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If Baltimore's view, that scientists who do not take the words of authorities are far removed from the ordinary behavior of scientists, prevails in the scientific community, then something fundamental, very serious, and very disturbing is happening to the scientific community.
The idea is to take the most ordinary things and make them extraordinary, as Gerard Manley Hopkins does in his poems.
Alfonso A. Ossorio
I live a very ordinary life. The rare awards ceremonies I go to are quite fun, because I can enjoy the irony of one minute walking to the tube, and the next being driven along the same stretch of road in a limo.
I'm somebody who explores extraordinary possibilities, not ordinary ones.
I read a bit of the Icelandic sagas. They're fascinating in that they are completely ordinary. The farmer will go off into the hills and fight a troll, and then go back and do ordinary things. It's an odd mix of fantasy and reality.
Poems have a different music from ordinary language, and every poem has a different kind of music of necessity, and that's, in a way, the hardest thing about writing poetry is waiting for that music, and sometimes you never know if it's going to come.
C. K. Williams
More than any other in Western Europe, Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people.
For days after the launch, Sputnik was a wonderful curiosity. A man-made moon visible by ordinary citizens, it inspired awe and pride that humans had finally launched an object into space.
If the attainment of peace is the ultimate objective of all statesmen, it is, at the same time, something very ordinary, closely tied to the daily life of each individual.
The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.
Gordon B. Hinckley
I think, increasingly, despite what we are being told is an ever more open world of communication, there is a terrible alienation in the ordinary man between what he is being told and what he secretly believes.
John le Carre
I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences.
I'm just an ordinary person.
The role of social media is critical because it helps to spread cognitive dissonance by connecting thought leaders and activists to ordinary citizens rapidly expanding the network of people who become willing to take action.
One has the idea of a stupid man as perfectly healthy and ordinary, and of illness as making one refined and clever and unusual.
Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much.
Walter Savage Landor
Adventuring can be for the ordinary person with ordinary qualities, such as I regard myself.
I worry a lot about taking care of my dependents, all those perfectly ordinary middle-class preoccupations.
The ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist. He is a sentimentalist in this essential sense, that he is soaked and swept away by mere associations.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Even the dumber parts of our government are not run by idiots. These are ordinary people like us, doing a job. By and large, they're trying to do it as well as they can. Or at least as often as people in the private sector try to do as well as they can.
P. J. O'Rourke
I just wanted to be an ordinary parish priest.
Space only becomes ordinary when the frontier is no longer being breached.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Expensive advertising courts us with hints and images. The ordinary kind merely says, Buy.
Ordinary morality is innate in my view.
After my spectacular failures, I could not be satisfied with an ordinary success.
Even we schoolchildren know that ordinary diplomats don't drive around in unmarked cars carrying Glock pistols.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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Good order is the foundation of all things.
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