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For centuries, theologians have been explaining
the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
- H. L. Mencken

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Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
- Edward Steichen

I can't understand these chaps who go round American
universities explaining how they write poems:
It's like going round explaining how you sleep with your wife.
- Philip Larkin

I wanted to put a sheet in explaining what all the songs are about,
but they didn't do it.
- Dick Dale

 

People have to find ways of explaining the work.
- Andres Serrano

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

History had its own way of explaining things.
The way historians explain things is by telling a story.
- Donald Kagan

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I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell.
But I kept trying.
- Anita Diament

You don't want to spend your life explaining yourself.
- Peter Garrett

I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell,
unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy
Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
- Martin Luther

He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that
the glory of Christianity consists in the fact that
though it is not true it has been found necessary to invent it.
- Hector Hugh Munro

Too often we think we can act without explaining and
take decisions without justifying them.
- Peter Mandelson

I always hate explaining away songs,
because for me they mean something,
and for other people, they'll mean something absolutely different.
- Martin Gore

The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection
is the only theory we know of that is in principle
capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.
- Richard Dawkins

If you are explaining, you are losing.
- J. C. Watts

I find that everything I do is demanding,
like Jack Bristow is a complicated man and I do a lot
of explaining in the show,
it takes a lot of energy and concentration.
- Victor Garber

If we go on explaining we shall cease to understand one another.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

I had to resign myself, many years ago,
that I'm not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things.
But my music does it for me, it really does.
- David Bowie

Religion.
A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance
the nature of the Unknowable.
- Ambrose Bierce

If a listener nods his head when you're explaining your program,
wake him up.
- Alan Perlis

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves,
and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever
explaining things to them.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend
precious time and energy defending or explaining my past.
We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.
- Van Jones

The sole purpose of business is service.
The sole purpose of advertising is explaining the service which business renders.
- Leo Burnett

We need people out talking about the President,
explaining, agreeing with and praising his actions.
- Robert Teeter

I myself do not believe in explaining anything.
- Shel Silverstein

The principles behind explaining and educating the
product or the elected official is similar,
even though the actual execution of it is very,
very different.
- Frank Luntz

As this body of knowledge has evolved,
a much more critical job for researchers and scientists
has evolved into explaining and educating policy makers
and the public to the risks of global warming and the
possible consequences of action or of no action.
- John Olver

As the President reviewed the state of the union and
unveiled his second-term agenda,
he fell short of adequately explaining how he intends
to set America back on the course of fiscal responsibility
and secure the fiscal health of the nation.
- Ron Kind

I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy,
with kings, queens, dukes and court politics,
but of course like what I was explaining before,
about making the science make sense,
you have to make the politics make sense,
too.
- Kevin J. Anderson

The system becomes more coherent as it is further extended.
The elements which we require for explaining a new
class of facts are already contained in our system.
In false theories, the contrary is the case.
- William Whewell

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face,
the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited,
and the wealth and confusion man has created.
It is a major force in explaining man to man.
- Edward Steichen

The more everybody knows about all aspects of the problems we face,
the better off all of us will be.
Less time spent explaining things means more time for
coming up with creative solutions.
- Jesse James Garrett

I accept extinction as best explaining disjoined species.
I see that the same cause must have reduced many species of great range to small,
and that it may have reduced large genera to so small,
and of families.
- Asa Gray

Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs.
Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do,
let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings
what we want a computer to do.
- Donald Knuth

I thought that by saying no and explaining my reasons
my employer would abandon his social suggestions.
However, to my regret, in the following few weeks,
he continued to ask me out on several occasions.
- Anita Hill

I certainly wanted to write a book that was honest
about New Orleans without explaining it to death,
so much so that the first draft contained references
absolutely incomprehensible to anyone who hasn't lived here for several years.
- Poppy Z. Brite

It is because I believe that it is in the power of
such nations to lead the world back into the paths
of peace that I propose to devote myself to explaining what,
in my opinion, can and should be done to banish the
fear of war that hangs so heavily over the world.
- Arthur Henderson

Elizabeth, Lady C, claims to be writing at the limits of language.
Would it not be insulting to her if I were diligently to follow after her,
explaining what she means but is not smart enough to say?
- J. M. Coetzee

Instead of explaining the sober facts of mechanics and electricity,
I want to say a few words about the debt which we owe to youth;
and with your permission I shall consider you as representing
here not only the academic youth of Sweden nor even
of Europe but also of America.
- Felix Bloch

That was clearly surprising, interesting -
a very interesting milestone was when you can pick
up a magazine and read an article about some sort of
computer related thing and they mention the word internet without explaining it.
- Jon Postel

On set is where I feel comfortable.
The red carpet stuff, talking about the film,
explaining your own life, it doesn't come naturally.
It's all necessary stuff I suppose but it's not my strength.
- Naomi Watts

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

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

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

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

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

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

We live in a country where John Lennon takes eight bullets,
Yoko Ono is walking right beside him and not one hits her.
Explain that to me!
- Denis Leary

In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.
- John Steinbeck

In the United States women develop MS at approximately twice the rate men do,
and no one can explain why women are affected most
often from the waist down.
- Annette Funicello

If I started worrying about how my constituents are
going to react to every move I make,
I wouldn't be able to do my job here.
I'll do what I think is right and explain it later.
- Ed Harris

Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in
terms of the not worth knowing.
- H. L. Mencken

Whichever theory we adopt to give a rational explanation of human existence,
that theory must take into account and explain the
mental nature we see at work in all modern communities.
- Arthur Keith

You know, whatever happens between the two of us that's
created when we come together as actors is not something I think we can explain.
- Laurence Fishburne

To have the kind of year you want to have,
something has to happen that you can't explain why it happened.
Something has to happen that you can't coach.
- Bobby Bowden

I cannot explain something that no one has ever figured out.
- Chris Noth

It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion
to a person who has never experienced it than we can
explain light to the blind.
- T. S. Eliot

Even very young children need to be informed about dying.
Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child.
This will make threatening him with it much more effective.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I found it very difficult to explain to someone why you did a film.
It's not like having a conversation.
- Charlotte Gainsbourg

I learned this about coaching: You don't have to explain
victory and you can't explain defeat.
- Darrell Royal

The artist likes to seem totally responsible for his work.
Often he begins to explain it, to make it appear as
if it were a reasonable process.
- Arthur Erickson

I can't explain it, but spiritually it makes sense -
though I don't understand how it does make sense.
- Kevin McDonald

The paradox of anti-Semitism is that it is invariably
up to the Jews to explain away the charges.
The anti-Semite simply has to make them.
- Jack Schwartz

I'm glad I don't have to explain to a man from Mars
why each day I set fire to dozens of little pieces of paper,
and then put them in my mouth.
- Mignon McLaughlin

I believe the anthropogenic effect for climate change
is still only one of the hypotheses to explain the variability of climate.
- Kanya Kusano

There exists no politician in India daring enough to
attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.
- Indira Gandhi

What we can do is to explain as clearly as possible
what the benefits would be of him going down one path,
and what the potential consequences would be if he chooses another path.
- Mitchell Reiss

The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
- Vladimir Nabokov

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


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