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Before I’m a zombie nerd, before I’m a science-fiction nerd, I am a history nerd. – Max Brooks

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I come back to the same thing: We’ve got the greatest pipeline in the company’s history in the next 12 months, and we’ve had the most amazing financial results possible over the last five years, and we’re predicting being back at double-digit revenue grow – Steve Ballmer

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It’s what the Iraqi people are going through right now. They have encountered a victorious, hostile force-but, you know, there they still are. There their culture is, there their history is, they’re not going anywhere. – Michael Nesmith

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My entire history with the Navy have been trying to get the Navy to focus on families and child care and all the things that they were way behind in – housing, all of those things. – Patricia Schroeder

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History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it. – Theodor Adorno

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I’m not as much a history person as an art person, but I mean, you can read history through art. – Kristen Wiig

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Throughout history, when societies face tough economic times, we have seen democratic reforms deferred, decreased trust in government, persecution of minority groups, and a general shrinking of the democratic space. – Samantha Power

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Few men in our history have ever obtained the Presidency by planning to obtain it. – James A. Garfield

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If Iraq and Afghanistan have taught us anything in recent history, it is the unpredictability of war and that these things are easier to get into than to get out of, and, frankly, the facile way in which too many people talk about, ‘Well, let’s just go at – Robert M. Gates

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I actually love history. I’ve devoured book after book of stories from World War I and World War II. They’re really two sections of world history that really interest me. – Celine Buckens

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What is public history but a register of the successes and disappointments, the vices, the follies and the quarrels of those who engage in contention for power. – William S. Paley

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The past history of our globe must be explained by what can be seen to be happening now. No powers are to be employed that are not natural to the globe, no action to be admitted except those of which we know the principle. – James Hutton

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My father and I made genetics history. We were the first African-Americans and the first father and son anywhere to have their genomes sequenced. – Henry Louis Gates

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England in the ’60s and the ’70s was everything that history has said, it was phenomenally exciting, musically. – Alan Rickman

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The great philosophers and the great works are standards for the selection of what is essential. Everything that we do in studying the history of philosophy ultimately serves their better understanding. – Karl Jaspers

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It’s a major part of world history that men are trying to kill each other. It’s just one slaughter after the other. We talk about it, but no one’s really listening. – Fred Ward

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I’m mostly concentrating now on continuing to make history in Hip-Hop, making everybody proud of me, I’m not just a rapper now, I’m in history now. – Big Pun

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Unfortunately, our history has abundant examples of patriotism being used to hurt those who express views in disagreement with that of the majority. – Vic Snyder

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Of all the species of literary composition, perhaps biography is the most delightful. The attention concentrated on one individual gives a unity to the materials of which it is composed, which is wanting in general history. – Robert Hall

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With so many forty- and fifty something mums and dads in Converse stalking the streets, I can see why there’s a slew of books about the menopause and middle age, the most recent addition being David Bainbridge’s plucky, glass-half-full meditation or, as h – Rachel Johnson

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In a way, the history of jazz’s development is a small mirror of classical music’s development through the centuries. Now jazz is a living form of original music, while classical music has gotten to the end of its cycle in terms of exploring its form. – Mike Figgis

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Well, I’m not sure, but of one thing I am certain: History judges one differently than contemporary observers, and so I think that as time passes, I hope that not me personally so much, but our administration will be seen for some of the things that we ac – David Dinkins

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For me, Los Angeles, New York, where I don’t know my neighbors, where people don’t necessarily care if they know their neighbors, I’m missing things that truly fed my soul when I was younger, the exchanges between people, the caring and the shared history – Sela Ward

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How arrogant – how very far from humility – would be the self-satisfied, smug assurance that God, a tidy-up-after-us God will come and clean up our mess? Hope for a nanny God, who will with a miracle grant us amnesty from our folly – that’s not aligned wi – Sheldon Whitehouse

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I think you can go back in history and look at what the effect in Asia and the world was of a divided, fractured China from, you know, the opium wars through the Chinese civil war, and I don’t think it was pretty for Asia or the world. – Dennis C. Blair

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No doubt one may quote history to support any cause, as the devil quotes scripture. – Learned Hand

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Memoirs are the backstairs of history. – George Meredith

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We can never thank David Stern enough. His vision to use basketball to improve the quality of our lives to make this world a better and saner place, that guy, is the most important man in the history of basketball. – Bill Walton

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I had no interest in history classes. In fact, I used to sleep in history classes, I used to bunk classes. But that is how students are supposed to be, no? I developed an interest in history much later. I have made a few films based on historical facts. – Shekhar Kapur

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Looking back, I realize my favorite stories weren’t in books, they were in comics. On top of being a history enthusiast, my father was also a comics fan, and he kept his stash in the top drawer of his dresser, in easy reach of a kid making a beeline to th – Jeff Kinney

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I think that the entertainment industry itself has a history of chasing success. Any time a hit product comes out, all the other companies start chasing after that success and trying to recreate it by putting out similar products. – Shigeru Miyamoto

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Few developments central to the history of art have been so misrepresented or misunderstood as the brief, brave, glorious, doomed life of the Bauhaus – the epochally influential German art, architecture, crafts, and design school that was founded in Goeth – Martin Filler

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Me personally, I want to entertain people above all. When you look back at burlesque in history and the real golden age of burlesque, those entertainers were there to entertain, and there wasn’t usually some big political message behind what they were doi – Dita Von Teese

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My Dublin wasn’t the Dublin of sing-songs, traditional music, sense of history and place and community. – Colin Farrell

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Since we have had a history, men have pursued an ideal of immortality. – George Wald

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I think it’s really cool, but Jimmy Eat World and Gin Blossoms did it better than anyone. People don’t realize just how awesome the Arizona history is, especially for alternative music. Growing up, that’s all I ever wanted to be was those two bands. – Nate Ruess

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The fact is that America has been at her most prosperous when government and the private sector have been not at war, but in a wary, if often underplayed, alliance. History is unmistakable on this point. – Jon Meacham

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Bulls don’t read. Bears read financial history. As markets fall to bits, the bears dust off the Dutch tulip mania of 1637, the Banque Royale of 1719-20, the railway speculation of the 1840s, the great crash of 1929. – James Buchan

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There’s a difference between knowing what’s on the page in a history book and actually feeling that page have curves and valleys. – Garth Brooks

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The Fiesta Tour McDonald’s exhibit is a one-of-a-kind compilation of items and great moments in Latin music history. Every item has a unique story, including the outfit which I wore during the 2008 Premios Juventud awards. – Thalia

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Twentieth century history of Christianity will name Oral Roberts as the voice that brought the Pentecostal movement to be taken seriously by mainline Christianity. – Robert H. Schuller

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One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history. – Albert Schweitzer

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Boston is the cream of the crop of the marathon world. It has such history that you feel such honor just being a part of it. All the other races have pacers to get you to a Boston qualifying time. – Summer Sanders

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If you go to Africa and you’re white, you’re probably not going to get that much work either. But the fact is that there is a longer history of black integration in the U.S. I don’t have any resentment about this: I did the maths, calculated it against my – Idris Elba

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I am a nationalist, and a Pan-Africanist, first and foremost. I was well grounded in history before ever taking a history course. I did not spend much formal time in school – I had to work. – John Henrik Clarke

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From Jefferson to Jackson to Lincoln to FDR to Reagan, every great president inspires enormous affection and enormous hostility. We’ll all be much saner, I think, if we remember that history is full of surprises and things that seemed absolutely certain o – Jon Meacham

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I believe that patterns tend to repeat themselves and there are connections between the past and the present. There is the old proverb that reads, ‘You can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been’. For me, history is like that. When – Ashwin Sanghi

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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

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History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions. – Thomas Huxley

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The skyscraper style first advocated by Louis Sullivan – a tower of strongly vertical character with clear definitions among base, shaft, and crown – has remained remarkably consistent throughout the history of this building type. – Martin Filler

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