Quotation Explorer - 'Models'

Models are to be used, not believed.
True role models don't stand on a pedestal and tell you how to climb up; they jump down and help push you up.
All existing business models are wrong. Find a new one. - Hugh Macleod
IF YOU WANT TO CREATE A CHANGE, you must challenge not only the models of Unreality, but the paradigms that underwrite them. - Stafford Beer
Nowadays, nobody can teach you a useful thing about life, since models are outdated one moment after. - Marino Baccarini
Women do desperately need models for power other than the maternal. - Lois McMaster Bujold
This fascination with computer models is something I understand very well. Richard Feynmann called it a disease. I fear he is right. - Michael Crichton
As a nation, we will only become the shining light to the world with the emergence of more and more role models worthy of emulation by all - Fela Durotoye
How come we play war and not peace?""Too few role models. - Bill Watterson
We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples' models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open. - Shakti Gawain
Good design can't fix broken business models. - Jeffrey Veen
I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world. - Meryl Streep
[About describing atomic models in the language of classical physics:]We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images and establishing mental connections. - Niels Bohr
Role models are only of limited use. For no-one is as important, potentially powerful and as key in your life and world as you. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Engineers do engineering, i.e. they build bridges. So engineering needs engineers. The economy does NOT need economists. Economists do not make economy, but they try it and that is why we have so much problems with some financial models. - Steve Keen
The city was a machine of its own, continuously producing. We were constantly pumped out through its assembly line, in different forms or models. We came hardwired with different stories, dark secrets, vices, and defects. Over time, we fail and come to find our end, but the city continues onwards. - Cristina Martín
Find someone who has a life that you want and figure out how they got it. Read books, pick your role models wisely. Find out what they did and do it. - Lana Del Rey
DAD (Decide-Announce-Defend) remains the order of the day, with only a few inspiring models of EDD (Engage-Deliberate-Decide) available to us to demonstrate how very different things could be. - Johnathon Porritt
Even the models we see in magazines wish they could look like their own images. - Cheri K. Erdman
we deceive ourselves if we believe we can hold on to old models as "ideologies whimper off to a shallow grave in prolonged agony of people, institutions and cultures. - Said E. Dawlabani
Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Children have more need of models than of critics. - Joseph Joubert
The trees and shrubs rear white arms to the sky on every side; and where were walls and fences, we see forms stretching in frolic gambols across the dusky landscape, as if Nature had strewn her fresh designs over the fields by night as models for man's art. - Henry David Thoreau
Perseverance is the act of true role models and heroes. - Liza M. Wiemer
Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach. - Rosabeth Moss Kantor
The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates. - Dave Barry
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