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1. "There's no way to describe what I do. It's just me."
Author: Andy Kaufman
2. "Drink a glass of water before every meal and every snack. Not only will this help you get your prescribed amount of water for the day, but it will also fill you up before meals, preventing you from overeating."
Author: Brett Blumenthal
3. "The fatal error of much science fiction has been to subscribe to an optimism based on the idea that revolution, or a new gimmick, or a bunch of strong men, or an invasion of aliens, or the conquest of other planets, or the annihilation of half the world--in short, pretty nearly anything but the facing up to the integral and irredeemable nature of mankind--can bring about utopian situations. It is the old error of the externalization of evil."
Author: Brian W. Aldiss
4. "A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists. Once or twice I have been provoked and have asked the company how many of them could describe the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The response was cold: it was also negative. Yet I was asking something which is about the scientific equivalent of: Have you read a work of Shakespeare's?"
Author: C.P. Snow
5. "Savage, despicable evil. That's what we were fighting in Iraq. That's why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy 'savages.' There really was no other way to describe what we encountered there."
Author: Chris Kyle
6. "Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes."
Author: Desmond Tutu
7. "I have to admit we are locked in the most exquisite mysterious muck. This muck heaves and palpitates. It is multi-directional and has a mayor. To describe it takes many hundreds of thousands of words. Our muck is only a part of a much greater muck -- the nation-state -- which is itself the creation of that muck of mucks, human consciousness. Of course all these things also have a touch of sublimity -- as when Moonbelly sings, for example, or all the lights go out. What a happy time that was, when all the electricity went away! If only we could re-create that paradise! By, for instance, all forgetting to pay our electric bills at the same time. All nine million of us. Then we'd all get those little notices that say unless we remit within five days the lights will go out. We all stand up from our chairs with the notice in ours hands. The same thought drifts across the furrowed surface of nine million minds. We wink at each other, through the walls."
Author: Donald Barthelme
8. "You cannot stare evil in the face; it has no face. It has no body, no bones, no blood. Any attempt to describe it ends in glibness and self-delusion."
Author: Douglas Preston
9. "The American classicist Edith Hamilton once described the great works of literature, "the strong fortresses of the spirit which men have built through the ages."
Author: Edith Hamilton
10. "If one of the five theories describes our univers, who lives in the other four worlds"
Author: Edward Witten
11. "Oh, I can't describe my home. It is home, and I can't put its charm into words"
Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
12. "That's what Jamie didn't understand: it was never just sex. Even the fastest, dirtiest, most impersonal screw was about more than sex. It was about connection. It was about looking at another human being and seeing your own loneliness and neediness reflected back. It was recognising that together you had the power to temporarily banish that sense of isolation. It was about experiencing what it was to be human at the basest, most instinctive level. How could that be described as just anything?"
Author: Emily Maguire
13. "De Montaigne described marriage as much like a cage full of birds, where the unmarried struggle to get in and the married struggle to get out."
Author: Fiona Paul
14. "All afternoon in the deck chair, I try to describe to my notebook the colors of the water and sky. How to translate sunlight into words?"
Author: Frances Mayes
15. "To attempt to describe how music pervades and flavors a life feels a little like an invasion of privacy, even if the privacy is my own. Listening to music,...is finally the most inward of acts--so inward that even language, even the language of thought, can come to seem intrusive...After all these procedures the unbreachable mysteriousness of music remains intact. The book can never be more than an interruption. Afterward, the listening begins again, to generate, in turn, other and completely different books."
Author: Geoffrey O'Brien
16. "Author describes one character's optimism as, that quiet well-being which perhaps you and I have felt on a sunny afternoon when, in our brightest youth and health, life has opened a new vista for us, and long to-morrows of activity have stretched before us like a lovely plain which there was no need for hurrying to look at, because it was all our own."
Author: George Eliot
17. "Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described - and will be, after our deaths - by each of the family members who believe they know us."
Author: Gloria Steinem
18. "Not less, but more democracy - that is the demand, that is the great goal that we have to prescribe for ourselves, and especially for our youth."
Author: Gustav Heinemann
19. "The means of communication, the irresistible output of the entertainment and information industry carry with them prescribed attitudes and habits, certain intellectual and emotional reactions which bind the consumers to the producers and, through the latter to the whole social system. The products indoctrinate and manipulate; they promote a false consciousness which is immune against its falsehood...Thus emerges a pattern of one-dimensional thought and behavior."
Author: Herbert Marcuse
20. "Translation error is compounded by bias error. We distort others by forcing into them our preferred ideas and gestalts, a process Proust beautifully describes: We pack the physical outline of the creature we see with all the ideas we already formed about him, and in the complete picture of him which we compose in our minds, these ideas have certainly the principal place. In the end they come to fill out so completely the curve of his cheeks, to follow so exactly the line of his nose, they blend so harmoniously in the sound of his voice that these seem to be no more than a transparent envelope, so that each time we see the face or hear the voice it is our own ideas of him which we recognize and to which we listen."
Author: Irvin D. Yalom
21. "I scarcely know how to describe that room. It became, in a way, every room I had ever been in and every room I find myself in hereafter will remind me of Giovanni's room."
Author: James Baldwin
22. "I'd describe 'Psych' as 'Real Genius' meets 'Django Unchained.'"
Author: James Roday
23. "I don't have the words to describe my feelings. A woman, the last thing I think of before falling asleep. A woman, the first thing I think of when I wake. A woman, the image that passes before my mind's eye in a moment of clarity. A woman, the hands we hold, the one thing I miss most. A woman, the laughter that warms my heart and soul. A woman, the perfume that invokes wonderful memories. A woman, the love, the love, the embrace, the joy, the wonderful joy."
Author: Jeffrey A. White
24. "It's that invasive and puerile curiosity to feed a tabloid culture. I don't subscribe to it."
Author: John Byrne
25. "Absolutely. I think that this is - politics is a tough business. I describe it as a full contact sport. You have to be prepared to get in there and mix it up."
Author: John Thune
26. "Like world describers before me, those mapmakers in the seventeenth centure, I had laid down my first faintly drawn border. With that one tentative mark, my world expanded by a few freeing degrees."
Author: Justina Chen
27. "I prescribe a quick jerk off in the shower and a return to sanity. (Dr. Hugo Peralta)"
Author: Kate Richards
28. "I believe all this, and much, much more, because I guess it is my duty to. But I pay a price for my gaga credulity, which I want to describe as a sort of intellectual seasickness."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
29. "Leadership responsibility is multidimensional and cannot be described in one or two words. It is personal, interpersonal, environmental and societal."
Author: Linda Fisher Thornton
30. "It's daring to be curious about the unknown, to dream big dreams, to live outside prescribed boxes, to take risks, and above all, daring to investigate the way we live until we discover the deepest treasured purpose of why we are here."
Author: Luci Swindoll
31. "I guess I believe that not everything we humans encounter in our lives can be neatly and convincingly tucked away inside the orderly cabinetry of science. Certainly most things can--including the vast majority of what people ascribe to fate, ghosts, ESP, Jupiter rising--but not all"
Author: Mary Roach
32. "I was seized by remorse and the sense of guilt, which hurried me away to a hell of intense tortures as no language can describe"
Author: Mary Shelley
33. "A little inhumanity does not describe you as heartless, rather, it is a way of telling others that you have a heart that can get angry."
Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
34. "This is a value-added college education if I have heard one described. And what is the most remarkable about Delaware State University graduates - is they just keeping giving back."
Author: Michael N. Castle
35. "She was the spare room that never got tidied, the e-mail that never got answered, the loan that never got repaid, the symptom that never got described to a doctor."
Author: Nick Hornby
36. "In my case such an expression as 'to be fallen for' or even 'to be loved' is not in the least appropriate; perhaps it describes the situation more accurately to say that I was 'looked after."
Author: Osamu Dazai
37. "You are absolutely free to describe me as a turtle or something."
Author: Paul Giamatti
38. "Good-bye, Mrs Bartholemew," said tom, shaking hands with stiff politeness; "and thank you very much for having me.""I shall look forward to our meeting again," said Mrs Bartholemew, equally primly. Tom went slowly down the attic stairs. Then, at the bottom, he hesitated: he turned impulsively and ran up again - two at a time - to where Hatty Bartholemew still stood...Afterwards, Aunt Gwen tried to describe to her husband that second parting between them. "He ran up to her, and they hugged each other as if they had known each other for years and years, instead of only having met for the first time this morning. There was something else, too, Alan, although I know you'll say it sounds even more absurd...Of course, Mrs Bartholemew's such a shrunken little old woman, she's hardly bigger than Tom; anyway: but, you know, he put his arms right round her and he hugged her good-bye as if she were a little girl."
Author: Philippa Pearce
39. "This is why it hurts the way it hurts.You have too many words in your head. There are too many ways to describe the way you feel. You will never have the luxury of a dull ache.You must suffer through the intricacy of feeling too much."
Author: Pleasefindthis
40. "Each stroke of your fingers is a different word that describes the story. By itself it's meaningless, but—" I pushed down on a few fingers helping her play a few notes. "String them together and you have a melody. You have a story. So, Saylor, what story do you want to tell?"
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
41. "He died on his return to New York. He died on the gangplank, just a few feet away from America. He didn't quite make it. His hat did though. It rolled off his head and down the gang-plank and landed, plop, on America. Poor devil. I heard it was his heart, but the way the Chinese dentist described the business, it could have been his teeth."
Author: Richard Brautigan
42. "A politician who climbs high over the bodies of the slain is described as vile or great according to the degree of his success."
Author: Robert Musil
43. "Both light and shadow are the dance of Love.Love has no cause, it is the astrolabe of God's secrets.Lover and loving are inseparable and timeless.Although I may try to describe love,when I experience it, I am speechless.Although I may try to write about love, I am rendered helpless. My pen breaks, and the paper slips awayat the ineffable place where lover loving and loved are one.Every moment is made glorious by the light of Love."
Author: Rumi
44. "I'm here to take him into custody and deliver him to the Council. (Celena)Well, that sucks. Bank robbery, handing out the passwords for the Dark-Hunter Web site, carjacking, mugging, cats mixing with dogs, and now this…writing a short story. High crimes all. You get the rope and we'll hang him for it. God forbid the whole twelve subscribers of that magazine should actually read a fictional story and think it real. (Rafael)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
45. "Neither is a memoir the same as a biography, which aims for the most objective, factual account of a life. A memoir, as I understand it, makes no pretense of denying its subjectivity. Its matter is one person's memory, and memory by nature is selective and colored by emotion. Others who participated in the events I describe will no doubt remember some details differently, though I hope we would agree on the essential truths. I have taken no liberties with the past as I remember it, used no fictional devices beyond reconstructing conversations from memory. I have not blended characters, or bent chronology to convenience. And yet I have tried to tell a good story."
Author: Sonia Sotomayor
46. "The poet Edgar Allan Poe described the false awakening phenomenon long before Carl Jung was born. He wrote, ‘All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.' Have I answered your question?"
Author: Stephen King
47. "It was quite impossible to describe.Here is what it looked like.It looked like a piano sounds shortly after being dropped down a well. It tasted yellow, and it felt Paisley. It smelled like the total eclipse of the moon."
Author: Terry Pratchett
48. "Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices."
Author: Theodor Adorno
49. "When God brought the first man his spouse, he brought him not just a lover but the friend his heart had been seeking. Proverbs 2:17 speaks of one's spouse as your "'allup," a unique word that the lexicons define as your "special confidant" or "best friend." In an age where women were often seen as the husband's property, and marriages were mainly business deals and transactions seeking to increase the family's social status and security, it was startling for the Bible to describe a spouse in this way. But in today's society, with its emphasis on romance and sex, it is just as radical to insist that your spouse should be your best friend, though for a different reason. In tribal societies, romance doesn't matter as much as social status, and in individualistic Western societies, romance and great sex matter far more than anything else. The Bible, however, without ignoring the importance of romance, puts great emphasis on marriage as companionship."
Author: Timothy Keller
50. "But I will confess ?that I began as an astronomer—a liking?for bright flashes, vast distances, unreachable things,?a hand stretched always toward the furthest limit—?and that my longing for you has not taken me?very far from that original desire?to inscribe a comet's orbit around the walls?of our city, to gently stroke the surface of the stars."
Author: Troy Jollimore

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