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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In fact, when you get right down to it, almost every explanation Man came up with for anything until about 1926 was stupid.
It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.
Most intellectuals today have a phobia of any explanation of the mind that invokes genetics.
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.
Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.
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.
On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation.
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.
Stupidity trumps Machiavelli almost every time when you are looking for an explanation.
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.
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.
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.
The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.
The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
The place to find the explanation for the liberal-activist mindset of the courts is in the political arena.
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.
The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms.
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.
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