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The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
- W. H. Auden

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But Fascism cannot continue in a modified form.
- John T. Flynn

All that is needed to set us definitely on the road
to a Fascist society is war.
It will of course be a modified form of Fascism at first.
- John T. Flynn

But I majored in Drama, modified with Psychology.
- Rachel Dratch

 

The position I took at the time was that we hadn't
really examined any of the potential environmental
consequences of introducing genetically modified organisms.
- Jeremy Rifkin

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

Many of the genetically modified foods will be safe,
I'm sure.
Will most of them be safe? Nobody knows.
- Jeremy Rifkin

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Back in 1983, the United States government approved
the release of the first genetically modified organism.
In this case, it was a bacteria that prevents frost on food crops.
- Jeremy Rifkin

Simply because my people are hungry,
that is no justification to give them poison,
to give them genetically modified food that is intrinsically
dangerous to their health.
- Levy Mwanawsa

The traditional Christian attitude toward human personality
was that human nature was essentially good and that
it was formed and modified by social pressures and training.
- Carroll Quigley

The 22nd Amendment should probably be modified to say
two consecutive terms instead of two terms for a lifetime.
- William J. Clinton

Fairness forces you - even when you're writing a piece highly critical of,
say, genetically modified food, as I have done -
to make sure you represent the other side as extensively
and as accurately as you possibly can.
- Michael Pollan

Therefore I feel that the aforementioned guiding principle
must be modified to read:
If you desire peace,
cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the
fields to produce more bread;
otherwise there will be no peace.
- Norman Borlaug

Europe will not accept genetically modified foods.
It doesn't make any difference in the final analysis what Brussels does,
what Washington does, or what the World Trade Organization does.
- Jeremy Rifkin

As we descend deeper and deeper in this region its
inhabitants become more and more modified,
and fewer and fewer, indicating our approach towards
an abyss where life is either extinguished ,
or exhibits but a few sparks to mark its lingering presence.
- Edward Forbes

All of us, whether guilty or not, whether old or young,
must accept the past.
It is not a case of coming to terms with the past.
That is not possible.
It cannot be subsequently modified or undone.
- Richard von Weizsaecker

Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself,
your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment.
Your whole career will be modified, shaped,
molded by your surroundings, by the character of the
people with whom you come in contact every day.
- Orison Swett Marden

I frequently compose out the entire metric structure
of a piece in modified cyclic form,
where each cyclic revolution undergoes some form of
'variation' much as if measure lengths were concrete musical 'material.'
- Brian Ferneyhough

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates,
should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas -
a place where history comes to life.
- Norman Cousins

All characters come from people I know,
but after the initial inspiration, I tend to modify
the characters so they fit with the story.
- Nicholas Sparks

When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
- Norman Vincent Peale

One thing is sure.
We have to do something.
We have to do the best we know how at the moment...
If it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I didn't develop or build synths.
I had my technicians modify them for my live stage performances.
- Gary Wright

Though intelligence is powerless to modify character,
it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
- Quentin Crisp

It is much easier to modify an opinion if one has not
already persuasively declared it.
- David H. Souter

Preserve substance; modify form; know the difference.
- Dee Hock

But if I'm going to cause somebody else discomfort by my actions,
then I should probably modify my actions toward them
to make them as comfortable as possible.
- Max Cannon

In science the important thing is to modify and change
one's ideas as science advances.
- Herbert Spencer

The fact is that all writers create their precursors.
Their work modifies our conception of the past,
just as it is bound to modify the future.
- Jorge Luis Borges

A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away.
He must have time to modify his shape.
- Mark Twain

The methods of peace propaganda which aim at establishing
peace doctrine by argument and by creating a feeling
favorable to peace in general seem to fall short of
reaching the springs of human action and of dealing
with the causes of the conduct which they seek to modify.
- Elihu Root

As you suggested I have in the following disputed certain passages,
trusting you will do me the justice either to modify
the same or add a note in the new edition stating that I dispute,'
etc.
- Denis Kearney

At first, we couldn't be establishment,
because we didn't have any money.
We were guerrilla marketers, and we still are,
a little bit.
But, as we became No.
1 in our industry, we've had to modify our culture
and become a bit more planned.
- Phil Knight

Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because
thinking determines life.
It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment.
Environment modifies life but does not govern life.
The soul is stronger than its surroundings.
- William James

The function of intellect is to provide a means of
modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life,
so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.
- Edward Thorndike

I am intrigued enough to want to continue,
and also to try and work with companies like Sony on
modifying the cameras and making them more user-friendly and efficient.
- Mike Figgis

I want to make sure that no matter how long I go through this,
I don't fall into the trap of changing and modifying
how I do things that aren't a positive example.
I want to remain somebody that the entire family can listen to or watch.
- Clay Aiken

We can use techniques in modifying things,
in controlling things, but the first impulse has to
be something that you simply cannot make just out of technique,
or else it becomes perfectly evident that it is nothing
but technique that you're exercising.
- Leo Ornstein

Many working mothers feel guilty about not being at home.
And when they are there, they wish it could be perfect.
This pressure to make every minute happy puts working
parents in a bind when it comes to setting limits and modifying behavior.
- Cathy Rindner Tempelsman

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
- Werner Erhard

To transform breakdowns into breakthroughs
is the whole function of a master.
- Osho

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?
- the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time
and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art;
men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
- E. M. Forster

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a
function of who we are when we see them.
- Mary Schmich

The poor don't know that their function in life is
to exercise our generosity.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor:
to change the character of our thought.
- Lin Yutang

The function of the press in society is to inform,
but its role in society is to make money.
- A. J. Liebling

In any architecture, there is an equity between the
pragmatic function and the symbolic function.
- Michael Graves

Form follows function - that has been misunderstood.
Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Form follows function.
- Louis Sullivan

The function of muscle is to pull and not to push,
except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics,
song and production are.
- Gary Wright

The function of education is to teach one
to think intensively and to think critically.
Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act,
but with a special function of its own in human experience.
- Johan Huizinga

The regulation of medicine has been a State function.
- Barney Frank

I had a lot of trouble with engineers,
because their whole background is learning from a functional point of view,
and then learning how to perform that function.
- Brian Eno

I know I stand visibly onstage, but my function is still unseen,
because I rarely see the immediate results of what
I am saying or doing or writing.
- Larry Norman

Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression
of free speech and assembly.
Men feared witches and burnt women.
It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
- Louis D. Brandeis

The highest function of love is that it makes the loved
one a unique and irreplacable being.
- Tom Robbins

The true function of philosophy is to educate us in
the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to
further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions.
- George Henry Lewes

The function of a genius is not to give new answers,
but to pose new questions which time and mediocrity can resolve.
- Hugh Trevor-Roper

The only function of economic forecasting is to make
astrology look respectable.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

We function in a pack mentality.
This is our tribe.
And this is how we are exploited - sold a bill of goods
and a household of products.
- Joey Skaggs


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