Quotes with process
Idea for a farce. A poor...loser does a documentary of a great man and in the process learns some deep values.
Crimes and Misdemeanors
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)
I'm in a constant process of thinking about things. I'll think about things for thirty or forty years before I'll write it.
A depressing number of people seem to process everything literally. They are to wit as a blind man is to a forest, able to find every tree, but each one coming as a surprise.
First published in the "Movie Answer Man" column (18 September 2005)
Rationality is what we do to organize the world, to make it possible to predict. Art is the rehearsal for the inapplicability and failure of that process.
On December 7, 1995, A Year With Swollen Appendices (1996)
The function of the lawyer is to preserve a sceptical relativism in a society hell-bent for absolutes. The worse the society, the more law there will be. In Hell there will be nothing but law and due process will be meticulously observed.
The Ages of American Law (1977)
The function of the lawyer is to preserve a skeptical relativism in a society hell-bent for absolutes. The worse the society, the more law there will be. In Hell there will be nothing but law and due process will be meticulously observed.
The Ages of American Law (1977)
Evolution is a technological, mathematical, informational, and biological process rolled into one. It could almost be said to be a law of physics, a principle that reigns over all created multitudes, whether they have genes or not.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
I do think there's a symbiosis as the application of basic research often provides tools that then enhance the process of basic research. Certainly, the integrated circuit is a good example of that.
Autobiography from Les Prix Nobel. The Nobel Prizes 2000, Editor Tore Frängsmyr, [Nobel Foundation], Stockholm, 2001
It would seem that more than function itself, simplicity is the deciding factor in the aesthetic equation. One might call the process beauty through function and simplification.
We live in oppressive times. We have, as a nation, become our own thought police; but instead of calling the process by which we limit our expression of dissent and wonder 'censorship', we call it 'concern for commercial viability'.
Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process.
Laws are no longer made by a rational process of public discussion; they are made by a process of blackmail and intimidation, and they are executed in the same manner.
The American Mercury (May 1930)
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
Beyond Good and Evil
We do not learn; and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.
I was enthralled by everything connected with the cinema — not just the movies themselves but the aura that surrounded them. I loved the luminous rectangle of the screen, the sight of the beam slicing through the darkness from the projection booth, the miraculous synchronization of sound and vision, even the dusty smell of the tip-up seats. More than anything else, though I was fascinated by the actual mechanics of the process.
Roman by Polanski (1984)
Millions of individuals making their own decisions in the marketplace will always allocate resources better than any centralized government planning process.
It is not the last drop that empties the water-clock, but all that which previously has flowed out; similarly, the final hour when we cease to exist does not of itself bring death; it merely of itself completes the death-process. We reach death at that moment, but we have been a long time on the way.
Epistulae morales ad Lucilium, On Despising Death
To me, consensus seems to be: the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that need to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner ‘I stand for consensus’?
The Downing Street Years (1993)
My attorney had taken his shirt off and was pouring beer on his chest, to facilitate the tanning process.
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1971)
I don't believe in failure. It's not failure if you enjoyed the process.