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Materials Quotes

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The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

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What makes photography a strange invention is that
its primary raw materials are light and time.
- John Berger

Chicken fat, beef fat, fish fat, fried foods -
these are the foods that fuel our fat genes by giving
them raw materials for building body fat.
- Neal Barnard

To me, a building - if it's beautiful -
is the love of one man,
he's made it out of his love for space,
materials, things like that.
- Martha Graham

 

The materials of the novelist must be real;
they must be gathered from the field of humanity by his actual observation.
- Goldwin Smith

It was at Bell Labs that I first made direct contact
with real semiconductor experts and thus began to fully
understand what amazing materials they were and what they could do.
- Robert B. Laughlin

Inventing is a combination of brains and materials.
The more brains you use, the less material you need.
- Charles Kettering

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War is a way of shattering to pieces...
materials which might otherwise be used to make the
masses too comfortable and...
too intelligent.
- George Orwell

We prefer synthetic rather than natural materials.
Natural products are almost too valuable.
Wood is much harder to produce than metal.
And metal is recyclable, while wood isn't.
- Helmut Jahn

In the meanest are all the materials of manhood,
only they are not rightly disposed.
- Henry David Thoreau

I don't have much of a problem with interruptions.
I keep a detailed record of paint and materials as a work on each painting.
I can restart exactly where I left off.
- Mike Thompson

Make the workmanship surpass the materials.
- Ovid

The prices of raw materials do not fluctuate directly
with the labour cost of producing them.
- Charles E. Wilson

Any problem can be solved using the materials in the room.
- Edwin Land

When a project has an ample budget, I am interested
now in using bigger units of materials.
- Yoshio Taniguchi

Within the last three years the amount of classified
materials has doubled to 15.6 million decisions to classify documents.
- Hodding Carter

The government paid the family of Richard Nixon $18 million for papers,
tape recordings and other materials seized after Watergate.
- Dexter S. King

Now Herod was an active man, and soon found proper
materials for his active spirit to work upon.
- Flavius Josephus

Film will only became an art when its materials are
as inexpensive as pencil and paper.
- Jean Cocteau

Manufacturers employ more than 14 million Americans
doing what Americans do best,
making things, building things, transforming raw materials into finished products.
- John Engler

Weapons are an important factor in war,
but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts.
- Mao Tse-Tung

The materials of wealth are in the earth,
in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions.
- Daniel Webster

She said the object and color in the materials around
us actually have a physical effect on us,
on how we feel.
- Florence Nightingale

Music remains the most strange of the materials because
we don't understand what happens when music moves you.
- Michael Tippett

There has to be policies about that,
about what materials we use and so on.
- Richard Rogers

We're all like little ants who scurry around with the
materials that are at hand right now.
Each generation finds new materials.
Its just evolution, isn't it?
- Beth Orton

Rules are to be initiated for the allotment of scarce raw materials etc;
and their use and processing for other than war,
or otherwise absolutely vital, goods is prohibited.
- Hjalmar Schacht

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge;
it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
- John Locke

You aren't ill: it is just that you are made of second-rate materials.
- Natalia Ginzburg

Fortunately for England, all her imports are raw materials.
- Joseph Hume

When I get my hands on painting materials I don't give
a damn about other people's painting...
every generation must start again afresh.
- Maurice de Vlaminck

A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction.
These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way.
- Fisher Ames

It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons,
and talents as materials you can mine,
assay, and fabricate for profit and defense.
- John Hersey

I'm trying to assemble materials for a different mode of life.
- Henry Flynt

Italy in the first years got food, for the first year
or the first periods got food.
Then we got raw materials and then we got tool machines,
let's say, instruments for working.
- Gianni Agnelli

Heroes are created by popular demand,
sometimes out of the scantiest materials,
or none at all.
- Gerald W. Johnson

I think it's really important to use your hands and get close to materials.
To be up close to real things like rain and mud;
to have contact with nature.
- Robin Day

The humblest occupation has in it materials of discipline for the highest heaven.
- Frederick William Robertson

A likely source for terrorists seeking to buy or steal
nuclear materials is the former Soviet Union.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Costs of manufactured articles importantly depend on
the cost of raw materials as well as labour.
- Charles E. Wilson

One of the things that we can say with confidence is
that we will have much lighter,
much stronger materials, and this will reduce the cost of air flight,
and the cost of rockets.
- Ralph Merkle

Appellant constituted a legitimate class of one,
and this provides a basis for Congress's decision to
proceed with dispatch with respect to his materials.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

The income from sales now covers the expense of materials
but I expect this to improve.
- Mike Thompson

The Church as a divine society possess an internal
principle of life which is capable of assimilating
the most diverse materials and imprinting her own image upon them.
- Christopher Dawson

Some of the snowballs have a kind of animal energy.
Not just because of the materials inside them,
but in the way that they appear caged,
captured.
- Andy Goldsworthy

No use to shout at them to pay attention.
If the situations, the materials, the problems before
the child do not interest him,
his attention will slip off to what does interest him,
and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.
- John Holt

Just last week, I was successful in passing two bi-partisan
amendments through the House of Representatives that
aim to address the even larger problem of cracking
down on countries who export the materials to create
meth into the United States.
- Mark Kennedy

Human education is concerned with certain changes in the intellects,
characters and behavior of men, its problems being
roughly included under these four topics:
Aims,
materials, means and methods.
- Edward Thorndike

The physical fabric of the world had to be such as
to enable that ten billion year preliminary evolution
to produce the raw materials of life.
Without it there would not have been the chemical materials
to allow life to evolve here on earth.
- John Polkinghorne

On Planet of the Apes, I had a very knowledgeable team who knew good materials,
but I had one main source person who worked online
and on the street continually looking for the proper materials.
- Colleen Atwood

Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race.
Do not spare the men.
Do not spare the women.
Preserve only the factories, railroads,
machines, mines, and raw materials.
Destroy everything else.
Then return to work.
Work must not cease.
- Karel Capek

Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history.
The influence of real needs and compulsions,
of real interests and materials, is indirect because
the crowd is never conscious of it.
- Simone Weil

I mean there are tons of reasons.
Well first of all.
I write my own record.
I don't take other people's materials.
And I have a job which is being Willa Ford on top of
getting back in the studio and writing and recording.
- Willa Ford

The space industry is developing and delivering benefits
that tie into our immediate needs and priorities here on Earth-for example,
medical and materials research, and satellite communications.
- Marc Garneau

The structural thinking I use in the concert hall is
unnecessary to most film projects,
and most film composers make better use of the enormous
range of pop and other materials and techniques required
of them than I probably would,
faced with the same challenge.
- John Corigliano

It has taken a great deal of energy,
which has not been so difficult to summon as the necessary patience to wait,
simply wait much of the time - until my instincts assured
me that I had assembled my materials in proper order
for a final welding into their natural form.
- Hart Crane

Civilization grew in the beginning from the minute
that we had communication -
particularly communication by sea that enabled people
to get inspiration and ideas from each other and to
exchange basic raw materials.
- Thor Heyerdahl

We estimate that once Iraq acquires fissile material -
whether from a foreign source or by securing the materials
to build an indigenous fissile material capability -
it could fabricate a nuclear weapon within one year.
- John Bolton

I think you have to control the materials to an extent,
but it's important to let the materials have a kind of power for themselves;
like the natural power of gravity,
if you are painting on a wall, it makes the paint trickle and it drips;
there is no reason to fight that.
- Keith Haring

A laborer no longer makes whole articles.
He receives raw materials, puts his touch on them,
and passes them to another worker in the series.
When the articles are quite finished they are carried
out of sight by currents of commercial exchange.
These currents are untraceable.
- John Bates Clark

The transition state of manners and language cannot
be too often insisted upon:
for this affected the process at both ends,
giving the artist in fictitious life an uncertain model
to copy and unstable materials to work in.
- George Saintsbury

At the Sex Institute in Bloomington,
Indiana,
they were a phenomenal help, too.
We went out there for a few days, and they gave us access to materials.
And the biographies, there are four or five,
ranging from very poor to excellent.
- Liam Neeson

I'm just saying that there are high quality materials,
and when we change them then there should be a way
of changing them so that you can celebrate that change -
rather than just 'mix it up'.
- Richard Rogers

And so, you can do hundreds and hundreds of studies
showing a general factor and just so long as you restrict your populations,
your testing materials and the kinds of situations you look at,
you can keep finding the same wrong thing again and again.
- Robert Sternberg

We are considering various ways of making use of our
oil and gas downstream industries.
This is to be complemented with the import of oil and
gas from other sources as raw materials.
- Hassanal Bolkiah

We must find new lands from which we can easily obtain
raw materials and at the same time exploit the cheap
slave labor that is available from the natives of the colonies.
The colonies would also provide a dumping ground for
the surplus goods produced in our factories.
- Cecil Rhodes

There's this very vulnerable planet of ours with finite resources.
Architects and designers have, I think,
a fair responsibility for conserving energy and materials,
and making things durable.
- Robin Day

Whatever the medium, there is the difficulty,
challenge, fascination and often productive clumsiness
of learning a new method:
the wonderful puzzles and problems of translating with new materials.
- Helen Frankenthaler

We know that al Qaeda is seeking radioactive materials
and technology to launch a devastating attack,
and that hundreds of radioactive sources have been
lost or stolen in the U.S.
and around the world.
- Ed Markey

The forces that are in play on climate change essentially
revolve around the generation of power,
the transportation of goods and services and people,
and the sorts of materials that we use to fuel the
whole of our civilisation.
- Peter Garrett

The ability and desire to transform the mundane materials
at hand that we both bring into the collaboration well
beyond the sum total of the parts -
to birth a new baby neither of us could claim single parentage of.
- Gary Lucas


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