Jacobs

Jacobs may refer to:

People
Places
  • Jacobs, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  • Jacobs, Wisconsin, USA
  • St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada
Education
  • Jacobs School of Music, in Indiana University, Indiana, USA
  • Jacobs University Bremen, in Germany
Other uses
  • Jacobs (coffee), German company
  • Jacobs Aircraft Engine Company, former American aircraft engine company
  • Jacobs Engineering Group, American based engineering company
  • Jacobs Field, former name of Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio
  • ST Jacobs, an Indonesian tug.

Famous quotes containing the word jacobs:

    What if we fail to stop the erosion of cities by automobiles?... In that case America will hardly need to ponder a mystery that has troubled men for millennia: What is the purpose of life? For us, the answer will be clear, established and for all practical purposes indisputable: The purpose of life is to produce and consume automobiles.
    —Jane Jacobs (b. 1916)

    In the continual enterprise of trying to guide appropriately, renegotiate with, listen to and just generally coexist with our teenage children, we ourselves are changed. We learn even more clearly what our base-line virtues are. We listen to our teenagers and change our minds about some things, stretching our own limits. We learn our own capacity for flexibility, firmness and endurance.
    —Jean Jacobs Speizer. Ourselves and Our Children, by Boston Women’s Health Collective, ch. 4 (1978)

    Artists, whatever their medium, make selections from the abounding materials of life, and organize these selections into works that are under the control of the artist.... In relation to the inclusiveness and literally endless intricacy of life, art is arbitrary, symbolic and abstracted. That is its value and the source of its own kind of order and coherence.
    —Jane Jacobs (b. 1916)