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English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
A fat man is never so happy as when he is describing himself as "robust".
American linguist and engineer 1897-1941
At the same time, new concepts and abstractions flow into the picture, taking up the task of describing the universe without reference to such time or space - abstractions for which our language lacks adequate terms.
Paul De Man
In België geboren American literair criticus 1919-1983
Curiously enough, it seems to be only in describing a mode of language which does not mean what it says that one can actually say what one means.
American novelist and short story writer 1941-
I'll write maybe one long paragraph describing the events, then a page or two breaking the events into chapters, and then reams of pages delving into my characters. After that, I'm ready to begin.
In terms of a narrative nonfiction book, when you're describing scenes that you have multiple sources for, and that you have differing sources for, and you decide to choose a path that puts all that information together, well yeah, there's definitely going to be a little bit of the author in that. But there's nothing wrong with that.
Henry Louis Mencken
American journalist and critic 1880-1956
It is impossible to think of a man of any actual force and originality, universally recognized as having those qualities, who spent his whole life appraising and describing the work of other men.
Spanish painter sculptor 1881-1973
Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors.
American political commentator, entrepreneur and author 1962-
Patients describing the benefits of prayer often talk about how it provides a sense of well being.
Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
Stern accuracy in inquiring, bold imagination in describing, these are the cogs on which history soars or flutters and wobbles.
English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.
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