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Die Cluster

Watching a whole cluster of friends, and my own mother, die over quite a short space of time convinced me that purely materialist 'explanations' for our mysterious human existence simply won't do - on an intellectual level.

- A. N. Wilson

Been Read

I have never been able to read Agatha Christie - the pleasure is purely in the puzzle, and the reader is toyed with by someone who didn't decide herself who the killer was until the end of the writing.

- A. S. Byatt

Years About

People always talk about the implication and applications of a process, but for me, the goal is purely about knowledge. Knowledge can become practical today, in 20 years, or in 500 years. Ask Newton. He didn't know there would be space research based on his accident with the apple.

- Ada Yonath

Feel Logistical

It's a lot of work and I also feel like I've done it. I miss comedy. And I also think that, from purely a logistical standpoint, that the day-to-day schedule on a comedy allows you to have a life, much more of a life, than on a drama.

- Adam Arkin

Give Prove

Successful givers secure their oxygen masks before coming to the assistance of others. Although their motives may be less purely altruistic, their actions prove more altruistic, because they give more.

- Adam Grant

Like Terms

An ethical action, like an unethical action, is usually analyzed by politicians purely in pragmatic terms.

- Adam Michnik

Thinking Equivalent

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

Warrior Prove

The real Amazons were long believed to be purely imaginary. They were the mythical warrior women who were the archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Every Greek hero or champion, from Hercules to Theseus and Achilles, had to prove his mettle by fighting a powerful warrior queen.

- Adrienne Mayor

Question England

More and more do I see that only a successful revolution in India can break England's back forever and free Europe itself. It is not a national question concerning India any longer; it is purely international.

- Agnes Smedley

Bus Religious

The sad reality is that there are no purely domestic issues in Israel. Issues that would be dealt with by municipalities in other countries - such as how to deal with a dangerous bridge or how to resolve conflicts between religious and secular bus riders - become major international issues when they occur in Israel.

- Alan Dershowitz

Disease Some

To some degree Satanism is purely a kind of disease of Christianity. You've got to really be Christian to believe in Satan.

- Alan Moore

Back Career

Way back in the day, when I first started and had delusions of adequacy as a cartoonist, I would listen to music. When I switched to a career as a writer, I would try to listen to music, but if the songs had lyrics they would get in the way of the words I was trying to write. So I switched to listening to purely instrumental pieces.

- Alan Moore

New Textbook

People ask, 'What are the scientific questions you're going to answer?' New Horizons doesn't have any of those; it's purely about raw exploration... We're not 'rewriting the textbook' - we're writing the textbook from scratch.

- Alan Stern

Love Some

I love looking at the old Bond films. Maybe it's purely out of reminiscence, the nostalgic things you think about. But there were some very good films made, and I think that the public has enjoyed them, too.

- Albert R. Broccoli

Think Films

I think there's an instinct to make grotesque horror films that are purely carnal, like the 'Saw' movies.

- Amber Heard

Aesthetic Very

I wanted to write stories for myself. At first it was purely an aesthetic thing about craft. I just wanted to become good at the art of something. And writing was very private.

- Amy Tan

Rejected Several

But Iran has gone far beyond what is necessary for a purely civilian programme. It has concealed several nuclear facilities from the International Atomic Energy Agency, played hide-and-seek with the international community, and rejected all offers of co-operation from the U.S., the EU, and others.

- Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Through Been

The great esteem in which the Nobel prizes are universally held is due to the fact that for several generations they have been given purely on scientific merit and not through lobbying and politicking. I do hope that it will stay this way, and the prizes will never be given according to the number of votes in live TV contests!

- Andre Geim

Dreaming Thoroughly

Dreaming is a phenomenon of purely individual consciousness, and consequently impossible to thoroughly deconstruct by a community of researchers. But dreaming matters.

- Andrew Weil

Never Distinction

For me, I've never drawn a distinction between live-action acting and performance-capture acting. It is purely a technology.

- Andy Serkis

I Think Roles

I've done a lot of films that are purely live-action roles, and even if I hadn't come across performance capture as a technology, I think I'd always consider myself a sort of mercurial actor.

- Andy Serkis

Read Reader

When I read, I'm purely a reader.

- Anne Tyler

Reaction Maps

Interestingly enough, not all feelings result from the body's reaction to external stimuli. Sometimes changes are purely simulated in the brain maps.

- Antonio Damasio

Politics Private

At a purely practical level, history is important because it provides the basic skills needed for students to go further in sociology, politics, international relations and economics. History is also an ideal discipline for almost all careers in the law, the civil service and the private sector.

- Antony Beevor

Play Very

I'm not a jukebox; I don't play exactly what the crowd wants to hear - that doesn't make sense. But, I do look at people requests. At the end of the day, they are the ticket payers and they are the ones that come to the show. If I played music that purely entertains me, I'd play very weird music.

- Armin van Buuren

Want Level

The impulse for me to want to make sculpture is because I want to make statements, really, on a purely emotional level. And it's also somewhat of a challenge to see how that can be done with materials and objects that really are not emotional, in and of themselves.

- Arthur Ganson

Worlds Pell

Given the best of all possible worlds, I would make a few changes. I would place emphasis on increasing the amount of funding that goes into programs like Pell Grants, that purely and simply award funds to students who really cannot afford full tuition.

- Charles Vest

Art Other

Romantic fiction is the only purely feminine art form. All other art forms were shaped and are dominated by men.

- Charlotte Lamb

Conservative

John Boehner was and is an unprincipled ward-heeler who simply couldn't weather the transition of the Republican Party from a corporatist party with a sizable conservative base to a purely conservative party.

- Alex Pareene

Going Then

If you're designing out of a purely creative place, not thinking of the girl, then the consumer's not going to take notice.

- Alexander Wang

Fiction Had

If I had stayed purely a horror writer or thriller writer, I might have more of a presence in those particular genres, and I'd certainly have more individual titles to market, since it's much easier to write pure genre fiction than it is to create something different.

- Chet Williamson

Desire Play

Luckily, I'm in the position now of being able to play purely because I have the desire to do so.

- Chico Hamilton

Big Very

I just have to be very clear. Whether or not I lose weight or stay the same, it's purely a choice of mine for health. Not because I think that plus size, curvy, voluptuous, big bodies aren't attractive - because I think they're awesome and sexy.

- Chrissy Metz

Holy Saviour

No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.

- Christopher Columbus

Christian Humanist

Yet humanitarianism is not a purely Christian movement any more than it is a purely humanist one.

- Christopher Dawson

Social Meant

The intercourse between the Mediterranean and the North or between the Atlantic and Central Europe was never purely economic or political; it also meant the exchange of knowledge and ideas and the influence of social institutions and artistic and literary forms.

- Christopher Dawson

Family Grows

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people can keep all their options open all the time.

- Christopher Lasch

Horror Illusory

Horror fiction shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.

- Clive Barker

Over Made

When we find a ship, we turn it over to the state or federal government. It's purely historical. I've never made a dime on any of it.

- Clive Cussler

Love Recognition

I feel blessed that I found not just a profession, but a 24/7 way of life that I purely love. That curiosity to be current, to listen to the Hozier album, to be early in recognition of a Lorde and spending time with her and Miguel, the pleasure of seeing new talent erupt... I love it.

- Clive Davis

Love Everybody

What I love about Thanksgiving is that it's purely about getting together with friends or family and enjoying food. It's really for everybody, and it doesn't matter where you're from.

- Daniel Humm

Idea I Think

Because the idea of zombies seems to make sense, and seems to, in a certain sense, be possible, I think one can use that to argue against the thesis that everything is purely physical. Now many people, I think, agree that the idea of zombies are conceivable, including people who want to be physicalists.

- David Chalmers

Salt Carried

Birmingham people are the salt of the earth, and I've carried that with me all around the world. People respond to a certain down-to-earthness that I have, and that's purely as a result of coming from Birmingham.

- David Harewood

Navy Give

The one good thing about our school was the Cadets; I chose to be in the Navy, purely for the sailor's outfit. A pity we had to give them back.

- David Walliams

Hour Theoretical

I recognise that Socialism has ended its purely theoretical course, and that the hour to construct has come.

- John Burns

Study Practical

The purpose of this study is to offer a logical, practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God from a purely scientific perspective.

- John Clayton

Strong Doing

My compulsion to always be working has become less strong and my current business is purely down to this enormous alimony. If I wasn't doing this I'd be making documentaries about wildlife and other subjects that interest me.

- John Cleese

Pope Protecting

The issue of the environment as seen by Pope Francis is not a matter of purely scientific or, indeed, theological debate: it involves economic and political views on how the world's poor can be brought out of poverty while protecting the environment.

- John Cornwell

Employ Increasingly

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

Fact Very

The cultivation of sensibility on purely personal lines may, in fact, be the very worst training for a world where only the corporate and the cooperative will matter.

- John Grierson

Country Practical

The work I was involved in had no obvious therapeutic benefit. It was purely of scientific interest. I hope the country will continue to support basic research even though it may have no obvious practical value.

- John Gurdon

Genetic Types

It is particularly pleasing to see how purely basic research, originally aimed at testing the genetic identity of different cell types in the body, has turned out to have clear human health prospects.

- John Gurdon

Trust Use

I was one of the first practitioners of social engineering as a hacking technique, and today it is my only tool of use, aside from a smartphone - in a purely white hat sort of way. But if you don't trust me, then ask any reasonably competent social engineer.

- John McAfee

Love Becoming

I felt from time to time that shooting live music is the most purely cinematic thing you can do. Ideally, the cinema is becoming one with the music. There is little artifice involved. There's no acting. I love it.

- Jonathan Demme

Historical Confront

When it comes to terrorism, governments seem to suffer from a collective amnesia. All of our historical experience tells us that there can be no purely military solution to a political problem, and yet every time we confront a new terrorist group, we begin by insisting we will never talk to them.

- Jonathan Powell

Almost Geographical

One might almost say that the history of geographical discovery, properly so called, begins with Captain Cook, the motive of whose voyages was purely scientific curiosity.

- Joseph Jacobs

Rules Level

I'm a believer in just open, free-form creativity, and you never know the surprises that life has in store, and that, purely on a creative level, there's no such thing as rules.

- Josh Trank

Matter Comprehend

Man's constitution is so peculiar that his health is purely a negative matter. No sooner is the rage of hunger appeased than it becomes difficult to comprehend the meaning of starvation. It is only when you suffer that you really understand.

- Jules Verne

Good Had

Make no mistake, most women are well aware that they've never had it so good; when they enter a spa or salon, it is purely a hair/nails thing, a prelude to an evening of guilt-free fun.

- Julie Burchill

Commercial

That literary-popular distinction is, in my view, vastly overstated. At the far poles there are clearly books that are purely commercial and purely literary, written for audiences that want to see the same thing enacted over and over and over again. But the middle is where most people read and most people write.

- Justin Cronin

Young I Remember

I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.

- Audre Lorde

Like Lot

I have passed on on a lot of roles. I purely and simply do what I like.

- Barun Sobti

Metal Directed

My analysis was directed toward purely physical conditions, such as defective wiring, presence of lack of air spaces between metal flues and woodwork, etc., and the results were presented in these terms.

- Benjamin Whorf

War Including

Religion often is misused for purely power-political goals, including war.

- Hans Kung

Point Of View Been

I have always been of opinion that all the political workers should be indifferent and should never bother about the legal fight in the law courts and should boldly bear the heaviest possible sentences inflicted upon them. They may defend themselves but always from purely political considerations and never from a personal point of view.

- Bhagat Singh

Decision Making

I'm not emotional about investments. Investing is something where you have to be purely rational and not let emotion affect your decision making - just the facts.

- Bill Ackman

Read Very

A world without newspapers or a world where the newspapers are purely electronic and you read them on a screen is not a very appealing world.

- Bill Bryson

Very Making

The movie business is very much like that: people in authority making purely emotional decisions instead of interesting rational ones.

- Bill Forsyth

Music Righteous

The Righteous Brothers were purely rhythm and blues, black music.

- Bill Medley

I Think Visceral

For me, the perfect film has no dialogue at all. It's purely a visual, emotional, visceral kind of experience. And I think one can create wonderful depth and meaning and communication without using words. I started out as an illustrator and a cartoonist and caricature artist, so for me the visual is primary.

- Bill Plympton

Me Happily

Fashion somehow, for me, is purely and happily irrational.

- Hedi Slimane

Labour Government

We were in a great, seething moment in the 1970s. There was a new Labour government and everything seemed full of hope... But, as we got older and we saw how much women's behaviour contributed to what was wrong, we stopped being able to see ourselves purely as.

- Helen Garner

Differentiation

But the first differentiation of its reflection in the manifested World is purely Spiritual, and the Beings generated in it are not endowed with a consciousness that has any relation to the one we conceive of.

- Helena Blavatsky

Would Been

The hurricane complicates things in that what would have been purely a business decision becomes a decision of the heart.

- Henry Cisneros

I Am David Cameron

I am supporting David Cameron purely out of cynical self-interest.

- Boris Johnson

Pretty Been

I just want to do something risque for my debut, purely because I didn't want to make an entrance being the pretty, sweet type that I've been seen as for the last 3 years.

- Holly Valance

Play Gravitate

As a guitar player, you can gravitate to the blues because you can play it easily. It's not a style that's difficult to pick up. It's purely emotive and dead easy to get a start with.

- Boz Scaggs

Exist Viewpoint

A purely objective viewpoint does not exist in the cosmos or in politics.

- Howard Fineman

Love Learned

I'd love to claim the title of 'songwriter' or 'intellectual,' but the truth is that anything that I ever learned how to do in conjunction with music was purely so that I would have a platform to sing from.

- Brandi Carlile

Like Solving

Music is a lot more like solving an intricate puzzle with moments of pure, random creative bliss... whereas painting is much more purely random creative bliss with moments of problem solving.

- Brandon Boyd

Own Teaching

I loved teaching. And I always used to say that acting was just something I did purely on my own terms, and that if I had to make a living from it there would be too much pressure.

- Brendan Gleeson

Foods Medicines

Today, I marvel at the vegan foods in the supermarket, at the cruelty-free clothing choices in stores, and at the fantastic alternatives to dissection in schools, the modern ways to test medicines without killing rabbits and beagles, the many forms of entertainment involving purely human performers.

- Ingrid Newkirk

Humble My Life

The presence of any humility in my life is purely and completely an evidence of God's grace. From my perspective, I am not a humble man. I am a proud man pursuing humility by the grace of God.

- C. J. Mahaney

Aesthetic Some

Some of football's gaudiest displays of manliness are purely aesthetic. It's not what players do, it's how they look doing it.

- J. R. Moehringer

Product We Cannot

We must admit with humility that, while number is purely a product of our minds, space has a reality outside our minds, so that we cannot completely prescribe its properties a priori.

- Carl Friedrich Gauss

Responsible Way

The problem with a purely collective system is not only that it requires economic growth, and the right sort of demographic trends, but that it prevents people thinking about their futures in a responsible way.

- Jacques Delors

Game Internal

Thinking has become a superfluous exercise... purely internal, without compelling force, more or less a game.

- Jacques Ellul

Symbolic Extent

Aside from that reservation, a fictive tale even has the advantage of manifesting symbolic necessity more purely to the extent that we may believe its conception arbitrary.

- Jacques Lacan

Television Set

I'm purely most happy on a film or television set. That's where I feel I am home.

- Jake Busey

Insurance Means

Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means... airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash.

- Cecil Beaton

Chili Everybody

The Chili Peppers do a lot of improvising, but it's within the framework of song structures. The Meatbats is from a purely instrumental standpoint. But when you hear the term 'instrumental music' you think it's real serious stuff and everybody's playing a million notes and it's about playing fast. That's not what we do.

- Chad Smith

Cook Could

I could cook from quite an early age - purely because I liked it.

- Jamie Oliver

Gorilla Motivated

I feel more comfortable with gorillas than people. I can anticipate what a gorilla's going to do, and they're purely motivated.

- Dian Fossey

Mind Over

When you're a kid, you lay in the grass and watch the clouds going over, and you literally don't have a thought in your mind. It's purely meditation, and we lose that.

- Dick Van Dyke

Over Epitome

A golf course is the epitome of all that is purely transitory in the universe; a space not to dwell in, but to get over as quickly as possible.

- Jean Giraudoux

Play Couple

I play purely from the heart, y'know, and so if it doesn't work the first couple of hours, forget it.

- Jeff Beck

Product Dreamworks

A company like DreamWorks, all we do is make product. That's all we do. We don't own distribution. We are purely in the creation of content.

- Jeffrey Katzenberg

Random Bass

When I started to pick up the bass, it was purely by random chance.

- Eberhard Weber

Still Very

Businesses can lead with their values and make money, too. You don't have to simply be purely profit-driven. You can integrate social and environmental concerns into a business, be a caring business, be a generous business and still do very well financially.

- Jerry Greenfield

Through Acid

As is known, the sugar molecule as it passes through lactic acid can easily be split by purely chemical means.

- Eduard Buchner