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Interpretations Quotes

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There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

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If it is true that there is always more than one way of construing a text,
it is not true that all interpretations are equal.
- Paul Ricoeur

I do believe that movies are subject to a million interpretations.
- Oliver Stone

We not only interpret the character of events...
we may also interpret our interpretations.
- Kenneth Burke

 

To what a degree the same past can leave different marks -
and especially admit of different interpretations.
- Andre Gide

Today's interpretations of religion are often backward
and contradict the needs of civilization.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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

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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

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

Have you noticed in your past experience that your
kind interpretations were almost always truer than you harsh one?
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

Book reviews have never helped me.
Most of them erred in their interpretations and their
work has been a waste of time.
- Manuel Puig

Frankly, I mean, sometimes the interpretations I've
seen on some of the songs that I've written are a lot
more interesting than the input that I put in.
- David Bowie

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

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

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

The search for the symbolic value of phonemes,
each taken as a whole, runs the risk of giving rise
to ambiguous and trivial interpretations because phonemes are complex entities,
bundles of different distinctive features.
- Roman Jakobson

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

Most importantly, I agree that the truth of these matters
should be determined by interpretation of scientific evidence -
experiments,
fossil studies and the like.
- Phillip E. Johnson

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

This is a much more fitting interpretation of the book
than its modern interpretation.
- Robert Vaughan

I loved the Godfather.
I thought that was the best interpretation of our life that I've ever seen.
Godfather I and Godfather II - the other one stunk.
- Sammy Gravano

The interpretation of facts in a certain way stimulates
other scientists' thoughts.
- Robert Barany

The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man...
not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.
- Jean Genet

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications,
offers an infinite variety of perception,
interpretation and execution.
- Ansel Adams

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

The title of the movie is open to interpretation.
- Thomas Haden Church

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

I never felt interpretation was my job.
- Mary Leakey

I study history in order to give an interpretation.
- Oliver Stone

I don't like being told someone's interpretation of something that I do.
- Jonathan Brandis

You have to channel the interpretation and performance into 100 people.
And with the audience, the critics.
- Riccardo Muti

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
- George Eliot

I think the most insulting thing you can do to a director
is to challenge when he or she is satisfied with your interpretation.
- Dustin Hoffman

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

A great interpreter of life ought not himself to need interpretation.
- John Morley

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.
- Susan Sontag

The longer I live, the more faith I have in Providence,
and the less faith in my interpretation of Providence.
- Jeremiah Day

The art of interpretation is not to play what is written.
- Pablo Casals

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 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

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

The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a
knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
- Sigmund Freud

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

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

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

Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impression
which nature makes upon the eye and brain.
- Childe Hassam

The method of political science is the interpretation of life;
its instrument is insight,
a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.
- Woodrow Wilson

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

Hugh Lynn Cayce, Edgar Cayce's son, is quoted as saying,
The best interpretation of a dream is one you apply.
- Henry Reed

Art is life's dream interpretation.
- Otto Rank

All things are subject to interpretation whichever
interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us.
- Johan Huizinga

All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation.
- Walter Benjamin

The interpretation of dreams is a great art.
- Paracelsus

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

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

Well, rhythm is 90 percent of the interpretation.
- Ruggiero Ricci

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

In doubtful cases the more liberal interpretation must always be preferred.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation,
is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism.
- John Buchanan Robinson

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 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 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

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

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

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

I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of "work,"
because I think that just being alive is so much work
at something you don't always want to do.
The machinery is always going.
Even when you sleep.
- Andy Warhol

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.

I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty
that must be explained to be understood.
If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator,
then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.
- Charlie Chaplin

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


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