Quotations on Novelty

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The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
- Richard Adams
(Keywords: Science, Religion, Heart, Belief, Atoms, Lies, Novelty, Popular, Radical, Rejection, Stars)

Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.
- Anthony Burgess
(Keywords: Men, Women, Commerce, Fashion, Novelty, Old)

The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Merit, Novelty, Originality, Sincerity)

Nationalism - in other words, the dividing of the church into bodies - consisting of such and such a nation, is a novelty, not above three centuries old, although many dear children of God are found dwelling in it.
- John Nelson Darby
(Keywords: God, Church, Children, Nation, Nationalism, Novelty, Old, Words)

Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this, from realm to realm we roam. Our fleets come loaded with every folly home.
- Shelby Foote
(Keywords: Home, Love, Folly, Mankind, Mind, Novelty, Rules)

The phenomenon of university creative writing programs doesn't exist in France. The whole idea is regarded as a novelty, or an oddity.
- Marilyn Hacker
(Keywords: Idea, France, Novelty, University, Writing)

I think by the time I was born, my parents had pretty well run the gauntlet with their kids. The novelty had kind of worn off by the time the twelfth child was born. I was lucky to get fed and changed, picked up and taken to school.
- Owen Hart
(Keywords: Time, Kids, Novelty, Parents, Pretty, School)

I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
- David Hobson
(Keywords: Soul, Challenge, Eye, Joy, Nostalgia, Novelty, Patience, Plants)

Playing a prisoner of war trapped in Pakistan for three years was a novelty for me. We made sure that we didn't talk about India versus Pakistan but about the emotions of people on both sides and how terrorism affects us all.
- Akshay Kumar
(Keywords: War, People, Emotions, Novelty, Talk, Terrorism, Years)

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
- Walter Lippmann
(Keywords: Science, Heart, Belief, Atoms, Lies, Novelty, Radical, Rejection, Stars)

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.
- Ernst Mayr
(Keywords: Change, Novelty, Theory)

I wonder why there is a designated hitter in baseball after all these years? As an experiment, it seemed like a swell enough idea, but you would think the novelty would have worn off by now and everyone would get back to playing baseball.
- Jay Mohr
(Keywords: Idea, Baseball, Novelty, Now, Wonder, Years)

In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming.
- Alanis Morissette
(Keywords: Humor, Novelty, Opinion, Sarcasm, Song)

We were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty of even the crude films of the early days would provide a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage.
- Ivor Novello
(Keywords: Entertainment, Novelty, Variety)

The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow, since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace.
- Marcel Proust
(Keywords: Fashion, Grace, Lent, Novelty, Paradoxes, Today, Tomorrow)

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers
(Keywords: America, Ignorance, Novelty, Will)

This preparatory sort of idealism is the one that, as I just suggested, Berkeley made prominent, and, after a fashion familiar. I must state it in my own way, although one in vain seeks to attain novelty in illustrating so frequently described a view.
- Josiah Royce
(Keywords: Fashion, Idealism, Novelty, State)

In the course of her education she had gone through the history usually put into the hands of young people... now her ripened reason gave to her present study at least the advantage of novelty.
- Charlotte Smith
(Keywords: Education, History, People, Novelty, Now, Present, Reason, Study)

When people screamed novelty the first time around talking about an ugly video and stuff I was really insulted because, hold on a minute, everyone you see in the video are real life.
- Bubba Sparxxx
(Keywords: Life, Time, People, First, Novelty, Talking, Ugly)

A novelty in Polish filmmaking was that it was possible to find funds for a big production. However, at the same time, the state budget committed less and less money to filmmaking.
- Andrzej Wajda
(Keywords: Money, Time, Novelty, Production, State)

Science fiction readers probably have the gene for novelty, and seem to enjoy a cascade of invention as much as a writer enjoys providing one.
- Walter Jon Williams
(Keywords: Science, Fiction, Invention, Novelty, Writer)









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