Quotes with point
Do not listen to what anybody says to you at this point because they are unlikely to say anything helpful.
Life, the Universe and Everything (1982)
He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.
Life, the Universe and Everything (1982)
The point is that I am now a perfectly safe penguin, and my colleague here is rapidly running out of limbs!
A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979)
I have been called a nun with a switchblade where my privacy is concerned. I think there's a point where one says, that's for family, that's for me.
I only hope that we shall not wait to adopt the program until after our astronomers have reported a new and unsuspected aster[oid] moving across their fields of vision with menacing speed. At that point it will be too late!
There's lots of problem solving in any marriage, but when you have this collective goal that is a human being, it's an inspiring rally point.
The realization that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning. This is a truth nearly all great minds have taken as their starting point. It is not this discovery that is interesting, but the consequences and rules of action drawn from it.
What is love? From the spiritual and inner point of view, love is self-expansion. Human love binds and is bound. Divine Love expands, enlarges itself.
My Rose Petals (1971)
I could never really see the point of being high-profile when I loathed it so much. Every now and then, you can go to something like an Oscars ceremony, but nobody is holding a gun to your head. The rules were the same 40 years ago as they are now. You can either choose your spotlight - or you can stay at home.
It is a complicated business, and we are very insecure, we actors. We all feel - and fear - we are going to be found out at any moment. Someone is going to point and say, "You are really not very good, are you?"
If the true essence of life is the accumulation of experience through generations, then one may perhaps suspect that the key problem in biology from the physicists point of view is how living matter manages to record and perpetuate its experience.
At that point, which would be around February 2002, they came and they confiscated my computer, because, they said, they were suspecting that I was communicating with certain Senate members and taking this issue outside the Bureau. And, at that point, I was not.
Interview by Jim Hogue as it appeared in the Real Path to 9/11 (2003)
Every man I meet is my master in some point, and in that I learn of him.
There comes a point when a dream becomes reality and reality becomes a dream.
As quoted in "True Frances Farmer story remains elusive" by Rita Rose in The Indianapolis Star (January 23, 1983)
If there is any great secret of success in life, it lies in the ability to put yourself in the other person’s place and to see things from his point of view-as well as your own.
There is a psychological technique which makes it possible to interpret dreams, and ... if that procedure is employed, every dream reveals itself as a psychical structure which has a meaning and which can be inserted at an assignable point in the mental activities of waking life.
The Interpretation of Dreams
If you look at the drug war from a purely economic point of view, the role of the government is to protect the drug cartel.
Discussing how prohibition makes drug market more lucrative at a policy forum in 1991.
We have not used any force yet. Our force is the people of Libya. If it gets to the point where we need to use force, we will use it according to international law and the Libyan constitution and laws.
About the use of force against protesters.
Religions are different roads converging to the same point. What does it matter that we take different road, so long as we reach the same goal. Wherein is the cause for quarreling?
Speaking of the conflict between Muslims and Hindus. Hind Swaraj, Or Indian Home Rule (1946),
I would like some way to disappear where people don't see me anymore at some point. I don't want to grow old. I never want to look in the mirror and see that.
I read the book several times, usually it's a book I know very well anyway, but I read it several times and make some notes and make a kind of plan that I think I would want to follow - usually I don't, it breaks down at some point - and then I put the book away and really don't look at it again until I've filled out my own thing. And then I look at it again and see what I have missed. But there is a period when the book and I are two separate entities.
About writing book adoptations.
Logistics comprises the means and arrangements which work out the plans of strategy and tactics. Strategy decides where to act; logistics brings the troops to this point.
Transistors will be so small that quantum theory or atomic physics takes over and electrons leak out of the wires. At that point, according to the laws of physics, the quantum theory takes over.
Physics of the Future
The culmination of all of that was the decision to start a company, which became Lotus, to do a product, which became 1-2-3. By the time I reached that point it had been four years, and it felt like a lifetime, but really it was kind of evolutionary.
Outsiders act as employees, employees act as outsiders. New relationships blur the roles of employees and customers to the point of unity. They reveal the customer and the company as one.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Any truth is only true up to a certain point. When one oversteps the mark, it becomes a non-truth.
If I write in scenes and always from the point of view of a particular character -- the one whose view best brings the scene to life -- I'm able to concentrate on the voices of the characters telling you who they are and how they feel about what they see and what's going on, and I'm nowhere in sight.
The New York Times (July 16, 2001)
If you can get a child learning to walk to fix his eyes on any object, he will generally navigate to that point without capsizing, but distract his attention and down he goes.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.
Tar Baby (1981)
Winning a game is ephemeral. To just try to win is blasphemous. You have to do it right. I don't want anything to do with the bastardization of the purity of the game. The pleasure I get is playing. Until the final buzzer, I haven't lost. I'm a winner for 47 minutes and 50 seconds. So what does the winner get that I don't? Ten more seconds of pleasure, that's all. The mere fact I tried is a win. But the main point is, it's just such a pleasure to be a professional athlete. The problem with many athletes is they take themselves seriously and their sport lightly.
Interview in Sports Illustrated, March 30, 1981.
The kind of painting which I find exciting is not necessarily representational or non-representational, but it is musical and architectural... Whether this visual relationship is slightly more or slightly less abstract is, for me, beside the point.
"Notes on Abstract Art" in Herbert Read's Ben Nicholson: Paintings, Reliefs, Drawings (1948)
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it, therefore, while it lasts, and not spend it to no purpose.
The moment that I realized my name was going to be said in the same sentence as children and sex, that's really intense. That's something I knew from that very moment, whatever happens past that point, something's out there in the air that is really bad.
There are two kinds of constancy in love, one arising from incessantly finding in the loved one fresh objects to love, the other from regarding it as a point of honor to be constant.
The day I was born, my father said ... 'That boy is going to West Point,' and that's the only thing I ever heard my entire young life.
Now the whole point about machines is they are designed not to be random. When you call up a word processing program on your computer, you don't want it to be different every time you call it up. You want it to stay the same.
No point mentioning those bats, I thought. The poor bastard will see them soon enough.
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1971)
I believe in white supremacy, until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don't believe giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.
Interview with Playboy, May 1971
I don't have to assert my virility. I think my career has shown that I'm not exactly a pantywaist. But I do take pride in my work, even to the point of being the first one on the set in the morning. I'm a professional.
From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.
It is important to point out that the mathematical formulation of the physicist’s often crude experience leads in an uncanny number of cases to an amazingly accurate description of a large class of phenomena.
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences (1960)
From the point of view of form, the type of all the arts is the art of the musician. From the point of view of feeling, the actor's craft is the type.
The Preface To ‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’, 1891
At that point, I really didn't know who I was. Was I that glamorous femme fatale?… Was I just another broken-down divorcée whose husband left her with all the bills and three kids?