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Steven Chu Quotes and Sayings

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I performed adequately at school, but in comparison to my older brother,
who set the record for the highest cumulative average for our high school,
my performance was decidedly mediocre.
- Steven Chu

Education in my family was not merely emphasized,
it was our raison d'etre.
- Steven Chu

I approached the bulk of my schoolwork as a chore rather
than an intellectual adventure.
- Steven Chu

Geometry was the first exciting course I remember.
- Steven Chu

 

However, when my parents married in 1945,
China was in turmoil and the possibility of returning
grew increasingly remote,
and they decided to begin their family in the United States.
- Steven Chu

So imagine a world 6 degrees warmer.
It's not going to recognize geographical boundaries.
It's not going to recognize anything.
So agriculture regions today will be wiped out.
- Steven Chu

There were only two other Chinese families in this town of 25,000,
but to our parents, the determining factor was the
quality of the public school system.
- Steven Chu

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The atoms become like a moth, seeking out the region
of higher laser intensity.
- Steven Chu

At Rochester, I came with the same emotions as many
of the entering freshman:
everything was new,
exciting and a bit overwhelming, but at least nobody
had heard of my brothers and cousins.
- Steven Chu

By the fourth grade, I graduated to an erector set
and spent many happy hours constructing devices of
unknown purpose where the main design criterion was
to maximize the number of moving parts and overall size.
- Steven Chu

Let me state what the official IPCC prediction is:
Sea levels could go up as much as three-quarters of a meter in this century,
but there is a reasonable probability it could be much higher than that.
- Steven Chu

I also developed an interest in sports,
and played in informal games at a nearby school yard
where the neighborhood children met to play touch football,
baseball, basketball and occasionally,
ice hockey.
- Steven Chu

My physics teacher, Thomas Miner was particularly gifted.
To this day, I remember how he introduced the subject of physics.
He told us we were going to learn how to deal with
very simple questions such as how a body falls due
to the acceleration of gravity.
- Steven Chu

I think the Caribbean countries face rising oceans
and they face increase in the severity of hurricanes.
This is something that is very, very scary to all of us.
The island states in the world represent -
I remember this number -
one-half of 1 percent of the carbon emissions in the world.
And they will - some of them will disappear.
- Steven Chu

Occasionally, I would focus on a particular school
project and become obsessed with,
what seemed to my mother, to be trivial details instead
of apportioning the time I spent on school work in a more efficient way.
- Steven Chu

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

I have always been of the mind that good work is good work,
whether performed on stage, on television or in film and,
like any reasonable actor, I keep my options open.
- Benjamin Bratt

It was appointed by law in Athens, that the obsequies
of the citizens who fell in battle should be performed at the public expense,
and in the most honorable manner.
- Edward Everett

I always sang in church always was in a gospel choir
and directed choirs and always performed,
but I never thought of it as a powerful thing.
- Charles King

I want my word to be up to the scale of the feat of
arms performed by the Russian soldier.
- Andrei Platonov

One of my side strange abilities is to hear a good song,
no matter how it's being performed.
Even if you get a bad performance, I can still hear
that there's a good song.
- Manfred Mann

Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices;
so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
- A. C. Benson

I've performed solo for 20 years now,
but I don't do much of it, because if you only play alone,
you go crazy and out of tune and play foolish music.
- Steve Lacy

I played music all through school and I kind of performed that way.
- Ewan McGregor

My first crush was Barry Manilow.
He performed on TV and I taped it.
When no was around I'd kiss the screen.
- Janet Jackson

In contrast, traditional classical music starts from
an abstract musical schema.
This is then notated and only expressed in concrete sound as a last stage,
when it is performed.
- Pierre Schaeffer

We never could have performed live for an hour and
a half every week if we were doing drugs.
- Chevy Chase

We are responsible for actions performed in response
to circumstances for which we are not responsible.
- Allan Massie

We played for peanuts.
But we did what we wanted to do, we heard what we wanted to hear,
we performed what we wanted to perform,
we learned what we wanted to learn.
- Steve Lacy

Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity.
- Michael Korda

On the fortieth day after his death,
we held the ceremony,
and I performed for the very first time.
- Nusrat F. A. Khan

Obviously Mad TV, SNL are one kind of show,
whereas The State belongs to the kind of show that
is entirely conceived written and performed by a set
group that existed before the TV show.
- David Wain

So I went into jazz and performed in jazz clubs all over the country.
- Cy Coleman

I have composed several pieces which are performed outdoors,
not only in the auditoria.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

The first time we performed as a duo,
we had already been playing together in various situations.
- Benny Green

A resignation is a grave act; never performed by a
right minded man without forethought or with reserve.
- Salmon P. Chase

I went to London and performed in Eric Clapton's concert
at the Royal Albert Hall.
I'll work with him any time he asks me.
- Carole King

Players come and go, good friends, players who performed well.
You can't control that.
- Mats Sundin

He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life,
who sets himself some serious work to do,
and seeks the credit of a task well and skillfully performed.
- Sallust

He was a man, he always performed his promises.
- Zebulon Pike

The mountain music...
is compelling music in its own right,
harking back to a time when music was a part of everyday
life and not something performed by celebrities.
- Ethan Coen

Rights that do not flow from duty
well performed are not worth having.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The meat-and-potatoes work of world journalism is performed
by the wire service reporters.
- Bob Greene

The brave and capable women who served in Iraq and
Afghanistan have performed admirably.
- Susan Davis

Initially we performed in halls with capacities of 1,000.
- Neville Marriner

I was on a founding members of the Canadian theatre
movement in the late 60's till the mid 70's and performed
theatre from Halifax to Vancouver and all places in between.
- Nick Mancuso

The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
- Marcus Aurelius

Western history has been a history of deed done,
actions performed and results achieved.
- Arthur Erickson

The poor despise labor when performed by slaves.
- George Mason

Socrates didn't care to visit the theater,
as a rule, except when the plays of Euripides (which some think,
he himself had helped to compose), were performed.
- Moses Mendelssohn

The first time I sang with David Daniels...
I had never performed with a countertenor before.
That first time was magic, it was so beautiful.
And he's such a great artist.
- Cecilia Bartoli

I used to perform all the time but I haven't performed
in New York in a very long time.
- Cy Coleman

We've performed in South America and in Japan.
- Julie London

Every act you have ever performed since the day you
were born was performed because you wanted something.
- Andrew Carnegie

How quickly we forget God's great deliverances in our lives.
How easily we take for granted the miracles he performed in our past.
- David Wilkerson

When I recorded Contra la Puerta, I never really thought
out doing the material live.
Mostly because I haven't really seen any electronic
music performed live in an interesting way.
- Jim Coleman

Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic,
performed with tenderness in simple,
homey places like the kitchen table.
- Alfred Hitchcock

I also used to work in the Catskill Mountains as a bus boy,
and I performed in talent shows.
- Barry Mann

I think that over the years, whether they want to admit it or not,
people have to admit that the women astronauts have
performed just as well as the men astronauts.
- Shannon Lucid

Most of the work performed by a development engineer results in failure.
- Koichi Tanaka

There are few surer ways to become disliked by men
than to perform well where they have performed poorly.
- Bryant H. McGill

Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality;
they are also dress rehearsals,
plans.
All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Every time I went out there I performed the best that
I could and it was time to step back and clear my mind.
- Jimmy Connors

There have always been poets who performed.
Blake sang his Songs of Innocence and Experience to parties of friends.
- Adrian Mitchell

The health of a democratic society may be measured
by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration
for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor,
who was a friend of my family.
- Rene Cassin

We always performed for our church, but we also just
performed whenever the family got together.
- Debra Wilson

When I was 5, my mother threw a party,
and a friend and I wrote and performed a play called The Dutch Doll.
- Mira Sorvino

For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage,
and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day to day,
as will hereafter appear.
- Christopher Columbus

And what unity is to be had, at a time when orchestras are dying out,
and when opera houses are about to close their doors;
what's going to come next -
when nothing new in music,
for the orchestra, is truly lasting:
pieces are performed once,
and then they're thrown away.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau


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