C. P. Snow Quotes & Wallpapers

C. P. Snow
Total Quotes: 17


When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find that far more, and far more hideous, crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion. C. P. Snow

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. C. P. Snow

I was searching for something a little more than a dashing metaphor, a good deal less than a cultural map: and for those purposes the two cultures is about right. C. P. Snow

There is, of course, no complete solution. But we can do something. The chief means open to us is education There is no excuse for letting another generation be as vastly ignorant, or as devoid of understanding and sympathy, as we are ourselves. C. P. Snow

I was moving among two groups... who had almost ceased to communicate at all, who in intellectual, moral, and psychological climate had so little in common that... one might have crossed the ocean. C. P. Snow

Literary intellectuals at one pole-at the other scientists, and as the most representative, the physical scientists. Between the two a gulf of mutual incomprehension-sometimes (particularly among the young) hostility and dislike, but most of all lack of understanding. C. P. Snow

Civilization is hideously fragile... there's not much between us and the Horrors underneath, just about a coat of varnish. C. P. Snow

Two polar groups: at one pole we have the literary intellectuals, at the other scientists, and as the most representative, the physical scientists. Between the two a gulf of mutual incomprehension. C. P. Snow

I believe the world is increasingly in danger of becoming split into groups which cannot communicate with each other, which no longer think of each other as members of the same species. C. P. Snow

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it. C. P. Snow

I grant you that he's not two-faced,' I said. 'But what's the use of that when the one face he has got is so peculiarly unpleasant? C. P. Snow

Advertising degrades the people it appeals to; it deprives them of their will to choose. C. P. Snow

The official world, the corridors of power. C. P. Snow

Technology... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other. C. P. Snow

A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists. Once or twice I have been provoked and have asked the company how many of them could describe the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The response was cold: it was also negative. Yet I was asking something which is about the scientific equivalent of: Have you read a work of Shakespeare's? C. P. Snow

The separation between the two cultures has been getting deeper under our eyes; there is now precious little communication between them.... The traditional culture... is, of course, mainly literary... the scientific culture is expansive, not restrictive. C. P. Snow

Science is the refusal to believe on the basis of hope. C. P. Snow



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