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Alfred A. Knopf Quotes and Sayings
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An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.
- Alfred A. Knopf

The writer who can't do his job looks to his editor to do it for him,
though he won't dream of sharing his royalties with that editor.
- Alfred A. Knopf

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.
- Will Rogers

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why
the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Laurence J. Peter

 

Amherst was pivotal in my broad intellectual development;
MIT in my development as a professional economist.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

As many will remember, a respected Army Corps economist
filed a whistleblower complaint about the Corps' use
of faulty data to justify lock and dam expansion.
- Ron Kind

What the war did was give me the opportunity of three
years of continuous reading,
and it was in the course of reading that I became convinced
that I should become an economist.
- Douglass North

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There is nothing an economist should fear so much as applause.
- Herbert Marshall

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor,
mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

For economist the real world is often a special case.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

No real English gentleman, in his secret soul,
was ever sorry for the death of a political economist.
- Walter Bagehot

Social progress can be measured
by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx
(German philosopher and political economist
whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism)

Teach a parrot the terms 'supply and demand' and you've got an economist.
- Thomas Carlyle

The delicate and intricate pattern of competition and
cooperation in the economic behavior of the hundreds
of thousands of citizens of Stockholm offers a challenge
to the economist that is perhaps as complex as the
challenges of the physicist and the chemist.
- George Stigler

The business of a Political Economist is neither to
recommend nor to dissuade,
but to state general principles, which it is fatal to neglect,
but neither advisable, nor perhaps practicable,
to use as the sole, or even the principal,
guides in the actual conduct of affairs.
- Nassau William Senior

I don't imagine Heads of Government would ever be able
to say I'm not an economist therefore I can't take
decisions on matters of the economy;
I'm not a soldier I can't take decisions on matters of defence;
I'm not an educationist so I can't take decisions about education.
- Thabo Mbeki

A Swedish physicist can not discuss his work with fifty
people unless he goes abroad.
A Swedish economist can get opinions and instructions
in his native language from thousands upon thousands of his fellow citizens.
- George Stigler

I was teaching in one of the universities while the
country was suffering from a severe famine.
People were dying of hunger, and I felt very helpless.
As an economist, I had no tool in my tool box to fix that kind of situation.
- Muhammad Yunus

I'm becoming more and more myself with time.
I guess that's what grace is.
The refinement of your soul through time.
- Jewel

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

I don't like formal gardens.
I like wild nature.
It's just the wilderness instinct in me,
I guess.
- Walt Disney

If you don't design your own life plan,
chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan.
And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
- Jim Rohn

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door,
leaving those who look through to guess about what
is seen during the moment.
- Carl Sandburg

I guess I was a mom so late in life,
my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
- Candice Bergen

I guess maybe I'm idealistic.
- John Cusack

If a band is really good and the chemistry is unique,
it should continue.
But I guess David is just very happy doing his solo career.
He's got a different band every time he goes out.
- Chris Frantz

My mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan,
and me - I'm tan, I guess.
- Mariah Carey

I have to be asked, I guess, but I love the idea of marriage.
I think it's beautiful.
I'm such a romantic, and I always have been.
- Portia de Rossi

I guess I'm a hopeful optimist, because to be a pessimist is to be suicidal.
- Peter Benchley

We'll look at a bunch of deals that are being offered to us,
and we decide where to go and continue on I guess.
It's not too early to start considering our options with other labels.
- Josh Silver

As a part of preparing those lawsuits,
learning about those lawsuits, I learned about the
various nuclear issues in parts of the nuclear production
process I guess you'd say.
- Tom Udall

One can only guess the amount of magic mushrooms a
sane person would have to consume to believe that a
frisbee constituted a genuine threat to roughly 3,000 police officers.
- Mark Thomas

I guess I can go anywhere I want.
If only I knew where to go.
- Layne Staley

I'm not geeky but I have my geeky, corky moments,
and then I've got some aspects of cool in me,
I guess.
- Nick Cannon

I guess that my life has been a series of flukes in the record business.
The first thing I ever did was the biggest record that I'll ever have.
- Alex Chilton

I guess I'm growing up in the film world.
- Devon Sawa

I rarely watch TV but I guess I'd watch the weather
report since I fly so much.
- Fred Schneider

I will be sad.
I've gotten very attached to Harry and all that goes on in his world,
I guess I'll just be kind of tasting every bit of it
because it will be the last one.
- Mary Grandpre

Yes, hard is good.
When I was in high school, I spent a lot of time on
my knees playing with balls.
I guess it was only natural that I became a catcher.
- Mike Piazza

Yes, well, you are quite camp, so I guess that he could see the point of you.
- Diana Rigg

Yes, I guess I am bi-coastal.
- Tea Leoni

I guess my natural inclination is to finish what I started.
We have a Conservative government in Nova Scotia.
What I want to see is a Conservative government in Ottawa.
- Peter MacKay

You can't second-guess your audience.
You can only do what you think is right.
If you do that, your audience will appreciate you.
- Lyle Lovett

How do I feel about war? Well anybody I guess,
I hope, I don't like it.
- Gerald Scarfe

I guess God made Boston on a wet Sunday.
- Raymond Chandler

I played a definite part in it.
I guess the things that I played in films and the way
the nudity and the love scenes were handled were really different.
- Bo Derek

My guess is that if they now choose to change of director for every other film,
it's just because you can't really change the formula,
you can merely try to film it your way.
- Guy Hamilton

In my career I have never felt that my being a woman
was an obstacle or an advantage.
I guess I've been oblivious.
- Carole King

The urge to purge the material I come up with is,
I guess, an ongoing process.
- Kathryn Bigelow

I love things made out of animals.
It's just so funny to think of someone saying,
'I need a letter opener.
I guess I'll have to kill a deer.
- David Sedaris

That's the exact concept behind the music:
to take that kind of,
I guess whatever you want to call it,
jazz sensibility - but not have it be about solos.
- Charlie Hunter

People in San Francisco and the East Bay have shown interest,
done interviews, and have come to shows.
I guess that the news travels fast out of this island that we are on.
- Joanna Newsom

I wouldn't say no to other kinds of musical opportunities.
I guess that it just depends on what it was or what it required me to do,
and if I felt that it compromised my own soul.
- Joan Jett

I guess I just don't have a talent for it,
some women just aren't the marrying kind -
or anyway,
not the permanent marrying kind, and I'm one of them.
- Jane Wyman

I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear,
you've probably misunderstood what I've said.
- Alan Greenspan

I guess you just fall into things when to you're supposed to.
- Stephen Sprouse

I guess I'll just slip into the studio after the next time with the Muses,
and then just keel over and die.
- Kristin Hersh

I guess I've always lived the glamorous life of a star.
It 's nothing new - I used to spend down to the last dime.
- Freddie Mercury

Well, we all are what we are, I guess you might say by an accident of birth.
- Wilford Brimley

These critics who crucify me do not guess the littlest part of my sincerity.
They must be burned in a blaze.
I cannot learn from them.
- Zane Grey

I wish my butt did not go sideways, but I guess I have to face that.
- Christie Brinkley

I guess the President says the majority of the people didn't elect him,
he doesn't have to listen to 'em anyway.
- Star Jones

Many are the things I guess we'd like to go back in
time and rectify the things we didn't do right,
eh?
- Julius Schwartz

Good tests kill flawed theories; we remain alive to guess again.
- Karl Popper

A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.
- Rudyard Kipling

If there's such a thing as somebody having nine lives,
I guess I'm somewhat in that category.
- Ron Rice

I guess the painkillers wipe out your memory along with your ethics.
- Keith Olbermann


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