Explanation Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Steven Pinker

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

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.

David Herbert Lawrence

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

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

Charles Darwin

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

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

Robert Foster Bennett

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Updated On : March 16, 2010
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