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Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

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If you are out to describe the truth,
leave elegance to the tailor.
- Albert Einstein

The fundamental laws of physics do not describe true facts about reality.
Rendered as descriptions of facts, they are false;
amended to be true,
they lose their explanatory force.
- Nancy Cartwright

In argument similes are like songs in love;
they describe much,
but prove nothing.
- Franz Kafka

 

Language cannot describe the scene that followed;
the shouts,
oaths, frantic gestures, taunts, replies,
and little fights; and therefore I shall not attempt it.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

The purpose of science is not to analyze or describe
but to make useful models of the world.
A model is useful if it allows us to get use out of it.
- Edward de Bono

All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.
- Tennessee Williams

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We have a couple of dogs, but I wouldn't describe myself as an animal person.
- Pamela Stephenson

It is also difficult to articulate the subtleties in cinema,
because there aren't words or metaphors which describe
many of the emotions you are attempting to evoke.
- Conrad Hall

It is, we wanted to make a record that reflected our
love of Hard-Rock music and it is sort of Metal though
we don't really describe ourselves as Metal.
- Adam Rich

Trying to describe something musical is like dancing to architecture,
it's really difficult.
- Robert Palmer

It has become more acceptable to describe yourself as a conservative,
but not everyone who uses that term about themselves
really is truly conservative.
- Jesse Helms

When we describe what the other person is really like,
I suppose we often picture what we want.
We look through the prism of our need.
- Ellen Goodman

Any theory intended to describe and analyze socio-historical
reality cannot restrict itself to the human spirit
and disregard the totality of human nature.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

You speak of Lord Byron and me; there is this great difference between us.
He describes what he sees I describe what I imagine.
Mine is the hardest task.
- John Keats

Words cannot describe the indignation a proud woman
feels for her sex in disfranchisement.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I wouldn't describe myself as a master of anything.
- Toby Young

Visions describe what best should be,
could be - if and when mankind has the will to make them real.
- James Rouse

I can think of a lot of words to describe Senator Kerry's position on Iraq;
"consistent" is not one of them.
- Dick Cheney

The Connection Machine was the most powerful supercomputer in the world.
It is a complex supercomputer and it will take forever
to completely describe how it works.
- Philip Emeagwali

To describe and explain my ideas is to lose them.
- Marino Marini

The actor creates with his own flesh and blood all
those things which all the arts try in some way to describe.
- Lee Strasberg

Representation of the world, like the world itself,
is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view,
which they confuse with the absolute truth.
- Simone de Beauvoir

Once someone asked me three words that best describe me and I said 'Loud,
Louder, and Loudest.
- Anastacia

I profess accurately to describe native Africa -
Africa in those places where it has not received the slightest impulse,
whether for good or evil, from European civilisation.
- John H. Speke

There is a comfort zone of knowing where things are
going and having characters in place,
but the action gets more and more dramatic and is very challenging to describe.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Be able to describe anything visual,
such as a street scene,
in words that convey your meaning.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Of, course it always cheers a news editor when a story
has what we describe as 'legs' therefore it,
erm, runs.
- Kamal Ahmed

I loved Elijah Muhammad with a love that I can't adequately describe.
- Louis Farrakhan

I can't begin to describe the amount of crap I've taken
for being a lousy free-throw shooter.
- Dennis Rodman

In the later books I am much more at home in the use
of language to describe things.
I had never thought of that until a critic pointed that out.
- Robert Morgan

Life is like a landscape.
You live in the midst of it but can describe it only
from the vantage point of distance.
- Charles Lindbergh

Natural science, does not simply describe and explain nature;
it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves.
- Werner Heisenberg

If I allow journalists to describe a collection and they make mistakes,
I'm upset, because the retractions are never noticed.
- Calvin Klein

'Mad' is a term we use to describe a man who is obsessed
with one idea and nothing else.
- Ugo Betti

The critic should describe, and not prescribe.
- Eugene Ionesco

I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment,
which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office.
- Dean Acheson

I know it is all right.
I wish I could make you feel so, I wish I could describe my feelings.
- Thomas Starr King

The kindest word to describe my performance in school was Sloth.
- Harrison Ford

I like playing around with the words;
I love it when I feel like I've picked the exact right
word to describe whatever it is I'm trying to describe.
- Margaret Haddix

In one sentence, I'd describe myself as indescribable.
But, I wouldn't end it with a period.
I'd end it with three dots.
- Jason Schwartzman

Even now I can't describe why I love skating so much.
- Nancy Kerrigan

I don't know if there are words to describe my motivation.
- Lorrie Fair

Any time they try to describe the tsunami to us,
I am so touched by how high they look in the air,
when they explain it with their hands-they go so high.
- Connie Sellecca

Of course, I write crime stories, and I have to describe
violence and the aftermath of violence.
- Jeffery Deaver

I don't feel any pressure from fans.
But I'm always in some kind of state of emotional turmoil.
I would not describe myself as happy-go-lucky.
That's not to say that I'm not happy.
- Paul Simon

Words are impotent to describe certain emotions.
- Ella Maillart

I put everything I can into the mulberry of my mind
and hope that it is going to ferment and make a decent wine.
How that process happens, I'm sorry to tell you I can't describe.
- John Hurt

I will go around the space shuttle and give a guided
tour of the major areas and describe what is done in each area.
This will be called The Ultimate Field Trip.
- Christa McAuliffe

She needs to seem tough, and whatever Hillary's weaknesses,
tough is a pretty good word to describe her.
- John Podhoretz

Well if I was going to describe my audience,
it's going to take longer than you'd ever expect,
hundreds of years in fact, because there's many of them,
all over the world.
- Norman Wisdom

The pure connecting factor is that those of us who
describe ourselves as feminists want equal rights for all people.
- Betty Buckley

We are the recorders and reporters of facts -
not the judges of the behaviors we describe.
- Alfred Kinsey

I describe my works as books, but my publishers in Spain,
in the United States, and elsewhere insist on calling them novels.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

There's no way to describe what I do.
It's just me.
- Andy Kaufman

I don't try to describe the future.
I try to prevent it.
- Ray Bradbury

I think that the process of making music is a hard one to describe as well.
- Steve Hackett

I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence,
but I would just say that - the ghosts you chase you never catch.
- John Malkovich

I will have a one-hour program called the Mission Watch,
where I will describe details of the mission and give
additional information about the lessons from space.
- Christa McAuliffe

People ask me to describe myself, but it's a very personal thing.
You don't feel comfortable.
- Damon Hill

I describe not men, but manners; not an individual,
but a species.
- Henry Fielding

I never sit down to write.
When I'm moved, I do it.
I just wait for it to come.
You just hear it.
I can't really describe writing.
It's in my head.
- Lenny Kravitz

The term 'giant' is used too often to describe artists.
But in the case of Akira Kurosawa, we have one of the
rare instances where the term fits.
- Martin Scorsese

It would be far to general a statement to try and describe
the daily life of an actor in Hollywood,
but I am quite certain that cappucinos have something to do with it.
- Corin Nemec

If you can't describe what you are doing as a process,
you don't know what you're doing.
- W. Edwards Deming

To describe happiness is to diminish it.
- Stendhal

In a novel, on the other hand, you not only have to describe the rooms,
but the clothes, the characters and what they are thinking.
It's a much more in-depth process.
- Sidney Sheldon

As for you, my beloved friend, I loyally believe in your uniqueness;
but whenever I try to tell to you wherein it consists,
I helplessly describe only a type.
- Josiah Royce

How I would describe my characters is absolutely different
from how I would describe myself.
- Salma Hayek

Film has to describe and show.
- Ralph Bakshi

It's self-centered to think that human beings,
as limited as we are, can describe divinity.
- John Templeton


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