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Equivalent Quotes

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My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

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I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.
- Stephen King

Bombing the Murrah Federal Building was morally and
strategically equivalent to the U.S.
hitting a government building in Serbia,
Iraq, or other nations.
- Timothy McVeigh

In journalistic terms, syndication is equivalent to
ascending to heaven on a pillar of cloud.
- John Skow

 

The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is,
in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent
to abolishing the catastrophe.
- Iris Murdoch

They are the literary equivalent of sequins on an evening dress.
- Stefan Kanfer

My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail.
I don't know what that means, but it sounds like a dig.
- Steve Buscemi

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This bill is the legislative equivalent of crack.
It yields a short-term high but does long-term damage
to the system and it's expensive to boot.
- Barney Frank

I don't hate anyone.
I dislike.
But my dislike is the equivalent of anyone else's hate.
- Elsa Maxwell

For example, the equivalent of a woman being treated
as a sex object is a man being treated as a success object.
- Warren Farrell

People have accused me of being in favor of globalization.
This is equivalent to accusing me of being in favor
of the sun rising in the morning.
- Clare Short

Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache,
carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or greater Benefit.
- Napolean Hill

I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at -
not copy it.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
- Vincent Van Gogh

My dad told me that no one could ever make it as a writer,
that my chances were equivalent to winning the lottery -
which was good for me,
because I like to have something to prove.
- Poppy Z. Brite

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent
of an out of body experience.
- Bill Watterson

For some men the power to destroy life becomes the
equivalent to the female power to create life.
- Myriam Miedzian

Conciliation is not capitulation, nor is compromise
to be deemed equivalent to imbalanced concession.
- Jalal Talabani

Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass.
- Mary Kay Blakely

It would have been the equivalent of Jackson Pollock's
attempts to copy the Sistine Chapel.
- Malcolm Cowley

Distinctions drawn by the mind are not necessarily
equivalent to distinctions in reality.
- Thomas Aquinas

In truth, politeness is artificial good humor,
it covers the natural want of it,
and ends by rendering habitual a substitute
nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
- Thomas Jefferson

While women certainly have made great strides toward
pay parity in the past 30 years,
there is still a gap in earnings between men and women
in equivalent professions.
- Ginny B. Waite

What I am sad about is that there is now,
in America, no equivalent to the art circuit.
- Richard Attenborough

Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing.
It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The holy land was supposed to be spotless,
a serious equivalent of Disneyland in which not a single
candy wrapper is to stay on the ground for more than a few minutes.
- Marvin Olasky

I received an honorary doctorate for my work.
Maybe one of these works is considered the equivalent of a Ph.D.
- Iris Chang

When a 'Life of Brian' comes out with Muhammad in the lead role,
directed by an Arab equivalent of Theo van Gogh,
it will be a huge step forward.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

It's the equivalent of putting on the brakes suddenly while driving uphill.
- John Gunther

They are the video equivalent of junk food.
- John J. O'Connor

The stakes in conflict do not change.
Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent.
- Frank Herbert

Western civilization, unfortunately,
does not link knowledge and morality but rather,
it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
- Vine Deloria, Jr.

The appearance of a single great genius is more than
equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities.
- Cesare Lombroso

Being on Broadway is the modern equivalent of being a monk.
I sleep a lot, eat a lot, and rest a lot.
- Hugh Jackman

A viewer who skips the advertising is the moral equivalent of a shoplifter.
- Nicholas Johnson

I have to experiment with methods and I'm trying to
find an authentic way of making an equivalent of the living,
breathing person within the limits of a single picture.
- Peter Wright

All human actions are equivalent...
and all are on principle doomed to failure.
- Carl Sandburg

Supply yourself with a mental equivalent,
and the thing must come to you.
- Emmet Fox

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
- Ayn Rand

Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's
head instead of with one's own.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Since, however, it is immaterial whether the work is
done by assistants or a machine,
I decided to build a machine equivalent to an array
of about 200 separating funnels.
- Archer J. P. Martin

To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of
our historic society seems to me the equivalent of
closing male eyes to female facts.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Going into business for yourself, becoming an entrepreneur,
is the modern-day equivalent of pioneering on the old frontier.
- Paula Nelson

Too much may be the equivalent of none at all.
- Lee Loevinger

There can be no literary equivalent to truth.
- Laura Riding

In the USA there is no female equivalent to god.
- Tina Turner

The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score,
and the print the performance.
- Ansel Adams

He had a massive stroke.
He died with his tie on.
Do you think that could be our generation's equivalent
of that old saying about dying with your boots on?
- Stephen King

In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage.
In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.
- Robert Collier

Getting the support of Syria is the moral equivalent
of winning the Klan's endorsement -
it might be useful but it doesn't necessarily speak well of you.
- Jonah Goldberg

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
- Anita Brookner

Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.
- Wallace Stevens

The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent
of Congressional leaders in science journalism.
- Michael Pollan

How can you tell when a political ideology has become
the equivalent of a religion?
- Andrew Sullivan

One man is equivalent to all Creation.
One man is a World in miniature.
- Albert Pike

A German immersed in any civilization different from
his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the
amount of intelligence he displaces.
- Jose Bergamin

My father was invited to play on a television show
when I was 17 or 18 that was an early equivalent of educational television,
a Sunday afternoon kind of variety art show.
- John Sebastian

To call something an 'enhanced interrogation technique'
doesn't alter the fact that we thought it was torture
when the Japanese used it on American prisoners,
we thought it was torture when the North Koreans used it,
we thought it was torture when the Soviets used it.
You know, it's almost the moral equivalent of saying
that rape is an enhanced seduction technique.
- Ted Koppel

To place oneself in the position of God is painful:
being God is equivalent to being tortured.
For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is,
including the worst.
The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them.
- Georges Bataille

The reality is that zero defects in products plus zero
pollution plus zero risk on the job is equivalent to
maximum growth of government plus zero economic growth plus runaway inflation.
- Dixie Lee Ray

Louisiana loses 30 miles a year off our coast.
We lost 100 miles last year off our coast thanks to
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
We have lost a size of land equivalent to the entire state of Rhode Island.
- Bobby Jindal

I am not religious.
I do not believe that personhood is conferred upon conception.
But I also do not believe that a human embryo is the
moral equivalent of a hangnail and deserves no more
respect than an appendix.
- Charles Krauthammer

For almost anyone who chooses to be a writer,
since so very few writers are able to learn a living
from their work that is equivalent to the living earned
by the average dentist or accountant.
- Russell Banks

I was really just the tea boy to begin with,
or the equivalent thereof, but I quickly announced,
innocently but very ambitiously, that I wanted to be,
I was going to be, a foreign correspondent.
- Christiane Amanpour

Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed,
a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked;
therefore whoever would argue or laugh it out of the
world without giving some equivalent for it ought to
be treated as a common enemy.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

If there's another 9/11 or a major war in the Middle-East involving a U.S.
attack on Iran, I have no doubt that there will be,
the day after or within days an equivalent of a Reichstag
fire decree that will involve massive detentions in this country.
- Daniel Ellsberg

What I am looking for...
is an immobile movement, something which would be the
equivalent of what is called the eloquence of silence,
or what St.
John of the Cross, I think it was, described with the term 'mute music'.
- Joan Miro

I am willing to admit that if the agriculturists are
oppressed by peculiar burdens,
they ought to be relieved from them,
or be allowed a fair and just protection equivalent
to all such peculiar burdens.
- Joseph Hume

If they're traveling at the speed of light,
their month is perhaps the equivalent of twenty of our years.
So they're just buzzing around having a good old time,
continuously looking.
- Dwight Schultz

Every great man, every successful man,
no matter what the field of endeavor,
has known the magic that lies in these words:
every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.
- W. Clement Stone

Where words can be translated into equivalent words,
the style of an original can be closely followed;
but no translation which aims at being written in normal
English can reproduce the style of Aristotle.
- Gilbert Murray


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