— John Wooden American basketball coach 1910 - 2010
— Edgar Cayce Purported clairvoyant healer and psychic 1877 - 1945
Many Mansions Chapter 20 - A Philosophy of Vocational Choice
On Vocational Choices
Контексте: In those ways that open to you day by day. It isn't always the individual that plans to accomplish some great deed that does the most. It is the one who meets the opportunities and privileges which are accorded it day by day. As such opportunities are used, there are better ways opened. For what we use in the way of helpfulness to others, increases in itself. Begin with what you are!
— Khaled Hosseini, книга The Kite Runner
Источник: The Kite Runner
„In proportion as man approaches the outer rim, he becomes lost in details, and the more he is preoccupied with details, the less he can understand them.“
— Richard M. Weaver American scholar 1910 - 1963
Источник: Ideas have Consequences (1948), p. 53.
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Источник: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 32
„The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds. Think big anyway!“
— Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997
„Black and white are the colors of photography. To me, they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected. Most of my photographs are of people; they are seen simply, as through the eyes of the man in the street. There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough—there has to be vision and the two together can make a good photograph. It is difficult to describe this thin line where matter ends and mind begins.“
— Robert Frank American photographer and filmmaker 1924 - 2019
Robert Frank, in: Nathan Lyons, Photographers on photography: a critical anthology, (1966), p. 66
„Science gets most of its information by the process of reductionism, exploring the details, then the details of the details, until all the smallest bits of the structure, or the smallest parts of the mechanism, are laid out for counting and scrutiny. Only when this is done can the investigation be extended to encompass the whole organism or the entire system. So we say.
Sometimes it seems that we take a loss, working this way.“
— Lewis Thomas American physician, poet and educator 1913 - 1993
"The Tucson Zoo", p. 8
The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher (1979)
„Thus, not merely what it can do, but the rate at which it can do it, has to be considered in estimating the value of photography as an ally in astronomy.“
— Agnes Mary Clerke, книга The System of the Stars
Источник: The System of the Stars (1890), p. 33.
— Margot Fonteyn English ballerina 1919 - 1991
— Theodore Kaczynski American domestic terrorist, mathematician and anarchist 1942
Источник: Anti-Tech Revolution: Why and How (2016), p. 7
— Brad Bird American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor 1957
"Anton Ego" in Ratatouille (2007)
Контексте: In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talents, new creations. The new needs friends. Last night, I experienced something new; an extraordinary meal from a singularly unexpected source. To say that both the meal and its maker have challenged my preconceptions about fine cooking, is a gross understatement. They have rocked me to my core. In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau's famous motto, "Anyone can cook". But I realize — only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. It is difficult to imagine more humble origins than those of the genius now cooking at Gusteau's, who is, in this critic's opinion, nothing less than the finest chef in France. I will be returning to Gusteau's soon, hungry for more.
„If there is anything beautiful other than absolute beauty, that can only be beautiful as far as it partakes of absolute beauty—and this I should say of everything. …by beauty all things become beautiful. …by greatness only great things become great and greater and greater, and by smallness the less becomes less.“
— Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 до н.э.
„If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.“
— Rainer Maria Rilke, книга Letters to a Young Poet
Источник: Letters to a Young Poet