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Columbus quotes by Jack D. Forbes
#1. Imperialism creates the illusion of wealth as far as the masses are concerned. It usually serves to hide the fact that the ruling classes are gobbling up the natural resources of the home territory in an improvident manner and are otherwise utilizing the national wealth largely for their own purposes. Eventually the general public is called upon to pay for all of this, frequently after the military machine can no longer maintain external aggression. #Quote by Jack D. Forbes
Columbus quotes by Timothy Garton Ash
#2. America should do a reverse Columbus. The world no longer needs to discover America; but America urgently needs to discover the world's view of America. #Quote by Timothy Garton Ash
Columbus quotes by Columbus Short
#3. Everybody who knows me is like, 'Dude, you've got to chill out.' I can't not work, given where I want to be. #Quote by Columbus Short
Columbus quotes by Columbus Short
#4. You stay with the foundation and then you just try different things because you don't know how the director will cut it and you want to give him, what will work, and you want to give him some options, give yourself some options, discover some things when you start to play. That's what we do; we get paid to play. #Quote by Columbus Short
Columbus quotes by James W. Loewen
#5. So long as our textbooks hide from us the roles that people of color have played in exploration, from at least 6000 BC to the twentieth century, they encourage us to look to Europe and its extensions as the seat of all knowledge and intelligence. So long as they say "discover," they imply that whites are the only people who really matter. So long as they simply celebrate Columbus, rather than teach both sides of his exploit, they encourage us to identify with white Western exploitation rather than study it. #Quote by James W. Loewen
Columbus quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#6. There are more American Indians alive today than there were when Columbus arrived or at any other time in history. Does this sound like a record of genocide? #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Columbus quotes by Lauren Blakely
#7. his stomach as flat as the earth was rumored to be before Columbus discovered the truth. #Quote by Lauren Blakely
Columbus quotes by Trevor Noah
#8. The name Hitler does not offend a black South African because Hitler is not the worst thing a black South African can imagine. Every country thinks their history is the most important, and that's especially true in the West. But if black South Africans could go back in time and kill one person, Cecil Rhodes would come up before Hitler. If people in the Congo could go back in time and kill one person, Belgium's King Leopold would come way before Hitler. If Native Americans could go back in time and kill one person, it would probably be Christopher Columbus or Andrew Jackson. I #Quote by Trevor Noah
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#9. I should not proceed by land to the East, as is customary, but by a Westerly route, in which direction we have hitherto no certain evidence that any one has gone. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Dimitar Sasselov
#10. It's feasible that we'll meet other sentient life forms and conduct commerce with them. We don't now have the technology to physically travel outside our solar system for such an exchange to take place, but we are like Columbus centuries ago, learning fast how to get somewhere few think possible. #Quote by Dimitar Sasselov
Columbus quotes by Ann Rower
#11. All unknowns, at first, at least, to me, until I, like Columbus, "discovered" them. Is voyeurism a form of imperialism? #Quote by Ann Rower
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#12. The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Tomer Peled
#13. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." Christopher Columbus #Quote by Tomer Peled
Columbus quotes by Philip Zimbardo
#14. Part of what we want to do with the Heroic Imagination Project is to get kids to think about what it means to be a hero. The most basic concept of a hero is socially constructed: It differs from culture to culture and changes over time. Think of Christopher Columbus. Until recently, he was a hero. Now he's a genocidal murderer! If he were alive today, he'd say, What happened? I used to be a hero, and now people are throwing tomatoes at me! #Quote by Philip Zimbardo
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#15. The tempest was terrible and separated me from my [other] vessels that night, putting every one of them in desperate straits, with nothing to look forward to but death. Each was certain the others had been destroyed. What man ever born, not excepting Job, who would not have died of despair, when in such weather seeking safety for my son, my brother, shipmates, and myself, we were forbidden [access to] the land and the harbors which I, by God's will and sweating blood, had won for Spain? #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Aladdin Elaasar
#16. As an African myself, I cannot tell how much proud and excited I am to see our nation having the first African-American president. This is a historical time for our nation. Arab and Muslim Americans are amongst those who overwhelmingly voted for Mr. Obama. As we know, there are about three million Arab Americans and about seven million Muslim Americans in this country. Not all Arab American are Muslims, and not all Muslim Americans are Arabs. These are very diverse communities. They come in all colors and backgrounds. They have been contributing to this nation for so long. Islam is not a foreign religion to this great nation of ours; Islam knew its way with the first sailors who came to America with Columbus after the fall of Granada in 1492. Islam was the religion of many Africans brought here to America. Muslim soldiers and chaplains contribute to the success of our military. #Quote by Aladdin Elaasar
Columbus quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#17. It wasn't the New World that mattered ... Columbus died almost without seeing it; and not really knowing what he had discovered. It's life that matters, nothing but life - the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Columbus quotes by Brandon Mull
#18. Tell me about your friends."
"I hardly knew them. The one who ran off with the girl is named Christopher Columbus. Tall guy. Really skinny. Green hair. Fangs. Six fingers on his left hand. About a hundred years old. Lots of wrinkles."
"I trust you are enjoying yourself." the commander sneered. #Quote by Brandon Mull
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#19. And I say that Your Highnesses ought not to consent that any foreigner does business or sets foot here, except Christian Catholics since this was the end and the beginning of the enterprise, that it should be for the enhancement and glory of the Christian religion, nor should anyone who is not a good Christian come to these parts. Here may be found the first suggestion of the exclusive colonial policy that Spain and other nations followed. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#20. I'm sure you're gonna be taught, if you haven't already, that the people that were here, the Native Americans were beautiful, they were wonderful, they were at one with nature, and these evil white Europeans like Columbus came in and killed them and took them, imprisoned them, stole what was theirs, took it for ourselves. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Columbus quotes by Frederick A. Ober
#21. Against Amerigo Vespucci no such charges of immorality, cruelty, and bigotry can be brought as against Columbus, and the sole accusation against him, of falsifying the date of his "first" voyage, has not been sustained by the evidence. #Quote by Frederick A. Ober
Columbus quotes by Christopher  Miller
#22. No thoughts had I of anything,
Or at least that's what I thought;
I even thought I couldn't think,
But now I think I never thought. #Quote by Christopher Miller
Columbus quotes by Paul Theroux
#23. The appeal of travel books is also the sense that you are different, an outsider, almost like the Robinson Crusoe or Christopher Columbus notion of being the first person in a new place. #Quote by Paul Theroux
Columbus quotes by John Waters
#24. I also hate those holidays that fall on a Monday where you don't get mail, those fake holidays like Columbus Day. What did Christopher Columbus do, discover America? If he hadn't, somebody else would have and we'd still be here. Big deal. #Quote by John Waters
Columbus quotes by Hank Bracker
#25. Christmas, 1492….

Unfortunately, on Christmas morning 1492 Columbus' ship, the Santa María, ran aground on the northern coast of what is now Haiti. Not having any way to refloat her, the crew off-loaded the provisions and equipment from the ship before she broke up. For protection they then built a flimsy fortification on the beach, calling it "La Navidad." With the consent of the local Indian Chief, Columbus left behind 39 men with orders to establish a settlement, and appointed Diego de Arana, a cousin of his mistress Beatriz, as the Governor. #Quote by Hank Bracker
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#26. Stood off and on during the night, determining not to come to anchor till morning, fearing to meet with shoals; continued our course in the morning; and as the island was found to be six or seven leagues distant, and the tide was against us, it was noon when we arrived there. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Chauncey Depew
#27. The spirit of Columbus hovers over us to-day. #Quote by Chauncey Depew
Columbus quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#28. Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought. Every man is the lord of a realm beside which the earthly empire of the Czar is but a petty state ... #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Columbus quotes by Imbolo Mbue
#29. You know what I'm realizing now?" he said to her. "What?" she asked, looking at him adoringly. "We are sitting in the center of the world." She laughed. "You're so funny." "No, think about it," he said. "Columbus Circle is the center of Manhattan. Manhattan is the center of New York. New York is the center of America, and America is the center of the world. So we are sitting in the center of the world, right? #Quote by Imbolo Mbue
Columbus quotes by Ella Maillart
#30. You can feel as brave as Columbus starting for the unknown the first time you enter a Chinese lane full of boys laughing at you, or when you risk climbing down in a Tibetan pub for a meal of rotten meat. #Quote by Ella Maillart
Columbus quotes by Lisa Simpson
#31. You're like Christopher Columbus. You discovered something millions of people did before you. #Quote by Lisa Simpson
Columbus quotes by Robert  Adams
#32. We catch ourselves thinking, in the bitterness that can accompany the unexpected sound of an aluminum can bending underfoot, that it would have been merciful if Columbus had been wrong and the world flat, with an edge from which to fall, rather than a circular cage that returns us to our mistakes. The geography seems hopeless. #Quote by Robert Adams
Columbus quotes by Robert Crandall
#33. If the pilots were in charge, Columbus would still be in port. They believe the assertion that the world is flat. #Quote by Robert Crandall
Columbus quotes by Peter Gelderloos
#34. Besides the fact that the typical pacifist is quite clearly white and middle class, pacifism as an ideology comes from a privileged context. It ignores that violence is already here; that violence is an unavoidable, structurally integral part of the current social hierarchy; and that it is people of color who are most affected by that violence. Pacifism assumes that white people who grew up in the suburbs with all their basic needs met can counsel oppressed people, many of whom are people of color, to suffer patiently under an inconceivably greater violence, until such time as the Great White Father is swayed by the movement's demands or the pacifists achieve that legendary "critical mass." [...] Nonviolence declares that the American Indians could have fought off Columbus, George Washington, and all the other genocidal butchers with sit-ins; that Crazy Horse, by using violent resistance, became part of the cycle of violence, and was "as bad as" Custer. Nonviolence declares that Africans could have stopped the slave trade with hunger strikes and petitions, and that those who mutinied were as bad as their captors; that mutiny, a form of violence, led to more violence, and, thus, resistance led to more enslavement. Nonviolence refuses to recognize that it can only work for privileged people, who have a status protected by violence, as the perpetrators and beneficiaries of a violent hierarchy. #Quote by Peter Gelderloos
Columbus quotes by Woody Harrelson
#35. I remember my first run-in with cops. It took me really getting to hang, well after that, with cops who were cool, and realizing, 'Okay, there are some bad ones.' I ran into some bad ones in Columbus, Ohio, but they're not all bad. #Quote by Woody Harrelson
Columbus quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#36. Columbus felt the westward tendency more strongly than any before. He obeyed it, and found a New World for Castile and Leon. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Columbus quotes by Tamara Tunie
#37. I'm Irish on St. Patrick's Day. I'm Italian on Columbus Day. I'm a New Yorker every day. #Quote by Tamara Tunie
Columbus quotes by Mark Twain
#38. A nation is only an individual multiplied. It makes plans and Circumstances comes and upsets them - or enlarges them. Some patriots throw the tea overboard; some other patriots destroy a Bastille. The PLANS stop there; then Circumstance comes in, quite unexpectedly, and turns these modest riots into a revolution.
And there was poor Columbus. He elaborated a deep plan to find a new route to an old country. Circumstance revised his plan for him, and he found a new WORLD. And HE gets the credit of it to this day. He hadn't anything to do with it. #Quote by Mark Twain
Columbus quotes by James W. Loewen
#39. Christopher Columbus introduced two phenomena that revolutionized race relations and transformed the modern world: the taking of land, wealth, and labor from indigenous people in the Western Hemisphere, leading to their near extermination, and the transatlantic slave trade, which created a racial underclass. #Quote by James W. Loewen
Columbus quotes by Patrick Mendis
#40. Long before Christopher Columbus, the celebrated Chinese navigator Zheng He travelled through the south and westward maritime routes in the Indian Ocean and established relations with more than thirty countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. #Quote by Patrick Mendis
Columbus quotes by Bret Easton Ellis
#41. At Columbus Circle, a juggler wearing a trench cloak and top hat, who is usually at this location afternoons and who calls himself Stretch Man, performs in front of a small, uninterested crowd; though I smell prey, and he seems worthy of my wrath, I move on in search of a less dorky target. Though if he'd been a mime, odds are he'd already be dead. #Quote by Bret Easton Ellis
Columbus quotes by Tom Robbins
#42. There were no mail-order catalogues in 1492. Marco Polo's journal was the wish book of Renaissance Europe. Then, Columbus sailed the ocean blue and landed in Sears' basement. Despite all the Indians on the escalator, Columbus' visit came to be known as a discovery. #Quote by Tom Robbins
Columbus quotes by Amy Jo Martin
#43. Shaquille and I kind of joke we were the Christopher Columbus of social media. We're kind of out on a boat by ourselves going through these uncharted waters. But it's become more understood, embraced and accepted, and now it's pretty much expected by fans for athletes, leagues and teams to be there. #Quote by Amy Jo Martin
Columbus quotes by Ronald Reagan
#44. Christopher Columbus was looking for a passage to India, but he landed in America. He landed in the wrong place, and when he got back, he wasn't sure where he'd been. But most important of all, he did it on someone else's money. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#45. I have always read that the world, both land and water, was spherical, as the authority and researches of Ptolemy and all the others who have written on this subject demonstrate and prove, as do the eclipses of the moon and other experiments that are made from east to west, and the elevation of the North Star from north to south. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Matt Taibbi
#46. The significance of Columbus's discovery was that on a round earth, humanity is more interconnected than on a flat one. On a round earth, the two most distant points are closer together than they are on a flat earth. #Quote by Matt Taibbi
Columbus quotes by Carl Icahn
#47. A great company in the media business needs visionary leaders, not a conglomerate structure headquartered in Columbus Circle that second guesses. #Quote by Carl Icahn
Columbus quotes by Donald Cram
#48. This is largely the methodology I've used throughout my career - that is, starting with a question as to what might be the properties of a set of compounds that could be invented which were unusual and unpredictable. Many times I've felt a bit like Columbus setting sail. #Quote by Donald Cram
Columbus quotes by Margot Asquith
#49. What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it. #Quote by Margot Asquith
Columbus quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#50. If Columbus was the first to discover the islands, Americus Vespucius and Cabot, and the Puritans, and we their descendants, havediscovered only the shores of America. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Columbus quotes by Kevin J. Anderson
#51. Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean, or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there. Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country, depends on who has the most drive. #Quote by Kevin J. Anderson
Columbus quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#52. Raphael paints wisdom, Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Columbus quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#53. It seems as if nature, in regarding the geologic night behind her, when, in five or six millenniums, she had turned out five or six men, as Homer, Phidias, Menu, and Columbus, was no wise discontented with the result. These samples attested the virtue of the tree. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Columbus quotes by John Henrik Clarke
#54. I understood that my family was rich in love but would probably never own the land my father, John, dreamed of owning. My mother, Willie Ella Mays Clarke, was a washerwoman for poor white folks in the area of Columbus, Georgia where the writer Carson McCullers once lived. #Quote by John Henrik Clarke
Columbus quotes by Stockwell Day
#55. Marriage commissioners who choose not to marry homosexuals are being fired. A Knights of Columbus chapter in British Columbia is in court because it chooses not allow a lesbian group to use its facility for marriage ceremonies. The list goes on. #Quote by Stockwell Day
Columbus quotes by Columbus Short
#56. I don't want to do action that doesn't mean anything. Everything I do I want to have character development and three-dimensional characters, fallible humans, and this is definitely one of them. #Quote by Columbus Short
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#57. He who has gold makes and accomplishes whatever he wishes in the world and finally uses it to send souls to paradise. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Arthur Goldberg
#58. If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock. #Quote by Arthur Goldberg
Columbus quotes by Ben Mattlin
#59. widespread. Some states go so far as to forcibly sterilize people with certain disabilities. Some prohibit marriage for the genetically disabled, for fear of procreating hereditary conditions like mine. Visibly disabled people are actually barred from appearing in public in cities such as Columbus, Ohio - Dad's hometown - until 1972, and Chicago until 1974, under what are collectively called the "ugly" laws because they target anyone perceived as unattractive, for being a disturbance of the peace. The movement to change all this and more is rising in discrete pockets all over, inspired by Black civil rights. Closer to #Quote by Ben Mattlin
Columbus quotes by Pablo Neruda
#60. Why wasn't Christopher Columbus able to discover Spain? #Quote by Pablo Neruda
Columbus quotes by Chris Columbus
#61. Well?" Occipus said. Without an announcer translating his words, he possessed a flat, froggy voice. The announcer, who had long, curly blond hair that hug to his shoulders, reminded Brendan of Roger Daltrey, the vain lead singer of his dad's favorite band, the Who. He whipped back his long mane and said, "Emperor Occipus says, 'Well? #Quote by Chris Columbus
Columbus quotes by David R. Ellis
#62. Chris Columbus was really interesting to watch how he works with children. #Quote by David R. Ellis
Columbus quotes by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
#63. It is the striving after perfection that makes one an artist. It is the sense that one is imperfect, unfulfilled, unfinished. One attempts by a superhuman effort to fill the gap, to leap over it, to finish it in another medium. And one creates a third and separate thing: 'Adventure rarely reaches its predetermined end. Columbus never reached China. But he discovered America. #Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Columbus quotes by Carl Sagan
#64. But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Columbus quotes by Dawn Powell
#65. There was gray train smoke over the town most days, it smelled of travel, of transcontinental trains about to flash by, of important things about to happen. The train smell sounded the 'A' for Lamptown and then a treble chord of frying hamburger and onions and boiling coffee was struck by Hermann Bauer's kitchen, with a sostenuto of stale beer from Delaney's back door. These were all busy smells and seemed a 6 to 6 smell, a working town's smell, to be exchanged at the last factory whistle for the festival night odors of popcorn, Spearmint chewing gum, barber-shop pomades, and the faint smell of far-off damp cloverfields. Mornings the cloverfields retreated when the first Columbus local roared through the town. Bauer's coffee pot boiled over again, and the factory's night watchmen filed into Delaney's for their morning beer. #Quote by Dawn Powell
Columbus quotes by Columbus Short
#66. With films, you completely immerse yourself in a character, get into who they are, live it and then release it. #Quote by Columbus Short
Columbus quotes by Georg C. Lichtenberg
#67. The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery. #Quote by Georg C. Lichtenberg
Columbus quotes by James Allen
#68. He who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it. Columbus cherished a vision of another world, and he discovered it; Copernicus fostered the vision of a multiplicity of worlds and a wider universe, and he revealed it; Buddha beheld the vision of a spiritual world of stainless beauty and perfect peace, and he entered into it. #Quote by James Allen
Columbus quotes by Daniel C. Peterson
#69. One area of the Book of Mormon that does bother some is what they see as anachronistic doctrine; that the Book of Mormon has Christian doctrine prior to the coming of Christ; that it has seemingly New Testament doctrines appearing centuries before Jesus arrives, and it seems to be representing a form of Christianity existing in the New World where there doesn't seem to be much evidence of that archaeologically. Christianity is invisible in the New World prior to the coming of Columbus, and so those things seem like clear anachronisms to people looking at it in that way. #Quote by Daniel C. Peterson
Columbus quotes by Howard Zinn
#70. Columbus, desperate to pay back dividends to those who had invested, had to make good his promise to fill the ships with gold. In the province of Cicao on Haiti, where he and his men imagined huge gold fields to exist, they ordered all persons fourteen years or older to collect a certain quantity of gold every three months. When they brought it, they were given copper tokens to hang around their necks. Indians found without a copper token had their hands cut off and bled to death. The Indians had been given an impossible task. The only gold around was bits of dust garnered from the streams. So they fled, were hunted down with dogs, and were killed. #Quote by Howard Zinn
Columbus quotes by Rick Yancey
#71. Do you know why we will win this war?" Vosch asks us after we're locked inside. "Why we cannot lose? Because we know how you think. We've been watching you for six thousand years. When the pyramids rose in the Egyptian desert, we were watching you. When Caesar burned the library at Alexandria, we were watching you. When you crucified that first-century Jewish peasant, we were watching. When Columbus set foot in the New World ... when you fought a war to free millions of your fellow humans from bondage ... when you learned how to split the atom ... when you first ventured beyond your atmosphere ... What #Quote by Rick Yancey
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#72. Your Highnesses have an Other World here, by which our holy faith can be so greatly advanced and from which such great wealth can be drawn. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Erik Larson
#73. No one wanted the job. What had seemed one of the least challenging tasks facing Franklin D. Roosevelt as newly elected president had, by June 1933, become one of the most intransigent. As ambas-sadorial posts went, Berlin should have been a plum - not London or Paris, surely, but still one of the great capitals of Europe, and at the center of a country going through revolutionary change under the leadership of its newly appointed chancellor, Adolf Hitler. Depending on one's point of view, Germany was experiencing a great revival or a savage darkening. Upon Hitler's ascent, the country had undergone a brutal spasm of state- condoned violence. Hitler's brown- shirted paramilitary army, the Sturmabteilung, or SA - the Storm Troopers - had gone wild, arresting, beating, and in some cases murdering communists, socialists, and Jews. Storm Troopers established impromptu prisons and torture stations in basements, sheds, and other structures. Berlin alone had fi fty of these so- called bunkers. Tens of thousands of people were arrested and placed in "protective custody" - Schutzhaft - a risible euphemism. An esti-mated fi ve hundred to seven hundred prisoners died in custody; others endured "mock drownings and hangings," according to a police affi davit. One prison near Tempelhof Airport became especially no-torious: Columbia House, not to be confused with a sleekly modern new building at the heart of Berlin called Columbus House. The up-heaval prompted one Jewish leader, Rabbi Step #Quote by Erik Larson
Columbus quotes by Jerome K. Jerome
#74. You start on Monday with the idea implanted in your bosom that you are going to enjoy yourself. You wave an airy adieu to the boys on shore, light your biggest pipe, and swagger about the deck as if you were Captain Cook, Sir Francis Drake, and Christopher Columbus all rolled into one. On Tuesday, you wish you hadn't come. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, you wish you were dead. On Saturday, you are able to swallow a little beef tea, and to sit up on deck, and answer with a wan, sweet smile when kind-hearted people ask you how you feel now. On Sunday, you begin to walk about again, and take solid food. And on Monday morning, as, with your bag and umbrella in your hand, you stand by the gunwale, waiting to step ashore, you begin to thoroughly like it. #Quote by Jerome K. Jerome
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#75. But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Chris Columbus
#76. I can understand the validity of showing people the ugliness of the world, but I also think there is a place for movies to leave people with a sense of hope. #Quote by Chris Columbus
Columbus quotes by Philip K. Dick
#77. What sort of an imaginary voice is that? I asked myself, suppose Columbus had heard an imaginary voice telling him to sail west. And because of it he had discovered the New World and changed human history ... We would be hard put to defend the use of the term 'imaginary' then, for that voice, since the consequences of its speaking came to affect us all. Which would have constituted greater reality, an 'imaginary' voice telling him to sail west, or a 'real' voice telling him the idea was hopeless? #Quote by Philip K. Dick
Columbus quotes by Alan Axelrod
#78. With [Columbus'] sailors ready to revolt, land--as if cued by a hack playwright--suddenly materialized at the horizon on October 12, 1492. #Quote by Alan Axelrod
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#79. Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by N.D. Wilson
#80. Columbus was the first to come to the east. Vikings don't count, and neither do all the people who were standing on the beaches and waving when he got here. #Quote by N.D. Wilson
Columbus quotes by Hank Bracker
#81. Early Trans-Atlantic Voyages
"Since Columbus' discovery of the islands in the Caribbean, the number of Spanish ships that ventured west across the Atlantic had consistently increased. For reasons of safety in numbers, the ships usually made the transit in convoys, carrying nobility, public servants and conquistadors on the larger galleons that had a crew of 180 to 200. On these ships a total of 40 to 50 passengers had their own cabins amidships. These ships carried paintings, finished furniture, fabric and, of course, gold on the return trip. The smaller vessels including the popular caravels had a crew of only 30, but carried as many people as they could fit in the cargo holds. Normally they would carry about 100 lesser public servants, soldiers, and settlers, along with farm animals and equipment, seeds, plant cuttings and diverse manufactured goods. #Quote by Hank Bracker
Columbus quotes by J. Stevens
#82. Every one of us has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul. #Quote by J. Stevens
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#83. I found that part of it towards San Salvador extending from north to south five leagues, and the other side which we coasted along, ran from east to west more than ten leagues. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#84. Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by P. J. O'Rourke
#85. Everybody in 15th century Spain was wrong about where China was and as a result, Columbus discovered Caribbean vacations. #Quote by P. J. O'Rourke
Columbus quotes by Alfred North Whitehead
#86. It is impossible not to feel stirred at the thought of the emotions of man at certain historic moments of adventure and discovery - Columbus when he first saw the Western shore, Pizarro when he stared at the Pacific Ocean, Franklin when the electric spark came from the string of his kite, Galileo when he first turned his telescope to the heavens. Such moments are also granted to students in the abstract regions of thought, and high among them must be placed the morning when Descartes lay in bed and invented the method of co-ordinate geometry. #Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Columbus quotes by Max Tegmark
#87. Amusingly, Christopher Columbus totally bungled this by relying on subsequent less-accurate calculations and confusing Arabic miles with Italian miles, concluding that he needed to sail only 3,700 km to reach the Orient when the true value was 19,600 km. He clearly wouldn't have gotten his trip funded if he'd done his math right, and he clearly wouldn't have survived if America hadn't existed, so sometimes being lucky is more important than being right. #Quote by Max Tegmark
Columbus quotes by Michael Feinstein
#88. I was 20 years old. I had moved to Los Angeles from Columbus, Ohio. I was working as a piano salesman - a terrible piano salesman. I couldn't sell them. I could demonstrate them, but people wouldn't buy them from me. #Quote by Michael Feinstein
Columbus quotes by Columbus Short
#89. I just can't relax. That's my problem. #Quote by Columbus Short
Columbus quotes by Walt Whitman
#90. And these things I see suddenly, what mean they?
As if some miracle, some hand divine unseal'd my eyes,
Shadowy vast shapes smile through the air and sky,
And on the distant waves sail countless ships,
And anthems in new tongues I hear saluting me. #Quote by Walt Whitman
Columbus quotes by Mark Kurlansky
#91. To the glee of the British press, a letter has recently been discovered. The letter had been sent to Christopher Columbus, a decade after the Croft affair in Bristol, while Columbus was taking bows for his discovery of America. The letter, from Bristol merchants, alleged that he knew perfectly well that they had been to America already. It is not known if Columbus ever replied. He didn't need to. Fishermen were keeping their secrets, while explorers were telling the world. Columbus had claimed the entire new world for Spain. #Quote by Mark Kurlansky
Columbus quotes by Morgan Matson
#92. I mean I should have known. It always happens this way"
"What does?"
"The best discoveries always happened to the people who weren't looking for them. Columbus and America. Pinzón, who stumbled on Brazil while looking for the West Indies. Stanley happening on Victoria Falls. And you. Amy Curry, when I was least expecting her #Quote by Morgan Matson
Columbus quotes by Patrick Marnham
#93. That was the end of my adventure in Central America. By the lakeshore in Granada, Nicaragua, I decided to turn for home. I wondered what Cortes would have said if, when he set out in the wake of Columbus, he had foreseen the beach outside Granada. He knew in his bones of the glory to come, would he have known about its eclipse? A Church without the True Cross, unable to protect its buildings from earthquake or idolatry; the gold and silver mines exhausted; the children of the Conquest reduced to beggary, placing their trust in the redundant theories of a Victorian economist; the empire overwhelmed by its own pagan and monstrous child. What a fool time has made of Cortes and his pretensions. He should have turned back to Cuba, to his dice and his saints and his women, and left the Indians with the Gods they honour, against all the odds, to this day. #Quote by Patrick Marnham
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#94. Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new one added, and others dropped. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Andrew Young
#95. If Congress can move President's Day, Columbus Day and, alas, Martin Luther King's Birthday celebration for the convenience of shoppers, shouldn't they at least consider moving Election Day for the convenience of voters? #Quote by Andrew Young
Columbus quotes by Scott Matthews
#96. 74. In 1944 a 16-year-old black student in Columbus, Ohio won an essay contest on the theme 'what to do with Hitler after the war' by submitting a single sentence. "Put him in black skin and let him live the rest of his life in America. #Quote by Scott Matthews
Columbus quotes by Paulo Coelho
#97. Anyone who lives in her own world is crazy. Like schizophrenics, psychopaths, maniacs. I mean people who are different from others.'
Like you?'
On the other hand,' Zedka continued, pretending not to have heard the remark, 'you have Einstein, saying that there was no time or space, just a combination of the two. Or Columbus, insisting that on the other side of the world lay not an abyss but a continent. Or Edmund Hillary, convinced that a man could reach the top of Everest. Or the Beatles, who created an entirely different sort of music and dressed like people from another time. Those people
and thousands of others
all lived in their own world. #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Columbus quotes by Howard Zinn
#98. Columbus and his successors were not coming into an empty wilderness, but into a world which in some places was as densely populated as Europe itself, where the culture was complex, where human relations were more egalitarian than in Europe, and where the relations among men, women, children, and nature were more beautifully worked out than perhaps any place in the world. They were people without a written language, but with their own laws, their poetry, their history kept in memory and passed on, in an oral vocabulary more complex than Europe's, accompanied by song, dance, and ceremonial drama. They paid careful attention to the development of personality, intensity of will, independence and flexibility, passion and potency, to their partnership with one another and with nature. #Quote by Howard Zinn
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#99. With gold a man can do anything. It even sends souls to paradise. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Barack Obama
#100. If some of these [Republican] folks were around when Columbus set sail, they must have been founding members of the 'flat earth society.' They would not believe that the world was round. #Quote by Barack Obama
Columbus quotes by Eduardo Galeano
#101. In 1492, the natives discovered they were indians, discovered they lived in America, discovered they were naked, discovered that the Sin existed, discovered they owed allegiance to a King and Kingdom from another world and a God from another sky, and that this God had invented the guilty and the dress, and had sent to be burnt alive who worships the Sun the Moon the Earth and the Rain that wets it. #Quote by Eduardo Galeano
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#102. It is true that after they have been reassured and have lost this fear, they are so artless and so free with all they possess, that no one would believe it without having seen it. Of anything they have, if you ask them for it, they never say no; rather they invite the person to share it, and show as much love as if they were giving their hearts. This letter, the first and rarest of all printed Americana, describes the scenery and the natives of Hispaniola. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Camille Perri
#103. We took our food order to go, in greasy paper bags, and walked across Columbus Circle to Central Park. He helped me up the giant prehistoric-looking rock just off the playground. #Quote by Camille Perri
Columbus quotes by Arthur C. Clarke
#104. To find anything comparable with our forthcoming ventures into space, we must go back far beyond Columbus, far beyond Odysseus-far, indeed, beyond the first ape-man. We must contemplate the moment, now irrevocably lost in the mists of time, when the ancestor off all of us came crawling out of the sea. #Quote by Arthur C. Clarke
Columbus quotes by Columbus Short
#105. First of all, God inspires me, where he's brought me, it blows my mind. To know that He brought me this far, it could not have been an accident, to go forward, I'm excited to leap into the void, I'm excited about tomorrow, the unknown, excited to see what else He has for me. #Quote by Columbus Short
Columbus quotes by Russell Means
#106. [The is] a mistaken belief that [the word Indian] refers somehow to the country, India. When Columbus washed up on the beach in the Caribbean, he was not looking for a country called India. Europeans were calling that country Hindustan in 1492 ... Columbus called the tribal people he met "Indio," from the Italian in dio, meaning "in God." #Quote by Russell Means
Columbus quotes by Alfred North Whitehead
#107. Without adventure all civilization is full of decay. Adventure rarely reaches its predetermined end. Columbus never reached China. #Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Columbus quotes by Robert M. Pirsig
#108. During periods of root expansion things have always looked as confused and topsy-turvy and purposeless as they do now. The whole Renaissance is supposed to have resulted from the topsy-turvy feeling caused by Columbus' discovery of a new world. It just shook people up. The topsy-turviness of that time is recorded everywhere. There was nothing in the flat-earth views of the Old and New Testaments that predicted it. Yet people couldn't deny it. The only way they could assimilate it was to abandon the entire medieval outlook and enter into a new expansion of reason. #Quote by Robert M. Pirsig
Columbus quotes by Anthony Bailey
#109. In 1846 on of his Academy exhibits was a painting called The Angel Standing in the Sun. Turner found this passage for the Academy catalogue in the Book of Revelation:
And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, both free and bond, both small and great.
To reinforce the note of voracious doom, he added two lines from Samuel Rogers' Voyage of Columbus:
The morning march that flashes to the sun;
The feast of vultures when the day is done. #Quote by Anthony Bailey
Columbus quotes by William H Gass
#110. Yes, we call it recursive, the act of reading, of looping the loop, of continually returning to an earlier group of words, behaving like Penelope by moving our mind back and forth, forth and back, reweaving what's unwoven, undoing what's been done; and language, which regularly returns us to its origin, which starts us off again on the same journey, older, altered, Columbus one more time, but better prepared each later voyage, knowing a bit more, ready for more, equal to a greater range of tasks, calmer, confident - after all, we've come this way before, have habits that help, and a favoring wind - language like that is the language which takes us inside, inside the sentence - inside - inside the mind - inside - inside, where meanings meet and are modified, reviewed and revised, where no perception, no need, no feeling or thought need be scanted or shunted aside. #Quote by William H Gass
Columbus quotes by Paul Beatty
#111. My litmus test of compatibility is 'Tom Cruise.' I hate people who hate Tom Cruise, cultural automatons who at the mention of his name reflexively bridle and say the diminutive thespian and Theta level Scientoligist is 'crazy' and 'a terrible actor'. They hate him because he's easy to hate. They think that despising Tom Cruise's lack of personality and supposed lack of talent is somehow a blow against the bland American Anschluss of the rest of the planet. Tom Cruise may indeed be the Christopher Columbus of the twentieth century, sent off by the kings of Hollywood to prove the new world of International Box Office isn't flat and to find a direct route into the Asian market, but the decline of everything isn't his fault; he's just a cinematic explorer and a damn fine actor. And hating him doesn't make you seditious- it makes you complicit. #Quote by Paul Beatty
Columbus quotes by Edwin Hubbel Chapin
#112. Man was sent into the world to be a growing and exhaustless force. The world was spread out around him to be seized and conquered. Realms of infinite truth burst open above him, inviting him to tread those shining coasts along which Newton dropped his plummet, and Herschel sailed,
a Columbus of the skies. #Quote by Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Columbus quotes by Oscar Straus
#113. The Jew is neither a newcomer nor an alien in this country or on this continent; his Americanism is as original and ancient as that of any race or people with the exception of the American Indian and other aborigines. He came in the caravels of Columbus, and he knocked at the gates of New Amsterdam only thirty-five years after the Pilgrim Fathers stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock. #Quote by Oscar Straus
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#114. A hundred castellanoes are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Gary Vaynerchuk
#115. IQ is a commodity, data is a commodity. I'm far more interested in watching people interact at a restaurant with their smartphone. We can all read 'Tech Crunch,' 'Ad Age.' I would rather be living in the trenches. I would rather be going to Whole Foods in Columbus Circle to watch people shop with their smartphones. #Quote by Gary Vaynerchuk
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#116. As soon as I arrived in the Indies, in the first island which I found, I took some of the natives by force, in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts. And so it was that they soon understood us, and we them, either by speech or by signs, and they have been very serviceable. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Alexei Mordashov
#117. When we put $4 billion into the U.S. economy, they were OK with this. When we preserved jobs in Dearborn, or preserved jobs in Columbus, or preserved jobs in Pennsylvania, everyone was happy. #Quote by Alexei Mordashov
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#118. Sailed this day nineteen leagues, and determined to count less than the true number, that the crew might not be dismayed if the voyage should prove long. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Paul Auster
#119. In the narrative of his third voyage Columbus wrote: "For I believe that the earthly Paradise lies here, which no one can enter except by God's leave." As for the people of this land, Peter Martyr would write as early as 1505: "They seem to live in that golden world of which old writers speak so much, wherein men lived simply and innocently without enforcement of laws, without quarreling, judges, or libels, content only to satisfy nature." Or as the ever present Montaigne would write: "In my opinion, what we actually see in these nations not only surpasses all the pictures which the poets have drawn of the Golden Age, and all their inventions representing the then happy state of mankind, but also the conception and desire of philosophy itself. #Quote by Paul Auster
Columbus quotes by James W. Loewen
#120. Columbus not only sent the first slaves acroiss the Atlantic, he sent more slaves than any other individual #Quote by James W. Loewen
Columbus quotes by Lauren DeStefano
#121. I educate myself on the polar ice caps, vaporized long ago by warfare, and an explorer named Christopher Columbus who proved the earth was round. #Quote by Lauren DeStefano
Columbus quotes by Herschell Gordon Lewis
#122. He left not knowing where he was going, he got there not knowing where he was, and he came back not knowing where he had been. But history books will point out Columbus as the person who made the Americas available for exploitation. I guess I can make the same kind of ridiculous claim. #Quote by Herschell Gordon Lewis
Columbus quotes by Ira Gershwin
#123. They all laughed at Christopher Columbus
When he said the world was round. #Quote by Ira Gershwin
Columbus quotes by Evgeni Kostitsyn
#124. Should we stop celebrating the Columbus day - the day when the first illegal immigrants entered America? #Quote by Evgeni Kostitsyn
Columbus quotes by Columbus Short
#125. I try to carve my own way so the actors who come after me will say, "I want to do it like Columbus did it." #Quote by Columbus Short
Columbus quotes by Howard Zinn
#126. strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought #Quote by Howard Zinn
Columbus quotes by George Santayana
#127. Columbus gave the world another world. #Quote by George Santayana
Columbus quotes by E.L. Doctorow
#128. And now I will tell of the revels that went on for three nights and two days in the brothel on West Seventy-sixth Street between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues. #Quote by E.L. Doctorow
Columbus quotes by Rick Yancey
#129. I'm not encouraged by the silence. I can think of no benign reason for it. I'm afraid we may expect something closer to Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas than a scene from Close Encounters, and we all know how that turned out for the Native Americans. #Quote by Rick Yancey
Columbus quotes by Ken Kesey
#130. When we first broke into that forbidden box in the other dimension, we knew we had discovered something as surprising and powerful as the New World when Columbus came stumbling onto it. #Quote by Ken Kesey
Columbus quotes by Ann McLane Kuster
#131. My mother-in-law, Nanny, spent her working years as a bookkeeper at a medical office in Columbus, Ohio. Like so many Americans, she worked hard and paid into Medicare, knowing that one day she could count on having high-quality health care when she needed it most. #Quote by Ann McLane Kuster
Columbus quotes by Jack Nicklaus
#132. Pete Dye introduced me to golf course design back in the 1960's. He came to my hometown Columbus, Ohio to work on The Golf Club. #Quote by Jack Nicklaus
Columbus quotes by Anonymous
#133. Literally, "eternal religion," the name given to the body of Vedic teachings. SANATAN DHARMA has come to be called HINDUISM since the time of the Greeks who designated the people on the banks of the river Indus as INDOOS, or HINDUS. The word HINDU, properly speaking, refers only to followers of SANATAN DHARMA or Hinduism. The term INDIAN applies equally to Hindus and Mohammedans and other INHABITANTS of the soil of India (and also through the confusing geographical error of Columbus, to the American Mongoloid aboriginals). #Quote by Anonymous
Columbus quotes by Jarod Kintz
#134. Conspiracy theorists like to claim NASA's moon landing was faked. Well of course it was! But the biggest conspiracy of all is the Columbus landed in the new world in the late 15th century. There is no new world. It simply doesn't exist. And Amerigo Vespucci? He was a character out of Walt Disney's diary. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Columbus quotes by Columbus Short
#135. I was struggling with drugs, I had a lot on my plate, and you know, I was using unhealthy ways to kind of self-medicate and deal with a lot of heavy duty stuff in my life. #Quote by Columbus Short
Columbus quotes by James W. Loewen
#136. Cherishing Columbus is a characteristic of white history, not American history. #Quote by James W. Loewen
Columbus quotes by Seth Shostak
#137. I've often fantasized about visiting the Bahamian beach where Columbus first stumbled ashore in 1492. Sadly, no one knows where that beach is. In fact, no one's even sure which island Columbus first encountered (there are three candidates). It's a pity, a disappointment, and a lost revenue source for the Bahamians. #Quote by Seth Shostak
Columbus quotes by Richard Stanyhurst
#138. be neither unduly credulous nor wholly disbelieving for the Indies would have gone undiscovered if no one believed Columbus #Quote by Richard Stanyhurst
Columbus quotes by Howard Zinn
#139. Columbus was one of the great heroes of world history, to be admired for his daring feat of imagination and courage. In my account, I acknowledged that he was an intrepid sailor, but also pointed out (based on his own journal and the reports of many eyewitnesses) that he was vicious in his treatment of the gentle Arawak Indians who greeted his arrival in this hemisphere. He enslaved them, tortured them, murdered them - all in the pursuit of wealth. He represented, I suggested, the worst values of Western civilization: greed, violence, exploitation, racism, conquest, hypocrisy #Quote by Howard Zinn
Columbus quotes by Clive Bell
#140. Cezanne is the Christopher Columbus of a new continent of form. #Quote by Clive Bell
Columbus quotes by Ogden Nash
#141. So Columbus said, somebody show me the sunset and somebody did and he set sail for it, And he discovered America and they put him in jail for it, And the fetters gave him welts, And they named America after somebody else. #Quote by Ogden Nash
Columbus quotes by R.B. Grimm
#142. Chris Columbus selected him specifically for the part #Quote by R.B. Grimm
Columbus quotes by John Gill
#143. and the inhabitants of Hispaniola, and other parts of the West Indies, when found out by Columbus, which abounded with gold mines, declared that they found by experience that the vein of gold is a living tree, (and #Quote by John Gill
Columbus quotes by Columbus Short
#144. Every movie I work with the costume designer to see what feels like the character, not what Columbus would wear but what is right for the character. Outside of the armored truck standard issue security guard uniform, this guy is trying to make ends meet. He might have one pair of jeans, the same boot, maybe changes his shirt but he doesn't have a walk-in closet full of things, so I wanted something comfortable that felt like the character. #Quote by Columbus Short
Columbus quotes by Yann Martel
#145. We believe what we see.
So did Columbus. What do you do when you're in the dark? #Quote by Yann Martel
Columbus quotes by Milton Friedman
#146. Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in response to a majority directive. #Quote by Milton Friedman
Columbus quotes by James Joyce
#147. Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America. #Quote by James Joyce
Columbus quotes by John F. Kennedy
#148. To exclude from positions of trust and command all those below the age of 44 would have kept Jefferson from writing the Declaration of Independence, Washington from commanding the Continental Army, Madison from fathering the Constitution, Hamilton from serving as secretary of the treasury, Clay from being elected speaker of the House and Christopher Columbus from discovering America. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Columbus quotes by Hank Bracker
#149. Unfortunately, on Christmas morning 1492 the Santa María ran aground on the northern coast of what is now Haiti. Not having any way to refloat her, the crew off-loaded the provisions and equipment from the ship before she broke up. For protection they then built a flimsy fortification on the beach, calling it "La Navidad." With the consent of the local Indian Chief, Columbus left behind 39 men with orders to establish a settlement, and appointed Diego de Arana, a cousin of his mistress Beatriz, as the Governor.
On January 16, 1493, Columbus left Navidad and sailed for Portugal and Spain on the Niña. Everything went well until the two remaining ships, the Niña and the Pinta, became separated from each other. Columbus was convinced that the captain of the faster Pinta would get back to Spain first, thereby garnering all the glory by telling lies about him and his discoveries. On March 4th, a violent storm off the Azores forced him to take refuge in Lisbon. Both ships, amazingly enough, arrived there safely. A week later, Columbus continued on to Palos, Spain, on the Gulf of Cádiz, from whence he had started. Finally, on March 15th, he arrived in Barcelona. It seems that all's well that ends well, because he was hailed a hero and news of his discovery of new lands spread throughout Europe like wildfire. #Quote by Hank Bracker
Columbus quotes by James Thurber
#150. Columbus is a town in which almost anything is likely to happen, and in which almost everything has. #Quote by James Thurber
Columbus quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#151. The only history is a mere question of one's struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#152. It was the Lord who put into my mind that fact that it would be possible to sail from here to the Indies. All who heard of my project rejected it with laughter, ridiculing me. There is no question that the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit, because He comforted me with rays of marvelous inspiration from the Holy Scriptures. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Columbus Short
#153. I take bits and pieces from every director. I'd say Sylvain [White] and Nimrod [Antal]. They were more about teaching me lens sizes and depth of field and how to move the camera and lighting. I do want to direct and I didn't go to film school, so having a director that are very much hands on that way and looking to let me learn, that is a key factor. #Quote by Columbus Short
Columbus quotes by Calvin Trillin
#154. How did Italy manage to end up with no Caribbean islands at all? Christopher Columbus took the trouble to discover the Caribbean personally before the end of the fifteenth century. Try to get a decent plate of spaghetti there now. #Quote by Calvin Trillin
Columbus quotes by Susanna Kaysen
#155. We say that Columbus discovered America and Newton discovered gravity, as though America and gravity weren't there until Columbus and Newton got wind of them. #Quote by Susanna Kaysen
Columbus quotes by Craig Alanson
#156. The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon come ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There go the good old days, when humans only got killed by each other. #Quote by Craig Alanson
Columbus quotes by Chuck Klosterman
#157. Ohio is a scale model of the entire country, jammed into 43,000 square miles. Cleveland views itself as the intellectual East (its citizens believe they have a rivalry with Boston and unironically classify the banks of Lake Erie as the North Coast). Cincinnati is the actual South (they fly Confederate flags and eat weird food). Dayton is the Midwest. Toledo is Pittsburgh, before Pittsburgh was nice. Columbus is a low-altitude Denver, minus the New World Order airport. Ohio experiences all possible US weather, sometimes simultaneously. #Quote by Chuck Klosterman
Columbus quotes by Chris Columbus
#158. Spider-Man initially made me want to come to New York and work for Marvel; I wanted to be a comic book artist. #Quote by Chris Columbus
Columbus quotes by Les Miles
#159. My brother was a year younger than I am and he was never in the home with me hardly at all, ... My mom had to take him to every school there possibly was to get him some education. He ended up first in Columbus, Ohio, for grade school, then went to a high school for the deaf and Galludet in Washington. #Quote by Les Miles
Columbus quotes by Myles Connolly
#160. Your failure is measured by your aspirations. Aspire not, and you cannot fail. Columbus died in chains. Joan or Arc was burned at the stake. Let us all live snugly -- and life will soon be little more than a thick, gelatinous stream of comfortability and ignorance. #Quote by Myles Connolly
Columbus quotes by Edward Everett Hale
#161. For all mankind that unstained scroll unfurled, Where God might write anew the story of the World. #Quote by Edward Everett Hale
Columbus quotes by Columbus Short
#162. What dancing has helped me with is blocking; it makes me comfortable with my body. You know how to hit your mark, you know how to embody a swagger. But sitting down and looking across the table at another actor and being able to go to battle on screen is nothing to do with singing or dancing. #Quote by Columbus Short
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#163. These people are very unskilled in arms ... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Peter Nichols
#164. In any age, there is no shortage of people willing to embark on a hazardous adventure. Columbus and Magellan filled eight ships between them for voyages into the void. One hundred and fifty years ago, the possibilities offered by missionary service were limitless and first-rate. Later, Scott and Shackleton turned away droves after filling their crews for their desperate Antarctic voyages. In 1959 ... sailor H.W. Tilman, looking for a crew for a voyage in an old wooden yacht to the Southern Ocean, ran this ad in the London Times: "Hand [man] wanted for long voyage in small boat. No pay, no prospects, not much pleasure." Tilman received more replies than he could investigate, one from as far away as Saigon. #Quote by Peter Nichols
Columbus quotes by Jack Kruse
#165. Christopher Columbus said we cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shoreline. #Quote by Jack Kruse
Columbus quotes by Gloria Steinem
#166. Suddenly, it seems ridiculous that we just came from a city airport named for Columbus, a terrible navigator who insisted to his dying day that he was in India - which is why people here are called Indians. As the Native women in Houston said, It could have been worse - he could have thought he was in Turkey. #Quote by Gloria Steinem
Columbus quotes by Ajay Mehta
#167. I've always had strong ties with Delhi, and I do stay in touch with my friends and periodically visit the capital. I started my schooling at St. Columbus High School before I went to Mayo College. Delhi, for me, is a historical city with all its beautiful monuments. #Quote by Ajay Mehta
Columbus quotes by Mark Twain
#168. Foreordain it? No. The man's circumstances and environment order it. His first act determines the second and all that follow after. But suppose, for argument's sake, that the man should skip one of these acts; an apparently trifling one, for instance; suppose that it had been appointed that on a certain day, at a certain hour and minute and second and fraction of a second he should go to the well, and he didn't go. That man's career would change utterly, from that moment; thence to the grave it would be wholly different from the career which his first act as a child had arranged for him. Indeed, it might be that if he had gone to the well he would have ended his career on a throne, and that omitting to do it would set him upon a career that would lead to beggary and a pauper's grave. For instance: if at any time--say in boyhood--Columbus had skipped the triflingest little link in the chain of acts projected and made inevitable by his first childish act, it would have changed his whole subsequent life, and he would have become a priest and died obscure in an Italian village, and America would not have been discovered for two centuries afterward. I know this. To skip any one of the billion acts in Columbus's chain would have wholly changed his life. I have examined his billion of possible careers, and in only one of them occurs the discovery of America. #Quote by Mark Twain
Columbus quotes by Martin Waldseemüller
#169. ab Americo Inventore ...quasi Americi terram sive Americam

From Amerigo the discoverer ...as if it were the land of Americus, thus America. #Quote by Martin Waldseemüller
Columbus quotes by Mark Twain
#170. In a museum in Havana, there are two skulls of Christopher Columbus, one when he was a boy and one when he was a man #Quote by Mark Twain
Columbus quotes by Hank Bracker
#171. He was now wealthy beyond his wildest dreams and wanted for nothing, so Columbus retired to Valladolid, which at one time was considered the capital of Castile and Leon, a historic region of northwestern Spain. On October 19, 1469, Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand had been married at the Palacio de los Vivero, in the city of Valladolid, giving it great significance for Columbus. It was only a year and a half after retiring, on May 20, 1506, that Christopher Columbus quietly died. Dr. Antonio Rodriguez Cuartero, a professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Granada, stated that the Admiral died of a heart attack caused by Reiter's Syndrome, also known as reactive arthritis. He was only 54 years of age; however, he had been suffering from arthritis for quite some time prior to his death. #Quote by Hank Bracker
Columbus quotes by John Green
#172. It's Thursday, March twenty-ninth!" she basically screamed, a demented smile plastered to her face. "You are really excited about knowing the date!" I yelled back. "HAZEL! IT'S YOUR THIRTY-THIRD HALF BIRTHDAY!" "Ohhhhhh," I said. My mom was really super into celebration maximization. IT'S ARBOR DAY! LET'S HUG TREES AND EAT CAKE! COLUMBUS BROUGHT SMALLPOX TO THE NATIVES; WE SHALL RECALL THE OCCASION WITH A PICNIC!, etc. #Quote by John Green
Columbus quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#173. What does Africa - what does the West stand for? Is not our own interior white on the chart? black though it may prove, like the coast, when discovered. Is it the source of the Nile, or the Niger, or the Mississippi, or a Northwest Passage around this continent, that we would find? Are these the problems which most concern mankind? Is Franklin the only man who is lost, that his wife should be so earnest to find him? Does Mr. Grinnell know where he himself is? Be rather the Mungo Park,the Lewis and Clark and Frobisher,of your own streams and oceans; explore your own higher latitudes - with shiploads of preserved meats to support you, if they be necessary; and pile the empty cans sky-high for a sign. Were preserved meats invented to preserve meat merely? Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought. Every man is the lord of a realm beside which the earthly empire of the Czar is but a petty state, a hummock left by the ice. Yet some can be patriotic who have no self-respect, and sacrifice the greater to the less. They love the soil which makes their graves, but have no sympathy with the spirit which may still animate their clay. Patriotism is a maggot in their heads.What was the meaning of that South-Sea Exploring Expedition,with all its parade and expense, but an indirect recognition of the fact that there are continents and seas in the moral world to which every man is an isthmus or an inlet, yet unexp #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Columbus quotes by Gavin Mortimer
#174. When Gertrude Ederle struck out from France she left behind her a world which has believed for a great many centuries that woman is the weaker vessel. Much of government, most of law and practically all of morality is based upon this assumption. And when her toes touched the sands of England, she stepped out of the water into a brand-new world. It may be that she will turn out to be an even greater discoverer than Columbus. It was only a continent which he found. #Quote by Gavin Mortimer
Columbus quotes by Bell Hooks
#175. Why is it that many contemporary male thinkers, especially men of color, repudiate the imperialist legacy of Columbus but affirm dimensions of that legacy by their refusal to repudiate patriarchy? #Quote by Bell Hooks
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#176. I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by T.S. Stribling
#177. The funeral formed such a little, little group among the endless undulations of the hills. When it was over they moved weeping away and left the filling of the grave to Columbus and Robinet. These black men were supposed not to suffer at covering their lifelong companion with earth.

They were black. #Quote by T.S. Stribling
Columbus quotes by Jarod Kintz
#178. Columbus was born around 1492. I say around because before that the world was flat. My stomach also used to be flat, but now it looks like a globe is about to be born. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Columbus quotes by Wernher Von Braun
#179. In 1492 Columbus knew less about the far Atlantic than we do about the heavens, yet he chose not to sail with a flotilla of less than three ships ... So it is with interplanetary exploration: it must be done on the grand scale. #Quote by Wernher Von Braun
Columbus quotes by Anais Nin
#180. The two men who have done the greatest harm to the world are Christ and Columbus. Christ taught us guilt and sacrifice, to live only in the other world, and Columbus discovered America and materialism. #Quote by Anais Nin
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#181. I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here, which indeed could not be done in fifty years, because my desire is to make all possible discoveries, and return to your Highnesses, if it please our Lord, in April. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Hank Bracker
#182. In the days of Columbus most medical practices were as much superstition as science. Because of infections, operations were not often performed, except for amputations under dire battlefield conditions. Most of the time these attempts to rectify an abnormality ended in disaster. Now things are different, with positive results being expected and are so frequent that people depend on elective surgery to enhance their lives. #Quote by Hank Bracker
Columbus quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#183. The history of exploration has never been driven by exploration. But Columbus himself was a discoverer. So was Magellan. But the people who wrote checks were not. They had other motivations. #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Columbus quotes by David James Duncan
#184. When people are kids their parents teach them all sorts of stuff, some of it true and useful, some of it absurd hogwash (example of former: don't crap your pants; example of latter: Columbus discovered America). This is why puberty happens. The purpose of puberty is to shoot an innocent and gullible child full of nasty glandular secretions that manifest in the mind as confusion, in the innards as horniness, upon the skin as pimples, and on the tongue as cocksure venomous disbelief in every piece of information, true or false, gleaned from one's parents since infancy. The net result is a few years of familial hell culminating in the child's exodus from the parental nest, sooner or later followed by a peace treaty and the emergence of the postpubescent as an autonomous, free-thinking human being who knows that Columbus only trespassed on an island inhabited by our lost and distant Indian relatives, but who also knows not to crap his pants. #Quote by David James Duncan
Columbus quotes by Peter Lewis Allen
#185. Shortly after Christopher Columbus and his sailors returned from their voyage to the New World, a horrifying new disease began to make its way around the Old. The "pox," as it was often called, erupted with dramatic severity. #Quote by Peter Lewis Allen
Columbus quotes by Steven Magee
#186. Columbus has the standing egg, Tesla has the electromagnetic egg and Magee has the irradiated egg. #Quote by Steven Magee
Columbus quotes by Seth Shostak
#187. The thing to keep in mind is that we're still in the very early days when it comes to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Saying there's a silence is a bit like if Columbus, looking to discover a new continent, only sailed 10 miles off the coast of Spain before turning back to say, 'Nothing out there!' #Quote by Seth Shostak
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#188. I have come to believe that this is a mighty continent which was hitherto unknown. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Christopher Columbus
#189. No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service. #Quote by Christopher Columbus
Columbus quotes by Immortal Technique
#190. Those people who kill women, children, and defenseless civilians are about as Muslim as mass murderer Christopher Columbus was a Christian. #Quote by Immortal Technique
Columbus quotes by Patricia Brooks
#191. I think this is just the natural progression of Columbus gangs. They are getting older now, and they are looking for newer markets. We're really seeing them spreading throughout the state, especially south. #Quote by Patricia Brooks
Columbus quotes by Columbus Short
#192. I've learned that I can't do it all at once. So, you have to figure out your angle of attack. Coming in on the acting front, acting is a passion of mine. It's a true love. Dancing, I kind of just fell into. Choreographing, the same thing. But making films, producing and directing, that's the heartbeat of my existence. #Quote by Columbus Short
Columbus quotes by David Feherty
#193. I have a healthy disrespect for religion. I really do. When Columbus came to this country in 1492 he brought syphilis, diphtheria, tuberculosis, influenza and Christianity. The diseases were curable. #Quote by David Feherty
Columbus quotes by Red Buttons
#194. Christopher Columbus, who said to Queen Isabella, No, you got it wrong! The world is round. You're flat! Never got a dinner! #Quote by Red Buttons
Columbus quotes by George Gamow
#195. If and when all the laws governing physical phenomena are finally discovered, and all the empirical constants occurring in these laws are finally expressed through the four independent basic constants, we will be able to say that physical science has reached its end, that no excitement is left in further explorations, and that all that remains to a physicist is either tedious work on minor details or the self-educational study and adoration of the magnificence of the completed system. At that stage physical science will enter from the epoch of Columbus and Magellan into the epoch of the National Geographic Magazine! #Quote by George Gamow
Columbus quotes by George Santayana
#196. Columbus found a world, and had no chart save one that Faith deciphered in the skies. #Quote by George Santayana
Columbus quotes by Dinesh D'Souza
#197. Contrary to what we hear, the great American divide is not a clash between conservatives who advocate liberty versus progressives who oppose liberty. Rather, the two sides each affirm a certain type of liberty. One side, for example, cherishes economic liberty while the other champions liberty in the sexual and social domain. Nor is it a clash between patriots and anti-patriots. Both sides love America, but they love a different type of America. One side loves the America of Columbus and the Fourth of July, of innovation and work and the "animal spirit" of capitalism, of the Boy Scouts and parochial schools, of traditional families and flag-saluting veterans. The other side loves the America of tolerance and social entitlements, of income and wealth redistribution, of affirmative action and abortion, of feminism and gay marriage. #Quote by Dinesh D'Souza
Columbus quotes by Mickey Drexler
#198. Christopher Columbus discovered America in a blue-and-white sailor shirt, and since then, men have been wearing blue and white shirts. #Quote by Mickey Drexler
Columbus quotes by James Thurber
#199. Let me be the first to admit that the naked truth about me is to the naked truth about Salvador Dali as an old ukulele in the attic is to a piano in a tree, and I mean a piano with breasts. Senor Dali has the jump on me from the beginning. He remembers and describes in detail what it was like in the womb. My own earliest memory is of accompanying my father to a polling booth in Columbus, Ohio, where he voted for William McKinley. #Quote by James Thurber
Columbus quotes by Jon Stewart
#200. In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue and discovered America. Now, some have argued Columbus actually discovered the West Indies, or that Norsemen had discovered America centuries earlier, or that you really can't get credit for discovering a land already populated by indigenous people with a developed civilization. Those people are communists. Columbus discovered America. #Quote by Jon Stewart

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