Interpretation Quotes

Interpretation Quotes by Vernon Howard, Aga Khan IV, Albert Einstein, Carl Jung, Fred Astaire, James Redfield and many others.

Interpretation blocks reception while masquerading as reception. Rightness does not need interpretation; it requires simple acceptance and nothing else.
Vernon Howard
There are many interpretations of Islam within the wider Islamic community, but generally we are instructed to leave the world a better place than it was when we came into it.
Aga Khan IV
The word ‘God’ is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, and religious scripture a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change this.
Albert Einstein
I came to Freud for facts. I read ‘The Interpretation of Dreams’ and I thought- ‘Oh, here is a man who is not just theorizing away, here is a man who has got facts.
Carl Jung
Dancing is a vertical interpretation of a horizontal intention.
Fred Astaire
We must intend to live [the new spiritual awareness], to integrate each increased degree of awareness into our daily routine. It only takes one negative interpretation to stop everything.
James Redfield
I first read Sigmund Freud’s ‘Beyond the Pleasure Principle’ as a young girl, and it helped me to understand that there are thousands of possible ways to interpret our experience, that everything has a meaning, and that interpretation is the key to reality. This was the first step to becoming a writer.
Olga Tokarczuk
Art is the ability to communicate through an intermediary and to convey one’s feelings through an isolated object. It’s inspiration and incubation. Putting my subjective feelings into an objective form and then on to you for a subjective interpretation.
Sylvester Stallone
There are no styles of karate-do, just varying interpretations of its principles.
Kenwa Mabuni
Man is aware; he perceives and interprets the world around him. When he uses logic as a tool for interpretation, it becomes science; when he uses feelings for interpretation, it becomes poetry; when he takes a longer view of his observations, it becomes wisdom.
Avtarjeet Singh Dhanjal
I always prefer other people’s interpretations over my own, so I’m not very quick to make explicit what exactly a song or record is about.
M. Ward
Once you can clearly describe what you are reacting to, free of your interpretation or evaluation of it, other people are less likely to be defensive when they hear it.
Marshall B. Rosenberg
Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams in 1900. It introduced the notion that there existed certain predictable and identifiable processes by which dreams were formed.
Henry Reed
No language exists that cannot be misused… Every Interpretation is hypothetical, for it is a mere attempt to read an unfamiliar text.
Carl Jung
But, I don’t think any arranger should ever write a drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can’t create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays everything that’s written, he becomes mechanical; he has no freedom.
Buddy Rich
I want to show people how there are variations and different interpretations of good and evil.
Hideo Kojima
Historically, Islam was hijacked about 20 or 30 years after the Prophet and interpreted in such a way that the ruler has absolute power and is accountable only to God. That, of course, was a very convenient interpretation for whoever was the ruler.
Mohamed ElBaradei
Certainly one of the surprising truths of having a book published is realizing that your book is as open to interpretation as an abstract painting. People bring their own beliefs and attitudes to your work, which is thrilling and surprising at the same time.
Marisha Pessl
Judges should be in the business of declaring what the law is using the traditional tools of interpretation, rather than pronouncing the law as they might wish it to be in light of their own political views.
Neil Gorsuch
Is your work an interpretation of your understanding of reality, or is it simply a picture of your feelings?
Millard Sheets
I only play projects with weird interpretations of presidents.
Benjamin Walker
The body is a field of ideas and it is a field of interpretations and when you change your experience of your own identity to a spiritual being, the body expresses the physical manifestation of that spiritual reality.
Deepak Chopra
Expression, to a great extent, is a matter of terms, and terms are anyone’s. The meaning of ‘God’ may have a billion interpretations if there be that many souls in the world
Charles Ives
One of the exciting things about producing a comic is seeing the artist stamp his own interpretation on it.
Matt Smith
The whole idea of jazz came about was the interpretation of the human dialogue, trading fours. When someone’s soloing and someone picks up the solo and plays it back at ’em, it was the imitation of the human dialogue. It was how people spoke, through music.
Wendell Pierce
There’s been essentially the same analysis over and over again and very little allowance made for different views and interpretations and reflections.
Edward Said
I knew that I could be more creative onstage, to state my own case and deliver my own interpretation of the role much more aggressively than in the recording studio.
Kiri Te Kanawa
The essential idea of Stoicism in my interpretation is, you don’t control the world around you, you control how you respond. At 19, that’s very empowering.
Ryan Holiday
You will find a blissfulness which contains in it sadness also, because that sadness gives it depth. Watch Buddha’s statue – blissful, but still sad. The very word sad gives you wrong connotations – that something is wrong. This is your interpretation. To me, life in its totality is good.
Indians invest more in Britain than in the rest of European Union combined. It is not because they want to save on interpretation costs, but because they find an environment that is welcoming and familiar.
Narendra Modi
The work of art, though bound by its genetic markings and indelible fingerprints, is boundless in the infinite elaborations of its destiny, and therefore in the range of its interpretations.
Russell Sherman
The real problem is not the religion itself, but its insistence that the interpretation it offers of the world is the only valid interpretation.
Avtarjeet Singh Dhanjal
Because, in fact, women, feminists, do read my poetry, and they read it often with the power of their political interpretation. I don’t care; that’s what poetry is supposed to do.
Diane Wakoski
A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics.
Fred Hoyle
I think my great book is Born to Sing: An Interpretation and World Survey of Bird Song.
Charles Hartshorne
Art’s effect is due to the tension resulting from the clash of the collocation of elements of two (or more) systems of interpretation. This conflict has the function of breaking down automatism of perception and occurs simultaneously on the many levels of a work of art … All levels may carry meaning.
Yuri Lotman
To the extent that these [New Deal policies] developed,
they were tortured interpretations of a document
[the Constitution] intended to prevent them.
Rexford Tugwell
Nature does not create works of art. It is we, and the faculty of interpretation peculiar to the human mind, that see art.
Man Ray
There is something servile in the interpretation of sin as crime which infringes the will of God and calls for legal proceedings on the part of God. Sin is dividedness, a state of deficiency, incompleteness, dissociation, enslavement, hatred, but it is not disobedience and not formal violation of the will of God.
Nikolai Berdyaev
We have the ability to create choice by altering our interpretations of the world.
Sheena Iyengar
When each one of us become an active and living book of lessons for those who see our examples, the boundaries of religious interpretation will give way to the new era of brotherhood and peace we’re waiting for.
Chico Xavier
I’m not trying to be romantic. I think you can tell when people are trying to be sexy onstage. When I was doing ‘All the Way,’ I was really thinking about my wife. People don’t know my personal experience, but they can tell it’s an honest interpretation.
Harry Connick, Jr.
We must be on our guard against giving interpretations which are hazardous or opposed to science, and so exposing the word of God to the ridicule of unbelievers.
Saint Augustine
The history of interpretation [of the Bible] is fascinating; but that is something else.
Frank Moore Cross
It is best not to study too much on who gets what they deserve. It can lead to an overly complicated interpretation of God’s personal attributes.
Charles Frazier
The interpretation that makes you ardent and hopeful and active and reverent is the true one.
The syntactic component of a grammar must specify, for each sentence, a deep structure that determines its semantic interpretationand a surface structure that determines its phonetic interpretation.
Noam Chomsky
Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.
Susan Sontag
[The Many-worlds interpretation is the] only completely coherent approach to explaining both the contents of quantum mechanics and the appearance of the world.
Hugh Everett III
I don’t believe my interpretation’s inerrant. I don’t believe anybody else’s interpretation is inerrant, but I do believe the scripture is inerrant. I believe in the plenary, verbal plenary inspiration of scripture, without a doubt.
Rick Warren
Justice remains the tool of a few powerful interests; legal interpretations will continue to be made to suit the convenience of the oppressor powers.
Che Guevara
This “human thing” is the permanent process of seeking the sacred through revealing what is hidden. It is an ever ongoing and indefinite process of understanding and interpretation.
Curtis White
Buddha never rejected Hinduism, but he broadened its base. He gave it a new life and a new interpretation.
Mahatma Gandhi
I love ‘Batman.’ I love the Adam West ‘Batman.’ I love the animated ‘Batman.’ The character of Batman can encompass any interpretation, which is what makes that character so brilliant and why it’s survived so many different media.
Grant Morrison
There are all sorts of dream interpretations, Freud’s being the most notorious, but I have always believed they served a simple eliminatory function, and not much more – that dreams are the psyche’s way of taking a good dump every now and then.
Stephen King
The Bible… provides no guide to reading the Bible. In fact, it is full of such inconsistencies, contradictions, lacunae, obscurities, baffling tales, and poetic imagery that to quote it at all is to select from conflicting alternative passages. Every quotation is therefore necessarily an interpretation.
James P. Carse
I am utterly opposed to all equivocation or obscure expressions in our public acts. We are bound to say plainly what we mean to say. If we mean negotiation and compromise, let us say it distinctly and plainly instead of sending to the President a resolution on which he may put whatever interpretation he pleases.
John C. Calhoun
Modern sociology is virtually an attempt to take up the larger program of social analysis and interpretation which was implicit in Adam Smith’s moral philosophy, but which was suppressed for a century by prevailing interest in the technique of the production of wealth.
Albion Woodbury Small
Reality is how we interpret it. Imagination and volition play a part in that interpretation. Which means that all reality is to some extent a fiction.
Yann Martel
I don’t like to talk about what my paintings mean since they are so personal, so I like to leave it up to the viewer’s interpretation. It’s very strange to pour your heart out onto canvas and then put it on display for the whole world to see.
Lori Earley
I think art is the only thing that’s spiritual in the world. And I refuse to forced to believe in other people’s interpretations of God. I don’t think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means.
Marilyn Manson
Of course, art in and of itself gives me some feeling of elation or power and is in some way curative. But actually what’s interesting at the end of the day is the various interpretations and conversations between us. Something that exists between us is probably better than you and better than me.
Sarah Morris
But if you constantly insist only on your own interpretation, it isn’t long before it seems patronizing.
Martin Schulz
I love auditioning. Since ‘The Notebook’ and ‘Wedding Crashers,’ I don’t have to audition anymore, and I miss it. You get to show your interpretation of the character. I get nervous when I don’t audition. What if they hate what I want to do?
Rachel McAdams
There is the intent of the writer and the interpretation by the artist. What the writer intended and what the artist interprets is not a 1-to-1 translation. It’s a crossing of ideas that generates the stories that you see in print.
Jim Lee
If behind popular fascination with Freudian theory there was a nervous, often guilty preoccupation with the self as sexual, behind increasing interest in computational interpretations of mind is an equally nervous preoccupation with the self as machine.
Sherry Turkle
Work is rich. It can be looked at psychologically or philosophically or personally. The interpretive nature of work is different than the work itself. The interpretation of work isn’t the key to understanding it. I’m worried about making a good sculpture. I’m not so worried about the interpretation of it.
Charles Ray
The Biblical text does not have punctuation marks like periods and question marks. Where we end sentences is a matter of interpretation.
Elie Wiesel
I follow my inspiration to wherever it goes. I do want the fans to feel the fun and excitement about it, and I like for people to be able to make their own interpretations about my work. I don’t like to overexplain it.
Jeremy Scott
There’s a lovely freedom of will when you approach a character that no one has really come across before, because it is your own interpretation.
Rose Leslie
I’ve always tried to avoid music being direct therapy, and I’ve always found there’s a power when you write something that can have its own interpretation – although I’m not being intentionally evasive.
KT Tunstall
It is that of increasing knowledge of empirical fact, intimately combined with changing interpretations of this body of fact – hence changing general statements about it – and, not least, a changing a structure of the theoretical system.
Talcott Parsons
I have the right to interpretation as a dramatist. I research. It’s my responsibility to find the research. It’s my responsibility to digest it and do the best that I can with it. But at a certain point that responsibility will become an interpretation.
Oliver Stone
I have referred to [Rabbi Shlomo ben Isaac] on occasion, but I doubt that you will find his name in any of my indices. In my view, he is important in the history of interpretation; and that is a subject I have not approached directly.
Frank Moore Cross
We look to the history of the time of framing and to the intervening history of interpretation. But the ultimate question must be, what do the words of the text mean in our time.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
So our virtues lie in the interpretation of the time
William Shakespeare
For me to go casual is not to go simple. To me, it is to be able to bring back the art of tradition and the soul of French food and my interpretation of that.
Daniel Boulud
Saints and mystics throughout history have adorned their realisations with different names and given them different faces and interpretations, but what they are all fundamentally experiencing is the essential nature of the mind.
Sogyal Rinpoche
I only have a Bachelor’s Degree but I’ve had professors who have instilled this kind of academic rigor in me where I don’t make any generalizations or closed statements. There always has to be room for interpretation.
I came into history from a primary concern with mathematics and science. This has been a tremendous help to me as a person and as a historian, although it must be admitted it has served to make my historical interpretations less conventional than may be acceptable of many of my colleagues in the field.
Carroll Quigley
Look to the essence of a thing, whether it be a point of doctrine, of practice, or of interpretation.
Marcus Aurelius
I love to leave the interpretation of my music up to the listener. It’s fun to see what they’ll say it is.
Erykah Badu
I remember when I first started having these interpretations of these images, these clichГ©s of what movie stars are and this and that, and they’re egomaniacal pricks and tyrants, but in general, for the most part, they’re nice people to tell you the truth.
Leonardo DiCaprio
As I’ve taught our congregation, within the Christian faith the question of homosexuality is not a question of biblical authority, but biblical interpretation.
Adam Hamilton
poetry has been able to function quite directly as human interpretation of the raw, loose universe. It is a mixture, if you will, of journalism and metaphysics, or of science and religion.
Annie Dillard
We always try to leave room for the actors to come in and make discoveries on set, in their interpretation of the scene. The shot list is scaffolding.
Mike Flanagan
Whether I sign a bill or not, is generally an expression of my personal view on the subject.
It’s not an interpretation of an existing law.
George Deukmejian
The squalid cash interpretation put on the word success В— is our national disease.
William James
You shouldn’t think of these movies as being ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ The Lord of the Rings is, and always will be, a wonderful book – one of the greatest ever written. Any films will only ever be an INTERPRETATION of the book. In this case my interpretation.
Peter Jackson
I must choose my words carefully in order to avoid any negative interpretation. Among politicians, this is a tactic known as lying.
Pat Paulsen
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I always like to leave art and music open to interpretation.
Dan Reynolds
The nature of photography has always resisted that temptation of interpretation. I look, and what I see looks back at me.
Gerard Malanga
Masculinity & femininity are just styles. They are interpretations
Rad Hourani
Without a doubt, at the center of the New Testament there stands the Cross, which receives its interpretation from the Resurrection.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
You’re born, you die. Everything in between is subject to interpretation.
Nora Ephron
One of the things I love about jazz music is that intent is first and execution is second. In classical music, execution is first and intent is second, meaning that you must first learn a piece before you can truly add your interpretation to it.
Irvin Mayfield
Here’s how a child listens: you tell him something, and he puts his own interpretation on what you said. That’s what he hears. No one has ever heard you.
Byron Katie
Life is an interpretation of a series of facts, and that interpretation is really what life is about. So the division between non-fiction and fiction has a certain logic, but it’s a very limited one. And by and large, it isn’t helpful.
Yann Martel
You explore beautiful songs & create your own interpretation of them.
Joe Lovano
Love, he told himself, was open to interpretation like any other abstract indulgence but followed the same principles everywhere, irrespective of everything else. One, either won or lost in love, there was no bridge in between, and he decided he had lost, lost to himself, if not to her.
Faraaz Kazi
To shoot a man because one disagrees with his interpretation of Darwin or Hegel is a sinister tribute to the supremacy of ideas in human affairs — but a tribute nevertheless.
George Steiner
There is a way to change your past: Change your interpretation of your past! New interpretation, new past!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Every kind of ignorance in the world all results from not realizing that our perceptions are gambles. We believe what we see and then we believe our interpretation of it, we don’t even know we are making an interpretation most of the time. We think this is reality.
Robert Anton Wilson
Cricket is a game full or forlorn hopes and sudden dramatic changes of fortune and its rules are so ill-defined that their interpretation is partly an ethical business.
George Orwell
Militarism is basically a way of thinking, a certain interpretation of the function of the state; this manner of thinking is, moreover, revealed by its outer forms: by armaments and state organization.
Christian Lous Lange
History is a matter of interpretation, but you have to start with certain facts.
Peter Kuznick
It’s very hard for all of us, when we’ve committed ourselves to a particular interpretation, to change our minds.
Donald Johanson
To choose to live with a dog is to agree to participate in a long process of interpretation, a mutual agreement though the human being holds most of the cards.
Mark Doty
Even at the time, I realised this couldn’t be right, that this interpretation didn’t fit with the rest of the lyrics. But that wasn’t an issue with me. The song was about what I said, and I used to listen to it again and again, on my own, whenever I got the chance.
Kazuo Ishiguro
A work survives its readers; after a hundred or two hundred years, it is read by new readers who impose on it new modes of reading and interpretation. The work survives because of these interpretations, which are, in fact, resurrections: without them, there would be no work.
Octavio Paz
I study history in order to give an interpretation.
Oliver Stone
“I should have more faith,” he said; “I ought to know by this time that when a fact appears opposed to a long train of deductions it invariably proves to be capable of bearing some other interpretation.”
Arthur Conan Doyle
The key to changing our past, present, and future is to create our piece of the PIE (our Perceptions, Interpretations, & Expectations) on purpose.
Bill Crawford
Before college, I hadn’t voluntarily read anything that might be called literature; I didn’t think I’d understand it; I never seemed to understand my English teacher’s interpretations of what we read.
Melissa Bank
The attitude of the Church was not as dogmatic as is often assumed. Interpretations of Bible passages had been revised in the light of scientific research before. Everyone regarded the earth as spherical and as freely floating in space though the Bible tells a different story.
Paul Feyerabend
What appears on the screen is what people see. Everything else is just interpretation.
Emily Maitlis
Reading and understanding the Bible involves lots and lots of interpretation. Not just in light of the world and culture around us, but in reference to other parts of the Bible.
John Piper
Many of us write because we are readers and have grown up in a long tradition, and we want to be able to add to that extraordinary flow of interpretations of the world.
Rosellen Brown
The god hypothesis is no longer of any pragmatic value for the interpretation or comprehension of nature, and indeed often stands in the way of better and truer interpretation. Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler, but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire Cat.
Julian Huxley
I wouldn’t pick a judge who said that the Pledge of Allegiance couldn’t be said in a school because it had the words ‘under God” in it. I think that’s an example of a judge allowing personal opinion to enter into the decision-making process, as opposed to strict interpretation of the Constitution.
George W. Bush
One place exists as their interpretation of it. For the people living and thriving inside of it, it’s another place.
Jacqueline Woodson
My kindest interpretation of my younger self is, ‘Boy, was I busy.’ I had two kids, a husband, two stepkids. I mean, how many darn things can a person do at the end of the day?
Sallie Krawcheck
Ideally there is a type of continuum which flows from life through the artist’s sensibility and his materials… the concreteness of the object and its own life , through the spectator, with his expectations, interpretations, back into life.
Douglas Portway
My mom, who is a very strong Christian woman, will often ask me how some of the characters I play glorify God. Her meaning is that she feels as if every character should be a good Christian character, which is not necessarily my interpretation.
Sterling K. Brown
The human race is facing all kinds of problems, and all we are doing is pointing fingers and saying, ‘Your interpretation of the problem is different from my interpretations of the problem.’
Shane Smith
we can’t be creative if we refuse to be confused. Change always starts with confusion; cherished interpretations must dissolve to make way for what’s new. Great ideas and inventions miraculously appear in the space of not knowing.
Margaret J. Wheatley
I tell students, ‘If you are learning from YouTube I almost don’t want to teach you because what you learn from YouTube it takes 10 times as long to unlearn.’ They do an approximation of the centre of the note, an approximation of the interpretation, a cloned version.
Kiri Te Kanawa
You can compare Holmes and Watson to great Shakespearean characters, in a way. They’ve been played by hundreds of actors over the years, and each one is a different interpretation – the source material can take that form of interpretation.
Jude Law
I love artists like Jon B, but I don’t wanna be compared to anybody. I’m just doing my interpretation of rnb and how someone like me should be doing it.
Brian Harvey
Part of the reason I make things realistic is, I don’t really want to have to explain my work. What I wish to communicate is done so people can make their own interpretation, and if it’s different to my idea itВ doesn’tВ matter.
Jane Alexander
The world! It is a word capable of as diverse interpretations or misinterpretations as the thing itself – a thing by various people supposed to belong to heaven, man, or the devil, or alternatively to all three.
Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
For some people, pronouns are a very important part of how they identify. I completely understand that. For me, I have more of a looser interpretation.
Jack Monroe
Typography is to literature as musical performance is to composition: an essential act of interpretation, full of endless opportunities for insight or obtuseness.
Robert Bringhurst
Maybe to try to understand not just that we are living in a certain building or in a certain location, but to become aware that we are living on a planet that is going at enormous speed through the universe.
Andreas Gursky
My interpretation of football is to stay humble, work hard, and things will come.
Nuno Espirito Santo
We’re invited to believe that the worst effects of Stalinism arose from its ‘dogmatic’ intransigence; but it is precisely because so much was left open to interpretation that its Terror was so pervasive.
Mark Fisher
A novel is a machine for generating interpretations.
Umberto Eco
Allowing Texas to display the Ten Commandments on State property but disallowing Kentucky courthouses from doing the same is a poor and flawed interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.
Ginny Brown-Waite
Our interpretations through the years and generations have always changed, but the emotions, ideas, and the thoughts of the composers are still with us, and these are the premise of the music. The time factor has little to do with it because, after all, it is about human feeling, the Universe and who we are as people.
David Finckel
It’s really interesting to me how all of us can experience the exact same event, and yet come away with wildly disparate interpretations of what happened. We each have totally different ideas of what was said, what was intended, and what really took place.
Marya Hornbacher
The material memories are not usually part of what is said about a picture, and that is a fault in interpretation because every painting captures a certain resistance of paint, a prodding gesture of the brush, a speed and insistence in the face of mindless matter.
James Elkins
Who says history is stagnant? For a historian, facts do not change; it is the way we look at things, our interpretations, that are always changing. This is what makes history exciting – that we can always find something new in what is old.
Ambeth R. Ocampo
… when something is detestable, and yet inevitable, what one must do is not merely to endure it-a hard task whatever one may do-but find an excuse for loving it. Everything is a matter of points of view, and misfortune is often only the sign of a false interpretation of life.
Henry de Montherlant
Sometimes I do it more literally, sometimes I do a little softer [interpretation], but I’m just inspired by the past.
This is the launch of the ‘Doctor Strange’ film interpretation of – in my view – a classic, which has been interpreted many times by other graphic artists, and this is just our graphic interpretation of The Ancient One. I would say the whole approach is about a kind of fluidity.
Tilda Swinton
For each of us, the only hope resides in his own efforts, in completing his own story, not in the other’s interpretation. (63)
Sheldon B. Kopp
Necessity is not a fact; it’s an interpretation.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Religion is, by definition, interpretation; and by definition, all interpretations are valid. However, some interpretations are more reasonable than others.
Reza Aslan
Fashion is a big game of interpretation; I simply try to enjoy myself as much as possible.
Mariacarla Boscono
Historians exercise great power and some of them know it. They recreate the past, changing it to fit their own interpretations. Thus, they change the future as well.
Frank Herbert
Our habitual experience is a complex of failure and success in the enterprise of interpretation. If we desire a record of uninterpreted experience, we must ask a stone to record its autobiography.
Alfred North Whitehead
Validation is easy – you run your site through a validator, and it’s either valid or it isn’t. The rest of the stuff, such as whether my logo or the biggest headline should be the h1 in my HTML, isn’t so easy and is subject to interpretation.
Jeffrey Zeldman
The world of ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and the world that we live in now is big enough to take more than one interpretation.
Benedict Cumberbatch
When somebody says, ‘I don’t like your cover’… that’s fair enough, but then this person has just written to me and said that they’ve come out to their family because of my interpretation. So I’ve got to balance everything. And yeah… that warms my heart.
Calum Scott
The environment becomes inspiration. My response to it becomes idea. And idea becomes purpose and action through interpretation and painting.
Gerald Brommer
Before the use of asteroids, the only significators of the feminine in traditional chart interpretation were the Moon and Venus.
Demetra George
New York’s architecture alone is enough to inspire a whole album. In fact, that’s what happened at first – my early stuff was mostly just interpretations of landscapes.
Lana Del Rey
A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we’re children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they’re scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it’s pretty much in the eye of the beholder.
Stephen King
What then is the purpose of national education? Rather than devise complex theoretical interpretations, it is better to start by looking to the lovely child who sits on your knee and ask yourself: What can I do to assure this child will be able to lead the happiest life possible?
Tsunesaburo Makiguchi
The concept of justice I take to be defined, then, by the role of its principles in assigning rights and duties and in defining the appropriate division of social advantages. A conception of justice is an interpretation of this role.
John Rawls
Art is life’s dream interpretation.
Otto Rank
Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They’re just an interpretation, they’re not a record, and they’re irrelevant if you have the facts. (Leonard Shelby, Memento)
Christopher Nolan
Normally, I don’t like explaining songs. I don’t want to kill anyone’s interpretation or the story they want to make for themselves.
Oliver Sim
The Obama administration, like those before it, promotes a disturbingly narrow interpretation of the Fourth Amendment, misapplying the facts of old analog cases to a radically different digital world.
Barton Gellman
There are no moral phenomena at all, but only a moral interpretation of phenomena.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I love Arthur Rubinstein, especially his live recordings. I think his Chopin Mazurkas, his interpretation of the Polonaises, and the Concertos of Chopin are just incredible. When I was a child, I wanted to play more and more Chopin because of his recordings.
Rafal Blechacz
The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry. But we live in a complex world where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.
Michael Bloomberg
The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.
Woodrow Wilson
Everyone in a complex system has a slightly different interpretation. The more interpretations we gather, the easier it becomes to gain a sense of the whole.
Margaret J. Wheatley
Corruption is the by-product of discretion when there is scope for interpretation of policies.
Piyush Goyal
While there is such a thing as correctness in ethics, in interpretation, in mathematics, the way to understand that is not by trying to model it on the ways in which we get things right in physics.
Hilary Putnam
Beauty really has such a wide field of interpretation. I guess that’s why it’s forever fascinating.
Stella Maxwell
In industrialized warfare, where the representation of events outstripped the presentation of facts, the image was starting to gain sway over the object, time over space. Soon a conflict of strategic and political interpretation would ensue, with radio and then radar completing the picture.
Paul Virilio
I am the third Jenkin Jones to preach that liberal interpretation of Christianity generally known as Unitarianism.
Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Everybody has his own interpretation of a painting he sees.
Francis Bacon
Have you not noticed in your past experience that your kind interpretations were almost always truer than your harsh ones?
Lawrence G. Lovasik
GIS, in its digital manifestation of geography, goes beyond just the science. It provides us a framework and a process for applying geography. It brings together observational science and measurement and integrates it with modeling and prediction, analysis, and interpretation so that we can understand things.
Jack Dangermond
The title of the movie is open to interpretation.
Thomas Haden Church
Most campaigns rely on photographs because the moment you do something that is a graphic interpretation where any artistic license has been taken, I think a lot of people are scared that it’s going to be perceived as propaganda.
Shepard Fairey
a really good play is ambiguous – which is exactly why it endures. Every succeeding generation develops theories about it. The play’s words provide very little clue. On the contrary, words are notoriously imprecise and open to every kind of interpretation, so you must search.
Glenda Jackson
There was a time when meanings were focused and reality could be fixed; when that sort of belief disappeared, things became uncertain and open to interpretation.
Bridget Riley
For is it not possible that middle age can be looked upon as a period of second flowering, second growth, even a kind of second adolescence? It is true that society in general does not help one accept this interpretation of the second half of life.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Very few people can communicate with one another. The only language that’s not subject to interpretation is mathematics, chemistry, basic science, engineering principles, and applied agriculture. But other than that, many systems today are subject to interpretation.
Jacque Fresco
A geometrical theory in physical interpretation can never be validated with mathematical certainty … ; like any other theory of empirical science, it can acquire only a more or less high degree of confirmation.
Carl Gustav Hempel
I’d say 80% of my activity is engaged in the interpretation of social mood.
Hugh Hendry
With a group of people, it’s easer to say, I want this, this and this. It’s different with the soloists, because they are the ones who will be in the spotlight. You can’t force an interpretation on them. With soloists, it’s all about diplomacy.
Laurence Equilbey
All worthy work is open to interpretations the author did not intend. Art isn’t your pet — it’s your kid. It grows up and talks back to you.
Joss Whedon
The news is so instantly available to us without delay, interpretation, or a filter. What is hot right now is streamed live without context or perspective.
Essie Davis
Any attention to them (terrorists) on the part of the media, any double-standard interpretation of their motives and results of their activity means nothing but a political and administrative support of terrorist acts
Vladimir Putin
The life of every citizen is becoming a business. This, it seems to me, is one of the worst interpretations of the meaning of human life history has ever seen. Man’s life is not a business.
Saul Bellow
An interpretation exists because of what we find between the notes.
Renee Fleming
Really the best way to learn about something is simply to read it and not make a scientific theory of interpretation.
Mark Helprin
I’m a classic English liberal. A classical liberal, which is different to the modern interpretation of liberal in America.
Zanny Minton Beddoes
The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man… not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.
Jean Genet
Visual ideas combined with technology combined with personal interpretation equals photography. Each must hold it’s own; if it doesn’t, the thing collapses.
Arnold Newman
Whenever women protest and ask for their rights, they are silenced with the argument that the laws are justified under Islam. It is an unfounded argument. It is not Islam at fault, but rather the patriarchal culture that uses its own interpretations to justify whatever it wants.
Shirin Ebadi
It’s a fun thing to do, to put yourself in the service of something if you think you can add an interpretation. It’s no different than any other storytelling.
Joss Whedon
It’s the director’s job to piece together my performance, his interpretation of my takes, each take, and string them together and make a statement. I’m red paint on a canvas for a painter.
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
We now know that human transformation does not happen through didacticism or through excessive certitude, but through the playful entertainment of another scripting of reality that may subvert the old given text and its interpretation and lead to the embrace of an alternative text and its redescription of reality.
Walter Brueggemann
A photograph permits a first viewing, and then an individual reflection. It solicits participation, and encourages individuality in interpretation. Television is an autarchy, a dictatorship.
Oliviero Toscani
In ‘Where the Air is Clear’, Carlos Fuentes composed a polyphonic portrait of Mexico City amid the growth and modernization brought on by the economic boom of the 1950s. The novel can be read as a jazz interpretation – free and in a Mexican key – of John Dos Passos’ ‘Manhattan Transfer’.
Alvaro Enrigue
Rather than being a ‘perversion’ of Islam, it is truer to say that the version of Islam espoused by ISIS, while undoubtedly the worst possible interpretation of Islam, and for Muslims and non-Muslims everywhere obviously the most destructive version of Islam, is nevertheless a plausible interpretation of Islam.
Douglas Murray
As a pianist, our particular role is to enter a piece and its logic and create a particular interpretation from our understanding. The most important thing for the performer is, after all, to create a special atmosphere – we enter the composer’s feelings and emotions and recreate them freshly for a given audience.
Rafal Blechacz
The earth is ready, the time is ripe, for the authoritative expression of the feminine as well as the masculine interpretation of that common social consensus which is slowly writing justice in the State and fraternity in the social order.
Anna Garlin Spencer
We look to the history of the time of framing and to the intervening history of interpretation. But the ultimate question must be, what do the words of the text mean in our time.
William J. Brennan
The dogmatic and, therefore, invulnerable core in Islam is understandably simple: acknowledgement of faith, prayer, charity and fasting. Almost everything else is open to interpretation and modification in space and time.
Tariq Ramadan
The beauty of science is to imagine more than we can prove. And string theory gives you a radically different interpretation of the universe.
Ashoke Sen
We all hope that TV will bring something added to the book – not just an audience – it will bring an interpretation and skills that you may not have as a writer.
Gerald Seymour
Without the interpretation of the universe by man to the glory of God the whole world would be meaningless
Cornelius Van Til
Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation.
Friedrich Nietzsche
My parents got ahead in the news business with wits, guts, and a creative interpretation of ‘fair game.’ They leased their first helicopter in 1985, when KTLA news crews were on strike. Maybe the crews had good grievances, maybe not. Either way, my parents ignored the strike and went to work.
Katy Tur
I like to write music that I feel like I would listen to. It’s like my interpretation of what I want to hear.
Takudzwa Victoria Rosa Maidza
A narrator should not supply interpretations of his work; otherwise he would have not written a novel, which is a machine for generating interpretations.
Umberto Eco
I will come out with my interpretation. If I’m wrong, fine. It will become part of the debris of history, part of the give and take.
Oliver Stone
If you’re going to use standards as criteria for signing musicians, you can sign thousands. If you’re going to use some sort of conceptual interpretation that’s based on the tradition of those standards, but is trying to move away from it, you’re down to about 10 people or so.
Branford Marsalis
the autobiography is at one and the same time a single element in the series of the writer’s created works and an interpretation of the whole series.
Dorothy L. Sayers
‘Bowling For Columbine’ and ‘Gus Van Sant’s Elephant’ really intrigued me. With ‘Bowling For Columbine’, I think Michael Moore just gave the perfect exploration of both the mass media interpretation of the event and going into the minds of these kids. These were messed-up kids who had hit a point of no return.
Josh Trank
To what a degree the same past can leave different marks – and especially admit of different interpretations.
Andre Gide
Sometimes we listen to too many commentators about things that don’t affect their lives because they’re in a different tax bracket. Or to the so-called clergymen giving their interpretation of God’s word, and yet they’re not rolling the same way in their own lives.
Stevie Wonder
Authoritative interpretations of the First Amendment guarantees have consistently refused to recognize an exception for any test of truth whether administered by judges, juries, or administrative officials and especially one that puts the burden of proving truth on the speaker.
William J. Brennan
People like Superman, The Flash – they just feel limited in who they are and what you can do with them because everyone knows who they are and what they do. Someone like Animal Man feels very open to interpretation.
Jeff Lemire
I don’t like to get too specific about lyrics. It places limitations on them, and spoils the listeners’ interpretation.
David Gilmour
Although there is a sense in which the camera does indeed capture reality, not just interpret it, photographs are as much an interpretation of the world as paintings and drawings are
Susan Sontag
Interpretation, based on the highly dubious theory that a work of art is composed of items of content, violates art. It makes art into an article for use, for arrangement into a mental scheme of categories.
Susan Sontag
This is the launch of the Doctor Strange film interpretation, of – in my view – a classic, which has been interpreted many times by other graphic artists and this is just our graphic interpretation of The Ancient One. I would say the whole approach is about a kind of fluidity.
Tilda Swinton
We need to interpret interpretations more than to interpret things.
Michel de Montaigne
Yet it was very difficult to separate her interpretation, and keep it distinct from his meaning.
Elizabeth Gaskell
I love auditioning. Since “The Notebook” and “Wedding Crashers,” I don’t have to audition anymore, and I miss it. You get to show your interpretation of the character. I get nervous when I don’t audition. What if they hate what I want to do?
Rachel McAdams
It’s hard to believe the life that ‘Someone Like You’ has taken on. It’s proof that people hunger for great songs – and they are open to different interpretations of songs they love.
David Nail
There are periods of history when the visions of madmen and dope fiends are a better guide to reality than the common-sense interpretation of data available to the so-called normal mind. This is one such period, if you haven’t noticed already.
Robert Anton Wilson
The success of our popular government rests wholly upon the correct interpretation of the deliberate, intelligent, dependable popular will of America.
Warren G. Harding
I have come to the conclusion that the modern interpretation of the Declaration of Independence is something like this: I am as good as those that think themselves better and a long sight better than those who only think themselves as good.
Gertrude Atherton
Today, we’re encouraged to believe that we should have a verbal interpretation for what we view as art – when in fact the words are an intrusion on the experience.
Ken Danby
Directing is an act of interpretation.
James Watkins
‘Frankenstein’ is a work rich in possible meanings, so the horror-show interpretation is as valid as any.
Dave Morris
The art of interpretation is not to play what is written.
Pablo Casals
Islam will be what Muslims make of it. And it is the sum total of the interpretation that Muslims give to it.
Maajid Nawaz
Only in black and white can I see the design and textures. I don’t consider color photography art. Black and white is an interpretation. Color is a duplication.
Clyde Butcher
The one text that most changed my opinion on criticism was probably Freud’s ‘Interpretation of Dreams,’ which I read in college.
Elif Batuman
Through interpretation, understanding; through understanding, appreciation; through appreciation, protection.
Freeman Tilden
Abstain from beans. There be sundry interpretations of this symbol. But Plutarch and Cicero think beans to be forbidden of Pythagoras, because they be windy and do engender impure humours and for that cause provoke bodily lust.
Richard Taverner
I try not to have too specific notions because it messes up the process later on. I leave it very open to interpretation until I start casting. Everything changes a lot when you start casting. I mean everything.
Nicolas Winding Refn
The (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) stories were great, for one. The thing that makes him a remarkable character is how he can withstand all of these different interpretations and different styles and, that’s what makes a classic character a classic character; they keep coming back and you see them in a new way every time.
Laura Linney
You’ve often heard me say – perhaps too often – that poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation. That little poem means just what it says and it says what it means, nothing less but nothing more.
Robert Frost
My point is that meaning is always personal, changeable and subjective. There is no ‘correct’ interpretation of a photograph.
Bill Jay
I grew up in the ’90s and remember the lyrics back then were so abstract and open to interpretation. That always drove me crazy.
Jens Lekman
I started a company in 2005 for language services called Blue Elephant. We handle translation and interpretation services in over 120 languages.
Scientific discovery consists in the interpretation for our own convenience of a system of existence which has been made with no eye to our convenience at all.
Norbert Wiener
I’ve written a book entitled ‘Islam: the Challenges of Democracy,’ because it is a challenge. It requires careful interpretation of the Islamic tradition and Islamic theology, and there’s a lot in there that would support democratic ideals.
Khaled Abou El Fadl
Perception is a selective act of attention and interpretation.
Deepak Chopra
Everything begins in thought and the reality is only our interpretation of the situation.
Marshall Sylver
To see the Thing itself is essential: the quintessence revealed direct without the fog of impressionism… This then: to photograph a rock, have it look like a rock, but be more than a rock. Significant presentation – not interpretation.
Edward Weston
Echo & the Bunnymen just copied ‘People Are Strange,’ which is cool, we made some money, thanks. But when an artist finds a new interpretation of one of your songs, that’s great. It turns your head around.
John Densmore
I find great beauty in songs with a creative interpretation, but most people generally don’t get that, and go for the simple songs, but I prefer something a bit more complicated, which is more meaningful to the creator.
Jack Jones
People should support equality because of their religion not despite it. These are the values that openness, inclusion, diversity promote. And they’re directly opposed to the kind of enforced closet of certain interpretations of religion.
Jay Michaelson
I like to hear what other people’s interpretations are, because people come up with things I’d never thought about.
Victoria Legrand
While a painting, even one that meets photographic standards of resemblance, is never more than the stating of an interpretation, a photograph is never less than the registering of an emanation (light waves reflected by objects) — a material vestige of its subject in a way that no painting can be.
Susan Sontag
An extraordinary and controversial interpretation of Shakespeare’s origins, which certainly provokes much thought. A radical analysis of Shakespeare’s text, leading to a conclusion which is bound to amaze the reader and the scholar. Who was Shakespeare?
Steven Berkoff
A literal interpretation of the Gita lands one in a sea of contradictions.
Mahatma Gandhi
To start with invention is the mark of the fertile mind … and leads later to the interpretation of experience; to start with the reproduction of experience is the infallible index of a barren invention.
Dorothy L. Sayers
The Four Reliances. First, rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words; Second, rely on the teachings, not on the personality of the teacher; Third, rely on real wisdom, not superficial interpretation; And fourth, rely on the essence of your pure Wisdom Mind, not on judgmental perceptions.
Gautama Buddha
I think that the essential instruction of the Bible is very much topical. The sole problem is that with every change of historical setting, you need to readjust the interpretation of the message.
Zygmunt Bauman
The forgiveness that comes of patient interpretation seems impossible when those nearest to your heart are threatened.
Giles Foden
Back in the 1950s and ’60s, J. M. Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’ – starring Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard – was regularly aired on network television during the Christmas season. I must have seen it four or five times and remember, in particular, Ritchard’s gloriously camp interpretation of Captain Hook.
Michael Dirda
I was literally told for ‘The Show Goes On’ that I shouldn’t rap too deep. I shouldn’t be too lyrical. It just needs to be something easy on the eyes. Like a record company telling Picasso that we don’t need these abstract interpretations of life, where people have to sit down and look at it and break it down.
Lupe Fiasco
The Hebrew Bible defines Judaism. It’s certainly true that the Talmudic interpretations become authoritative and normative, but they are interpretations of the Hebrew Bible. So that is always there.
Frank Moore Cross
A great interpreter of life ought not himself to need interpretation.
John Morley
I guess professionally I’ve left my gender open to artistic interpretation.
Andreja Pejic
Unlike physics, for example, such parts of the bare bones of economic theory as are expressible in mathematical form are extremely easy compared with the economic interpretation of the complex and incompletely known facts of experience, and lead one a very little way towards establishing useful results.
John Maynard Keynes
Culture is the most potent method of adaptation that has emerged in the evolutionary history of the living world. – Theodosius Dobzhanksky…the ‘facts’ of culture history are interpretations based upon assumed culture process.
Jerry Sabloff
The [Frank] Sinatra interpretation of the music, as opposed to some other music that you were listening to – where you felt like they were singing at you – you felt Sinatra was singing to you. It’s a very intimate art form, and that’s what I responded to – the intimacy of his performance.
Robert Davi
I don’t have a religion. I believe in a God. I don’t know what it looks like but it’s MY god. My own interpretation of the supernatural.
Jennifer Aniston
It is very obvious that we are not influenced by “facts”
but by our interpretation of the facts.
Alfred Adler
We not only interpret the character of events… we may also interpret our interpretations.
Kenneth Burke
The 1890s was perhaps the most Gothic decade ever: ‘Dracula,’ ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and ‘The Time Machine,’ not to mention ‘Heart of Darkness’ and ‘The Interpretation of Dreams,’ were all written between 1890 and 1899.
Mark Fisher
None of the editors I’ve worked with have ever asked me to pull my punches. They’ve never asked me to give them anything other than my own interpretation of events.
James Nachtwey
There are websites of ‘True Detective’ artwork out there now, and it’s beautiful. And I don’t want to take that away from anybody. I know what it means to me. But I don’t want to take away anyone’s interpretation of the show.
Nic Pizzolatto
… the novel, as a living force, if not as a work of art, owes an incalculable debt to what we call, mistakenly, the new psychology, to Freud, in his earlier interpretations, and more truly, I think, to Jung.
Ellen Glasgow
The interpretation of facts in a certain way stimulates other scientists’ thoughts.
Robert Barany
In doubtful cases the more liberal interpretation must always be preferred.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
You work on an idea, your first interpretation is very raw and you work it and you work it and it gets polished and polished. It gets to a certain level and then it comes down off that peak.
Kim Weston
Paradoxically, the simpler poetry is, the more difficult it becomes for a critic to discuss intelligently. Trained to explicate, the critic often loses the ability to evaluate literature outside the critical act. A work is good only in proportion to the richness and complexity of interpretations it provokes.
Dana Gioia
It’s not enough to identify the Superobjective intellectually; you have to justify it, to find the emotional drive behind it. You need your own specific interpretation of the superobjective so that every time you think of it, it makes you emotional and drives you into action.
Larry Moss
God either rules as sovereign in interpretation over *all* areas of life or none.
Greg L. Bahnsen
A Composer who hears sounds will try to find a notation for sounds. One who has ideas will find one that expresses his ideas, leaving their interpretation free, in confidence that his ideas have been accurately and concisely notated.
Cornelius Cardew
Arlen Specter is the man who voted in favor of Bill Clinton during impeachment, voted against Robert Bork for the Supreme Court, voted against school choice for the District of Columbia, endorses an absolutist interpretation of abortion rights. He is bright and he is tough and he belongs elsewhere.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Pascal in his bitter rendition of the practices of the Jesuit intellectuals he despised, including their demonstration of “the utility of interpretation,” a device of manufacturing consent based on reinterpretation of sacred texts to serve wealth, power, and privilege.
Noam Chomsky
The quantum theory of parallel universes is not the problem, it is the solution. It is not some troublesome, optional interpretation emerging from arcane theoretical considerations. It is the explanation – the only one that is tenable – of a remarkable and counter-intuitive reality.
David Deutsch
The game of cricket existed long before I was born. It will be played centuries after my demise. During my career I was privileged to give the public my interpretation of its character in the same way that a pianist might interpret the works of Beethoven.
Donald Bradman
Everybody has a different interpretation of immigration problems, and it’s a highly personal experience. If anyone tells you there is a uniform solution to it, there isn’t. As far as I’m concerned, it worked for me. And I don’t know how to fix the problem.
Om Malik
There’s something very important about films about black women and girls being made by black women. It’s a reflection as opposed to an interpretation.
Ava DuVernay
Singers, like Frank Sinatra and myself, we interpret the songs that we like. Not unlike a Shakespearean actor that goes back to the greatest words ever written, we go back to the greatest songs and bring about my interpretation of them.
Harry Connick, Jr.
I’m very moved by the fact that people are drawn into the pictures and that they do bring their own history and their own interpretation to the photograph. I think that’s why they work in a certain way.
Gregory Crewdson
Four directors through their own interpretation created four different characters. And I had to play them in a fairly short period of time.
Never trust the translation or interpretation of something without first trusting its interpreter.
Suzy Kassem
The verbal interpretation, on the other hand, i.e. the metaphysics of quantum physics, is on far less solid ground. In fact, in more than forty years physicists have not been able to provide a clear metaphysical model.
Erwin Schrodinger
There is no “true Islam,” just different interpretations.
Shirin Ebadi
There is no such thing as an objective interpretation.
Devdutt Pattanaik
As a young actor, there’s a lot of hubris. You come in with guns blazing, all kinds of ideas as to how you want to play a role, and you endeavour to convince people of your interpretation or your point of view.
Ng Chin Han
Nick Yablon ranges widely, from log cabins to skyscrapers and from Tocqueville to pulp fiction. He combines imaginative research with probing interpretation. Untimely Ruins offers fresh and challenging insights about the American built environment on nearly every page.
T. J. Jackson Lears
What we feel is not based on our experience, but on our INTERPRETATION of experiences.
Tony Robbins
I try to avoid describing one interpretation of my books. Of course I have an opinion. I have things I want to say, but I don’t ever want to limit anybody, to have them say, ‘Oh, he said this, so that’s what it’s about.’ I’m happy people bring their own stuff to it.
Patrick Ness
All poetic inspiration is but dream interpretation.
Hans Sachs
Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion. When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results, he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people. Any other interpretation is nonsense.
George Gallup
If the world economy is divided into isolated economic blocs of this kind, it will be rather difficult to achieve the same interpretation and application of international rules of economic activity and world trade.
Vladimir Putin
Our chronic discomfort with ambiguity – which, ironically, is critical to both our creativity and the richness of our lives – leads us to lock down safe, comfortable, familiar interpretations, even if they are only partial representations of or fully disconnected from reality.
Maria Popova
Up to and including the moment of exposure, the photographer is working in an undeniably subjective way. By his choice of technical approach, by the selection of the subject matterand by his decision as to the exact cinematic instant of exposure, he is blending the variables of interpretation into an emotional whole.
W. Eugene Smith
Most of my professional work has been in these areas – as a historical critic, as a literary critic. I’ve done very little in the history of interpretation [as Elie Wiesel has]. I’ve been interested in it, but I have not contributed to that field, really.
Hershel Shanks
The person who thinks I worship the devil and kill animals is just as important as someone who makes an interpretation that’s closer to what I intended.
Marilyn Manson
In most modern instances, interpretation amounts to the philistine refusal to leave the work of art alone. Real art has the capacity to make us nervous. By reducing the work of art to its content and then interpreting that, one tames the work of art. Interpretation makes art manageable, conformable.
Susan Sontag
If we are honest with ourselves, we have to admit that sometimes our assumptions and preconceived notions are wrong, and therefore, our interpretation of events is incorrect. This causes us to overreact, to take things personally, or to judge people unfairly.
Elizabeth Thornton
All my lyrics are open to interpretation by the individual and imply many different meanings, therefore their relevance is purely subjective.
Ian Curtis
A movie is just like a work of art or a book or a piece of music. The intent of its maker is one thing, but its interpretation by an audience is something else. I don’t stop at what the filmmaker wanted to do.
Wesley Morris
I do think my lyrics have gotten… not necessarily more poetic, but more open to interpretation; they’re less literal.
Lindsey Buckingham
I have a very connected history with Bilal. I heard his demo years ago. I heard all of the magic instantly. He’s a master at interpretation of song.
Christianity and Judaism are united above all in their common affirmation and implementation of the moral teaching of the Hebrew Bible, or ‘Old Testament,’ and the traditions of interpretation of that teaching.
David Novak
There are so many interpretations that this film [The Lobster] could be approached from. But Yorgos [Lanthimos] is so specifically minded, he’s so clinical in his direction of the film.
Colin Farrell
I’ve never understood the use of vulgar language, but the definition of ‘risque’ is open to interpretation. I suppose I did many things in my shows that could be considered risque… at the time… right up until my 90s.
Carol Channing
The economic interpretation of history does not necessarily mean that all events are determined solely by economic forces. It simply means that economic facts are the ever recurring decisive forces, the chief points in the process of history.
Eduard Bernstein
Everyone sees something different in ‘Endgame’: a biblical apocalypse, a portrait of painful co-dependency, a confession of guilt and dignity in the face of death, a night of baffling hopelessness, a meaningless babble. Each interpretation reveals an absurd truth – not about the play, but about the person watching it.
Simon McBurney
Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does.
John Berger
I had a number of different labels. A lot of people assumed I was gay because I was wearing a man’s suit, and one had to learn that it’s OK, people will do that, and you don’t always have to explain it one hundred percent, because they’re never going to accept what your own interpretation is. It’s all illusory.
Annie Lennox
Museums are managers of consciousness. They give us an interpretation of history, of how to view the world and locate ourselves in it. They are, if you want to put it in positive terms, great educational institutions. If you want to put it in negative terms, they are propaganda machines.
Hans Haacke
Interpretations, criticisms, diagnoses, and judgments of others are actually alienated expressions of our unmet needs.
Marshall B. Rosenberg
OUR ORDINATION: Sir Isaac Newton, 1642 – 1747 About the times of the End, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition.
Isaac Newton
Literature offers us all, writers and readers, the best method of discovering and retelling the changing story of ourselves. The story is both journey and surprise. And as everyone knows, even the past is altered, depending on, not the facts, but the interpretation.
Jeanette Winterson
You’re not free if you can’t marry the person you love because a county clerk is imposing his or her interpretation of religion on you.
Pete Buttigieg
This is the key of modern science and is the beginning of the true understanding of nature. This idea. That to look at the things, to record the details, and to hope that in the information thus obtained, may lie a clue to one or another of a possible theoretical interpretation.
Richard P. Feynman
There’s no relationship to the narrative anymore. People want their own interpretation of history. We’re compartmentalizing, forgetting what came directly before, like it’s not a big deal. That, to me, is a crime.
Ariel Pink
When she offered me ‘Arshinagar,’ Aparna’s interpretation of ‘Romeo & Juliet,’ my first instinct was to say no.
Waheeda Rehman
Appeals to the past are among the commonest of strategies in interpretations of the present.
Edward Said
All the others arts are lonely. We paint alone–my picture, my interpretation of the sky. My poem, my novel. But in music–ensemble music, not soloism–we share. No altruism this, for we receive tenfold what we give.
Catherine Drinker Bowen
The internet thing is what I have the greatest problem with. I don’t know if anyone in the media gets the internet thing and Harvey Norman. I think they have some strange interpretation of it that bears no resemblance to what actually happens.
Gerry Harvey
I believe that every man can multiply his own ability by almost constant wordless realization of his unity with his Source. I have, myself, made that feeling so much a part of me that I actually feel myself to be an extension of the Source; that my works are not my own, but interpretations of this Source.
Walter Russell
The gospel must be preached afresh and told in new ways to each generation, since every generation has its own unique questions. The gospel must constantly be forwarded to a new address, because the recipient is repeatedly changing his place of address.
Helmut Thielicke
If the world is a progressively realized community of interpretation, then either quadruplictity will drink procrastination or, provided that the nothing negates, boredom will ensue seldom more often than frequently.
Woody Allen
What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway between what it really means and what you’d like it to mean?
Antonin Scalia
I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in ‘We, the people.’
Barbara Jordan
Money commands everything because that’s our interpretation of capitalism … what kind of world is that? It’s a very uncomfortable interpretation of a human being. We have been turned into robots.
Muhammad Yunus
The Book of Mormon is concrete and solid, they can hold it, and they can visualize that they have to pray to decide if this physical thing is true. There is no room for interpretation.
Richard G. Scott
I don’t like being told someone’s interpretation of something that I do.
Jonathan Brandis
We see and hear and otherwise experience very largely as we do because the language habits of our community predispose certain choices of interpretation.
Edward Sapir
Necessity is an interpretation, not a fact.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The supply of interpretations, like that of advice, greatly exceeds the need for them.
Harry Stack Sullivan
I will not be a slave to my image, nor will I be a slave to anyone else’s interpretations of me.
Janelle Monae
The advocates of literal interpretation have been the most efficacious enemies of those doctrines whose nature they profess to venerate.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I led the life of an intellectual up until a certain age. I remember Freud’s ‘Interpretation of Dreams’ was a big favorite when I was 11. It sounded so interesting. And it really was!
Wallace Shawn
Rational thought is interpretation according to a scheme which we cannot escape.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Some people cannot believe there is an alternative interpretation of the Bible aside from their own.
Megan Phelps-Roper
I am not that thrilled about the way our records sound anyway. Don’t get me wrong, I work hard on them and I want them to sound fantastic but I’m happy to have another interpretation of them anyway.
Wayne Coyne
The cool thing about doing a play is that the final interpretation of a piece is turned over to the actors.
Michael O’Keefe
Most of the musicians I play with – aside from the form and structure of the music – the interpretation is up to them.
Allan Holdsworth
I find it extremely ironic that Bush says that personal opinion should not be a tool in the interpretation of the Constitution, when he’s the one who’s lobbying for a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. If that doesn’t stem from personal opinion, I don’t know what does.
Jessi Klein
One has to ask what is the goal of life? What is the goal of life? My interpretation of it for myself, a very wise teacher once taught me this, is to meet the needs of the people, places and the times around you and offering those services to God.
Suze Orman
In some ways we want definitions that can help protect our own interpretations of the genre.
John D’Agata
Every so often, you have a producer or a songwriter or both or a team that comes along and really reshapes and redefines sonically what music is and the interpretation of it to the masses.
Raheem DeVaughn
Facts per se can neither prove nor refute anything. Everything is decided by the interpretation and explanation of the facts, by the ideas and the theories.
Ludwig von Mises
My interpretation can only be as inerrant as I am, and that’s good to keep in mind.
Rachel Held Evans
The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
Sigmund Freud
If we think that this life is all there is to life, then there is no interpretation of our problems, our pain, not even of our privileges. But everything changes when we open up to the possibility that God’s story is really our story too.
Max Lucado
Burzum is not a political or religious band, or even an anti-religious band. Burzum is music – art if you like – and the interpretation of art lies in the eye of the beholder.
Varg Vikernes
Religion of our conception, thus imperfect, is always subject to a process of evolution and re-interpretation.
Mahatma Gandhi
Morphological information has provided the greatest single source of data in the formulation and development of the theory of evolution and that even now, when the preponderance of work is experimental, the basis for interpretation in many areas of study remains the form and relationships of structures.
Everett C. Olson
More than anything, I think everything about appearance is illusory. People see you, and they think they understand what you’re projecting, but actually, they have their own interpretation of it, or they put a label on you.
Annie Lennox
Edward Conard provides a provocative interpretation of the causes of the global financial crisis and the policies needed to return to rapid growth. Whether you agree or not, this analysis is well worth reading.
Nouriel Roubini
If you can’t get yourself understood, you may have trouble, so you need some interpretation every now and again wherever you might be.
Ry Cooder
I like to create the music I hear in my interior. As a conductor, you have the ability to squeeze the sounds and interpretation you asked for from 50 to 80 people.
Eberhard Weber
The meaning of the directions in kata is not well understood, and frequently mistakes are made in the interpretation of kata movements. In extreme cases, it is sometimes heard that “this kata moves in 8 directions so it is designed for fighting 8 opponents” or some such nonsense.
Kenwa Mabuni
I want to do something original rather than interpret someone else’s performance, which is always the risk – even if it’s only in a subconscious way. I want to concentrate on giving my own fresh interpretation.
Aneurin Barnard
My job as an author – at least the way I think of it – is to make a story that is coded and puzzling enough to entice conversation and interpretation, but also to do the opposite: to make some things clear so that it is meaningful in some way, not just a random assemblage of ideas.
Shane Carruth
Don’t ever over-analyze your results. Don’t ever try to find your own secret or the one which you admire. One does not try to catch soap bubbles. One enjoys them in flight and is grateful for their fluid existence.
Ernst Haas
I can’t bring you absolute truth in the detailed factual sense. All I can do is bring you an interpretation as I understand it. That’s all you can ever get from an actor.
Colin Firth
The test of a true myth is that each time you return to it, new insights and interpretations arise.
The ambiguity of poetic language answers to the ambiguity of human life as a whole, and therein lies its unique value. All interpretations of poetic language only interpret what the poetry has already interpreted.
Hans-Georg Gadamer
The meaning of the living words that come out of the experiences of great hearts can never be exhausted by any one system of logical interpretation. They have to be endlessly explained by the commentaries of individual lives, and they gain an added mystery in each new revelation.
Rabindranath Tagore
We cannot ensure that women will be free of discrimination in the workplace and everywhere as long as women are not universally defended under our Constitution. As it stands now, the equal rights of women are subject to interpretation of law. That is a risk our mothers, sisters and daughters cannot afford.
Carolyn Maloney
Modern sociology is virtually an attempt to take up the larger program of social analysis and interpretation which was implicit in Adam Smith’s moral philosophy, but which was suppressed for a century by prevailing interest in the technique of the production of wealth.
Albion W. Small
I value above all the ability of art to move me emotionally and psychically, without answers. I make art that makes me question, that derives its power from being vulnerable to interpretation, that is intuitive, that is beautiful.
April Gornik
Our job is to make manifest the story, to be it. In a sense, the theatre is such a big star itself, bigger than any Shakespearean actor I could hire, that we should take the opportunity to fill it with voice and verse and movement, not interpretation.
Mark Rylance
Not getting our needs fulfilled is painful – but it’s a sweet pain, not suffering, which is what comes from life-alienated thinking and interpretation.
Marshall B. Rosenberg
There are stories of Maui everywhere in the South Pacific. They’re different. Different areas have different interpretations. But and so we [with John Musker] fashioned, that was kind of the inspiration and we came up with a very simple basic storyline, focusing on Maui.
Ron Clements
If you want to understand poetry,
You have to go to its origin,
If you want to understand the poet,
You have to go to the Poet’s home.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This is why I believe that many of our current eschatologies, intoxicated by dubious interpretations of John’s Apocalypse are not only ignorant and wrong, but dangerous and immoral.
Brian D. McLaren
There is no such thing as a Bollywood hero or Hollywood hero. All you see on the screen is the lead actor’s interpretation of the role that has been conceived by the writer.
In 1972, I recorded Gumbo, an album that was both a tribute to and my interpretation of the music I had grown up with in New Orleans in the 1940s and 1950s. I tried to keep a lot of the little changes that were characteristic of New Orleans, while working my own funknology on piano and guitar.
Dr. John
To find the true cause of how you think and feel, find the ‘sponsoring thought’ that created the interpretation that created your experience of life.
Bill Crawford
We should know what our convictions are, and stand for them. Upon one’s own philosophy, conscious or unconscious, depends one’s ultimate interpretation of facts. Therefore it is wise to be as clear as possible about one’s subjective principles. As the man is, so will be his ultimate truth.
Carl Jung
The information was correct but the interpretations were not.
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
Matthew is the only gospel that uses the Sermon on the Mount, for example, because that’s the new Moses making a new interpretation of the law on a new mountain. So then you begin to put all these things together, and I don’t know how you can make sense out of that book if you don’t know the Jewish background.
John Shelby Spong
At first I was glad for the help. My freshmen English class, “Mythology and Archetypal Experience,” confounded me. I didn’t understand why we couldn’t just read books without forcing contorted interpretations on then
Alison Bechdel
Book reviews have never helped me. Most of them erred in their interpretations and their work has been a waste of time.
Manuel Puig
How can one preach goodness and love to men without at the same time offering them an interpretation of the World that justifies this goodness and this love?
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The notion of dream interpretation far antedates the birth of psychoanalysis, and probably served an important function in most, if not all, historical societies. In having lost this function, modern man has also lost the best part of his nature, which he obliviously passes on to the next generation of dreamers.
Neel Burton
The Bible has been through millions of rounds of exegesis and interpretation, but it hasn’t been until quite recently that it’s been taken as the absolute truth, to the point where people expect it to inform ideas about biology and life on this planet.
Walter Kirn
An ideologue – one who thinks ideologically – can’t lose. He can’t lose because his answer, his interpretation and his attitude have been determined in advance of the particular experience or observation. They are derived from the ideology, and not subject to the facts.
James Burnham
I do not document anything, I give an interpretation.
Andre Kertesz
Translation presents not merely a paradigm but the utmost case of engaged literary interpretation
John Felstiner
So the old Copenhagen interpretation needs to be generalized, needs to be replaced by something that can be used for the whole universe, and can be used also in cases where there is plenty of individuality and history
Murray Gell-Mann
We have a tendency to think of war as this quasi-mystical thing, and that interpretation flattens the experience – by using different perspectives, I wanted to open a place for readers to compare and contrast, to make judgments, to engage.
Phil Klay
My metaphor for translation has always been that translation is really a performance art. You take the original and try to perform it, really, in a different medium. Part of that is about interpretation and what you think the author’s voice really is.
Ken Liu
A just cause should need no interpretation yet flounders when confronted by self- interest and corruption.
Peter Dunne
Artists should be free to create what we want. I believe there’s a special value in work that is a reflection of oneself as opposed to interpretation. When I see a film or a TV show about black people not written by someone who’s black, it’s an interpretation of that life.
Ava DuVernay
To require conformity in the appreciation of sentiments or the interpretation of language, or uniformity of thought, feeling, or action, is a fundamental error in human legislation — a madness which would be only equaled by requiring all men to possess the same countenance, the same voice or the same stature.
Josiah Warren
Think of prototypes as a funny markup language–the interpretation is left up to the rendering engine.
Larry Wall
All psychological research is completely barred by the interpretations of the psychoanalysts. Everything happens in the unconscious, and I don’t know what this unconscious is.
Nathalie Sarraute
There are lots of different interpretations of the word ‘prodigy.’ My own is of someone who is talented and tries to help other children. So in that respect I could be called one, although I don’t think I’ll go off the rails.
Adora Svitak
Less information often leads to more interpretation.
John Paul Caponigro
I know, being a father myself, what my interpretation of true love is, or the essence of love, and you can apply it to other things besides human beings.
Robert Stromberg
I am very suspicious of cameras and dramatic interpretations and the whole Hollywood myth-making process. I don’t trust it. I’ve seen it affect people in bad ways.
Wayne White
The ironic life is a life keenly alert, keenly sensitive, reacting promptly with feelings of liking or dislike to each bit of experience, letting none of it pass without interpretation and assimilation, a life full and satisfying – indeed a rival of the religious life.
Randolph Bourne
Everyone has a different interpretation of characters we know and love from Shakespeare, from ‘Miller’. There’s specific things about them that are written that are kind of the fingerprints of the first person who played that role, and so I like to think of it as a road map.
Phillipa Soo
There is no benefit so large that malignity will not lessen it; none so narrow that a good interpretation will not enlarge it.
Seneca the Younger
A false interpretation of Scripture causes that the gospel of the Lord becomes the gospel of man, or, which is worse, of the devil.
St. Jerome
A constitutional tradition that works is one that is in a constant state of dynamic evolution. You have a written constitution that says ‘x,’ but no constitutional system works if it just follows what’s in that written constitution and never changes. Interpretation gives it the freedom to change.
Noah Feldman
It’s pretty standard fare in political discourse. You misconstrue what somebody said. You isolate a statement, you lend your interpretation to it and then feign moral outrage. And Democrats have been doing it for years.
John F. Kerry
I think people’s interpretation of a body slam is different than the techniques.
Markwayne Mullin
Adam does most of the work when it comes to videos and he basically does the same as I do with the lyrics. The videos are his visual interpretations of our music.
Maynard James Keenan
… the actual and physical conduct of an experiment must govern the statistical procedure of its interpretation.
Ronald Fisher
I have my opinions about the way my father was. But they are my opinions, not necessarily the truth, and they are certainly not the whole spectrum of what this man was going through. It’s my young, selfish interpretation of that person.
Dennis Christopher
I sang ‘Nessun Dorma’ twice with Pavarotti, and he told me he’d heard ‘Smoke’ about five or six times, and every time was different. He was so jealous because if he deviated one jot from the traditional interpretation of the famous arias, he’d be crucified. We have the freedom.
Ian Gillan
Each time you go to the same track you know whether you’re improving or whether you’re not… it’s not open to interpretation. It’s measurable – unlike acting.
Eric Bana
Ginnifer Goodwin said it very well – we’re not doing the Hall Of Presidents at Disneyland. This is my interpretation of [J.F] Kennedy.
Rob Lowe
Marx set out to resolve the contradictions and to correct the errors in classical political economy. In this he thought he had succeeded very well. Judging by the sound and the fury of the controversy surrounding his interpretations, he either succeeded too well or deluded himself to the success of his enterprise.
David Harvey
We have this huge, massive information, but what is it that matters? What doesn’t matter? What makes sense, what doesn’t make sense? You have to have a framework for understanding and of interpretation in order to make use of the information.
Noam Chomsky
I knew that my love for the Sisters of Mercy, Lords of the New Church and that kind of stuff, was never going to lend itself well to a direct interpretation in Black Veil Brides.
Andy Biersack
Consequences flow from a justice’s interpretation in a direct and immediate way. A judicial decision respecting the incompatibility of Jim Crow with a constitutional guarantee of equality is not simply a contemplative exercise in defining the shape of a just society. It is an order
William J. Brennan
Myths, legends and stories are the signposts previous generations have left us so we don’t have to figure out our own personal journey in solitude!
They have to be metaphorical, because their interpretation will be different for each individual life!
Fred Van Lente
I am an interpreter of interpretations
James Delingpole
I hate when a movie just sort of ends and is so open-ended you feel like it wasn’t finished. I appreciate leaving things up to the interpretation of the audience and letting them make decisions about where things will go in the future – but the director has to make a decision; otherwise it is sort of a cop-out.
Zach Gilford
Poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation.
Robert Frost
What really frightens and dismays us is not external events themselves, but the way in which we think about them. It is not things that disturb us, but our interpretation of their significance.
Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art. Even more. It is the revenge of the intellect upon the world. To interpret is to impoverish, to deplete the world — in order to set up a shadow world of ”meanings.”
Susan Sontag
An experiment in nature, like a text in the Bible, is capable of different interpretations, according to the preconceptions of the interpreter.
William Jones
I dont like being told someones interpretation of something that I do.
Jonathan Brandis
A freak is basically anyone who needs fantasy, degradation, or punishment in order to achieve his interpretation of erotic gratification.
Xaviera Hollander
That your own interpretation of a work of art is flagrantly subjective seems to be regarded as an arrogant attitude. But the truer view is that the interpretative artist can only make his own comment upon the work.
Tyrone Guthrie
Apparently, I’m the angriest man. I don’t know. It’s just an interpretation. If it was someone else, they might be called focused or competitive. I’m not that angry or grumpy, but if you want to say I’m angry because I’m focused or competitive, then that’s okay.
Alun Wyn Jones
Sharia law is a Malignant law, it’s totally based on the interpretation of the Koran and the Hajid, and the way Islam and the profit lived.
Mark Durie
The great extension of our experience in recent years has brought light to the insufficiency of our simple mechanical conceptions and, as a consequence, has shaken the foundation on which the customary interpretation of observation was based.
Niels Bohr
The physical symptoms of fight or flight are what the human body has learned over thousands of years to operate efficiently and at the highest level…anxiety is a cognitive interpretation of that physical response.
John Eliot
Do not feel trapped by the facts of your history. Your history is not some set of sacred facts. History is an interpretation, and your history is yours to interpret. To know the history and then reinterpret it gives you additional depth.
Harriet Rubin
I think there are fundamentalists all over the world. I think all religions have fundamentalists who have different interpretations of scriptures that are very vague.
Ishmael Reed
Our songs aren’t metaphorical, normally: they’re literal in their interpretation.
Brad Paisley
I like to interpret ‘Call me a River’, as if I’m saying, ‘Now you’re telling me you love me after all that, and I’m telling you to shove off.’ That’s my interpretation. But I would never ‘say’ that because somebody else might interpret the song in another way.
Diana Krall
Forecasting Armageddon has become trendy of late, with a great deal of attention being given to an interpretation of the Mayan Calendar suggesting that Mother Earth is destined for doom in December of 2012.
Seth Shostak
If youre going to use standards as criteria for signing musicians, you can sign thousands. If youre going to use some sort of conceptual interpretation thats based on the tradition of those standards, but is trying to move away from it, youre down to about 10 people or so.
Branford Marsalis
If I were forced to sum up in one sentence what the Copenhagen interpretation says to me, it would be ‘Shut up and calculate!’
David Mermin
The more specific the interpretation suggested by a picture, the less happy I am with it.
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Rules are for the obidience of fools and interpretations of smart men.
Colin Chapman
Leaving religious texts open too interpretation is the downfall of religion itself. If it is truly the word of God then there is no room for interpretation; you either take all of it or none. There is no selective belief
Stephen Colbert
ISIS itself, it draws its central belief system from the Koran and from the writings of the Prophet Muhammad. That is undeniable. And it’s a medieval interpretation of it. It is a literal interpretation of it.
Jack Keane
The interpretation of dreams is a great art.
I see artists as a great battalion moving through paint, words, music towards cosmological interpretation.
Lawrence Durrell
Shake yourself free from the manikin you create out of a false interpretation of what you do and what you feel, and you’ll at once see that the manikin you make yourself is nothing at all like what you really are or what you really can be!
Luigi Pirandello
My interpretation is different. God asks Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” [Genesis 4:9] And Cain answers “Lo yadati, “I don’t know” or “I didn’t know.” Then comes a period, followed by “Am I my brother’s keeper?”
Elie Wiesel
The human race is facing all kinds of problems, and all we are doing is pointing fingers and saying, ‘Your interpretation of the problem is different from my interpretations of the problem.
Shane Smith
Bohm’s ‘ontological interpretation’ was so called because of the bad rap the word ‘ontology’ has had in our correlationist age. As a bit of a put-down.
Timothy Morton
There are situations when, in your singing, in your interpretation of songs, for instance, when you want a straight tone. And I have to work really hard at getting a straight tone… That’s sort of like if you have curly hair, you have curly hair.
Johnny Mathis
Extremists often derive their inspiration from literal interpretations of texts that should rightly be read not as Associated Press reports from the ancient world, but as theological and literary enterprises requiring independent intellectual assessment.
Jon Meacham
Literature is always something – it is either story or poetry, ideally both. That is, you always know what it is and even if the interpretation is not available, the experience of language is.
Aleksandar Hemon
This is the problem with language, and this is what makes silent movies fun, because the connection with them, me or the audience is not with the language. There’s no question of interpretation of what we are saying it’s just about feeling. You create your own story
Michel Hazanavicius
The ultimate lesson of The Interpretation of Dreams: reality is for those who cannot sustain the dream.
Slavoj ЕЅiЕѕek
Religion by itself was not meant to be a divisive tool. All of our religious teachings have similar rules, such as a commitment to peace and nonviolence, and care for women and widows and orphans. What has destroyed a coming together is men’s interpretation of religion.
Leymah Gbowee
Interpretation is a task that we repeatedly have to take up and start again from the beginning, Sisyphus-like. But, as Camus said, we must always imagine Sisyphus happy, and this is not so difficult when it’s a matter of texts that reveal important truths about being human.
George Pattison
All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation.
Walter Benjamin
The motif of Beat Generation is basically misunderstood, a misinterpreted area. There’s this superimposition of the idea of a social rebellion, which was the communist interpretation through Lawrence Lipton.
Allen Ginsberg
The first time you listen to someone else’s interpretation of what you’ve created, it’s a little unnerving. They’ll change lyrics or something almost every time. That’s them being an artist, and you appreciate it more over time.
Chris Stapleton
I sometimes think that so much of our life takes place inside our heads – in memory or imagination or interpretation or speculation – that if I really want to change my life, I might best begin by changing my mind.
Pico Iyer
I never felt interpretation was my job.
Mary Leakey
The way it works in commercials is they come to you with the script, and then you do the visual, you do the storyboards, and you give your vision of it, but it’s very much their baby. You just kind of put your polish and sheen on it and your interpretation of it, but it’s very much the agency’s idea.
Paul W. S. Anderson
What I’m doing is not really based on a definite identification or a definition of what it is. It’s intended to be open to interpretation.
Reggie Watts
Sri Lanka’s interpretation of western cuisine is pretty diabolical. Sri Lankan food itself is ace, however, and they bloody love a buffet. Even if you go to a basic-looking cafe, they can knock up four or five different curries for you very quickly.
Romesh Ranganathan
We learned at an early age that it was men’s interpretation of our religion that restricted women’s opportunities, not our religion itself. Islam in fact had been quite progressive toward women from its inception.
Benazir Bhutto
In a culture whose already classical dilemma is the hypertrophy of the intellect at the expense of energy and sensual capability, interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.
Susan Sontag
The interpretation of a case is corroborated only by the successful continuation of a self-formative process, that is by the completion of self-reflection, and not in any unmistakable way by what the patient says or how he behaves.
Jurgen Habermas
It is perhaps just dawning on five or six minds that physics, too, is only an interpretation and exegesis of the world (to suit us, if I may say so!) and not a world-explanation.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Constitutional interpretation is not the business of the Court only, but also properly the business of all branches of government.
Edwin Meese
The logos of creation, ‘And God Said …’ formed the basis of Christian interpretation of the ‘Book of Nature.
Marshall McLuhan
I accept with sincere belief the doctrine of faith as handed down to us from the Apostles by the orthodox Fathers, always in the same sense and with the same interpretation.
Pope Pius X
We then need to consider carefully how the E.U. law that is going to be imported into our own law will operate. Its processes and interpretation have always been different from our own domestic law.
Dominic Grieve
Look to the past to help create the future. Look to science and to poetry. Combine innovation and interpretation. We need the best of both. And it is universities that best provide them.
Drew Gilpin Faust
Journalists like to give themselves credit for being on the hunt for ‘the truth.’ But if we embrace this undoubtedly noble but somewhat haughty interpretation of a calling, we inevitably become susceptible to slam dunk answers.
Gwen Ifill
In this fast-developing world, particularly in the fast-transforming China market, we really need to take this opportunity and offer a modern interpretation of Scandinavian design which fits people’s demands perfectly.
Li Shufu
Sola scriptura means at least this: that the church’s proclamation is always subject to potential correction from the canon. It is for this reason that we resist simply collapsing the text into the tradition of its interpretation and performance.
Kevin Vanhoozer
Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impression which nature makes upon the eye and brain.
Childe Hassam
Abstraction means getting away from a visual interpretation but nearer to an emotional one.
Henry Moore
St. Augustine explicitly warns against a very narrow perspective that will put our faith at risk of looking ridiculous. If you step back from that one narrow interpretation, what the Bible describes is very consistent with the Big Bang.
Richard Dawkins
Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky
I feel like great TED Talks are ones that are a little bit subject to interpretation, that do provoke further conversation – and potentially controversy.
Damon Lindelof
The director works as an interpretive artist, but he’s still an artist, so you also have to give him room to create and to put his vision of the play or his translation or interpretation of the material on the stage.
August Wilson
There’s no right or wrong answer in an interpretation. It’s all in the person who’s interpreting, and how you feel about something.
Riff Raff
It is a fact capable of amiable interpretation that ladies are not the worst disposed towards a new acquaintance of their own sex, because she has points of inferiority.
George Eliot
Through its interpretation of the Constitution, the Supreme Court hugely shapes the fabric of our society for us and for future generations.
Herb Kohl
It has been said that in order to pursue the history of Biblical interpretation, you must include the whole philosophy of the West, which informs it at every stage.
Frank Moore Cross
Eccentric doesn’t bother me. ‘Eccentric’ being a poetic interpretation of a mathematical term meaning something that doesn’t follow the lines – that’s okay.
Crispin Glover
I have never said that the terrorists’ interpretation of Islam is the accurate or correct one. But I have pointed out that the terrorists portray themselves quite successfully among Muslims as the exponents of true and pure Islam, and moderates have mounted no successful response as yet.
Robert Spencer
Digital imaging has untied our hands with regards to technical limitations. We no longer have to be arbiters of technology; we get to participate in the interpretation of technology into creative content.
John Dykstra
My interpretation of a strong director is someone who knows their story. That’s what directors are, they’re storytellers because they’re directing where your focus is going to be as an audience.
Dennis Quaid
I think that the tendency for most people is to fall back on a comic interpretation of things because things are so sad, so terrible. If you didn’t laugh you’d kill yourself. But the truth of the matter is that existence in general is very very tragic, very very sad, very brutal and very unhappy.
Woody Allen
I became, suddenly, not just a Muslim in faith. I became a Muslim in politics. Somebody whose politics were pre-defined by one interpretation of Islam.
Maajid Nawaz
The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I guess professionally I’ve left my gender open to artistic interpretation.
Andrej Pejic
If for every error and every act of incompetence one can substitute an act of treason, many points of fascinating interpretation are open to the paranoid imagination.
Richard Hofstadter
It is not my job to sit down and read peer-reviewed papers because I simply haven’t got the time … I am an interpreter of interpretations.
James Delingpole
You have to channel the interpretation and performance into 100 people. And with the audience, the critics.
Riccardo Muti
Many people make the mistake of confusing information with knowledge. They are not the same thing. Knowledge involves the interpretation of information. Knowledge involves listening.
Henning Mankell
The belief may be too often mistaken, but the illusion of coming into direct contact with the past is intoxicating and persuasive, and can result in an interpretation that carries conviction. Sometimes confidence is all that’s needed.
Charles Rosen
The values that you bring to Sharia are whatever values you yourself have, if you are a bigot, misogynist and a violent person, your interpretation of Sharia will be bigoted, violent and misogynistic, if you are a democrat and a pluralist and someone who is peace loving, that’s how you’ll see the Sharia.
Mark Durie
And it has been the paleontologist- my own breed-who have been most responsible for letting ideas dominate reality: …We paleontologist have said that the history of life supports that interpretation [gradual adaptive change], all the while knowing that it does not.
Niles Eldredge
I treasure the fact there’s media freedom, but with that goes responsibility. I think that there should be a self-regulatory organization and that they should start to think about standards. Because I think a lot of people say, “I don’t know how to read what is true versus somebody else’s interpretation.”
Ray Dalio
Poetry is something in-between the dream and its interpretation.
Lou Andreas-SalomГ©
There’s no way that I know of to avoid pain absolutely, but suffering is the interpretation we choose to place on the pain we encounter.
Florynce Kennedy
Cutting up fowl to predict the future is, if done honestly and with as little interpretation as possible, a kind of randomization. But chicken guts are hard to read and invite flights of fancy or corruption.
Ian Hacking
The world is a complex place, and the influence of the media in its representation and its power of communication and interpretation is a remarkable amplifier of emotions, and of illusions.
Tariq Ramadan
Great design is so many things all at the same time. It is emotional, functional, and responsive. It creates an unwritten dialogue, a connection, between itself and those who experience it. It is open to interpretation yet created for a specific purpose. It creates meaning and value.
Marcel Wanders
Possessing a correct interpretation of each individual doctrine is not sufficient; we must also learn to hold each doctrine in harmony with the others.
Paul Washer
It is as useless to fight against the interpretations of ignorance as to whip the fog.
George Eliot
By now even the word socialism has so many meanings and interpretations. The Russians call themselves socialists, the Swedes call themselves. And let’s not forget that in Germany there was also a national socialism.
Indira Gandhi
Money commands everything because that’s our interpretation of capitalism… what kind of world is that? It’s a very uncomfortable interpretation of a human being. We have been turned into robots.
Muhammad Yunus
It’s not my place to say how good I was because the thing is, every champion from every era is a great fighter and it’s up to one person’s interpretation to who is actually the best.
Joe Calzaghe
When you got source material, whether it’s a play or a book – a great writer often appreciates being adapted and developed. It’s like when you go see a production of a great play and they are always different. There is always room for interpretation.
Jude Law
The object of the engine is in fact to give the utmost practical efficiency to the resources of numerical interpretations of the higher science of analysis, while it uses the processes and combinations of this latter.
Ada Lovelace
I don’t analyze what I’m doing. I’ve read convincing interpretations of my work, and sometimes I’ve noticed something that I wasn’t aware of, but I think, at this point, people read into my work out of habit. Or I’m just very, very smart.
Cindy Sherman
In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation, is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism.
John Buchanan Robinson
The truest interpretations are those with the best justification.
Bernard Ramm
I am not trying to be a historian and a dramatist; I’m a dramatist, a dramatic historian, or one who does a dramatic interpretation of history.
Oliver Stone
I wanted to explore expectations we have of people – what a woman should be, what a man should be. And if they don’t meet our own interpretation of who they should be because of their gender, their background, their ethnic group, we then come to conclusions about them that are not accurate.
Ayobami Adebayo
Of course there’s conscious manipulation! Everything about a movie is manipulation … If you like it, it’s an interpretation. If you don’t like it, it’s a lie – but everything about these movies is a distortion.”
Frederick Wiseman
Culture as art is the peak expression of man’s creativity, his capacity to break out of nature’s narrow bounds, and hence out of the degrading interpretation of man in modern natural and political science.
Allan Bloom
Lived religion is a very different thing from strict textual analysis. Very few people of any faith live their lives as literalist interpretations of scripture.
Mohsin Hamid
The interpretation of thought as “”inner speech” has taken different forms, and has been used to clarify a variety of problems–thus problems pertaining to the logical forms of thought and the connection of thought with things.
Wilfrid Sellars
If I have taken the word, by any reason, it has been because I think it is grave to kill men, under the pretext that they are mistaken on the interpretation of some point, for we know that even the chosen ones are not exempt from sometimes being wrong.
Michael Servetus
If I’m going to draw something, I don’t know the day before what I’m going to draw. It’s just very much an interpretation of how I’m feeling that day and what I think is the coolest thing in my brain at that very moment.
Finn Balor
It is always possible to argue against an interpretation, to confront interpretations, to arbitrate between them and to seek for an agreement, even if this agreement remains beyond our reach.
Paul Ricoeur
For a man solemnly to undertake the interpretation of any portion of Scripture without invocation of God, to be taught and instructed by His Spirit, is a high provocation of him; nor shall I expect the discovery of truth from any one who thus proudly engages in a work so much beyond his ability.
John Owen
I don’t want to cower at somebody’s interpretation of what I’m about. I’m supposed to be doing it and I’m going to throw this word out there-with excellence. There’s no reason for me to give anything less that all I’ve got in everything I do. That’s scriptural. For me, that’s the foundation of who I am.
Mike Matheny
If art is the poetic interpretation of nature, photography is the exact translation; it is exactitude in art or the complement of art. (1854)
Charles Negre
My films have a bold interpretation. They are unapologetic about showing intimacy. Going by the number of people who come to watch my films, this is what our target audience yearns for.
Emraan Hashmi
What Degas called ‘a way of seeing’ must consequently bear a wide enough interpretation to include way of being, power, knowledge, and will.
Paul Valery
A path is a prior interpretation of the best way to traverse a landscape.
Rebecca Solnit
Let go of hundreds of years and relax completely. Open your hands and walk, innocent. Thousands of words, myriad interpretations, are only to free you from obstructions. If you want to know the undying person in the hut, don’t separate from this skin bag here and now.
Shitou Xiqian
History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us.
Johan Huizinga
I have a slight controversy with the Dogme brethren because I’ve been saying that rules are to be interpreted; not that I haven’t followed the rules, because I don’t see the point of submitting yourself to a set of rules if you don’t follow them. But having said that, it is always a lot of interpretation.
Susanne Bier
Every experience that we have is unique to us because at some deep level we make an interpretation of it.
Deepak Chopra
I am not in front of my body, I am in it or rather I am it… If we can still speak of interpretation in relation to the perception of one’s own body, we shall have to say that it interprets itself.
Maurice Merleau-Ponty