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We were born into a mystery, one that has haunted us since at least as long as we've been human. We awakened on this tiny world beneath a blanket of stars like an abandoned baby left on a doorstep without a note to explain where we came from, who we are, how our universe came to be, and with no idea how to end our cosmic isolation. We’ve had to figure it all out for ourselves.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (movie)

There is no such thing as the supernatural or the paranormal. There is only the natural, the normal, and mysteries we have yet to explain.

Michael Shermer

Stories are, in one way or another, mirrors. We use them to explain to ourselves how the world works or how it doesn`t work. Like mirrors, stories prepare us for the day to come. They distract us from the things in the darkness.

Neil Gaiman

The hard but just rule is that if the ideas don`t work, you must throw them away. Don`t waste any neurons on what doesn`t work. Devote those neurons to new ideas that better explain the data. Valid criticism is doing you a favor.

Carl Sagan

You never question the truth of something until you have to explain it to a skeptic.

Donald Miller

The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models. By a model is meant a mathematical construct which, with the addition of certain verbal interpretations, describes observed phenomena. The justification of such a mathematical construct is solely and precisely that it is expected to work. 


John von Neumann

Love is a feeling that is really hard to explain, but it's the greatest feeling you could ever have. But love could also cause death because love is so powerful it can make people lose their mind sometimes.

Nikki Yang

And pray that I may forget
These matters that with myself I too much discuss
Too much explain
Because I do not hope to turn again
Let these words answer
For what is done, not to be done again
May the judgement not be too heavy upon us

Because these wings are no longer wings to fly
But merely vans to beat the air
The air which is now thoroughly small and dry
Smaller and dryer than the will
Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still.

T. S. Eliot

- What makes the sky change colour when the sun reaches the horizon?
- If we tried to explain everything, we wouldn`t be able to live.

Paulo Coelho

The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.

Ayn Rand

I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn`t explain away afterwards.

Joseph Rudyard Kipling

I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?

Jean Cocteau

It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Never explain - your friends don`t need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

Elbert Hubbard

Anything anyone is still trying to explain to you after two minutes is probably important and anything they give up after a mere minute or so is almost certainly something they shouldn't have been bothering you with in the first place.

Terry Pratchett

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