf up there,
before we went to the largest feature on our own planet.
- Robert Ballard

Fifty percent of our country that we own,
have all legal jurisdiction, have all rights to do whatever we want,
lies beneath the sea and we have better maps of Mars than that 50 percent.
- Robert Ballard

I'm a geophysicist and all my earth science books when I was a student,
I had to give the wrong answer to get an A. We used
to ridicule continental drift.
It was something we laughed at.
We learned of Marshall Kay's geosynclinal cycle,
which is a bunch of crap.
- Robert Ballard

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Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is necessary for us to understand that
the only Active Principle is Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

The only thing worse than an active conscience is one that's retroactive.
- Harold Coffin

Active Evil is better than Passive Good.
- William Blake

Works of art produced in the contemporary world are
a further expression of that.
But I don't think there is an active,
ongoing nihilist self-consciousness in the artist.
- Leonard Baskin

I'm active in PAX, which is a gun awareness organization.
We treat gun safety as a public health issue.
- Mandy Patinkin

Berkeley had a liberal element in the student body
who tended to be quite active.
I think that's in general a feature of intellectually active places.
- John Searle

The student community of Presidency College was also politically most active.
- Amartya Sen

But once you become active in something,
something happens to you.
You get excited and suddenly you realize you count.
- Studs Terkel

It appears to me impossible that I should cease to exist,
or that this active, restless spirit,
equally alive to joy and sorrow, should be only organized dust.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Nothing is more active than thought,
for it travels over the universe,
and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it.
- Thales

Put simply, I want to treat my readers as partners and not crooks.
There is no future in calling your most active promoters crooks.
- Cory Doctorow

A similar revolving fund could be set up for Germany,
for a durable peace can rest only upon a Germany that,
while militarily impotent, is industrially active.
- James Forrestal

The hero, the mythical subject, is constructed as human being and as male;
he is the active principle of culture,
the establisher of distinction, the creator of differences.
- Teresa de Lauretis

I have found life an enjoyable, enchanting,
active, and sometime terrifying experience,
and I've enjoyed it completely.
A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other.
- Sean O'Casey

I have always been interested in politics.
I was in the student union before, very active.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I can remember running around at the age of 3,
wanting to play golf, cricket and football.
I was always active, one way or another,
driving my parents mad.
- Ian Botham

I was always active - I went from baseball to football.
I didn't have time to work out.
- Bo Jackson

What is true of Mr. Mill's influence on the women's-suffrage
question is true also of the other political movements
in which he took an active interest.
- Millicent Fawcett

I'm not a sedentary person.
I've always been active.
- Lauren Bacall

I believe there are two periods in life,
one for the bike, the other for becoming active on one's work.
- Bernard Hinault

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk
about women who are active in politics,
whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
- John F. Kennedy

You are not an active creator of the film.
- Sydney Pollack

The field of quantum valence fluctuations was another
older interest which became much more active during this period,
partly as a consequence of my own efforts.
- Philip Warren Anderson

I don't have feeling in my feet to my fingertips;
I also have active lesions in my bone marrow and in my eyes.
- Karen Duffy

I take an active role in my imaging and how I look.
- Toni Braxton

Enrolling your child in a recreational sport sponsored
by your neighborhood recreation community centers is
a great way to keep kids active.
- Lee Haney

We are the recipients of scientific method.
We can each be a creative and active part of it if we so desire.
- Kary Mullis

Freedom Summer, the massive voter education project in Mississippi,
was 1964.
I graduated from high school in 1965.
So becoming active was almost a rite of passage.
- Danny Glover

We can get airplay all across the board,
from CHR to Active rock.
- Steve Brown

Men must necessarily be the active agents of their
own well-being and well-doing they themselves must
in the very nature of things be their own best helpers.
- Samuel Smiles

The parental, and filial affections seem to be as ardent,
their sensibility and attachment, as active and faithful,
as those observed to be in human nature.
- William Bartram

In another situation, and in an active station in life,
I should have been keenly occupied, and the founding
of an order would have never come into my head.
- Adam Weishaupt

I became active in politics because I saw the possibility,
if we all sat back and did nothing, of a world in which
there would no longer be any stages for actors to act on.
- Helen Gahagan

When the question arose whether I, as a member of the royal family,
should take part in active combat in the Falklands,
there was no question in her mind, and it only took
her two days to sort the issue.
- Prince Andrew

I've found that luck is quite predictable.
If you want more luck, take more chances.
Be more active.
Show up more often.
- Brian Tracy

I was very active but I was dyslexic and had a really hard time at school.
- Ashley Scott

Now Herod was an active man, and soon found proper
materials for his active spirit to work upon.
- Flavius Josephus

Flying is the only active profession I would ever continue
with enthusiasm after the War.
- Wilfred Owen

Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time,
and that stillness without which literature cannot be made.
- Gore Vidal

No civilized society can long exist,
with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law.
- James F. Cooper

The concept of active cooperation has taken the place
of opposition to the new form of government and of
dreamy resignation entranced with the beauty of times past.
- Gustav Stresemann

No one has developed active tuberculosis.
- Michael York

Democracy functions best when we have an active citizenry.
- Rick Perry

The idea of the show is that it's active and that children
will become involved and watch the show,
but also participate in the show.
And I didn't know if that would work.
- Steve Burns

I recognized that teaching and research institutions
vitally depend on the involvement of active scientists
also in management functions.
- Richard Ernst

If China wants to be a constructive,
active player in the world economy,
it's got to respect intellectual property rights or
it makes it pretty impossible to do business with them.
- Dan Glickman

The base emotions Plato banned have left a radio-active and not radiant land.
- Libby Houston

We are keeping healthier and living longer and I am
a good example of someone who is in the Age Concern
bracket but is still working and keeping active.
- Susan Hampshire

Leadership is an active role; 'lead' is a verb.
But the leader who tries to do it all is headed for burnout,
and in a powerful hurry.
- Bill Owens

We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives.
We must take charge of our own destinies,
design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.
- Les Brown

It is all right for the lion and the lamb to lie down
together if they are both asleep,
but if one of them begins to get active,
it is dangerous.
- Crystal Eastman

I think it's so important to keep learning and keep your brain active.
- Beverley Mitchell

Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom.
- A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on
the seventh day of creation.
- Lewis Cass

None so little enjoy themselves, and are such burdens to themselves,
as those who have nothing to do.
Only the active have the true relish of life.
- William Jennings Bryan

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people,
of adventure, of experience.
The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him.
He goes "sight-seeing."
- Daniel J. Boorstin

I think, Larry, one of the things is I'm a very active person.
- Joan Collins

Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a
world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.
- Richard Cecil

The church, inserted and active in human society and in history,
does not exist in order to exercise political power
or to govern the society.
- Claudio Hummes

Memory in youth is active and easily impressible;
in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions,
but still retains vividly those of earlier years.
- Charlotte Bronte

Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind,
but an active exertion of the inward strength,
vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within.
- Ralph Cudworth

Faith is not belief.
Belief is passive.
Faith is active.
- Edith Hamilton

Pulse as an active means of expression,
Stravinsky and Beethoven are the two masters of that.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen


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