That, for me, is a very important test of a young writer's commitment because most of them are going to have to continue doing that when they've finished the program.
The facts will eventually test all our theories, and they form, after all, the only impartial jury to which we can appeal.
The word dropped like a stone on my still living breast. Confess: I was prepared, am somehow ready for the test.
How comes it to pass then, that we appear such Cowards in reasoning, and are so afraid to stand the Test of Ridicule?
There never comes a point where a theory can be said to be true. The most that one can claim for any theory is that it has shared the successes of all its rivals and that it has passed at least one test which they have failed.
If a director wants to give me a job, I sometimes ask them to screen-test me. Then they can't sort of blame me if they're not getting what they wanted later on. It's like, You fucking hired me; you saw what you were getting.
We were brought up watching opening batsmen score nine before lunch. If Geoffrey Boycott flashed at a ball outside off stump in the first over of a Test match, questions were asked in Parliament. If he flashed at two, the ravens abandoned the Tower of London.
The Treaty is already vindicating itself. The English Die-hards said to Mr. Lloyd George and his Cabinet: You have surrendered. Our own Die-hards said to us: You have surrendered. There is a simple test. Those who are left in possession of the battlefield have won.
The final test of a theory is its capacity to solve the problems which originated it.
No one likes to take a test Sometimes you know more is less.
This conference was worse than a Rorschach test: There's a meaningless inkblot, and the others ask you what you think you see, but when you tell them, they start arguing with you!
Best by test.
My parents believed that if you couldn't put it in a test tube, it didn't exist.
If someone offers to furnish a sure test, ask what the test was which made the sure test sure.
Look out for your baby or your friend, of course. That is easy. The test of moral fiber is to stick up for those you relate to least, understand minimally, and do not think are that much like you.
If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn't be here. I guarantee you that.
Despite the fact that meat is made from dead animals, it shouldn't smell that way. Try this test for meat freshness: close your eyes and see if you can tell the pork chops from a gym locker.
How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?
You don't have to pass an IQ test to be in the Senate.
This cricket is like a burger, you can have it once a week but for a whole meal, you need to return to Test cricket. More than once a week, and it will give you a tummy ache.
How to test? is a question that cannot be answered in general. When to test? however, does have a general answer: as early and as often as possible.
The best test of whether someone is extremely stupid (or extremely wise) is whether financial and political news makes sense to him.
A large proportion of Britain's Asian population fail to pass the cricket test. Which side do they cheer for? It is an interesting test. Are you still harking back to where you came from or where you are? I think we have got real problems in that regard.