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The Spirit is described in the Holy Scriptures
as much more anarchic than any established religion credits.
- Bono

Related topics: Christian Religion

All these primary impulses,
not easily described in words,
are the springs of man's actions.
- Albert Einstein

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
Every appearance in nature corresponds to some state of the mind,
and that state of the mind can only be described
by presenting that natural appearance as its picture.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Johnny once described our relationship by saying we
were as close as two people could be without being married.
- Ed McMahon

 

It is convenient to distinguish the two kinds of experience
which have thus been described,
the experienc-ing and the experienc-ed,
by technical words.
- Samuel Alexander

The landlady of a boarding-house is a parallelogram -
that is,
an oblong angular figure, which cannot be described,
but which is equal to anything.
- Stephen Leacock

Anything in history or nature that can be described
as changing steadily can be seen as heading toward catastrophe.
- Susan Sontag

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He described how, as a boy of 14, his dad had been down the mining pit,
his uncle had been down the pit, his brother had been down the pit,
and of course he would go down the pit.
- Barbara Castle

Culture is properly described as the love of perfection;
it is a study of perfection.
- Matthew Arnold

The ancient Greeks noticed that a man with arms and
legs extended described a circle,
with his navel as the center.
- Stephen Gardiner

Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.
- Karl Popper

Most Kikuyu marriages were arranged on the basis of
what is described by anthropologists as the bride price.
- Louis Leakey

I'm always described as 'cocksure' or 'with a swagger,'
and that bears no resemblance to who I feel like inside.
I feel plagued by insecurity.
- Ben Affleck

I suspect there have been a number of conspiracies
that never were described or leaked out.
But I suspect none of the magnitude and sweep of Watergate.
- Bob Woodward

I've often cringed when I heard myself described as a jazz singer.
I've always thought of myself as a jazz vocalist.
- Cassandra Wilson

St.
Teresa of Avila described our life in this world as
like a night at a second-class hotel.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

I frequently hear our present period described as uncertain,
confused, chaotic.
- George Crumb

Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.
- Gail Sheehy

From the described experiment it is clear that the mere act of eating,
the food even not reaching the stomach,
determines the stimulation of the gastric glands.
- Ivan Pavlov

It has been rumoured that I was the brains of the robbery,
but that was totally incorrect.
I've been described as the tea boy, which is also incorrect.
- Ronald Biggs

I don't like people to feel completely described by
the clothes they wear of mine.
I want them to feel that they're describing themselves.
- Isaac Mizrahi

The CIA's research program is described in a book called
The Search for the Manchurian Candidate.
- Ken Follett

I do not wear my emotions on my sleeve.
I was once described by my own son Stephen as an emotional ostrich.
- Pierre Salinger

Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described,
I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.
- William Butler Yeats

If you're treated a certain way you become a certain kind of person.
If certain things are described to you as being real
they're real for you whether they're real or not.
- James Baldwin

People have described me as a management bishop but I say to my critics,
Jesus was a management expert too.
- George Carey

My father described me as the oldest baby he'd ever seen.
I apparently was very serious and reflective.
- Tim Robbins

The line that describes the beautiful is elliptical.
It has simplicity and constant change.
It cannot be described by a compass,
and it changes direction at every one of its points.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another.
- Marcel Duchamp

A friend of mine described it this way:
When they were born it was like a meteor landed in
our house and blew everything apart.
We had to just put all the pieces back.
- Christine Lahti

My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail.
I don't know what that means, but it sounds like a dig.
- Steve Buscemi

My departure from Hollywood was described as a walk-out.
No one understood that I was cracking up.
- Gene Tierney

We continued to move forward without loss of time,
hoping to be able to reach the wood described by the
Indians before all our horses should become exhausted.
- William Henry Ashley

No statement about God is simply, literally true.
God is far more than can be measured,
described, defined in ordinary language,
or pinned down to any particular happening.
- David Edward Jenkins

The provocation with Holmes is the fact that he's described
by Doyle as a man without a heart -
all brain...
and that's very difficult to play, or even indicate.
- Jeremy Brett

A picture is worth 10K words - but only those to describe the picture.
Hardly any sets of 10K words can be adequately described with pictures.
- Alan Perlis

Music is the expression of the movement of the waters,
the play of curves described by changing breezes.
- Claude Debussy

I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

A battle lost or won is easily described,
understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of
a great nation requires reflection,
as well as observation, to appreciate it.
- Frederick Douglass

I mean, The New York Times actually had an interesting
case recently where they described a detainee who was afraid of the dark,
and so he was purposely kept very much in the dark.
- Jane Mayer

First, then, State Socialism, which may be described
as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should
be managed by the government,
regardless of individual choice.
- Benjamin Tucker

Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago.
- Ashley Montagu

John Jones may be described as 'one of the has beens'.
- William Hone

Creative activity could be described as a type of learning
process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
- Arthur Koestler

My father described this tall lady who stands in the
middle of the New York harbor,
holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America.
I instantly fell in love.
- Yakov Smirnoff

George Orwell's contention was that it is a sure sign
of trouble when things can no longer be called by their
right names and described in plain,
forthright speech.
- Christopher Lasch

It I talked about Watergate, I was described as struggling
to free myself from the morass.
If I did not talk about Watergate, I was accused of
being out of touch with reality.
- Richard M. Nixon

There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry -
the old maid,
the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny.
- Lafcadio Hearn

Those who oppressed us described us as the Dark Continent!
- Thabo Mbeki

There is nothing as mysterious as a fact clearly described.
I photograph to see what something will look like photographed.
- Garry Winogrand

I think I would not be described as a character actor
in that I don't take on characteristics which are very alien to me.
- Jeremy Irons

It's like a candy store for an illustrator,
I connected with Harry pretty quickly and loved the way J.K.
described everything; she's such a visually thinking person.
You can't pass that up.
- Mary Grandpre

The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is,
of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic;
and the actual achievement of the American nation points
towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal.
- Herbert Croly

It was described as Sex and the Suburbs.
It's so not that.
Because on Sex and the City, those women told each other everything;
on our show,
it's much more like the real suburbs -
nobody tells anybody anything.
Everything's a secret.
- James Denton

Do you know what you call those who use towels and never wash them,
eat meals and never do the dishes, sit in rooms they never clean,
and are entertained till they drop? If you have just answered,
"A house guest," you're wrong because I have just described my kids.
- Erma Bombeck

The possibility of saying anything about a thing rests
on the assumption that it preserves its identity,
or continues to be the same thing in the respect described,
that it will behave in future situations as it has in past.
- Frank Knight

The problem for me, still today, is that I write purely
with one dramatic structure and that is the rite of passage.
I'm not really skilled in any other.
Rock and roll itself can be described as music to accompany the rite of passage.
- Pete Townshend

When I was still in prep school - 14,
15 - I started keeping notebooks, journals.
I started writing, almost like landscape drawing or life drawing.
I never kept a diary, I never wrote about my day and what happened to me,
but I described things.
- John Irving

This brings us to Anarchism, which may be described
as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should
be managed by individuals or voluntary associations,
and that the State should be abolished.
- Benjamin Tucker

But in this Second Work if thou extract our Air and
our Fire with the phlegm water,
they will the more naturally and easily be drawn out
of their infernal prison,
and with less losse of their Spirits,
than by the former way before described.
- George Ripley

In Modernism, reality used to validate media.
In Postmodernism, the media validate reality.
If you don't believe this, just think how many times
you've described some real event as being 'just like a movie.'
- Brad Holland

What I am looking for...
is an immobile movement, something which would be the
equivalent of what is called the eloquence of silence,
or what St.
John of the Cross, I think it was, described with the term 'mute music'.
- Joan Miro

Everything depends on whether we have for opponents
those French tricksters or those daring rascals,
the English.
I prefer the English.
Frequently their daring can only be described as stupidity.
In their eyes it may be pluck and daring.
- Manfred von Richthofen

It's a very typical UFO sighting.
Carter said it changed color and, in the physical report,
described it as being about the size of the moon.
And he saw it with about twenty-five other people.
- Dwight Schultz

I have had an experience which might perhaps be described as being shot down.
At the same time, I call shot down only when one falls down.
Today I got into trouble but I escaped with a whole skin.
- Manfred von Richthofen

Many women cut back what had to be done at home by
redefining what the house,
the marriage and, sometimes, what the child needs.
One woman described a fairly common pattern:
I do my half.
I do half of his half, and the rest doesn't get done.
- Arlie Hochschild

If I never do another movie, I will have had the privilege
of working on one of the big Hollywood movies with top people,
creating a world that can only be described as totally cinematic.
- Christine Baranski

This is a value-added college education if I have heard one described.
And what is the most remarkable about Delaware State University graduates -
is they just keeping giving back.
- Michael N. Castle

You have very accurately described the difficulty of
presenting my books on film:
many of my characters are alone most of the time,
and when they do talk, what they say is mostly lies.
That can make for a pretty confusing film.
- Thomas Perry

We have a country that wants to believe it is the best in everything,
but until all of us embrace the idea that health care should be a right,
not a privilege, our system cannot be glibly described as,
quote, 'the best in the world.'
- Tim Johnson

Hugh Everett's work has been described by many people in terms of many worlds,
the idea being that every one of the various alternative histories,
branching histories, is assigned some sort of reality.
- Murray Gell-Mann


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