There is only one proved method of assisting the advancement of pure sciencethat of picking men of genius, backing them heavily, and leaving them to direct themselves.
I'm backing David Cameron's campaign out of pure, cynical self-interest.Boris Johnson
In a general way, a major goal of the propagandist is to seek some kind of authoritative backing for the belief he or she is propagating.randal marlin
l'd been getting bored with the stereotyped changes that were being used all the time at the time, and I kept thinking there's bound to be something else. I could hear it sometimes but I couldn't play it. ... I found that by using the higher intervals of a chord as a melody line and backing them with appropriately related changes I could play the thing I'd been hearing. I came alive.charlie parker
I don't think that college would be the same to me if I didn't have the backing and the help of the people in the Fraternity... I was a Phi Psi when I got here, and I left a Phi Psi.
Sideways thinking is that way of approaching a problem from a new direction not evolving a solution from something that already exists and not looking down upon it and breaking it up into smaller parts but actually backing off, looking at in different than normal ways and thinking from the side.
Call you that, backing of your friends? A plague upon such backing!