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A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The following general definition of an animal: a system of different organic molecules that have combined with one another, under the impulsion of a sensation similar to an obtuse and muffled sense of touch given to them by the creator of matter as a whole, until each one of them has found the most suitable position for its shape and comfort.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children, and many writers.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My definition of success is total self acceptance. We can obtain all of the material possessions we desire quite easily, however, attempting to change our deepest thoughts and learning to love ourselves is a monumental challenge. We may achieve success in our business lives but it never quite means as much if we do not feel good inside. Once we feel good about ourselves inside we can genuinely lend ourselves to others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By the definition accepted in the United States, any person with even a small amount of Negro Blood... is a Negro. Logically, it would be exactly as justifiable to say that any person with even a small amount of white blood is white. Why do they say one rather than the other? Because the former classification suits the convenience of those making the classification. Society, in short, regards as true those systems that produce the desired results. Science seeks only the most generally useful systems of classification; these it regards for the time being, until more useful classifications are invented, as true.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The definition of genius is that it acts unconsciously; and those who have produced immortal works, have done so without knowing how or why. The greatest power operates unseen.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The definition of the individual was: a multitude of one million divided by one million.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Laughter is by definition healthy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -- and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If any philosopher had been asked for a definition of infinity, he might have produced some unintelligible rigmarole, but he would certainly not have been able to give a definition that had any meaning at all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Alexander received more bravery of mind by the pattern of Achilles, than by hearing the definition of fortitude.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it; enthusiasm signifies God in us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sebastian Gore-Brown: I'm sorry. Is there a problem, Mr Cohen?
Artie Cohen: A problem? Well, my definition of a problem is a trivial annoyance, easily overcome with quickness of thought. No, this is a situation.
Sebastian Gore-Brown: And... and and what exactly is-is your-your definition of a-a situation?
Artie Cohen: Two limey fucking filmmakers hanging from their skinny pricks over an 8th floor balcony, for shooting unauthorized footage of an Arty Cohen fighter. THIS! THIS IS MY DEFINITION OF A SITUATION!More [08/21/2005 12:08:00]
The current Bush administration was trying to circumvent the Clean Water Act by having the Army Corp of Engineers change the definition of valley fill.More [05/22/2006 12:05:00]
If you look up the definition of news in the dictionary, it isn't what you watch on TV.More [07/01/2006 12:07:00]
When I think of the definition of cool and when I look at people, John Travolta is really the definition of cool because, not only is he great in all his movies, but, as a person, he's just really cool.More [08/12/2006 12:08:00]
I have a liberal definition of news because I think news can be what excites people. I'm not very sanctimonious about what news is and isn't.More [08/15/2006 12:08:00]
“Art is why I get up in the morning; my definition ends there. You know it doesn't seem fair, that I'm living for something I can't even define. And there you are right there, in the mean time.”More [10/19/2006 12:10:00]
My definition of success is control.More [11/03/2006 12:11:00]
You always see that red-carpet, flashing-camera kind of thing on TV, and then you're standing on the red carpet posing. I think the definition of awkward is a line of 20 photographers who are taking your picture and you're supposed to pose for them in front of a bunch of people.More [12/03/2006 12:12:00]
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than.More [02/01/2007 12:02:00]
C-3PO: His high exaltedness, the Great Jabba the Hutt, has decreed that you are to be terminated immediately.
Han Solo: Good, I hate long waits.
C-3PO: You will therefore be taken to the Dune Sea, and cast into the pit of Carkoon, the nesting place of the all-powerful Sarlaac.
Han Solo: Doesn't sound so bad.
C-3PO: In his belly you will find a new definition of pain and suffering as you are slowly digested over a thousand years.
Han Solo: On second thought, let's pass on that, huh?More [04/06/2007 12:04:00]
Barbara Novak: Another ruse, Catcher? You know I have no interest in seeing you.
Catcher Block: But you know you have to, and you know I know you have to. I'm sure you know how things are at KNOW ever since your new NOW.
Barbara Novak: I have no way of knowing how things are now at KNOW. I knew how things were at KNOW before NOW.
Catcher Block: Then you should know now at KNOW things are a lot like they are at NOW, we have to interview every applicant for every job, and so do you or you'd be going against NOW's definition of discrimination and you wouldn't want the readers of NOW or KNOW to know that, now would you?
Barbara Novak: Have a seat, Mr. Block.More [09/25/2007 12:09:00]
Toby Wong: I got a funny feeling we're about to see some familiar faces.
Malik Brody: Funny feeling? Well, your definition of funny and mine must be completely different, because I don't see a damn thing funny!More [09/28/2007 12:09:00]
Capt. Ross: Corporal Barnes, I hold here the Marine Corps Outline for Recruit Training. You're familiar with this book?
Cpl. Barnes: Yes, sir.
Capt. Ross: You've read it?
Cpl. Barnes: Yes, sir.
Capt. Ross: Good. Would you open it up to the chapter that deals with code reds, please?
Cpl. Barnes: Sir?
Capt. Ross: Just flip open to the page of the book that talks about code reds.
Cpl. Barnes: Well, sir code red is a term that we use, I mean, just down at Gitmo, I really don't think that...
Capt. Ross: Ah, we're in luck then. Standard Operating Procedures, Rifle Security Company, Guantanamo Bay Cuba. Now I assume we'll find the term code red and its definition in that book. Am I right?
Cpl. Barnes: No sir.
Capt. Ross: Coporal Barnes, I'm a Marine. Is there no book. No pamphlet or manual, no regulation or set of written orders or instructions that lets me know that, as a Marine, one of my duties is to perform code reds?
Cpl. Barnes: No sir. No book, sir.
Capt. Ross: No further questions.
[as Ross walks back to his table Kaffey takes the book out of his hand]
Kaffee: Corporal would you open this book up to the part that says that where the mess hall is.
Cpl. Barnes: Well, Lt Kaffey, that's not in the book either, sir.
Kaffee: You mean to say the entire time you've been at Gitmo you've never had a meal?
Cpl. Barnes: No, sir. Three squares a day, sir.
Kaffee: Well, I don't understand. How did you know where the mess hall was if it wasn't in this book?
Cpl. Barnes: I guess I just followed the crowd at chow time, sir.
Kaffee: Thanks. No more questions.More [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Xenia Onatopp: You don't need the gun.
James Bond: Well, that depends on your definition of safe sex.More [12/26/2007 12:12:00]
To be a prisoner means to be defined as a member of a group for whom the rules of what can be done to you, of what is seen as abuse of you, are reduced as part of the definition of your status.More [03/02/2008 12:03:00]
And this is the Anarchistic definition of the State: the embodiment of the principle of invasion in an individual, or a band of individuals, assuming to act as representatives or masters of the entire people within a given area.More [03/29/2008 12:03:00]
I have only been able to do my own broadcasts and my own TV and public access shows because of this Supreme Court definition and victory.More [04/08/2008 12:04:00]
The definition of a Schwarzenegger Republican is a Bush Republican who says he's a Schwarzenegger Republican.More [05/14/2008 12:05:00]
Perry: My $2000 ceramic Vektor my mother got me as a special gift. You threw in the lake next to the car. What happens when they drag the lake? You think they'll find my pistol. Jesus. Look up "idiot" in the dictionary. You know what you'll find?
Harry: A picture of me?
Perry: No! The definition of the word idiot, which you fucking are!More [06/06/2008 12:06:00]
Elder Farron Davis: In the light of your abnormal and abominable state, and your refusal to see that you've been duped into a hogwash alternative lifestyle - I wish my shame was enough for the both of us, not to mention the shame you've brought to our church, our family, our ancestors...
Elder Aaron Davis: Wait a minute, our ancestors? Dad, your grandfather had a half a dozen wives. The same goes for every single person in this room. I've say we were the original definition of 'alternative lifestyle.'
Elder Farron Davis: Are you calling us hypocrites?
Elder Aaron Davis: No, we've gone way beyond hypocrisy, Dad; now we're just being mean.More [07/11/2008 12:07:00]
Lieutenant Corby:
Cold stew on a blazing island. We've just made a perfect definition of war, Mac.

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John Michael Hardesty:
[Opening narration] Webster's International Dictionary defines murder as the unlawful taking of human life by another human being. On a November evening in 1955 the definition became obsolete. A mass murder was being planned.

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Interviewer:
HAL, you have an enormous responsibility on this mission, in many ways perhaps the greatest responsibility of any single mission element. You're the brain, and central nervous system of the ship, and your responsibilities include watching over the men in hibernation. Does this ever cause you any lack of confidence?



HAL:
Let me put it this way, Mr. Amor. The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.

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Jerry:
I'll be a bum if you don't pull in fifteen bucks in tips tonight. Fifteen bucks. Now that's my definition of a good singer.

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Ben:
All these years, I wondered who you were, what you were like. I wondered if I was anything like you. I just wanted to know who my father was.



Hunter:
Well, now you know. You should also know that you've had a father for the past 17 years. A good man. A man that's loved you, raised you, given you a good home, worried about you. I think that's a pretty good definition of fatherhood.

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Wesley Crusher:
He wants the impossible.



Lt.Cmdr. Geordi Laforge:
That's the short definition of "Captain".

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Jerry:
Why didn't you tell her your code?



George Costanza:
I can't give away my code to her.



Jerry:
George, you're gonna marry this woman... probably.



George Costanza:
No way. The bank clearly says "Don't give away your code to anyone".



Jerry:
So, you're taking relationship advice from "Chemical Bank" now?



George Costanza:
Why does it always have to be "us"? Why can't there be a little "me"? Is that so selfish?



Jerry:
Actually, that's the definition of selfish.

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Ford Fairlane:
What's the definition of a vagina? The box a penis comes in.

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Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn:
Dr. Cassidy, it's quite apparent that my definition of a woman will always differ from yours. So let's just agree to disagree and leave it at that, shall we?

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Cassandra:
I don't believe I've ever had French champagne before...



Benjamin Kane:
Oh, actually all champagne is French, it's named after the region. Otherwise it's sparkling white wine. Americans of course don't recognize the convention, so it becomes that thing of calling all of their sparkling white "champagne", even though by definition they're not.



Wayne Campbell:
Ah yes, it's a lot like "Star Trek: The Next Generation". In many ways it's superior but will never be as recognized as the original.

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Johnny:
Look, if you take the whole of time and represent it by one year, were only in the first few moments of the first of January. There's a long way to go. Only now were not going to spout extra limbs and wings and fins because evolution itself is evolving. When it comes, the apocalypse itself will be part of the process of that leap of evolution.



Brian:
Yeah, well. Whatever happens mankind will not cease to exist



Johnny:
We must! By the very definition of apocalypse, mankind must cease to exist, at least in a material form.



Brian:
What do you mean, in a material form?



Johnny:
We will evolve.



Brian:
What into?



Johnny:
We'll evolve into something that transcends matter, into a species of pure thought. Are you with me?



Brian:
Yeah... like a ghost



Johnny:
Not like a fucking ghost you big girl's blouse! Into something thats well beyond our comprehension. Into a universal consciousness. Into God. Who is by the same principle that time is.



Brian:
You don't believe in God



Johnny:
Of course I believe in God

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Ray Vecchio:
[voice over from sewer] This is a swill pit. You brought me into a swill pit.



Fraser:
[voice over from sewer] No, it's not a swill pit, Ray. First of all, swill entails a more pungent odour and a pit is generally a circular indentation with only one entrance from the top. This however fits the definition of a tunnel. A long, straight...



Ray Vecchio:
[thud]


[voice over from sewer]



Ray Vecchio:
Ow!



Fraser:
[voice over from sewer] Correction, a long, meandering tunnel.

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Romeo Posar:
Now THAT was a defining moment. And the definition was "shit."

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Olivia 'Livvie' Locke:
[to Rafe, referring to Alison] Oh, she's just throwing another one of her drama queen fits.



Alison:
Oh, please! I'm a drama queen? You're the definition of it.



Olivia 'Livvie' Locke:
Oh, I'm just an amateur compared to you.

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Randy:
Oh please! By definition alone, sequels are inferior films!

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Eve:
Now hold on, hold on just a minute! In the first place I do not fall in love with weirdos who I've only known for four or five days!



Troy:
Yes you do.



Eve:
And I don't fall in love with grown men who collect baseball cards!



Troy:
Yes you do.



Eve:
Or pee in their pants when they see the ocean!



Troy:
Yes you do.



Eve:
Or have perfect table manners!



Troy:
You know, I asked him about that. He said, good manners are just a way of showing other people we have respect for them. See, I didn't know that, I thought it was just a way of acting all superior. Oh and you know what else he told me?



Eve:
What?



Troy:
He thinks I'm a gentleman and you're a lady.



Eve:
[disgusted] Well, consider the source! I don't even know what a lady is.



Troy:
I know, I mean I thought a "gentleman" was somebody that owned horses. But it turns out, his short and simple definition of a lady or a gentleman is, someone who always tries to make sure the people around him or her are as comfortable as possible.



Eve:
Where do you think he got all that information?



Troy:
From the oddest place - his parents. I mean, I don't think I got that memo from mine.

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Merle Hammond:
[questioning Gwen on the witness stand, during Damon Benning's trial for the murder of her brother George] ... So your brother had this open and honest friendship with the defendant, except for the part about him enjoying sex with men.



Art DeSoto:
Objection, Your Honor! The Defense's job is not to make snide comments.



Judge Czarneki:
[dangerously] Sustained. Mr. Hammond ...



Merle Hammond:
I apologize, Your Honor. I'm merely trying to clarify Miss Saticoy's definition of "open and honest."



Judge Czarneki:
[sternly] So noted. Move on.

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