Explanation Quotes

The only valid thing in art is the one thing that cannot be explained, to explain away the mystery of a great painting would do irreplaceable harm, for whenever you explain or define something you substitute the explanation or the definition for the

Henri Matisse

We've traveled too far, and our momentum has taken over; we move idly towards eternity, without possibility of reprieve or hope of explanation

Tom Stoppard

Now it seems to me that love of some kind is the only possible explanation of the extraordinary amount of suffering that there is in the world.

Oscar Wilde

If wishes were horses, there would be an easy explanation for all this horseshit

Dave Barry

Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.

Oscar Wilde

If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world

C.S. Lewis

I may have said the same thing before...but my explanation, I am sure, will always be different.

Oscar Wilde

You don't need an explanation for everything, Recognize that there are such things as miracles - events for which there are no ready explanations. Later knowledge may explain those events quite easily.

Harry Browne

Whichever theory we adopt to give a rational explanation of human existence, that theory must take into account and explain the mental nature we see at work in all modern communities.

Arthur Keith

What does it feel like to be a parent? What does it feel like to be a child? And that's what stories do. They bring you there. They offer a dramatic explanation, which is always different from an expository explanation.

Richard Russo

What can be more clear and sound in explanation, than the love of a parent to his child?

William Godwin

Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings.

Salman Rushdie

This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate.

Simone de Beauvoir

There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless.

W. Somerset Maugham

There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.

George Eliot
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