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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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art is life's dream interpretation.
- Otto Rank

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway
between what it really means and what you'd like it to mean?
- Antonin Scalia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The interpretation of dreams is a great art.
- Paracelsus

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

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

I never felt interpretation was my job.
- Mary Leakey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols,
they can be interpreted in so many ways that although
the actual image is clear enough,
the interpretation is infinitely blurred,
a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine.
- Diana Wynne Jones

I think that my interpretation of Italian was a lot
more southern than what my husband cooks.
You know, I grew up in Queens and in Brooklyn,
and we - really, it's more southern.
It's Naples and Sicily.
It's heavier.
It's over-spiced.
And like most Americans, I thought spaghetti and meatballs was genius.
- Debi Mazar

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 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

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

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

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.

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

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


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