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1. “I don't accept the currently fashionable assertion that any view is automatically as worthy of respect as any equal and opposite view. My view is that the moon is made of rock. If someone says to me 'Well, you haven't been there, have you? You haven't seen it for yourself, so my view that it is made of Norwegian Beaver Cheese is equally valid' - then I can't even be bothered to argue. There is such a thing as the burden of proof, and in the case of god, as in the case of the composition of the moon, this has shifted radically. God used to be the best explanation we'd got, and we've now got vastly better ones. God is no longer an explanation of anything, but has instead become something that would itself need an insurmountable amount of explaining. So I don't think that being convinced that there is no god is as irrational or arrogant a point of view as belief that there is. I don't think the matter calls for even-handedness at all.”

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Author : Douglas Adams

2. “Everything is complicated if no one explains it to you.”

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Source : My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

3. “Calling it lunacy makes it easier to explain away the things we don't understand.”

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Author : Megan Chance
Source : The Spiritualist

4. “You think that you've moved on.That you’re happierand now that you think about it — you're quite glad that it didn’t work outbecause you are freeand happy.You're so happy.And it’s better this way."Here, let me tell you my reasons,"you say. "Let me explain what I mean."After hours of telling your neighbour andthe floristand the girl on the bus, you conclude:"So, you see? I’m happier now.”You tell the brokenhearted your taleand assure themit's for the best,“So you see? It was meant to be.”But my dear, my foolish hurting dear,your ego is the bullet left in the wound.It’s this egothat needs to explain itselfand justify the battle.A true warriorwould be too busyfighting to live.”

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5. “Jesus Christ is the source—the only source—of meaning in life. He provides the only satisfactory explanation for why we’re here and where we’re going. Because of this good news, the final heartbeat for the Christian is not the mysterious conclusion to a meaningless existence. It is, rather, the grand beginning to a life that will never end. That same Lord is waiting to embrace and forgive anyone who comes to Him in humility and repentance. He is calling your name, just as He called the name of Pete Maravich. His promise of eternal life offers the only hope for humanity. If you have never met this Jesus, I suggest that you seek spiritual counsel from a Christian leader who can offer guidance. You can also write to me, if that would help. Thanks for reading along with me. I hope to meet you someday. If our paths don’t cross this side of heaven, I’ll be looking for you in that eternal city. By all means, Be there!”

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Source : Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

6. “There are certain truths that occurs to us, which we cannot convey in words, but requires a personal experience to grasp more vividly.”

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7. “Almost everybody gets tired and bored by one lackadaisical topic. If you hit them with something delicious, like a sexy adventure, then the world will want to hear you speak, mind you! Don't become a vulgarian.”

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8. “The God of the gaps argument for God fails when a plausible scientific account for a gap in current knowledge can be given. I do not dispute that the exact nature of the origin of the universe remains a gap in scientific knowledge. But I deny that we are bereft of any conceivable way to account for that origin scientifically.”

Tags : Atheism Big Bang Theory Cosmology Explanation God God Of The Gaps Ignorance Knowledge Naturalism Nature Origin Of The Universe Science The Big Bang
Source : God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist

9. “To live on a day-to-day basis is insufficient for human beings; we need to transcend, transport, escape; we need meaning, understanding, and explanation; we need to see over-all patterns in our lives. We need hope, the sense of a future. And we need freedom (or, at least, the illusion of freedom) to get beyond ourselves, whether with telescopes and microscopes and our ever-burgeoning technology, or in states of mind that allow us to travel to other worlds, to rise above our immediate surroundings.We may seek, too, a relaxing of inhibitions that makes it easier to bond with each other, or transports that make our consciousness of time and mortality easier to bear. We seek a holiday from our inner and outer restrictions, a more intense sense of the here and now, the beauty and value of the world we live in.”

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Author : Oliver Sacks

10. “If I die very young, hear this:I was never anything but a kid playing.I was a heathen like the sun and the water,I had the universal religion only people don’t have.I was happy because I didn’t ask for anything at all,Or tried to find anything,And I didn’t find any more explanationThan the word explanation having no meaning at all.”

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Source : The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro

11. “People struggling with life in a fallen world often want explanations when what they really need is imagination.”

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Source : Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change

12. “The explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct.”

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13. “All this happened in much less time than it takes to tell, since I am trying to interpret for you into slow speech the instantaneous effect of visual impressions.”

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Author : Joseph Conrad
Source : Lord Jim

14. “Such is the power of truth that even the slightest whisper of it can handily drown out the most boisterous of lies, which may explain why in many instances God only needs to whisper.”

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15. “...if you ask me whether or not I'm an atheist, I wouldn't even answer. I would first want an explanation of what it is that I'm supposed not to believe in, and I've never seen an explanation.”

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Author : Noam Chomsky

16. “Atheism is the default position in any scientific inquiry, just as a-quarkism or a-neutrinoism was. That is, any entity has to earn its admission into a scientific account either via direct evidence for its existence or because it plays some fundamental explanatory role. Before the theoretical need for neutrinos was appreciated (to preserve the conservation of energy) and then later experimental detection was made, they were not part of the accepted physical account of the world. To say physicists in 1900 were 'agnostic' about neutrinos sounds wrong: they just did not believe there were such things.As yet, there is no direct experimental evidence of a deity, and in order for the postulation of a deity to play an explanatory role there would have to be a lot of detail about how it would act. If, as you have suggested, we are not “good judges of how the deity would behave,” then such an unknown and unpredictable deity cannot provide good explanatory grounds for any phenomenon. The problem with the 'minimal view' is that in trying to be as vague as possible about the nature and motivation of the deity, the hypothesis loses any explanatory force, and so cannot be admitted on scientific grounds. Of course, as the example of quarks and neutrinos shows, scientific accounts change in response to new data and new theory. The default position can be overcome.”

Tags : Agnosticism Atheism Cosmology Deity Evidence Experiment Explanation God Of The Gaps Hypothesis Inquiry Philosophy Science Superstition
Author : Tim Maudlin

17. “In love, nothing exists between heart and heart.Speech is born out of longing,True description from the real taste.The one who tastes, knows;the one who explains, lies.How can you describe the true form of SomethingIn whose presence you are blotted out?And in whose being you still exist?And who lives as a sign for your journey?”

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18. “He did it because he could not help himself, which explains everything and nothing”

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Author : Johnny Rich
Source : The Human Script

19. “What I find it's a suprise if I can say this or it's not???- People keep digging in the same stuff in the same answers and trying to find something different. Do you get it?TO success there is one formula, the differences is you want sample, people say it in stage complex!”

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Author : Deyth Banger

20. “I think that's the way people absorb television. All the explanations in Doctor Who are there if that's your bag, but they're not essential to your enjoyment of it. An awful lot of storytelling isn't really about making people understand — it's about making people care.”

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Author : Steven Moffat

21. “If one should criticize one should always have a meaningful explanation to accompany.”

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Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

22. “In chemistry, our theories are crutches; to show that they are valid, they must be used to walk... A theory established with the help of twenty facts must explain thirty, and lead to the discovery of ten more.”

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23. “Love is an endless mystery, because there is no reasonable cause that could explain it.”

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24. “A word is a lot.”

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Author : Etgar Keret

25. “There has to be new words to explain new worlds.”

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Author : Toba Beta
Source : Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

26. “Someone responding to intuition, to chance and fortune, often can't explain himself well.”

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Source : The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andrée and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration

27. “In ancient times people weren't just male or female, but one of three types: male/male, male/female, or female/female. In other words, each person was made out of the components of two people. Everyone was happy with this arrangement and never really gave it much thought. But then God took a knife and cut everybody in half, right down the middle. So after that the world was divided just into male and female, the upshot being that people spend their time running around trying to locate their missing other half.”

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Source : Kafka on the Shore

28. “It was so easy to be wise in the explanation of an experience one has not personally witnessed.("The Wendigo")”

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Source : Monster Mix

29. “Right, you see that girl over there, the one in that group that keeps looking right at you?'...'Right, let's say I'm convinced she's wearing black knickers - she looks like a black knickers kind of gal to me - and I'm so sure that's what she's wearing, so positive of that sartorial fact, I want to bet a million dollars on it. The trouble is, if I'm wrong, I'm wiped out. So I also bet she's wearing knickers that aren't black, but are any one of a whole basket of colours - let's say I put nine hundred and fifty thousand dollars on that possibility: that's the rest of the market; that's the hedge. This is a crude example, okay, in every sense, but hear me out. Now if I'm right, I make fifty K, but even if I'm wrong I'm going to lose fifty K, because I'm hedged. And because ninety-five per cent of my million dollars is not in use - I'm never going to be called on to show it: the only risk is in the spread - I can make similar bets with other people. Or I can bet it on something else entirely. And the beauty of it is I don't have to be right all the time - if I can just get the colour of her underwear right fifty-five per cent of the time I'm going to wind up very rich...”

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Author : Robert Harris
Source : The Fear Index

30. “Prediction and explanation are exactly symmetrical. Explanations are, in effect, predictions about what has happened; predictions are explanations about what's going to happen.”

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31. “Fred is staying with his mother these holidays. She's living in London for six months, in Chelsea, studying Georgian underwear at the National Art Library. It's a thesis, not a fetish.”

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Author : Fiona Wood
Source : Six Impossible Things

32. “So perhaps the very idea of explanation is an error of anthropomorphism when it is applied to things that do not involve human intention.”

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33. “To my sister's eyes, there is nothing which cannot be explained if one has access to a proper reference library.”

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Source : Eat, Pray, Love

34. “Horror is a curiousity, it's used we to go over on real horror it just prepare us for the hard battles. To laugh at somebody's harm... there is even and scientific explanation.”

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Author : Deyth Banger

35. “Gradually, then suddenly.”

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36. “Less explanation is more convincing than more explanation.”

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Author : Alan Cohen

37. “It's not something a kid like you should've gotten ahold of.”

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Author : Shinjirō
Source : Taboo Tattoo, Vol. 1

38. “We need to know not only what is done but what is purposed and said by those who shape the destines of states and realms." Horace Greeley”

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Author : Harold Holzer
Source : Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion

39. “NO” is a complete sentence. It does not require an explanation to follow. You can truly answer someone’s request with a simple No.”

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Source : The Best Part of My Day Healing Journal

40. “If I am a pawn in someone else's chess game, you better believe I am going to demand an explanation before being shoved at some rook. I'll play my part, damn it, but I want the courtesy of being asked for my consent!”

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Source : Danse Macabre (Night's Dream, #2)

41. “Annie clouded up. For a second, he thought she was going to erupt, and flinched. She saw that...and got control of herself with an visible effort. She took three deep breaths, each longer than the last, and her features became serene.All at once it seemed totally clear to Mike that she was right and he was nuts - that his ingenius theory was nonsense, childish, fantasty bullshit. His conviction evaporated, and he was ashamed. He felt his cheeks grow hot, groped for words with which to backtrack -"I have to admit I have no better explanation for the the facts," Annie said slowly.Again, Mike did an emotional instant 180. "Holy shit -"She held up a hand. "I am going to think now. Very hard, for a long time. You will be as quiet as possible while I do." She got up from the computer, went to the bed, and lay down. "Think yourself, or read, or play games with the headphones on, or go Topside if you like." She clasped her hands on her belly, closed her eyes and appeared to go to sleep”

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Source : The Free Lunch

42. “The atom can't be seen, yet its existence can be proved. And it is simple to prove that it can't ever be seen. It has to be studied by indirect evidence — and the technical difficulty has been compared to asking a man who has never seen a piano to describe a piano from the sound it would make falling downstairs in the dark.”

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43. “Explanations are for cowards.”

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Author : J. Ross Clara
Source : Citations: A Brief Anthology

44. “Children are the most reasonable about discipline. When they tell you not to do something, it's always because they know why.”

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Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

45. “Billy took off his tri-focals and his coat and his necktie and his shoes, and he closed the venetian blinds and then the drapes, and he lay down on the outside of the coverlet. But sleep would not come. Tears came instead. They seeped. [...] He closed his eyes, and opened them again. He was still weeping, but he was back in Luxembourg again. He was marching with a lot of other prisoners. It was a winter wind that was bringing tears to his eyes.”

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Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Source : Slaughterhouse-Five

46. “I frown. “Can you please explain this?”He flashes us a grin. “That would ruin the suspense.”He disappears.”

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Author : C.B. Cook
Source : Twinepathy

47. “To trace the series of these revolutions, to explain their causes, and thus to connect together all the indications of change that are found in the mineral kingdom, is the proper object of a THEORY OF THE EARTH.”

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Author : John Playfair
Source : Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth

48. “People who live with OCD drag a metal sea anchor around. Obsession is a break, a source of drag, not a badge of creativity, a mark of genius or an inconvenient side effect of some greater function.”

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Author : David Adam
Source : The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought

49. “One's instinct is at first to try and get rid of a discrepancy, but I believe that experience shows such an endeavour to be a mistake. What one ought to do is to magnify a small discrepancy with a view to finding out the explanation.”

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50. “Putting it into words will destroy any meaning.”

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51. “You have no reason to give up if you haven't tried all steps in the world yet! Try again if at first you don't succeed; Try no other option; Just try again with a better approach!”

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Source : Daily Drive 365

52. “The effect of a concept-driven revolution is to explain old things in new ways. The effect of a tool-driven revolution is to discover new things that have to be explained.”

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53. “The UFOs were explicable enough, just experimental aircrafts from the airport. Of course the government was not going to tell people what was actually going on. She would not be surprised if the government encouraged the UFO cultists to flock there as the perfect cover, since no one would ever believe them.”

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Source : Artificial Gods

54. “Philosophers and psychiatrists should explain why it is that we mathematicians are in the habit of systematically erasing our footsteps. Scientists have always looked askance at this strange habit of mathematicians, which has changed little from Pythagoras to our day.”

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55. “The explanation has been written already in the three words that were many enough, and plain enough, for my confession. I loved her.”

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Source : The Woman in White

56. “Sometimes Silence Is Better In Explaining Something Than Words....”

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57. “He who wishes to explain Generation must take for his theme the organic body and its constituent parts, and philosophize about them; he must show how these parts originated, and how they came to be in that relation in which they stand to each other. But he who learns to know a thing not only from its phenomena, but also its reasons and causes; and who, therefore, not by the phenomena merely, but by these also, is compelled to say: 'The thing must be so, and it cannot be otherwise; it is necessarily of such a character; it must have such qualities; it is impossible for it to possess others'—understands the thing not only historically but truly philosophically, and he has a philosophic knowledge of it. Our own Theory of Generation is to be such a philosphic comprehension of an organic body, a very different one from one merely historical. (1764)”

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58. “Can you explain away love too?' I asked. 'Oh yes,' he said. 'The desire to possess in some, like avarice: in others the desire to surrender, to lose the sense of responsibility, the wish to be admired. Sometimes just the wish to be able to talk, to unburden yourself to someone who won't be bored. The desire to find again a father or a mother. And of course under it all the biological motive.”

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Author : Graham Greene
Source : The End of the Affair

59. “It is very difficult to understand man. It is also very difficult to understand what a man does. If he is able to give an explanation, it may be easier. Even then everything can not be understood. Words have their limitation and comprehension, its limits. So if we are able to understand 25% of what is being said, even that should be deemed, as good communication skills are very good. Beyond this one should not even aspire for.”

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60. “Explanations , if not convincing, are taken as excuses.”

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Author : RD

61. “Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.... The friction tends to arise when the tow are not the same....There is no more hollow feeling than to stand with your honor shattered at your feet while soaring public reputation wraps you in rewards. that's soul destroying. The other way around is merely very, very irritating.”

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Source : Miles in Love

62. “We sometimes feel that if a person tromps over us after we've said no, then we must not have been clear. We can get caught in the trap of explaining again and again, meanwhile letting the other person take advantage of us.”

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Source : Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day

63. “Neue Phaenomena zu erklären, dieses macht meine Sorgen aus, und wie froh ist der Forscher, wenn er das so fleissig Gesuche findet, eine Ergötzung wobei das Herz lacht.To explain new phenomena, that is my task; and how happy is the scientist when he finds what he so diligently sought, a pleasure that gladdens the heart.”

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64. “We are living a life full of first experiences, from a first kiss, to the first time giving blood, to conceptual and philosophical explanations of humanity’s firsts.”

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Author : Kat Lahr
Source : There Is A First For Everything

65. “God is not an alternative to science as an explanation, he is not to be understood merely as a God of the gaps, he is the ground of all explanation: it is his existence which gives rise to the very possibility of explanation, scientific or otherwise. It is important to stress this because influential authors such as Richard Dawkins will insist on conceiving of God as an explanatory alternative to science – an idea that is nowhere to be found in theological reflection of any depth. Dawkins is therefore tilting at a windmill - dismissing a concept of God that no serious thinker believes in anyway. Such activity is not necessarily to be regarded as a mark of intellectual sophistication.”

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Source : God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?

66. “It isn't the sort of argument Pointsman relishes either. But he glances sharply at this young anarchist in his red scarf. "Pavlov believed that the ideal, the end we all struggle toward in science, is the true mechanical explanation. He was realistic enough not to expect it in his lifetime. Or in several lifetimes more. But his hope was for a long chain of better and better approximations. His faith ultimately lay in a pure physiological basis for the life of the psyche. No effect without cause, and a clear train of linkages."It's not my forte, of course," Mexico honestly wishing not to offend the man, but really, "but there's a feeling about that cause-and-effect may have been taken as far as it will go. That for science to carry on at all, it must look for a less narrow, a less . . . sterile set of assumptions. The next great breakthrough may come when we have the courage to junk cause-and-effect entirely, and strike off at some other angle.""No - not 'strike off.' Regress. You're 30 years old, man. There are no 'other angles.' There is only forward - into it – or backward.”

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Source : Gravity's Rainbow

67. “Coach told me once, when I was too busy screwing around to pay attention that the only way he could get through to me, make me hear him was to spell everything out. I wanted you to hear me.”

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Source : Hear Me Now

68. “I love it," I say. "So I learned it." It's an explanation that leaves a lot out. But I learned a long time ago that people don't really want explanations.”

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Author : Jael McHenry

69. “Summers was simply a master explainer, able to deftly boil down the complexities of economic and financial, and to put them in terms the non-expert could understand. He was brilliant at cultivating a sense of control, even as events spun far beyond what could be managed with any certainty. He could will into being the confidence that eluded others, those less self-assured and, maybe sensibly, on humbler terms with the world.”

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Author : Ron Suskind
Source : Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President

70. “Who are "THEY", you are one of "They" and they are the people/humans.”

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Author : Deyth Banger

71. “Even more difficult to explain, than the breaking-up of a single mass into fragments, and the drifting apart of these blocks to form the foundations of the present-day continents, is the explanation of the original production of the single mass, or PANGAEA, by the concentration of the former holosphere of granitic sial into a hemisphere of compressed and crushed gneisses and schists. Creep and the effects of compression, due to shrinking or other causes, have been appealed to but this is hardly a satisfactory explanation. The earth could no more shrug itself out of its outer rock-shell unaided, than an animal could shrug itself out of its hide, or a man wriggle out of his skin, or even out of his closely buttoned coat, without assistance either of his own hands or those of others.”

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72. “In geology the effects to be explained have almost all occurred already, whereas in these other sciences effects actually taking place have to be explained.”

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Author : James Croll
Source : Climate and Time in Their Geological Relations; A Theory of Secular Changes of the Earth's Climate

73. “Theism does not offer a sufficiently substantial explanation of our capacities, and naturalism does not offer a sufficiently reassuring one.”

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Author : Thomas Nagel
Source : Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False

74. “There are five people you meet in heaven," the Blue Man suddenly said. "Each of us was in your life for a reason. You may not have known the reason at the time, and that is what heaven is for. For understanding your life on Earth."Eddie looked confused."People think of heaven as a paradise garden, a place where they can float on clouds and laze in rivers and mountains. But scenery without solace is meaningless."This is the greatest gift God can give you: To understand what happened in your life. To have it explained. It is the peace you have been searching for.”

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Author : Mitch Albom
Source : The Five People You Meet in Heaven

75. “For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.”

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Source : Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

76. “I didn't particularly feel like explaining myself to eighteen bewildered people.”

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Source : November Snow

77. “We are told that in translation there is no such thing as equivalence. Many times the translator reaches a fork in the translating road where they must make a choice in the interpretation of a word. And each time they make one of these choices, they are taken further from the truth. But what we aren’t told is that this isn’t a shortcoming of translation; it’s a shortcoming of language itself. As soon as we try to put reality into words, we limit it. Words are not reality, they are the cause of reality, and thus reality is always more. Writers aren't alchemists who transmute words into the aurous essence of the human experience. No, they are glassmakers. They create a work of art that enables us to see inside to help us understand. And if they are really good, we can see our own reflections staring back at us.”

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78. “When you don’t have explanation for a certain phenomenon, as a real human, you should suspend judgement, instead of concocting supernatural explanations out of ignorance and primordial fanaticism.”

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Source : Principia Humanitas

79. “Dr. Hoenikker used to say that any scientist who couldn't explain to an eight-year-old what he was doing was a charlatan.- Said by Dr. Asa Breed; chapter 15”

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Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Source : Cat's Cradle

80. “Words can be honed to crafted perfection by the finest wordsmiths. Yet, if we trust solely in the expanse of them to explain this God of ours or articulate our experience of Him, we will have brutally destroyed the very things we are attempting to explain. And if I should do that, no words can describe how badly I wish I had no words.”

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