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10 Author Of The Day - Daily Famous People Quotes
March 28, 2020 - Stephen Kinzer
- "Throughout the twentieth century and into the beginning of the twenty-first, the United States repeatedly used its military power, and that of its clandestine services, to overthrow governments that refused to protect American interests. Each time, it cloaked its intervention in the rhetoric of national security and liberation. In most cases, however, it acted mainly for economic reasons-specifically to establish, promote and defend the right of Americans to do business around the world without interference."
- "American press, like the press in many countries, acts like a cheerleader to our government rather than a critical observer. This is especially true, when it comes to foreign interventions. That means that when government leaders conclude that intervention in a foreign country is justified, the press rarely criticizes it. In fact, the press has been an enthusiastic cheerleader for many of our foreign interventions."
- "I don't have any problem with the United States acting on behalf of its own interests. That's what big powers do; that's what all countries do. I would just like to see us analyze in a serious way what really is in our interest. Sometimes we intervene in foreign countries in ways that seem successful at first. In the end, however, we wind up with unpredicted consequences that make us regret those operations."
March 27, 2020 - Millicent Carey McIntosh
- "Marriage is a partnership in which each inspires the other, and brings fruition to both of you."
- "The most important phase of living with a person: the respect for that person as an individual."
March 26, 2020 - V. S. Pritchett
- "A short story is. . .frequently the celebration of character at bursting point."
- "How extraordinary it is that one feels most guilt about the sins one is unable to commit."
- "The mark of genius is an incessant activity of mind. Genius is a spiritual greed."
March 25, 2020 - Burton Silverman
- "I am stuck with my passion for the objective world, for the constantly shifting shades of meaning to the events of my life, to the states of being of the people I paint, and to the persistent need to get it right."
- "I am wedded to who I am."
- "In an era when museum curators were busy introducing the public to photographs of daily life taken by Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Diane Arbus, why did they simultaneously disdain paintings depicting the same kind of people?"
March 24, 2020 - Eduardo Souto de Moura
- "Drawing architecture is a "schizoid" act: it involves reducing the world to a piece of paper."
- "I make a project and I panic. Which is good, it can be a method. First, panic. Second, conquer panic by working. Third, find ways to solve your doubts."
- "There is no ecological architecture, no intelligent architecture and no sustainable architecture - there is only good architecture. There are always problems we must not neglect. For example, energy, resources, costs, social aspects - one must always pay attention to all these."
March 23, 2020 - Boris Pasternak
- "As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth."
- "Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us."
- "The most extraordinary discoveries are made when the artist is overwhelmed by what he has to say."
March 22, 2020 - Patrick Bedard
- "There are even more fatalities from cirrhoses of the liver [than automobiles], yet Congress has not once mentioned outfitting us all with anti- alcohol equipment."
- "America is still a free country - nobody is saying it isn't - but we accept that, in the face of discernible risk, or even imaginable risk, the government has an obligation to step in and save us."
- "Jimmy Carter, who embraced all manner of schemes to make America a second or third-rate country, came down so squarely in favor of the double nickel [the 55 mph National Speed Limit]...This is the same Jimmy Carter whose limosine with him in it, just a little later in his presidency, was timed at an average of 72 mph for the 21.5 mile trip from Detroit Metro to the Detroit Plaza Hotel. He didn't want to be late for a campaign appearance."
March 21, 2020 - Herbert Baxter Adams
- "Individual ambition is undoubtedly a strong motive in student work, but there is such a thing among students everywhere as ambition for others, call it class spirit, esprit de corps, good fellowship, or good will to men."
March 20, 2020 - Sherwood Washburn
- "I remember writing a paper on human evolution in 1944, and I simply left Piltdown out. You could make sense of human evolution if you didn't try to put Piltdown into it."
- "Much of what we think of as human evolved long after the use of tools. It is probably more correct to think of much of our structure as the result of culture than it is to think of men anatomically like ourselves slowly developing culture."
March 19, 2020 - Marty Hurney
- "If the veteran only has a year or two left on his contract, teams are hesitant to trade a draft pick for a player in that position. Why pay a big cap number for a guy you might only have for a short time And then there's the reality that the veteran and the agent would probably want to be on the open market anyway, figuring they'll get more money that way. The system is not conducive to making a deal for a veteran."