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  • John Locke
    John Locke
    English philosopher 1632-1704
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    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
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    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.
  • Stephen King
    Stephen King
    American author of horror and supernatural fiction 1947-
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    Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.
    Source: Faceboek (2013)
  • Bill Laswell
    Bill Laswell
    American bass guitarist 1955-
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    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.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    American "First Lady" and columnist 1884-1962
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    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
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Anglo-Irish dramatist 1751-1816
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    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
    Birgitte Hjort Sorensen
    Danish actrice 1982-
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    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
    John B. S. Haldane
    British scientist, writer 1892-1964
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    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.
  • Breckin Meyer
    Breckin Meyer
    American actor, writer, producer, and drummer 1974-
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    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.'
  • Carl Hiaasen
    Carl Hiaasen
    American writer, author and journalist 1953-
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    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.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    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
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    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.
  • Caroline Dhavernas
    Caroline Dhavernas
    Canadian actress 1978-
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    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)
  • Boris Sidis
    Boris Sidis
    Ukrainian-American psychologist, psychiatrist, and philosopher 1867-1923
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    Science is the description of phenomena and the formulation of their relations.
    Source: The Foundations of Normal and Abnormal Psychology (1914)
  • Benjamin Tucker
    Benjamin Tucker
    American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
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    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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