Folk music is not so much a body of art as it is a process, an attitude, and a way of life; its distinguishing features lie not within the songs themselves, but in the relations of those songs to a folk culture.
Fight Features. … The only way to make software secure, reliable, and fast is to make it small.andrew s. tanenbaum
Hanns Heinz Ewers tells a short story of a boy who was so unnatural of disposition as to take a special delight in people sick with elephantiasis. Our "European intellectuality" finds itself in an identical condition today which, through Jewish pens, worships the Kokoschka, Chagalls and Pechsteins as the leaders of the Art of the future. Features of degeneracy are already apparent, as, for instance, with Schwalbach, who dares representing Jesus as flat footed and bow legged.alfred rosenberg
How unpleasant to meet Mr Eliot! With his Features of clerical cut, And his brow so grim And his mouth so prim.
Normal people don't understand this concept; they believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough Features yet.scott adams
There is an insistent tendency among serious social scientists to think of any institution which Features rhymed and singing commercials, intense and lachrymose voices urging highly improbable enjoyment, caricatures of the human esophagus in normal and impaired operation, and which hints implausibly at opportunities for antiseptic seduction as inherently trivial. This is a great mistake. The industrial system is profoundly dependent on commercial television and could not exist in its present form without it.john kenneth galbraith
His thinking threw light in a very introspective way on the entire process of the judicial function. His decisions, beyond just the vote they represented, were sufficiently philosophical to be of enduring interest. He decided the case before him with that respect for its particulars, its special Features, that marks alike the honest artist and the just judge.harlan, john marshall, ii
The color of the prisoner’s skin, and the form of his Features, are not impressed upon the spiritual immortal mind which works beneath. In spite of human pride, he is still your brother, and mine, in form and color accepted and approved by his Father, and yours, and mine, and bears equally with us the proudest inheritance of our race — the image of our Maker. Hold him then to be a Man.william h. seward
Some of the beliefs and legends bequethed to us by Antquity are so universally and firmly established that we have become accustomed to consider them as being almost as ancient as humanity itself. Nevertheless we are tempted to inquire how far the fact that some of these beliefs and legends have so many Features in common is due to chance, and wether the similarity between them may not point to the exestience of an ancient, totally unknown and unsuspected civilization of which all other traces have disappeared. This site is terrible! from, Allyson Stanley former miss America! ;)frederick soddy
[My forthcoming book Features] Noelle's experience as a loveable, yet very unconventional looking dog, who must find her way through life in her new adopted home, feeling different and confronting a bevy of clustered animal cliques whose ultimate reluctance to include Noelle in their world is soon offset by Noelle's true, albeit hidden, beauty. [I hope it has] special resonance with the immigrant communities in the United States (primarily of Hispanic heritage) who may, like Noelle, feel they culturally do not, and will not, fit in with a culture so foreign from their own.gloria estefan
What all these people are doing is not aggressive; they are inventing new possibilities of pleasure with strange parts of their body through the eroticization of the body. I think it's ... a creative enterprise, which has as one of its main Features what I call the desexualization of pleasure.Michel Foucault
I say more, the just man justices; Keeps grace: that keeps all his goings graces; Acts in God's eye what in God's eye he is Christ for Christ plays in ten thousand places, Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his To the Father through the Features of men's faces.gerard manley hopkins
It is said that my art has some typically Nordic Features: the curving lines, the convolutions, the magical masks and staring eyes that appear in myths and folk art. This may be. My interest in the dynamics of Jugend style probably also comes into it.asger jorn
Given this mixture of affective and schizophrenic Features a modern psychiatric diagnosis for Margery Kempe would most likely be ‘schizoaffective psychosis’, precipitated in the first instance by childbirthmargery kempe
It is difficult to falsify the hypothesis of dark matter, because, as with Ptolemy's epicycles, true believers can always add additional arbitrary Features and free parameters to overcome any conceivable difficulties that occur with the dark matter models.john moffat
By the time of his Fourth String Quartet, inversional symmetry had become as fundamental a premise of Bartók's harmonic language as it is of the twelve-tone music of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern. Neither he nor they ever realized that this connection establishes a profound affinity between them in spite of the stylistic Features that so obviously distinguish his music from theirs...Nowhere does he [Bartók] recognize the communality of his harmonic language with that of the twelve-tone composers that is implied in their shared premise of the harmonic equivalence of inversionally symmetrical pitch-class relations.george perle
Hard Features every bungler can command: To draw true beauty shows a master's hand.john dryden
[ Fuzzy logic is ] a logic whose distinguishing Features are (i) fuzzy truth-values expressed in linguistic terms, e.g., true, very true, more or less true, or somewhat true, false, nor very true and not very false, etc2.; (2) imprecise truth tables; and (3) rules of inference whose validity is relative to a context rather than exact.
The identity of any dance is incomplete without the music that accompanies it. The unique raga tala pattern of Sattriya music, the two categories of Sattriya vocal (raga based and light ), variations of presentation for different occasions at different sattras, musical instruments, as also unique Features such as Gayan Bayan who sing, dance and initiate a traditional Sattriya performance.
Hells are also described in various Puranas and other scriptures. Garuda Purana gives a detailed account of Hell, its Features, and enlists amount of punishment for most of the crimes like modern day penal code.
According to Puranas, there are five characteristic Features or subjects dealt with in each Maha Purana and these are: Sarga – the process of creation of Universe ; Pratisarga – the periodical process of destruction and creation ; Manvantara – the various eras ; Vamsa – the histories of the solar and lunar dynasties; and Vamsanucharita – the royal lineage.
In Victorian criminology there was an enthusiasm for spotting criminal tendencies in a person’s Features.
The more we discover scientifically about the brain the more clearly do we distinguish between the brain events and the mental phenomena and the more wonderful do the mental phenomena become. Promissory materialism is simply a superstition held by dogmatic materialists. It has all the Features of a Messianic prophecy, with the promise of a future freed of all problems a kind of Nirvana for our unfortunate successors.
It is impossible to decide whether a particular detail of the Pythagorean universe was the work of the master, or filled in by a pupil a remark which equally applies to Leonardo or Michelangelo . But there can be no doubt that the basic Features were conceived by a single mind; that Pythagoras of Samos was both the founder of a new religious philosophy, and the founder of Science, as the word is understood today.Arthur Koestler
The unique purpose of geography is to seek comprehension of the variable character of areas in terms of all the interrelated Features which together form that variable character.
Genius is the aptitude for seeing invisible things, for stirring intangible things, for painting things that have no Features.