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Scales quotes by John T. Schuessler
#1. After years of amassing information about Unconventional Flying Objects (UFOs) I have come to the conclusion that we are dealing with a very complex mystery on an international scale. #Quote by John T. Schuessler
Scales quotes by Louis Schwartzberg
#2. Eighty percent of the information we receive comes through our eyes. And if you compare light energy to musical scales, it would only be one octave that the naked eye can see, which is right in the middle. #Quote by Louis Schwartzberg
Scales quotes by Miyamoto Musashi
#3. If you do not look at things on a large scale, it will be difficult to master strategy. #Quote by Miyamoto Musashi
Scales quotes by James Galway
#4. Scales played in the correct musical way are very exciting and rewarding. #Quote by James Galway
Scales quotes by Ellen Kaplan
#5. A Puritan twist in our nature makes us think that anything good for us must be twice as good if it's hard to swallow. Learning Greek and Latin used to play the role of character builder, since they were considered to be as exhausting and unrewarding as digging a trench in the morning and filling it up in the afternoon. It was what made a man, or a woman -- or more likely a robot -- of you. Now math serves that purpose in many schools: your task is to try to follow rules that make sense, perhaps, to some higher beings; and in the end to accept your failure with humbled pride. As you limp off with your aching mind and bruised soul, you know that nothing in later life will ever be as difficult.

What a perverse fate for one of our kind's greatest triumphs! Think how absurd it would be were music treated this way (for math and music are both excursions into sensuous structure): suffer through playing your scales, and when you're an adult you'll never have to listen to music again. And this is mathematics we're talking about, the language in which, Galileo said, the Book of the World is written. This is mathematics, which reaches down into our deepest intuitions and outward toward the nature of the universe -- mathematics, which explains the atoms as well as the stars in their courses, and lets us see into the ways that rivers and arteries branch. For mathematics itself is the study of connections: how things ideally must and, in fact, do sort together -- beyond, around, #Quote by Ellen Kaplan
Scales quotes by Joshua Schachter
#6. If you need scale in order to create value, it's hard to get scale, because there's little incentive for the first people to use the product. #Quote by Joshua Schachter
Scales quotes by Kate Bush
#7. I spend a lot of time working and with my family, so I don't have much time around the edges to do much else. I don't really listen to a great deal of music. I love music, but since I spend a lot of time in the studio, we probably watch a movie rather than listen to albums. I get to hear stuff, but not on the grand scale. #Quote by Kate Bush
Scales quotes by Marilynne Robinson
#8. The idea that myth is the opposite of knowledge, or the opposite of truth, is simply to disallow it. It is like saying poetry is the opposite of truth. #Quote by Marilynne Robinson
Scales quotes by Tiger Lewis
#9. Juliet and Romeo

Awake the scene, a twilight chamber'd dream,
Two angels both alike in dignity:
One imaged misadventure on the screen;
The second struck by moonlight's alchemy.
A pair of star-crossed lovers spends their night;
He in deed dreams such a sight as she,
Swing crystal scales to crispest fair delight.
In his eyes her merry fragrant dance: she
Civil thoughts and civil music meet; on
Fair Lansdowne Street where love lays its scene,
Romeo and Juliet did greet; within
Their airy eyes on hopes and thoughts unseen.
The curtain lifts on this sweet poem with woe,
For love to find Juliet and her Romeo. #Quote by Tiger Lewis
Scales quotes by Mark Twain
#10. There are three infallible ways of pleasing an author, and the three form a
rising scale of compliment: 1, to tell him you have read one of his books; 2,
to tell him you have read all of his books; 3, to ask him to let you read the
manuscript of his forthcoming book. No. 1 admits you to his respect; No. 2
admits you to his admiration; No. 3 carries you clear into his heart. #Quote by Mark Twain
Scales quotes by William F. Buckley, Jr.
#11. A capitalist is someone who derives a substantial share of his income from his equity in producing companies. On this scale the figures are discouraging. Approximately ninety percent of the capital of this country is owned by five or less percent of the American people. #Quote by William F. Buckley, Jr.
Scales quotes by Clay Shirky
#12. Sharing thoughts and expressions and even actions with others, possibly many others, is becoming a normal opportunity, not just for professionals and experts but for anyone who wants it. This opportunity can work on scales and over duration that were previously unimaginable. Unlike personal or communal value, public value requires not just new opportunities for old motivations; it requires governance, which is to say ways of discouraging or preventing people from wrecking either the process or the product of the group. #Quote by Clay Shirky
Scales quotes by Tim Bishop
#13. In my district, the budget scales back and eliminates several long-term shore protection projects important to the safety and economic security of Long Island. #Quote by Tim Bishop
Scales quotes by Sherry Leclerc
#14. You are dragons, Lord Dreyken! You are not meant to spend your lives hidden in the dark. You are meant to spread your wings and fly, to feel the sun on your scales! Tell me, Lord Dragon, where is your joy?

~Talwyn, The Dragon Shifters at Southgate (coming soon) #Quote by Sherry Leclerc
Scales quotes by Scarlett Johansson
#15. People are fed up - and I think quite rightfully so. But what are they proposing as an alternative to just being upset or feeling disillusioned or abandoned? That kind of protest movement really needs to happen on a much bigger scale, but there needs to be a clearer message. #Quote by Scarlett Johansson
Scales quotes by T.F. Hodge
#16. Karma and manifestation work 24/7 to balance the scales. Do justice, in due time. #Quote by T.F. Hodge
Scales quotes by Paul Broun
#17. If passed by the U.N. and ratified by the U.S. Senate, the U.N. Small Arms Treaty would almost certainly force the United States to ... create an international gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation. #Quote by Paul Broun
Scales quotes by Lee Smolin
#18. Whatever is happening on very small scales near the horizon of the black hole will be enlarged by the effect whereby the wavelengths of light are stretched as the light climbs up to us. This means that jf we can observe light coming from very close to the horizon of a black hole, we may be able to see the quantum structure of space itself. #Quote by Lee Smolin
Scales quotes by Alexander Pope
#19. Our plenteous streams a various race supply, The bright-eyed perch with fins of Tyrian dye, The silver eel, in shining volumes roll'd, The yellow carp, in scales bedropp'd with gold, Swift trouts, diversified with crimson stains, And pikes, the tyrants of the wat'ry plains. #Quote by Alexander Pope
Scales quotes by John Scales
#20. Harry [Redknapp] is going to be literally, literally pulling his hair out. #Quote by John Scales
Scales quotes by Shara McCallum
#21. You will leave your home:
nothing will hold you.
You will wear dresses of gold; skins
of silver, copper and bronze.
The sky above you will shift in meaning
each time you think you understand.
You will spend a lifetime chipping away layers
of flesh. The shadow of your scales
will always remain. You will be marked
by sulphur and salt.
You will bathe endlessly in clear streams and fail
to rid yourself of that scent.
Your feet will never be your own.
Stone will be your path.
Storms will follow in your wake,
destroying all those who take you in.
You will desert your children
kill your lovers and devour their flesh.
You will love no one
but the wind and ache of your bones.
Neither will love you in return.
With age, your hair will grow matted and dull,
your skin will gape and hang in long folds,
your eyes will cease to shine.
But nothing will be enough.
The sea will never take you back. #Quote by Shara McCallum
Scales quotes by Mason Cooley
#22. The bathroom scale knows nothing of extenuating circumstances. #Quote by Mason Cooley
Scales quotes by Tui T. Sutherland
#23. Tsunami finally woke up on an island that was officially part of the Thousand Scales. She started awake from a dream in which their cave had collapsed and was slowly crushing her to death, and discovered that Clay had rolled over on top of her in the middle of the night. Grumbling, she wriggled out from under him and let his tail flop over onto Starflight's head. The #Quote by Tui T. Sutherland
Scales quotes by James Frain
#24. I also thought the music was a huge contribution, in terms of creating the scale of that. And, I was impressed with just how natural and fluid the world looks. The world is so artificial and it requires so much work to make all the different pieces add up together, but when it comes together, it just looks effortless. It's amazing. #Quote by James Frain
Scales quotes by Catherine Hokin
#25. The world had been out of balance for far too long. It was time, at last to level the scales. #Quote by Catherine Hokin
Scales quotes by Jill Abramson
#26. The Obama administration has had seven criminal leak investigations. That is more than twice the number of any previous administration in our history. It's on a scale never seen before. #Quote by Jill Abramson
Scales quotes by Rufus Wainwright
#27. The moment something happens to one you love, it's twenty times more intense. You experience pain and enlightenment on a much vaster scale. #Quote by Rufus Wainwright
Scales quotes by Michelle Heard
#28. I am.

My eyes are filled with stars,
my feet planted firmly on the ground.
My fingertips are in the pond of destiny
making ripples through life.

I've been to hell and back,
holding the scales of truth.

I'm your conscience,
and every haunting memory.

I've seen the cruelty of love.
I've bathed in the acid of deceit.
I've felt the coldness of death.

I've seen it all.
I'm chaos.
I'm revenge.
I am Fate. #Quote by Michelle Heard
Scales quotes by Jeff Bezos
#29. On the Internet, companies are scale businesses, characterized by high fixed costs and relatively low variable costs. You can be two sizes: You can be big, or you can be small. It's very hard to be medium. A lot of medium-sized companies had the financing rug pulled out from under them before they could get big. #Quote by Jeff Bezos
Scales quotes by John Niven
#30. I returned from my last L.A. visit to find myself tipping the scales like Homer Simpson when he tries to gain enough weight to qualify as disabled to be allowed to work from home. All I was missing was his kaftan and Fat Guy Hat. So, I decided it was time to diet. #Quote by John Niven
Scales quotes by Robin Norwood
#31. Taking responsibility for yourself and your happiness gives a great freedom to children who have felt guilty and responsible for your unhappiness (which they always do). A child can never hope to balance the scales or repay the debt when a parent has sacrificed her life, her happiness, her fulfilment for the child or the family. Seeing a parent fully embrace life gives a child the permission to do the same, just as seeing a parent suffer indicates to the child that suffering is what life is all about. #Quote by Robin Norwood
Scales quotes by Nick Lane
#32. This second type of vent is not volcanic, and there's no magma involved. Instead, it depends on the reaction of these freshly exposed rocks with seawater. Water doesn't just percolate into such rocks: it physically reacts with them; it is incorporated into them, altering their structure to form hydroxide minerals like serpentine (named after its resemblance to the mottled green scales of a serpent). The reaction with seawater expands the rock, causing it to crack and fracture, which in turn permits further seawater to penetrate, perpetuating the process. The scale of such reactions is astonishing. The volume of water bound into rock in this way is believed to equal the volume of the oceans themselves. As #Quote by Nick Lane
Scales quotes by Rick Riordan
#33. And the seventh hero ... Leo Valdez?"
Nico raised his eyebrows. "You remember his name?"
"Of course! He invented the Valdezinator. Oh, what a musical instrument! I barely had time to master its major scales before Zeus zapped me at the Parthenon. If anyone could help me, it would be Leo Valdez. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Scales quotes by Charles Darwin
#34. Man may be excused for feeling some pride at having risen, though not through his own exertions, to the very summit of the organic scale; and the fact of his having thus risen, instead of having been aboriginally placed there, may give him hopes for a still higher destiny in the distant future. #Quote by Charles Darwin
Scales quotes by Ahmed Ben Bella
#35. These are the multinationals, like General Motors and Nestle; these are the big industrial groups that weigh, on the monetary scale, much more than big countries like Egypt. #Quote by Ahmed Ben Bella
Scales quotes by Ivan Klima
#36. The world is like an enormous set of scales. When evil begins to outweigh good, angels cram themselves in on the lighter side. You can't see them, but there they are, restoring the balance. #Quote by Ivan Klima
Scales quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley
#37. In the firm expectation that when London shall be a habitation of bitterns, when St. Paul and Westminster Abbey shall stand shapeless and nameless ruins in the midst of an unpeopled marsh, when the piers of Waterloo Bridge shall become the nuclei of islets of reeds and osiers, and cast the jagged shadows of their broken arches on the solitary stream, some Transatlantic commentator will be weighing in the scales of some new and now unimagined system of criticism the respective merits of the Bells and the Fudges and their historians. #Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Scales quotes by David Harvey
#38. Perpetual revolutions in technology can mean the devaluation of fixed capital on an extensive scale. #Quote by David Harvey
Scales quotes by Michael Medved
#39. If we wait for the entertainment industry to change its fundamental values, we may be waiting a long time. But we don't have to wait another day to scale back our own private consumption of television. #Quote by Michael Medved
Scales quotes by Elizabeth Bowen
#40. Each of us keeps, battened down inside himself, a sort of lunatic giant; impossible socially, but full scale; and it's the knockings and battering we sometimes hear in each other that keep our banter from utter banality. #Quote by Elizabeth Bowen
Scales quotes by E.F. Schumacher
#41. Nobody really likes large-scale organizations; nobody likes to take orders from a superior who takes orders from a superior who takes orders ... #Quote by E.F. Schumacher
Scales quotes by Stephen Jay Gould
#42. Contingency is rich and fascinating; it embodies an exquisite tension between the power of individuals to modify history and the intelligible limits set by laws of nature. The details of individual and species's lives are not mere frills, without power to shape the large-scale course of events, but particulars that can alter entire futures, profoundly and forever. #Quote by Stephen Jay Gould
Scales quotes by Wole Soyinka
#43. The scales of reckoning with mortality are never evenly weighted, alas, and thus it is on the shoulders of the living that the burden of justice must continue to rest. #Quote by Wole Soyinka
Scales quotes by Marie Brennan
#44. The roughness on the under side of the wing comes from tiny scales, which are not present on the upper surface. These cover tiny holes that perforate the wing, and are hinged to form tiny scales, which are not present on the upper surface. #Quote by Marie Brennan
Scales quotes by Frederic S. Durbin
#45. The older I become, the more I understand Mr. Girandole's look of sadness and what he must have been thinking then. These games with tangerine peels... the times of little wide-eyed girls arriving on the terrace, and boys with notebooks... none of it lasted for more than a breath. Time never turned backward. Summer gave way to winter, and summer came again, and year by year, the vines lengthened, and the sharp detail faded from the statues- scales becoming ripples, passion becoming tranquility. Each time Mr. Girandole saw Grandmother, he looked at her like we all ought to look at one another, every time. #Quote by Frederic S. Durbin
Scales quotes by Al Gore
#46. CO2 is the exhaling breath of our civilization, literally ... Changing that pattern requires a scope, a scale, a speed of change that is beyond what we have done in the past. #Quote by Al Gore
Scales quotes by Tamara Rendell
#47. Sea Hags*
Sea Hags are curious creatures, particularly as they have no need for us.
"Who needs a husband?" they ask in chiming voices.
"Who needs a mother? When we have Poseidon as mate and the great Ocean herself to hold us."
Cascades of laughter behind the sparkling scales of their hands in a manner to call to question both their good sense and their sincerity.
Sea Hags – one could study them for fifty years and find no answer.
(*Shamelessly inspired by Kafka's Sirens: another creature entirely.) #Quote by Tamara Rendell
Scales quotes by Carl Sagan
#48. I went to the librarian and asked for a book about stars ... and the answer was stunning. It was that the Sun was a star but really close. The stars were suns, but so far away they were just little points of light. The scale of the universe suddenly opened up to me. It was a kind of religious experience. There was a magnificence to it, a grandeur, a scale which has never left me. Never ever left me. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Scales quotes by David Harvey
#49. The net effect of increasing scale, centralization of capital, vertical integration and diversification within the corporate form of enterprise has been to replace the 'invisible hand' of the market by the 'visible hand' of the managers. #Quote by David Harvey
Scales quotes by Samantha Shannon
#50. Cloud steamed from its scales - scales of moonstone, so bright they seemed to glow from within. A crust of gem-like droplets glistened on each one. Each eye was a burning star, and each horn was quicksilver, agleam under the pallid moon. #Quote by Samantha Shannon
Scales quotes by Eugenia Bone
#51. I came to realize that no thing on Earth can properly be considered a single entity, but I am and you are composed of multiple life-forms, from different kingdoms of life, all working in concert to be me or you. And every bird (and the tree it lives in) is an ecosystem that participates in an ecosystem that eventually scales up to the planet. This notion has totally upended my idea of what an individual is, be it plant or animal or fungus, or person or place. In light of the new science, the singular noun "I" is obsolete because in reality, "I" is a community. #Quote by Eugenia Bone
Scales quotes by Robert Fisk
#52. When you have a crime against humanity that is so awesome in scale and death, it is more than permissible to look around and say, who recently has been declaring war on the United States? Of course, the compass points straight to bin Laden. #Quote by Robert Fisk
Scales quotes by Rebecca West
#53. She did not suddenly start being disagreeable this afternoon, she was so good at it, she had evidently practised whatever are the scales and arpeggios of rudeness every day of her life. #Quote by Rebecca West
Scales quotes by Boris Johnson
#54. The Geiger-counter of Olympomania is going to go zoink off the scale, #Quote by Boris Johnson
Scales quotes by Italo Calvino
#55. His trees were now hung all over with scrawled pieces of paper and bits of cardboard with maxims from Seneca and Shaftesbury, and with various objects; clusters of feathers, church candles, crowns of leaves, women's corsets, pistols, scales, tied to each other in certain order. The Ombrosians used to spend hours trying to guess what those symbols meant: nobles, Pope, virtue, war? I think some of them had no meaning at all but just served to jog his memory and make him realize that even the most uncommon ideas could be right. #Quote by Italo Calvino
Scales quotes by Jeff Weiner
#56. Facebook is massive in scale and scope. Twitter is a public communication forum, but if I'm following you, you're not necessarily following me. LinkedIn is, simply, a professional network. #Quote by Jeff Weiner
Scales quotes by William Shakespeare
#57. God is our fortress, in whose conquering name
Let us resolve to scale their flinty bulwarks. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Scales quotes by Sarah Cross
#58. Mira sat down on the rim of the fountain. The marble ledge was damp, and mist sprinkled her skin. Coins shimmered under the water like fish scales.
She counted them, each one a wish, and wondered how love could be anything but good. #Quote by Sarah Cross
Scales quotes by Caleb Scharf
#59. Our existence in this place, this microscopic corner of the cosmos, is fleeting. With utter disregard for our wants and needs, nature plays out its grand acts on scales of space and time that are truly hard to grasp. Perhaps all we can look to for real solace is our endless capacity to ask questions and seek answers about the place we find ourselves in. #Quote by Caleb Scharf
Scales quotes by Brigham Young
#60. I will tell you what this people need, with regard to preaching; you need, figuratively, to have it rain pitchforks, tines downwards, from this pulpit, Sunday after Sunday. Instead of the smooth, beautiful, sweet, still, silk-velvet-lipped preaching, you should have sermons like peals of thunder, and perhaps we then can get the scales from our eyes. #Quote by Brigham Young
Scales quotes by Nate Parker
#61. It's therapy. [people] say true healing requires honest confrontation, and that can be seen on a macro scale with America and the things that have been swept under the rug, whether it be with the native Americans or slavery, or whatever holocaust that's happened on this soil. #Quote by Nate Parker
Scales quotes by Aesop
#62. The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scales. #Quote by Aesop
Scales quotes by Marjoe Gortner
#63. I really don't put it down. I never have. It's just that I analyze it and look at it from a very rational point of view. I don't see it as coming from God and say that at a certain point the Holy Spirit zaps you with a super whammy on the head and you've "gone for tongues" and there is it. Tongues is a process that people build up to. Then, as you start to do something, just as when you practice the scales on the piano, you get better at it. #Quote by Marjoe Gortner
Scales quotes by Ayelet Zurer
#64. I do tend to like movies that challenge me professionally. That's mostly on a smaller scale, when you have one or two or five actors, and it's all about the acting and not the camera. #Quote by Ayelet Zurer
Scales quotes by John G. Stackhouse Jr.
#65. Beyond the family or particular Christian tradition, how much effort do we make to consider what the Mennonites or the Episcopalians, the Baptists or the Pentecostals, the Methodists or the Presbyterians have to say to the rest of us out of their DIFFERENCES, as well as out of the affirmation in common with other Christians? As I suggested earlier, our patterns of ecumenicity tend to bracket out our differences rather than to celebrate and capitalize upon them. Finding common ground has been the necessary first step in ecumenical relations and activity. But the next step is to acknowledge and enjoy what God has done elsewhere in the Body of Christ. And if at the congregational level we are willing to say, 'I can't do everything myself, for I am an ear: I must consult with a hand or an eye on this matter,' I suggest that we do the same among whole traditions. If we do not regularly and programmatically consult with each other, we are tacitly claiming that we have no need of each other, and that all the truth, beauty, and goodness we need has been vouchsafed to us by God already. Not only is such an attitude problematic in terms of our flourishing, as I have asserted, but in this context now we must recognize how useless a picture this presents to the rest of society. Baptists, Presbyterians, and Roman Catholics failing to celebrate diversity provide no positive examples to societies trying to understand how to celebrate diversity on larger scales. #Quote by John G. Stackhouse Jr.
Scales quotes by Phil Cousineau
#66. Reading old travel books or novels set in faraway places, spinning globes, unfolding maps, playing world music, eating in ethnic restaurants, meeting friends in cafes ... all these things are part of never-ending travel practice, not unlike doing scales on a piano, shooting free-throws, or meditating. #Quote by Phil Cousineau
Scales quotes by Rick Riordan
#67. Atop a replica of the scales of justice sat a golden baboon, which Khufu immediately started flirting with. There #Quote by Rick Riordan
Scales quotes by Jodi Picoult
#68. When you love someone more than he loves you, you'll do anything to switch the scales. You dress the way you think he'd like you to dress. You pick up his favorite figures of expression. You tell yourself that if you re-create yourself in his image, then he'll crave you in the same way you crave him. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Scales quotes by Karen Marie Moning
#69. But it seems Ive got this set of scales inside me that I never used to have, or at least I wasnt aware of, and I cant shake the feeling that if I dont try to keep them balanced, Ill lose something I wont be able to get back. #Quote by Karen Marie Moning
Scales quotes by Rafael Cruz
#70. You don't need a hand-out, you need a hand-up! And that's what we need to portray: 'Look, do you want to live in mediocrity? Because that's all that the entitlements are going to do for you. Keep you living in the lowest socio-economic scale. #Quote by Rafael Cruz
Scales quotes by Harry Connick, Jr.
#71. I'm a natural piano player. So all the practicing I do at this point is in my head. If I don't play for a year, my chops aren't going to get any worse. I've spent my time playing scales, and I don't necessarily want to play any faster than I play. So everything I do at this point is more philosophical. #Quote by Harry Connick, Jr.
Scales quotes by Elizabeth Lesser
#72. Meditation practice is like piano scales, basketball drills, ballroom dance class. Practice requires discipline; it can be tedious; it is necessary. After you have practiced enough, you become more skilled at the art form itself. You do not practice to become a great scale player or drill champion. You practice to become a musician or athlete. Likewise, one does not practice meditation to become a great meditator. We meditate to wake up and live, to become skilled at the art of living. #Quote by Elizabeth Lesser
Scales quotes by Marianne Moore
#73. The sweet air coming into your house on a fine day, from water etched with waves as formal as the scales on a fish. #Quote by Marianne Moore
Scales quotes by Rebel Cities- David Harvey
#74. Urbanization, we may conclude, has played a crucial role in the absorption of capital surpluses, at ever increasing geographical scales, but at the price of burgeoning processes of creative destruction that have dispossessed the masses of any right to the city whatsoever. The planet as building site collides with the 'planet of slums'. [16] Periodically this ends in revolt, as in Paris in 1871 or the US after the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. If, as seems likely, fiscal difficulties mount and the hitherto successful neoliberal, postmodernist and consumerist phase of capitalist surplus-absorption through urbanization is at an end and a broader crisis ensues, then the question arises: where is our 68 or, even more dramatically, our version of the Commune? #Quote by Rebel Cities- David Harvey
Scales quotes by Steven Erikson
#75. Gather close, and let us speak of nasty little shits. Oh, come now, we are no strangers to the vicious demons in placid disguises, innocent eyes so wide, hidden minds so dark. Does evil exist? Is it a force, some deadly possession that slips into the unwary? Is it a thing separate and thus subject to accusation and blame, distinct from the one it has used? Does it flit from soul to soul, weaving its diabolical scheme in all the unseen places, snarling into knots tremulous fears and appalling opportunity, stark terrors and brutal self-interest? Or is the dread word nothing more than a quaint and oh so convenient encapsulation of all those traits distinctly lacking moral context, a sweeping generalization embracing all things depraved and breath takingly cruel, a word to define that peculiar glint in the eye - the voyeur to one's own delivery of horror, of pain and anguish and impossible grief?
Give the demon crimson scales, slashing talons. Tentacles and dripping poison. Three eyes and six slithering tongues. As it crouches there in the soul, its latest abode in an eternal succession of abodes, may every god kneel in prayer.
But really. Evil is nothing but a word, an objectification where no objectification is necessary. Cast aside this notion of some external agency as the source of inconceivable inhumanity - the sad truth is our possession of an innate proclivity towards indifference, towards deliberate denial of mercy, towards disengaging all that is moral within #Quote by Steven Erikson
Scales quotes by Catherynne M. Valente
#76. If you are a monster, stand up.
If you are a monster, a trickster, a fiend,
If you've built a steam-powered wishing machine
If you have a secret, a dark past, a scheme,
If you kidnap maidens or dabble in dreams
Come stand by me.

If you have been broken, stand up.
If you have been broken, abandoned, alone
If you have been starving, a creature of bone
If you live in a tower, a dungeon, a throne
If you weep for wanting, to be held, to be known,
Come stand by me.

If you are a savage, stand up.
If you are a witch, a dark queen, a black knight,
If you are a mummer, a pixie, a sprite,
If you are a pirate, a tomcat, a wright,
If you swear by the moon and you fight the hard fight,
Come stand by me.

If you are a devil, stand up.
If you are a villain, a madman, a beast,
If you are a strowler, a prowler, a priest,
If you are a dragon come sit at our feast,
For we all have stripes, and we all have horns,
We all have scales, tails, manes, claws and thorns
And here in the dark is where new worlds are born.
Come stand by me. #Quote by Catherynne M. Valente
Scales quotes by Herman Melville
#77. Signs and wonders, eh? Pity if there is nothing wonderful in signs, and significant in wonders! There's a clue somewhere; wait a bit; hist--hark! By Jove, I have it! Look, you Doubloon, your zodiac here is the life of man in one round chapter; and now I'll read it off, straight out of the book. Come, Almanack! To begin: there's Aries, or the Ram--lecherous dog, he begets us; then, Taurus, or the Bull--he bumps us the first thing; then Gemini, or the Twins--that is, Virtue and Vice; we try to reach Virtue, when lo! comes Cancer the Crab, and drags us back; and here, going from Virtue, Leo, a roaring Lion, lies in the path--he gives a few fierce bites and surly dabs with his paw; we escape, and hail Virgo, the Virgin! that's our first love; we marry and think to be happy for aye, when pop comes Libra, or Scales--happiness weighed and found wanting; and while we are very sad about that, Lord! how we suddenly jump, as Scorpio, or the Scorpion, stings us in rear; we are curing the wound, when whang comes the arrows all round; Sagittarius, or the Archer, is amusing himself. As we pluck out the shafts, stand aside! here's the battering-ram, Capricornus, or the Goat; full tilt, he comes rushing and headlong we are tossed; when Aquarius, or the the Waterbearer, pours out his whole deluge and drowns us; and, to wind up, with Pisces, or the Fishes, we sleep. There's a sermon now, writ in high heaven, and the sun goes through it every year, and yet comes out of it all alive and hearty. #Quote by Herman Melville
Scales quotes by Peter J. Carroll
#78. Indeed, linear extrapolations make no large-scale sense in a universe that has spatial and temporal curvature. #Quote by Peter J. Carroll
Scales quotes by Minoru Yamasaki
#79. I didn't want to lose the human scale. #Quote by Minoru Yamasaki
Scales quotes by Louise Erdrich
#80. So you see, once a person drops the scales of prejudiced certainty and doubts appear, there is no telling how far a heart can open. #Quote by Louise Erdrich
Scales quotes by Al Di Meola
#81. A good way to work on alternate picking is to choose three or four notes, and work on those. Too often, players who are trying to improve their right hand dexterity get hung up by playing too many notes with the left hand.I hear a lot of players running whole scales from the sixth string to the first , and playing them really sloppy.Keeping it very basic-and using only a few notes-and playing slowly with perfect rhythm is a task in itself. #Quote by Al Di Meola
Scales quotes by Terry Pratchett
#82. He famously defended fairy stories against those who said they told children that there were monsters; children already know that there are monsters, he said, and fairy stories teach them that monsters can be killed. We now know that the monsters may not simply have scales and sleep under a mountain. They may be in our own heads. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Scales quotes by Anne Lamott
#83. I wish I had thrown out the bathroom scale at age 16. Weighing yourself every morning is like waking up and asking Dick Cheney to validate your sense of inner worth. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Scales quotes by Alphonse De Lamartine
#84. History is neither more nor less than biography on a large scale. #Quote by Alphonse De Lamartine
Scales quotes by Donna J. Haraway
#85. To be in love is to be worldly, to be in connection with significant otherness and signifying ohers, on many scales, in layers of locals and globals, in ramifying webs. #Quote by Donna J. Haraway
Scales quotes by Bill Gates
#86. I could name about a dozen paths, and you'd like to have a whole bunch of research on all those paths, and then, eventually, at least four to five companies with really significant financing try and get to big scale, going down and really trying to prove it out. #Quote by Bill Gates
Scales quotes by Anthony Burgess
#87. Well, then she had to be tolchoked proper with one of the weights for the scales, and then a fair tap with a crowbar they had for opening cases, and that brought out red like an old friend. So we had her down on the floor and a rip of her platties for fun and a gentle bit of the boot to stop her moaning. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Scales quotes by Jack LaLanne
#88. I tell people that the scales lie. You may have played basketball and weighed 175 pounds, with a 30-inch waist, back when you were in college. And you may still weigh 175 at 55. But you probably have a 35-inch waist and you've probably lost 30 or 40 pounds of muscle
and gained 30 or 40 pounds of fat. The tape measure doesn't lie. Get that tape measure out and put it on your hips and your waist. Keep checking it. And keep exercising and cutting those calories down until that tape measure gets close to where you were in your prime. #Quote by Jack LaLanne
Scales quotes by John Cale
#89. I missed out on my teenage years. I led a sheltered life. I was practicing scales instead of playing football. #Quote by John Cale
Scales quotes by Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon
#90. The abstract, curvilinear motifs of ancient Islamic decorative art found in mosaics and carpet design appear again and again at all scales of magnification on the boundary of the Mandelbrot set. #Quote by Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon
Scales quotes by Asa Gray
#91. We have spoken of beings so low in the scale that the individuals throughout their whole existence are not sufficiently specialized to be distinctively plant or animal: yet these are definite life in simpler shape. #Quote by Asa Gray
Scales quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#92. Farther on, in another place, she wrote: 'Do not consider my words as the sickly ecstasies of a diseased mind, but you are, in my opinion - perfection! I have seen you - I see you every day. I do not judge you; I have not weighed you in the scales of Reason and found you Perfection - it is simply an article of faith. But I must confess one sin against you - I love you. One should not
love perfection. One should only look on it as perfection - yet I am in love with you. Though love equalizes, do not fear. I have not lowered you to my level,
even in my most secret thoughts. I have written 'Do not fear,' as if you could fear. I would kiss your footprints if I
could; but, oh! I am not putting myself on a level with you! #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Scales quotes by John Vianney
#93. Humility is like a pair of scales: the lower one side falls, the higher rises the other. Let us humble ourselves like the Blessed Virgin and we shall be exalted. #Quote by John Vianney
Scales quotes by Kathleen Raine
#94. Meanings, moods, the whole scale of our inner experience, finds in nature the 'correspondences' through which we may know our boundless selves. #Quote by Kathleen Raine
Scales quotes by Terry Tempest Williams
#95. The scales of equilibrium can be found in wilderness/ #Quote by Terry Tempest Williams
Scales quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#96. Woman is, by habit or nature, queen of the household. She is not designed to organize on a large scale. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Scales quotes by Wendell Berry
#97. We need to confront honestly the issue of scale ... You may need a large corporation to run an airline or to manufacture cars, but you don't need a large corporation to raise a chicken or a hog. You don't need a large corporation to process local food or local timber and market it locally. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Scales quotes by Lindsey Buckingham
#98. I didn't take lessons, and I don't know my scales. #Quote by Lindsey Buckingham
Scales quotes by Busy Philipps
#99. Yes, I'm having a baby. I think it's so hard as a woman to give yourself a break. It's great to be healthy but you have to set a good example for your kids and know that it's not about a number on a scale but how you feel. #Quote by Busy Philipps
Scales quotes by Ilya Prigogine
#100. Now we see evolutionary trends in a variety of areas ranging from atomic and molecular physics through fluid mechanics, chemistry and biology to large scale systems of relevance in environmental and economic sciences #Quote by Ilya Prigogine
Scales quotes by L. Ron Hubbard
#101. In any event, any person from 2.0 down on the Tone Scale should not have, in any thinking society, any civil rights of any kind, because by abusing those rights he brings into being arduous and strenuous laws which are oppressive to those who need no such restraints. #Quote by L. Ron Hubbard
Scales quotes by Charles Stross
#102. The problem with ebook filesharing is simply one of scale. But I think the "piracy" problem is massively over-rated. #Quote by Charles Stross
Scales quotes by David Yezzi
#103. ...the petrel, mindless of such height,
scales each watery hill
that rises up, adapting to the shape
of each impediment, each low escape
instinct in it, the scope of its flight
fitted to its will. #Quote by David Yezzi
Scales quotes by Mario Livio
#104. The biggest stumbling block that has traditionally plagued all the unification endeavors has been the simple fact that on the face of it, general relativity and quantum mechanics really appear to be incomprehensible. Recall that the key concept of quantum theory is the uncertainty principle. When you try to probe positions with an ever-increasing magnification power, the momenta (or speeds) start oscillating violently. Below a certain minuscule length known as the Planck length, the entire tenet of a smooth spacetime is lost. This length (equal to 0.000...4 of an inch, where the 4 is at the thirty-fourth decimal place) determines the scale at which gravity has to be treated quantum mechanically. For smaller scales, space turns into an ever-fluctuating "quantum foam." But the very basic premise of general relativity has been the existence of a gently curved spacetime. In other words, the central ideas of general relativity and quantum mechanics clash irreconcilably when it comes to extremely small scales. #Quote by Mario Livio
Scales quotes by Teresa Palmer
#105. Life is way too short to be focused on scales, weight and cellulite. If you can look in the mirror and know that you're a beautiful, loving, friendly person who's good to people, that'll ultimately make you shine on the outside. #Quote by Teresa Palmer
Scales quotes by G.A. Aiken
#106. Éibhear isn't my friend. He's kin. A blood relation."

"Which means what exactly?"

"To a Cadwaladr, it means that if I have good cause, I could beat the scales off his back and get away with it. #Quote by G.A. Aiken
Scales quotes by James Joyce
#107. She raises her arms in an effort to hook at the nape of her neck a gown of black veiling. She cannot: no, she cannot. She moves backwards towards me mutely. I raise my arms to help her: her arms fall. I hold the websoft edges of her gown and drawing them out to hook them I see through the opening of the black veil her lithe body sheathed in an orange shift. It slips its ribbons of moorings at her shoulders and falls slowly: a lithe smooth naked body shimmering with silvery scales. It slips slowly over the slender buttocks of smooth polished silver and over their furrow, a tarnished silver shadow.... Fingers, cold and calm and moving.... A touch, a touch. #Quote by James Joyce
Scales quotes by George Eliot
#108. People talk about evidence as if it could really be weighed in scales by a blind Justice. #Quote by George Eliot
Scales quotes by James Gleick
#109. One simple but powerful consequence of the fractal geometry of surfaces is that surfaces in contact do not touch everywhere. The bumpiness at all scales prevents that. Even in rock under enormous pressure, at some sufficiently small scale it becomes clear that gaps remain, allowing fluid to flow. #Quote by James Gleick
Scales quotes by Richard Briers
#110. Even with talent, it's who you meet at the right time that tips the scales. #Quote by Richard Briers
Scales quotes by Joseph Joubert
#111. Professional critics are incapable of distinguishing and appreciating either diamonds in the rough or gold in bars. They are traders, and in literature know only the coins that are current. Their critical lab has scales and weights, but neither crucible or touchstone. #Quote by Joseph Joubert
Scales quotes by Tony Benn
#112. The Internet is only the street corner meeting on a big scale #Quote by Tony Benn
Scales quotes by Adam  Becker
#113. Nonetheless, the appeal of Copenhagen makes some sense, seen in this light. Quantum physics drove much of the technological and scientific progress of the past ninety years: nuclear power, modern computers, the Internet. Quantum-driven medical imaging changed the face of health care; quantum imaging techniques at smaller scales have revolutionized biology and kicked off the entirely new field of molecular genetics. The list goes on. Make some kind of personal peace with Copenhagen, and contribute to this amazing revolution in science . . . or take quantum physics seriously, and come face-to-face with a problem that even Einstein couldn't solve. Shutting up never looked so good. #Quote by Adam Becker
Scales quotes by Larry A. Berglas
#114. On the scales of justice, an ounce of words weighs no more than an ounce of feathers. #Quote by Larry A. Berglas
Scales quotes by Nikita Gill
#115. And sometimes, you are going to be
as fierce as a dragon
armed in scales of impenetrable gold
and sometimes you are going to be
as vulnerable as a lamb,
soft and comforting in newborn wool.
Both versions of you deserve to be loved.
Both versions of you are needed.
Both versions of you are beautiful. #Quote by Nikita Gill
Scales quotes by Brian Greene
#116. We all love a good story. We all love a tantalizing mystery. We all love the underdog pressing onward against seemingly insurmountable odds. We all, in one form or another, are trying to make sense of the world around us. And all of these elements lie at the core of modern physics. The story is among the grandest
the unfolding of the entire universe; the mystery is among the toughest
finding out how the cosmos came to be; the odds are among the most daunting
bipeds, newly arrived by cosmic time scales trying to reveal the secrets of the ages; and the quest is among the deepest
the search for fundamental laws to explain all we see and beyond, from the tiniest particles to the most distant galaxies. #Quote by Brian Greene
Scales quotes by Nelson Mandela
#117. Why is it that in this courtroom I face a white magistrate, am confronted by a white prosecutor and escorted into the dock by a white orderly? Can anyone honestly and seriously suggest that in this type of atmosphere the scales of justice are evenly balanced? #Quote by Nelson Mandela
Scales quotes by Thomas Mann
#118. Protestantism harbors within it certain elements – just as the Great Reformer himself harbored such elements within his personality. I am thinking here of a sentimentality, a trancelike self-hypnosis that is not European, that is foreign and hostile to our active hemisphere's law of life. Just look at him, this Luther. Look at the portraits, both as a young man and later. What a skull, what cheekbones, what a strange set to the eyes. My friend, that is Asia. I would be surprised, would be astonished, if Wendish-Slavic-Sarmatian blood was not at work there, and if it was not this massive phenomenon of a man – and who would deny him that – who proved to be a fatal weight placed on one of the two precariously balanced scales of your nation, on the Eastern scale, which caused – and still causes – the Western scale to fly heavenward. #Quote by Thomas Mann
Scales quotes by Annie Fisher
#119. I do not know what inspires the image of a fish but it comes to me, wide eyed, open mouthed and gaping, glimmering, swimming towards me as though a creature of the darkness come to claim me. I imagine it in a twinkling blue pool. It swims through the dark currents of the sea, gliding above sea weed, beneath sunlight, augmenting and shying away from the surface. It belongs to this element between land and sky, sifts through it, a creature of the deep. My mind drifts, fades, but then comes back to the fish: its glimmering scales, its strange beady eyes. Its body is contained within the water. It opens its mouth, moving it open and closed as though it's trying to speak a language I never learned. I think about the fish's lungs, full of water. Is not the sea contained within the fish, too? #Quote by Annie Fisher
Scales quotes by George Orwell
#120. The major problem of our time is the decay in the belief in personal immortality, and it cannot be dealt with while the average human being is either drudging like an ox or shivering in fear of the secret police ... How right [the working classes] are to realize that the belly comes before the soul, not in the scale of values but in point of time! #Quote by George Orwell
Scales quotes by Karl Pilkington
#121. I don't like jellyfish, they're not a fish, they're just a blob.
They don't have eyes, fins or scales like a cod.
They float about blind, stinging people in the seas,
And no one eats jellyfish with chips and mushy peas.
Get rid of 'em! #Quote by Karl Pilkington
Scales quotes by Purnima Mane
#122. From the woman who musters the courage to ask her husband to wear a condom, counter to cultural pressures, to the woman in Parliament who demands access to affordable reproductive health services for women who need them most, daring knows no scale or status. #Quote by Purnima Mane
Scales quotes by Fred Wilson
#123. If you have a native monetization system where the atomic unit of content is the ad unit, that scales down all the way to a small screen experience. That's why Twitter is performing so well on mobile. #Quote by Fred Wilson
Scales quotes by Thomas Hardy
#124. Dairyman Crick's household of maids and man lived on comfortably, placidly, even merrily. Their position was perhaps the happiest of all positions in the social scale, being above the line at which needliness ends, and below the line at which the 'convenances' begin to cramp natural feelings, and the stress of threadbare modishness makes too little of enough #Quote by Thomas Hardy
Scales quotes by Justin Wetch
#125. The scales of justice are tilted by money
It's rather ironic but far from funny
The powerful get cuff links, not handcuffs
While prison bars make others' hands rough. #Quote by Justin Wetch
Scales quotes by Claire Danes
#126. It's my job to find the cornel of truth and then exaggerate, exaggerate, exaggerate until it's of an appropriate scale. #Quote by Claire Danes
Scales quotes by Maria Popova
#127. Are we to despair or rejoice over the fact that even the greatest loves exist only "for a time"? The time scales are elastic, contracting and expanding with the depth and magnitude of each love, but they are always finite - like books, like lives, like the universe itself. The triumph of love is in the courage and integrity with which we inhabit the transcendent transience that binds two people for the time it binds them, before letting go with equal courage and integrity. #Quote by Maria Popova
Scales quotes by Robert G. Ingersoll
#128. Suppose it should turn out that no such person as Christ ever lived. What harm would that do justice or mercy? Wouldn't the tear of pity be as pure as now, and wouldn't justice, holding aloft her scales, from which she blows even the dust of prejudice, be as noble, as admirable as now? Is it not better to love justice and mercy than to love a name, and when you put a name above justice, above mercy, are you sure that you are benefiting your fellowmen? #Quote by Robert G. Ingersoll
Scales quotes by Dan Ariely
#129. Kids don't care what party they have, right? They want cake and they want to run around. Nothing else matters. But in this escalation, all the kids want parties like their friends. So, if all the friends have an amazing, expensive party, they all want the same thing. If we all got to scale down as a coordinated effort, all the kids would have been just as happy. #Quote by Dan Ariely
Scales quotes by Kevin Hearne
#130. On a Creep Scale from Hello Kitty to Cthulhu, I award it a Freddy
Granuaile MacTiernan #Quote by Kevin Hearne
Scales quotes by Charles Stross
#131. The final vanity. This whole episode has never been about us. Can't you see? If this is happening now, it must have happened over and over. Who knows how many other planets we lost in the past, consumed as weapons of forgotten wars? Maybe all we see, the planets and stars and galaxies, is just the debris of huge wars - on and on, up to scales we can barely imagine. And we're just weeds growing in the rubble. Tell that to the Prime Minister. And I thought we might ask them about their gods! What a fool I've been - the questions on which I've wasted my life, and here are my answers - what a fool." She was growing agitated. "Take it easy, Edith - #Quote by Charles Stross
Scales quotes by Herman Melville
#132. We are only what we are; not what we would be; nor every thing we hope for. We are but a step in a scale, that reaches further above us than below. #Quote by Herman Melville
Scales quotes by Nathan Myhrvold
#133. If you had a really good - battery, it wouldn't matter that the sun goes down at night and the wind stops blowing sometimes. But at the moment, battery technology is nowhere near good enough to use at utility scale. #Quote by Nathan Myhrvold
Scales quotes by Warren E. Burger
#134. The right of every person "to be let alone" must be placed in the scales with the right of others to communicate. #Quote by Warren E. Burger
Scales quotes by Leonard J. Arrington
#135. The statue of Justice, symbol of the law, as she holds aloft her balance scale, is blindfolded. Justice is blind to race, creed, color – and to personal eccentricity. If there were a comparable state of Clio, the Muse of history, she would have to be presented with the blindfold lying at her feet, because the balance of her scales must be weighed with a conscious awareness of the facts and interpretations she must weigh. #Quote by Leonard J. Arrington
Scales quotes by Bonnie Tyler
#136. When I do a T.V. show, I hear all these artists in their dressing rooms doing scales - I've never done it because I've never had voice training. What I do to prepare is get in my car and sing along to the radio for about 20 minutes. #Quote by Bonnie Tyler
Scales quotes by Megan Abbott
#137. Sometimes you stand under the hot gush for so long, looking at your body, counting every bruise. Touching every tender place. Watching the swirl at your feet, the glitter spinning. Like a mermaid shedding her scales.
You're really just trying to get your heart to slow down.
You think, This is my body, and I can make it do things. I can make it spin, flip, fly.
After, you stand in front of the steaming mirror, the fuchsia streaks gone, the lashes unsparkled. And it's just you there, and you look like no one you've ever seen before. You don't look like anybody at all. #Quote by Megan Abbott
Scales quotes by Carl Sagan
#138. The Apollo pictures of the whole Earth conveyed to multitudes something well known to astronomers: On the scale of the worlds - to say nothing of stars or galaxies - humans are inconsequential, a thin film of life on an obscure and solitary lump of rock and metal #Quote by Carl Sagan
Scales quotes by Edward Snowden
#139. We reject techniques like torture regardless of whether they're effective or ineffective because they are barbaric and harmful on a broad scale. It's the same thing with cyber warfare. We should never be attacking hospitals. We should never be taking down power plants unless that is absolutely necessary to ensure our continued existence as a free people. #Quote by Edward Snowden
Scales quotes by Michael Light
#140. I realized that if I wanted to truly talk about vastness and the sublime and scale and the West - recurrent themes in my overall work - I needed to engage with the vast ocean that is Los Angeles. #Quote by Michael Light
Scales quotes by Ransom Riggs
#141. It's not about destiny," I said, "but I do think there's balance in the world, and sometimes forces we don't understand intervene to tip the scales the right way. Miss #Quote by Ransom Riggs
Scales quotes by Shane L. Koyczan
#142. (...)

That winter you left me snow-blind trying to find enough details that would let you know that even though some people have perfect sight,
those same people could try to paint you by numbers and they still wouldn't get you right.
You were Monet number two and Van Gogh number 6,
a mix tape of Hendrix and Leibowitz portraits.

It makes no sense to me that we were ever together.
And my makeshift weather reports were the closest I ever came to telling you how I felt.
But you were a lover of the minuscule,
you dealt best with details.
Weighing our relationship on scales you balanced us out, and always made me feel needed.

You always asked me what to wear,
and I would stare at you as if for a second I wouldn't answer.
Of course, I always did.
Hid my affections, and my response:
"wear that smile" I said.
That one you wear when you see me.
That one you wear to bed. #Quote by Shane L. Koyczan
Scales quotes by Matthieu Ricard
#143. There is a dilemma, to reconcile three time scales: in the short term, the economy; in the middle range, global well - being generally; and, in the long range, the environment. #Quote by Matthieu Ricard
Scales quotes by Lauren Groff
#144. Her mother had smelled of cold and scales, her father of stone dust and dog. She imagined her husband's mother, whom she had never met, had a whiff of rotting apples, though her stationary had stunk of baby powder and rose perfume. Sally was starch, cedar, her dead grandmother sandalwood, her uncle, swiss cheese. People told her she smelled like garlic, like chalk, like nothing at all. Lotto, clean as camphor at his neck and belly, like electrified pennies at the armpit, like chlorine at the groin. She swallowed. Such things, details noticed only on the edges of thought would not return.
'Land,' Mathilde said, 'odd name for a guy like you.'
'Short for Roland,' the boy said.
Where the August sun had been steaming over the river, a green cloud was forming. It was still terrifically hot, but the birds had stopped singing. A feral cat scooted up the road on swift paws. It would rain soon.
'Alright Roland,' Mathilde said, suppressing as sigh, 'sing your song. #Quote by Lauren Groff
Scales quotes by Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
#145. The idea is that of the earth not only becoming covered with myriad grains of thought, but becoming enclosed in a single thinking envelope so as to form, functionally, no more than a single vast grain of thought on the sidereal scale, the plurality of individual reflections grouping themselves together and reinforcing one another in the act of a single unanimous reflection ... A new domain of psychical expansion- that is what we lack. And it is staring us in the face if we would only raise our heads to look at it. #Quote by Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Scales quotes by Eric Cantor
#146. We will cut programs, we will try to rein in the size of the bureaucracy. We will bring federal pay scales that have become so exaggerated into line with market rates. #Quote by Eric Cantor
Scales quotes by James Galway
#147. I do not see scales as abstract. #Quote by James Galway
Scales quotes by Christopher Paolini
#148. She lowered her head until it was at his level. He stroked the line of her jaw, and then pressed his forehead against her hard snout and held her as tightly as he could, her scales sharp against his fingers. Hot tears began to slide down his cheeks.
'Why do you cry?' she asked.
'Because ... I'm lucky enough to be bonded with you.'
'Little one. #Quote by Christopher Paolini
Scales quotes by Kay Wilkins
#149. the line, dragging its prize back down into the murky depths of the swamp. "There's something in there, Frank!" Bob gasped, horrified. "Something took the fish." "What are you talking about?" "It was a green hand - with scales," Bob explained. Frank looked at his friend, his face a mixture of confusion and pity. Bob replayed the image in his mind; he knew what #Quote by Kay Wilkins
Scales quotes by Terry Goodkind
#150. Truth has advocates who seek understanding," Richard said. "Corrupt ideas have miserable little fanatics who attempt to enforce their beliefs through intimidation and brutality ... through faith. Savage force is faith's obedient servant. Violence on an apocalyptic scale can only be born of faith because reason, by its very nature, disarms senseless cruelty. Only faith thinks to justify it. #Quote by Terry Goodkind
Scales quotes by Wassily Kandinsky
#151. I let myself go. I thought little of the houses and trees, but applied colour stripes and spots to the canvas ... Within me sounded the memory of early evening in Moscow - before my eyes was the strong, colour-saturated scale of the Munich light and atmosphere, which thundered deeply in the shadows. #Quote by Wassily Kandinsky
Scales quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#152. seeing that everything in the present age is weighed in the scales and by agreement, and people are seeking for nothing but their rights - 'a measure of wheat for a penny and three measures of barley for a penny'; and yet they want to keep a free spirit and a pure heart and a sound body aand all the gift of God. But by rights alone they won't keep them, and afterwards will follow the pale horse and he whose name was Death and with whom hell followed. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Scales quotes by Alan W. Watts
#153. Civilization, comprising all the achievements of art and science, technology and industry, is the result of man's invention and manipulation of symbols - of words, letters, numbers, formulas and concepts, and of such social institutions as universally accepted clocks and rulers, scales and timetables, schedules and laws. By these means, we measure, predict, and control the behavior of the human and natural worlds - and with such startling apparent success that the trick goes to our heads. All too easily, we confuse the world as we symbolize it with the world as it is. #Quote by Alan W. Watts
Scales quotes by Paul Davies
#154. Although gravity is by far the weakest force of nature, its insidious and cumulative action serves to determine the ultimate fate not only of individual astronomical objects but of the entire cosmos. The same remorseless attraction that crushes a star operates on a much grander scale on the universe as a whole. #Quote by Paul Davies
Scales quotes by Jim Rohn
#155. When a new idea comes our way, we must put it on our mental scales and weigh it carefully before deciding its value. #Quote by Jim Rohn
Scales quotes by Julian Baggini
#156. Perhaps the biggest myth about cynicism is that it deepens with age. I think what really happens is that experience painfully rips away layers of scales from our eyes, and so we do indeed become more cynical about many of the things we naively accepted when younger. #Quote by Julian Baggini
Scales quotes by Lord Byron
#157. Truth is a gem that is found at a great depth; whilst on the surface of the world all things are weighed by the false scale of custom. #Quote by Lord Byron
Scales quotes by Rainbow Rowell
#158. Things didn't go bad between Georgie and Neal. Things were always bad
and always good. Their marriage was like a set of scales constantly balancing itself. And then, at some point, when neither of them was paying attention, they'd tipped so far over into bad, they'd settled there. Now only an enormous amount of good would shift them back. An impossible amount of good. #Quote by Rainbow Rowell
Scales quotes by Maria Popova
#159. At watershed moments of upheaval and transformation, we anticipate with terror the absence of the familiar parts of life and of ourselves that are being washed away by the current of change. But we fail to envision the unfamiliar gladness and gratifications the new tide would bring, the unfathomed presences, for our imaginations are bounded by our experience. The unknown awakens in us a reptilian dread that plays out with the same ferocity on scales personal, societal, and civilizational, whether triggered by a new life-chapter or a new political regime or a new world order. #Quote by Maria Popova
Scales quotes by Dogen
#160. Do not view mountains from the scale of human thought #Quote by Dogen
Scales quotes by Joseph Raffael
#161. The way I paint, the scale of the information in the images which I want to paint demand space. #Quote by Joseph Raffael
Scales quotes by Alison Hawthorne Deming
#162. As deaths have accumulated I have begun to think of life and death as a set of balance scales. When one is young, the scale is heavily tipped toward the living. With the first death, the first consciousness of death, the counter scale begins to fall. Death by death, the scales shift weight until what was unthinkable becomes merely a matter of gravity and the fall into death becomes an easy step. #Quote by Alison Hawthorne Deming
Scales quotes by F Scott Fitzgerald
#163. And floating in the Sound was a triangle of silver scales, trembling a little to the stiff, tinny drip of the banjoes on the lawn. #Quote by F Scott Fitzgerald
Scales quotes by Arthur Koestler
#164. Conscious and unconscious experiences do not belong to different compartments of the mind; they form a continuous scale of gradations, of degrees of awareness. #Quote by Arthur Koestler
Scales quotes by Rebecca D. Costa
#165. The rule of thumb is that the complexity of the organism has to match the complexity of the environment at all scales in order to increase the likelihood of survival." He then explains why the odds feel stacked against us: "What is a complex environment? A complex environment is one that demands picking the right choice in order to succeed. If there are many possibilities that are wrong, and only a few that are right, we have to be able to choose the right ones in order to succeed. #Quote by Rebecca D. Costa
Scales quotes by Jennifer Michael Hecht
#166. A reasonable scale of probability-what is likely-forbids believing a whole range of imaginative possibilities, even though we do not know anything for sure. #Quote by Jennifer Michael Hecht
Scales quotes by Seanan McGuire
#167. ... opened the door, and stepped into a memaid's grotto, into a drowned girl's sanctuary. The walls were tiled in glittering blue and silver, like scales, arching together to form the high, pointed dome of the roof. It was a flower frozen in the moment before it could open; it was a teardrop turned to crystal before it could fall. Little nooks were set into the walls, filled with candles, which cast a dancing light over everything they touched. #Quote by Seanan McGuire
Scales quotes by Massimo Vignelli
#168. The scale relates to everything. The thickness of a pipe, the thickness of a leg of the furniture. Even color could have a scale. #Quote by Massimo Vignelli
Scales quotes by Lorenzo Snow
#169. We too often satisfy ourselves with the perishable things of time, forgetting the opportunities we have of developing within us the great, the eternal principles of life and truth. The Lord wishes to establish a closer and more intimate relationship between Himself and us; He wishes to elevate us in the scale of being and intelligence, and this can only be done through the medium of the everlasting Gospel which is specially prepared for this purpose. #Quote by Lorenzo Snow
Scales quotes by Christopher Nolan
#170. I think there are advantages to different scales of filmmaking. You wouldn't want to do just one thing. #Quote by Christopher Nolan
Scales quotes by Steven Soderbergh
#171. That's why my attitude, even on my larger-scale movies, is to make them cheap. The less these things cost, the better for everybody. #Quote by Steven Soderbergh
Scales quotes by R. Lee Smith
#172. Women are like handfuls of sand. They all rub up under your scales now and then, but the finest ones do put a polish on a man. #Quote by R. Lee Smith
Scales quotes by Dave Franco
#173. What I realized with Funny or Die is that I could take it into my own hands. On a much smaller scale, I think these videos are an accurate representation of who I am. As weird as they may be, I'm at least proud of them, and it showed that I do have a slightly different voice. I can't tell you how often people bring up these videos in interviews, and I'm so happy to talk about them because we created them from the ground up. #Quote by Dave Franco
Scales quotes by Jake Schreier
#174. It is hard to come up with ideas that are achievable on a scale that you know you are going to have for an indie film but it also have some kind of hook. #Quote by Jake Schreier
Scales quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#175. It cannot but affect our philosophy favorably to be reminded of these shoals of migratory fishes, of salmon, shad, alewives, marsh-bankers, and others, which penetrate up the innumerable rivers of our coast in the spring, even to the interior lakes, their scales gleaming in the sun; and again, of the fry which in still greater numbers wend their way downward to the sea. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Scales quotes by Paula Deen
#176. I pay people very, very well - probably more than I have to. But that costs me less money in the long run because I'm not having to constantly train somebody. I pay them enough that they don't go seeking a higher scale at the next restaurant. #Quote by Paula Deen
Scales quotes by Kirk Hammett
#177. Just because you know umpteen billion scales, it doesn't mean you have to use them all in a solo. #Quote by Kirk Hammett
Scales quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#178. If you look at any Muslim society and you make a scale of how developed they are, and how successful the economy is, it's a straight line. It depends on how much they emancipate their women. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Scales quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#179. The wild worship of lawlessness and the materialist worship of law end in the same void. Nietzsche scales staggering mountains, but he turns up ultimately in Tibet. He sits down beside Tolstoy in the land of nothing and Nirvana. They are both helpless - one because he must not grasp anything, and the other because he must not let go of anything. The Tolstoyan's will is frozen by a Buddhist instinct that all special actions are evil. But the Nietzscheite's will is quite equally frozen by his view that all special actions are good; for if all special actions are good, none of them are special. They stand at the crossroads, and one hates all the roads and the other likes all the roads. The result is - well, some things are not hard to calculate. They stand at the cross-roads. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Scales quotes by Pat Conroy
#180. I loved these salt rivers more than I loved the sea; I loved the movement of tides more than I loved the fury of surf. Something in me was congruent with this land, something affirmed when I witnessed the startled, piping rush of shrimp or the flash of starlight on the scales of mullet. I could feel myself relax and change whenever I returned to the lowcountry and saw the vast green expanses of marsh, feminine as lace, delicate as calligraphy. The lowcountry had its own special ache and sting. #Quote by Pat Conroy
Scales quotes by Harry Partch
#181. Having decided to follow my own intuitive path I began to write music on the basis of harmonized spoken words, for new instruments and in new scales. #Quote by Harry Partch
Scales quotes by Jesmyn Ward
#182. Sometimes I think it done changed. And then I sleep and I wake up and it ain't changed none. It's like a snake that sheds its skin. The outside look different when the scales change, but the inside always the same. #Quote by Jesmyn Ward
Scales quotes by Shana Abe
#183. My neck was slender and long and I could bend it nearly all the way about to take in my body: also slender, also shining.
I was a dragon of gold, as if Jesse had touched me and transmuted me but not taken my life. I was sinuous and covered in lustrous golden scales, all the way almost to the tip of my tail, until they faded into purple.
I had a mane, too, mapping a line down my back. It looked like a ruff of silk or cut velvet. I folded my neck around almost double so that I could rub my chin on it. Silken, yes, but also jagged. Combing my chin through it sent quivers of pleasure down my spine.
Then I saw my wings. They were folded against my back, metallic. Without knowing how I did it, I opened them, using muscles I didn't even have as a person. ... I slashed my tail through the rain and realized that it was barbed when it hit an oak tree and I got stuck.
No problem. I pulled it out and danced around, delighted at the fresh, gaping hole in the trunk. ... If the shark-hunters or lance-bearers came for me, I'd chew them to chum. #Quote by Shana Abe
Scales quotes by Catherynne M. Valente
#184. Many people in this room have an Etsy store where they create unique, unreplicable artifacts or useful items to be sold on a small scale, in a common marketplace where their friends meet and barter. I and many of my friends own more than one spinning wheel. We grow our food again. We make pickles and jams on private, individual scales, when many of our mothers forgot those skills if they ever knew them. We come to conventions, we create small communities of support and distributed skills--when one of us needs help, our village steps in. It's only that our village is no longer physical, but connected by DSL instead of roads. But look at how we organize our tribes--bloggers preside over large estates, kings and queens whose spouses' virtues are oft-lauded but whose faces are rarely seen. They have moderators to protect them, to be their knights, a nobility of active commenters and big name fans, a peasantry of regular readers, and vandals starting the occasional flame war just to watch the fields burn. Other villages are more commune-like, sharing out resources on forums or aggregate sites, providing wise women to be consulted, rabbis or priests to explain the world, makers and smiths to fashion magical objects. Groups of performers, acrobats and actors and singers of songs are traveling the roads once more, entertaining for a brief evening in a living room or a wheatfield, known by word of mouth and secret signal. Separate from official government, we create our own hierarchie #Quote by Catherynne M. Valente
Scales quotes by Gary Taubes
#185. The belief in physical activity as a method of weight control is relatively new, however, and it has long been contradicted by the evidence. When Russell Wilder of the Mayo Clinic lectured on obesity in 1932, he noted that his patients tended to lose more weight with bed rest, "while unusually strenuous physical exercise slows the rate of loss." "The patient reasons quite correctly," Wilder said, "that the more exercise he takes the more fat should be burned and that loss of weight should be in proportion, and he is discouraged to find that the scales reveal no progress. #Quote by Gary Taubes
Scales quotes by Don Winslow
#186. It's important to me that the reader goes on a ride with the characters, that you set context enough to know, "Okay, here's where we are in the world. Now we're just going to go inside this person's head, this guy's heart, this woman's ambitions and take it down to very, very small scale." #Quote by Don Winslow
Scales quotes by Faisal I Of Iraq
#187. All necessary measures shall be taken to encourage and stimulate immigration of Jews into Palestine on a large scale. #Quote by Faisal I Of Iraq
Scales quotes by David Eagleman
#188. Everything that creates itself upon the backs of smaller scales will by those same scales be consumed. #Quote by David Eagleman
Scales quotes by Hermann Von Helmholtz
#189. The formation of scales and of the web of harmony is a product of artistic invention, and is in no way given by the natural structure or by the natural behaviour of our hearing, as used to be generally maintained hitherto. #Quote by Hermann Von Helmholtz
Scales quotes by 'Abd Allah Ibn 'Amr Ibn Al-'As
#190. The life of this world and the hereafter, in the heart of a person are like the two scales of a balance,
when one becomes heavier, the other becomes lighter #Quote by 'Abd Allah Ibn 'Amr Ibn Al-'As
Scales quotes by Isaac Brock
#191. I'm a huge Cure fan. I love the Cure. The scales being tipped to when they weren't on a major label compared to when they were seems pretty meaningless. I had the good fortune of having them go before me and seeing their careers, musically at least, lose something. Like a novel written by a dead hand. #Quote by Isaac Brock
Scales quotes by Prince Fielder
#192. Scales are not allowed in my house. #Quote by Prince Fielder
Scales quotes by Ai Weiwei
#193. Mass production is nothing new. Weren't cathedrals built through mass production? The pyramids? ... Paintings can be painted with the left hand, the right hand, someone else's hand, or many people's hands. The scale of production is irrelevant to its content. #Quote by Ai Weiwei
Scales quotes by Amos Oz
#194. On my parents' scale of values, the more Western something was, the more cultured it was considered. #Quote by Amos Oz
Scales quotes by Jewel
#195. this is actualy a poem

we have been called
as if it were a dirty word,
whe have been called
as though with shame
our cheeks should burn
we visit with
the careful idols
of cynisism
to learn to sneer
and pant and walk
so as not to feel the scales
of judgement rub wrongly
but we say
some things must
remain simple
some things must remain
and pure
lest we all forget
the legacy we begot us
the health of our origins
the poetry of our fundemental selves #Quote by Jewel
Scales quotes by Dave Navarro
#196. I'm not the type of player to sit home and practice scales and work on runs. #Quote by Dave Navarro
Scales quotes by Steven Spielberg
#197. My dad took me to my first movie. It was 'The Greatest Show on Earth' in 1952, a movie of such scale it was actually a traumatic experience. #Quote by Steven Spielberg
Scales quotes by Dalai Lama
#198. One of the most effective ways to overcome anxiety is to try to shift the focus of attention away from self and toward others. When we succeed in this, we find that the scale of our own problems diminishes. This is not to say we should ignore our own needs altogether, but rather that we should try to remember others' needs alongside our own, no matter how pressing ours may be #Quote by Dalai Lama
Scales quotes by Karina Halle
#199. You know what your real problem is, sweetheart?"
"What?" I ask, wanting to know and scared of the answer.
"You're totally underfucked," he says, his voice dropping a register. He leans in closer. "And I'm the one who can tip the scales in the other direction. #Quote by Karina Halle
Scales quotes by John L'Heureux
#200. Obscenities are too often used for shock value, as a kind of shorthand for real expression of emotion. You've got to scale down your monstrosities. A scream is not a discovery. #Quote by John L'Heureux

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