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The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our
recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened.
- Peter Berger

Related topics: History

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward

Success in almost any field depends more on energy
and drive than it does on intelligence.
This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
- Sloan Wilson

My name is real, which probably explains why I never became a superstar...
how would that look in lights?
- Mercedes McCambridge

 

I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century:
that a writer never complains,
never explains and never disdains.
- James A. Michener

Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever
devised for sins committed in previous lives.
The English reading public explains the reason why.
- James Joyce

Never abandon a theory that explains something until
you have a theory that explains more.
- John McCarthy

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Cinema explains American society.
It's like a Western, with good guys and bad guys,
where the weak don't have a place.
- Jacques Delors

Widespread caffeine use explains a lot about the twentieth century.
- Greg Egan

The monopoly of science in the realm of knowledge explains
why evolutionary biologists do not find it meaningful
to address the question whether the Darwinian theory is true.
- Phillip E. Johnson

In my solitude, many miles from men and houses,
I am in a childishly happy and carefree state of mind,
which you are incapable of understanding unless someone explains it to you.
- Knut Hamsun

Psychology which explains everything explains nothing,
and we are still in doubt.
- Marianne Moore

We're the only branch of government that explains itself
in writing every time it makes a decision.
- Byron White

Judged by the law of England, I know this crime entails
upon me the penalty of death;
but the history of Ireland explains that crime and justifies it.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

Consciousness itself is an infinite regress.
This explains coincidences.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Each sudden gust of light explains itself as flames,
but neither they, nor even bombs redoubled on the hills
tonight can quite include me in their fear.
- Andrew Motion

I'd have to say that my favorite thing is writing a
song that really says how I feel,
what I believe - and it even explains the world to
myself better than I knew it.
- Jackson Browne

Self-deception ultimately explains Japan's plight.
The Japanese have never accepted that change is in their interest -
and not merely a response to U.S.
criticism.
- Paul Samuelson

It is acceptable to bring someone to tears if it explains
to them in an emotional way why a product,
a service, or a candidate is the right person,
is the right thing to do.
- Frank Luntz

The Four Stages of Public Opinion
I (Just after publication): The novelty is absurd
and subversive of Religion and Morality.
The propounder both fool and knave.
II (Twenty years later): The Novelty is absolute Truth
and will yield a full and satisfactory
explanation of things in general -
The propounder a man of sublime genius and perfect virtue.
III (Forty years later): The Novelty won't explain
things in general after all, and therefore is a wretched failure.
The propounder a very ordinary person advertised by a clique.
IV (A century later): The Novelty a mixture of truth and error.
Explains as much as could reasonably be expected.
The propounder worthy of all honor
in spite of his share of human frailties,
as one who has added to the permanent possessions of science.
- Thomas Henry [T. H.] Huxley

The first, or theoretic branch, that which explains the nature,
production, and distribution of wealth,
will be found to rest on a very few general propositions,
which are the result of observation,
or consciousness.
- Nassau William Senior

Marxism is an interpretation of history which explains
the progress of society as a product of the expansion
of the forces of production of the material means of life,
that is, the development of economy.
- Earl Browder

Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market
power because they have information about a product
or a service that the customer does not and cannot have,
and does not need if he can trust the brand.
This explains the profitability of brands.
- Peter Drucker

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

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

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

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 theory of evolution is totally inadequate to explain
the origin and manifestation of the inorganic world.
- John Ambrose Fleming

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

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

Don't try to explain it, just sell it.
- Colonel Tom Parker

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

The Holy Bible is an abyss.
It is impossible to explain how profound it is,
impossible to explain how simple it is.
- Ernest Hello

The theory of founder effects does not explain how
novel features like plumage traits arise.
- Peter R. Grant

I write, or used to write, to explain to myself situations
I couldn't otherwise solve or understand.
Meditation comes very naturally to me.
- Anne Stevenson

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

Psychology is still trying to explain the perception
of the position of an object in space,
along with its shape, size, and so on,
and to understand the sensations of color.
- James J. Gibson

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

Many Nobel Prizes are awaiting good research to understand
and explain the many mysteries of our bodies,
such as the basic mechanism of memory or imagination.
- John Cameron

Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work.
We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind.
- Lewis Thomas

The best way to investigate the elusive phenomenon
called the creative process may well be to target all the misconceptions,
to explain what the creative process is not.
- Lukas Foss

Here an attempt is made to explain suffering:
the outcaste of traditional Hinduism is held to deserve his fetched fate;
it is a punishment for the wrongs he did in a previous life.
- Walter Kaufmann

It is function of government to invent philosophies
to explain the demands of its own convenience.
- Murray Kempton

It is impossible, in principle, to explain any pattern
by invoking a single quantity.
- Gregory Bateson

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

Because bankers measure their self-worth in money,
and pay themselves a lot of it, they think they're
fine fellows and don't need to explain themselves.
- James Buchan

Lebanon is caught in a cycle of threats.
And it is our duty to be strong and capable of defending our country.
But we will not clarify or explain what we do or do not possess.
- Hassan Nasrallah

Childhood has its secrets and its mysteries;
but who can tell or who can explain them!
- Max Muller

The Edge...
there is no honest way to explain it because the only
people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.
- Hunter S. Thompson

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

Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain,
but simply points the way.
- Florence Scovel Shinn

We must also be permitted to bear in mind that evolution,
though it may explain everything else,
cannot explain itself.
- Goldwin Smith

I love being onstage and I love to perform.
To be honest with you, I'm more comfortable performing
than I am in an everyday situation,
which I can't quite explain.
- Melanie Chisholm

People tell me there are a lot of guys like me,
which doesn't explain why I'm lonely.
- Mort Sahl

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

Character is that sum total of moments we can't explain.
- George Saunders

Before we decide to trust you with this power,
we ask you to stand before the public and explain your views.
Justice may be blind, but it should not be deaf.
- Herb Kohl

Never say no when a client asks for something,
even if it is the moon.
You can always try, and anyhow there is plenty of time
afterwards to explain that it was not possible.
- Richard M. Nixon

I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?
- Jean Cocteau

The relationship between the public and the artist
is complex and difficult to explain.
There is a fine line between using this critical energy
creatively and pandering to it.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Once you begin to explain or excuse all events on racial grounds,
you begin to indulge in the perilous mythology of race.
- James Earl Jones

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

When a great team loses through complacency,
it will constantly search for new and more intricate
explanations to explain away defeat.
- Pat Riley

I believe that I was a dog in a past life.
That's the only thing that would explain why I like
to snack on Purina Dog Chow.
- Dean Koontz

One of my rules is never explain.
A writer is a lot like a magician, if you explain how
the trick works then a lot of the magic turns mundane.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

My mother told me never explain, never complain.
Even as a young actress, I determined I would never
give personal interviews,
since they made me so uncomfortable.
- Jennifer Jones

I've seen lights in the sky, I've seen UFOs,
I've even seen something on the ground that I can't explain,
but I've never actually seen a being.
I wish I had.
- Uri Geller


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