• Noun: a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer
• Noun: the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula
• Adj: same in identity; examples: "the same man I saw yesterday", "never wore the same dress twice", "this road is the same one we were on yesterday", "on the same side of the street"
• Adj: closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree; examples: "curtains the same color as the walls", "two girls of the same age", "mother and son have the same blue eyes", "animals of the same species", "the same rules as before", "two boxes having the same dimensions", "the same day next year"
• Adj: equal in amount or value; examples: "like amounts", "equivalent amounts", "the same amount", "gave one six blows and the other a like number", "an equal number", "the same number"
• Adj: unchanged in character or nature; examples: "the village stayed the same", "his attitude is the same as ever"
The spiral in a snail's shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it's also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA. It's the same ratio that you'll find in very basic music that transcends cultures all over the world.
A close friend of mine, Annie Leibovitz, who I've known for forty years, photographs celebrities every single day of the week but they all seem to look the same even though she's one of the most creative photographers alive. They all just look the same. Brad Pitt is a great actor but all the pictures of Brad Pitt look the same.
We think the whole world's going to change, and forget that human beings are still human beings; we have the same five senses, we still interact the same way, we still love and hate the same way, but marketers lose track of that. But then it comes down to earth.
Let's face it: if you and I have the same capabilities, the same energy, the same staff, if the only thing that's different between you and me is the products we can get, and I can get a better product than you, I'm going to be a better chef.
Even though Jack Kennedy and I were about the same age and lived in the same neighborhood and attended the same elementary school, our paths seldom crossed during the years he lived in Brookline. I'm sure that in time, I would have gotten to know him better if he hadn't moved away.
I couldn't help but to think back to my classmates at Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio. They had the same talent, the same brains, the same dreams as the folks we sat with at Stanford and Harvard. I realized the difference wasn't one of intelligence or drive. The difference was opportunity.
Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs.
I also like to look at the dynamic that takes place between religion and science because, in a way, both are asking the same questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? The methodologies are diametrically opposed, but their motivation is the same; the wellspring is the same in both cases.