Quotes of the Day for 13 September 2003 – Impossible
Millicent Fogel was born at Chicago on this day in 1931, in a car on the way to the hospital. She grew up there, graduating from the University of Illinois before moving to New York City. She first studied dance with Martha Graham, but found her calling training with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio. I'm not sure when, but along the way she married actor Martin Landau and adopted the name Barbara Bain. She has had many other roles, both before and since, but I'll forever remember her as Agent Cinnamon Carter on Mission: Impossible.
[Clarke's Laws:] 1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. 2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible 3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.
- Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, 1613 - 1680
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw, 1856 - 1950
Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.
- John Andrew Holmes, Jr, 1841 - 1935
Do not think what is hard for you to master is humanly impossible; but if a thing is humanly possible, consider it to be within your reach.
- Marcus Aurelius, 121 - 180
Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.
- Oscar Wilde, 1854 - 1900
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