Oct 31 2011

Bold Quotes

If anyone tells you that you can’t possibly do something…read some of these bold statements!

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
-- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), maker of big business mainframe computers, arguing against the PC, 1977

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out anyway."
-- President of Decca Records, rejecting The Beatles after an audition, 1962

"There is practically no chance communications space satellites will be used to provide better telephone, telegraph, television, or radio service inside the United States."
-- T. Craven, FCC Commissioner, 1961
(the first commercial communications satellite went into service in 1965)

"Space travel is bunk."
-- Sir Harold Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal of the UK, 1957
(two weeks later Sputnik orbited the Earth)

"To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth--all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne. I am bold enough to say that such a man-made voyage will never occur regardless of all future advances."
-- Lee deForest, American radio pioneer and inventor of the vacuum tube, 1957

"You ain't going nowhere, son. You ought to go back to driving a truck."
-- Jim Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry, in firing Elvis Presley after a performance, 1954

"Television won't last because people will soon get tired of staring at
a plywood box every night."

-- Darryl Zanuck, movie producer, 20th Century Fox, 1946

"You better learn secretarial work or else get married."
-- Director of the Blue Book Modeling Agency, advising Marilyn Monroe, 1944

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
-- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

"Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote."
-- Grover Cleveland, U.S. President, 1905

"It's a great invention but who would want to use it anyway?"
--Rutherford B. Hayes, U.S. President, after a demonstration of Alexander Bell's telephone, 1872

"Well-informed people know it is impossible to transmit the voice over wires and that were it possible to do so, the thing would be of no practical value."
-- Boston Post, 1865

"Dear Mr. President: The canal system of this country is being threatened by a new form of transportation known as 'railroads' ... As you may well know, Mr. President, 'railroad' carriages are pulled at the enormous speed of 15 miles per hour by 'engines' which, in addition to endangering life and limb of assengers, roar and snort their way through the countryside, setting fire to crops, scaring the livestock and frightening women and children. The Almighty certainly never intended that people should travel at such breakneck speed."
-- Martin Van Buren, Governor of New York, 1865(?)

"The radio craze will die out in time."
-- Thomas Edison, American inventor, 1922

"Radio has no future."
-- Lord Kelvin, British mathematician and physicist, president of the British Royal Society, 1897

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10/31/2011 7:15:47 AM
debbie United States
debbie
i cant seem to find that prayer you read this morning...plz help
10/31/2011 7:25:49 AM
Anthony United States
Anthony
Im searching for it too with no success! That prayer (poem) was powerful and I would love to read it again!
10/31/2011 7:28:59 AM
Tina United States
Tina
I too cannot find the prayer/poem. I would love to have a copy of it.
10/31/2011 7:35:28 AM
Robert United States
Robert
I'm also trying to find that poem!! if possible, please email it to me?? Please!!!
10/31/2011 7:36:47 AM
Josh Sprague United States
Josh Sprague
Im having the same problem, can you plz help me
10/31/2011 7:59:09 AM
Jeff C United States
Jeff C
I am looking for the prayer/poem too but don't see it here.   Can you help?
10/31/2011 8:00:26 AM
Charlotte United States
Charlotte
I, too, wanted to find that prayer.  Thanks, JD.
10/31/2011 8:03:34 AM
Cindy Baxter United States
Cindy Baxter
Can you Please e-mail the pray, thanks
10/31/2011 8:22:04 AM
Susan United States
Susan
JD, I enjoyed your Bold Quotes very much. Thank you for gathering all that together.
11/2/2011 8:41:36 PM
Shirley United States
Shirley
JD, I will miss you, can you plz let us know when you wil lbe back?
11/4/2011 7:51:31 PM
MIgdalia Rivea United States
MIgdalia Rivea
I love this prayer I was driving from a Dr's appt feeling so depressed when I heard this prayer I had to stop because I just could not stop crying it touch me so much plus hearing the lady that had called how hurt and depress she was. Thank you so much. K-love has inspired my life so much at my most difficult time when I loss my son I hang on to the Lord and listen to K-Love who help me through and continue to.
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