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Amartya Sen Quotes

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From the mid-1970s, I also started work on the causation
and prevention of famines.
- Amartya Sen

The student community of Presidency College was also politically most active.
- Amartya Sen

I have not had any serious non-academic job.
- Amartya Sen

I was born in a University campus and seem to have
lived all my life in one campus or another.
- Amartya Sen

 

It is also very engaging - and a delight -
to go back to Bangladesh as often as I can,
which is not only my old home, but also where some
of my closest friends and collaborators live and work.
- Amartya Sen

The curriculum of the school did not neglect India's cultural,
analytical and scientific heritage, but was very involved
also with the rest of the world.
- Amartya Sen

People's identities as Indians, as Asians,
or as members of the human race, seemed to give way -
quite suddenly -
to sectarian identification with Hindu,
Muslim, or Sikh communities.
- Amartya Sen

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While I am interested both in economics and in philosophy,
the union of my interests in the two fields far exceeds their intersection.
- Amartya Sen

I left Delhi, in 1971, shortly after Collective Choice
and Social Welfare was published in 1970.
- Amartya Sen

But the idea that I should be a teacher and a researcher
of some sort did not vary over the years.
- Amartya Sen

When the Nobel award came my way, it also gave me an
opportunity to do something immediate and practical about my old obsessions,
including literacy, basic health care and gender equity,
aimed specifically at India and Bangladesh.
- Amartya Sen

Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious
goals to improve efficiency of our cars.
What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency.
- Jay Inslee

When I first started in rock, I had a big guy's audience for my early records.
I had a very straight image, particularly through the mid '80s.
- Bruce Springsteen

Around mid-life everyone goes maniac a little bit.
- Tom Berenger

In the mid-'60s in Berkeley, the theory of measure
spaces of economic agents became one of my main interests.
- Gerard Debreu

I had lived in Fukuoka during the mid 1990s,
and I was a volunteer with the Fukuoka Asian Film Festival.
- John Foster

During my work there I came across some very significant
issues that I started reporting in December of 2001
to the mid-level management within the FBI.
- Sibel Edmonds

Every one of the songs was based around picking an acoustic guitar.
That was part of the concept from the beginning,
that the tempos were going to go from slow to almost mid-tempo.
- Jules Shear

I was still thought of as a kid actor even though I was in my mid twenties.
- Tommy Rettig

As an actor I kind of do.
I started out doing voice overs in the mid 80s when I was in grad school.
- Thomas Haden Church

It was known in the mid 90s already that Saddam Hussein
was a dangerous tyrant that he had already launched
aggressions against Iran,
he had invaded Kuwait.
- Douglas Feith

Of course, the wind sort of swept up and the music
was flying around in mid air and they were trying to play off it.
You had to be there.
It was quite funny.
- Roy Wood

But in those days - in the mid-'50s,
early '60s -
there was less than 300 radio stations that were playing
country music and a lot of that wasn't full time.
- Mel Tillis

The health industry, the fitness industry,
was really starting to pick up.
This was around the mid 80's.
- Warren Cuccurullo

Today's marijuana is also twice as strong as it was in the mid 80's.
- John Walters

I totally relate to Tom Cruise.
He's not crazy, it's just the litany of the mid-life crisis.
- Bret Easton Ellis

The big compliment came from the beer drinkers who didn't know me.
They wouldn't drink or move when I sang.
If they had their glasses in mid-air,
the glasses wouldn't come down.
- Ethel Waters

I was totally devastated for four years in the mid
'60s when l tried to buck the tide.
- Tommy Rettig

When you get to your mid-20s, you start to feel responsibilities
for the things that you do and the people around you.
It's a cool age.
- Eliza Dushku

It is certainly not unrealistic to think we could have
elections by mid-year 2004 and when a sovereign government is installed -
my job here will be done.
- Paul Bremer

I don't like the term mid-life crisis.
- Pamela Stephenson

I'm never so sure as I was in my mid-20s.
- Meryl Streep

The heyday of video music was the mid 80's.
- Nina Blackwood

I was on a founding members of the Canadian theatre
movement in the late 60's till the mid 70's and performed
theatre from Halifax to Vancouver and all places in between.
- Nick Mancuso

There was a time there in the mid '80s to the '90s
there that we played six finals,
three Canada Cups, we were playing hockey almost 10
months a year for a long time there.
- Mark Messier

Here comes 40.
I'm feeling my age and I've ordered the Ferrari.
I'm going to get the whole mid-life crisis package.
- Keanu Reeves

I reckon I closed down at least two films companies,
one of which was in Ealing in the mid 1950s.
- Nigel Kneale

Twenty-three is old.
It's almost 25, which is like almost mid-20s.
- Jessica Simpson

The movement for the environment really only started in the mid 1970's.
- Anita Roddick

I began drinking alcohol at the age of thirteen and
gave it up in my fifty sixth year;
it was like going straight from puberty to a mid-life crisis.
- George Montgomery

By the mid-70s, I wanted to get out of the business.
I was tired anyway.
- Dave Van Ronk

A technical survey that systematize,
digest,
and appraise the mid century state of psychology.
- Stanley Smith Stevens

I'm very aware when I'm speaking to the English of
how flat my Mid-Atlantic American voice is.
- Martin C. Smith

Next time we need to be on drugs and have lots of suffering
and alcohol abuse going on while recording,
I'm kinda picturing a Jerry Lee Lewis session from the mid Seventies.
- Jim Diamond

By the mid-sixties, the United States had poured more
than half a million troops into South Vietnam.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

See, what you're meant to do when you have a mid-life
crisis is buy a fast car,
aren't you? Well, I've always had fast cars.
It's not that.
It's the fear that you're past your best.
It's the fear that the stuff you've done in the past is your best work.
- Robbie Coltrane

I think because my parents died in their early 50s,
mid 50s, I always thought I would die young.
And that's been both a useful thing and I suspect something
that's haunted me a little bit.
- Stephen Dunn

I pitched my last children's show presentation in the mid 1980's.
The era of locally produced children's shows was over
and the networks were not and are not interested in children's television.
- William Jackson

I am writing about people who are alive in the city
of New York during mid-20th-century America.
And these people are like a character in a play or
they are figures in a short story or a novel.
- Gay Talese

The mid-day sun is too much for most eyes;
one is dazzled even with its reflection.
Be careful that too broad and high an aim does not
paralyze your effort and clog your springs of action.
- Learned Hand

Although many seniors are happy with the generous drug
coverage they have from their former employers,
the number of companies offering that kind of coverage
has decreased by one-third since the mid-1980s.
- Jim Gerlach

I would have been happy to have waited till I was in my mid-
to late-30s before I got married,
but you don't choose when these things happen,
and when they do, there's no doubt in your mind.
- Natalie Imbruglia

The beard is here because I got tired of shaving and Grissom,
subsequently, got tired of shaving.
Grissom, like any other 50-year-old man,
is going through a series of mid-life changes.
Who knows, he may start drinking.
- William Petersen

And it was back in the mid-1980s, and as I point out in a piece,
that was when we are spending about eight percent of
our gross domestic product on health care.
And even then, we had the impression that so much of the excessive,
aggressive medical treatment that took place at the
end of life was not only unnecessary but it was cruel.
- Richard Dooling

In mid-May, the House of Representatives approved the
full amount of money that the Veterans Administration
said was needed for next year -
plus an additional $1 billion increase for veterans' health care.
- Doc Hastings

I'd like to think I could have and should have won more,
but that's not the point.
And I was at the point where I was playing great tennis in the mid 80s -
the type of tennis people hadn't seen before -
and I was very proud of that.
- John McEnroe

There is only so much negotiating and maneuvering that
can be done while the aircraft is under siege in mid-air.
Therefore, the best way to put a stop to hijacking
is by having high levels of security implemented by
qualified and trained personnel both on the ground and in the air.
- Isaac Yeffet

It's been amazing to watch, because for 'Thor',
which was always a mid-selling book,
to be in the top ten for every single issue since the
reboot is just a great compliment.
- J. Michael Straczynski

Community colleges are one of America's great social
inventions a gateway to the future for first time students
looking for an affordable college education,
and for mid-career students looking to get ahead in the workplace.
- Barbara Mikulski

Anyway, in the mid 80's I was spending a fortune buying
old Golden Age books from the late 30's and 40's and
I was making personal appearances at a lot of sci fi
and comic book conventions all around the country here
so that I could find books for my collection.
- Bill Mumy

Working long hours being single helps because your time is yours.
Once you have a family your time isn't all yours anymore.
Most of the Mac team, we were in our mid-20's,
most of us were single, and we were able to essentially devote our lives to it.
- Andy Hertzfeld

I think one thing that helped the sound change,
it's a real subtle thing; it's just one switch on my bass,
it has three positions, and I usually boost the mid-range frequency,
I lowered the frequency that I boost,
and that goes out to the sound system,
too.
- Mike Gordon

No, I always felt that amongst my core fans-
because there was a level of popularity that I had
in the mid '80s that was sort of a bump on the scale-
they fundamentally understood the values that are at work in my work.
- Bruce Springsteen

He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the centre,
and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul
and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
Himself his own dungeon.
- John Milton

I was preparing myself for the theater,
and...
I got a little job here and a job there,
but it wasn't going well, and I considered some time
before the mid-60s that maybe I should consider something else.
- James Earl Jones

In my mid 30's, after a decade or so of giving full
time to the music thing and finding myself with about
$10 in the bank and no assets other than my musical equipment,
I realized I needed to get serious about making a living.
- Mark Edwards

In mid-life the man wants to see how irresistible he
still is to younger women.
How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less
commit a murder of their marriage I just don't know,
but they do.
- Earl Warren

Back in the mid-1980s, congressional hearings were
held after we brought this litigation,
and held up the first experiment.
At that time, I went in front of Congress,
along with the major agencies involved with this.
- Jeremy Rifkin

I wouldn't go back on my old days, though;
everybody needs to have their wild years.
It's just a question of when and I'd rather have had
them early than be doing it as a mid-life crisis type thing.
- Rob Lowe

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

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson


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