Fraction Related Quotes



The universe was a vast expanse, far greater than he could ever conceive, and he had seen but a fraction of an inch of it.

C. Robert Cargill


A useful analogy is to see traditional societies as relying on instantaneous (or minimally delayed) and constantly replenished solar income, while modern civilization is withdrawing accumulated solar capital at rates that will exhaust it in a tiny fraction of the time that was needed to create it.

Vaclav Smil


“I'm making films for an audience out there and a very tiny fraction of them are would-be filmmakers. But let's speak of them-the would-be filmmakers, the tiny fraction. I've witnessed many times when I've showed films and was present at a screening that exactly those people feel very much encouraged by what I'm doing.”

Werner Herzog


The work that is truly productive is the domain of a steadily smaller and more elite fraction of humanity.

Vernor Vinge


I love how I can see [on Twitter] some of the thoughts and ideas of my favorite cultural figures and still also chatter with my friends and family. It's a cocktail party with a fraction of the awkwardness of an actual cocktail party.

Roxane Gay


I have long been a critic of Social Security, basically because I believe that it is not the business of government to tell people what fraction of their incomes they should devote to providing for their own or someone else's old age.

Milton Friedman


Happy is what you realize you are a fraction of a second before it's too late.

Ali Smith


A true master of politics is able to calculate, down to the smallest fraction, the advantages to which he may put his very faults.

Napoleon Bonaparte


“This was the largest criminal investigation ever undertaken by the FBI. So the prospect that a tiny fraction -- and indeed that is all this is -- was lately discovered, it's not implausible. But nonetheless, it is important for them to have time to review it.”

Larry Mackey


A photo is always a kind of lie. Truth is only present for a matter of a fraction of a second.

Rineke Dijkstra