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Gaps Quotes


"Storytelling bridges the generational gaps in ideology." - Elise M. Boulding

"The world of fantasy fills the gaps in people's knowledge." - Fred Vargas

"Build gaps in your life. Pauses. Proper pauses." - Thom Yorke

"Innovation: Imagine the future and fill in the gaps." - Brian Halligan

"we lived in the gaps between the stories" - Margaret Atwood

"We have gaps that are rooted in systemic racism." - Hillary Clinton

"By and by... there are more and more gaps of silence. Through those gaps, windows will open to the divine." - Rajneesh

"By and by... there are more and more gaps of silence. Through those gaps, windows will open to the divine." - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

"The gaps in power, the gaps in wealth, the gaps in ideology which hold the nations apart also make up the abyss into which mankind can fall to annihilation." - Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth

"The idea that God resides in the unknown is what philosophers call the God of the gaps. And we have this thing called science, which marches on and makes discoveries in those gaps, ultimately closing gaps." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"The Patriot Act closed dangerous gaps in America's law enforcement and intelligence capabilities, gaps that terrorists exploited when they attacked us." - George W Bush

"Usually, you do a shakeup because you know that you have a problem or you gaps and you're going to fill those gaps." - Amy Walter

"There are no unnatural or supernatural phenomenon, only very large gaps in our knowledge of what is natural... we should strive to fill those gaps of ignorance." - Edgar Mitchell

"Rhyme and meter force gaps in meaning so the muse can enter." - Mason Cooley

"The trick is to find happiness in the brief gaps between disasters." - Christopher Paolini

"As your reputation gets bigger, the gaps and chances to go through them get smaller." - William Aitken

"The mind revels in conjecture. Where information is lacking, it will gladly fill in the gaps." - James Geary

"Sometimes the silences, the gaps, tell us more than anything else." - Peter Ackroyd

"The power of storytelling is exactly this: to bridge the gaps where everything else has crumbled." - Paulo Coelho

"For a novelist, the gaps in a story are as intriguing as material that still exists." - Sara Sheridan

"It's the real world, full of gaps and inconsistencies and anticlimaxes." - Haruki Murakami

"The future is inevitable and precise, but it may not occur. God lurks in the gaps." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Where God tears great gaps we should not try to fill them with human words." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"The world is richer than ever, and the gaps between rich and poor are wider." - Anna Lindh

"The gaps between the forms worry me. I can never get these spaces right..." - Paula Rego

"The Indians are finding the gaps like a pin in a haystack." - Navjot Singh Sidhu

"Schooling after the second grade plays only a minor role in creating or reducing gaps." - James Heckman

"God fills the gaps of human need, Each crisis brings its word and deed." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"It is very good to bridge the gaps between Indian and international cinema." - Anurag Kashyap

"Today secular philosophers call that kind of divine invocation God of the gaps-which comes in handy, because there has never been a shortage of gaps in people's knowledge." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Congress has become so dysfunctional that more and more of a burden is placed on the agencies to fill in the gaps. And the gaps get bigger and bigger because they're not constantly refreshed and tweaked." - Barack Obama

"Gaps don't/just happen./There is a/generative element/inside them,/a welling motion/ as when cold/waters shoulder/up through/warmer oceans./And where gaps/choose to widen,/coordinates warp,/even in places/constant since/the oldest maps." - Kay Ryan

"Alcohol doesn't console, it doesn't fill up anyone's psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God." - Marguerite Duras

"My mind no longer has romantic abysses, but has become shallow, with many little gaps and cracks." - Mason Cooley

"Kindness is a steeling feeling that has a power of filling the gaps in relationships by stealing hearts." - Anuj

"Misfoutune always comes to those who wait. The trick is to find happiness in the breif gaps between distaters." - Christopher Paolini

"Either God is in the whole of nature, with no gaps, or He's not there at all." - L. A. Coulson

"Art is a way of freezing time, or extending time. ... It's another way to bridge the gaps between us." - Sarah Ruhl

"Part of a soldier's duty is to fill must be willing to be nothing, as something." - Amy Carmichael

"Archives exist because there's something that can't necessarily be articulated. Something is said in the gaps between all the information." - Taryn Simon

"Why can't you understand? The stars fall down now and then. The gaps have to be filled." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"Much arrogance is necessary equipment for an artist, I think. Not sufficient, but necessary. It carries one across the gaps." - Ursula K Le Guin

"We still have gaps that are rooted in gender inequality. Certainly we have discrimination against the LGBT community." - Hillary Clinton

"I am always excited for gaps of time where I can actually hang out with my friends." - Girl Talk

"I know that gaps can be closed. And they can be closed substantially, more than I think we believe." - Barack Obama

"I think I've finally learned to stop worrying about how big the gaps are between my novels' publication." - Justine Larbalestier

"The more I learn about stuff the more conscious I become of grave gaps in my knowledge." - John Darnielle

"Conversation is imperative if gaps are to be filled, and old age, it is the last gap but one." - Patrick White

"It's a particular skill, I think , doing backing vocals. You're blending the vocals between the gaps, between the music." - Lisa Hannigan

"Actually when we stopped New Order I was busier than ever. The only gaps have been while we've been writing." - Peter Hook

"The gaps are the thing. The gaps are the spirit's one home, the altitudes and latitudes so dazzlingly spare and clean that the spirit can discover itself like a once-blind man unbound. The gaps are the clefts in the rock where you cower to see the back parts of God; they are fissures between mountains and cells the wind lances through, the icy narrowing fiords splitting the cliffs of mystery. Go up into the gaps. If you can find them; they shift and vanish too. Stalk the gaps. Squeak into a gap in the soil, turn, and unlock-more than a maple-universe." - Annie Dillard

"For me, it is about using everything that is there and using the gaps in the record, figuring out why the gaps might be there. And then when you move on to the level of what historians said, laying the interpretations side by side. You also have to look back at the documents and make your own judgments. What the record says and what people say about it. A novelist can fill the gaps in a way that a biographer cannot." - Hilary Mantel

"New ideas are difficult just because they are new. Repetition has somehow plastered over the gaps and inconsistencies in the old ones, and the new cannot penetrate." - Joan Robinson

"Creativity in all forms of life, from arts to business to domestic situations, depends on our ability to recognize and explore gaps" - Itay Talgam

"The historian has before him a jigsaw puzzle from which many pieces have disappeared. These gaps can be filled only by his imagination." - Gaetano Salvemini

"With his nightcaps and the tatters of his dressing-gown he patches up the gaps in the structure of the universe." - Heinrich Heine

"The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps... so that something that is not in the poem can creep, crawl, flash or thunder in." - Dylan Thomas

"Since the beginning of time, spirituality and religion have been called to fill in the gaps that science did not understand." - Dan Brown

"Spare minutes are the Gold-dust of time; the portions of life most fruitful in good and evil; the gaps through which temptations enter." - Anonymous

"I always say that photography's closest cousin is poetry because of the way it sparks your imagination and leaves gaps for the viewer to fill in." - Alec Soth

"And, even if Affirmative Action survives, it is also clear that these policies are not themselves sufficient to close the educational and employment gaps that plague U.S. minorities." - Harry J. Holzer

"We are all born with a grab bag of gifts and gaps. Identify your true talents, then find out how to use them to make money." - Bill O'Reilly

"Creativity is the process of sensing problems or gaps in information, then identifying the difficulties and seeking solutions through trial and error or through forming hypotheses." - Ellis Paul Torrance

"I don't really look at myself as a power hitter. I look at myself as someone who drives the ball to the gaps, hits line drives." - Andrew McCutchen

"I've never really considered myself a home run hitter. Mostly I'm a guy who hits into the gaps for a lot of doubles." - Mike Lowell

"Reality also is that there are a lot of gaps, there are a lot of business in between the iconic things." - Adam Shankman

"If we don't rebuild that connection with people we will really find even bigger gaps, because our gap on inequality is not just economic." - Hillary Clinton

"A risk model brings to light calculations, thresholds, assumptions, exceptions, etc. Risk model gaps result in wasted resources, control weaknesses and security findings." - Gideon Rasmussen

"The historian does simply not come in to replenish the gaps of memory. He constantly challenges even those memories that have survived intact." - Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi

"Some people feel like they don't deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past." - Jon Krakauer

"Cost is the spectre haunting health reform. For many decades, the great flaw in the American health-care system was its unconscionable gaps in coverage." - Atul Gawande

"CRATEL is a center with a two-fold mission - to explore technology as an expressive element and to use technology to bridge gaps between diverse groups of people." - John Harrison

"My view is that science only has something to say about a very particular notion of God, which goes by the name of 'god of the gaps'." - Brian Greene

"Technology advances at exponential rates, and human institutions and societies do not. They adapt at much slower rates. Those gaps get wider and wider." - Mitch Kapor

"So geographers, in Africa maps, With savage pictures fill their gaps, And o'er uninhabitable downs Place elephants for want of towns" - Jonathan Swift

"While closing our innovation gaps won't solve all our problems, we have some very real opportunities to improve the quality of care that's delivered to millions of Americans." - Kathleen Sebelius

"I came from God, and I'm going back to God, and I won't have any gaps of death in the middle of my life." - George Macdonald

"Practicing discipline involves continually working to find space in our patterns, to find the gaps in the images we hold about ourselves. It also means finding the gaps in our ideas about others, releasing images that we hold about a manager, a coworker, a friend, or a partner." - Tsoknyi Rinpoche

"The novelistic attribute of my work is very much like the Russian way of creating novels. Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky - their work has so many gaps. But for the reader, you cannot erase those gaps because they are important. They contextualize the whole struggle. My cinema is like that." - Lav Diaz

"There's a gap between what I want to do, what I do on camera, and what gets edited. Right? So the goal is to try and close the gaps. What's the biggest compliment is if I read a review and it's exactly what I wrote down in my diary before ever filming it. That's really cool. That's the biggest signifier of closing the gaps." - Matthew Mcconaughey

"The generation gaps are becoming more and more extreme. It used to be a generation gap would be 20-plus years. Now, because technology and specifically communication technology is changing so rapidly, you have generation gaps that are like five years, ten years." - Chad Kultgen

"It's not just the emotional, intellectual, and physical gaps between you and money. The real gap is always between what you think you want and what you actually want, deep down." - Stuart Wilde

"In considering God's power, we must not look for a God of the Gaps, a god who is called in for those phenomena for which there is yet no scientific explanation." - Nevill Francis Mott

"The scientific approach to the phenomenon of human nature enables us to be ignorant without bieng frightened, and without, therefore, having to invent all sorts of wierd theories to explain away our gaps in knowledge." - Donald Woods Winnicott

"I believe in the power of journalism. To make informed decisions, you have to have an understanding of the dynamics of a situation. And journalism does bridge gaps and creates dialogue." - Brad Pitt

"It often seems that the poet's derisive comment is not unjustified when he says of the philosopher: "With his nightcaps and the tatters of his dressing-gown he patches the gaps in the structure of the universe." - Sigmund Freud

"Hell is out of fashion -institutional hells at any rate. The populated infernos of the 20th century are more private affairs, the gaps between the bars are the sutures of one's own skull. . ." - J G Ballard

"Of course smartphones are brilliant inventions, but the nefarious thing about Twitter and other social media is that it starts to fill all the gaps in your day. I quickly become an addict." - Nick Offerman

"The thing I learned was the lack of coordination in research projects in the world and therefore you will have gaps in what we could possibly learn from these research projects." - Leanne Pooley

"I"ve watched Jurassic Park twice in my life - once when I was six and the second time a couple of weeks ago. It inspired me to think about how gaps in time change our way of perceiving." - Nicolas Jaar

"We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories." - Margaret Atwood

"At certain periods of life, we live years of emotion in a few weeks, and look back on those times as on great gaps between the old life and the new." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"When I listen to the public debates about climate change, I am impressed by the enormous gaps in our knowledge, the sparseness of our observations and the superficiality of our theories." - Freeman Dyson

"The reality is you don't get stand offs who are expert kickers as well as top drawer runners. The trick is to find a balance but Phil is putting a lot of guys into gaps." - Frank Hadden

"Call on your Lord when your heart is brittle, that is a time when it's in pieces and the Light of Allah can fill the gaps. That is why All?h is with the broken hearted." - Hamza Yusuf

"I wish to fill in the gaps which have so far always remained unanswered in the souls of men as burning questions, and which never leave any serious thinker in peace, if he honestly seeks the Truth." - Abd-ru-shin

"Science knows it doesn't know everything; otherwise, it'd stop. But just because science doesn't know everything doesn't mean you can fill in the gaps with whatever fairy tale most appeals to you." - Dara O Briain

"I've watched Jurassic Park twice in my life - once when I was six and the second time a couple of weeks ago. It inspired me to think about how gaps in time change our way of perceiving." - Nicolas Jaar

"It's true: lives do drift apart for no obvious reason. We're all busy people,we can't spend our time simply trying to stay in touch. The test of a friendship is if it can weather these inevitable gaps." - William Boyd

"My ties and ballasts leave me - I travel - I sail - My elbows rest in the sea-gaps. I skirt the sierras. My palms cover continents - I am afoot with my vision." - Walt Whitman

"It's a small town; everybody eats in the same cafe; everybody gets their hair cut in the same barber shop. That kind of community building, I think, begins to bridge those gaps." - Joe Thompson

"Call on your Lord when your heart is brittle, that is a time when it's in pieces and the Light of Allah can fill the gaps. That is why Allah is with the broken hearted." - Hamza Yusuf

"You never know how your skills are going to play out at the next level. But I knew I had a lot of doubles and I was capable of driving the ball into gaps." - Garrett Atkins

"To argue that the gaps in knowledge which confront the seeker must be filled, not by patient inquiry, but by intuition or revelation, is simply to give ignorance a gratuitous and preposterous dignity." - H L Mencken

"Java is like a variant of the game of Tetris in which none of the pieces can fill gaps created by the other pieces, so all you can do is pile them up endlessly." - Steve Yegge

"I'm not trying to give any definite answer. What I'm trying to prove is that we have enough gaps, enough discrepancies, enough simple falsifications to conclude that probably this history was an invention of a later time." - Garry Kasparov

"Call on your Lord when your heart is brittle, that is a time when it's in pieces and the Light of Allah can fill the gaps. That is why All&257;h is with the broken hearted." - Hamza Yusuf

"Rarely does a candidate think ahead and take the time to understand what the hiring company's priorities are, and then carefully presents himself as a 'solution' to the company's existing gaps/needs." - Azran Osman Rani

"I spent the first years working in Jordan trying to learn as much as I could about what was taking place in the country, about where there were gaps in the development process that needed attention." - Queen Noor of Jordan

"Gaps can be very emotional. I mean, that's in my drumming. When I drum, you know, I don't need to drum all over the track. I play with the singer and I can back off." - Ringo Starr

"Hell is out of fashion -institutional hells at any rate. The populated infernos of the 20th century are more private affairs, the gaps between the bars are the sutures of one's own skull..." - J G Ballard

"Music should always be a means of bridging gaps and uniting people. The beauty of music is that it can - and should - gather a wide variety of concepts in a way that's universal." - Gloria Estefan

"It often seems that the poet's derisive comment is not unjustified when he says of the philosopher: With his nightcaps and the tatters of his dressing-gown he patches the gaps in the structure of the universe." - Sigmund Freud

"Something there is that doesn't love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast." - Robert Frost

"We don't need fossils - the case for evolution is watertight without them; so it is paradoxical to use gaps in the fossil record as though they were evidence against evolution" - Richard Dawkins

"Maybe every couple lived in the gaps between conversations, unable to say the important things for fear they had already been said, or couldn't be said; maybe every relationship started over every time two people came together." - Jess Walter

"A library is an ever-growing entity; it multiples seemingly unaided, it reproduces itself by purchase, theft, borrowings, gifts, by suggesting gaps through association, by demanding completion of sorts." - Alberto Manguel

"I try to keep performing as much as possible - I just like to. I used to take huge gaps off between gigs, now I just like to do stand-up gigs as much as I can." - Eddie Izzard

"In the end we had the pieces of the puzzle, but no matter how we put them together, gaps remained, oddly shaped emptinesses mapped by what surrounded them, like countries we couldn't name." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"My left brain is doing the best job it can with the information it has to work with. I need to remember, however, that there are enormous gaps between what I know and what I think I know." - Jill Bolte Taylor

"It was an overcast late November morning, the grass splintered by hoarfrost, and winter grinning through the gaps in the clouds like a bad clown peering through the curtains before the show begins." - John Connolly

"Sometimes legends find themselves remembered more for what they have not done than for their accomplishments. But those resume gaps can also help drive them to achieve even greater things in new arenas." - Don Yaeger

"In my case, the long gaps between my books have got quite a lot to do with lack of confidence. A lot of the time when I'm not writing I start thinking I can't do it." - Wendy Cope

"Bigger spreads mean bigger gaps between what buyers pay and sellers receive. For example, a spread of 10 cents a share means that the buyer pays $100 more for 1,000 shares than the seller receives." - Alex Berenson

"Time perception is very much about how you sequence your activities, how many activities you layer overtop of others, and the types of gaps, if any, you leave in between activities." - Douglas Coupland

"I'm fighting to make childcare more affordable for working parents so they can continue working and advancing their careers, closing wage gaps that for too long have held women back from the fair economic opportunities they need." - Kirsten Gillibrand

"Beyond highways and roads, we need more money for mass transit, intercity passenger rail and freight rail. We have a long way to go to bridge the funding gaps." - Bill Lipinski

"I am constantly hustling and finding new things. You try to manage so you don't look back and see huge gaps of time that you missed with your family." - James Marsden

"My government is going to deal with all forms of corruption. White-collar corruption will be high on the list and we are going to plug all gaps that are being used by corrupt leaders (and) business people." - Jakaya Kikwete

"I believe it is essential that we close the security gaps that put our nation at risk, and I will continue to fight for the funding that will secure high-risk targets, such as our ports and borders." - Mark Pryor

"Some liberals think that describing any role that education gaps play in creating income inequality is some sort of sellout - that, in essence, you're telling the middle class, 'Tough luck; you should have stayed in college.'" - Timothy Noah

"I came to accept during my freshman year that many of the gaps in my knowledge and understanding were simply limits of class and cultural background, not lack of aptitude or application as I'd feared." - Sonia Sotomayor

"Humans make errors. We make errors of fact and errors of judgment. We have blind spots in our field of vision and gaps in our stream of attention. Sometimes we can't even answer the simplest questions." - Gary Wolf

"Invest in a couple of really good things - a great, classic coat; a good pair of shoes; and a timeless bag - then fill in the gaps with lower-priced pieces." - Nina Garcia

"Then there are the people who know me from the lectures. What I am really trying to do, what I need to accomplish at this time, is to fill in the gaps." - Suzanne Somers

"Well, for me, really, I think it was I wanted to try and clear up some of the misperceptions that were out there and fill in some of the historical gaps." - Monica Lewinsky

"I'm kind of a builder of institutions. I think I've got some ability to look at what's out here, look at a playing field, and identify gaps and niches." - David Brock

"The lamp you lighted in the olden time Will show you my heart's-blood beating through the rhyme: A poet's journal, writ in fire and tears... Then slow deliverance, with the gaps of years..." - Bayard Taylor

"Those opportunity gaps begin early, often at birth. And they compound over time, becoming harder and harder to bridge, making too many young men and women feel like, no matter how hard they try, they may never achieve their dreams." - Barack Obama

"Coming to the civil rights movement in the twentieth century, we begin to have this idea that's still with us today, which is that the main purpose of public education is closing achievement gaps." - Dana Goldstein

"Scientists rightly resist invoking the supernatural in scientific explanations for fear of committing a god-of-the-gaps fallacy (the fallacy of using God as a stop-gap for ignorance). Yet without some restriction on the use of chance, scientists are in danger of committing a logically equivalent fallacy-one we may call the "chance-of-the-gaps fallacy." Chance, like God, can become a stop-gap for ignorance." - William A Dembski

"So what will define greatness for your generation? I believe it is to use the knowledge that you have earned here to find ways, not only to connect to computers, but to connect to people; not only to bridge gaps in science, but to bridge gaps between cultures; not only to use numbers and formulas to create, but to use words to lead, and in the process, to close that canyon between ignorance and understanding." - Carly Fiorina

"I am somewhat uncertain whether there is a definite factual question as to whether natural language handles truth-value gaps ... Nor am I even quite sure that there is a definite question of fact as to whether natural language should be evaluated by the minimal fixed point or another, given the choice of a scheme for handling gaps. We are not at the moment searching for the correct scheme." - Saul Kripke

"Theoretically, you can make, obviously, a powerful argument that centuries of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination are the primary cause for all those gaps. That those were wrongs done to the black community as a whole, and black families specifically, and that in order to close that gap, a society has a moral obligation to make a large, aggressive investment, even if it's not in the form of individual reparations checks, but in the form of a Marshall Plan, in order to close those gaps. It is easy to make that theoretical argument." - Barack Obama

"In evolution, as in all areas of science, our knowledge is incomplete. But the entire success of the scientific enterprise has depended on an insistence that these gaps be filled by natural explanations, logically derived from confirmable evidence. Because "intelligent design" theories are based on supernatural explanations, they can have nothing to do with science." - Bruce Alberts

"Real music will make you more and more refined. It will become more and more silent. In fact, real music will help you to listen to silence, where all notes disappear, where only gaps remain. One note comes, disappears, and another has not come, and there is a gap. In that gap meditation flows in you." - Rajneesh

"Many people believe in eliminating gaps and eliminating poverty. They don't realize that in some sense those two things are antithetical. If you were to double everyone's income, or if everyone's income were doubled naturally over the course of time, then you would reduce poverty significantly but you would have also increased the gap." - Thomas Sowell

"I am interested in the gaps between one piece of sidewalk and the next. I am interested in the things for which we dont always have a name, and the things that are not easy to articulate - the difference between what we think and how we feel." - Amy Bloom

"At the outset, it is only liking, not understanding, that matters. Gaps in understanding ... are not only important, they are perhaps even welcome, like clearings in the woods, the better to allow the heart's rays to stream out without obstacle. The unlit shadows should remain obscure, which is the very condition of enchantment." - Andre Breton

"... if we take the universe of 'fitting,' countless coats 'fit' backs, and countless boots 'fit' feet, on which they are not practically fitted; countless stones 'fit' gaps in walls into which no one seeks to fit them actually. In the same way countless opinions 'fit' realities, and countless truths are valid, tho no thinker ever thinks them." - William James



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