Operation Quotes

 

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
Bill Gates

The reason there’s so many gay people now is because it’s a chemical warfare operation, and I have the government documents where they said they’re going to encourage homosexuality with chemicals so that people don’t have children.
Alex Jones

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
George Bernard Shaw

Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.
Dag Hammarskjold

Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
John Ruskin

Writing the perfect paper is a lot like a military operation. It takes discipline, foresight, research, strategy, and, if done right, ends in total victory.
Ryan Holiday

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature.
Albert Einstein

When I told my doctor I couldn’t afford an operation, he offered to touch-up my X-rays.
Henny Youngman

It had all the earmarks of a CIA operation; the bomb killed everybody in the room except the intended target!
William F. Buckley, Jr.

The pooling operation used in convolutional neural networks is a big mistake, and the fact that it works so well is a disaster.
Geoffrey Hinton

On my left knee I have a long scar from an ACL operation. I’ve had both knees reconstructed.
Joe Rogan

If you don’t understand how to run an efficient operation, new machinery will just give you new problems of operation and maintenance. The sure way to increase productivity is to better administrate man and machine.
W. Edwards Deming

You can make a lot of mistakes and still recover if you run an efficient operation. Or you can be brilliant and still go out of business if you’re too inefficient.
Sam Walton

Necessity is the most powerful divinity the world knows, and necessity is the resultant of physical forces set in operation by ethical forces.
Jose Rizal

For ‘Rocky II,’ I got a torn pectoral muscle, I got all beat up inside, I had to have an operation to splice things back together.
Sylvester Stallone

Is the proposed operation likely to succeed? What might the consequences of failure? Is it in the realm of practicability in terms of material and supplies?
Chester W. Nimitz

The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
George Santayana

About half my time is spent on business operation type stuff.
Mark Zuckerberg

Fraud is common when you give away billions. Fraud related to Hurricane Katrina spending is estimated to top $2 billion. In addition, debit cards provided to hurricane victims were used to pay for Caribbean vacations, NFL tickets, Dom Perignon champagne, ‘Girls Gone Wild’ videos, and at least one sex change operation.
Mark Skousen

The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation.
John Cage

Just because you watch ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ doesn’t mean you can do the operation.
Charles Barkley

It is not good enough for things to be planned – they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.
Walt Kelly

My view is different. Public relations are a key component of any operation in this day of instant communications and rightly inquisitive citizens.
Alvin Adams

My son had a tumour on his neck. We went for surgery but it failed because the tumour was difficult to remove. Later, we went to New York for his surgery. I was scared as his first operation had failed. I went to church and met a pastor. He told me to go ahead, God would take care of everything. And the surgery was successful.
Johnny Lever

I will never forgive Joe for that awful operation he had performed on Rosemary. It is the only thing I have ever felt bitter toward him about.
Rose Kennedy

I’ve had a hip replacement, I’ve beaten cancer, I had my hand operation, and I stopped drinking. Something inside of me just went, ‘I’m done.’
Eddie Van Halen

 

I was talking to my dad about the stuff he grew up listening to, and ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ is a record that he had always talked about around the house. He always talked about it as the ‘greatest concept album of all time.’ One day, I started listening to it, and it just hit me. I was like, ‘These songs are all hits. They’re all huge songs.’
M. Shadows

Rwanda was considered a second-class operation; because it was a small country, we had been able to maintain a kind of status quo. They were negotiating, they’d accepted the new peace project, so we were under the impression that everything would be solved easily.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali

You are not content with the vast millions of tribute we pay you annually under the operation of our revenue law, our navigation laws, your fishing bounties, and by making your people our manufacturers, our merchants, our shippers.
John H. Reagan

In the high-stakes and elitist world of music collecting and fandom, we operate from an ab ovo perspective. The seed, the first incarnation – that is the most pure, the most lauded. Minutemen trumps Firehose, Throwing Muses beats Belly, Joy Division over New Order, Operation Ivy ruled Rancid, Undertones instead of That Petrol Emotion.
Carrie Brownstein

When I was 14, I did all kinds of different odd jobs. I had a chicken farm, had an ice cream operation in the summertime, worked as a caddy; all things to make money and save money. Save money in order to invest – that was the first step, though I never really accumulated very much because of other demands like bicycles and things like that.
Charles Schwab

I would convert to Judaism if the operation didn’t hurt so much.
Zubin Mehta

Nobody can ever make enough money for as many poor relatives as I’ve got. Somebody’s got a sick kid, or somebody needs an operation, somebody ain’t got this, somebody ain’t got that. Or to give the kids all a car when they graduate.
Dolly Parton

I don’t have tremendous physical vitality since I had a neck operation, and I’m more aware than I used to be of the tedium of acting.
Richard Burton

Every new development, highway, railroad, steamship line, building operation, whether it be a drainage project in old Greece or a new water system in Peru, means an added use of the automobile.
Walter Chrysler

While all doctors treat diseases, neurosurgeons’ work is the crucible of identity. Every operation on the brain is, by necessity, a manipulation of the substance of our selves.
Paul Kalanithi

The president said that this is not removing a mole. You know, removing a mole, that’s an outpatient sort of an operation. This was removing a cancer, removing a cancer takes more time.
Gordon England

I grew up in southwest Iowa, on a farm north of Stanton, Iowa, which is a tiny little town, a farming community. I went to Iowa State University and joined Army ROTC while I was there and just have had such a phenomenal life. I am a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Joni Ernst

To the organizer, compromise is a key and beautiful word. It is always present in the pragmatics of operation… If you start with nothing, demand 100 percent, then compromise for 30 percent, you’re 30 percent ahead.
Saul Alinsky

Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.
William Godwin

I guarantee you that the people who watch ‘Conan O’Brien’ or who watch ‘Entertainment Tonight’ and probably a lot of these other programs have never heard of Operation Blessing. Maybe they have heard of UNICEF, and I’m sure they have heard of the Red Cross, but they haven’t heard of this organization.
John Tesh

This is a once in a lifetime event. It is very rare to remove 86% of the currency in circulation in one go. The logistics of such an operation are mammoth.
Urjit Patel

There is nothing in nature wherein there is not good and evil; everything moveth and liveth in this double impulse, working or operation, be it what it will.
Jakob Bohme

Environmental activists in the rough Antarctic seas have launched a new tool in the fight to stop a Japanese operation to kill hundreds of whales: remote-controlled drones.
Jonathan Franklin

Launching a ground war against Iran would require hundreds of thousands of troops for a ‘regime change followed by nation-building’ operation, as we attempted in Iraq. Iran has a much more modern military, more than double Iraq’s population, and almost four times the landmass.
Joe Sestak

It became very clear that Hanoi was in effect strategically running the Viet Cong operation.
William Westmoreland

You have to be there not for the fame and glory and recognition and being a page in a history book, but you have to be there because you believe your talent and ability can be applied effectively to operation of the spacecraft.
Alan Shepard

While apartheid was in operation, the set-up was a gift for writers if you were looking for a big theme.
Damon Galgut

The weird thing is, ‘Game of Thrones,’ people go to Iceland for three weeks, and it’d be like a small guerilla operation. ‘Thor,’ we went there for, like, five days, because we couldn’t afford to be there any longer, because we were airlifting the entire contents of Hollywood into this country.
Alan Taylor

The Good Friday/Belfast Agreement was a bilateral one between ourselves and Ireland and did not involve the E.U. at all. It just presupposed common E.U. membership as a facilitator of its successful operation.
Dominic Grieve

I’m from a generation of Iraq and Afghanistan. Our battleground was where we learned. It’s not like the old generation where they used to train and train and train, and then suddenly an operation would come up, and they’d go on it.
Ant Middleton

Removal of an organ is difficult and dangerous. There have been several deaths of healthy donors. I think myself, I would be hesitant to participate as a liver donor. It’s a very tricky operation.
Joe Murray

 

I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute. The idea that the church can have no influence or no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country.
Rick Santorum

Working with Operation Smile is a completely life-altering experience. It is truly inspiring to be a part of something with so many unique individuals who come together for the greater good of helping others.
Lydia Hearst

The original idea of being anonymous – it was a great, naive idea on paper in 2008, not knowing to what degree we’d be touring or to what extent this was going to be a professional operation. That regimen is very hard to live by. What I hadn’t foreseen was the fans and their willingness to embrace that and play along.
Tobias Forge

My doctor is wonderful. Once, in 1955, when I couldn’t afford an operation, he touched up the X-rays.
Joey Bishop

If what distinguishes us from other species is speech, then poetry, which is the supreme linguistic operation, is our anthropological – indeed, genetic – goal.
Joseph Brodsky

It was very difficult in 2007. I was out for a long time after an ankle operation in Antwerp, then when I returned, I was not at my best, of course.
Filippo Inzaghi

The CIA’s official history of the Bay of Pigs operation is filled with dramatic and harrowing details that not only lay bare the strategic, logistical, and political problems that doomed the invasion, but also how the still-green President John F. Kennedy scrambled to keep the U.S. from entering into a full conflict with Cuba.
Robert Dallek

The self is just our operation center, our consciousness, our moral compass. So, if we want to act more effectively in the world, we have to get to know ourselves better.
Gary Wolf

The most stupid mistake a counter-insurgency operation can make is alienating the population. If you alienate the population, you’re finished.
Meles Zenawi

Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle’s light.
Billy Graham

The operation left me very emotional. I cry a lot anyway. I’ve always been the type to feel hurt easily, but now I hit rock bottom.
Chris Rea

As Mark Weiner puts it, whether you gain 50 pounds or lose 50 pounds, whether you have a sex change operation for that matter, that it doesn’t matter, that there is some part of ourselves that we cannot escape.
Todd Solondz

No writer of a portion of the Bible was perfect. It was the direct and miraculous operation of the Holy Spirit that what they wrote is without mistake.
Walter Lang

In every operation, there’s a risk, and you don’t know whether it’s gonna… you know, obviously there’s that 95% chance, whatever they say, they can never say 100% you’re gonna be better. But the concern and the worry is the worst thing.
Jess Glynne

We are now after 7 months operation making money here.
Henry Wells

We set up a small bitcoin and ethereum mining operation… that miraculously now is actually making a lot of money.
Abigail Johnson

With the acting, it’s somebody else’s brainchild, and I’m just sort of helping flesh it out. There’s a special satisfaction to being the brains behind the operation.
Jack Black

My suggestion is that at each state the proper order of operation of the mind requires an overall grasp of what is generally known, not only in formal logical, mathematical terms, but also intuitively, in images, feelings, poetic usage of language, etc.
David Bohm

Supplements are popular. They’re good. They’re a fast-growing market. I use it to fund the operation. Other revolutionaries rob banks and kidnap people, O.K.? I don’t do that.
Alex Jones

The more language is a living operation, the less we are aware of it. Thus it follows from the self-forgetfulness of language that its real being consists in what is said in it.
Hans-Georg Gadamer

The Pentagon still has not given a name to the Iraqi war. Somehow ‘Operation Re-elect Bush’ doesn’t seem to be popular.
Jay Leno

The so-called assault weapons ban is a hoax. It is a political appeal to the ignorant. The guns it supposedly banned have been illegal for 78 years. Did the ban make them ‘more’ illegal? The ban addresses only the appearance of weapons, not their operation.
David Mamet

Harvard is first and foremost a university and not a consulting operation, and our job here is to teach and to research and to create knowledge on Asia in conjunction and in cooperation with scholars as well as with political, intellectual, and cultural leaders in Asia.
William C. Kirby

I looked at a fetal development chart at the Operation Rescue Office in Dallas. I had a lot of emotions stirring up inside of me. That’s when I decided that it was wrong in any stage of pregnancy.
Norma McCorvey

One of the reasons I’m on tour is to meet people. I consider it a reconnaissance. You know, I consider myself like in a military operation. I don’t feel like a citizen.
Leonard Cohen

I am falling apart. My hand is falling apart. I can’t shake hands. I had arthritis, and I had an operation for it.
Cilla Black

 

After my first knee operation, in January of ’65 before I went to the Jets, Dr. James Nicholas told me everything went well and that I could probably play four years in the NFL. The surgery was trailblazing to a certain extent.
Joe Namath

I’ve always been fascinated by the operation of memory – the way in which it is not linear but fragmented, and its ambivalence.
Penelope Lively

I did all kinds of things as a young person to try to make money. I had a chicken operation – I sold chickens. I can remember going to high school football games as a ten-year-old and gathering Coca-Cola bottles, ’cause you’d turn them in and get a nickel. I wanted not to remain idle.
Charles Schwab

I think it’s important that nobody forgets that although Hollywood commercially dominates the world cinema, in fact what comes out of the filmmaking here is only a tiny slice out of the massive amount of operation that goes on around the world.
Mike Leigh

After my hip operation, I had to cut out butter, which I loved, and salt. I no longer eat desserts with lots of cream, and I’ve cut right back on alcohol.
Maeve Binchy

The change began in Somalia, where we discovered that we were involved in an operation where there was no peace, so there was no more a peacekeeping operation because there was no peace.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Life is an operation which is done in a forward direction. One lives toward the future, because to live consists inexorably in doing, in each individual life making itself.
Jose Ortega y Gasset

Talk about national interests: When we went in with Operation Iraqi Freedom, some of our allies, Turkey, for example, would not let us through. How much trouble did that cause us, because we were not able to go into Iraq through Turkey?
Roger Wicker

Every type of ring behavior we have seen around Jupiter, Uranus, or Neptune can be found in orbit around Saturn. And Saturn’s ring system offers the greatest promise of understanding processes in operation within all disk systems, not just those found around planets.
Carolyn Porco

Government has a legitimate sphere of operation. The problem arises when that sphere continually expands, encompassing areas where government lacks legitimacy.
William A. Dembski

I had a cyst on my tonsils, and I couldn’t sing. I had to have an operation.
R. Kelly

Before the operation on my left hand I wasn’t able to stretch my fingers open all the way. I’ve never had very big hands, but I could do the splits with them. Eventually I couldn’t any more. I had a twisted tendon in my little finger that prevented me from being able to stretch.
Eddie Van Halen

Have you ever seen Glenn Beck in operation? It is the most terrifying thing. It’s so bad that you think he’s going to announce in a minute that it’s all a great con. He makes Sarah Palin look reasonable and steady.
Bill Bryson

A pig has a plow on the end of its nose because it does meaningful work with it. It is built to dig and create soil disturbance, something it can’t do in a concentrated feeding environment. The omnivore has historically been a salvage operation for food scraps around the homestead.
Joel Salatin

I’m the computer operator for Operation Rescue National.
Norma McCorvey

I’ve asked Jobs why he didn’t get an operation then and he said, ‘I didn’t want my body to be opened. I didn’t want to be violated in that way.’
Walter Isaacson

I’ve just had an operation, but nothing too serious.
Syd Barrett

No one looks at your hands to see how much they shake when you are interviewed to be a surgeon. The physical skills required are no greater than for writing cursive script. If an operation requires so much skill only a few surgeons can do it, you modify the operation to make it simpler.
Atul Gawande

China more than two milleniums ago had already considered the idea of democracy, but at that time she could not put it into operation.
Sun Yat-sen

Given that I often wear shorts with a T-shirt, baseball cap, and backpack most days, a crew-neck shirt gives me the appearance of an undercover cop on the way to a sting operation at a summer camp.
Josh Gondelman

I said that America’s role would be limited; that we would not put ground troops into Libya; that we would focus our unique capabilities on the front end of the operation, and that we would transfer responsibility to our allies and partners.
Barack Obama

When they told me I had to have a heart operation, my main memory is standing in my kitchen and thinking what I would really miss was my little tea towel. Not for one minute did I think, ‘Oh, I’m going to really miss performing.’ The things you’re going to miss are your wife, your egg cup, your seat that you sit in to watch TV.
Bob Mortimer

I also administer the Internet Assigned Names Authority, which is the central coordinator for the Internet address space, domain names and Internet protocol conventions essential to the use and operation of the Internet.
Jon Postel

I come from an era when if you are told that you need a triple heart bypass it sounds pretty terminal. But I think it’s quite a normal operation these days.
Bob Mortimer

With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine.
Bertrand Russell

Every penny paid to a PFI company is money withdrawn from those waiting for an operation, money removed from the training of clinicians, and money denied for life-saving treatments.
Jeremy Corbyn

 

I have a company that is not Microsoft, called Corbis. Corbis is the operation that merged with Bettman Archives. It has nothing to do with Microsoft. It was intentionally done outside of Microsoft because Microsoft isn’t interested.
Bill Gates

When I do an operation, it’s half a dozen people. When it goes beautifully, it’s like a symphony, with everybody playing their part.
Atul Gawande

ESPN is a very, very good operation, and it’s a gold mine. It’s an even bigger gold mine than Fox News.
Rupert Murdoch

We’ve protected thousands of people in Libya; we have not seen a single U.S. casualty; there’s no risks of additional escalation. This operation is limited in time and in scope.
Barack Obama

I have never hidden my injury before, or fitness problems. Even my shoulder operation was planned after consulting the then coach Gary Kirsten and skipper MS Dhoni.
Virender Sehwag

Taiwan needs to start looking at some asymmetric and anti-access area denial strategies and really fortify itself in a manner that would deter the Chinese from any sort of amphibious invasion or even a gray zone operation against them.
Robert C. O’Brien

You don’t train someone for all of those years of medical school and residency, particularly people who want to help others optimize their physical and psychological health, and then have them run a claims-processing operation for insurance companies.
Malcolm Gladwell

It was a melting pot in Las Vegas. You got every age level, every ethnic background, every social aura – it was an absolute Americana audience… people who were there to celebrate occasions; people who were there to gamble; people who were there because they were awed by the whole Vegas operation. Tourists.
Norm Crosby

There are no accomplished golf tour operators in Indonesia, so a golf holiday there is a do-it-yourself operation. But don’t let that deter you.
Raymond Bonner

I was a huge Operation Ivy fan.
Shepard Fairey

I moved to Naples, Florida, and by 15 I was into punk: Green Day, Rancid, NOFX, Operation Ivy. Along with the classic punk bands, like the Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Misfits, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat – all those bands that you get into when you’re first getting into punk.
Laura Jane Grace

Operation Fast and Furious was flawed in concept and flawed in execution. The tactics used in this operation violate Department of Justice policy and should never have been used.
Eric Holder

I look fine. I’ve had no surgery apart from an operation I had decades ago to remove the fat under my eyes. My mum looked 30 when she was 60, so I guess I owe it all to genes and hair dye.
David Cassidy

About 70 percent of the district was new. It was a short amount of time to get to know hundreds and thousands of people. But with the help and support of old friends, we built a grassroots operation organically from the ground up.
Adam Kinzinger

Operation Sovereign Borders has been one of Australia’s greatest national security policy successes.
Scott Morrison

When you’re told to go brief a United States senator on a covert operation, you go do it. And you trust the information isn’t going to leak.
Oliver North

We Brits print banknotes out in Debden in Essex, and have contracted it out to the private sector. Here in the U.S. it is a government operation right in the heart of Washington next door to the Holocaust Museum.
Evan Davis

Films have degenerated to their original operation as carnival amusement – they offer not drama but thrills.
David Mamet

Fox is described as a news operation, a news network, but it’s also a political operation.
Brian Stelter

More than 100 people are involved in a transplant operation… and we can’t waste time and resources if there is a chance the caretakers aren’t up for an awesome responsibility.
Leonard Bailey

The Texas Energy Office’s Loan Star Program has reduced building energy consumption and taxpayers’ energy costs through the efficient operation of public buildings, saving taxpayers more than $172 million through energy efficiency projects.
Rosa DeLauro

Operation Sovereign Borders has worked and delivered a human dividend that is compassionate and fair… our plan is simple. We won’t change it. Labor will.
Scott Morrison

After I had my heart operation I got really into heart stuff. I did think it would be lovely to go on ‘Strictly’ just so people could see I wasn’t finished. But, sadly, now I couldn’t because of my joints. I’d be hobbling around.
Bob Mortimer

Writing, and its theatre of operation, is better than working shifts packing frozen sausages; that’s all I need to think about if I’m having difficulties.
Sarah Hall

On the rare occasions when my family talked about business, the subject was Kansas City’s Boss Pendergast and his potential for muscling my dad’s small gravel-and-sand operation.
Carol Loomis

The relevance for 9/11 is that what 9/11 marked was the beginning of a struggle in which the terrorists come at us and strike us here on our home territory. And it’s a global operation. It doesn’t know national boundaries or national borders.
Dick Cheney

 

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