John F. Akers quotes

  • The people who are playing it totally safe are never going to have either the fun or the reward of the people who decide to take some risk, stick out, do it differently.
    -- John F. Akers

    #Fun #People #Risk

  • Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action; and give them your ultimate trust.
    -- John F. Akers

    #Respect #Integrity #Men

  • After a heated argument on some trivial matter Nancy [Astor] . shouted, If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee! Whereupon Winston [Churchill] answered, And if I were your husband I would drink it.
    -- John F. Akers

    #Husband #Coffee #Wife

  • I love the United States, but I see here everything is measured by success, by how much money it makes, not the satisfaction to the individual.
    -- John F. Akers

    #Intelligence #United States #Satisfaction

  • It's been a straight strip, I must tell you, I've enjoyed it all the way. If I'm saying things to make it sound like it's hard, hard work, it's not. It's beautiful work. It's fun work. It's everything you'd ever want to do.

  • I don't remember a drama on TV that had shown a couple could be married but still love each other very much, spend every day as if they were still on their honeymoon, be sensuous, and have fun together.

  • Like most parents, I've been stumped by homework, the big questions, such as: 'What is the point of geography - the pilot always knows where we are going?'. Answer: 'If you didn't know any geography, people would think you were an American, and you wouldn't be able to put them right because you wouldn't know where they live.'

  • The question of boundaries is a major question of the Jewish people because the Jews are the great experts of crossing boundaries. They have a sense of identity inside themselves that doesn't permit them to cross boundaries with other people.

  • Universities are not here to be mediums for the coercion of other people, they're here to be mediums for the free exchange of ideas.

  • Major sports are major parts of society. It's not anomalous to have people who love sports come from other parts of that society.

  • Science fiction is a field of writing where, month after month, every printed word implies to hundreds of thousands of people: 'There is change. Look, today's fantastic story is tomorrow's fact.

  • The poet exposes himself to the risk. All that has been said about poetry, all that he has learned about poetry, is only a partial assurance.

  • Drawing is one of those things which sit on the uneasy bending line between instinct and instruction, where seeming perversity eventually trumps pleasure as the card players and the kibitzers interact and new thrills are sought.

  • I'm brave to say that I won't take this sort of risk.