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Columbia Quotes
Sad Quotes about Columbia

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Some years ago I became president of Columbia University
and learned within 24 hours to be ready
to speak at the drop of a hat,
and I learned something more, the trustees were expected
to be ready to speak at the passing of the hat.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A couple of years I taught in graduate programs at NYU and Columbia,
in the early eighties.
- Russell Banks

Two years later, I went to the University of Minnesota
from which I was on leave for several years during
the war as a member of Statistical Research Group at Columbia University.
- George Stigler


 

I'm going to Columbia University but I'm trying to
keep that low-profile because I don't want weird people following me there.
I want the experience of normal college life.
- Julia Stiles

I don't have anything from the television series.
I treasure the videotapes from Columbia House.
- Mark Goddard

In the 1950s in Columbia, South Carolina,
it was considered OK for kids to play with weird things.
We could go to the hardware store and buy 100 feet of dynamite fuse.
- Kary Mullis



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There are a few Chinese smuggled in over the borders
of British Columbia on the north and Mexico on the south.
- Denis Kearney

The coast of British Columbia was one of the three
chief centers of aboriginal America.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The one thing you've got to say about Columbia is that
it has courses that are famous.
It has alumni who come back and say it was the best thing they ever did.
- William Scott

I try not to deal with people's hostility,
though I must if they have something I need from them,
as the professors did at Columbia or my landlord did.
- George Weinberg

And ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves,
while the earth bears a plant, or the sea rolls its waves.
- Robert Treat Paine

After the United States entered the war,
I joined the Naval Reserve and spent ninety days in
a Columbia University dormitory learning to be a naval officer.
- James Tobin

That attitude does not exist so much today,
but in those days there was a very sharp distinction
between basic physics and applied physics.
Columbia did not deal with applied physics.
- Gordon Gould

Some of them profess to be well acquainted with all
the principal waters of the Columbia,
with which they assured me these waters had no connection short of the ocean.
- William Henry Ashley

But first I want to get my master's degree at Columbia's
School of International Public Affairs.
- Christy Romano

Both my parents worked, so I was home alone a lot,
and I would listen to their records.
They belonged to the Columbia House record club,
so they had records!
- Lyle Lovett

The avian influenza found in mainland British Columbia
poses no significant threat to human health.
- John Clifford

Before I joined The Beach Boys, I was working at Columbia Records as a producer,
and saw The Byrds come in and do their first overdub
before Terry even met them.
- Bruce Johnston

After the war, I returned to Minnesota,
from which I soon moved to Brown University,
and a year later, to Columbia University where I remained from 1947 until 1958.
- George Stigler

I've always loved films, always.
I studied literature and I went to Columbia in New
York and I went to Paris for part of one year and ended up staying there.
- Jim Jarmusch

Eight months later, having left Columbia,
I was studying physics in a summer program and working
in Colorado when I decided to enroll as a graduate student in biophysics.
- Sidney Altman

Columbia Law School men were being drafted,
and suddenly women who had done well in college were
considered acceptable candidates for the vacant seats.
- Constance Baker Motley

As a kid in British Columbia, going back a long way,
I learned to skate.
- Steve Yzerman

The Columbia is lost, but the dreams that inspired its crew remain with us.
- Dick Cheney

I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance
Abuse at Columbia University.
I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

I learned quickly at Columbia that the only eye that
mattered was the one on the camera.
- Gene Tierney

I was a student at Columbia College,
actually,
in the Architecture school.
Paul would drive in from Queens, showing me these new songs.
I can't remember us working it out.
- Art Garfunkel

Also, people are not often aware of the way the United
States' policies influence what happens in places like
Haiti or El Salvador or Nicaragua.
Or in Columbia right now.
- Edwidge Danticat

The purpose of Plan Columbia was to deal with the increased
cultivation and illegal activity associated with that
cultivation concerning narco trafficking in Columbia.
- Rand Beers

There's been a tremendous amount of work that's been
done that you can't see in Columbia.
- Duane G. Carey

Whether fuel cell system development in central Oregon,
wind power generation along the Columbia Gorge,
or geothermal energy in southern Oregon,
investing in new energy sources makes America more
energy independent while creating good paying,
environmentally friendly jobs.
- Greg Walden

My father, who was from a wealthy family and highly educated,
a lawyer, Yale and Columbia, walked out with the benefit
of a healthy push from my mother,
a seventh grade graduate, who took a typing course
and got a secretarial job as fast as she could.
- George Weinberg

They are always telling us that Carolina Blue is not a color,
that it is really Columbia blue or sky blue.
But there is no bad blood amongst the teammates.
All of our kidding is in good fun.
- Lorrie Fair

Our ages ranged from 22, down to 18,
and we had a 6 month contract to go to Bogata,
Columbia.
And of course, it was during the depression,
we were still with our parents, and things were still
pretty tough on them back in the United States.
- Martin Denny

At that time, I was signed to Columbia Records as an Independent Producer.
I spent many weeks forming, auditioning,
rehearsing and recording demos for Kenny,
who was finally signed to Columbia Records.
- Jim Messina

Seeing how those companies operate, it didn't amount
to a massive vote of confidence in their artists.
There was talk of me going to Columbia after that,
but nothing happened.
I got disillusioned, and I pulled back.
- Madeleine Peyroux

After the loss of Columbia a couple of years ago,
I think we were reminded of the risk.
All of us, though, have always known that the Space
Shuttle is a very risky vehicle,
much more risky than even flying airplanes in combat.
- Mark Kelly

I was bargaining for time away from Hollywood,
and Columbia was bargaining for money.
I got what I wanted and they got what they wanted.
They knew I was so anxious to do Born Yesterday that
I'd have done it for a dollar.
They gave me the next best thing.
- Judy Holliday

They can see the brave silhouette from almost anywhere
in the District of Columbia and use it as a compass
to locate other monuments and eventually to find their way out of the great,
gray federal wilderness.
- Hugh Sidey

In one line of his poem he said good fences make good neighbors.
I'd like to think that Alaska and British Columbia
working together can prove that we can be pretty darned
good neighbors without fences.
- Dan Miller

I spent eighteen months as a graduate student in physics at Columbia University,
waiting unhappily for an opportunity to work in a laboratory
and wondering if I should continue in physics.
- Sidney Altman

Since the Columbia accident, the Russian space agency,
or the Russian space program, has been literally carrying
the load bringing us all the supplies we need on the Progress vehicle,
smaller amounts on the Soyuz vehicles.
- John L. Phillips

I know when I was here prosecuting homicides in the District of Columbia,
one of the most effective units here was the cold case squad,
which had on it FBI agents, as well as Metropolitan
Police Department homicide detectives working together.
- Robert Mueller

As many as three million people are expected to attend
the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver,
British Columbia.
The security concerns and economic opportunities are
great for both Canada and Washington state.
- Rick Larsen

Marriage commissioners who choose not to marry homosexuals are being fired.
A Knights of Columbus chapter in British Columbia is
in court because it chooses not allow a lesbian group
to use its facility for marriage ceremonies.
The list goes on.
- Stockwell Day

I remember very much there in Falls Church there was
a creek that was flowing down into 4 Mile Run.
I believe it's now covered up where it goes under Columbia Street.
I found a whole family of weasels down there.
- Jim Fowler

I have traveled the entire state and spent a lot of time out of doors.
So I have known the landscape of the Columbia Basin for quite a while,
and I have had this strong feeling about it for many years.
- David Guterson

I had been on the road for a long time and was not really getting anywhere.
Bob Johnston, a friend of mine, had taken over Columbia in Nashville.
He asked me if I wanted to come down.
I did - thank God I did.
- Charlie Daniels

Children are amazing, and while I go to places like
Princeton and Harvard and Yale,
and of course I teach at Columbia, NYU,
and that's nice and I love students,
but the most fun of all are the real little ones,
the young ones.
- David Dinkins

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's
most effective criticism until you provoke him.
Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
- Henry David Thoreau

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

Some days are simply meant for playing.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we spend the time we waste in sighing
for the perfect golden fruit
in fulfilling the conditions of its growth,
happiness will come, must come.
It is guaranteed in the very laws of the universe.
If it involves some chastening and renunciation, well,
the fruit will be all the sweeter for this touch of holiness.
- Helen Keller

Some days you're the dog,
and some days you're the hydrant.
- Anonymous

Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others whenever they go.
- Oscar Wilde

Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.
- Winston Churchill

Some husbands are living proof that a woman can take a joke.
- Anonymous

Some days just go to Hell faster than others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot.
Some days I get more out of the New York Times.
- John F. Kennedy

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are all atheists about most of the gods
that societies have ever believed in.
Some of us just go one god further.
- Richard Dawkins

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks.
Perhaps this person will never
be disappointed or disillusioned;
perhaps she won't suffer the way
people do when they have a dream to follow.
But when the person looks back -
and at some point everyone look back -
she will hear her heart, saying,
"What have you done with the miracles
that God planted in your days?
What have you done with the talents
God bestowed on you?"
- Paulo Coelho

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby


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