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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Scientist
Nation: American
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If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present.

Tags: Equality, Mankind, Present

I object to teaching of slogans intended to befog the mind, of whatever kind they may be.

Tags: May, Mind, Whatever

Not so the scientist. The very essence of his life is the service of truth.

Tags: Life, Service, Truth

Remember that in every single case in history the process of adaptation has been one of exceeding slowness. Do not look for the impossible, but do not let your path deviate from the quiet and steadfast insistence on full opportunities for your powers.

Tags: History, Remember, Single

We all know scientists who in private life do not come up to the standard of truthfulness, but who, nevertheless, would not consciously falsify the results of their researches.

Tags: Life, Private, Results

My father had retained an emotional affection for the ceremonial of his parental home, without allowing it to influence his intellectual freedom.

Tags: Emotional, Freedom, Home

My parents had broken through the shackles of dogma.

Tags: Broken, Dogma, Parents

The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the bane of modern civilization.

Tags: Among, Distrust, Modern

Furthermore, the study of the present surroundings is insufficient: the history of the people, the influence of the regions through which it has passed on its migrations, and the people with whom it came into contact, must be considered.

Tags: History, Influence, Study

I hope I may have succeeded in presenting to you, however imperfectly, the currents of thought due to the work of the immortal Darwin which have helped to make anthropology what it is at the present time.

Tags: Hope, Time, Work

In France, that let down the barriers more than a hundred years ago, the feeling of antipathy is still strong enough to sustain an anti-Jewish political party.

Tags: Feeling, Political, Strong

In other words, we are interested in the anatomical and mental characteristics of men living under the same biological, geographical, and social environment, and as determined by their past.

Tags: Men, Past, Words

It is our task to inquire into the causes that have brought about the observed differentiation, and to investigate the sequence of events that have led to the establishment of the multifarious forms of human life.

Tags: Events, Human, Life

The historical development of the work of anthropologists seems to single out clearly a domain of knowledge that heretofore has not been treated by any other science.

Tags: Knowledge, Science, Work

This idea was also brought out very clearly by Wallace, who emphasized that apparently reasonable activities of man might very well have developed without an actual application of reasoning.

Tags: Idea, Might, Reasonable

We do not discuss the anatomical, physiological, and mental characteristics of man considered as an individual; but we are interested in the diversity of these traits in groups of men found in different geographical areas and in different social classes.

Tags: Individual, Men, Social

When things happen - you ask yourself why today, why not tomorrow, why not yesterday? That's the most amazing thing about time.

Tags: Amazing, Time, Today

Anyone can wear any color. The question is about finding the right shade. There is a momentary trend to dark colors because when the financials are not that great, people go for black, navy and grey.

Tags: Black, Dark, Great

Because I'm a designer, I'm quite good when I shop. I know what I'm looking for.

Tags: Good, Looking, Quite

Film is such a very good tool for communicating emotions, and all designers and creative people look to inspire an emotional response.

Tags: Creative, Emotional, Good

I have my fashion empire to build.

Tags: Build, Empire, Fashion

I haven't been to a job interview since I was 16 years old. When I was approached by Givenchy it was more like a courtship.

Tags: Job, Old, Since

I love Coco de Mer.

Tags: Love

If I'm going to do something, I'm going to do it well. That's just my character, that's just the way it is with me.

Tags: Character

If you're a designer, there's got to be some films that you've seen that have inspired you creatively. There's no escaping that.

Tags: Films, Inspired, Seen

My wife and I have a tradition of popcorn and videos with our kids on Friday evenings.

Tags: Friday, Kids, Wife
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Shirt collars are very important to me. Putting a very soft shirt collar with a formal suit doesn't work for me at all.

Tags: Soft, Suit, Work

Film has always been a really good tool for me to communicate emotion about why I create a collection. I'm probably one of the first designers to make short films.

Tags: Good, Short, Why

I had a suit made for me when I was five. It was double-breasted, mohair and purple. My mother was very particular about clothing - it always used to have to go back into the plastic and it used to drive me insane.

Tags: Insane, Mother, Used

I'm doing a lot of things in Africa. I've formed a company with two friends of mine called Made In Africa and we are doing a lot of important things across the continent.

Tags: Africa, Company, Friends

I'm not into street clothes. Don't understand it. I don't understand those over-exaggerated jean sizes so they hang off your back... I just don't understand it.

Tags: Off, Street, Understand

I'm ready to do womenswear. You've always got to be inspired by something new - women have so much more shape and I'm about finding what to engineer around those shapes.

Tags: Inspired, Ready, Women

In Los Angeles, I'm always in Fred Segal. It's become a ritual. I have lunch and then buy lots of things I don't need. Usually tons of clothes for the kids that they grow out of in 10 seconds.

Tags: Become, Grow, Kids

Tailoring was considered to be a world that was very traditional, and basically going out of fashion. Fashion designers did not have a real link with tailoring or tradition, so I fused the two worlds together.

Tags: Fashion, Real, Together

When I started, department stores were either very fashion, or very tailored, so the two never mixed. I mixed it, and they said you're too tailored for fashion and too fashion for tailoring. So I had to move the market. So that's what I did.

Tags: Fashion, Said, Started

You come to me and it's my job to make you look the best you can look. From an image point of view, would I prefer to dress Jude Law instead of Rolf Harris? Of course. But it's my job to make them both look great.

Tags: Best, Great, Job
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