history quotes

You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.Arthur Ashe

In the 5,000-year history of Jewish thought, the notion of a God-man is completely anathema to everything Judaism stands for.Reza Aslan

In the history of the prophetic biblical canon that starts with Genesis, the Koran is by far the most tolerant of the views of other religions.Reza Aslan

There's never been a time in history, no matter what the public thinks, when actors have been paid more than they should be.Ed Asner

In the history of Wikileaks, nobody has claimed that the material being put out is not authentic.Julian Assange

We released 400,000 classified documents, the most extraordinary history of a war to ever have been released in our civilization. Those documents cover 109,000 deaths. That is serious matter.Julian Assange

The cosmical importance of this conclusion is profound and the possibilities it opens for the future very remarkable, greater in fact than any suggested before by science in the whole history of the human race.Francis William Aston

Alternate history fascinates me, as it fascinates all novelists, because 'What if?' is the big thing.Kate Atkinson

The people who write official histories for the Army believe that a generation needs to pass before you can tackle the official history. It's useful to have some distance. Sources become available. Passions cool. It allows an opportunity to make some real assessments and judgments about personalities and characters.Rick Atkinson

Natural history is not about producing fables.David Attenborough

I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals.David Attenborough

Cameramen are among the most extraordinarily able and competent people I know. They have to have an insight into natural history that gives them a sixth sense of what the creature is going to do, so they can be ready to follow.David Attenborough

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