history quotes

In the old days... it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn't have opinions. When I was producing natural history programmes, I didn't use them as vehicles for my own opinion. They were factual programmes.David Attenborough

The process of making natural history films is to try to prevent the animal knowing you are there, so you get glimpses of a non-human world, and that is a transporting thing.David Attenborough

You can only get really unpopular decisions through if the electorate is convinced of the value of the environment. That's what natural history programmes should be for.David Attenborough

History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.W. H. Auden

To write history is so difficult that most historians are forced to make concessions to the technique of legende.Erich Auerbach

Going back into the history of a word, very often into Latin, we come back pretty commonly to pictures or models of how things happen or are done.J. L. Austin

I'm a big stupid history nerd.Emilie Autumn

I've been completely fascinated with history because it tells everything about what's going to happen next because it's cyclical, everything repeats in general.Emilie Autumn

African history is filled with experiences of people shooting their way to power and then splintering into factions, like in Somalia and Liberia.George Ayittey

March 11, 2004, now occupies a place in the history of infamy.Jose Maria Aznar

History shows fans want consolidation; you see it across the web every place. The big players are people like Google, Amazon, eBay, Facebook.Irving Azoff

We don't see the global citizen as someone with no identity, but rather someone who has confidence and is proud of his culture and history - and... open to the modern world.Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned

The history of our country is not the history of any other country in the world which is either practicing advanced democracy or struggling to lay the foundation for democracy.Ibrahim Babangida

With each new book, the march of our national history takes a step forward. When one is present at a book launch, one is bearing witness to the birth of a new body of ideas, to the coming into being of another testimony of history.Ibrahim Babangida

To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance.Charles Babbage

Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation's history and the world's future.Joe Baca

History was always the subject that I loved the most, and I felt it gave me the deepest sense of our humanity and who we are and where we're going.Julia Bacha

Never in the history of the United States have we cut back on troops when we've been at war.Michele Bachmann

After the $700 billion bailout, the trillion-dollar stimulus, and the massive budget bill with over 9,000 earmarks, many of you implored Washington to please stop spending money we don't have. But, instead of cutting, we saw an unprecedented explosion of government spending and debt, unlike anything we have seen in the history of our country.Michele Bachmann

The Veteran's History Project, a nationwide volunteer effort to collect oral histories from America's war veterans, provides an avenue to do just that. Now in its fifth year, the Project has collected more than 40,000 individual stories.Spencer Bachus