Here's to the
Einstein, one of the great conceptual revisors of our understanding of the universe, looked at space, time, and gravitational forces in new ways. A champion of pacifism and liberalism, he was the 'grand old man' of world peace.)
Folk-singer and songwriter, rose to fame in the 1960s, following the folk tradition of Woody Guthrie but introducing a fresh social and political awareness. His lyrics made his songs the dominant influence in the popular music and culture of the period.)
(King Martin Luther King.
Clergyman and civil rights campaigner, born in Atlanta, became a leader of the Civil Rights movement, known for his policy of passive resistance and his acclaimed oratorical skills. In 1964 he received the Kennedy Peace Prize and the Nobel Peace Prize.)
The round pegs
in the square holes.
The ones who see
(Richard Branson, founder and CEO of Virgin Records and Virgin Atlantic Airlines known innovator.
fond of rules
(John Lennon and Yoko Ono invented a form of peace protest by staying in
bed while being filmed and interviewed, and the single recorded under the name
of The Plastic
Ono Band, "Give Peace a Chance' (1969), became the "national anthem'
and they have
no respect for
the status quo.
(Buckminster Fuller developed the Dymaxion ("dynamic and maximum efficiency') House in 1927, and the Dymaxion streamlined, omnidirectional car in 1932 and the geodesic dome.)
(Thomas Alva Edison.quit manufacturing for research in 1876 and invented the phonograph (1877), the carbon-filament light bulb (1879), and motion picture equipment. He discovered thermionic emission (1883), which became the basis for the electronic valve. Altogether he held patents for over 1000 inventions.)
(Muhammad Ali.refused to be drafted into the army on religious grounds, and was stripped of his title and barred from the ring. He took his case to the Supreme Court and had his boxing licence restored in 1970. His flamboyant style has made him a legend, and his slogan "I am the greatest' became a catch phrase. Ali was President Carter's special envoy to Africa in 1980 (attempting to persuade nations to boycott the Olympics).
(Ted Turner.US media owner, purchased a small television station in Atlanta
in the 1960s, and built it into the "Superstation' WTBS, using satellite
and cable technology. He founded Cable News Network (CNN) in 1980 to provide
24-hour news coverage.)
you can't do,
is ignore them;
(Maria Callas,Operatic soprano, studied at Athens Conservatory, and in 1947 appeared at Verona in La Gioconda, winning immediate recognition. She sang with great authority in all the most exacting soprano roles, excelling in the intricate bel canto style of pre-Verdian Italian opera.)
(Gandhi:Mahatma ("the great soul') Gandhi was venerated as a
moral teacher, a reformer who sought an India as free from caste as from materialism,
and a dedicated patriot who gave the Home Rule movement a new quality. In Asia
particularly he has been regarded as a great influence for peace, whose teachings
held a message not only for India, but for the world.)
They push the
(Amelia Earhart, aviator, was the first woman to
fly the Atlantic, as a passenger, and followed this by a solo flight in 1932.
In 1935 she flew
from Hawaii to California. In 1937 she set out to fly round the world, but
her plane was lost over the Pacific.)
And while some
may see them
(Alfred Hitchcock, film director,studied engineering at
London, and began in films as a junior technician in 1920. He directed his
first film in 1925,
rose to become an unexcelled master of suspense, internationally recognized
for his intricate plots and novel camera techniques.)
(Martha Graham was the most famous exponent of Expressionist modern dance in the USA. Her works dealt with frontier life, as in Appalachian Spring (1944), Greek myths, as in Clytemnestra (1958), and psychological drama. Her method of dance training has been widely adopted in professional schools.)
We see genius.
(Jim Henson's "Muppets' (Marionettes/puppets) first appeared on a five-minute programme entitled "Sam and His Friends'. Other commercial and short appearances led to nationwide popularity on the children's television workshop, Sesame Street from 1969. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and friends went on to gain phenomenal success in The Muppet Show, which reached an estimated 235 million viewers in more than 100 countries, appearing also in a string of films and on a Grammy-winning album.)
people who are
(Frank Lloyd Wright, an innovator in the field of open planning, is regarded as the leading designer of modern private dwellings, planned in conformity with the natural features of the land. Among his larger works are the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and the Guggenheim Museum of Art in New York City.)
to think they can
change the world
(Pablo Picasso created more than 50,000 works, and during his last years (1966--73) produced three important series of drawings, including 347 untitled engravings (1968). His 90th birthday was celebrated by an exhibition of eight of his works in the Louvre, Paris, in the place where the "Mona Lisa' normally hangs. The dominant figure of early 20th-c art, he was above all the great innovator.)
ones who do
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