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People always think that history proceeds in a straight line. It doesn't. Social attitudes don't change in a straight line. There's always a backlash against progressive ideas.
If you look at any Muslim society and you make a scale of how developed they are, and how successful the economy is, it's a straight line. It depends on how much they emancipate their women.
The straight line belongs to men, the curved one to God.
An object in motion tends to remain in motion along a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line, but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong, truth and error, justice and injustice, cruelty and mercy.
The straight line leads to the downfall of humanity.
Concrete you can mold, you can press it into - after all, you haven't any straight lines in your body. Why should we have straight lines in our architecture? You'd be surprised when you go into a room that has no straight line - how marvelous it is that you can feel the walls talking back to you, as it were.
The challenge to me as a director was for the audience to see the film as going on in a straight line, so that they did not sense all of these break-ups. I did not want a film to be a collage of all these images.
I have got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line, or everything has to be in pairs.
Lawyers have to make a living, and can only do so by inducing people to believe that a straight line is crooked.
There are many crooked lines and one straight line. Which is the line of truth? Why the straight line? Truth is always the shortest distance between two points.
Sun Myung Moon
She can't even chew gum and walk in a straight line, let alone write a book.
Every body continues in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, except insofar as it doesn't.
The straight line is ungodly.
I don't plot the books out ahead of time, I don't plan them. I don't begin at the beginning and end at the end. I don't work with an outline and I don't work in a straight line.
People take the longest possible paths, digress to numerous dead ends, and make all kinds of mistakes. Then historians come along and write summaries of this messy, nonlinear process and make it appear like a simple, straight line.
Cancer is not a straight line. It's up and down.
Be able to back up a car for a considerable distance in a straight line and back out of a driveway.
Marilyn vos Savant
Nature does not proceed in a straight line, it is rather a sprawling development.
A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.
It is of course the nature of historical contraction that the shortest distance to a historical destination is never a straight line.
You can graph human evolution, which is mostly a straight line, but we do get better and change over time, and you can graph technological evolution, which is a line that's going straight up. They are going to intersect each other at some point, and that's happening now.
Daniel H. Wilson
English people are famous for never speaking out but only saying what they really feel about you behind your back. Americans believe the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. I like exploring those, er, differences in national snippiness.
Look at Jane Austen. Her characters derive in a reasonably straight line from fairy tales.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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