Quotations that match 'historians'.

I hope that not only my documentaries, but everybody's documentaries, last. It will really confuse historians in the next century, because they'll have, in addition to all the print material, they'll have all these pictures to look at. Frederick Wiseman
[ Addition Because Century Confuse Documentaries Everybody Historians Hope Last Look Material Next Only Pictures Print Really These Will]
How well Shakespeare knew how to improve and exalt little circumstances, when he borrowed them from circumstantial or vulgar historians. Horace Walpole
[ Borrowed Circumstances Exalt Historians How Improve Knew Little Shakespeare Them Vulgar Well]
The issue of civil rights was too much for the establishment to handle. One of the chapters of history that's least studied by historians is the 300 to 500 riots in the U.S. between 1965 and 1970. Tom Hayden
[ Between Chapters Civil Establishment Handle Historians History Issue Least Much Rights Riots Studied Too]
Historians still often see the end of the war as meaning nothing more for Germany than lost territories, lost participation in colonization, and lost assets for the state and individuals. They frequently overlook the most serious loss that Germany suffered. Gustav Stresemann
[ Assets Colonization End Frequently Germany Historians Individuals Loss Lost Meaning More Most Nothing Often Overlook Participation See Serious State Still Suffered Territories Than War]
You're not a historian, but most historians will tell you that they make very discrete judgment as to what facts to omit in order to make their book into some shape, some length that can be managed. Oliver Stone
[ Book Discrete Facts Historian Historians Into Judgment Length Make Managed Most Omit Order Shape Some Tell Their Very Will]
To write history is so difficult that most historians are forced to make concessions to the technique of legende. Erich Auerbach
[ Concessions Difficult Forced Historians History Make Most Technique Write]
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them. Leo Tolstoy
[ Answering Asked Deaf Go Historians Questions Them]
Historians don't really like to carry on speculative debates, but you could certainly argue that the likelihood of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe was extremely, extremely low. Aldrich Ames
[ Argue Carry Certainly Could Debates Europe Extremely Historians Invasion Likelihood Low Really Soviet Speculative Western]
The astrologers and historians write that the ascendant as of Oxford is Capricornus, whose lord is Saturn, a religious planet, and patron of religious men. John Aubrey
[ Ascendant Historians Lord Men Oxford Patron Planet Religious Saturn Whose Write]
I believe that historians and analysts of historical events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events, which they make their subject. Ibrahim Babangida
[ Analysts Authority Believe Events Facts Historians Historical Living Make Need Subject Supplied Their Which Witnesses]
Britain will be honoured by historians more for the way she disposed of an empire than for the way in which she acquired it. Lord Harlech
[ Acquired Britain Disposed Empire Historians Honoured More She Than Way Which Will]
Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present. Edmond de Goncourt
[ Historians Novelists Past Present Story Tell]
It doesn't upset artists to find out that artists used lenses or mirrors or other aids, but it certainly does upset the art historians. Chuck Close
[ Aids Art Artists Certainly Does Find Historians Lenses Mirrors Other Out Upset Used]
In the more recently disclosed field of history in the ancient Near East, however, there has been no such sense of responsibility displayed by historians either in Europe or America. James H. Breasted
[ America Ancient Been Disclosed Displayed East Either Europe Field Historians History However More Near Recently Responsibility Sense Such]
Fortunately, historians are now beginning to recognise the historic role of Islam as a liberating force for peoples oppressed by the burdens of unjust social systems. Aly Khan
[ Beginning Burdens Force Fortunately Historians Historic Islam Liberating Now Oppressed Peoples Recognise Role Social Systems Unjust]
People take the longest possible paths, digress to numerous dead ends, and make all kinds of mistakes. Then historians come along and write summaries of this messy, nonlinear process and make it appear like a simple, straight line. Dean Kamen
[ Along Appear Come Dead Ends Historians Kinds Line Longest Make Messy Mistakes Nonlinear Numerous Paths Possible Process Simple Straight Take Then Write]
Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities. Marshall McLuhan
[ Activities Ads Any Archaeologists Day Discover Entire Ever Faithful Historians Made Most Our Range Reflections Richest Society Time Will]
History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other. Philip Guedalla
[ Each Historians History Itself Other Repeat Repeats]
Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century, and I think there can be little doubt that the Council on Foreign Relations helped to make it so. Spencer Abraham
[ American Century Council Doubt Dubbed Foreign Helped Historians Last Little Make Relations Scholars Think Years]
Study men, not historians. Harry S. Truman
[ Historians Men Study]
The quarrel of the sociologists with the historians is that the latter have learned so much about how to do it that they have forgotten what to do. They have become so skilled in finding facts that they have no use for the truths that would make the facts worth finding. Albion W. Small
[ Become Facts Finding Forgotten Historians How Latter Learned Make Much Quarrel Skilled Sociologists Truths Use Worth Would]
I learned more from my mother than from all the art historians and curators who have informed me about technical aspects of art history and art appreciation over the years. David Rockefeller
[ Appreciation Art Aspects Historians History Informed Learned More Mother Over Technical Than Years]
Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed; therefore they turn critic. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
[ Another Been Biographer Could Critic Failed Historians Poets Reviewers Talents Their Therefore Thing Tried Turn Usually Would]
Privatization came on slowly. When something very big happens, like privatization, historians and economists like to think you must have had very big causes. That is not how it happened. Kenneth Baker
[ Big Came Causes Economists Had Happened Happens Historians How Must Privatization Slowly Something Think Very]
Nations without a past are contradictions in terms. What makes a nation is the past, what justifies one nation against others is the past, and historians are the people who produce it. Eric Hobsbawm
[ Against Contradictions Historians Justifies Makes Nation Nations Others Past Produce Terms Without]
The way in which mathematicians and physicists and historians talk is quite different, and what a physicist means by physical intuition and what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are things worth thinking about. Clifford Geertz
[ Beauty Different Elegance Historians Intuition Mathematician Mathematicians Means Physical Physicist Physicists Quite Talk Things Thinking Way Which Worth]
There's certainly more new SF available than when I started writing. That means there's also more bad SF available. Whether there is also more good is a matter for future historians of the field. Alan Dean Foster
[ Also Available Bad Certainly Field Future Good Historians Matter Means More New Sf Started Than Whether Writing]
I think there's a tide that tends to carry historians back to the past. Ron Chernow
[ Back Carry Historians Past Tends Think Tide]
Traditionally art is to create and not to revive. To revive: leave that to the historians, who are looking backward. Josef Albers
[ Art Backward Create Historians Leave Looking Revive Traditionally]
Historians will have to face the fact that natural selection determined the evolution of cultures in the same manner as it did that of species. Konrad Lorenz
[ Cultures Determined Did Evolution Face Fact Historians Manner Natural Same Selection Species Will]
God cannot alter the past, though historians can. Samuel Butler History
[ Alter Cannot God Historians Past Though]
History had its own way of explaining things. The way historians explain things is by telling a story. Donald Kagan
[ Explain Explaining Had Historians History Own Story Telling Things Way]
If Germany, thanks to Hitler and his successors, were to enslave the European nations and destroy most of the treasures of their past, future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe. Simone Weil
[ Certainly Civilized Destroy Enslave Europe European Future Germany Had His Historians Hitler Most Nations Past Pronounce She Successors Thanks Their Treasures Were Would]
You're making a movie, not a documentary. If you made a film like the historians would like you to make, you're not going to go and see it. I'd rather see paint dry. Dougray Scott
[ Documentary Dry Film Go Going Historians Made Make Making Movie Paint Rather See Would]
The historian must have some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead. He can only gain that conception through personal experience, and he can only use his personal experiences when he is a genius. E. M. Forster
[ Behave Conception Dead Experience Experiences Gain Genius His Historian Historians How Men Move Must Only Otherwise Personal Some Through Use Will World]
No, this customary aim of research by excavators is completely foreign to the historical work with which I am occupied... my sole and only aim is to be able to establish a historical fact, on which I disagree with some eminent historians and geographers. Heinrich Schliemann
[ Able Aim Am Completely Customary Disagree Eminent Establish Fact Foreign Historians Historical Occupied Only Research Sole Some Which Work]
You'd have to have one hell of an imagination to completely make up a story, but historians are very anal about what they think should be portrayed on screen. Thankfully they don't make movies; we do. Dougray Scott
[ Completely Hell Historians Imagination Make Movies Portrayed Screen Should Story Thankfully Think Up Very]
In taking action we must remember that the things which are happening to the Jews today are but a part of the general disintegration anticipated by philosophers and historians of different schools for almost half a century. Louis Finkelstein
[ Action Almost Anticipated Century Different Disintegration General Half Happening Historians Jews Must Part Philosophers Remember Schools Taking Things Today Which]
Now, there are some who would like to rewrite history - revisionist historians is what I like to call them. George W. Bush
[ Call Historians History Now Revisionist Rewrite Some Them Would]
Perhaps the most important lesson of the New Social Historians is that history belongs to those about whom or whose documents survive. Bruce Jackson
[ Belongs Documents Historians History Important Lesson Most New Perhaps Social Survive Those Whom Whose]
Intellectual honesty is the quality that the public in free countries always has expected of historians; much more than that it does not expect, nor often get. Samuel E. Morison
[ Always Countries Does Expect Expected Free Get Historians Honesty Intellectual More Much Nor Often Public Quality Than]
Among those people lucky enough, if you will, to have actually been brought to trial as a political prisoner, several historians have said there has not been one acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution. Barbara Amiel
[ Acquittal Actually Among Been Bolshevik Brought Enough Historians Lucky Political Prisoner Revolution Said Several Since Those Trial Will]