Quotes with explain
Einstein said that "the most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious." So why do so many of us try to explain the beauty of music, thus depriving it of its mystery?
The Unanswered Question (1976)
I argue that neuroscience alone isn't enough to explain consciousness, but I think it will be a major part of an eventual theory.
It would take too long to explain the intimate alliance of contradictions in human nature which makes love itself wear at times the desperate shape of betrayal. And perhaps there is no possible explanation.
Some Reminiscences (1912)
In America only the successful writer is important, in France all writers are important, in England no writer is important, in Australia you have to explain what a writer is.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Never contradict. Never explain. Never apologize. (Those are the secrets of a happy life!).
Letter to The Times of London, September 5, 1919.
History is not a narrative of events. The historian’s difficult task is to explain what happened.
The Century of Revolution: 1603-1714 (1961)
Never explain — your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyhow.
The Motto Book (1907)
There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can't compete academically, so they throw money into the happy laps of shrinks... to get back diagnoses that help explain away the deficiencies of their junior morons. I don't [care] what these crackerjack whack jobs tell you — your kid is not autistic. He's just stupid. Or lazy. Or both.
Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid (2008)
Theology -- An effort to explain the unknowable by putting it into terms of the not worth knowing.
A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)
I don't know how to explain what it was like to run my business, the joy of every day. I got a kick every time I went into the shipping department. ... I loved seeing (the dresses) going out the door. I loved them selling in the shop. I liked them on the body. Everything. There's no explaining the fun I had.
Vanity Fair, 2003
The secret of pleasing in conversation is not to explain too much everything; to say them half and leave a little for divination is a mark of the good opinion we have of others, and nothing flatters their self-love more.
History is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of "history" it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time -- and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened.
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1971)
Love is not a product of reasonings and statistics. It just comes--none knows whence--and cannot explain itself.
Philosophy simply puts everything before us, and neither explains nor deduces anything. -- Since everything lies open to view there is nothing to explain. For what is hidden, for example, is of no interest to us.
Never apologize and never explain - it's a sign of weakness.
Screenplay for the 1949 film She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, written by Frank S. Nugent and Laurence Stallings.