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I also read modern novels - I have just had to read 60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize.

Tags: Fiction, Read  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.

Tags: Cut, Teacher  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.

Tags: Becomes  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.

Tags: Age, Walls  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Our approach to economic development must be modern, focused and in tune with the global trend.

Tags: Economic, Focused  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

We, in Prince Edward Island, are fully familiar with this modern phenomenon.

Tags: Island, Prince  ✍ Author: Alex Campbell

All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State.

Tags: Power, State  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Libertarians are essentially what the Republicans were 30 years ago. Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan. They'd all fit more under the Libertarian label than the modern day Republican label.

Tags: Fit, Republican  ✍ Author: Drew Carey

It is better to imitate ancient than modern work.

Tags: Ancient, Work  ✍ Author: DMX

London is a modern Babylon.

Tags: Babylon, London  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Our modern society - especially in the West, and especially now - reveres youth.

Tags: Society, Youth  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

I think I was first to do live performances on a modern electronic sound synthesizer.

Tags: Electronic, Sound  ✍ Author: John Eaton

Well, opera began with an intent to resuscitate Greek drama, that is, modern opera as we know it.

Tags: Drama, Opera  ✍ Author: John Eaton

Most modern comedy is crap.

Tags: Comedy, Crap  ✍ Author: Adrian Edmondson

I really wanted to break the mold of what modern touring is right now.

Tags: Break, Wanted  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

Be it whim or emergency, the modern laboratory is equally at the service of romance, equally ready to gratify mankind with a torpedo or a toy.

Tags: Ready, Service  ✍ Author: Paul Gallico

I'm very classic and structural. I love clean lines and interesting, modern details. But I'm all about being streamlined - less is more.

Tags: Less, Love  ✍ Author: Nina Garcia

Expertise is the mantra of modern medicine.

Tags: Mantra, Medicine  ✍ Author: Atul Gawande

Modern dancing is old fashioned.

Tags: Dancing, Old  ✍ Author: Samuel Goldwyn

Philosophers have not kept up with modern developments in science. Particularly physics.

Tags: Physics, Science  ✍ Author: Stephen Hawking

Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.

Tags: Pleasure, Speed  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.

Tags: Pleasure, Seems  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

You know, I'm a modern day Harry Belafonte; I got the swagger of the island.

Tags: Island, Swagger  ✍ Author: Wyclef Jean

I suppose I see myself as a modern soul artist.

Tags: Artist, Soul  ✍ Author: Lianne La Havas

We didn't reinvent the circus. We repackaged it in a much more modern way.

Tags: Circus, Reinvent  ✍ Author: Guy Laliberte
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Conventional dogmas, even if endowed with the authority of an Aristotle - ancient or modern - must be tested vigorously. If they are found wanting, we need not bother with them. But if they are found to be substantially correct, we may not overlook them.

Tags: Found, May  ✍ Author: Johann Heinrich Lambert

Just as characteristic, perhaps, is the intellectual interdependence created through the development of the modern media of communication: post, telegraph, telephone, and popular press.

Tags: Media, Popular  ✍ Author: Christian Lous Lange

It was easier to do Shakespeare than a lot of modern movie scripts that are so poorly written.

Tags: Movie, Written  ✍ Author: Jessica Lange

Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend.

Tags: Capitalism, Values  ✍ Author: Christopher Lasch

The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.

Tags: Greatest, Press  ✍ Author: T. E. Lawrence

Some people say Hawaii is spoiled, but I don't think so. It's modern. It's a part of today's world.

Tags: Spoiled, Today  ✍ Author: James MacArthur

It is a Modern day, and these times need Modern solutions to Modern problems.

Tags: Problems, Times  ✍ Author: Corin Nemec

If you say a modern celebrity is an adulterer, a pervert and a drug addict, all it means is that you've read his autobiography.

Tags: Means, Read  ✍ Author: P. J. O\'Rourke

The way Japan had tried to build up a modern state modelled on the West was cataclysmic.

Tags: State, Tried  ✍ Author: Kenzaburo Oe

The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.

Tags: Religious, Whole  ✍ Author: Thomas Paine

I think some of the best modern writing comes now from travellers.

Tags: Best, Writing  ✍ Author: Michael Palin

The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics.

Tags: Broken, Politics  ✍ Author: Emmeline Pankhurst

To regard all things and principles of things as inconstant modes or fashions has more and more become the tendency of modern thought.

Tags: Become, Thought  ✍ Author: Walter Pater

Europeans know the importance of the Resistance; it has been the shining example of the modern conscience.

Tags: Conscience, Example  ✍ Author: Salvatore Quasimodo

Ironing boards are a classic example of something I find horrible about modern society: the excitementation, for want of a better word, of mundane things.

Tags: Society, Word  ✍ Author: Daniel Radcliffe

Modern travelling is not travelling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel.

Tags: Becoming, Place  ✍ Author: John Ruskin

Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world from earlier centuries is attributable to science, which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century.

Tags: Almost, Science  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell

Chris Ofili's suave, stippled, visually tricked-out paintings of the nineties, with their allover fields of shimmering dots and clumps of dung, are like cave paintings of modern life. They crackle with optical cockiness, love, and massive amounts of painterly mojo.

Tags: Life, Love  ✍ Author: Jerry Saltz

Mission accomplished. The Museum of Modern Art's wide-open, tall-ceilinged, super-reinforced second floor was for all intents and purposes built to accommodate monumental installations and gigantic sculptures, should the need arise. It has arisen.

Tags: Art, Second  ✍ Author: Jerry Saltz

Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.

Tags: Argument, Worse  ✍ Author: George Santayana

This is a much more fitting interpretation of the book than its modern interpretation.

Tags: Book, Fitting  ✍ Author: Henry Vaughan

I think computer science, by and large, is still stuck in the Modern age.

Tags: Age, Science  ✍ Author: Larry Wall

It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.

Tags: Growth, Prejudice  ✍ Author: Henry A. Wallace

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.

Tags: Business, Honest  ✍ Author: William Wordsworth

The machines, the modern mode of production, slowly undermined domestic production and not just for thousands but for millions of women the question arose: Where do we now find our livelihood?

Tags: Question, Women  ✍ Author: Clara Zetkin

I like 1977 because it is more primitive. If it were modern day, like one Universal guy was like wouldn't they just use their cell phone? I guess he did not read that it was 1977 in the script.

Tags: Guy, Read  ✍ Author: Rob Zombie

The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India.

Tags: End, United  ✍ Author: B. R. Ambedkar

In the modern desktop environment, with multitasking and alerts and constant activity, there are always more distractions. When you're at a computer, your hands are always on the controls.

Tags: Computer, Hands  ✍ Author: Marco Arment

I do find modern jazz quite tricky.

Tags: Jazz, Quite  ✍ Author: Jane Asher

The modern video games kind of - they're too three dimensional.

Tags: Games, Three  ✍ Author: Dan Auerbach

One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down.'

Tags: Computers, Times  ✍ Author: Norman Ralph Augustine

People tend to believe that to be modern you have to disengage from your heritage, but it's not true.

Tags: Heritage, True  ✍ Author: Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Should graffiti be judged on the same level as modern art? Of course not: It's way more important than that.

Tags: Art, Level  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Now there is in a way a renaissance of modern dance - suddenly, it is more respected and discovered.

Tags: Dance, Suddenly  ✍ Author: Mikhail Baryshnikov

You are born modern, you do not become so.

Tags: Become, Born  ✍ Author: Jean Baudrillard

Not much has been written about the Nereids of modern Greece. Wherever there is a warm, healing stream they believe that it flows from the breasts of the Nereids.

Tags: Healing, Written  ✍ Author: James Theodore Bent

As experimentation becomes more complex, the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers.

Tags: Greater, Service  ✍ Author: John Desmond Bernal

We are similar to a museum. My function is to present old masterpieces in modern frames.

Tags: Old, Present  ✍ Author: Rudolf Bing

Look, I live in the modern world as much as anyone else.

Tags: Anyone, Else  ✍ Author: Cate Blanchett

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

Tags: Among, Distrust  ✍ Author: Franz Boas

Many applications of the coincidence method will therefore be found in the large field of nuclear physics, and we can say without exaggeration that the method is one of the essential tools of the modern nuclear physicist.

Tags: Found, Physics  ✍ Author: Walther Bothe

The modern computer hovers between the obsolescent and the nonexistent.

Tags: Between, Computer  ✍ Author: Sydney Brenner

The academic area of new music or modern music festivals is not something which attracts me at all.

Tags: Academic, Music  ✍ Author: Gavin Bryars

Unlike despotisms, modern democracies are not supposed promiscuously to accumulate property and then charge their taxpayers to maintain it. But that is what they do. Governments are always trying to extend their responsibilities and their estates, and it is very hard for parliaments to reign them in.

Tags: Hard, Trying  ✍ Author: James Buchan

I certainly look at the modern guys and think they are a different species to when we played. They are fitter and their conditioning is extraordinary.

Tags: Guys, Played  ✍ Author: Will Carling

In modern pharmacology it's so clear that even if you have a fixed dose of a drug, the individuals respond very differently to one and the same dose.

Tags: Clear, Respond  ✍ Author: Arvid Carlsson

'Green' does not have to mean the sort of hair-shirt, wood-burning-stove sensibility of the '70s. Green can and should be sleek and modern.

Tags: Green, Mean  ✍ Author: Graydon Carter

I don't think you can be a credible, modern candidate for president without making the environment a major part of your platform.

Tags: Making, President  ✍ Author: Graydon Carter

My look is a Modern Bohemian type thing.

Tags: Bohemian, Type  ✍ Author: Frances Bean Cobain

I think there is a way to be formal and elegant and classy, but more modern. Brad Pitt has been changing it, and Will Smith has been doing it in his own way.

Tags: Changing, Classy  ✍ Author: Steven Cojocaru

You have to know the classics if you want to cook modern food.

Tags: Cook, Food  ✍ Author: Tom Colicchio

I have always maintained that the one important phenomenon presented by modern society is - the enormous prosperity of Fools.

Tags: Fools, Society  ✍ Author: Wilkie Collins

A modern fleet of ships does not so much make use of the sea as exploit a highway.

Tags: Sea, Ships  ✍ Author: Joseph Conrad

Demonic figures and occult themes have disappeared from modern magic.

Tags: Magic, Themes  ✍ Author: David Copperfield

I was partly old-fashioned and partly modern.

 ✍ Author: Eric Allin Cornell

I see myself as a performer and that applies to a Greek drama or a modern comedy.

Tags: Comedy, Drama  ✍ Author: Brendan Coyle

Mystique is rare now, isn't it? There aren't that many enigmas in this modern world.

Tags: Mystique, Rare  ✍ Author: Benedict Cumberbatch

Hitler was so modern, in that he was obsessed with being famous. He was caught up with this rush to be have achieved greatness before turning 30.

Tags: Famous, Greatness  ✍ Author: John Cusack

Modern morality is all about perception.

Tags: Morality, Perception  ✍ Author: Henry Ian Cusick

We must also recognize the new realities of modern warfare and the modern landscape of a battlefield.

Tags: Landscape, Warfare  ✍ Author: Susan Davis

In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation.

Tags: Away, Life  ✍ Author: Guy Debord

I do think that the modern India does belong to writers who are living in India.

Tags: Living, Writers  ✍ Author: Kiran Desai

The vegetarian movement is an ancient movement and is not quite a modern one.

Tags: Movement, Quite  ✍ Author: Morarji Desai

Masculine ideals have become very confused in the modern world.

Tags: Become, Confused  ✍ Author: Andrew Dominik

As a modern employer you have to treat people well.

Tags: Employer, Treat  ✍ Author: James Dyson

We think a modern cloud lets you decide when you want to upgrade. We don't decide for you.

Tags: Cloud, Decide  ✍ Author: Larry Ellison

In the modern world there's no such thing as formality. A dinner jacket used to mean a tuxedo, you know?

Tags: Mean, Used  ✍ Author: Noah Emmerich

The modern horror audience is wise to our tricks this lets it in on the gag.

Tags: Audience, Wise  ✍ Author: Robert Englund

I am not a modern man, I am just a wee old fashioned one.

Tags: Old, Wee  ✍ Author: Ian Hamilton Finlay

Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense. It is perhaps not like other modern gardens, but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.

Tags: Sense, Times  ✍ Author: Ian Hamilton Finlay

If humanity is being swallowed by a modern primitivism, imagination might be the thing that saves us all.

Tags: Humanity, Might  ✍ Author: Geoffrey S. Fletcher

We decided to do some of Merle's things with modern instrumentation. We used a flute, a bass clarinet, a trumpet, a clarinet, drums, a guitar, vibes and a piano.

Tags: Guitar, Used  ✍ Author: Tennessee Ernie Ford

The modern diet is grossly deficient in hundreds of important plant-derived immunity-building compounds which makes us highly vulnerable to viruses, infections and disease.

Tags: Diet, Makes  ✍ Author: Joel Fuhrman

No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern. No idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.

Tags: Idea, Once  ✍ Author: Ellen Glasgow

There is a modern take on certain things you can do that, to me, is still jazz.

Tags: Jazz  ✍ Author: Robert Glasper
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