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In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises -- but only performance is reality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mystical explanations are considered deep. The truth is that they are not even superficial.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
[after stabbing the Player]



Guildenstern:
If this is our destiny, then that was his, and if there are no explanations for us, let there be none for him.

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[trapped on top of a boulder by a Graboid, Val, Earl, and Rhonda are thinking of explanations for where the creatures came from]



Valentine McKee:
[joking] They're mutations caused by radiation. No, wait; the government made 'em. *Big* surprise for the Russians.



Rhonda LeBeck:
Well, there's nothing like them in the fossil record... Okay, so they predate the fossil record.


[not buying it herself]



Rhonda LeBeck:
That'd make them a couple of billion years old... and we've just never seen one until now. Right.



Earl Bassett:
I vote for outer space. No way these are local boys.

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Mr. Herman Fleming:
Now tell me, what have you learned today? Sit up straight



Devon:
That I can hold my breath a lot longer than I thought I could



Mr. Herman Fleming:
Do I sense... uh... a little insolence?



Devon:
No



Mr. Herman Fleming:
Devon, Devon, Devon, Devon, lies are not explanations



Devon:
I'm not lying... everyday these big jumbos... come and take my money... they put me in the toilet... and they hold me upside down

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Cubert J. Farnsworth:
Your explanations are pure weapons grade balonium. It's all impossible.



Professor Hubert Farnsworth:
Nothing is impossible. Not if you can imagine it. That's what being is a scientist is all about.



Cubert J. Farnsworth:
No, that's what being a magical elf is all about.

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And the actual achievements of biology are explanations in terms of mechanisms founded on physics and chemistry, which is not the same thing as explanations in terms of physics and chemistry.More [10/08/2011 01:10:12]
I'm not satisfied with the explanations I get from tv or from school.More [10/08/2011 03:10:33]
There is a strong tendency in explanatory prose to invoke quantities of tension, energy, and whatnot to explain the genesis of pattern. I believe that all such explanations are inappropriate or wrong.More [10/11/2011 11:10:33]
It is characteristic of science that the full explanations are often seized in their essence by the percipient scientist long in advance of any possible proof.More [10/14/2011 01:10:12]
We must ask for explanations about all stages of their detentionMore [01/30/2012 12:01:33]
We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We're a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don't really have an explanation for.More [02/06/2013 03:02:01]
I want to convince you that these kinds of personal explanations of success don't work. People don't rise from nothing....It is only by asking where they are from that we can unravel the logic behind who succeeds and who doesn't.More [02/06/2013 03:02:28]
It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality.More [03/09/2013 03:03:24]
Introspection and preserved writings give us far more insight into the ways of past humans than we have into the ways of past dinosaurs. For that reason, I'm optimistic that we can eventually arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest patterns of human history.More [08/29/2013 03:08:34]
The most important training, though, is to experience life as a writer, questioning everything, inventing multiple explanations for everything. If you do that, all the other things will come; if you don't, there's no hope for you.More [09/04/2013 06:09:42]
I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Science has not been successful by making up explanations of things that fit with the current social fabric.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Science is not a game in which arbitrary rules are used to decide what explanations are to be permitted.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Mystical explanations are thought to be deep the truth is that they are not even shallow.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises but only performance is reality.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 more the years go by, the less I know. But if you give explanations and understand everything, then nothing can happen. What helps me go forward is that I stay receptive, I feel that anything can happen.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You don't need an explanation for everything, Recognize that there are such things as miracles -- events for which there are no ready explanations. Later knowledge may explain those events quite easily.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Leave Him [God] out of our explanations, and the life of thought is decapitated... Without God, everything dries up.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a lot of explanations.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is no longer my moral duty as a human being to achieve an integrated and unitary set of explanations for my thoughts and feelings.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sociologists, psychologists, and other experts can give us all sorts of technical explanations, but we all know from experience that kids are best off when they have a mom and a dad.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We conveyed to President Clinton our acceptance in principle to the proposal ... with our own explanations and interpretations of those proposals in relation to all the issues,More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One of the hardest conditions of boyhood is the almost continuous strain put upon the powers of invention by the constant and harassing necessity for explanations of every natural act.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
“Personal history must be constantly renewed by telling parents, relatives, and friends everything one does. On the other hand, for the warrior who has no personal history, no explanations are needed; nobody is angry or disillusioned with his acts. And above all, no one pins him down with their thoughts and their expectations.”More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I found that the recipes in most - in all - the books I had were really not adequate. They didn't tell you enough... I won't do anything unless I'm told why I'm doing it. So I felt that we needed fuller explanations so that if you followed one of those recipes, it should turn out exactly right.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm not satisfied with the explanations I get from tv or from school.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Science is not a thing. It's a verb. It's a way of thinking about things. It's a way of looking for natural explanations for all phenomena.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Introspection and preserved writings give us far more insight into the ways of past humans than we have into the ways of past dinosaurs. For that reason, I'm optimistic that we can eventually arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest patterns of human history.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But the explanations fell apart in her hands. Everything true was too hard to write--he was too much to lose. Everything she felt for him was too hot to touch.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Absurd, irreducible; nothing — not even a profound and secret delirium of nature — could explain it. Obviously I did not know everything, I had not seen the seeds sprout, or the tree grow. But faced with this great wrinkled paw, neither ignorance nor knowledge was important: the world of explanations and reasons is not the world of existence. A circle is not absurd, it is clearly explained by the rotation of a straight segment around one of its extremities. But neither does a circle exist. This root, on the other hMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We are tired of aristocratic explanations in Harvard words.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Psychologists usually offer three explanations for the failure of group brainstorming. The first is social loafing: in a group, some individuals tend to sit back and let others do the work. The second is production blocking: only one person can talk or produce an idea at once, while the other group members are forced to sit passively. And the third is evaluation apprehension, meaning the fear of looking stupid in front of one's peers.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Apologetic explanations do not develop unless there is a reality that has to be explained and defended. Jesus was undeniably a figure of history.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I should’ve been furious, but for some reason I wasn’t. Maybe because I knew he was telling the truth. Maybe because Voron left me just like that, without the much-needed explanations. Maybe because things I had learned about him since his death had made me doubt everything he’d ever said to me. Whatever the case, I felt only a hollow, crushing sadness. How touching. I understood my adoptive father’s killer. Maybe after this was over, Hugh’s head and I could sing “Kumbaya” together by the fire.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Truth is truth, not the explanations of Truth. Truth is a living, moving process. Truth is constantly undulating and vibrating. You can become one with the Truth, but you cannot adequately explain it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The truth is that when it comes to suffering, if we do not go to our graves in confusion, we will not go to our graves trusting. Explanations are a substitute for trust.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For a long time the human instinct to understand was thwarted by facile religious explanations.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To prevent discussion of any other explanations of human origins is hardly what I would expect from open-minded educators.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't believe in twisting yourself into knots of excuses and explanations over the food you make.... Usually one's cooking is better than one thinks it is. And if the food is truly vile...then the cook must simply grit her teeth and bear it with a smile.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
With the destruction of history, contemporary events themselves retreat into a remote and fabulous realm of unverifiable stories, uncheckable statistics, unlikely explanations and untenable reasoning.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And the actual achievements of biology are explanations in terms of mechanisms founded on physics and chemistry, which is not the same thing as explanations in terms of physics and chemistry.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You don't need an explanation for everything, Recognize that there are such things as miracles - events for which there are no ready explanations. Later knowledge may explain those events quite easily.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
They [scientists of centuries past] call on God only from the lonely and precarious edge of incomprehension. Where they feel certain about their explanations, however, God gets hardly a mention.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As time passed I became an avid reader of popular scientific books, wanting to know as much as I could about the world in which I lived. Gradually I began to see a pattern of nonsense in much scientific writing. Scientific explanations given regarding the origins or functioning of various phenomena simply didn't make sense.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Conversation! Supple sentences, with first and second meanings and overtones beyond, outrageous challenges with cleverly planned slip-points, rebuttals of elegant brevity; deceptions and guiles, patient explanations of the obvious, fleeting allusions to the unthinkable. As a preliminary, the conversationalist must gauge the mood, the intelligence and the verbal facility of the company. To this end, a few words of pedantic exposition often prove invaluable.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Correlations are not explanations and besides, they can be as spurious as the high correlation in Finland between foxes killed and divorces.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Explanations are a substitute for trust.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I can have little patience with those who oppose ... the theory of evolution or what are called "mechanistic" explanations of the phenomena of life because of certain moral consequences which at first seem to follow from these theories, and still less with those who regard it as irrelevant or impious to ask certain questions at all. By refusing to face the facts , the conservative only weakens his own position.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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