Quotation Explorer - 'Description'

Our lives teach us who we are." I have learned the hard way that when you permit anyone else's description of reality to supplant your own ... then you might as well be dead. - Salman Rushdie
Dire .. que l'homme est constitué de certains éléments chimiques est une description ne convenant qu'à ceux dont l'intention est de l'utiliser comme engrais. - Edmund W. Sinnott
You learnt a great deal, Louisa, and so did your brother. Ologies of all kinds from morning to night. If there is any Ology left, of any description, that has not been worn to rags in this house, all I can say is, I hope I shall never hear its name - Charles Dickens
When someone tells you something defies description, you can be pretty sure he's going to have a go at it anyway. - Clyde B. Aster
What would be the description of happines? Nothing, except what prepares and then what destroys it, can be told. - André Gide
Description before prescription is the trait of a leader!!! - Santosh Adbhut Kumar
But how can one regret what, to the mind, has never existed? Even loss is an inaccurate description, for what loss is without the awareness of losing? - Nicole Krauss
The excitement of dreams coming true is beyond the description of words. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Once I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: "No good in a bed, but fine up against a wall. - Eleanor Roosevelt
You can never appreciate the scent of a flower by another's description. Some things are left to experience. Journey of self. - Truth Devour
A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world. - John Locke
I'm appalled with description of "Sex Criminal" as recreation. Just responded to "20 minutes of action" by father of Stanford rapist. Lots of women at Goodreads, what are you thinking? - Bawb Cawx
I write description in longhand because that's hardest for me and you're closer to the paper when you work by hand, but I use the typewriter for dialogue because people speak like a typewriter works. - Ernest Hemingway
Don't say it was delightful; make us say delightful when we've read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers Please will you do the job for me. - C.S. Lewis
just because peace isn't in our job title, doesn't mean it's not in our description. - Hi
Beautiful moments in life need no words for description. Living those moments and feeling the beauty suffices. - Mamur Mustapha
‎I was satisfied with haiku until I met you, jar of octopus, cuckoo's cry, 5-7-5, but now I want a russian novel, a 50-page description of you sleeping, another 75 of what you think staring at your window. - Dean Young
Description is the color in the canvas of your story. - M. Kirin
To say that a man is made up of certain chemical elements is a satisfactory description only for those who intend to use him as a fertilizer.
Woman, especially her sexuality, provides the object of endless commentary , description, supposition. But the result of all the telling only deepens the enigma and makes woman's erotic force something that male storytelling can never quite explain or contain. - Peter Brooks
The 'Wild West' is a good description of law enforcement in the desert southwest USA. - Steven Magee
Imagine a man who doesn't believe in anything, hope for anything, doesn't love anyone. This is a description of a dead or paralyzed soul. This happens from great grief, or from an unhappy upbringing when parents make from their children's souls paralytics. - Simon Soloveychik
When a photo of a person looks deep into your spirit and tells you thousand stories….. Stories from your past even before you existed, then the photo is way above any description. - Sameh Elsayed
We are pathfinders on a mission, Beholders following the Light, Runners gunning for the prize and Fighters remaining focused...You have been described, do not accept any other description! - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
Happiness just wasn't part of the job description back then. You tried to find a helpmate to keep the cold wind and dogs at bay. Happiness just wasn't part of the equation. Survival was. - Robin Green
If I had to give you a proper description, I would say a camel cricket is basically a cross between a grasshopper and a dragon and that its natural habitat is the nightmares of men. - Chris Gethard
To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any man of parts and culture. - Oscar Wilde
It is hard indeed to notice anything for which the languages available to us have no description. - Alan W. Watts
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