Quotations on Columbus

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In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner's heart. That fire was the harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished.
- Charles Kendall Adams
(Keywords: Heart, Columbus, Fire, Old, World)

Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean, or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there. Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country, depends on who has the most drive.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: People, Hope, Americans, Columbus, Country, Ocean, Want)

What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.
- Margot Asquith
(Keywords: America, Columbus, Pity)

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
- L. Frank Baum
(Keywords: Imagination, Civilization, America, Columbus, Electricity, Mankind, Present, State)

This is largely the methodology I've used throughout my career - that is, starting with a question as to what might be the properties of a set of compounds that could be invented which were unusual and unpredictable. Many times I've felt a bit like Columbus setting sail.
- Donald Cram
(Keywords: Career, Columbus, Question)

Marriage commissioners who choose not to marry homosexuals are being fired. A Knights of Columbus chapter in British Columbia is in court because it chooses not allow a lesbian group to use its facility for marriage ceremonies. The list goes on.
- Stockwell Day
(Keywords: Marriage, Being, Columbus, Court, Lesbian)

Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
- James Joyce
(Keywords: America, Columbus, Posterity)

The only history is a mere question of one's struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: History, Work, Columbus, Joy, Nations, Question, Struggle)

The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Keywords: American, Columbus, Discovery, First)

You can feel as brave as Columbus starting for the unknown the first time you enter a Chinese lane full of boys laughing at you, or when you risk climbing down in a Tibetan pub for a meal of rotten meat.
- Ella Maillart
(Keywords: Time, Boys, Columbus, First, Risk)

My goals are for the U.S. team to get to the second round of the World Cup and to win a championship here in the U.S. with my club team the Columbus Crew.
- Brian McBride
(Keywords: Goals, Columbus, World)

There are even more statues of Robert Burns than of any other figure in world literature. Indeed if we discount figures of religion, then only Christopher Columbus has more statues than he worldwide.
- Len G. Murray
(Keywords: Religion, Columbus, Literature, World)

Twenty years ago I wanted to move to a nice place so our Charley would grow up a nice boy and learn a profession. But instead we live in a jungle, so he can only be a wild animal. D'you think I picked the East Side like Columbus picked America?
- Abraham Polonsky
(Keywords: America, Columbus, Jungle, Profession, Years)

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
- Carl Sagan
(Keywords: Brothers, Columbus, Fact)

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau
(Keywords: Thought, Columbus, Trade)

I also hate those holidays that fall on a Monday where you don't get mail, those fake holidays like Columbus Day. What did Christopher Columbus do, discover America? If he hadn't, somebody else would have and we'd still be here. Big deal.
- John Waters
(Keywords: America, Columbus, Day, Hate, Holidays, Mail)

When that book came out, it was like Columbus telling about America at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella.
- Theodore White
(Keywords: America, Columbus, Court)

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