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Deconstruction Quotes

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Deconstruction insists not that truth is illusory but
that it is institutional.
- Terry Eagleton

I'm talking to you and it's basically a direct communication,
whereas if I'm writing a letter to you and you read the letter,
there are like 12 extra deconstruction and reconstruction
steps in the communication.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Oh see, first off you gotta realize -
everything for me is a reconstruction or deconstruction.
I would actually say deconstruction.
Mission: Impossible would be the exception.
That would be a reconstruction- deconstruction.
- Danny Elfman

I'm not against asking the audience to work,
but I think what you have now is a sort of gratuitous
deconstruction as a result of a fashion of literary
deconstructionism indicating that there are no meanings.
- Jonathan Miller

 

What I think I have in common with the school of deconstruction
is the mode of negative thinking or negative awareness,
in the technical, philosophical sense of the negative,
but which comes to me through negative theology.
- Harold Bloom

It's part of a cycle of stories I'm writing where I
deconstruct classic science fiction.
- Cory Doctorow

You largely constructed your depression.
It wasn't given to you.
Therefore, you can deconstruct it.
- Albert Ellis

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I think that one of the things that influences me most
as a composer is to what extent I can deconstruct and
reconstruct the material that I'm working with.
- Fred Frith

Tradition is the illusion of permanence.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

All people know the same truth.
Our lives consist of how we chose to distort it.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

I think you're the opposite of a paranoid.
I think you go around with the insane delusion that people like you.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

You have no values. With you its all nihilism,
cynicism, sarcasm, and orgasm.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Deconstructing the concept of race not only conflicts
with people's tendency to classify and build family
histories according to common descent but also ignores
the work of biologists studying non-human species.
- J. Philippe Rushton

Honor tradition AND question tradition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is ever absolutely "wrong."
"Wrong" is in the cultural tradition of the beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

The inherent nature of God
is not changed by our individual beliefs,
our religious institutions,
or our communal traditions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.
- Dick Raymond

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Decide questions without regard for tradition -
one way or the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

Are creeds such simple things like the clothes
which a man can change at will - and put on at will?
Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We shape our dwellings, and afterwards
our dwellings shape us.
- Winston Churchill

Trumpet in a herd of elephants;
crow in the company of cocks;
bleat in a flock of goats.
- Malayan Proverb

Do not let spacious plans for a new world
divert your energies from saving
what is left of the old.
- Winston Churchill

Tradition is like a second-hand store.
It is best to sort carefully
between the treasures and the trash.
See everything with new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mankind are more disposed to suffer,
while evils are sufferable,
than to right themselves by abolishing
the forms to which they are accustomed.
- Thomas Jefferson

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition
of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
- Scott Adams

Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.
- Daniel Barenboim

Science and technology revolutionize our lives,
but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
- Henry James

Customs do not concern themselves
with right or wrong or reason.
But they have to be obeyed;
one reasons all around them until he is tired,
but he must not transgress them, it is sternly forbidden.
- Mark Twain

Free yourself from the rigid conduct of tradition and
open yourself to the new forms of probability.
- Hans Bender

The American patriots of today continue the tradition
of the long line of patriots before them,
by helping to promote liberty and freedom around the world.
- John Linder

If these theatres didn't exist, the tradition of British
theatre would cease to exist.
- David Soul

I love the tradition of Dickens, where even the most
minor walk-on characters are twitching and particular and alive.
- Donna Tartt

The trouble with the performance poets is that they
don't seem to have read anything.
So there is not a real sense of the poetic tradition in their work.
- Peter Davison

For God's sake build not your faith upon Tradition,
'tis as rotten as a rotten Post.
- Nicholas Culpeper

At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future,
tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

We always had to play the game and play for the team.
It is a Kent tradition.
- Frank Woolley

It is characteristic of the epistemological tradition
to present us with partial scenarios and then to demand
whole or categorical answers as it were.
- Avrum Stroll

It is tradition in Ireland that you're given money
for your first communion.
- Roma Downey

There was an honorable tradition of using anonymous
sources that was ruined by Jayson Blair.
- Ted Rall

Compared to industry in Europe or Japan,
where industry was based on a craft tradition,
we are sadly behind.
- Arthur Erickson

Our enemy is by tradition our savior,
in preventing us from superficiality.
- Joyce Carol Oates

Science is an integral part of culture.
It's not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood.
It's one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition.
- Stephen Jay Gould

In 1978, the tradition of running from village to village
with a message was revived.
that first run was from Davis to Los Angeles,
a distance of 500 miles.
- Dennis Banks

However, I began to submit poems to British magazines,
and some were accepted.
It was a great moment to see my first poems published.
It felt like entering a tradition.
- Helen Dunmore

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
- Jacques Barzun

When I went back to England after a year away,
the country seemed stuck, dozing in a fairy tale,
stifled by the weight of tradition.
- Brian Eno

Anybody who had come up with a new concept would have
been under suspicion for being out of step with the
tradition or out of step with the teachings of the church.
- John Templeton

There is nothing worth having that can he obtained by nuclear war -
nothing material or ideological -
no tradition that it can defend.
It is utterly self-defeating.
- George Wald

In this outward and physical ceremony,
we attest once again to the inner
and spiritual strength of our Nation.
As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say:
"We must adjust to changing times,
and still hold to unchanging principles."
- Jimmy Carter

I would then go on to say that Homer,
as we now know, was working in what they call an oral tradition.
- Robert Fitzgerald


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