The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble the most beautiful marble you can imagine.
When you have kids you instantly feel that you do not want to do them wrong. Those dads that go off to Florida and start a new life I couldn't imagine that: seeing my kid once every Christmas every three years. If I'm gone for six days it feels like too much.
As a kid I grew to define what I didn't want my life to be like by sitting behind moaning women on the bus hearing them bang on about their aches and pains both real and imagined.
Imagine a September 11 with weapons of mass destruction. It's not 3 000. It's tens of thousands of innocent men women and children.
I'd imagine my wedding as a fairy tale... huge beautiful and white.
Four years of world war at a cost in human suffering which our minds are mercifully too limited to imagine led to the very clear realization that international anarchy must be abandoned if civilization was to survive.
It's hard now to imagine that kind of travel and the daily tasks they simply took for granted. If a wagon axle broke you had to stop and carve a new one. To cross a river you sometimes had to build a raft.
People with clear written goals accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.
I remember the first time I saw the 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' video. I will never forget that day. I just wanted to see Kurt Cobain's face. I had a feeling he was very cute. But I couldn't see his face. When I finally did see him he was even cuter than I imagined!
Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
It is only by the rational use of technology to control and guide what technology is doing that we can keep any hopes of a social life more desirable than our own: or in fact of a social life which is not appalling to imagine.
What I love about new technology is that it really pushes the art. It really pushes it in a way that you can't imagine until you come up with the idea. It's idea-based. You can do anything.
I was terrified of being a teacher. To stand in front of a classroom the responsibility is boggling. Imagine! Standing in front of people!
It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist usually is in the work of any other with the possible exception of the teacher who backs him or the student who honors him.
There's so much with my character in 'Dredd' that I identify with. She's my favorite character I think I've ever played. She's the most dynamic and fascinating woman that I could even imagine playing so I love her. What I love about her is that her sensitivity is her greatest strength.
I mean I am fully aware of my influence and my responsibility to society in general representing the gay community. But in the same time I don't represent the entire gay community because it's a vast vast community as one can imagine.
I can imagine no society which does not embody some method of arbitration.
It's very hard to imagine the phrase 'consumer society' used so cheerfully and interpreted so enthusiastically in England.
There are many things that people do happily that I can't imagine why they would do it... But I have to say that even though I am critical or judgmental of society at large I'm not critical of people individually. We are who we are.
I can't imagine what it is like to be raised in a society where their only statues that exist are to you and your father.
The relevance of Marxism to science is that it removes it from its imagined position of complete detachment and shows it as a part but a critically important part of economy and social development.
I did not imagine that the second half of my life would be spent on efforts to avert a mortal danger to humanity created by science.
I don't really see science fiction as fiction. I can imagine colonies on Mars and everything.
When people think about computer science they imagine people with pocket protectors and thick glasses who code all night.