Quotation Explorer - 'Describing'

Guantánamo Bay's motto: 'Safe, humane, legal, transparent detention.' Four adjectives describing one sick joke. - Rodney Ulyate
He read me extracts from a medical journal describing the progress of a staphylococcus aureus infection. And then he pleasured me with a potato. - Grant Morrison
PROVIDENTIAL, adj. Unexpectedly and conspicuously beneficial to the person so describing it. - Ambrose Bierce
I paint paintings because I can't get the experience in any other way but there are many more experiences that are equally satisfying to me and equally inept at answering all my questions, but hover in exactitude in describing themselves and defying me to define their logic.
I left that church with rich and royal hatred of the priest as a person, and a loathing for the church as an institution, and I vowed that I would never go inside a church again.[, describing his teenage reaction to a hellfire lecture by a priest] - Eugene V. Debs
When you etch your moral code in stone, you have no room for editing. You leave open the possibility that, as our ethical views evolve, your code becomes less relevant. You could find yourself with four of ten divine moral laws describing how to treat God and zero that prohibit rape or slavery. - David G. McAfee
There’s so much I can’t read because I get so exasperated. Someone starts describing the character boarding the plane and pulling the seat back. And I just want to say, Babe, I have been downtown. I have been up in a plane. Give me some credit. - Amy Hempel
Describing my sexual history and scope of experience; am surrendering; in conclusion an epic failure'I'm a master at setting people off...of this it may continue... - Robert Wesley Miller
[Stieg] was describing Sweden the way it was and the way he saw the country: the scandals, the oppression of women, the friends he cherished and wished to honor. - Eva Gabrielsson
Describing current human mindsets reflecting our ignorance and cowardice and non action-oriented mentality:"I'm going to do nothing but escapist drugs and hop from one party or festival to another. I will dance my way out of the harsh realities of Planet Earth. - Mark Passio
Is it me you're describing, or yourself? - Donna Lynn Hope
The most telling and profound way of describing the evolution of the universe would undoubtedly be to trace the evolution of love. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
A mathematician believes that describing the speed of Mercury with equations amounts to science. - Bill Gaede
Anxiety can make anybody act nasty, big or small. You will be tested for your strength, and if you are seen as too weak, you will sometimes be treated abusively, discarded and avoided. I'm not saying that this should happen. I'm simply describing human beings as they are. - Cory Duchesne
Why people use "Was" I have heard some people to say "I was a smart kid at school - Eminem", but why "Was", was is a word for describing the past... which will mean that has started and ended... so what??? How to get it now? You aren't wise, are you? - Deyth Banger
[About describing atomic models in the language of classical physics:]We must be clear that 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 and establishing mental connections. - Niels Bohr
Describing Robert Bunsen:As an investigator he was great, as a teacher he was greater, as a man and friend he was greatest. - Henry Enfield Roscoe
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