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English philosopher 1632-1704
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.
Lord George Byron
English poet 1788-1824
And yet a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickener of sensation; such as a revolution, a battle, or an adventure of any lively description.
American author of horror and supernatural fiction 1947-
Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.Source: Faceboek (2013)
American bass guitarist 1955-
Engineering producers who don't play and have technology as a background may be the reason why there's a lot of cold non-musical music, for lack of a better description.
American "First Lady" and columnist 1884-1962
I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Anglo-Irish dramatist 1751-1816
I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience - it also marks the time, which is four o clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere.
Birgitte Hjort Sorensen
Danish actrice 1982-
If you go for an audition, you have a character description, and for the women, it's always about being beautiful, sexy. And for the men it's more about the character than how he appears physically. That annoys me.
John B. S. Haldane
British scientist, writer 1892-1964
In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better.
American actor, writer, producer, and drummer 1974-
It's just I hate reading the description 'offbeat' about a character in a script, because I, along with Seth Green, Jamie Kennedy and a few others, have cornered the market on 'offbeat.'
American writer, author and journalist 1953-
Lots of people can write a good first page but to sustain it, that's my litmus test. If I flip to the middle of the book and there's a piece of dialogue that's just outstanding, or a description, then I'll flip back to the first page and start it.
American writer 1891-1980
Man torturing man is a fiend beyond description. You turn a corner in the dark and there he is. You congeal into a bundle of inanimate fear. You become the very soul of anesthesia. But there is no escaping him. It is your turn now...
David Herbert Lawrence
English writer 1885-1930
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.
Canadian actress 1978-
People have told me it's like Touched by an Angel on acid. I think that's a good description.Source: On Wonderfalls in Caroline Dhavernas works magic by Olivia Barker at USA Today (9 March 2004)
Ukrainian-American psychologist, psychiatrist, and philosopher 1867-1923
Science is the description of phenomena and the formulation of their relations.Source: The Foundations of Normal and Abnormal Psychology (1914)
American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
Socialism, on the contrary, extends its function to the description of society as it should be, and the discovery of the means of making it what it should be.
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