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Describing Quotes

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The movie character Forrest Gump describing life
as being "like a box of chocolates,"
is such a positive upbeat way of
characterizing the uncertainty of life.
I have no idea what life will give me next,
but whatever it is, it will be sweet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Positive

I try to use all of my senses when describing a setting,
and try to think of everything that would impact a
character in any given scene.
- Mercedes Lackey

As I've said repeatedly, Republicans are very good
at describing things in black and white;
Democrats are very good at describing the 11 shades of gray.
- Joseph C. Wilson

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

 

It is no use describing a house; the reader will fix
the scene in some spot he knows himself.
- J. Milton Hayes

The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing
the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.
- Francis Bacon

If I could have gone on describing to you the beauties of this region,
who knows but I might have made a fine addition to
the literature of our age?
- Robert Gould Shaw

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Being 'at the mercy of legislative majorities' is merely
another way of describing the basic American plan:
representative democracy.
- Robert Bork

There was a special challenge in describing the awful
childhood of a person who happens to be my own husband.
It was very painful at times, for both of us.
- Pamela Stephenson

Curiously enough, it seems to be only in describing
a mode of language which does not mean what it says
that one can actually say what one means.
- Paul de Man

A family with the wrong members in control;
that,
perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.
- George Orwell

Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth,
and the root function of language is to control the
universe by describing it.
- James A. Baldwin

When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry.
The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing
facts as with creating images.
- Niels Bohr

The materialistic paradigm of Western science has been
a major obstacle for any objective evaluation of the
data describing the events occurring at the time of death.
- Stanislav Grof

I'm more into describing a scenario and I move around in that scenario.
- Stephen Malkmus

Patients describing the benefits of prayer often talk
about how it provides a sense of well being.
- Armstrong Williams

Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.
- Stendhal

I'm really, really dumb about describing wine,
but I like wine that's full-bodied and dry.
- Esai Morales

Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close
to describing my emotions.
There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me,
particularly given my medical history.
- Anita Baker

Psychologists have set about describing the true nature
of women with a certainty and a sense of their own
infallibility rarely found in the secular world.
- Naomi Weisstein

There is no justifiable prediction about how the hypothesis
will hold up in the future;
its degree of corroboration simply is a historical
statement describing how severely the hypothesis has been tested in the past.
- Robert Nozick

Merely by describing yourself as black you have started
on a road towards emancipation,
you have committed yourself to fight against all forces
that seek to use your blackness as a stamp that marks
you out as a subservient being.
- Steven Biko

I really love baseball.
The guys and the game, and I love the challenge of describing things.
The only thing I hate - and I know you have to be realistic
and pay the bills in this life -
is the loneliness on the road.
- Vin Scully

Of course, all writers draw upon their personal experiences
in describing day-to-day life and human relationships,
but I tend to keep my own experiences largely separate from my stories.
- Jeffery Deaver

Describing Woodstock as the "big bang,"
I think that's a great way to describe it,
because the important thing about it wasn't how many
people were there or that it was a lot of truly wonderful music that got played.
- David Crosby

The point of my explanation is I'm very subjective
when it comes to describing my characters:
they are all a little bit a part of me from the outside in or the inside out -
but to put your mind at ease,
I built Paul Snider from the outside in.
- Eric Roberts

I just don't talk about who I'm going out with,
that's it.
It's an odd thing to sit around describing yourself
to 10 different people every 5 minutes yet it's kind of therapeutic in a way.
- Radha Mitchell

I think, describing Elvis for me would be a very generous king.
He was the king of rock and roll, will always be.
He's whats made it possible for everyone to be performers
and to do the things they do now.
- Jackie DeShannon

Even before string theory, especially as physics developed in the 20th century,
it turned out that the equations that really work in
describing nature with the most generality and the
greatest simplicity are very elegant and subtle.
- Edward Witten

There is nothing wrong with describing Conservatism
as protecting the Constitution,
protecting all things that limit government.
Government is the enemy of liberty.
Government should be very restrained.
- Ron Paul

As an artist, you don't think about the parabola or
the arc you're describing or where you're going to ultimately end up,
you're just kind of crawling around,
seeing what's out there.
- Michael Nesmith

I'll write maybe one long paragraph describing the events,
then a page or two breaking the events into chapters,
and then reams of pages delving into my characters.
After that, I'm ready to begin.
- Anne Tyler

At the same time, new concepts and abstractions flow into the picture,
taking up the task of describing the universe without
reference to such time or space -
abstractions for which our language lacks adequate terms.
- Benjamin Whorf

The Roswell incident, for instance, had over three hundred witnesses -
some describing the bodies,
some the craft, some the military procedures.
Were they all perpetuating their own lives in a myth?
- Dwight Schultz

Australia is so cool that it's hard to even know where to start describing it.
The beaches are beautiful; so is the weather.
Not too crowded.
Great food, great music, really nice people.
It must be a lot like Los Angeles was many years ago.
- Mary-Kate Olsen

Some years ago, I wrote a book called the Emperor's
New Mind and that book was describing a point of view
I had about consciousness and why it was not something
that comes about from complicated calculations.
- Roger Penrose

We think of enterprise architecture as the process
we use for fully describing and mapping business functionality
and business requirements and relating them to information systems requirements.
- Tony Scott

I do not at all have the mind of a bully...
in my mind bullies are intolerant of contrary opinion,
domineering and rather cowardly.
I would hope that none of those terms could be fairly used in describing me.
- Conrad Black

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

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

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

Aggressive, tough and defiant may describe me,
but that leaves the impression I'm mean and I'm not.
People expect me to have fangs.
- Joan Jett

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

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

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

You are absolutely free to describe me as a turtle or something.
- Paul Giamatti

I have always had a tremendous amount of energy and
any band I was ever in from the age of fourteen,
I would always be the one who would describe the future and vibe everyone up.
- Jim Capaldi

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

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

To describe happiness is to diminish it.
- Stendhal

Intimate relationships are a gold mine for literature to explore,
to understand, to describe.
- A. B. Yehoshua

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I considered that the homes that people live in exactly describe their lives.
- Douglas Sirk

To describe my scarce leisure time in today's terms,
I always default to reading.
- Jimmy Buffett

That's the whole problem with science.
You've got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe
things of unimaginable wonder.
- Bill Watterson

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

Film has to describe and show.
- Ralph Bakshi

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

Having Down syndrome is like being born normal.
I am just like you and you are just like me.
We are all born in different ways, that is the way I can describe it.
I have a normal life.
- Chris Burke

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

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

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

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


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