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There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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This is the odyssey of a filmmaker searching for music, fun and colors in the world of ambiguity and suspicion - the world behind the Iron Curtain.

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The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated ambiguity that would be clearly understood.More [08/11/2011 03:08:24]
Even today, when individualism is rampant, Art Bears traces of its collective, social origin‚ but not too much should be read into this; it just sounds intriguing, has an animal in it, plays with ambiguity and is mildly ridiculous.More [05/03/2012 01:05:19]
Clearly, anything that suggests that he’s been deceptive is going to create huge problems for his credibility at trial, and there’s a risk that these questions of whether George Zimmerman is a liar, whether his wife is a liar, whether it’s just all a bunch of lies, could finally resolve a lot of the ambiguity of this case.More [06/25/2012 09:06:53]
in this age of great ambiguity and relentless change, so many people cut ethical corners. Too many people think that dishonesty will get them ahead.More The Mastery Manual [06/21/2016 08:06:17]
My dad's gay experiences really had a very positive influence on me and my straight relationships - how to better accept all the weirdness and ambiguity and ups and downs and paradoxes. I knew from the beginning I was writing about love.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The result is - document destruction - we're really not going to be able to prove beyond a truth the negatives and some of the positive conclusions that we're going to come to. There will be always unresolved ambiguity here.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, no matter how many lifetimes you live.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements (as well as one's deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ambiguity is the devil's volleyball. Emo Phillips If I take refuge in ambiguity, I assure you it's quite conscious. •Kingman Brewster, Jr. I fear explanations explanatory of things explained. •Abraham Lincoln Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. •Gilda Radner Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements (as well as one's deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Non-ambiguity is the shaping force of reality.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated ambiguity that would be clearly understood.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We do have some concerns about the ambiguity of the language.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I would say that the Giants understand, without any ambiguity, what the expectation of the governor is as far as the content of the documents we need to move into the master planning process,More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We purposely design the show with a big amount of ambiguity so people can theorize about what a certain scene means. This allows the fans to participate in the process of discovery.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think we very much want to put those things into the show that lead to discussion and analysis and that's what makes the show engaging. It's not a show in which everything is spoon-fed to you, which is the problem with a lot of American television. There is room for ambiguity in this story.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Writing a really general parser is a major but different undertaking, by far the hardest points being sensitivity to context and resolution of ambiguity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My observation is that after one hundred and twenty years of modernisation since the opening of the country, present-day Japan is split between two opposite poles of ambiguity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Beware of the truth, gentle Sister. Although much sought after, truth can be dangerous to the seeker. Myths and reassuring lies are much easier to find and believe. If you find a truth, even a temporary one, it can demand that you make painful changes. Conceal your truths within words. Natural ambiguity will protect you then.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Isn't it grand, isn't it good, that language has only one word for everything we associate with love - from utter sanctity to the most fleshly lust? The result is perfect clarity in ambiguity, for love cannot be disembodied even in its most sanctified forms, nor is it without sanctity even at its most fleshly. Love is always simply itself, both as a subtle affirmation of life and as the highest passion; love is our sympathy with organic life.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is indeed acceptable practice to sometimes split an infinitive. If infinitive-splitting makes available just the shade of meaning you desire or if avoiding the separation creates a confusing ambiguity or patent artificiality, you are entitled to happily go ahead and split!More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The inherent preferences of organizations are clarity, certainty and perfection. The inherent nature of human relationships involves ambiguity, uncertainty, and imperfection. How one honors, balances, and integrates the needs of both is the real trick of feedback.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I love discomfort. I mean, my whole life is discomfort. One reason I can never retire is that the idea of just sitting on the beach totally comfortable is not a desideratum in my life. I like ambiguity, I like conflict, I like uncertainly.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I tell my students, if you ever become comfortable with your role as criminal defense lawyer, it's time to quit. It should be a constant source of discomfort, because you're dealing with incredible moral ambiguity, and you've been cast into a role which is not enviable.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We live in times that are in many ways ambiguous. Maybe that's why kids want precision in what they read - they don't like that moral ambiguity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People ask me if I left the lyrics open to ambiguity. Of course I did. I wanted to make a whole series of complex statements. The lyrics had to do with the state of society at the time.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is in middles that extremes clash, where ambiguity restlessly rules.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The most obvious and yet the oldest and most stubborn error on which the appeal of inflation rests is that of confusing �money’ with �wealth’…Real wealth, of course, consists in what is produced and consumed: the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the houses we live in. It is railways and roads and motor cars; ships and planes and factories; schools and churches and theaters; pianos, paintings and books. Yet so powerful is the verbal ambiguity that confuses money with wealth, that even those who at times recogMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Indeed, it is that ambiguity and ambivalence which often is so puzzling in womenMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
During the Cold War, we lived in coded times when it wasn't easy and there were shades of grey and ambiguity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ambiguity in directors is a hard thing to deal with.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This is positively not an album to play while you do a doctorate thesis on "Bergson, Webern and Charles the Vicious, Paradox or Ambiguity?"More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An educated man must have a "curiosity in exploring the unfamiliar and unexpected, an open-mindedness in entertaining opposing points of view, tolerance for the ambiguity that surrounds so many important issues, and a willingness to make the best decisions he can in the face of uncertainty and doubt".More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Perhaps the moral ambiguity of money is most plainly evidenced in the popular belief that money itself has value and that the worth of other things or of men is somehow measured in monetary terms, rather than the other way around.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The law is more easily understood by few than many words. For all words are subject to ambiguity, and therefore multiplication of words in the body of the law is multiplication of ambiguity. Besides, it seems to imply (by too much diligence) that whosoever can evade the words is without the compass of the law.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But I hope that by the decision and authority of wise princes that sometime devout and learned men from the churches of other nations and of ours may be summoned together to deliberate about all the controversies and that there be handed down to posterity one harmonious, true, and clear form of doctrine, without any ambiguity. Meanwhile, as far as possible, let us encourage the union of our churches with measured advice.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Oftentimes I deliberately put ambiguity into my books so that... the reader is left with an echo of: 'How much of this was from me?'More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I like ambiguity. I think it's so much more interesting to play than an overtly good or an overtly evil person.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The real secret to freedom seems to lie in the ability to deal with ambiguity, the capacity to tolerate noise and yet hear within its wild randomizing abandon the possibilities of innovation and transformations.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Among the repulsions of atheism for me has been its drastic un-interestingness as an intellectual position. Where was the ingenuity, the ambiguity, the humanity of saying that the universe just happened to happen and that when we're dead we're dead?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All people are paradoxical. No one is easily reducible, so I like characters who have contradictory impulses or shades of ambiguity. It's fun, and it's fun because it's hard.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Accepting that the world is full of uncertainty and ambiguity does not and should not stop people from being pretty sure about a lot of things.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The mark of a mature, psychologically healthy mind is indeed the ability to live with uncertainty and ambiguity, but only as much as there really is. Uncertainty is no virtue when the facts are clear, and ambiguity is mere obfuscation when more precise terms are applicable.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We've never thought too deeply about the roles things like forgetting or partisanship or inefficiency or ambiguity or hypocrisy play in our political or social life. It's been impossible to get rid of them, so we took them for granted, and we kind of thought, naively, that they're always the enemy.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Most people like to believe something is or is not true. Great scientists tolerate ambiguity very well. They believe the theory enough to go ahead; they doubt it enough to notice the errors and faults so they can step forward and create the new replacement theory. If you believe too much you'll never notice the flaws; if you doubt too much you won't get started. It requires a lovely balance.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My path to wisdom began when I stopped pretending to know things I didn't know. When I explicitly admitted to the limits of my knowledge, stopped building on ambiguity and ignorance, and instead realized that I knew nothing, not even the things I thought I knew.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I take refuge in ambiguity, I assure you that it's quite conscious.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The ideal trademark is one that is pushed to its utmost limits in terms of abstraction and ambiguity, yet is still readable. Trademarks are usually metaphors of one kind or another. And are, in a certain sense, thinking made visible.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It may be enough to study history in all its nuance and ambiguity for its own sake. But there is no country free of the need to find new ways of reading the past as an inspiring way of thinking about everything else, including the present.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The extreme nature of dominant-end views is often concealed by the vagueness and ambiguity of the end proposed.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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