Minus Quotes

Minus Quotes by Philip Pullman, Katie Aselton, Eskinder Nega, Russell Howard, Abigail Disney, Keith Devlin and many others.

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But think of Adam and Eve like an imaginary number, like the square root of minus one: you can never see any concrete proof that it exists, but if you include it in your equations, you can calculate all manner of things that couldn’t be imagined without it.
Philip Pullman
Okay, sense of humor: plus one. Being able to laugh at yourself: plus one. Being able to laugh at other people without being mean: plus one. Vanity: minus one.
Katie Aselton
Aggregate aid is to the Ethiopian economy what Obama’s fiscal stimulus was to the American economy: minus these injections, both economies would suffer catastrophically. The theatrical blustering of the Ethiopian government notwithstanding, donor countries have a make-or-break power over the Ethiopia’s prosperity.
Eskinder Nega
I do cryotherapy, which is where you’re in minus 70 and you have three minutes of deep freeze and your body thinks it’s dying so it produces loads of blood cells and then you’re fine – apparently.
Russell Howard
We have a world minus a whole lot of talent that has stepped out of contention for leadership, only because they don’t want to seem too aggressive, too smart, unattractive, or too male.
Abigail Disney
The human brain finds it extremely hard to cope with a new level of abstraction. This is why it was well into the eighteenth century before mathematicians felt comfortable dealing with zero and with negative numbers, and why even today many people cannot accept the square root of minus-one as a genuine number.
Keith Devlin
Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.
Arthur Schopenhauer
I met a man once who told me that far from believing in the square root of minus one, he didn’t believe in minus one. This is at any rate a consistent attitude.
Edward Charles Titchmarsh
Hillary [Clinton] has a resume. What is the story in Hillary’s resume? Four dead in Benghazi, illegal emails, trafficking in classified information. The media hasn’t gone there on that yet because when covering that aspect of Hillary minus [Donald] Trump, the story is the same.
Rush Limbaugh
Literature is the question minus the answer.
Roland Barthes
I’m a holy man minus the holiness. Hand that on to your three spies, and tell them to put it in their pipes.
E. M. Forster
In the abstract world of American economists, equations run both ways; they believe that by changing the sign of a variable from plus to minus or from minus to plus or the price and quantity of x or y, the direction of historical movement can be reversed.
Robert Gilpin
The naive thing I suppose is simply that we thought, in the words of Francis Fukuyama, that we had reached the end of history and we were entering a brave new world minus the Soviet Union where everything was going to be peaches and cream.
Nicholas Meyer
If you know where you stand, and your minus and plus points as a director or as a human being, you will never go wrong. You will always be successful.
Rohit Shetty
Happiness is your original nature, it is YOU, minus your neurosis
Robert Holden
Frost in January minus 20 for a week. Dead birds frozen on the branch—they fall with the first thaw like ripe fruit—death-ripened. We shall all end like them—just a stain in the snow.
Lawrence Durrell
If you don’t like the people, you’re just doing a sketch. Which, in most cases, is comedy minus some emotional backbone.
Christopher Guest
George Orwell famously described international sport as ‘war minus the shooting’. But for all Orwell’s greatness as a thinker, this was one of his least felicitous lines, analogous to ‘murder minus the death’ or ‘life minus the breathing’.
Gideon Haigh
I think of masculine and feminine energy like two sides to a battery. There’s a plus side and a minus side, and in order to make something turn on, you need to have opposites touching. It’s the same in relationships.
Tracy McMillan
What I love about Salman bhai is that he’s one superstar minus any ego. And you see people around, who haven’t achieved much in life, yet their ego is too strong.
Vatsal Sheth
Anyone who wants to run has to be a Jimmy Swaggart, minus the default.
Chevy Chase
What’s a pirate minus the ship? just a creative homeless guy
Bo Burnham
The task confronting contemporary man is to live with the hidden ground of his activities as familiarly as our literate predecessors lived with the figure minus ground.
Marshall McLuhan
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Richie Hawtin
Every man speaks of public opinion, and means by public opinion, public opinion minus his opinion.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
Ralph Marston
Ben Roethlisberger is Tim Tebow minus Jesus.
Daniel Tosh
Im not really Type A, but A minus.
Bobbi Brown
Man minus the Machine is a slave; Man plus the Machine is a freeman.
Henry Ford
We lose our bearings entirely by speaking of the ‘lower classes’ when we mean humanity minus ourselves.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
At 3, I played an innocent game of doctor, minus the stethoscope and medicine bag.
Pattie Mallette
Life minus love equals zero.
Rick Warren
The Earth is warming but physical evidence from around the world tells us that human-emitted carbon dioxide has played only a minor role in it. Instead, the mild warming seems to be part of a natural 1,500-year climate cycle (plus or minus 500 years) that goes back at least one million years.
Fred Singer
Cleansed of its leftist residues, anarchy – anarchism minus Marxism – will be free to get better at being what it is.
Bob Black
Intuition is a heart message minus the static.
Sue Thoele
Advertising is much like war, minus the venom
Claude C. Hopkins
A puppy is but a dog, plus high spirits, and minus common sense.
Agnes Repplier
There was no active, conscious decision-making point, just a gradual realization over time that I’m very happy minus children and marriage.
Cindy Gallop
‘One Minus One’ and ‘Barcelona, 1975’ are more or less autobiographical.
Colm Toibin
Jesus plus nothing equals everything; everything minus Jesus equals nothing.
Tullian Tchividjian
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
A. A. Milne
I sometimes rock crazy shoes or a bright jacket, but my go-to is typically black, head to toe… minus my hair and makeup, of course!
Jeffree Star
Exotic novelty. My statement to [people] is always, well, set this picture in your home town, is it still an interesting picture? Or is it just exotic? Would I care about this same picture minus its exoticism?
Sam Abell
It is interesting to note that during the last ten years Washington’s ‘Farewell Address’ has begun to reappear in college textbooks – minus the four religious warnings.
David Barton
The human body is not designed for swimming in minus 1.7 degree centigrade water.
Lewis Gordon Pugh
The definition of disappointment in life is expectations minus reality equals disappointment. The only two solutions you have to get over disappointment is to either alter your reality or alter your expectations.
Randy Carlson
Share prices follow the theorem: hope divided by fear minus greed.
Dominic Lawson
If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
John Stuart Mill
The margin of error in astrology is plus or minus one hundred percent.
Calvin Trillin
It’s up to the UFC, but I’ll fight whomever, whenever. Minus maybe Vegas.
Henry Cejudo
I’ve had some hands on experience with some very big bull sharks. One false move you could be minus a few fingers or worse. You’ve got to respect them because it’s more about what they are capable of.
Jeremy Wade
I had an outfit that was designed for minus 30 degrees, so I had to work with costume to strap ice packs all over me because I was boiling, even out on the glacier. I was constantly trying to unzip it and take off the hat. I was just sweating. I found it very hot.
Richard Dormer
We want property, but property restored to its proper limits, that is to say, free distribution of the products of labour, property minus usury!
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Being a cab river is not unlike being a magician–minus the top hat, the cape, the rabbit, an the gorgeous assistant. But you do have an audience.
Gary Reilly
It’s a fairly accurate portrait of me at eighteen, minus a few quirks like reckless driving and eating binges. It’s accurate but it isn’t profound.
Susanna Kaysen
Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
God, what if TMZ got hold of the truth about me? What a liar I am, I mean? What kind of role model am I? I make Vanessa Hudgens look like Mother Freaking Teresa. Minus the whole nudity thing. Because I’m not about to take naked photos of myself and send them to my boyfriend.
Meg Cabot
The Smurfs 2 is a great movie. The Smurfs are tiny little creatures that everybody loves. They’re like Justin Bieber – minus the part about everybody loving him.
Craig Ferguson
If we limit our vision to the real world, we will forever be fighting on the minus side of things, working only too make our photographs equal to what we see out there, but no better.
Galen Rowell
Bear in mind the simple rule, X squared to the power of two minus five over the seven point eight three times nineteen is approximately equal to the cube root of MCC squared divided by X minus a quarter of a third percent. Keep that in mind, and you can’t go very far wrong.
Eric Idle
It doesn’t matter what the weather is like – even if it’s minus 10 I will go out there and fish.
Adrian Lewis
The categories of A-minus through C-plus [films] are completely dominated by Hollywood.
Murray Horwitz
I think of masculine and feminine energy like two sides to a battery. Theres a plus side and a minus side, and in order to make something turn on, you need to have opposites touching. Its the same in relationships.
Tracy McMillan
No more Lastrygonians.” Ella fluttered down and landed next to them. “Six minus six is zero. Spears are good for subtraction, yep.
Rick Riordan
Be grateful. Find something to be grateful for. Don’t do too many things that make you feel like you deserve to lose because we do program our own computers. I believe there is a plus and a minus column and if you end up on the minus column, your own conscience will make you lose.
Jim Carrey
Democrats lead in all the polls by at least ten points, except one.. Fox News. That is with a margin of error of plus or minus the facts.
Stephen Colbert
The central benefit of Zen, in the context of ordinary ups and downs of life,is not in preventing the minus and promoting the plus,but in directing people to the fundamental reality that is not under the sway of ups and downs.
Muso Soseki
I’d still like to see ‘Survivor’ minus the planned show-biz parts. That would be the purest form of show business – I want to see someone so hungry that they eat somebody else’s foot.
Albert Brooks
Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you’ve got all the answers, then don’t call what you do ‘faith.’
BrenГ© Brown
Some of the greatest advances in mathematics have been due to the invention of symbols, which it afterwards became necessary to explain; from the minus sign proceeded the whole theory of negative quantities.
Aldous Huxley
I am dedicated, adamant and committed. Although these three qualities can be considered as minus points in a woman but for me, this is a blessing.
Jaya Prada
When I was at the South Pole, the coldest it got – and I didn’t go outside – was minus 111. That was during the winter, so it’s dark 24 hours a day, and for some of our jobs, we are required to go outside, even in weather like that.
Christina Koch
Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you’ve got all the answers, then don’t call what you do ‘faith.’
Brene Brown
The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to minus 271.3*C – not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it.
Stephen Hawking
On the plus side, there were no rioters in sight but on the minus side this was probably because everywhere I looked was on fire.
Ben Aaronovitch
Minus my relationship with Kennedy, I had no automatic invitation to Greek Parties or events, though Chaz and Erin could invite me to some stuff since I fell under the heading of acceptable things to bring to any party: alcohol and girls. Awesome. I’d gone from independent girlfriend to party paraphernalia.
Tammara Webber
It is less to suffer punishment than to deserve it.
[Lat., Estque pati poenas quam meruisse minus.]
Ovid
In fact, when I fought the 1996 election, being Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s daughter, it has its own plus and minus, so I told my father, ‘please don’t come for campaigning with me’.
Mehbooba Mufti
People minus space equals Poverty … What is living for? If the answer is a life of dignity, decency and opportunity, then every increase in population means a decrease in all three. The crowd is a threat to every single being.
Marya Mannes
Recognizing happiness when it’s lying at your feet, having the will and courage to reach down and take it in your arms–and to hold on to it–that’s the heart’s intelligence. Intelligence minus the heart is just logic, and that doesn’t amount to much. – Arthur
Marc Levy
Crying adds something: crying is you, plus tears. But the feeling Colin had was some horrible opposite of crying. It was you, minus something. He kept thinking about one word – forever – and felt the burning ache just beneath his rib cage.
John Green
Think of aerobics plus weight lifting minus the music or camaraderie. Combine unalloyed endurance with straightforward strength and demand poise, timing, and practiced form as well. Think of pure pain: that’s the ergometer.
Barry S. Strauss
I think there are pluses and minuses to being simpleminded. The minus is not having any sort of vision for the future. But on the plus side, my wife and I have really been happy through all of the ups and downs.
Ty Burrell
I am like Hugh Hefner minus anything good about his life.
Ray Romano
There are always pluses and minus to commercialization. It broadcasts something to the masses. So that’s the plus. The minus is it may lose some of its meaning if you dilute it.
Jidenna
Hollis thought he looked like William Burroughs, minus the bohemian substrate (or perhaps the methadone). Like someone who’d be invited quail shooting with the vice-president, though too careful to get himself shot.
William Gibson
In the dime stores and bus stations
 People talk of situations
 Read books, repeat quotations
 Draw conclusions on the wall
 Some speak of the future
 My love she speaks softly
 She knows there’s no success like failure
 And that failure’s no success at all -Bob Dylan, “Love Minus Zero / No Limit” (1965)
Bob Dylan
There’s always the question of time. Does time at 10:00 mean 10:00 sharp? Or does it mean give or take a few minutes? And a few minutes, is that plus or minus two minutes? Or plus or minus ten, or maybe a half an hour each way?
Michael Emerson
The game minus slow bowling is like bread without butter or, even worse, French cuisine without the sauces.
Trevor Bailey
Until half a century ago, the Maures slopes had been silvery with olive trees, but in 1956 disaster struck. February frosts dropped beneath minus seven and the trees were blighted.
Carol Drinkwater
A lot of people came into the airline business. Most of them promptly exited, minus their money.
Robert Crandall
Friendship is love minus sex and plus reason. Love is friendship plus sex minus reason
Mason Cooley
I don’t socialise. My social life is minus zero.
Farah Khan
Serious sport is war minus the shooting.
George Orwell
You can’t be an openly gay movie star. You can’t be an openly gay pop star, really – minus Ricky Martin.
Rashida Jones
I was near the Niagara Falls where I was shivering and delivering my lines. It was minus 17 degrees and I had gone there without proper thermal wear. Tourists looked at me with horror thinking I had gone nuts.
Vivek
And since I’m marrying into the Quartet, I have certain privileges and duties. If you’re sleeping with Laurel—” “I’m not sleeping with Laurel. We’re dating.” “Right, and the two of you are just going to hold hands, admire the moon, and sing camp songs.” “For a while. Minus the singing.
Nora Roberts
I would that you were either less beautiful, or less corrupt. Such perfect beauty does not suit such imperfect morals.
[Lat., Aut formosa fores minus, aut minus improba vellem.
Non facit ad mores tam bona forma malos.]
Ovid
We tend to focus on assets and forget about debts. Financial security requires facing up to the big picture: assets minus debts.
Suze Orman
Happiness is equal to work minus resistance.
Wolfgang Ostwald
She didn’t love me that much, but she moved in with me. That’s a plus. And then one night, I caught her making out with another dude on the driveway. That’s a minus.
Greg Behrendt
What was up with class today? It was watered-down porn. He practically had you and Patch on top of your lab table, horizontal, minus your clothes, doing the Big Deed.
Becca Fitzpatrick
Richard Nixon is typically considered the modern exemplar of a dark and vindictive president. President Trump would be Nixon minus the keen intellect and work ethic.
Rick Wilson
If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus.
Emma Goldman
My father said, ’10 minus one is zero.’ It means that even if you do good things 10 times, it is no use when you do some bad thing once. But it doesn’t mean that I think I have positive image, so I always need to be careful about what I’m doing. I don’t want to frame myself.
Park Bo-gum
If you want a simple model for predicting the unemployment rate in the United States over the next few years, here it is: It will be what Greenspan wants it to be, plus or minus a random error reflecting the fact that he is not quite God.
Paul Krugman
I made two movies very young, and then I had trouble getting a movie made, and so – which was both, I think, a plus and a minus. It was a minus because it made me unhappy.
Noah Baumbach
I’m a holy man minus the holiness.
E. M. Forster
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Rick Riordan
We create ying and yang, yes and no, plus and minus.
Frederick Lenz
Law Number XX: In any given year, Congress will appropriate the amount of funding approved the prior year plus three-fourths of whatever change the administration requests, minus 4-percent tax.
Norman Ralph Augustine
The amygdala plays a crucial role in processing fear, and minus her two amygdalae, S.M. became unflappable. Studies of her are actually a hoot to read, since they basically consist of scientists concocting ever-more-elaborate ways of trying to scare her.
Sam Kean
The game of life does not proceed like a mathematical calculation on the principle that two and two make four. Sometimes they make five, or minus four, and sometimes the blackboard topples over in the middle of the sum and the pedagogue is left with a black eye.
Winston Churchill
You want to know what I make? I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I can make a C+ feel like a Congressional Medal of Honor, and I can make a…
Taylor Mali
Myopia, in more than ninety-five percent of cases, begins between five and ten years of age. It increases largely because the myopic eye is given a minus lens.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Formula: Second Draft = First Draft minus 10%.
Stephen King
Like most people who smoked umpteen cigarettes a day, I tasted only the first one. The succeeding umpteen minus one were a compulsive ritual which had no greater savour than the fumes of burning money.
Clive James
I should throw you off this building minus the flying horse and see how heroic you sound on the way down.
Rick Riordan
Nevada Energy doesn’t lose money. The gaming industry loses money. It employs all the people. It pays all the taxes. And if you take the P&L, the profit and loss, of the hotels in Las Vegas and Reno, it is a number that is minus, not plus, minus.
Steve Wynn
Once the shooting starts, we don’t mind whether it is 43 degrees plus or minus 6 degrees: we just keep working.
Prabhas
If you live to be 1000 years old, I hope I live to be 1000 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.
Jeff Rich
Impression minus expression leads to spiritual depression.
Joseph C. Aldrich