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Description quotes by Miguel Ruiz
#1. If you look at any religious description of hell, it is the same as human society, the way we dream. Hell is a place of suffering, a place of fear, a place of war and violence, a place of judgment and no justice, a place of punishment that never ends. #Quote by Miguel Ruiz
Description quotes by Rory Miller
#2. And in some environments, talking like an overly-educated, holier-than-thou reformer is an automatic hook. Don't get any tribal feelings about that description, either. The most sanctimonious holier-than-thou people I know are progressive social activists, not religious zealots. (Ooooh. Look at all the labeling in that sentence!) #Quote by Rory Miller
Description quotes by Jamie Canosa
#3. Connor hands shiny black guns to both me and Peter.
I'm pretty sure that if the best description of the weapon I can come up with is black and shiny, then I probably shouldn't be handling it. #Quote by Jamie Canosa
Description quotes by Theophile Gautier
#4. It sometimes happens that a man who, up until now has believed himself to be gifted with perfect health, opens a medical book, either by chance or to pass the time, and on reading the pathological description of an illness, recognises that he is afflicted by it; enlightened by a fateful flash of insight, he feels at every symptom mentioned some obscure organ shuddering within him, or some hidden fibre of whose role in the body he had been unaware, and he pales as he realises that a death he thought was still a long way off is so imminent. #Quote by Theophile Gautier
Description quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#5. 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. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Description quotes by Georgette Heyer
#6. When he was pleased he looked what nature had intended him to be: a placid man with a kindly, easy-going disposition; but when harassed his expression changed to one of peevishness, a frown dragging his brows together, and a pronounced pout giving him very much the look of a thwarted baby. #Quote by Georgette Heyer
Description quotes by Honore De Balzac
#7. The duchess turned on Eugène with one of those insolent stares that envelop a man from head to foot, flatten him out, and leave him at zero. #Quote by Honore De Balzac
Description quotes by M. Scott Peck
#8. Perception of the miraculous requires no faith or assumptions. It is simply a matter of paying full and close attention to the givens of life, i.e., to what is so ever-present that it is usually taken for granted. The true wonder of the world is available everywhere, in the minutest parts of our bodies, in the vast expanses of the cosmos, and in the intimate interconnectedness of these and all things ... We are part of a finely balanced ecosystem in which interdependency goes hand-in-hand with individuation. We are all individuals, but we are also parts of a greater whole, united in something vast and beautiful beyond description. #Quote by M. Scott Peck
Description quotes by Stephen King
#9. Description begins with visualization of what it is you want the reader to experience. It ends with you translating what you see in your mind into words on the page. #Quote by Stephen King
Description quotes by Lunga Noélia Izata
#10. We went to my friend's place to continue hanging out and I fell asleep on her couch. I was dreaming and I felt something poking me, as a writer I need to be specific and use description to take my readers to the place but I don't want to take you guys there. I continued to feel poked on a part of my body that I saved for seventeen years. The poke later became touching, and I tried to stop it but I couldn't. I thought it was sleep paralysis but this time the demon was human. I felt so powerless, like I was part of the marvel universe and someone had taken my power. I never told anyone about it, because they would blame it on drinking problems. I admit that I have a drinking problem, but I am pretty sure he has a 'lack of humanity problem'. At least, alcohol does not change character. #Quote by Lunga Noélia Izata
Description quotes by Sarah Payne Stuart
#11. You're only as happy as your least happy child,' is the best description of motherhood I have ever read. #Quote by Sarah Payne Stuart
Description quotes by Katherine Ewell
#12. Volatile repose. The words just kept occurring to me. It was a perfect description of me -quiet, calm, but on the edge of something vast and dark and dangerous and explosive. #Quote by Katherine Ewell
Description quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#13. All I want to say, with the utmost emphasis at my command, is that the description of India as a military country is wrong. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Description quotes by Bella Bancroft
#14. You know on crime shows where they put a sample in a machine, push a button, and it magics them up a description of what it is?"
"Ahh yes. I'm familiar"
"Like that, but with less magic" Amy squinted, blinked, and shook her head at the screen. "I take it back; this one might actually contain magic #Quote by Bella Bancroft
Description quotes by Meena Kandasamy
#15. There is a distasteful air of the outlaw that accompanies the idea of a writer in my husband's mind. A self-centeredness about writing that doesn't fit with his image of a revolutionary. It has the one-word job description : defiance. I've never felt such a dangerous attraction towards anything else in my life. #Quote by Meena Kandasamy
Description quotes by Mia Farrow
#16. There are people who are suffering beyond description. They are innocent people, they didn't bring this upon themselves. They are the victims of the sins of other people. And while it's hard to see, it's important to understand that these people exist. #Quote by Mia Farrow
Description quotes by Etgar Keret
#17. Etgar means "challenge." And my family name is Keret, which means "urban." So my name is "urban challenge." My joke is, it's a good description of a birth but a strange name for a human being. #Quote by Etgar Keret
Description quotes by Seraphim Rose
#18. Now a government is secure insofar as it has God for its foundation and His Will for its guide; but this, surely, is not a description of Liberal government. It is, in the Liberal view, the people who rule, and not God; God Himself is a "constitutional monarch" Whose authority has been totally delegated to the people, and Whose function is entirely ceremonial. The Liberal believes in God with the same rhetorical fervor with which he believes in Heaven. The government erected upon such a faith is very little different, in principle, from a government erected upon total disbelief, and whatever its present residue of stability, it is clearly pointed in the direction of Anarchy. #Quote by Seraphim Rose
Description quotes by Anthony Powell
#19. For some reason Canon Fenneau made me feel a little uneasy. His voice might be soft, it was also coercive. He had small eyes, a large loose mouth, the lips thick, a somewhat receding chin. The eyes were the main feature. They were unusual eyes, not only almost unnaturally small, but vague, moist, dreamy, the eyes of a medium. His cherubic side, increased by a long slightly uptilted nose, was a little too good to be true, with eyes like that. In the manner in which he gave you all his attention there was a taste for mastery. #Quote by Anthony Powell
Description quotes by George R R Martin
#20. You can write the most detailed, vivid description of an ax entering a skull, and nobody will say a word in protest. But if you write a similarly detailed description of a penis entering a vagina, you get letters from people saying they'll never read you again. What the hell? Penises entering vaginas bring a lot more joy into the world than axes entering skulls. #Quote by George R R Martin
Description quotes by Tessa Dare
#21. He flipped through the book as he ambled toward her. "Good God. There are whole pages of description. The roguish wave of my hair. My chiseled profile. I have eyes like... like diamonds?"
"Not real diamonds. Bristol diamonds."
"What are Bristol diamonds?"
"They're a kind of rock formation. On the outside, they look like ordinary pebbles. Round, brownish gray. But when you crack them open, inside they're filled with crystals in a hundred different shades. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Description quotes by Kevin Hart
#22. The quote-unquote 'description' of a leading man was once your tall, handsome man with the build of whatever, almost a trophy to some degree. I think now it's about making a leading man what you want a leading man to be. In this day, you can't deny talent. You look at Jonah Hill, you look at Zach Galifianakis, you look at myself. #Quote by Kevin Hart
Description quotes by Susan Hubbard
#23. She looked at me for a second and said, "Oh, never mind. I guess it's true what Mom said? That you've led a sheltered life?"
I said I thought the description fairly apt. #Quote by Susan Hubbard
Description quotes by Barbara Marx Hubbard
#24. The Book of Revelation is a description of one path to the New Jerusalem, but this scenario is not inevitable. #Quote by Barbara Marx Hubbard
Description quotes by Gaston Bachelard
#25. Empirical description involves enslavement to the object by decreeing passivity on the part of the subject. #Quote by Gaston Bachelard
Description quotes by Ray Bradbury
#26. Screenplays are not writing. They're a fake form of writing. It's a lot of dialogue and very little atmosphere. Very little description. Very little character work. It's very dangerous. You'll never learn to write. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Description quotes by Chris Ware
#27. ...the nest is agiggle with excitement. #Quote by Chris Ware
Description quotes by Thomas Hardy
#28. The atmosphere beneath is languorous, and is so tinged with azure that what artists call the middle distance partakes also of that hue, while the horizon beyond is of the deepest ultramarine. #Quote by Thomas Hardy
Description quotes by Clare Vanderpool
#29. When Headmaster Conrady pointed out the white clapboard chapel, I wondered whether there might be at least one structure with a softer name, like Church of the Good Shepherd or Chapel of the Non-Weapon-Bearing Angels. No such luck. Armistice Chapel was a place of peace, but only if you signed the treaty and sat at attention. #Quote by Clare Vanderpool
Description quotes by Christie Brinkley
#30. I haven't touched a piece of meat since I read a graphic description of Chicago's slaughterhouses when I was 12. #Quote by Christie Brinkley
Description quotes by Bill Laswell
#31. Engineering producers who don't play and have technology as a background may be the reason why there's a lot of cold non-musical music, for lack of a better description. #Quote by Bill Laswell
Description quotes by Ash Gabrieli
#32. In the whole world, only the English language gives the most accurate and clear description of a woman. Only one word defines our whole being. That is "Female." The first two letters "Fe," coming from Latin word Ferrum, in the periodic table indicate iron and "male" means man. "Female" because our gender is as solid as iron. We can go through the fire, water, endless trials, but remain as strong as before. #Quote by Ash Gabrieli
Description quotes by Guy Consolmagno
#33. Studying the universe engages us in something bigger than ourselves. Science tries to describe, in terms we can only grasp intuitively, things that are beyond our intuition ... all we can hope for is that our physical descriptions, like a song or a good painting, are a faithful evocation of some ineffable truth. #Quote by Guy Consolmagno
Description quotes by John Shelby Spong
#34. If the resurrection of Jesus cannot be believed except by assenting to the fantastic descriptions included in the Gospels, then Christianity is doomed. For that view of resurrection is not believable, and if that is all there is, then Christianity, which depends upon the truth and authenticity of Jesus' resurrection, also is not believable. #Quote by John Shelby Spong
Description quotes by Guy Debord
#35. The Sage of Toronto ... spent several decades marveling at the numerous freedoms created by a "global village" instantly and effortlessly accessible to all. Villages, unlike towns, have always been ruled by conformism, isolation, petty surveillance, boredom and repetitive malicious gossip about the same families. Which is a precise enough description of the global spectacle's present vulgarity. #Quote by Guy Debord
Description quotes by Sun Tzu
#36. and were closely pursued by Pan Ch`ao. Over 5000 heads were brought back as trophies, besides immense spoils in the shape of horses and cattle and valuables of every description. Yarkand then capitulating, Kutcha and the other kingdoms drew off their respective forces. From that time forward, Pan Ch`ao's prestige completely overawed the countries of the west." In this case, we see that the Chinese general not only kept his own officers in ignorance of his real plans, but actually took the bold step of dividing his army in order to deceive the #Quote by Sun Tzu
Description quotes by Charles Dickens
#37. Show Pleasant Riderhood a Wedding in the street, and she only saw two people taking out a regular license to quarrel and fight. Show her a Christening, and she saw a little heathen personage having a quite superfluous name bestowed upon it, inasmuch as it would be commonly addressed by some abusive epithet; which little personage was not in the least wanted by anybody, and would be shoved and banged out of everybody's way, until it should grow big enough to shove and bang. Show her a Funeral, and she saw an unremunerative ceremony in the nature of a black masquerade, conferring a temporary gentility on the performers, at an immense expense, and representing the only formal party ever given by the deceased. Show her a live father, and she saw but a duplicate of her own father, who from her infancy had been taken with fits and starts of discharging his duty to her, which duty was always incorporated in the form of a fist or a leathern strap, and being discharged hurt her. All things considered, therefore, Pleasant Riderhood was not so very, very bad. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Description quotes by Nicola Yoon
#38. But a description of a tree is not a tree, and a thousand paper kisses will never equal the feel of Olly's lips against mine. #Quote by Nicola Yoon
Description quotes by Manu Joseph
#39. The most foolish description of the young is that they are rebellious. The truth is that they are a fellowship of cowards. #Quote by Manu Joseph
Description quotes by Doreen Virtue
#40. Until your desires are specific and completely clear, you won't be happy with the results they bring. You've got to fill in all the blanks in your description of a dream life - or risk having others fill in those blanks for you. Leave nothing to chance, and decide on everything you want. #Quote by Doreen Virtue
Description quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#41. She had an evil face, smoothed by hypocrisy; but her manners were excellent. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Description quotes by Jedediah McClure
#42. A few years ago, a couple of young men from my church came to our home for dinner. During the course of the dinner, the conversation turned from religion to various world mythologies and we began to play the game of 'Name That Character." To play this game, you pick a category such as famous actors, superheroes or historical characters. In turn, each person describes events in a famous character's life while everyone else tries to guess who the character is. Strategically you try to describe the deeds of a character in such a way that it might fit any number of characters in that category. After three guesses, if no one knows who your character is, then you win.

Choosing the category of Bible Characters, we played a couple of fairly easy rounds with the typical figures, then it was my turn. Now, knowing these well meaning young men had very little religious experience or understanding outside of their own religion, I posed a trick question. I said, "Now my character may seem obvious, but please wait until the end of my description to answer." I took a long breath for dramatic effect, and began, "My character was the son of the King of Heaven and a mortal woman." Immediately both young men smiled knowingly, but I raised a finger asking them to wait to give their responses.

I continued, "While he was just a baby, a jealous rival attempted to kill him and he was forced into hiding for several years. As he grew older, he developed amazing powers. Among these #Quote by Jedediah McClure
Description quotes by Shannon A. Thompson
#43. She was strong and stubborn but loving. She was an untouchable angel with a devil's mark. She was beautiful. #Quote by Shannon A. Thompson
Description quotes by Maria Montessori
#44. There is no description, no image in any book that is capable of replacing the sight of real trees, and all of the life to be found around them in a real forest. #Quote by Maria Montessori
Description quotes by Charles Darwin
#45. An agnostic would be the more correct description of my state of mind. #Quote by Charles Darwin
Description quotes by Katie Reus
#46. Mandy's description of "yummy" was so very incorrect. A cupcake was yummy. #Quote by Katie Reus
Description quotes by Alan Bradley
#47. I had found by experience that putting things down on paper helped to clear the mind in precisely the same way, as Mrs. Mullet had taught me, that an eggshell clarifies the consommé or the coffee, which, of course, is a simple matter of chemistry. The albumin contained in the eggshell has the property of collecting and binding the rubbish that floats in the dark liquid, which can then be removed and discarded in a single reeking clot: a perfect description of the writing process. #Quote by Alan Bradley
Description quotes by Sarah Bessey
#48. For instance, some evangelicals have turned Proverbs 31 into a woman's job description instead of what it actually is: the blessing and affirmation of valor for the lives of women, memorized by Jewish husbands for the purpose of honoring their wives at the family table. It is meant as a celebration for the everyday moments of valor for everyday women, not as an impossible exhausting standard. #Quote by Sarah Bessey
Description quotes by Sandra Newman
#49. It was night, and the sky spreading into a rain that fell like darkness visible, a glistering where there was no light. #Quote by Sandra Newman
Description quotes by Charlie Savage
#50. There was at least one exception to this description of the [Energy Task Force] papers as uninteresting. One document later obtained by Judicial Watch showed that Cheney's energy task force was studying Iraqi oil fields, and the companies that had drilling rights on them, as early as March 2001, two years before the invasion of Iraq. #Quote by Charlie Savage
Description quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#51. I'd just like to reiterate that intuition and feeling are two different things. "Feeling" describes the product of emotions while "intuition" describes a honed internal skill of knowing. While feelings will change as emotions come and go; intuition is a description of a known truth whether or not tangible to logic or reason, at the moment. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Description quotes by Randall Sullivan
#52. The bodyguard's description of the shooting added a detail Poole had never heard before: That white Cadillac didn't just pull up "alongside" the car Tupac and Suge were riding in, Alexander said, but was actually a little bit ahead of the BMW when the killer opened fire, allowing him to shoot at an angle that made it possible to avoid hitting Suge with a stray bullet. #Quote by Randall Sullivan
Description quotes by John Fowles
#53. She had something that is gone from the world, from the female world. A sweetness without sentimentality, a limpidity without naivety. She was so easy to hurt, to tease. And when she teased, it was like a caress. #Quote by John Fowles
Description quotes by Stanley Hauerwas
#54. I am just postmodern enough not to trust 'postmodern' as a description of our times, for it privileges the practices and intellectual formations of modernity. Calling this a postmodern age reproduces the modernist assumption that history must be policed by periods. #Quote by Stanley Hauerwas
Description quotes by Maria Sharapova
#55. I can't please everyone. That's not in my J.D., you know, not in my job description. #Quote by Maria Sharapova
Description quotes by Michelle Knudsen
#56. Strangely, the job description did not specify that as a requirement. #Quote by Michelle Knudsen
Description quotes by Andrew Jackson Downing
#57. Architecture, either practically considered or viewed as an art of taste, is a subject so important and comprehensive in itself, that volumes would be requisite to do it justice. Buildings of every description, from the humble cottage to the lofty temple, are objects of such constant recurrence in every habitable part of the globe, and are so strikingly indicative of the intelligence, character, and taste of the inhabitants, that they possess in themselves a great peculiar interest for the mind. #Quote by Andrew Jackson Downing
Description quotes by Adil Salahi
#58. ...What remains to be said is that no portrait of the Prophet's character will do him justice. He was superior to anything we can imagine. Perhaps the description that comes closest to the truth is that he was "the teacher of perfect goodness." May God reward him well for having taught that perfect goodness to humanity. #Quote by Adil Salahi
Description quotes by Ilya Prigogine
#59. Only when a system behaves in a sufficiently random way may the difference between past and future, and therefore irreversibility, enter into its description...The arrow of time is the manifestation of the fact that the future is not given, that, as the French poet Paul Valery emphasized, 'time is a construction'. #Quote by Ilya Prigogine
Description quotes by Mark Rubinstein
#60. Ir you're a writer, reading is part of your job description. ~ Mark Rubinstein #Quote by Mark Rubinstein
Description quotes by Michael Cisco
#61. What it must feel like to lie back with cut wrists in a warm bath, a voluptuous dwindling feeling. #Quote by Michael Cisco
Description quotes by Jane Austen
#62. But there was happiness elsewhere which no description can reach. #Quote by Jane Austen
Description quotes by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
#63. I don't have the strength to keep writing this. To go on living with this feeling is painful beyond description. Isn't there someone kind enough to strangle me in my sleep? #Quote by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Description quotes by Becca Fitzpatrick
#64. You're a guardian angel now." I was still too much in awe to wrap my mind around it, but at the same time I felt amazement, curiosity ... happiness.
"I'm your guardian angel," he said.
"I get my very own guardian angel? What, exactly, is your job description?"
"Guard your body." His smile tipped higher. "I take my job seriously, which means I'm going to need to get acquainted with the subject matter on a personal level. #Quote by Becca Fitzpatrick
Description quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#65. If any personal description of me is thought desirable, it may be said, I am, in height, six feet, four inches, nearly; lean in flesh, weighing on an average one hundred and eighty pounds; dark complexion, with coarse black hair, and grey eyes
no other marks or brands recollected. #Quote by Abraham Lincoln
Description quotes by Gail Carriger
#66. Alphas simply did not grovel; arrogance was part of the job description. #Quote by Gail Carriger
Description quotes by Brandon Mull
#67. A hero sacrifices for the greater good. A hero is true to his or her conscience. In short, heroism means doing the right thing regardless of the consequences. Although any person could fit that description, very few do. Choose this day to be one of them. #Quote by Brandon Mull
Description quotes by James Purdy
#68. For imagine having somebody beside you day and night loving you and forgiving you and petting you forever and ever, that must be a better description of hell than being put into a boiling lake or cauldron of ice that burnt your black. #Quote by James Purdy
Description quotes by Gregory Bateson
#69. Multiple descriptions are better than one. #Quote by Gregory Bateson
Description quotes by Mary Papas
#70. - If you could describe my son in 3 words, what would you say?
- Sweet. Cute. Funny.
- That could be a description of a puppy she says dryly. #Quote by Mary Papas
Description quotes by Jeff VanderMeer
#71. A dream inspiring a story is different than placing a description of a dream in a story. When you describe a character's dream, it has to be sharper than reality in some way, and more meaningful. It has to somehow speak to plot, character, and all the rest. If you're writing something fantastical, it can be a really deadly choice because your story already has elements that can seem dreamlike. #Quote by Jeff VanderMeer
Description quotes by Dan Chiasson
#72. The most significant events, Bishop seems to argue, are destined to remain outside the scope of description. It is perhaps their very status as excessive or fugitive that makes them, in the end, significant. A poet who believes such things will not arrive uncomplicatedly at self-description. #Quote by Dan Chiasson
Description quotes by Cesar Aira
#73. I beg you not to read anything threatening, or even prophetic, into my words, Mr. Clarke. Simply take them as a description, or a 'law' if you like. This circle around a law is a world in miniature within our world, which itself is a miniature. We create the world to fit in with our personal system, so that man can become world. In other words, so that the miniature can become miniature. But miniatures have their own laws, you know. It is not only space which can become minute: it also happens to the corresponding time, which becomes extremely fast. That is why life is so short. #Quote by Cesar Aira
Description quotes by William James
#74. The last peculiarity of consciousness to which attention is to be drawn in this first rough description of its stream is that it is always interested more in one part of its object than in another, and welcomes and rejects, or chooses, all the while it thinks. #Quote by William James
Description quotes by Kim Stanley Robinson
#75. Strangely enough, without names they were still things. He could see them and think about them in terms of shapes, or numbers. Formula of description. Various combinations of conic sections and the six surfaces of revolution symmetrical around an axis, the plane, the sphere, the cylinder, the catenoid, the unduloid, and the nodoid; shapes without the names, but the shapes alone were like names. Spatializing language. #Quote by Kim Stanley Robinson
Description quotes by Debbie Macomber
#76. My greatest strength as a writer is that I'm a storyteller. But, it was a long, hard struggle for me to make the transition from verbally telling stories to writing them. You'll note I don't dwell on descriptions in my writing, because I'm far more interested in telling the story. There are many better writers in this world, but you'd be hard pressed to find anyone more passionate about stories than I am. #Quote by Debbie Macomber
Description quotes by Patrick Rothfuss
#77. She wasn't dressed like a student. She wore an elaborate burgundy dress with long skirts, a tight waist, and matching burgundy gloves that rose all the way to her elbows.
Moving deliberately, she managed to get down off the stool without tangling her feet and made her way over to stand nest to my table. Her blond hair was artfully curled, and her lips were a deeply painted red. I couldn't help wondering what she was doing in a place like Anker's. #Quote by Patrick Rothfuss
Description quotes by George R R Martin
#78. No human metal had gone into the forging of that blade. It was alive with moonlight, translucent, a shard of crystal so thin that it seemed to almost vanish when seen edge on. There was a faint blue shimmer to the thing and a ghost light that played around its edges, and somehow Will knew that it was sharper than any razor. #Quote by George R R Martin
Description quotes by Michael Ruhlman
#79. Stories
from the literature of our culture to descriptions of our days to the lunatic's ravings
appear to be hardwired into us. Even in sleep we tell ourselves stories through our dreams, and it's been shown that those who are prevented from doing so cease to function. #Quote by Michael Ruhlman
Description quotes by Humphry Davy
#80. But if the two countries or governments are at war, the men of science are not. That would, indeed be a civil war of the worst description: we should rather, through the instrumentality of the men of science soften the asperities of national hostility.

{Davy's remarks to Thomas Poole on accepting Napoleon's prize for the best experiment on Galvanism.} #Quote by Humphry Davy
Description quotes by Dalai Lama
#81. One who is caught in thought loses one's original nature. All he knows are words and descriptions. When he sees the actual thing, he fails to perceive it. #Quote by Dalai Lama
Description quotes by Eugene Cernan
#82. One of the most important things about the geology on the moon is your descriptions of what you see, comparing them to things that you've seen on Earth so that the geologists and the scientists on the ground would know what you're talking about; and then take pictures of them. #Quote by Eugene Cernan
Description quotes by Albert Camus
#83. The world always says the same thing. And in that patient truth which proceeds from star to star is established a freedom that releases us from ourselves and from others, as in that other patient truth which proceeds from death to death. #Quote by Albert Camus
Description quotes by Honore De Balzac
#84. The viscountess had raised the forefinger of her right hand and made a pretty gesture toward a stool at her feet. There was such intense tyrannical passion in the gesture that the marquis relinquished the doorknob and came back. #Quote by Honore De Balzac
Description quotes by Ben Okri
#85. We have fallen into this very mean description of humanity. Naturalism in fiction is too reductive in its definition of human beings. #Quote by Ben Okri
Description quotes by Bridgit Mendler
#86. I really like 'This Side of Paradise' by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I think it's a cool description of a character. #Quote by Bridgit Mendler
Description quotes by Gaston Bachelard
#87. This word "description" may be disconcerting when used to refer to what is generally called a translation. But when one wishes to render a verbal creation (as opposed to a didactic statement) from one language to another, he is confronted with two equally unsatisfactory choices. He may, according to his talents, elaborate a similar, but never identical creation, or he may describe that creation as completely as possible in his own language. #Quote by Gaston Bachelard
Description quotes by Dixie Dawn Miller Goode
#88. If I could tell you about Red
I would sing to you of fire Sweet like cherries
Burning like cinnamon Smelling like a rose in the sun #Quote by Dixie Dawn Miller Goode
Description quotes by Mark Batterson
#89. Life a life of Spiritual Adventure. Much like a wild goose the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamed. An element of danger, an air of unpredictability surround Him. And while the name may sound a little sacrilegious, I cannot think of a better description of what it's like to pursue the Spirit's leading through life. #Quote by Mark Batterson
Description quotes by John Green
#90. But mothers lie. It's in the job description. #Quote by John Green
Description quotes by Steven Wright
#91. I never even thought of myself as deadpan until someone wrote an article about me about a year after I was doing comedy. There was a paper called the 'Boston Phoenix,' and someone wrote a description of what I was doing and that's where I first saw 'deadpan.' #Quote by Steven Wright
Description quotes by Mervyn Peake
#92. This tower, patched unevenly with black ivy, arose like a mutilated finger from among the fists of knuckled masonry and pointed blasphemously at heaven. At night the owls made of it an echoing throat; by day it stood voiceless and cast its long shadow. #Quote by Mervyn Peake
Description quotes by Rachel Held Evans
#93. We turned an anthem into an assignment, a poem into a job description. #Quote by Rachel Held Evans
Description quotes by Cameron Dane
#94. He swung around. His body, bathed in the first rays of the sun, was stippled
with color like a stained glass saint. #Quote by Cameron Dane
Description quotes by Barry Eisler
#95. I thought of how Midori had once articulated the idea of mono no aware, a sensibility that, though frequently obscured during cherry blossom viewing by the cacophony of drunken doggerel and generator-powered television sets, remains steadfast in one of the two cultures from which I come. She had called it "the sadness of being human." A wise, accepting sadness, she had said. I admired her for the depths of character such a description indicated. For me, sad has always been a synonym for bitter, and I suspect this will always be so. #Quote by Barry Eisler
Description quotes by Sara Sheridan
#96. Mirabelle sat down, dropping into the cushions like a ball being caught in a large leather glove. #Quote by Sara Sheridan
Description quotes by Jane Cousins
#97. Arrgh!" Hadleigh flung up an arm to shield her eyes but the damage had been done. She'd seen a lot of ugly things in her time and generally ended up killing them but this … this thing defied description. It mocked the word ugly as pithy and stomped on an array of descriptive words such as loathsome, skin crawling and hideous. "Good Goddess, what in the Hell is that? #Quote by Jane Cousins
Description quotes by Sherwood Smith
#98. Until that morning most of the journey had been made in silence, our stops to eat and change horses--again, Renselaeus beneficence: all we had to do was mention their name, and the horses were instantly available--too brief for much converse. When we did stop, we were both too tired to talk. But that day the roads were too muddy for fast travel, and Branaric suddenly turned to me and asked for my story, so I gave him a detailed description of my adventures.
I had just reached the episode at the fountain with Debegri, and was grinning at the fluency and point of Bran's curses, when we became aware of horses behind us.
Traffic had been nonexistent all day, which we had expected. No traders had been permitted to go up into Tlanth, well away from Vesingrui, the fortress that the Renselaeus forces supposedly held, so we didn't expect any military traffic, either.
"Sounds like at least one riding," I said, remembering that pattern well. Danger prickled along my nerves, and I wished I had a weapon.
"Something must have happened." Bran sounded unconcerned. "They must need to tell us--"
"Who? What?"
Bran shrugged. "Escort. Shevraeth sent it along to keep us safe. Knew you would refuse, so they've been behind us the whole way."
I was peering through the trees, anger and apprehension warring inside me. Annoyed as I was to be thus circumvented--and to have my reactions so accurately predicted--I realized I'd be well satisfied to find out that the approa #Quote by Sherwood Smith
Description quotes by Robert W. Service
#99. The following obituary appeared in the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph of Sept. 16, 1958:

A GREAT POET died last week in Lancieux, France, at the age of 84.

He was not a poet's poet. Fancy-Dan dilletantes will dispute the description "great."

He was a people's poet. To the people he was great. They understood him, and knew that any verse carrying the by-line of Robert W. Service would be a lilting thing, clear, clean and power-packed, beating out a story with a dramatic intensity that made the nerves tingle.

And he was no poor, garret-type poet, either. His stuff made money hand over fist. One piece alone, The Shooting of Dan McGrew, rolled up half a million dollars for him. He lived it up well and also gave a great deal to help others.

"The only society I like," he once said, "is that which is rough and tough - and the tougher the better. That's where you get down to bedrock and meet human people."

He found that kind of society in the Yukon gold rush, and he immortalized it. #Quote by Robert W. Service
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#100. Just because you've never been somewhere doesn't mean you don't belong. Just because it's not in your job description doesn't mean you can't do it. Only you can really decide what league you really belong in. #Quote by Jessica Hagy
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#101. When the attorney asked Kassandra for a description of the term "keep sweet," she responded, "Even when it hurts, you were to act happy. Even if you're uncomfortable. That was how you conquered the evil inside of you. #Quote by Lisa Pulitzer
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#102. To take a journey of a thousand miles, you have to begin with the first step from the place where you stand; the romantic description of the journey and the things the body sees on the way and the description of the scenery are of no use unless you lift your foot and take the first step. #Quote by Vimala Thakar
Description quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle
#103. A hound it was, an enormous coal-black hound, but not such a hound as mortal eyes have ever seen. #Quote by Arthur Conan Doyle
Description quotes by Anonymous
#104. Description but Holden narrates in a cynical and jaded he offeres thoughtfuland even criticizing him for childishness bothered last row voice in-depth #Quote by Anonymous
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#105. To demonstrate is to show clearly & deliberately, and to describe is to give a detailed account in words.
That thing called 'Love' is defined when demonstrated, not when described. #Quote by Olaotan Fawehinmi
Description quotes by Orson Welles
#106. I don't want any description of me to be accurate; I want it to be flattering. I don't think people who have to sing for their supper ever like to be described truthfully - not in print anyway. We need to sell tickets, so we need good reviews. #Quote by Orson Welles
Description quotes by Jung Chang
#107. My joy at the sensation of my mind opening up and expanding was beyond description. #Quote by Jung Chang
Description quotes by Plato
#108. I have this tattooed on my left side! I love the saying and it's a perfect description of Karma, don't judge/discriminate and don't do to someone what you wouldn't want done to you. #Quote by Plato
Description quotes by Roger Scruton
#109. So let us replace the word with a true description. People in our societies own things, their labour included, and can trade those things freely with others. They can buy, sell, accumulate, save, share and give. They can enjoy all that their freely exercised labour can secure for them and even, if they choose, do nothing and still survive. You can take away the freedom to buy and sell; you can compel people to work on terms that they would not freely accept; you can confiscate property or forbid this or that form of it. But if those are the alternatives to 'capitalism' there is, now, no real alternative save slavery. #Quote by Roger Scruton
Description quotes by Timothy Garton Ash
#110. What is the elephant in all our rooms? It is the global triumph of capitalism. Democracy is fiercely disputed. Freedom is under threat even in old-established democracies such as Britain. Western supremacy is on the skids. But everyone does capitalism. Americans and Europeans do it. Indians do it. Russian oligarchs and Saudi princes do it. Even Chinese communists do it ... Karl Marx would be turning in his grave. Or perhaps not, since some of his writings eerily foreshadowed our era of globalized capitalism. His prescription failed but his description was prescient. #Quote by Timothy Garton Ash
Description quotes by Tim Willocks
#111. Night. Wind. Stars. Sea. Stones. #Quote by Tim Willocks
Description quotes by Juliet Stevenson
#112. I wanted to be the conduit for somebody else's experiences, filtered through me, and passed on to other people. Which is the job description, really. #Quote by Juliet Stevenson
Description quotes by Airam
#113. I keep the description basic as it allows you to mould the story around your life. #Quote by Airam
Description quotes by Cornelia Funke
#114. Night was fading over the fields as if the rain had washed the darkness out of the hem of its garment. #Quote by Cornelia Funke
Description quotes by Moshe Feldenkrais
#115. There are multiple descriptions of the same real world situation. The only justification for language is to empower yourself. If the verbal description you create of the situation you find yourself in leads to paralysis and ineffectual behaviour, then throw those damn words away and find yourself a new set. There is always some useful description of the world that empowers and gives you choices and your task, if you are going to use words at all, is to find that set of words. #Quote by Moshe Feldenkrais
Description quotes by Brandon Mull
#116. So many misconceptions surround the notion of heroism. Far too many categorize a hero as a champion on the battlefield, a commander of legions, a master of rare talent or ability. Granted, there have been heroes who fit those descriptions. But many men of great evil as well. Heed me. A hero sacrifices for the greater good. A hero is true to his or her conscience. In short, heroism means doing the right thing regardless of the consequences. Although any person could fit that description, very few do. Choose this day to be one of them.
(Beyonders - A World Without Heroes) #Quote by Brandon Mull
Description quotes by Samuel Johnson
#117. It is true that of far the greater part of things, we must content ourselves with such knowledge as description may exhibit, or analogy supply; but it is true likewise, that these ideas are always incomplete, and that at least, till we have compared them with realities, we do not know them to be just. As we see more, we become possessed of more certainties, and consequently gain more principles of reasoning, and found a wider base of analogy. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
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#118. The only way to leave the circle, to stop dancing with the jailer, is to find a way to preserve one's individuality, that unique which evades description but differentiates one human being from the other. #Quote by Azar Nafisi
Description quotes by Margaret Atwood
#119. Mitch looks in her direction. He can't meet her eyes. It's as if she's semi-invisible, a kind of hovering blur. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Description quotes by C.J. Roberts
#120. I can't have everything I feel reduced to a textbook description that fits me, and millions of other broken idiots. #Quote by C.J. Roberts
Description quotes by Timothy Keller
#121. What, then, is good preaching? Let me pull all these ideas together into a single description. It is "proclaim[ing]. . . . the testimony of God" (1 Corinthians 2:1) - preaching biblically, engaging with the authoritative text. This means preaching the Word and not your opinion. #Quote by Timothy Keller
Description quotes by Emil M. Cioran
#122. So long as our untried senses and our naïve heart recognize themselves and delight in the universe of qualifications, they flourish with the aid and at the risk of the adjective, which, once dissected, proves inadequate, deficient. We say of space, of time, and of suffering that they are infinite; but infinite has no more bearing than beautiful, sublime, harmonious, ugly.... Suppose we force ourselves to see to the bottom of words? We see nothing - each of them, detached from the expansive and fertile soul, being null and void. The power of the intelligence functions by projecting a certain luster upon them, by polishing them and making them glitter; this power, erected into a system, is called culture - pryrotechnics against a night sky of nothingness. #Quote by Emil M. Cioran
Description quotes by Edward De Bono
#123. Western traditions of education have emphasized knowledge analysis, description and debate. They all have a part to play, but today there is a whole vast aspect of doing that has just been left out. Operacy is what keeps society going. #Quote by Edward De Bono
Description quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#124. Thieves! Fire! Murder! Such a thing had not happened since first he came to the Mountain! His rage passes description - the sort of rage that is only seen when rich folk that have more than they can enjoy suddenly lose something that they have long had but have never before used or wanted. His fire belched forth, the hall smoked, he shook the mountain-roots. He thrust his head in vain at the little hole, and then coiling his length together, roaring like thunder underground, he sped from his deep lair through its great door, out into the huge passages of the mountain-palace and up towards the Front Gate. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Description quotes by Shannon McKenna
#125. I have a counteroffer. I'll tell you the job description I really want."
Raine's throat tightened in frustration. If he was going to keep it on this level, it was up to her to force them to the next one. As always.
Seth looked down at his feet. She saw his Adam's apple bob, once. Twice. He met her eyes, with the look of a man who was facing the firing squad. "Full-time lover," he said hoarsely. "Father of your children. Companion in adventure, champion, guardian, protector, helpmeet, mate. Love of you life. Forever. #Quote by Shannon McKenna
Description quotes by Helen Craik
#126. But it may be asked, could a man of real honor give his hand to one woman, while his heart was in the possession of another? In most cases of a similar description this question may be easily answered: in the present one, general conclusions, drawn from received opinions, will probably prove erroneous. #Quote by Helen Craik
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#127. A baby is a symbol of peace, a plot of dreams, a light of hope, and a bundle of joy. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Description quotes by Nancy Reagan
#128. There is no job description for the first lady and she's only there because her husband got elected president. #Quote by Nancy Reagan
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#129. My job description is that I'm a rock star. And I'm good at it. #Quote by Billie Joe Armstrong
Description quotes by Laini Taylor
#130. In one of his darker moments, the irony started him laughing and he couldn't stop, and the sounds that came from him, before finally tapering into sobs, were so far from mirth they might have been the forced inversion of laughter-like a soul pulled inside out to reveal its rawest meats. #Quote by Laini Taylor
Description quotes by Rob Temple
#131. Name: One Shade of Grey

Description: You'll recognise this phenomenon through an inability to tell where the pavement ends and the sky begins. Nothing has ever been achieved on a One Shade of Grey day, so if you notice one upon opening your curtains the best advice is to climb back into bed, drink gin through a straw and remember the 'Lost Sun' days of years past.
Most likely: Any of the 18 months of winter. #Quote by Rob Temple
Description quotes by Walter Scott
#132. Now I protest to thee, gentle reader, that I entirely dissent from Francisco de Ubeda in this matter, and hold it the most useful quality of my pen, that it can speedily change from grave to gay, and from description and dialogue to narrative and character. So that if my quill displays no other properties of its mother-goose than her mutability, truly I shall be well pleased; and I conceive that you, my worthy friend, will have no occasion for discontent. From #Quote by Walter Scott
Description quotes by Rick Riordan
#133. I recalled my encounter with the sea goddess Ran, who had described her husband as a hipster who liked microbrewing. At the time, the description had been too weird to comprehend. Afterward, it had seemed funny. Now it seemed a little too real, because I was pretty sure the hipster god in question was standing right in front of me. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Description quotes by Frank Wilczek
#134. Our deepest description of physical reality, in quantum theory and in the four Core Theories of forces (gravitation, electromagnetism, strong and weak forces), bring in concepts that call to mind yin and yang. Niels Bohr, an influential founder of quantum theory, saw strong parallels between his concept of complementarity and the unified duality of yin-yang. He designed a coat of arms for himself, in which the yin-yang figures centrally (see figure 42, page 324). Our Core Theories center on the interplay between lightlike space filling fluids (yang) and substances (yin) they both direct and respond to. #Quote by Frank Wilczek
Description quotes by Rusty Blackwood
#135. Love, is there even a true description other than knowing your heart will cease to beat without that certain someone in your life?
-Rusty Blackwood #Quote by Rusty Blackwood
Description quotes by Jessica Strawser
#136. She'd once read a description of new motherhood that had struck her, at the time that she was returning to work after maxing out her maternity leave allowance, as a beautiful metaphor for her own days back at the office. It was that mother and baby are like a ball of yarn, and when the mother leaves the baby's side, it's as if the baby grabs hold of the loose end, a tug that both mother and baby feel in their every fiber. As they both move through the hours spent apart, the string unravels more and more, and then just when each is starting to feel diminished, barely even a ball of yarn at all anymore, it's time for the mother to make her way back. Together again, they need only a bit of time to wind the string back up, and then it's as if they had never been apart, right up until they wake up and do it all over again. #Quote by Jessica Strawser
Description quotes by Eric Nierstedt
#137. You made an offering of a battle of gods and demons," Joshua said. "That kind of offer does not go unnoticed. You awoke the souls of your kinsmen inside the mortals they have become. #Quote by Eric Nierstedt
Description quotes by Keith Devlin
#138. What is mathematics? Ask this question of person chosen at random, and you are likely to receive the answer "Mathematics is the study of number." With a bit of prodding as to what kind of study they mean, you may be able to induce them to come up with the description "the science of numbers." But that is about as far as you will get. And with that you will have obtained a description of mathematics that ceased to be accurate some two and a half thousand years ago! #Quote by Keith Devlin
Description quotes by Deborah Lawrenson
#139. Scrubby evergreen bushes released a strong scent of resin and honey; forests of pine gave way to gentle south-facing vineyards disturbed only by the ululation of early summer cicadas. Sitting up tall on the seat, she craned around eagerly to see what plants thrived naturally.
It was a wild and romantic place, Laurent de Fayols had written, the whole island once bought as a wedding gift to his wife by a man who had made his fortune in the silver mines of Mexico. One of three small specks in the Mediterranean known as the Golden Isles, after the oranges, lemons, and grapefruit that glowed like lamps in their citrus groves.
There were few reference works in English that offered information beyond superficial facts about the island, and those she had managed to find were old. The best had been published in 1880, by a journalist called Adolphe Smith. Ellie had been struck by the loveliness of his "description of the most Southern Point of the French Riviera":

'The island is divided into seven ranges of small hills, and in the numerous valleys thus created are walks sheltered from every wind, where the umbrella pines throw their deep shade over the path and mingle their balsamic odor with the scent of the thyme, myrtle and the tamarisk. #Quote by Deborah Lawrenson
Description quotes by Gabrielle Zevin
#140. W-MT: There was a book I read about in the New York Times Book Review. It had a red cover, maybe? A.J.: Yeah, that sounds familiar. [Translation: That is excessively vague. Author, title, description of the plot - these are more useful locators. That the cover might have been red and that it was in the New York Times Book Review helps me far less than you might think.] Anything else you remember about it? [Use your words.] #Quote by Gabrielle Zevin
Description quotes by James Altucher
#141. g) Time it takes to reinvent yourself: five years. Here's a description of the five years: Year One: You're flailing and reading everything and just starting to do. Year Two: You know who you need to talk to and network with. You're doing every day. You finally know what the Monopoly board looks like in your new endeavors. Year Three: You're good enough to start making money. It might not be a living yet. Year Four: You're making a good living, and you can quit your day job. Year Five: You're making wealth. Sometimes you get frustrated in years one through four. You say, "Why isn't it happening yet?" That's okay. Just keep going. Or stop and pick a new field. #Quote by James Altucher
Description quotes by James Franco
#142. The man is angry, the man
Is destructive, the man wants more.
The woman is more, the woman is all. #Quote by James Franco
Description quotes by John McCain
#143. War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality. #Quote by John McCain
Description quotes by Charles Sanders Peirce
#144. No general description of the mode of advance of human knowledge can be just which leaves out of account the social aspect of knowledge. That is of its very essence. What a thing society is! The workingman, with his trade union, knows that. Men and women moving in polite society understand it, still better. But Bohemians, like me, whose work is done in solitude, are apt to forget that not only is a man as a whole little better than a brute in solitude, but also that everything that bears any important meaning to him must receive its interpretation from social considerations. #Quote by Charles Sanders Peirce
Description quotes by Jonathan Lethem
#145. Terms swarm up to tempt me in the course of this description: Greek Orthodox, Romanesque, flying buttress, etc. These guessing words I find junked in my brain in deranged juxtaposition, like files randomly stuffed into cabinets by a dispirited secretary with no notion of what, if anything, might ever be usefully retrieved. Often all language seems this way: a monstrous compendium of embedded histories I'm helpless to understand. I employ it the way a dog drives a car, without grasping how the car came to exist or what makes a combustion engine possible. That is, of course, if dogs drove cars. They don't. Yet I go around forming sentences. #Quote by Jonathan Lethem
Description quotes by Don DeLillo
#146. The half-concealed disasters that constitute a life. #Quote by Don DeLillo
Description quotes by Karen Chance
#147. He wasn't that good looking, he had the social skills of a wet cat and the patience of a caffeinated hummingbird #Quote by Karen Chance
Description quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle
#148. A strong wind sang sadly as it bent the trees in front of the Hall. A half moon shone through the dark, flying clouds on to the wild and empty moor. #Quote by Arthur Conan Doyle
Description quotes by Stephen King
#149. A campaign, like a brand, is not just a number of bits put together-a claim here, a pack shot there, a reason why somewhere else. If we try to produce it by the atomistic approach, we will end up with a sort of Identikit brand. It will be a perfect description of the structure of the brand, as the Identikit can describe the contours of the face. But it won't be the same thing. The brand will never come to life. #Quote by Stephen King
Description quotes by Marian Keyes
#150. People don't tend to employ me. I'm the wrong personality type. Or rather, people do tend to employ me for a short time and then they sack me. A film broker once told me, as she terminated my contract, that I have a misleading sort of face.
"You're pretty", she complained. "Your features are symmetrical and there was an article in Grazia that says human beings are programmed to find those with symmetrical features more pleasing to they eye. So this isn't my fault, I was simply responding to a biological imperative. You've even teeth, so when you smile, you look ... sweet, I suppose. But you're not, are you?"
"I hope not," I said.
"You see, there you go again. You're a smart-arse and you've no ability to filter your thoughts
"And my thoughts are often abrasive."
"I'll just get my brushes and sponges and leave."
"If you would. #Quote by Marian Keyes
Description quotes by A.S. Byatt
#151. He was a compact, clearcut man, with precise features, a lot of very soft black hair, and thoughtful dark brown eyes. He had a look of wariness, which could change when he felt relaxed or happy, which was not often in these difficult days, into a smile of amused friendliness and pleasure which aroused feelings of warmth, and something more, in many women. #Quote by A.S. Byatt
Description quotes by Natalie Babbitt
#152. Wordy! I enjoy description - I like words, and words are the tools that writers use, just like paint is the tool that artists use. I think words are fun, and I have a lot of fun using them. I know that a lot of kids think my stories start very slowly, and I expect that's true. But that's the way I like to read stories, so when I'm writing them I can do what I want! I say that to kids in schools, and they are very generous - they say, That's true. You can do what you want. It's your story. #Quote by Natalie Babbitt
Description quotes by John D. Barrow
#153. Then, in 1974, Stephen Hawking made a dramatic discovery. He decided to examine for the forst time what occurs when one applies the notions of quantum mechanics to black holes. What he discovered was that black holes are not completely black. When quantum mechanics is included in the discussion of their properties, it is possible for energy to escape from the surface of the black hole and be recorded by an outside observer. The variation in the strength of the gravitational field near the horizon surface is strong enough to create pairs of particles and antiparticles spontaneously. The energy necessary to do this is extracted from the source of the gravitational field, and as the process continues, so the mass of the black hole ebbs away. If one waits long enough, it should disappear completely unless some unknown physics intervenes in the final stages. Such a discovery was exciting enough, but its most satisfying aspect was the fact that the particles radiated away from the surface of the black hole were found to have all the characteristics of heat radiation, with a temperature precisely equal to the gravitational field at the horizon and an entropy given by its surface area, just as the analogy had suggested. Black holes did possess a non-zero temperature and obeyed the laws of thermodynamics, but only when quantum mechanics was included in their description. #Quote by John D. Barrow
Description quotes by Richard  Adams
#154. The full moon, well risen in a cloudless eastern sky, covered the high solitude with its light. We are not conscious of daylight as that which displaces darkness. Daylight, even when the sun is clear of clouds, seems to us simply the natural condition of the earth and air. When we think of the downs, we think of the downs in daylight, as with think of a rabbit with its fur on. Stubbs may have envisaged the skeleton inside the horse, but most of us do not: and we do not usually envisage the downs without daylight, even though the light is not a part of the down itself as the hide is part of the horse itself. We take daylight for granted. But moonlight is another matter. It is inconstant. The full moon wanes and returns again. Clouds may obscure it to an extent to which they cannot obscure daylight. Water is necessary to us, but a waterfall is not. Where it is to be found it is something extra, a beautiful ornament. We need daylight and to that extent it us utilitarian, but moonlight we do not need. When it comes, it serves no necessity. It transforms. It falls upon the banks and the grass, separating one long blade from another; turning a drift of brown, frosted leaves from a single heap to innumerable flashing fragments; or glimmering lengthways along wet twigs as though light itself were ductile. Its long beams pour, white and sharp, between the trunks of trees, their clarity fading as they recede into the powdery, misty distance of beech woods at night. In moonlight, two ac #Quote by Richard Adams
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#155. The sky was low and broody, but from here, near the treeline, you could see the forest rolling down into the valley, the lake tucked away like a pocket mirror. #Quote by Garth Risk Hallberg
Description quotes by Sherwood Smith
#156. When we were finished, the Prince said, "Have you any further questions concerning the matter we discussed last night?"
"One." While I felt no qualms about being rude to his son, I was reluctant to treat the elderly man the same. "You really have been planning this for a long time?"
"For most of my life."
"Then why didn't you respond? Offer to help us--at least offer a place in your alliance--when Bran and I sent our letter to the King at the start of winter?"
The Prince paused to take a sip of his coffee. I noted idly that he had long, slim hands like his son's. Had the Prince ever wielded a sword? Oh yes--wasn't he wounded in the Pirate Wars?
"There was much to admire in your letter," he said with a faint smile. "Your forthright attitude, the scrupulous care with which you documented each grievance, bespoke an earnestness, shall we say, of intent. What your letter lacked, however, was an equally lucid plan for what to do after Galdran's government was torn down."
"But we did include one," I protested.
He inclined his head. "In a sense. Your description of what the government ought to be was truly enlightened. Yet…as the military would say, you set out a fine strategy, but failed to supplement it with any kind of tactical carry-through." His eyes narrowed slightly, and he added, "It is always easiest to judge where one is ignorant--a mistake we made about you, and that we have striven to correct--but it seemed that you and your adherents we #Quote by Sherwood Smith
Description quotes by Laura Amy Schlitz
#157. Dr. Wintermute beheld Mrs. Pinchbeck befeathered, beribboned, crinolined, corseted, frizzled, and festooned, though not wasted. #Quote by Laura Amy Schlitz
Description quotes by Charles Morgan
#158. Lewis Alison, a dark, craggy man of more than common height, gave no sign of sharing in the general curiosity. He stayed in his place, seeming to have wrapped himself in a composure not easily disturbed. #Quote by Charles Morgan
Description quotes by Jasinda Wilder
#159. Falling in love. A strange phrase, so common as to be nearly useless, a kind of semantic saturation on a cultural level. It was only when you felt yourself falling in love and thought about how that felt and what it meant that the phrase took on meaning, letting you really comprehend the accuracy of the description. #Quote by Jasinda Wilder
Description quotes by Helge Kragh
#160. Following the path of earlier unificationists, one of Eddington's aims was to reduce the contingencies in the description of nature, for example, by explaining the fundamental constants of physics rather than accepting them as merely experimental data. One of these constants was the fine-structure constant ... , which entered prominently in Dirac's theory and was known to be about 1/137. #Quote by Helge Kragh
Description quotes by Ann Patchett
#161. He realized now he was only just beginning to see the full extent to which it was his destiny to follow, to walk blindly into fates he could never understand. In fate there was reward, in turning over one's heart to God there was a magnificence that lay beyond description. At the moment one is sure that all is lost, look at what is gained! #Quote by Ann Patchett
Description quotes by Kevin Patterson
#162. Storms are sex. They exist alongside and are indifferent to words and description and dissection. #Quote by Kevin Patterson
Description quotes by Alison Fell
#163. Pericles, he reflected, was a sad case. He'd been a postman all his life, a solid, reliable worker, until one Christmas when he had stolen all the gifts he was meant to deliver: wind-chimes, scented candles, Belgian chocolates, cowbells from the Bernese Oberland. Most of the haul had been lavished on his elderly mother; the rest he had stashed in his bedroom, which the old lady, being too frail to climb the stairs, no longer cleaned. #Quote by Alison Fell
Description quotes by Elizabeth Hurley
#164. It's definitely part of my job description not to be too fat. #Quote by Elizabeth Hurley
Description quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#165. God defend me from being an honest man according to the description which every day I see made by each man to his own glorification #Quote by Michel De Montaigne
Description quotes by Marcel Proust
#166. Swann could at once detect in this story one of those fragments of literal truth which liars, when taken by surprise, console themselves by introducing into the composition of the falsehood which they have to invent, thinking that it can be safely incorporated, and will lend the whole story an air of verisimilitude. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Description quotes by Marcel Proust
#167. Like a fruit hidden among its leaves, which has grown and ripened unobserved by man, until it falls of its own accord, there came upon us one night the kitchen-maid's confinement. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Description quotes by Charlotte Stein
#168. He nods, eagerly. I wish to God I didn't have to add that 'eagerly' onto that description. #Quote by Charlotte Stein
Description quotes by Neal Stephenson
#169. Well, 'vacuum with a sparse dusting of probability waves' is an accurate description of just about everything in the universe, #Quote by Neal Stephenson
Description quotes by Mikhail Bulgakov
#170. A book is open in front of me and this is what it has to
say about the symptoms of morphine withdrawal:

'... morbid anxiety, a nervous depressed condition,
irritability, weakening of the memory, occasional
hallucinations and a mild impairment of consciousness

I have not experienced any hallucinations, but I can
only say that the rest of this description is dull, pedestrian
and totally inadequate.

'Depressed condition' indeed!

Having suffered from this appalling malady, I hereby enjoin
all doctors to be more compassionate toward their
patients. What overtakes the addict deprived of morphine
for a mere hour or two is not a 'depressed condition': it is
slow death. Air is insubstantial, gulping it down is useless
... there is not a cell in one's body that does not crave
... but crave what? This is something which defies analysis
and explanation. In short, the individual ceases to exist:
he is eliminated. The body which moves, agonises and
suffers is a corpse. It wants nothing, can think of nothing
but morphine. To die of thirst is a heavenly, blissful death
compared with the craving for morphine. The feeling must
be something like that of a man buried alive, clawing at the
skin on his chest in the effort to catch the last tiny bubbles
of air in his coffin, or of a heretic at the stake, groaning and
writhing as the first tongues #Quote by Mikhail Bulgakov
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#171. Earle had friendly written all over him the way that a plague rat had "Hug Me" emblazoned on its fur. #Quote by John Connolly
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#172. A vampire private investigator?" he repeated. "You're putting me on, right?" "I know you have vampire hit men, so why wouldn't you have vampire private investigators, too?" she flared back. "I can't just run an ad with Nathanial's description on it titled 'Have you seen this soul welsher? #Quote by Jeaniene Frost
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#173. That's why your poems can never be no more than a description of life. The page is finite. Once you put the words down on paper, you've fossilized your thought. Bugs in amber, nigger. But music is life itself. Music is time. Played live, played at seventy-eight rpms, thirty-three and a third, backwards, looped, whatever. There's no need for translation. You understand or you don't. #Quote by Paul Beatty
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#174. Dark spruce frowned on either side of the frozen waterway. #Quote by Jack London
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#175. Similar to the telescope or the telephone, television enables us to see or hear things we never dreamed of. When you look at the details, a concrete scene between people is really something incredibly unlikely, something subtle that requires extended description. #Quote by Alexander Kluge
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#176. The necessity of poetry has to be stated over and over, but only to those who have reason to fear its power, or those who still believe that language is 'only words' and that an old language is good enough for our descriptions of the world we are trying to transform. #Quote by Adrienne Rich
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#177. Some days I still miss fumigating. I did get three beautiful children from the process. Fumigation can be wonderful." She settled back into her wheelchair.
Livia jumped around to kneel in front of her. "Oh, please don't say anything to anyone. It's my sister in there with him. I bet he feels so guilty about it."
Bea gave a delighted cackle. "I'm sure guilty isn't exactly the right description of Mr. Cole right now." Her eyes softened. "Sweet Livia, young people can only learn with time, but maybe you can get a leg up. There's no shame in true love. And if Mr. Cole thinks he has some big secret, he's wrong. At my age, you can spot a man in love from a mile away. My friends and I probably knew before he did. #Quote by Debra Anastasia
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#178. Well you know, bad luck is a kind of 1st in the job description for human being, 2nd its not all bad, at least there is a little thing of that 'bad luck' is a 'good luck' to others, we should consider it as helping people, its just us know how to be thankful, we will lose some today, hopefully we earn more tomorrow..always positive is the key...(Ejump, 2016) #Quote by Ejump Schiffler
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#179. I see foxes often, but always they are crossing fallow fields in the distance. Gold flecks on faraway expanses of green. Magnetic to the meandering eye. Enigmatic, unreachable. #Quote by Sara Baume
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#180. If there would be a recipe for a poem, these would be the ingredients: word sounds, rhythm, description, feeling, memory, rhyme, and imagination. They can be put together a thousand different ways, a thousand, thousand ... more. #Quote by Karla Kuskin
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#181. only had to write the play that I was already thinking of. Plays are much easier to write than books, because you can see them in your mind's eye, you are not hampered with all that description which clogs you so terribly in a book and stops you getting on with what's happening. The circumscribed limits of the stage simplifies things for you. You don't have to follow the heroine up and down the stairs, or out to the tennis lawn and back, thinking thoughts that have to be described. You have only what can be seen and heard and done to deal with. Looking and listening and feeling is what you have to deal with. I should #Quote by Agatha Christie
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#182. I'm used to doing things my way, and Aidan is set in his medieval ways."
"What's medieval?" Joshua wanted to know.
"Ask Aidan. He's good with answers," she replied resentfully.
"Medieval refers to the days of knight and ladies, Joshua. Alexandria thinks I would have made a great knight. They were men who served their homeland with honor and always recued and took care of their fair maidens." Aidan drained the contents of a third glass of ruby liquid. "A fitting description, and quite a compliment. Thank you, Alexandria."
Stefan coughed behind his hand, and Marie hastily turned to look out the window.
Alexandria found a reluctant smile curving her soft mouth. "That's not all I could call you, but for now, we'll leave it at medieval. #Quote by Christine Feehan
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#183. I was examining the perfumed, coloured candles guaranteed to bring good fortune with continued use when a lovely mocha-skinned girl came in from the back room and stood behind the counter. She wore a white smock over her dress and looked about nineteen or twenty. Her wavy, shoulder-length hair was the colour of polished mahogany. A number of thin, silver hoops jingled on her fine-boned wrist. "May I help you?" she asked. Just beneath her carefully modulated diction lingered the melodic calypso lilt of the Caribbean. #Quote by William Hjortsberg
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#184. the lagers are warm and the takeaway's cold #Quote by David Nicholls
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#185. I remember tearing up the first time I read Nabokov's description, in 'Speak, Memory,' of his father being tossed on a blanket by cheering muzhiks, with its astonishingly subtle foreshadowing of grief and mourning. #Quote by Michael Chabon
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#186. These hands are steady enough, but they are large. Had he been a proper pianist - he's dabbled inexpertly - his ten-note span might be of use. #Quote by Ian McEwan
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#187. Columnists must make sure that when they describe an event, they are being accurate in their description. When they quote someone, they are required to do so accurately. Errors that are made must be corrected openly and quickly. #Quote by Andrew Rosenthal
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#188. To be a writer is to connect and to play and to attempt to see clearly and understand. It astounds me regularly that feeling things deeply and writing them down is basically my job description. #Quote by Deb Caletti
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#189. A description for this result is not available because of this site's robots.txt #Quote by Google
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#190. Well. The term "frocky" was used a lot as a derogatory description for women that Eileen and Stephanie thought were dressing just to please male egos. Yet #Quote by Maeve Binchy
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#191. The less serious running of any description which an athlete indulges in before eighteen, the better for his future prospects. #Quote by Alfred Shrubb
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#192. The stale September days, in the huge half-empty town, had a charm wrapped in them as a coloured gem might be wrapped in a dusty cloth. #Quote by Henry James
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#193. The correct description is that we try every day to become more humble when we talk about divinity, we try to realize how little we know and how open minded we should be. #Quote by John Templeton
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#194. Of course, even when you see the world as a trap and posit a fundamental separation between liberation of self and transformation of society, you can still feel a compassionate impulse to help its suffering beings. In that case you tend to view the personal and the political in a sequential fashion. "I'll get enlightened first, and then I'll engage in social action." Those who are not engaged in spiritual pursuits put it differently: "I'll get my head straight first, I'll get psychoanalyzed, I'll overcome my inhibitions or neuroses or my hang-ups (whatever description you give to samsara) and then I'll wade into the fray." Presupposing that world and self are essentially separate, they imagine they can heal one before healing the other. This stance conveys the impression that human consciousness inhabits some haven, or locker-room, independent of the collective situation -- and then trots onto the playing field when it is geared up and ready.

It is my experience that the world itself has a role to play in our liberation. Its very pressures, pains, and risks can wake us up -- release us from the bonds of ego and guide us home to our vast, true nature. For some of us, our love of the world is so passionate that we cannot ask it to wait until we are enlightened. #Quote by Joanna Macy
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#195. I'd like to find someone to procreate with - as sexy as that sounds. If you're out and about and fit the description, come up and say hi. I won't bite. Well, maybe a little, if you're lucky. #Quote by Chloe Sevigny
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#196. The first fellow was a bit too active, but the second was caught by the under-gardener, and only got away after a struggle. He was a middle-sized, strongly built man
square jaw, thick neck, moustache, a mask over his eyes." "That's rather vague," said Sherlock Holmes. "My, it might be a description of Watson!" "It's true," said the inspector, with amusement. "It might be a description of Watson. #Quote by Arthur Conan Doyle
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#197. Biblioll College. Sir, - I have read your letter with interest; and, judging from your description of yourself as a working-man, I venture to think that you will have a much better chance of success in life by remaining in your own sphere and sticking to your trade than by adopting any other course. That, therefore, is what I advise you to do. Yours faithfully, T. Tetuphenay. To Mr. J. Fawley, Stone-mason. #Quote by Thomas Hardy
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#198. A writer need not be bound by flat statement like "It was a rough sea," when verbs like tumble and roil and seethe wait to spell from her pen. #Quote by Rebecca McClanahan
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#199. The lines of her face, turned up to the sky, would have broken your heart. #Quote by Tana French
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#200. For me, a certain sign of quality or class in art is that when I read, see or listen to something, I suddenly get an acute, clear feeling that somebody's formulated something which I've experienced or thought; exactly the same thing but with the help of a better sentence or better visual arrangement or better composition of sounds than I could ever have imagined. ... It's a description, an image which deeply concerns you, which deeply moves you and is your image. #Quote by Krzystof Kieslowski

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