Quotes: context

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  • Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one's life.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    I don't like to write rhetorically or get on a soapbox. I try to make the stuff multi-layered, so that it always has a life outside its social context. I don't believe that you can tell people anything; you can only draw them in.
  • Ben Folds
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    I feel like a quote out of context, withholding the rest so I can be for you what you want to see.
    Source: Lyrics Best Imitation of Myself, Ben Folds Five (1995)
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning, or destroyed it altogether.
  • Beth Orton
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    I'm coming into places with some people who just want to hear what I did before, with some people who want to hear me with a band, but I am just at the moment sticking to my guns and saying, 'You know what? I want you just to hear this for a minute. I want it to be in the context of me and a guitar.'
  • Bess Myerson
    Bess Myerson
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    I'm not conniving - that has a pejorative context. I'm not sitting in back rooms making deals. That's not my style.
  • Billy Collins
    Billy Collins
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    If an artist is driven primarily by social responsibility, I think the art probably suffers because, again, just as leadership has a rather defined end point or purpose, social responsibility would seem to have a very clear moral context.
  • Hunter S. Thompson
    Hunter S. Thompson
    American journalist 1939-
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    If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
  • Alfred Marshall
    Alfred Marshall
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    In common use almost every word has many shades of meaning, and therefore needs to be interpreted by the context.
  • B. Zander
    B. Zander
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    In the measurement world, we set a goal and strive to achieve it. In the universe of possibility, we set the context and let life unfold.
  • Carl Bernstein
    Carl Bernstein
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    Increasingly, the picture of our society as rendered in our media is illusionary and delusionary: disfigured, unreal, out of touch with reality, disconnected from the true context of our life. It is disfigured by celebrity, by celebrity worship, by gossip, by sensationalism, by denial of our societies.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English -- up to fifty words used in correct context -- no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.
  • Kingsley Amis
    Kingsley Amis
    English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher 1922-1995
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    It's never pleasant to have one's unquestioning beliefs put in their historical context, as I know from experience, I can assure you.
  • Bob Schieffer
    Bob Schieffer
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    It's no longer just reporting the headlines of the day, but trying to put the headlines into some context and to add some perspective into what they mean.
  • Stephen R. Covey
    Stephen R. Covey
    American educator, author and businessman 1932-2012
    Stephen R. Covey
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    Priority is a function of context.
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