quote: [HOLLYWOOD, California (Variety) -- Nicolas Cage, who played twins in] Adaptation ... It's time for me to discover and enjoy my own company.

quote: 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 himself

quote: 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.

quote: This new adaptation to our present policy just fine-tunes it a little more on what clothing air marshals can wear to blend in.

quote: 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.

quote: 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.

quote: 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.

quote: 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.

quote: It is a miracle of harmony, of the adaptation of the free inner life to the outward necessity of things.

quote: 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.

quote: Adaptation seems to be, to a substantial extent, a process of reallocating your attention.

quote: After Strangelove I also started work on an adaptation of The Collector.

quote: Thus, races arose from an original coding which God pulled out as needed for adaptation to the environment.

quote: The truth is that I know very few novelists who have been satisfied with the adaptation of their books for the screen.

quote: Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.

quote: Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring.

quote: 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.

quote: 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.

quote: 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.

quote: Religious belief itself is an adaptation that has evolved because we're hard-wired to form tribalistic religions.

quote: 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.

quote: I'm going to do an adaptation of the Italian film, Bread and Tulips. I really like that film.

quote: In fast moving markets, adaptation is significantly more important than optimization.

quote: After I sold my screenplay adaptation of 'Rain Fall' to Sony Pictures, I had no more creative involvement,

quote: During periods of discontinuous, abrupt change, the essence of adaptation involves a keen sensitivity to what should be abandoned - not what should be changed or introduced. A willingness to depart from the familiar has distinct survival value.

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