quote by Ella Baker

Oppressed people, whatever their level of formal education, have the ability to understand and interpret the world around them, to see the world for what it is, and move to transform it.

— Ella Baker

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Interpretation quote A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

It is difficult to maintain the illusion that we are interpreting a Constitution, rather than inventing one.

There are no facts, only interpretations.

Interpretation quote The Maxim, "Nothing but perfection", may be spelled "Paralysis".
The Maxim, "Nothing but perfection", may be spelled "Paralysis".

What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway between what it really means and what you'd like it to mean?

For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore, they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect.


Sometimes you search so hard for words.

You look for a way to interpret the language of this heart and the unspoken bond you feel. But in the end you are left with nothing but silence. And deep down you hope it’s understood.

Interpretation quote There are no facts, only interpretations.
There are no facts, only interpretations.

As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing.

I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can".

I do not write for this generation. I am writing for other ages. If this could read me, they would burn my books, the work of my whole life. On the other hand, the generation which interprets these writings will be an educated generation; they will understand me and say: Not all were asleep in the nighttime of our grandparents.

Take your Bible and take your newspaper, and read both. But interpret newspapers from your Bible.

Interpretation quote If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation
If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream.

Secularism is a term interpreted in many different ways by different people.

For me, it has always been something very simple - putting India First


I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.

All my lyrics are open to interpretation by the individual and imply many different meanings, therefore their relevance is purely subjective.

No man is hurt but by himself. ...Literally by how he interprets what happens to him. If he focusses on how it could have been better, he will be hurt. If he focusses on how it could have been worse, he will be happy. The same is true for women too.

The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

Rules are for the obidience of fools and interpretations of smart men.


we can't be creative if we refuse to be confused.

Change always starts with confusion; cherished interpretations must dissolve to make way for what's new. Great ideas and inventions miraculously appear in the space of not knowing.

Memory can change the shape of a room;

it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They're just an interpretation, they're not a record, and they're irrelevant if you have the facts. (Leonard Shelby, Memento)

No story is the same to us after a lapse of time;

or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.

As you think, so you become.....Our busy minds are forever jumping to conclusions, manufacturing and interpreting signs that aren't there.

But, I don't think any arranger should ever write a drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can't create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays everything that's written, he becomes mechanical; he has no freedom.


An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so he must be willing to accept all experiences that life can offer.

If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols, they can be interpreted in so many ways that although the actual image is clear enough, the interpretation is infinitely blurred, a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine.

I think that my interpretation of Italian was a lot more southern than what my husband cooks. You know, I grew up in Queens and in Brooklyn, and we - really, it's more southern. It's Naples and Sicily. It's heavier. It's over-spiced. And like most Americans, I thought spaghetti and meatballs was genius.

The strengthening of our statehood is, at times, deliberately interpreted as authoritarianism.

Through interpretation, understanding;

through understanding, appreciation; through appreciation, protection.


Dancing is a vertical interpretation of a horizontal intention.

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Copenhagen interpretation - The Copenhagen interpretation is an expression of the meaning of quantum mechanics that was largely devised from 1925 to 1927 by Niels Bohr and Werner

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Many-worlds interpretation - The many-worlds interpretation (MWI) is an interpretation of quantum mechanics that asserts that the universal wavefunction is objectively real, and that

Music - relationships between music genres are often subtle, sometimes open to personal interpretation, and occasionally controversial. For example, it can be hard to draw

Interpretations of quantum mechanics - An interpretation of quantum mechanics is an attempt to explain how the mathematical theory of quantum mechanics "corresponds" to reality. Although quantum

Hermeneutics - (/ˌhɜːrməˈnjuːtɪks/) is the theory and methodology of interpretation, especially the interpretation of biblical texts, wisdom literature, and philosophical

Interpretation of dreams - Interpretation of dreams may refer to: Dream interpretation, the process of assigning meaning to dreams Oneiromancy, a form of divination based upon dreams

The gospel must be preached afresh and told in new ways to each generation, since every generation has its own unique questions. The gospel must constantly be forwarded to a new address, because the recipient is repeatedly changing his place of address.

Every one interprets everything in terms of his own experience.

If you say anything which does not touch a precisely similar spot in another man's brain, he either misunderstands you, or doesn't understand you at all.

From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known;

our Constitution works. And during Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one - absolutely no one - is above the law.

From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known;

our Constitution works. And during Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one - absolutely no one - is above the law.


I believe that every man can multiply his own ability by almost constant wordless realization of his unity with his Source. I have, myself, made that feeling so much a part of me that I actually feel myself to be an extension of the Source; that my works are not my own, but interpretations of this Source.

Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.

The most pleasurable thing in the world, for me, is to see something and then translate how I see it.

The ambivalence of writing is such that it can be considered both an act and an interpretive process that follows after an act with which it cannot coincide. As such, it both affirms and denies its own nature.

The method of political science is the interpretation of life;

its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.

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