Phenomenon Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Phenomenon Quotes from famous persons: Sourav Ganguly, Oliver Luck, Jay S. Walker, Theodore Isaac Rubin, Matthew Desmond. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Phenomenon Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

I think nobody has the right to talk about Sachin Tendu

I think nobody has the right to talk about Sachin Tendulkar’s game. It’s just a phenomenon.
Have you ever heard of the book ‘Freakonomics?’ So there’s these two economics professors, and they’re really interesting guys, and they wrote these books. And it’s really all about sort of false thinking. They try to go in and look at a number of different phenomenon.
For most of human history, there was a ruling class and then there was everybody else. If you were part of everybody else, it wasn’t your job to imagine a different future, different ways of doing things. So, imagination is a fairly modern phenomenon.
Jay S. Walker
Feeling angry is a universal human phenomenon. It is as basic as feeling hungry, lonely, loving, or tired. The capacity to feel angry and to respond in some way to that feeling is in us from birth.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
I wanted to write a book about poverty that wasn’t only about the poor. I was looking for some sort of narrative device, a phenomenon that would allow me to draw in a lot of different players. I was like, ‘Shoot, eviction does that.’
We all go through phases; in one such phase, I was interested to know about the psychic phenomenon.
It is a truly powerful phenomenon when a brand makes a stand for what it believes in.
Death, the real simile for disease – for when we are ill, do we not always feel like we are dying, even if it’s only a little? – remains, despite our secularism, the most metaphoricised phenomenon of all.
There’s no one in the world close to Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is a phenomenon. He’s brilliant. Just because his physique belies that, don’t underestimate him.
I think movies do play a valuable role in turning people on to the act of reading. I think that phenomenon just creates readers. At first they’re going to love ‘Harry Potter,’ or they may love ‘The Hunger Games,’ but after that, they’re going to love the act of reading and wonder, ‘What else can I read?’
Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven‘t seen. So it is a shocking experience to them that he came in to office.
‘The Rap Year Book’ is really great. Shea Serrano wrote it, and it became this huge phenomenon where he sold out everywhere and made the bestseller list just on the strength of his fans on Twitter wanting him to succeed.
This funny little film we did called ‘Sharknado’ has caused so much buzz, I would have never imagined. It’s literally caused more buzz than anything else I’ve ever done. I had no idea that it was going to turn into this phenomenon.
Cassie Scerbo
Perhaps the single most dramatic example of this phenomenon of software eating a traditional business is the suicide of Borders and corresponding rise of Amazon.
There are people who can start having very powerful experiences without taking psychedelics. It can happen against their will. This is a universal phenomenon.
I love the fact that H&M has created a new phenomenon in fashion through the pioneering concept of collaborating with high-end designers to create one-off limited-edition capsule collections. I am thrilled that my creations for H&M will be accessible to – and hopefully enjoyed by – so many people around the world.
The Korean taco was a phenomenon… It just came out of us. We didn’t really think about it.
Every time the DSM prepares for a new edition, there are countless groups lobbying to get their particular mental illness recognized by the diagnostic manual. Surely, this is a social and cultural phenomenon.
The Beatles were a phenomenon, but they were also ordinary blokes like anyone else. I was lucky enough to see that side.
MTV was just such a big pop cultural phenomenon, and I was lucky to be part of it.
Tawny Kitaen
‘Black Panther‘ is a phenomenon – it is all right in its own thing.
The phenomenon of university creative writing programs doesn’t exist in France. The whole idea is regarded as a novelty, or an oddity.
When we started work on ‘Baahubali,’ my sheer aim was to be able to live up to the imagination that Rajamouli sir had in mind. As an actor, my intention was to bring up ‘Baahubali’ live on screen for the audiences. I never even expected in my wildest of dreams that the film would grow on to become a phenomenon of sorts.
For 8,000 years, we’ve had lyric poetry; for 400 years we’ve had the novel: theatre hands its meaning down in text. Let’s find a medium whose total, sole responsibility is the world as seen as a form of visual intelligence. Surely, surely, surely the cinema should be that phenomenon.
The development of science is basically a social phenomenon, dependent on hard work and mutual support of many scientists and on the societies in which they live.
Charles H. Townes
You’ll learn that the most worthwhile exercises are preceded by this very human phenomenon, fear. Marriage, parenthood, relationships.
The cultural value of ‘Gossip Girl’ was this interesting question. Sure, it seemed to have been a worldwide, cultural phenomenon for some time. And, yes, anywhere I go, I do get recognized. At the same time, it also lacked the kind of importance that people might anticipate.
I have said that propaganda, misinformation, and disinformation have always been part of political warfare. Social media and other new platforms have given it a new life and reach through which the fake news phenomenon can reach everywhere.
It’s a historical phenomenon that in 250 years, a nation could move from a colony into the most prosperous nation of the world and the leader of the world. It is indeed an achievement, a tribute to the talent of the American nation, the American people and an optimal political and economic system.
Vladimir Putin
The phenomenon of vampires has always appealed to me. Everyone kind of likes a vampire story because it almost could be true.
An eclipse is one phenomenon that is actually more impressive from the ground.
Menstruation is a natural phenomenon and it is neither dirty, nor a taboo.
I’ve had over a dozen models come in and pose fro me live for these new Cirque pieces. Cirque is a world-wide phenomenon and they are just incredible athletes. I’ve been to all the performances and am really fascinated by all of their productions.
Twice I had been stopped by these jobs, and I thought the role on Dark Shadows would go on for about three or four weeks. And then, the phenomenon began, the role caught on, the mail started to flood in.
Jonathan Frid
Taken as a whole, Europe‘s share of world output is projected to fall by almost a third in the next two decades. This is the competitiveness challenge – and much of our weakness in meeting it is self-inflicted. Complex rules restricting our labour markets are not some naturally occurring phenomenon.
This whole cloud phenomenon is gaining steam pretty rapidly, and it’s really become a strategic imperative for people.
For me, the level at which natural selection causes the phenomenon of adaptation is the level of the replicator – the gene.
Pop music catches on like a meme. It just takes a little bit of tinder, and it can become a phenomenon. You have to break through that wall a little bit. Why it happens, I don’t really know.
Success is a funny phenomenon, God knows how it works!
Melancholy has ceased to be an individual phenomenon, an exception. It has become the class privilege of the wage earner, a mass state of mind that finds its cause wherever life is governed by production quotas.
Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction, it is a functioning phenomenon. It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable.
When I left ‘Downton Abbey,’ it hadn’t yet taken off and become the phenomenon that it is, to this day. That all happened after I left. But, it was fabulous to be a part of it and to be a part of the cast. We had an absolute ball!
Lost‘ was a phenomenon, like Elvis.
To the stern student of affairs, Beirut is a phenomenon, beguiling perhaps, but quite, quite impossible.
Jan Morris
Death is a dying industry with an economic phenomenon.
I don’t hear women who are less privileged thinking they’re entitled to everything, whenever they want it. That’s a privilege phenomenon, but it is a phenomenon.
Sport is an international phenomenon, like science or music.
Avery Brundage
When the punk rock thing happened, I thought, ‘Right, I have one chance here to be seen as part of some wider social phenomenon.’
We are seeing at the Republican National Committee a phenomenon that is worth noting this week; maybe today, maybe tomorrow, maybe Wednesday, we will have a million first time donors since the president took office.
The Trump phenomenon shows us how much fear of Muslims there is out there and how easily it can be exploited.
Circumstance has no value. It is how one relates to a situation that has value. All true meaning resides in the personal relationship to a phenomenon… what it means to you.
Christopher McCandless
To do this movie in a watered-down fashion or have these characters be watered down wouldn’t have been near as effective. It wouldn’t have been staying true to what this ‘Watchmen‘ phenomenon is.
Men killing other men really is an extraordinary phenomenon. Why does it happen? And how long has it gone on? And have the motives changed?
John Keegan
Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.
Jacques Ellul
America’s state religion, is patriotism, a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry that ‘treason‘ is morally worse than murder or rape.
William Blum
For X-rays, the phenomenon of diffraction by crystals was a natural consequence of the idea that X-rays are waves analogous to light and differ from it only by having a smaller wavelength.
Louis de Broglie
Analyses of the movie marketplace points to an interesting phenomenon: High-profile movies are continuing to do well year-to-year in the U.S. and overseas – this past summer, for example, the top 10 movies registered at the same level as in ’04.
Peter Bart
I’ve been quite protected from the whole ‘Lost’ phenomenon because I’m not one of the core cast. So I haven’t had to do the press junkets that they have.
I keep trying to understand the phenomenon of why adults are so literal when children are so imaginative. Toys are a caricature of reality.
All share complicity in the destruction of that much under-rated phenomenon called liberty.
With the social media phenomenon, where people’s opinions inform so much of what we do with our lives, where the number of ‘likes’ decides what we should program, I cringe.
The first ‘Star Wars‘ movie had come out in 1977 and had become this huge phenomenon with all the toys and everything – it just kind of swept America. But internationally, it was also a big deal.
Without Greece, it is not possible to preserve the integrity of the European phenomenon.
Evangelos Venizelos
The lawlessness of frontier life in America has been pictured as a remarkable phenomenon. In reality, it was the natural consequence of indiscriminate mixing of volatile substances.
It does not seem, however, that organic chemists were much worried about barriers to rotation in organic molecules in general at that time because there was no technique available to demonstrate the phenomenon experimentally.
Derek Harold Richard Barton
The entire world is a witness to the phenomenon that sorrows keep away from the kindhearted and compassionate.
These megaleaks… They’re an important phenomenon, and they’re only going to increase.
I think that liberalism and the centrist governing elite of this country need to learn lessons from the Trump phenomenon. It is part of the way that the country is governed and the country is shaped that induces spasms of populism, including spasms of bigoted populism.
The phenomenon of home schooling is a wonderful example of the American can-do attitude. Growing numbers of parents have become disenchanted with government-run public schools. Many parents have simply taken matters into their own hands, literally.
Steve Forbes
We’re used to thinking of force as a stable phenomenon, but it has a cinematic variable, which is acceleration.
The concept of serendipity often crops up in research. Serendipity is the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things that were not being sought. I believe that all researchers can be serendipitous.
Akira Suzuki
It’s great to see Zizou doing so well. He was a very quiet team-mate, he didn’t speak much, but he was a phenomenon on the pitch and he was learning all the time. We didn’t know he was going to be a coach but he always had the qualities for it.
My admiration for the phenomenon of Alcoholics Anonymous is boundless.
Games have become a social phenomenon.
‘Little Night’ has layers of meaning. There’s something enchanted about night. All those heavenly bodies, shooting stars, the crescent moon, celestial phenomenon. Owls fly at night, and first kisses happen. Night is romantic. Alternately, darkness hides the worst of human behavior.
I think of Google as a set of overlapping things. It’s a consumer platform, consumer phenomenon of which search is its fundamental activity, but there are many other things you can do than search… I think of Google as an advertising company who services the broader advertising industry in the ways that you know.
In the 1990s, from the estates of Scotland came the phenomenon of Irvine Welsh. ‘Trainspotting’ demanded its place not only in the high ranks of contemporary fiction but as a describer of a Britain that literally and metaphorically was in a deep mess.
It’s a natural phenomenon that when you hit as a little kid, as a teenybopper, we’ll call it, everybody who used to like you back in that period of time grows up and they leave you back there.
Wherever there is a design that is highly successful in a broad range of similar environments, it is apt to emerge again and again, independently – the phenomenon known in biology as convergent evolution. I call these designsgood tricks.’
The tech world is not a new phenomenon; it’s a new era.
Nobody could have imagined the phenomenon that ‘Star Trek‘ became. It’s still almost impossible to imagine.
The phenomenon of Instagram poets – who are also, to be fair, Tumblr poets and Pinterest poets – has been one of the more surprising side-effects of the selfie age.
Social messaging has become the defining app of the smartphone era. Social payments has been a natural extension of this phenomenon – it’s going to be the locus of most communications activity.
A voyage to Europe in the summer of 1921 gave me the first opportunity of observing the wonderful blue opalescence of the Mediterranean Sea. It seemed not unlikely that the phenomenon owed its origin to the scattering of sunlight by the molecules of the water.
The whole hardware industry has experienced the phenomenon in which every time computers get cheaper, they appeal to a new set of users; every time they get more powerful, old customers upgrade.
It’s hard to make a cultural phenomenon every time.
The Tunisian people will not bow. We will stay united against terrorism until we wipe out this phenomenon.
Beji Caid Essebsi
Zizou is a phenomenon. It is an honour to share the same midfield as him. But he thinks the same about me.
Advertising is, actually, a simple phenomenon in terms of economics. It is merely a substitute for a personal sales force – an extension, if you will, of the merchant who cries aloud his wares.
Rosser Reeves
Centuries-old habitats such as coral gardens are destroyed in an instant by bottom trawls, pulverized by weighted nets into barren plains. And global carbon dioxide emissions from human activity affect the ocean, changing the pH balance of the waters in a phenomenon known as ocean acidification.
I think everyone is very surprised at how ‘Matrix‘ has become the pop culture phenomenon that it is.
First off, I have to mention what is undoubtedly the greatest phenomenon of the modern era: All You Can Eat Buffets.
My biggest luck was the Terry McMillan era, because what happened after the phenomenon of ‘Waiting to Exhale’ is that publishing woke up. They said, ‘Wow. Black people do read.’
Tananarive Due
The migratory phenomenon exists, and Europe will have to face it together. The only alternative is a ‘beggar-thy-neighbor’ solution, in which countries try to load the problem off on their neighbors.
Paolo Gentiloni
Liberace was one of the biggest stars in America. He was a kind of a phenomenon.
K-pop itself is not just a music genre, but a whole cultural phenomenon.
People forget that I am the granddaughter of a person named Nanabhai Bhatt, who had made more than 150 odd films. He was the person to introduce the double role phenomenon in Indian movies.
Everybody wants to be a celebrity, which is why we have this phenomenon of social media, where nobody wants to be private. We all want to be seen.
What ‘Strong Island‘ does is bring a historical perspective and help people understand that what we’re treating as a modern-day phenomenon is actually not modern. It’s actually quite old.
The idea of literalism in the Bible is a very new phenomenon. In many ways, it’s a product of the scientific revolution.
When we think of what is necessary for the phenomenon that we call life, we think of compartmentalization, keeping the molecules which are important for life in a membrane, isolated from the rest of the environment, but yet, in an environment in which they actually could originate together.
Dimitar Sasselov
Culture relates to objects and is a phenomenon of the world; entertainment relates to people and is a phenomenon of life.
It’s a funny thing, ‘The Office,’ because millions and millions and millions and millions of people didn’t watch it. But culturally, it is more of a phenomenon than almost anything else I can remember as far as British television is concerned.
Just because you’re a star on television doesn’t mean that you can be a music phenomenon or an artist. You have to have the material to back it, and it’s all about hit songs. I can name you every ‘Idolwinner and why they didn’t go on to have success – their songs. The ones who have – their songs.
Life expectancy is a statistical phenomenon. You could still be hit by the proverbial bus tomorrow.
Hearing loss very often is such a gradual phenomenon that the person is in denial. You really have to be patient with them in getting them to come forward to get help.
Marion Ross
This result is due to a phenomenon of interference which occurs within the sensitive layer.
Gabriel Lippmann
French Women Don’t Get Fat‘ has become something of a phenomenon.
There’s a whole generation in England who think I’m American, thanks to ‘The Walking Dead.’ It’s an interesting phenomenon of being an actor longer than 25 years because you can tell what people know you from.
The violinist is that peculiarly human phenomenon distilled to a rare potency – half tiger, half poet.
Yehudi Menuhin
We too, through lack of knowledge and of sufficiently mature reflection, mistook the visible outward appearance of the phenomenon for the phenomenon itself.
Leon Jouhaux
By 1988, I’m seeing this commercial phenomenon beginning to show up. Hardware makers are selling routers to universities so they can build up their campus networks. So I remember thinking, ‘Well, how are we going to get this in the hands of the general public?’ There were no public Internet services at that point.
It’s an uncommon phenomenon, but Mahesh’s popularity has never been dictated by the success of his films.
Sex in the City was a different kind of phenomenon because of the show itself is a phenomenon and to me that’s successful because to resonate with women across the board for six years and have only one African-American actor pass through for one episode.
Leadership has become a heavy industry. Concern and interest about leadership development is no longer an American phenomenon. It is truly global. Though I will probably be in less demand, I wanted to move on.
To be sure, the hard-to-come-by interview – the ‘get’ – isn’t an uncommon phenomenon here at ‘The Daily Show.’ We’ve had high-profile dignitaries, low-profile indignitaries, stars you’ve heard of, authors you should have read.
Kevin Bleyer
Ronaldinho is a phenomenon, and so is Cafu! I am twice World champion and led Brazil to a World Cup triumph in 2002.
It’s a little-appreciated fact that most of the animals in our ocean make light. I’ve spent most of my career studying this phenomenon called bioluminescence. I study it because I think understanding it is critical to understanding life in the ocean where most bioluminescence occurs.
The affinity of blood or pure haemoglobins for oxygen is a complex phenomenon, depending upon a number of conditions, the most important of which are temperature and hydrogen ion concentration.
August Krogh
I don’t know if it is a spiritual, physiological or psychological phenomenon, but I believe now more than ever that singing is a universal, built-in mechanism designed to cultivate empathy and compassion.
The ‘Sisters‘ phenomenon was a byproduct of the ‘Trainwreck’ deal. I had to do the normal auditioning process for ‘Trainwreck’. I was extremely nervous for it, because you plan for this one event, and you get the opportunity.
Value is consequently the necessary theoretical starting point whence we can elucidate the peculiar phenomenon of prices resulting from capitalist competition.
Rudolf Hilferding
I think the big thing is that Stephen King is just a phenomenon, and when he came along, for the first time horror was suddenly considered a very commercial genre. It had always been around, of course, but now, the books had the word ‘horror’ actually printed on their spines.
Modernism has a reputation for being a forbidding phenomenon: its visual arts disconcertingly non-representational, its literary efforts devoid of the consolations of plot and character – even its films, it’s argued, fall well short of that true desideratum: entertainment.
All the people in Star Trek will always be known as those characters. And what characters to have attached to your name in life! The show is such a phenomenon all over the world.
Nichelle Nichols
In Los Angeles, we’ve seen a phenomenon where a school will go from one that no one will go to, to within three years becoming the ‘hot‘ school. I’ve seen this over and over again.
One area of liberal phenomenon I support is female bi-sexuality.
I thought this convention phenomenon was very flattering, but that’s about the extent of it.
Pure phenomenology claims to be the science of pure phenomena. This concept of the phenomenon, which was developed under various names as early as the eighteenth century without being clarified, is what we shall have to deal with first of all.
Edmund Husserl
If I’m a phenomenon, it makes me feel like I have no purpose.
In a matter of weeks I developed gray hair on the lower half of the sides of my head. In my culture, people refer to this phenomenon as the extreme result of depression.
I do not think it feasible to examine the phenomenon of hatefulness without being hateful.
The Social Affairs Ministry and the police will continue to fight against the abuse of women and children. The ministry battles the harmful phenomenon of cults on a daily basis.
I’m over here with the French counterterrorism experts talking about the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ case, how we can stop foreign fighters from coming out of Iraq and Syria to Europe, but then we have this phenomenon in the United States where they can be activated by the Internet, and, really, terrorism has gone viral.
We tend to think of our selves as the only wholly unique creations in nature, but it is not so. Uniqueness is so commonplace a property of living things that there is really nothing at all unique about it. A phenomenon can’t be unique and universal at the same time.
As far as oligarchs who acquire sports team abroad, and invest money abroad, I wouldn’t treat this phenomenon as something bad.
Vladimir Putin
Something that can be so vital at one point can be inconsequential at another. I’m just intrigued by that phenomenon.
Basically, fundamentalism is a modern phenomenon. In the same way that Hitler evoked a mythological religion of German purity and the glory of the past, the Islamists use religion to evoke emotions and passions in people who have been oppressed for a long time in order to reach their purpose.
I’d like to pretend to be all Olympian and above it, as if this is a phenomenon I’m observing from a great height, nothing to do with my own behavior at all – but the fact is I’m absolutely one of those people in the cafe staring at my phone.
Boardwalkbegins literally on the first day of Prohibition, which I think was a wonderful way to start – to have the story kind of come out of this massive historical phenomenon. And the more I researched the ’20s, the more I discovered just how interesting it was.
Live Aid is up there with anything I’ve ever done in my life: meeting so many heroes and being part of such a global phenomenon.
The uneducated person perceives only the individual phenomenon, the partly educated person the rule, and the educated person the exception.
For even the most seasoned observers of American politics, Barack Obama is a phenomenon.
I think there has never ever been a career like John Williams‘. That whole ‘Jaws’ phenomenon – there’s nobody that knows how to use music like Spielberg, and John is just the perfect analog to Spielberg.
David Newman
This whole phenomenon of the diversion of organizations from their purposes and ideals does not seem very serious when the scum rise to the top in the bridge club or the offices of a small magazine publisher.
When fans of mine meet me, I can see the disappointment in their eyes. Every artist knows of this phenomenon.
It has occurred to me that the superhero really only originates in America. That seems to be the only country that has produced this phenomenon.
It was a phenomenon I noticed many years ago. Young people were just giving up every bit of information about themselves they could.
Americans’ great and secret fear is that America may turn out to be a phenomenon rather than a civilization.
Shirley Hazzard
I doubt that I could create a character I loathed simply because when a character takes life, it is impossible not to be a little amazed by the phenomenon, and to find that the amazement has something of the quality of delight.
‘The Walking Dead’ do such a great job with that world. It is real, but it’s also otherworldly; it’s strangely theatrical, and I suddenly did become quite invested in the whole zombie phenomenon.
Whether it comes from a despotic sovereign or an elected president, from a murderous general or a beloved leader, I see power as an inhuman and hateful phenomenon.
Talk to people… everything good I’ve done has come from conversations with people. Science is a very social phenomenon.
The iPad is an amazing phenomenon. It is disrupting the enterprise. If you are an average employee, you can do anything for HR and Finance on the iPad.
I’m absolutely convinced that the very small global warming we are experiencing is the result of natural causes. It’s a cyclical phenomenon in the history of the Earth. The role of man is very small, almost negligible.
In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment.
Ronaldo was a phenomenon, but Zizou had something apart. Playing alongside him was a crazy thing! Supporters arrived earlier at the Bernabeu just to see him warm-up!
The bubble, as investing phenomenon, has been well studied ever since the 17th-century tulip bulb frenzy. Its counterpart in bear markets is not well understood.
Fame is a modern phenomenon caused by the explosion of media, where there’s a zillion digital channels and snappers everywhere. It’s so attainable, so people can have their Warhol 15 minutes of fame, and some are so aggressive.
Simon Fuller
The phenomenon of fame is literally invisible, but it influences and dominates your life if you aren’t careful.
Being a vegan is a first-world phenomenon, completely self-indulgent.
I thought ‘ER’ was a really good script, but I didn’t have any inkling that it would become the phenomenon that it did, and I don’t think anybody did back then.
Nevertheless, as is a frequent occurrence in science, a general hypothesis was constructed from a few specific instances of a phenomenon.
Sidney Altman
I don’t think anyone can ever predict a phenomenon. It’s not something you can bank on.
It has long been known for sure that the sight of tasty food makes a hungry man’s mouth water; also lack of appetite has always been regarded as an undesirable phenomenon, from which one might conclude that appetite is essentially linked with the process of digestion.
What a wonderful phenomenon it is, carefully considered, when the human eye, that jewel of organic structures, concentrates its moist brilliance on another human creature!
To me, in retrospect, it was amazing that ‘Seinfeld‘ was a show that had such mass appeal. At first it was a disaster in the ratings, but then it became a cultural phenomenon. I don’t know if that’s possible anymore, but I don’t try for that.
Bill Lawrence
When it comes to the fame side of things. I don’t think anybody, whether they’re famous or not, could claim to understand that phenomenon or have any sort of power over it.
It’s a phenomenon how ‘Grease‘ is so popular; it really is.
Proof of the ‘hysterical strength’ phenomenon is still hearsay, mostly because it’s impossible to recreate those conditions in a lab. That said, try turning a doorknob when the bass drops on ‘Skyfall’ without ripping that door clean off of its hinges.
I intend to apply the perspective of astrobiology, which is a deep-time way of looking at life on Earth, towards the question of the Anthropocene. What does the human phenomenon on Earth look like viewed from an interplanetary perspective?
What I’ve learned is there’s a scientifically proven phenomenon that’s attached to gratitude, and that if you consciously take note of what is good in your life, quantifiable benefits happen.
Deborah Norville
A John Updike is a once-in-a-generation phenomenon, if that generation is lucky: so comfortable in so many genres, the same lively, generous intelligence suffusing all he did.
As a neurosurgeon, I did not believe in the phenomenon of near-death experiences.
Eben Alexander
I’m becoming more of a religious person actually as I get older, which I think is not an unusual phenomenon.
I actually believe that this Trump phenomenon, which has affected many of us, is going to accelerate the use of art for philanthropy, because people are realizing that art is a vehicle for showing opposition – just look at the signs in the women’s marches.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players not only of his time, but of all time. He is an absolute phenomenon.
Because of the economic crisis, China and the United States are bound together. This is a totally new phenomenon, and nobody will fight for ideology anymore. It’s all about business.
Owning pets is as close to a universal phenomenon as, I think, anything.
Happiness is a real, objective phenomenon, scientifically verifiable. That means people and whole societies can now be measured over time and compared accurately with one another. Causes and cures for unhappiness can be quantified.
There is a magical, unexplainable phenomenon that still occurs to this day where, however funny you think the material you’ve written is, as soon as you turn up to a gig to try it out, it becomes almost incoherent.
The whole Twitter phenomenon is really indicative of what’s happening in this country. And I say this in condemnation of myself as much as anyone else – we are growing into a nation that has no time, desire or capacity for truth. All we can handle is 140 characters of knowledge.
There are too many remakes, too many reimaginings. Nothing new, and that’s always a bad sign. They remade ‘Frankenstein‘ 26 times between 1930 and 1970, so it’s not a new phenomenon.
Drew Daywalt
It is a common phenomenon that just the prettiest girls find it so difficult to get a man.
Patronage is a very old phenomenon that’s occurred in people and in society for thousands of years. It stems from an emotional response to someone‘s art. It’s a feeling of responsibility and importance and a desire to be a part of what they’re making.
We also have a cultural phenomenon: the emergence of a global culture, or of cultural globalization.
When I look at the five thousand garments and then all this music hall work, I ask myself how I could have done it all. I was a phenomenon!
When I was a kid, and Elvis Presley broke through to a middle class, white audience, it was a sociological phenomenon that lasted through the Beatles and even a bit through Fleetwood Mac.
Thanks to the fact that the Earth isn’t a perfect sphere, and invoking a bunch of Newtonian physics, you can deduce that our planet wobbles, too, taking roughly 26,000 years to trace out a small circle on the sky, a phenomenon known as precession.
The study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself. Working on a motorcycle, working well, caring, is to become part of a process, to achieve an inner peace of mind. The motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon.
The desire to share is not a vague, windy sentiment, not when you see the massive rise in live concerts in response to the phenomenon of downloading music… People want to get rid of the headphones and be part of a shared experience.
We haven’t yet found a speck of evidence for biology on another world, so we have no objective way to judge whether life is a onetime fluke or a near-inevitable phenomenon.
Frozen‘ is a phenomenon on an entirely new Disney scale.
Edward Kitsis
I wouldn’t say I’m a phenomenon, just a great athlete.
I’m getting TV coverage just about everywhere as they compare the ‘Bob Sapp phenomenon’ to the biggest thing from Pokemon to Godzilla.
Sometimes, you’ll watch the news and you’ll see two-year-old boys in South Africa, wearingSpider-Man’ t-shirts. It’s such a global phenomenon.
James Vanderbilt
Crushes start out as that teenage phenomenon, life-affirming and cute, but as you wander into adulthood, they seem to end up more painful, harrowing, and uncertain, especially if you have just come out of the relationship you thought would finally, maybe, maybe be the one that stuck.
Between the Community Redevelopment Act, requiring banks to make what I would call very weak loans, and specific quotas that the Congress imposed on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, that created the market demand that really led to the subprime phenomenon.
What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage.
Bruce Barton
People will say, ‘I really don’t like romance,’ or, ‘I don’t read it – at all!’ So how do they know? Weirdly, I think that the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey‘ phenomenon introduced women to romance who would never have read it. And that means that they then go on to read my books, and that would be great.
Being Muslim has become synonymous with pointed questions, with tension and mistrust, even with conflict. It has become a global phenomenon with profound consequences for inter-communal relations, political rhetoric and policies at the local, regional, national and international level.
I wasn’t a washout before, and I’m not a phenomenon now. I’m a player who, when he’s called upon, is almost always there.
Some people buy art because they’re confident that it’ll be a good store value, and this is kind of a recent phenomenon.
I think it may not be a coincidence that the rise of printing and book publication and literacy and the phenomenon of best sellers all preceded the humanitarian reforms of the Enlightenment.
The decline of violence is a fractal phenomenon. You can see it over millennia, over centuries, over decades and over years.
Should we find a second form of life right here on our doorstep, we could be confident that life is a truly cosmic phenomenon. If so, there may well be sentient beings somewhere in the galaxy wondering, as do we, if they are not alone in the universe.
Sometimes you design a shoe, and you think this one is a winner, but you never know when something will be such a crazy phenomenon.
I love being in a city that’s playing October baseball, where you can just feel everyone captivated by the ball club, everyone walking around tired from staying up late, prioritizing baseball above all else. It’s a great phenomenon.
The Trump phenomenon might feel both interminable and unprecedented to Republican elites, but of course it isn’t.
The iPhone was such a phenomenon that even the humble journalists chosen for an early look were thrust into a spotlight.
I think ‘Twilight‘ was such a phenomenon that it will be awhile before anything like that will happen again. Cause it really influenced pop culture, and the stars of it – well, the people who became stars out of it – their lives were completely changed.
If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to do it?
I’ve long been interested in the tale-within-a-tale phenomenon. I’m familiar with many tales which use this framework or the device of many people in one place, telling their stories, or multiple storytellers commenting on each others‘ stories with their own.
The blockchain cannot be described just as a revolution. It is a tsunami-like phenomenon, slowly advancing and gradually enveloping everything along its way by the force of its progression.
Regulators are going to have to come up with a way to treat Bitcoin that is balanced and thoughtful but also recognize that this is a global phenomenon.
Barry Silbert
Myths are stories that explain a natural phenomenon. Before humans found scientific explanations for such things as the moon and the sun and rainbows, they tried to understand them by telling stories.
Evolutionary biologists have long pondered the phenomenon of the changing colours of autumn leaves. It’s possible that the red pigments are manufactured in the leaf as a side-effect of something else that’s happening at this time.
No phenomenon can be isolated, but has repercussions through every aspect of our lives. We are learning that we are a fundamental part of nature’s ecosystems.
Fame is an interesting phenomenon.
War in Africa is hardly a new phenomenon, nor are voices telling its stories of terror and triumph. Yet some of the continent‘s most devastating conflicts – and the literature born from the experiences of their survivors – have often gone unnoticed in the West.
I don’t see kids with Palm Pilots. They are not common on college campuses, except among professors. Gen Xers don’t need them. They are a phenomenon of the 50-something who can’t remember if his broker‘s number ends in 1137 or 3317.
I think part of the beauty of being a pop phenomenon is that you’re going 1,000 miles per hour, and it’s all happening – and that’s also the hard part about it.
The Trump phenomenon is in large part a reaction of Middle America to attacks on its values by intellectual and academic communities. There are other reasons, but this is a significant one.
Generally speaking, by the time a subculture such as steampunk secures the attention of major media, resulting in extensive coverage of the craze, said phenomenon is already on the way out.
Each victim of suicide gives his act a personal stamp which expresses his temperament, the special conditions in which he is involved, and which, consequently, cannot be explained by the social and general causes of the phenomenon.
There is no doubt that there is a very strange phenomenon called the ‘State Comptroller.’
After the success of ‘Rumours,’ we were in this zone with this certain scale of success. By that point, the success detaches from the music, and the success becomes about the success. The phenomenon becomes about the phenomenon.
Dreaming is a phenomenon of purely individual consciousness, and consequently impossible to thoroughly deconstruct by a community of researchers. But dreaming matters.
Dancing With the Stars’ has become a phenomenon, and when I look at that type of reality show, it’s like a variety show.
Trump does magic. Maybe it will be black magic sometime, but he’s an amazing phenomenon.
I voted for Nader, and I have no doubts at all that it was the right thing to do because the Nader candidacy was extremely energising and a terrific phenomenon in American life, and I hope he continues.
I find it hard to be labelled in this new ‘super-rich’ category because we all grew up with very little. The idea that ‘to get rich is glorious‘ is really a new phenomenon. I certainly didn’t grow up like that.
Zhang Xin
And of course I’ve got kids of my own now, and they love me being in the Harry Potter films. I’m now part of a phenomenon. You become incredibly cool to your kids, and you get a young fan base. So you became the cool dad at school. You’re suddenly hip.
An honest observer of the evolution of conditions in Egypt would discover that terrorism is an alien phenomenon, strange to our values and heritage.
Hosni Mubarak
Corruption has its own motivations, and one has to thoroughly study that phenomenon and eliminate the foundations that allow corruption to exist.
From racial profiling and being pulled over just for ‘driving while black’ to this new phenomenon of killing unarmed people out of some preconceived idea of fear, our lives and our children’s lives are not being valued.
Around 1930, a small new phenomenon arose in Depression-ridden America, spawned out of the letter columns in science fiction magazines: fandom.
For me, Mr. T and Donald Trump are the same sort of phenomenon – they’re guys with catchphrases and wacky hair.
We cannot explain the phenomenon of gravitational lensing without general relativity, and this is where MOND spectacularly fails.
That is a strange phenomenon, people pretending to be other people.
The phenomenon of creativity, we know, is closely related to the ability to yoke together separate, and even seemingly incompatible, matrices.
I think ‘Drag Race’ is a remarkable phenomenon and we won’t even be able to see the impact of it until many years later.
I would have gone right ahead but the only thing, the only phenomenon that’s going on now of course, which is different in my experiences, is that you are getting things planted in the Net by people about the Woman in White on the Net. That’s not a nice change.
By 2050, seven out of ten people will live in cities, which will account for six billion people living in urban areas. That phenomenon is central to all the challenges humanity faces. If there is an issue to be addressed, then it is certainly happening in cities and therefore must be considered on an urban scale.
All true meaning resides in the personal relationship to a phenomenon, what it means to you.
Christopher McCandless
I have a confession to make. In the beginning, I did not understand the Kate Moss phenomenon.
The simplest and most psychologically satisfying explanation of any observed phenomenon is that it happened that way because someone wanted it to happen that way.
The natural phenomenon of the universe is so mind-blowing, but you have to know about it. You have to be curious. You’ve got to find it on your own. If you’re lucky, you do.
It is not only just a Indian phenomenon but it’s happening the world over. People are taking old movies and remaking them; old serials are being made into web series. There is no harm in remixing the song if you do it well.
So, we went from being an Athens band to being a Georgia band to being a Southern band to being an American band from the East Coast to being an American band and now we’re kind of an international phenomenon.
In every single culture I encountered, there were always women who defied cultural norms to do what they believed was right for them. This phenomenon has never been related to how rich, poor, successful or not successful the woman may be.
Healing and miracles have been a mystery to men of all times. To some, the phenomenon is frightening, while others find it exhilarating.
The reality is that anti-black racism is a global phenomenon, and it looks different in each context, but if you look at the outcomes, if you listen and look at the experiences, you will see that it’s clear, and it’s happening across the globe.
At the end of the ’90s and into 2000, electronic music was still an underground phenomenon, especially in America.
For years now, Chinese parents and teachers have lamented what’s known as the ‘xiao huangdi’ – or little emperor – phenomenon, a generation of pampered and entitled children who believe they sit at the center of the social universe because that’s exactly how they’ve been treated.
You know what Americans are really sensitive to? Issues of fairness. I think this is a modern phenomenon, born of the civil rights movement. Once you convince Americans that something is basically unfair, you’ve got a winning cause.
Can you imagine that Cuba and Europe’s youth, who had forgotten about traditional music, who only thought of rock music, are now looking back towards their grandparents? That is a phenomenon.
Compay Segundo
Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world.
The geysering on Enceladus is the most astonishing phenomenon we have in our solar system.
There’s no one in the world close to Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is a phenomenon. He’s brilliant.
Technological change is never an isolated phenomenon. This revolution takes place inside a complex ecosystem which comprises business, governmental and societal dimensions. To make a country fit for the new type of innovation-driven competition, the whole ecosystem has to be considered.
I feel intensely guilty for working… You have to be able to provide for your kids. But I feel like it’s a weird modern phenomenon that you always feel guilty for it.
My greatest joy comes from creativity: from feeling that I have been able to identify a certain aspect of human nature and crystallise a phenomenon in words.
No phenomenon is a real phenomenon until it is an observed phenomenon.
John Archibald Wheeler
When you’re part of a pop phenomenon, you have so many opinions shoved down your throat.
In a way, I’m kind of a bystander looking at this phenomenon that is ABBA, which is still around, and that I thought would be finished in 1981 and forgotten. I’m amazed how this could happen, and I don’t know why it happened. I’m just grateful and humble. I just sit back and enjoy.
The moment you have massive social and political commentary trying to explain a phenomenon, then you know we are no longer dealing with a strictly psychiatric question.
I don’t believe that we evolved moral psychology; it just doesn’t seem plausible to me as a biological phenomenon.
The best goalkeeper I played with at United was Schmeichel. He was a phenomenon in training, never mind on match days. He just never wanted to concede, and he would do everything to stop you scoring.
When I was volunteering with Hurricane Katrina refugees in Houston in 2005, I first started thinking about the whole phenomenon of grace under pressure.
Real biologists who actually do the research will tell you that they almost never find a phenomenon, no matter how odd or irrelevant it looks when they first see it, that doesn’t prove to serve a function. The outcome itself may be due to small accidents of evolution.
Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.
I sense that the sea of smart phones lit up at concerts is a temporary phenomenon. The integration of technology, sharing, and social into our physical world, on the other hand, well, that ain’t going away.
Contagion has become very much a phenomenon, and it’s a phenomenon of globalization.
It’s about process, the process of growth. It seems to me in my own life – and other minds throughout history have also observed this phenomenon – that growth seems to move in two directions at the same time.
We, in Prince Edward Island, are fully familiar with this modern phenomenon.
Theater represents to me this phenomenon in juxtaposition to real life, where there are all these imposed guidelines.
Adrienne Shelly
It’s a fairly common phenomenon of London life – people having fully developed critiques of books they haven’t read and films they haven’t seen. I’d probably include myself in that.
Peter Baynham
Mass literacy is a phenomenon of the past few centuries, and one that has reached the majority of the world’s adult population only within the past 75 years.
You can’t call me a Twitter phenomenon or a YouTube one. These things are useful, but so’s hard gigging. One year I did 311 shows. I did six in one night alone.
The three-body problem is a term borrowed from physics. It is a phenomenon that can basically be explained like this: Two objects in space can interact in a predictable fashion rotating around each other due to their gravitational pull. But if a third object is introduced, it makes their interaction more complicated.
The will is not free – it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect – but there is something behind the will which is free.
Walking down the street in any town or city in the world and having people look at you and start talking to you, convinced that they know you as well or better than they do members of their own family, that’s just an odd phenomenon. But I mean, I wouldn’t say it was a bad thing. It’s an interesting thing.
The Real Worldperfectly captured the politically correct, multicultural zeitgeist of the 1990s, and it was exhilarating to be at the center of a pop culture phenomenon.
The twentieth century may well find historical status as the epoch in which man began to study himself as a scientific phenomenon.
When the women’s movement began, it was a middle-class phenomenon. Certainly, black women had other stuff to think about in the ’60s besides a women’s movement. Working-class women were slow to get into it.
The most disastrous phenomenon of the current situation is the factor that imperialism is employing for its own ends all the powers of the proletariat, all of its institutions and weapons, which its fighting vanguard has created for its war of liberation.
The food being presented at the most expensive restaurants, by the most sophisticated chefs, was not always recognizable as food to the diner – it required a leap of faith, and I felt curious about that phenomenon.
Dana Goodyear
It’s a human phenomenon that there has to be a reason for everything. There almost never is.
The Messi of the early years was a phenomenon, but he always wanted to finish off the move. Now he goes past one, two, or three players and is happy to give an assist to a team-mate – it makes him more dangerous and more difficult to stop than ever before.
No one could have predicted the cultural phenomenon ‘Twilight’ has become.
Remaining a pop phenomenon for 20 years without dying or lapsing into self-parody is quite a feat.
There is nothing odder than to apply an analytical device to a synthetic phenomenon: for instance, to write in English about a Russian poet.
I would like to be a one-man multinational fashion phenomenon.
In the history of science, we often find that the study of some natural phenomenon has been the starting point in the development of a new branch of knowledge.
I think that’s the phenomenon of our time is that a lot of women keep themselves in good shape but that there’s not a lot of accommodation or people out there to connect with and the technology.
Stockard Channing
Religion as a human phenomenon is as riddled through with potential for both good and evil as any other phenomenon.
Richard John Neuhaus
Human freedom is not an illusion; it is an objective phenomenon, distinct from all other biological conditions and found in only one species – us.
This whole phenomenon of the computer in a library is an amazing thing.
The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.
Perhaps ‘Big Bang‘ fans feel so protective of the show because it is, despite being a hit show on a big network, something of a word-of-mouth phenomenon.
Kim and I have been friends for a long time. I’ve seen how things have played out behind the scenes. She’s come a long way and she’s a strong woman. The fact that she goes to Australia and twenty thousand people show up to a mall to see her is incredible. She’s become an around the world phenomenon.
Even if major funding is obtained for cold fusion, conceivably the phenomenon could suffer from problems as intractable as those of hot fusion. It may never work reliably or generate enough energy to be commercially viable.