There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.
— explanation quotation by D. H. Lawrence
The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
Live your life as an exclamation, not as an explanation.
Mystical explanations are considered deep. The truth is that they are not even superficial.
The more minimal the art, the more maximum the explanation.
In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.
I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises -- but only performance is reality.
I believe the most compelling explanation of Obama's actions is that he is, just like his father, an anti-colonialist.
It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality.
An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.
But myth is something else than an explanation of the world, of history, and of destiny.
Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
It is amazing how soon one becomes accustomed to the sound of ones voice, when forced to repeat a speech five or six times a day. As election day approaches, the size of the crowds grows; they are more responsive and more interested; and one derives a certain exhilaration from that which, only a few weeks before, was intensely painful. This is one possible explanation of unlimited debate in the Senate.
There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
In this world, artists are joyous. Unpredictability is the life of their paintings, their music, their novels. They delight in events not forecasted, happenings without explanation, retrospective.
And beauty is a form of genius -- is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts of the world, like sunlight, or spring-time, or the reflection in dark waters of that silver shell we call the moon. It cannot be questioned. It has its divine right of sovereignty. It makes princes of those who have it.
Communism to me is one-third practice and two-thirds explanation.
At the heart of the debate over intelligent design is this question: Can a scientific explanation of the history of life include the actions of an unseen higher being? The proponents of intelligent design, a school of thought that some have argued should be taught alongside evolution in the nation's schools, say that the complexity and diversity of life go beyond what evolution can explain.Biological marvels like the optical precision of an eye, the little spinning motors that propel bacteria and the cascade of proteins that cause blood to clot, they say, point to the hand of a higher being at work in the world.
The doctors take the bodily evidence as the disease.
. . . disease is itself an impudent opinion. He throws off the feelings of the sick and imparts to them his own which are perfect health, and his explanation destroys their feelings or disease. . . . He is like a captain who knows his business and feels confident in a storm, and his confidence sustains the crew and ship when both would be lost if the captain should give way to his fears.
We live between two worlds; we soar in the atmosphere; we creep upon the soil; we have the aspirations of creators and the propensities of quadrupeds. There can be but one explanation of this fact. We are passing from the animal into a higher form, and the drama of this planet is in its second act.
Every European visitor to the United States is struck by the comparative rarity of what he would call a face, by the frequency of men and women who look like elderly babies. If he stays in the States for any length of time, he will learn that this cannot be put down to a lack of sensibility -- the American feels the joys and sufferings of human life as keenly as anybody else. The only plausible explanation I can find lies in his different attitude to the past. To have a face, in the European sense of the word, it would seem that one must not only enjoy and suffer but also desire to preserve the memory of even the most humiliating and unpleasant experiences of the past.
The farther we go, the more the ultimate explanation recedes from us, and all we have left is faith.