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Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study
by Clyde Tombaugh

Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study
of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
- Clyde Tombaugh

Related topics: Teen

You wonder about it and wonder how will I make an instrument
that can handle this kind of a problem.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I shed many a tear when the steam engines went out
of style on the railroads.
I'd like to seem them come back, but I realize the
diesels are more efficient.
- Clyde Tombaugh

By the time I was in sixth grade I could bound every
country in the world from memory.
- Clyde Tombaugh

 

Unfortunately, a lot of the concepts in the Bible are
based on ancient mythology that doesn't fit the findings of science.
- Clyde Tombaugh

We were suddenly faced with the necessity of training
a lot of young men in the art of navigation.
- Clyde Tombaugh

What you do is, you have your drawing board and a pencil
in hand at the telescope.
You look in and you make some markings on the paper and you look in again.
- Clyde Tombaugh

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I guess they just took it for granted that that was
what I was interested in and let nature take its course.
- Clyde Tombaugh

Although my early equipment was very modest,
later I made my own and they were more powerful.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I was interested in telescopes and the way they worked
because I had an intense desire to see what things looked like,
so I learned how to use telescopes and find things in the sky.
- Clyde Tombaugh

That's the way I got along in life.
I don't ever remember being particularly jealous of anybody,
because I figured if I can't do it myself,
I don't deserve to get it.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I guess the two things I was most interested in were
telescopes and steam engines.
My father was an engineer on a threshing rig steam
engine and I loved the machinery.
- Clyde Tombaugh

To me, the noise of a threshing machine is better music
than a lot of music I hear nowadays.
I took a man's place in the threshing crew when I was only 14 years old.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I have a lot of sympathy for young people because I
realize how disturbed I was.
How would I deal with life in the future? What would I do for a living?
- Clyde Tombaugh

When I was in the fourth grade, I became intensely
interested in geography and I learned it well.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I used to believe there were people on Mars,
and of course now we know there aren't.
Mars held particular interest.
I was curious what kind of beings they would look like.
- Clyde Tombaugh

You have to compete with others in the field.
Sometimes the competition gets pretty fierce because
you're competing for funds or grants to do your work,
the financial work.
- Clyde Tombaugh

The planets are never the same twice,
they're always different, so they could compare the
markings I had drawn with their current photographs
and they knew that I was drawing what I was really
seeing and it wasn't copied from somewhere.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I was always looking ahead.
I used to do all kinds of things for entertainment.
When I was young, we had no radio, no TV.
We were 30 miles from the public library,
out in the sticks in Western Kansas,
and so I'd do arithmetic exercises.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I realized that I would have some very tough sledding,
and I was very discouraged because I didn't see much
hope of getting into the field I wanted to get into
with no college education.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I thought I'd better check this third plate,
which is another date, see if there's an image there
in the right place that would be consistent with the
images on the other plates.
That was the final proof.
- Clyde Tombaugh

How does a pansy, for example, select the ingredients
from soil to get the right colors for the flower? Now there's a great miracle.
I think there's a supreme power behind all of this.
I see it in nature.
- Clyde Tombaugh

It was depressing, very depressing.
I worried about how I would make a living.
I didn't want to stay on the farm.
It didn't offer the challenge I wanted and yet,
without a college education, I felt that I was really out of luck.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I used to think about how nice it would be to visit the planets.
Of course, I didn't expect to see in my lifetime what has happened.
I knew it would happen some day, but it came along
faster than I at first thought.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I think the driving thing was curiosity about the universe.
That fascinated me.
I didn't think anything about being famous or anything like that,
I was just interested in the concepts involved.
- Clyde Tombaugh

A person that much interested in science is going to
neglect his social life somewhat,
but not completely, because that isn't healthy either.
So one has to work it out according to one's own inclinations,
how one wants to proportion these things.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I think there's a supreme power behind the whole thing,
an intelligence.
Look at all of the instincts of nature,
both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive.
If you cut yourself, you don't have to think about it.
- Clyde Tombaugh

The magic words for a great relationship are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox


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