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«If I stand here, I can see the Little Red Haired girl when she comes out of her house... Of course, if she sees me peeking around this tree, she'll think I'm the dumbest person in the world... But if I don't peek around the tree, I'll never see her... Which means I probably AM the dumbest person in the world... which explains why I'm standing in a batch of poison oak.»
«It takes more time and effort and delicacy to learn the silence of a people than to learn its sounds. Some people have a special gift for this. Perhaps this explains why some missionaries, notwithstanding their efforts, never come to speak properly, to communicate delicately through silences. Although they ''speak with the accent of natives'' they remain forever thousands of miles away. The learning of the grammar of silence is an art much more difficult to learn than the grammar of sounds.»
Author: Ivan Illich
, properly speaking
, The Silence
«Psychology which explains everything explains nothing, and we are still in doubt»
«Self-deception ultimately explains Japan's plight. The Japanese have never accepted that change is in their interest - and not merely a response to U.S. criticism.»
«Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.»
«I wept when I was born and every day explains why»
«No explanation ever explains the necessity of making one.»
«No man can be friendly to another whose personal habits differ materially from his own. Even the trivialities of table manners thus become important. The fact probably explains much of race prejudice, and even more of national prejudice.»
«Adam was but human-this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden.»
Author: Mark Twain
, Adam the
, Apple I
, The Apple
, The Apples
«Don't explain your author, read him right and he explains himself»