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When we remember we are all mad,
the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
- Mark Twain

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Never ascribe to malice that which is
adequately explained by incompetence.
- Napoleon

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

I believe things happen that can't be explained,
but so many people seem intent on explaining them.
Everyone has an answer for them.
Either aliens or things from the spirit world.
- Harold Ramis

 

Speech sounds cannot be understood, delimited,
classified and explained except in the light of the
tasks which they perform in language.
- Roman Jakobson

Science has explained nothing; the more we know the
more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder
the surrounding darkness.
- Aldous Huxley

Kubrick never explained the ending to us,
or what his intentions were.
He didn't intend for it to be a predictable film.
- Keir Dullea

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The difficulty with this conversation is that it's
very different from most of the ones I've had of late.
Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.
- Douglas Adams

He explained how ridiculous the clowning was,
and there and then I decided to settle down and play seriously.
- Mary Lou Williams

The soldiers never explained to the government when an Indian was wronged,
but reported the misdeeds of the Indians.
- Geronimo

Rockefeller once explained the secret of success.
'Get up early, work late - and strike oil.'
- Joey Adams

A true photograph need not be explained,
nor can it be contained in words.
- Ansel Adams

I had explained that a woman's asking for equality
in the church would be comparable to a black person's
demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan.
- Mary Daly

They explained to me that the bank cannot lend money
to poor people because these people are not creditworthy.
- Muhammad Yunus

The backgrounds in Lord of the Rings are all explained.
- Robbie Coltrane

Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds.
Nonperformance can always be explained away.
- Harold S. Geneen

My doctor explained that exercise and diet changes
might help and that I also might need a medication.
- Della Reese

Two hundred and fifty mummies covered in gold.
Something like this cannot be explained -
mummy after mummy covered in shining gold.
- Zahi Hawass

As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory:
beauty can be perceived but not explained.
- Arthur Cayley

I am calling attention just to the main points of these
tremendously important matters,
which can be understood better by pious meditation
than explained by human language.
- Martin Chemnitz

Einstein explained his theory to me every day,
and on my arrival I was fully convinced that he understood it.
- Chaim Weizmann

Never attribute to malice, that which can be reasonably explained by stupidity.
- Spider Robinson

Sorrows cannot all be explained away in a life truly lived,
grief and loss accumulate like possessions.
- Stefan Kanfer

The first dog I had was owned by an abusive couple.
He was very skittish.
He wouldn't let me hold him.
It was explained to me that it was because of how he was treated.
- Casey Affleck

Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted,
but not explained.
- Maurice de Vlaminck

There is something about poetry beyond prose logic,
there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
- Edward Young

Though many have tried, no one has ever yet explained
away the decisive fact that science,
which can do so much, cannot decide what it ought to do.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

As I've explained to my wife many times,
you have to kill your wife or mistress to get on the
front page of the papers.
- Julian Barnes

Preserving parks and open spaces is a winner because
it doesn't need to be explained to everyday Americans.
- Frank Luntz

The moment at which music reveals its true nature is
contained in the ancient exercise of the theme with variations.
The complete mystery of music is explained right there.
- Pierre Schaeffer

The world is full of strange phenomena that cannot
be explained by the laws of logic or science.
Dennis Rodman is only one example.
- Dave Barry

When Richie Cunningham drank too many beers,
his parents sat him down and explained their concerns.
If you live on this earth, you find out that we are all the same.
- Henry Winkler

Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained
if one doesn't want to kill it.
- Max Jacob

Those who understand only what can be explained understand very little.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Books say: she did this because.
Life says: she did this.
Books are where things are explained to you,
life where things aren't.
- Julian Barnes

A rare experience of a moment at daybreak,
when something in nature seems to reveal all consciousness,
cannot be explained at noon.
Yet it is part of the day's unity.
- Charles Ives

It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take.
This is untrue.
Any partnership demands that we give and give and give and at the last,
as we flop into our graves exhausted,
we are told that we didn't give enough.
- Quentin Crisp

In 1963 and later papers, I pointed out that the special
market characteristics of medical care and medical
insurance could be explained by reference to differences
in information among the parties involved.
- Kenneth Joseph Arrow

I explained that we would like to adjust our position
on the Syrian question to theirs,
as, in our view, they are the decisive factor in our
relations with our neighbors,
and Syria is unimportant.
- Moshe Sharett

The past history of our globe must be explained by
what can be seen to be happening now.
No powers are to be employed that are not natural to the globe,
no action to be admitted except those of which we know the principle.
- James Hutton

I remember the evacuee children from towns and cities
throwing stones at the farm animals.
When we explained that if you did that you wouldn't have any milk,
meat or eggs, they soon learned to respect the animals.
- Mary Wesley

I explained to the lady my love for John and his work,
and she made it possible for me to purchase one of the 24 proofs,
the one for 'I'm So Tired,' which I have on my piano at home.
- Arthur Godfrey

I explained I wanted to descend as quickly as possible
to camp IV in order to warm myself and gather a supply
of hot drink and oxygen in the event I might need to
go back up the mountain to assist descending climbers.
- Anatoli Boukreev

Architecture is involved with the world,
but at the same time it has a certain autonomy.
This autonomy cannot be explained in terms of traditional
logic because the most interesting parts of the work are non-verbal.
They operate within the terms of the work,
like any art.
- Thom Mayne

Agricultural practice served Darwin as the material
basis for the elaboration of his theory of Evolution,
which explained the natural causation of the adaptation
we see in the structure of the organic world.
That was a great advance in the knowledge of living nature.
- Trofim Lysenko

I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty
that must be explained to be understood.
If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator,
then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.
- Charlie Chaplin

I intend to keep writing Christmas songs.
There's still a lot more about Christmas that can be
captured and feel like old-time Christmas.
A lot of the traditions haven't been explained in song.
- Clint Black

Like a baseball game, wars are not over till they are over.
Wars don't run on a clock like football.
No previous generation was so hopelessly unrealistic
that this had to be explained to them.
- Thomas Sowell

Once my doctor began treating my kidney disease,
my greatest challenge was the constant exhaustion.
Fortunately, my doctor explained that anemia was causing
my exhaustion and that people with serious illnesses,
like kidney disease, may be at increased risk for anemia.
- Alonzo Mourning

My childhood beliefs became so much a part of me that
even today I find myself automatically living by a
personal standard of conduct which can only be explained
as resulting from my religious training.
- Robert Vaughn

The more we learn of science, the more we see that
its wonderful mysteries are all explained by a few
simple laws so connected together and so dependent upon each other,
that we see the same mind animating them all.
- Olympia Brown

Many of the railroad evils were inherent in the situation;
they were explained by the fact that both managers
and public were dealing with a new agency whose laws
they did not completely understand.
- John Moody

The postdoc explained to me how to distinguish different
sorts of particles on the basis of the amounts of energy
they deposited in various sorts of detectors,
spark chambers, calorimeters, what have you.
- Eric Allin Cornell

If a prospective Presidential approach can't be explained
clearly enough to be understood well,
it probably hasn't been thought through well enough.
If not well understood by the American people,
it probably won't "sail" anyway.
Send it back for further thought.
- Donald Rumsfeld

They also explained how the sensors can monitor the
levels of acetone on people's breath,
and this can be used to tell people who suffer from
diabetes when their next insulin shot is due.
This is a more discreet method than what is currently on the market.
- Anne Campbell

You never get quite down to the bottom of the barrel,
but we are much higher than that at the present time.
There is quite a lot left in the barrel that could be explained by them.
If they have some weapons, if they have some anthrax,
they should deliver that.
- Hans Blix

Students often approached me about state-paid tuition
while I was out campaigning.
After I explained to them that if the state pays their tuition now,
they will pay higher taxes to pay other people's tuition
for the rest of their lives,
most of them ended up agreeing with me.
- Jesse Ventura

I hope that posterity will judge me kindly,
not only as to the things which I have explained,
but also to those which I have intentionally omitted
so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery.
- Rene Descartes

But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained,
and every principle of philosophy and common sense
demand that the explanation be sought,
not in arbitrary allegorical categories,
but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom
to which the myth attaches.
- William Robertson Smith

Let's face it.
Umpiring is not an easy or happy way to make a living.
In the abuse they suffer, and the pay they get for it,
you see an imbalance that can only be explained by
their need to stay close to a game they can't resist.
- Bob Uecker

Each victim of suicide gives his act a personal stamp
which expresses his temperament,
the special conditions in which he is involved,
and which, consequently, cannot be explained by the
social and general causes of the phenomenon.
- Emile Durkheim

So no, it's not all in the genes, but what isn't in
the genes isn't in the family environment either.
It can't be explained in terms of the overall personalities
or the child-rearing practices of parents.
- Steven Pinker

I have just explained my idea of how a constructive period of reflection,
one that would send a clear message to the citizens of Europe:
You should now what our priorities are.
For Germany this means: Unemployment is one of one of our biggest problems.
- Angela Merkel

Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love
Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.
- Rumi

Love is an endless mystery,
for it has nothing else to explain it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your
enemies will not believe you anyway.
- Elbert Hubbard

If you can't explain it simply,
you don't understand it well enough.
- Albert Einstein

I always felt that the great high privilege,
relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
- Katherine Mansfield

What then is time? If no one asks me,
I know what it is.
If I wish to explain it to him who asks,
I do not know.
- Saint Augustine

The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
- Mark Twain


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