But what is more, if we have succeeded in adding to the basic understanding of our universe and ourselves, we will have made a contribution to the totality of human culture.
Scientists care deeply about their place in that culture, and their contribution to it.
I love involving actors at all levels - and they have to know that I want to hear their contributions, with dialogue, with story suggestions, with script changes, whatever.
But a writer's contribution is literary and a film is not literary. When you take that stuff off the page, and cast the people who are going to fit into those roles, that's what being a director is.
It is critical to bundle all future variable costs of supporting the customer in order to fairly estimate the future contribution.
The wisdom and experience of older people is a resource of inestimable worth. Recognizing and treasuring the contributions of older people is essential to the long-term flourishing of any society.
If your contribution has been vital there will always be somebody to pick up where you left off, and that will be your claim to immortality.
To be in any way a positive contribution, that's all anybody wants to be. It's all I've ever wanted to be. I wanted to be an artist, be a mother. You want to feel that in your life you've been of use, in whatever way that comes out.
It takes a lot of people to make a winning team. Everybody's contribution is important.
It's very easy for me to thank everyone for the incredible contribution they've made to my life.
So when you do your family tree and Margaret Cho does hers, and... Wanda Sykes and John Legend... we're adding to the database that scholars can then draw from to generalize about the complexity of the American experience. And that's the contribution that family trees make to broader scholarship.
So many people of color who made major contributions to American history have been trapped in the purgatory of history.
Wherever you go in the history of America, there have been Black people making contributions, but their contributions have been obscured, lost, buried.
The Egyptian contribution to architecture was more concerned with remembering the dead than the living.
Chemistry itself knows altogether too well that - given the real fear that the scarcity of global resources and energy might threaten the unity of mankind - chemistry is in a position to make a contribution towards securing a true peace on earth.
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