Quotes from Imperfect Chemistry

Mary Frame ·  198 pages

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“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.”
― Mary Frame, quote from Imperfect Chemistry


“is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.”
― Mary Frame, quote from Imperfect Chemistry


“Words can be sweetly encouraging or downright dirty, but they are almost always a powerful aphrodisiac. –Dr. Ruth”
― Mary Frame, quote from Imperfect Chemistry


“Ask the question. Always ask the question, never assume.”
― Mary Frame, quote from Imperfect Chemistry


“Nearly everyone who sees you complains,” he says. “Nearly? There are some people who don’t complain?” I ask. “I was being nice. Everyone who sees you complains,” he says. That can’t be true.”
― Mary Frame, quote from Imperfect Chemistry



“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. –B.F. Skinner”
― Mary Frame, quote from Imperfect Chemistry


“I shut the door firmly behind me. I shut it on Jensen, but I can’t shut it on myself and on the strange and foreign feelings churning inside.”
― Mary Frame, quote from Imperfect Chemistry


“I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy. –Richard Feynman”
― Mary Frame, quote from Imperfect Chemistry


“He laughs. “Why does she do that?” “The world may never know.”
― Mary Frame, quote from Imperfect Chemistry


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Mary Frame
Born place: in Monterey, CA
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― Trevanian, quote from The Summer of Katya


“He did what he thought was right,”
― Orson Scott Card, quote from First Meetings in Ender's Universe


“The larger the group, the more toxic, the more of your beauty as an individual you have to surrender for the sake of group thought. And when you suspend your individual beauty you also give up a lot of your humanity. You will do things in the name of a group that you would never do on your own. Injuring, hurting, killing, drinking are all part of it, because you've lost your identity, because you now owe your allegiance to this thing that's bigger than you are and that controls you.”
― George Carlin, quote from Last Words


“Michiko Nogami (1946—1982)”

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