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I mentioned the non-competitive spirit explicitly, because these days, excellence is a fashionable concept. But excellence is a competitive notion, and that is not what we are heading for: we are heading for perfection.Edsger Dijkstra

I guess I feel very strongly that I disagree with the notion of personalizing history and movements and big events.Bernadine Dohrn

They're there because, for some reason, they have the notion that they're supposed to be there.Santiago Durango

The notion of the single man began in the 1950's. The idea of the bachelor as a separate life was new and obscure.Hugh Hefner

Many people believe that the current system must inevitably end in total annihilation. They reject, sometimes very emotionally, any attempts to analyze this notion.Herman Kahn

One of the things that's beautiful about New Orleans is how culturally rich we are and how well we have worked together. People call us a gumbo. It's really important that we get focused on the very simple notion that diversity is a strength, it's not a weakness.Mitch Landrieu

The free sharing and teaching of open source is incompatible with the notion of the solitary genius.Golan Levin

I just had this notion that I wanted to do the most extreme thing I could and I also very consciously wanted to do something that was very different from Mars because we were all very close.Arto Lindsay

When I was thin, I had no notion of what being fat is like. When I worked in a department store, I had sold clothes to women of most sizes, so I should have known; but perhaps you have to experience the state from the inside, to understand what fat is like.Hilary Mantel

The notion of getting under the hood and explaining how something works, that's fairly familiar territory to me.Scott McCloud

I knew that I did not have to buy into society's notion that I had to be handsome and healthy to be happy. I was in charge of my 'spaceship' and it was my up, my down. I could choose to see this situation as a setback or as a starting point. I chose to begin life again.Warren Mitchell

I don't think a female running a house is a problem, a broken family. It's perceived as one because of the notion that a head is a man.Toni Morrison

There's this notion that allows people to create their own collection of songs, so it rewrites what a song is. They may only want 10 seconds of something, or they may only want this particular song, or they want this group of songs. It becomes much more user-controlled.Michael Nesmith

We sometimes forget that human invention can also be a subject of human invention: that might seem a modern notion, or a postmodern one, but novelists have taken time - sometimes time out from their realist fixations - to source and satirise the speech and power we rely on.Andrew O'Hagan

I have a notion that if you are going to be spiritually curious, you better not get cluttered up with too many material things.Mary Oliver

Parents, it seems, have an almost Olympian persistence when it comes to suggesting more secure and lucrative lines of work for their children who have the notion that writing is an actual profession. I say this from experience.Susan Orlean

I have three sisters and I've always wanted a brother, so I was really interested in that notion.Ryan Phillippe

I'm not one of these guys who says, Now I'm on a really hot show, better quit soon before I get labeled. That's the most ridiculous notion I'd ever heard.Jeff Probst

The notion of being on a cop show was appealing, just because it's one of those tick boxes in a career.Dallas Roberts

We all want to be happy. We need to expand the notion of what that means, to make it bigger and wiser.Sharon Salzberg