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Very Molecules

I have my hopes, & very distinct ones, too, of one day getting cerebral phenomena such that I can put them into mathematical equations: in short, a law or laws for the mutual actions of the molecules of the brain (equivalent to the law of gravitation for the planetary & sideral world).

- Ada Lovelace

Deep Been

Holiday binge-buying has deep roots in American culture: department stores have been associating turkey gluttony with its spending equivalent since they began sponsoring Thanksgiving Day parades in the early 20th century.

- Adam Davidson

Going Works

I believe that Bitcoin is going to change the way that everything works. I want entrepreneurs to tell me how its going to change. Build the equivalent of an Iron Man suit with Bitcoin.

- Adam Draper

Thinking Purely

When I work, I'm thinking in terms of purely visual effects and relations, and any verbal equivalent is something that comes afterwards. But it's inconceivable to me that I could experience things and not have them enter into my painting.

- Adolph Gottlieb

Wait Behind

Consider the social proof of a line of people standing behind a velvet rope, waiting to get into a club. The line makes most people walking by want to find out what's worth the wait. The digital equivalent of the velvet rope helped build viral growth for initially invite-only launches like Gmail, Gilt Groupe, Spotify, and Turntable.fm.

- Aileen Lee

Used Bottomless

Right up until the late 18th century, when the first weighted lines were used to probe the ocean depths, many people believed the seas were bottomless - the watery equivalent of infinite outer space.

- Alan Huffman

Doing Capital

Democrats who see virtue in the estate tax are doing the equivalent of aborting future enterprises. They deprive businesses of oxygen with their support for capital gains taxes and disregard for contracts.

- Amity Shlaes

Black Injuries

I've had two unlucky injuries that are the equivalent of walking under 1,000 ladders and seeing 1,000 black cats.

- Andrew Bogut

Tell How

How can you tell when a political ideology has become the equivalent of a religion?

- Andrew Sullivan

Here Given

Here's the thing: If you're monitoring every single thing that goes on in a given culture, if you have all the information that is there to be had, then that is the equivalent of having none of it. How are you going to process that amount of information?

- Alan Moore

Think Everyone

I've come to think of Dunnett as the literary equivalent of the Velvet Underground; Not many people bought the books, but everyone who did wrote a novel.

- Alaya Dawn Johnson

World Miniature

One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is a World in miniature.

- Albert Pike

Nature

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.

- Aldous Huxley

Prove Type

There should be no real difficulty in condemning Nazis, white supremacists, and the Ku Klux Klan. They are, for God's sake, Nazis and white supremacists. This should not require moral courage. This is obvious. This is the moral equivalent of the text you type to prove you're not a robot.

- Alexandra Petri

Entertainment

Why does there exist a global American entertainment industry, but there isn't an equivalent coming from France or Italy? This is the case simply because the English language opens the whole world to the American cinema.

- Andrzej Wajda

Play Sold-Out

That I even get to play a sold-out show where people know the words and I'm singing about things I'm connected to is such a blessing. It's the equivalent of a nine-year-old saying, 'I want to be an astronaut when I grow up,' and then getting to go to the moon.

- Andy Grammer

Living New

We are now living on Internet time. It's a new territory, and the cyber equivalent of the Oklahoma land rush is on.

- Andy Grove

Love Friendship

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.

- Anita Brookner

Long Quakers

I am still looking for the modern equivalent of those Quakers who ran successful businesses, made money because they offered honest products and treated their people decently... This business creed, sadly, seems long forgotten.

- Anita Roddick

Feels Encompass

Gestating characters feels something like the mental equivalent of gestating a baby. In both cases, to create them you lose yourself. Or at least you reshape yourself to encompass them.

- Ann Brashares

Negative Score

The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance.

- Ansel Adams

Succeeds

One succeeds in obtaining an equivalent production at a lower price by improving the arts, trades and agriculture and by developing the physical and moral qualities of workers, farmers and craftsmen.

- Antoine Lavoisier

Law City

Multicolored stones and paintings, walkways, and theaters are useless in a city unless it also contains wisdom and law. Such things are the subject of wisdom and law, not equivalent to them.

- Apollonius of Tyana

Head Someone

Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

More Religious

I am not religious. I do not believe that personhood is conferred upon conception. But I also do not believe that a human embryo is the moral equivalent of a hangnail and deserves no more respect than an appendix.

- Charles Krauthammer

Couple Tattooed

Somebody actually tattooed my face on his arm. In a couple years, that will be the equivalent of having a Screech tattoo.

- Chris Jericho

Going Very

I was really just the tea boy to begin with, or the equivalent thereof, but I quickly announced, innocently but very ambitiously, that I wanted to be, I was going to be, a foreign correspondent.

- Christiane Amanpour

Fiction

Fundamentalists are crazy. They're the real world equivalent to the evil geniuses of our spy fiction and our superhero comics. They want to mold the world into a specific shape that they really believe in, and if you don't believe in that, if you can't relate to that, it just seems crazy.

- Christopher McCulloch

Rising Accusing

People have accused me of being in favor of globalization. This is equivalent to accusing me of being in favor of the sun rising in the morning.

- Clare Short

Need Gratuitous

Did Google need to make robot cars in order to make Streetview work? Absolutely not. It's the equivalent of saying you need a walking robot in order to push an upright vacuum cleaner. It's gratuitous robotics!

- Colin Angle

Country Another

If there's another 9/11 or a major war in the Middle-East involving a U.S. attack on Iran, I have no doubt that there will be, the day after or within days an equivalent of a Reichstag fire decree that will involve massive detentions in this country.

- Daniel Ellsberg

Through Nine

'Troy' is an adaptation of the Trojan War myth in its entirety, not 'The Iliad' alone. 'The Iliad' begins with the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon over the slave girl Briseis nine years into the war. The equivalent scene occurs halfway through my script.

- David Benioff

Think Which

What I am looking for... is an immobile movement, something which would be the equivalent of what is called the eloquence of silence, or what St. John of the Cross, I think it was, described with the term 'mute music'.

- Joan Miro

Buildings Guess

For me, I guess I'm the acting equivalent of somebody that jumps off buildings and parachutes.

- Joaquin Phoenix

Doing Bay Area

Coming from Ireland, it's quite hard to do a startup because you're culturally so far away from what everyone else is doing. In the Bay Area, it's much easier. It's the equivalent of an actor or actress moving to Hollywood.

- John Collison

Driving Putting

It's the equivalent of putting on the brakes suddenly while driving uphill.

- John Gunther

Art Play

My father was invited to play on a television show when I was 17 or 18 that was an early equivalent of educational television, a Sunday afternoon kind of variety art show.

- John Sebastian

Endorsement

Getting the support of Syria is the moral equivalent of winning the Klan's endorsement - it might be useful but it doesn't necessarily speak well of you.

- Jonah Goldberg

Willing Allowed

I am willing to admit that if the agriculturists are oppressed by peculiar burdens, they ought to be relieved from them, or be allowed a fair and just protection equivalent to all such peculiar burdens.

- Joseph Hume

Own Efforts

One day in God's grace is equivalent to a thousand days of striving by your own efforts.

- Joseph Prince

Boston Named

Victorian racehorse owners frequently named their horses after murderers. That was so astonishing. Can you imagine the equivalent today, with a horse named, say, Boston Strangler, running in the Kentucky Derby? This was a new discovery. The Victorians didn't think it was odd, so no one ever mentioned it particularly.

- Judith Flanders

Buy Explicitly

You or I never buy an Intel product explicitly, and yet their sonic logo is far better known and more powerful than its visual equivalent. It's probably worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

- Julian Treasure

Always Touched

I've always thought of beauty therapy, 'alternative' treatments and the like as the female equivalent of brothels - for essentially self-deceiving people who feel a bit hollow and have to pay to be touched.

- Julie Burchill

Use Aphrodisiac

A relationship book I once read told women to use the word 'fun' whenever possible. The author claimed it had a subliminal aphrodisiac effect on men, who want a relaxed girl attached only to good times - the human equivalent of Diet Coke. This is not me.

- Julie Klausner

Death Achieving

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.

- Ayn Rand

Tuna Journeys

White sharks and tuna travel for thousands of miles before returning to the same hot spot just as salmon do when they return to the same stream. These journeys are the marine equivalent of wildebeest migrations that take place on the Serengeti plain in Africa.

- Barbara Block

Beauty Buyers

A whopping 89 percent of buyers start their home search online. How your house looks online is the modern equivalent of 'curb appeal.' Rent a wide-angle lens and good lighting, get rid of your clutter and post at least eight great photos to win the beauty contest.

- Barbara Corcoran

Damage Bill

This bill is the legislative equivalent of crack. It yields a short-term high but does long-term damage to the system and it's expensive to boot.

- Barney Frank

Other Very

Marriage is a very sacred institution and should not be degraded by allowing every other type of relationship to be made equivalent to it.

- Ben Carson

Still Feminine

Women have taken on traditionally masculine roles and professions, and there is no real equivalent for men. Men are still extremely reluctant, as we all are reluctant to see them, take on traditionally feminine roles or professions. That is just not something that they do easily.

- Hanna Rosin

Conversational

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience.

- Bill Watterson

Soul Mate Mates

You know, you hear people talk about soul mates? That one person that you see, and that's it for you? Well, TOMS is the business equivalent of a soul mate for me.

- Blake Mycoskie

Year Last Year

Louisiana loses 30 miles a year off our coast. We lost 100 miles last year off our coast thanks to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. We have lost a size of land equivalent to the entire state of Rhode Island.

- Bobby Jindal

Maybe Works

I received an honorary doctorate for my work. Maybe one of these works is considered the equivalent of a Ph.D.

- Iris Chang

Code Contractor

Epigenetics doesn't change the genetic code, it changes how that's read. Perfectly normal genes can result in cancer or death. Vice-versa, in the right environment, mutant genes won't be expressed. Genes are equivalent to blueprints; epigenetics is the contractor. They change the assembly, the structure.

- Bruce Lipton

Doing Down

I didn't mean to live in Portland. It was kind of an accident - I mean, the equivalent of my car breaking down there and me being like, 'Well... I guess this is what I'm doing. I just can't find a better alternate.'

- Isaac Brock

Love Goodwill

The word 'aloha,' in foreign use, has taken the place of every English equivalent. It is a greeting, a farewell, thanks, love, goodwill. Aloha looks at you from tidies and illuminations; it meets you on the roads and at house-doors. It is conveyed to you in letters: the air is full of it.

- Isabella Bird

Actor Getting

Getting on a popular, long-running show like 'Happy Days' is the actor's equivalent of winning the lottery.

- Bryce Dallas Howard

Very I Write

My mother tongue, Mende, is very expressive, very figurative, and when I write, I always struggle to find the English equivalent of things that I really want to say in Mende. For example, in Mende, you wouldn't say 'night came suddenly'; you would say 'the sky rolled over and changed its sides.'

- Ishmael Beah

London Very

To throw a shoe at a man in Dundee is the equivalent of a kiss on the cheek and an embrace in London. Dundee is a very different place; they have their own rules.

- Calvin Harris

Worlds Weaponry

In Olympia, Washington, many of us were writing songs that were the equivalent of bloodletting: This is the sound a wound makes; this is the screech of a scar. But Mary Timony was always more kaleidoscope than microscope, creating magical worlds replete with weaponry or sorcery.

- Carrie Brownstein

Cozy Endless

There were days I could barely struggle into a size 46 or 48, months of larges and XXLs, and endless rounds of leggings with the elastic at the waist stretched to its limit and beyond - topped with the fashion equivalent of a tea cozy. And always black, because I was in mourning for my slimmer self.

- Carrie Fisher

Nor Concession

Conciliation is not capitulation, nor is compromise to be deemed equivalent to imbalanced concession.

- Jalal Talabani

Particularly

What makes tar sands particularly odious is that the energy you get out in the end, per unit carbon dioxide, is poor. It's equivalent to burning coal in your automobile.

- James Hansen

Wal-Mart Grows

I say at our management conferences that the amount Wal-Mart grows in just one year is the equivalent of Costco's size.

- James Sinegal

Process Will

With the enhancements to the security of the passport document itself that biometric technology will bring, it is time to make equivalent enhancements to the process of establishing identity before issuing passports.

- Des Browne

Pollution

The reality is that zero defects in products plus zero pollution plus zero risk on the job is equivalent to maximum growth of government plus zero economic growth plus runaway inflation.

- Dixie Lee Ray

Bad Alluring

The appeal of the paranormal bad boy - or James Bond super-spy, as one example of male escapism - can sometimes make everyday problems seem less dire. Thus, a few hours spent immersed in the world of the wicked yet alluring hero is the equivalent of a mini-vacation.

- Jeaniene Frost

Having Old

If they're traveling at the speed of light, their month is perhaps the equivalent of twenty of our years. So they're just buzzing around having a good old time, continuously looking.

- Dwight Schultz

Discovered

I recently discovered the work of Giorgio Manganelli, who wrote a collection called 'Centuria,' which contains 100 stories, each of them about a page long. They're somewhat surreal and extremely dense, at once fierce and purifying, the equivalent of a shot of grappa. I find it helpful to read one before sitting down to write.

- Jhumpa Lahiri

Very TV

I feel very strongly influenced by long-form box-set TV drama... I feel really excited that, at last, the novel has found its on-screen equivalent, because the emotional arcs and changes that you can follow are just so much more like a novel, and so many amazing shows recently have done as much as film can do to show the interior world.

- Eleanor Catton

Dislike Anyone

I don't hate anyone. I dislike. But my dislike is the equivalent of anyone else's hate.

- Elsa Maxwell

I Think Very

I think there are a very few pro-lifers who would say that a zygote in a petri dish is the equivalent of you or me; it's just younger. If you can say that without laughing, maybe you are a true pro-lifer. But I think most people are able or willing to make distinctions that show they maybe don't quite believe that.

- Katha Pollitt

Candy Visiting

I hate to tell you this, but I did not even like visiting Versailles. I found it just too ornate. It was like a complete diet of cotton candy, marzipan, and whipped cream. It gave me the mental equivalent of one of those toothaches you get when you bite into something too sweet.

- Kathryn Lasky

Yourself Mental

Supply yourself with a mental equivalent, and the thing must come to you.

- Emmet Fox

My Life Blazing

When Bryan Price taught me how to throw a changeup, he made me see myself. All my life, I've been the equivalent of a fastball pitcher - trying to use blazing speed and brute force to wow the people around me.

- Eric Liu

Always Never

To women, a flip-flopper is the functional equivalent of the guy who never calls and always changes his mind.

- Kellyanne Conway

Pool Off

Self-builders are the adrenalin junkies of the DIY world; it's the equivalent of base-jumping off the top of the Gherkin to land in a paddling pool.

- Kevin McCloud

Battle Wealth

The stakes in conflict do not change. Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent.

- Frank Herbert

Tough Guy Dad

My dad was a Marine. He was one of the Montford Point Marines. Those are the equivalent of the Tuskegee Airmen for Marines. He's a tough, tough guy.

- Larry Elder

Tough Guy Dad

My dad was a Marine. He was one of the Montford Point Marines. Those are the equivalent of the Tuskegee Airmen for Marines. He's a tough, tough guy. When I was 15 we had a fight, and I didn't speak to him for 10 years.

- Larry Elder

Values Rather

Proactive giving is what you do when you've found your passion. It expresses your values, interests and concerns. It engages not just your dollars, but also your mind, time, skills and networks - the philanthropic equivalent of leaning in, rather than leaning back. Most importantly, proactive giving is something you want to do.

- Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Truth Literary

There can be no literary equivalent to truth.

- Laura Riding

May Too

Too much may be the equivalent of none at all.

- Lee Loevinger

Country Other

China is a country, still, of great contrast. While hundreds of millions of people are part of the middle class and yearn for things made in America - American brands, movies, music - there are other hundreds of millions of people throughout China who are living on the equivalent of one U.S. dollar a day.

- Gary Locke

Sky Doing

Being a playwright is like the equivalent of doing a jigsaw puzzle that has 1,500 pieces, and it's a jigsaw of a blue sky. Not a cloud in sight.

- Lewis Black

Tell Virtual

Facebook, from what I can tell, is the virtual equivalent of dropping into the homes of several million people, all of whom say at the same time: 'Hey! Let's set up the slide projector!'

- Linwood Barclay

Harmony Means

To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them.

- Georges Bataille

About Felt

I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at - not copy it.

- Georgia O'Keeffe

Advocating

There are no globalized, youth-led, grassroots social movements advocating for democratic culture across Muslim-majority societies. There is no equivalent of Al-Qaeda without the terrorism.

- Maajid Nawaz

Average Very

For almost anyone who chooses to be a writer, since so very few writers are able to learn a living from their work that is equivalent to the living earned by the average dentist or accountant.

- Russell Banks

Own Scribbling

When I know I'm going to work on a cover, I practically run to the computer! After working with words for so long, it's lovely to do something that's creative yet also the professional equivalent of scribbling in your own coloring book.

- Teresa Medeiros

Normal Which

Where words can be translated into equivalent words, the style of an original can be closely followed; but no translation which aims at being written in normal English can reproduce the style of Aristotle.

- Gilbert Murray

Perfect Very

I'd photographed musicians before but this was different. Syd was very charismatic, and he had the aura of a poete maudit, which made him the perfect subject for me - I realised that rock n' rollers were the modern equivalent of all the poets I was so enamoured with.

- Mick Rock

Living Making

I have to experiment with methods and I'm trying to find an authentic way of making an equivalent of the living, breathing person within the limits of a single picture.

- Peter Wright

Exercise Makes

Exercise is roughly equivalent to an oil lube and a filter for a car. You don't have to do it, but when you do, it makes the car run a lot better.

- S. Jay Olshansky

Fountain

Exercise is roughly the only equivalent of a fountain of youth that exists today, and it's free to everyone.

- S. Jay Olshansky

Which Assumes

The second advantage claimed for naturalism is that it is equivalent to rationality, because it assumes a model of reality in which all events are in principle accessible to scientific investigation.

- Phillip E. Johnson

Chinese Russian

Mo Yan is the Chinese equivalent of the Soviet Russian apparatchik writer Mikhail Sholokhov: a patsy of the regime.

- Salman Rushdie

Prove Which

My dad told me that no one could ever make it as a writer, that my chances were equivalent to winning the lottery - which was good for me, because I like to have something to prove.

- Poppy Z. Brite