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Greatness Explore

Biographies are no longer written to explain or explore the greatness of the great. They redress balances, explore secret weaknesses, demolish legends.

- A. S. Byatt

Nature Use

We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality.

- Abdolkarim Soroush

Small Components

We must break problems down into small, digestible bits. We must define the concepts that we use and explain what components they consist of. We must tackle small problems.

- Abdolkarim Soroush

Work Work Hard

You have to be talented. You have to work hard; you have to get the right pieces flowin' for you at the right time. And that's just what happened to me. I can't explain what happened.

- Action Bronson

Ideas Start

To generate creative ideas, it's important to start from an unusual place. But to explain those ideas, they have to be connected to something familiar.

- Adam Grant

Want Them

If you want to find out if someone's a taker, it's not actually that useful to know what they've accomplished. What you want to want to know is how they explain them.

- Adam Grant

Need Able

I need to be able to explain myself in context.

- Adam Lambert

Deal Californians

Growing up in New York, I was sort of shocked when I realized that my children are Californians. They are 14 years old, and I explain to them frequently that they will never realize the glory of a snow day. You wake up and the world says, 'Oops, it's too much fun to go to school, you've got to stay home and deal with the snow!'

- Adam Savage

Play Always

I just play, that's all. When I'm in the field, I always connect with what I'm doing. I can't explain it. I can't control it. It just happens.

- Adolfo Cambiaso

Never Get

Never apologize. Never explain. Just get the thing done, and let them howl.

- Agnes Macphail

Through Other

I was well-dressed and good at firing people because I really did care. I cared about giving them the opportunity to talk through the situation and was always sincere. I would explain that 'This was a bad match,' and they were probably meant to do other things if they weren't giving their all to this, which paid $10 a hour.

- Al Madrigal

Here Been

Explain to me what Italian-American culture is. We've been here 100 years. Isn't Italian-American culture American culture? That's because we're so diverse, in terms of intermarriage.

- Al Pacino

Innocence Why

In Staten Island, when you have video showing the alleged chokehold used on Eric Garner, why not go to trial and have the officer(s) explain the tape, and then this jury can determine guilt or innocence? The tape should guarantee that there should be a trial.

- Al Sharpton

Love Very

We don't sulk with everybody. We limit our sulks to a very particular person: the person who's supposed to love us and understand us. And we make this equation that if you love me, you're supposed to understand me even if I don't explain what's wrong.

- Alain de Botton

Deny Undeniable

Those who deny human-caused climate change offer no compelling evidence to better explain the undeniable rise in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases and global temperature.

- Alan Lowenthal

Planet Imply

To say that what a planet is doesn't matter would be to imply that a planetary scientist couldn't explain to someone what the field is about.

- Alan Stern

Beautiful Music

I had no interest in music. But now, music means everything to me. I have no words to explain how beautiful music is. It is where you can create everything, like beautiful songs to sad songs to almost anything.

- Alan Walker

Next Cruel

It's in our ability to selectively engage and disengage our moral standards, and it helps explain how people can be barbarically cruel in one moment and compassionate the next.

- Albert Bandura

Well Well Enough

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

- Albert Einstein

Physics Laws

It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.

- Albert Einstein

Love Visceral

Egon Schiele is my favorite painter. There's just something about art - photography, painting, music, plays - whatever you see, sometimes there's a gut reaction that's more important or more visceral than what your brain is thinking about. You can't explain that reaction. It's like what happens when you fall in love.

- Albert Hammond, Jr.

Deep Like

I don't know how to explain it, but when you're working on something constantly, and you're digging in deep, things kind of fall in, and you grab them, and you're like, 'That one!' and 'That thing!' and it starts to build something right.

- Albert Hammond, Jr.

Through Always

I always explain through images and characters what fashion means, and describing scent is almost the same. It can be very powerful. It can really change the perspective a person has of you.

- Alessandro Michele

Imperfect Tastes

We have to get out there and explain that imperfect tastes just as good.

- Alex Guarnaschelli

Blind Very

Although they might not admit it, I think girls are very aware of the impact that they're having. But they never feel it themselves, and it's impossible to explain. It's like trying to tell a blind person what yellow is.

- Alex Kapranos

Affect Forced

ACT UP was trying to explain to Americans that AIDS could affect all of us: that health care that ended once your disease was expensive could affect more than gay men with HIV or AIDS. We were trying to tell them about the future - a future they didn't yet see and would be forced to accept if they failed to act.

- Alexander Chee

Still Marxism

Despite its flaws, Marxism still seems to explain the material world better than anything else.

- Alexei Sayle

Communist Which

I would say I was still a Marxist - which is not to be confused with being a Communist. Despite its flaws, Marxism still seems to explain the material world better than anything else.

- Alexei Sayle

Pain Other

I can't explain why one wants to pass a particular sort of pain onto other people, but you do.

- Alexis Korner

Here Very

I am decidedly of the opinion that in very many instances we can trace such a necessary connexion, especially among birds, and often with more complete success than in the case which I have here attempted to explain.

- Alfred Russel Wallace

Scientific About

Many philosophers say it's impossible to explain our conscious experience in scientific, biological terms at all. But that's not exactly true. Scientists have explained why we have certain experiences and not others. It's just that they haven't explained the special features of consciousness that philosophers care about.

- Alison Gopnik

Profoundly Almost

The problem with holistic management is it's so profoundly simple, but it's not easy. And it's profoundly simple. You're almost insulting people's intelligence to explain it twice, just about making better decisions of where you want to go in your life, bringing in environmental, social, economic issues simultaneously.

- Allan Savory

Hidden Figures

There was an email forwarded to me from a first-grade teacher, and she said she was teaching them civil rights for MLK weekend, and a little first-grader stood up, and he said, 'I can explain segregation,' and proceeded to explain all the scenes from 'Hidden Figures.' And I died because that's everything.

- Allison Schroeder

Before Dad

I told my parents I wanted to be an actress years before I wrapped my head around what my dad did for a living. It's not easy to explain the job of the television journalist, especially when a lot of my friends' dads had jobs that were a lot easier to explain, like a lawyer, a banker or a doctor.

- Allison Williams

Been Given

Please explain to me what being an icon is. How do you define it? I haven't been given a script. I don't know what the dialogues of an icon are.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Through Constant

I have two cousins with juvenile diabetes. They both contracted the disease before the age of 5, and it was so heartbreaking watching them go through daily blood tests and injections. It is such a difficult disease to live with and requires constant attention; a tough thing to explain to a child.

- Amy Robach

Hollywood Compare

It's hard to explain to my parents what's going on. You can't compare Hollywood with Cuba. I didn't even know I could dream this.

- Ana de Armas

Deserve Immune

There's no federal government agency that ought to be immune from having to explain the potential financial impact of an action they've taken or intend to take. We deserve the specifics.

- Ander Crenshaw

Nails Bitten

I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction - pride in a job well done.

- Anderson Cooper

Doing Been

Maybe it's just, I've always been to the less traveled places, in any topic, whether it's history, I always like to just choose the most obscure topic. And I don't know why I have that impulse. I can't really explain it but I've been doing that since I was a little kid.

- Andrew Bird

Away Flock

If troubled companies want to explain away 2008 as a 'black swan,' then someone should take responsibility for creating the oil slick that seems to have tarred the entire flock!

- Andrew Lo

Critical Using

The relationship between the public and the artist is complex and difficult to explain. There is a fine line between using this critical energy creatively and pandering to it.

- Andy Goldsworthy

My Life Through

I went through a period when I felt my film characters were having more fun than I was. It might partly explain why I ended up tattooed or doing certain extreme things in my life.

- Angelina Jolie

Took Works

For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature.

- Ann Druyan

My Life Game

I feel that I've worked with a lot of interesting people, and I have no regrets. I'm just curious about what I might have done if I'd had people in my life then who did explain what the publicity game was.

- Annabella Sciorra

Data Directors

We're long past having to defend or explain why women should be on boards, given all the data that shows how companies with female as well as male directors perform better. It's unfortunate when companies with a large percentage of women constituents don't reflect that in their boardrooms.

- Anne M. Mulcahy

Six Hughes

I did know Ted Hughes and I partly wrote the book to explain to myself and others the complexities of a marriage that was for six years wonderfully productive of poetry and then ended in tragedy.

- Anne Stevenson

Very Otherwise

I write, or used to write, to explain to myself situations I couldn't otherwise solve or understand. Meditation comes very naturally to me.

- Anne Stevenson

Arise Perplexed

I cannot explain it; but when difficulties arise, I am not perplexed or doubtful. I know how to meet them.

- Anne Sullivan

Some Genetic

It's worth knowing more about the complicated environmental and genetic factors that could explain why traumatic brain injuries lead to long-term disabilities in some people and not in others.

- Anne Wojcicki

United States Ms

In the United States women develop MS at approximately twice the rate men do, and no one can explain why women are affected most often from the waist down.

- Annette Funicello

New Which

New Zealand's food and beverage industry is the lynchpin of the country's prosperity. Which may explain why it has concentrated their governments' minds.

- Anthony Pratt

Him Journalists

When I put out a tweet, and I put Reince's name in the tweet, they're all making the assumption that it's him because journalists know who the leakers are. So, if Reince wants to explain that he's not a leaker, let him do that.

- Anthony Scaramucci

Hidden Whole

How little do we discover in comparison of those things which now are and forever will be hidden from our sight? The whole of which I am fully persuaded no one will ever be able to dive into, and to explain their causes and effects.

- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Voice Move

I like to follow the training session with my voice. To call at them and explain my reasons and my ideas of football. It's important to make them understand: when to move, to time it right, not wrong - the right movement.

- Antonio Conte

Manager Very

For every manager, it is important to explain your ideas. It's very important the club understand those ideas and are ready to work together.

- Antonio Conte

Doing Actual

I can analyze how I do things, but the actual doing it - when the synapses just start firing - I can't explain.

- Apollo Robbins

The Only Thing Dad

I had a ton of energy, ran around like crazy - more than a handful for my dad. I was crazy. Dad barely handled it. I was never diagnosed ADHD or anything like that, but I'm pretty sure I had it when I was younger. It's the only thing that would explain me getting into trouble all the time.

- Apolo Ohno

Feel Why

I can look into someone's eyes and feel like I know her better, versus a phone call, where you can't get that same type of emotion. That's why text messaging gets you in trouble: You can't bond, and emoticons explain only so much.

- Apolo Ohno

Some Queer

I'm so unmaterialistic in every way. If you saw my apartment, it would explain a lot, I think. It's not so much a mess, but it just needs to have some feng shui or a real 'Queer Eye' makeover or whatever.

- Ariel Pink

Life Striving

I just think that with music, it's kind of like life, and so the people you work with, you generally develop a relationship. You don't have to try to explain things. You just know. It's like you're in the band together and striving for the same goal.

- Ariel Rechtshaid

Own Another

Like everyone else, I have my quirks. For one, I have to own only black cars and the registration has to have eights. It's not something I can explain, it's just there. Another obsession I have is smell. I have to smell good all the time.

- Arjun Rampal

Artist Process

The artist likes to seem totally responsible for his work. Often he begins to explain it, to make it appear as if it were a reasonable process.

- Arthur Erickson

Nature Give

Whichever theory we adopt to give a rational explanation of human existence, that theory must take into account and explain the mental nature we see at work in all modern communities.

- Arthur Keith

Close Friends

I tend to jot down moments, lines, interactions that don't really make any sense. I try and explain these scattered notes to my close friends, and they become more and more logical. I see screenwriting as a bit like a math equation which I have to solve.

- Asghar Farhadi

Love Having

I can't really explain what it's like to be in love, but I feel like it's being comfortable. It's almost like having a best friend. It's a beautiful thing.

- Ashton Irwin

Big Telling

Physicists explain creation by telling us that the universe began with the Big Bang, an intense energy singularity that continued expanding. But who created the singularity?

- Ashwin Sanghi

Ghost Itself

An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.

- Charles Dickens

Which Comprehend

To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained.

- Charles Inglis

Like Works

I felt more like a scientist exploring nature, and Windows was my environment. You don't pass judgment on nature; you just explain how it works.

- Charles Petzold

Figure Many

Many people cycle or swim to keep trim. But if swimming is so good for the figure, how do you explain whales?

- Charles Saatchi

Blessings Reason

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.

- Charles Stanley

Strong Been

Science fiction has traditionally been economically naive, with a strong libertarian streak, which I think is like a crude Leninism. That's attractive because it could be used to explain everything, and if only we lived by its tenets, everything would be perfect.

- Charles Stross

Think Always

I always see colors when I listen to music. It's difficult to explain, but when I hear the music, I think about gold, blood rushing... I like to keep it really warm and glittery.

- Charli XCX

My Life Here

I'm interested in trying to explore what I think is the truth at a given time in my life, and part of the process of being honest is - in my mind - talking about the idea that you're watching a movie. You're sitting here watching a movie. And I like that. It appeals to me intellectually, and also in a way I can't even explain.

- Charlie Kaufman

Natural Private

It is natural for me not to explain my private life or to answer any questions about my private life.

- Charlotte Casiraghi

Very Having

I found it very difficult to explain to someone why you did a film. It's not like having a conversation.

- Charlotte Gainsbourg

Love Woman

A romantic novel is an adult fairy story, repeating the recurring symbols and images which can explain life to a woman and satisfy a powerful need within her. The need to love and be loved is vital to all human beings, but especially to women.

- Charlotte Lamb

College Turned

I realized that I was African when I came to the United States. Whenever Africa came up in my college classes, everyone turned to me. It didn't matter whether the subject was Namibia or Egypt; I was expected to know, to explain.

- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Game Penalties

In 'Alpha Protocol,' right from the outset, the parameters of the game explain to you that the mission needs to get done. How you approach that is your decision. The rewards and penalties for either path, those are going to balance out into different consequences.

- Chris Avellone

Very Private

Yes, it's a very difficult thing to do, to promote a record, do television shows, and to still want to remain private, it's really quite difficult to explain to people what you're trying to do. I mean I'd actually quite like to be a recluse, but you know, you've got to promote the record as well.

- Chris Lowe

Which Works

There are works of fiction which seek to explain jihadi terrorists as the militant wing of Amnesty International. I don't buy that.

- Chris Morris

Ever Cannot

I cannot explain something that no one has ever figured out.

- Chris Noth

My Life Magic

I believe that there will be many things that happen to me in my life that I will not be able to explain. Some of those might be magic. I'm not sure.

- Chris Van Allsburg

Couple References

When they sold me on 'Supergirl', I went and sat down with Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti, and they described the character to me. Greg Berlanti used a couple of music theater references to kind of explain who the character was. They threw up Chris Pratt in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' as a reference point.

- Chris Wood

Quick Very

Often as a child you see someone with a learning disability or Down's Syndrome and my mum and dad were always very quick to explain exactly what was going on and to be in their own way inclusive and welcoming.

- Christopher Eccleston

Biology Flies

Extreme heroism springs from something that no scientific theory can fully explain; it's an illogical impulse that flies in the face of biology, psychology, actuarial statistics, and basic common sense.

- Christopher McDougall

Venue Sold-Out

What turns me on is to walk into a sold-out venue. The audiences are so much the same as they were in the '60s. It's just an amazing thing. I can't explain it, but I hope it never stops.

- Chubby Checker

Go Touched

Any time they try to describe the tsunami to us, I am so touched by how high they look in the air, when they explain it with their hands-they go so high.

- Connie Sellecca

Sometimes Very

For someone in an alternative job, an alternative lifestyle, it's very hard to explain what I do. So I sometimes try and dumb it down as much as possible, so I'm changing what I do every time! So sometimes I'm in an Uber, and they ask, 'So what do you do?' and I say, 'I'm a comedian,' or, 'I'm a graphic designer.'

- Connor Franta

United Here

I just want someone to explain to the American public why investing in transportation in Iraq is so much more important than investing in passenger rail right here in the United States of America.

- Corrine Brown

Doing Some

If I don't explain or tell some of my experiences, I feel like I'm doing guys a disservice because I know as a younger player, there's things I could benefit from the experience of an older guy.

- D'Brickashaw Ferguson

Doing Very

If you're filming somebody doing something they really want to do, you're probably not very high on their list of problems to deal with. You see James Carville on the phone - he's like that whether you have a camera or not. He isn't doing it just for you, and that's hard to explain.

- D. A. Pennebaker

Parent I Think

We put more emphasis on who can drive a car than on who can be a parent. And I think there ought to be mandatory parenting classes starting in high school, and you should have to have a license to be able to be a parent to explain that you don't give alcohol to kids.

- Dale Archer

Reach Coherent

It's expected of novels that they should explain the world and create the illusion that things are ultimately logical and coherent. But that's not what I see around me. Often, events remain mysterious and unresolved, and our emotions reach no catharsis.

- Damon Galgut

Wait Stage

I can't wait until we get to the stage where we don't have to explain anymore.

- Dan Hawkins

Love Very

Psychologists and economists love to talk about the notion of two selves: present self and future self. It's a nice way to explain the tendency to have one preference about the future, but a very different preference when the future becomes the present.

- Daniel Goldstein

Natural Failures

One of the best predictors of ultimate success in either sales or non-sales selling isn't natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections.

- Daniel H. Pink

Defeat Learned

I learned this about coaching: You don't have to explain victory and you can't explain defeat.

- Darrell Royal

Shut Whole

People believe that if you can shut your Tourette's off for a period of time, then you can always shut it off. I try to explain to people that if I spent my whole life trying to control my tics, that's all I would have time for.

- Dash Mihok