Explanation Quotes

An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.

C. S. Lewis

And do you accept the idea that there is no explanation?

Julio Cortazar

Any decision I make is based on myself, and the only person I have to give an explanation to is God.

Solange Knowles

As for the British churchman, he goes to church as he goes to the bathroom, with the minimum of fuss and no explanation if he can help it.

Ronald Blythe

As of now, string theorists have no explanation of why there are three large dimensions as well as time, and the other dimensions are microscopic. Proposals about that have been all over the map.

Edward Witten

But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought, not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches.

William Robertson Smith

But myth is something else than an explanation of the world, of history, and of destiny.

Paul Ricoeur

Communism to me is one-third practice and two-thirds explanation.

Will Rogers

Could I interrupt here, because there is an alternative explanation, which you are particularly well placed to examine. You know the argument that it is the alchemists in the laboratories who invent the sweet new kits.

E. P. Thompson

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

Anais Nin

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

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

Anaxagoras

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

Eugene Ionesco

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

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

Erykah Badu

I believe I am entitled to a public explanation.

Richard Jewell

I do not find the supposed scientific consensus among my colleagues. Curiously, it is a feature of man-made global warming that every fact confirms it: rising temperatures or decreasing temperatures. No matter what the weather, some model of global warming offers a watertight explanation.

Javier Cuadros

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

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

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

Anaxagoras

The explanation of the propensity of the English people to portrait painting is to be found in their relish for a Fact. Let a man do the grandest things, fight the greatest battles, or be distinguished by the most brilliant personal heroism, yet the English people would prefer his portrait to a painting of the great deed. The likeness they can judge of; his existence is a Fact. But the truth of the picture of his deeds they cannot judge of, for they have no imagination.

Benjamin Haydon

There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations

Bejamin Disraeli

It is the desire for explanations that are at once systematic and controllable by factual evidence that generates science; and it is the organization and classification of knowledge on the basis of explanatory principles that is the distinctive goal of the sciences.

Ernest Nagel

The fate of all explanation is to close one door only to have another fly wide open.

Charles Fort

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Updated On : March 16, 2010
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