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Interpretation Quotes

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All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation.
- Walter Benjamin

Art is life's dream interpretation.
- Otto Rank

Everyone in a complex system has a slightly different interpretation.
The more interpretations we gather, the easier it becomes
to gain a sense of the whole.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

The longer I live, the more faith I have in Providence,
and the less faith in my interpretation of Providence.
- Jeremiah Day

 

The title of the movie is open to interpretation.
- Thomas Haden Church

Because, in fact, women, feminists, do read my poetry,
and they read it often with the power of their political interpretation.
I don't care; that's what poetry is supposed to do.
- Diane Wakoski

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
- George Eliot

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I love artists like Jon B, but I don't wanna be compared to anybody.
I'm just doing my interpretation of rnb and how someone
like me should be doing it.
- Brian Harvey

I think the most insulting thing you can do to a director
is to challenge when he or she is satisfied with your interpretation.
- Dustin Hoffman

This is a much more fitting interpretation of the book
than its modern interpretation.
- Robert Vaughan

History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us.
- Johan Huizinga

I don't like being told someone's interpretation of something that I do.
- Jonathan Brandis

The art of interpretation is not to play what is written.
- Pablo Casals

I study history in order to give an interpretation.
- Oliver Stone

There was a time when meanings were focused and reality could be fixed;
when that sort of belief disappeared,
things became uncertain and open to interpretation.
- Bridget Riley

All things are subject to interpretation whichever
interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.
- Susan Sontag

I am not trying to be a historian and a dramatist;
I'm a dramatist,
a dramatic historian, or one who does a dramatic interpretation of history.
- Oliver Stone

Without a doubt, at the center of the New Testament there stands the Cross,
which receives its interpretation from the Resurrection.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway
between what it really means and what you'd like it to mean?
- Antonin Scalia

Most importantly, I agree that the truth of these matters
should be determined by interpretation of scientific evidence -
experiments,
fossil studies and the like.
- Phillip E. Johnson

A great interpreter of life ought not himself to need interpretation.
- John Morley

I don't have a religion.
I believe in a God.
I don't know what it looks like but it's MY god.
My own interpretation of the supernatural.
- Jennifer Aniston

Visual ideas combined with technology combined with
personal interpretation equals photography.
Each must hold it's own; if it doesn't,
the thing collapses.
- Arnold Newman

I love to leave the interpretation of my music up to the listener.
It's fun to see what they'll say it is.
- Erykah Badu

Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams in 1900.
It introduced the notion that there existed certain
predictable and identifiable processes by which dreams were formed.
- Henry Reed

We see and hear and otherwise experience very largely
as we do because the language habits of our community
predispose certain choices of interpretation.
- Edward Sapir

The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own,
serves only to make us ever more unknown,
ever less free, ever more solitary.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a
knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
- Sigmund Freud

In doubtful cases the more liberal interpretation must always be preferred.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Eccentric doesn't bother me.
'Eccentric' being a poetic interpretation of a mathematical
term meaning something that doesn't follow the lines -
that's okay.
- Crispin Glover

The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man...
not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.
- Jean Genet

The interpretation of dreams is a great art.
- Paracelsus

I knew that I could be more creative onstage,
to state my own case and deliver my own interpretation
of the role much more aggressively than in the recording studio.
- Kiri Te Kanawa

Hugh Lynn Cayce, Edgar Cayce's son, is quoted as saying,
The best interpretation of a dream is one you apply.
- Henry Reed

I loved the Godfather.
I thought that was the best interpretation of our life that I've ever seen.
Godfather I and Godfather II - the other one stunk.
- Sammy Gravano

The interpretation of facts in a certain way stimulates
other scientists' thoughts.
- Robert Barany

I will come out with my interpretation.
If I'm wrong, fine.
It will become part of the debris of history,
part of the give and take.
- Oliver Stone

In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation,
is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism.
- John Buchanan Robinson

Well, rhythm is 90 percent of the interpretation.
- Ruggiero Ricci

I like to create the music I hear in my interior.
As a conductor, you have the ability to squeeze the
sounds and interpretation you asked for from 50 to 80 people.
- Eberhard Weber

I never felt interpretation was my job.
- Mary Leakey

The method of political science is the interpretation of life;
its instrument is insight,
a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.
- Woodrow Wilson

You have to channel the interpretation and performance into 100 people.
And with the audience, the critics.
- Riccardo Muti

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications,
offers an infinite variety of perception,
interpretation and execution.
- Ansel Adams

Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impression
which nature makes upon the eye and brain.
- Childe Hassam

Our job is to make manifest the story,
to be it.
In a sense, the theatre is such a big star itself,
bigger than any Shakespearean actor I could hire,
that we should take the opportunity to fill it with
voice and verse and movement,
not interpretation.
- Mark Rylance

So the old Copenhagen interpretation needs to be generalized,
needs to be replaced by something that can be used for the whole universe,
and can be used also in cases where there is plenty
of individuality and history.
- Murray Gell-Mann

You work on an idea, your first interpretation is very
raw and you work it and you work it and it gets polished and polished.
It gets to a certain level and then it comes down off that peak.
- Kim Weston

If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols,
they can be interpreted in so many ways that although
the actual image is clear enough,
the interpretation is infinitely blurred,
a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine.
- Diana Wynne Jones

The belief may be too often mistaken,
but the illusion of coming into direct contact with
the past is intoxicating and persuasive,
and can result in an interpretation that carries conviction.
Sometimes confidence is all that's needed.
- Charles Rosen

The attitude of the actor is his interpretation of what he reads,
and the written word is what creates the role in the actor's mind,
and I guess in reading the things that were given to me,
I reacted as you guys saw me, you know.
- Gene Barry

I guess because you study the character and you do all those things.
But when it comes down to it, it's still my performance,
it's still my interpretation.
I'm not going to, you know, be a clone -
well,
I was a clone of Richard Dean Anderson!
- Michael Welch

I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of "work,"
because I think that just being alive is so much work
at something you don't always want to do.
The machinery is always going.
Even when you sleep.
- Andy Warhol

But, I don't think any arranger should ever write a
drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can't
create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays
everything that's written,
he becomes mechanical; he has no freedom.
- Buddy Rich

It is always possible to argue against an interpretation,
to confront interpretations, to arbitrate between them
and to seek for an agreement,
even if this agreement remains beyond our reach.
- Paul Ricoeur

Cutting up fowl to predict the future is,
if done honestly and with as little interpretation as possible,
a kind of randomization.
But chicken guts are hard to read and invite flights of fancy or corruption.
- Ian Hacking

Language is a process of free creation;
its laws and principles are fixed,
but the manner in which the principles of generation
are used is free and infinitely varied.
Even the interpretation and use of words involves a
process of free creation.
- Noam Chomsky

Allowing Texas to display the Ten Commandments on State
property but disallowing Kentucky courthouses from
doing the same is a poor and flawed interpretation of the U.S.
Constitution.
- Ginny B. Waite

Digital imaging has untied our hands with regards to technical limitations.
We no longer have to be arbiters of technology;
we get to participate in the interpretation of technology into creative content.
- John Dykstra

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

The Book of Mormon is concrete and solid,
they can hold it, and they can visualize that they
have to pray to decide if this physical thing is true.
There is no room for interpretation.
- Richard G. Scott

Whoever removes the Cross and its interpretation by
the New Testament from the center,
in order to replace it, for example,
with the social commitment of Jesus to the oppressed as a new center,
no longer stands in continuity with the apostolic faith.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

Modern sociology is virtually an attempt to take up
the larger program of social analysis and interpretation
which was implicit in Adam Smith's moral philosophy,
but which was suppressed for a century by prevailing
interest in the technique of the production of wealth.
- Albion W. Small

The verbal interpretation, on the other hand,
i.e.
the metaphysics of quantum physics, is on far less solid ground.
In fact, in more than forty years physicists have not
been able to provide a clear metaphysical model.
- Erwin Schrodinger

If you're going to use standards as criteria for signing musicians,
you can sign thousands.
If you're going to use some sort of conceptual interpretation
that's based on the tradition of those standards,
but is trying to move away from it, you're down to about 10 people or so.
- Branford Marsalis

It is all nonsense, to be sure; and so much the greater
nonsense inasmuch as the true interpretation of many dreams -
not by any means of all dreams -
moves,
it may be said, in the opposite direction to the method of psycho-analysis.
- Arthur Machen

Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion.
When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results,
he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people.
Any other interpretation is nonsense.
- George Gallup

Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering,
an imitation or an interpretation of its subject,
but actually a trace of it.
No painting or drawing, however naturalist,
belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does.
- John Berger

The earth is ready, the time is ripe,
for the authoritative expression of the feminine as
well as the masculine interpretation of that common
social consensus which is slowly writing justice in
the State and fraternity in the social order.
- Anna Garlin Spencer

There is much modern music that is better adapted to
a wind combination than to a string,
although for obvious reasons originally scored for an orchestra.
If in such cases the interpretation is equal to the
composition the balance of a wind combination is more satisfying.
- John Philip Sousa


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