This, to use an American term in which discovery, retribution, torture, death, eternity appear in the shape of a singularly repulsive nutshell, was it.
Most of them had not understood Blackberry's discovery of the raft and at once forgot it.
As with all my children, you must find your own path, and through that discovery, you will decide what each earth child must ultimately decide-whether she chooses chaos or love.
Discovery is always rape of the natural world. Always.
Discovery, they believe, is inevitable. So they just try to do it first. That's the game in science.
Yes, as Rhett had prophesied, marriage could be a lot of fun. Not only was it fun but she was learning many things. That was odd in itself, because Scarlett had thought life could teach her no more. Now she felt like a child, every day on the brink of a new discovery.
Another reason it would be a good invention is that there are so many times when you know you're feeling a lot of something, but you don't know what the something is.
I tried to think about other things. I tried to invent optimistic inventions. But the pessimistic ones were extremely loud.
Dill was off again. Beautiful things floated around in his dreamy head. He could read two books to my one, but he preferred the magic of his own inventions. He could add and subtract faster than lightning, but he preferred his own twilight world, a world where babies slept, waiting to be gathered like morning lilies.
And many such good inventions are there, that they are like womanÆs breasts: useful at the same time, and pleasant.
To consider freedom as directly dependent on the number of man's requirements and the extent of their immediate satisfaction shows a twisted understanding of human nature, for such an interpretation only breeds in men a multitude of senseless, stupid desires and habits and endless preposterous inventions.
We are all humiliated by the sudden discovery of a fact which has existed very comfortably and perhaps been staring at us in private while we have been making up our world entirely without it.
The invention of print, however, made it easier to manipulate public opinion, and the film and the radio carried the process further. With the development of television, and the technical advance which made it possible to receive and transmit simultaneously on the same instrument, private life came to an end.
One of the surprises of her unoccupied state was the discovery that time, when it is left to itself and no definite demands are made on it, cannot be trusted to move at any recognized pace
Mr. Cruncher... always spoke of the year of our Lord as Anna Dominoes: apparently under the impression that the Christian era dated from the invention of a popular game, by a lady who had bestowed her name upon it.
There are three stages in scientific discovery. First, people deny that it is true, then they deny that it is important; finally they credit the wrong person.
When we gaze at the magnificence of an ancient monument and ascribe its achievement to one man, we are guilty of spiritual embezzlement. We forget the army of craftsmen, unknown and unsung, who preceded him in the darkness of the ages, who toiled humbly - all heroism is humble - each contributing his small share to the common treasure of his time. A great building is not the private invention of some genius or other. It is merely a condensation of the spirit of a people.
From my stone pillow I have dreamed dreams of the mortal world above. I have heard its voices, its new music, as lullabies as I lie in my grave. I have envisioned its fantastical discoveries. I have known its courage in the timeless sanctum of my thoughts. And though it shuts me out with its dazzling forms, I long for one with the strength to roam it fearlessly, to ride the Devil's Road through its heart.
I said I have no powers of invention. Well, I also have no powers of mimicry.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.
The end goal of all this is to answer the fundamental question Are we alone But how did life form on Earth, and how easy is it for life to form Those are other questions the discovery of planets can help us answer.
This the first time I ever heard it said that the crime is not the burglary, but the discovery of the burglar.
Franklin had so many interests that we worked hard to get as much in as possible. He was interested in everything going on around him. When you look at the biographical information, his inventions, what he read, who he spoke to, the range of subjects he mastered, there's a chance he had an opinion about it. There are so many aspects, whether the most significant or a little less well-known, that show that breadth of what he was involved in.
I think that various styles and methods and approaches are an invention of people who don't understand the process of acting and who try very hard to label things.
Sex is a discovery.
I had my moments for sure but I wasn't confrontational. And sometimes you get on the court and you'd find yourself very confrontational. It was all a discovery.
The greatest Electrical Pioneer of them all was Thomas Edison.... Edisons first major invention, in 1877, was the phonograph, which could soon be found in thousands of American homes, where it basically sat until 1923, when the record was invented.
Today every invention is received with a cry of triumph which soon turns into a cry of fear.
The discovery of nuclear chain reactions need not bring about the destruction of mankind any more than did the discovery of matches. We only must do everything in our power to safeguard against its abuse. Only a supranational organization, equipped w.