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To be sure, no piece of social machinery,
however well constructed, can be effective unless there
is back of it a will and a determination to make it work.
- Cordell Hull

Among the great glories of the MGM lot were the vast
outdoor sets that had been constructed over the years.
- Joseph Barbera

Meaning is socially, historically, and rhetorically constructed.
- Clifford Geertz

Realism is not a matter of any fidelity to an empirical reality,
but of the discursive conventions by which and for
which a sense of reality is constructed.
- John Fiske

 

The supposed inferiority of a constructed language
to a national one on the score of richness of connotation is,
of course, no criticism of the idea of a constructed language.
- Edward Sapir

Once the object has been constructed,
I have a tendency to discover in it,
transformed and displaced,
images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me.
- Alberto Giacometti

Of all human inventions the organization,
a machine constructed of people performing interdependent functions,
is the most powerful.
- Robert Shea

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I'm trying to deal with ideas about histories,
fame, hearsay, and how public identities are constructed.
- Barbara Kruger

This book, conceived in sorrow, composed in grief,
and constructed at the brink of despair,
contains my mind's best thoughts, and my soul's triumph
over the powers of darkness.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

Life is so constructed, that the event does not,
cannot, will not, match the expectation.
- Charlotte Bronte

You have to be kind of clued into them,
they are a world of their own, and most people find
them disappointing because the best short stories are
not constructed like novels.
- Tobias Wolff

The worst constructed play is a Bach fugue when compared to life.
- Helen Hayes

You largely constructed your depression.
It wasn't given to you.
Therefore, you can deconstruct it.
- Albert Ellis

I've always thought that it's good to watch the news
to find out what everybody else is looking at and believing,
if only because that's how consensus is constructed.
- Barbara Kruger

Nevertheless, as is a frequent occurrence in science,
a general hypothesis was constructed from a few specific
instances of a phenomenon.
- Sidney Altman

But, I would always be thinking of how pictures are constructed and colour,
how to use it, I mean you're using it for constructing,
makes you think about it, the place did as well.
- David Hockney

And I sense it was a rather constructed,
almost half narrative fiction film in some ways.
A lot of it was staged and manipulated to get those
things in there that I knew to be strong.
- Terry Zwigoff

I never will have peace of mind.
I'm not constructed that way.
Some things in life can be horrible.
- Julie Christie

In praising science, it does not follow that we must
adopt the very poor philosophies which scientific men have constructed.
In philosophy they have much more to learn than to teach.
- Dean Inge

The principles upon which a safety lamp might be constructed
I stated to several persons long before Sir Humphrey
Davy came into this part of the country.
- George Stephenson

Still the question remains of what actually speaks in a poem,
if not subjectivity as historically constructed.
- Thomas Harrison

My icons do not raise up the blessed savior in elaborate cathedrals.
They are constructed concentrations celebrating barren rooms.
They bring a limited light.
- Dan Flavin

Democracy is constructed like an edifice,
freedom by freedom, right by right, until it reaches its snapping point.
- Abdoulaye Wade

The hero, the mythical subject, is constructed as human being and as male;
he is the active principle of culture,
the establisher of distinction, the creator of differences.
- Teresa de Lauretis

No real blood flows in the veins of the knowing subject constructed by Locke,
Hume, and Kant, but rather the diluted extract of reason
as a mere activity of thought.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

Quality is the result of a carefully constructed cultural environment.
It has to be the fabric of the organization,
not part of the fabric.
- Phil Crosby

The lyrics are constructed as empirically as the music.
I don't set out to say anything very important.
- Brian Eno

I don't make my own schedule - it's constructed around
my sons' school schedules.
- Jane Haddam

The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this:
that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed;
but a thing created is loved before it exists.
- Charles Dickens

My father was a progressive farmer, and was always
ready to lay aside an old plough if he could replace
it with one better constructed for its work.
All through life, I have ever been ready to buy a better plough.
- Andrew Taylor Still

A common creation demands a common sacrifice,
and perhaps not the least potent argument in favour
of a constructed international language is the fact
that it is equally foreign,
or apparently so, to the traditions of all nationalities.
- Edward Sapir

My view is that targets, properly constructed and applied
across public services have been fundamental to past
successes and will be an essential part of sustaining
progress into the future.
- John Hutton

The attitude of independence toward a constructed language
which all national speakers must adopt is really a great advantage,
because it tends to make man see himself as the master
of language instead of its obedient servant.
- Edward Sapir

As a matter of fact, a national language which spreads
beyond its own confines very quickly loses much of
its original richness of content and is in no better
case than a constructed language.
- Edward Sapir

I needed to explain that Louisiana's coast accepts
the drainage from two-thirds of the United States and,
while the necessary levees constructed upstream have prevented floods,
they have also contributed to problems downstream.
- John Breaux

That is really not much different from the search engines
that are being constructed today for users throughout
the entire world to allow them to search through databases
to access the information that they require.
- Stephen Cambone

So far as the advocates of a constructed international language are concerned,
it is rather to be wondered at how much in common their proposals actually have,
both in vocabulary and in general spirit of procedure.
- Edward Sapir

My reputation was a bit exaggerated.
Things were written in newspapers, then copied,
then doubled.
One of the reasons why I never disclaimed that,
was because I found it amusing.
But I also constructed such an image for myself in
order to gain more of a private life.
- Thomas Kretschmann

Out of the simple consonants of the alphabet and our
eleven vowels and diphthongs all possible syllables
of a certain sort were constructed,
a vowel sound being placed between two consonants.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

TIME is poisonous construct of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

TIME is yet another poisonous construct
of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I see stardom very clearly as a construct that's been
created in order to sell things.
- Julie Christie

Size is not a reality, but a construct of the mind;
and space a construct to contain constructs.
- Robert Anton Wilson

I recognise that Socialism has ended its purely theoretical course,
and that the hour to construct has come.
- John Burns

Nowadays I construct my books as if they're film scripts.
- Leon de Winter

Depression is the inability to construct a future.
- Rollo May

There is no better way of elevating the novel than
by making it into a construct which contains ideas.
- Heinrich Mann

We are trying to construct a more inclusive society.
We are going to make a country in which no one is left out.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If something is easy to repair, it is easy to construct.
- Leo Fender

We construct a narrative for ourselves,
and that's the thread that we follow from one day to the next.
People who disintegrate as personalities are the ones who lose that thread.
- Paul Auster

Athens will again be the host of the Games in 2004,
but there are rumors that they might be switched if
the Greeks don't begin to construct the sites faster.
- Bill Toomey

Therapy, as opposed to analysis, is a whole construct of myth,
beautiful and creative.
- Dennis Potter

You can construct the character of a man and his age
not only from what he does and says,
but from what he fails to say and do.
- Norman Douglas

When I first concluded to print the book,
I made an honest effort to construct it in the third person.
- John Sergeant Wise

Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts:
to construct and to refrain from destruction.
- Evelyn Waugh

Sometimes it is claimed by those who argue that race
is just a social construct that the human genome project
shows that because people share roughly 99% of their genes in common,
that there are no races.
This is silly.
- J. Philippe Rushton

If God had sufficient wisdom and power to construct
such a beautiful world as this,
then we must admit that his wisdom and power are immeasurably
greater than that of man,
and hence he is qualified to reign as king.
- Orson Pratt

I don't necessarily believe there's a message in the
fact that I'm an African-American Republican.
I think there is a message that America as a whole,
we are now awake.
We are looking at a political construct and we're fairly disappointed.
I think the message is no matter where you come from in this country,
there is great potential.
- Tim Scott

What I'm trying to do now in my life -
not just with the building,
but with everything - is to construct things that will have enduring qualities,
and won't just be ephemeral flashes in the pan.
- Sylvester Stallone

The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests.
The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus.
Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a,
from a bureaucrat.
Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way.
- Milton Friedman

I think it's very clear that the American people are
frustrated with this move toward socialism.
And so whether you're back or white,
if you believe that the conservative construct is in
the best interest of our future,
than you too would be voting with Republicans,
and if you had the opportunity to run you'd join us as well.
- Tim Scott

The greatest real thrill that life offers is to create,
to construct, to develop something useful.
Too often we fail to recognize and pay tribute to the creative spirit.
It is that spirit that creates our jobs.
- Alfred P. Sloan

I don't think I would have been a writer if I hadn't been a mother.
I wanted to construct something that contained some
of these feelings that I had,
some of these discoveries or revelations.
- Carol Shields

These syllables, about 2,300 in number,
were mixed together and then drawn out by chance and
used to construct series of different lengths,
several of which each time formed the material for a test.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

Stories where the author has known very little,
but run a computer program that tells him how to construct a planet,
and looked up specific things about rocketry and so on,
really suck.
- Frederik Pohl

I try to construct a picture in which shapes,
spaces, colors, form a set of unique relationships,
independent of any subject matter.
At the same time I try to capture and translate the
excitement and emotion aroused in me by the impact with the original idea.
- Milton Avery

Our main reasons for fearing males having sex with
males is that you really had to construct a more powerful
social role to keep men in their place than you did
to keep women in their place.
- Warren Farrell

I better make the plot good.
I wanted to make it grip people on the first page and
have a big turning point in the middle,
as there is, and construct the whole thing like a roller coaster ride.
- Mark Haddon

Science cannot tell theology how to construct a doctrine of creation,
but you can't construct a doctrine of creation without
taking account of the age of the universe and the evolutionary
character of cosmic history.
- John Polkinghorne

I don't know how to construct a career that'll make me famous.
Except maybe get my ears pinned back,
get my teeth done, and go to America.
But then I'll be competing with billions of actors
who haven't got false teeth,
and who are 25.
- Ian Hart

The Muslims have, as everyone else says,
the right to practice their religion and they have
the right to construct a mosque at ground zero if they wish.
What I am saying, though, is that they should listen to public opinion,
they should listen to the deep wounds and anguish that
this is causing to so many good people.
- Peter King


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