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Gods Sculptures

The cultural center of Asia Minor, Pergamon boasted a vast library of 200,000 scrolls, a spectacular 10,000-seat theater, and a monumental Great Altar decorated with sculptures of the Olympian gods defeating the Giants. People came from all around the Mediterranean seeking cures at the famous Temple of Asclepius, god of medicine.

- Adrienne Mayor

Years And Years

The right wing has had a radio apparatus for years and years, so they've had minor leagues - they've had local rightwing guys who've become national rightwing guys, and who build slowly, and that's how it goes. We haven't had that. It isn't like we have a farm team.

- Al Franken

Show Anthropology

In my introductory course, Anthropology 160, the Forms of Folklore, I try to show the students what the major and minor genres of folklore are, and how they can be analyzed.

- Alan Dundes

Country Having

For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government. That is why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Invaluable Works

Wilde is an invaluable acquaintance. Often, in situations where I am required to appear witty, I simply steal large chunks from his works and attempt to pass them off as my own with minor modifications.

- Alexandra Petri

Through Been

When nobody read, dyslexia wasn't a problem. When most people had to hunt, a minor genetic variation in your ability to focus attention was hardly a problem, and may even have been an advantage. When most people have to make it through high school, the same variation can become a genuinely life-altering disease.

- Alison Gopnik

I Think Dancers

I think it would be fair to say that most female dancers have dealt with, whether it's an extreme, or minor complex in eating disorders. So the first thing I would say to girls who are feeling that way is you're not alone. You're far from alone. You're the majority. There's absolutely nothing wrong with what you're feeling.

- Amanda Schull

Patience Form

Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.

- Ambrose Bierce

Blind Last Year

'Blind Curve,' the book I'm working on now, sprang from a crazy incident that happened to me last year while on my book tour. I was pulled out of my car for a minor traffic violation - an incident that escalated into my being thrown into cuffs and told I was going to jail. Except in my story, the hero doesn't get off as easily as I did.

- Andrew Gross

I Think Some

I know a lot of actors talk about the importance of wardrobe, and it always seems like it's kind of a cop-out, maybe, because it seems like a minor detail to some people. But I think it's hugely important.

- Anna Faris

Importance Itself

The house itself is of minor importance. Its relation to the community is the thing that really counts.

- Clarence Stein

I Think Other

I think about fanaticism - oblivion awaits, especially for minor writers, so you have to be a fanatic; you have to be a crank to keep going, but on the other hand, what else would you do with the rest of your life? You gotta do something.

- Cynthia Ozick

Love Big

I do have a huge fascination for science, and I love to hear what my dad has to say. He used to take me into minor surgeries when I was a kid and let me watch, so I definitely have a passion for it, but it's not as big a passion as I have for acting and creating characters.

- Daniela Ruah

Past Sometimes

I don't generally listen to music while working, but sometimes music can help me get past minor writer's block.

- David Liss

Becoming Attend

Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues must attend one of the two umpire schools sanctioned by Major League Baseball.

- Jim Evans

Career Year

Minor league umpires are evaluated in their respective leagues each year and rated numerically. This enables umpires to know where they stand and helps them make prudent career decisions.

- Jim Evans

Other Very

I find littering very annoying. It's a minor but also a major thing: a society that litters is one that also has so little respect for the environment and, consequently, other people. If we had clean streets, a lot of other things would be fixed almost effortlessly.

- Joanne Harris

Fact Leading

No movement finding itself in this stage of struggle can operate by getting authority from the leading body of the political organs for even minor action that is taken and we don't even know in the case of the actions which have publicize whether they are in fact our people.

- Joe Slovo

Thought Occur

When I was in my 20s it did occur to me that there was something perverted about an attitude that thought that killing somebody was a minor offence compared to kissing somebody.

- John McGahern

Use Painted

At first, I was able to use a Bunsen burner attached to my mother's gas stove, but the use of the kitchen as a laboratory came to an abrupt end when a minor explosion involving hydrogen sulphide spattered the newly painted decor and changed the colour from blue to dirty green!

- John Vane

Career Stepping

I don't view any of the hits I've ever written as the climax of my career. They're just minor stepping stones.

- Jon Bellion

Sophistication South

I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?

- Joni Mitchell

Use Album

Ever since I released my first album, I've tried not to use minor chords as the main element in songs. The way I sing is too melancholic.

- Jose Gonzalez

Play Request

So I made a request. I said to the writers, I have a minor request that I just want to play a loser.

- Justin Long

American About

Traveling, I've met Ghanaian people who have seen me in minor stuff, but they see the name Ato Essandoh, and they recognize it as a Ghanaian name. They come up to me and are always so excited. You don't think about it, but they really absorb American culture.

- Ato Essandoh

Myself Being

I liked being a minor because you can't get into trouble. Now I just have to try and behave myself.

- Avril Lavigne

Bounce Other

I used to have costumed characters come out, like SpongeBob. It's just fun to make it into this minor event, just to surprise people and experiment and be weird and just have fun with it. I've done just the hour stand-up, and that's fun, but the other stuff makes it fun for me and gives me something to react to and bounce off of.

- Hannibal Buress

Disease Cases

In cases of porphyria, a minor disease, the patient excretes large quantities of porphyrins.

- Hans Fischer

Ever Betrayed

Only one man ever betrayed my confidence, and that only in a minor matter.

- Harry Houdini

Never Suburban

I've never looked at a suburban building as being a minor building and an urban building as being a major building.

- Helmut Jahn

Trauma Normal

The hemorrhages in vitamin K deficiency develop in this way that minute vascular lesions caused by minor mechanical trauma are not closed by rapid clotting, as is the case in normal animals.

- Henrik Dam

Treat Apt

People are too apt to treat God as if he were a minor royalty.

- Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Minor League Named

In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year. It was my second season in the bigs.

- Bob Uecker

Making Projects

I like being in control of making all the major decisions pertaining to my projects. That's something that you don't get to do in a group. Everything has to be voted on - every minor decision.

- Bobby Brown

Play I Think

Even after I played ten years of ball, I still felt like I had to play well or somebody might take my place. They had plenty of players in the minor leagues who were good enough to come up and take your job, and I think that kept us going all of the time. I hustled and put that extra effort in all of the time.

- Bobby Doerr

College Play

Major League Baseball has the best idea of all. Three years before they'll take a kid out of college, then they have a minor league system that they put the kids in. I'm sure that if the NBA followed the same thing, there would be a lot of kids in a minor league system that still were not good enough to play in the major NBA.

- Bobby Knight

Sports Chance

We're going to have more kids playing, and we're going to have a better chance of finding those players Minor sports in a community is for fun and recreation. For everyone.

- Bobby Orr

Design Furniture

I'm drawn to furniture design as complete architecture on a minor scale.

- Brad Pitt

Two May

A Rook is of the value of five Pawns and a fraction, and may be exchanged for a minor Piece and two Pawns. Two Rooks may be exchanged for three minor Pieces.

- Howard Staunton

Other Distinction

Each player, it will be observed, has eight superior Pieces or officers, and eight minor ones which are called Pawns; and, for the purpose of distinction, the Pieces and Pawns of one party are of a different color from those of the other.

- Howard Staunton

Pieces Bishop

The Bishop and Knight, in contradistinction to the Queen and Rook, are called Minor Pieces.

- Howard Staunton

Brothers Smaller

Look at the Coen brothers. All their minor characters are as interesting as their protagonists. If the smaller characters are well-written, the whole world of the film becomes enriched. It's not the size of the thing, but the detail.

- Brendan Gleeson

Through Another

In film or on stage, in reflecting life through art, an actor has a second take or another day with his or her performance if something goes wrong. Bullfighters are spies crossing into enemy lines. Any mistake, no matter how minor or trivial, is potentially fatal.

- Brin-Jonathan Butler

Been Pitchers

Young pitchers don't throw enough in the minor leagues, and when they get to the majors, they don't have the stamina; their arms haven't been built up.

- Bruce Sutter

Back Moved

If I'm interrupted, it's just a minor inconvenience, but not a disaster, because it's easy to get back where I was: that is, the paint has not changed consistency; the light has not moved.

- Buffy Sainte-Marie

Temper Through

I had trouble with my temper all the way through the minor leagues.

- Cal Ripken, Jr.

Over Been

What people need to know is that asthma isn't a minor 'wheeze-disease.' It kills over five thousand people in America every year, and I could've been one of them.

- Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Committed Regime

The crimes committed by the North Vietnamese regime against the Vietnamese people were minor compared to the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge against the Cambodians, but for us on the left they were emotionally far more significant.

- James Donald

Role Plays

Schooling after the second grade plays only a minor role in creating or reducing gaps.

- James Heckman

Law Perfect

For every criminal case, the judge must construct a perfect syllogism: the major premise must be the general law; the minor premise, whether or not the action in question is in compliance with the law; and the conclusion, acquittal or punishment.

- Cesare Beccaria

Bring Rather

Most businesses believe regulators intend to fine them rather than help them protect their workers. Serious violations should bring real consequences, but minor violations should only incur warnings that encourage compliance.

- James Lankford

Data Other

It is clear from all these data that the interests of teenagers are not focused around studies, and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent in the eyes of other adolescents.

- James S. Coleman

Big Role

I'm often given parts that aren't as big as they are colorful, but people remember them. When it's a minor or supporting role, you learn to make the most of what you're given. I can make two lines seem like 'Hamlet'.

- Denholm Elliott

Needed Additional

The goal of immigration policy should be what is in the best interests of the American people as a whole. I would recommend limiting immigration to spouses and minor children of citizens, plus additional immigrants chosen for special skills needed in the U.S.

- Jan C. Ting

One Thing Fiction

If I've got one thing that I really believe about fiction and life, it's that there are no minor characters.

- Jane Gardam

Love Alive

I love the tradition of Dickens, where even the most minor walk-on characters are twitching and particular and alive.

- Donna Tartt

Own Aspects

Actors usually respond to minor aspects of their own character or things that even feel disparate from themselves.

- Jeff Perry

Will Like

I will refine somebody in a minor way, but I don't want to totally change them. I don't want them to look like plastic dolls.

- Douglas Kirkland

College Every Day

I went to performing arts high school, and I took dance and acting every day. Then, I went to Marymount Manhattan College and I have a B.A. in acting, with a concentration in theater performance and a minor in musical theater. I studied there for three years.

- Jenna Ushkowitz

Reason Sociology

I have an economics degree with a minor in sociology. The reason I have that is because I want to do a ministry in urban areas and help with underprivileged kids.

- Jeremy Lin

Give Neighborhoods

We must give up Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem and return to the core of the territory that is the State of Israel prior to 1967, with minor corrections dictated by the reality created since then.

- Ehud Olmert

Everything Our

We are minor in everything but our passions.

- Elizabeth Bowen

Detect Subtleties

I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe?

- Kate Chopin

Color Hating

Sometimes you can just not spend that much money or do a minor change with color on a certain room, and it just can open up and brings people a lot of joy. They can go from hating a room or hating a house to loving it.

- Katherine LaNasa

Like Which

We get on the bandwagon in all sorts of ways - you know minor ways and major ways - like what you've just encountered which isn't censorship exactly, it was something sort of uglier in a way.

- Kathy Acker

Go Public Relations

I wanted to go to school for public relations, and I also wanted to minor in dance. And Hofstra had two really good programs for both of those, so that's why I ended up there.

- Katie Nolan

Purpose Abortion

The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion.

- Ken Calvert

City Newspaper

In the early nineties, I was a cub reporter on a city newspaper in Limerick, and assigned to the courthouse there. One day, an old detective sergeant came and whispered to me in the press pit. He pointed out a young offender, a teenager who was up for stealing a car or something relatively minor, and said, 'See this kid? He'll kill.'

- Kevin Barry

Big Russian

I had a minor in Russian history, and this was at the time when the big Cold War was going on.

- Kevin J. Anderson

Pretending Genuinely

The most difficult thing about living as a writer is precisely 'having to write.' Pretending to be a writer is easy. Living freely, reading many books, going on frequent trips, cultivating minor eccentricities... but genuinely being a writer is difficult, because you have to write something that will convince both yourself and readers.

- Kim Young-ha

Other Relates

Whenever we find, in two forms of life that are unrelated to each other, a similarity of form or of behaviour patterns which relates to more than a few minor details, we assume it to be caused by parallel adaptation to the same life-preserving function.

- Konrad Lorenz

Husband Mattered

People often refer to bygone days as a simpler time. Perhaps, more accurately, my grandparents' generation focused better on what mattered. Traffic jams and minor quibbles with my husband Daniel pale in comparison with the worries that were faced on the home front and battlefield during the Second World War.

- Kristina McMorris

About Part

I didn't even know how to speak Hindi or act. I didn't think about fame and money. I didn't talk about money with the producers, as I was a minor. My parents handled that part. But I am from a family where money was never an issue.

- Krystle D'Souza

Which Biochemical

It is one of the more striking generalizations of biochemistry - which surprisingly is hardly ever mentioned in the biochemical textbooks - that the twenty amino acids and the four bases, are, with minor reservations, the same throughout Nature.

- Francis Crick

Notes Could

I could stop and say, Well that was a D minor, G seven, but I really don't want to know that. I just want to know that there's a combination of notes that makes a sound.

- Lee Konitz

I Think Some

I think several generations of my family had novels in the drawer. You know the montage in 'The Royal Tenenbaums' where each character has produced some sort of minor work? It was like having a magician in the household.

- Garth Risk Hallberg

Love Russian

I'd love to have a 19th Century Russian book club where all the members had to act like the pretentious minor noblemen they were reading about.

- Gary Shteyngart

World Thus

Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.

- Gaston Bachelard

Back Prepared

So is civil society prepared for the future? Probably not. Most organisations have to live hand to mouth, juggling short-term funding and perpetual minor crises. Even the bigger ones rarely get much time to stand back and look at the bigger picture. Many are on a treadmill chasing after contracts and new funding.

- Geoff Mulgan

Principle Could

God, great principle of all minor principles, God, who is Himself without a principle, could not conceive Himself, if, in order to do it, He required to know His own principle.

- Giacomo Casanova

Treat Loved Ones

I've never understood people who treat their loved ones worse and with less respect than they would a total stranger or minor acquaintance.

- Lynn Coady

Very Festival

Throughout history, Hanukkah was a relatively minor festival, but it's become very popular in America due to its proximity to Christmas.

- Gil Marks

Journey Path

Once you leave the minor leagues, you want to not come back. But it's the path that I'm on, the journey that I'm on.

- Ryan Howard

Game Six

I learned a lot in the Minor Leagues, spending six years there. I honed my skills, as far as coaching goes. I was able to work with the players in a lot of facets of the game.

- Ryne Sandberg

Old Leagues

At my growing years of 18 to 21 years old in the Minor Leagues, I dreamed of being a Philadelphia Phillie.

- Ryne Sandberg

Majors Leagues

If you're in the minor leagues, you want to get to the majors.

- Ryne Sandberg

Business Leagues

Any time you're in the coaching business or managing in the minor leagues, when you see a player who has made it to the major leagues, you get a thrill out of that.

- Ryne Sandberg

Goal Manager

When I was a minor league player, my goal was to be a major leaguer. It's no different as a minor league manager.

- Ryne Sandberg

Thought Living

Football, I thought, would be a tough sport to make a living in. There is no minor league. You either make it to the NFL or you don't.

- Ryne Sandberg

Reach Used

I used to get made fun of in the minor leagues. I'd be 0 for 2, and then in my last at-bat I'd hit a chopper that wouldn't even reach the shortstop, and I'd get a hit out of it. The guys would be all over me, but a hit's a hit. I'll take 3,000 of 'em.

- Mike Trout

Education Hugely

The point of my work is to show that culture and education aren't simply hobbies or minor influences. They are hugely important in the affirmation of differences between groups and social classes and in the reproduction of those differences.

- Pierre Bourdieu

Education Hobbies

The point of my work is to show that culture and education aren't simply hobbies or minor influences.

- Pierre Bourdieu

Role Been

I've long been interested in the role of 'minor characters' in major events. This has been the focus of a lot of the fiction and nonfiction I've written.

- Thomas Mallon

Through Riding

That was my pride and joy - that I made it through all those years of minor hockey without losing any of my teeth; then, I ended up losing them in a car accident in New York when I was riding in a taxi. So, I end up losing my teeth, but not in the glamorous fashion I envisioned.

- Tom Glavine

Song Southern

I want my careless song to strike no minor key; no fiend to stand between my body's Southern song - the fusion of the South, my body's song and me.

- Margaret Walker

Moments Encountered

Minor things can become moments of great revelation when encountered for the first time.

- Margot Fonteyn

College Reason

Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom. I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree. It's not a minor league or an audition for the pros.

- Rebecca Lobo

Big Had

When there were just eight teams in each of the big leagues, I was always told, 'It's hard to come up, but it's just hard to stay in the big leagues.' That's because there's always somebody. The Cardinals had so many minor league clubs and had so many good ballplayers.

- Red Schoendienst

Like Tunes

I like minor tunes.

- Marian McPartland

Doing Play

That's something Mary Lou Williams used to tell me: If you're not feeling right about what you're doing and you play a minor tune it all comes back, falls into place. I don't know if that's true, but I do it.

- Marian McPartland