Facts about Jonathan Miller

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Jonathan Miller is a famous Entertainer from United Kingdom, he/she is 85 years old and still alive, born July 21, 1934.

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He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 23 quotes who is written / told by Jonathan.

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Famous quotes by Jonathan Miller (23)


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"I'm not really a Jew; just Jew-ish, not the whole hog"
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"I became startled by the extraordinary difference between something whose surface is completely invisible which only makes itself present by virtue of what it reflects, and a window, which doesn't make itself apparent at all, in the ideal case"
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"Being a doctor has taught me a lot about directing. You're doing the same thing: You're reconstructing the manifold of behavior to the point where an audience says, yes, that's exactly like people I know"
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"What people want is not what some would call imaginative and often austere productions but very lavish productions which cast back into the auditorium an image of their affluence"
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"People are already self-selected by the time they've decided to become scientists"
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"I wasn't driven into medicine by a social conscience but by rampant curiosity"
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"What makes literature interesting is that it does not survive its translation. The characters in a novel are made out of the sentences. That's what their substance is"
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"What I should have been, you see, is a neurologist"
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"I'm not against asking the audience to work, but I think what you have now is a sort of gratuitous deconstruction as a result of a fashion of literary deconstructionism indicating that there are no meanings"
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"I spend a lot of my time trying to draw the attention of actors to the minute and subtle details of human behavior, which was the sort of thing I was looking at when I was a neurologist"
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"Errors of taste are very often the outward sign of a deep fault of sensibility"
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"Someone like Einstein was quite clearly a moralist, and he had a very highly developed political vision and was very spiritual in his way, and there are many biologists and physicists of the first order who are like that"
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"People can't draw now and don't feel it's necessary. Art students don't seem to want to draw"
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"Now, that is in a way also what scientists are trying to do they're trying to get people to see that the world can be represented in an alternative way and that it's right"
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"Argumentative exhibitions bring issues to life in a way that very much irritates traditional curators who want to see their pictures valued for themselves"
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"A lot of high-level scientists are in fact people of almost universal interest"
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"You spend ten years of your life being trained to do one thing, and you're being taught to think that it's the most serious thing that anyone could possibly do, and then suddenly you find yourself doing something that in some respects is the epitome of frivolity"
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"The thing about science is that it's an accurate picture of the world"
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"It's not that Shakespeare is frivolous, but you spend your time just getting people to dress up in other people's costumes and pretending to be people that they're not, and you think, after the years go by, well, what on earth was all that about?"
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"As we know from the work of certain fundamental physicists, people like Einstein were very dependent upon conjuring up visual images in order to imagine things which otherwise were not easily formulated"
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"The burden of the past is only, I think, oppressive when you've got to go on the experience of the avant garde"
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"Science is a self-sufficient activity"
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"I was trained as a neurologist, and then I went into the theater, and if you're brought up to think of yourself as a biological scientist of some sort, pretty well everything else seems frivolous by comparison"


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