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Worlds

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Bridge Microscopic

The qubit acts as a bridge between the microscopic and the macroscopic worlds.

- Aaron D. O'Connell

Excellence Fair

Those who have learned to walk on the threshold of the unknown worlds, by means of what are commonly termed par excellence the exact sciences, may then, with the fair white wings of imagination, hope to soar further into the unexplored amidst which we live.

- Ada Lovelace

Which Discovering

Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently. It is that which penetrates into the unseen worlds around us, the worlds of Science.

- Ada Lovelace

Celebrity Willing

When you have a celebrity who is willing to shine his personal spotlight on the non-profit and can also speak articulately about the mission, that's really the best of both worlds.

- Adam Braun

Forget Finest

Yes, but don't forget I also have the luxury of the worlds finest band when it gets lonely.

- Adrian Belew

Political Spent

Since 1948 I have spent every single day thinking how the economic and political worlds have changed.

- Alan Greenspan

Big Other

Conflict photographers grapple with two worlds that are themselves often in conflict - the one where bombs fall and bullets fly, where adrenaline runs high, and the other, back home, which is comparatively secure, and where the big event of the day may involve selecting swatches of fabric for a new sofa.

- Alan Huffman

Magic Fiction

I have for a long time loved fabulist, imaginative fiction, such as the writing of Italo Calvino, Jose Saramago, Michael Bulgakov, and Salman Rushdie. I also like the magic realist writers, such as Borges and Marquez, and feel that interesting truths can be learned about our world by exploring highly distorted worlds.

- Alan Lightman

Mind Which

There are two worlds we live in: a material world, bound by the laws of physics, and the world inside our mind, which is just as important.

- Alan Moore

Doing Play

I really enjoyed multicamera comedy. You film in front of a live audience, and it's kind of the best of both worlds. It's like doing a one-act play every week, but if you screw your lines up, you get to do it over.

- Alan Ruck

Mars Jupiter

The first mission to Mars did not expect to find craters and river valleys, and yet they did. The first mission to Jupiter didn't expect to find ocean worlds and volcano worlds, but they did.

- Alan Stern

Think I Think

Just speaking for myself, I think the return of people to the Moon has a lot to offer for understanding the formation and evolution of terrestrial worlds; so would the exploration of near-Earth asteroids by people.

- Alan Stern

Again Astronauts

It is only by freeing NASA from routine human transport to low-Earth orbit that we can afford to once again see American astronauts exploring distant worlds.

- Alan Stern

Through Other

Is it absurd to imagine that our social behavior, from amoeba to man, is also planned and dictated, from stored information, by the cells? And that the time has come for men to be entrusted with the task, through heroic efforts, of bringing life to other worlds?

- Albert Claude

Been Cursed

For better or worse, we live in possible worlds as much as actual ones. We are cursed by that characteristically human guilt and regret about what might have been in the past. But that may be the cost for our ability to hope and plan for what might be in the future.

- Alison Gopnik

Other Allowed

A theory not only explains the world we see, it lets us imagine other worlds, and, even more significantly, lets us act to create those worlds. Developing everyday theories, like scientific theories, has allowed human beings to change the world.

- Alison Gopnik

Beauty Still

The beauty of dystopia is that it lets us vicariously experience future worlds - but we still have the power to change our own.

- Ally Condie

Decade Maybe

Maybe to feel like an Afghan I needed to be born and raised in the States, and maybe I needed to live in Afghanistan for nearly a decade to feel like an American. Both worlds shaped me, but neither one of them completely correspond to the picture I have of myself.

- Aman Mojadidi

Bring Increasingly

Increasingly, there are those of us who write from outside the center, and those are the writers that I'm most interested in because they bring me into worlds that I did not previously know. And that, as a writer, is what I try to create.

- Aminatta Forna

Voice Play

In general, we like to play as a band - guitar, piano, and voice. We also tour with a bass player, a drummer, and somebody who plays keyboard and guitar. We try to play all of our parts and flesh it out to get a lush sound, while also keeping the energy of a three-piece punk act. We want to be the best of all possible worlds.

- Andrew Dost

Process Before

My process seems to be unusual in the sense that I don't create worlds before characters. With me, character is king.

- Ann Aguirre

Fiction Some

Science fiction in particular is often assumed to be about the future, or about some abstract technological or philosophical idea, or just about 'adventure,' but writers can't build worlds out of nothing. We use bits and pieces of the real world to assemble our fictional ones.

- Ann Leckie

Mind Living

Because we build the worlds we wouldn't mind living in. They contain scary things, problems, but also a sense of rightness that makes them alive and makes us want to live there.

- Anne McCaffrey

Experience Rule

Man is a spiritual intelligence, who has taken flesh with the object of gaining experience in worlds below the spiritual, in order that he may be able to master and to rule them, and in later ages take his place in the creative and directing hierarchies of the universe.

- Annie Besant

Always Very

All of us, we are not one thing: we're always between two worlds, and the idea of not being sure is very appealing to me.

- Alessandro Michele

Skin Sharon

Sharon Shinn is a lover of words and a builder of worlds. She makes science-fiction seem like fantasy. Her characters jump off the page, finding their way under your skin and into your heart.

- Alethea Kontis

Shame Some

It's a bloody shame that all the video stores have gone, I'll tell you. Everything's so mechanical now. It's all so if-you-liked-this-then-you'll-like-this. There's no picking something out, or finding some brilliant person to open up new worlds for you.

- Alexandra Cassavetes

Understand Yes

Yes, across the board, these gentlemen understand they have the power to make a difference and even educate people to injustices that are occurring in their worlds.

- Alexis Arguello

Challenges New

I guess I have a short attention span! I'm interested in new worlds, new universes, new challenges.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Things Such Things

So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Mental Which

The worlds in which man is evolving as he treads the circle of births and deaths are three: the physical world, the astral or intermediate world, the mental or heavenly world.

- Annie Besant

Love Places

My hope is that we continue to nurture the places that we love, but that we also look outside our immediate worlds.

- Annie Leibovitz

Couple Polluting

We're not just polluting a river and killing a couple of top predator animals; we're eradicating the krill, the necessary algae. We're dismantling the insect and amphibian worlds. We're going for the building blocks.

- Anohni

Revelations Equally

There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.

- Ansel Adams

World Very

I'm not very good at creating worlds. I prefer to write about the world as it is.

- Anthony Horowitz

I Think Dipping

We all like going to the dark side of things; we all like dipping into worlds that we don't know anything about, or hopefully don't know anything about. I think 'Banshee' gives people a chance to do that pretty safely because we all know there's a solid buffer between the show and reality.

- Antony Starr

Ethnicity Other

Sometimes my ethnicity is relevant, other times not. I definitely get the best of both worlds.

- Archie Panjabi

Been I Remember

It's been a long struggle. But we've made huge progress. I mean, when I started at Berkeley, women weren't allowed to be part of the band. No women were allowed into the male faculty club. I mean, I was there. I remember that! The worlds were so divided. So the change has been huge.

- Arlie Russell Hochschild

Harmony Making

Jeremy Scott reminds me of Harmony Korine, mixing all worlds and making them into one - you just never know what he's up to.

- ASAP Ferg

Best Big

For me, growing up in Harlem and then migrating down to SoHo and the Lower East Side and chillin' down there and making that my stomping ground... That was a big thing, because I'm from Harlem, and downtown is more artsy and also more open-minded. So I got the best of both worlds.

- ASAP Rocky

Southern Held

While writing 'Cold Mountain,' I held maps of two geographies, two worlds, in my mind as I wrote. One was an early map of North Carolina. Overlaying it, though, was an imagined map of the landscape Jack travels in the southern Appalachian folktales. He's much the same Jack who climbs the beanstalk, vulnerable and clever and opportunistic.

- Charles Frazier

Pell Purely

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

Shampoo Blended

'90s fashion is awesome. Best of both worlds - you had power pop, like the Spice Girls and Shampoo. But then you had Nirvana and Hole. And you also had '90s dance music like N-Trance, who kind of blended both.

- Charli XCX

Change Death

There is no death, only a change of worlds.

- Chief Seattle

Nicely Internal

I am drawn, as a reader, to detail-drenched stories about human lives affected as much by the internal as by the external, the kind of fiction that Jane Smiley nicely describes as 'first and foremost about how individuals fit, or don't fit, into their social worlds.'

- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Tears Begun

We've pitched and even begun development on a number of fantasy worlds that have never seen the light of day. All of those worlds... It's soul-crushing to see them sputter out, one by one. Lost. Like tears. In rain.

- Chris Avellone

Empathy Very

Film is this incredible medium that allows us to feel empathy for people that are very different than us and worlds completely foreign from our own.

- Chris Milk

Growing Another

So many of the fantasy stories I encountered growing up were set in worlds that were largely modelled on medieval Europe in one way or another. Lots of white folks in feudal societies, castles and kings, that kind of thing.

- Chris Roberson

Might Could

Although separating mitochondria and microsomes might appear worlds apart from the determination of the molecular weight of macromolecules, certain concepts were common to the two operations and could be usefully transposed from the latter to the former.

- Christian de Duve

Through

Any child may go through periods during which they become less outspoken with their parents or teachers. But girls, like boys, live in many different worlds - they have their friends and their classroom and their parents - and within these different domains, they may have different levels of expressiveness.

- Christina Hoff Sommers

Away Been

I have always been a huge fan of Ridley Scott and certainly when I was a kid. 'Alien', 'Blade Runner' just blew me away because they created these extraordinary worlds that were just completely immersive. I was also an enormous Stanley Kubrick fan for similar reasons.

- Christopher Nolan

Other No Time

As a kid, I had a Beatles poster and a Bela Lugosi as Dracula poster, so both worlds always appealed to me. Horror allows you to do things as a composer than you're able to do in no other style of movie. The music has to be aggressive. You can't tiptoe around. It has to be incredibly focused dramatically - no time for second thoughts.

- Christopher Young

Couple Angeles

I do live in a couple of worlds. My home is in Kentucky. I fly out to Los Angeles when I'm working.

- Ciara Bravo

Country Very

There are two worlds out there - two Americas out there. If you're a white person, there's one way of being a citizen in our country, and if you're a brown or a black body, there's another way of being a citizen, and that way is very close to death. It's very close to the loss of your life.

- Claudia Rankine

Private Theatrical

In Ireland, novels and plays still have a strange force. The writing of fiction and the creation of theatrical images can affect life there more powerfully and stealthily than speeches, or even legislation. Imagined worlds can lodge deeply in the private sphere, dislodging much else, especially when the public sphere is fragile.

- Colm Toibin

Entertainment Away

I needed to step away from music because the truth was I couldn't be the dad I wanted to be to my kids. My truth was that I could not reconcile the two worlds - the entertainment world and being the dad I wanted to be in the present. You can't substitute time, you just can't.

- Corey Hart

Gotta Able

You gotta be able to change worlds.

- Courtney Love

Think I Think

I think many of the companies that have tried to create social worlds have failed because they approached it strictly from an opportunistic perspective.

- Craig Sherman

Play Which

If you watch young children play, you will notice that they create games, characters, situations, whole worlds in which they immerse themselves with intense concentration.

- Daniel Greenberg

Language Lets

Bilingualism lets you have your cake and eat it. The new language opens the doors to the best jobs in society; the old language allows you to keep your sense of 'who you are.' It preserves your identity. With two languages, you have the best of both worlds.

- David Crystal

Big Kid

When I was a kid, my favorite movies were the George Pal version of 'War Of The Worlds,' 'Them,' and 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers.' Those movies were scary! They haunted my nightmares for years, so when I started writing, I wanted to write a story that was just as big and just as scary.

- David Gerrold

Moscow Had

When I went to Moscow, I felt I was relearning Swan Lake - which was written for the Bolshoi - and being immersed in a tradition and history I had never experienced. It took a while to adjust to living there and learning the language, but now I have lots of friends. I get the best of two completely different worlds.

- David Hallberg

Feet Other

It's great to be able to have your feet in both worlds. I wouldn't want to be just stuck in one or the other.

- David Morse

Love Comic Books

I grew up reading comic books, pulp books, mystery and science fiction and fantasy. I'm a geek; I make no pretensions otherwise. It's the stuff that I love writing about. I like creating worlds.

- David S. Goyer

Think Very

A lot of times you have very ego-driven actors and actresses that stay in their little world, and when you have a scene together, your worlds meet for a moment. But I don't think that makes for a very good cohesion.

- Dawn Olivieri

Holy Unborn

God is absolutely holy and wise. His nature, attributes, and power are all holy. He is omnipresent, incorporeal, unborn, immense, omniscient, omnipotent, merciful and just. He is the maker, protector, and destroyer of worlds.

- Dayananda Saraswati

Play I Think

I think it's fun to play with worlds that you can add a lot of your own imagination to. With 'True Blood,' you're not limited by anything, there are just leaps and bounds of the imagination you can take with these characters.

- Deborah Ann Woll

My Life Other

'Tulip Fever' did change my life. It did that thing that sometimes happens when a book takes off - it opened doors on to whole other worlds.

- Deborah Moggach

Rules Actual

Realistic novels simply pretend that the rules of their invented worlds are identical to the rules of actual life, but that's a ruse.

- John Crowley

Enjoy Vibe

Most of my interests in terms of writing are dark, so it's discordant how much I try to lock into the vibe of wherever I'm at. Inhabiting the life of the imagination is the nature of survival strategy - you build yourself little worlds to enjoy.

- John Darnielle

Reason Wanting

There's no reason to think Disney is going to stop wanting to make 'Star Wars' movies if there's quality and there's interest. It has unlimited potential. It has a huge number of characters, worlds... It's a massive playground.

- John Knoll

Love Japan

I love Japan. I love the collision of the modern and ancient worlds coming together in that place. It's so high-tech and cool.

- John Lasseter

Realistic Films

Pixar films are not realistic. They are believable for the worlds we are creating.

- John Lasseter

Lovely Some

Billy Collins writes lovely poems. Limpid, gently and consistently startling, more serious than they seem, they describe all the worlds that are and were and some others besides.

- John Updike

Sickness Surface

People say I make strange choices, but they're not strange for me. My sickness is that I'm fascinated by human behavior, by what's underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.

- Johnny Depp

Been Hard Rock

The Rolling Stones have been the best of all possible worlds: they have the lack of pretension and sentimentality associated with the blues, the rawness and toughness of hard rock, and the depth which always makes you feel that they are in the midst of saying something. They have never impressed me as being kitsch.

- Jon Landau

Thought Nashville

For years, I've thought about a project or a way where I could do acting and music together, and I never really thought that would happen. Then 'Nashville' came along, and it was like a dream come true to marry both of those worlds.

- Jonathan Jackson

Business Art

The worlds of art, philanthropy, and business are absolutely intertwined.

- Jorge M. Perez

Very Movie

If you publish a scientific paper it is very hard to start a nationwide debate about something. If you do this in a movie, you can start a debate. We like to create a bridge between those two worlds - film and science.

- Jose Padilha

New Discovered

If the Spray discovered no continents on her voyage, it may be that there were no more continents to be discovered. She did not seek new worlds, or sail to pow-wow about the dangers of the sea.

- Joshua Slocum

New Limited

There are no more new worlds. The unoccupied arable lands of the earth are limited, and will soon be taken.

- Josiah Strong

Learning Separate

People desire to separate their worlds into polarities of dark and light, ugly and beautiful, good and evil, right and wrong, inside and outside. Polarities serve us in our learning and growth, but as souls we are all.

- Joy Page

Love Down

I absolutely adore writing books with paranormal elements - and I love creating the often-complex worlds and/or plots that go along with those stories - but at the heart of all of that ,you have the characters, and when you get down to the core of it, it's spending the time with the characters that is what I truly love.

- Julie Kenner

Death Caribbean

The Caribbean is such an apocalyptic place, whether it's the decimation of the indigenous populations by the Europeans, whether it's the importation of slaves and their subsequent being worked to death by the millions in many ways, whether it's the immigrant processes which began for many people, new worlds ending their old ones.

- Junot Diaz

Mind Needs

Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.

- Barbara Bush

Read Were

During my 'difficult teens,' I read about worlds that were mysterious.

- Beeban Kidron

Death German

I have seen and drawn dying, poisoned worlds. I published a book of drawings called 'Death of Wood' about one such world, on the border between the Federal Republic of Germany and what was then still the German Democratic Republic.

- Gunter Grass

Been Hundred

There are worlds and more worlds below them, and there are a hundred thousand skies over them. No one has been able to find the limits and boundaries of God. If there be any account of God, then alone the mortal can write the same; but God's account does not finish, and the mortal himself dies while still writing.

- Guru Nanak

Thought Hidden

Children will always be afraid of the dark, and men with minds sensitive to hereditary impulse will always tremble at the thought of the hidden and fathomless worlds of strange life which may pulsate in the gulfs beyond the stars, or press hideously upon our own globe in unholy dimensions which only the dead and the moonstruck can glimpse.

- H. P. Lovecraft

Blessings Attend

There comes not seldom a crisis in the life of men, of nations, and of worlds, when the old forms seem ready to decay, and the old rules of action have lost their binding force. The evils of existing systems obscure the blessings that attend them, and, where reform is needed, the cry is raised for subversion.

- Benjamin N. Cardozo

Imagine Belong

I am attracted to characters who are in worlds where they don't belong and who have great ambitions that they imagine will somehow reconcile themselves with the world and make things right.

- Bennett Miller

Belong Sort

I am attracted to these outsider characters who just don't belong anywhere, and who are operating in worlds they sort of don't fit, coupled with huge ambitions.

- Bennett Miller

Fact Some

I went down to Venezuela and ended up renting a helicopter and flew with my sons to the tops of the tepuis, these freestanding jungle mesas, 'lost worlds' as it were. In fact, it's almost impossible to access them without one. So we were able to land and spend some time there. We were trapped for about six hours by clouds that came in.

- Harrison Ford

Through Been

If I hadn't won at the Worlds and claimed so many ranking points, I would have been struggling for Rio. I'm in a good place now, though, and having the chance to fight for gold in Rio after everything I've been through would be a dream.

- Bianca Walkden

Flavor Add

Being in the Midwest, you get the best of all worlds and add your own flavor to it.

- Big Sean

Lucky Mum

I was lucky, I had support from Mum and Dad - they said as long as you work hard, anything is possible. I never thought past those two things - that I liked living in imaginary worlds and that it is possible to do that for a living.

- Harry Treadaway

Church Block

I grew up in church and on the block; the best of both worlds.

- BJ the Chicago Kid

Concerned Code

The ancient Roman code belongs to a class of which almost every civilised nation in the world can show a sample, and which, so far as the Roman and Hellenic worlds were concerned, were largely diffused over them at epochs not widely distant from one another.

- Henry James Sumner Maine

Awareness General

Soul travel can be a general expansion of awareness and knowingness or conscious experience of the heavenly worlds.

- Bob Hayes

Life Allure

I suppose the desire to go to town helped make me ambitious, and the allure of the worlds that came in over the radio also helped. But the rewards of growing up on a farm were far greater in many ways than life in town.

- Bobbie Ann Mason