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Top 100 Quotes About Interpretations

#1. We must be on our guard against giving interpretations which are hazardous or opposed to science, and so exposing the word of God to the ridicule of unbelievers. - Author: Saint Augustine
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#2. There are no facts, only interpretations. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#3. In asking the Holy Spirit to help us, we are expressing our willingness to perceive a situation differently. We give up our own interpretations and opinions, and ask that they be replaced by His. - Author: Marianne Williamson
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#4. The Scripture is never subjected to one's own interpretations. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#5. It's fun as a creator to make something that allows multiple interpretations. - Author: Mike White
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#6. It is as useless to fight against the interpretations of ignorance as to whip the fog. - Author: George Eliot
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#7. Today's interpretations of religion are often backward and contradict the needs of civilization. - Author: Naguib Mahfouz
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#8. We should be humble enough to distinguish between what the Bible says and our interpretations of it. - Author: John C. Lennox
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#9. The work of art, though bound by its genetic markings and indelible fingerprints, is boundless in the infinite elaborations of its destiny, and therefore in the range of its interpretations. - Author: Russell Sherman
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#10. New York's architecture alone is enough to inspire a whole album. In fact, that's what happened at first - my early stuff was mostly just interpretations of landscapes. - Author: Lana Del Rey
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#11. I like to hear what other people's interpretations are, because people come up with things I'd never thought about. - Author: Victoria Legrand
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#12. God's revelation has always been in deeds. God's interventions in history have always been in deeds, in actions. Then there are those who interpret the actions, and then there are those who write down the interpretations of the actions. - Author: Donald Wuerl
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#13. We turn pain into suffering by adding on all kinds of beliefs, interpretations and judgments to it. - Author: Brenda Shoshanna
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#14. We doubt that any facts actually exist. We only have observations and interpretations. Most of the interpretations remain questionable. - Author: Peter J. Carroll
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#15. Appeals to the past are among the commonest of strategies in interpretations of the present. - Author: Edward W. Said
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#16. Let go of hundreds of years and relax completely. Open your hands and walk, innocent. Thousands of words, myriad interpretations, are only to free you from obstructions. If you want to know the undying person in the hut, don't separate from this skin bag here and now. - Author: Shitou Xiqian
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#17. As a rule I do not like to explain my photographs, I want my pictures to be read and explored. I believe a good picture is open to many individual (subjective) associations. I am usually pleased when a viewer finds interpretations that I myself had not been aware of. - Author: John Gutmann
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#18. What then is the purpose of national education? Rather than devise complex theoretical interpretations, it is better to start by looking to the lovely child who sits on your knee and ask yourself: What can I do to assure this child will be able to lead the happiest life possible? - Author: Tsunesaburo Makiguchi
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#19. If we fail to understand the biblical story of Jesus, we will compromise our prophetic interpretations of the end-times. And that's exactly what we've done. - Author: Eli Of Kittim
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#20. Life is not all black or white, there are shades of grey as well. It is this grey shade which provides maximum opportunities and multiple interpretations. - Author: Mayank S. Sengar
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#21. Interpretations, criticisms, diagnoses, and judgments of others are actually alienated expressions of our unmet needs. - Author: Marshall B. Rosenberg
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#22. There are many interpretations of Islam within the wider Islamic community, but generally we are instructed to leave the world a better place than it was when we came into it. - Author: Aga Khan IV
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#23. Feelings, by themselves, do not create problems. It is rather the tendency to interpret and analyze them. When out of habit you believe those interpretations, it is there that the suffering begins. - Author: Mooji
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#24. It's extraordinary how much you can tell about a person from their interpretations. It can show you how they see the world, and how they might see you. - Author: Angela Richardson
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#25. It is that of increasing knowledge of empirical fact, intimately combined with changing interpretations of this body of fact - hence changing general statements about it - and, not least, a changing a structure of the theoretical system. - Author: Talcott Parsons
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#26. We can't be creative if we refuse to be confused. Change always starts with confusion; cherished interpretations must dissolve to make way for what's new. Great ideas and inventions miraculously appear in the space of not knowing. - Author: Margaret J. Wheatley
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#27. To what a degree the same past can leave different marks - and especially admit of different interpretations. - Author: Andre Gide
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#28. It [the Quit India Resolution] was very far from being the Gita, but like Gita it suffered from flood of explanations, commentaries, and interpretations. - Author: R.P. Noronha
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#29. The world! It is a word capable of as diverse interpretations or misinterpretations as the thing itself a thing by various people supposed to belong to heaven, man, or the devil, or alternatively to all three. - Author: Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
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#30. Words, language and representation of meaning are an important aspect of reflective practice. Slips of the tongue, dream interpretations and the whole idea of a 'talking cure' rests on our capacity to reflect on what is (or is not) said. - Author: Jacqui Stedmon
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#31. The attitude of the Church was not as dogmatic as is often assumed. Interpretations of Bible passages had been revised in the light of scientific research before. Everyone regarded the earth as spherical and as freely floating in space though the Bible tells a different story. - Author: Paul Feyerabend
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#32. In addition, historical interpretations of this period in China have been shaped by Karl Marx's writings on this subject. Despite his anti-imperialist stance, Marx often uses racist expressions, such as "barbarous"and "hereditary stupidity," to describe Chinese culture and people. - Author: Tonglin Lu
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#33. It's hard to believe the life that 'Someone Like You' has taken on. It's proof that people hunger for great songs - and they are open to different interpretations of songs they love. - Author: David Nail
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#34. To the extent that these [New Deal policies] developed,
they were tortured interpretations of a document
[the Constitution] intended to prevent them. - Author: Rexford Tugwell
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#35. The Bible must retain its autonomy and speak for itself. But that is also true when we hold traditional interpretations up to the Bible. The biblical text must retain its autonomy from tradition. We must always be willing to return to the text and consider it with fresh eyes. - Author: John H. Walton
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#36. Expression, to a great extent, is a matter of terms, and terms are anyone's. The meaning of 'God' may have a billion interpretations if there be that many souls in the world. - Author: Charles Ives
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#37. In psychology and cognitive science, confirmation bias is a tendency to search for or interpret new information in a way that confirms one's preconceptions and avoids information and interpretations that contradict prior beliefs. - Author: Jenny Offill
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#38. The reason I often say, for me, photography is analogous to poetry, for my kind of work more so than journalism, is because it's so open to interpretation. And I'm very happy having different interpretations of it. - Author: Alec Soth
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#39. In The Jack Daniels Sessions, folktales and modern landscapes collide, exploding and reforming in the form of an intriguing and intelligent collection. Cotman seizes the stories of tired tradition and galvanizes them, setting them to dance for us in wonderful, new interpretations. - Author: Cat Rambo
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#40. Love wasn't a piece of music you could play over and over again with different interpretations. It actually needed to be improvised as you went along. - Author: Tobsha Learner
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#41. Learn the literal meaning of the [Arabic] words; don't follow his explanations and interpretations. Only learn what God says. His words are divine messages, which you are free to interpret. - Author: Malala Yousafzai
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#42. We have the ability to create choice by altering our interpretations of the world. - Author: Sheena Iyengar
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#43. In shows where the audience wants to try to understand the work, the work is placed in a space of possibility where it becomes a subject of inquiry rather than being subject to conclusive interpretations. This is the gift I receive when I go abroad. - Author: Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook
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I would have every thought stoop and touch the Earth but that I already know the impossibility of the effort. A thought seems to have a life of its own and would rather leave itself open to flattering interpretations. - Author: Matt Berry
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#45. There is a fundamental flaw in interpretations of sharia that say a woman or man should be punished for sex outside of marriage - Author: Asra Nomani
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#46. The doubter is a true man of science: he doubts only himself and his interpretations, but he believes in science. - Author: Claude Bernard
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#47. I follow my inspiration to wherever it goes. I do want the fans to feel the fun and excitement about it, and I like for people to be able to make their own interpretations about my work. I don't like to overexplain it. - Author: Jeremy Scott
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#48. If behind popular fascination with Freudian theory there was a nervous, often guilty preoccupation with the self as sexual, behind increasing interest in computational interpretations of mind is an equally nervous preoccupation with the self as machine. - Author: Sherry Turkle
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#49. People have interpretations of what you're supposed to be like. If you're unattractive and overweight, you must have a great personality. If you're attractive, then you must not be the nicest person. People are always taken aback that I'm easygoing but not necessarily stupid. - Author: Mila Kunis
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#50. Visigoth and Gaul, politics and plague. She fought on, struggling in tandem with antiquated interpretations and outmoded explanations, wondering at the senselessness of something so strong, so powerful, so immovable fading from history, disappearing, once and for all time, into shadow and dust. - Author: Fiddles McMonkeypants
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#51. A work survives its readers; after a hundred or two hundred years, it is read by new readers who impose on it new modes of reading and interpretation. The work survives because of these interpretations, which are, in fact, resurrections: without them, there would be no work. - Author: Octavio Paz
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#52. Like physical events with their causal and teleological interpretations, every linguistic event had two possible interpretations: as a transmission of information and as the realization of a plan. - Author: Ted Chiang
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#53. Existence is where the soul goes to learn how to interpret itself again. - Author: Duncan McNaughton
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#54. It is always possible to argue against an interpretation, to confront interpretations, to arbitrate between them and to seek for an agreement, even if this agreement remains beyond our reach. - Author: Paul Ricoeur
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#55. The test of a true myth is that each time you return to it, new insights and interpretations arise. - Author: Starhawk
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#56. At first I was glad for the help. My freshmen English class, "Mythology and Archetypal Experience," confounded me.
I didn't understand why we couldn't just read books without forcing contorted interpretations on then - Author: Alison Bechdel
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#57. The fastest way to bring a wrecking ball to our skewed interpretations is through confession. - Author: Edward T. Welch
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#58. The problem is to appreciate differences in the basic premises of thought and in the very methods of thinking, and these are so often overlooked that our interpretations of Chinese philosophy are apt to be a projection of characteristically Western ideas into Chinese terminology. - Author: Alan W. Watts
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#59. Who says history is stagnant? For a historian, facts do not change; it is the way we look at things, our interpretations, that are always changing. This is what makes history exciting - that we can always find something new in what is old. - Author: Ambeth R. Ocampo
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#60. All worthy work is open to interpretations the author did not intend. Art isn't your pet
it's your kid. It grows up and talks back to you. - Author: Joss Whedon
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#61. There is more ado to interpret interpretations than to interpret things, and more books upon books than upon any other subject; we do nothing but comment upon one another. Every place swarms with commentaries; of authors there is great scarcity. - Author: Michel De Montaigne
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#62. Culture is the most potent method of adaptation that has emerged in the evolutionary history of the living world. - Theodosius Dobzhanksky ... the 'facts' of culture history are interpretations based upon assumed culture process. - Author: Jerry Sabloff
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#63. Yet there are some critics in the nonfiction world who still look at some of today's stranger interpretations of the essay and say "You don't belong here. That's not how we do things." I think that's problematic. - Author: John D'Agata
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#64. Southerners had a long tradition of looking for religious significance in even the most humble forms of nature, and I always preferred the explanations of folklore to the icy interpretations of science. - Author: Pat Conroy
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#65. It must be noted that it is often the colleague or direct disciple of a new thinker who gets stuck in literal interpretations of the work, tending to freeze the new ideas and language into an inflexible, static condition. - Author: Uta Hagen
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#66. The novel, as a living force, if not as a work of art, owes an incalculable debt to what we call, mistakenly, the new psychology, to Freud, in his earlier interpretations, and more truly, I think, to Jung. - Author: Ellen Glasgow
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#67. In the psychical sphere there are no facts, but only interpretations of them. - Author: Otto Rank
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#68. The life of every citizen is becoming a business. This, it seems to me, is one of the worst interpretations of the meaning of human life history has ever seen. Man's life is not a business. - Author: Saul Bellow
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#69. It's only when we are able to exceed our rigid interpretations, and we start defining love in it's totality, that we realize that love is everywhere - Author: Julian Pencilliah
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#70. Have you noticed in your past experience that your kind interpretations were almost always truer than you harsh one? - Author: Lawrence G. Lovasik
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#71. Faith cannot be about absolute certainty in the letters of the Bible and wrath against those who don't comply (Ephesians 2:15). It has to be about overwhelming trust in God's love,6 which as the apostle Paul confirms, is beyond the letter of law and narrow legalistic interpretations. - Author: Amos Smith
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#72. There's always the joy of the performance and fine-tuning new interpretations. Over the years, we've all grown as musicians, so obviously there is a lot of subtlety that wasn't there in the first place. - Author: Chris Squire
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#73. I will not be a slave to my image, nor will I be a slave to anyone else's interpretations of me, - Author: Janelle Monae
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#74. I've had people come up to me with the strangest interpretations of what my lyrics might mean, and I'm like, "You go! I never thought of that, but that works,"...I think that true art is a universal reflection, and true artists are just messengers of that reflection or, at best, skilled presentors. - Author: Serj Tankian
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#75. There is no "true Islam," just different interpretations. - Author: Shirin Ebadi
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#76. In some ways we want definitions that can help protect our own interpretations of the genre. - Author: John D'Agata
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#77. I think there are fundamentalists all over the world. I think all religions have fundamentalists who have different interpretations of scriptures that are very vague. - Author: Ishmael Reed
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#78. People have different interpretations of my work, and I like that flexibility and openness. - Author: Miru Kim
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#79. I've mainly been sampling jazz because the tone of the chords are expressive in itself, so it's quite nice to write over. It's got interpretations of a lot of different genres, too, a lot of dubby-ness and experimental stuff. - Author: King Krule
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#80. Hell had many interpretations. Syn knew that better than anyone. In his life, he'd managed to live through most of the common variations and discover a multitude of new ones. Why - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
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#81. To see in the past that very godly people were able to maintain bizarre interpretations of Scripture should be a caution for us all. - Author: Mark A. Noll
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#82. The object of the engine is in fact to give the utmost practical efficiency to the resources of numerical interpretations of the higher science of analysis, while it uses the processes and combinations of this latter. - Author: Ada Lovelace
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#83. If we could popularize the understanding that all conclusions from scripture are but interpretations, then all variant readings of a holy book would become a matter of differing human perspectives. That - Author: Sam Harris
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#84. Never allow dogmatic interpretations of Karma to keep you from defending what is right or just. You must accept the reality that on occasion, you may very well be the proper instrument of this cosmic force. - Author: Gary Hopkins
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#85. There are all sorts of dream interpretations, Freud's being the most notorious, but I have always believed they served a simple eliminatory function, and not much more - that dreams are the psyche's way of taking a good dump every now and then. - Author: Stephen King
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#86. I also feel like it's the right of the people hearing them to have their own interpretations of what these songs mean. Sometimes people will see things that I don't see. - Author: Zooey Deschanel
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#87. A narrator should not supply interpretations of his work; otherwise he would have not written a novel, which is a machine for generating interpretations. - Author: Umberto Eco
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#88. Differing perspectives, needs, and desires sometimes have a way of spawning completely different interpretations of the same events. - Author: Michael Makai
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#89. The truest interpretations are those with the best justification. - Author: Bernard Ramm
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#90. My life is not possible to tell. I change every day, change my patterns, my concepts, my interpretations. I am a series of moods and sensations. I play a thousand roles. I weep when I find others play them for me. My real self is unknown. My work is merely an essence of this vast and deep adventure. - Author: Anais Nin
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#91. Fast food, fast money, shallow thinking, shallow interpretations. This is now what I deal with everyday. Art was meant to be about freedom, about having the courage to explore what it means to be human. - Author: Emma Raveling
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#92. Actually, it's as if [Superman is] more real than we are. We writers come and go, generations of artists leave their interpretations, and yet something persists, something that is always Superman. - Author: Grant Morrison
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#93. Whenever women protest and ask for their rights, they are silenced with the argument that the laws are justified under Islam. It is an unfounded argument. It is not Islam at fault, but rather the patriarchal culture that uses its own interpretations to justify whatever it wants. - Author: Shirin Ebadi
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#94. All psychological research is completely barred by the interpretations of the psychoanalysts. Everything happens in the unconscious, and I don't know what this unconscious is. - Author: Nathalie Sarraute
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#95. Implications Move Let's recap. We have reminded the readers as to what our research study was about; we have stated the main findings; and we have offered a plausible interpretation of the results. Our next major task is to explain the implications of the interpretations. - Author: Danielle S. McNamara
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#96. Everybody is resting on a set of interpretations, and we need to be honest about it. - Author: Rob Bell
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#97. If the subject is no longer living, the immediate question is do you have enough first-person material to really get that story across. You'd like to avoid it just being other people's memories and interpretations. - Author: Brian Lindstrom
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#98. Abstain from beans. There be sundry interpretations of this symbol. But Plutarch and Cicero think beans to be forbidden of Pythagoras, because they be windy and do engender impure humours and for that cause provoke bodily lust. - Author: Richard Taverner
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#99. We not only interpret the character of events ... we may also interpret our interpretations. - Author: Kenneth Burke
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#100. There's something very important about films about black women and girls being made by black women. It's a different perspective. It is a reflection as opposed to an interpretation, and I think we get a lot of interpretations about the lives of women that are not coming from women. - Author: Ava DuVernay
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