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1. "What should worry us is not the number of people who oppose us, but how good their reasons are for doing so. We should therefore divert our attention away from the presence of unpopularity to the explanations for it. It may be frightening to hear that a high proportion of a community holds us to be wrong, but before abandoning our position, we should consider the method by which their conclusions have been reached. It is the soundness of their method of thinking that should determine the weight we give to their disapproval. We seem afflicted by the opposite tendency: to listen to everyone, to be upset by every unkind word and sarcastic observation. We fail to ask ourselves the cardinal and most consoling question: on what basis has this dark censure been made? We treat with equal seriousness the objections of the critic who has thought rigorously and honestly and those of the critic who has acted out of misanthropy and envy."
Author: Alain De Botton
2. "Who did the council fight?""It split in two and fought itself.""That's suicide!""No, ordinary behaviour. The efficient half eats the less efficient half and grows stronger. War is just a violent way of doing what half the people do calmly in peacetime: using the other half for food, heat, machinery and sexual pleasure. Man is the pie that bakes and eats himself, and the recipe is separation.""I refuse to believe men kill each other just to make their enemies rich.""How can men recognize their real enemies when their family, schools and work teach them to struggle with each other and to believe law and decency come from the teachers?""My son won't be taught that," said Lanark firmly."You have a son?""Not yet."
Author: Alasdair Gray
3. "I closed my eyes, wondering why it was no effort at all to call up the exact shade of his dark eyes, hostile as they were. I should be thinking about the bounty on our heads, not whether or not I'd get to see him again. Because of course I'd get to see him again; he'd probably try and stake one of my brothers, if not me. Hardly a promising start to a relationship.Relationship?What the hell was I thinking?No doubt my impending birthday was making my head fuzzy. There was no other explanation. I just needed more sleep."
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
4. "Humility is the only soil in which the graces root; the lack of humility is the sufficient explanation of every defect and failure. Humility is not so much a grace or virtue along with others; it is the root of all, because it alone takes the right attitude before God, and allows Him as God to do all."
Author: Andrew Murray
5. "Then, aided by the booze, like a fool I tossed off one of those throwaway lines that would have been better thrown away. "Ah, Frank! I thought you were going to be down here fucking Lana."
Author: Ava Gardner
6. "Saya sudah lupa apakah si kartunis bermaksud mengkritik atau memuja peran ganda. Untung menghibur diri, anggap saja dia mau memuja dwi-peran wanita. Belakangan, para feminis menyerang pengagungan superwoman ini karena menjebak wanita dalam idealisasi yang tak mungkin terpenuhi. Padahal, menjadi superman bagi kaum pria amat mudah: tinggal pakai celana dalam merah di luar."
Author: Ayu Utami
7. "An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason."
Author: C.S. Lewis
8. "I expect someone lives there in secret, only coming in and out at night, with a dark lantern. We shall probably discover a gang of desperate criminals and get a reward. It's all rot to say a house would be empty all those years unless there was some mystery." "Daddy thought it must be the drains," said Polly. "Pooh! Grown-ups are always thinking of uninteresting explanations," said Digory."
Author: C.S. Lewis
9. "In ridiculing a pathetic human fallacy, which seeks explanation where none need be sought and which multiplies unnecessary assumptions, one should not mimic primitive ontology in order to challenge it. Better to dispose of the needless assumption altogether. This holds true for everything from Noah's flood to the Holocaust."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
10. "But, in fact, materialism is among the most problematic of philosophical standpoints, the most impoverished in its explanatory range, and among the most willful and (for want of a better word) magical in its logic, even if it has been in fashion for a couple of centuries or more."
Author: David Bentley Hart
11. "There are no explanations for human evil. Only excuses."
Author: Dean Koontz
12. "Overall, it seems now possible to draw a reasonably good explanation of why the human condition is a singularity, why the likes of it has occurred only once and took so long in coming. The reason is simply the extreme improbability of the preadaptations necessary for it to occur at all. Each of the evolutionary steps has been a full-blown adaptation in its own right. Each has required a particular sequence of one or more preadaptations that occurred previously. Homo sapiens is the only species of large mammal – thus large enough to evolve a human-sized brain – to have made every one of the required lucky turns in the evolutionary maze. (45)"
Author: Edward O. Wilson
13. "Anak muda jaman sekarang, gonta ganti pasangan segampang ganti celana dalam."
Author: Eka Prasetyani
14. "Bepergian pulang-pergi bekerja ternyata mengganggu kebahagiaan kita maupun kesehatan jasmani kita. Setiap menit yang dihabiskan di jalanan berarti satu menit lebih sedikit yang bisa kita manfaatkan bersama keluarga dan sahabat."
Author: Eric Weiner
15. "So what is there to make of the simplistic thing I've come to utter in explanation, which is so drab, so monochromatic, so water on top of ice even though it's the most direct, most distilled path from my heart to my mouth: I feel better without her."
Author: Gabrielle Hamilton
16. "The command his voice wielded over my body was disconcerting. Was he a cyborg created to epitomize masculine perfection, testing the restraint of earthly women? it seemed a viable explanation."
Author: Genna Rulon
17. "Oleh sebab itu maka bertambah tinggi perjalanan akal, bertambah banyak alat pengetahuan yang dipakai, pada akhirnya bertambah tinggi pulalah martabat Iman dan Islam seseorang"
Author: Hamka
18. "De la nostalgia humana por el amor ha brotado al fin y al cabo toda la parte de la cultura que no se orienta directamente a calmar el hambre o a luchar contra los enemigos. El sentimiento de la belleza no mana de otra fuente. Todo el arte, toda la poesía, toda la música han bebido de ella. El más soso cuadro de historia moderno, las madonas de Rafael, y las obreritas parisinas de Steinlen, el 'Ángel de la Muerte' como el Cantar de los Cantares y el Buch der Lieder, oratorios y valses vieneses, incluso toda moldura de yeso en esta casa horrenda donde vivo, todo dibujo de la alfombra, la forma de aquel jarrón de porcelana y el diseño de mi bufanda, todo lo que pretende gustar y embellecer, tanto si lo logra como sino, viene de allí, aunque sea por caminos largos y tortuosos."
Author: Hjalmar Söderberg
19. "I should've been furious, but for some reason I wasn't. Maybe because I knew he was telling the truth. Maybe because Voron left me just like that, without the much-needed explanations. Maybe because things I had learned about him since his death had made me doubt everything he'd ever said to me. Whatever the case, I felt only a hollow, crushing sadness. How touching. I understood my adoptive father's killer. Maybe after this was over, Hugh's head and I could sing "Kumbaya" together by the fire."
Author: Ilona Andrews
20. "Explanations are for cowards."
Author: J. Ross Clara
21. "Reluctantly, and with much hesitation, did she then begin what might perhaps, at the end of half an hour, be termed, by the courtesy of her hearers, an explanation;"
Author: Jane Austen
22. "Now, science cannot completely exclude the possibility of supernatural explanation. It is possible - though very unlikely - that our whole world is controlled by elves."
Author: Jerry A. Coyne
23. "I have a kind of standard explanation why, which goes like this: Science fiction is one way of making sense out of a senseless world."
Author: John Sladek
24. "The next day, a dead turtle was left on my doorstep as a warning. I couldn't figure out as a warning for what, and I guess whoever was watching me picked up on that, because the next morning there was another dead turtle, but this one had several sheets of paper glued to it's back leg. The pieces of paper contained a long footnoted explanation of all the symbolism involved. It didn't make a lot of sense to me. The turtle was the "turtle of inquisitiveness" and the cheese smeared on it's shell meant something, and the little cowboy boots on its feet meant something. Everything about this animal meant something apparently to whoever sent it. I still didn't get what it was all about. The next morning there was no turtle. Somebody just shot at me from the bushes."
Author: John Swartzwelder
25. "Elizabeth Bachinsky, Darren Bifford, Jason Camelot, Rachel Cyr, Tara Flanagan, Lilly Fiorentino, John Goldbach, David McGimpsey, Evan Munday, Sachiko Murakami, Ian Orti, Marisa Grizenko, Christina Palassio, Mike Spry, Darren Wershler."
Author: Jon Paul Fiorentino
26. "Our lives are part of a unique adventure... Nevertheless, most of us think the world is 'normal' and are constantly hunting for something abnormal--like angels or Martians. But that is just because we don't realize the world is a mystery. As for myself, I felt completely different. I saw the world as an amazing dream. I was hunting for some kind of explanation of how everything fit together."
Author: Jostein Gaarder
27. "Pada malam-malam insomnia, aku melakukan perjalanan nokturnal"
Author: Kim Dong Hwa
28. "How- how did I get here?""It would take another Earthling to explain it to you. Earthlings are the great explainers, explaining why this event is structured as it is, telling how other events may be achieved or avoided. I am a Tralfamadorian, seeing all time as you might see a stretch of the Rocky Mountains. All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I've said before, bugs in amber.""You sound to me as if you don't believe in free will," said Billy Pilgrim."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
29. "Perjalanan: melatih diri untuk tetap menjaga jarak seraya berbagi begitu banyak."
Author: Laksmi Pamuntjak
30. "Pohon yang besarnya sepelukan, tumbuh dari benih yang kecil saja.Menara setinggi sembilan tingkat, dibangun mulai dari seonggok tanah.Perjalanan seribu li, dimulai dari satu langkah."
Author: Lao Tzu
31. "Then the Announcer would transform: into a screen through which to glimpse the past-or into a portal through which to step.This Announcer was sticky,but she soon pulled it apart,guided it into shape. She reached inside and opened the portal. She couldn't stay here any longer. She had a mission now: to find herself alive in another time and learn what price the Outcasts had referred to, and eventually,to trace the origin of the curse between Daniel and her.Then to break it.The others gasped as she manipulated the Announcer."When did you learn how to do that?" Daniil whispered.Luce shook her head. Her explanation would only baffle Daniil."Lucinda!" The last thing she heard was his voice calling out her true name.Strange,she'd been looking right at his stricken face but hadn't seen her lips move. Her mind was playing tricks."Lucinda!" he shouted once more, his voice rising in panic,just before Luce dove headfirst into the beckoning darkness."
Author: Lauren Kate
32. "He revealed nothing. He nodded gravely. "I suppose it might be, ma'am, but I was hired to do the job and take the risks." "Figured I'd offer," Thomas said, unwilling to let the matter drop. "You tell me what you figure to do, and I'll be glad to help." "Another time." The marshal tasted his coffee again and looked directly at the girl. "You are new in Sentinel. Will you be staying long?" "No." "Do you have relatives here?" "No." He waited, but no explanation was offered. Fitz Moore was puzzled and he studied her from the corners of his eyes. There was no sound in the room but the ticking of the big, old-fashioned clock. The girl sat very still, the delicate line of her profile bringing to him a faint, lost feeling, a nostalgia from his boyhood when such women as she rode to hounds, when there was perfume on the air, blue grass, picket fences . . ."
Author: Louis L'Amour
33. "Philosophers console themselves with explanations."
Author: Marty Rubin
34. "No stories or explanations,' Finnikin had once told him. 'When it comes to women, straight into an apology and you will find the rest of your life bearable."
Author: Melina Marchetta
35. "Now produce your explanation and pray make it improbable."
Author: Oscar Wilde
36. "Doing mathematics should always mean finding patterns and crafting beautiful and meaningful explanations."
Author: Paul Lockhart
37. "People struggling with life in a fallen world often want explanations when what they really need is imagination."
Author: Paul David Tripp
38. "Break the glass, please, and free us from all these damned rules, from needing to find an explanation for everything, from doing only what others approve of."
Author: Paulo Coelho
39. "Yaslanarak degil yasayarak tecrübe kazanilir; zaman insanlari degil, armutlari olgunlastirir"
Author: Peyami Safa
40. "Di atas pelupuh humatita orang damai dalam tidurnya, suami-istri berpelukan, anak-anak berserak tanpa baju tanpa celana. Hanya asap dan asap selimut mereka."
Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
41. "Kadinlar neden buna benzer bedenleri olmasini isterler bir türlü anlamiyorum. Ne kadar acayip görünüyor, onlar da kalkip böyle bir bedene sahip olmak için deli gibi ugrasiyorlar, ne pahasina olursa olsun, diyetlere, ameliyatlara, ignelere, açik saçik iç çamasirlariyla bu lanet olasi seylerden birini elde etmek için çabaliyorlar ve her seyi deneyip de basarili olamazlarsa sahtesini yapiyor o ahmak sürtükler. Pekala, burada bedava bir tane var. Gelin de alin pis orospular. Neyin içine girdiklerini bilmiyorlar, belki bundan hoslaniyorlar. Belki de bu bedenleri paranin çarkini döndürmek için kullanan kadinlar gibi hepsi birer pislik: Film yildizlari, mankenler, orospular."
Author: Richard Brautigan
42. "And the beauty of the anthropic principle is that it tells us, against all intuition, that a chemical model need only predict that life will arise on one planet in a billion billion to give us a good and entirely satisfying explanation for the presence of life here."
Author: Richard Dawkins
43. "Where even ravi (the sun) cannot reach, there will go a kavi (poet)." - Vimalananda"
Author: Robert E. Svoboda
44. "With Jesus, however, the device of parabolic utterance is used not to explain things to people's satisfaction but to call attention to the unsatisfactoriness of all their previous explanations and understandings."
Author: Robert Farrar Capon
45. "Iste adasim, sana seven bir Çingene'nin hikayesi. Çiçeklerin açtigi mevsimde, senin kollarina yaslanan ve çiçekler kadar güzel kokan bir vücutla uzak su kenarlarinda oturmak ve öpüsmek, yoruluncaya kadar öpüsmek hos seydir... Seni gördügü zaman zalimce basini çeviren magrur bir dilberin kapisi önünde ve ay isigi altinda sabaha kadar dolasmak, bunu candan arkadaslara aglayarak anlatmak, -söz aramizda- gene hos seydir. Fakat sevgili bir vücutta bulunmayan bir seyi kendisinde tasimaya tahammül etmeyerek onu koparip atabilmek, iste adasim, yalniz bu sevmektir."
Author: Sabahattin Ali
46. "„Je l' ti znaš šta je to? Biti osu?en na ljubav?„Ali zar to nije uvijek?" Svetlana cak zadrhta od negodovanja. „Kada se dvoje vole, kadase pronalaze medu tisucama, milijunima... To je uvijek sudbina!"
Author: Sergei Lukyanenko
47. "I was never full of excuses; I was only full of reasonable explanations that the sane was too left brained to comprehend, or was way to far to the right to spiritually condone. (2012, Kaiser Permanente Mtg)"
Author: Shannon L. Alder
48. "... cinsel siniflasmayi ve bunun aile yapisi içindeki derin köklerini düsünürsek, bugün dogan herhangi bir kisinin, egemenlik psikolojisinin ortadan kaldirildigini görebilmesi hemen hemen olanaksizdir."
Author: Shulamith Firestone
49. "That's what teaching is, the art of explanation: presenting the right information in the right order in a memorable way."
Author: Taylor Mali
50. "Menjadi penulis adalah sebuah perjalanan panjang, yang tidak selalu diisi oleh hal-hal yang menyenangkan. Akan selalu ada kritik, akan selalu ada komentar negatif, akan selalu ada kesalahan. Yang terpenting adalah kita belajar dari kesalahan-kesalahan tersebut dan bangkit untuk menggapai mimpi kita."
Author: Winna Efendi

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