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I have just got a new theory of eternity.

Tags: Eternity  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.

Tags: Moment, Object  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Playing music is not really susceptible to theory much. Circumstances affect it so much.

Tags: Music, Playing  ✍ Author: Derek Bailey

Journalism was being whittled away by a Wall Street theory that profits can be maximized by minimizing the product.

Tags: Away, Journalism  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

General relativity is the cornerstone of cosmology and astrophysics. It has also provided the conceptual basis for string theory and other attempts to unify all the forces of nature in terms of geometrical structures.

Tags: General, Nature  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.

Tags: Existence, Natural  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong. A model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant.

Tags: May, Wrong  ✍ Author: Manfred Eigen

A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory.

Tags: Birth, Path  ✍ Author: Manfred Eigen

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.

Tags: Action, Worth  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

I would say that, intellectually, Catholicism had no more impact on me than did social theory.

Tags: Impact, Social  ✍ Author: Paul Farmer

My theory about Jack is that he's not a very good parent.

Tags: Good, Parent  ✍ Author: Victor Garber

This is the problem for which revolutionary theory has yet to find the right solution, if there is one. The difficulty is that the economic interests of the two classes are antagonistic.

Tags: Economic, Problem  ✍ Author: Brad Garrett

My theory is if you have a religion, it's a good one. Because some people don't have any at all.

Tags: Good, Religion  ✍ Author: Tom T. Hall

You know very well that unless you're a scientist, it's much more important for a theory to be shapely, than for it to be true.

Tags: True, Unless  ✍ Author: Christopher Hampton

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do.

Tags: Machinery, Worry  ✍ Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.

Tags: Blind, Experience  ✍ Author: Immanuel Kant

The classical example of a successful research programme is Newton's gravitational theory: possibly the most successful research programme ever.

Tags: Research, Successful  ✍ Author: Imre Lakatos

There is no falsification before the emergence of a better theory.

Tags: Emergence  ✍ Author: Imre Lakatos

Indeed, this epistemological theory of the relation between theory and experiment differs sharply from the epistemological theory of naive falsificationism.

Tags: Between, Naive  ✍ Author: Imre Lakatos
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Essential to the theory of evolution is the premise that everything has come into being by itself.

Tags: Essential, Evolution  ✍ Author: Walter Lang

My theory of hitting was just to watch the ball as it came in and hit it.

Tags: Hit, Watch  ✍ Author: Tommy Lasorda

Without a revolutionary theory there cannot be a revolutionary movement.

Tags: Cannot, Movement  ✍ Author: Vladimir Lenin

Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.

Tags: Movement  ✍ Author: Vladimir Lenin

Postmodernism is an academic theory, originating in academia with an academic elite, not in the world of women and men, where feminist theory is rooted.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Catharine MacKinnon

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.

Tags: Communism, May  ✍ Author: Karl Marx

A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas.

Tags: Dog, Professor  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

A theory must be tempered with reality.

Tags: Reality, Tempered  ✍ Author: Jawaharlal Nehru

The Theory of Groups is a branch of mathematics in which one does something to something and then compares the result with the result obtained from doing the same thing to something else, or something else to the same thing.

Tags: Else, Result  ✍ Author: James Newman

My theory on smear pieces is try and win 'em over.

Tags: Try, Win  ✍ Author: Aubrey O\'Day

My theory is this: Women falter when they're called on to be highly self-conscious about their talents. Not when they're called on to enact them.

Tags: Talents, Women  ✍ Author: Heather O\'Rourke

'The Big Bang Theory' has completely changed my life.

Tags: Big, Life  ✍ Author: Jim Parsons

Theory not only formulates what we know but also tells us what we want to know, that is, the questions to which an answer is needed.

Tags: Answer, Questions  ✍ Author: Talcott Parsons

Funeral by funeral, theory advances.

Tags: Advances, Funeral  ✍ Author: Paul Samuelson

Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.

Tags: Facts, Ignorance  ✍ Author: George Santayana

I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.

Tags: Hours, Truth  ✍ Author: Hunter S. Thompson

I always had the theory that if you have a dream, chase it. And I'm chasing it.

Tags: Chase, Dream  ✍ Author: Rau\'Shee Warren

My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted.

Tags: Adopted, Evolution  ✍ Author: Steven Wright

I should point out, however, that at first some difficulty was experienced in observing the phenomena predicted by the theory, owing to the extreme smallness of the variations in the period of oscillation.

Tags: However, Point  ✍ Author: Pieter Zeeman

My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything - even if you have no clue what you're doing.

Tags: Confident, Off  ✍ Author: Jessica Alba

The absurd consequences of neglecting structure but using the concept of order just the same are evident if one examines the present terminology of information theory.

Tags: Order, Present  ✍ Author: Rudolf Arnheim

I have never believed in the Wizard of Oz theory of consulting, that I am all-knowing and all-seeing, and that everyone around me is kind of a backbencher.

Tags: Consulting, Everyone  ✍ Author: David Axelrod

I have this theory, bands with enigmatic lyrics attract crazies.

Tags: Attract, Bands  ✍ Author: Emanuel Azenberg

Minimalism now is a reaction to what came before. It's absolutely of its time. Music moved into the set theory thing, and moved out of it.

Tags: Music, Time  ✍ Author: Harrison Birtwistle

When I dealt with set theory, I could never make it be the music that I wanted.

Tags: Music, Wanted  ✍ Author: Harrison Birtwistle

My theory is because I'm Asian and white I sort of look like the future. I'm the melting pot.

Tags: Future, White  ✍ Author: Moon Bloodgood

One thus sees that a new kind of theory is needed which drops these basic commitments and at most recovers some essential features of the older theories as abstract forms derived from a deeper reality in which what prevails in unbroken wholeness.

Tags: Older, Reality  ✍ Author: David Bohm

I am not the kind of girl who can trust a theory based on one person.

Tags: Girl, Trust  ✍ Author: W. E. B. Du Bois

My theory is this; I'm not a political songwriter. I'm an honest songwriter.

Tags: Honest, Political  ✍ Author: Billy Bragg

The theory of permanent Muslim-Christian enmity, though it flourishes in the caves of Tora Bora and parts of the American academy, was long ago exploded by the historians.

Tags: American, Though  ✍ Author: James Buchan

Architecture theory is very interesting.

Tags: Architecture  ✍ Author: David Byrne

In the absence of evidence, superstition. It's a Middle Ages thing. That's my theory anyway.

Tags: Absence, Middle  ✍ Author: Tucker Carlson

I have a theory that if you're famous more years than you're not famous, then you get a little nutty.

Tags: Famous, Nutty  ✍ Author: Dana Carvey

As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.

Tags: Beauty, Else  ✍ Author: Arthur Cayley

Sense data are much more controversial than qualia, because they are associated with a controversial theory of perception - that one perceives the world by perceiving one's sense-data, or something like that.

Tags: Perception, Sense  ✍ Author: David Chalmers

It's perfectly obvious that there is some genetic factor that distinguishes humans from other animals and that it is language-specific. The theory of that genetic component, whatever it turns out to be, is what is called universal grammar.

Tags: Universal, Whatever  ✍ Author: Noam Chomsky

I have a theory that most people in Hollywood are from Texas.

Tags: Hollywood, Texas  ✍ Author: Emmanuelle Chriqui

His theory was that non-fiction could be as artful as fiction.

Tags: Artful, Fiction  ✍ Author: Cyril Clarke

The 'science' for which the United States is respected has nothing to do with the unscientific and baseless theory of evolution.

Tags: Science, United  ✍ Author: Ray Comfort

First literature came to refer only to itself, the literary theory.

Tags: Literary, Literature  ✍ Author: Tre Cool

I don't believe in the moon landing conspiracy theory. I don't believe in Big Foot.

Tags: Big, Moon  ✍ Author: Jerome Corsi

I don't really believe in the auteur theory.

 ✍ Author: Park Chan-wook

If the Confederacy fails, there should be written on its tombstone: Died of a Theory.

Tags: Died, Written  ✍ Author: Jefferson Davis

In the mid-'60s in Berkeley, the theory of measure spaces of economic agents became one of my main interests.

Tags: Economic, Interests  ✍ Author: Gerard Debreu

In this movement of colors I find the essence, which does not arise from a system, or an a priori theory.

Tags: Movement, System  ✍ Author: Robert Delaunay

Rational behavior requires theory. Reactive behavior requires only reflex action.

Tags: Action, Behavior  ✍ Author: W. Edwards Deming

I think my knowledge of music theory is rooted in jazz theory, and a lot of the writers of standards - Rodgers and Hart, and Gershwin.

Tags: Knowledge, Music  ✍ Author: Zooey Deschanel

Songwriting is different from music, although I don't deny now that it would be nice to have a little more background in music theory.

Tags: Music, Nice  ✍ Author: Neil Diamond

They do not merely collect texts; they must also gather data about the context and the informant and, above all, write an analysis of the items based upon the course readings and lecture material on folklore theory and method.

Tags: Material, Write  ✍ Author: Alan Dundes

Architecture doesn't come from theory. You don't think your way through a building.

Tags: Building  ✍ Author: Arthur Erickson

The problem is that replacement of Quantum Mechanics by Quantum Field Theory is still very demanding.

Tags: Problem, Quantum  ✍ Author: Martin Fleischmann

The theory of evolution is totally inadequate to explain the origin and manifestation of the inorganic world.

Tags: Evolution, Explain  ✍ Author: John Ambrose Fleming

We completely reject the theory of evolution.

Tags: Evolution, Reject  ✍ Author: John Ambrose Fleming

The proposition that humans have mental characteristics wholly absent in non-humans is inconsistent with the theory of evolution.

Tags: Evolution, Mental  ✍ Author: Anatole France

This success led my theoretical group to the chemical reactivity theory, extending more and more widely the range of compound and reactions that were discussed.

Tags: Group, Success  ✍ Author: Kenichi Fukui

The standard growth theory tells us that economic growth in per capita basis comes from mainly two sources: capital deepening and total factor productivity growth, or TFP growth.

Tags: Economic, Growth  ✍ Author: Toshihiko Fukui

Although I know a lot of the previous shuttle flights, in theory, had their tasks laid out; but there were still some changes that came along for them.

Tags: Along, Changes  ✍ Author: Linda M. Godwin

The theory of founder effects does not explain how novel features like plumage traits arise.

Tags: Explain, Novel  ✍ Author: Lee Grant

Supersymmetry is a theory which stipulates that for every known particle there should be a partner particle. For instance, the electron should be paired with a supersymmetric 'selectron,' quarks ought to have 'squark' partners, and so on.

Tags: Known, Partner  ✍ Author: Brian Greene

If the theory turns out to be right, that will be tremendously thick and tasty icing on the cake.

Tags: Cake, Thick  ✍ Author: Brian Greene

A unified theory would put us at the doorstep of a vast universe of things that we could finally explore with precision.

Tags: Put, Universe  ✍ Author: Brian Greene

Falsifiability for a theory is great, but a theory can still be respectable even if it is not falsifiable, as long as it is verifiable.

Tags: Great, Verifiable  ✍ Author: Brian Greene

I'd say many features of string theory don't mesh with what we observe in everyday life.

Tags: Everyday, Life  ✍ Author: Brian Greene

I wanted to make noise, not study theory.

Tags: Study, Wanted  ✍ Author: James Hetfield

I'm very strongly in favor of the auteur theory.

Tags: Favor, Strongly  ✍ Author: George Hickenlooper

The further a mathematical theory is developed, the more harmoniously and uniformly does its construction proceed, and unsuspected relations are disclosed between hitherto separated branches of the science.

Tags: Between, Science  ✍ Author: David Hilbert

Even for practical purposes theory generally turns out the most important thing in the end.

Tags: End, Practical  ✍ Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes

A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.

Tags: Fact, Photograph  ✍ Author: E. W. Howe

Every theory is a self-fulfilling prophecy that orders experience into the framework it provides.

Tags: Experience, Prophecy  ✍ Author: L. Ron Hubbard

I have a theory that the only original things we ever do are mistakes.

Tags: Mistakes, Original  ✍ Author: Billy Joel

Statistics: the mathematical theory of ignorance.

Tags: Ignorance, Statistics  ✍ Author: Morris Kline

I'm a bit of a romantic. In theory!

Tags: Bit, Romantic  ✍ Author: Olga Kurylenko

Notwithstanding these major arguments the wave theory initially did not meet with complete acceptance.

Tags: Acceptance, Meet  ✍ Author: Max von Laue

The state of the world, of course, is constantly changing, and so is theory.

Tags: Changing, State  ✍ Author: Arthur Laurents

I don't know anything about music theory at all. Zero. But I don't really need to.

Tags: Music, Zero  ✍ Author: Amos Lee

Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.

Tags: Attention, Improve  ✍ Author: Thomas Malthus

It is an acknowledged truth in philosophy that a just theory will always be confirmed by experiment.

Tags: Philosophy, Truth  ✍ Author: Thomas Malthus

I think also of my colleagues in elementary particle theory in many lands, and feel that in some measure I am here as a representative of our small, informal, international fraternity.

Tags: Here, Small  ✍ Author: Murray Gell-Mann

Being exposed to theory, stimulated by a basic love of concepts and mathematics, was a marvelous experience.

Tags: Experience, Love  ✍ Author: Rudolph A. Marcus

The major novelty of my theory was its claim that the most rapid evolutionary change does not occur in widespread, populous species, as claimed by Most geneticists, but in small founder populations.

Tags: Change, Small  ✍ Author: Ernst Mayr

Never abandon a theory that explains something until you have a theory that explains more.

Tags: Abandon, Until  ✍ Author: Jenny McCarthy
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