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Big Web Visitors

On the Web we all become small-town visitors lost in the big city.

- Alison Gopnik

Education Very Evidence

We have lots of evidence that putting investments in early childhood education, even evidence from very hard-nosed economists, is one of the very best investments that the society can possibly make. And yet we still don't have public support for things like preschools.

- Alison Gopnik

Deal Good Deal Reach

What happens when children reach puberty earlier and adulthood later? The answer is: a good deal of teenage weirdness.

- Alison Gopnik

Like Going More

Our babies are like penguins; penguin babies can't exist unless more than one person is taking care of them. They just can't keep going.

- Alison Gopnik

Practically Gee Sack

The brain knows the real secret of seduction, more effective than even music and martinis. Just keep whispering, 'Gee, you are really special' to that sack of water and protein that is a body, and you can get it to do practically anything.

- Alison Gopnik

Study Drop Youngest

The youngest children have a great capacity for empathy and altruism. There's a recent study that shows even 14-month-olds will climb across a bunch of cushions and go across a room to give you a pen if you drop one.

- Alison Gopnik

Constant Sometimes Distant

If parents are the fixed stars in the child's universe, the vaguely understood, distant but constant celestial spheres, siblings are the dazzling, sometimes scorching comets whizzing nearby.

- Alison Gopnik

Young Asking Literally

Asking questions is what brains were born to do, at least when we were young children. For young children, quite literally, seeking explanations is as deeply rooted a drive as seeking food or water.

- Alison Gopnik

Point One Of The Things

One of the things I say is from an evolutionary point of view: probably the ideal rich environment for a baby includes more mud, livestock, and relatives than most of us could tolerate nowadays.

- Alison Gopnik

Children See Exploration

Successful creative adults seem to combine the wide-ranging exploration and openness we see in children with the focus and discipline we see in adults.

- Alison Gopnik

Also Blank Brain

The brain is highly structured, but it is also extremely flexible. It's not a blank slate, but it isn't written in stone, either.

- Alison Gopnik

Some About Boyfriend

What we want in students is creativity and a willingness to fail. I always say to students, 'If you've never at some point stayed up all night talking to your new boyfriend about the meaning of life instead of preparing for the test, then you're not really an intellectual.'

- Alison Gopnik

Phone Calls Poorer Content

Texts and e-mails travel no faster than phone calls and telegrams, and their content isn't necessarily richer or poorer.

- Alison Gopnik

Some Very Deep

Young children seem to be learning who to share this toy with and figure out how it works, while adolescents seem to be exploring some very deep and profound questions: 'How should this society work? How should relationships among people work?' The exploration is: 'Who am I, what am I doing?'

- Alison Gopnik

Game About The History Of

Imagine if baseball were taught the way science is taught in most inner-city schools. Schoolchildren would get lectures about the history of the World Series. High school students would occasionally reproduce famous plays of the past. Nobody would get in the game themselves until graduate school.

- Alison Gopnik

Been Very Developmental

Putting together philosophy and children would have been difficult for most of history. But very fortunately for me, when I started graduate school there was a real scientific revolution taking place in developmental psychology.

- Alison Gopnik

Very Play Elaborate

Even the very youngest children already are perfectly able to discriminate between the imaginary and the real, whether in books or movies or in their own pretend play. Children with the most elaborate and beloved imaginary friends will gently remind overenthusiastic adults that these companions are, after all, just pretend.

- Alison Gopnik

Most Important Nature

Culture is our nature, and the ability to learn and change is our most important and fundamental instinct.

- Alison Gopnik

Love Very Developmental

I'm afraid the parenting advice to come out of developmental psychology is very boring: pay attention to your kids and love them.

- Alison Gopnik

Think Some Dilemmas

Like most parents, I think, my children have been the source of some of my most intense joys and despairs, my deepest moral dilemmas and greatest moral achievements.

- Alison Gopnik

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About Very Sometimes

Sometimes fake laughing is hard once you've done a scene 18 times. I don't want to brag, but I have a reputation for being very, very good at that. It's funny finding what's challenging about acting as you go.

- Allison Williams

About Been Body

It's so important for us to be able to talk about body positivity and accepting yourself and loving yourself because we've all been in a place where we're insecure.

- Ally Brooke

Pretty Other About

The four of us are really in sync with each other. We're pretty open about most things. We try to respect each other as much as we can. For us, communication is really important.

- Ally Brooke

Other About Voice

I used to be really scared to voice my opinion, whether it was with the other girls or just about an outfit I didn't like. I kept worrying what other people would think of me if they didn't agree. But I learned that I was just hurting myself.

- Ally Brooke

About American Every Day

And as you point out, for American families who struggle every day to figure out how do they pay, we talk about gasoline prices. That throws budgets into a real problem when you have budgeted really tight.

- Allyson Schwartz

About Fact Efficient

I'm an efficient, good, professional reporter. But I also write. And so what I try to do is write about places that I know that I care about intensely and write about them in a way that conveys the fact that I care.

- Alma Guillermoprieto

Making About Mentality

I had to develop the mentality and stay positive about making my comeback.

- Alonzo Mourning

Which Scientific Technical

There was the scientific and technical progress which couldn't be predicted by the state.

- Anatoly Chubais

Very Scientific Data

Back in the days of Apollo, sending humans to the moon was the only viable way to get the scientific data we wanted. But now, with our computer and robotics technology, there's very little an astronaut can do on Mars that a well-designed rover can't.

- Andy Weir

Success Scientific Answer

There is no scientific answer for success. You can't define it. You've simply got to live it and do it.

- Anita Roddick

Fact Evidence Scientific

But the fact of the matter is that all scientific evidence would show, based upon what we know about this disease, that muscle cuts - that is, the meat of the animal itself - should not cause any risk to human health.

- Ann Veneman

Development Scientific

The discovery of HIV in 1983 and the proof that it was the cause of AIDS in 1984 were the first major scientific breakthroughs that provided a specific target for blood-screening tests and opened the doorway to the development of antiretroviral medications.

- Anthony Fauci

Away Scientific Screening

It seemed like my professional life would take a more scientific route. I guess that plan started to become undone when, at the age of 17, I happened upon a screening of Alain Resnais' 'Hiroshima Mon Amour,' and it took my breath away.

- Arnon Goldfinger

Subject Own Scientific

I proceed with the proper subject of this discourse; namely, the further changes in scientific belief, which have occurred within my own recollection, even since the time when I first aspired to authorship, now forty- five years ago.

- Asa Gray

Funding Explain Undermine

We must level with the people and explain to them that Social Security will first face funding problems in 2042 that can be fixed now with changes that do not undermine and ultimately drain from the entire program.

- Grace Napolitano

Reason Explain Invoking

It's odd that invoking the possibility of alien influences should itself be a sign of madness. I don't see the need for it to explain history on earth, but I can't see any reason why the universe shouldn't be full of life.

- Graham Hancock

Love Back Explain

Hearing a whole entire room sing back to me, 'I guess it's true I'm not good at a one-night stand,' you know, I just can't explain the feeling. It's unreal. You feel like you've just read your diary to thousands of people and they've gone, 'It's okay. We still love you.'

- Sam Smith

Going Explain Benefits

What we can do is to explain as clearly as possible what the benefits would be of him going down one path, and what the potential consequences would be if he chooses another path.

- Mitchell Reiss

Explain Strong Prose

There is a strong tendency in explanatory prose to invoke quantities of tension, energy, and whatnot to explain the genesis of pattern. I believe that all such explanations are inappropriate or wrong.

- Gregory Bateson

Principle Explain Single

It is impossible, in principle, to explain any pattern by invoking a single quantity.

- Gregory Bateson

Love Some Explain

The most common criticism I've seen is that I write 'popcorn fantasy:' lightweight action-adventure. Some people call it that as they explain why they love it for exactly that reason. I'm cool with that, either way. I just nod and let it go.

- R. A. Salvatore