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Formal Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Formal

Please enjoy these Formal Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The most important outcome of education
is to help students become independent of formal education.
- Paul E. Gray

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It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- Albert Einstein

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

Formal education will make you a living;
self-education will make you a fortune.
- Jim Rohn

 

The instant formal government is abolished,
society begins to act.
A general association takes place, and common interest
produces common security.
- Thomas Paine

Due to financial reasons, I dropped out of school after
eight years of formal schooling.
- Philip Emeagwali

People aren't used to thinking of cultural forms spreading
out across the full range of formal interactions -
or what is called the "text" in literary terms.
- Tony Conrad

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Trial.
A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record
the blameless characters of judges,
advocates and jurors.
- Ambrose Bierce

All formal dogmatic religions are fallacious and must
never be accepted by self-respecting persons as final.
- Hypatia

My father had very little formal education.
- Daniel Berrigan

The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed
by the same rules of formal confrontation.
- Angela Carter

In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat,
but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the
first step in progress toward a victory.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Geez, I just played cricket because I loved the game.
I never thought about it much, never really had any formal coaching.
- Steve Waugh

America fell in love with the innocence of a kid who just was honest,
saying, I did the best I could, and I had no formal training.
- Paula Abdul

Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry
are all categories of man's expression which are valid
only if the endorsement of formal content is valid.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

I'm not religious in any formal sense,
not in any God sense.
- Al Purdy

I have no qualifications to do anything else and there
weren't any formal application forms you had to fill in for stand-up,
so I thought I'd give that a twist.
- Dylan Moran

When you read and understand a poem,
comprehending its rich and formal meanings,
then you master chaos a little.
- Stephen Spender

After great pain, a formal feeling comes.
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
- Emily Dickinson

The oak has long been an enduring and mighty tree.
It is truly a part of our national heritage and it
merits the formal distinction of America's National Tree.
- Bob Goodlatte

I submit to you, Mr. President of Congress, my formal
resignation as president of the republic.
- Alberto Fujimori

You're under pressure when you produce facts.
You're working with facts in journalism,
but you're under all kinds of formal constraints;
there are expectations.
- Denis Johnson

Jim, I'm not aware of any formal requests from the
Senate Judiciary Committee for these kinds of documents.
- Alberto Gonzales

While formal schooling is an important advantage,
it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.
- Ray Kroc

I started formal piano training when I was 4.
From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons
of every sort and description,
and painting lessons.
I had German.
And shorthand.
- Twyla Tharp

The formal education that I received made little sense to me.
- Twyla Tharp

Although my art work was heavily informed by my design
work on a formal and visual level,
as regards meaning and content the two practices parted ways.
- Barbara Kruger

My knowledge of science came from being with Carl,
not from formal academic training.
Carl gave me a thrilling tutorial in science and math
that lasted the 20 years we were together.
- Ann Druyan

I have a Bachelor of Arts in English,
which means I had a lot of formal training in reading.
- Kate DiCamillo

The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity
of a Japanese imperial funeral.
- Simon Hoggart

Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity,
and formal education positively fortifies it.
- Stephen Vizinczey

Fred Astaire was a more formal, trained dancer who
loved waltzing and only danced with the girls.
- Leslie Caron

That poetry survived in its formal agencies finally,
and that prose survived to get something said.
- Robert Creeley

Every company has two organizational structures:
The formal one is written on the charts;
the other is the everyday relationship of the men and
women in the organization.
- Harold S. Geneen

But picketing - picketing for or against something,
and handing out literature - these are conspicuously formal actions.
They have to be understood as indirect communication.
- Tony Conrad

I have no formal culinary training, right.
- Thomas Keller

I'd make a terrible practitioner of any religion in any formal setting.
- David Knopfler

We cannot forget that our flag received its first foreign
salute from a Dutch officer,
nor that the Province of Friesland gave to our independence
its first formal recognition.
- Seth Low

Teaching to unsuspecting youngsters the effective use
of formal methods is one of the joys of life because
it is so extremely rewarding.
- Edsger Dijkstra

I believe that all poetry is formal in that it exists within limits,
limits that are either inherited by tradition or limits
that language itself imposes.
- Mark Strand

In my own recent String Trio I attempt to superimpose
two quite different sets of formal strategies,
both of which, ultimately, refer back to historical precedent.
- Brian Ferneyhough

As actors, we went where we wanted to,
and the camera followed us: it was like having another person in the room.
There was no formal structure to the process.
It was very liberating.
- Emily Watson

I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child,
travel formed me as much as my formal education.
- David Rockefeller

At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death
should always be seated closest to the bathroom.
- George Carlin

I think there is a way to be formal and elegant and classy,
but more modern.
Brad Pitt has been changing it, and Will Smith has
been doing it in his own way.
- Steven Cojocaru

I graduated from the University of Michigan with a
BA in Communications and left formal education behind.
- Sarah Zettel

Or he can work it out as a metrical and formal exercise,
but he will be disappointed in its content.
The New Year's prospect fairly chills his daunting breast.
- John C. Ransom

Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe
that great literature is very close to life,
but exactly the opposite is true.
Life is amorphous, literature is formal.
- Francoise Sagan

Marlon was more of a formal zoo director type.
- Jim Fowler

I am convinced that we as a body must conduct a formal
and legitimate debate about election irregularities.
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones

I've never been a big believer in formal education.
- Megan Fox

But I'll try to immerse myself in as many of the formal
characteristics of site as possible in the landscape.
- Richard Serra

My operas and my theatre works are very formal pieces.
- Harrison Birtwistle

So I used formal techniques to make the film more perceptive emotionally.
- Alain Resnais

Yes, but also one of the problems for a novelist in
Ireland is the fact that there are no formal manners.
I mean some people have beautiful manners but there's
no kind of agreed form of manners.
- John McGahern

Actually I've never had formal training,
I was lucky enough to continue working most of my career
and aside from sitting in on a couple of classes,
here and there, I basically just use my own instincts.
- Nancy McKeon

Without any formal orders to retreat,
what was left of the several organizations yielded
to a general impulse to abandon the field.
Officers and men became controlled by the one thought
of getting as far as possible from the enemy.
- Henry Villard

The well-known fact that the form of a specific substance,
e.g.
water, and hence its properties can alter without a
change in composition was disposed of by the formal view that a physical,
not a chemical, process was involved.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

When I enrolled in college at age 19,
I had a total of eight years of formal classroom education.
As a result, I was not comfortable with formal lectures
and receiving regular homework assignments.
- Philip Emeagwali

During the 1970s and 1980s Gibson did use my likeness,
but we never signed anything.
This new Signature model is the first time we struck
a formal written deal for a guitar with my name on it.
- Neil Schon

We want a vernacular in art.
No mere verbal or formal agreement, or dead level of
uniformity but that comprehensive and harmonizing unity
with individual variety which can be developed among
people politically and socially free.
- Walter Crane

In every work of art the subject is primordial,
whether the artist knows it or not.
The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign
of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject;
the form is always in proportion to the obsession.
- Alberto Giacometti

The Princess's so-called 'time and space speech' at
the end of '93 about a year after the formal separation,
looking back on it it's called her retirement from
public life but we've seen in fact it's nothing of the kind.
- Anthony Holden

The mathematician, carried along on his flood of symbols,
dealing apparently with purely formal truths,
may still reach results of endless importance for our
description of the physical universe.
- Karl Pearson

I am said to be difficult of acquaintance,
unwilling to meet any one half way, and showing a social manner which is easy,
not diffident, but formal and unresponsive,
tending constantly to hold people off.
- Albert J. Nock

Literature that keeps employing new linguistic and
formal modes of expression to draft a panorama of society
as a whole while at the same time exposing it,
tearing the masks from its face - for me that would
be deserving of an award.
- Elfriede Jelinek

But typically for a project like the Mac,
the size we had was pretty good.
And it has different stages.
The team grows as you have to write manuals and do testing...
though the Mac had no formal testing.
- Andy Hertzfeld

Born Berlin 1931, Germany, father a British diplomat,
mother an American artist.
Educated at various schools all over the world.
1958 Settled down to live in London.
1966 Became interested in photography through photographing my young children.
No formal training.
- Fay Godwin

The thinking was that so long as the British kept our
basic documents in their hands and so long as they
kept the formal right to change them,
changes in our system would be careful and deliberate.
- Stockwell Day

I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology
to all the victims of lynching in our history,
and for the failure of the United States Senate to
take action when action was most needed.
- George Allen

I like America anyway.
In Japan we are much more formal.
If two friends are separated for a long time and they
meet they bow and bow and bow.
They keep bowing without exchanging a word.
Here they slap each other on the back and say:
Hello,
old man, how goes everything.
- Sessue Hayakawa


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