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Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The present era grabs everything that was ever written in order to transform it into films, TV programs; or cartoons. What is essential in a novel is precisely what can only be expressed in a novel, and so every adaptation contains nothing but the non-essential. If a person is still crazy enough to write novels nowadays and wants to protect them, he has to write them in such a way that they cannot be adapted, in other words, in such a way that they cannot be retold.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In youth the human body drew me and was the object of my secret and natural dreams. But body after body has taken away from me that sensual phosphorescence which my youth delighted in. Within me is no disturbing interplay now, but only the steady currents of adaptation and of sympathy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The real security of Christianity is to be found in its benevolent morality, in its exquisite adaptation to the human heart, in the facility with which its scheme accommodates itself to the capacity of every human intellect, in the consolation which it bears to the house of mourning, in the light with which it brightens the great mystery of the grave.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
[On Stanley's adaptation of Michael's book]



Stanley Gould:
You're not upset are you?



Michael Burgess:
[annoyed] I think I should warn you - I have a sword in my bag.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
[Quote adaptation from the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962]



General Chang:
Indeed. The record shows that Captain Kirk once held the rank of Admiral. And that Admiral Kirk was broken for taking matters into his own hands in defiance of regulations of the law. Do you deny being demoted for these charges? DON'T WAIT FOR THE TRANSLATION. Answer me now.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Dr. Alan Chaffee:
[walks into the barn where the children are] Another man is dead. Why do you hate us so much, Mara?



Mara Chaffee:
It isn't a matter of hate. It is a biological obligation.


[short pause]



Mara Chaffee:
You are thinking of what happened to the others. Then our actions shouldn't surprise you. We have to survive no matter what the cost; we are the only ones left now.



Dr. Alan Chaffee:
I don't see why we can't reach an understanding. Why can't we just live together?



Mara Chaffee:
If we coexist, we shall dominate you. That is inevitable. Eventually you will try to eliminate us. We are all creatures of the life force. Now it was set us at one another to see who will survive.



Dr. Alan Chaffee:
That's a cruel sport.



Mara Chaffee:
Life is cruelty. We all feed on each other, exploit each other in some way to survive.



Dr. Alan Chaffee:
[shakes his head] I don't agree with you.


[walks over to where Mara is sitting]



Dr. Alan Chaffee:
I think that adaptation is the key to survival. Cooperation and symbiosis...


[kneels by Mara's desk]



Dr. Alan Chaffee:
and compassion.



Mara Chaffee:
Why do you think your own survival depends upon emotion from us? Shoul we pity you? Empathize with your plight?



Dr. Alan Chaffee:
[bangs his fist on Mara's desk]


[shouting]



Dr. Alan Chaffee:
You should feel! You should feel something!


[stands up]



Dr. Alan Chaffee:
Without feelings, you're nothing. You're just second-rate mimics of a higher organism. That's right, higher organisms. We're your superiors in our capacity to love. Without compassion you're a doomed species.



Mara Chaffee:
Emotion is irrelevant. It is not our nature.



Dr. Alan Chaffee:
[looks back at David] Well, I'm not so sure you're right about that, Mara.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Tony Gardella:
Tom Dale. *Big* star. He's in New York filming an adaptation of a sequel of a remake.

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John Laroche:
You know why I like plants?



Susan Orlean:
Nuh uh.



John Laroche:
Because they're so mutable. Adaptation is a profound process. Means you figure out how to thrive in the world.



Susan Orlean:
[pause] Yeah but it's easier for plants. I mean they have no memory. They just move on to whatever's next. With a person though, adapting almost shameful. It's like running away.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
In all works on Natural History, we constantly find details of the marvellous adaptation of animals to their food, their habits, and the localities in which they are found.More [07/16/2011 05:07:35]
Science always has its origin in the adaptation of thought to some definite field of experience.More [07/20/2011 06:07:58]
Agricultural practice served Darwin as the material basis for the elaboration of his theory of Evolution, which explained the natural causation of the adaptation we see in the structure of the organic world. That was a great advance in the knowledge of living nature.More [08/04/2011 06:08:09]
I'm going to do an adaptation of the Italian film, Bread and Tulips. I really like that film.More [08/08/2011 06:08:35]
Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring, perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate, simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all things are necessary branches of the regimen of health.More [09/29/2011 03:09:09]
Remember that in every single case in history the process of adaptation has been one of exceeding slowness. Do not look for the impossible, but do not let your path deviate from the quiet and steadfast insistence on full opportunities for your powers.More [10/18/2011 05:10:06]
Because of my medical and ideological training, I am accustomed to saying that life is adaptation and symbiosis.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
[HOLLYWOOD, California (Variety) -- Nicolas Cage, who played twins in] Adaptation ... It's time for me to discover and enjoy my own company.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think, then, that man, after having satisfied his first longing for facts, wanted something fuller - some grouping, some adaptation to his capacity and experience, of the links of this vast chain of events which his sight could not take in.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When one looks back over human existence, however, it is very evident that all culture has developed through an initial resistance against adaptation to the reality in which man finds himselfMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everyone and everything winds up lost in this ... adaptation of Tolkien 's cult-inspiring trilogy of fantasy novels. That includes plot, character and the patience of most ordinary theatergoers.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I wasn't very comfortable. I'm my own worst critic. It was a tough adaptation. I'm a defensive guy and I got caught a couple of times going the wrong way.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This new adaptation to our present policy just fine-tunes it a little more on what clothing air marshals can wear to blend in.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's definitely one of the biggest trends in the industry. What we are seeing is an adaptation of the suburban country club turning into an urban country club.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The problem with books, now that I've written one, is that the idea of adaptation is so much easier than sitting down to write something new.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring, perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate, simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all things are necessary branches of the regimen of health.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think before 1997 is over, NATO will have taken giant strides in what's called adaptation, the discussions about bringing the French fully into the NATO forces.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I wrote a screenplay for a 'Sweet Valley High' adaptation, and it's really amazing to me how many women who are my age have responded to the idea and are excited about the movie.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If it's a good work of adaptation, the book should remain a book and the film should remain a film, and you should not necessarily read the book to see the film. If you do need that, then that means that it's a failure. That is what I think.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a miracle of harmony, of the adaptation of the free inner life to the outward necessity of things.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My mother came from St. Thomas. I heard that melody and all I did was actually adapt it. I made my adaptation of sort of an island traditional melody. It did become sort of my trademark tune.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Adaptation seems to be, to a substantial extent, a process of reallocating your attention.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Constitution remains brilliant in its overall design and sound with respect to the Bill of Rights and the separation of powers. But there are numerous archaic provisions that inhibit constructive change and adaptation. These constitutional bits affect the daily life of the republic and every citizen in it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life: a constellation of vital phenomena—organization, irritability, movement, growth, reproduction, adaptation.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
After Strangelove I also started work on an adaptation of The Collector.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The true basis of morality is utility; that is, the adaptation of our actions to the promotion of the general welfare and happiness; the endeavour so to rule our lives that we may serve and bless mankind.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Thus, races arose from an original coding which God pulled out as needed for adaptation to the environment.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As a consequence, geneticists described evolution simply as a change in gene frequencies in populations, totally ignoring the fact that evolution consists of the two simultaneous but quite separate phenomena of adaptation and diversification.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Remember that in every single case in history the process of adaptation has been one of exceeding slowness. Do not look for the impossible, but do not let your path deviate from the quiet and steadfast insistence on full opportunities for your powers.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm not afraid to play ugly - look at 'Adaptation.' I looked like a turd that a cat had coughed up.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The truth is that I know very few novelists who have been satisfied with the adaptation of their books for the screen.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Civilization is to groups what intelligence is to individuals. It is a means of combining the intelligence of many to achieve ongoing group adaptation.
Civilization, like intelligence, may serve well, serve adequately, or fail to serve its adaptive function. When civilization fails to serve, it must disintegrate unless it is acted upon by unifying internal or external forces.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
At a minimum, in explaining evolutionary pathways through time, the constraints imposed by history rise to equal prominence with the immediate advantages of adaptation.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What an odd time to be a fundamentalist about adaptation and natural selection - when each major subdiscipline of evolutionary biology has been discovering other mechanisms as adjuncts to selection's centrality.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Today's environment is beginning to threaten today's organizations, finding them seriously deficient in their nervous system design... The degree of coordination, perception, rational adaptation, etc., which will appear in the next generation of human organizations will drive our present organizational forms, with their clumsy nervous systems, into extinction.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I increasingly fear that nothing good can come of almost any adaptation, and obviously that's sweeping. There are a couple of adaptations that are perhaps as good or better than the original work. But the vast majority of them are pointless.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My main point about films is that I don't like the adaptation process, and I particularly don't like the modern way of comic book-film adaptations, where, essentially, the central characters are just franchises that can be worked endlessly to no apparent point.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Adaptation to one's environment makes for a sort of survival; but after all, the supreme victory is only won by those who prove themselves of so much hardier stuff than the rest that no power on earth is able to destroy them. The people who have really made history are the martyrs.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Some evolutionists will protest that we are caricaturing their view of adaptation. After all, do they not admit genetic drift, allometry, and a variety of reasons for nonadaptive evolution?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodeling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions; but it depends on the nature of those conditions whether the direction of the modifications effected shall be upward or downward.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Civilization is to groups what intelligence is to individuals. It is a means of combining the intelligence of many to achieve ongoing group adaptation.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Personally I don't think there's any real intrinsic difference between comic books, movies, theatre, novels. I know there's sure to be some differences of some sorts. I've worked on novels, films, and video games, and in an adaptation, I guess one of the issues is that I have to be in love with the thing I'm adapting before I do it. So that can cause a problem. You can be too scared of it. You could be too reverential. But at the same time you want to try to capture this thing that you're obsessed by. You're fixated foMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Religious belief itself is an adaptation that has evolved because we're hard-wired to form tribalistic religions.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The challenge in any musical is unifying all the moving parts of it, in particular a movie musical because now you're adding the camera and you're adding the idea of adaptation. So the challenge is to stay as true as you can to the material that you love and yet not be afraid to step outside of it and introduce elements into it that make it exist in a satisfying, exciting way cinematically.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Both of these branches of evolutionary science, are, in my opinion, in the closest causal connection; this arises from the reciprocal action of the laws of heredity and adaptation.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A nice adaptation of conditions will make almost any hypothesis agree with the phenomena. This will please the imagination but does not advance our knowledge.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are three ways in which a ruler can bring misfortune on his army: By commanding the army to advance or to retreat, being ignorant of the fact that it cannot obey. This is called hobbling the army. By attempting to govern an army in the same way as he administers a kingdom, being ignorant of the conditions which obtain in an army. This causes restlessness in the soldier's minds. By employing the officers of his army without discrimination, through ignorance of the military principle of adaptation to circumstances.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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