history quotes

The impact of the magazine was very strong. As I said, it portrayed dinosaurs as part of the geological history, part of the story of life on earth. It struck that paleontology was the career for me.Robert T. Bakker

Sweetheart, I'm the biggest ripped-off cartoonist in the history of the world, and that's all I'm going to say.Ralph Bakshi

I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.James A. Baldwin

American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.James A. Baldwin

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.James A. Baldwin

The making of an American begins at the point where he himself rejects all other ties, any other history, and himself adopts the vesture of his adopted land.James Baldwin

If you look at slavery across all human history, and you sort of strip away the packaging, whether it's racialized or religious-based, and you look at the actual core of the slavery, it's one person completely controlling another one.Kevin Bales

There's probably more history now preserved underwater than in all the museums of the world combined. And there's no law governing that history. It's finders keepers.Robert Ballard

Where I live in Connecticut was ice a mile above my house, all the way back to the North Pole, about 15 million kilometers, that's a big ice cube. But then it started to melt. We're talking about the floods of our living history.Robert Ballard

November is Hip-Hop History Month, where we give celebration to what hip hop has done to bring together people of the world, people of all nationalities, young people, all the political systems and politicians on the planet.Afrika Bambaataa

Science fiction has its own history, its own legacy of what's been done, what's been superseded, what's so much part of the furniture it's practically part of the fabric now, what's become no more than a joke... and so on. It's just plain foolish, as well as comically arrogant, to ignore all this, to fail to do the most basic research.Iain Banks

My major allegiance has been to storytelling, not to history.Russell Banks

All graffiti is low-level dissent, but stencils have an extra history. They've been used to start revolutions and to stop wars.Banksy

My other bodily ailments have become mere matters of history.William Banting

The Obama administration and the Democratic Congress have taken the biggest lurch to the left in policy in American history. There've been no - no Congress, no administration that has run this far to the left in such a small period of time. And there is a reaction to that.Haley Barbour

On taking office, Obama promised the 'most transparent' administration in history; yet his record as president has been anything but transparent.Bob Barr

I think all of the secrets of the universe are revealed in history. We understand who we are by understanding where we've been and why we are the way we are, and where we come from.Matt Barr

The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.Dave Barry

More history is made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills and proclamations.John Barth

This is an exciting time. A new chapter in our history.John Barth