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Robert Ballard Quotes

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There are more active volcanoes beneath the sea than
on land by two orders of magnitude.
- Robert Ballard

I believe in just enriching the economy.
And we're leaving so much on the table,
72 percent of the planet.
- Robert Ballard

Most of the southern hemisphere is unexplored.
We had more exploration ships down there during Captain Cook's time than now.
It's amazing.
- Robert Ballard

If you compare NASA's annual budget to explore the heavens,
that one year budget would fund NOAA's budget to explore
the oceans for 1,600 years.
- Robert Ballard


 

Fifty percent of our country that we own,
have all legal jurisdiction, have all rights to do whatever we want,
lies beneath the sea and we have better maps of Mars than that 50 percent.
- Robert Ballard

Almost a quarter of our planet is a single mountain
range and we didn't enter it until after Neil Armstrong
and Buzz Aldrin went to the moon.
So we went to the moon, played golf up there,
before we went to the largest feature on our own planet.
- Robert Ballard

I'm a geophysicist and all my earth science books when I was a student,
I had to give the wrong answer to get an A. We used
to ridicule continental drift.
It was something we laughed at.
We learned of Marshall Kay's geosynclinal cycle,
which is a bunch of crap.
- Robert Ballard


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Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is necessary for us to understand that
the only Active Principle is Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk
about women who are active in politics,
whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
- John F. Kennedy

Communists have always played an active role
in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom,
because the short-term objects of Communism
would always correspond with
the long-term objects of freedom movements.
- Nelson Mandela

No one has developed active tuberculosis.
- Michael York

If China wants to be a constructive,
active player in the world economy,
it's got to respect intellectual property rights or
it makes it pretty impossible to do business with them.
- Dan Glickman

In another situation, and in an active station in life,
I should have been keenly occupied, and the founding
of an order would have never come into my head.
- Adam Weishaupt

Active Evil is better than Passive Good.
- William Blake

I have long been active in and supportive of conservation
and historical preservation causes.
- Jack L. Chalker

That's my only active wish.
I think if I sang like Don Henley, this would be a
lot more agreeable business.
- Warren Zevon

A real active music set, based and really concentrated
on what the music's all about.
That's what I'm all about - singing and a really good strong music set.
- Jon Secada

We have an active program.
We have nuclear weapons, we are a nuclear power.
We have an advanced missiles program.
- Ayub Khan

I mean you might say he had a travelling post office,
but also Barney was very, very active.
He was a legal officer for the NAACP and they had a
lot of problems after Pease.
- Betty Hill

What is true of Mr. Mill's influence on the women's-suffrage
question is true also of the other political movements
in which he took an active interest.
- Millicent Fawcett

But active programming consists of the design of new programs,
rather than contemplation of old programs.
- Niklaus Wirth

I think, Larry, one of the things is I'm a very active person.
- Joan Collins

Maverick is a word which appeals to me more than misfit.
Maverick is active, misfit is passive.
- Alan Rickman

Some people have active imaginations,
but they don't know me and they're wrong if they think they do.
- Yamila Diaz

The only thing worse than an active conscience is one that's retroactive.
- Harold Coffin

Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a
world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.
- Richard Cecil

Men must necessarily be the active agents of their
own well-being and well-doing they themselves must
in the very nature of things be their own best helpers.
- Samuel Smiles

I was very active but I was dyslexic and had a really hard time at school.
- Ashley Scott

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people,
of adventure, of experience.
The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him.
He goes "sight-seeing."
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Leadership is an active role; 'lead' is a verb.
But the leader who tries to do it all is headed for burnout,
and in a powerful hurry.
- Bill Owens

One problem with ideas, however valid,
is that they are static and impersonal,
whereas a person is active and dynamic.
- William Hull

Enrolling your child in a recreational sport sponsored
by your neighborhood recreation community centers is
a great way to keep kids active.
- Lee Haney

The concept of active cooperation has taken the place
of opposition to the new form of government and of
dreamy resignation entranced with the beauty of times past.
- Gustav Stresemann

The developing countries must be able to take a more
active part in trade negotiations,
through technical assistance and support from the developed countries.
- Anna Lindh

Flying is the only active profession I would ever continue
with enthusiasm after the War.
- Wilfred Owen

I've found that luck is quite predictable.
If you want more luck, take more chances.
Be more active.
Show up more often.
- Brian Tracy

Memory in youth is active and easily impressible;
in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions,
but still retains vividly those of earlier years.
- Charlotte Bronte

Without the Guard and Reserve, our active duty troops could hardly deploy.
- John Spratt

There are many types of participation.
One can observe so intensely that one becomes part of the action,
but without being an active participant.
- Jerzy Kosinski

No civilized society can long exist,
with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law.
- James F. Cooper

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams,
but in active charity and in willing service.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Put simply, I want to treat my readers as partners and not crooks.
There is no future in calling your most active promoters crooks.
- Cory Doctorow

I don't have feeling in my feet to my fingertips;
I also have active lesions in my bone marrow and in my eyes.
- Karen Duffy

The fact that the internet is so active;
people can now speak to me indirectly.
- Randy Bachman

It is all right for the lion and the lamb to lie down
together if they are both asleep,
but if one of them begins to get active,
it is dangerous.
- Crystal Eastman

My father's parents were carpenters.
They were also builders partly.
They were painters.
And several of them were very, active in the theatre and all such nonsense,
you know.
- Josef Albers

The hero, the mythical subject, is constructed as human being and as male;
he is the active principle of culture,
the establisher of distinction, the creator of differences.
- Teresa de Lauretis

I have my parents to thank for that,
they raised me to be active and play all sports.
They taught me the importance of staying healthy,
being focused and setting goals in whatever I do.
- Kiana Tom

Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind,
but an active exertion of the inward strength,
vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within.
- Ralph Cudworth

Freedom Summer, the massive voter education project in Mississippi,
was 1964.
I graduated from high school in 1965.
So becoming active was almost a rite of passage.
- Danny Glover

I'm active in PAX, which is a gun awareness organization.
We treat gun safety as a public health issue.
- Mandy Patinkin

I'm not a sedentary person.
I've always been active.
- Lauren Bacall

We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives.
We must take charge of our own destinies,
design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.
- Les Brown

Grace is everywhere as an active orientation of all
created reality toward God.
- Karl Rahner

The church, inserted and active in human society and in history,
does not exist in order to exercise political power
or to govern the society.
- Claudio Hummes

None so little enjoy themselves, and are such burdens to themselves,
as those who have nothing to do.
Only the active have the true relish of life.
- William Jennings Bryan

Pulse as an active means of expression,
Stravinsky and Beethoven are the two masters of that.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

I'm not very active politically.
The causes I work on offer immediate,
practical, accessible help, and politics has never meant that to me.
- Kathleen Turner

I have a huge, active imagination, and I think I'm
really scared of being alone;
because if I'm left to my own devices,
I'll just turn into a madwoman.
- Claire Danes

Perseverance is an active principle,
and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire.
- William Godwin

Works of art produced in the contemporary world are
a further expression of that.
But I don't think there is an active,
ongoing nihilist self-consciousness in the artist.
- Leonard Baskin

In a thriller, the camera's an active narrator,
or can be.
- John McTiernan

To express the same idea in still another way,
I think that human knowledge is essentially active.
- Jean Piaget

Washington's defeat in 1754 was followed by active
military preparations on both sides.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

I surrendered to a world of my imagination,
reenacting all those wonderful tales my father would read aloud to me.
I became a very active reader, especially history and Shakespeare.
- Andrew Wyeth

I'm a civic busybody and I've been blessed with an active career.
- George Takei

For scholars and laymen alike it is not philosophy
but active experience in mathematics itself that can
alone answer the question:
What is mathematics?
- Richard Courant

The important part of Marxism was its demand for active,
constant, practical, class-war.
- Francis Parker Yockey

The idea of the show is that it's active and that children
will become involved and watch the show,
but also participate in the show.
And I didn't know if that would work.
- Steve Burns


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