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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.
Cancer is not a straight line. It's up and down.
I like science and I love gym. Oh, and I like art, but I'm really bad at it. I'm just a terrible drawer. I can't draw a circle. Even with a ruler, I can't draw 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.
I have got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line, or everything has to be in pairs.
Be able to back up a car for a considerable distance in a straight line and back out of a driveway.
Marilyn vos Savant
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.
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.
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
Every body continues in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, except insofar as it doesn't.
It is of course the nature of historical contraction that the shortest distance to a historical destination is never a straight line.
Nature does not proceed in a straight line, it is rather a sprawling development.
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
She can't even chew gum and walk in a straight line, let alone write a book.
Look at Jane Austen. Her characters derive in a reasonably straight line from fairy tales.
I don't know many people, if any, who have had some straight line toward success. I mean, they start here, they work hard, they've got what it takes, and they just go straight to the top over some number of years. Most people get a little failure.
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.
The other inmates stand in a long straight line, flanked by guards, and I am dragged past them. I do not respect them, because they will not run - will not try to escape.
Jack Henry Abbott
What is a good performance? It lies in the hands and head of a performer... the shortest way between two people is not a straight line.
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.
The straight line leads to the downfall of humanity.
The straight line is ungodly.
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