Victory [over homophobia] may require five or maybe 20 years. Yet I have no doubt that "don't ask, don't tell" and same-sex adoption bans will be as unspeakable and inexplicable to my grandchildren as counting a slave as three-fifths of a human being.
If the test of truth lay in a show of hands or a Counting of heads, the system of magic might appeal, with far more reason than the Catholic Church, to the proud motto, Quod semper, quod ubique, quod ab omnibus [always, everywhere, and by all], as the sure and certain credential of its own infallibility.james frazer
Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just Counting the days until Christmas.Stephen Graham Jones
I believe […] that we can still have a genre of scientific books suitable for and accessible alike to professionals and interested laypeople. The concepts of science, in all their richness and ambiguity, can be presented without any compromise, without any simplification Counting as distortion, in language accessible to all intelligent people. […] I hope that this book can be read with profit both in seminars for graduate students and if the movie stinks and you forgot your sleeping pills on the businessman's special to Tokyo.stephen jay gould
Counting the slow heart beats, The bleeding to death of time in slow heart beats, Wakeful they lie.
"I once saw a film where the main character didn't speak for the first half hour." "... like us? Counting up the minutes -- have we spent half an hour together?" "I was completely absorbed as to what would happen because anything was possible." "...and then?" "He spoilt it -- he spoke." "... and?" "... and within five minutes I'd lost interest." "Now you've opened your mouth, do you expect me to lose interest?" <smiling> "It was only a film."Peter Greenaway
Counting is the religion of this generation it is its hope and its salvation.Gertrude Stein
The government of the republic will fulfill its duty to defend its independence, to repel foreign aggression, and accept the struggle to which it has been provoked, Counting on the unanimous spirit of the Mexicans and on the fact that sooner or later the cause of rights and justice will triumph.benito juárez
It is not the most pleasant employment to spend eight hours a day in a Counting house.thomas malthus
"When I started Counting my blessings, my whole life turned around."willie nelson
Baby why'd you leave me, why'd you have to go; I was Counting on forever, now I'll never know.carrie underwood
The plan of "Counting the chickens before they are hatched" is an error of ancient date, but it does not seem to improve by age.p. t. barnum
I shall ask no more than that you agree with Dean Inge that even though Counting heads is not an ideal way to govern, at least it is better than breaking them.learned hand
Whenever it is necessary that one of several conflicting opinions should prevail and when one would have to be made to prevail by force if need be, it is less wasteful to determine which has the stronger support by Counting numbers than by fighting.friedrich hayek
I shook myself; I was dreaming. As I went to bed the words of the eighth-grade class’s teacher, when the class got to Evangeline , kept echoing in my ears: “We’re coming to a long poem now, boys and girls. Now don’t be babies and start Counting the pages.” I lay there like a baby, Counting the pages over and over, Counting the pages.Randall Jarrell
I scarcely remember Counting upon happiness I look not for it if it be not in the present hour nothing startles me beyond the moment. The setting sun will always set me to rights, or if a sparrow come before my Window I take part in its existence and pick about the gravel.john keats
In science he could see nothing useful to mankind. ...He advised the scientist the surgeon the teacher and the artist to go and live as the poor live and try to minister to their actual wants instead of Counting up insects chemically analyzing the contents of the Milky Way painting water nymphs and historical pictures writing novels and composing symphonies.
... it is extremely likely that Aryabhata knew the sign for zero and the numerals of the place value system. This supposition is based on the following two facts: first, the invention of his alphabetical Counting system would have been impossible without zero or the place-value system; secondly, he carries out calculations on square and cubic roots which are impossible if the numbers in question are not written according to the place-value system and zero.
Love... love... love, never Counting the cost.
Alus... the kingdom is yours now. Stop the war, and bring peace back to its people. I’m Counting on you, Son... [Alus: Father, don’t go!] I love you, Alus...
"Music is a hidden arithmetic exercise of the soul, which doesn't know that it is Counting."