Retentive Famous Quotes & Sayings

40 Retentive Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, and so are you.Elie Wiesel Retentive Sayings By Elie Wiesel: The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and
If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.Jane Austen Retentive Sayings By Jane Austen: If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest,
There is no memory or retentive faculty based on lasting impression. What we designate as memory is but increased responsiveness to repeated stimuli.Nikola Tesla Retentive Sayings By Nikola Tesla: There is no memory or retentive faculty based on lasting impression. What we designate as
Call me anal retentive, but I like nothing more than trying to solve life's problems with a good spreadsheet.Stephanie Blackmoore Retentive Sayings By Stephanie Blackmoore: Call me anal retentive, but I like nothing more than trying to solve life's problems
Nothing is so retentive as a nation's memory.Joseph A. Schumpeter Retentive Sayings By Joseph A. Schumpeter: Nothing is so retentive as a nation's memory.
Beware what you set your heart upon. For it surely shall be yours.Ralph Waldo Emerson Retentive Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: Beware what you set your heart upon. For it surely shall be yours.
The typical analytic complaint about continental philosophy is that it is unrigorous, muddleheaded, subjectivist, inattentive to science, and written in impenetrable prose. The typical continental complaint about analytic philosophy is that it is superficial, reductionistic, anal retentive, inattentive to human concerns, and boring.Edward Feser Retentive Sayings By Edward Feser: The typical analytic complaint about continental philosophy is that it is unrigorous, muddleheaded, subjectivist, inattentive
The moderate are not usually the most sincere, for the same circumspection which makes them moderate makes them likewise retentive of what could give offence.Walter Savage Landor Retentive Sayings By Walter Savage Landor: The moderate are not usually the most sincere, for the same circumspection which makes them
Knowledge that can make miracles happen needs to be guarded carefully. If it falls into the wrong hands, miracles become disasters in no time.Pawan Mishra Retentive Sayings By Pawan Mishra: Knowledge that can make miracles happen needs to be guarded carefully. If it falls into
In the morning this light breasts your windowpane and, having pried your eye open like a shell, runs ahead of you, strumming its lengthy rays - like a hot-footed schoolboy running his stick along the iron grate of the park or garden - along arcades, colonnades, red-brick chimneys, saints and lions. "Depict! Depict!" it cries to you, either mistaking you for some Canaletto or Carpaccio or Guardi, or because it doesn't trust your retina's ability to retain what it makes available, not to mention your brain's capacity to absorb it. Perhaps art is simply an organism's reaction against its retentive limitations. At any rate, you obey the command and grab your camera, supplementing both your brain cells and your pupil. Should this city ever be short of cash, it can go straight to Kodak for assistance - or else tax its products savagely. By the same token, as long as this place exists, as long as winter light shines upon it, Kodak shares are the best investment.Joseph Brodsky Retentive Sayings By Joseph Brodsky: In the morning this light breasts your windowpane and, having pried your eye open like
A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.Elbert Hubbard Retentive Sayings By Elbert Hubbard: A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the
Courage is the goal of cowards.Alan Watts Retentive Sayings By Alan Watts: Courage is the goal of cowards.
One of the great things about being on a show for a long period of time is watching the show evolve. A friend told me a long time ago "It should be easy" and it usually is if you're not distracted with the usual demons any creative person has. Especially with comedy because you find yourself laughing while you work.John Swihart Retentive Sayings By John Swihart: One of the great things about being on a show for a long period of
Serge's attention-deficit disorder was the first of many hyphens. Obsessive-compulsive, manic-depressive, anal-retentive, paranoid-schizophrenic. He was believed to be the only self-inflicted case of shaken-baby syndrome.Tim Dorsey Retentive Sayings By Tim Dorsey: Serge's attention-deficit disorder was the first of many hyphens. Obsessive-compulsive, manic-depressive, anal-retentive, paranoid-schizophrenic. He was
One argument against open systems is that they become open to everything, good and bad. Like a Richard Meier skyscraper, the anal retentive, Bauhaus elegance of the Mac does prevent the loose ends and confusion of a less sterile environment. But it also prevents fertility. Apple's development must come from within.Douglas Rushkoff Retentive Sayings By Douglas Rushkoff: One argument against open systems is that they become open to everything, good and bad.
The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient-at others so bewildered and weak-and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control!Jane Austen Retentive Sayings By Jane Austen: The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient-at others so bewildered and weak-and
Therein, ye gods, ye make the weak most strong;
Therein, ye gods, you tyrants do defeat.
Nor stony wall, nor walls of beaten brass,
Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron,
Can be retentive to the strength of spirit:
But life being weary of these worldly bars
Never lacks power to dismiss itself.
William Shakespeare Retentive Sayings By William Shakespeare: Therein, ye gods, ye make the weak most strong;Therein, ye gods, you tyrants do defeat.Nor
When I went to school, my intention was to be a lawyer. When I attended university that was still the clear intention; I was going to be a lawyer. Why? Because it was as far as I could get from my father's antics and world. I thought that the world of the arts probably led people into the kind of behavior I had seen with him and that had resulted in a lot of hard times for my mother and me.James Lipton Retentive Sayings By James Lipton: When I went to school, my intention was to be a lawyer. When I attended
As a person with the retentive mental capacity of a goldfish and a dislike of repetition, I frequently make use of the thesaurus built into my Microsoft Word U.K. Software.Meg Rosoff Retentive Sayings By Meg Rosoff: As a person with the retentive mental capacity of a goldfish and a dislike of
unequivocal anal-retentive clutter busterKatherine Bayless Retentive Sayings By Katherine Bayless: unequivocal anal-retentive clutter buster
Pale ink is better than the most retentive memory.Harvey MacKay Retentive Sayings By Harvey MacKay: Pale ink is better than the most retentive memory.
You can argue that it expresses a degree of difference between He closed the door and He slammed the door, and you'll get no argument from me . . . . but what about context? What about all the enlightening (not to say emotionally moving) prose which came before He closed the door firmly? Shouldn't this tell us how he closed the door? And if the foregoing prose does tell us, isn't firmly an extra word? Isn't it redundant? Someone out there is now accusing me of being tiresome and anal-retentive. I deny it. I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs, and I will shout it from the rooftops.Stephen King Retentive Sayings By Stephen King: You can argue that it expresses a degree of difference between He closed the door
I'm not a master of films, I'm rather a slave.Ang Lee Retentive Sayings By Ang Lee: I'm not a master of films, I'm rather a slave.
Studies show that the IQ range of most creative people is surprisingly narrow, around 120 to 130. Higher IQs can perform certain kinds of tasks better
logic, feats of memory, and so on. But if the IQ is much higher or lower than that, the window of creativity closes. Nonetheless, for some reason we believe more is better, so people yearn for tip-top IQs, and that calls for bigger memories. A fast, retentive memory is handy, but no skeleton key for survival.
Diane Ackerman Retentive Sayings By Diane Ackerman: Studies show that the IQ range of most creative people is surprisingly narrow, around 120
Why doesn't anyone go to the moon anymore? What happened to our optimism?Janet Turpin Myers Retentive Sayings By Janet Turpin Myers: Why doesn't anyone go to the moon anymore? What happened to our optimism?
That's fucking gay. Everything is gay.Unknown Author 204 Retentive Sayings By Unknown Author 204: That's fucking gay. Everything is gay.
Soon, however, she began to reason with herself, and try to be feeling less. Eight years, almost eight years had passed, since all had been given up. How absurd to be resuming the agitation which such an interval had banished into distance and indistinctness! What might not eight years do? Events of every description, changes, alienations, removals,
all, all must be comprised in it; and oblivion of the past
how natural, how certain too! It included nearly a third part of her own life.
Alas! with all her reasonings, she found, that to retentive feelings eight years may be little more than nothing.
Jane Austen Retentive Sayings By Jane Austen: Soon, however, she began to reason with herself, and try to be feeling less. Eight
Up to now, the philosophers of emergence have struggled to interpret the world. But they are now starting to change it.Steven Johnson Retentive Sayings By Steven Johnson: Up to now, the philosophers of emergence have struggled to interpret the world. But they
Oz lists the hem of his shirt, exposing his cut abs, and wipes his brow with the material. Oh my with chocolate on top. That was just beautiful.Katie McGarry Retentive Sayings By Katie McGarry: Oz lists the hem of his shirt, exposing his cut abs, and wipes his brow
The longest road trip I've ever been on is from Minnesota to Los Angeles.Seann William Scott Retentive Sayings By Seann William Scott: The longest road trip I've ever been on is from Minnesota to Los Angeles.
I am an omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for trifles.Arthur Conan Doyle Retentive Sayings By Arthur Conan Doyle: I am an omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for trifles.
Perhaps art is simply an organism's reaction against its retentive limitations.Joseph Brodsky Retentive Sayings By Joseph Brodsky: Perhaps art is simply an organism's reaction against its retentive limitations.
Yes, anally retentive men are my forte!Geoffrey Rush Retentive Sayings By Geoffrey Rush: Yes, anally retentive men are my forte!
Think of the most fussy science teacher you ever had. The one who docked your grade if the sixth decimal place in your answer was rounded incorrectly; who tucked in his periodic table T-shirt, corrected every student who said "weight" when he or she meant "mass", and made everyone, including himself, wear goggles even while mixing sugar water. Now try to imagine someone whom your teacher would hate for being anal-retentive. That is the kind of person who works for a bureau of standards and measurement.Sam Kean Retentive Sayings By Sam Kean: Think of the most fussy science teacher you ever had. The one who docked your
I'm anal retentive. I'm a workaholic. I have insomnia. And I'm a control freak. That's why I'm not married. Who could stand me?Madonna Retentive Sayings By Madonna: I'm anal retentive. I'm a workaholic. I have insomnia. And I'm a control freak. That's
Cal: "I'm not presuming. I know exactly what you think about me. You think I'm an anal-retentive Armrest Nazi ... an arrogant Modelizer. You can't stand the way I talk, any of the subjects I choose to talk about, the imperious manner I order food in restaurants or tell cab drivers how much we owe them. You find my taste in women odious, the fact that I don't own a television an unforgivable sin, and the fact that I would choose to write a book about Saudi Arabia completely unfathomable. And you're also totally in love with me. If you weren't you wouldn't have pushed me into the pool earlier today when you saw Grazi walk in."
Every Boy's Got One
Meg Cabot Retentive Sayings By Meg Cabot: Cal: "I'm not presuming. I know exactly what you think about me. You think I'm
Good manners, to those one does not love, are no more a breach of truth, than "your humble servant," at the bottom of a challengeis; they are universally agreed upon, and understand to be things of course. They are necessary guards of the decency and peace of society.Lord Chesterfield Retentive Sayings By Lord Chesterfield: Good manners, to those one does not love, are no more a breach of truth,
I happen to find this particular small, smart, sexy package very, very attractive.Nalini Singh Retentive Sayings By Nalini Singh: I happen to find this particular small, smart, sexy package very, very attractive.
Part of the function of memory is to forget; the omni-retentive mind will break down and produce at best an idiot savant who can recite a telephone book, and at worst a person to whom every grudge and slight is as yesterday's.Christopher Hitchens Retentive Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: Part of the function of memory is to forget; the omni-retentive mind will break down
Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being, graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding. Take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, an obscurity of sin and ignorance. Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally. Grant me the talent of being exact in my explanations and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm. Point out the beginning, direct the progress, and help in the completion.Thomas Aquinas Retentive Sayings By Thomas Aquinas: Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being, graciously