Browse Quotes by Topic:

  
Age
Anger
Art
Business
Change
Computers
Death
Education
Environmental
Experience
Faith
Food
Forgiveness
Friendship
Gardening
Government
Health
History
Humor
Imagination    
Life
Love
Marriage
Movies
Music
Nature
Patriotism
Peace
Poetry
Politics
Religion
Science
Society
Sports
Success
Technology
Time
War
Wisdom
Work


Featured Authors:


Abraham Lincoln
Albert Einstein
Ambrose Bierce
Aristotle
Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Franklin
Carl Sandburg
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Francis Bacon
Friedrich Nietzsche
George Bernard Shaw
George Eliot
George Washington
Henry Ford
Mark Twain
Oscar Wilde
Plato
Socrates
Sophocles
William Shakespeare

Mary Catherine Bateson quotes (11)

Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten.
Mary Catherine Bateson   Category:

Fluidity and discontinuity are central to the reality in which we live.
Mary Catherine Bateson   Category:

Goals too clearly defined can become blinkers.
Mary Catherine Bateson   Category:

Human beings do not eat nutrients, they eat food.
Mary Catherine Bateson   Category: Food

No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a really nice man who wishes she were not.
Mary Catherine Bateson   Category:

Of any stopping place in life, it is good to ask whether it will be a good place from which to go on as well as a good place to remain.
Mary Catherine Bateson   Category:

Sharing is sometimes more demanding than giving.
Mary Catherine Bateson   Category:

The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism is essential to democracy.
Mary Catherine Bateson   Category:

The family is changing, not disappearing. We have to broaden our understanding of it, look for the new metaphors.
Mary Catherine Bateson   Category:

The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
Mary Catherine Bateson   Category:

There are few things as toxic as a bad metaphor. You can't think without metaphors.
Mary Catherine Bateson   Category: