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Ruth Hubbard Quotes and Sayings

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Every theory is a self-fulfilling prophecy that orders
experience into the framework it provides.
- Ruth Hubbard

Without words to objectify and categorize our sensations
and place them in relation to one another,
we cannot evolve a tradition of what is real in the world.
- Ruth Hubbard

To overturn orthodoxy is no easier in science than in philosophy,
religion, economics, or any of the other disciplines
through which we try to comprehend the world and the
society in which we live.
- Ruth Hubbard

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

If the facts don't fit the theory,
change the facts.
- Albert Einstein

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I have this theory - that if we're told we're bad,
then that's the only ideal we'll ever have.
- Jewel

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man.
Man is not a finished creation.
- Edmund Burke

He who loves practice without theory
is like the sailor who boards ship
without a rudder and compass
and never knows where he may cast.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Morality is the theory that every human act
must be either right or wrong,
and that 99 % of them are wrong.
- H. L. Mencken

Creationists make it sound as though a "theory'
is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
- Isaac Asimov

My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.
- Mike Myers

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

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
- Niels Bohr

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

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice there is.
- Yogi Berra

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

In the book, I make the point that here we have string
theory and here we have twistor theory and we don't
know if either one of them is the right approach to nature.
- Roger Penrose

Christianity is not a theory or speculation,
but a life; not a philosophy of life,
but a life and a living process.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If the Confederacy fails, there should be written on its tombstone:
Died of a Theory.
- Jefferson Davis

If your theory is found to be against the second law of theromodynamics,
I give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to
collapse in deepest humiliation.
- Arthur Eddington

I have never believed in the Wizard of Oz theory of consulting,
that I am all-knowing and all-seeing,
and that everyone around me is kind of a backbencher.
- David Axelrod

My theory is to enjoy life, but the practice is against it.
- Charles Lamb

You know very well that unless you're a scientist,
it's much more important for a theory to be shapely,
than for it to be true.
- Christopher Hampton

A theory must be tempered with reality.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Although I know a lot of the previous shuttle flights,
in theory, had their tasks laid out;
but there were still some changes that came along for them.
- Linda M. Godwin

Even for practical purposes theory generally turns
out the most important thing in the end.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree
of life springs ever green.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory
than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory
in which it lives on as a limiting case.
- Albert Einstein

There was a long history of speculation that in quantum gravity,
unlike Einstein's classical theory, it might be possible
for the topology of spacetime to change.
- Edward Witten

In essence, String Theory describes space and time,
matter and energy, gravity and light,
indeed all of God's creation...
as music.
- Roy H. Williams

Many, many, many small moves of many kinds can bring a way to manage change.
The theory can come later.
- Flora Lewis

I have just got a new theory of eternity.
- Albert Einstein

Even before I came to Chicago, I had gotten interested
in the existence of dispersion of prices under conditions
which economic theory said would yield a single price.
- George Stigler

My theory is this; I'm not a political songwriter.
I'm an honest songwriter.
- Billy Bragg

There's the theory that nudity doesn't really make something sexy;
the characters and their relationship make it sexy.
- Tim Robbins

His theory was that non-fiction could be as artful as fiction.
- Gerald Clarke

The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles,
but not to found a strong and lasting accord between
all the elements which compose the nation.
- Giuseppe Mazzini

Architecture doesn't come from theory.
You don't think your way through a building.
- Arthur Erickson

I never wanted to do the same kind of movies over and over anyway,
so my theory on it all is I'm just gonna try and dodge
the label and keep doing what I am doing.
- Matt Damon

They've discovered that, where all the other galaxies
are moving in one direction,
ours is going in another.
Now, the Big Bang theory says that we're all moving outward.
- Dwight Schultz

My theory is, independent movies only work if you're
willing to push the material and do something different.
- Balthazar Getty

When a torrent sweeps a man against a boulder,
you must expect him to scream, and you need not be
surprised if the scream is sometimes a theory.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Verbal and nonverbal activity is a unified whole,
and theory and methodology should be organized or created to treat it as such.
- Kenneth L. Pike

The absurd consequences of neglecting structure but
using the concept of order just the same are evident
if one examines the present terminology of information theory.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy,
not a scientific fact.
Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it.
Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory.
- Jimmy Swaggart

I'm a games and theory kind of guy.
I love puzzles, so it was fun dissecting Shakespeare's prose.
- Neil Patrick Harris

I have this theory that the likeability question comes
up so much more with female characters created by female
authors than it does with male characters and male authors.
- Curtis Sittenfeld

The monopoly of science in the realm of knowledge explains
why evolutionary biologists do not find it meaningful
to address the question whether the Darwinian theory is true.
- Phillip E. Johnson

Postman is a media analyst and his theory is that television
doesn't influence our culture,
but that it is our culture and the presidency and anything
that relies on television.
- Val Kilmer

It is an acknowledged truth in philosophy that a just
theory will always be confirmed by experiment.
- Thomas Malthus

And capital punishment, however ineffective it may
be and through whatever ignorance it may be resorted to,
is a strictly defensive act, - at least in theory.
- Benjamin Tucker

Whichever theory we adopt to give a rational explanation of human existence,
that theory must take into account and explain the
mental nature we see at work in all modern communities.
- Arthur Keith

Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct
or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.
- Thomas Malthus

Being exposed to theory, stimulated by a basic love
of concepts and mathematics,
was a marvelous experience.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is,
it doesn't matter how smart you are.
If it doesn't agree with experiment,
it's wrong.
- Richard P. Feynman

In theory it may seem all right to some,
but when it comes to being made the instrument of the Lord's vengeance,
I myself don't like it.
- Robert Gould Shaw

I have a theory that the secret of marital happiness is simple:
drink in different pubs to your other half.
- Jilly Cooper

The Freudian theory is one of the most important foundation
stones for an edifice to be built by future generations,
the dwelling of a freer and wiser humanity.
- Thomas Mann

Good art theory must smell of the studio,
although its language should differ from the household
talk of painters and sculptors.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The oldest theory of contract is I think negative.
- Frederick Pollock

Thought and theory must precede all salutary action;
yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.
- Virginia Woolf

While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial,
gossip among men, especially if it is about women,
is called theory, or idea, or fact.
- Andrea Dworkin

But the fact a person denies that he is theorising
is no reason for taking him at his word and failing
to investigate what implicit theory is involved in his statements.
- Talcott Parsons

We are all agreed that your theory is crazy.
The question which divides us is whether it is crazy
enough to have a chance of being correct.
My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.
- Niels Bohr

Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy.
- Benito Mussolini

I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was
growing up in Chicago in the 1920s.
- Lionel Hampton

A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
- Edward W. Howe

String theory is an attempt at a deeper description
of nature by thinking of an elementary particle not
as a little point but as a little loop of vibrating string.
- Edward Witten


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