Quotes About Pragmatic

Quotes tagged as "pragmatic" (showing 1-19 of 19)
Dorothy Parker
“Daily dawns another day;
I must up, to make my way.
Though I dress and drink and eat,
Move my fingers and my feet,
Learn a little, here and there,
Weep and laugh and sweat and swear,
Hear a song, or watch a stage,
Leave some words upon a page,
Claim a foe, or hail a friend-
Bed awaits me at the end.”
Dorothy Parker, The Portable Dorothy Parker

Amit Kalantri
“A photograph shouldn't be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Margaret Atwood
“I'll make you mine, lovers said in old books. They never said, I'll make you me.”
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

Tom Stoppard
“Well, we'll know better next time.”
Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Suzanne Collins
“At once, it’s clear I cannot gush. We try me playing cocky, but I just don’t have the arrogance. Apparently, I’m too “vulnerable” for ferocity. I’m not witty. Funny. Sexy. Or mysterious By the end of the session, I am no one at all.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

George S. Patton Jr.
“Just drive down that road until you get blown up.”
George S. Patton Jr.

Bryant McGill
“Every symbol, word, concept, discipline and field is only a temporary rest stop on the highway of discovery.”
Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Ken Montrose
“Today I will remember the world owes me nothing, does not respond to my will,
and goes merrily on with or without my consent.

On the other hand,
I am free to change myself as I see fit.”
Ken Montrose, Meditations for the First 30 Days: How not to become roadkill on the highway to recovery

“To prove to an indignant questioner on the spur of the moment that the work I do was useful seemed a thankless task and I gave it up. I turned to him with a smile and finished, 'To tell you the truth we don't do it because it is useful but because it's amusing.' The answer was thought of and given in a moment: it came from deep down in my mind, and the results were as admirable from my point of view as unexpected. My audience was clearly on my side. Prolonged and hearty applause greeted my confession. My questioner retired shaking his head over my wickedness and the newspapers next day, with obvious approval, came out with headlines 'Scientist Does It Because It's Amusing!' And if that is not the best reason why a scientist should do his work, I want to know what is. Would it be any good to ask a mother what practical use her baby is? That, as I say, was the first evening I ever spent in the United States and from that moment I felt at home. I realised that all talk about science purely for its practical and wealth-producing results is as idle in this country as in England. Practical results will follow right enough. No real knowledge is sterile. The most useless investigation may prove to have the most startling practical importance: Wireless telegraphy might not yet have come if Clerk Maxwell had been drawn away from his obviously 'useless' equations to do something of more practical importance. Large branches of chemistry would have remained obscure had Willard Gibbs not spent his time at mathematical calculations which only about two men of his generation could understand. With this trust in the ultimate usefulness of all real knowledge a man may proceed to devote himself to a study of first causes without apology, and without hope of immediate return.”
Archibald Hill

John Steinbeck
“Cyrus wanted a woman to take care of Adam. He needed someone to keep house and cook, and a servant cost money. He was a vigorous man and needed the body of a woman, and that too cost money- unless you were married to it. Within two weeks Cyrus had wooed, wedded, bedded, and impregnated her. His neighbors did not find his action hasty. It was quite normal in that day for a man to use up three or four wives in a normal lifetime. p.19”
John Steinbeck

“Sell it while you're young, because when you get old, you buy it back”
Julian nmi Davis

“Who promised you fair, kid?”
Julian nmi Davis

Marian Deegan
“How we present ourselves at any given time is dependent on the situation. We constantly balance the tension of high aspirations with the pragmatism of realistic expectations. The key is to represent ourselves in such a way that we can fulfill the expectations we create.”
Marian Deegan, Relevance: Matter More

Hugh Howey
“I hated Sundays as a kid. From the moment I woke up, I could feel Monday looming, could feel another school week all piled up and ready to smother me. How was I supposed to enjoy a day of freedom while drowning in dread like that? It was impossible. A pit would form in my chest and gut—this indescribable emptiness that I knew should be filled with fun, but instead left me casting about for something to do. Knowing I should be having fun was a huge part of the problem. Knowing that this was a rare day off, a welcome reprieve, and here I was miserable and fighting against it. Maybe this was why Fridays at school were better than Sundays not in school. I was happier doing what I hated, knowing a Saturday was coming, than I was on a perfectly free Sunday with a Monday right around the corner.”
Hugh Howey, Beacon 23: The Complete Novel

“It is OK to say 'no'.
It is OK to say 'I will think about it'.
It is OK to say 'I will try'.

It is NOT OK to make promises you cannot keep.”
Izey Victoria Odiase

All Quotes | My Quotes | Add A Quote

Browse By Tag