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William Scranton Quotes and Sayings

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My time inside there was very short compared to the
amount of time it took to take on and take off this
suit and to test me for how much radioactivity I have.
- William Scranton

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and EPA,
et cetera, had worked out what allowable releases are.
- William Scranton

But the issue became, how long do you keep the press
waiting so that you can gather more information?
- William Scranton

By Thursday morning, we'd gotten over the worst of it.
- William Scranton

 

And I remember walking in there and,
I must say,
I was quite unnerved the closer I got to it.
- William Scranton

It took me 45 minutes to get in all of the suits and
putting all the dosimeters on me so that they knew
how much radiation I got and the protective boots and everything.
- William Scranton

None of us are nuclear experts, but we know that if
there is a melt-down and breach of containment,
that's clearly the most odious thing that could happen.
- William Scranton

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Obviously, I'm not looking in the core of the reactor,
but I am looking at what, at that time,
was considered the source of the trouble,
which was the water and where it was.
- William Scranton

None of us knew what this power plant looked like.
We had no schematic drawing.
- William Scranton

And if you're not going to have a clear health threat,
you don't want to panic people.
- William Scranton

There were schools and hospitals who were ready to
take people with undescribed injuries,
but not necessarily ready to take people with severe radiation poisoning.
- William Scranton

The value of government to the people it serves is
in direct relationship to the interest citizens themselves
display in the affairs of state.
- William Scranton

You're feeling the responsibility for hundreds of thousands,
if not millions, of people on your shoulder in a way
that I couldn't feel as lieutenant governor.
- William Scranton

You need a graphic understanding of a situation to
make a complete judgment and we didn't have that.
- William Scranton

And it was at that point that I realized,
in fact, our whole administration realized,
that we could not rely on Metropolitan Edison for the
kind of information we needed to make decisions.
- William Scranton

I was scheduled to give my first official press conference that morning anyway,
'cause I was chairman of the Governors Energy Council
and I was making a press conference with regard to energy policy.
- William Scranton

The first one, obviously, was walking into my office
at eight o'clock in the morning on Wednesday,
and being told there was a telephone call saying that
there was an incident at Three Mile Island,
and that it had shut down and that beyond that we didn't know.
- William Scranton

All of the information that we were getting up to that
time from the NRC people,
from our people who knew something about nuclear power,
was that the breach of the core was not a likelihood to happen.
- William Scranton

There are allowable limits for radiation going -
I mean there's radiation all around us.
There's radiation from your television set.
There's radiation from your computer.
There's radiation actually occurring in the ground.
- William Scranton

They're calling their Washington sources at the NRC
or in Congress and they're not hesitating to give their opinion,
but their opinion, frankly, in those early days was not very well informed.
- William Scranton

Another very strong image from the first day was giving
my initial press conference in the morning -
going down and finding out that everything I had said,
the essence of what I had said, was wrong.
- William Scranton

When I started walking and I looked down and I saw on the floor this water,
which looked like, you know, water in your basement
except it happened to be in the auxiliary building
of a nuclear power plant.
- William Scranton

What I had said in the morning was that this is what we know has happened,
but there has been no significant off-site release.
Only to find out moments later that,
in fact,
there had been an off-site release.
I still haven't gotten over that.
- William Scranton

And at ten, or whatever time, in the morning we had the press conference,
what we knew is there had been an incident at Three Mile Island,
that it was shut down, that there was water that had
escaped but it was contained.
- William Scranton

Nobody could tell us or really had a very good idea,
if there were a massive release of radiation,
what kind of medical treatment people were going to need and this or that,
or, indeed, whether there would be medical personnel around.
- William Scranton

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb PHOTO

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Urgent? Why?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you feel the need to hurry,
remember that everything in life is a CHOICE.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way lies in softness and patience,
as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We must use time creatively.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The hardest part is what to leave behind, ... It's time to let go!
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The time is always right to do what is right.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.
- John F. Kennedy

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We are all different - and we are all one.
Take time to understand, and to appreciate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Keep moving. Don't stop. But don't rush.
Don't race around.
Sure and steady gets you there every time.
- Neale Donald Walsch

In order to discover new lands,
one must be willing to lose sight
of the shore for a very long time.
- Anonymous

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

Take time to sharpen the saw.
- Steven Covey

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

The season of failure is the best time
for sowing the seeds of success.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie


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