Quotes with happened
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)
An old man was asked what had robbed him of joy in his life. His reply was, "Things that never happened."
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.
Tonight, people who have been in this Capitol for far longer than I have said they’ve never experienced anything like what we saw at the Capitol today and this evening. There were thousands of people here throughout the day, and what they were asking that their voices would be heard. We did our best as a democratic caucus to make sure that happened, and I think the results speak for themselves.
After the most restrictive anti-abortion bill in the country died in Texas Senate after time expired on the legislative session on June 25, 2013.
I wanted to play it with an economy of words and create this whole feeling through attitude and movement. It was just the kind of character I had envisioned for a long time, keep to the mystery and allude to what happened in the past. It came about after the frustration of doing Rawhide for so long. I felt the less he said the stronger he became and the more he grew in the imagination of the audience.
Clint: The Life and Legend (1999). On playing the Man With No Name character.
People in front of tanks were crushed. The unity of China was more important than those people on Tiananmen Square. When Tiananmen Square happened, tanks were sent in to deal with them. It's not a joke. I will do whatever it takes to make sure part of the country isn't taken away.
We have been terrorised by what happened in America and we express our condolences to the American people who suffered from this unexpected catastrophe and a new world war.
I didn't say this is going to make me famous or this is going to come out the way it did. It just happened that the public happened to appreciate the satirical quality of these crazy things.
Oral history interview with Rube Goldberg by Emily Nathan, for Radio Smithsonian, 1970.
History is not a narrative of events. The historian’s difficult task is to explain what happened.
The Century of Revolution: 1603-1714 (1961)
I take theatre seriously and I am primarily a stage actor and every now and again a movie comes along and I'm happy to do it if the part's good. It just so happened that the one that came along for me was the biggest series of movies of all time.
Interview with The Guardian, published November 7, 2005
At my age, 85, I'm at age where I can look back and derive some conclusions about my actions. My rule has been try to learn, try to understand what happened. Develop the lessons and pass them on.
The Fog of War
If you can understand what a free market is, a free market of ideas, that's what the Internet in the computer age has brought about. Governments and corporations have yet to find a way to control this last free market of ideas. And why is the Internet the last free market of ideas? People better start addressing these types of questions, otherwise what has happened to the news media will happen to the computer as an information tool.
Interview with Linda Brookover, March 11, 1996.
Thank God for the gays. I don't know what would have happened but I know what did happen. Good for them and good for me.
I don’t want to exaggerate this, but those sets of experiences inform how the African-American community interprets what happened one night in Florida. And it’s inescapable for people to bring those experiences to bear.
During a statement on race in America following Zimmerman verdict, July 19, 2013.
I am a very simple person. In spite of all that has happened to me, I have tried to remain the simple person I started out.
Pavarotti : My World (1995)
Nothing that has happened has made me feel gloomy or remain depressed. I love my life.
Pavarotti : My World (1995)
I had long known that it was impossible for a journalist to convey 100 percent of the truth, but I didn't realize to what extent the truth is distorted, both by the intentions of the journalist and by neglect. I don't mean just the interpretations of what happened; I also mean the facts. The reporting about Sharon and the murders was virtually criminal. Reading the papers, I could not believe my eyes. I could not believe my eyes! They blamed the victims for their own murders. I really despise the press. I didn't always. The press made me despise it.
Playboy interview, 1971
Look at me, I'm getting defensive about something that happened so many years ago, somebody said. I'll have to find out who that was and if he's still alive.
I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened.
History is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of "history" it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time -- and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened.
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1971)
It is the fact about the past that is poetic; just because it really happened, it gathers round it all the inscrutable mystery of life and death and time. Let the science and research of the historian find the fact, and let his imagination and art make clear its significance.
History of England
Evolution is a blind giant who rolls a snowball down a hill. The ball is made of flakes--circumstances. They contribute to the mass without knowing it. They adhere without intention, and without foreseeing what is to result. When they see the result they marvel at the monster ball and wonder how the contriving of it came to be originally thought out and planned. Whereas there was no such planning, there was only a law: the ball once started, all the circumstances that happened to lie in its path would help to build it, in spite of themselves.
The Secret History of Eddypus