Quotation Explorer - 'Explanation'

He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch. - Jean-Luc Godard
But Moby-Dick is the explanation of America. It’s not just a novel. It is a book of prophecy. It is the book. It is the book of America. - Robert Stone
Explanation is where the mind rests. - David Hume
London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation. - G.K. Chesterton
My most educated analysis, with all means of science and technology in mind, is that it’s magic, Alex said. There’s no other possible explanation! -Alex Bailey, The Land of Stories; The Wishing Spell - Chris Colfer The Land of Stories
We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We're a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don't really have an explanation for. - Malcolm Gladwell
Perhaps a better explanation for why it's so difficult to feel our feelings is that ALL emotion, positive or negative, opens the door to the nature of reality. All of us prefer to avoid pain -- but even more, we want to escape reality. - Dan B. Allender
...if you ask me whether or not I'm an atheist, I wouldn't even answer. I would first want an explanation of what it is that I'm supposed not to believe in, and I've never seen an explanation. - Noam Chomsky
The mere fact that a boxer covers his face never means that he is much afraid of his opponent. A good punch will give a better explanation for his action! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. - C.S. Lewis
Just because we don't understand doesn't mean that the explanation doesn't exist. - Madeleine L'Engle
Beauty is a form of genius--is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon. - Oscar Wilde
If you look through all the different cultures. Right from the earliest, earliest days with the animistic religions, we have sought to have some kind of explanation for our life, for our being, that is outside of our humanity. - Jane Goodall
Surround yourself with people that love you and accept you exactly for who and what you are. The only explanation you owe is the one you give to yourself, for not living your authentic life with the love and purpose you were meant to live. - Luis Almonte
To fall in love is a legendary action that doesn't need any explanation. - Auliq Ice
There is a scientific explanation behind everything. Finding it depends on whether you give in to the much simpler supernatural explanation. - Abhijit Naskar
I am perfectly convinced that I have both seen, and heard in a manner which should make unbelief impossible, things called spiritual which cannot be taken by a rational being to be capable of explanation by imposture, coincidence, or mistake. - Augustus De Morgan
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. - Thomas Aquinas
Chicken exits are self-sabotage. They give you a false explanation for why you don't have something you want. - Ali Vincent
All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness for others. All the misery the world contains has come through wanting pleasure for oneself. Is there need for lengthy explanation? - Dalai Lama XIV
The smart employer looks not for perfection but for an explanation of how the consequences of a dishonorable act affected the candidate and others. - Bruce Weinstein
Writing my own novels in the '90s...I never imagined that in ten years, science and rationality would require explanation and defense in a world rocked and ruled by religious fervor. - Mary Doria Russell
It’s human nature to find patterns where there are none and to find skill where luck is a more likely explanation. - William J. Bernstein
They want explanation, not faith; God gives them faith as the explanation. - Geoffrey Wood
I have found a desire within myself that no experience in this world can satisfy; the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. - C. S. Lewis
For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not, none will suffice.
The more minimal the art, the more maximum the explanation. - Hilton Kramer
Sometimes fantasy provides the only reasonable explanation for life's inexplicable moments. - J.S. Bierman
Faith is believing beyond the power of reason, when they're all against you. To one who has faith, no explanation is possible. To one without faith, evidence is necessary. - Esteban Urayoán
I love it," I say. "So I learned it." It's an explanation that leaves a lot out. But I learned a long time ago that people don't really want explanations. - Jael McHenry
Don’t give explanation to anyone because who believes you, no need and who do not will not agree. - Herry Thakur
I'm lying, yes, but why do you force me to give a linear explanation; linear explanations are almost always lies. - Elena Ferrante
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation. - Saki
When a dog acts viciously we assume the reason is poor treatment and training by its owner. When a person acts criminally we look for the explanation in his brain, blood, and urine. When will psychiatrists begin testifying to the incompetence of schizophrenic pit bulls?
Life is an intricate play with actors waiting for an explanation. Each added act confers a new interpretation of the story. ( "Waiting for the pieces to fall into place" ) - Erik Pevernagie
No matter what anyone says, no matter the excuse or explanation, whatever a person does in the end is what he intended to do all along. - Cus D'Amato
Horror is a curiousity, it's used we to go over on real horror it just prepare us for the hard battles. To laugh at somebody's harm... there is even and scientific explanation. - Deyth Banger
Many people can easily make out if a person is working or just enjoying by misusing his powerful position and s/he does not need to give any explanation or clarification for his action. - Anuj Somany
Tell all the Truth but tell it slant--Success in Circuit liesToo bright for our infirm DelightThe Truth's superb surpriseAs Lightning to the Children easedWith explanation kindThe Truth must dazzle graduallyOr every man be blind-- - Emily Dickinson
If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world. - C.S. Lewis
Stay close 2 those who sing, tell stories, and enjoy life, and those eyes sparkle wiz happiness is contagious and will always manage 2 find a solution, whereas logic can find only an explanation 4 the mistake made." me!! ;) - Paulo Coelho
The formal scientific definition of theory is quite different from the everyday meaning of the word. It refers to a comprehensive explanation of some aspect of nature that is supported by a vast body of evidence. - National Academy of Sciences
A superstition is a premature explanation that overstays its time. - George Iles
Imagine a world without Darwin. Imagine a world in which Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace had not transformed our understanding of living things. What... would become baffling and puzzling..., in urgent need of explanation? The answer is: practically everything about living things....
All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness through others. All the misery the world contains has come through wanting pleasure for oneself. Is there need for lengthy explanation? - Dalai Lama XIV
Contrary to your beliefs, I am stronger then what you give me credit for, but the real lesson here is the knowledge to know I don't owe you an explanation to anything. - Nikki Rowe
The only truly logical explanation that gives credence to the fact that information does not come from non-information, is that some outside force some uncaused cause existed before us and formed us in His image. If there is a creation there must be a creator. - J.W. Lord
The fact that he and she understood each other without a word seemed to bring them nearer than any explanation would have done. - Edith Wharton
I like you but you mightn't feel the same way about me, and I wouldn't blame you. To save us both from any awkward moments I've figured out an easy way to do this. Nod if you're even slightly interested in getting to know me. Write a ten page explanation if you're not. - Bill Condon
Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible. - Eugene Ionesco
It is so stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.
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