Quotes with already
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980)
The thing they wouldn't be expecting him to do was to be there in the first place. Only an absolute idiot would be sitting where he was, so he was winning already. A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Mostly Harmless (1992)
The alien ship was already thundering toward the upper reaches of the atmosphere, on its way out into the appalling void that separates the very few things there are in the Universe from one another.
Life, the Universe and Everything (1982)
Anything can be real. Every imaginable thing is happening somewhere along the dimensional axis. These things happen a billion times over with exactly the same outcome and no one learns anything. Whatever a person can think, imagine, wish for, or believe has already come to pass. Dreams come true all the time, just not for the dreamers.
And Another Thing... (2009)
Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
No age has ever been so self-conscious as ours. At any rate, the quatity of journalism the modern age has turned out in the process of own self-analysis already overflows our archives and, were it not that most of it is doomed to perish, would be a dull burden to hand down to our descendants.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
When a nation’s young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit
I was born with music inside me. That's the only explanation I know of, since none of my relatives could sing or play an instrument. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me — like food or water.
He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
In OK Computer, the guitar was already moving towards a tone generator as well as a riff generator.
That this gentleman [President John Adams] ought not to be the object of the federal wish, is, with me, reduced to demonstration. His administration has already very materially disgraced and sunk the government. There are defects in his character which must inevitably continue to do this more and more. And if he is supported by the federal party, his party must in the issue fall with him.
Aromatherapy is like going into the countryside and smelling flowers. It should be available in Parlament. They already have it in some mental hospitals.
In Independent, January 24, 1998
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma -- which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs at Stanford University on June 12, 2005
In his encyclical Humani Generis (1950), my predecessor Pius XII has already affirmed that there is no conflict between evolution and the doctrine of the faith regarding man and his vocation, provided that we do not lose sight of certain fixed points....Today, more than a half-century after the appearance of that encyclical, some new findings lead us toward the recognition of evolution as more than an hypothesis. In fact it is remarkable that this theory has had progressively greater influence on the spirit of researchers, following a series of discoveries in different scholarly disciplines. The convergence in the results of these independent studies -- which was neither planned nor sought -- constitutes in itself a significant argument in favour of the theory.
Message to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Evolution
Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
Complexity must be grown from simple systems that already work.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Talk of imminent threat to our national security through the application of external force is pure nonsense. Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions — those institutions we proudly called the American way of life.
Speech in Lansing, Michigan, May 15, 1951
Get out of here and leave me alone. Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough already.
Certainly no virtue inheres in maintaining in agricultural occupation more people than are able to derive therefrom an American standard of living. Already that condition exists. More people are farming than can make decent profits with the prevailing levels of prices and costs.
Too many Farmers (1929)
All genuine progress results from finding new facts. No law can be passed to make an acre yield three hundred bushels. God has already established the laws. It is four us to discover them, and to learn the facts by which we can obey them.
I started writing cheating songs when I was too young to have any idea what I was writing about -- broken hearts and things like that. I just think it was something I already knew, something I had experienced in another lifetime.
We are steering a steady course toward economic oligarchy, if we are not there already.
Commonwealth Club Address, San Francisco, CA on September 23, 1932
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Marriage and Morals (1929)
The problem of cat versus bird is as old as time. If we attempt to resolve it by legislation who knows but what we may be called upon to take sides as well in the age old problems of dog versus cat, bird versus bird, or even bird versus worm. In my opinion, the State of Illinois and its local governing bodies already have enough to do without trying to control feline delinquency.
Stevenson vetoed a bill that imposed fines on owners who allowed cats to run at large (April 23, 1949).
The sporting editors had also given me $300 in cash, most of which was already spent on extremely dangerous drugs.
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1971)
Unauthorized access to computer systems is already a serious crime in a few states and is currently being addressed in many more state legislatures as well as Congress.
Reflections on Trusting Trust (1984)