When I was younger I wanted to be a big movie star who'd get to be funny on talk shows and then I wanted to retire and write science fiction.
— Scott Thompson
Marcus Aurelius appoints personal character and conscience the ultimate refuge of happiness-seekers: the only place where dreams of happiness, doomed to die childless and intestate anywhere else, are not bound to be frustrated.
— Zygmunt Bauman
Transhumanism literally means "beyond human." It's using science and technology to radically change and improve the human species and experience.
— Zoltan Istvan
Science and technology can solve all the world's problems, and historically it has been shown to make the world better and better.
— Zoltan Istvan
Science fiction is a genre that no everyone is keen on watching.
— Zoe Saldana
What inspires me is the universe.
— Ziggy Marley
I follow the universe; I follow G-d. G-d made the sun, and the sun shines on everyone.
— Ziggy Marley
It's not rocket science. Hong Kong has 95% tax compliance, because it's code is only 4 pages long with a 15% flat tax.
— Ziad K. Abdelnour
In addition to achieving outside the industry, agriculture, national defense science and technology modernization, we are faced with the important task of system modernization.
— Zheng Bijian
Art isn't a science or a job; it's alive.
— Zhang Xiaogang
That which exercises reason is more excellent than that which does not exercise reason; there is nothing more excellent than the universe, therefore the universe exercises reason.
— Zeno of Citium
Pronunciation has made many an innocent word sound like a doctor's orders for a stomach pump.
— Zelda Fitzgerald
Do not pour guilt into someone's psyche, and don't let anyone tamper with your conscience.
We thus find ourselves in the situation that the entire theory of man-made global warming-with its repercussions in science, and its important consequences for politics and the global economy-is based on ice core studies that provided a false picture of the atmospheric CO2 levels.
— Zbigniew Jaworowski
The climatically inefficient and economically disastrous Kyoto Protocol, based on IPCC projections, was correctly defined by President George W. Bush as "fatally flawed". This criticism was recently followed by the President of Russia Vladimir V. Putin. I hope that their rational views might save the world from enormous damage that could be induced by implementing recommendations based on distorted science.
— Zbigniew Jaworowski
I turn to history not for lessons but to confront my experience with the experience of others and to win for myself a sense of responsibility for the state of the human conscience.
— Zbigniew Herbert
Al-Qur'an is not a book of Science, "S-C-I-E-N-C-E' but a book of Signs "S-I-G-N-S
— Zakir Naik
The paranormal, you can't pick and choose. It's all or nothing.
— Zak Bagans
It's very important to reveal the mystery of the pyramid. Science in archaeology is very important. People all over the world are waiting to solve this mystery.
— Zahi Hawass
Indeed, our designs become more ambitious as we see the new possibilities created by the technology of other industries.
— Zaha Hadid
I don't use the computer. I do sketches, very quickly, often more than 100 on the same formal research.
— Zaha Hadid
The thing I've always been most nerdy about is technology, in general.
— Zachary Levi
Obviously there's so much about me on the Internet that you can turn against me, and you can make me into any person you want.
— Zachary Cole Smith
That Hugh Laurie show is nothing but Scrubs fan fiction.
— Zach Braff
Professors of literature, who for the most part are genteel but mediocre men, can make but a poor defense of their profession, and the professors of science, who are frequently men of great intelligence but of limited interests and education
— Yvor Winters
Science is one of a handful of things that defines us as a very special species. It is amazing how far we have been able to get and how accurate our predictions are. I think understanding how the universe was born is very important. It really gives us a perspective on many things.
— Yuri Milner
Take the whole universe all at once and put it on your eyelashes.
— Yunmen Wenyan
Seen from the United States or Europe, Irans nuclear program often causes most concern, but from the perspective of countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the North Korean program is equally worrying.
— Yukiya Amano
Science, in all its greatness, is still subject to human creativity. It starts the first moment a child tries to reach up and grab at the clouds. Soon, the child learns that his own hands cannot reach the sky, but his hands are not the limit of his potential. For the human brain observes, considers, understands, and adapts. Locked within the mind is infinite possibility.
— Yukito Kishiro
"the samurai ethic is a political science of the heart, designed to control such discouragement and fatigue in order to avoid showing them to others. It was thought more important to look healthy than to be healthy, and more important to seem bold and daring than to be so. This view of morality, since it is physiologically based on the special vanity peculiar to men, is perhaps the supreme male view of morality.
— Yukio Mishima
The orthogonal features, when combined, can explode into complexity.
— Yukihiro Matsumoto
It's very satisfying to promote science and education and see good results. Setting a good example for young people, being a role model, is very important for me.
— Yuan T. Lee
The art is the challenge which you must meet every day: the technique you should learn to control with time. The science and the art of photography are really one, and not opposed to each other.
— Yousuf Karsh
It is my interpretation from the Koran that all people have equal rights. That means men and women, Muslims and non-Muslims too. Oppression doesn't exist in Islam. And in a society where all people have equal rights, that means all people should make decisions equally... This doesn't mean that we're changing God's law, It just means we're reinterpreting laws according to the development of science - and the realities of the times.
— Yousef Saanei
It is not productive to see things in simple black and white, and talk in either anti-nuclear or pro-nuclear terms.
— Yoshihiko Noda
John would have been the first white rapper. And also he would have cherished the Internet.
— Yoko Ono
In adopting the form of the adventure novel, Wells deepened it, raised its intellectual value, and brought into it elements of social philosophy and science. In his own field - though, of course, on a proportionately lesser scale - Wells may be likened to Dostoyevsky, who took the form of the cheap detective novel and infused it with brilliant psychological analysis.
— Yevgeny Zamyatin
The art of creation lies in the gift of perceiving the particular and generalizing it, thus creating the particular again. It is therefore a powerful transforming force and a generator of creative solutions in relation to a given problem. It is the currency of human exchanges, which enables the sharing of states of the soul and conscience, and the discovery of new fields of experience.
— Yehudi Menuhin
Science has already proven the dangers of smoking, alcohol, and Chinese food, but I can still ruin soft drinks for everyone!.
— Yeardley Smith
From the way of Go the beauty of Japan and the Orient had fled. Everything had become science and regulation.
— Yasunari Kawabata