Quotes: explanation

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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.
  • Good luck needs no explanation.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.
  • Will Rogers
    Will Rogers
    American actor and humorist 1879-1935
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    Communism to me is one-third practice and two-thirds explanation.
  • Anais Nin
    Anais Nin
    French-born American Novelist, Dancer 1914-1977
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    Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
  • Anaxagoras
    Anaxagoras
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    Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god, but a great rock, and the sun a hot rock.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
    Source: Mere Christianity (1952)
  • Wallace Stevens
    Wallace Stevens
    American poet 1879-1955
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    If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism.
  • If something has an explanation, you can explain it. If it has no explanation, you should explain why you cannot explain it.
    Source: Artificial Societies of Intelligent Agents (2001)
  • Mary Wollstonecraft
    Mary Wollstonecraft
    British feministisch writer 1759-1797
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    If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation, those of women, by a parity of reasoning, will not shrink from the same test: though a different opinion prevails in this country.
  • Baz Luhrmann
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    If you wanted to show a mirror to people that says, 'You've been drunk on money,' they're not going to want to see it. But if you reflected that mirror on another time they'd be willing to. People will need an explanation of where we are and where we've been, and 'The Great Gatsby' can provide that explanation.
  • 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.
  • Carrie Fisher
    Carrie Fisher
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    Now I say I'm a diarist with an explanation I'll get back to you on. Someday I may try and write in memoir form.
  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
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    One can quite understand vegetarianism. One can quite understand meat-eating. But it is difficult to understand why a person who is a flesh-eater should object to one kind of flesh, namely cow's flesh. This is an anomaly which call for explanation.
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