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Theory Quotes

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The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

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We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

If the facts don't fit the theory,
change the facts.
- Albert Einstein

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.
- Mike Myers

I have this theory - that if we're told we're bad,
then that's the only ideal we'll ever have.
- Jewel

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice there is.
- Yogi Berra

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Morality is the theory that every human act
must be either right or wrong,
and that 99 % of them are wrong.
- H. L. Mencken

He who loves practice without theory
is like the sailor who boards ship
without a rudder and compass
and never knows where he may cast.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man.
Man is not a finished creation.
- Edmund Burke

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
- Niels Bohr

My theory has always been, that if we are to dream,
the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter,
than the gloom of despair.
- Thomas Jefferson

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
- Wilhelm Reich

Creationists make it sound as though a "theory'
is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
- Isaac Asimov

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings
of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
- Mark Russell

I learnt the theory of movement, which I still teach sometimes.
I was very, very ambitious to learn a skill.
- Diane Cilento

I love it now that a large minority of people who are
handicapped prefer to call themselves crippled.
This is all part of the game, like queer theory.
- Leslie Fiedler

Frankly, these days, without a theory to go with it,
I can't see a painting.
- Tom Wolfe

In the absence of evidence, superstition.
It's a Middle Ages thing.
That's my theory anyway.
- Tucker Carlson

In essence, String Theory describes space and time,
matter and energy, gravity and light,
indeed all of God's creation...
as music.
- Roy H. Williams

You know very well that unless you're a scientist,
it's much more important for a theory to be shapely,
than for it to be true.
- Christopher Hampton

I would say that, intellectually, Catholicism had no
more impact on me than did social theory.
- Paul Farmer

Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct
or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.
- Thomas Malthus

I'm a games and theory kind of guy.
I love puzzles, so it was fun dissecting Shakespeare's prose.
- Neil Patrick Harris

In this movement of colors I find the essence,
which does not arise from a system, or an a priori theory.
- Robert Delaunay

The standard growth theory tells us that economic growth
in per capita basis comes from mainly two sources:
capital deepening and total factor productivity growth,
or TFP growth.
- Toshihiko Fukui

A major fault, for example, is the fact that,
along with the materialist principle,
Darwin introduced into his theory of evolution reactionary Malthusian ideas.
- Trofim Lysenko

A unified theory would put us at the doorstep of a
vast universe of things that we could finally explore with precision.
- Brian Greene

The oldest theory of contract is I think negative.
- Frederick Pollock

In a certain sense, aspects of my solo playing were
developed in order to test the theory about how long
particular elements could be,
as parts of so-called free improvisations.
- Evan Parker

I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was
growing up in Chicago in the 1920s.
- Lionel Hampton

The proposition that humans have mental characteristics
wholly absent in non-humans is inconsistent with the theory of evolution.
- Gary L. Francione

The Popish theory, which assumes that Christ,
the Apostles and believers, constituted the Church
while our Saviour was on earth,
and this organization was designed to be perpetual.
- Charles Hodge

My theory about creativity is that the more money one has,
the more creative one can be.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

The situation of the Old Left was the theory of Socialist Realism,
etc.
It seemed pointless to argue.
We stayed carefully away from people who wrote for the New Masses.
- George Oppen

The problem is that replacement of Quantum Mechanics
by Quantum Field Theory is still very demanding.
- Martin Fleischmann

Here is the real domino theory - gay man to gay man,
bisexual man to straight woman, addict mother to newborn baby,
they all fall down and someday it will come to you.
- Anna Quindlen

Einstein explained his theory to me every day,
and on my arrival I was fully convinced that he understood it.
- Chaim Weizmann

Being exposed to theory, stimulated by a basic love
of concepts and mathematics,
was a marvelous experience.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

I never wanted to do the same kind of movies over and over anyway,
so my theory on it all is I'm just gonna try and dodge
the label and keep doing what I am doing.
- Matt Damon

There is a gulf between the high value Americans put
on life in theory and its cheapness in practice.
- Elizabeth Joan Smith

This success led my theoretical group to the chemical reactivity theory,
extending more and more widely the range of compound
and reactions that were discussed.
- Kenichi Fukui

The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly
to one single individual.
- Walt Whitman

My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted.
- Steven Wright

My theory is, if you can do comedy and you can be in
a scene with someone like Brad Garrett and hold your own,
you've really got a future in this business.
- Faith Ford

I have a theory because I was being beaten up a lot
by people outside of school,
it was almost like if I could make myself sick enough
they'd take sympathy on me.
- Daniel Johns

My theory is if you have a religion,
it's a good one.
Because some people don't have any at all.
- Tom T. Hall

A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong.
A model has a third possibility: it may be right,
but irrelevant.
- Manfred Eigen

I am not the kind of girl who can trust a theory based on one person.
- Brigitte Boisselier

Some people wish above all to conform to the rules,
I wish only to render what I can hear.
There is no theory.
You have only to listen.
Pleasure is the law.
- Claude Debussy

Every theory of love, from Plato down,
teaches that each individual loves in the other sex
what he lacks in himself.
- G. Stanley Hall

Minimalism now is a reaction to what came before.
It's absolutely of its time.
Music moved into the set theory thing,
and moved out of it.
- Harrison Birtwistle

Thought and theory must precede all salutary action;
yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.
- Virginia Woolf

A political theory seeks to find from history the limits
of the politically possible.
- Francis Parker Yockey

A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
- Edward W. Howe

Rational behavior requires theory.
Reactive behavior requires only reflex action.
- W. Edwards Deming

Verbal and nonverbal activity is a unified whole,
and theory and methodology should be organized or created to treat it as such.
- Kenneth L. Pike

My theory is this; I'm not a political songwriter.
I'm an honest songwriter.
- Billy Bragg

It is an acknowledged truth in philosophy that a just
theory will always be confirmed by experiment.
- Thomas Malthus

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without
experience is mere intellectual play.
- Immanuel Kant

Indeed, this epistemological theory of the relation
between theory and experiment differs sharply from
the epistemological theory of naive falsificationism.
- Imre Lakatos

They've discovered that, where all the other galaxies
are moving in one direction,
ours is going in another.
Now, the Big Bang theory says that we're all moving outward.
- Dwight Schultz

The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it,
is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend.
- Charles Lamb

Don't confuse hypothesis and theory.
The former is a possible explanation;
the latter,
the correct one.
The establishment of theory is the very purpose of science.
- Martin H. Fischer

If your theory is found to be against the second law of theromodynamics,
I give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to
collapse in deepest humiliation.
- Arthur Eddington

Freud was a hero.
He descended to the Underworld and met there stark terrors.
He carried with him his theory as a Medusa's head which
turned these terrors to stone.
- R. D. Laing

Even for practical purposes theory generally turns
out the most important thing in the end.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

You can't run a business or anything else on a theory.
- Harold S. Geneen

I have never believed in the Wizard of Oz theory of consulting,
that I am all-knowing and all-seeing,
and that everyone around me is kind of a backbencher.
- David Axelrod


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