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Walter Fisher Quotes and Sayings

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Humans are essentially storytellers.
- Walter Fisher

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal.
As spirits they belong to the eternal world,
but as animals they inhabit time.
- C. S. Lewis

We humans feel an instinctive need to know
what is coming next - what we can count upon.
We fear change - even the most positive change.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Humans are allergic to change.
They love to say, "We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Humans make illogical decisions.
- Spock (character in Star Trek movies and TV shows)

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like
humans or they will treat you like dogs.
- Martha Scott

Because I believe that humans are computers,
I conjectured that computers, like people,
can have left- and right-handed versions.
- Philip Emeagwali

For me, the most powerful expressions of true Christianity
in this material world are an unconditional love of all humans,
and an uncompromising commitment to caring for all
who are sick, infirm, or troubled -
as expressed in the biblical story of the Good Samaritan.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I find humans tremendously interesting.
- David Brin

The risk from viruses is an unanswered question -
and it won't be answered until you have had organs
transplanted into humans over many years.
- Ian Smith

The information that is passed from person to person
and from generation to generation is the primary factor
that gives humans a competitive advantage over other animals.
- Keith Henson

A lot of people have this ego need that makes them
want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe
and humans are the most important species,
the supreme expression of creation.
- Ann Druyan

The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness
is important to the quality of life of humans.
- Jim Fowler

I love dogs.
They live in the moment and don't care about anything
except affection and food.
They're loyal and happy.
Humans are just too damn complicated.
- David Duchovny

I robbed them, and I killed them as cold as ice,
and I would do it again, and I know I would kill another
person because I've hated humans for a long time.
- Aileen Wuornos

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons.
They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white,
or women created for men.
- Alice Walker

We as Americans and as humans have very selective hearing
and very selective memory.
We only hear what we want to hear and disregard the rest.
- Frank Luntz

I thought Godzilla was a mess, the monster had no character
and the humans didn't either.
They forgot to make the movie that went along with
all these wonderful effects.
- George A. Romero

The difference between humans and wild animals is that
humans pray before they commit murder.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

Humans are upsetting a fragile balance that their own
human ancestors established.
- Joan D. Vinge

Kubrick's vision seemed to be that humans are doomed,
whereas Clarke's is that humans are moving on to a
better stage of evolution.
- Marvin Minsky

One shouldn't be afraid of the humans.
Well, I am not afraid of the humans,
but of what is inhuman in them.
- Ivo Andric

Probably the most visible example of unintended consequences,
is what happens every time humans try to change the
natural ecology of a place.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

The big question society will have to answer is whether
it wants computers thinking like humans.
- David Smith

Despite all the lunacy of the last century,
all the absurdity of war and genocide,
we believe that humans being are rational and are made to seek the truth.
- Timothy Radcliffe

For every expert that says humans are the cause of
"climate change" there are 10 more who say we aren't.
- Bradley A. Blakeman

We'll engage in pretty extreme violence in the world but,
you know, the one thing that comes to humans as easily
as eating or breathing or sleeping,
is sex.
- Mark Ruffalo

The proposition that humans have mental characteristics
wholly absent in non-humans is inconsistent with the theory of evolution.
- Gary L. Francione

We humans are a fairly barbarous bunch.
- Neil LaBute

I think laughter may be a form of courage.
As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh,
and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.
- Linda Ellerbee

I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to
see it happen in my lifetime.
- Buzz Aldrin

Because animals are property, we consider as "humane
treatment" that we would regard as torture if it were inflicted on humans.
- Gary L. Francione

Humans have evolved to be exquisitely sensitive to changes in status.
- Keith Henson

Humans may be the only creatures on Earth who spend
significant time thinking about the fact that someday their lives will end.
- Joan D. Vinge

Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to
serve the desire humans have for a moment -
this very moment -
to stay.
- Sam Abell

The difference between critics and audiences is that
one is a group of humans and one is not.
- Edward Albee

For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people
hear what we are trying to say? Please,
all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans,
too.
- Desmond Tutu

But what really excited me was the idea that humans
had a tremendous pre-history that went back millions of years.
I wanted to go to Africa to find some of these creatures.
- Donald Johanson

I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt,
and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
- John Steinbeck

Hempseed produces no observable high for humans or birds.
- Jack Herer

Humans are very aggressive and scrappy,
and go to war at the drop of a hat.
However, a standard land war is no longer going to
work as it is no longer technically possible.
- Bruce Sterling

Observing humans and observing oneself yields a clear-minded
starting point for literature.
- Gao Xingjian

As humans we look at things and think about what we've looked at.
We treasure it in a kind of private art gallery.
- Thom Gunn

I had written lyrics to a song called The Silent Extreme,
which Alex later renamed Humans Being.
- Sammy Hagar

The quicker we humans learn that saving open space
and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life,
maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it.
- Jim Fowler

When we can lay down our fear and anger and choose
responses other than aggression,
we create the conditions for bringing out the best in us humans.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make
abstract that which is concrete.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Animals outline their territories with their excretions,
humans outline their territories by ink excretions on paper.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Ringo is one of the world's true humans.
The only one out those four guys, who did not have an agenda.
Ringo was just into the music.
- Peter Tork

I think the greatest challenge in environmentalism
and the most rewarding challenge is trying to figure
out how humans can meet their needs while protecting the environment.
- Gale Norton

For example, computer defends well, but for humans
its is harder to defend than attack,
particularly with the modern time control.
- Boris Spassky

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things
to worry about from Science,
along with behaviour control, genetic engineering,
transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained
growth of plastic flowers.
- Lewis Thomas

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy
to tell others how much they love them while they're alive.
- Orlando A. Battista

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude,
then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
- James Herriot

Humans love truth and justice, and rejoice in ceremonies
that honor those qualities.
For that sentiment we should indeed thank God.
- Alfred Day Hershey

One of the things that was kind of shocking for humans...
was to come to terms with was the fact that,
hey, we may not be the center of the universe.
- Kevin J. Anderson

The older I get, the more individuality I find in animals
and the less I find in humans.
- Chuck Jones

Ultimately we may still ask, why can't humans design a perfect society?
- Robert Shea

Maybe humans are just the pet alligators that God flushed down the toilet.
- Chuck Palahniuk

Perhaps the thing that makes humans truly unique on
Earth is that we are never satisfied with our situation;
maybe that is what's taken us so far.
- Joan D. Vinge

We humans are the greatest of earth's parasites.
- Martin H. Fischer

People who work on the user interface side need to
have empathy as a key characteristic.
But if you are writing device drivers you don't really
need to understand humans so well.
- Andy Hertzfeld

It's been studied to the point where we know that the
impact on humans would be from consuming the most infected parts of the cow;
that is,
the brain and the spinal cord.
- Ann Veneman

I am a man, and God is hiding from us humans.
We are unable to see Him, we can only search for Him.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

We humans have millions of years of evolutionary baggage
that makes us regard competition in a deadly light.
- Vernor Vinge

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God,
who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
- Gene Roddenberry


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