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#1. The term "paradigm," from the Greek paradeigma ("pattern"), was used by Kuhn to denote a conceptual framework shared by a community of scientists and providing them with model problems and solutions - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#2. I think the human spirit is a real powerful spirit. It has no limits and it has no ends. And I hate to see it put in any kind of box - pink or green. - Author: Frank Capra
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#3. Tektology was the first attempt in the history of science to arrive at a systematic formulation of the principles of organization operating in living and nonliving systems. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#4. My heroes are guys like Frank Capra and Elia Kazan and Coen brothers and Terry Gilliam, more so than a lot of bass players at this point in my life. So I've always been an old-film nut and have very much enjoyed doing videos over the years. - Author: Les Claypool
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#5. Understanding of life begins with the understanding of patterns. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#6. Most ideologies of the world are not for the individual. They're against the individual. Communism, fascism. Any kind of an ism - almost - they're against the individual. - Author: Frank Capra
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#7. I always felt the world cannot fall apart as long as free men see the rainbow, feel the rain and hear the laugh of a child. - Author: Frank Capra
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#8. In the words of a Zen poem, At dusk the cock announces dawn; At midnight, the bright sun. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#9. Film is one if three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music. - Author: Frank Capra
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#10. I love Frank Capra. He believed in the goodness of people and one man's ability to fight and often triumph. - Author: Tom Shadyac
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#11. The influence of modern physics goes beyond technology. It extends to the realm of thought and culture where it has led to a deep revision in man's conception of the universe and his relation to it - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#12. Scriptwriting is the toughest part of the whole racket ... the least understood and the least noticed. - Author: Frank Capra
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#13. John Lee Hancock is someone that I had admired from afar. I think he is a wonderful director ... in the tradition I would say both of Clint Eastwood and Frank Capra. - Author: Alison Owen
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#14. If you want to send a message, try Western Union. - Author: Frank Capra
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#15. My films must let every man, woman, and child know that God loves them, that I love them, and that peace and salvation will become a reality only when they all learn to love each other. - Author: Frank Capra
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#16. Capra is an old-time movie craftsman, the master of every trick in the bag, and in many ways he is more at home with the medium than any other Hollywood director. But all of his details give the impression of contrived effect. - Author: Manny Farber
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#17. Whenever we look a life, we look at networks. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#18. In our film profession you may have Gable's looks, Tracy's art, Marlene's legs or Liz's violet eyes, but they don't mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage. - Author: Frank Capra
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#19. In the end, the aggressors always destroy themselves, making way for others who know how to cooperate and get along. Life is much less a competitive struggle for survival than a triumph of cooperation and creativity. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#20. The mystic and the physicist arrive at the same conclusion; one starting from the inner realm, the other from the outer world. The harmony between their views confirms the ancient Indian wisdom that Brahman, the ultimate reality without, is identical to Atman, the reality within. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#21. Science does not need mysticism and mysticism does not need science but man needs both. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#22. The best pictures are yet to be made. - Author: Frank Capra
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#23. The complexity and efficiency of the physicist's technical apparatus is matched, if not surpassed, by that of the mystic's consciousness - both physical and spiritual - in deep meditation. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#24. In modern physics, the universe is experienced as a dynamic inseparable whole which always includes the observer in an essential way. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#25. I still think of Columbia as one Rita Hayworth movie a year, or maybe one a year directed by Frank Capra in the '30s. To see how many really outstanding movies Columbia made, and all together, is kind of eye-opening. - Author: Robert Osborne
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#26. A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. - Author: Frank Capra
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#27. Film is universal. All the countries of the world are making films. Hollywood is the only major unsubsidized center for films. To my knowledge all others are at least partially subsidized. I'm glad Hollywood isn't. - Author: Frank Capra
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#28. There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness. - Author: Frank Capra
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#29. Whenever we look at life, we look at networks. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#30. Zen phrase says The instant you speak about a thing you miss the mark. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#31. The more complex the network is, the more complex its pattern of interconnections, the more resilient it will be. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#32. In these days of wars and rumors of wars, haven't you ever dreamed of a place where there was peace and security, where living was not a struggle but a lasting delight? - Author: Frank Capra
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#33. Eyes are the greatest tool in film. Mr. Capra taught me that. Sure it's nice to say very good dialogue, if you can get it. But great movie acting - watch the eyes! - Author: Barbara Stanwyck
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#34. Things own you. That's the trouble with capitalism. Things own you. With communism and fascism - ideas own you. One idea and you can't have any other. - Author: Frank Capra
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#35. When you get to political machines that can control a state, then you're really into organized crime - almost. You're fighting a political mafia. - Author: Frank Capra
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#36. A page from a journal of modern experimental physics will be as mysterious to the uninitiated as a Tibetan mandala. Both are records of enquiries into the nature of the universe. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#37. The elements of life are dynamic patterns of mass and energy, events rather than objects. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#38. Systems thinking is "contextual," which is the opposite of analytical thinking. Analysis means taking something apart in order to understand it; systems thinking means putting it into the context of a larger whole. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#39. Frank Capra was a prop man, I think. John Ford was a prop man. It was a little bit of a father and son thing, and you kind of worked your way up. - Author: Francis Ford Coppola
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#40. Friend, you are a divine mingle-mangle of guts and stardust. So hang in there! If doors opened for me, they can open for anyone. - Author: Frank Capra
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#41. I think I land somewhere between Scorsese and Capra in what I'm drawn to emotionally; I'm drawn to very intense emotion. Capra freaked people out when they saw Jimmy Stewart lose it in 'It's a Wonderful Life.' - Author: David O. Russell
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#42. At the deepest level of ecological awareness you are talking about spiritual awareness. Spiritual awareness is an understanding of being imbedded in a larger whole, a cosmic whole, of belonging to the universe. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#43. Making money, getting yourself status in this world is not everything at all. But it has become everything in America. That you really have to get going and keep up with the Jones'. Get a house and a car and other things. And pretty soon you're stymied. Things own you. - Author: Frank Capra
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#44. My advice to young film-makers is this: don't follow trends, start them! - Author: Frank Capra
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#45. Both the physicist and the mystic want to communicate their knowledge, and when they do so with words their statements are paradoxical and full of logical contradictions. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#46. When the concept of human spirit is understood as the mode of consciousness in which the individual feels connected to the Cosmos as a whole, it becomes clear that ecological awareness is spiritual in its deepest sense. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#47. Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream, it takes over as the number one hormone; it bosses the enzymes; directs the pineal gland; plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to film is more film. - Author: Frank Capra
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#48. As long as we do science, some things will always remain unexplained. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#49. Most of ideologies are not based on the individual - no matter what they say. There are these peoples' democracies, nationalism - they're all dictatorships. And I think any kind of dictatorship is bad for the individual. - Author: Frank Capra
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#50. Compassion is a two way street. - Author: Frank Capra
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#51. Capitalism is supposedly free enterprise. Supposedly about the free individual. But capitalism itself is so massive that the guy on the street gets caught in paying rent, taxes, and he doesn't own himself at all. - Author: Frank Capra
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#52. One is never completely satisfied. But I can say that I'm not dissatisfied. I've been very fortunate. I've been given some gifts - to take advantage of the contemporary times when I made movies. Gifts to make audiences laugh. - Author: Frank Capra
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#53. The double role of living systems as parts and wholes requires the interplay of two opposite tendencies: an integrative tendency to function as part of a larger whole, and a self-assertive, or self-organizing tendency to preserve individual autonomy (see Chapter 7). - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#54. I love Westerns. I really love John Wayne. Frank Capra, any of his movies I love. - Author: Rob Zombie
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#55. I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries. - Author: Frank Capra
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#56. I think that even though my father wasn't there, in his death and in his memory, he has been a mentor to me in my manhood because my mom couldn't teach me how to be a man. - Author: Francis Capra
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#57. Think of Frank Capra and Preston Sturges. They used the same actors over and over again. - Author: Matthew Modine
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#58. Whenever the essential nature of things is analysed by the intellect, it must seem absurd or paradoxical. This has always been recognized by the mystics, but has become a problem in science only very recently. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#59. One of the things I've discovered at my age is I must have enchantment. And that was not clear to me in my earlier years. When I look at my favorite films, the Frank Capra - even Scorsese, even 'Goodfellas,' what makes that movie so remarkable is there's enchantment in their world. - Author: David O. Russell
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#60. No saint, no pope, no general, no sultan, has ever had the power that a filmmaker has; the power to talk to hundreds of millions of people for two hours in the dark. - Author: Frank Capra
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#61. There's music in my films but you seldom hear it. Very early I got the idea that the important things in films were people - the actors. They are the intermediary between the director and the audience. They make direct contact. People to people communication. - Author: Frank Capra
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#62. The Oscar is the most valuable, but least expensive, item of world-wide public relations ever invented by any industry. - Author: Frank Capra
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#63. This state of affairs is not inevitable. Humans were able to employ science and law to transform common holdings into a commodity and then into capital; we also have the ability to reverse this path, transforming some of our now overabundant capital into renewed commons. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#64. For children, most importantly, being in the garden is something magical. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#65. This exceptional ability to interconnect observations and ideas from different disciplines lies at the very heart of Leonardo's approach to learning and research. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#66. The parallels to modern physics [with mysticism] appear not only in the Vedas of Hinduism, in the I Ching, or in the Buddhist sutras, but also in the fragments of Heraclitus, in the Sufism of Ibn Arabi, or in the teachings of the Yaqui sorcerer Don Juan. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#67. From the systems point of view, it is evident that one of the main obstacles to organizational change is the - largely unconscious - embrace by business leaders of the mechanistic approach to management. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#68. Patterns cannot be weighed or measured. Patterns must be mapped. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#69. The phenomenon of emergence takes place at critical points of instability that arise from fluctuations in the environment, amplified by feedback loops. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#70. I have a feeling that demonstrations don't accomplish anything. That they become fads. I also feel that demonstrations wouldn't go on unless there is a TV camera. That part of it all is performance for the media. I didn't know whether they are completely honest. - Author: Frank Capra
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#71. I see science and mysticism as two complementary manifestations of the human mind; as its rational and intuitive faculties.
Capra - Author: Katherine Ramsland
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#72. All you can do is learn the skills of movies. Neither colleges nor anyone else can teach you creativity. They can teach you abilities to work with - you know how to use the gifts you've been born with. - Author: Frank Capra
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#73. Do not help the quick moneymakers who have delusions about taking possession of classics by smearing them with paint. - Author: Frank Capra
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#74. Modern physics had shown that the rhythm of creation and destruction is not only manifest in the turn of the seasons and in the birth and death of living creatures, but is also the very essence of inorganic matter. For modern physicists ... Shiva's dance is the dance of subatomic matter. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#75. Whenever a situation develops to its extreme, it is bound to turn around and become its opposite. - Author: Frank Capra
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#76. [O]rganizations need to undergo fundamental changes, both in order to adapt to the new business environment and to become ecologically sustainable. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#77. Ecology and spirituality are fundamentally connected, because deep ecological awareness, ultimately, is spiritual awareness. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#78. Subatomic particles do not exist but rather show 'tendencies to exist', and atomic events do not occur with certainty at definite times and in definite ways, but rather show 'tendencies to occur'. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#79. War to me is the stupidest way of settling anything. The whole damn thing goes to pieces. - Author: Frank Capra
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#80. There are no rules in filmmaking - Author: Frank Capra
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#81. Automatic simply means that you can?t repair it yourself. - Author: Frank Capra
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#82. In the words of Heisenberg, What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#83. Throughout the living world, we find living systems nesting within other living systems. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#84. Before the 1940s the terms "system" and "systems thinking" had been used by several scientists, but it was Bertalanffy's concepts of an open system and a general systems theory that established systems thinking as a major scientific movement - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#85. I went to Dave Eggers with this idea of doing a movie about a guy going through some sort of Frank Capra-esque journey. - Author: John Krasinski
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#86. Genuine mental health would involve a balanced interplay of both modes of experience, a way of life in which one's identification with the ego is playful and tentative rather than absolute and mandatory, while the concern with material possessions is pragmatic rather than obsessive. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#87. One does not have to make Frank Capra movies to like people. - Author: Stanley Kubrick
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#88. Religion is the organized attempt to understand spiritual experience, to interpret it with words and concepts, and to use this interpretation as the source of moral guidelines for the religious community. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#89. I have a sixth sense for casting. I just have to see and talk to the actors. I never make tests. I like to work with crowds. I like to get the principals in a crowd. When they do, something else comes off, something special. - Author: Frank Capra
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#90. Knowledge cannot be separated from a certain way of life which becomes its living manifestation. To acquire mystical knowledge means to undergo a transformation; one could even say that the knowledge is the transformation. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#91. The basic pattern of life is a network. Whenever you see life, you see networks. The whole planet, what we can term 'Gaia' is a network of processes involving feedback tubes. Humans are part of the larger whole, Gaia. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#92. During periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#93. Don't follow trends, start trends. - Author: Frank Capra
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#94. There's an excellent movie we have on TCM called 'It Happened on Fifth Avenue,' which was originally going to be directed by Frank Capra ... but just before he was going to start working on it, he came across this story called 'The Greatest Gift.' And that turned into 'It's a Wonderful Life.' - Author: Robert Osborne
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#95. Unfortunately, I never knew my father and when I did, it was very briefly. - Author: Francis Capra
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#96. With the subsequent strong support from cybernetics , the concepts of systems thinking and systems theory became integral parts of the established scientific language, and led to numerous new methodologies and applications
systems engineering, systems analysis, systems dynamics, and so on. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#97. One of the key insights of the systems approach has been the realization that the network is a pattern that is common to all life. Wherever we see life, we see networks. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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