there-can-be-no-formula-in-arts-formulas-are-for-factory-mass-productions-there-are-no-discoveries-in-already-discovered-formulas-signe-baumane

I guess for major film industry players a film is a money making devise, so using formulas assures them that their investment will have returns. A lot of big studio films are created by formulas and committees, stripping away any individuality or personality from the work so that they could appeal to most everyone on there planet but to no one in particular.

**Signe Baumane**

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writers-dont-need-to-be-given-formulas-they-need-to-be-shown-possibilities-barry-lane

i-have-no-satisfaction-in-formulas-unless-i-feel-their-numerical-magnitude-lord-kelvin

experience-as-we-know-has-way-boiling-over-making-us-correct-our-present-formulas-william-james

for-more-than-three-thousand-years-men-have-quarreled-concerning-the-formulas-of-their-faith

i-think-part-appeal-mathematical-logic-is-that-formulas-look-mysterious-you-write-backward-es-hilary-putnam

there-are-no-perfect-life-plan-formulas-its-roller-coaster-with-various-exit-ramps-jason-landry

i-think-part-appeal-mathematical-logic-is-that-formulas-look-mysterious-you-write-backward-es

life-always-bursts-the-boundaries-of-formulas-defeat-may-prove-to-have-been-the-only-path-to-resurrection-despite-its-ugliness

he-is-always-on-brink-suicide-because-he-seeks-salvation-through-routine-formulas-suggested-to-him-by-society-in-which-he-lives-umberto-eco

i-mentioned-that-one-tripartite-formulas-in-american-worldview-involves-time-past-present-future

the-time-has-come-for-humanity-to-hoist-standard-oneness-human-world-that-dogmatic-formulas-superstitions-may-end-abdulbah

there-are-no-secret-formulas-for-success-in-anything-work-hard-be-nice-to-people-study-your-craft-and-stay-true-to-who-you-are

That is my way of doing things, and I wouldn't necessarily recommend this to anybody else; if you need to do technical exercises, you do them. The whole point of practicing is to get to know yourself, to know your weaknesses and to zero in on them and target them. It's not really about employing anybody else's formulas, because you really have to find what is best for you and what you need.

**Marc-Andre Hamelin**

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It is strange that we know so little about the properties of numbers. They are our handiwork, yet they baffle us; we can fathom only a few of their intricacies. Having defined their attributes and prescribed their behavior, we are hard pressed to perceive the implications of our formulas.

**James R Newman**

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we-must-not-be-content-to-memorize-the-beautiful-formulas-of-our-illustrious-predecessors-let-us-go-out-and-study-beautiful-nature

internet-can-provide-power-to-believe-in-art-in-new-formulas-because-it-is-newest-medium-for-art-terence-koh

da-thought-people-as-books-to-be-read-but-ive-always-thought-them-more-as-formulas-full-variables-but-always-sum-their-parts-victoria-schwab

My publishers are wonderful because they have let me write what I wanted to. They're wise enough to know that, with any author who's not simply writing formulas - who's trying to create something new - pressuring them to do something for market purposes almost always backfires. I can't imagine working under those circumstances, actually.

**Elizabeth Kostova**

my-publishers-are-wonderful-because-they-have-let-me-write-what-i-wanted-to-theyre-wise-enough-to-know-that-with-any-author-whos-not-simply-writing-elizabeth-kostova

That's because, if correct, a mathematical formula expresses an eternal truth about the universe. Hence no one can claim ownership of it; it is ours to share. Rich or poor, black or white, young or old - no one can take these formulas away from us. Nothing in this world is so profound and elegant, and yet so available to all.

**Edward Frenkel**

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The problem of forgetting might not torment us so much if we could only convince ourselves that remembering isn't important. Perhaps the things we learn - words, dates, formulas, historical and biographical details - don't really matter. Facts can be looked up. That's what the Internet is for.

**Gary Wolf**

the-problem-forgetting-might-not-torment-us-much-if-we-could-only-convince-ourselves-that-remembering-isnt-important-perhaps-things-we-learn-words-dates-formulas-historical-biogr

When I go to the movies, one of my strongest desires is to be shown something new. I want to go to new places, meet new people, have new experiences. When I see Hollywood formulas mindlessly repeated, a little something dies inside of me: I have lost two hours to boors who insist on telling me stories I have heard before.

**Roger Ebert**

when-i-go-to-movies-one-my-strongest-desires-is-to-be-shown-something-new-i-want-to-go-to-new-places-meet-new-people-have-new-experiences-when-i-see-roger-ebert

The words that reverberate for us at the confines of this long adventure of rebellion are not formulas for optimism, for which we have no possible use in the extremities of our unhappiness, but words of courage and intelligence which, on the shores of the eternal seas, even have the qualities of virtue.

**Albert Camus**

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What I do see, for instance, is that the French are not very happy with the ... I am happy but they are not and I understand why they are not happy. They still believe in some nuclear strategic formulas which they have inherited from General De Gaulle and they have started the process of rethinking, they haven't gone very far.

**Helmut Schmidt**

what-i-do-see-for-instance-is-that-french-are-not-happy-with-i-am-happy-but-they-are-not-i-understand-why-they-are-not-happy-they-still-believe-helmut-schmidt

The rationale which accompanies that imposition of male authority euphemistically referred to as 'the battle of the sexes' bears a certain resemblance to the formulas of nations at war, where any heinousness is justified on the grounds that the enemy is either an inferior [part of the] species or really not human at all.

**Kate Millett**

the-rationale-which-accompanies-that-imposition-male-authority-euphemistically-referred-to-as-battle-sexes-bears-certain-resemblance-to-formulas-kate-millett

Our theories are wedged and controlled as nothing else is. Yet sometimes alternative theoretic formulas are equally compatible with all the truths we know, and then we choose between them for subjective reasons. We choose the kind of theory to which we are already partial: we follow 'elegenace' or 'economy'

**William James**

our-theories-are-wedged-controlled-as-nothing-else-is-yet-sometimes-alternative-theoretic-formulas-are-equally-compatible-with-all-truths-we-know-william-james

As a scientist, I am not sure anymore that life can be reduced to a class struggle, to dialectical materialism, or any set of formulas. Life is spontaneous and it is unpredictable, it is magical. I think that we have struggled so hard with the tangible that we have forgotten the intangible.

**Diane Frolov**

as-scientist-i-am-not-sure-anymore-that-life-can-be-reduced-to-class-struggle-to-dialectical-materialism-any-set-formulas-life-is-spontaneous-it-diane-frolov

I do not believe that a moral philosophy can ever be founded on a scientific basis. ... The valuation of life and all its nobler expressions can only come out of the soul's yearning toward its own destiny. Every attempt to reduce ethics to scientific formulas must fail. Of that I am perfectly convinced.

**Albert Einstein**

i-do-not-believe-that-moral-philosophy-can-ever-be-founded-on-scientific-basis-the-valuation-life-all-its-nobler-expressions-can-only-come-out-albert-einstein

Abandon the urge to simplify everything, to look for formulas and easy answers, and to begin to think multidimensionally, to glory in the mystery and paradoxes of life, not to be dismayed by the multitude of causes and consequences that are inherent in each experience -- to appreciate the fact that life is complex.

**M. Scott Peck**

abandon-urge-to-simplify-everything-to-look-for-formulas-easy-answers-to-begin-to-think-multidimensionally-to-glory-in-mystery-paradoxes-life-m-scott-peck

Abandon the urge to simplify everything, to look for formulas and easy answers, and to begin to think multidimensionally, to glory in the mystery and paradoxes of life, not to be dismayed by the multitude of causes and consequences that are inherent in each experience - to appreciate the fact that life is complex.

**M. Scott Peck**

abandon-urge-to-simplify-everything-to-look-for-formulas-easy-answers-to-begin-to-think-multidimensionally-to-glory-in-mystery-paradoxes-life-not-to-be-dismayed-by-multitude-caus

I read to learn, tech myself stuff and teach myself math and do complex formulas, and it's very, very tough, but I enjoy doing that and keeping my mind active. It definitely comes in handy, I feel I have a pretty good grasp, at more than a lot of musicians, of the business and finance world.

**Jeff Kendrick**

i-read-to-learn-tech-myself-stuff-teach-myself-math-do-complex-formulas-its-tough-but-i-enjoy-doing-that-keeping-my-mind-active-it-definitely-jeff-kendrick

The best sculptor is the one who can most accurately reproduce in marble the image that he sees before him. The good cook follows the recipe. The pharmacist can utilize the many years of training of the most famous doctors from the best medical schools, if he just knows how to follow a prescription. Someone has said that science is just a collection of successful formulas.

**Sterling W Sill**

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The provisions of the Constitution are not mathematical formulas having their essence in their form; they are organic, living institutions transplanted from English soil. Their significance is vital, not formal; it is to be gathered not simply by taking the words and a dictionary, but by considering their origin and the line of their growth.

**Oliver Wendell Holmes**

the-provisions-constitution-are-not-mathematical-formulas-having-their-essence-in-their-form-they-are-organic-living-institutions-transplanted-from-oliver-wendell-holmes

mathematics-is-made-of-50-percent-formulas-50-percent-proofs-and-50-percent-imagination

so-economics-should-emulate-physics-basic-ethos-but-its-search-for-precision-in-physicslike-formulas-is-almost-always-wrong-in-economics-charlie-munger

situation-comedies-are-oldfashioned-they-stick-to-formulas-i-resent-their-music-which-is-old-fashioned-i-resent-use-laugh-track-bill-bixby

I do not want [photography] explained to me in terms of... formulas, learned, but so hopelessly unsatisfying. I do not want my butterfly stuck on a pin and put in a glass case. I want to see the sunlight on its wings as it flits from flower to flower and I don't care a rap what its Latin name may be.

**Jacob August Riis**

i-do-not-want-photography-explained-to-me-in-terms-formulas-learned-but-hopelessly-unsatisfying-i-do-not-want-my-butterfly-stuck-on-pin-put-in-jacob-august-riis

When we can drain the Ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the Force of Gravity, to be sold by retail, in gas jars; then may we hope to comprehend the infinitudes of man's soul under formulas of Profit and Loss; and rule over this too, as over a patent engine, by checks, and valves, and balances.

**Thomas Carlyle**

when-we-can-drain-ocean-into-millponds-bottle-up-force-gravity-to-be-sold-by-retail-in-gas-jars-then-may-we-hope-to-comprehend-infinitudes-mans-thomas-carlyle

I stress the expansion and elaboration of language. In simplifying it, reducing it, we reduce the power of our expression and our power to communicate. Standardization, the use of worn-out formulas, impedes communication because it does not match the subtlety of our minds or emotions, the multimedia of our unconscious life.

**Anais Nin**

i-stress-expansion-elaboration-language-in-simplifying-it-reducing-it-we-reduce-power-our-expression-our-power-to-communicate-standardization-use-wornout-formulas-impedes-communi

The sheep-like tendency of human society soon makes inroads on a child's unsophistications, and then popular education completes the dastardly work with its systematic formulas, and away goes the individual, hurtling through space into that hateful oblivion of mediocrity. We are pruned into stumps, one resembling another, without character or grace.

**N. C. Wyeth**

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