Quotations on Numbers

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I was the dork in high school who sang musical numbers up and down the hallways.
- Amy Adams
(Keywords: Numbers, School)

The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers.
- Scott Adams
(Keywords: Numbers, Universe)

No one can fail to see that the power of the Church among large numbers in many communities is today diminishing, or has already ceased.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Power, Church, Numbers, Today)

American troops have not only occupied Ulster but are arriving in increasing numbers in England.
- John Amery
(Keywords: American, England, Numbers, Troops)

There was one public school for boys, and one for girls, but Jewish children were admitted in limited numbers - only ten to a hundred; and even the lucky ones had their troubles.
- Mary Antin
(Keywords: Boys, Children, Girls, Numbers, Public, School)

President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people, but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers, then American policy will be challenged very strongly.
- Peter Arnett
(Keywords: People, Policy, American, Dying, Numbers, President, Will)

I think we have a number of young people - like yourself - who want to make a difference. I'm not sure the numbers are as large because I think the burden of getting elected to public office at the national level has become astronomically expensive.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: People, Burden, Difference, Numbers, Office, Public, Want)

Social security, bank account, and credit card numbers aren't just data. In the wrong hands they can wipe out someone's life savings, wreck their credit and cause financial ruin.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Life, Financial, Bank account, Cause, Credit, Numbers, Ruin, Security, Wrong)

As experimentation becomes more complex, the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Numbers, Routine, Service, Workers)

I support immediate financial assistance to the newly elected Palestinian president. Now, I don't know what those numbers will be, and I don't know how it's going to be framed.
- Joe Biden
(Keywords: Financial, Now, Numbers, President, Support, Will)

Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form, with a limited audience, I recognized film as this extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people.
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Keywords: Art, People, Film, Numbers, Painting)

Many later commented on the fact that large numbers of those engaged in the most senseless acts of destruction were left well alone by cops, indeed people dressed as Black Block members were seen freely making their way across police lines and talking to cops.
- John Blair
(Keywords: People, Destruction, Fact, Numbers, Police, Talking)

When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings.
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Keywords: Books, Fact, Numbers, Reading, Will, Words)

Nevertheless, the number of farmers, small as well as large, who are adopting the new seeds and new technology is increasing very rapidly, and the increase in numbers during the past three years has been phenomenal.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Technology, Numbers, Past, Years)

Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that were written because authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.
- Alain de Botton
(Keywords: Books, Lonely, Numbers, Talk)

Maybe it will be a great thing when the Baby Boomers finally die out. In real life, it's not a matter of the good guys or the bad guys. Rather, it's big numbers and small numbers that do the counting.
- Jack Bowman
(Keywords: Life, Baby, Numbers, Will)

I didn't go to high school. I think that after you learn to read and write and do your numbers and flush the toilet behind yourself, you don't need no more schoolin'. You need to get out in the water and swim.
- Wilford Brimley
(Keywords: Numbers, School, Water)

We rest our case on the production numbers.
- Mel Brooks
(Keywords: Numbers, Production, Rest)

Falling little wind, it was five before I could form my line, or distinguish any of the enemy's motions; and could not judge at all of their force, more than by numbers, which were seventeen, and thirteen appeared large.
- John Byng
(Keywords: Enemy, Force, Numbers, Wind)

I realise that in this undertaking I place myself in a certain opposition to views widely held concerning the mathematical infinite and to opinions frequently defended on the nature of numbers.
- Georg Cantor
(Keywords: Nature, Infinite, Numbers, Opinions, Opposition)

When I was in college, I was the editor of the literary magazine and insisted neither the editors nor the writers be specifically identified-only our student numbers appeared on the title page. I love that idea and still do.
- Jonathan Carroll
(Keywords: Love, Idea, College, Editors, Literary, Numbers, Writers)

We will have more Internet, larger numbers of users, more mobile access, more speed, more things online and more appliances we can control over the Internet.
- Vinton Cerf
(Keywords: Control, Internet, Numbers, Will)

We have to keep in mind that it's not just about the numbers of people who died; it's also the manner which many of these victims met their deaths.
- Iris Chang
(Keywords: People, Mind, Numbers, Victims)

I think soccer is more respected now than it ever has been. You can see that in the numbers of young kids who are playing and the numbers of people who are coming to watch.
- Brandi Chastain
(Keywords: People, Kids, Now, Numbers, Soccer)

Early numbers are always wrong.
- Mary Cheney
(Keywords: Numbers, Wrong)

What I find very interesting about the mutual funds managers is that here are people who are the new masters of the universe. They're managing billions, yet they're subject to this quiet daily tyranny of numbers.
- Ron Chernow
(Keywords: People, Managers, Numbers, Quiet, Tyranny, Universe)

Our technology is very scalable. Our software can accommodate enormous numbers of clients. It's a marvelous opportunity. We'll keep developing products.
- Jay Chiat
(Keywords: Technology, Opportunity, Clients, Numbers, Software)

You don't have to worry about being a number one, number two, or number three. Numbers don't have anything to do with placement. Numbers only have something to do with repetition.
- Ornette Coleman
(Keywords: Being, Numbers, Repetition, Worry)

The presence of American troops is fueling the insurgency in Iraq, as acknowledged by General Casey and numerous other experts, and is helping terrorist recruiters build their numbers across the globe.
- John Conyers
(Keywords: American, Experts, Iraq, Numbers, Troops)

When large numbers of men are unable to find work, unemployment results.
- Calvin Coolidge
(Keywords: Men, Work, Numbers, Results, Unemployment)

True as this is, it is also true that for one who won through there were many who gained nothing, and it was, and is, the sheer weight of numbers of those who failed of this that has made their influence on the modern life as pervasive and controlling as it is.
- Ralph A. Cram
(Keywords: Life, Influence, Nothing, Numbers, Weight)

I mean it's the most objective industry in the world. If your numbers stink, you're out. If your numbers are good, you get more money. It's the most Darwinian, it's beautiful, it's brutal, it works.
- Jim Cramer
(Keywords: Money, Numbers, World)

I never saw anything more like real warfare in my life - only the attack was all on one side. The police, in spite of their numbers, apparently thought they could not cope with the crowd.
- Walter Crane
(Keywords: Life, Thought, Numbers, Police)

What I think is different today is the lack of political connection between the black middle class and the increasing numbers of black people who are more impoverished than ever before.
- Angela Davis
(Keywords: People, Class, Connection, Middle class, Numbers, Today)

Now, if we look at the way in which the labor movement itself has evolved over the last couple of decades, we see increasing numbers of black people who are in the leadership of the labor movement and this is true today.
- Angela Davis
(Keywords: Leadership, People, Labor, Now, Numbers, Today)

I was always a visual person. I could see things visually. I had a harder time with numbers and logic, and I always had more of an artistic sensibility. So that I could do. And it was something that I really loved.
- Bruce Davison
(Keywords: Time, Logic, Numbers, Sensibility)

Twenty years and $40 billion. They seem like good round numbers.
- Michael Dell
(Keywords: Numbers, Years)

We don't know what we're writing until it just comes out. We don't sit around crunching numbers.
- Dustin Diamond
(Keywords: Numbers, Writing)

The methods of theoretical physics should be applicable to all those branches of thought in which the essential features are expressible with numbers.
- Paul Dirac
(Keywords: Thought, Numbers, Physics)

God may not play dice with the universe, but something strange is going on with the prime numbers.
- Paul Erdos
(Keywords: God, May, Numbers, Play, Universe)

Mathematicians have tried in vain to this day to discover some order in the sequence of prime numbers, and we have reason to believe that it is a mystery into which the human mind will never penetrate.
- Leonhard Euler
(Keywords: Day, Mathematicians, Mind, Mystery, Numbers, Order, Reason, Will)

The accumulation of numbers always augments in some measure moral corruptions, and the consequences to health of the various vices incident thereto, are well known.
- William Falconer
(Keywords: Health, Consequences, Measure, Numbers, Vices)

He's a world-famous name to people who care about his music, but there are many people who have never heard of George Gershwin and those numbers increase.
- Michael Feinstein
(Keywords: Music, People, Care, Name, Numbers, World)

Fully 57 percent of American college students are women. Life insurance companies sell more policies to women than to men. As women continue to draw on experience and education, they're accelerating their numbers in upper management, too.
- Suzanne Fields
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Women, Education, Management, American, College, Numbers, Students)

I always looked up there, because I remember a time when the only things on the walls in Fenway were the Jimmy Fund sign and the retired numbers. Never in a million years did you think you'd ever be up there with those guys.
- Carlton Fisk
(Keywords: Time, Numbers, Years)

It's a tough thing to know that when you're making your album, you're going to end up collaborating with, say, Wal-Mart, on your artwork. That just sucks. And the pressure behind getting the numbers real fast is, to me, dizzying.
- Ben Folds
(Keywords: End, Numbers, Pressure)

The phenomenon of home schooling is a wonderful example of the American can-do attitude. Growing numbers of parents have become disenchanted with government-run public schools. Many parents have simply taken matters into their own hands, literally.
- Steve Forbes
(Keywords: Home, Government, Attitude, American, Example, Numbers, Parents, Public, Schools)

And it turns out that tribes, not money, not factories, that can change our world, that can change politics, that can align large numbers of people. Not because you force them to do something against their will. But because they wanted to connect.
- Seth Godin
(Keywords: Change, Money, Politics, People, Force, Numbers, Will, World)

Originality exists in every individual because each of us differs from the others. We are all primary numbers divisible only by ourselves.
- Jean Guitton
(Keywords: Numbers, Originality)

Mr. Speaker, Americans want, need, and rightfully expect Congress to protect them from the prying eyes of identity thieves and give them back control of their Social Security numbers and personal health information.
- Luis Gutierrez
(Keywords: Health, Control, Americans, Congress, Eyes, Identity, Information, Numbers, Security, Want)



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