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Quotes About Method

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Umberto Eco
“The order that our mind imagines is like a net, or like a ladder, built to attain something. But afterward you must throw the ladder away, because you discover that, even if it was useful, it was meaningless.”
Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

Edward Hopper
“More of me comes out when I improvise.”
Edward Hopper

Margaret Atwood
“There's more than one way to skin a cat, my father used to say; it bothered me, I didn't see why they would want to skin a cat even one way.”
Margaret Atwood, Surfacing

Edward Hopper
“No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.”
Edward Hopper

T.S. Eliot
“There is no method but to be very intelligent.”
T.S. Eliot

Jarod Kintz
“I have a rating system I apply to all people. Mao Zedong might have a Meow Factor of four, but I like to keep my Meow Factor as close to zero as I can. This system is not to be confused with my HV methodology, where I assign myself a Hooray Value of five.
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Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Nikola Tesla
“His [Thomas Edison] method was inefficient in the extreme, for an immense ground had to be covered to get anything at all unless blind chance intervened and, at first, I was almost a sorry witness of his doings, knowing that just a little theory and calculation would have saved him 90 per cent of the labor. But he had a veritable contempt for book learning and mathematical knowledge, trusting himself entirely to his inventor's instinct and practical American sense. In view of this, the truly prodigious amount of his actual accomplishments is little short of a miracle.”
Nikola Tesla

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The only way to become an eccentric is to end your relationship with extroverts.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

H. Richard Niebuhr
“Men are generally right in what they affirm and wrong in what they deny. What we deny is generally something that lies outside our experience, and about which we can therefore say nothing.”
H. Richard Niebuhr, Christ and Culture

Alyse M. Gardner
“Sometimes, falling back on or using an old method or habit, is like sliding into a pair of worn running shoes and a corset. Doesn't make sense to others, but it's not for them. It's what keeps you together, what keeps you going.”
Alyse M. Gardner

Ovid
“Ars est celaree artem.”
Ovid, The Art of Love

Woodrow Wilson
“We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.”
Woodrow Wilson

“Going extra mile the wrong way leads to frustration”
Constance Chuks Friday

Karl Pearson
“The classification of facts and the formation of absolute judgments upon the basis of this classification—judgments independent of the idiosyncrasies of the individual mind—essentially sum up the aim and method of modern science. The scientific man has above all things to strive at self-elimination in his judgments, to provide an argument which is as true for each individual mind as for his own.”
Karl Pearson, The Grammar of Science

“All children are curious and I wonder by what process this trait becomes developed in some and suppressed in others. I suspect again that schools and colleges help in the suppression insofar as they meet curiosity by giving the answers, rather than by some method that leads from narrower questions to broader questions. It is hard to satisfy the curiosity of a child, and even harder to satisfy the curiosity of a scientist, and methods that meet curiosity with satisfaction are thus not apt to foster the development of the child into the scientist. I don't advocate turning all children into professional scientists, although I think there would be advantages if all adults retained something of the questioning attitude, if their curiosity were less easily satisfied by dogma, of whatever variety.”
Marston Bates, The Nature Of Natural History

“Qualquer método que esqueça que as transformações só podem ser realizadas de modo permanente e progressivo por populações que participem ativamente do processo está fadado a ser efêmero, sem auto-sustentabilidade.”
Jorge Vivan, Agricultura e Florestas: princípios de uma interação vital

Sara Sheridan
“I have no problem in moving a date one way or another or coming up with a subplot that gets my characters in (or out) of a fix more rambunctiously than the extant records show.”
Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan
“A word out of place or an interesting choice of vocabulary can spawn a whole character.”
Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan
“While what I write is always largely consistent with the records that remain I freely admit that where historical fact proves a barrier to invention, I simply move a detail a little one way or another.”
Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan
“Historical fiction of course is particularly research-heavy. The details of everyday life are there to trip you up. Things that we take for granted, indeed, hardly think about, can lead to tremendous mistakes.”
Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan
“One of my favourite parts of writing is doing the research. It's the door into that magical reading/writing state - the raw material for making the story real.”
Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan
“In the middle section of the book Mirabelle breaks into not one, but two houses near Belgravia Books. I had fun scoping these out - checking which windows looked least secure and figuring out how to scale the mews houses to the rear to get her inside. A man came out at one point, 'What are you doing?' he questioned me. 'The thing is, I'm writing a book,' I started with a smile. He waved me off, his hand as wide as a tennis racket. 'Everyone is writing a book, my dear,' he said. Between you and I, it's his house that MIrabelle ends up breaking into.”
Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan
“The space where I write is in my head, I suppose.”
Sara Sheridan

Israelmore Ayivor
“Never be rigid on an action plan that always fails, freezes and frustrates. Perhaps what you need is a change of your methods you run with the peak velocity!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Sara Sheridan
“I know a lot of writers, and everyone works differently, but this is something that we truly have in common across all genres - the fiction has to be real inside your head.”
Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan
“It's entirely possible to base an entire book on a long-forgotten letter.”
Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan
“Small details are a vital part of allowing a reader to make an imaginative connection with long dead historical figures.”
Sara Sheridan

Carl Sagan
“The method of science is tried and true. It is not perfect, it's just the best we have. And to abandon it, with its skeptical protocols, is the pathway to a dark age.”
Carl Sagan

“Going the extra mile the wrong way leads to frustration”
Constance Chuks Friday

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