Quotes of Defining

“ We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it. ”

- Benjamin Lee Whorf

“ If you are explaining, you are losing. ”

- J. C. Watts

“ Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it. ”

- Stendhal

“ It was the defining event and remains a thousand degrees hot. ”

- John Wheeler

“ It is a way of defining turf-a sonic turf. ”

- Thomas H. Fay

“ When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you. ”

- Tin Cup Movie

“ Anyone who has gumption knows what it is, and anyone who hasn't can never know what it is. So there is no need of defining it. ”

- L. M. Montgomery

“ The short-term plan, then, is an operative plan defining goals in writing and clearly indicating how these goals are to be carried out… ”

- American Management

“ To work in the world lovingly means that we are defining what we will be for, rather than reacting to what we are against. ”

- Christina Baldwin

“ The idea of an election is much more interesting to me than the election itself…The act of voting is in itself the defining moment. ”

- Jeff Melvoin

“ Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people. ”

- Robert Benchley

“ The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence. ”

- Robert J. Shiller

“ Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it. ”

- Hannah Arendt

“ The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness. ”

- Max Eastman

“ NARCISSUS:A republican is a man who strives to create equality among all classes. At the core he's a man who believes in doing what's right. GAIUS: The trouble is defining exactly what 'right' is. NARCISSUS:We all know what right is, Senator. COMMODUS:I would say there's nothing more dangerous than a man who knows what 'right' is… ”

- David Franzoni
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