If every country committed to spending..

If every country committed to spending 0.05 per cent of GDP on researching non-carbon-emitting energy technologies, that would cost $25 billion a year, and it would do a lot more than massive carbon cuts to fight warming and save lives.

Look Up 5034 Quotes

The properties of people and the properties of character have almost nothing to do with each other. They really don't. I know it seems like they do because we look alike, but people don't speak in dialogue. Their lives don't unfold in a series of scenes that form a narrative arc.
Alike
Almost
Almost Nothing
Arc
Because
Character
Dialogue
Each
Form
Know
Like
Lives
Look
Narrative
Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
Ah
Blow
Blurred
Fair
Glitter
Like
Lives
Men
Misfortune
Painting
Picture
Prosperous
Sponge
Wet
Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.
Always
Assume
Children
Come
Conception
Grinding
Halt
Lives
Parents
Sexual
We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives... inside ourselves.
Inside
Know
Lived
Lives
Made
Now
Ourselves
Realize
Used
Vile
War
Where
Wonder
Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
Art
Dies
Freedom
Itself
Lives
Only
Others
Without
I've had enough publicity for 15 lives.
Enough
Had
Had Enough
Lives
Publicity
It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?
Believe
Child
Children
Imagination
Imaginative
Life
Lives
Makes
Moments
Only
Rare
Recollection
Starts
Survives
Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
Body
Dust
Fame
Great
Life
Lives
Name
Noblest
Possessions
Still
Sunk
There are no second acts in American lives.
Acts
American
American Lives
Lives
Second
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
Coming
Election
Foxes
Interest
Lives
Peace
Poultry
Sincere
Universal
The Catholic Church is a weird church. Much mysticism is sown broadspread from its ritual mysteries till it extends into the very lives of its constituents and parishoners.
Catholic
Catholic Church
Church
Constituents
Lives
Much
Mysteries
Mysticism
Ritual
Sown
Till
Very
Weird
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.
Committed
English
Ever
Explains
Ingenious
Lives
Most
Previous
Public
Reading
Reason
Sins
Torture
Why
One of the great needs of Negro children is to have books about themselves and their lives that can help them be proud.
About
Books
Children
Great
Help
Lives
Needs
Proud
Them
Themselves
We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives. Censorship for us begins at the color line.
All Our Lives
Been
Begins
Being
Black
Censorship
Color
Just
Line
Lives
Our
Our Lives
Us
Writers
We all die, we all get sick, we all feel hunger and lust and pain, and therefore human life is consistent from one generation to the other. We all - most of us, anyway - want connections with other people and spend our lives looking for them.
Anyway
Connections
Consistent
Die
Feel
Generation
Get
Human
Human Life
Hunger
Life
Lives
Looking
Lust
The Holocaust is a central event in many people's lives, but it also has become a metaphor for our century. There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it. Besides, in Israel, everyone carries a biography deep inside him.
About
Also
Become
Besides
Biography
Cannot
Carries
Central
Century
Deep
Deep inside
End
Event
Everyone
Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.
Beyond
Books
Die
End
Hard
Human
Human wisdom
Knows
Live
Lives
Many
Men
Our
Our lives
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
Children
Grandparents
Little
Little children
Lives
Nobody
Over
Sort
Stardust
The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble.
Character
Destructive
Feeling
Life
Lives
Living
Suicide
Trouble
Worth
Worth living
Men who are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being middle-aged all their lives.
Being
Danger
Lives
Men
Middle-aged
Orthodox
Who
Young
In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents.
Always
Constituents
Court
Effect
Government
Lives
Mass
Men
Office
Offices
Passion
Perpetual
Political
Public
People that are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being middle-aged all their lives.
Being
Danger
Lives
Middle-aged
Orthodox
People
Young
I think people in Botswana are pleased that my books paint a positive picture of their lives and portray the country as being very special. They've made a great success of their country, and the people are fed up with the constant reporting of only the problems and poverty of the continent. They welcome something which puts the positive side.
Being
Books
Constant
Continent
Country
Fed
Fed up
Great
Great success
I think
Lives
Made
Only
Paint
Every single day, I get letters - very moving, overwhelming letters - testifying how much my books have meant to people in times of crisis in their lives, when they were very ill, say. If I ever doubted that writing could play an important part in people's lives, I don't doubt that now.
Books
Could
Crisis
Day
Doubt
Doubted
Ever
Every
Every single day
Get
How
How much
Ill
Important
Each color lives by its mysterious life.
Color
Each
Life
Lives
Mysterious
I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
Am
Come
Free
Grace
Grief
Lives
Peace
Rest
Tax
Things
Time
Who
Wild
World
Time turns the old days to derision, Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death and division Make barren our lives.
Barren
Corpses
Days
Death
Division
Lives
Loves
Make
Marriage
Old
Old days
Our
Our lives
Time
From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.
Brief
Dead
Even
Ever
Fear
Free
Gods
Hope
Life
Lives
Living
Love
May
Men
Maybe I should say that memory interests me a great deal, because I think we all tell stories of our lives to ourselves as well as to other people. Well, women do, anyway. Women do this a lot. And I think when men get older, they do this too, but maybe in slightly different terms.
Anyway
Because
Deal
Different
Get
Great
Great deal
I think
Interests
Lives
Lot
Maybe
Me
Memory
I like gaps; all my stories have gaps. It seems this is the way people's lives present themselves.
Gaps
Like
Lives
People
Present
Seems
Stories
Themselves
Way
When I was into my 30s, I became increasingly depressed by rejection letters. I had had the feeling that by the time I was 30, I would be established. But I was not at all. By the time of 'Lives of Girls and Women,' I was into my 40s and I had become more thin-skinned.
Became
Become
By the time
Depressed
Established
Feeling
Girl
Had
Increasingly
Letters
Lives
More
Rejection
Time
'Lives' is one of those books I should really have written when I was younger. It is the classic childhood, adolescence, breakthrough-into-maturity book. Every beginning writer has that material - and after that, you're not sure what you can do.
Adolescence
After
Beginning
Book
Books
Childhood
Classic
Every
Lives
Material
Really
Should
Sure
Those
People have so many hang-ups about how other people live their lives. People always want to keep you in a little box, or they need to label you and fix you in time and location.
About
Always
Box
Fix
How
Keep
Label
Little
Live
Lives
Location
Many
Need
Other
I think all documentaries leave out areas of people's lives. Which is good. There are areas that need not be explored.
Area
Documentaries
Explored
Good
I think
Leave
Lives
Need
Out
People
Think
Which
I'm still living at least five parallel lives, honestly! I wonder about it. I have no idea how that happens.
About
Five
Happens
Honestly
How
I wonder
Idea
Least
Lives
Living
No idea
Parallel
Still
Wonder
Lives in eternity's sun rise.
Eternity
Lives
Rise
Sun
Sun rise
For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.
Delights
Everything
Holy
Life
Lives
He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise.
Binds
Destroy
Does
Eternity
Flies
He
Himself
Joy
Kisses
Life
Lives
Rise
Sun
Sun rise
Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower.
Away
Beyond
Earth
Flower
Hour
Little
Lives
Lovely
Pass
Prized
Rose
Things
To Tennessee Williams we owe a special debt. In a tragic age, he has transformed loneliness by naming it for us, suffered sordidness with beauty, graced poor hurt lives with love and pity.
Age
Beauty
Debt
He
Hurt
Lives
Loneliness
Love
Naming
Owe
Pity
Poor
Special
Suffered
The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.
After
Bones
Evil
Good
Lives
Men
Oft
Them
America is as much a black country as a white one. The lives and destinies of the white American are bound up inextricably with those of the black American.
America
American
Black
Bound
Country
Destinies
Lives
Much
Those
Up
White
Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever.
Authors
Books
Born
Death
Die
Dominion
Few
Forever
Influence
Like
Live
Lives
Most
Only
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.
Book
Exhausted
Experiences
Great
Great book
Leave
Live
Lives
Many
Reading
Several
Should
Slightly
While
I wrote a novel about Israelis who live their own lives on the slope of a volcano. Near a volcano one still falls in love, one still gets jealous, one still wants a promotion, one still gossips.
About
Falls
Gets
Gossips
Israelis
Jealous
Live
Lives
Love
Near
Novel
Own
Promotion
Slope
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
Art
Desire
Express
He
Himself
His
Lives
Man
Personality
Reactions
Record
World
For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.
Ages
Books
Core
Died
Essence
Heart
Life
Lives
Men
More
Past
Quintessence
Reason
Than
When you read about the lives of other people, people of different circumstances or similar circumstances, you are part of their lives for that moment. You inhabit their lives, and you feel what they're feeling, and that is compassion. If we see that reading does allow us that, we see how absolutely essential reading is.
About
Absolutely
Allow
Circumstances
Compassion
Different
Does
Essential
Feel
Feeling
How
Inhabit
Lives
Moment
You cannot live a normal existence if you haven't taken care of a problem that affects your life and affects the lives of others, values that you hold which in fact define your very existence.
Affects
Cannot
Care
Define
Existence
Fact
Hold
In fact
Life
Live
Lives
Normal
Others
Problem
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
Forever
Lives
Other
Seek
Some
Souls
States
Travel
Us