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The explanation of the propensity of the English people to portrait painting is to be found in their relish for a Fact. Let a man do the grandest things, fight the greatest battles, or be distinguished by the most brilliant personal heroism, yet the English people would prefer his portrait to a painting of the great deed. The likeness they can judge of; his existence is a Fact. But the truth of the picture of his deeds they cannot judge of, for they have no imagination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The farther we go, the more the ultimate explanation recedes from us, and all we have left is faith.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Generosity is a part of my character, and I therefore hasten to assure this Government that I will never make an allegation of dishonesty against it wherever a simple explanation of stupidity will suffice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We operate with nothing but things which do not exist, with lines, planes, bodies, atoms, divisible time, divisible space -- how should explanation even be possible when we first make everything into an image, into our own image!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We live between two worlds; we soar in the atmosphere; we creep upon the soil; we have the aspirations of creators and the propensities of quadrupeds. There can be but one explanation of this fact. We are passing from the animal into a higher form, and the drama of this planet is in its second act.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The point of my explanation is I'm very subjective when it comes to describing my characters: they are all a little bit a part of me from the outside in or the inside out - but to put your mind at ease, I built Paul Snider from the outside in.More [05/08/2006 12:05:00]
There has to be a mathematical explanation for how bad that tie is.More [05/24/2006 12:05:00]
“The film describes him as this convicted killer, but doesn't give any explanation or justification for it,”More [07/01/2006 12:07:00]
“Hopefully it will affect somebody and will inspire something. I'm not trying to manipulate what people's interpretation of the movie is. But I think that for me it was about greed and lusting after this secular world. And I'm not trying to be pretentious, but if it can be an explanation of that world, then great.”More [11/21/2006 12:11:00]
Nash: There has to be a mathematical explanation for how bad that tie is.More [04/28/2007 12:04:00]
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Neal Oliver: [voiceover] Given an infinite universe and infinite time, all things will happen. That means that every event is inevitable, including those that are impossible. And it's as good an explanation for all of this as anything else. Now, a lot of stories start in bars, so that's where we're going to start this one. Not because I was there - I wasn't. But because it's a damn good introduction to a very unique... fellow.More [06/24/2007 12:06:00]
John: You want to put some kind of explanation on all this? Here's one as good as any other. We're bein' punished by the Creator. He visited a curse on us. Maybe He didn't want to see us blow ourselves up, put a big hole in the sky. Maybe He just wanted to show us He's still the Boss Man. Maybe He figure, we gettin' too big for our britches, tryin' to figure His shit out.More [08/20/2007 12:08:00]
Preacher: Einstein's theory of relativity. Grab hold of a hot pan, second can seem like an hour. Put your hands on a hot woman, an hour can seem like a second. It's all relative.
Tom Scoggins: I spent four years at CalTech, and that's the best physics explanation I've ever heard.More [08/23/2007 12:08:00]
Lt. Col. Matthew Andrew Markinson: [voice over, as we see Markinson putting on his full class A dress uniform. It is his suicide note] Dear Mr. and Mrs. Santiago, I was William's executive officer. I knew your son vaguely, which is to say I knew his name. In a matter of time, the trial of the two men charged with your son's death will be concluded, and seven men and two women whom you've never met will try to offer you an explanation as to why William is dead. For my part, I've done as much as I can to bring the truth to light. And the truth is this: Your son is dead for only one reason. I wasn't strong enough to stop it. Always, Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Andrew Markinson, United States Marine Corps.
[puts pistol in his mouth, we hear a gunshot as the scene changes back to the courtroom]More [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Robert M. Price: There are other similar savior figures in the same neighborhood at the same time in history: Mithras, Attis, Adonis, Osiris, Tammuz, and so forth, uh, and uh, nobody thinks these characters are anything but mythical. And their stories are so similar, most of them, in fact, having some kind of resurrection or another, um, sometimes even with celebrations after three days and so forth, that it just seems like special pleading to, uh, say, "Oh, well, in this one case, it really happened." The early church fathers understood that this was a problem, because they were already getting the same objections from pagans. They said, "What you say about Jesus, we've been saying about, you know, Dionysus and Hercules all the time, and what's the big deal?" And they didn't believe in them either, any more. And so the Christian apologists, the defenders of the faith, would say, "Well, yeah, but *this* one is true. Satan counterfeited it in advance 'cause he knew this day would come." Boy, I tell you, that tells you two things right there: That even *they* didn't deny that these other Jesus-like characters were before Jesus, or they never would have resorted to something like that. Satan knew it was going to happen and counterfeited it in advance?
Narrator: [to the film viewers] In case you're wondering: Uh, yes, this remains the explanation to this day.More [12/26/2007 12:12:00]
Bobo Justus: [trying to get an explanation for Lilly's horse bet] You want to talk to me straight up?
Lilly Dillon: My son.
Bobo Justus: Your what?
Lilly Dillon: My son was in the hospital.
Bobo Justus: What the fuck are you doing with a son?More [01/15/2008 12:01:00]
Barry: Hey, it's half past a monkey's ass, let's get out of here.
Dick: Um, I can't meet you guys at the club tonight.
Barry: Why?
[Dick smiles]
Barry: Who are you going to see?
Dick: [grins bashfully] Nobody.
Barry: Rob! Loooky-looky! Dick, are you gettin' some?
[Dick pauses]
Barry: Oh-ho-ho! Un-fucking-believable! Dick's got a hot date! How did this happen, Dick? What logical explanation can can there possibly be? What's her name?
Dick: Annaugh.
Barry: Anna? Anna what? Anna Conda?
Dick: Annaugh Moss.
Barry: [laughing] Anna M-ha-ha-oss? Is she all green and fuzzy and mossy? And you met this bruiser where exactly? The home for the mentally challenged or the blind or the bus station?
Dick: Um, here. She asked me about the new Green Day album, and I told her...
Barry: Oh, man, finally! *Anna!* That's great, Dick! Really! Smoke that ass!More [03/12/2008 12:03:00]
Jim Garrison: The Warren Commission thought they had an open-and-shut case. Three bullets, one assassin. But two unpredictable things happened that day that made it virtually impossible. One, the eight-millimeter home movie taken by Abraham Zapruder while standing by the grassy knoll. Two, the third wounded man, James Tague, who was knicked by a fragment, standing near the triple underpass. The time frame, five point six seconds, determined by the Zapruder film, left no possibility of a fourth shot. So the shot or fragment that left a superficial wound on Tague's cheek had to come from the three shots fired from the sixth floor depository. That leaves just two bullets. And we know one of them was the fatal head shot that killed Kennedy. So now a single bullet remains. A single bullet now has to account for the remaining seven wounds in Kennedy and Connelly. But rather than admit to a conspiracy or investigate further, the Warren Commission chose to endorse the theory put forth by an ambitious junior counselor, Arlen Spector, one of the grossest lies ever forced on the American people. We've come to know it as the "Magic Bullet Theory." This single-bullet explanation is the foundation of the Warren Commission's claim of a lone assassin. Once you conclude the magic bullet could not create all seven of those wounds, you'd have to conclude that there was a fourth shot and a second rifle. And if there was a second rifleman, then by definition, there had to be a conspiracy.More [05/05/2008 12:05:00]
[after being brought home by the police]
Wally: There's a perfectly reasonable explanation for this.
Wally's wife: Please don't.
Wally: Well, I was out driving. 'Cause you know how much I love driving. When suddenly, I had to take the *biggest pee in the world*! So I went to this washroom...
[Wally's family goes inside and locks him out]
Wally: ...but it was full of those *types*! You know. QUEERS and QUEENIES and...More [05/29/2008 12:05:00]
Marva Munson: Now I want to know what's goin' on.
Professor G.H. Dorr: Oh, indeed, indeed. The thirst for knowledge is a very commendable thing. Though I do believe that when you hear the explanation you shall laugh riotously, slappin' your knee and perhaps even wipin' away a giddy tear, relieved of your former concern. Lump here is an avid collector of Indian arrowheads, and having found one simply lying on your cellar floor - a particularly rare artifact of the Natchez tribe?
Lump Hudson: Nats... what?
Professor G.H. Dorr: He enlisted the entire ensemble in an all-out effort to sift through the subsoil in search of others. And apparently, in doing so, we hit a mother lode of natural gas. I myself became acutely aware of the smell of "rotten eggs." And it was just at this inopportune moment that the General here violated the cardinal rule of this house and lit himself a cigarette.
The General: So sorry.
Marva Munson: Well, what about all that money?
Professor G.H. Dorr: Ah. The money. Well, the money is Mr. Pancake's.
Garth Pancake: That's right.
Professor G.H. Dorr: Who only just remortgaged his home in order to raise the money for a surgical procedure that will correct the wandering eye of his common-law wife, Mountain Water, who suffers from astigmia, strabismus and a general curdling of the vitreous jelly. Mr. Pancake is an ardent foe of the Federal Reserve, and is, in fact, one of those eccentrics one often reads about hoardin' his entire life savings, in Mr. Pancake's case, in a Hefty bag that is his constant companion. The Steel Sak.
Garth Pancake: Don't trust the banks. Never have.More [06/26/2008 12:06:00]
Amanda Minchin of Minchin Seminary for Girls: Sara, I shall expect an explanation of this.
Sara Crewe: Yes, Miss Minchin. As soon as I can think of one.More [07/31/2008 12:07:00]
The difference between a tool and a machine is not capable of very precise distinction; nor is it necessary, in a popular explanation of those terms, to limit very strictly their acceptation.More [09/22/2008 12:09:00]
Johanna Van Ryn:
What can you possibly do up there?



Nicholas Van Ryn:
Possibly? Anything from pinning butterflies to hiding an insane twin brother. Actually, I read. I hope that my explanation satisfies you?

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Lisa:
What's a logical explanation for a woman taking a trip with no luggage?



Jeff:
That she didn't know she was going on a trip and where she was going she wouldn't need any luggage.



Lisa:
Exactly.

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Daffy Duck:
There can only be one explanation for white tile in a dressing room.


[turns over sign on door; it reads "MEN"]



Daffy Duck:
And that's it.

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[Crane's explanation of how he got inside a locked-down nuclear missile silo]



Brad Crane:
That's a complicated story. It begins a year ago. But let's skip that.

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Ash:
There is an explanation for this, you know.

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John Russell:
[speaking to Senator Carmichael about Joseph] There's no logical explanation for what I'm going to say to you now... The boy was badly crippled. I believe he was killed... in an attic room of that house.


[pauses]



John Russell:
I, um... I *saw* what happened. And I believe it was Richard Carmichael, your father... who murdered the boy, his natural son, Joseph Carmichael. And then there's a substitution from the Sacred Heart Orphanage, the boy was taken to Europe... cured miraculously... returned... to inherit an empire. That changeling was you.

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Harold Howard:
[upon seeing each other as werewolves] An explanation is probably long overdue.



Scott Howard:
An explanation? Jesus Christ, dad! An explanation? Look at me! Look at you. You know about this and you didn't tell me?



Harold Howard:
I was hoping I didn't have to son. Usually it skips a generation, I guess I was hoping that it would pass you by.



Scott Howard:
Well dad it didn't pass me by. It landed on my face... What the hell am I gonna do?


[runs to his room and slams the door]



Harold Howard:
Scott, can we talk about this?



Scott Howard:
Forget it, dad! I don't wanna talk. Go away.

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Roseanne:
Seriously, Ma, you gotta believe in God! I mean... There just HAS to be a God! I'd hate to think that after a lifetime of hideous crap and unending suffering, all the stupid stuff I've had to go through, and then at the end there's no explanation or reason! There HAS to be a God, or else I got screwed!



Jackie:
Oh, jeez, why are we talking about God and religion? It's Christmas!

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Bastian's Father:
[Koreander's address, which he claims he found in the book's jacket, can now be found by neither of them] I'm an engineer. I see what I see when I see it.



Koreander:
Well, that's an interesting concept.



Bastian's Father:
My son has been missing since last night.



Koreander:
[takes the book in his hand] That's pretty heavy reading for a boy. Maybe you'll find an explanation for your son's disappearance *inside*.

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The Newsman:
The scientific community is focusing on the phenomenon, specifically on that trance like state that seems to characterize the assailants. Clearly a behavioral disorder, but what could've caused so widespread and dramatic condition as the one we're facing tonight.



The Newsman:
We've heard speculation, on everything from the Ozone layer and chemical weapons, to uh...


[laughs softly]



The Newsman:
voodoo mysticism and organisms from space.



The Newsman:
A biologist in Stockton, California, have released reports, stating the uh...


[puts glasses on]



The Newsman:
bodies, of the recently dead, are returning to life. Driven by an unknown force which enables the brain to continue to function.



The Newsman:
Doctors at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, reject that theory, calling it preposterous beyond belief. They feel that the only reasonable explanation is a germ, that has a mind altering effect on it's victims. Though how such a germ could've been spread so quickly and across such a vast area, does remain a mystery.



The Newsman:
It's being called "Judgement Day" by religious leaders-


[Harry pulls the plug]

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Magistrate:
Dress it up how you like, Mr Dobson. As far as I am concerned, defacing municipal tarmac is vandalism, pure and simple. As for the explanation you offered the police, that you were


[peers over glasses at report]



Magistrate:
only trying to get laid, I find it impudent, and duplicitous. You are a mischievous, undesirable, social malcontent, who holds the best bloody state, in the best bloody country in the world in total bloody contempt. What's more, as I understand it you're a Pom! 200 dollar fine, now bugger off!

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Johnny Cage:
We got a guy with things comin' out of his hands, we got another guy who freezes stuff, and then there's a man, who as far as I can tell, is made out of electricity. I mean, how did he disappear like that? What is goin' on here? WHO IS THIS GUY?



Sonya Blade:
Let's just think this through. There IS a rational explanation for all this.



Liu Kang:
He's Rayden, god of lightning and protector of the realm of Earth.



Johnny Cage:
Oh yeah. THERE'S your rational explanation!

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Gus Freely - TV Reporter:
Hospital sources have no explanation for the sudden disappearance of the mysterious man now known as The Flamer.

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Leif Olsson:
There's a natural explanation for everything.

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Christopher Morris:
The most obvious explanation is that it's a ball of lightning bouncing off a strut. But try telling that to any of these bog-brained murphies. You'd have a better chance of getting a blow-job off the pope.

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Mozelle Batiste Delacroix:
Life is filled with goodbyes, Eve, a million goodbyes, and it hurts every time. Sometimes, I feel like I've lost so much, I have to find new things to lose. All I know is, there must be a divine point to it all, and it's just over my head. That when we die, it will all come clear. And then we'll say, "So that was the damn point." And sometimes, I think there's no point at all, and maybe that's the point. All I know is most people's lives are a great disappointment to them and no one leaves this earth without feeling terrible pain. And if there is no divine explanation at the end of it all, well... that's sad.

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Lars:
I don't believe it. He snapped the trap, ate the olive and left the pit just to mock us!



Ernie:
I think you're giving him a little too much credit. Mice don't mock. They don't even have a sense of humor. He's not sitting in his little home in a smoking jacket sipping cognac by the fireplace laughing to himself "I left the pit!" The explanation is simple. The trap snapped itself, the olive flew off and he ate it. But now that he knows we're here, he won't come within a mile of us. As for me, I don't think we'll be seeing any more of that


[sees mouse in cereal bowl]



Ernie:
MOUSE!

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Stanley Goldkiss:
The truth is the explanation that most people want to buy.

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Paul Smecker:
Television. Television is the explanation for this - you see this in bad television. Little assault guys creeping through the vents, coming in through the ceiling - that James Bond shit never happens in real life! Professionals don't do that!

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Red Forman:
What are you doing here?



Michael Kelso:
The explanation is in the note.



Red Forman:
[reading the note] Dear Red, we would like for you to give Michael thirty dollars for the game you threw out the window and broke. Signed, my parents.


[Kitty laughs hysterically, and leaves the room]



Red Forman:
Well, you made her laugh, that's worth at least thirty bucks.


[Gives Kelso the money]

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[Peter has accidentally unleashed the 10 plagues]



Peter Griffin:
There has to be some explanation for this.



Brian Griffin:
You want an explanation?


[slaps Peter]



Brian Griffin:
GOD


[slaps Peter]



Brian Griffin:
IS


[slaps Peter]



Brian Griffin:
PISSED.

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Gil Draper:
[During the explanation of his motives] Then my father was betrayed... cheated out of his finances, by his business father.

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[Harper gives Dylan a detailed explanation of a myth]



Dylan Hunt:
Mythology... it's all Greek to me.

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Boat Car Guy:
I feel like my transport should be an extension of my personality. And this is like my little window to the world... and every minute's a different show. I may not understand it. I may not even necessarily agree with it. But I'll tell you what I've accepted: just sort of glide along. You want to keep things on an even key, this is what I'm saying. You want to go with the flow. The sea refuses no river. The idea is to remain in a state of constant departure while always arriving. It saves on introductions and goodbyes. The ride does not require explanation - just occupance. That's where you guys come in. It's like you come onto this planet with a crayon box. Now you may get the 8 pack, you may get the 16 pack but it's all in what you do with the crayons - the colors - that you're given. Don't worry about coloring within the lines or coloring outside the lines - I say color outside the lines, you know what I mean? Color all over the page; don't box me in! We're in motion to the ocean. We are not land locked, I'll tell you that.

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[after Quinn let Van Zan in]



Creedy:
I'm sure you have a perfectly good explanation for this, but I'm buggered if I know what it is.



Quinn Abercromby:
He's a Dragon Slayer.



Creedy:
What?



Quinn Abercromby:
A Dragon Slayer.



Creedy:
Oh, he's a Dragon Slayer. I suppose that would make you King Arthur does it?

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Jason Bourne:
You sent me to kill Wombosi.



Conklin:
Kill Wombosi? We can do that any time we want. I can send Nikki to do that, for Chrissakes. Mr. Wombosi was supposed to be dead three weeks ago. He was supposed to have died in a way where the only possible explanation was that he'd been murdered by a member of his own entourage. I don't send you to kill. I send you to be invisible. I send you because you don't exist.

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[after she's read Brian and Justin's wedding announcement]



Debbie:
There's only one explanation - he must've knocked up Sunshine.

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Pharaoh:
I'm told you only need to hear a dream and you can explain it.



Joseph:
Not me, Your Excellecy. The explanation comes from God.

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[Jimmy and Cindy have switched bodies and are taking a pop quiz]



Cindy:
The ant is a member of the vegetable family



Jimmy:
Name the planets: Farkle, Gubgub...


[Later]



Miss Fowl:
I would like an explanation for the two abominable grades



Cindy:
There's a perfect explanation. I, Jimmy Neutron, am a gabble-headed dipstick.



Jimmy:
But not as big a dipstick as you are, Miss Fowl. And if I don't get a month's worth of detentions for this, you're even dumber than you look.



Cindy:
Well, how many detentions is *this* worth, Miss Foul-breath?


[Cindy kicks papers on Miss Fowl's desk]

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Pete:
I cannot remember a time... BEFORE you started telling that story.



Rosalee:
I was asked to provide a detailed explanation of the evening.



Pete:
And you did, Rosie, you really did. I really felt like I was there... sort of against my will.

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Any decision I make is based on myself, and the only person I have to give an explanation to is God.More [08/05/2011 01:08:00]
Now I say I'm a diarist with an explanation I'll get back to you on. Someday I may try and write in memoir form.More [09/02/2011 02:09:37]
This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate.More [09/03/2011 02:09:01]
Hopefully my music is medicine, some type of antidote for something or some kind of explanation or just to feel good.More [10/08/2011 03:10:00]
A “conspiracy theory” no longer means an event explained by a conspiracy. Instead it now means any explanation or even a fact that is out of step with the government’s explanation and that of its media pimps.More [10/16/2011 01:10:37]
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.More [11/12/2011 07:11:52]

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