Quotation Explorer - 'Subject'

I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light. - Isaac Newton
An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them. - Werner Heisenberg
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me. - Thomas Jefferson
Four years after my father's death, when the subject of parents came up in conversation i would relate the information in a flat, matter-of-fact tone eager to detect in my listener the flinch of grief that eluded me. - Alison Bechdel
The limit of man s knowledge in any subject possesses a high interest which is perhaps increased by its close neighbourhood to the realms of imagination. - Charles Darwin
Every human is a school subject. This is rather a metaphorical way of saying it, to put it straight, those you love are few, and the ones you detest are many. - Michael Bassey Johnson
You can only rule over a subject race, especially when you are in a small minority, if you honestly believe yourself to be racially superior, and it helps towards this if you can believe that the subject race is biologically different. - George Orwell
MAGNETISM, n. Something acting upon a magnet. The two definitions immediately foregoing are condensed from the works of one thousand eminent scientists, who have illuminated the subject with a great white light, to the inexpressible advancement of human knowledge. - Ambrose Bierce
As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs in these veins, I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject.
A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation. - Friedrich Nietzsche
There are too many windbags in this world. Speak only when you are competent in a subject - It produces dignity." - L. R. W. Lee Andy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon's Fury - L.R.W. Lee
Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject. - George Santayana
I think that people's sexual preferences are a legitimate subject for humour, dirty humour if at all possible. - Christopher Hitchens
Love is such a powerful subject matter because it comes in so many different shapes and sizes. It's about timing, fate, failure, redemption. - Jim Sturgess
Why is joy not considered a fit subject for an artist? - Eugene Manlove Rhodes
How had I deserved to be so blessed by such confessions? —how had I deserved to be so cursed with the removal of my beloved in the hour of her making them, But upon this subject I cannot bear to dilate. - Edgar Allan Poe
Math is a hard subject.... - no silence from you and skipping this and going to the next quote, didn't you done this? - Deyth Banger
LUMINARY, n. One who throws light upon a subject; as an editor by not writing about it. - Ambrose Bierce
Parades should be classed as a nuisance and participants should be subject to a term in prison. - Will Rogers
Any subject we exclude from fiction will drop from our culture's memory. - Emma Donoghue
Tis all in pieces, all coherence gone,All just supply, and all relation;Prince, subject, father, son, are things forgot,For every man alone thinks he hath gotTo be a phoenix, and that then can beNone of that kind, of which he is, but he. - John Donne
Measurements "are never enough. The artist's eye and desire to breathe life into the subject must be the deciding factors. - David McCullough
One’s skill is never complete, one’s knowledge is forever lacking, one’s taste is invariably altered, one’s opinion ever subject to controversy. There is a complete and constant urge towards improvement. - Andrew Loomis
Home is always the impossible subject, multilayered and maddening. - Paul Theroux
Everything in your life should be subject to the main purpose of life. - Sunday Adelaja
Teachers, you don't teach a subject, you teach a child. - Deepa Bhushan
The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. - Benjamin Disraeli
Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. - Bertrand Russell
It is of great advantage to the student of any subject to read the original memoirs on that subject, for science is always most completely assimilated when it is in the nascent state... - James Clerk Maxwell
We must realise that cognitive hygiene is as important subject as oral hygiene for healthy and happy existence. - Aditya Ajmera
Egotorial: An editorial in broadcasting or print media where the subject matter is secondary to the superficial, pretentious, antagonistic, or materialistic ego of the author. - Grant McLachlan
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience. - Adam Smith
Rem tene, verba sequntur (Keep to the subject, and the words will follow)
This imputation of inconsistency is one to which every sound politician and every honest thinker must sooner or later subject himself. The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion. - James Russell Lowell
Pick the paper off the floor, throw it in the trash, study—even if you think you already know the subject, say thank you for an act of kindness, and be the support you want to receive. You want to become a master of the mundane, making it easier to be a sorcerer of success. - K. Abernathy Can You Action Past Your Devil's Advocate
Intellectual despair is a subject for comedy. - Marty Rubin
If we are not submitted to Jesus Christ, then the forces of darkness will not be subject to us. - Sunday Adelaja
If we could be seen thinking, we would show blown bright one moment, dark the next, like embers; subject to every passing word and thought of our own or other people's, mostly other people's. - Dorothy Whipple
Morality is a subject to meddle in the affairs of other persons, guided by our preferences and convenience. - Aditya Ajmera
What seems most significant to me about our movement [Impressionism] is that we have freed painting from the importance of the subject. I am at liberty to paint flowers and call them flowers, without their needing to tell a story. - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance. - William Wirt
The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and all to lose - especially their lives. - Eugene V. Debs
A good presentation = Conviction + Story + Message. Subject does not matter. - Aayush Jain
I do not think one can assess a writer’s motives without knowing something of his early development. His subject matter will be determined by the age he lives in ... but before he ever begins to write he will have acquired an emotional attitude from which he will never completely escape. - George Orwell
Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. - C.S. Lewis
Art is the writer not having control, but the subject having control of the writer. - Paula Vogel
The truths of the one subject have already been discovered, but have not been accepted because they spell the death of the faith in the lie. - Compton Gage
Grasp the subject, the words will follow. - Cato the Elder
If marriage is your object,You'd better start loving your subject.
If you truly love film, I think the healthiest thing to do is not read books on the subject. I prefer the glossy film magazines with their big color photos and gossip columns, or the National Enquirer. Such vulgarity is healthy and safe. - Werner Herzog
The subject may be crude and repulsive. Its expression is artistically modulated and balanced. This is style. This is art. This is the only thing that really matters in books. - Vladimir Nabokov
Truth is subject to too much analysis. - Frank Herbert
Science, like nothing else among the institutions of mankind, grows like a weed every year. Art is subject to arbitrary fashion, religion is inwardly focused and driven only to sustain itself, law shuttles between freeing us and enslaving us. - Kary Mullis
Law is a jealous subject - It will require and consume all of you should you choose to pursue her. - Elias Tan JS
I no more believe in simplistic solutions than I do in simplistic identieties. The world is a complex machine that can't be dismantled with a srewdriver. But that shouldn't prevent us from observing, from trying to understand, from discussing, and sometimes suggesting a subject for reflection. - Amin Maalouf
Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject. - John Keats
A threat is basically a means for establishing a bargaining position by inducing fear in the subject. When a threat is used, it should always be implied that the subject himself is to blame by using words such as "You leave me no other choice but to..."
Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. - C. S. Lewis
The depth of your art is subject to originality; Your own authentic style. - Unarine Ramaru
...capitalism is too important and complex a subject to be left to economists. Achieving a critical comprehension of it requires perspectives beyond those characteristic of modern economics. That is why this is a history not of economic ideas, but of ideas beyond the capitalist economy. - Jerry Z. Muller
To speak of television as 'neutral' and therefore subject to change is as absurd as speaking of the reform of a technology such as guns. - Jerry Mander
There are scores of thousands of human insects who are ready at a moment's notice to reveal the will of God on every possible subject. - George Bernard Shaw
The mind has greater power over the emotions, and is less subject thereto, insofar as it understands all things to be necessary. - Baruch Spinoza
Theology is speaking about God while in the very presence of God. We are intimately engaged with the subject of our study. - Michael F. Bird
The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.
This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If just you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious. - John Cleese
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. - Sir Winston Churchill
[A writer] cannot serve today those who make history; he must serve those who are subject to it. - Albert Camus
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice. - Will Durant
I suppose because I grew up a thousand miles from the sea and missed the great age of passenger liners, I have always been subject to a romantic longing for ocean travel. - Bill Bryson
I'd rather meander through a pit of vipers than love one more person, but since I'm on the subject of snakes, we all know one, or are one. - Donna Lynn Hope
To hate a man because he was born in another country, because he speaks a different language, or because he takes a different view of this subject or that, is a great folly. Desist, I implore you, for we are all equally human...Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity.
For me, the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture. - Diane Arbus
The first step towards obtaining wisdom is to acknowledge the sovereignty and authority of God and to be subject wholly to His will. - Sunday Adelaja
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance. - Abraham Lincoln
The rule is that when one’s mind is controlled in a specific subject, he can control the other person’s mind in that subject. - Dada Bhagwan
The row was actually about everything in creation, but it had for its subject of the moment the boy's mustache. - Kurt Vonnegut
Egotorial: An editorial in broadcasting or print media where the subject matter is secondary to the superficial, pretentious, or materialist ego of the author. - Grant McLachlan
My creed on the subject of slavery is short. Slavery per se is not sin. It is a social condition ordained from the beginning of the world for the wisest purposes, benevolent and disciplinary, by Divine Wisdom. - Samuel Morse
Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested, and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all. This claim is rhetorical nonsense. - Stephen Jay Gould
Yes. Oh no! I don't subject myself to a leadership that does not break new territories! It is the job of leadership to succeed in landing its limbs on new grounds. - Israelmore Ayivor
Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are a subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who has suffered from insomnia. - Joseph Wood Krutch
It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to infidelity. - Abraham Lincoln
By reflecting a little on this subject I am almost convinced that those numberless small Circuses we see on the moon are the works of the Lunarians and may be called their Towns. - William Herschel
If we subject religious claims to a lesser degree of scrutiny, we should not be surprised if religious people subject us to a greater degree of servitude. - Stifyn Emrys
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in. - Abraham Lincoln
One is that if women’s sexuality in Africa wasn’t under assault, if women were able to say no, if women weren’t subject to predatory attacks by men, or predatory behavior generally, then you would have a disease in Africa called AIDS. But you wouldn’t have a pandemic. - Stephen Lewis
Concerning the gods I cannot know either that they exist or that they do not exist, or what form they might have, for there is much to prevent one's knowing: the obscurity of the subject and the shortness of man's life. - Protagoras
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends—always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that. - J. Donald Adams
So, your kids must love the iPad? I asked Mr. [Steve] Jobs, trying to change the subject. The company’s first tablet was just hitting the shelves. They haven’t used it, he told me. We limit how much technology our kids use at home. (Nytimes article, Sept. 10, 2014) - Nick Bilton
And for the season it was winter, and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp and violent, and subject to cruel and fierce storms. - William Bradford
In scientific discovery, it’s not the subject or object reveals the information to the scientist, but the awareness field of his own mind, reveals the details, at the time of deep focus on the subject or object. - Roshan Sharma
The New World Order is established by degrees. The first degree is truth of the one subject, which follows from the existence and the oneness of the universe, and from the ancient belief that God is all-knowing. - Compton Gage
If women have failed to make universal art because we’re trapped within the personal, why not universalize the personal and make it the subject of our art? - Chris Kraus
I do not believe that the present flowering of science is due in the least to a real appreciation of the beauty and intellectual discipline of the subject. It is due simply to the fact that power, wealth and prestige can only be obtained by the correct application of science. - Derek Barton
In writing, the point is not to manifest or exalt the act of writing, nor is it to pin a subject within language; it is, rather, a question of creating a space into which the writing subject constantly disappears. - Michel Foucault
His intelligence seized on a subject, his genius embraced it, his eloquence illuminated it. - Paterculus
So it is with minds. Unless you keep them busy with some definite subject that will bridle and control them, they throw themselves in disorder hither and yon in the vague field of imagination... And there is no mad or idle fancy that they do not bring forth in the agitation. - Michel de Montaigne
Discussions of death and such matters do more to unlock the human tongue than any other subject. - Agatha Christie
Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society. - Benjamin Franklin
In a world that loves lies, truth is subject to the greatest libels. - Orrin Woodward
Made you the subject of my dreams, I was always the first to hear your screams. Haven't you had enough of all these schemes? Re-run all the scenes...Haven't you noticed we're being a bit too extreme? I know not everything is as it seems, but aren't you tired of floating downstream? - Dalal Gebara
All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey. - John Dryden
Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. - Samuel Johnson
Each painting has its own way of evolving...When the painting is finished, the subject reaveals itself. - William Baziotes
If we believe we have no control, we acquiesce our real power, become subject to the decisions of others, and become like a leaf floating helplessly down a current of other people's decisions.
All story fiction is both truth that happens and never happens. Fiction is always about humanity, even if no subject is humanitarian or even human. - Richard Bunning
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit. - Aristotle
When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course. - Peter Drucker
Write what you know best. If you can't survive a cross-examination from a lawyer on the subject, you won't survive an interview with a journalist or anchorperson." Linda Radke, President of Five Star Publications. - Linda F. Radke
Knowledge is the only instrument of production that is not subject to diminishing returns. - John Clarke
You must forget all your theories, all your ideas before the subject. What part of these is really your own will be expressed in your expression of the emotion awakened in you by the subject. - Henri Matisse
Other than the promise of life after death, nothing consoles the poor better than the fact that rich people are also subject to death. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible. - Aristotle
By always thinking unto them. I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open little by little into the full light.
Some forms of reality are so horrible we refuse to face them, unless we are trapped into it by comedy. To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat. - Peter Sellers
I do not understand those who take little or no interest in the subject of religion. If religion embodies a truth, it is certainly the most important truth of human existence. If it is largely error, then it is one of monumentally tragic proportions—and should be vigorously opposed. - Steve Allen
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it. - Samuel Johnson
A ghost who has only a lay knowledge of the subject will be able to keep asking the same questions as the lay reader, and will therefore open up the potential readership of the book to a much wider audience. - Robert Harris
The philosophical I is not the man, not the human body or the human soul of which psychology treats, but the metaphysical subject, the limit - not a part of the world. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
You know how it is when you go to be the subject of a psychology experiment, and nobody else shows up, and you think maybe that's part of the experiment? I'm like that all the time. - Steven Wright
I am reminded of that irregular preacher at home who was accused of wandering from his subject. He replied that, whether he stuck to his subject or not, he thanked God that he stuck to his object, which was to bring men to Christ. I hope I shall never lose sight of that. - Geraldine Taylor
The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it. - Benjamin Disraeli
There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person. - G. K. Chesterton
Why do I write? Out of fear. Out of fear that the memory of the people I write about might go lost. Out of fear that the memory of myself might get lost. Or even just to be shielded by a story, to slip inside a story and stop being recognizable, controllable, subject to blackmail. - Fabrizio de André
Beauty is the reflection of a loving heart, not the quality of an object or subject. - Debasish Mridha
Psychology is a subject of life, death, and in-betweens. - Santosh Kalwar
My characters are quite as real to me as so-called real people; which is one reason why I'm not subject to what is known as loneliness. I have plenty of company. - William S. Burroughs
Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy. On the contrary, in friendship union is more about ideal things: and in that sense it is more ideal and less subject to trouble than marriage is. - George Santayana
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
No one can speak well, unless he thoroughly understands his subject. - Cicero
Stigma's power lies in silence. The silence that persists when discussion and action should be taking place. The silence one imposes on another for speaking up on a taboo subject, branding them with a label until they are rendered mute or preferably unheard. - M.B. Dallocchio
Nothing that surrounds us is object, all is subject. - André Breton
History was my favourite subject at school and in my spare time I read historical novels voraciously from Heidi to the Scarlet Pimpernel and from Georgette Heyer to Agatha Christie. - Sara Sheridan
A person is an objective entity, which as a definite subject has the closest contacts with the whole (external) world and is most intimately involved with it precisely because of its inwardness, its interior life. - Pope John Paul II
Anne did think on the question with perfect decision, and said as much in replay as her own feelings could accomplish, or as his seemed able to bear, for he was too much affected to renew the subject - and when he spoke again, it was something totally different. - Jane Austen
Do not expect to arrive at certainty in every subject which you pursue. There are a hundred things wherein we mortals. . . must be content with probability, where our best light and reasoning will reach no farther.
When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest. - William Hazlitt
It is absurd to expect the inclinations and wishes of two human beings to coincide, through any long period of time. To oblige them to act and live together is to subject them to some inevitable potion of thwarting, bickering, and unhappiness. - William Godwin
Genuineness is often sacrificed in order to showcase the author's control over the form and subject matter, the end result technically sound but emotionally cold. - Jennifer S. Davis
The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds. - Tryon Edwards
A good presentation = Conviction + Story + Message. Subject does't matter. - Aayush Jain
All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I do so love hearing people speak passionately on any subject, other than themselves. - Ged Thompson Liverpool Poet
No man has all the knowledge on any subject at any time." - Rev., Dr. John Q. Kenzy - I added to Dr, Kenzy's quote as follows: "So then we can all stand to learn more about what we know or what we think we know." C. R. Lord - Dual Authorship.
It seems to me a measure of the true perversity of the human race, that one of its very few reliably pleasurable activities should be the subject of so much hysteria and repression. - A dangerous Method, 2011 (Movie)
Learning is one aspect which never ends for anyone, it just starts with new subject - OMiT
I have never written on any subject unless I believed that the authorities on it were hopelessly wrong. - Samuel Butler
If it's bad art, it's bad religion, no matter how pious the subject. - Madeleine L'Engle
Coming into your powers can be a very confusing time. Perhaps there is a book on the subject. If you like, we can go see Marian."Yeah, right. Choices and Changes. A Modern Girl's Guide to Casting. My Mom Wants to Kill Me: A Self-Help Book For Teens. - Kami Garcia
God is the one subject of reality. Take away the one subject and there is nothing real. - Compton Gage
I love science, and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awed by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it. - Robert M. Sapolsky
The artist has a duty to be calm. He has no right to show his emotion, his involvement, to go pouring it all out at the audience. Any excitement over a subject must be sublimated into an Olympian calm of form. That is the only way in which an artist can tell of the things that excite him. - Andrei Tarkovsky
The boring thing with taking a walk with someone is that your thoughts are then dictated by the subject or subjects of your conversation; and that is made worse by the fact that most sane people are terrified of silence whenever they are with or near someone. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Probably every subject is interesting if an avenue into it can be found that has humanity and that an ordinary person can follow. - William Zinsser
Writing can be taught or learned in the vacuum. We must say to students in every area of knowledge: "This is a how other people have written about this subject. Read it; study it; think about it. You can do it too. - William Zinsser
Millions of words are written annually purporting to tell how to beat the races, whereas the best possible advice on the subject is found in the three monosyllables: 'Do not try.' - Dan Parker
The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of ``Women's Rights.'' It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. - Groucho Marx
If a philosophical writer cannot be followed, the difficulty of his subject can be placed only in mitigation of his offense, not in condonation of it. There are too many expert witnesses on the other side. - William Zinsser
The Bhagavad-Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity. - Aldous Huxley
I pay very little regard...to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person. - Jane Austen
Order and simplification are the first steps towards mastery of a subject - Thomas Mann
I never think of him as a scholar assaulting me with how much he knows, but as a teacher eager to share a lifelong passion for the subject. - William Zinsser
To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. To live without sin is the dream of an angel. Everything terrestrial is subject to sin. Sin is a gravitation. - Victor Hugo
Woman, don't you know, is such a subject that however much you study it, it's always perfectly new. - Leo Tolstoy
I simply believe that some part of the human Self or Soul is not subject to the laws of space and time. - C.G. Jung
The Christmas story is penmanship of the most brilliant sort, where God crafted a beginning that would never be subject to an ending. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it. - Peter F. Drucker
A bore is a fellow talking who can change the subject back to his topic of conversation faster than you can change it back to yours. - Laurence J. Peter
Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. - G. K. Chesterton
I was glad to be made awarethat Veimke (jeune fille au pair),is subject to natural law,and can be made fat,by such things as poor diet,and alcohol. - Roman Payne
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