Quotes of Describing

“ I don't like defining myself. I just am. ”

- Britney Spears

“ 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

“ Always listen to a man when he describes the faults of others. Ofttimes, most times, he's describing his own, revealing himself. ”

- Malcolm Forbes

“ Describing the Internet as the Network of Networks is like calling the Space Shuttle, a thing that flies. ”

- John Lester

“ The judge also has a truth he wants to hide: He often hasn't been completely candid in describing the facts or the law. ”

- Alan Dershowitz

“ The sergeant was describing a military life. It was all drinking, he said, except that there were frequent intervals of eating and love making. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ PROVIDENTIAL, adj. Unexpectedly and conspicuously beneficial to the person so describing it. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Stern accuracy in inquiring, bold imagination in describing, these are the cogs on which history soars or flutters and wobbles. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ It is impossible to think of a man of any actual force and originality, universally recognized as having those qualities, who spent his whole life appraising and describing the work of other men. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ Curiously enough, it seems to be only in describing a mode of language which does not mean what it says that one can actually say what one means. ”

- Paul De Man

“ Describing Woodstock as the big bang, I think that's a great way to describe it, because the important thing about it wasn't how many people were there or that it was a lot of truly wonderful music that got played. ”

- David Crosby

“ In describing the Mound-builders no effort has been made to paint their costume, their modes of life or their system of government. They are presented to the reader almost exclusively under a single aspect, and under the influence of a single emotion… ”

- Cornelius Mathews

“ For a long time, I have been trying to see if it would be possible to describe the history of thought as distinct both from the history of ideas It seemed to me there was one element that was capable of describing the history of thoughthis was what one could call the problems or, more exactly, problematizations… ”

- Michel Foucault

“ The way of describing this unlooked-for scene, the history of the patriot ship, told at first so coldly, and the emotion with which this strange man pronounced the last words, the name of the Avenger, the significance of which could not escape me, all impressed itself deeply on my mind… ”

- Jules Verne

“ I never take any notice of reviews-unless a critic has thought up some new way of describing me. That old one about my lizard eyes and anteater nose and the way I sleep my way through pictures is so hackneyed now. ”

- Robert Mitchum

“ I do not at all have the mind of a bully… in my mind bullies are intolerant of contrary opinion, domineering and rather cowardly. I would hope that none of those terms could be fairly used in describing me. ”

- Conrad Black

“ There exists a black kingdom which the eyes of man avoid because its landscape fails signally to flatter them. This darkness, which he imagines he can dispense with in describing the light, is error with its unknown characteristics. Error is certainty's constant companion… ”

- Louis Aragon

“ The moon is a white strange world, great, white, soft-seeming globe in the night sky, and what she actually communicates to me across space I shall never fully know. But the moon that pulls the tides, and the moon that controls the menstrual periods of women, and the moon that touches the lunatics, she is not the mere dead lump of the astronomer… ”

- D. H. Lawrence

“ Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors. ”

- Pablo Picasso
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