Describing Things Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 38 Quotes About Describing Things

#1. You know, I'm really not that competent at describing things musically. - Author: Paul Thomas Anderson
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#2. Words aren't very good at describing complicated, strange visual things. You can try, and the reader will have some sort of image in their mind, but words aren't good at that. - Author: Yann Martel
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#3. Depression is hard to describe not just because it is complex and abstract but also because it occupies the part of us capable of describing things. - Author: Sarah Manguso
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#4. The Old Testament is a chronicle of horrors, describing an egocentric collection of supernatural beings who were always doing rotten things to gentle souls like Job - Author: John A. Keel
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#5. Women, when describing their roles in their organizations, usually referred to themselves as being in the middle of things. Not at the top, but in the center; not reaching down, but reaching out. - Author: Sally Helgesen
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#6. Along with tableity (the condition of being a table) and paneity (the state of being bread), cellarhood is a wonderful example of the spectacular ways English has of describing things that no ever thinks it necessary to describe. - Author: Ammon Shea
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#7. They [Americans] believe that the terrors of vast problems yield to the effects of many small solutions.

Use little things to break big things, says Saint Paul, describing an essential feature of the psychology of hope. - Author: Roberto Mangabeira Unger
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#8. While science can be many things, above all it is a way for our mistake-making, illusion-prone, storytelling brains to compare different methods for describing nature. - Author: Mike McRae
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#9. I should like to write four lines at a time, describing the same feeling, as a musician does; because it always seems to me that things are going on at so many different levels simultaneously. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#10. But psychology is a more tricky field, in which even outstanding authorities have been known to run in circles, 'describing things which everyone knows in language which no one understands'. - Author: Raymond Cattell
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#11. Screenplay is the toughest form of writing for me, because you need to be in present tense. You need to be describing things as they occur. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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#12. Describing Starry Night: Firmament and planets both disappeared, but the mighty breath which gives life to all things and in which all is bound up remained. - Author: Vincent Van Gogh
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#13. It struck me that the beauty we attribute to children isn't something they have that we don't. It's something they do, which we have long since stopped doing - just describing things as we see them, the simple, unadorned facts. - Author: Christina Carson
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#14. I'm not promoting myself as the next great American driver, as some people are describing me. If that's what people want to call me, fine. But I've got more important things to focus on. - Author: Buddy Rice
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#15. Yeah, in my scripts, I don't tend to describe landscape too clearly because I like to keep it really basic and sort of let people paint their own picture. I don't find it helpful to spend a page describing a setting, except for maybe a few key things. - Author: Sean Durkin
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#16. Some of the funniest things are just situations in life that are funny. The way people interact. People describing their first kiss with someone, to me, is really funny. When someone goes into detail about each moment of that, I really find that enjoyable to listen to. - Author: Nathan Fielder
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#17. A painting of a person can be descriptive, but for me it's about all the things that make up a picture - the feelings, the brushstrokes - more than describing somebody. People latch on to the personalities when they talk about my work and forget the other parts. - Author: Elizabeth Peyton
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#18. The truth feels different from other things. The closest you can come to describing it is that it feels like taking a perfect breath. - Author: David Levithan
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#19. There are people who seem to have no notion of sketching a character, or observing and describing salient points, either in persons or things: - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#20. I think, describing Elvis for me would be a very generous king. He was the king of rock and roll, will always be. He's whats made it possible for everyone to be performers and to do the things they do now. - Author: Jackie DeShannon
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#21. I remember saying things, but I have no idea what was said. It was generally a friendly conversation. - Associated Press reporter Jack Sullivan, attempting to recount a 3 A.M. exchange we had at a dinner party and inadvertently describing the past ten years of my life. - Author: Chuck Klosterman
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#22. We need faith, not because there are beings who will punish us or reward us, but because gods are a wonderful way of describing things that are happening to us. - Author: Ming-Dao Deng
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#23. I try to avoid describing one interpretation of my books. Of course I have an opinion. I have things I want to say, but I don't ever want to limit anybody, to have them say, 'Oh, he said this, so that's what it's about.' I'm happy people bring their own stuff to it. - Author: Patrick Ness
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#24. Describing the person I am would best be through music. When I'm up on stage and I'm singing my heart out, I am always reminded of life's best things. - Author: Thia Megia
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#25. I really love baseball. The guys and the game, and I love the challenge of describing things. The only thing I hate - and I know you have to be realistic and pay the bills in this life - is the loneliness on the road. - Author: Vin Scully
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#26. I'm not in the business of telling people what to do. I'm much more in the business of describing things, situations and stuff like that and leaving them out there, and you can make up your minds about them. - Author: Nick Cave
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#27. As I've said repeatedly, Republicans are very good at describing things in black and white; Democrats are very good at describing the 11 shades of gray. - Author: Joseph C. Wilson
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#28. Words were not just words, describing things a person could see. Even if most did not. Maybe they had to know a thing first, to see it. - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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#29. The computer models are very good at solving equations of fluid dynamics but very bad at describing the real world. The real world is full of things like clouds and vegetation and soil and dust which the models describe very poorly. - Author: Freeman Dyson
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#30. I'm really bad at describing my books. Journalists like to have things like "It's The Terminator Meets the Seven Dwarfs." And I can't do that with my books. If I could, I probably wouldn't write them. - Author: Charles De Lint
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#31. I think there's a false division people sometimes make in describing literary novels, where there are people who write systems novels, or novels of ideas, and there are people who write about emotional things in which the movement is character driven. But no good novels are divisible in that way. - Author: Dana Spiotta
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#32. I think you can do a lot, like describing people with their physical characteristics, things like that, but to me, I've always found it to be a much more informative question to ask somebody what they read. - Author: Gabrielle Zevin
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#33. There is a kind of belief among my students that things that are true are interesting. But most things that are true are not interesting. Four pages describing how I got up and brushed my teeth in the morning would kill you. - Author: Alistair MacLeod
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#34. When you are describing,
A shape, or sound, or tint;
Don't state the matter plainly,
But put it in a hint;
And learn to look at all things,
With a sort of mental squint. - Author: Lewis Carroll
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#35. There is nothing wrong with describing Conservatism as protecting the Constitution, protecting all things that limit government. Government is the enemy of liberty. Government should be very restrained. - Author: Ron Paul
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#36. Certain things can't be approximated, so I'm always interested in getting in another way, one which makes the reader bend in closer to the scene even if that scene, especially if that scene, is painful ... Brutal language isn't necessarily the most truthful way of describing a brutal moment. - Author: Anne Michaels
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#37. Don't confuse me with those who cling to hope. I enjoy describing how things are, I have no interest in how they 'ought to be.' And I certainly have no interest in fixing them. I sincerely believe that if you think there's a solution, you're part of the problem. My motto: Fuck Hope! - Author: George Carlin
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#38. One of the great things about working on C. elegans was the fact that it was transparent, and so when I first heard that seminar describing GFP, and realised, 'I work on this transparent animal, this is going to be terrific! I'll be able to see the cells within the living animal.' - Author: Martin Chalfie
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