I once spent an hour and a half trying to explain a situation to "Sepp" Dietrich with the aid of a map. It was quite useless. He understood nothing at all.
A barber is by nature and inclination a sport. He can tell you at what exact hour the ball game is to begin, can foretell its issue without losing a stroke of the razor, and can explain the points of inferiority of all the players, as compared with the better men that he has personally seen elsewhere, with the nicety of a professional.stephen leacock
When scientists need to explain difficult points of theory, illustration by hypothetical example – rather than by total abstraction – works well (perhaps indispensably) as a rhetorical device. Such cases do not function as speculations in the pejorative sense – as silly stories that provide insight into complex mechanisms – but rather as idealized illustrations to exemplify a difficult point of theory. (Other fields, like philosophy and the law, use such conjectural cases as a standard device.)stephen jay gould
As you can imagine, over the years I have been asked many times to discuss and explain my song "American Pie" I have never discussed the lyrics, but have admitted to the Holly reference in the opening stanzas. You will find many interpretations of my lyrics but none of them by me. … Sorry to leave you all on your own like this but long ago I realized that songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence.Don McLean
We consider it a good principle to explain the phenomena by the simplest hypothesis possible.ptolemy
To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. 'Tis much better to do a little with certainty, & leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things by conjecture without making sure of any thing.isaac newton
The division created by the English educated scholars who separate the Vedas and the Upanishads from the Puranas and thus make a distinction between the Vedic dharma and the Puranic dharma is a mistake born of ignorance . The Puranas are accepted as an authority on the Hindu dharma because they explain the knowledge contained in the Veda and the Upanishads to the average man, comment upon it, discuss it at great length and endeavour to apply it to the commonplace details of life .
Sir, I now pay you this exorbitant charge, but I must ask you to explain to Her Majesty that she must not in future look upon me as a source of income.
"Barack Obama being elected. I think about how… um… how my sons will grow up only knowing a black President. [Wells with tears] I can’t explain how that’s changed America. There’s an optimism now that wasn’t there for black people."brandon flowers
You really should be able to feel the higher power of music and be moved by it, rather than listening to me waffle on and having to explain it.maynard james keenan
The number of rational hypotheses that can explain any given phenomenon is infinite.
One can always find inflationary models to explain whatever phenomenon is represented by the flavour of the month.joseph silk
You can gather however that I know I am not a real artist, and at the same time am fearfully serious over my work and willing to sweat at atmosphere if it helps me wo what I want. What I want, I think, is the sentimental, but the sentimental reached by no easy beaten track I cannot explain myself properly, for you must remember (I forget it myself) that though 'clever' I have a small and cloudy brain, and cannot clear it by talking or reading philosophy.e. m. forster
Ordinary speciation remains fully adequate to explain the causes and phenomenology of punctuation.stephen jay gould
I want a heart which is split, part by part, because of the pain of separation from God, so that I might explain my longing and complaint to it.jalal al-din muhammad rumi
How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?Albert Einstein
Why is the operation of circumcision practiced? One might as well attempt to explain the rites of voodoo!
Curiosity is defined as a need, thirst or desire for knowledge . The concept of curiosity is central to motivation . The term can be used as both a description of a specific behavior as well as a hypothetical construct to explain the same behavior.
Live to explain thy doctrine by thy life.
[This] reminds me of a quotation from somebody that, whenever he tried to explain the logical structure of a programming language to a programmer, it was like a cat trying to explain to a fish what it feels like to be wet.
The world has arisen in some way or another. How it originated is the great question, and Darwin's theory, like all other attempts to explain the origin of life , is thus far merely conjectural. I believe he has not even made the best conjecture possible in the present state of our knowledge .louis agassiz
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