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Formal Quotes

formal quotes

My knowledge of science came from being with Carl, not from formal academic training. Carl gave me a thrilling tutorial in science and math that lasted the 20 years we were together.Ann Druyan

Born Berlin 1931, Germany, father a British diplomat, mother an American artist. Educated at various schools all over the world. 1958 Settled down to live in London. 1966 Became interested in photography through photographing my young children. No formal training.Fay Godwin

I like America anyway. In Japan we are much more formal. If two friends are separated for a long time and they meet they bow and bow and bow. They keep bowing without exchanging a word. Here they slap each other on the back and say: Hello, old man, how goes everything.Sessue Hayakawa

When I used to do abstract paintings at school, like everyone else, the tutor said these would make great curtains. I would always neglect the formal stuff that was going on by using colour, because colour kind of came naturally to me.Damien Hirst

I have no qualifications to do anything else and there weren't any formal application forms you had to fill in for stand-up, so I thought I'd give that a twist.Dylan Moran

I'm not formal and I'm impatient. So I think my team would say that when she starts tapping her pen and the leg starts moving quickly, that it's time to move on. I'm not good at long, drawn-out kinds of sessions.Anne M. Mulcahy

Obama has become too dependent on formal speeches and set town halls. His idea of mixing it up is taking off his jacket.Dee Dee Myers

But I'll try to immerse myself in as many of the formal characteristics of site as possible in the landscape.Richard Serra

When you read and understand a poem, comprehending its rich and formal meanings, then you master chaos a little.Stephen Spender

Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg didn't finish college. Too much emphasis is placed on formal education - I told my children not to worry about their grades but to enjoy learning.Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.George Washington

As actors, we went where we wanted to, and the camera followed us: it was like having another person in the room. There was no formal structure to the process. It was very liberating.Emily Watson

In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory.Alfred North Whitehead

Painters, especially American painters since the Second World War, have been much more troubled, beset by formal perplexity, than American writers. They've been a laboratory for everybody.Donald Barthelme

In the future, my communications with the public and with the markets will be entirely through regular and formal channels.Ben Bernanke

Trial. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, advocates and jurors.Ambrose Bierce

My operas and my theatre works are very formal pieces.Harrison Birtwistle

You know, ballet might be too formal of a title for the type of dance I do, but I love to dance.Jeff Bridges

At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom.George Carlin

Fred Astaire was a more formal, trained dancer who loved waltzing and only danced with the girls.Leslie Caron