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Adaptations Quotes

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Fortunately, both television adaptations and the film
I've been involved with are pieces of work that I'm proud of,
so I'm very happy for people to focus on them.
- Jenny Agutter

I see only adaptations - not revolutions.
- Gordon Getty

Some of us have great original ideas and some of us depend on adaptations.
- Frank Darabont

Curiously enough man's body and his mind appear to
differ in their climatic adaptations.
- Ellsworth Huntington

 

Like springs, adaptations can only go downhill.
- John Simon

Most films are rooted in a book or a comic strip,
but I don't go out there saying I want to do adaptations.
- Ralph Fiennes

The movie adaptations of stage musicals that I've seen,
without exception, in my opinion don't work.
A lot of people would disagree with me.
- Stephen Sondheim

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The proof of evolution lies in those adaptations that
arise from improbable foundations.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Television theatre, as is implied in its name,
should rely on adaptations of scripts written for the theatre.
- Andrzej Wajda

The films that I've done before were original stories most of the time,
I did two adaptations before this, but they were mostly
original stories where I had complete freedom to evolve
in the direction I wanted.
- Walter Salles

A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior
lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient
narratives that fate imposes on them.
Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often
fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration.
- Richard Schickel

It was 1978 when Superman came out, and I kept thinking,
Why don't they do something about it? They've done
all these crappy attempts at comic book film adaptations.
What can we do different? Why don't we just re-release this thing?
- Richard Donner

Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring,
perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate,
simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all
things are necessary branches of the regimen of health.
- Lord Chesterfield

I think before 1997 is over, NATO will have taken giant
strides in what's called adaptation,
the discussions about bringing the French fully into the NATO forces.
- Warren Christopher

Thus, races arose from an original coding which God
pulled out as needed for adaptation to the environment.
- Walter Lang

Science always has its origin in the adaptation of
thought to some definite field of experience.
- Ernst Mach

Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through
adaptation but through daring.
- Henry Miller

It is a miracle of harmony, of the adaptation of the
free inner life to the outward necessity of things.
- John C. Ransom

After Strangelove I also started work on an adaptation of The Collector.
- Terry Southern

Both of these branches of evolutionary science,
are, in my opinion, in the closest causal connection;
this arises from the reciprocal action of the laws
of heredity and adaptation.
- Ernst Haeckel

For the source of any characteristic so widespread
and uniform as this adaptation to environment we must
go back to the very beginning of the human race.
- Ellsworth Huntington

In all works on Natural History, we constantly find
details of the marvellous adaptation of animals to their food,
their habits, and the localities in which they are found.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

I'm going to do an adaptation of the Italian film,
Bread and Tulips.
I really like that film.
- Norman Jewison

My mother came from St.
Thomas.
I heard that melody and all I did was actually adapt it.
I made my adaptation of sort of an island traditional melody.
It did become sort of my trademark tune.
- Sonny Rollins

When you talk to crews that went to Mir or have gone
up to International Space Station,
they say that you go through different phases of adaptation
or getting used to the space environment.
- Laurel Clark

I think, then, that man, after having satisfied his first longing for facts,
wanted something fuller - some grouping,
some adaptation to his capacity and experience,
of the links of this vast chain of events which his sight could not take in.
- Alfred de Vigny

Remember that in every single case in history the process
of adaptation has been one of exceeding slowness.
Do not look for the impossible, but do not let your
path deviate from the quiet and steadfast insistence
on full opportunities for your powers.
- Franz Boas

They give me the money, I give them the book.
Having input into the adaptation would be kind of like
selling a house and coming back three years later and saying,
'Paint it this color!'
- Robert B. Parker

I think that my main criticism in that book was directed
at the general assumption that adaptation characterizes populations and species,
rather than simply the individuals in the populations and species.
- George C. Williams

As a consequence, geneticists described evolution simply
as a change in gene frequencies in populations,
totally ignoring the fact that evolution consists of
the two simultaneous but quite separate phenomena of
adaptation and diversification.
- Ernst Mayr

I've made seventeen or eighteen films now,
only two of which have been original screenplays,
all the others have been based on short stories or novels,
and I find the long short story ideal for adaptation.
- Satyajit Ray

Agricultural practice served Darwin as the material
basis for the elaboration of his theory of Evolution,
which explained the natural causation of the adaptation
we see in the structure of the organic world.
That was a great advance in the knowledge of living nature.
- Trofim Lysenko

Generality is, indeed, an indispensable ingredient of reality;
for mere individual existence or actuality without
any regularity whatever is a nullity.
Chaos is pure nothing.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

The question of whether it's God's green earth is not at center stage,
except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with
some regularity that He may be dying.
- Edward Hoagland

I am the same person I was before receiving the Nobel Prize.
I work with the same regularity, I have not modified my habits,
I have the same friends.
- Jose Saramago

I've permitted myself to learn and to fail with some regularity.
And that is probably the one thing I was given,
and that I'm still grateful for.
- John Malkovich

No important national language, at least in the Occidental world,
has complete regularity of grammatical structure,
nor is there a single logical category which is adequately
and consistently handled in terms of linguistic symbolism.
- Edward Sapir

I'm a moderate.
I hang out in the middle.
I vote against my party with some regularity and try to compromise.
It doesn't appear right now that the Republican Party
is welcoming moderates any more.
- Claire McCaskill

Few men have led a more active life -
bodily or mentally -
from a constitutional anxiety for regularity,
precision, and order, during fifty years' business career,
from which I had retired.
- William Banting

Mount Harris is of basaltic formation,
but I could not observe any columnar regularity in it,
although large blocks are exposed above the ground.
The rock is extremely hard and sonorous.
- Charles Sturt

The work of art, just like any fragment of human life
considered in its deepest meaning,
seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness,
the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet,
of the crystal.
- Pope Paul VI

Memory depends very much on the perspicuity,
regularity, and order of our thoughts.
Many complain of the want of memory,
when the defect is in the judgment; and others,
by grasping at all, retain nothing.
- Thomas Fuller

Since the generality of persons act from impulse,
much more than from principle, men are neither so good
nor so bad as we are apt to think them.
- Augustus Hare

The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that
special case which contains all the germs of generality.
- David Hilbert

For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.
- George Ade

Because all of biology is connected,
one can often make a breakthrough with an organism
that exaggerates a particular phenomenon,
and later explore the generality.
- Thomas R. Cech

As soon as there is language, generality has entered the scen.
- Jacques Derrida

I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific
Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical
generality and vagueness.
- Wilfred Owen

The generality have considered that disease is but
a confused and disordered effort in Nature,
thrown down from her proper state, and defending herself in vain.
- Thomas Sydenham

Even before string theory, especially as physics developed in the 20th century,
it turned out that the equations that really work in
describing nature with the most generality and the
greatest simplicity are very elegant and subtle.
- Edward Witten

The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed
by fear rather than reverence,
and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment
that it brings than because of its own foulness.
- Aristotle

Guided only by their feeling for symmetry,
simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense
of the fitness of things,
creative mathematicians now, as in the past,
are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than
by any prospect of ultimate usefulness.
- E. T. Bell

Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will,
the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection.
Its basic elements are logic and intuition,
analysis and construction, generality and individuality.
- Richard Courant

Since you are the one who has to live with your choices,
be sure they are your own.
- Alan Cohen

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art,
which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby
since I hadn't made money with it.
- Laurie Anderson

He who joyfully marches in rank and file
has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake,
since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
- Albert Einstein

Since I travel so much, it's always great to be home.
There's nothing like getting to raid my own refrigerator at two in the morning.
- Amy Grant

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends,
never lose a chance to make them.
- Francesco Guicciardini

I happen to think that computers are the most important
thing to happen to musicians since the invention of
cat-gut which was a long time ago.
- Robert Moog

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be,
since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
- Thomas Kempis

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk.
It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
- Jean Cocteau

Since new developments are
the products of a creative mind,
we must therefore stimulate and encourage
that type of mind in every way possible.
- George Washington Carver

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
- Jacques Barzun

This life is worth living, we can say,
since it is what we make it.
- William James

The Internet is the most important single development
in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
- Dave Barry


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