Pyramids quotes

  • As I grew up, I knew that as a building it was on the level of Mount Olympus, the Pyramid of Giza, the nation's capital, the czar's winter palace, and the Louvre - except, of course, that it was better than all of those inconsequential places.
    -- A. Bartlett Giamatti

    #Winter #Pyramids #Olympus

  • As a system of philosophy it is not like the Tower of Babel, so daring its high aim as to seek a shelter against God's anger; but it is like a pyramid poised on its apex.
    -- Adam Sedgwick

    #Philosophy #Pyramids #Tower Of Babel

  • The colossus of World War II seemed to be like a pyramid turned upside down, and for the moment the whole burden of the war rested on the few hundred German fighter pilots on the Channel coast.
    -- Adolf Galland

    #War #Pyramids #World

  • White folks was in the caves while we [blacks] was building empires ... We built pyramids before Donald Trump ever knew what architecture was ... we taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Philosophy #Pyramids #White

  • The Sicilian Defence was our attempt at quickly fulfilling our contractual obligation after I Robot, Pyramid and Eve had been delivered. The album was rejected by Arista, not surprisingly, and we then renegotiated our deal for the future and the next album, The Turn of a Friendly Card. The Sicilian Defence album was never released and never will be, if I have anything to do with it. I have not heard it since it was finished. I hope the tapes no longer exist.
    -- Alan Parsons

    #Pyramids #Friendly #Robots

  • Must not understanding lie open unto wisdom as the pyramids lie open to the stars? (6:2)
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Stars #Lying #Pyramids

  • They say the Pharaohs built the pyramids Do you think one Pharaoh dropped one bead of sweat? We built the pyramids for the Pharaohs and we're building for them yet.
    -- Anna Louise Strong

    #Thinking #Sweat #Pyramids

  • Don't let that little pyramid with the bright eye fool you. That's to draw your attention away from the real thing: the big trapezoid beneath it.
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Real #Eye #Pyramids

  • There is no sudden leap into the stratosphere... There is only advancing step by step, slowly and tortuously, up the pyramid toward your goals...
    -- Ben Stein

    #Pyramids #Goal #Steps

  • Organized religion: The world's largest pyramid scheme.
    -- Bernard Katz

    #Atheist #Pyramids #Pyramid Schemes

  • Let us seek to extend the present life to the uttermost by observing every law of health, and by properly balancing labor, study, rest and recreation.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Law #Pyramids #Study

  • The people must have amusement as well as religion...every pure enjoyment is from heaven.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Pyramids #People #Heaven

  • Recreation and diversion are as necessary to our well-being as the more serious pursuits of life.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Pyramids #Serious #Pursuit

  • Having the USDA design your food pyramid is like having Al Capone do your taxes.
    -- Caldwell Esselstyn

    #Pyramids #Design #Als

  • We are laying the foundations of a government, which we hope may outlast the Pyramids.
    -- Caleb Cushing

    #Government #Pyramids #Foundation

  • The pyramids of Egypt will not last a moment compared to the daisy.
    -- D. H. Lawrence

    #Egypt #Pyramids #Lasts

  • Somewhere at the top of the pyramid in the invisible government are a few sinister people who know exactly what they are doing: They want America to become part of a worldwide socialist dictatorship...
    -- Dan Smoot

    #Government #Pyramids #America

  • There's information about everything from poetry to pills, from picture frames to pyramids, and from pudding to psychology--and that's just in the P aisle, which we're walking down right now.
    -- Daniel Handler

    #Pyramids #Psychology #Pills

  • The whole inside of the Pyramid on the ground level on the New Earth is one great Garden within the City, a great City Park!-His Heavenly Fair in His Heaven so fair!
    -- David Berg

    #Garden #Cities #Pyramids

  • I am often asked if Network Marketing is a Pyramid Scheme. My reply is that corporations really are pyramid schemes. A corporation has only one person at the top, generally the CEO, and everyone else below.
    -- Donald Trump

    #Pyramid Schemes #Pyramids #Marketing

  • When asked if direct sales is a pyramid scheme. My reply is a corporation has only one person at the top.
    -- Donald Trump

    #Pyramid Schemes #Pyramids #Corporations

  • So that individuation may be compared to a pyramid in that it is only achieved by the placement of the top stone… The Jews, Ford said. They ain't like anyone else I know. There goes you theory up ***** creek. He smiled.
    -- E. L. Doctorow

    #Pyramids #May #Stones

  • You know how we built the pyramids? You gotta ask yourself a question always flip the script. What if up was down and down was up? What if you looked down into space standing up on Earth? This is how we built the pyramids.
    -- Eddie Griffin

    #Pyramids #Space #What If

  • Even the pyramids might one day disappear, but not the Palestinians longing for their homeland.
    -- Eduard Shevardnadze

    #Pyramids #One Day #Might

  • What a lesson, indeed, is all history and all life to the folly and fruitlessness of pride! The Egyptian kings had their embalmed bodies preserved in massive pyramids, to obtain an earthly immortality. In the seventeenth century they were sold as quack medicines, and now they are burnt for fuel! The Egyptian mummies, which Cambyses or time hath spared, avarice now consumeth. Mummy is become merchandise.
    -- Edwin Percy Whipple

    #Kings #Pride #Pyramids

  • Im fascinated by anything that deals with the unexplained. I love any show that totally makes me want to know more. How did they build these pyramids? Why did they find these carvings that look like spaceships?
    -- Elena Satine

    #Pyramids #Looks #Want

  • The Spanish voyager, as his caravel ploughed the adjacent seas, might give full scope to his imagination, and dream that beyond the long, low margin of forest which bounded his horizon lay hid a rich harvest for some future conqueror; perhaps a second Mexico with its royal palace and sacred pyramids, or another Cuzco with its temple of the Sun, encircled with a frieze of gold. Haunted by such visions, the ocean chivalry of Spain could not long stand idle.
    -- Francis Parkman

    #Dream #Ocean #Pyramids

  • Private capitalism makes a steam engine; State capitalism makes pyramids.
    -- Frank Chodorov

    #Pyramids #Steam #States

  • If we do not halt this steady process of building commissions and regulatory bodies and the special legislation like huge inverted pyramids over every one of the simple constitutional provisions, we shall soon be spending many billions of dollars more.
    -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    #Simple #Pyramids #Liberty

  • I love him so very much. As Romeo did Jugurtha, as Pyramid did Thirsty, as-" "Oh, please, no need to elaborate further," interjected Alexia, wincing. "But what would my family SAY to such a union?" "They would say that yours hats had leaked into your head," muttered Alexia, unheard under her breath.
    -- Gail Carriger

    #I Love Him #Pyramids #Needs

  • Ancient astronauts didn't build the pyramids. Human beings built the pyramids, because they're clever and they work hard.
    -- Gene Roddenberry

    #Clever #Hard Work #Pyramids

  • On 'American Gladiators,' I got to pummel a lot of people off a pyramid with a giant Q-tip. It was so much fun to wrestle people with no risk of getting knocked out or choked out.
    -- Gina Carano

    #Fun #Pyramids #People

  • You know what I'd really like to do the most right now? Climb up to the top of some high place like the pyramids. The highest place I can find. Where you can see forever. Stand on the very top, look all around the world, see all the scenery, and see with my own eyes what's been lost from the world.
    -- Haruki Murakami

    #Eye #Pyramids #Forever

  • Some men are like pyramids, which are very broad where they touch the ground, but grow narrow as they reach the sky.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

    #Men #Sky #Pyramids

  • I have reared a memorial more enduring than brass, and loftier than the regal structure of the pyramids, which neither the corroding shower nor the powerless north wind can destroy; no, not even unending years nor the flight of time itself. I shall not entirely die. The greater part of me shall escape oblivion. [Lat., Exegi monumentum aera perennius Regalique situ pyramidum altius, Quod non imber edax, non Aquilo impotens Possit diruere aut innumerabilis Annorum series et fuga temporum. Non omnis moriar, multaque pars mei Vitabit Libitinam.]
    -- Horace

    #Years #Wind #Pyramids

  • Schools are designed on the assumption that there is a secret to everything in life; that the quality of life depends upon knowing that secret; that secrets can only be known in orderly successions; and that only teachers can properly reveal these secrets. An individual with a schooled mind conceives of the world as a pyramid of classified packages accessible only to those who carry the proper tags.
    -- Ivan Illich

    #Teacher #School #Pyramids

  • One thought alone preoccupies the submerged mind of Empire: how not to end, how not to die, how to prolong its era. By day it pursues its enemies. It is cunning and ruthless, it sends its bloodhounds everywhere. By night it feeds on images of disaster: the sack of cities, the rape of populations, pyramids of bones, acres of desolation.
    -- J. M. Coetzee

    #Night #Cities #Pyramids

  • How we use our leisure is equally as important to our joy as our occupational pursuits. Proper use of leisure requires discriminating judgment. Our leisure provides opportunity for renewal of spirit, mind, and body. It is a time for worship, for family, for service, for study, for wholesome recreation. It brings harmony into our life.
    -- J. Richard Clarke

    #Opportunity #Pyramids #Joy

  • Green sods are all their monument; and yet it tells A nobler history than pillared piles, Or the eternal pyramids.
    -- James Gates Percival

    #Memorial Day #Pyramids #Green

  • Today the traveller on the Nile enters a wonderland at whose gates rise the colossal pyramids of which he has had visions perhaps from earliest childhood.
    -- James Henry Breasted

    #Pyramids #Childhood #Vision

  • Our top-down pyramid style of management is a very old concept borrowed from centuries of war and monarchies.
    -- James Hunter

    #War #Pyramids #Style

  • Remember technology does not make good work. You can still write a poem on a brown paper bag, and haiku is just as profound as the pyramids.
    -- James Turrell

    #Writing #Technology #Pyramids

  • I described the pyramid we'd found and waited for him to jump on the bandwagon. Unfortunately he's afraid of wagons. And bands.
    -- Jennifer Rardin

    #Pyramids #Band #Wagons

  • A story - with a message about praising what have rather than criticizing what haven't: There are some people who knock the pyramids because they don't have elevators!!!
    -- Jim Ferree

    #Gratitude #Pyramids #People

  • Monuments! what are they? the very pyramids have forgotten their builders, or to whom they were dedicated. Deeds, not stones, are the true monuments of the great.
    -- John Lothrop Motley

    #Pyramids #Deeds #Stones

  • Schools teach exactly what they are intended to teach and they do it well: how to be a good Egyptian and remain in your place in the pyramid.
    -- John Taylor Gatto

    #School #Pyramids #Egyptian

  • People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.
    -- John Wanamaker

    #Time #Pyramids #People

  • Time is in itself [not] a difficulty, but a time-rate, assumed on very insufficient grounds, is used as a master-key, whether or not it fits, to unravel all difficulties. What if it were suggested that the brick-built Pyramid of Hawara had been laid brick by brick by a single workman? Given time, this would not be beyond the bounds of possibility. But Nature, like the Pharaohs, had greater forces at her command to do the work better and more expeditiously than is admitted by Uniformitarians.
    -- Joseph Prestwich

    #Nature #Pyramids #Keys

  • Wildlife is something which man cannot construct. Once it is gone, it is gone forever. Man can rebuild a pyramid, but he can't rebuild ecology, or a giraffe.
    -- Joy Adamson

    #Nature #Men #Pyramids

  • I had always fantasized about going to the Pyramids, the Great Wall; I've always been sort of obsessed with the whole notion of Everest.
    -- Justin Zackham

    #Wall #Pyramids #Obsessed

  • I really can't believe what a state the Pyramids are in. I thought they had flat rendered sides, but when you get up close, you see how they are just giant boulders balanced on top of each other, like a massive game of Jenga that has got out of hand.
    -- Karl Pilkington

    #Believe #Games #Pyramids

  • All good writing is built one good line at a time. You build a novel the same way you do a pyramid. One word, one stone at a time, underneath a full moon while the fingers bleed.
    -- Kate Braverman

    #Writing #Moon #Pyramids

  • Build your own pyramids, write your own hieroglyphs.
    -- Kendrick Lamar

    #Writing #Pyramids #Write Your Own

  • I be off the slave ships, building pyramids, writing my own hieroglyphs
    -- Kendrick Lamar

    #Writing #Pyramids #Ships

  • If the Egyptian people can create a democracy in the heart of the Arab world, it will be a more significant contribution to civilization than the great pyramids.
    -- Lindsey Graham

    #Heart #Civilization #Pyramids

  • He credited her with a number of virtues, of the existence of which her conduct and conversation had given but limited indications. -But, then, lovers have a proverbial power of balancing inverted pyramids, going to sea in sieves, and successfully performing other kindred feats impossible to a faithless and unbelieving generation.
    -- Lucas Malet

    #Sea #Pyramids #Numbers

  • the translator, a lonely sort of acrobat, becomes confused in a labyrinth of paradox, or climbs a pyramid of dependent clauses and has to invent a way down from it in his own language.
    -- Lydia Davis

    #Lonely #Confused #Pyramids

  • It is clear that the way to heal society of its violence . . . and lack of love is to replace the pyramid of domination with the circle of equality and respect.
    -- Manitonquat

    #Peace #Love Is #Pyramids

  • People need recreation, need to be achieving, need to contribute; but if these come at the cost of friendship with Christ, the price is much too high.
    -- Marion D. Hanks

    #Pyramids #People #Needs

  • But Shakespeare never drank coffee. Nor did Julius Caesar, or Socrates. Alexander the Great conquered half the world without even a café latte to perk him up. The pyramids were designed and constructed without a whiff of a sniff of caffeine. Coffee was introduced to Europe only in 1615. The achievements of antiquity are quite enough to cow the modern human, but when you realize that they did it all without caffeine it becomes almost unbearable.
    -- Mark Forsyth

    #Coffee #Europe #Pyramids

  • [I began to unload] the pyramid of honors, civic and literary, which had been heaped on me by the headlong process of rewarding a popular success. One day, I sat down and wrote a wholesale lot of letters of resignation. When I finished, I didn't belong to a single authors club or patriotic society. I was myself again, whatever that was.
    -- Mary Antin

    #Patriotic #Pyramids #Honor

  • I wouldnt mind spending six months a year having a private jet take me around the world to visit natural and historical landmarks like the Egyptian pyramids, Mount Kilimanjaro or the Taj Mahal.
    -- Megalyn Echikunwoke

    #Years #Pyramids #Historical

  • It could hardly be made since the pyramids, it is thought, were erected in the predynastic age under the regency of Pharaoh Cheops. This pharaoh, who was also known as Khufu, lived between 2589 and 2566 BC, or one thousand years before the Hyksos (Levites) were ever heard of.
    -- Michael Tsarion

    #Years #Pyramids #Khufu

  • ...Khufu who is believed to have been the pharaoh who commissioned the building of the great pyramid at Giza.
    -- Michael Tsarion

    #Pyramids #Khufu #Pharaohs

  • I'm building a glass pyramid over the Egyptian escalator where my body will be mummified, so my customers can come and see me forever.
    -- Mohamed Al-Fayed

    #Pyramids #Glasses #Forever

  • To be healthy and happy, a person must live a life that includes a good variety of activities.
    -- Nathan Eldon Tanner

    #Pyramids #Healthy #Persons

  • Musicians are at the bottom of the creative pyramid and authors are at the top, and many people think it's unacceptable for someone to attempt to jump from the bottom to the top of the pyramid.
    -- Nick Cave

    #Thinking #Pyramids #People

  • ...You can find people. It's like those acrobatic displays.... Those ones when you stand on top of loads of people in a pyramid. It doesn't really matter who they are, as long as they're there and you don't let them go away without finding someone else.
    -- Nick Hornby

    #Pyramids #Long #People

  • Since the date, 1776, is placed on the bottom course of the pyramid [on the Great Seal], and since the number 13 has been so important in the history of the United States and in the symbols of the seal, it is not unreasonable to suppose that the thirteen courses of the pyramid may represent thirteen time-periods of thirteen years each.
    -- Paul Foster Case

    #Years #Pyramids #Numbers

  • Whether we consider Nazi Germany or Abu Ghraib prison, there were many people who observed what was happening and said nothing. At Abu Ghraib, one photo shows two soldiers smiling before a pyramid of naked prisoners while a dozen other soldiers stand around watching passively. If you observe such abuses and don't say, "This is wrong! Stop it!" you give tacit approval to continue. You are part of the silent majority that makes evil deeds more acceptable.
    -- Philip Zimbardo

    #Two #Pyramids #Evil

  • A country, after all, is not something you build as the pharaohs built the pyramids, and then leave standing there to defy eternity. A country is something that is built every day out of certain basic shared values.
    -- Pierre Trudeau

    #Country #Integrity #Pyramids

  • The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they've died. They're like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made of stone, they're made out of the memories people have of you.
    -- R. J. Palacio

    #Memories #Hero #Pyramids

  • I used to consider myself as great as a pyramid, and now I realize that I am only a shadow that passes.
    -- Rachel

    #Pyramids #Shadow #Realizing

  • This country [the Philippines] is like a pyramid, like a tower. It is made up of millions of stones... . And the foundation stone of this pyramid is the common man.
    -- Ramon Magsaysay

    #Country #Men #Pyramids

  • I maintain my conviction that there are NO pyramids at Visoko, Bosnia. Rather, all the so-called pyramids are the result of natural geological processes and phenomena that are currently being 'excavated' (i.e., modified) to look like pyramids.
    -- Robert M. Schoch

    #Pyramids #Looks #Bosnia

  • Recognition is powerful, as long as it's authentic and specific. Whatever their level on the inverted pyramid, employees wants to feel needed and valued.
    -- Robert Spector

    #Powerful #Pyramids #Long

  • The only way we can guarantee our continued survival on earth is to recognise the importance of other non human life forms and stop pretending we're on top of some pyramid of domination over other beings.
    -- Rod Coronado

    #Pyramids #Survival #Guarantees

  • Shall we not rejoice then and revel in the glorious liberty of extract, and quote to the thousandth line? Shall we not have pages like the Pyramids?
    -- Samuel Laman Blanchard

    #Pyramids #Liberty #Pages

  • It is the close observation of little things which is the secret of success in business, in art, in science, and in every pursuit in life. Human knowledge is but an accumulation of small facts made by successive generations of men--the little bits of knowledge and experience carefully treasured up by them growing at length into a mighty pyramid.
    -- Samuel Smiles

    #Art #Men #Pyramids

  • To connect is to dissolve the imaginary pyramids of artificial privilege.
    -- Stefan Molyneux

    #Pyramids #Privilege #Imaginary

  • Placing your stick at the end of the shadow of the pyramid, you made by the sun's rays two triangles, and so proved that the pyramid [height] was to the stick [height] as the shadow of the pyramid to the shadow of the stick.
    -- Thales

    #Two #Pyramids #Shadow

  • If the bones of all those who have fallen as a prey to intemperance could be piled up it would make a vast pyramid. Who will gird himself for the journey and try with me to scale this mountain of the dead--going up miles high on human carcasses to find still other peaks far above, mountain above mountain, white with the bones of drunkards.
    -- Thomas De Witt Talmage

    #Journey #Pyramids #White

  • Rosencrantz: Shouldn't we be doing something--constructive? Guildenstern: What did you have in mind? ... A short, blunt human pyramid...?
    -- Tom Stoppard

    #Pyramids #Mind #Blunt

  • What did you have in mind? A short, blunt human pyramid?
    -- Tom Stoppard

    #Pyramids #Mind #Blunt

  • The food pyramid is very complicated. It doesn't give you as much info in a quick glance as the plate does.
    -- Tom Vilsack

    #Pyramids #Giving #Doe

  • Public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid.
    -- Tracy Kidder

    #Teacher #Skills #Pyramids

  • The solitary ascent of the Dru had the immediate effect of expanding the horizons of my ideas about mountaineering. It made me aware of possibilities well in advance of the times, which were characterized by very restricted methods. This was how the superb pyramid of K2 surfaced once more in the list of my projects. But I chose K2 as a way for giving concrete form to my new concept of mountaineering: to climb the second highest mountain in the world solo, alpine style, and without oxygen.
    -- Walter Bonatti

    #Oxygen #Ideas #Pyramids

  • Christian discipleship does not involve the abandonment of any innocent enjoyment. Any diversion or amusement which we can use so as to receive pleasure and enjoyment to ourselves, and do no harm to others, we are perfectly free to use...
    -- Washington Gladden

    #Christian #Pyramids #Use

  • I continue to handpick the beetles, mosquitoes feast on me, birds eat the mosquitoes, something else eats the birds, and so on up and down the biotic pyramid.
    -- William F. Longgood

    #Pyramids #Bird #Mosquitoes

  • 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

    #Pyramids #People #Waiting

  • I have found a shaft, going 29 meters [95 feet, approximately] vertically down into the ground, exactly halfway between the Chefren Pyramid and the Sphinx. At the bottom, which was filled with water, we have found a burial chamber with four pillars. In the middle is a large granite sarcophagus which I expect to be the grave of Osiris, the god,
    -- Zahi Hawass

    #Osiris #Pyramids #Feet

  • I will announce some of the tombs I found next to the great pyramid of Khufu. One is an intact tomb that I have not opened yet.
    -- Zahi Hawass

    #Pyramids #Khufu #Next

  • I'm just worried that the technology I invented in that story ["The Pyramid and the Ass" ] will become real, and George W. Bush will be able to clone into a new body and be "re-elected" due to a clone-bill passed by him and his cronies. God forbid!
    -- Alexander Weinstein

    #Real #Technology #Pyramids

  • That particular story ["The Pyramid and the Ass"] was written during the dark days of the Bush years. George W. Bush had just been "re-elected" (or elected for the first time, depending on how you count the stolen election) and it seemed like the horror of his presidency would last forever.
    -- Alexander Weinstein

    #Dark #Pyramids #Years

  • David Foster Wallace was a brilliant experimentalist who I deeply admire. His ability to do formalism helped me understand how to tackle stories like "Dictionary" and "Failed Revolution." "Dictionary," in particular, functions against narrative in many ways - each of the definitions are their own mini-story or prose poem, and the collection of them adds up to create a different effect than the traditional Freytagian Pyramid story.
    -- Alexander Weinstein

    #Pyramids #Definitions #Narrative

  • I have discovered the secrets of the pyramids, and have found out how the Egyptians and the ancient builders in Peru, Yucatan and Asia, with only primitive tools, raised and set in place blocks of stone weighing many tons!
    -- Edward Leedskalnin

    #Block #Pyramids #Secret

  • I have to listen to music while I'm working. Music is essential. It's at the top of the pyramid for me. I've always felt disappointed in what I've made when I held it up to the music I love. I try not to compare them now.
    -- Michael Dumontier

    #Pyramids #Trying #Essentials

  • There is always a moment in the pyramid of our lives when the apex is reached.
    -- Ninon de L'Enclos

    #Pyramids #Moments #Crisis

  • What is the minimum daily requirement for carbohydrates? ZERO. The food pyramid is based on a totally irrelevant nutrient.
    -- Ron Rosedale

    #Zero #Pyramids #Requirements

  • When I finally got my break in TV, as a staff writer, I always wanted to be at the top of that pyramid. I always wanted to make the decisions. I always wanted to be the one that was saying, "This is what the show is, and this is what the show is not. This is where we're going. It's going to be this kind of series." It was just something I always had my eye on, when I started in the business.
    -- Ronald D. Moore

    #Eye #Pyramids #Decision