Anomalies Quotes

Anomalies Quotes by Clayton Christensen, Steve Carell, Emily Dickinson, Ian Somerhalder, Robert Pattinson, Walter Bagehot and many others.

If the theory accurately predicts what they [scientists] see, it confirms that it’s a good theory. If they see something that the theory didn’t lead them to believe, that’s what Thomas Kuhn calls an anomaly. The anomaly requires a revised theory – and you just keep going through the cycle, making a better theory.
Sending a handwritten letter is becoming such an anomaly. It’s disappearing. My mom is the only one who still writes me letters. And there’s something visceral about opening a letter – I see her on the page. I see her in her handwriting.
Before vampires were aesthetically appealing, they were physical anomalies and ostracized outsiders whom we banished to the dark, and they didn’t have the appeal that they do now.
I don’t even know if Stephenie Meyer could tell you why she was so fixated on this very, very contained story [The Twilight] with obsessive characters. It’s just an anomaly. That’s a terrible answer. I don’t know.
Poverty is an anomaly to rich people; it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.
We must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the subtleties, which we assume only accessorize our days are in fact here for a much larger and nobler cause.В  They are here to save our lives.
Amazingly, I’ve been sort of an anomaly in the music industry. I feel like I’ve been able to exist as kind of a throwback artist.
The inner climate stamps each individual with its character. Every life-form has its own individual anomaly point of health, which makes the orderly reproduction of the species possible. This also explains why the world of parasites increases with fever.
One thing is certain, that when you die and are resurrected you belong to the earth and whatever is of the earth is yours inalienably. You become an anomaly of nature, a being without shadow; you will never die again but only pass away like the phenomena about you.
Auditioning for television shows – to find a guy who has a lot of experience as a laborer is a bit of an anomaly. We do exist. I know several other actors who have made their living, instead of a waitress job, framing houses or blacktopping roads.
Though infested with many bewildering anomalies, photographs are considered our best arbiters between our visual perceptions and the memory of them. It is not only their apparentobjectivity‘ that grants photographs their high status in this regard, but our belief that in them, fugitive sensation has been laid to rest.
Writing is, in the end, that oddest of anomalies: an intimate letter to a stranger.
How to achieve such anomalies, such alterations and re-fashionings of reality so what comes out of it are lies, if you like, but lies that are more than literal truth.
An unchurched christian is a grotesque anomaly. The New Testament knows nothing of such a person. For the church lies at the very center of the eternal purpose of God. It is not a divine afterthought. It is not an accident of history. On the contrary, the church is God’s new community.
. . . We love fog because it shifts old anomalies into the elements surrounding them. It gives relief from a way of seeing
When circumstances defy order, order should bend or break: anomalies and uncertainties give validity to architecture.
Anger and depression are not diseases or dysfunctions or anomalies; they are perfectly rational responses to the myriad avoidable disappointments that begin in a thoroughly irrational hope.
And that singular anomaly, the lady novelist–
I don’t think she’d be missed–I’m sure she’d not be
And knowing what happens on average is a good place to start. By so doing, we insulate ourselves from the tendency to build our thinking – our daily decisions, our laws, our governance – on exceptions and anomalies rather than on reality
The curious company studies the anomalies or the unexpected findings. The company that isn’t curious ignores them or punishes people who don’t do exactly what they set out to do.
Walter Beasley is an anomaly: a successful performing musician who possesses the rare skill of understanding the musical process beyond the intuitive. This special ability enables Walter to communicate with aspiring musicians in a way that removes the sense of mystery that sometimes enshrouds our profession.
It is a strange anomaly that men could be careful to insure their houses, their ships, their merchandise, and yet neglect to insure their lives – surely the most important of all to their families, and more subject to loss.
Ah, woman. She is an enigma. An anomaly of perfection & irony. She can lure angels into her arms & give birth to a nation of ideologies.
As the existence of a corps of professors of mathematics is peculiar to our navy, as well as an apparent, perhaps a real, anomaly, some account of it may be of interest.
Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link into the great chain of order.
Our most exciting discoveries come from studying anomalies. The once-in-1000 occurrence is worth getting detail on.
Lenin in a top hat and frock coat would be a far greater anomaly than the Grand Lama of Thibet or a Zulu chief in that costume.
So I was beginning my new life as a anomaly, which figured about as much as it sucked.
A fearful instance of the ill consequences attending upon irascibility – alive, with the qualifications of the dead – dead, with the propensities of the living – an anomaly on the face of the earth – being very calm, yet breathless.
Early Chinese thinkers had taken variety at face value. They had favored diversification and collected anomalies instead of trying to explain them away.
Anomaly is when you don’t fit the expected norm. Like “wait what is this?! It doesn’t belong here.” Its what the system never planned for but now has to adapt to. Its Neo in The Matrix.
The anomaly is that, as a publishing venture, comics are not doing very well. As a venture that supplies other media, they’re incredible.
As art sinks into paralysis, artists multiply. This anomaly ceases to be one if we realize that art, on its way to exhaustion, has become both impossible and easy.
I’d never been to a prom, I had never had the whole high school experience. I think I was kind of an anomaly. I don’t think they knew where to put me.
The key is to let computers do what they are good at, which is trawling these massive data sets for something that is mathematically odd. And that makes it easier for humans to do what they are good at – explaining those anomalies.
You kinda want to look for the anomalies. You don’t actually want to look for the expected behaviour.
There’s something about being in the country that makes you stick out like a sore thumb ? you’re an anomaly. But in London there’s always someone wilder and woollier.
Used to be in the old days, only the pulp writers wrote like machines. Now everybody is expected to be literary John Henrys. So in that context someone like me is an anomaly.
It is an anomaly that information, the one thing most necessary to our survival as choosers of our own way, should be a commodity subject to the same merchandising rules as chewing gum.