Allan McLeod Cormack quotes

  • [At high school in Cape Town] my interests outside my academic work were debating, tennis, and to a lesser extent, acting. I became intensely interested in astronomy and devoured the popular works of astronomers such as Sir Arthur Eddington and Sir James Jeans, from which I learnt that a knowledge of mathematics and physics was essential to the pursuit of astronomy. This increased my fondness for those subjects.
    -- Allan McLeod Cormack

    #School #Jeans #Tennis

  • Since my first discussions of ecological problems with Professor John Day around 1950 and since reading Konrad Lorenz's "King Solomon's Ring," I have become increasingly interested in the study of animals for what they might teach us about man, and the study of man as an animal. I have become increasingly disenchanted with what the thinkers of the so-called Age of Enlightenment tell us about the nature of man, and with what the formal religions and doctrinaire political theorists tell us about the same subject.
    -- Allan McLeod Cormack

    #Kings #Reading #Men

  • There is also hope that even in these days of increasing specialization there is a unity in the human experience.
    -- Allan McLeod Cormack

    #Unity #These Days #Human Experience

  • I was always told at school that you had to have a back-up plan, but all I ever wanted to do was act. There was no plan B for me.

  • I was very unsure about what I wanted to do in high school.

  • I was a very awkward high schooler, especially in early high school. I had the middle part with a swoop, all that. It was the late ’90s!

  • Talk. We are going to talk first. I want to see you smile and laugh. I want to know what your favorite show was when you were a kid and who made you cry at school and what boy band you hung posters of on your wall. Then I want you naked in my bed again.

  • Accept every blind date you can get, even with a girl who wears jeans. Maybe you can talk her out of them.

  • Helvetica is the jeans, and Univers the dinner jacket. Helvetica is here to stay.

  • I keep track of my body by how my jeans fit—and how I feel.

  • I have jeans with holes in them and I have nice jeans. I have casual and I have dressy jeans. I've got all kinds.

  • I want to die with my blue jeans on.

  • But I still have to practice hard if I'm going to play my best tennis.