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Galileo
as in:  Galileo Galilei


Galileo’s improvements to the telescope allowed him to make astronomical observations that supported Copernicus.
  Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642)
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  • Galileo’s improvements to the telescope allowed him to make astronomical observations that supported Copernicus.
  • It was fascinating to think about all the things you could learn there: Galileo’s acceleration experiment, the dissection of rabbits, and making materials change state in a test tube.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • The Banner ran articles on man martyred by society: Socrates, Galileo, Pasteur, the thinkers, the scientists, a long, heroic line—each a man who stood alone, the man who defied men.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • That the church was in the hands of the merchants at the moment was obvious enough; but already there were signs of rebellion, and if Comrade Schliemann could come back a few years from now— "Ah, yes," said the other, "of course, I have no doubt that in a hundred years the Vatican will be denying that it ever opposed Socialism, just as at present it denies that it ever tortured Galileo."
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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  • Well then, before tomorrow I have to finish reading the first volume of a biography of Galileo Galilei, since it has to be returned to the library.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • For four hundred years since Galileo, science has always proceeded as a free and open inquiry into the workings of nature.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • CYRANO: I tell you, it is there, There, that they send me for my Paradise, There I shall find at last the souls I love, In exile,—Galileo—Socrates!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • They see us as nothing but a quaint shopping district-an odd perception if you consider the nationalities of men like Einstein, Galileo, and Newton.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Even Galileo recanted when he saw they really meant to go through with it!
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • BIBLIOTECA ASTRONOMICA Aringarosa had heard of this place—the Vatican’s Astronomy Library—rumored to contain more than twenty-five thousand volumes, including rare works of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and Secchi.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • Let that vile sand which you trample under foot be cast into the furnace, let it melt and seethe there, it will become a splendid crystal, and it is thanks to it that Galileo and Newton will discover stars.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I was a sophomore at Galileo High in San Francisco, and all my Caucasian friends agreed: I was about as Chinese as they were.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • On the right-hand wall of the vestibule, just inside the doors, there was a mural of the history of great ideas, beginning with a drawing of Moses holding the Ten Commandments, going on to Jesus, Mohammed, Galileo, Luther, Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, and ending with Einstein gazing at the formula E = MC2.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Even in the time of Newton and Galileo, men knew more about the moon and other heavenly bodies than they did about their own.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • As when by night the glass Of Galileo, less assured, observes Imagined lands and regions in the moon: Or pilot, from amidst the Cyclades Delos or Samos first appearing, kens A cloudy spot.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Was he one of those unappreciated scholars, one of those geniuses "embittered by the world," as Conseil expressed it, a latter–day Galileo, or maybe one of those men of science, like America’s Commander Maury, whose careers were ruined by political revolutions?
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Galileo Galilei, who was roughly contemporary with Kepler, also used a telescope to observe the heavenly bodies.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The hero-deed to be wrought is not today what it was in the century of Galileo.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Later, when Don Galileo Daconte opened the first outdoor cinema, Jeremiah de Saint-Amour was one of his most dependable customers, and the games of chess were limited to the nights when a new film was not being shown.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • "Certainly," continued Homais, "there is bad literature as there is bad pharmacy, but to condemn in a lump the most important of the fine arts seems to me a stupidity, a Gothic idea, worthy of the abominable times that imprisoned Galileo."
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • But what I am anxious to arrive at is it is one thing for instance to invent those rays Rontgen did or the telescope like Edison, though I believe it was before his time Galileo was the man, I mean, and the same applies to the laws, for example, of a farreaching natural phenomenon such as electricity but it’s a horse of quite another colour to say you believe in the existence of a supernatural God.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Did not Galileo make a secret of his discoveries in connection with Saturn?
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Was that an exclamation of delight at the contributions made by Galileo?
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • I’d have done what Galileo did—backed out of it.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Newton was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1642, only a few years after the death of Galileo Galilei.
    Annenberg Learner  --  Amusement Park Physics
  • The argumentation of the Holy Office against Galileo stated that his theses were philosophically absurd.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He read the classics of physical science: Copernicus and Galileo, Lavoisier, Newton, LaPlace, Descartes, Faraday.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • In Galileo’s case it was the opposite: theoretic and scientific thought proving itself superior to mass opinion and dogmatism.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • Galileo, with an opera-glass, discovered a more splendid series of celestial phenomena than any one since.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • "His name was Galileo Galilei," Langdon said.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Galileo was an Illuminatus.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Pythagoras[186] was misunderstood, and Socrates,[187] and Jesus, and Luther,[188] and Copernicus,[189] and Galileo,[190] and Newton,[191] and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • So the church tried Galileo as a heretic, found him guilty, and put him under permanent house arrest.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Galileo’s arrest threw the Illuminati into upheaval.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Langdon thought of Galileo’s belief of duality.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • A little book written by a guy named Galileo.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Galileo’s Illuminati needed to protect themselves from the Vatican, so they founded an ultrasecret Illuminati meeting place here in Rome.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Galileo’s Illuminati were not the least bit satanic.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The symbol itself was created by an anonymous sixteenth-century Illuminati artist as a tribute to Galileo’s love of symmetry-a kind of sacred Illuminati logo.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • They regularly petition us for retraction of Creationist theory, formal apologies for Galileo and Copernicus, repeal of our criticism against dangerous or immoral research.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Galileo?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Our poor, great Galileo’s arguments proved to be the more valid ones.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Newton’s first law expanded on the work of Galileo.
    Annenberg Learner  --  Amusement Park Physics
  • But the greatest significance of Galileo was that he first formulated the so-called Law of Inertia.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • On the previous night they had gone to the cinema, each one separately, and had sat apart as they had done at least twice a month since the Italian immigrant, Don Galileo Daconte, had installed his open-air theater in the ruins of a seventeenth-century convent.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Galileo first introduced the concept of free fall.
    Annenberg Learner  --  Amusement Park Physics
  • ’Measure what can be measured, and make measurable what can-not be measured,’ said the Italian Galileo Galilei, who was one of the most important scientists of the seventeenth century.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Galileo formulated it thus: A body remains in the state which it is in, at rest or in motion, as long as no external force compels it to change its state.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Word of Galileo’s brotherhood started to spread in the 1630s, and scientists from around the world made secret pilgrimages to Rome hoping to join the Illuminati …. eager for a chance to look through Galileo’s telescope and hear the master’s ideas.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Word of Galileo’s brotherhood started to spread in the 1630s, and scientists from around the world made secret pilgrimages to Rome hoping to join the Illuminati …. eager for a chance to look through Galileo’s telescope and hear the master’s ideas.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
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