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Definitions Quotes

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One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

Related topics: Society

Crabbed and obscure definitions are of no use beyond
a narrow circle of students,
of whom probably every one has a pet one of his own.
- Frederick Pollock

Design is the method of putting form and content together.
Design, just as art, has multiple definitions;
there is no single definition.
Design can be art.
Design can be aesthetics.
Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
- Paul Rand

Greek was very much a live language,
and a language still unconscious of grammar,
not, like ours, dominated by definitions and trained upon dictionaries.
- Gilbert Murray

 

People should decide what success means for them,
and not be distracted by accepting others' definitions of success.
- Tony Levin

Most controversies would soon be ended,
if those engaged in them would first accurately define their terms,
and then adhere to their definitions.
- Tryon Edwards

Just letting it out is one of the definitions of bad art.
- Dennis Potter

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A lady is nothing very specific.
One man's lady is another man's woman;
sometimes,
one man's lady is another man's wife.
Definitions overlap but they almost never coincide.
- Russell Lynes

Law builds upon and, I should like to claim,
is one of the liberal arts.
It uses words of persuasion and changing definitions for practical ends.
- Edward Levi

It is odd how learned persons fail to see that new
terms and definitions are apt to mean new doubts and litigation.
- Frederick Pollock

The power of the white world is threatened whenever
a black man refuses to accept the white world's definitions.
- James A. Baldwin

Those objecting to the concept of race argue that the
taxonomic definitions are arbitrary and subjective.
- J. Philippe Rushton

There are alternate definitions of manhood in the West.
- Frank Dobson

I am very much afraid of definitions,
and yet one is almost forced to make them.
One must take care, too, not to be inhibited by them.
- Robert Delaunay

We must think differently, look at things in a different way.
Peace requires a world of new concepts,
new definitions.
- Yitzhak Rabin

I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom,
it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it,
to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you.
You can't really ask for more than.
- Mark Knopfler

I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely
definitions of prose and poetry;
that is,
prose = words in their best order; -
poetry = the best words in the best order.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions,
measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously.
Yet most of the important things in life cannot be
precisely defined or measured.
Can we define or measure love, beauty,
friendship, or decency, for example?
- Dennis Prager

We need uniform protection of traditional marriage.
You can't have different definitions on something as fundamental as marriage.
The Marriage Protection Amendment is the only solution to this problem.
- Ernest Istook

It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us.
Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive -
to release our inner selves from the spiritual death
that comes with living behind a facade designed to
conform to external definitions of who and what we are.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation.
The simplest definition of meditation is:
when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear.
- Josh Baran

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

Truth cannot be defined,
although it can certainly be experienced.
But experience is not a definition.
A definition is made by the mind,
experience comes through participating.
If somebody asks, "What is a dance?" how can you define it?
But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it.
God is the ultimate dance.
- Osho

Not only is women's work never done,
the definition keeps changing.
- Bill Copeland

God...
a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.
- Ayn Rand

For in reason, all government without the consent of
the governed is the very definition of slavery.
- Jonathan Swift

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

Let me give you a definition of ethics:
It is good to maintain and further life
it is bad to damage and destroy life.
- Albert Schweitzer

In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is
a living definition of the word "frustration".
- Alan Perlis

There is no definition of beauty, but when you can
see someone's spirit coming through,
something unexplainable, that's beautiful to me.
- Liv Tyler

It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority.
By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
- G. H. Hardy

Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast
possession of definition.
- Eli Khamarov

Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie,
but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.
- Evan Esar

Definition of Statistics: The science of producing
unreliable facts from reliable figures.
- Evan Esar

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life;
define yourself.
- Harvey Fierstein

People are pretty much alike.
It's only that our differences are more susceptible
to definition than our similarities.
- Linda Ellerbee

I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas,
and I like that definition, but it's the mainstream
public that chooses my books for the most part.
- Jean M. Auel

By definition a sequel can't be original.
So you've got to figure out what worked the first time around.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

I think that one possible definition of our modern
culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our
intellectuals can't read any poetry.
- Randall Jarrell

Definition of 'Free': You pay for it whether or not you elect to receive it.
- Aaron Allston

One definition of eternity is that we are not alone on this planet,
that there are those who've gone before and those who will come,
and that there is a community of spirits.
- Rita Dove

My definition of modernism took a while to develop.
- Peter Gay

Having federal officials, whether judges,
bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition
of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering
profoundly hostile to liberty.
- Ron Paul

My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician's car.
- Larry Hagman

I think what's happening here is, there's a group or
maybe one person who is saying this is gonna be the
definition and this is what we want to get the kids to do now.
- Grandmaster Flash

No one is above the law, not even the president.
I believe perjury does meet at least the definition of high misdemeanor.
- Nancy Johnson

Look up the definition of rejection in the dictionary,
get really comfortable with it, and then maybe you can go into acting.
- Loni Anderson

I don't know what this definition of affirmative action is for some.
- Chaka Fattah

The question of the family now divides our society
so deeply that the opposing sides cannot even agree
on a definition of the institution they are arguing about.
- Christopher Lasch

There are no good or bad habits.
All habits are, by definition, bad.
- Jose Bergamin

Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed
to have read and often thinks they have.
- Alan Bennett

If it were necessary to give the briefest possible
definition of imperialism,
we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism.
- Vladimir Lenin

But the truth is that critics are by definition critical.
That's their job.
- Frank Black

Forty-five States, as the gentleman just said,
have determined by people that were elected by the
people of that State that marriage is the definition
of one man and one woman.
- Randy Neugebauer

Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing,
but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing.
- A. R. Ammons

The definition of a Schwarzenegger Republican is a
Bush Republican who says he's a Schwarzenegger Republican.
- Warren Beatty

The historian is, by definition, absolutely incapable
of observing the facts which he examines.
- Marc Bloch

A guy that throws what he intends to throw,
that's the definition of a good pitcher.
- Sandy Koufax

Content and technology are strange bed fellows.
We are joined together.
Sometimes we misunderstand each other.
But isn't that after all the definition of marriage?
- Howard Stringer

A creationist can embarrass an evolutionist by asking
for a definition of species.
- Walter Lang

Well, my definition of a tragedy is a clash between right and right.
- Amos Oz

The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.
- Jonathan Swift

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
- George Bernard Shaw

Evil, by definition, is that which endangers the good,
and the good is what we perceive as a value.
- Konrad Lorenz

It's the perfect definition of a settlement.
Both parties didn't get what they wanted.
- David Geffen

By definition, gay is smart.
I see plenty of macho heterosexual idiots,
but nine times out of 10 you can have a great conversation if you find a gay guy.
- Jason Bateman

Dreams are, by definition, cursed with short life spans.
- Candice Bergen

The best definition of an immortal is someone who hasn't died yet.
- Tom Holt


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