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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • James P. Hogan
    James P. Hogan
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    Scientists are the easiest to fool. They think in straight, predictable, directable, and therefore misdirectable, lines. The only world they know is the one where everything has a logical explanation and things are what they appear to be. Children and con
  • Red Auerbach
    Red Auerbach
    American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols, the Tri-Cities B 1917-2006
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    The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
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    There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings.
  • W. Winwood Reade
    W. Winwood Reade
    British historian, explorer, and philosopher 1838-1875
    W. Winwood Reade
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    We live between two worlds; we soar in the atmosphere; we creep upon the soil; we have the aspirations of creators and the propensities of quadrupeds. There can be but one explanation of this fact. We are passing from the animal into a higher form, and the drama of this planet is in its second act.
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