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Astonishment Quotes

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Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

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Astonishment is the root of philosophy.
- Paul Tillich

Explanation separates us from astonishment,
which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible.
- Eugene Ionesco

The way to do research is to attack the facts at the
point of greatest astonishment.
- Celia Green

 

If at first you do succeed - try to hide your astonishment.
- Harry Banks

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.
- Ellis Peters

I've been a woman for a little over 50 years and have
gotten over my initial astonishment.
As for conducting an orchestra, that's a job where
I don't think sex plays much part.
- Nadia Boulanger

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I find to my mixed astonishment that I do dream,
but I didn't know it.
- Theodore Sturgeon

Each individual fact, taken by itself,
can indeed arouse our curiosity or our astonishment,
or be useful to us in its practical applications.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

The politics of surprise leads through the Gates of
Astonishment into the Kingdom of Hope.
- Max Lerner

I requested the gentlemen to put on their hats,
and the ladies their shawls, to avoid catching cold,
and then had the windows widely opened.
This proceeding caused some astonishment and alarm at first;
for the Americans generally have a dread of cold air.
- George Combe

Egypt, the Egypt of antiquity, at a later time,
exercised a mysterious fascination over me.
I recognized a picture of it immediately,
without hesitation and astonishment,
in an illustrated magazine.
- Pierre Loti

I must be informed, that one of my great duties was,
to obey the priests in all things; and this I soon learnt,
to my utter astonishment and horror,
was to live in the practice of criminal intercourse with them.
- Maria Monk

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed,
scolded and beamed at the world.
- Jane Howard

The point of literary criticism in anthropology is not to replace research,
but to find out how it is that we are persuasive.
- Clifford Geertz

History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions;
the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
- W. H. Auden

Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences
and the most scientific of the humanities.
- Alfred L. Kroeber

There is no shorter path for joining a neutral existential anthropology,
according to philosophy, with the existential decision before God,
according to the Bible.
- Paul Ricoeur

If there's ever a place where you can't argue that
you can put the facts over here and the text over there and see if they fit,
it is surely in anthropology.
- Clifford Geertz

The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.
- Ruth Benedict

Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence,
in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary
and vital aspects of life.
- Joan D. Vinge

Here I was into astronomy, and here into anthropology,
and there I go into geology.
It was much more fun to be able to research and write
about whatever I wanted to.
- Octavia Butler

Every historian has informally an anthropology,
without ever using the word.
- Peter Gay

Anthropology is the science which tells us that people
are the same the whole world over except when they are different.
- Nancy Banks-Smith

Theology is anthropology.
- Anselm Feuerbach

I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses,
psychology courses, history and anthropology than I
ever learned in acting class.
- Tim Robbins

If there were a science of human beings it would be
anthropology that aims at understanding the totality
of experience through structural context.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

I've often been accused of making anthropology into literature,
but anthropology is also field research.
Writing is central to it.
- Clifford Geertz

Anthropology never has had a distinct subject matter,
and because it doesn't have a real method,
there's a great deal of anxiety over what it is.
- Clifford Geertz

We need to think more about the nature of rhetoric in anthropology.
There isn't a body of knowledge and thought to fall back on in this regard.
- Clifford Geertz

I think feminism has had a major impact on anthropology.
- Clifford Geertz

Cultural anthropology is more and more rapidly getting
to realize itself as a strictly historical science.
- Edward Sapir

Anthropology in general has always been fairly hospitable to female scholars,
and even to feminist scholars.
- Clifford Geertz

Gender consciousness has become involved in almost
every intellectual field:
history,
literature, science, anthropology.
There's been an extraordinary advance.
- Clifford Geertz

In my introductory course, Anthropology 160,
the Forms of Folklore, I try to show the students what
the major and minor genres of folklore are,
and how they can be analyzed.
- Alan Dundes

People keep asking how anthropology is different from sociology,
and everybody gets nervous.
- Clifford Geertz

Learn about the world, the way it works,
any kind of science and anthropology,
it's really an interesting place we live in.
Evolution is a really fantastic idea,
even more than the idea of God I think.
- Randy Newman

The Secret Doctrine is the common property of the countless
millions of men born under various climates,
in times with which History refuses to deal,
and to which esoteric teachings assign dates incompatible
with the theories of Geology and Anthropology.
- H. P. Blavatsky

When the first fossils began to be found in eastern Africa,
in the late 1950s, I thought, what a wonderful marriage this was,
biology and anthropology.
I was around 16 years old when I made this particular
choice of academic pursuit.
- Donald Johanson

Younger anthropologists have the notion that anthropology is too diverse.
The number of things done under the name of anthropology is just infinite;
you can do anything and call it anthropology.
- Clifford Geertz

I hope I may have succeeded in presenting to you,
however imperfectly, the currents of thought due to
the work of the immortal Darwin which have helped to
make anthropology what it is at the present time.
- Franz Boas

It's always amusing to look at how something early
in the 20th century was written in anthropology and how it's written now.
There's been an enormous shift in how it's done,
but yet you can't put your finger on someone who actually did it.
- Clifford Geertz

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
- Carl Sagan

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
- Edward Teller

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

In all science, error precedes the truth,
and it is better it should go first than last.
- Hugh Walpole

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question
"How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
- Erwin Chargaff

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods;
and that is,
the sincere desire to find out the truth,
whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber,
if he has common sense on the ground floor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
- Adam Smith

The nineteenth century believed in science but the
twentieth century does not.
- Gertrude Stein

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science
gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
- Isaac Asimov

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
- Jean Rostand

There is a single light of science, and to brighten
it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
- Isaac Asimov

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction
because of the variety of factors in operation,
not because of any lack of order in nature.
- Albert Einstein

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
- John Dewey

Science and technology revolutionize our lives,
but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger


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