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There are technologies you couldn't predict at all when I started. ...
by John Ratzenberger

There are technologies you couldn't predict at all when I started.
- John Ratzenberger

You've got to write for your audience.
- John Ratzenberger

A farce, or slapstick humor, does well universally.
- John Ratzenberger

So many people aren't ready for Hollywood -
professionally or practically.
- John Ratzenberger

 

In L.A., though, people get off busses calling themselves actors,
so many are really not professionals.
- John Ratzenberger

I come from Bridgeport, Connecticut and have friends I grew up with there.
- John Ratzenberger

So many actors have sheer guts, will,
and determination; they just need some preparation.
- John Ratzenberger

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I'd never been to acting school, so I never thought I'd get this far.
- John Ratzenberger

I started improvising the Cliff character,
based on someone I grew up with.
- John Ratzenberger

But from what I can see all around me today,
that America is fading fast, if it's not already gone.
- John Ratzenberger

From what I can see, too many kids don't learn pride
in their country anymore.
- John Ratzenberger

I always played a soldier, sailor, or policemen.
- John Ratzenberger

Before 1972, no actors got residuals.
They just got paid.
No residuals.
- John Ratzenberger

They need to be re-supplied with energy,
and that energy comes from asking not what your country can do for you,
but from what you can do for your country.
- John Ratzenberger

I'm concerned about the insidious influence of the
media's bad messages that undermine the lessons parents
try to instill in their sons and daughters.
- John Ratzenberger

Sure, the comedians who swear or use scatological humor can get laughs,
but they're uncomfortable laughs.
- John Ratzenberger

I've turned down projects based on raunchiness before.
- John Ratzenberger

To them, the real United States is just flyover country.
- John Ratzenberger

I have been raising money for the past 14 years for diabetes research.
- John Ratzenberger

After all, at end of the day, when you're breathing your last,
it's not your producer, director, or cast mates by your bedside;
it's your children.
Keep that in mind.
- John Ratzenberger

In fact, my son learned his first swear word from E.T.
at age five.
The way I look at it, E.T.
stole a bit of my son's childhood.
- John Ratzenberger

Hollywood has lost touch with their audience a long time ago.
- John Ratzenberger

It appalls me that the people who decide what Americans
will be watching on the tube have never been to the United States.
Not the real United States.
- John Ratzenberger

You'll be tested every single day.
- John Ratzenberger

Diabetes affects my family.
One of my kids is affected by it.
- John Ratzenberger

Two days later I got a call that they wanted to try
out the character for seven episodes.
Eleven years and 22 Emmys later, Cliff was still sitting at that bar.
- John Ratzenberger

When I go to the garage to pick up my clubs,
I clean the spider webs off.
- John Ratzenberger

On my visits back home, if they saw that I was getting a big head,
they'd let me know right away.
- John Ratzenberger

Find people who share your values, and you'll conquer the world together.
- John Ratzenberger

There are times over different projects when I've asked
the writers why people are swearing for no good reason.
I tell them that it would be funnier if there weren't these swear words.
- John Ratzenberger

The pollution they produce, market, sell,
and show to billions around the world is at its core
contemptuous of the country that gave them better lives
than nearly 100 percent of everybody who's ever lived.
And they pass that contempt along for everyone to see.
- John Ratzenberger

The last thing on my mind was to be an actor,
but I had a crush on a cute girl in the drama department,
so the best thing for me to do was audition,
help out, do carpentry, whatever it took to get me on that project.
- John Ratzenberger

I'm not saying that more performance wouldn't be better -
all these technologies are going to get better -
that's the difference between first generation and second generation.
- Trip Hawkins

New technologies such as solar systems or hybrid cars
aren't created overnight.
By extending these tax credits we are giving this industry time to grow,
branch out and succeed.
- J. D. Hayworth

Green technologies - going green - is bigger than the Internet.
It could be the biggest economic opportunity of the 21st century.
- John Doerr

The technologies which have had the most profound effects
on human life are usually simple.
- Freeman Dyson

What the public needs to understand is that these new technologies,
especially in recombinant DNA technology,
allow scientists to bypass biological boundaries altogether.
- Jeremy Rifkin

What's different here is that we have now technologies
that allow these life science companies to bypass classical breeding.
That's what makes it both powerful and exciting.
- Jeremy Rifkin

The problem is that there are very few technologies
that essentially haven't changed for 60,
70 years.
- Robert Sternberg

Hard disks have disappointed me more than most technologies.
- Steve Wozniak

Even Silicon Valley investors have put well over a
$1 billion in new energy technologies.
- Daniel Yergin

I'm the one who made many of the bold comments that
we'd seen the technologies from AMD as pretty good.
Their technology in many areas was leading.
But those are transient.
- Kevin Rollins

The new technologies that we see coming will have major
benefits that will greatly alleviate human suffering.
- Ralph Merkle

The U.S.
and Israel probably lead the way in terms of venture
investment in technologies companies focused on the security paradigm.
That is quite encouraging.
- John W. Thompson

Despite claims by some to the contrary,
we have heard numerous times in hearings and briefings
by experts that existing technologies do not fully
or effectively detect nuclear material.
- John Linder

Ajax isn't a technology.
It's really several technologies, each flourishing in its own right,
coming together in powerful new ways.
- Jesse James Garrett

So many of the things I've predicted were technologies
that were just sitting right in front of us.
- Joshua Lederberg

Because of new technologies, new wealth,
new conditions of domestic life and of international relations,
unprecedented criteria and issues are coming up for national decision.
- Herman Kahn

As a small company our fastest way to market was going
to be by working with other retailers that were known
for pioneering new technologies and categories.
- David Rose

The need for improved technical support in schools
has expanded as the Government and schools have increased
their investment in information and communications technologies.
- Estelle Morris

Novel technologies and ideas that impinge on human
biology and their perceived impact on human values
have renewed strains in the relationship between science and society.
- Paul Berg

It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that
could someday facilitate a police state.
- Bruce Schneier

I love my DSL, but I love my WiFi more.
And I probably get on the Internet 40 percent to 50
percent more because of the combination of those technologies.
- Michael K. Powell

What I try to do is factor in how people use computers,
what people's problems are, and how these technologies
can get applied to those problems.
Then I try to direct the various product groups to act on this information.
- John Warnock

Well, for starters, we have to do more to create demand
for new technologies that can reduce our dependence
on foreign oil and environmental degradation.
- Sherwood Boehlert

Paradoxically, no such embargo exists for the drugs
and therapies that have revolutionized the treatment
of serious diseases although many of them were created
with the same technologies.
- Paul Berg

Seen that way, the wholesale transformation of production
technologies that is mandated by pollution prevention
creates a new surge of economic development.
- Barry Commoner

I think that technologies are morally neutral until we apply them.
It's only when we use them for good or for evil that
they become good or evil.
- William Gibson

But any big change is more likely to result if there
is a disruptive event such as new technologies or platforms
that have a surprising effect on market share.
- Trip Hawkins

We need to shift the paradigm from reactive technologies
to more integrative solutions that deal with the variety
and complexity of the threats that are out there today.
- John W. Thompson

To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies
into a company that can continue to innovate for years,
it requires a lot of disciplines.
- Steve Jobs

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo should be developing new
technologies to bypass government sensors and barriers to the Internet;
but instead,
they agreed to guard the gates themselves.
- Tom Lantos

Why did the Clinton Administration continue to liberalize
export controls on sensitive technologies even after
it learned that China had stolen designs?
- Charles Foster Bass

What we are seeing now is customers shifting their
attention from security products like firewalls and intrusion sensors,
to the policies that need to be in place,
and the technologies that help them enforce policy compliance.
- John W. Thompson

I think my imagination dictates the technologies I use.
But at the same time, my imagination can be technologic.
Sometimes I see a tool and I know immediately how to use it,
but most of the time I use the tool for an idea I already have.
- Michel Gondry

Renewable energy also creates more jobs than other sources of energy -
most of these will be created in the struggling manufacturing sector,
which will pioneer the new energy future by investment
that allows manufacturers to retool and adopt new technologies and methods.
- Jay Inslee

A patent, or invention, is any assemblage of technologies
or ideas that you can put together that nobody put
together that way before.
That's how the patent office defines it.
That's an invention.
- Dean Kamen

The Cox Committee found that the Chinese military acquired
many of the technologies over the past seven years,
although many of them had been targeted for acquisition
for more than a quarter century.
- Charles Foster Bass

I come from Montana, and in eastern Montana we have
a lot of dirt between light bulbs.
It is expensive trying to bring the new technologies
to smaller schools to upgrade their technologies to
take advantage of distance learning.
- Conrad Burns

We need to ensure our men and women in uniform are
equipped with the very best money can buy.
We also have to make sure critical military technologies
are developed in America and that the U.S.
defense manufacturing base remains healthy and strong.
- Joe Lieberman

We need to reduce or at least limit U.S.
demand for oil as quickly as possible,
and we need to develop new technologies that can further
help address our addiction to oil in the future.
- Sherwood Boehlert


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