quote by Carl Sagan

The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance.

— Carl Sagan

Courageous Sound Bites quotations

Sound bites quote Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be

Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.

I've never related to the work geek at all-it sounds much more horrible than nerd. Like a freak biting a chicken's head off in a sideshow.

You got to get away from words if you want to understand any animal.

It thinks in pictures, it thinks in smells, it thinks in touch sensations - little sound bites like, it's a very detailed memory.

Sound bites quote Good intentions might sound nice, but it's positive actions that matter.

Good intentions might sound nice, but it's positive actions that matter.

The art world is now a slave of mass culture.

We have a sound-bite culture and so we have sound-bite art. You look at it, you get it - it's as immediate and as superficial as that.

What is Africa, anyway? Even I don't know what Africa is, entirely.

But I know that it's not some of these simplified sound bites you hear in America.

We live in an age where people are like, "I'd love to catch up.

Maybe text me later? But don't call because I don't really listen to my messages. But if you text me..." We've displaced interaction into sound bites and untethered phrases and sentences that come up on the phone as Twitter feed.

Sound bites quote Laughter is the sound of the soul dancing. My soul probably looks like Fred Asta

Laughter is the sound of the soul dancing. My soul probably looks like Fred Astaire.

Today enormous effort goes into convincing the American public that we're just consumers of media manipulation and sound-bites and spin doctors. That we care only about ourselves, money, and stuff. That acting out of passion and conviction doesn't make a difference. But all history shows that it does.

Today enormous effort goes into convincing the American public that we're just consumers of media manipulation and sound-bites and spin doctors. That we care only about ourselves, money, and stuff. That acting out of passion and conviction doesn't make a difference. But all history shows that it does.

You don't send people to prison on the basis of what other people imagine, or on the basis of media sound bites like 'shooting an unarmed child,' when that 'child' was beating him bloody.

Sound bites quote You can handle almost anything if you simply take one bite at a time.

You can handle almost anything if you simply take one bite at a time.

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Donald Trump has been about we, the people.

I just wanted to counter that sound bite because that's part of the problem, bad sound bites. He's been about we the people. If he were just about Donald Trump, you wouldn't have had 14 million people voting for him.

I think I'm able to reach a lot of folks, despite the fact that the conventional news media sometimes says, "You know, this speech is too long," or "It's too complicated," or "He needs to have better sound bites," or what have you.

Courtney Love is a loose cannon. She says what she thinks. She's wild on the red carpet. You get the best sound bites from Courtney Love.

Sound bites quote Thunder is the sound of hoofbeats in heaven.

Thunder is the sound of hoofbeats in heaven.

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It's time that we move from good words to good works, from sound bites to sound solutions.

Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance.

Good-by is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties past to the future.

I am not a sound bite person. I prefer to run at the mouth.

When I'm on TV, I'm often talking to a conservative host.

I may have another conservative arguing with me. You've got very limited time, and you're using 'sound-bite' type language.

I find it quite hard to sum up my relationship in a sound bite.

I feel that it trivializes it for other people's pleasure. It's an adventure.

A lot of the stuff I've accumulated over the last few years of touring I thought was really interesting. Like sounds, sound bites, and beats even, but they weren't good dance beats they weren't ones anyone would want to rap over or anything.

I know that campaigns can seem small, and even silly.

Trivial things become big distractions. Serious issues become sound bites. And the truth gets buried under an avalanche of money and advertising. If you're sick of hearing me approve this message, believe me - so am I.

I personally really love food. But I even annoy myself when I say something like "Oh, I like burgers," because I sound like one of those girls. The ones who say, "I love pizza!" Bullsh*t. You don't love pizza, you love a bite of pizza

I love sitting down and having actual conversations.

But I don't do that sound-bite, be-candidly-funny thing.

As the heated debate continues, it will be important that nonproliferation experts play a critical role in the discourse. Science-based statements, not snarky sound bites, should be the weapons of choice.

A lot of the stuff I've accumulated over the last few years of touring I thought was really interesting. Like sounds, sound bites, and beats even, but they weren't good dance beats they weren't ones anyone would want to rap over or anything.

Broadcasters or politicians or writers who think that they are respecting Struggle Street, the battlers, by dumbing things down into one-line sound bites are not respecting them, they are treating them with contempt. It's our job above all in politics to tackle the big issues and to explain them.

The reduction of political discourse to sound bites is one of the worst things that's happened in American political life.

The media works in sound bites. They can make you look like a genius or stupid.

If Americans want to see results instead of rhetoric, if taxpayers would like solutions instead of sound bites, and hard work instead of horse trading, I suggest you take a short look, and it won't take much longer, at the accomplishments of this Congress.

It's a sound bite. It's very of this age, because that's what people want.

In this age of micro-blogging and two second sound bites, almost no one has the attention span, or time, to read more than a few sentences.

Life is much more complex than the black-and-white sound bites that you get on television. There are nuances and shades of gray.

A sound-bite culture can't discuss science very well.

Exactly what we're losing when we reduce biodiversity, the causes and consequences of global warming-these traumas can't be adequately summarized in an evening news wrap-up.

Looking back, I still can't believe how unprofessional the news media was.

So much spin, so few hard facts. All those digestible sound bites from an army of 'experts' all contradicting one another, all trying to seem more 'shocking' and 'in-depth' than the last one. It was all so confusing, nobody seemed to know what to do.

Those of us with a microphone who are blessed with the gift of being in the public eye have a special opportunity to give voice to all those groups whose activism is sometimes ignored or put on the back pages with the the dumbing down of television and the tabloidization of journalism. As Ralph Nader called it, "sound barks," not even sound bites.

In a world where people are hungry for quick fixes and sound bites, for instant gratification, there is not patience for the long. Slow rebuilding process: implementing after school programs, hiring more community workers to act as mentors, adding more job training programs in marginalized areas

I'd like to find someone to procreate with - as sexy as that sounds.

If you're out and about and fit the description, come up and say hi. I won't bite. Well, maybe a little, if you're lucky.

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