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  • C. P. Snow
    C. P. Snow
    English novelist 1905-1980
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    A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists. Once or twice I have been provoked and have asked the company how many of them could describe the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The response was cold: it was also negative. Yet I was asking something which is about the scientific equivalent of: Have you re
    Source: The Two Cultures (1959)
  • Frank Moore Colby
    Frank Moore Colby
    American Editor, Essayist 1865-1925
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    By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.
  • Kyle Schmidt
    Kyle Schmidt
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    I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
  • Bill Watterson
    Bill Watterson
    American cartoonist 1958-
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    That's the whole problem with science. You've got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder.
  • Stendhal
    Stendhal
    French writer (ps. of Marie Henri Beyle) 1783-1842
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    To describe happiness is to diminish it.
  • Tennessee Williams
    Tennessee Williams
    American playwright 1911-1983
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    All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.
  • Barry Ritholtz
    Barry Ritholtz
    American author and newspaper columnist
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    Amongst the financial Twitterati, the term 'muppets' has come to describe any client used and abused by some financial predator. I've adopted the term to describe portfolios that have been assembled for purposes other than serving the clients' best interests.
  • Ann Bancroft
    Ann Bancroft
    American author, teacher, adventurer 1955-
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    And then there's also this element of - some people would describe it as spirits or a presence that appears when things are very difficult, physically and emotionally. You know, when you're really putting out. So the third man aura is sort of an appearance. It's the yeti.
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    British writer and medical doctor 1859-1930
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    As Cuvier could correctly describe a whole animal by the contemplation of a single bone, so the observer who has thoroughly understood one link in a series of incidents should be able to accurately state all the other ones, both before and after.
  • Bobby Jones
    Bobby Jones
    American golfer 1902-1971
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    Golf is recognized as one of the more difficult games to play or teach. One reason for this is that each person necessarily plays by feel, and a feel is almost impossible to describe.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Heaven, as conventionally conceived, is a place so inane, so dull, so useless, so miserable that nobody has ever ventured to describe a whole day in heaven, though plenty of people have described a day at the seaside.
  • Ray Bradbury
    Ray Bradbury
    American science-fiction writer 1920-
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    I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.
  • Bruce Sterling
    Bruce Sterling
    American science fiction author 1954-
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    I wouldn't describe that "position" as "parasitic." I'd describe that experience as "edifying." I don't merely write from a critical intellectual distance. I actually live around here.
  • Bruce Sterling
    Bruce Sterling
    American science fiction author 1954-
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    I wouldn't describe that 'position' as 'parasitic.' I'd describe that experience as 'edifying.' I don't merely write from a critical intellectual distance. I actually live around here.
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