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#1. If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#2. Science offers us an explanation of how complexity (the difficult) arose out of simplicity (the easy). The hypothesis of God offers no worthwhile explanation for anything, for it simply postulates what we are trying to explain. It postulates the difficult to explain, and leaves it at that. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#3. Evil is simple. It's a child's explanation for why people do bad things. The truth is always more complicated and worth pursuing. - Author: Mindy Mejia
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#4. This is it: somehow, in these pictures, the mystery of the accident is contained, and the explanation for Dara's subsequent behavior, for the silences and disappearances. Don't ask me how. I just do. If you don't understand that, I guess you've never had a sister - Author: Lauren Oliver
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#5. Knowing something for oneself or for communication to an expert colleague is not the same as knowing it for explanation to a student. - Author: Hyman Bass
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#6. Reason rationalizes reality for him (Dr. Nathan) as it does for the rest of us, in the Freudian sense of providing a more palatable or convenient explanation, and there are so many subjects about which we should not be reasonable. - Author: J.G. Ballard
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#7. The part of the inexplicable should be al lowed for in appraising the conduct of men in a world where no explanation is final. - Author: Joseph Conrad
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#8. We're headed for Aleph-7. Panty raid. New slang term for the type of operation whose main object was to gather Tauran artifacts, and prisoners if possible. I tried to find out where the term came from, but the one explanation I got was really idiotic. - Author: Joe Haldeman
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#9. How we love to blame others for our misfortunes! Almost every individual who has lost money in stock speculation has on the tip of his tongue an explanation which he trots out to show that it wasn't his own fault at all ... Hardly one loser has the manliness to say frankly, I was wrong. - Author: B.C. Forbes
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#10. There is no explanation for love. But love is all that matters, isn't it? - Author: Jacqueline Sheehan
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#11. I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#12. The old man laughed. Now that I did find unsettling. They always laugh right before they kill you. After the long explanation of their evil deeds and right before they kill you. Always. They must have been too rushed for explanations. - Author: Iain Rowan
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#13. An explanation of an old man's mistakes. For I see now that what I have done, and not done, with regard to you, bears all hallmarks of the failings of age. Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they what it was to be young ... and I seem to have forgotten lately ... - Author: J.K. Rowling
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#14. The correct scientific response to something that is not understood must always be to look harder for the explanation, not give up and assume a supernatural cause. - Author: David Attenborough
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#15. What is the explanation of the seemingly insane drive of man to be painter and poet if it is not an act of defiance against mans fall and an assertion that he return to the Garden of Eden? For the artists are the first men. - Author: Barnett Newman
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#16. Lysandra had entered and passed out in her bed with no explanation for why or what she'd been doing beforehand. And since she was utterly unconscious, Aelin had just climbed into bed beside her. - Author: Sarah J. Maas
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#17. She regretted the explanation immediately, but that was because she always regretted everything. And then, after the regret had flared and burned out, she didn't care. He should know, she thought. She wanted him to know. She felt something for somebody, and she'd told him. - Author: Nick Hornby
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#18. She would give no explanation of the real reasons for her death. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#19. Love is a sensation caused by temptation when a guy sticks his location into a girl's destination to increase the population for the next generation. Do you understand my explanation or do you need a demonstration? - Author: A. J. McLean
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#20. Maybe ... there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for unlawfully detaining 120 people. Maybe they just got carried away with last year's idea of pre-emptive strikes and thought, 'Let's not wait for an actual crime to occur. Let's get the innocent. - Author: Mark Thomas
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#21. The words that I will have to find for that explanation will be sharp and they will hurt, much worse than the thorns of roses. - Author: Antonia Michaelis
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#22. The more man understands and masters nature the less he needs to use religion as a scientific explanation and as a magical device for controlling nature. - Author: Erich Fromm
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#23. I didn't know what to say. I felt like crying, Goddammit everybody in the world wants an explanation for your acts and for your very being. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#24. In this world there are very few things made from logic alone. It is illogical for man to be too logical. Some things we must just let stand. The mystery is more important than any possible explanation. - Author: Bryce Courtenay
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#25. Geologists have usually had recourse for the explanation of these changes to the supposition of sundry violent and extraordinary catastrophes, cataclysms, or general revolutions having occurred in the physical state of the earth's surface. - Author: George Julius Poulett Scrope
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#26. Tell all the Truth but tell it slant
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth's superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind
- Author: Emily Dickinson
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#27. The explanation has been written already in the three words that were many enough, and plain enough, for my confession. I loved her. - Author: Wilkie Collins
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#28. The Democrats are giving aid and comfort to the enemy for no purpose other than giving aid and comfort to the enemy. There is no plausible explanation for the Democrats' behavior other than that they long to see U.S. troops shot, humiliated, and driven from the field of battle. - Author: Ann Coulter
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#29. Therefore, and Donahue was loath to admit it, the only explanation for the position of Kennedy's exit wound was that the shot had not come from the right rear but from the left rear, from a second gunman located somewhere over the President's left shoulder. - Author: Bonar Menninger
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#30. And in declaring true every theory that does not contravene the evidence of the senses, Epicurus does not blink the fact that the philosopher may arrive at more than one explanation for a given phenomenon - in some cases, even at explanations that are mutually exclusive or contradictory. - Author: Titus Lucretius Carus
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#31. Explanations are for cowards. - Author: J. Ross Clara
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#32. I don't know," I said. "There isn't always an explanation for everything."
"Oh, isn't there? I was brought up to think there was."
"That's awfully nice. - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
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#33. He knew what 'I love you' meant, and he knew it was good, but he didn't understand why it was an explanation for anything. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#34. If I am a pawn in someone else's chess game, you better believe I am going to demand an explanation before being shoved at some rook. I'll play my part, damn it, but I want the courtesy of being asked for my consent! - Author: Thomm Quackenbush
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#35. Of course the theory of evolution would be vacuous if it offered a glib explanation for every inexplicable act. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#36. Without need for excuse or elaborate theodicies, malevolence explains the world that is, and by the strength and rigidity of this explanation an imprint - an outline - of the Creator who cherishes His anonymity is revealed. - Author: John Zande
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#37. As for the British churchman, he goes to church as he goes to the bathroom, with the minimum of fuss and no explanation if he can help it. - Author: Ronald Blythe
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#38. God doesn't owe you an explanation or reason for everything he asks you to do. Understanding can wait, but obedience can't. - Author: Rick Warren
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#39. Sometimes I see it [a foul by an Arsenal player], but I say that I didn't see it to protect the players and because I could not find any rational explanation for what they did. - Author: Arsene Wenger
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#40. He looks at me, not like he's waiting for an explanation, but like I am the only thing in the room worth looking at. - Author: Veronica Roth
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#41. Michael Moore: a man who never without an excuse for keeping murdering tyrants in power. But now he's supporting the man who bombed Milosevic into submission? How about an explanation, Mr Moore? - Author: Andrew Sullivan
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#42. Were practicality the explanation for my spontaneous hike, I could have sung my purpose that afternoon, 'Wanking in a Winter Wonderland. - Author: Jim Provenzano
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#43. When she passed on the ham the explanation was she was a vegetarian. Kat had asked why she was eating eggs, then, if she didn't eat meat. Smiling, she replied, I don't kill animals for food, but I am pro-choice. - Author: James R Tuck
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#44. Rue was a romantic. Her parents were a love match. Had to be, for there was no other possible explanation for them tolerating one another. Thus Rue held the very peculiar opinion that love made for a most agreeable form of companionship. - Author: Gail Carriger
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#45. Fisher just stood there lost in thought, without saying anything. There is always a rational explanation for everything in this world - whether it's the true one or not. Maybe it is better so. ("I'm Dangerous Tonight") - Author: Cornell Woolrich
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#46. for Fr Bede, a contemplative lifestyle in which one seeks to deepen one's consciousness of God was much more important than having an articulate and theologically accurate explanation of one's spirituality. - Author: Dion A. Forster
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#47. The smart employer looks not for perfection but for an explanation of how the consequences of a dishonorable act affected the candidate and others. - Author: Bruce Weinstein
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#48. If you find yourself with a desire that no experience in this world can satisfy, then the most probable explanation is that you were made for another world. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#49. The place to find the explanation for the liberal-activist mindset of the courts is in the political arena. - Author: Stockwell Day
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#50. Science attempts to figure out laws and then uses it later. While the work of art reflects the cosmic order without asking for an explanation - Author: Alija Izetbegovic
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#51. That one never need to look beyond the love of money for explanation of human behavior is one of the most jealously guarded simplification of our culture. - Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
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#52. So much for perfect love. Because you can blink your eyes and it can vanish, without explanation, leaving you with only your memories and your tears. - Author: Sarah Jio
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#53. I don't doubt that the explanation for consciousness will arise from the mercilessly scientific account of psychology and neuroscience, but, still, isn't it neat that the universe is such that it gave rise to conscious beings like you and me? - Author: Paul Bloom
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#54. Kissi frowned ar him, then looked at me for explanation. I widened my eyes, grimaced: the look women give each other when they're embarrassed of the men they're with. - Author: Gillian Flynn
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#55. When a hypothesis enters a scientist's mind, he checks it by calculation and experiment, that is, by the mimicry and the pantomime of truth. It's plausibility infects others, and the hypothesis is accepted as the true explanation for the given phenomenon, until someone finds its faults. - Author: Vladimir Nabokov
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#56. Obama's explanation for the slowdown in economic growth is that the public sector is hurting, and that's where Washington must step in and act. - Author: John Podhoretz
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#57. Any theory which causes solipsism to seem just as likely an explanation for the phenomena it seeks to describe ought to be held in the utmost suspicion. - Author: Iain M. Banks
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#58. Stupidity trumps Machiavelli almost every time when you are looking for an explanation. - Author: Robert Foster Bennett
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#59. For me this book was a very practical explanation of one man's experience of Enlightened awareness in in the face of or in light of dogma-oriented wisdom. - Author: Janwillem Van De Wetering
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#60. The evolutionary explanation for origins, although impossible either to prove or to test scientifically, is nevertheless defended by its proponents on the basis that it is the only explanation which is naturalistic, not involving the 'supernatural' element of a divine Creator. - Author: Henry M. Morris
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#61. I do not envy people who think they have a complete explanation of the world, for the simple reason that they are obviously wrong. - Author: Salman Rushdie
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#62. I tend to think too much, Bast. My greatest successes came from decisions I made when I stopped thinking and simply did what felt right. Even if there was no good explanation for what I did." He smiled wistfully. "Even if there were very good reasons for me not to do
what I did. - Author: Patrick Rothfuss
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#63. We spent a few hours struggling to come up with better explanations, but each suggestion was shot down almost as soon as it was made. The suggestions became wilder, eventually to the point of silliness. - Author: Donald G. Firesmith
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#64. When I looked around me, fate seemed to be the only explanation for what was happening. - Author: Ji-li Jiang
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#65. I'm consumed with curiosity because if I know Dirk, he probably sent his family a two-tine note - "I'm getting married. I'll be there in a week," - and no further explanation whatsoever."
Skif laughed, and admitted that that was just about what Dirk had written, word for word. - Author: Mercedes Lackey
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#66. Poetry is a series of explanations of life, fading off into horizons too swift for explanations. - Author: Carl Sandburg
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#67. All this happened in much less time than it takes to tell, since I am trying to interpret for you into slow speech the instantaneous effect of visual impressions. - Author: Joseph Conrad
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#68. Moist realized that there had to be an explanation for this, but the only one he could think of now was: It's strange. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#69. You should know something, Miriam ... God changed our futures yesterday. There's no other explanation for what happened. And it wasn't the first God. If you ever need hlep, you might want to try the second God. - Author: Ted Dekker
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#70. James Croll, the Scottish janitor and self-taught polymath whose theories concerning Earth's orbit provided the first plausible explanation for how ice ages might have started. - Author: Bill Bryson
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#71. As I write, there is a craze for what is called psychoanalysis, or the cure of diseases by explaining to the patient what is the matter with him: an excellent plan if you happen to know what is the matter with him, especially when the explanation is that there is nothing the matter with him. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#72. A lot of the lyrics I write involve images that just swing the song in a way that feels really good to me and there isn't a literal explanation. They're not riddles for the listener to solve. - Author: Matt Berninger
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#73. There seems to be no mainframe explanation for the PC world in which we're living. - Author: William J. Clinton
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#74. What they don't tell you when you get sober is that if you manage to stay that way, you will bury your friends. Not everyone gets to have a whole new shiny-but-messy life like I have, and I've never come up with a satisfying explanation for why that is. - Author: Nadia Bolz-Weber
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#75. For man to be able to live he must either not see the infinite, or have such an explanation of the meaning of life as will connect the finite with the infinite. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#76. You have no reason to give up if you haven't tried all steps in the world yet! Try again if at first you don't succeed; Try no other option; Just try again with a better approach! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#77. There is a correlation between economic inequality and personal violence. The explanation for the correlation isn't completely clear; there are a number of possibilities. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#78. Close analysis of 'miracles' have never led to any proof for a supernatural explanation, and, in fact, many have proven to be cheap magic tricks, hallucinations or primitive misunderstandings of natural phenomena. - Author: Armin Navabi
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#79. I'd lie for you and that's the truth. - Author: Meat Loaf
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#80. Tax dollars intended for science education must not be used to teach creationism as any sort of real explanation of nature, because any observation or process of inference about our origin and the nature of the universe disproves creationism in every respect. - Author: Bill Nye
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#81. I believe there is an explanation for everything - although we shall never know the explanation for everything. Not everything in this world can be understood by us, nor should it be. It is not necessary. - Author: Steve Augarde
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#82. The logic of damage. There is often no explanation for it. - Author: Abigail George
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#83. You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid monotonous work, chances are you'll end up boring, stupid and monotonous. Work is a much better explanation for the creeping cretinization all around us than even such significant moronizing mechanisms as television and education. - Author: Bob Black
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#84. To yearn for a single, and usually simple, explanation of the chaotic materials of the past, to search for a single thread in that most tangled of all skeins, is a sign of immaturity. - Author: Henry Steele Commager
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#85. There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless. - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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#86. But . . ." Dominic floundered around for a bit before pointing at me accusingly. "You said that there's weird shit, but it normally turns out to have a rational explanation."
"It does," said Beverley. "The explanation is a wizard did it. - Author: Ben Aaronovitch
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#87. She gave a little delicate sniff. "You're supposed to be explaining yourself. When one's lifemate refuses to claim his woman, there should be a reasonable explanation."
"You have no desire for me to claim you," he pointed out.
"That's beside the point."
Dark Lycan, Christine Feehan - Author: Christine Feehan
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#88. What's messed up here isn't that this guy thinks we're on a television show. What's messed up here is that as far as I can tell, at this point, it's the most rational explanation for what's going on. - Author: John Scalzi
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#89. It strikes me that people want to be engaged, and that those who go into a bookstore in a time of crisis are much more likely to be looking for explanation than for escapism. - Author: Michael Korda
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#90. I don't know - it's a bit of a mystery of how things come about when they do. I don't have a scientific explanation for it. Sometimes when you're writing a song, you don't know where you're going. - Author: Robbie Robertson
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#91. 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
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#92. For the educated, the authority of science rested on the strictness of its methods; for the mass, it rested on the powers of explanation. - Author: Jacques Barzun
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#93. Photography is a craft. Anyone can learn a craft with normal intelligence and application. To take it beyond the craft is something else. That's when magic comes in. And I don't know that there's any explanation for that. - Author: Elliott Erwitt
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#94. For those who believe, no explanation is necessary; for those who do not believe, no explanation will suffice. - Author: Michio Kaku
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#95. Sometimes I feel that a more rational explanation for all that has happened during my lifetime is that I am still only thirteen years old, reading Jules Verne or H. G. Wells, and have fallen asleep. - Author: Stanislaw Ulam
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#96. The European Commission granted France an extra two years to meet its mandated budget deficit target of 3% of GDP. The deadline had already been extended by two years in 2013. It gave little explanation for the latest extension, which disappointed fiscal hawks. - Author: Anonymous
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#97. So many questions remain unanswered. Perhaps we are poorer for having lost a possible explanation or richer for having gained a mystery. But aren't both possibilities equally intriguing? - Author: Peter Wohlleben
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#98. Took me a few years to understand what intelligence is; Took me an entire lifetime to understand ignorance. I still haven't found an explanation for ignorance, because the ignorant are too ignorant to justify their ignorance. - Author: Robin Sacredfire
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#99. For a curious mind world's explanation is never enough - Author: Sipendr
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#100. It'd be a poor kind of world where there was just one explanation for things.
Rhiow - Author: Diane Duane
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