Observations Quotes

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Brian P. Cleary
“Whatever story you're telling, it will be more interesting if, at the end you add, "and then everything burst into flames.”
Brian P. Cleary, You Oughta Know By Now

Tsitsi Dangarembga
“You are one of the rare people who can separate your observation from your perception...you see what is, where most people see what they expect.”
Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions

Shannon L. Alder
“It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention, in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wild flowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover.”
Shannon L. Alder

Andy Weir
“The worst moments in life are heralded by small observations.”
Andy Weir, The Martian

Brian P. Cleary
“It’s not technically gossip if you start your sentence with “I’m really concerned about __________________ ,” (fill in the name of the person you’re not gossiping about).”
Brian P. Cleary, You Oughta Know By Now

Shannon L. Alder
“True confidence is not about what you take from someone to restore yourself, but what you give back to your critics because they need it more than you do.”
Shannon L. Alder

Eoin Colfer
“Ignorance, as they say, is usually fatal, but sometimes it can be bliss.”
Eoin Colfer, The Last Guardian

Shannon L. Alder
“The secret to your purpose is to find what you feel is important, and not pursue what others would think is important. When you think highly of yourself, me thinking highly of you will never be enough!”
Shannon L. Alder

E.A. Bucchianeri
“If you are what you eat, you are what you see and hear.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“It is unfortunate that in most cases when the sins of the father fall on the son it is because unlike God, people refuse to forgive and forget and heap past wrongs upon innocent generations.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Sukant Ratnakar
“To get answers of life, ask questions”
Sukant Ratnakar, Open the Windows

Vincent van Gogh
“The simple minded know many things that the wise ignore”
Vincent van Gogh

Tom Holland
“I thought, gazing at the beauty of the landscape again, it is as though the fiend has prevailed against the angels, and fixed his throne in a heaven, to rule it as though it were Hell.”
Tom Holland, Lord of the Dead

George Eliot
“The wit of a family is usually best received among strangers.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Ian McEwan
“What can it be about low temperatures
that sharpens the edges of objects?”
Ian McEwan

Jerry A. Coyne
“Every day, hundreds of observations and experiments pour into the hopper of the scientific literature. Many of them don't have much to do with evolution - they're observations about the details of physiology, biochemistry, development, and so on - but many of them do. And every fact that has something to do with evolution confirms its truth. Every fossil that we find, every DNA molecule that we sequence, every organ system that we dissect, supports the idea that species evolved from common ancestors. Despite innumerable possible observations that could prove evolution untrue, we don't have a single one. We don't find mammals in Precambrian rocks, humans in the same layers as dinosaurs, or any other fossils out of evolutionary order. DNA sequencing supports the evolutionary relationships of species originally deduced from the fossil record. And, as natural selection predicts, we find no species with adaptations that only benefit a different species. We do find dead genes and vestigial organs, incomprehensible under the idea of special creation. Despite a million chances to be wrong, evolution always comes up right. That is as close as we can get to a scientific truth.”
Jerry A. Coyne, Why Evolution Is True

Brian P. Cleary
“There’s no such thing as free kittens.”
Brian P. Cleary, You Oughta Know By Now

Boris Zubry
“Every religion is tailored down to the level of intelligence of the people embracing it and Islam takes the cake for being the most tailored religion.”
Boris Zubry

Boris Zubry
“One is not the loneliest number but zero is.”
Boris Zubry

Boris Zubry
“Life is some kind of a terminal disease, otherwise, why do we have more dead people than alive?”
Boris Zubry

Boris Zubry
“Zero is only one less then one but what a difference.”
Boris Zubry

Boris Zubry
“Feeling alone among the many is normal.

Feeling many when you are alone, calls for a professional help. A qualified shrink can always shrink your ego down to being again alone.

Boris Zubry

Boris Zubry
“Yiddish is a cheerful language of not so happy people.”
Boris Zubry

Boris Zubry
“History is the past that is definitely, hopefully not coming back.”
Boris Zubry

Boris Zubry
“Modern science shows that some of the mentally incompetent people would become more incompetent if you deprive them of sleep. How does it affect us? ”
Boris Zubry

Boris Zubry
“I never became rich but I often thought about it and now I have some good memories.”
Boris Zubry

Boris Zubry
“What do I want from the world? I want the world.”
Boris Zubry

Boris Zubry
“One does not have to forgive if forgiveness is not one of his virtues. But one can forget and never come back to the issue.”
Boris Zubry

Boris Zubry
“One could not forget what one had never known.”
Boris Zubry

“Science does a great job at reducing variables until they are small enough to be understood, but we aren't doing a great job at reassembling the picture once it has been broken down into a thousand pieces”
Katy Bowman, Move Your DNA Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement

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