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Interactive (Audio) Memoirs of Celebrity
You interact with the memory of the celebrity chosen by asking a question. An animated charater speaks the memorable dialogues and qoutes responding to your question.
The list of questions is arranged so that your dialogues flow like a live discussion, and is stored in the [SayIt] menu, which you'll see top left upon start..
By chosing your questions/inquiries, you can focus on the area of your interest.
To start, click a VOP console button on the right.
Dr. Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein discusses about his career, success, education, science, family and life philosophy.
"Imagination is more important than knoweldge."
"I'm not a genius. I'm just passonately curious."
"The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility."
"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
"I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
"The most important thing is not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for exisiting."
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Albert Einstein Profile
Albert Einstein was borne on March 14, 1879.
Albert Einstein graduated from ETH in 1900..
Albert Einstein published the general theory of relativity in 1916.
Albert Einstein traveled to Japan oct-dec 1922.
Albert Einstein settled in Princeton in 1933.
Einstein died in Princeton Hospital in the morning of April 18, 1955
Audrey Hepburn discusses about her career, family and life.
"I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it."
"I'm an introvert... I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky."
"I was asked to act when I couldn't act. I was asked to sing 'Funny Face' when I couldn't sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn't dance - and do all kinds of things I wasn't prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it."
"I've been lucky. Opportunities don't often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them."
"If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all."
"Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering - because you can't take it in all at once."
"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone."
"When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over."
"As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others."
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Audrey Hepburn Profile
Audrey Hepburn was borne on May 4, 1925.
Audrey Hepburn died January 20, 1993.
Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards
Marilyn Monroe discusses her career, her success and private life.
"I can now laugh all off. It's all make believe just as I'd thought"
"If I'm a star, then the people made me a star."
"Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered."
"A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night."
"The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any."
"I've never dropped anyone I believed in."
"I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars."
"Dogs never bite me. Just humans."
"Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live."
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Marilyn Monroe Profile
(June 1, 1926 - August 5, 1962), born Norma Jeane Mortenson, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Profession : actress, singer, model.
In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.
Height 166.4 cm, weight 53.5kg B94 W61 H86
Elvis Presley discusses about how his singer career started, success, stage performance, movie career and his life.
"I hope I didn't bore you too much with my life story."
"I happened to come along in the music business when there was no trend."
"Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity."
"I was training to be an electrician. I suppose I got wired the wrong way round somewhere along the line."
"When I got outta High School I was driving a truck. I was just a poor boy from Memphis, Memphis."
"Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over."
"They put me on television. And the whole thing broke loose. It was wild, I tell ya for sure."
"People ask me where I got my singing style. I didn't copy my style from anybody."
"I'm not trying to be sexy. It's just my way of expressing myself when I move around."
"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away."
"I'll never feel comfortable taking a strong drink, and I'll never feel easy smoking a cigarette. I just don't think those things are right for me."
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Elvis Presley Profile
(January 8, 1935 - August 16, 1977), born in Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.A. Musician, actor. Presley is known as the 'King of Rock and Roll', and regarded as one of the most important figures of 20th-century popular culture.
Guatama Siddhartha (Buddha) enlightens his life philosophy
"Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life."
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him."
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."
"Every human being is the author of his own health or disease."
"He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye."
"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path."
"The mind is everything. What you think you become."
"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."
"All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else."
"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it."
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
"Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence."
"The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed."
"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting."
"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection."
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Guatama Buddha Profile
(563 BC - 483 BC), India. The founder of Buddhism.
Henri Bergson discusses Time and Free Will
The intensity of a sensation is, therefore, miss led to believe measurable.
The sequence of musical notes produce the music to human brain, then why not time produced the same effect.
Nothing hinders any longer the free play of sympathy, which is ever ready to come forward as soon as the obstacle in its path is removed.
We picture to our minds a psychic force imprisoned in the soul like the winds in the cave of Aeolus, and only waiting for an opportunity to burst out: our will is supposed to watch over this force and from time to time to open a passage for it., regulating the outflow by the effect which it is desired to produce.
We thus associate the idea of a certain quantity of cause with a certain quality of effect; and finally, as happens in the case of every acquired perception, we translate the idea into the sensation, the quantity of the cause into the quality of the effect.
Every homogeneous and unbounded medium will be space. time is nothing but the ghost of space haunting the reflective consciousness.
The more we tend to set up the causal relation as a relation of necessary determination, the more we assert thereby that things do not endure like ourselves.
In short, we are free when our acts spring from our whole personality, when they express it, when they have that indefinable resemblance to it which one sometimes finds between the artist and his work.
We reach the former by deep introspection, which leads us to grasp our inner states as living things, constantly becoming, as states not amenable to measure, which permeate one another and of which the succession in duration has nothing in common with juxtaposition in homegeneous space.
The greater part of the time we live outside ourselves, hardly perceiving anything of ourselves but our own ghost, a colorless shadow which pure duration projects into homogeneous space.
Hence our life unfolds in space rather than in time; we live for the external world rather than for ourselves; we speak rather than think; (we think rather than feel.); we "are acted" rather than act ourselves (we "react" rather than create.)
To act freely is to recover possession of oneself, and to get back into pure duration.
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Henri Bergson Profile
Henri Bergson (1859-1941) led a revolution in philosophical thought by rejecting tradtional conceptual and abstract methods, and arguing that the intuition is deeper than the intellect.
His speculations, especially about the nature of time, had a profound inflence on many other philosophers, as well as on poets and novelists.
The Decay of the Art of Lying
No fact is more firmly established than that lying is a necessity of our circumstances.
An habitual truth-teller is simply an impossible creature.
Everybody lies--every day; every hour; awake; asleep; in his dreams; in his joy; in his mourning.
If a stranger called and interrupted you, you said with your hearty tongue, "I'm glad to see you," and said with your heartier soul, "I wish you were with the cannibals and it was dinner-time." When he went, you said regretfully, "Must you go?" and followed it with a "Call again"; but you did no harm, for you did not deceive anybody nor inflict any hurt, whereas the truth would have made you both unhappy.
I think that all this courteous lying is a sweet and loving art, and should be cultivated.
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Mark Twain Profile
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel." (from wiki)