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Alain Robert Quotes and Sayings
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Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers,
while I believe in myself.
- Alain Robert

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In fact, it will be very easy to climb the building
because of its shape and architecture.
- Alain Robert

I was not willing to give up because I was born to
like taking risks and that is my way of life.
- Alain Robert

All these buildings are like mountains I would like to climb,
but I am forbidden.
- Alain Robert

 

Fortunately, the courts discharged me every time after
they understood what I had done.
- Alain Robert

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

Modern medicine is a negation of health.
It isn't organized to serve human health,
but only itself, as an institution.
It makes more people sick than it heals.
- Ivan Illich

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,
it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- William Wordsworth

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

One of the most feared expressions in modern times
is 'The computer is down.'
- Norman Ralph Augustine

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station.
- Abbie Hoffman

The academic area of new music or modern music festivals
is not something which attracts me at all.
- Gavin Bryars

Don't bother about being modern.
Unfortunately it is the one thing that,
whatever you do, you cannot avoid.
- Salvador Dali

While I've had a great distaste for what's usually
called song in modern poetry or for what's usually called music,
I really don't think of speech as so far from song.
- David Antin

We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music.
No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces,
which represent 30% of our musical experience.
- Brian Eno

The modern horror audience is wise to our tricks this lets it in on the gag.
- Robert Englund

It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol
was a food well in advance of modern medical thought.
- P. G. Wodehouse

In science, read, by preference, the newest works;
in literature,
the oldest.
The classic literature is always modern.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

It is not the crook in modern business that we fear,
but the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- Owen D. Young

However, we might oppose it, abortion is a sad feature of modern life.
- Robert Casey

The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is
that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.
- Alan Watts

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity,
the dread of doing what has been done before.
- Edith Wharton

A "modern" man has nothing to add to modernism,
if only because he has nothing to oppose it with.
The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice.
- Elias Canetti

It is not hard to understand modern art.
If it hangs on a wall it's a painting,
and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture.
- Tom Stoppard

I was brought up in the modern world of all the luxury
and the highlight of show business.
I was born into a Christian home.
- Cat Stevens

I've read some of your modern free verse and wonder who set it free.
- John Barrymore

Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence,
and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs.
- John Ruskin

With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else.
First, we wrote our own songs.
That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues.
- Brian Setzer

Modern music is as dangerous as cocaine.
- Pietro Mascagni

I see myself as a true modernist.
Even when I do a traditional gown, I give it a modern twist.
I go to the past for research.
I need to know what came before so I can break the rules.
- Vera Wang

In sum, thought and reflection have been rendered thoroughly
pointless by the circumstances in which modern men and women live and act.
- Jacques Ellul

Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
- Aldous Huxley

In point of substantial merit the law school belongs
in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing.
- Thorstein Veblen

The modern state no longer has anything but rights;
it does not recognize duties any more.
- Georges Bernanos

With the help of modern technology, I can compose intricate
keyboard parts and then I have to go back and learn
them in order to perform them properly.
- Geddy Lee

Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world
from earlier centuries is attributable to science,
which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century.
- Bertrand Russell

For example, computer defends well, but for humans
its is harder to defend than attack,
particularly with the modern time control.
- Boris Spassky

It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants
has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.
- Henry A. Wallace

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives
us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets.
Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
- Tom Stoppard

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes,
in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer
to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
- Winston Churchill

Revolution in the modern case is no longer an uncouth business.
- Garet Garrett

The modern artist must live by craft and violence.
His gods are violent gods.
Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife,
are uninteresting.
- Ezra Pound

Going into business for yourself, becoming an entrepreneur,
is the modern-day equivalent of pioneering on the old frontier.
- Paula Nelson

You have to really dive deep back into yourself and
get rid of so much modern analytical categorization.
It's one of the great things poetry does.
- Robert Morgan

It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry,
but I think this film deals more with the loss of his
wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films.
- Vin Diesel

In the Arab world, there is no link between the cultural
habits of peoples and the ways of thinking and creating of modern intellectuals.
They are two separate worlds.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Modern thought has transferred the spectral character
of Death to the notion of time itself.
Time has become Death triumphant over all.
- John Berger

Well, opera began with an intent to resuscitate Greek drama,
that is, modern opera as we know it.
- John Eaton

I am truly horrified by modern man.
Such absence of feeling, such narrowness of outlook,
such lack of passion and information,
such feebleness of thought.
- Alexander Herzen

And as far as the Disney Concert hall is concerned,
it is a wonderful modern structure and I am extremely
honored that I had this opportunity to have a concert here.
- Nobuo Uematsu

I would loathe to work on modern films.
- Julie Harris

Scientific reality is the modern human condition,
and you can see that in the symbolic nature of my work.
- Thom Mayne

I also read modern novels - I have just had to read
60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize.
- Kate Adie

Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask.
Modern art rejected all that.
Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.
- Robert Motherwell

The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover
the deeper meanings in modern art.
- Jackson Pollock

We modern Marxists regard socialism as a historically
brief transitional stage between feudalism and capitalism,
necessary only in backward countries.
- John McCarthy

The 2004 Election marks the first time in modern political
history that Republican voter turnout matched Democratic
turnout in a presidential election year.
- Jeff Miller

Every time I win a tournament I have to think that
there is something wrong with modern chess.
- Viktor Korchnoi


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