| I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
Author: Abigail Adams
| I always believed that my silence on several topics will be an advantage in the long run.
Author: Aishwarya Rai
| If you spend any time in Los Angeles, there's only one topic of conversation.
Author: Alan Rickman
| The human overpopulation issue is the topic I see as the most vital to solve if our children and grandchildren are to have a good quality of life.
Author: Alexandra Paul
| When I started writing a business column 15 years ago, I knew I'd found the perfect job for myself. As a columnist I could pick my own topic, do my own analysis, say what I wanted to say and attribute it to myself. Best of all, I could write in my own voice.
Author: Allan Sloan
| Think of color, pitch, loudness, heaviness, and hotness. Each is the topic of a branch of physics.
Author: Benoit Mandelbrot
| Until a few years ago, the topics in my Ph.D. were unfashionable, but they are very popular today.
Author: Benoit Mandelbrot
| It makes sense that whatever the topic is, it's more compelling if you can provide the audience with a range of perspectives, and you can cross disciplines. And you don't have to control what people take out of it.
Author: Bernice Johnson Reagon
| Most people come out of their Ph.D. experience trying to prove themselves, trying to get ahead, trying to get published. You're scared everybody else is going to do your research and get your topic.
Author: Bernice Johnson Reagon
| Robots... I think that is a hot topic.
Author: Bill Budge
| It is in the nature of the New Yorker to be as topical as possible, on a level that is often small in scale and playful in intention.
Author: Brendan Gill
| Well, they didn't lack for topics after Hiroshima. Why should 9/11 slow them down? I know it got a lot of press, but it's just a few large buildings and aircraft, it's not like D-Day and the Seige of Berlin.
Author: Bruce Sterling
| Open debate and full discourse on the topic of torture is a double-edged sword.
Author: Charles D. Ellison
| Even though money seems such an objective topic, it can also be the most intimate, and possibly harmful, part of a relationship.
Author: Christie Hefner
| We journalists make it a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics; this is how we stay objective.
Author: Dave Barry
| Art and money are closely related. Try sitting down with a group of artists and ask them what's on their mind. Very quickly the topic shifts to money. And it can be very hard to get them off that subject.
Author: Dave Winer
| I think that consciousness has always been the most important topic in the philosophy of mind, and one of the most important topics in cognitive science as a whole, but it had been surprisingly neglected in recent years.
Author: David Chalmers
| Within psychology and neuroscience, some new and rigorous experimental paradigms for studying consciousness have helped it begin to overcome the stigma that has been attached to the topic for most of this century.
Author: David Chalmers
| Honest discussions - even and perhaps especially on topics about which we disagree - can help us resist hypocrisy and arrogance. They can also help us live up to the basic ideals, such as liberty and justice for all, on which our country was founded.
Author: David E. Price
| I spent my time trying to understand grand jury procedure - a topic about which I never before had the slightest interest.
Author: Donella Meadows
| The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
| Ay, rail at gaming - 'tis a rich topic, and affords noble declamation. Go, preach against it in the city - you'll find a congregation in every tavern.
Author: Edward Moore
| Human education is concerned with certain changes in the intellects, characters and behavior of men, its problems being roughly included under these four topics: Aims, materials, means and methods.
Author: Edward Thorndike
| There are many true statements about complex topics that are too long to fit on a PowerPoint slide.
Author: Edward Tufte
| That's whatever news topic, whatever political process any country is going through - whenever they are in the news, that's when they exist. If you don't see them they don't exist.
Author: Edwidge Danticat
| Half of Google's revenue comes from selling text-based ads that are placed near search results and are related to the topic of the search. Another half of its revenues come from licensing its search technology to companies like Yahoo.
Author: Eric Schmidt
| Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
Author: Erma Bombeck
| Admitting the force of these contentions, nevertheless, the custom of meeting together in public assembly for the consideration of the most serious, the most exalted topics of human interest is too vitally precious to be lost.
Author: Felix Adler
| I have a good idea every two years. Give me a topic, I will give you the idea!
Author: Fritz Zwicky
| In the 1950s, I proposed the survivor method of determining the efficient sizes of enterprises, and worked on delivered price systems, vertical integration, and similar topics.
Author: George Stigler
| Sometimes my mother had difficulty communicating with me about certain topics.
Author: Gloria Estefan
| I feel that I belong to the 19th century. Some composers' music is very topical. It almost says, 'This is about what I read in newspapers yesterday.' Not mine.
Author: Gordon Getty
| Books are to be distinguished by the grandeur of their topics even more than by the manner in which they are treated.
Author: Henry David Thoreau
| I think it's been the topic of conversation for every one... If the U.S. is hit again, how are we going to handle it? Our troops are all over the place.
Author: Holly Johnson
| As I have been saying for more than a year now, turning this vital mission over to the Iraqi people as soon as possible should remain a topic of debate for Congress while relying on our military commanders to set up the timetable.
Author: Howard Coble
| Convinced as I am and as I am from my government that the world needs a new moral architecture over all I believe that this should be the first topic to debate in our world of today, ethics, moral.
Author: Hugo Chavez
| So, I kind of rather was hoping that people thought it would have a nice mixture of different topics and it also takes in the fact that I've had two children recently.
Author: Jo Brand
| Most important to any fake story is a plausible, realistic edge with a satirical twist that is topical.
Author: Joey Skaggs
| In the late 1950s a major topic under discussion was whether Canada should acquire nuclear weapons.
Author: John Charles Polanyi
| Anytime you open your mouth there's going to be someone who's put off. I try to deal with that by keeping the topical portions of my show brief. I realize that some people wish my comments were briefer.
Author: John Hall
| If you are a friend of the Constitution as I am, I hope you will consider engaging me in the topics of my posts whether you agree or disagree with my position on a particular subject.
Author: John Jay Hooker
| Economics is a subject profoundly conducive to cliche, resonant with boredom. On few topics is an American audience so practiced in turning off its ears and minds. And none can say that the response is ill advised.
Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
| My favorite water cooler topic is fantasy football. I used to make fun of friends for doing it and now I'm obsessed.
Author: John Krasinski
| I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
Author: John Locke
| Foreign languages are another favourite topic, and as these men are bilingual they have a fair notion of what it means to speak and think in many different idioms.
Author: John Millington Synge
| I think it will bring back discussion about Columbine. When Columbine happened it was the topic of the week, and we shouldn't have just moved on to something else. Whether people like the film or not, it's going to make them think about what happened.
Author: John Robinson
| The President also talked at length about how well the American economy is doing. Apparently, he got his information on this topic from his millionaire supporters. For the average working family, these are trying economic times.
Author: Jose Serrano
| IT is difficult to speak or write with becoming moderation or propriety, on topics to which we are biased by prejudice, interest, or even principle.
Author: Joseph Lancaster
| Really the topic of breakfast cereal is generally a very boring one.
Author: Joshua Homme
| You know, you've got serious pieces, you've got light pieces, you've got cooking segments, you've got health-related topics, so it's not as if they've had a unique personality from the get-go.
Author: Katie Couric
| If the scholar feels that he must know everything about any topic, he is in trouble - and will not publish with a clear conscience.
Author: Kenneth L. Pike
| Social topics may hit too close to home for people, but then again, if you pull a heartstring, then that's what country music is. It's not just songs about getting drunk and leaving your girl.
Author: Kenny Chesney
| If you ever have to support a flagging conversation, introduce the topic of eating.
Author: Leigh Hunt
| Child welfare ought really to cover all sorts of topics, such as better water and sanitation and good roads, and clean streets and public parks and playgrounds.
Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
| Usually, if you have a new idea, you very rarely break through to anything like recognizable development or implementation of that idea the first time around - it takes two or three goes for the research community to return to the topic.
Author: Martin Fleischmann
| On sensitive issues, talk isn't cheap - it takes real courage to pry open topics nailed shut.
Author: Marvin Olasky
| I am very averse to bringing myself forward in print, but as my account will only appear as an appendage to a former production, and as it will be confined to such topics as have connection with my authorship alone, I can hardly accuse myself of a personal intrusion.
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
| Food was a constant topic of conversation in our household.
Author: Paul Lynde
| The passage of time is a continuing thing. At 18, you're going to live forever, and you are definitely not at 52, so that is a recurring topic. I still think it's the main stuff.
Author: Peter Hammill
| Finding fresh song topics can sometimes be quite difficult.
Author: Peter Steele
| The comics that are just conversing with you up there and drawing on their own life, yeah, I guess so. I guess some do political humor, some do topical humor, but the ones that I like, the ones that are appealing to me, were guys who were just talking to you about their life.
Author: Ray Romano
| The usual picture of Socrates is of an ugly little plebeian who inspired a handsome young nobleman to write long dialogues on large topics.
Author: Richard Rorty
| There are no taboos. Every topic is open, however shocking. It is the way that the topics are handled that's important, and that applies whether it is a 15-year-old who is reading your book or someone who is 55.
Author: Robert Cormier
| Hamilton had one of those extraordinary 18th-century minds that touched on virtually every major topic of the day.
Author: Ron Chernow
| In a more intellectually rigorous age, I wouldn't be talked about as a satirist at all. I would just be a topical comedian.
Author: Rory Bremner
| We should not use special budget procedures to jam through legislation to drill in the Arctic Refuge. This topic is too important to the public to address it in such a back-door manner. We should be having a full, open discussion of the issue during an energy debate.
Author: Russ Feingold
| I think we just need to stick to our knitting on the topics and the subjects the American people care about.
Author: Sam Brownback
| We will announce a new offering, where you can get a CA expert on your PC live, via video, on a range of topics about a product.
Author: Sanjay Kumar
| With guests who are 'in the middle of the fight,' we're able to hear their point-of-view on the topics, as well as advance our own feelings.
Author: Sean Hannity
| And so much of my life has been about returning home and longing for home, wanting my children to know about my roots. And I thought I can't be the only one to feel this way so I thought it would be an interesting topic to explore.
Author: Sela Ward
| Spock's cool, analytical nature feels more fascinating and topical than ever now that we've put a sort of Vulcan in the White House.
Author: Steve Daly
| Of course, sometimes when you write personally, you are also writing about society, obliquely reflecting topical issues, but not in a way that people would expect you to or in the way that someone trying to make a point would.
Author: Suzanne Vega
| At NBC I wasn't really sure if the grandparents were going to get my sense of humor on a particular topic.
Author: Tabitha Soren
| We wanted to write a whole song about partying and then taking Yellow Cabs home. That's the weirdest topic we've ever thought of centering a song around.
Author: Taryn Manning
| But it seemed to me that as soon as you have computer storage you could put every point you wanted in - make the ones that are less relevant to your central topic, further away or allow the central topic to move as the reader proceeded.
Author: Ted Nelson
| With the question of the effect of a poem, the topic of investigation shifts from that of textual autonomy to textual reception - to the issue of what we actually look for or find in reading a poem.
Author: Thomas Harrison
| Past conference topics have included strengthening the role of fathers in children's lives, the impact of the media culture on children, the delicate balance between work and family, and family involvement in education.
Author: Tipper Gore
| It's been mentioned or suggested that Paradise will not be well studied, because it's about this unimportant intellectual topic, which is religion.
Author: Toni Morrison
| I end up writing about all kinds of things. I never make an attempt to write about anything in particular. I don't have a little list of topics to write about.
Author: Tracy Chapman
| When I select a topic, it's usually a commitment of two to three years of my life.
Author: Tracy Kidder
| It's funny because I think a lot of it is simply... We've never considered ourselves satirists, but because we're on Comedy Central and because we're South Park on Comedy Central, we can do any topic we want.
Author: Trey Parker
| There is nothing we can't do. So it's just the fact that we're doing topics like that that other people, especially network TV, won't touch, that we're satirists.
Author: Trey Parker
| At least believe this many humans, who are interested obviously in this topic. Many of them visited me after lectures and meetings, in hope that I can give concrete answers to their questions. For it was clear: If that does not know it, who is to then know it?
Author: Ulrich Walter
| It's like that with what sort of ideas people outside of the band have of HIM. They all see it through a different lens as well which is beautiful. Hopefully, it makes it an endless topic of conversation.
Author: Ville Valo
| Coming back to the topic of computer security, the TCP Wrapper is an example of such a safety net. I wrote it when my systems were under attack by someone who appeared to walk through walls.
Author: Wietse Venema
| I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood - sex and the dead.
Author: William Butler Yeats
| To Englishmen, life is a topic, not an activity.
Author: William Henry Harrison