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Edward Forbes Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edward Forbes

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The corals do not look much worn, but still appear to have been dead.
There are some delicate shells of molluscs from depths beyond 500 fathoms,
where they were certainly living.
- Edward Forbes

I have in hands, now, specimens of bottom from t he Gulf Stream,
obtained by Lieutenant Craven, and I can say that they
are among the most interesting that I have ever seen.
- Edward Forbes

The naturalists of our own time hold equal faith in the wonders of the sea,
but seek therein rather for the links of nature's chain
than for apparent exceptions.
- Edward Forbes

Zero of Animal Life probably about 300 fathoms.
- Edward Forbes

 

Moreover, all our knowledge of organic remains teaches us,
that species have a definite existence,
and a centralization in geological time as well as in geographical space,
and that no species is repeated in time.
- Edward Forbes

As we descend deeper and deeper in this region its
inhabitants become more and more modified,
and fewer and fewer, indicating our approach towards
an abyss where life is either extinguished ,
or exhibits but a few sparks to mark its lingering presence.
- Edward Forbes

Australians were unique due to our corals,
our apples, our gum trees and our kangaroos.
- Harold Edward Holt

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Australians are pretty blunt and we say things how they really are.
- Charlie Bell

That was the big effect Lord of the Rings had on me.
It was discovering New Zealand.
And even more precious were the people-
not at all like the Australians.
- Ian Mckellen

I think Australians like a bit of vulgarity.
- Julian Clary

For us Australians, Singapore also represents sacred soil.
Almost 2000 Australians died here in the defense of
your island country and our neighborhood.
- Michael Jeffery

This game is something Australians really look forward to.
- Matthew Hayden

I think probably Australians have just a little more taste than most people.
- Neil Diamond

Advances in science and medical research and public
health policies have meant that life expectancy for
Australians is one of the highest in the world.
- Julie Bishop

It only takes a room of Americans for the English and
Australians to realise how much we have in common.
- Stephen Fry

Australians are geniuses with a good sense of humour.
- Fred Schneider

I think Australians do well here because we feel a bit naughty,
like we're in America and if they only knew how much fun we were having,
we'd all get thrown out, you know.
- Melissa George

We moved, and there was a golden era in the '40s when
we were so conscious of who we were as Australians.
- Graeme Murphy

At the last census it indicated that about 22 per cent
of Australians were born overseas.
- Julie Bishop

On average, Australians watch more than three hours of television a day,
compared with 12 minutes a day spent by the average
couple talking to each other.
- Hugh Mackay

Australians are a fantastic bunch of people but the
attention can be overwhelming for someone like me.
- Cathy Freeman

Certainly the Australians were buried in Korea.
But I think that from Vietnam on, all the killed were
brought home to America or to Australia,
in our case.
- Peter Scott

Sorry Day falls on the eve of Reconciliation Week,
giving us the chance to ask whether we are making progress
in the wider challenge of reconciling Indigenous and other Australians.
- Malcolm Fraser

Compared to the United States and certainly a lot of
other countries around the world...
per year, Australians do see more films.
- David Pratt

Australians don't have a preconceived notion of what things have to be...
we can go on a fantastic journey.
- Yahoo Serious

On average, the Chinese, Koreans, and Japanese are
more similar to each other and are different from Australians,
Israelis and the Swedes, who in turn are similar to
each other and are different from Nigerians,
Kenyans, and Jamaicans.
- J. Philippe Rushton

I'm in total sympathy with Dick Smith's sentiments;
I only wish there were grounds for saying we Australians
would never tolerate such appalling treatment of refugees
being carried out in our name.
- Hugh Mackay

On the same line of reasoning, if Australians were to be Australians,
or rather if Australians were as separate from any
other nation as Australia from any other land,
there would be no jealousy between them on England's account.
- Henry Lawson

Most Australians live in the cities on the east coast,
where contact between black and white occurred as much
as 200 years earlier than on the west coast -
and where 95 percent of Australians are able to live
95 percent of their lives without ever seeing an Aboriginal face.
- Phillip Noyce

And I liked pluralist Australia.
I got a taste for pluralist Australia.
I like, I like Australians and I can't believe that
they're going to go to hell because they tell a good dirty joke,
you know.
- Thomas Keneally

There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans,
love and desire freedom.
However, if freedom doesn't mean the right to complete self-determination,
unfettered by interests other than one's own,
then that freedom is less than worthless -
it's oppression.
- Amir Butler

If politicians continue to promote separatism in Australia,
they should not continue to hold their seats in this parliament.
They are not truly representing all Australians,
and I call on the people to throw them out.
- Pauline Hanson

Is it possible that literacy standards are falling
because young Australians are growing up in a culture
in which they can be entertained and informed,
and in which they can communicate effectively,
without having to master any but the most rudimentary literacy skills?
- Hugh Mackay

Health economists have estimated that an injection
of $250 million per year in Indigenous clinical care,
and $50 million in preventative care,
is required to provide services at the same level as
for any other group with the health conditions of Indigenous Australians.
- Malcolm Fraser

So there clearly is a sense in which the Labour Party here,
certainly at State level is reaching out and connecting
with people and reflecting the aspirations and needs of,
you know the mass of ordinary Australians.
- Patricia Hewitt

When you see someone putting on his Big Boots,
you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff.
Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This day I see that pretty much all
my correspondences are love letters.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it
seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

Life is magnificent - just as it comes.
Life has no need for fancy clothes, or lipstick.
Life is no pig.
Our life is the greatest gift of all creation.
When we are unhappy with life -
when we are shocked by the stock market,
or dismayed by our choice of political candidates,
let us not lash out in anger.
But also, let us not try to pretty up life
with some lipstick and some party clothes.
See life clearly - no rose colored glasses -
and then CHOOSE to love life.
CHOOSE to be happy, be joyful, be grateful,
be forgiving of everyone and of every act
we believe has hurt us.
Life just "IS."
We get to CHOOSE our relationship with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
- Albert Einstein

Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty
good likelihood their case -
no matter what its merit -
will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges.
- Dennis Hastert

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
- Clarence Day

I was losing interest in politics,
when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again.
What I have done since then is pretty well known.
- Abraham Lincoln

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people's families.
The only family that ever horrifies you is your own.
- Doug Coupland

I feel pretty good.
My body actually looks like an old banana,
but it's fine.
- Mike Piazza

I get pretty much all the exercise I need walking down
airport concourses carrying bags.
- Guy Clark

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty
sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
- John Morley

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily.
They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design.
- Tim Berners-Lee

I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life,
particularly in adolescence.
- Robert Cormier

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me,
but it can keep him from lynching me,
and I think that's pretty important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
- Alan Ladd

People are pretty much alike.
It's only that our differences are more susceptible
to definition than our similarities.
- Linda Ellerbee

It happened in Miami, in Coral Gables,
a great big ol' Cuban wedding.
It was pretty intense.
- Jon Secada

It just feels like Erwin and me...
even at night I don't feel I have to look pretty in bed.
- Tina Turner

Basically, I was pretty ostracized in my hometown.
Me and a few other guys were the town freaks-
and there were many occasions when we were dodging
getting beaten up ourselves.
- Bruce Springsteen

We learned pretty early on in this band that you can't have snobbery in music.
- Mike Shinoda

Clooney is just a pretty boy, man, and that's it,
OK? I carried him on my back long enough.
I'm on my own.
- Mark Wahlberg

I knew Slash in high school, but not very well.
Just knew him as this kid that used to hang out in the hallway.
Pretty much looked then the way he does now.
- Lenny Kravitz

No, I'm happy doing this.
Five sweaters and a pair of dirty pants,
you can make pretty good money.
- McLean Stevenson

So as my kids will tell you, they had a pretty normal life.
- Dick Van Dyke

I was a pretty good imitator of Roy Acuff,
but then I found out they already had a Roy Acuff,
so I started singin' like myself.
- Hank Williams

Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving.
Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday.
- John Clayton

Immediately after the Olympics, I was pretty fatigued.
- Eric Heiden

I pretty much make time for that weekly manicure.
- Yancy Butler


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