Quotation Explorer - 'Explaining'

Explaining how much I you is like explaining how the water tastes from the drops of the rain - Chief Justice Moalusi Tlotlo
Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog. You understand it better but the frog dies in the process. - E.B. White
If religion is the cornerstone of morality, how come I so often find myself explaining why I don’t hate god to someone who’s expressed hatred for atheists, scientists, feminists, gays, intellectuals, and all other forms of infidels? - Lindsey Brown
Explaining a professor's emphasis on teaching over research: "She traded clinical questions with determinable answers for perennial questions with inexhaustible answers. - Caitlin Keiper
It is a total mystery how we evolved minds capable of piloting cars through wild maneuvers using a wrist to steep while shouting at a cell phone. The creationists are fools for focusing on animal evolution. Darwin explains nature! He has more difficulty explaining us. - David Brin
Being a writer is 1% inspiration, 50% perspiration and 49% explaining you're not a millionaire like J.K.Rowling. - Gabrielle Tozer
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
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
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
While explaining God to his granddaughter Daska, Horace Dade Ashton said, 'God was everything she breathed and walked on, everything that lived, everything she saw, touched, and felt. God was in every one of us. - Marc Ashton
it's all right", he said in a clear voice as if explaining something to a child. "It's quite all right. She's having a rest. We'll be going soon. There's no hurry. You see -" Bond's head sank down against hers and he whispered into her hair - "you see, we've got all the time in the world". - Ian Fleming, On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Your strength as a rationalist is your ability to be more confused by fiction than by reality. If you are equally good at explaining any outcome, you have zero knowledge. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
Explaining the unknown should be left to science, questions of good and bad behavior can be answered by ethics, and inspiration is often found in the arts. There’s no longer a need for the social construct of religion. - David G. McAfee
Followers of Jesus do well to spend more time engaging him than explaining him. - Ron Brackin
Don’t waste your time trying to explain yourself to people that are committed to misunderstanding you. Instead, commit your time to explaining who they are to them. When you get a person to see the positive similarities you share, it begins to restore the loss of respect between you. - Shannon L. Alder
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
For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing. - H. L. Mencken
I stopped explaining myself when I realized other people only understand from their level of perception. - Anonymous
In politics, if you're explaining, you're loosing. - Rick Perlstein
God through Prophet Hosea is explaining to us reasons for destructions, calamities, failures and devastations among the people of God. That reason is not seen in demonic activities nor is it seen in prevailing economic situations of the land - Sunday Adelaja
Every morning trying to wake you up gives me the best view explaining me, why I wouldn't change anything from you - BILL KOSTARAS
To explain God after merely reading the scriptures is like explaining the city of New York after seeing it only in a map. - Abhijit Naskar
I’m tired of justifying why I love someone. I’m done with the explaining. - Jennifer Elisabeth
Scientists are in the strange position of being confronted daily by the indisputable fact of their own consciousness, yet with no way of explaining it. - Christian de Quincey
Sometimes Silence Is Better In Explaining Something Than Words.... - Muhammad Imran Hasan
He wasn't sure he liked everything that was happening, but a lot of it was "cultural," apparently, and you couldn't object to that, so he didn't. "Cultural" sort of solved problems by explaining that they weren't really there. - Terry Pratchett
Science is not about making predictions or performing experiments. Science is about explaining. - Bill Gaede
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