Quotations on Events

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Johns Hopkins introduced me to two defining events in my life: commitment to biomedical research and meeting my future wife, Mary.
- Peter Agre
(Keywords: Wife, Commitment, Events, Future, Meeting, Research)

My intention was to enroll at McGill University but an unexpected series of events led me to study physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Sidney Altman
(Keywords: Technology, Events, Intention, Physics, Study, University)

I have made my living bearing witness to some of the most horrific events of the end of our century, at the end of the 20th century.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: End, Events, Living)

Even if you walk exactly the same route each time - as with a sonnet - the events along the route cannot be imagined to be the same from day to day, as the poet's health, sight, his anticipations, moods, fears, thoughts cannot be the same.
- A. R. Ammons
(Keywords: Time, Health, Thoughts, Day, Events, Moods, Sight)

The sad events that occur in my life are the sad events that happen to everybody, with losing friends and family, but that is a natural occurrence, as natural as being born.
- Sergio Aragones
(Keywords: Life, Family, Being, Events, Friends, Losing)

Evil events from evil causes spring.
- Aristophanes
(Keywords: Causes, Events, Evil, Spring)

Cartoons have always been an enjoyment to me... a relaxation... I get my ideas from everyday events.
- Matthew Ashford
(Keywords: Ideas, Cartoons, Enjoyment, Events, Relaxation)

I see myself more as an ambassador of the game. And I hope to bring chess to a higher level in the United States. Making bigger tournaments, more interesting events. Making it a respectable profession for young people to be able to pursue in the future.
- Maurice Ashley
(Keywords: People, Hope, Chess, Events, Future, Profession, states, United)

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Power, Strength, Events, Mind, Will)

Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Time, Events, Sight, Will)

I believe that historians and analysts of historical events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events, which they make their subject.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Authority, Events, Facts, Historians, Living)

We speculate as to what is in store for us. But we not only undergo events, we in part cause them or at least influence their course. We have not only to study them but to act.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Act, Cause, Events, Influence, Study)

I don't know that I believe in the supernatural, but I do believe in miracles, and our time together was filled with the events of magical unlikelihood.
- John Perry Barlow
(Keywords: Time, Events, Miracles, Supernatural)

Events that are predestined require but little management. They manage themselves. They slip into place while we sleep, and suddenly we are aware that the thing we fear to attempt, is already accomplished.
- Amelia Barr
(Keywords: Fear, Management, Events, Sleep)

Political and social events must also be effective, but not in a very obvious fashion. But political confusion and prolonged peace undoubtedly affect creative thought but whether they respectively hinder or help it is not at all certain.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Peace, Thought, Confusion, Events, Fashion, Help, Obvious)

History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: History, Events, Fools, Soldiers)

History is, in its essentials, the science of change. It knows and it teaches that it is impossible to find two events that are ever exactly alike, because the conditions from which they spring are never identical.
- Marc Bloch
(Keywords: History, Science, Change, Events, Spring)

I did not in late November start the plethora of linking my private life with public events again.
- David Blunkett
(Keywords: Life, Events, Public)

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.
- Wade Boggs
(Keywords: Attitude, Positive, Thoughts, Causes, Events, Results)

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: History, People, Events, Past)

The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Countries, Events, Misery, Poor, Reflection)

Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in; and, for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate the circumstances of my adventures, and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day.
- Daniel Boone
(Keywords: Life, Circumstances, Country, Day, Events, First, Public, Satisfaction, Will)

The events of September 11 and what has happened since have made people understand that even a small, distant and far away country like Afghanistan cannot be left to break up into anarchy and chaos without consequences for the whole world.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: People, Afghanistan, Anarchy, Chaos, Consequences, Country, Events, World)

I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory.
- Andre Breton
(Keywords: Dreams, Events, Importance, Man, Memory, Waking)

One of the rules I try to follow is that normal people are going to be involved even in heroic events.
- David Brin
(Keywords: People, Events, Rules)

So an autobiography about death should include, in my case, an account of European Jewry and of Russian and Jewish events - pogroms and flights and murders and the revolution that drove my mother to come here.
- Harold Brodkey
(Keywords: Death, Mother, Autobiography, Events, Revolution)

You don't need an explanation for everything, Recognize that there are such things as miracles - events for which there are no ready explanations. Later knowledge may explain those events quite easily.
- Harry Browne
(Keywords: Knowledge, Events, Explanations, May, Miracles)

There are only three events in a man's life; birth, life, and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Keywords: Death, Life, Being, Events, Man, Pain)

Man has but three events in his life: to be born, to live, and to die. He is not conscious of his birth, he suffers at his death and he forgets to live.
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Keywords: Death, Events, Man)

I cite these events because I think they underline two very disturbing phenomena - the loss of U.S. international credibility, the growing U.S. international isolation.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Keywords: Credibility, Events, Isolation, Loss)

It seems proper, at all events, that by an early enactment similar to that of other countries the application of public money by an officer of Government to private uses should be made a felony and visited with severe and ignominious punishment.
- Martin Van Buren
(Keywords: Government, Money, Countries, Events, Public, Punishment)

We not only interpret the character of events... we may also interpret our interpretations.
- Kenneth Burke
(Keywords: Character, Events, May)

How strange are the tricks of memory, which, often hazy as a dream about the most important events of a man's life, religiously preserve the merest trifles.
- Richard Burton
(Keywords: Life, Dream, Events, Man, Memory, Trifles)

In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.
- Julius Caesar
(Keywords: War, Causes, Events, Importance, Result)

Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events, locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied, intensifies the experience of living our own lives.
- Vincent Canby
(Keywords: Experience, Events, Feeling, Fiction, Importance, Living)

I want to thank the efforts of the American Public Health Association and its 200-plus partners who have organized events around the Nation that serve to raise everyone's awareness of the need to improve public health.
- Lois Capps
(Keywords: Health, American, Awareness, Events, Nation, Public, Want)

Julie, Mia and I just met for a couple days, doing some work but really under the guise of having fun. We do events like the Women's Sports Foundation Dinner, where we get to not only do a good thing for the community but we get to hang out with one another again.
- Brandi Chastain
(Keywords: Sports, Work, Women, Community, Events, Fun)

I have been blessed to see visions of eternity; and events in my future that have been important for me to foresee, have been revealed to me.
- Clayton Christensen
(Keywords: Eternity, Events, Future, Visions)

Well, I'm Buddhist, Ray, and so part of my Buddhism has allowed me to look a little more deeply at people and the events in my life that created me. And I think a lot of that Buddhism comes out in the world view in this novel.
- Sandra Cisneros
(Keywords: Life, People, Buddhism, Buddhist, Events, World)

The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: American, Consequences, Events, Revolution)

A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts are the result of sudden impulse and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast.
- Peter Cooper
(Keywords: History, Accident, Events, Reason, Result)

Another little known fact about Amazing Tennis - the computer opponents are modeled after real people. In an odd turn of events, I joined a division 3 college tennis team at age 38.
- David Crane
(Keywords: Age, People, College, Computer, Events, Fact, Opponents, Tennis)

The idea of being a foreign correspondent and wandering the world and witnessing great events, having adventures and covering the activities of world leaders, appealed to me greatly. It was a very glamorous life in those days.
- Alan Cranston
(Keywords: Life, Idea, Being, Events, Leaders, World)

In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
- Elijah Cummings
(Keywords: Health, Work, Events, Healthcare, Minority, Needs)

It's always a mistake for writers to key their submissions to world events, because they move so quickly and unpredictably, as has certainly proven the case in Afghanistan.
- Richard Curtis
(Keywords: Mistake, Afghanistan, Events, Key, World, Writers)

Although this is a fictitious story the history is real. You don't want to re-write history but you certainly want to portray events and characters as realistically as you can.
- James D'arcy
(Keywords: History, Events, Want)

I found myself getting more publicly shy when the gala events and big crowds started. Some people embrace it. To me, it's not worth enough to risk my private life being public.
- Matt Damon
(Keywords: Life, People, Being, Crowds, Events, Public, Risk, Worth)

Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule.
- Jefferson Davis
(Keywords: History, Events, Majority)

Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.
- Claude Debussy
(Keywords: Art, Life, People, Hope, Deception, Events, Will)

Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.
- Denis Diderot
(Keywords: Men, Age, Genius, Events, Present)

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