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Born: 1914-05-16
Profession: Scientist
Nation: American
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We should never denigrate any other culture but rather help people to understand the relationship between their own culture and the dominant culture. When you understand another culture or language, it does not mean that you have to lose your own culture.

Tags: Help, Mean, Understand

For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking... giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people are willing to risk such a radical move.

Tags: Giving, Him, Thinking

The information is in the people, not in your head.

Tags: Head

Age affects how people experience time.

Tags: Age, Experience, Time

Behind every piece of paper lies a human situation.

Tags: Human, Lies, Situation

Culture is not made up but something that evolves which is human.

Tags: Culture, Human

I may be able to spot arrowheads on the desert but a refrigerator is a jungle in which I am easily lost.

Tags: Able, Lost, May

Now, you can't tell me, we have the only God in the whole world. You can't tell me that nobody else has God.

Tags: Else, God, Tell

Two points that are very important points to remember and ask: Is it real and does it work?

Tags: Real, Remember, Work

How man evolved with such an incredible reservoir of talent and such fantastic diversity isn't completely understood... he knows so little and has nothing to measure himself against.

Tags: Against, Himself, Talent

Man is used to the fact that there are languages which he does not at first understand and which must be learned, but because art is primarily visual he expects that he should get the message immediately and is apt to be affronted if he doesn't.

Tags: Art, Learned, Understand

The future for us is the foreseeable future. The South Asian, however, feels that it is perfectly realistic to think of a 'long time' in terms of thousands of years.

Tags: Future, However, Time

The reason man does not experience his true cultural self is that until he experiences another self as valid he has little basis for validating his own self.

Tags: Experience, Self, True

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Tags: Death, Defend, Disapprove

I was very happy being a secretary. I loved working for the government. I was very happy with my life.

Tags: Government, Happy, Life

And sometimes you have to go above the written law, I believe.

Tags: Law, Sometimes, Written

I did not know many of the details relevant to the Iran and contra initiatives.

Tags: Details, Iran, Relevant

I think Col. North is first a U.S. citizen and he has the same rights as you yourself do, sir.

Tags: Citizen, Rights, Yourself

I wasn't interested in exploiting myself.

Tags: Exploiting, Interested

We shred every day.

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I felt uneasy, but sometimes, like I said before, I believed in Col. North and there was a very solid and very valid reason that he must have been doing this.

Tags: Reason, Said, Sometimes

The press was all over to get a picture of me. It got to the point where they were all over my house, following me to work... Then Tom Brokaw and everybody else was doing stories, 'A star is born.'

Tags: Else, Point, Work