Quotations that match 'pattern'.

I think 'destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern. Jodie Foster
[ Destiny Fancy Just Pattern Psychological Think Word]
There's been a boiling down of real emotion into a set pattern instead of individualism. Skeet Ulrich
[ Been Boiling Down Emotion Individualism Instead Into Pattern Real Set]
The pattern of the narrative never of necessity wants to end, it never has to. Robert Creeley
[ End Narrative Necessity Never Pattern Wants]
The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community. Ruth Benedict
[ Accommodation Community Down First Foremost Handed His History Individual Life Patterns Standards Traditionally]
So, essentially my contribution was to introduce repetition into Western music as the main ingredient without any melody over it, without anything just repeated patterns, musical patterns. Terry Riley
[ Any Anything Contribution Essentially Ingredient Into Introduce Just Main Melody Music Musical Over Patterns Repeated Repetition Western Without]
A benevolent mind, and the face assumes the patterns of benevolence. An evil mind, then an evil face. Jimmy Sangster
[ Assumes Benevolence Benevolent Evil Face Mind Patterns Then]
Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns, do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior, that they are so united to creative people. Andre Norton Pet
[ Because Behavior Cats Creative Fit Human Into Live Patterns Perhaps Prescribed Themselves United]
I regard it in fact as the great advantage of the mathematical technique that it allows us to describe, by means of algebraic equations, the general character of a pattern even where we are ignorant of the numerical values which will determine its particular manifestation. Friedrich August von Hayek
[ Advantage Allows Character Describe Determine Equations Even Fact General Great Ignorant Manifestation Mathematical Means Numerical Particular Pattern Regard Technique Us Values Where Which Will]
When I had my first boy it all started and that male energy seemed to keep me awake but since my daughter, who's incredibly serene, I can't seem to stop sleeping because she's asleep all the time. It's a pattern. Sadie Frost
[ Asleep Awake Because Boy Daughter Energy First Had Incredibly Keep Male Pattern Seem Seemed Serene She Since Sleeping Started Stop Time]
I tend to play a lot of blues things at home, because most blues things are basically within a 12-bar pattern. Marc Bolan
[ Basically Because Blues Home Lot Most Pattern Play Tend Things Within]
A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas. Godfrey Harold Hardy
[ Because His Ideas Made Maker Mathematician More Painter Patterns Permanent Poet Than Theirs]
All that you may achieve or discover you will regard as a fragment of a larger pattern of the truth which from the separate approaches every true scholar is striving to descry. Abbott L. Lowell
[ Achieve Approaches Discover Every Fragment Larger May Pattern Regard Scholar Separate Striving True Truth Which Will]
We Orientals find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and darkness which that thing provides. Junichiro Tanizaki
[ Beauty Darkness Find Itself Light Only Pattern Provides Shadows Thing Which]
In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography, soil profile and distinctive weather patterns, is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents. Peter Garrett
[ Adversely Affected Ancient Australia Because Climate Continents Distinctive Geography More Other Particular Patterns Profile Soil Some Than Variability Weather]
Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most. Al Capp
[ Enjoys Following Life Most Pattern Success]
The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed patterns. Marshall McLuhan
[ Against Imposed Mark Our Patterns Revulsion Time]
What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past. Sai Baba
[ Acts Already Create Created Every Exists Future Live Matters Moment Now Outline Past Path Pattern Present Thoughts Your]
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred. Ernest Hemingway
[ Brushed Butterfly Did Dust His Know Made Marred More Natural Pattern Talent Than Time Understood Wings]
Each child is an adventure into a better life - an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new. Hubert H. Humphrey
[ Adventure Better Change Child Each Into Life Make New Old Opportunity Pattern]
I think the pattern of my essays is, A funny thing happened to me on my way through Finnegans Wake. Leslie Fiedler
[ Essays Funny Happened Pattern Thing Think Through Wake Way]
A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world. Helen Rowland
[ Desire Duplicate Himself Lost Man May Nothing Order Pattern Remarkable Son Such Usually Wish World]
The administration has a disturbing pattern of behavior when it comes to budgeting not only for the ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan but also for military requirements not directly related to these conflicts. Russ Feingold
[ Administration Afghanistan Also Behavior Budgeting Comes Conflicts Directly Disturbing Iraq Military Ongoing Only Operations Pattern Related Requirements These]
I see Christ as the incarnation of the piper who is calling us. He dances that shape and pattern which is at the heart of our reality. Sydney Carter
[ Calling Christ Dances Heart Incarnation Our Pattern Piper Reality See Shape Us Which]
Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns. Lawrence Welk
[ Duke Ellington Famous Harmonic Original Patterns Very]
As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes, certain patterns of enquiry emerge. Bridget Riley
[ Accepting Along Artist Certain Emerge Enquiry Goes His Patterns Picks Rejecting Way]
There's a pattern when tours start - a pattern of infighting, of making up, of breaking up, of addiction. There's a pattern of going to jail. There's a pattern of passion for music. Nikki Sixx
[ Addiction Breaking Going Jail Making Music Passion Pattern Start Tours Up]
The mean pattern of educational and economic achievement within multi-racial countries such as Canada and the United States has increasingly been found to prove valid internationally. J. Philippe Rushton
[ Achievement Been Canada Countries Economic Educational Found Increasingly Internationally Mean Pattern Prove States Such United Valid Within]
I see a lot of patterns in our behavior as a nation that parallel a lot of other historical processes. Maynard James Keenan
[ Behavior Historical Lot Nation Other Our Parallel Patterns Processes See]
Theories are patterns without value. What counts is action. Constantin Brancusi
[ Action Counts Patterns Theories Value Without]
I really didn't have a plan, I just went in and started playing. one of my specialties was to be able to play for a really long time without stopping and I would play these repeated patterns for hours and hours and I wouldn't seem to get tired. Terry Riley
[ Able Get Hours Just Long Patterns Plan Play Playing Really Repeated Seem Specialties Started Stopping These Time Tired Went Without Would]
You learn that not all things fall into a certain kind of pattern that can be predictable and that can be understandable and that's going to be easy, you know. Joe Mantegna
[ Certain Easy Fall Going Into Kind Know Learn Pattern Predictable Things Understandable]
After realizing that we would eventually be able to build molecular machines that could arrange atoms to form virtually any pattern that we wanted, I saw that an awful lot of consequences followed from that. K. Eric Drexler
[ Able After Any Arrange Atoms Awful Build Consequences Could Eventually Followed Form Lot Machines Molecular Pattern Realizing Saw Virtually Wanted Would]
It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes, skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to suppress their specifically female characteristics and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there are no differences between the sexes. Arianna Huffington
[ Abilities Attempt Attitudes Between Characteristics Differences Disastrous Female Fit Force Futile Into Keeping Masculine Pattern Pretense Sexes Skills Specifically Suppress Their Them Up Women Would]
Juggling is sometimes called the art of controlling patterns, controlling patterns in time and space. Ronald Graham
[ Art Called Controlling Juggling Patterns Sometimes Space Time]
It is true that the politician, in his professional character, does not always, or even very often, conform to the most approved pattern of private conduct. Frederick Scott Oliver
[ Always Approved Character Conduct Conform Does Even His Most Often Pattern Politician Private Professional True Very]
We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in colour and fire, but of course they would have to fit into the pattern of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types. J. B. Priestley
[ Able Administrative Colour Course Fire Fit Geniuses Into Orders Our Ourselves Pattern Reveal Should Society Some Sound Take Towering Types Us Would]
The idea is if you use those two shapes and try to colour the plane with them so the colours match, then the only way that you can do this is to produce a pattern which never repeats itself. Roger Penrose
[ Colour Colours Idea Itself Match Never Only Pattern Plane Produce Repeats Shapes Them Then Those Try Two Use Way Which]
By the visual pattern, but mostly I'm guided entirely by my ear, what I hear. Leo Ornstein
[ Ear Entirely Guided Hear Mostly Pattern Visual]
My mom would have liked it that I patterned myself more after Jimmy Reed. Jimmy Smith
[ After Jimmy Liked Mom More Myself Patterned Reed Would]
I demonstrated the characteristics of experimental fever. It appears after an incubation period which is never less than five days. It follows the same pattern as natural fever in man, but is of shorter duration and less pronounced. Charles Jules Henry Nicole
[ After Appears Characteristics Days Demonstrated Duration Experimental Fever Five Follows Less Man Natural Never Pattern Period Pronounced Same Shorter Than Which]
You were saying that once when visiting Yale, you were struck that unlike Pound, Williams's thinking was volatile, I mean, did not stay locked into a pattern of concepts that then defined his subsequent necessary behavior, whereas Pound did. Robert Creeley
[ Behavior Concepts Defined Did His Into Locked Mean Necessary Once Pattern Pound Saying Stay Struck Subsequent Then Thinking Unlike Visiting Volatile Were Whereas Williams Yale]
Many people and governments share the mistaken belief that science, with new, ingenious devices and techniques, can rescue us from the troubles we face without our having to mend our ways and change our patterns of activity. This is not so. Henry W. Kendall
[ Activity Belief Change Devices Face Governments Having Ingenious Many Mend Mistaken New Our Patterns Rescue Science Share Techniques Troubles Us Ways Without]
A woman is handicapped by her sex, and handicaps society, either by slavishly copying the pattern of man's advance in the professions, or by refusing to compete with man at all. Betty Friedan
[ Advance Compete Copying Either Handicapped Handicaps Her Man Pattern Professions Refusing Sex Society Woman]
Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go. Fred Rogers
[ Bright Future Go Join Leave Loom Own Parents Past Patterns Their Threads]
Or certainly I would need time - which I would love to have but there almost never is on a film - to just spend a week with a roomful of guys laying down these patterns. Danny Elfman
[ Almost Certainly Down Film Guys Just Laying Love Need Never Patterns Roomful Spend These Time Week Which Would]
I was involved in music, acting, and some running, but my firm wish was to become a doctor. That was the formative age when I had decided on the pattern of my career. Roger Bannister
[ Acting Age Become Career Decided Doctor Firm Formative Had Involved Music Pattern Running Some Wish]
The most interesting aspect for me, composing exclusively with patterns, is that there is not one organizational procedure more advantageous than another, perhaps because no one pattern ever takes precedence over the others. Morton Feldman
[ Advantageous Another Aspect Because Composing Ever Exclusively Interesting More Most Organizational Others Over Pattern Patterns Perhaps Precedence Procedure Takes Than]
I had some of the students in my finance class actually do some empirical work on capital structures, to see if we could find any obvious patterns in the data, but we couldn't see any. Merton Miller
[ Actually Any Capital Class Could Data Empirical Finance Find Had Obvious Patterns See Some Structures Students Work]
Yes, our tree has an interesting shape. The center branches reflect the shape of the zero curve. When extreme parts of the tree are reached the branching pattern changes to accommodate the mean reversion. John Hull
[ Accommodate Branches Center Changes Curve Extreme Interesting Mean Our Parts Pattern Reached Reflect Reversion Shape Tree Yes Zero]
I have patterned myself after my father and God. Adam Petty
[ After Father God Myself Patterned]
Life forms illogical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return? Margot Fonteyn
[ Any Beauties Catch Ever Fly Forms Full Haphazard Illogical Knows Life Patterns Return Them Try Whether Which Will]
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern. Alfred North Whitehead
[ Aesthetic Art Enjoyment Experience Imposing Our Pattern Recognition]
We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in color and fire, but of course they would have to fit into the pattern of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types. Joseph Priestley
[ Able Administrative Color Course Fire Fit Geniuses Into Orders Our Ourselves Pattern Reveal Should Society Some Sound Take Towering Types Us Would]
I remember growing up with television, from the time it was just a test pattern, with maybe a little bit of programming once in a while. Francis Ford Coppola
[ Bit Growing Just Little Maybe Once Pattern Programming Remember Television Test Time Up While]
Some things are only capable of being done in space. Examples of that are looking at our Earth from that far away, and understanding the entire processes of storms and weather patterns, and oceans, and coastlines. Laurel Clark
[ Away Being Capable Done Earth Entire Examples Far Looking Oceans Only Our Patterns Processes Some Space Storms Things Understanding Weather]
I have always made my own rules, in poetry as in life - though I have tried of late to cooperate more with my family. I do, however, believe that without order or pattern poetry is useless. Anne Stevenson
[ Always Believe Cooperate Family However Late Life Made More Order Own Pattern Poetry Rules Though Tried Useless Without]
Sometimes I will click on a random sequence of notes- not to actually use it in a song, but to see if I can find maybe a simple pattern that I can build off of. Ken Hill
[ Actually Build Click Find Maybe Off Pattern Random See Sequence Simple Sometimes Song Use Will]
One gets to the heart of the matter by a series of experiences in the same pattern, but in different colors. Robert Graves
[ Colors Different Experiences Gets Heart Matter Pattern Same Series]
Once you have the pattern of life of this person, the choreography, so to speak, you have the canvas that you present eight times a week, not without feeling underneath it, but it's not as churning as the discovery process was. Linda Lavin
[ Canvas Choreography Discovery Eight Feeling Life Once Pattern Person Present Process Speak Times Underneath Week Without]
I think people could justify labeling me if they saw a pattern in what I do, but right now that's impossible. Skeet Ulrich
[ Could Impossible Justify Labeling Now Pattern Right Saw Think]
A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmental damaging consumption patterns. Maurice Strong
[ Consumption Damaging Environmental Geared Less Lifestyles Necessary Patterns Shift Toward]
Math is sometimes called the science of patterns. Ronald Graham
[ Called Math Patterns Science Sometimes]
I play patterns. I'll make up a pattern and just play it. Richard Manuel
[ Just Make Pattern Patterns Play Up]
Many women cut back what had to be done at home by redefining what the house, the marriage and, sometimes, what the child needs. One woman described a fairly common pattern: I do my half. I do half of his half, and the rest doesn't get done. Arlie Hochschild
[ Back Child Common Cut Described Done Fairly Get Had Half His Home House Many Marriage Needs Pattern Redefining Rest Sometimes Woman Women]
So I'll set a cycle in motion and pop it into record and I'll lay down a drum pattern, a bass line, a keyboard and guitar part, and once the groove is going I launch into the song and sing my song over the top. Thomas Dolby
[ Bass Cycle Down Drum Going Groove Guitar Into Keyboard Launch Lay Line Motion Once Over Part Pattern Pop Record Set Sing Song Top]
I would listen to how they told the story, to what elements they used, to how it sounded, and that's who I patterned myself after, the people who were on CBS News. Ed Bradley
[ After Cbs Elements How Listen Myself News Patterned Sounded Story Told Used Were Would]
The broadest pattern of history - namely, the differences between human societies on different continents - seems to me to be attributable to differences among continental environments, and not to biological differences among peoples themselves. Jared Diamond
[ Among Attributable Between Biological Broadest Continental Continents Differences Different Environments History Human Namely Pattern Peoples Seems Societies Themselves]
The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
[ Ever Free Interpretation Less Make More Only Our Own Patterns Reality Serves Solitary Through Unknown Us]
The pattern of things was that each of the research students would be doing some particular experiment on the accelerator, often involving the building of counters or a system like that. John Henry Carver
[ Accelerator Building Counters Doing Each Experiment Involving Often Particular Pattern Research Some Students System Things Would]
Now, there are sometimes making a connection between one section and another that sometimes you do want to see the pattern because it helps you to lead into the next thing - it's a rhetorical thing, where you just see how the pattern has to go into the next thing. Leo Ornstein
[ Another Because Between Connection Go Helps How Into Just Lead Making Next Now Pattern Rhetorical Section See Sometimes Thing Want Where]
The individual organs follow the same pattern as the whole organism, i.e. they have their period of growth, of stationary, maximum activity and then of aging decline. Wilhelm Ostwald
[ Activity Aging Decline Follow Growth Individual Maximum Organism Organs Pattern Period Same Stationary Their Then Whole]
In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way. Iris Murdoch
[ Almost Always Becomes Demands Every Giving Inflexible Making Marriage Partner Pattern Person Selfish Set Soon Unselfish Up Way]
We tried to set up a company that patterned ourselves after Southwest in all the fun, the spirit, the great people, the smile, the efficiency side of it, but we've added some extras that people aren't used to finding on Southwest. David Neeleman
[ Added After Company Efficiency Extras Finding Fun Great Ourselves Patterned Set Side Smile Some Southwest Spirit Tried Up Used]
The clarification of visual forms and their organization in integrated patterns as well as the attribution of such forms to suitable objects is one of the most effective training grounds of the young mind. Rudolf Arnheim
[ Attribution Clarification Effective Forms Grounds Integrated Mind Most Objects Organization Patterns Such Suitable Their Training Visual Well Young]
I never wanted to retire. I wanted to kind of shift my work pattern so I could stay fresh and invigorated, and use the experience that I had gained in 30 years, but in a slightly different direction. Bill Kurtis
[ Could Different Direction Experience Fresh Gained Had Invigorated Kind Never Pattern Retire Shift Slightly Stay Use Wanted Work Years]
The tabloids are like animals, with their own behavioural patterns. There's no point in complaining about them, any more than complaining that lions might eat you. David Mellor
[ Animals Any Complaining Eat Lions Might More Own Patterns Point Tabloids Than Their Them]
Before this government came to power, many failing schools were simply allowed to drift on in a pattern of continuing failure. The government is determined to break that pattern and is successfully doing so. Estelle Morris
[ Allowed Before Break Came Continuing Determined Doing Drift Failing Failure Government Many Pattern Power Schools Simply Successfully Were]
A consistent thinker is a thoughtless person, because he conforms to a pattern; he repeats phrases and thinks in a groove. Jiddu Krishnamurti
[ Because Conforms Consistent Groove Pattern Person Phrases Repeats Thinker Thinks Thoughtless]
The omnipresent process of sex, as it is woven into the whole texture of our man's or woman's body, is the pattern of all the process of our life. Henry Ellis
[ Body Into Life Man Omnipresent Our Pattern Process Sex Texture Whole Woman Woven]
I'll get into a pattern where I start sleeping only between 12 and 3.30, and go for weeks like that. Trisha Goddard
[ Between Get Go Into Only Pattern Sleeping Start Weeks Where]
Yeah, you know everybody has somebody that they patterned themselves after. Jimmy Smith
[ After Everybody Know Patterned Somebody Themselves Yeah]
Art is pattern informed by sensibility. Herbert Read
[ Art Informed Pattern Sensibility]
Once we were in the studio, we realized we were getting certain effects through the shooting of the dramatic scenes on video, shooting off a screen and then getting wave patterns and stuff like that. Atom Egoyan
[ Certain Dramatic Effects Getting Off Once Patterns Realized Scenes Screen Shooting Studio Stuff Then Through Video Wave Were]
But there is only one surefire method of proper pattern recognition, and that is science. Michael Shermer
[ Method Only Pattern Proper Recognition Science]
There is a strong tendency in explanatory prose to invoke quantities of tension, energy, and whatnot to explain the genesis of pattern. I believe that all such explanations are inappropriate or wrong. Gregory Bateson
[ Believe Energy Explain Explanations Genesis Inappropriate Invoke Pattern Prose Quantities Strong Such Tendency Tension Whatnot Wrong]
I pattern my actions and life after what I want. No two people are alike. You might admire attributes in others, but use these only as a guide in improving yourself in your own unique way. I don't go for carbon copies. Individualism is sacred! Richard Chamberlain
[ Actions Admire After Alike Attributes Carbon Copies Go Guide Improving Individualism Life Might Only Others Own Pattern Sacred These Two Unique Use Want Way Your Yourself]
It's been quite a 'pattern interrupt', a massive change of the old programming. Kenny Loggins
[ Been Change Interrupt Massive Old Pattern Programming Quite]
In our house we repeated the pattern of thousands of other homes. There were a few books and a lot of music. Our food and our furniture were no different from our neighbors'. Emanuel Celler
[ Books Different Few Food Furniture Homes House Lot Music Neighbors Other Our Pattern Repeated Thousands Were]
Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper. P. J. O'Rourke
[ Annoying Bad Clinging Family Love Messy Pattern Repetitive Wallpaper]
Mathematics are the result of mysterious powers which no one understands, and which the unconscious recognition of beauty must play an important part. Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses one pattern for beauty's sake and pulls it down to earth. Marston Morse
[ Beauty Chooses Designs Down Earth Important Infinity Mathematician Mathematics Must Mysterious Out Part Pattern Play Powers Pulls Recognition Result Sake Unconscious Understands Which]
I like creating these rhythmic patterns. These interlocking rhythmic things are really fun. Danny Elfman
[ Creating Fun Patterns Really Rhythmic These Things]
More people need to understand the games secular liberals play. Here's one rule-of-thumb: No matter how bad a story sounds - particularly if it sounds bad - recognize the pattern of defamation. Marvin Olasky
[ Bad Defamation Games Here How Liberals Matter More Need Particularly Pattern Play Recognize Secular Sounds Story Understand]
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character. Stephen Covey
[ Basically Because Character Composite Consistent Constantly Daily Express Habits Often Our Patterns]
The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature. Robert Louis Stevenson
[ Art Elegant Foundation Literature Logical Once Pattern Pregnant Sensuous Style Texture Then Web]
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. Bruce Lee
[ Fixed Incapable Outside Patterns Set Truth]
Such manifestations I account as representing the creative leadership of the new forces of thought and appreciation which attend changes in technological pattern and therefore of the pattern of human relationships in society. John Grierson
[ Account Appreciation Attend Changes Creative Forces Human Leadership Manifestations New Pattern Relationships Representing Society Such Technological Therefore Thought Which]
If what the heart approves conforms to proper patterns, then even if one's desires are many, what harm would they be to good order? Xun Zi
[ Approves Conforms Desires Even Good Harm Heart Many Order Patterns Proper Then Would]
The first and by far the most likely pattern is a return to agrarian existence. Harrison Brown
[ Existence Far First Likely Most Pattern Return]
There are nights when you can feel stale because you've fallen into a pattern by touring too much, but it's easy to get out of it by deliberately getting in trouble and playing yourself into a corner to then see if you can get out of it. Leo Kottke
[ Because Corner Deliberately Easy Fallen Feel Get Getting Into Much Nights Out Pattern Playing See Stale Then Too Touring Trouble Yourself]
You have always had individual directors who begin in the advertising or commercial world, but they are probably exceptions rather than the traditional pattern. Ann Macbeth
[ Advertising Always Begin Commercial Directors Exceptions Had Individual Pattern Probably Rather Than Traditional World]
It is impossible, in principle, to explain any pattern by invoking a single quantity. Gregory Bateson
[ Any Explain Impossible Invoking Pattern Principle Quantity Single]
When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit. Constantin Brancusi
[ Arrest Body Eyes Fins Fish Flash Flashing Floating Give Just Made Movement Pattern Reality Scales See Seen Shape Speed Spirit Think Through Want Water Would]
The pattern of the prodigal is: rebellion, ruin, repentance, reconciliation, restoration. Edwin Louis Cole
[ Pattern Prodigal Rebellion Reconciliation Repentance Restoration Ruin]
In our early period we pretty much survived or perished on our capacity to reach people, and on getting into the pattern of having no money and playing lots of shows. Peter Garrett
[ Capacity Early Getting Having Into Lots Money Much Our Pattern Period Perished Playing Pretty Reach Shows Survived]
I think that we are already making steps toward mapping out the brain so we can identify the chemical patterns that create and store memory. J. Michael Straczynski
[ Already Brain Chemical Create Identify Making Mapping Memory Out Patterns Steps Store Think Toward]
Well I guess my music came to prominence around one piece called 'In C' which I wrote in 1964 at that time it was called 'The Global Villages for Symphonic Pieces', because it was a piece built out of 53 simple patterns and the structure was new to music at that time. Terry Riley
[ Around Because Built Called Came Global Guess Music New Out Patterns Piece Pieces Prominence Simple Structure Symphonic Time Villages Well Which Wrote]
The test of one's behavior pattern is their relationship to society, relationship to work and relationship to sex. Alfred Adler
[ Behavior Pattern Relationship Sex Society Test Their Work]
We have received credible reports that show a clear and consistent pattern: entire villages are looted, burned down and sometimes bombed. Large numbers of civilians have been killed and scores of women and children have been abducted, raped and tortured. Jan Egeland
[ Been Bombed Burned Children Civilians Clear Consistent Credible Down Entire Killed Large Numbers Pattern Received Reports Scores Show Sometimes Tortured Villages Women]
With rising incomes, the share of expenditures for food products declines. The resulting shift in expenditures affects demand patterns and employment structures. Ernst Engel
[ Affects Declines Demand Employment Expenditures Food Incomes Patterns Products Resulting Rising Share Shift Structures]
For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature. Ann Druyan
[ Attempt Comet Created Drought Every Explain Helpless History How Illness Most Myths Nature Our Patterns Personally Species Spirits Storm Took Understand Were Works]
The great disadvantage of our present electoral system is that it freezes the pattern of politics, and holds together the incompatible because everyone assumes that if a party splits it will be electorally slaughtered. Roy Jenkins
[ Assumes Because Disadvantage Electoral Everyone Freezes Great Holds Incompatible Our Party Pattern Politics Present Slaughtered Splits System Together Will]
Whether we look at capitalism, taxes, business, or government, the data show a clear and consistent pattern: 70 percent of Americans support the free enterprise system and are unsupportive of big government. Arthur C. Brooks
[ Americans Big Business Capitalism Clear Consistent Data Enterprise Free Government Look Pattern Percent Show Support System Taxes Whether]
I like rhyme because it is memorable, I like form because having to work to a pattern gives me original ideas. Anne Stevenson
[ Because Form Gives Having Ideas Memorable Original Pattern Rhyme Work]
We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning. Henry Ward Beecher
[ Comes Down Life Loom Morning Never Pattern Sleep Stops Sun Up Weaving Went Which]
A successful person isn't necessarily better than her less successful peers at solving problems; her pattern-recognition facilities have just learned what problems are worth solving. Ray Kurzweil
[ Better Facilities Her Just Learned Less Necessarily Peers Person Problems Solving Successful Than Worth]
The marvelous thing is that even in studying linguistics, we find that the universe as a whole is patterned, ordered, and to some degree intelligible to us. Kenneth L. Pike
[ Degree Even Find Intelligible Linguistics Marvelous Ordered Patterned Some Studying Thing Universe Us Whole]
The delicate and intricate pattern of competition and cooperation in the economic behavior of the hundreds of thousands of citizens of Stockholm offers a challenge to the economist that is perhaps as complex as the challenges of the physicist and the chemist. George Stigler
[ Behavior Challenge Challenges Chemist Citizens Competition Complex Cooperation Delicate Economic Economist Hundreds Intricate Offers Pattern Perhaps Physicist Stockholm Thousands]
Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited. Margaret Mead
[ Behaviors Directly Fragile Humanity Infinitely Inherited Into Learned Never Our Patterns Rests Series Together Upon Woven]
A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas. G. H. Hardy
[ Because His Ideas Made Maker Mathematician More Painter Patterns Permanent Poet Than Theirs]
Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry. Richard P. Feynman
[ Each Entire Fabric Her Longest Nature Only Organization Patterns Piece Reveals Small Tapestry Threads Uses Weave]
It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear. Douglas MacArthur
[ Arms Artificially Bred Country Economy Fear Geared General Hysteria Incessant Induced Misguided Now Nurtured Our Part Pattern Policy Propaganda Psychosis Upon War Which]
People were so keen to get investment. In those days, there was quite significant unemployment in Northern Ireland, and that had been the general pattern in Northern Ireland for many, many years. John Hume
[ Been Days General Get Had Investment Ireland Keen Many Northern Pattern Quite Significant Those Unemployment Were Years]
The films that influenced me were so disparate that there's almost no pattern. James Cameron
[ Almost Disparate Films Influenced Pattern Were]
To understand is to perceive patterns. Isaiah Berlin
[ Patterns Perceive Understand]
Jamie doesn't like to do anything hastily, and I like to do everything incredibly hastily. So therein you have the dichotomy of our patterns. Adam Savage
[ Anything Dichotomy Everything Hastily Incredibly Jamie Our Patterns Therein]
At the same time, I think books create a sort of network in the reader's mind, with one book reinforcing another. Some books form relationships. Other books stand in opposition. No two writers or readers have the same pattern of interaction. Margaret Mahy
[ Another Book Books Create Form Interaction Mind Network Opposition Other Pattern Reader Readers Reinforcing Relationships Same Some Sort Stand Think Time Two Writers]
The way is long if one follows precepts, but short... if one follows patterns. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
[ Follows Long Patterns Precepts Short Way]
I grew up to have my father's looks, my father's speech patterns, my father's posture, my father's opinions, and my mother's contempt for my father. Jules Feiffer
[ Contempt Father Grew Looks Mother Opinions Patterns Posture Speech Up]
As an actor, it's fun to play guys who aren't just locked into a male pattern, but a lot of guys you're asked to play are fairly macho and have a certain rigid standard they're living by. Fred Ward
[ Actor Asked Certain Fairly Fun Guys Into Just Living Locked Lot Macho Male Pattern Play Rigid Standard]
Yes, basically, like you said, I'll work out a chord pattern and work out the lyrics over that. Roger McGuinn
[ Basically Chord Lyrics Out Over Pattern Said Work Yes]
Linear thinking typifies a highly developed industry. It starts to get these patterns built into it somehow. I'm not sure how that happens, but certainly you take a look at dinosaurs. Michael Nesmith
[ Built Certainly Developed Dinosaurs Get Happens Highly How Industry Into Linear Look Patterns Somehow Starts Sure Take These Thinking]
Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides. Junichiro Tanizaki
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While time lasts there will always be a future, and that future will hold both good and evil, since the world is made to that mingled pattern. Dorothy L. Sayers
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A novel's whole pattern is rarely apparent at the outset of writing, or even at the end; that is when the writer finds out what a novel is about, and the job becomes one of understanding and deepening or sharpening what is already written. That is finding the theme. Diane Johnson
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If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air. Doris Lessing
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I was trying to write an autobiography using prints and patterns that reference emotional, psychological, and personal development in my work, as a person growing up, figuring out who I was. I used fabrics to stand in for occurrences. Jim Hodges
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Interesting phenomena occur when two or more rhythmic patterns are combined, and these phenomena illustrate very aptly the enrichment of information that occurs when one description is combined with another. Gregory Bateson
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The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern. The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy, of being subjective. Manuel Puig
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But it is strange how many rational beings believe the ultimate truths of the universe to be reducible to patterns on a blackboard. Frederick Pollock
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Multi- polarisation has become an inevitable trend in the process of shaping a global political pattern and has been widely welcomed by the international community as it reflects the common interests and aspiration of the overwhelming majority of countries. Li Peng
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The automobile, both a cause and an effect of this decentralization, is ideally suited for our vast landscape and our generally confused and contrary commuting patterns. Brock Yates Car
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I never felt a feeling that I knew or could know to be unlike the feelings of other people. I never consciously thought, except after patterns that the world or my fellows set for me. Josiah Royce
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If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. Ursula K. Le Guin
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By giving the public a rich and full melody, distinctly arranged and well played, all the time creating new tone colors and patterns, I feel we have a better chance of being successful. I want a kick to my band, but I don't want the rhythm to hog the spotlight. Glenn Miller
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I thought I was going nowhere. Now I can see there was a pattern. Kate DiCamillo
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By drawing or exposing two or more patterns on the same bit of film I can create harmony and textual effects. Norman McLaren
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I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern. Anais Nin Dad
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Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. Edward de Bono
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Essentially my contribution was to introduce repetition into Western music as the main ingredient without any melody over it, without anything just repeated patterns, musical patterns. Terry Riley
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You're always at war with the guy on the other bench. You pick up their patterns. That's what I got the most out of this year. I know what other coaches like to do. Isiah Thomas
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I talked to women who lived there, to get their speech patterns and outlook on life - and how narrow that is. Ellen Burstyn
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I never accepted the idea that I had to be guided by some pattern or blueprint. Little Richard
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First you wonder if they're separate stories, but no, they're not, they're contingent stories and they form a pattern. And you begin with some of the island as the place to which the heroine of the book returns. Robert Creeley
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As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge. Henry Van Dyke
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People do have viewing patterns, and you disrupt those at your own peril. That's something that everybody learned after 1988. The numbers have gone down every year since that strike. Big time. Dick Wolf
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Multinational corporations do control. They control the politicians. They control the media. They control the pattern of consumption, entertainment, thinking. They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation for violent outbursts and racial division. Jerry Brown
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Basically, I hate conformity. I hate people telling me what to do. It makes me want to smash things. So-called normal behaviour patterns make me so bored, I could throw up! Wendy O. Williams
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Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia. Judith Viorst Love
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Life is a process of working out what's not working for you and disentangling yourself from it and trying then not walk into the same thing again. Watching your patterns and correcting them if you can. Siobhan Fahey
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A palindrome is a word or pattern that instead of developing in different directions it folds in on itself so that the beginning and end mirror each other, that they are the same. Todd Solondz
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If we turn to palaeontology to tell us about our biological evolution it is to prehistory that we look for evidence of the evolution of specifically human patterns of behaviour. John G. D. Clark
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All forms of tampering with human beings, getting at them, shaping them against their will to your own pattern, all thought control and conditioning is, therefore, a denial of that in men which makes them men and their values ultimate. Isaiah Berlin
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The Saviour reigned in all their hearts, and they successfully copied the pattern of meekness and gentleness, which he had left them. John Strachan
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Introspection and preserved writings give us far more insight into the ways of past humans than we have into the ways of past dinosaurs. For that reason, I'm optimistic that we can eventually arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest patterns of human history. Jared Diamond
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