Quotations on Gravity

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I have been an "Official" all my life, without the least turn for it. I never could attain a true official manner, which is highly artificial and handles trifles with ludicrously disproportionate gravity.
- William Allingham
(Keywords: Life, Gravity, Trifles)

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
- Walter Anderson
(Keywords: Life, Quality, Character, Gravity, Loss, Pain, Sadness, Treasure)

It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Globalization, Gravity, Laws)

In this movie they took them up in space. They're floating around and doing zero gravity stuff. Well, they had to do it all on wires. All the wires had to be painted black against this black background. If you didn't light it properly you could see the wires. Drove them crazy!
- John Badham
(Keywords: Gravity, Light, Space)

Jackass: The Movie is great. I think it's in the tradition of physical comedy, which I'm really interested in. Its relationship to gravity, and how gravity acts on the body.
- Matthew Barney
(Keywords: Body, Comedy, Gravity, Tradition)

The laws in this city are clearly racist. All laws are racist. The law of gravity is racist.
- Marion Berry
(Keywords: Gravity, Law, Laws)

It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
- Wernher von Braun
(Keywords: Gravity, Man, Will)

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Keywords: History, Time, Love, God, Fire, Gravity, Man, Tides, Will, World)

Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire.
- Teilhard de Chardin
(Keywords: History, Time, Love, God, Fire, Gravity, Tides, Will, World)

You may hate gravity, but gravity doesn't care.
- Clayton Christensen
(Keywords: Care, Gravity, Hate, May)

My physics teacher, Thomas Miner was particularly gifted. To this day, I remember how he introduced the subject of physics. He told us we were going to learn how to deal with very simple questions such as how a body falls due to the acceleration of gravity.
- Steven Chu
(Keywords: Body, Day, Gravity, Physics, Questions)

The microgravity or the very, very low amount of gravity that we have up in space forces some changes in different processes. It forces changes in us as human beings.
- Laurel Clark
(Keywords: Gravity, Space)

Gravity pulls our bodily fluids down, like water in a glass goes to the bottom part of a glass. In space, the water doesn't stay in the bottom of the glass. It distributes itself evenly over time throughout the entire volume of the glass.
- Laurel Clark
(Keywords: Time, Gravity, Space, Water)

You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity. Let out a little more string on your kite.
- Alan Cohen
(Keywords: Truth, Delight, Gravity, Will)

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
- Confucius
(Keywords: Soul, Virtue, Circumstances, Generosity, Gravity, Kindness, Practice, Sincerity)

From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Keywords: Earth, Gravity, Man, Weight)

In some movies you feel like you're a very small part of a huge machine. Whereas in the theater you can have a very small part, but you can still feel the weight and the gravity of it. Given the nature of theater, it's a more concentrated and quiet experience.
- Minnie Driver
(Keywords: Experience, Movies, Nature, Gravity, Machine, Quiet, Theater, Weight)

We went through this business of me writing out all the parts for these old songs from Gravity and Speechless and we'd been performing that, but we don't do that any more.
- Fred Frith
(Keywords: Business, Gravity, Old, Songs, Writing)

I think you have to control the materials to an extent, but it's important to let the materials have a kind of power for themselves; like the natural power of gravity, if you are painting on a wall, it makes the paint trickle and it drips; there is no reason to fight that.
- Keith Haring
(Keywords: Power, Control, Fight, Gravity, Painting, Reason)

A raised weight can produce work, but in doing so it must necessarily sink from its height, and, when it has fallen as deep as it can fall, its gravity remains as before, but it can no longer do work.
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Keywords: Work, Deep, Gravity, Weight)

I didn't really escape that gravity until I moved 300 miles south to go to college at 18, where authorship no longer seemed something liable to induce vengeful punishment.
- David Knopfler
(Keywords: Authorship, College, Gravity, Punishment)

Often something comes in from which you can see that the person is good, the book may not be perfect as it is, and the person doesn't want to do a re-write. That's something we do almost nothing of.
- Hugh Laurie
(Keywords: People, Being, Driving, Flying, Gravity, Senses)

It is a power stronger than will. Could a stone escape from the laws of gravity? Impossible. Impossible, for evil to form an alliance with good.
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Keywords: Power, Alliance, Evil, Gravity, Laws, Will)

True Americanism recognizes the enormous gravity of the social and labor problems which confront us.
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Keywords: Gravity, Labor, Problems)

Despite what anti-aging ads say, growing older can be better. I feel better in my skin, 100 percent. You have greater effects of gravity, but the better sense of yourself you have is something I wouldn't trade. Women who lie about their age - 'why?'
- Demi Moore
(Keywords: Age, Women, Lie, Gravity, Sense, Skin, Trade)

I think the central mission in Afghanistan right now is to protect the people, certainly, and that would be inclusive of everybody, and that in a, in an insurgency and a counterinsurgency, that's really the center of gravity.
- Michael Mullen
(Keywords: People, Afghanistan, Gravity, Mission, Now, Right)

Small samples in the centrifuge will spin at varying rates to create synthetic gravity, like the gravity of Mars or the gravity of the moon, and measure how the specimens respond within the centrifuge.
- John L. Phillips
(Keywords: Gravity, Measure, Moon, Will)

Emphasis was usually put on the horizontal acceleration factor, for the simple reason that ordinary structures have a built-in safety factor for the vertical component; that is, gravity.
- Charles Francis Richter
(Keywords: Gravity, Reason, Safety)

Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the centre of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Keywords: Time, Gravity, Law, Opinion, Past, Rest)

I think that gravity sets into everything, including careers, but pendulums do swing and mountains do become valleys after a while... if you keep on walking.
- Sylvester Stallone
(Keywords: Careers, Gravity, Mountains, Walking)

Man must at all costs overcome the Earth's gravity and have, in reserve, the space at least of the Solar System.
- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
(Keywords: Earth, Gravity, Man, Space)

The fatal law of gravity; when you are down, everything falls down on you.
- Sylvia T. Warner
(Keywords: Gravity, Law)

As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out.
- Allen West
(Keywords: Army, Challenge, Freedom, Giving, Gravity, Order)

Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.
- Edward Weston
(Keywords: Consulting, Gravity, Laws, Rules)

In essence, String Theory describes space and time, matter and energy, gravity and light, indeed all of God's creation... as music.
- Roy H. Williams
(Keywords: Music, Time, God, Creation, Energy, Gravity, Light, Space, Theory)

Strings of gravity vibrate at a different frequency than strings of light.
- Roy H. Williams
(Keywords: Gravity, Light)

There was a long history of speculation that in quantum gravity, unlike Einstein's classical theory, it might be possible for the topology of spacetime to change.
- Edward Witten
(Keywords: Change, History, Gravity, Theory)

Technically you need the extra dimensions. At first people didn't like them too much, but they've got a big benefit, which is that the ability of string theory to describe all the elementary particles and their forces along with gravity depends on using the extra dimensions.
- Edward Witten
(Keywords: People, Ability, First, Gravity, Theory)

As for the forces, electromagnetism and gravity we experience in everyday life. But the weak and strong forces are beyond our ordinary experience. So in physics, lots of the basic building blocks take 20th- or perhaps 21st-century equipment to explore.
- Edward Witten
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Building, Gravity, Physics)









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