Adaptation Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Adaptation

#1. I've commissioned an adaptation of 'The Jungle', by Upton Sinclair, a story of a young immigrant from Lithuania to the meat-packing industry of Chicago in 1904, and the rise of the unions in America. - Author: David Schwimmer
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#2. My familiarity with the successful use of very long steel ropes for mining purposes naturally suggested their adaptation to the new purpose of deep sea work. - Author: Alexander Agassiz
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#3. We are kept keen on the grindstone of pain and necessity. - Author: H.G.Wells
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#4. For me, the level at which natural selection causes the phenomenon of adaptation is the level of the replicator - the gene. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#5. You must forgive my cousin, Mr. Carroll; his manners are deplorable."
Colonel Fitzwilliam feigned offence and turned to the butler while addressing his cousin's barb. "Mr. Carroll and I have an understanding, don't we, man? He knows I prefer to walk in unannounced. - Author: KaraLynne Mackrory
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#6. The human has no genetic adaptation to modern industrialized products and needs to be careful with prolonged exposure to these for good health. - Author: Steven Magee
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#7. I think that my main criticism in that book was directed at the general assumption that adaptation characterizes populations and species, rather than simply the individuals in the populations and species. - Author: George C. Williams
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#8. All canonical writing possesses the quality of making you feel strangeness at home. - Author: Harold Bloom
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#9. Adaptation is the only means to reduce the now-unavoidable costs of climate change over the next few decades - Author: Nicholas Stern
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#10. but the reality of millions of years of adaptation to a ruggedly physical existence will not just go away because desks were invented. - Author: Mark Rippetoe
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#11. Therefore, what has a (positive) existence serves for profitable adaptation, and what has not that for (actual) usefulness. - Author: Lao-Tzu
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#12. All failure is failure to adapt, all success is successful adaptation. - Author: Max McKeown
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#13. If you accept the situation, you will find strength for strategic adaptation. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#14. My road thus far has not been an easy one, George, but it has been my own and I am proud of what I have accomplished. - Author: C.J. Hill
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#15. Beyond that, I learned about visual adaptation - what a picture can say, and what it can't. A picture's worth a thousand words, but its vocabulary is limited. A picture's no sesquipedalian. - Author: Brent Weeks
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#16. What is evolution if not creative adaptation and the progression of our own souls? - Author: Terry Tempest Williams
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#17. All living things must grow or they will die. Adaptation to change is a characteristic of all living systems. Thus, all living things must grow, adapt, evolve, or die. Evolution is nature's creative way of pushing living organisms to higher degrees of complexity. We adapt up, not compromise down. - Author: Alvin Conway
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#18. I should have known you were no better than the rest of them. You are only a man, you do not have the ability to control yourself, but she," Lady Catherine nodded sagely, "she knew exactly what she was doing. Fluffing her feathers and shaking her tail for you! It was disgraceful! - Author: Elizabeth Adams
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#19. The problem with books, now that I've written one, is that the idea of adaptation is so much easier than sitting down to write something new. - Author: Nick Cave
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#20. Adaptation seems to be, to a substantial extent, a process of reallocating your attention. - Author: Daniel Kahneman
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#21. The truth is that I know very few novelists who have been satisfied with the adaptation of their books for the screen. - Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#22. Life: a constellation of vital phenomena - organization, irritability, movement, growth, reproduction, adaptation. - Author: Anthony Marra
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#23. Prudence supposes the value of the end to be assumed, and refers only to the adaptation of the means. It is the relation of right means for given ends. - Author: William Whewell
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#24. That such people could accomodate conflicting worldly labels... was a talent of postcolonial life, evidence of adaptation by people who have had many different categories foisted on them by outsiders. - Author: Eliza Griswold
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#25. The key, I suppose, to understanding the heart of a Bennet appears to be that one must catch them when they are out of their wits." Bingley said with a laugh. - Author: Diana J. Oaks
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#26. I'm very keen. Adaptations of other people's work, too. I got fascinated by the adaptation process, so I think that'd be a really interesting task. I would happily write original screenplays as well. I think it's become one of my favorite genres. - Author: Emma Donoghue
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#27. Variety is the spice of life because it is the natural enemy of adaptation. - Author: Jonathan Haidt
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#28. The differences you perceive between Humans - between groups of Humans - are the result of isolation and inbreeding, mutation, and adaptation to different Earth environments - Author: Octavia E. Butler
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#29. Science always has its origin in the adaptation of thought to some definite field of experience. - Author: Ernst Mach
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#30. The true self is that which is in touch with reality.
The false self is the aspects of your personality that are adapted to threats and no longer consciously recognizes either the adaptation or the threat. - Author: Stefan Molyneux
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#31. If you are living in the electrified wireless west, then you are living a very abnormal lifestyle that your genetics has no adaptation to. - Author: Steven Magee
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#32. Humans have a tendency to complain whenever the old must give way to the new. But change is the natural way of the universe, and we must learn to embrace it rather than fear it. The very process of transformation and adaptation strengthens the species. - Author: Frank Herbert
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#33. Every adaptation requires that the screenwriter make difficult choices - and in particular, difficult cuts. - Author: David Benioff
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#34. He can't ground her if he's already killed her," I pointed out when Juliana quoted this to me. "Well, he can, but it wouldn't have the same impact. - Author: Claire LaZebnik
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#35. Culture is the most potent method of adaptation that has emerged in the evolutionary history of the living world. - Theodosius Dobzhanksky ... the 'facts' of culture history are interpretations based upon assumed culture process. - Author: Jerry Sabloff
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#36. Space is an environment of emptiness. It offers no possibility for natural adaptation to any living organism - and particularly not to the highly sophisticated creature, man. Yet man has the ability to resolve this paradox through his intellectual power and creative faculties. - Author: Hubertus Strughold
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#37. Interestingly, I never thought I'd do an adaptation. I've also been quite against them. I think trying to translate one medium to another is wrong. I never really felt that books fitted into film. Generally people are disappointed, aren't they? - Author: Andrea Arnold
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#38. When Western civilization invaded the Near and Far East and what is now called the Third World it imposed its own ideas of a proper environment and a rewarding life. Doing this, it disrupted the delicate patterns of adaptation and created problems that had not existed before. - Author: Paul Feyerabend
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#39. Where feeling is reaction, emotion is adaptation. So feeling is an instantaneous, nonreflective (there's no time for reflection!) arising, but emotion is all about how we handle that feeling. - Author: Robert Augustus Masters
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#40. Repression is an evolutionary adaptation permitting us to function under the burden of our expanded consciousness. For what we are conscious of could drive us mad. - Author: Camille Paglia
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#41. In general, my own experience of writing an adaptation of 'Evening' gave me a chance to get into different parts of the book. - Author: Susan Minot
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#42. People seem to get used to anything, and it is a short step from adaptation to attachment. - Author: Lionel Shriver
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#43. A young outcast will often feel that there is something wrong with himself, but as he gets older, grows more confident in who he is, he will adapt, he will begin to feel that there is something wrong with everyone else. - Author: Criss Jami
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#44. Darwinian natural selection only yields adaptation to changing local environments, and better function in an immediate habitat might just as well be achieved by greater simplicity in form and behavior as by ever-increasing complexity. - Author: Stephen Jay Gould
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#45. Only those who are able to adapt to changing scenarios will continue to survive and prosper. Success is directly proportional to the degree of positive adaptation to change. - Author: Vishwas Chavan
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#46. The ordination of
women is not a matter of adaptation to changed social conditions. It has to do with new fife from the beginnings of the Christian church: life out of the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. - Author: Jurgen Moltmann
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#47. Modesty is a learned adaptation. It's stuck on like decals. As soon as life slams a modest person against the wall, that modesty will fall off faster than a G-string will fall off a stripper. - Author: Maya Angelou
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#48. The excellence of every government is its adaptation to the state of those to be governed by it. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#49. 'Troy' is an adaptation of the Trojan War myth in its entirety, not 'The Iliad' alone. 'The Iliad' begins with the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon over the slave girl Briseis nine years into the war. The equivalent scene occurs halfway through my script. - Author: David Benioff
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#50. The things I have sold to film, I've sold because I was happy to rent out the right to adapt those works. Some things, I haven't sold to film, because I was less interested in having no control over the adaptation. - Author: Warren Ellis
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#51. If the hive switch is real - if it's a group-level adaptation designed by group-level selection for group binding - then it must be made out of neurons, neurotransmitters, and hormones. - Author: Jonathan Haidt
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#52. Resilience is a systematic adaptation of the oppressed self under the arbitrary imposition of the political order. Emancipation is the liberation of the self from the oppressive imposition of the political order upon the self. - Author: Bruno De Oliveira
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#53. Some species there be of middle natures, that is, of bird and beast, as batts; yet are their parts so set together, that we cannot define the beginning or end of either, there being a commixtion of both, rather than adaptation or cement of the one unto the other.Brown'sVulgar Errours,b. iii. c. ii. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#54. I actually want to do a theatrical adaptation of 'Hateful Eight' because I actually like the idea of other actors having a chance to play my characters and see what happens from that. - Author: Quentin Tarantino
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#55. People talk about human intelligence as the greatest adaptation in the history of the planet. It is an amazing and marvelous thing, but in evolutionary terms, it is as likely to do us in as to help us along. - Author: Stephen Jay Gould
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#56. Daily life is an ongoing adaptation process of imprinting our memory's storage center with useful data and the ceaseless expurgation of undesirable facts, exfoliation of destructive thoughts, and weeding out annoying emotional quirks that seemingly sprout out of thin air. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#57. Evolution is more about adaptivity than adaptability. - Author: Raheel Farooq
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#58. I think a successful adaptation rises or falls on the work presented. If people need to read the book to understand the play, I didn't complete the job. - Author: Jeff Britting
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#59. People lie to adapt... - Author: Lionel Suggs
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#60. When rival worldviews are in play, it is not adaptation that is called for but confrontation: confrontation - Author: John Piper
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#61. I wrote a screenplay for a 'Sweet Valley High' adaptation, and it's really amazing to me how many women who are my age have responded to the idea and are excited about the movie. - Author: Diablo Cody
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#62. I'm from Toronto. It's a lot more laid back. When you are thrust into different environments, there is an odd adaptation period. And then there are times when unfair, unkind, untrue things are written about you. That bothers me less now. - Author: Mike Myers
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#63. I'm not afraid to play ugly - look at 'Adaptation.' I looked like a turd that a cat had coughed up. - Author: Nicolas Cage
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#64. A cockroach can't defeat a dinosaur. But the cockroach is better at one thing, and it has ensured its survival through the ages: Adaptation. One could adapt to the environment and the other one couldn't. - Author: Georges St-Pierre
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#65. Individual organisms are best thought of as adaptation-executers rather than as fitness-maximizers. - Author: John Tooby
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#66. When I decided to make my version of Poe's stories, I wanted to respect the original material or to at least get closer to what his stories are really about. Most other adaptations I've seen sort of follow the story but they never satisfy me as an audience member or as a reader. - Author: Raul Garcia
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#67. Adaptation can efficiently reduce the costs of climate change while atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases are being stabilised - Author: Nicholas Stern
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#68. Survivors make it because they learn to adapt. Adaptation is coping. Coping is strength. - Author: Lisa Gardner
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#69. The colonel laughed, effectively halting Bingley's speech. "Uncharacteristically reclusive? Do we speak if the same man? Darcy's very character is defined by his reclusiveness! He prefers to keep his own counsel, especially when he ought to do the opposite - the bacon-brained buffoon. - Author: KaraLynne Mackrory
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#70. The exercises of practical life are formative activities, a work of adaptation to the environment. Such adaptation to the environment and efficient functioning therein is the very essence of a useful education. - Author: Maria Montessori
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#71. Writing an adaptation is not so much a collaboration as it is a series of steps. You're basically creating a blueprint for something else. - Author: Susan Minot
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#72. My main point about films is that I don't like the adaptation process, and I particularly don't like the modern way of comic book-film adaptations, where, essentially, the central characters are just franchises that can be worked endlessly to no apparent point. - Author: Alan Moore
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#73. To me, the ultimate crime in an adaptation is the crime of reverence. A novel is one form of media, a screenplay is another, and a movie is yet another. There's even reverence to a screenplay. - Author: Christopher McQuarrie
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#74. AA 241:87 - I would argue that masturbation is the human animal's most important adaptation. The very cornerstone of our technological civilization. - Author: Ernest Cline
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#75. Every great religion is, in truth, a concentration of great ideas, capable, as all ideas are, of infinite expansion and adaptation. - Author: Mary Augusta Ward
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#76. (before playing Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet) I couldn't really come up with a short way to sum up this song, but I was watching the movie 'Adaptation' the other day and this sort of sums it up in my head. You are not who loves you. You are who you love. Always remember that. - Author: Pete Wentz
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#77. Man is a product of nature, a part of the Universe. The Universe is operated under exact natural laws. Man is a product of millions of years of evolution. He adapts himself to the laws of nature or he perishes. - Author: James Hervey Johnson
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#78. The right question to ask from a Darwinian prospective is what was it about bipedalism that was so advantageous? Why did it lead to a - why did that adaptation ultimately lead to a species Homo sapiens that has come to dominate the planet today with six and a half billion people? - Author: Donald Johanson
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#79. Writing is a journey into the unknown. - Author: Charlie Kaufman
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#80. Q: Have you been released or are you still a Beta version?
A: No official release of myself will ever follow!
Q: Then, you are not!
A: I - Author: Rossana Condoleo
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#81. True freedom, which is full joy, is the complete recognition of law and adaptation to it. Bondage comes from ignorance of law or opposition to it. - Author: John Andreas Widtsoe
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#82. ADEPT ADAPTATION
Potholes on the road of life sharpen our maneuverability skills
Kamil Ali - Author: Kamil Ali
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#83. It's a measure of how far I've come that I didn't bother to say, "This is impossible."
I'd gotten the hang of it now.
-Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere (comics adaptation by Mike Carey and Glenn Fabry) - Author: Mike Carey
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#84. Social adaptation has to proceed via the intellect. - Author: Hans Asperger
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#85. I think there's really only been one successful video game adaptation, and that was probably 'Tomb Raider.' Whether or not you thought it was a good movie, it was successful financially. - Author: David S.Goyer
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#86. Take in every detail of your environment and adapt. - Author: Carlos Wallace
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#87. Things change, constantly, as they should. And with change comes the need for adaptation, for fresh thinking, and, sometimes, for even a total reboot - of your project, your department, your division, or your company as a whole. - Author: Ed Catmull
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#88. Change. Adapt. Bend so as not to be broken. Let opportunity guide your actions. - Author: Wayne Gerard Trotman
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#89. There were times in 'Adaptation' during the editing where I really thought, 'Okay, well, this was a noble failure. I tried to do something good, but this is not going to work.' - Author: Spike Jonze
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#90. I firmly believe that you can't get a good movie without risking a bad movie. A good adaptation of your book is worth it because it is such a wonderful experience to see your world translated onto the screen. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#91. I increasingly fear that nothing good can come of almost any adaptation, and obviously that's sweeping. There are a couple of adaptations that are perhaps as good or better than the original work. But the vast majority of them are pointless. - Author: Alan Moore
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#92. 'Clueless' is an adaptation of 'Emma' by Jane Austen. It works either way: if you know the book and if you don't. - Author: Jason Moore
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#93. The great mystery of adaptation is that true fidelity can only be achieved through lavish promiscuity. - Author: David Hare
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#94. I think that when you do an adaptation for theater, it's either a marriage or a love affair..and so tremendous is my esteem and affection of many years for Ernest Gaines, there was no question but that I would be a very faithful adapter..which I did do. - Author: Romulus Linney
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#95. You will not die of pain, but you will never get used to it. Pain is unique in that it does not show habituation or neural adaptation, like smell, or touch. - Author: Sylvain Neuvel
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#96. The landscape of cinema is not original. Not to say there aren't great movies being made, but it's much easier for studios to make movies that have built-in audiences. So it's all remakes, adaptations, a lot of remakes of adaptations. - Author: Charlie Hunnam
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#97. After the rings, the priest should just say, "Enjoy it, bing-bongs. Due to our brain's tendency toward hedonic adaptation, you won't feel quite this giddy in a few years. All right, where's the pigs in a blanket? I'm outta here. - Author: Aziz Ansari
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#98. Thus, races arose from an original coding which God pulled out as needed for adaptation to the environment. - Author: Walter Lang
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#99. It's often a razor's edge you'll walk between coaxing adaptation while avoiding exhaustion (or injury). Master this, and you'll unlock the key to continual progress. - Author: Craig Cecil
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#100. Adaptation is a profound process. Means you figure out how to thrive in the world. - Author: John Laroche
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