Explanation Quotes

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.

Hector Hugh Munro

Good luck needs no explanation.

Shirley Temple

Terrorism, ladies and gentlemen, in my eyes I have a very, very, very simple explanation. Gangs of criminals, killers, used unfortunately by certain governments in the past for political purposes, who are on their own now as gangs.

Hamid Karzai

The simplest and most psychologically satisfying explanation of any observed phenomenon is that it happened that way because someone wanted it to happen that way.

Thomas Sowell

The simplest explanation is that it doesn't make sense.

William Buechner

The best argument is that which seems merely an explanation

Dale Carnegie

I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.

Abraham Lincoln

When stupidity is a sufficient explanation, there is no need to have recourse to any other

Mitchell Ulmann

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

Why need every honest poet be suspected of leading a quadruple life? Sometimes the second or third meaning is less interesting than the first, and the only really difficult thing about a poem is the critic's explanation of it

Frank Moore Colby

Explaining metaphysics to the nation - / I wish he would explain his explanation.

Lord Byron

For those who understand, no explanation is necessary; for those who don't understand, no explanation is possible

Samuel

The more minimal the art, the more maximum the explanation

Hilton Kramer

The persons of their world lived in an atmosphere of faint implications and pale delicacies, and the fact that he and she understood each other without a word seemed to the young man to bring them nearer than any explanation would have done.

Edith Wharton

And Coleridge, too, has lately taken wing, But, like a hawk encumbered with his hood, Explaining metaphysics to the nationˆ I wished he would explain his explanation.

Rochdale

Many people apparently don't trust their reactions to art or to music unless there is a verbal explanation for it.In music the only thing that matters is whether you feel it or not.

Coleman, Ornette

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

Knox, Ronald Arbuthnot

For those who believe in God no explanation is necessary. For those who do not believe in God no explanation is possible.

Seaton, George

If I find in 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

The one man who should never attempt an explanation on poetry is its author. If the poem can be improved by its author?s explanations, it never should have been published.

Archibald MacLeish

A premature attempt to explain something that thrills you will destroy your perceptivity rather than increase it, because your tendency will be to explain away rather than seek out.

Edwin Herbert Land

Since we think we understand when we know the explanation, and there are four types of explanation (one, what it is to be a thing; one, that if certain things hold it is necessary that this does; another, what initiated the change; and fourth, the aim), all these are proved through the middle term.

Aristotle

Twenty years ago many chemists would have defended the theory of bond arms as a satisfactory explanation because they had become accustomed to thinking of it as unique and as ultimate.

Henry Margenau

When there is no explanation, then give it a name, which immediately explains everything

Martin H. Fischer

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Updated On : March 16, 2010
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