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Quotes by Author -  G (137)
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Gabor, Eva"Love is a game that two can play and both win. "Love
Gabor, Dennis"Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them. "Poetry
Gabor, Dennis"The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday. "Technology
Galbraith, John Kenneth"Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists. "Government
Galilei, Galileo"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. "Religion
Galilei, Galileo"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. "Nature
Gall, John"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. "Technology
Gandhi, Mohandas"There is more to life than increasing its speed. "Society
Gandhi, Mohandas"An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind. "Peace
Gandhi, Mohandas"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. "Religion
Gandhi, Mohandas"Where there is love there is life. "Love
Gardner, John W."The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. "Society
Gardner, John W."Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. "Education
Gardner, John W."It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government. "Government
Gardner, John W."History never looks like history when you are living through it. "History
Garland, Judy"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. "Love
Garland, Hamlin"My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes] has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful. "Nature
Garland, Hamlin"Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy. "Nature
Garland, Hamlin"I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets. "Nature
Garn, Stanley"If the Aborigine drafted an I.Q. test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it. "Intelligence
Gasset, Jose Ortega y"Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else. "Love
Gasset, Jose Ortega y"Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be. "Life
Gates, Bill"The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. "Technology
Gates, Bill"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. "Success
Gates, Bill"Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning. "Religion
Gauguin, Paul"The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public. "Art
Gauguin, Paul"Art is either plagiarism or revolution. "Art
Gauguin, Paul"There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite. "Art
Gauguin, Paul"In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters. "Art
Gauguin, Paul"It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block. "Imagination
Gaulle, Charles De"I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French. "History
Gaulle, Charles De"How can you be expected to govern a country that has 246 kinds of cheese? "History
Gaulle, Charles De"My dear and old country, here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial. "History
Geisel, Theodor"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities. "Imagination
Geisel, Theodor"My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around!"Imagination
Geisel, Theodor"Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! "Imagination
Gelman, Eric"Sharks have been swimming the oceans unchallenged for thousands of years; chances are, the species that roams corporate waters will prove just as hardy. "Nature
Geneen, Harold S."In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. "Business
Gentry, Dave Tyson"True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. "Friendship
Gerard, Rosemonde"For you see, each day I love you more - today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. "Love
Gerard, Dr. Ralph"Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them. "Imagination
Gerrold, David"Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations. "Nature
Gershenfeld, Neil"For a smart material to be able to send out a more complex signal it needs to be nonlinear. If you hit a tuning fork twice as hard it will ring twice as loud but still at the same frequency. That's a linear response. If you hit a person twice as hard they're unlikely just to shout twice as loud. That property lets you learn more about the person than the tuning fork. "Technology
Gerstner, Louis"Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding. "Computer
Getty, J. Paul"If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem. "Business
Getty, J. Paul"If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars. "Business
Getty, J. Paul"The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights. "Business
Getty, J. Paul"Formula for success: Rise early, work hard, strike oil. "Success
Getty, J. Paul"I buy when other people are selling. "Business
Gettysburg, Gen George Pickett"Up men to your posts! Don't forget today that you are from old Virginia. "War
Gibbon, Edward"Our work is the presentation of our capabilities. "Business
Gibbon, Edward"History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. "History
Gibran, Kahlil"If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work. "Business
Gibran, Kahlil"Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever. "Faith
Gibran, Kahlil"Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. "Love
Gibran, Kahlil"A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland. "Poetry
Gibran, Kahlil"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. "Poetry
Gibran, Kahlil"Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. "Faith
Gibran, Kahlil"If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul. "Religion
Gibran, Kahlil"Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed. "Art
Gibran, Kahlil"I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. "Religion
Gibran, Kahlil"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. "Nature
Gibran, Kahlil"The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold. "Dream
Gibran, Kahlil"Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife."Religion
Gibson, William"Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts... "Technology
Gibson, William"It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information. "Technology
Gibson, William"The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it. "Technology
Gide, Andre"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. "Experience
Gide, Andre"It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace. "Peace
Gide, Andre"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. "Art
Gide, Andre"Art begins with resistance-at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor. "Art
Gill, Brendan"Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious. "Life
Gilman, Dorothy"People need dreams, there's as much nourishment in 'em as food. "Dream
Gingrich, Newt"It's going to be a bummer if Mars turns out to be like us. "Science
Girard, Stephan"If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today. "Nature
Giraudoux, Jean"The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. "Nature
Gissing, George"For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather, every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously. "Nature
Gladstone, William Ewart"Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home. "Government
Glasow, Arnold H."Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. "Success
Glasow, Arnold H."A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. "Friendship
Glasow, Arnold H."Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time. "Success
Glasow, Arnold H."The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion. "Science
Glasow, Arnold H."What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions. "Technology
Glasow, Arnold H."One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. "Business
Glasow, Arnold H."One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. "Business
Glickman, Louis J."The best investment on earth is earth. "Business
Gluckman, Max"A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation. "Science
Glueck, Grace"The studio, a room to which the artist consigns himself for life, is naturally important, not only as workplace, but as a source of inspiration. And it usually manages, one way or another, to turn up in his product. "Art
Godard, Jean-Luc"I don't think you should feel about a film. You should feel about a woman, not a movie. You can't kiss a movie. "Movie
Godard, Jean-Luc"I like a film to have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order. "Movie
Godard, Jean-Luc"A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order. "Movie
Godard, Jean-Luc"Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world. "Movie
Godwin, Gail"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre. "Education
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe. "Society
Goethe, Johann"To rule is easy, to govern difficult. "Government
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von"Love does not dominate; it cultivates. "Love
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von"One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste. "Nature
Gogh, Vincent Van"If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. "Art
Gogh, Vincent Van"When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars. "Nature
Goldfuss, J. H."There is only one satisfying way to boot a computer. "Computer
Goldman, Emma"No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. "Education
Goldwater, Barry M."A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away. "Government
Goldwater, Barry M."Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages. "History
Goldwyn, Samuel"A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad. "Movie
Goldwyn, Samuel"Give me a couple of years, and I'll make that actress an overnight success. "Movie
Goncourt, Edmond de"A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world. "Art
Goodwin, Richard"People come to Washington believing it's the center of power. I know I did. It was only much later that I learned that Washington is a steering wheel that's not connected to the engine. "Government
Gordon, Julins"Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less. "Love
Gould, Stephen Jay"In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent." I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms. "Science
Gould, Stephen Jay"Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within. "Science
Gracian, Baltasar"Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way. "Dream
Graham, Stephen"As you sit on the hillside, or lie prone under the trees of the forest, or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream, the great door, that does not look like a door, opens. "Nature
Grant, Ulysses S."I have never advocated war except as a means of peace. "War
Grant, Cary"My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can. "Life
Graves, Robert"There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either. "Poetry
Gray, Thomas"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. "Poetry
Grayson, David"Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so. "Love
Great, Frederick the"Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand. "Religion
Green, Russell"The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth which it prevents you from achieving. "Education
Green, Benny"A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges. "Music
Greenberg, Daniel S."Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify the trouble we take to have sex. "Love
Greenberg, Daniel S."The scientific community having made a rapid ascent from deep poverty to great affluence, from academe's cloisters to Washington's high councils, still tends to be a bit excitable - not unlike a nouveau riche in a fluctuating market. "Science
Greene, Graham"Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully. "Technology
Greenleaf Whittier, John"As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth. "Business
Greenleaf Whittier, John"Method goes far to prevent trouble in business: for it makes the task easy, hinders confusion, saves abundance of time, and instructs those that have business depending, both what to do and what to hope. "Business
Gregg, Alan"The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity. "Society
Gregory, Dick"We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre. "History
Gregory, Sir Richard Arman"Science is... one of the great human endeavors to be ranked with arts and religion as the guide and expression of man's fearless quest for truth. "Science
Grosser, Arthur E."When we decode a cookbook, every one of us is a practicing chemist. Cooking is really the oldest, most basic application of physical and chemical forces to natural materials. "Science
Grove, Andy"Congress will pass a law restricting public comment on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line. "Technology
Grove, Andy"Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster. "Technology
Grove, Andy"Just as we could have rode into the sunset, along came the Internet, and it tripled the significance of the PC. "Technology
Guicciardini, Francesco"Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them. "Friendship
Guin, Ursula K. Le"I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant. "Imagination
Gulledge, D. Dale"I am treated as evil by people who claim that they are being oppressed because they are not allowed to force me to practice what they do. "Religion
Gustav Jung, Carl"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. "Dream
Gyatso, Tenzin"I believe that at every level of society - familial, tribal, national and international - the key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities. "Religion


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