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«Death's sting has a new meaning now that the Times of London is including candid descriptions of human peccadilloes in its obituaries.»
«I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.»
Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
, First Lady
, bed of roses
, named after
«We defend ourself with descriptions and tame the world by generalizing»
Author: Iris Murdoch
«The description is not the described; I can describe the mountain, but the description is not the mountain, and if you are caught up in the description, as most people are, then you will never see the mountain»
«Relativity teaches us the connection between the different descriptions of one and the same reality.»
«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.»
«I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits»
Author: John Locke
, rule of
«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»
«To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any man of parts and culture.»
Author: Oscar Wilde
«The most beautiful description of a woman is by understatement»