Quotes: interpret

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  • Allen Ginsberg
    Allen Ginsberg
    American poet 1926-
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    Fortunately art is a community effort, a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.
  • Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda.
  • André Malraux
    André Malraux
    French writer and politician (ps. of A. Berger 1901-1976
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    Genius is not perfected, it is deepened. It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
    Source: De slinger van Foucault (2007) 104
  • J.M. Coetzee
    J.M. Coetzee
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    I tend to resist invitations to interpret my own fiction.
  • Bijou Phillips
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    I've made this decision not to talk to the press about anything that's gone on in my life, but just to write music about it. They can interpret it themselves.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    In good films, there is always a directness that entirely frees us from the itch to interpret.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art. Even more. It is the revenge of the intellect upon the world. To interpret is to impoverish, to deplete the world - in order to set up a shadow world of ''meanings.''
  • Bill Scott
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    My job is to interpret the law based on how the legislature and the court has done it and then, of course, to use our system of justice to develop some new legal tools and new concepts.
  • Novalis
    Novalis
    German poet, writer 1772-1801
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    Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life.
  • Amos Bronson Alcott
    Amos Bronson Alcott
    American educator and social reformer 1799-1888
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    Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    British author 1859-1930
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    Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
  • Barry Zito
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    Regardless of what you want to call it, guys need some type of spirituality they can grab onto. If it's Christianity, which is a very structured approach, or if it's something that's a little more open-ended... like, Zen's something you can make yourself a part of. You can interpret it for yourself, like Taoism and stuff like that.
  • Ben Shapiro
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    Selective Biblical quotation is a favorite of leftists who interpret the Bible the same way they do the Constitution: as a Chinese menu designed to allow picking and choosing. That's because when many Democrats take the Bible as a whole, they realize how much they despise it.
  • Herbert Hoover
    Herbert Hoover
    American engineer, businessman and politician 1874-1964
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    The President is not only the leader of a party, he is the President of the whole people. He must interpret the conscience of America.
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