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Ulrich Beck Quotes and Sayings

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Initially, the horrific images of September 11th triggered
an enormous wave of solidarity.
- Ulrich Beck

The world has become so complex that the idea of a
power in which everything comes together and can be
controlled in a centralized way is now erroneous.
- Ulrich Beck

We are living in a world that is beyond controllability.
- Ulrich Beck

In the final analysis, terror is also another proof
of the fact that the superpower is not really a superpower.
It was vulnerable.
- Ulrich Beck

 

The basic assumption of the secular society is that
modernity overcomes religion.
- Ulrich Beck

And the terror itself is an example of the world's uncontrollability.
- Ulrich Beck

Europe itself is an embodiment of this diversity.
- Ulrich Beck

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Neither science, nor the politics in power,
nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even
the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.
- Ulrich Beck

Global conditions are far too complex to be able to
imagine that they could ever be really controlled by one power.
- Ulrich Beck

Relinquishing apparent national sovereignty does not
have to entail a loss of national sovereignty,
but can actually be a benefit.
- Ulrich Beck

Western countries in particular can today no longer
be separated from Muslim societies,
because they have them within themselves.
They are themselves internally globalized.
- Ulrich Beck

We do not yet have the solutions to these questions,
but the awareness that we live in an endangered world
is present in more and more life situations.
- Ulrich Beck

You cannot make peace with terrorists.
The normal dividing lines between war and peace do not apply.
- Ulrich Beck

You could say that we are living in an internally globalized country.
- Ulrich Beck

I forced myself to think what is the new concept and
it became clear to me that it was risk,
not only in technology and ecology, but in life and employment,
too.
- Ulrich Beck

In the first instance, therefore, global terrorism
created a kind of global community sharing a common fate,
something we had previously considered impossible.
- Ulrich Beck

Accordingly, globalization is not only something that
will concern and threaten us in the future,
but something that is taking place in the present and
to which we must first open our eyes.
- Ulrich Beck

When they come to Europe, they are confronted by still closed borders.
Thus, the concept of open borders is a very selective concept,
one that is not taken seriously at all in the experience of non-Europeans.
- Ulrich Beck

That was the first major social sciences conference
at which social scientists from all cultures wanted
to reach a consensus on whether we can continue to
pursue a national course in the social sciences or
whether we need a cosmopolitan path that also connects us in a new way.
- Ulrich Beck

This experience actually means the very opposite:
the largest military power was unable to stop such
a sensitive attack and will be unable to rule out such
a possibility in the future.
Precisely this is the background to the United States' military interventions.
- Ulrich Beck

But it then very soon became clear that the response
of a war against terrorism,
initially conceived of in a metaphorical sense,
began to be taken increasingly seriously and came to
entail waging a real war.
- Ulrich Beck

And it also became clear that these conditions of inequality
and historical injustice have given rise to a feeling of hate in the world -
a deeply felt hate that cannot easily be overcome with a few good words.
- Ulrich Beck

And therefore we must seek dialogue in this networked world.
We must ask which voice was actually attempting to
make itself heard and saw no other possibility of gaining a hearing.
To that extent, for a while this also represented a
forced opening of a cosmopolitan view.
- Ulrich Beck

I held a conference in Harvard where Americans said
they didn't believe in risk.
They thought it was just European hysteria.
Then the terrorist attacks happened and there was a complete conversion.
Suddenly terrorism was the central risk.
- Ulrich Beck

The idea that you surrender your identity when you
relinquish national powers is unhelpful.
No, indeed, precisely the opposite is the case:
if done in an intelligent way,
you attain the sovereignty to better solve national
problems in cooperation with others.
- Ulrich Beck

You need education.
You need subsistence protection.
We need jobs and social security.
These are preconditions under which it will perhaps
be possible to deal with these complex circumstances.
- Ulrich Beck

Nonetheless, we continue to be obsessed with finding
or inventing a European nation which,
as in the nation state, guarantees homogeneity and
thus an appropriate form of democracy and centralized government.
- Ulrich Beck

All theory of modernity in sociology suggests that
the more modernity there is,
the less religion.
In my theory we can realize that this is wrong:
atheism is only one belief system among many.
- Ulrich Beck

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

Certainly from the rehearsal process with Elizabeth
I think it was very clear.
Well let me start again.
We were initially supposed to be more combative.
- Jennifer Beals

In a way, the popularity of Corona came too fast for its own good,
initially.
We took a few steps back.
- Carlos Alvarez

The cows have ID numbers.
And we should be able, throughout the investigation,
which is ongoing as we speak, to be able to track that
cow back to where it came from initially.
- Ann Veneman

I look forward to a lot more free time,
at least initially, with my wife, Lisa,
and our three children.
- Steve Yzerman

We initially targeted pager networks,
which have been suffering for the last decade due to cell phone sales.
- David Rose

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

Familiarity with your lover is what initially makes sex really good.
- Susie Bright

The mask of the character was already written into the show,
but I actually lobbied for a denser and more complete
mask than they initially considered.
- Rene Auberjonois

Initially, I wanted to be an ice skater,
but then when I was 13 I saw Bye Bye Birdie,
and that was it - I wanted to be on Broadway.
- Liza Minelli

I was initially a leading man, but only on television.
- Gary Cole

Initially with The Butcher Boy, there was this kid
growing up in this strange,
weird environment that I remember from when I was a kid.
And Patrick's vision was so complete there.
- Neil Jordan

I moved to New York from California when I was 11,
so initially I was seen as the California person for a while.
I didn't feel like I was popular, but I did feel confident.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I think initially we wanted to use the first letter of the character's name.
We thought S was perfect.
- Joe Shuster

Notwithstanding these major arguments the wave theory
initially did not meet with complete acceptance.
- Max von Laue

If a chairman sacks the manager he initially appointed,
he should go as well.
- Brian Clough

Initially, the site was favourably reviewed in a leading
new media publication and the word spread.
- Benjamin Cohen

It's about somebody initially knowing more about it
than you do but eventually you learn a lot about it
yourself and practise the skills and techniques that you've been taught.
- Lynn Davies

Initially, it was about kids at the bottom rung of the social ladder,
due to their looks and their class background.
But they're also outsiders in terms of their peer group.
- Jim McKay

There are some very significant changes in the way
the fluids are distributed in our body,
the way our heart functions initially,
and as well as our bone and muscle.
- Laurel Clark

I was so opposed to the war in Vietnam that I initially
refused President Nixon's urgings for me to go there.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

In the 90's action pictures were all the rage.
As a woman, I was fed up with them and I initially
thought that the script was just another action film
dressed up as a period piece.
- Madeleine Stowe

I don't know if you've ever tried writing a Doctor Who story,
but it's a lot more difficult than it initially appears,
especially if you've got more than one assistant.
- Sarah Sutton

A good place to start initially would be school plays.
- Sara Gilbert

I began by doing physical yoga, initially just for the workout,
as exercise.
I would get peaceful and calm at the end of it,
and I was curious about that.
- Mariel Hemingway

I came at age in the '60s, and initially my hopes and
dreams were invested in politics and the movements of the time -
the anti-war movement,
the civil rights movement.
I worked on Bobby Kennedy's campaign for president
as a teenager in California and the night he was killed.
- David Talbot

Initially charged with assaulting a police officer
and resisting arrest I was held for 36 hours,
was beaten by cops and made to stand spread eagled
against the cell wall for 12 hours with no food or water,
until I collapsed.
Everyone was strip searched on the way in.
- John Blair

Initially I had intended to study medicine,
but before going to University I had decided that I
would be better suited to a career in which I could
concentrate my activities and interests more on a single
goal than appeared to be possible in my father's profession.
- Frederick Sanger

I don't think, there's no possible way for me,
anyway, to play a character that I haven't found some
sort of sublime compassion for and I related to Deborah on a way that almost,
initially, almost in a way maybe someone in the audience might.
- Tea Leoni

During my six years with them Dr Garnet Davey (subsequently
Research Director) constantly supported me and,
I have no doubt, fought many battles on my behalf to
keep the initially controversial programme going.
- James W. Black

I wasn't originally taking drama, but the drama teacher
asked me to audition for Bye,
Bye Birdie.
I did and got the lead role.
Initially I was kind of scared, but once I did it I
got bitten by the bug and loved it.
- Kevin Richardson

I think the reaction to a World War II situation would
be the same today as it was in 1942.
Initially, people would question, but once patriotism got stirred up,
the whole thing would gather momentum and we'd all pull together.
- Parker Stevenson

I was initially recruited while I was in business school
back in the late sixties by the National Security Agency,
the nation's largest and least understood spy organization;
but ultimately I worked for private corporations.
- John Perkins

The truth is, I initially became a singer-songwriter
while still in my teens because it was the only way
to guarantee that somebody on earth would sing the songs I was writing.
Since then, I've performed just about everywhere:
rock clubs,
concerts halls, arenas, TV.
- Rupert Holmes

The project which we developed, however,
was for a sound piece and I was initially curious that
a sculptor should be interested in working with a musician,
especially on a project for radio.
- Gavin Bryars

Initially we both did a bit of everything towards making
each game but as we began to hire people and the business
grew we naturally went in different directions,
and away from the coalface of development.
- Andrew Oliver

This does not mean that every copyright must prove its value initially.
That would be a far too cumbersome system of control.
But it does mean that every system or category of copyright
or patent should prove its worth.
- Lawrence Lessig

And initially, a lot of companies avoid trying to make
a really radical new kind of title for a new system,
because that would involve learning a new machine and
learning how to make the new title at the same time.
- Trip Hawkins

What that means initially is that you have alot of
products that are only slightly better games in the
same genre on another machine -
and the titles that really take advantage of the machine come along later.
- Trip Hawkins

Initially, I know that I handled it worse than she
did and I think partly because I've always been...
every bit of adversity I've faced up until the last
year and a half is adversity I brought upon myself -
or the opposing teams have given me.
- Brett Favre

Initially, I had two thoughts.
First, this is a very large conspiracy;
and second,
our children in Washington.
We knew there were a few unidentified planes that may
have been headed for the White House or the Capitol Building.
- Mercer Reynolds

This one, even though it called for San Francisco,
I think they wanted to initially shoot part of the film up here,
you know get the exteriors and then go back to L.A.
We really fought to get it up here and I think Paramount was really pleased.
- Philip Kaufman

Initially I probably didn't even call it acting,
but dressing up or something.
As a kid I think you fully imagine the world in which you want to inhabit,
so you put some clothes on and just kind of freely imagine this world,
and it's a total imaginary world.
- Hugo Weaving


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