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Definitions quotes by Isadore Sharp
#1. Luxury, by definition, means something that appears to be the best of whatever it represents. It's a word that raises people's expectations, whether talking about clothing for women or locations for people to live You pay for recognition, but probably the most important thing it represents is delivery on the promise of the brand's name. #Quote by Isadore Sharp
Definitions quotes by Oscar Wilde
#2. Duty is what one expects from others. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Definitions quotes by Jim James
#3. Some things cannot be explained. This is part of the magic of life. There cannot be a word or an idea or a definition attached to everything. #Quote by Jim James
Definitions quotes by Robert Adams
#4. The only things that distinguish the photographer from everybody else are his pictures: they alone are the basis for our special interest in him. If pictures cannot be understood without knowing details of the artist's private life, then that is a reason for faulting them; major art, by definition, can stand independent of its maker. #Quote by Robert Adams
Definitions quotes by Michael Faraday
#5. A centre of excellence is, by definition, a place where second class people may perform first class work. #Quote by Michael Faraday
Definitions quotes by Georg Cantor
#6. In particular, in introducing new numbers, mathematics is only obliged to give definitions of them, by which such a definiteness and, circumstances permitting, such a relation to the older numbers are conferred upon them that in given cases they can definitely be distinguished from one another. As soon as a number satisfies all these conditions, it can and must be regarded as existent and real in mathematics. Here I perceive the reason why one has to regard the rational, irrational, and complex numbers as being just thoroughly existent as the finite positive integers. #Quote by Georg Cantor
Definitions quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#7. A verbalizing race has words for every old concept . . . and creates new words or new definitions for old words whenever a new concept comes along. Always! A nervous system that is able to verbalize cannot avoid verbalizing; it's automatic. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Definitions quotes by Idries Shah
#8. Definitions from Mulla Do-Piaza
Community: Irrationals unified by hope of the impossible. #Quote by Idries Shah
Definitions quotes by Peter Drucker
#9. The only definition of a leader is someone who has followers. #Quote by Peter Drucker
Definitions quotes by Dana Gould
#10. If The Beatles represent the most successful version you can be of a thing, then by that definition The Rolling Stones are The Beatles of music, not counting The Beatles. John Lennon is The Beatles of The Beatles. #Quote by Dana Gould
Definitions quotes by Michael Adam Hamilton
#11. Love is the feeling we get when we recognize the positive attributes in another. You have to continually and actively watch for the best parts of someone else that will let you experience love. I like this definition of love because it's not just for the romantic lovers out there but the love of a friend, a mother, sibling - all kinds of love. #Quote by Michael Adam Hamilton
Definitions quotes by Dylan Thomas
#12. An alcoholic is someone you don't like, who drinks as much as you do. #Quote by Dylan Thomas
Definitions quotes by Jon Rappoport
#13. There is no definition of a mental disorder. It's bullshit. I mean, you just can't define it. #Quote by Jon Rappoport
Definitions quotes by Alan Perlis
#14. In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word 'frustration'. #Quote by Alan Perlis
Definitions quotes by Olivia Sudjic
#15. We rarely get the chance to see things anew. I remember a Latin translation that caused me to fail an exam at school because one of the words, translated for us at the bottom of the page and intended to help, was invalid. I read this to mean false, null, illegal. The opposite of valid. But it was meant to be understood as invalid as in a sick person. It torpedoed my entire translation. Instead of tending to the sick, priests were being accused of fraudulence and neglecting their duties. Even though it didn't match up with the grammar, or the story, I kept on returning to that word to check, and every time I saw it only as I had done already - invalid, null, void. #Quote by Olivia Sudjic
Definitions quotes by Gavin Extence
#16. It's possible to find order in chaos, and it's equally possible to find chaos underlying apparent order. Order and chaos are slippery concepts. They're like a set of twins who like to swap clothing from time to time. Order and chaos frequently intermingle and overlap, the same as beginnings and endings. Things are often more complicated, or more simple, than they seem. Often it depends on your angle. I think that telling a story is a way of trying to make life's complexity more comprehensible. It's a way of trying to separate order from chaos, patterns from pandemonium. #Quote by Gavin Extence
Definitions quotes by Piers Anthony
#17. A horse is wonderful by definition. #Quote by Piers Anthony
Definitions quotes by Alexandra Bracken
#18. Real friends are hard to come by, and as annoying as Henry is, he'd throw himself in front of dragon's fire for you."
"And that's the definition of a real friend?"
"Oh, yes, just ask Owain." He laughed. #Quote by Alexandra Bracken
Definitions quotes by Tim DeChristopher
#19. My spiritual path has largely been Christianity - a label that I embraced and then rejected and have partially embraced again, as my understanding of Christianity has changed over time. When I accepted the mainstream, dogmatic definition of Christianity there came a point when I had to say, "Well, if that's what a Christian is, I'm not one." #Quote by Tim DeChristopher
Definitions quotes by James A. Baldwin
#20. Women manage, quite brilliantly, on the whole, and to stunning and unforeseeable effect, to survive and surmount being defined by others. They dismiss the definition, however dangerous or wounding it may be
or even, sometimes, find a way to utilize it. #Quote by James A. Baldwin
Definitions quotes by Dennis Prager
#21. Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example? #Quote by Dennis Prager
Definitions quotes by Edward Levi
#22. Law builds upon and, I should like to claim, is one of the liberal arts. It uses words of persuasion and changing definitions for practical ends. #Quote by Edward Levi
Definitions quotes by Terry Eagleton
#23. Equally serious is the complaint that psychoanalysis as a medical practice is a form of oppressive social control, labelling individuals and forcing them to conform to arbitrary definitions of 'normality'. This charge is in fact more usually aimed against psychiatric medicine as a whole: as far as Freud's own views on 'normality' are concerned, the accusation is largely misdirected. Freud's work showed, scandalously, just how 'plastic' and variable in its choice of objects libido really is, how so-called sexual perversions form part of what passes as normal sexuality, and how heterosexuality is by no means a natural or self-evident fact. It is true that Freudian psychoanalysis does usually work with some concept of a sexual 'norm'; but this is in no sense given by Nature. #Quote by Terry Eagleton
Definitions quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#24. MAGNETISM, n. Something acting upon a magnet. The two definitions immediately foregoing are condensed from the works of one thousand eminent scientists, who have illuminated the subject with a great white light, to the inexpressible advancement of human knowledge. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Definitions quotes by Joseph Campbell
#25. How, in the contemporary period, can we evoke the imagery that communicates the most profound and most richly developed sense of experiencing life? These images must point past themselves to that ultimate truth which must be told: that life does not have one absolutely fixed meaning. These images must point past all meanings given, beyond all definitions and relationships, to that really ineffable mystery that is just the existence, the being of ourselves and of our world. If we give that mystery an exact meaning we diminish the experience of its real depth. But when a poet carries the mind into a context of meanings and then pitches it past those, one knows that marvelous rapture that comes from going past all categories of definition. Here we sense the function of metaphor that allows us to make a journey we could not otherwise make ... #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Definitions quotes by N. Scott Momaday
#26. To encounter the sacred is to be alive at the deepest center of human existence. Sacred places are the truest definitions of the earth; they stand for the earth immediately and forever; they are its flags and shields. If you would know the earth for what it really is, learn it through its sacred places. At Devil's Tower or Canyon de Chelly or the Cahokia Mounds, you touch the pulse of the living planet; you feel its breath upon you. You become one with a spirit that pervades geologic time and space. #Quote by N. Scott Momaday
Definitions quotes by James A. Baldwin
#27. At bottom, to be colored means that one has been caught in some utterly unbelievable cosmic joke, a joke so hideous and in such bad taste that it defeats all categories and definitions. #Quote by James A. Baldwin
Definitions quotes by DeMarcus Ware
#28. My definition of success is to be happy in what you like to do best. It's not a monetary value; it's an internal value in itself. If you're happy from the inside-out, thats what is important. Success comes as a day to day value or reaching a goal that you have, and you've got to prepare yourself for what's to come when success is there. #Quote by DeMarcus Ware
Definitions quotes by Alain De Botton
#29. We feel something, and reach out for the nearest phrase or hum with which to communicate, but which fails to do justice to what has induced us to do so ... We stay on the outside of our impressions, as if staring at them through a frosted window, superficially related to them, yet estranged from whatever has eluded casual definition. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Definitions quotes by Seymour Krim
#30. It is still your work or role that finally gives you your definition in our society, and the thousands upon thousands of people who I believe are like me are those who have never found the professional skin to fit the riot in their souls . #Quote by Seymour Krim
Definitions quotes by Gretchen Rubin
#31. In general, religious people seem to be happier than non-religious people - under various definitions of "religiosity," such as church attendance or professed spiritual beliefs. #Quote by Gretchen Rubin
Definitions quotes by Rian Johnson
#32. I mean, the first 'Back to the Future' is kind of a perfect script, I think, in terms of handling time travel the best. It depends on your definition. To me, that means it effectively uses it in the story. #Quote by Rian Johnson
Definitions quotes by Gary Zukav
#33. I don't have a definition of God, because I've never really understood that word. People have different understandings of it and it's caused a great deal of conflict. If I had to say what would my definition of God be, if I were going to use that word, I would say that this universe has layers upon layers upon layers of compassion and wisdom beyond ours. #Quote by Gary Zukav
Definitions quotes by Thomas Sowell
#34. Lofty talk about 'social justice' or 'fairness' boils down to greatly expanded powers for politicians, since those pretty words have no concrete definition. They are a blank check for creating disparities in power that dwarf disparities in income - and are far more dangerous. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Definitions quotes by John D'Agata
#35. In some ways we want definitions that can help protect our own interpretations of the genre. #Quote by John D'Agata
Definitions quotes by Thomas Hobbes
#36. The light of humane minds is perspicuous words, but by exact definitions first snuffed, and purged from ambiguity, reason is the pace ... And, on the contrary, metaphors, and senseless ambiguous words are like ignes fatui; and reasoning upon them is wandering amongst innumerable absurdities. #Quote by Thomas Hobbes
Definitions quotes by Will Graham
#37. To me, my grandfather's urgency to preach the Gospel one more time to a lost and dying world is the definition of 'finishing well,' and it's such a blessing and lesson. #Quote by Will Graham
Definitions quotes by David Lynch
#38. As collective consciousness goes higher and higher, all the differences in the world will be appreciated more and more. A definition of peace is unity in the midst of diversity. Or you could say happiness, love, and peace in the midst of all diversity. All the differences would be appreciated fully in the light of this peace. #Quote by David Lynch
Definitions quotes by Robert Penn Warren
#39. In separateness only does love learn definition. #Quote by Robert Penn Warren
Definitions quotes by Thomas Reid
#40. A definition is nothing else but an explication of the meaning of a word, by words whose meaning is already known. Hence it is evident that every word cannot be defined; for the definition must consist of words; and there could be no definition, if there were not words previously understood without definition. #Quote by Thomas Reid
Definitions quotes by Angelica Hopes
#41. Security means the state of being free from danger or threat.

Danger means the possibility of suffering harm or injury. The possibility of something unwelcome or unpleasant happening.

There are times I have to stress as I express the correct, precise, real and honest definitions; so that the deceptive, politically motivated folks who destructively branded me as "threat to danger" would realise their double denial duplicity, dishonesty and hypocrisy.

Have you at least questioned the personal motives and faulty malicious and intentional misjudgment or at least be honestly curious to discern the motive of a cunning person who warns you against another as a danger, a threat or a risk to life or security?

Did the political harridan mean political threat to her political coalition or a danger to reveal the harridan's creative deception matched with her political ambitious power links? ~ Angelica Hopes, K.H. Trilogy #Quote by Angelica Hopes
Definitions quotes by Judah Smith
#42. If you dont love, youve lost your distinction, definition, uniqueness, and identity. #Quote by Judah Smith
Definitions quotes by Jo Walton
#43. Are you a god, then?" Sokrates asked.

"What is a god?" Ikaros threw back instantly. They both sat up and leaned forward eagerly. Sokrates looked like, well, a philosopher. Ikaros was, frankly, gorgeous, more gorgeous than even Jathery pretending to be Hermes, because he was more mature. But there was no question he was a philosopher too, with that avidity in his face, twin to Sokrates's own.

"None of my old definitions will work, unless we allow that you and Porphyry and Athene are some other kind of being, and that there are unchanging unseeking perfect gods that are different," Sokrates said.

"The One," Ikaros said. "And I used the word angels in the New Concordance, for those other kinds of being. But perfection is a dynamic attribute."

"How can it be? The nature of perfection--"

"Perfect things can become more perfect, endlessly.""Excellence, yes, but perfection implies completeness."

Porphyry and I looked past them and smiled at each other. There was something satisfying to the soul in the way they so immediately became utterly absorbed in the argument. Sokrates caught the smile as Ikaros becan to explain the nature of dynamic perfection, which was exactly the kind of abstraction Ikarians and Psycheans love. "Wait," he said. "We're arguing with each other when we have an expert here."

"I'm not an expert," Porphyry said, throwing up his hands.

"But you admit you are a god?"

#Quote by Jo Walton
Definitions quotes by Benjamin Zander
#44. I have a definition of success.. #Quote by Benjamin Zander
Definitions quotes by Madonna Ciccone
#45. The definition of S & M is letting someone hurt you that you know would never hurt you. #Quote by Madonna Ciccone
Definitions quotes by Daniel Tosh
#46. I have high-definition television, because I felt the lack of resolution was affecting my ability to solve cases on C.S.I. #Quote by Daniel Tosh
Definitions quotes by Diane Paulus
#47. For me, the reason why people go to a mountaintop or go to the edge of the ocean is to look at something larger than themselves. That feeling of awe, of going to a cathedral, it's all about feeling lost in something bigger than oneself. To me, that's the definition of spectacle. #Quote by Diane Paulus
Definitions quotes by Jean M. Auel
#48. I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas, and I like that definition, but it's the mainstream public that chooses my books for the most part. #Quote by Jean M. Auel
Definitions quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#49. In case you're short on definitions, here's one. Insanity: 'Destroying the very things that sustain us.' And if we're so short-sighted so as to make such preposterous choices, then it's not all that preposterous to believe that shortly our end will be in sight. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Definitions quotes by Peter McWilliams
#50. Definition of a victim: a person to whom life happens. #Quote by Peter McWilliams
Definitions quotes by Ron Smothermon
#51. Love is the fundamental relatedness in the universe. #Quote by Ron Smothermon
Definitions quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#52. My definition (of a philosopher) is of a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth and trying to haul him down. #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Definitions quotes by David Levithan
#53. Self-esteem can be so exhausting. I want to cut my hair, change my clothes, erase the pimple from the near-tip of my nose, and strengthen my upper-arm definition, all in the next hour. #Quote by David Levithan
Definitions quotes by George Carlin
#54. The only thing high-definition television will do is provide sharper images of the garbage. #Quote by George Carlin
Definitions quotes by Wayne Grudem
#55. The idea that all the words in Scripture are God's words in such a way that to disbelieve or disobey any word of Scripture is to disbelieve or disobey God. #Quote by Wayne Grudem
Definitions quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#56. Faith, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Definitions quotes by Brandi Carlile
#57. I'm not sure I'll ever be famous by anyone's definition. I can only hope to be allowed by the audience to continue my life's work. #Quote by Brandi Carlile
Definitions quotes by Henry Sylvester Jacoby
#58. Kyoto is likely to yield far less than the targeted emissions reduction. That failure will most likely be papered over with creative accounting, shifting definitions of carbon sinks, and so on. If this happens, the credibility of the international process for addressing climate change will be at risk. #Quote by Henry Sylvester Jacoby
Definitions quotes by Eliot Noyes
#59. A design may be called organic when there is an harmonious organization of the parts within the whole, according to structure, material, and purpose. Within this definition there can be no vain ornamentation or superfluity, but the part of beauty is nonetheless great-in ideal choice of material, in visual refinement, and in the rational elegance of things intended for use. #Quote by Eliot Noyes
Definitions quotes by Lysander Spooner
#60. Any government, that is its own judge of, and determines authoritatively for the people, what are its own powers over the people, is an absolute government of course. It has all the powers that it chooses to exercise. There is no other or at least no more accurate definition of a despotism than this. #Quote by Lysander Spooner
Definitions quotes by Jeremy Luke
#61. The definition of success to me is not necessarily a price tag, not fame, but having a good life, and being able to say I did the right thing at the end of the day. #Quote by Jeremy Luke
Definitions quotes by Anatol Rapoport
#62. A theorem is a proposition which is a strict logical consequence of certain definitions and other propositions #Quote by Anatol Rapoport
Definitions quotes by Jerry Pournelle
#63. The definition of a Dark Age is that we no longer remember what we once could do. #Quote by Jerry Pournelle
Definitions quotes by Cheri Huber
#64. Your definition of who you are is your prison. You can set yourself free at any time. #Quote by Cheri Huber
Definitions quotes by Alan Bennett
#65. Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have. #Quote by Alan Bennett
Definitions quotes by Chuck Hagel
#66. The twenty first century will require a re-affirmation and re-definition of our alliances and international organisations. #Quote by Chuck Hagel
Definitions quotes by Terence McKenna
#67. We can no longer have forbidden areas of the human mind, or cultural machinery. We have taken upon ourselves the acquisition of so much power that we now must understand what we are. We cannot travel much further with the definitions of man that we inherit from the Judeo-Christian tradition. We need to truly explore the problem of consciousness. #Quote by Terence McKenna
Definitions quotes by George Lakoff
#68. We are proposing that the concepts that occur in metaphorical definitions are those that correspond to natural kinds of experience. Judging by the concepts that are defined by the metaphors we have uncovered so far, the following would be examples of concepts for natural kinds of experience in our culture: LOVE, TIME, IDEAS, UNDERSTANDING, ARGUMENTS, LABOR, HAPPINESS, HEALTH, CONTROL, STATUS, MORALITY, etc. These are concepts that require metaphorical definition, since they are not clearly enough delineated in their own terms to satisfy the purposes of our day-to-day functioning. #Quote by George Lakoff
Definitions quotes by Che Guevara
#69. As long as imperialism exists it will, by definition, exert its domination over other countries. Today that domination is called neocolonialism. #Quote by Che Guevara
Definitions quotes by Rachel Vincent
#70. But all I said, as I dug a five from my pocket to pay for my soda, was, "You have a friend?" Tod scowled. "Well, I wouldn't call him a friend according to the traditional definition, but in the sense that he imposes on me constantly and isn't afraid to point out my flaws, I'd say he qualifies." "Sounds more like a cousin. #Quote by Rachel Vincent
Definitions quotes by Benjamin Tucker
#71. The makers of dictionaries are dependent upon specialists for their definitions. A specialist's definition may be true or it may be erroneous. But its truth cannot be increased or its error diminished by its acceptance by the lexicographer. Each definition must stand on its own merits. #Quote by Benjamin Tucker
Definitions quotes by Chang-rae Lee
#72. By definition it uses and plays and delights in time. It delights in the interlacing of chronologies and the consequences of that interlacing. And those have personal and psychological expressions in a character. Aside from other issues of writing, psychological characterization is what narrative can do best. #Quote by Chang-rae Lee
Definitions quotes by Erica Jong
#73. Whoever pushes America's sex button must be prepared for sirens and alarms. Whatever else we do in our lives will be drowned out by them. #Quote by Erica Jong
Definitions quotes by Melody Beattie
#75. There are almost as many definitions of co-dependency as there are experiences that represent it. #Quote by Melody Beattie
Definitions quotes by Frank Dobson
#76. There are alternate definitions of manhood in the West. #Quote by Frank Dobson
Definitions quotes by Hannah Arendt
#77. These definitions coincide with the terms which, since Greek antiquity, have been used to define the forms of government as the rule of man over man - of one or the few in monarchy and oligarchy, of the best or the many in aristocracy and democracy, to which today we ought to add the latest and perhaps most formidable form of such dominion, bureaucracy, or the rule by an intricate system of bureaux in which no men, neither one nor the best, neither the few nor the many, can be held responsible, and which could be properly called the rule by Nobody. Indeed, if we identify tyranny as the government that is not held to give account of itself, rule by Nobody is clearly the most tyrannical of all, since there is no one left who could even be asked to answer for what is being done. It is this state of affairs which is among the most potent causes for the current world-wide rebellious unrest. #Quote by Hannah Arendt
Definitions quotes by Dave Ramsey
#78. One definition of maturity is learning to delay pleasure. #Quote by Dave Ramsey
Definitions quotes by Eugene Thacker
#79. (life science) definitions. The question that runs through these disputatio is the following: What if "horror" has less to do with a fear of death, and more to do with the dread of life? #Quote by Eugene Thacker
Definitions quotes by Jacques Derrida
#80. For the same reason there is nowhere to begin to trace the sheaf or the graphics of differance. For what is put into question is precisely the quest for a rightful beginning, an absolute point of departure, a principal responsibility. The problematic of writing is opened by putting into question the value of the arkhe. What I will propose here will not be elaborated simply as a philosophical discourse, operating according to principles, postulates, axioms, or definitions, and proceeding along the discursive lines of a linear order of reasons. In the delineation of differance everything is strategic and adventurous. Strategic because no transcendent truth present outside the field of writing can govern theologically the totality of the field. Adventurous because this strategy is a not simple strategy in the sense that strategy orients tactics according to a final goal, a telos or theme of domination, a mastery and ultimate reappropriation of the development of the field. Finally, a strategy without finality, what might be called blind tactics, or empirical wandering if the value of empiricism did not itself acquire its entire meaning in opposition to philosophical responsibility. If there is a certain wandering in the tracing of differance, it no more follows the lines of philosophical-logical discourse than that of its symmetrical and integral inverse, empirical-logical discourse. The concept of play keeps itself beyond this opposition, announcing, on the eve of philosophy an #Quote by Jacques Derrida
Definitions quotes by Deepak Chopra
#81. In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life. What wisdom traditions also call spirit. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
Definitions quotes by Orson Scott Card
#82. How long before married people answer the dictators thus: Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn. #Quote by Orson Scott Card
Definitions quotes by Audre Lorde
#83. My fullest concentration of energy is available to me only when I integrate all the parts of who I am, openly, allowing power from particular sources of my living to flow back and forth freely through all my different selves, without the restriction of externally imposed definition. #Quote by Audre Lorde
Definitions quotes by Barbra Streisand
#84. Progress, whatever your definition of it, is not inevitable. #Quote by Barbra Streisand
Definitions quotes by Daniel J. Boorstin
#85. Disagreement produces debate but dissent produces dissension. #Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin
Definitions quotes by Kay Boyle
#86. Because of my mother, who gave me definitions, I knew what I was committed to in life ... I had the most satisfactory of childhoods because Mother, small, delicate-boned, witty, and articulate, turned out to be exactly my age. #Quote by Kay Boyle
Definitions quotes by Jeff Bridges
#87. Everyone I meet is in my sangha. I don't know if that's the proper definition, but that's the way I'm going to hold it in my mind. #Quote by Jeff Bridges
Definitions quotes by Rowan Williams
#88. Doctrinal formulae are neither a set of neat definitions nor some sort of affront to the free-thinking soul; they are words that tell us enough truth to bring us to the edge of speech, and words that sustain enough common life to hold us there together in worship and mutual love... I learned to rethink Hegel and to grasp that what he was concerned with was not a system that could be projected on to some detached reality 'out there', but a habit of thinking that always sought to understand itself as a process of self-questioning and self-dissolution in the process of discovering *real* language - and thus real thinking. It is the energy of surpassing the settled individual self in the journey to truth... The Hegelian point (as I understand it) is that meaning does not come in the gaps between words or things, but in the way in which the structure and the surface of the world and speech can be so read and heard as to lead us into new and strange configurations of understanding - how words and things always deliver more than themselves, more than a series of objects and labels, and so both undermine and re-establish appearances.

Hans Urs von Balthasar... developed an aesthetic of extraordinary depth in which some of the same themes may be discerned. His 'dramatic' construal of the world is meant to remind us that we do not start from intuitions of spiritual truth and then embody them in some way in practices and words. First we are addressed and engaged by what is utt #Quote by Rowan Williams
Definitions quotes by Jack Canfield
#89. My definition of success is "the fulfillment of your soul's purpose." #Quote by Jack Canfield
Definitions quotes by Jane Jacobs
#90. Innovating economies expand and develop. Economies that do not add new kinds of goods and services, but continue only to repeat old work, do not expand much nor do they, by definition, develop. #Quote by Jane Jacobs
Definitions quotes by Sally Kohn
#91. But perhaps the next step isn't to, once again, expand the otherwise narrow definition of marriage but to altogether abolish the false distinction between married families and other equally valid but unrecognized partnerships. #Quote by Sally Kohn
Definitions quotes by Jack Harlan
#92. Man is by definition the first and primary weed under whose influence all other weeds have evolved. #Quote by Jack Harlan
Definitions quotes by Piero Ferrucci
#93. Generosity is, by definition, disinterested." (p.157) #Quote by Piero Ferrucci
Definitions quotes by Alain De Botton
#94. Because we inhibit the same material world and manoeuvre with languages tied to common definitions, we talk to others in the assumption that they largely share our images and conceptions. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Definitions quotes by Emma Donoghue
#95. Before I had kids, I thought you should never lie to a kid. But now I've had them, I realize you almost lie to them by definition, because if you're trying to summarize something for your 1-year-old, you put it in very simple terms. You only gradually complicate the explanation as they get older. #Quote by Emma Donoghue
Definitions quotes by Steve Rubel
#96. The Lazysphere - a working definition - is a group of bloggers who I won't name by name, but you can spot them a mile away. Rather than create new ideas or pen thoughtful essays, they simply glom on to the latest news with another "me too" blog post. #Quote by Steve Rubel
Definitions quotes by Matthew Brannon
#97. My definition of art is whatever an artist calls art. Us speaking could be an artwork, us sitting in the near-dark in your kitchen beside the dirty dishes and smoking, me thinking of what to say next. #Quote by Matthew Brannon
Definitions quotes by Madame De Stael
#98. The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it; enthusiasm signifies God in us. #Quote by Madame De Stael
Definitions quotes by Charlene Li
#99. People often say to me, "How come you don't want to be CEO of a company?" And I tell them, "I don't want to." I know I can do it, but I don't enjoy it. Why does that have to be the definition of success? #Quote by Charlene Li
Definitions quotes by Evelyn Underhill
#100. Mysticism, according to its historical and psychological definitions, is the direct intuition or experience of God; and a mystic is a person who has, to a greater or less degree, such a direct experience
one whose religion and life are centered, not merely on an accepted belief or practice, but on that which the person regards as first hand personal knowledge. #Quote by Evelyn Underhill
Definitions quotes by Edwin Land
#101. The process must be concealed from - non-existent for - the photographer, who by definition need think of the art in the taking and not in the making photographs ... In short, all that should be necessary to get a good picture is to take a good picture. #Quote by Edwin Land
Definitions quotes by William James
#102. The man who knows governments most completely is he who troubles himself least about a definition which shall give their essence. Enjoying an intimate acquaintance with all their particularities in turn, he would naturally regard an abstract conception in which these were unified as a thing more misleading than enlightening. #Quote by William James
Definitions quotes by R.C. Sproul
#103. Grace, by definition, is something that God is not required to grant. He owes a fallen world no mercy. #Quote by R.C. Sproul
Definitions quotes by Bell Hooks
#104. The world would be a paradise of peace and justice if global citizens shared a common definition of love which would guide our thoughts and action. #Quote by Bell Hooks
Definitions quotes by William Monahan
#105. A criminal has a kind of freedom by definition that the ordinary citizen doesn't have. The criminal's able to realize himself in ways not available to the general population, if you want to put it that way. They're interesting and unpredictable. Characters always have to break some sort of bound or other to be interesting. It also helps if they're paradoxical. #Quote by William Monahan
Definitions quotes by Michel Foucault
#106. Literature is a form of language that breaks with the whole definition of genres as forms adapted to an order of representations, and becomes merely a manifestation of a language which has no other law than that of affirming in opposition to all other forms of discourse its own precipitous existence. #Quote by Michel Foucault
Definitions quotes by Brit Marling
#107. Maybe the best definition of what a great partnership or great love is when people make each other grow in a better direction than they would have grown on their own. #Quote by Brit Marling
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#108. An honest politician is one who, when bought, will stay bought. #Quote by Simon Cameron PA
Definitions quotes by Guy Kawasaki
#109. Think different in order to change the rules. By definition, if you don't change the rules you aren't a revolutionary, and if you don't think different, you won't change the rules. #Quote by Guy Kawasaki
Definitions quotes by Sarah Dessen
#110. We all have one idea of what the color blue is, but pressed to describe it specifically, there are so many ways: the ocean, lapis lazuli, the sky, someone's eyes. Our definitions are as different as we are ourselves. #Quote by Sarah Dessen
Definitions quotes by Krishan Kumar
#111. Utopia confronts reality not with a measured assessment of the possibilities of change but with the demand for change. 'This is the way the world should be.' It refuses to accept current definitions of the possible because it knows these to be part of the reality that it seeks to change... Wilde was right: 'A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at. #Quote by Krishan Kumar
Definitions quotes by Lynne Tillman
#112. No escape from patterns and systems, no exits. Nothing, and no one, resides outside a system; that's the way it is. Nothing outside the inside, the inside is also outside, etc. #Quote by Lynne Tillman
Definitions quotes by Don Scardino
#113. A good film to me is like lightning in a bottle. #Quote by Don Scardino
Definitions quotes by Derrick Jensen
#114. Sometimes people say to me they're against all forms of violence. A few weeks ago, I got a call from a pacifist activist who said, "Violence never accomplishes anything, and besides, it's really stupid." I asked, "What types of violence are you against?" "All types." "How do you eat? And do you defecate? From the perspective of carrots and intestinal flora, respectively, those actions are very violent." "Don't be absurd," he said. "You know what I mean." Actually I didn't. The definitions of violence we normally use are impossibly squishy, especially for such an emotionally laden, morally charged, existentially vital, and politically important word. This squishiness makes our discourse surrounding violence even more meaningless than it would otherwise be, which is saying a lot. #Quote by Derrick Jensen
Definitions quotes by Dave Winer
#115. I looked up 'standard' in the dictionary. There are eleven different definitions. #Quote by Dave Winer
Definitions quotes by Elsa Maxwell
#116. Protocol may be defined as the code of etiquette which protects royalty from the competition of intellectual and social superiors. #Quote by Elsa Maxwell
Definitions quotes by H.L. Mencken
#117. A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Definitions quotes by George Allen
#118. The definition of success is total preparation. #Quote by George Allen
Definitions quotes by Gloria Feldt
#119. The definition of promiscuity? One more partner than you've ever had. #Quote by Gloria Feldt
Definitions quotes by Danny Bonaduce
#120. If you ever get rich and famous, by definition you are special. You have done something special, and therefore you start to behave special. Then if the floor drops out, and you become down and out, you have a really new perspective. #Quote by Danny Bonaduce
Definitions quotes by Alan W. Watts
#121. But it is just this reality of the present, this moving, vital now which eludes all the definitions and descriptions. Here is the mysterious real world which words and ideas can never pin down. Living always for the future, we are out of touch with this source and center of life, and as a result all the magic of naming and thinking has come to something of a temporary breakdown. #Quote by Alan W. Watts
Definitions quotes by Ashim Shanker
#122. Let us, thusly, embrace the assumption that to each advocate of a respective paradigm within his respective bubble, the phenomenological gaps between himself and those in neighboring bubbles are insurmountable. The resident of a given bubble has become so inured to the echoes of his own 'truth' as to abandon all terms of commonality with the 'truths' of others outside his bubble. The internal terms, concepts, definitions and assumptions underlying each paradigm are different and incommensurate with those of their external counterparts. And so, to debate them would be tantamount to speaking through one another without much mutual understanding. In their communities, they speak different words, abide by different sets of logic, axioms and propositions from those of other communities; they, thusly, do not understand the terminology upholding other paradigms beside their own, and many attempts at translation have become lost in circular discourse for there exists no equivalency of terms. Thus, any gaps between bubbles of paradigm are beyond traversal; all arguments between them remain perplexing and irreconcilable. There, then, evolves, among them, a strong tendency to seek out information that only serves to confirm their own biases, and, in the process, to otherize any alien paradigms as hotbeds of disinformation. #Quote by Ashim Shanker
Definitions quotes by I. A. Richards
#123. We want to do something and a definition is a means of doing it. If we want certain results then we must use certain meanings or definitions. But no definition has any authority apart from a purpose, or to bar us from other purposes. #Quote by I. A. Richards
Definitions quotes by Lawrence M. Krauss
#124. I don't make any claims to answer any questions that science cannot answer, and I have tried very carefully within the text to define what I mean by "nothing" and "something." If those definitions differ from those you would like to adopt, so be it. Write your own book. But don't discount the remarkable human adventure that is modern science because it doesn't console you. #Quote by Lawrence M. Krauss
Definitions quotes by Gael Garcia Bernal
#125. When confronted with a clear definition of what it is to be Mexican, we encounter ourselves in a never ending allegory of mixes and chaos. #Quote by Gael Garcia Bernal
Definitions quotes by Mark Noble
#126. My definition of economic development is economic growth. #Quote by Mark Noble
Definitions quotes by Wendell Berry
#127. We could say that the human race is a great coauthorship in which we are collaborating with God and nature in the making of ourselves and one another. From this there is no escape. We may collaborate either well or poorly or we may refuse to collaborate, but even to refuse to collaborate is to exert an influence and to affect the quality of the product. This is only a way of saying that by ourselves we have no meaning and no dignity; by ourselves we are outside the human definition, outside our identity. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Definitions quotes by Gilbert Newton Lewis
#128. We frequently define an acid or a base as a substance whose aqueous solution gives, respectively, a higher concentration of hydrogen ion or of hydroxide ion than that furnished by pure water. This is a very one sided definition. #Quote by Gilbert Newton Lewis
Definitions quotes by Joshua Fernandez
#129. Believing in an idea is dangerous! Because belief is absolute, and absolute, is unconditional, it is supreme, its ultimate and therefore fixed, which by definition will never be acceptable to change. #Quote by Joshua Fernandez
Definitions quotes by Jodi Picoult
#130. By definition, love made you better than good enough; it redefined perfection to include your traits, instead of excluding them. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Definitions quotes by Kevin Spacey
#131. The most important definition of an actor, the job of the actor, is to serve the writer, not yourself. Way too many actors serve themselves. #Quote by Kevin Spacey
Definitions quotes by Thomas S. Monson
#132. It is necessary to prepare and to plan so that we don't fritter away our lives. Without a goal, there can be no real success. One of the best definitions of success I have ever heard goes something like this: success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. Someone has said the trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never cross the goal line. #Quote by Thomas S. Monson
Definitions quotes by Rollo May
#133. There can be no stronger proof of the impoverishment of our contemporary culture than the popular - though profoundly mistaken - definition of myth as falsehood. #Quote by Rollo May
Definitions quotes by Susan Hill
#134. Of all human activities, apart from the procreation of children, gardening is the most optimistic and hopeful. The gardener is by definition one who plans for and believes and trusts in a future, whether in the short or the longer term. #Quote by Susan Hill
Definitions quotes by Nikki Sixx
#135. A Short Alternative Medical Dictionary
Definitions courtesy of Dr Lemuel Pillmeister (also known as Lemmy)
Addiction - When you can give up something any time, as long as it's next Tuesday.
Cocaine - Peruvian Marching Powder. A stimulant that has the extraordinary effect that the more you do, the more you laugh out of context.
Depression - When everything you laugh at is miserable and you can't seem to stop.
Heroin - A drug that helps you to escape reality, while making it much harder to cope when you are recaptured.
Psychosis - When everybody turns into tiny dolls and they have needles in their mouths and they hate you and you don't care because you have THE KNIFE! AHAHAHAHAHAHA! #Quote by Nikki Sixx
Definitions quotes by Gijs De Vries
#136. We still lack a global definition of terrorism. #Quote by Gijs De Vries
Definitions quotes by Mamphela Ramphele
#137. The double jeopardy of being black and female in a racist and sexist society may well make one less afraid of the sanctions against success. A non-subservient black woman is by definition a transgressive- she is the ultimate outsider. #Quote by Mamphela Ramphele
Definitions quotes by William Boyd
#138. Is that a good definition of marking the ageing watershed? That moment when you realize - quite rationally, quite unemotionally - that the world in the not-so-distant future will not contain you: that the trees you planted will continue growing but you will not be there to see them. #Quote by William Boyd
Definitions quotes by Riccardo Tisci
#139. My definition of beauty is something between extremely ugly and extremely fantastic. #Quote by Riccardo Tisci
Definitions quotes by Miley Cyrus
#140. Beauty is the enemy . We try to conquer not feeling beautiful all our lives. It's a battle that can't be won. There's no definition of beauty. The only way to achieve beauty is to feel it from inside without breaking down into individual physical attributes #Quote by Miley Cyrus
Definitions quotes by Lorraine Heath
#141. In his world, there was right and wrong, good and evil. Hers contained no absolutes. Hers was a world of grays. Hers was what his was truly becoming. The irony didn't escape him. At night, nothing was clear. Lines blurred. Shadows removed definitions.
Her dreams led her to the darkest parts of London where he couldn't follow and keep her safe. His dreams had ceased to exist long ago. #Quote by Lorraine Heath
Definitions quotes by Mimi Thi Nguyen
#142. The demand to be intimate or honest with a public can be invasive when the experiences of racial others are commodified as stories or objects that might be traded as evidence of intimacy, as proof of 'being good,' for nonracial others. In this way, intimacy might act as surveillance, through which some people--women of color, for instance--must reveal themselves to bear the burden of representation ('You are here as an example') and the weight of pedagogy ('Teach us about your people'). Intimacy can be a force--especially when others set its terms and conditions. So what if you don't love the (white) girls who exhaust you, who want too much from you, who want to turn you into a commodity or a badge or an experience to share? What if you become a girl in opposition to other girls?

This is also the problem with definitions of racism as ignorance, and ignorance as the absence of intimacy--which posits that intimacy is the solution to ignorance. This gives us terrible, stupid disavowals like 'I'm not racist, I have black friends,' as if intimacy is a shield that protects the wearer from harm. It limits our sense of what racism is to the scale of the interpersonal, when it is in fact this enormous constellation of forces and moving parts that structures our institutions--and so-called institutions--profoundly. #Quote by Mimi Thi Nguyen
Definitions quotes by David Foster Wallace
#143. In other words, Cantor is able to show that real numbers themselves can serve as the limits of fundamental sequences of reals, meaning his system of definitions is self-enclosed and VIR-proof. #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Definitions quotes by E.C. Bentley
#144. That is almost the definition of any friendship that is worthwhile - that we don't care a damn how you behave yourself. #Quote by E.C. Bentley
Definitions quotes by Robert Cailliau
#145. What is hypertext? It is a method of giving a text more depth, structuring it, and letting the computer help you explore it. Links, like we know today - you see some blue underlined word and you click on it and it takes you somewhere else. That's the simplest definition of hypertext. #Quote by Robert Cailliau
Definitions quotes by Leopold Kronecker
#146. Definitions must contain the means of reaching a decision in a finite number off steps, and existence proofs must be conducted so that the quantity in question can be calculated with any degree of accuracy. #Quote by Leopold Kronecker
Definitions quotes by Dorothy Parker
#147. Out in Hollywood, where the streets are paved with Goldwyn ... #Quote by Dorothy Parker
Definitions quotes by Anita Roddick
#148. By definition, design, and practice, capitalism is a system that concentrates economic power in the hands of the few to the exclusion of the many. #Quote by Anita Roddick
Definitions quotes by Brene Brown
#149. Courage, the original definition of courage, when it first came into the English language - it's from the Latin word cor, meaning heart - and the original definition was to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart. #Quote by Brene Brown
Definitions quotes by Sophia Dembling
#150. What is a friend? We probably all have our own definitions. For me, it's someone I don't feel alone with. Who doesn't bore me. Whose life I connect with and who takes reciprocal interest in my life. It's someone I feel comfortable turning to when I need to be talked off the ledge, and for whom I am glad to return the favor.
Just a few people in my life fit that bill. #Quote by Sophia Dembling
Definitions quotes by Neale Donald Walsch
#151. You are One with everything. When you are clear about this, your definition of self-interest will change. #Quote by Neale Donald Walsch
Definitions quotes by Dick Ebersol
#152. The definition of winning has become distorted. If winning the rights to a property brings with it hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, what have you won? When faced with the prospect of heavy financial losses, we have consistently walked away and have done so again. #Quote by Dick Ebersol
Definitions quotes by Anita Roddick
#153. We are essentially outsiders and that is the best definition of an entrepreneur I have ever come across. #Quote by Anita Roddick
Definitions quotes by Dinaw Mengestu
#154. There is nothing so easily remade as our definitions of ourselves. #Quote by Dinaw Mengestu
Definitions quotes by Helen Morales
#155. Scholars have produced as many
definitions of myth as there are myths themselves. This book
will discuss various definitions of myth as it goes along, but it is interested in myth as a process as much as a thing. #Quote by Helen Morales
Definitions quotes by Wayne Johnston
#156. I exhausted myself trying to take it all in, noting every little variation and departure from how things were supposed to be. My notion of home and everything in it as ideal, archetypal, was being overthrown. It was as though the definitions of all the words in my vocabulary were expanding at once.

Cape Breton was much like Newfoundland, yet everything seemed slightly off. Light, colours, surface textures, dimensions – objects like telegraph poles, fence posts, mail boxes, which you would think would be the same everywhere, were bigger or smaller or wider by a hair than they were back home. That I was able to detect such subtle differences made me realize how circumscribed my life had been, how little of the world I had seen. #Quote by Wayne Johnston
Definitions quotes by Thomas Sowell
#157. To include freedom in the very definition of democracy is to define a process not by its actual characteristics as a process but by its hoped for results. This is not only intellectually invalid, it is, in practical terms, blinding oneself in advance to some of the unwanted consequences of the process. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Definitions quotes by Kamel Daoud
#158. Silence. I hate that word. Its multiple definitions make a lot of noise. Every time the world falls silent, the sound of raspy breathing comes back to my memory. #Quote by Kamel Daoud
Definitions quotes by Paul Giamatti
#159. My definition of likeable may be different from other people's. That's not traditional likeable. Sympathy is a different thing [to define it]. #Quote by Paul Giamatti
Definitions quotes by David Grossman
#160. I write. I give intimate private names to an external and foreign world. In a sense, I make it mine. In a sense, I return from feeling exiled and foreign to feeling at home. By doing so, I am already making a small change in what appeared to me earlier as unchangeable. Also, when I describe the impermeable arbitrariness that signs my destiny - arbitrariness at the hands of a human being, or arbitrariness at the hands of fate - I suddenly discover new nuances, subtleties. I discover that the mere act of writing about arbitrariness allows me to feel a freedom of movement in relation to it. That by merely facing up to arbitrariness I am granted freedom - maybe the only freedom a man may have against any arbitrariness: the freedom to put your tragedy into your own words. The freedom to express yourself differently, innovatively, before that which threatens to chain and bind one to arbitrariness and its limited, fossilizing definitions. #Quote by David Grossman
Definitions quotes by Rafael Vinoly
#161. In the theater, everything is ephemeral. Everything is almost weightless and without a very clear definition of how you made it. #Quote by Rafael Vinoly
Definitions quotes by Benjamin Carson
#162. Marriage is between a man and a woman. No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn't matter what they are. They don't get to change the definition. #Quote by Benjamin Carson
Definitions quotes by Alexander Kotov
#163. Here is a definition which correctly reflects the course of thought and action of a grandmaster: - The plan in a game of chess is the sum total of successive strategical operations which are each carried out according to separate ideas arising from the demands of the position. #Quote by Alexander Kotov
Definitions quotes by Bill Hybels
#164. Great leadership is by definition relentlessly developmental. #Quote by Bill Hybels
Definitions quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#165. I'll give you an exact definition. When the happiness of another person becomes as essential to yourself as your own, then the state of love exists. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Definitions quotes by Abraham Verghese
#166. Wasn't that the definition of home? Not where you are from, but where you are wanted #Quote by Abraham Verghese
Definitions quotes by Amna Farooq
#167. Being a thoughtful person, I always have indulged myself in to things, life brought in my way and come-up with my own definitions and meanings of them. Somewhere deep into myself I always have been making conscious endeavors to improve my nature in order to uplift my life in a way that each moment I live enhance my interest in living the life and enjoy the beauty it encompass in itself.
I found life is always "Imperfect". Whenever, I saw flowers, I saw thorns with them as well with which they have made compromise in order to live and look beautiful. I saw butterflies with such little visual acuity that they cannot see the beauty of the garden they roam around. So I realized, these flowers and butterflies are there to beautify somebody else's world and they are not living for their selves only. This is life, that is how it works. So for me, it is interesting and beautiful when it has to do something good with somebody else as well. #Quote by Amna Farooq
Definitions quotes by Gore Vidal
#168. A narcissist is someone better looking than you are. #Quote by Gore Vidal
Definitions quotes by Evan Rachel Wood
#169. With bisexuality, there's so much out there in terms of what that means and there are so many definitions, and it's about finding out what's right for you. #Quote by Evan Rachel Wood
Definitions quotes by Jodi Picoult
#170. All any of us wanted, really, was to know that we counted. That someone else's life would not have been as rich without us here. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Definitions quotes by Fatih Birol
#171. We need a universally accepted definition of reserves reporting. #Quote by Fatih Birol
Definitions quotes by Suu Kyi, Aung San
#172. When economics is regarded as 'the most important key to every lock of every door,' it is only natural that the worth of man should come to be decided largely, even wholly, by his effectiveness as an economic tool.8 This is at variance with the vision of a world where economic, political and social institutions work to serve man, instead of the other way round; where culture and development coalesce to create an environment in which human potential can be realized to the full. The differing views ultimately reflect differences in how the valuation of the various components of the social and national entity are made; how such basic concepts as poverty, progress, culture, freedom, democracy and human rights are defined and, of crucial importance, who has the power to determine such values and definitions. The #Quote by Suu Kyi, Aung San
Definitions quotes by Peter J. Carroll
#173. Matter can be conveniently divided for descriptive purposes into space , time , mass, and energy . However we can only describe any one of these phenomena in terms of the other three. Any definitions we care to make about matter are thus tautological . #Quote by Peter J. Carroll
Definitions quotes by Howard Dean
#174. Early withdrawal from Iraq would result in unarguably, defeat and humiliation for the United States. There's no question. We would be defeated by definition. We would be humiliated in that defeat. #Quote by Howard Dean
Definitions quotes by Pete Seeger
#175. Alan [Lomax] and his father started off changing the definition of folk music from something ancient and anonymous to something very contemporary. #Quote by Pete Seeger
Definitions quotes by Diane Nash
#176. Freedom, by definition, is people realizing that they are their own leaders. #Quote by Diane Nash
Definitions quotes by Suzanne Brockmann
#177. I believe strongly that my books are entertainment. I hope you might learn a thing or two while reading them, but first and foremost, my job is to entertain you. If I'm waving a flag in Hot Target, it's the same flag I've always waved in all my books - the American flag. And that's a flag that's supposed to stand for acceptance and understanding. For freedom for all - and not just freedom for all Americans, but freedom for all of the diverse and wonderful people living on this planet; freedom to live their lives according to their definitions of freedom. It's a flag that's supposed to stand for real American values like honor and honesty and peace and love and hope. #Quote by Suzanne Brockmann
Definitions quotes by Hanya Yanagihara
#178. In a basic sense, 'A Little Life' is a homage to how my friends and I live our lives. I wanted to push past the definitions of how we typically define friendship. It's a different version of adulthood, but it's no less important and no less legitimate than anyone else's. #Quote by Hanya Yanagihara
Definitions quotes by Thomas King
#179. For an individual, one of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again in the same way and expecting different results. For a government, such behaviour is called...policy. #Quote by Thomas King
Definitions quotes by Morris Kline
#180. There is no rigorous definition of rigor. #Quote by Morris Kline
Definitions quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#181. I believe the best definition of man is the ungrateful biped. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Definitions quotes by Ernst Mayr
#182. Definitions are temporary verbalizations of concepts, and concepts- particularly difficult concepts- are usually revised repeatedly as our knowledge and understanding grows. #Quote by Ernst Mayr
Definitions quotes by Joseph Priestley
#183. Lying is a crime the least liable to variation in its definitions. A child will upon the slightest temptation tell an untruth as readily as the truth. That is, as soon as he can suspect that it will be to his advantage; and the dread that he afterward has of telling a lie is acquired principally by his being threatened, punished, and terrified by those who detect him in it, till at length, a number of painful impressions are annexed to the telling of an untruth, and he comes even to shudder at the thought of it. #Quote by Joseph Priestley
Definitions quotes by Ernst Mayr
#184. In neither his definition nor the examples illustrating what memes are does Dawkins mention anything that would distinguish memes from concepts. #Quote by Ernst Mayr
Definitions quotes by Masanobu Fukuoka
#185. When a decision is made to cope with the symptoms of a problem, it is generally assumed that the corrective measures will solve the problem itself. They seldom do. Engineers cannot seem to get this through their heads. These countermeasures are all based on too narrow a definition of what is wrong. Human measures and countermeasures proceed from limited scientific truth and judgment. A true solution can never come about in this way. #Quote by Masanobu Fukuoka
Definitions quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#186. There are innumerable definitions of God, because His manifestations are innumerable. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Definitions quotes by A.A. Gupte
#187. I spot a small cleft on his chin that should be awarded with a whole new set of definitions and adjectives. #Quote by A.A. Gupte
Definitions quotes by James E. Myers
#188. A 5 yr. old's definition of nursery school: "A place where they teach children who hit, not to hit, and children who don't hit, to hit back." #Quote by James E. Myers
Definitions quotes by Crispin Glover
#189. A geek by definition is somebody who eats live animals. I?ve never eaten live animals. #Quote by Crispin Glover
Definitions quotes by Wayne Dyer
#190. My great definition of success comes from Thoreau: "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." That always has defined my road to what you call phenomenal success. I have advanced confidently in the direction of my dreams. I have lived the life I imagined. And I have had a ball doing it. #Quote by Wayne Dyer
Definitions quotes by Thelonious Monk
#191. I don't have a definition of Jazz. You're just supposed to know it when you hear it. #Quote by Thelonious Monk
Definitions quotes by Wayne Dyer
#192. What you think about expands. If your thoughts are centered on what's missing, then what's missing, by definition, will have to expand. #Quote by Wayne Dyer
Definitions quotes by Kola Boof
#193. I have never turned a trick in my life, and I just resent the American definitions of 'sex slave' and 'prostitute' so much. I was a mistress! #Quote by Kola Boof
Definitions quotes by Jerry Spinelli
#194. Don't confine yourself to a select group of friends, often known as a clique. Cliques by definition leave people out. Lock yourself into one, and you'll never know how many terrific friendships you may be missing. #Quote by Jerry Spinelli
Definitions quotes by Tom DeLonge
#195. I think that people feel they know what love means, it's probably one of the most used words in the world but has the most completely different definitions from one person to another. #Quote by Tom DeLonge
Definitions quotes by James Baldwin
#196. Well, the black man has functioned in the white man's world as a fixed star, as an immovable pillar: and as he moves out of his place, heaven and earth are shaken to their foundations. You, don't be afraid. I said that it was intended that you should perish in the ghetto, perish by never being allowed to go behind the white man's definitions, by never being allowed to spell your proper name. You have, and many of us have, defeated this intention; and, by a terrible law, a terrible paradox, those innocents who believed that your imprisonment made them safe are losing their grasp of reality. But these men are your brothers - your lost, younger brothers. And if the word integration means anything, this is what it means: that we, with love, shall force our brothers to see themselves as they are, to cease fleeing from reality and begin to change it. For this is your home, my friend, do not be driven from it; great men have done great things here, and will again, and we can make America what America must become. It will be hard, James, but you come from sturdy, peasant stock, men who picked cotton and damned rivers and built railroads, and, in the teeth of the most terrifying odds, achieved an unassailable and monumental dignity. You come from a long line of great poets, some of the greatest poets since Homer. One of them said, The very time I thought I was lost, My dungeon shook and my chains fell off. #Quote by James Baldwin
Definitions quotes by A.S. King
#197. I'm not questioning *my* sexuality as much as I'm questioning the strict definitions and boxes of all *sexualities* and why we care so much about other people's intimate business. #Quote by A.S. King
Definitions quotes by Wayne Dyer
#198. Quietly affirm that you will define your own reality from now on and that your definition will be based on your inner wisdom #Quote by Wayne Dyer
Definitions quotes by Smiley Blanton
#199. Other Definitions of Worry Anxiety is the great modern plague. But faith can cure it. #Quote by Smiley Blanton
Definitions quotes by Nadine Gordimer
#200. Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter. #Quote by Nadine Gordimer

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