Explanation Quotes

The point of my explanation is I'm very subjective when it comes to describing my characters: they are all a little bit a part of me from the outside in or the inside out - but to put your mind at ease, I built Paul Snider from the outside in.

Eric Roberts

The place to find the explanation for the liberal-activist mindset of the courts is in the political arena.

Stockwell Day

The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.

Bruce Barton

The difference between a tool and a machine is not capable of very precise distinction; nor is it necessary, in a popular explanation of those terms, to limit very strictly their acceptation.

Charles Babbage

The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible; that is, that one is male and the other female.

Anna Quindlen

Stupidity trumps Machiavelli almost every time when you are looking for an explanation.

Robert Foster Bennett

People would ask me why I was doing what I was doing - but I always told them that I just loved to skate. There was no other explanation.

Nancy Kerrigan

On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation.

Charles Darwin

Of course, the simple explanation of the fact is that marriage is the most important act of man's life in Europe or America, and that everything depends upon it.

Lafcadio Hearn

My explanation remains the same: It was an attempt to make the point that anyone who opposed the war can achieve their objective by working within their sphere of influence, whether their political party or community of faith.

James P. Moran

Most intellectuals today have a phobia of any explanation of the mind that invokes genetics.

Steven Pinker

It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.

Ronald Knox

In fact, when you get right down to it, almost every explanation Man came up with for anything until about 1926 was stupid.

Dave Barry

In all the antique religions, mythology takes the place of dogma; that is, the sacred lore of priests and people... and these stories afford the only explanation that is offered of the precepts of religion and the prescribed rules of ritual.

William Robertson Smith

If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation, those of women, by a parity of reasoning, will not shrink from the same test.

Mary Wollstonecraft

If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism.

Wallace Stevens

I have three degrees in history and only one in law, but since I came back to specialize in constitutional law where history is so essentially a part and an explanation of much that exists, the two disciplines blended very well.

Frank Scott

I have a kind of standard explanation why, which goes like this: Science fiction is one way of making sense out of a senseless world.

John Sladek

Hopefully my music is medicine, some type of antidote for something or some kind of explanation or just to feel good.

Erykah Badu

Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.

Galileo Galilei

Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible.

Eugene Ionesco

Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god, but a great rock, and the sun a hot rock.

Anaxagoras

Don't confuse hypothesis and theory. The former is a possible explanation; the latter, the correct one. The establishment of theory is the very purpose of science.

Martin H. Fischer

Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.

Anais Nin
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