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Britannica Sayings By Neil Gaiman: When I was about ten my favourite article in the huge and mouldering Encyclopedia Britannica When I was about ten my favourite article in the huge and mouldering Encyclopedia Britannica we owned (the ninth edition) was the one on Lycanthropy. (Yes, I had a favourite 1890s Britannica article when I was ten. I am now aware this is not entirely usual.) — Neil Gaiman
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Britannica Sayings By A. J. Jacobs: If the Britannica has taught me anything, it's to be more careful. I don't want If the Britannica has taught me anything, it's to be more careful. I don't want to turn into an unseemly noun or verb or adjective someday. I don't want to be like Charles Boycott, the landlord in Ireland who refused to lower rents during a famine, leading to the original boycott. I don't want to be like Charles Lynch, who headed an irregular court that hung loyalists during the Revolutionary War. I can't have "Jacobs" be a verb that means staying home all the time or washing your hands too frequently. — A. J. Jacobs
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Britannica Sayings By James Gleick: In The Pickwick Papers, a man is said to have read up in the Britannica In The Pickwick Papers, a man is said to have read up in the Britannica on Chinese metaphysics. There was, however, no such article: He read for metaphysics under the letter M, and for China under the letter C, and combined his information. — James Gleick
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Britannica Sayings By Richard Dawkins: There is enough information capacity in a single human cell to store the Encyclopedia Britannica, There is enough information capacity in a single human cell to store the Encyclopedia Britannica, all 30 volumes of it, three or four times over. — Richard Dawkins
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Britannica Sayings By Mungo MacCallum: The family was serious about education; after dinner, Fred was known to issue volumes of The family was serious about education; after dinner, Fred was known to issue volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica to his children and guests for a little light reading. — Mungo MacCallum
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Britannica Sayings By Peter Carey: Theophilus Hopkins was a moderately famous man. You can look him up in the 1860 Theophilus Hopkins was a moderately famous man. You can look him up in the 1860 Britannica. There are three full columns about his corals and his corallines, his anemones and starfish. It does not have anything very useful about the man. It does not tell you what he was like. You can read it three times over and never guess that he had any particular attitude to Christmas pudding. — Peter Carey
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Britannica Sayings By Chris Adami: Can life be defined? Well, how would you go about it? Well, of course, you'd Can life be defined? Well, how would you go about it? Well, of course, you'd go to Encyclopedia Britannica and open at L. No, of course you don't do that; you put it somewhere in Google. And then you might get something. — Chris Adami
Britannica Sayings By Stephen Leacock: The writing of solid, instructive stuff fortified by facts and figures is easy enough. There The writing of solid, instructive stuff fortified by facts and figures is easy enough. There is no trouble in writing a scientific treatise on the folk-lore of Central China, or a statistical enquiry into the declining population of Prince Edward Island. But to write something out of one's own mind, worth reading for its own sake, is an arduous contrivance only to be achieved in fortunate moments, few and far in between. Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica. — Stephen Leacock
Britannica Sayings By Melissa Kantor: This is the worst thing that will ever happen, I thought, and as I stared This is the worst thing that will ever happen, I thought, and as I stared into Olivia's enormous green eyes, I knew she was thinking the same thing. This is the worst thing that will happen to us in our entire lives. — Melissa Kantor
Britannica Sayings By Judy Angelo: As you know, we've been working on Kylie for some time. She ingested quite a As you know, we've been working on Kylie for some time. She ingested quite a bit of water but the good thing is," he turned to Celine, "you got her out quickly and started CPR right away. If it hadn't been for that we wouldn't have been able to save her. The paramedics would have come too late. Your quick action saved her life. — Judy Angelo
Britannica Sayings By Oswald Chambers: When the natural power of vision is devoted to the Holy Spirit, it becomes the When the natural power of vision is devoted to the Holy Spirit, it becomes the power of perceiving God's will and the whole life is kept in simplicity. — Oswald Chambers
Britannica Sayings By A. J. Jacobs: PhilosophyI studied philosophy for four years. But I'd trade everything I learned for this passage Philosophy
I studied philosophy for four years. But I'd trade everything I learned for this passage ... quoted in the Britannica:
'But we were born of risen apes, not fallen angels, and the apes were armed killers besides. And so what shall we wonder at? Our murders and massacres and missiles, and our irreconcilable regiments? Or our treaties whatever they may be worth; our symphonies however seldom they may be played; our peaceful acres, however frequently they may be converted into battlefields; our dreams however rarely they may be accomplished. The miracle of man is not how far he has sunk but how magnificently he has risen. We are known among the stars by our poems, not our corpses.'
Amen. — A. J. Jacobs
Britannica Sayings By Timothy Ferriss: It's lonely at the top. Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they It's lonely at the top. Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for mediocre. The level of competition is thus fiercest for "realistic" goals, paradoxically making them the most time-consuming. It's easier to raise $1,000,000 than it is $100,000. It is easier to pick up the one perfect 10 in the bar than the five 8s. — Timothy Ferriss
Britannica Sayings By Gregory Benford: It is one thing to speak of embracing the new, the fresh, the strange. It It is one thing to speak of embracing the new, the fresh, the strange. It is another to feel that one is an insect, crawling across a page of the Encyclopedia Britannica, knowing only that something vast is passing by beneath, all without your sensing more than a yawning vacancy. — Gregory Benford
Britannica Sayings By Philip K. Dick: Having nothing else to do or think about, he began to work out theoretically the Having nothing else to do or think about, he began to work out theoretically the life cycle of the bugs, and, with the aid of the Britannica, try to determine specifically which bugs they were. — Philip K. Dick
Britannica Sayings By Chloe Neill: You know what I need?" I asked. "A chocolate fountain?" Ethan suggested. "A complete paper You know what I need?" I asked. "A chocolate fountain?" Ethan suggested. "A complete paper set of the Encyclopedia Britannica? A lifetime supply of grilled meat?" "I like all those ideas, but I was thinking a magical spray I can use on Mallory to wash the crazy off her." "Like Lysol for evil?" Paige asked. — Chloe Neill
Britannica Sayings By Alice Domurat Dreger: I'm aware of the stereotype many liberals have about conservative Catholics. The former believe the I'm aware of the stereotype many liberals have about conservative Catholics. The former believe the latter don't think - that conservative religious people don't care about facts and rigorous inquiry. But my conservative Catholic parents were thinkers. Twice as often as my parents told their four children to go wash, they told us to go look something up. At our suburban tract house on Long Island in the 1970s, our parents shelved the Encyclopaedia Britannica right next to the dinner table so we could easily reach for a volume to settle the frequent debates. The rotating stack of periodicals in our kitchen included not only religiously oriented newsletters, but also the New York Times and National Geographic. Our parents took us to science museums, woke us up for lunar eclipses, and pushed us to question our textbooks and even our teachers when they sounded wrong. — Alice Domurat Dreger
Britannica Sayings By Andre Gunder Frank: Increasingly economic historians can draw analogies between the development of the present crisis and the Increasingly economic historians can draw analogies between the development of the present crisis and the period between the two world wars, as well as the crisis of a century ago, which was associated with the so-called great depression of 1873-1895. The latter crisis resulted in the rise of monopoly capitalism and imperialism, but also the end of Pax Britannica, as Britain began its decline from world leadership in the face of challenges from Germany and the United States. The present world crisis seems to be spelling the beginning of the end of Pax Americana and may hold untold other major readjustments in the international division of labor and world power in store for the future. — Andre Gunder Frank
Britannica Sayings By Maurice Merleau Ponty: The world is ... the natural setting of, and field for, all my thoughts and The world is ... the natural setting of, and field for, all my thoughts and all my explicit perceptions. Truth does not inhabit only the inner man, or more accurately, there is no inner man, man is in the world, and only in the world does he know himself. — Maurice Merleau Ponty
Britannica Sayings By James Gleick: Encyclopedias are finished. All encyclopedias combined, including the redoubtable Britannica, have already been surpassed by Encyclopedias are finished. All encyclopedias combined, including the redoubtable Britannica, have already been surpassed by the exercise in groupthink known as Wikipedia. — James Gleick
Britannica Sayings By Elbert Hubbard: The secret of success is this: there is no secret of success. The secret of success is this: there is no secret of success. — Elbert Hubbard
Britannica Sayings By A. J. Jacobs: Reading Encyclopaedia Britannica is like channel surfing on a very highbrow cable system. Reading Encyclopaedia Britannica is like channel surfing on a very highbrow cable system. — A. J. Jacobs
Britannica Sayings By Nicole Williams: Tool," William said, ... "As in a device to perform or facilitate mechanical or manual Tool," William said, ... "As in a device to perform or facilitate mechanical or manual labor?"
"That's right Encyclopedia Britannica. Or in layman's terms: screwdriver, hammer - "
"How about a wrench," William interrupted,"
"You've got a quick learner on your hands, Bryn," Paul said ... "Sure, wrench works just fine as well," ... "Whatever blows your skirt up buddy." ...
"Well a wrench would come in handy right now," William mused. "Because you definitely have a couple screws loose. — Nicole Williams
Britannica Sayings By Aldous Huxley: If you look up 'Intelligence' in the new volumes of the Encyclopeadia Britannica, you'll find If you look up 'Intelligence' in the new volumes of the Encyclopeadia Britannica, you'll find it classified under the following three heads: Intelligence, Human; Intelligence, Animal; Intelligence, Military. My stepfather's a perfect specimen of Intelligence, Military. — Aldous Huxley
Britannica Sayings By John Ankerberg: The Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th edition, devotes 20,000 words to the person of Jesus Christ and The Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th edition, devotes 20,000 words to the person of Jesus Christ and never once hints that He didn't exist. — John Ankerberg
Britannica Sayings By Lao-Tzu: Not to value and employ men of superior ability is the way to keep the Not to value and employ men of superior ability is the way to keep the people from rivalry among themselves; — Lao-Tzu
Britannica Sayings By Stanislaw Lem: Only a hundred years ago the idea that an order might arise without a personal Only a hundred years ago the idea that an order might arise without a personal Author appeared so nonsensical to you that it inspired seemingly absurd jokes, like the one about the pack of monkeys hammering away at typewriters until the Encyclopedia Britannica emerged. I recommend that you devote some of your free time to compiling an anthology of just such jokes, which amused your forebears as pure nonsense but now turn out to be parables of Nature. — Stanislaw Lem
Britannica Sayings By Mahatma Gandhi: My heart rebels against any foreigner imposing on my country the peace which is here My heart rebels against any foreigner imposing on my country the peace which is here called Pax-Britannica. — Mahatma Gandhi
Britannica Sayings By Robert Macfarlane: Although we have our compendia of flora, fauna, birds, reptiles and insects, we lack a Although we have our compendia of flora, fauna, birds, reptiles and insects, we lack a Terra Britannica, as it were: a gathering of terms for the land and its specificities — Robert Macfarlane
Britannica Sayings By Stephen Colbert: Who's Britannica to tell me that the Panama Canal was built in 1914? If I Who's Britannica to tell me that the Panama Canal was built in 1914? If I want to say that it was built in 1941, that's my right as an American. — Stephen Colbert
Britannica Sayings By Adam Michnik: If you're powerful, you are much more likely to be blind and deaf to signals If you're powerful, you are much more likely to be blind and deaf to signals from outside. — Adam Michnik