My Favorite Quotes
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 Brock Yates - “The automobile, both a cause and an effect of this decentralization, is ideally suited for our vast landscape and our generally confused and contrary commuting patterns.”  
 William Whewell - “The system becomes more coherent as it is further extended. The elements which we require for explaining a new class of facts are already contained in our system. In false theories, the contrary is the case.”  
 William Watson - “Personally, I do not believe that we shall have greater armaments in the future than we have had in the past. On the contrary, I believe there will be a gradual diminution in this respect.”  
 Wim Wenders - “On the contrary a film can promote the idea of change without any political message whatsoever but in its form and language can tell people that they can change their lives and contribute to progressive changes in the world.”  
 Voltaire - “The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it.”  
 George Voinovich - “It is time to recognize a simple fact of life. Contrary to what some of my colleagues seem to believe, tax cuts do not pay for themselves.”  
 Benjamin Tucker - “Socialism, on the contrary, extends its function to the description of society as it should be, and the discovery of the means of making it what it should be.”  
 Omar Sharif - “I don't think any actor feels comfortable watching themselves in movies. You must be very narcissistic. The problem with your own opinion of yourself is that contrary to the normal spectators, when you watch a film you are in, you only watch yourself.”  
 Peter Straub - “Fear and I were old buddies, despite my best efforts to the contrary.”  
 Lytton Strachey - “The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock, has triumphed most in the contrary direction - in simplicity, in unity, in clarity, and in restraint.”  
 Anne Stevenson - “My earlier poems were sadder than my poems are today, perhaps because I wrote them in confusion or when I was unhappy. But I am not a melancholy person, quite the contrary, no one enjoys laughing more than I do.”  
 Wole Soyinka - “See, even despite pious statements to the contrary, much of the industrialized world has not yet come to terms with the recognition of the fallacy of what I call the strong man syndrome.”  
 Suzanne Somers - “Contrary to what everyone thinks, I am not a fanatic. I do work out when I'm not on the road, three times a week for 40 minutes.”  
 Edward Sapir - “These examples of the lack of simplicity in English and French, all appearances to the contrary, could be multiplied almost without limit and apply to all national languages.”  
 Walter Salles - “On the contrary, I'm a strong believer in the necessity of imperfection coming into the film.”  
 Jean Jacques Rousseau - “I undertake the same project as Montaigne, but with an aim contrary to his own for he wrote his Essays only for others, and I write my reveries only for myself.”  
 Joseph Rotblat - “To sum up, there is no evidence that a world without nuclear weapons would be a dangerous world. On the contrary, it would be a safer world, as I will show later.”  
 David Ricardo - “Gold, on the contrary, though of little use compared with air or water, will exchange for a great quantity of other goods.”  
 Manuel Puig - “Contrary to what Kafka does, I always like to refer all of my fictions to the level of reality, He, on the other hand, leaves them at an imaginary level.”  
 Michael Polanyi - “I shall suggest, on the contrary, that all communication relies,to a noticeable extent on evoking knowledge that we cannot tell, and that all our knowledge of mental processes, like feelings or conscious intellectual activities, is based on a knowledge which we cannot tell.”  
 Thomas Perry - “Contrary to what many writers imply about the process, nobody forces a writer to sell his work to the film industry.”  
 Dudley North - “So that it cannot be denied, but the lowering of Interest may, and probably will keep some Money from coming abroad into Trade whereas on the contrary, high Interest certainly brings it out.”  
 Dudley North - “No Man is richer for having his Estate all in Money, Plate, etc. lying by him, but on the contrary, he is for that reason the poorer.”  
 John Negroponte - “To the contrary, I think we bent over backwards to press for elections and for democratic reform.”  
 James Mooney - “Among the southern tribes, on the contrary, hats were sometimes worn in the dance, although this was not considered in strict accordance with the doctrine.”  

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