Make Sense Quotes

Make Sense Quotes by Mario Batali, Justin Adams, El-P, Nicholson Baker, Lee Strobel, Erich Fromm and many others.

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When you taste things in the right order, sometimes they taste so much different than if you taste them out of order. Not that there’s a right order, like by rule, but just like in a thoughtful way that makes sense.
Mario Batali
In a lot of African instruments, you find a rattle, and sound engineers have a hard time making sense of it.
Justin Adams
I think branching out is cool, but I think that you have to branch out in a way that makes some sort of organic sense. I would love to put out a rock record eventually, but it would have to somehow philosophically make sense for me.
I wrote about World War II because I didn’t understand it. I think that’s the reason that historians are drawn to any subject – there’s something about it that doesn’t make sense. I wanted to work my way through what happened slowly, and look at everything in the order in which it took place.
Nicholson Baker
I think fundamentally, the question of whether or not Christianity makes sense – whether it withstands scrutiny, whether the evidence supports it or hurts it – always comes down to the Resurrection.
Lee Strobel
The human passions transform man from a mere thing into a hero, into a being that in spite of tremendous handicaps tries to make sense of life.
Erich Fromm
Comedy is like math – you can check your answer because you know you’ve gotten it right if you get a laugh. It just makes sense to me. I feel like because I’ve had to keep that tool in my box for so long, I’m ready to show it off a bit.
Jennifer Carpenter
I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too.
Kevin J. Anderson
In the world at large, people are rewarded or punished in ways that are often utterly random. In the garden, cause and effect, labor and reward, are re-coupled. Gardening makes sense in a senseless world. By extension, then, the more gardens in the world, the more justice, the more sense is created.
Andrew Weil
I’m pretty lazy. My wife always says, “you’re the laziest, most successful Olympian I’ve ever seen.” How does that make sense? Honestly, if I have downtime, I’m really, really good at not doing anything.
Michael Phelps
You need to look to make a cohesive calendar that makes sense and helps elongate the careers of your players as opposed to shorten them inadvertently.
Jim Courier
I want my fiction to feel real most of the time, so it makes sense to pay attention to life and to how people work.
Nick Earls
The hardest part for me during the creation stage is actually putting words on paper that make sense and tell my story the way I see it. I sometimes feel I am slogging through quicksand when I write.
Linda Conrad
In memory of Emily we would like everyone to go out and do random acts of kindness, random acts of love to your friends or your neighbors or your fellow students because there is no way to make sense of this. It’s what Emily would have wanted.
Luis Gonzalez
I feel that the dormant goodwill in people needs to be stirred. People need to hear that it makes sense to behave decently or to help others, to place common interests above their own, to respect the elementary rules of human coexistence.
Vaclav Havel
It’s a mystery,” Vin said, narrowing her eyes and smiling. “We Mistborn are incredibly mysterious.” Elend paused.” Um…I’m Mistborn too, Vin. That doesn’t make any sense.” “We Mistborn need not make sense,” Vin said.” It’s beneath us. Come on-the sun’s already down. We need to get moving.
Brandon Sanderson
You take stuff from different places, and sometimes you stick a line in because it rhymes, not because it makes sense.
Van Morrison
The senses don’t just make sense of life in bold or subtle acts of clarity, they tear reality apart into vibrant morsels and reassemble them into a meaningful pattern.
Diane Ackerman
So I suppose poetry, language, the shaping of it, was and remains for me an effort to make sense out of essentially senseless situations.
Thomas Lynch
Trying to make sense of love is like trying to dissect a rainbow.
Suzanne Selfors
Did all this make sense?
Hermann Hesse
Make sense who may. I switch off.
Samuel Beckett
To be open to inspiration, one must cultivate a leaning for the problematic, a chronic attraction to things that do not totally fit, agree, or make sense. Inspired ideas are less often solutions to old problems than newly discovered or totally reformulated problems – problems ‘created’ like brilliant works of art.
Robert Grudin
For those moments when it’s just you and the rock and the ice and the snow, life always makes sense.
Stacy Allison
Knowing how to use your voice so it makes sense to your dog, using words in a way your dog can understand, correcting him without creating fear, praising him properly, and doing it all at the proper time are critical skills to develop if your dog is to learn from you.
Brian Kilcommons
I’m more than a songwriter. I’m a creative person. Some people you just always see. I won’t allow you to see me unless it makes sense. There’s a reason to see me.
Ester Dean
Sometimes I think you just have to trust that the things you’re doing make sense, instead of sitting down and analyzing this and that and, “Well, I read Paul-Michel Foucault saying…” The world and the universe have a way of resolving themselves eloquently, I think, if you’re doing the right things.
Fernando Mastrangelo
I’m so sick of immaturity, of name-calling, of labels, of gossip, of high school. It doesn’t make sense anymore, and I find myself being nice to people that I want to strangle.
Coco Chanel
Zombies are always moving fast in video games. It makes sense if you think about it. Those games are all about hand-eye coordination and how quickly can you get them before they get you.
George A. Romero
I have a naive trust in the universe – that at some level it all makes sense, and we can get glimpses of that sense if we try.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
A very large percentage of economic activity is shifting online and it makes sense that there are more services that are going to charge. It also means there are going to be more people willing to pay.
Marc Andreessen
I knew I was going to be composing. It all makes sense in retrospect. But you don’t know while you’re in the process of improvising your life.
William Bolcom
Of course it doesn’t make sense.” Lady Wendall said. “The rules of society rarely do.
Patricia C. Wrede
Patience is fine, but I’m not going to stop asking the Universe to make sense!
David Brin
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Alan Watts
That’s what heaven is. You get to make sense of your yesterdays
Mitch Albom
The early evangelists recognized they could help the Jesus story make sense if Jesus was seen as someone who was chosen to appease the wrath of God – hence, the ‘anointed one’ who could do what no one else could do.
Doug Pagitt
I have learned that faith means trusting in advance what will make sense only in reverse.
Philip Yancey
I’ve had down periods in the past few years where I haven’t been writing or working on music, and during that time something always felt like it was missing, but when I bring it back into the equation, everything in my life makes sense again. As corny as that sounds.
Keiynan Lonsdale
Music is more of a hobby to me than my hobbies, if that makes sense. I love music; my dad and brother were very musical, and music just happens to be one of my hobbies that became my vocation.
Al Jardine
I’m a logic monster, if things don’t make sense I’ve gotta make sense of them.
I enjoy helping to develop material for movies, it’s a way for me to get into the part.
Tina Fey
I will not allow people to impose rules on me that don’t make sense to me. And I live and work very much outside the literary world and the literary system. What they think and what they believe and what their rules are mean nothing to me.
James Frey
I don’t think really conservative or liberal; I think what makes sense.
Benjamin Carson
I believe it is impossible to make sense of life in this world except through art.
Daniel Pinkwater
I think that weddings have probably been crashed since the beginning of time. Cavemen crashed them. You go to meet girls. It makes sense.
Christopher Walken
Charity even for one person does not make sense except in terms of an effort to love all Creation in response to the Creator’s love for it.
Wendell Berry
Some people have described Daoism as pantheist, and although there’s something in me that resists this designation, I can see that Daoism is consistent with pantheism. If there is any way in which pantheism makes sense and is not redundant, then it is the way (or ‘the Way’) presented in Daoism.
Quentin S. Crisp
I oppose the spending of trillions in Iraq and Afghanistan, I strongly oppose Islamic extremism but don’t believe that sending troops to die in two unwinnable wars makes sense.
Roger Stone
We each create our world by what we choose to notice, creating a world of distinction that makes sense to us. We then ‘see’ the world through the self we have created.
Margaret J. Wheatley
Writing can be a pretty desperate endeavor, because it is about some of our deepest needs: our need to be visible, to be heard, our need to make sense of our lives, to wake up and grow and belong. It is no wonder if we sometimes tend to take ourselves perhaps a bit too seriously.
Anne Lamott
For centuries, New York has served as the gateway for millions of people from all over the world in search of the American dream. It only makes sense that it would now serve as a gateway for the world’s greatest athletes.
Hillary Clinton
News is almost more interesting to me than other people’s fiction, if that makes sense. But other people’s fiction in terms of design is still incredibly interesting to me.
Neill Blomkamp
It’s about, when did it make sense to say one size fits everybody? It never ever ever made sense to do that, and yet we’re still selling education the same way we sold it when you and I were in high school.
Mike Rowe
But when I talk to people who are Darwinists or evolutionists and say, ‘Well, how did life begin’ – they’re… they don’t have an answer. I mean, they have an answer, but it’s a BS answer. It’s an answer that wouldn’t make sense to a small child.
Ben Stein
I tell [scriptwriters] I think [their scripts] has too many stereotypes, that even the way they come in and out of Spanish doesn’t really make sense, it feels forced.
Karla Souza
It never really interested me in the past but, for the first time, I wanted to make a pop record. I thought a good way of doing it would be to make songs that didn’t really make sense to me as songs; songs that I couldn’t just sit down and play in front of someone and then get them to play over it.
Dan Bejar
I think using waste oils as fuel makes sense. We do waste a huge amount of vegetable oil in this country and using that as a fuel source strikes me as fine.
Michael Pollan
The whole reason I make these pictures is for those moments of clarity. For that single moment, everything seems to make sense in my world. And I think we all look for that in our lives, because our lives are generally filled with chaos and confusion and disorder and complication.
Gregory Crewdson
I always found misogyny vulgar and stupid, and I found almost all the women I have known to be my betters. However, placing them so high, I used them more often than I served them. How does one make sense of this?
Albert Camus
Belief isn’t supposed to make sense, at least not all the time. In that, it finds its power. It gets to creep up on you and carry you forward. Until you can carry yourself again.
Laura Dave
We should think about whether canonizations, which are an invention of the Middle Ages, still make sense today.
Hans Kung
We got hooked on grain-fed meat just as we got hooked on gas guzzling automobiles. Big cars made sense only when oil was cheap; grain-fed meat makes sense only because the true costs of producing it are not counted.
Frances Moore LappГ©
We’ve issued a game-changing new rule that says for each one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated. Makes sense. Nobody’s ever seen regulations like we have.
Donald Trump
I think we’re always in the process of writing and rewriting the story of our lives, forming our experiences into a narrative that makes sense. Much of that work involves demythologizing family myths and cultural myths – getting free of what we have been told about ourselves.
Sam Keen
Life has a way of doing that; one minute everything makes sense, the next, things change. People get sick. Families break apart, your friends could close the door on you.
Liz Murray
One day it’s all going to be clear. It’s all going to make sense. You’re going to be able to say, “So that’s why God allowed that in my life!” Until then, God wants you to trust him.
Rick Warren
Confusion is what we’re living with – not being able to make sense of what’s happening to us from day to day. Whereas making sense is what we’re aiming for – making sense.
Paul Muldoon
What we need is more money back in the hands of Americans of any economic standing and so raising taxes right now doesnt make sense.
Kevin Yoder
Well I’m not a storyteller, as far as telling stories which relate to experiences in my own life. That’s not what I do. I write songs which have a narrative and attempt to make sense and tell a story – sure! But whenever I hear the word “storyteller” I think of a children’s musician.
Freedy Johnston
Songwriting is like working on a jigsaw puzzle, and it doesn’t make any sense until you find that last piece. It has to make sense or it doesn’t work.
Chrissie Hynde
Computers can do better than ever what needn’t be done at all. Making sense is still a human monopoly.
Marshall McLuhan
I’m writing out of desperation. I felt compelled to write to make sense of it to myself – so I don’t end up saying peculiar things like ‘I’m black and I’m proud.’ I write so I don’t end up as a set of slogans and clichГ©s.
Jamaica Kincaid
In a certain way, we’re always toggling back and forth between the absolute and the relative, if that makes sense.
George Saunders
The idea of a streaming service, like Netflix for music, I’m not totally against it. It’s just we won’t put all of our music on it until there are enough subscribers for it to make sense.
Patrick Carney
I try to make sense of life. I try to keep myself open to people and to laughter and to love and to have faith.
Thea Bowman
Wisdom begins when you discover the difference between “That doesn’t make sense” and “I don’t understand.
Mary Doria Russell
I understand the chairman of the Senate Ethics comittee is going to examine the check-bouncing scandal with a microscope. …makes sense… If you’re going to look at ethics in Congress, a microscope is what you need.
Jay Leno
The ’70s were full of creativity. Everybody was so unique. It was a very creative period, and I think to be a designer you have to know a little about art and literature and music because there is inspiration in all of these things. You’re looking for beauty but also something that makes sense.
Carolina Herrera
Many feel that sitting at a screen sweating over the design of handrail details for the next cute downtown boutique hotel just doesn’t make sense when more than 150,000 people have lost their lives, more than five million people have been made homeless and whole towns have been swept away.
Cameron Sinclair
I talk a lot in metaphors. I get my words out but sometimes they don’t make sense.
David Boreanaz
It’s possible to make sense of what’s morally at stake in an appreciation of the gift of life, or the gift of a child, without necessarily presupposing that there is a giver. What matters is that the gift – in this case, the child – not be wholly our own doing, our own product.
Michael Sandel
But what physician has not had patients who don’t make any sense at all? To tell the truth, they’re our stock-in-trade. We talk and write about the ones we can make sense of.
Walker Percy
I’d sort of acquired somewhat more mature perspective on what my career is and I don’t…not anymore…consider fame and fortune my career. I’m not a star. I’m an actor. So in a way, what I want to do as an actor, I would consider good for my career. Does that make sense?
Christoph Waltz
I’m just trying to get the best sound and have it be consistent and make sense with what I’m going through in my life.
Justin Bieber
We’re more of a touring band than we are anything else, because it kind of all makes sense when we’re on the stage. For us, success in America would be having as many people come to see us as they do in the UK and Europe, and I think anything that would surpass that would just be a surprise to us.
I don’t understand why people in this country are so bent on doing the ‘perfect,’ when you have something that is good and makes sense from a cost-benefit point of view.
George Voinovich
Goodness is also about interacting with people, brands, companies and organizations who are invested in sustainable and ethical practices. What’s the point of using products that are ruining our Earth? It doesn’t make sense.
Sophie Heyman Uliano
We understand ourselves through stories, by making stories out of our lives. Storytellers give people structure with which they can begin to look at their own lives and try to make sense of them.
Bill Harley
Don’t make sense, make change.
David Crowe
I can’t remem­ber who said it, but a soul and a heaven must exist because good peo­ple aren’t rewarded enough on Earth. I always liked that idea, if that makes sense.
Robert Pattinson
I cannot choose to ignore this feeling, of life slowly bleeding out of me. I cannot ignore the fact that life only makes sense to me when I see a smile, or feel another hand in mine.
Bernard Beckett
The trouble with writing fiction is that it has to make sense, whereas real life doesn’t.
Iain Banks
The American dream only makes sense if you’re sleeping.
I’m just trying to find some secret places in the human brain because I think movies tend to be too rational sometimes. Everything is supposed to make sense. Everything is supposed to be logical.
Quentin Dupieux
Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.
Daniel Kahneman
I’m the only Mauritanian filmmaker so it wouldn’t make sense to make a film in France. I could shoot outside of my own country if the story was something that called for it. Africa really has to be the reason for me to make a new film.
Abderrahmane Sissako
No one should forget: Eros alone can fulfill life; knowledge, never. Only Eros makes sense; knowledge is empty infinity; – for thoughts, there is always time; life has its time; there is no thought that comes too late; any desire can become a regret.
Emile M. Cioran
Up until age 40, most men are just not as mature as women. So, it makes sense that a lot of women date up in age a bit.
Patti Stanger
We need to do things better, but in a way that makes sense.
Nan Hayworth
I think young people really do care. They want to build their life on something that’s solid and makes sense, that’s rational, that’s not built on mythology, make-believe and wishful thinking.
Lee Strobel
I had a little epiphany when I was a writer at ‘Chicago’ magazine. I sat down to dinner at the Ritz-Carlton. Somebody poured a white dessert wine with chocolate cake. It was a wine I would never have expected to make sense. The idea of any wine tasting fabulous with chocolate cake was fascinating to me.
Ted Allen
what a writer does is to try to make sense of life. I think that’s what writing is, I think that’s what painting is. It’s seeking that thread of order and logic in the disorder, and the incredible waste and marvelous profligate character of life. What all artists are trying to do is to make sense of life.
Nadine Gordimer
You don’t have to believe that there was a King Arthur to get the significance of those stories, but Christians say we have to believe there was a Christ, or the miracles don’t make sense.
Joseph Campbell
Then all this started to pick up because I signed with ForeFront when I was in seventh grade. It got a lot busier and I was traveling a lot and it wasn’t making sense. Especially at a private school, you miss two days, and you get so behind.
Stacie Orrico
As a parent, I want my kids to have an optimistic outlook, and one that has hope, and that makes sense, where good does triumph over evil and it’s not cynical, and it’s not snarky.
Dee Bradley Baker
I think for a long time people just did not know what to do with me. I looked like a Barbie doll and then I had this voice like I spend my life in a bar, and I said things that were alarming and had ideas that didn’t make sense.
Sharon Stone
Questions don’t have to make sense, Vincent,” said Miss Susan. “But answers do.
Terry Pratchett
I identify first and foremost as a fine artist. Even the way that I put words together; this could be called painterly and the combinations don’t always make sense. I think there are a lot of people who are fine artists and musicians also. I think it’s a common thread, the way the brain words.
Marissa Nadler
So remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and hold on to that childlike wonder about what makes the universe exist.
Stephen Hawking
Just as music is noise that makes sense, a painting is colour that makes sense, so a story is life that makes sense.
Yann Martel
So what are we supposed to do again, when we hate everything? You stop pretending life is such fun or makes sense. It’s often messy and cruel and dull, and we do the best we can. It’s unfair, and jerks seem to win. But you fall in love with a few people. Like I love you, Elizabeth. You’re the angel God sent me.
Anne Lamott
Don’t argue! You cannot win, you cannot beat a woman in a arguement. It’s impossble you will not win. Cause men, we are handicapped when it comes to arguing cause we have a need to make sense
Chris Rock
I feel like my life is so scattered right now. Like it’s all the small pieces of paper and someone’s turned on the fan. But, talking to you makes me feel like the fan’s been turned off for a little bit. Like things could actually make sense. You completely unscatter me, and I appreciate that so much.
John Green
We Greeks are a moody people. Suicide makes sense to us. Putting up Christmas lights after your own daughter does it–that makes no sense. What my yia yia could never understand about America was why everyone pretended to be happy all the time.” -Mrs. Karafilis
Jeffrey Eugenides
Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.
Elon Musk
The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn’t.
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
I like the idea that I can talk to any teenage girls. You know, in a language that makes sense to them.
Louise Rennison
There are two kinds of fears: rational and irrational- or in simpler terms, fears that make sense and fears that don’t.
Daniel Handler
Throughout my life, I’ve learned to make choices that make me happy and make sense for me. Even my husband is happier when I’m happy.
Michelle Obama
People think of Jews as the Woody Allen stereotype, the nebbishy kind of thing, but that’s not the kind of Jews I know. I know plenty of Israelis and plenty of tough guys that are Jewish. So, I think it makes sense that Jews play metal.
Scott Ian
Science, like art, religion, political theory, or psychoanalysis – is work that holds out the promise of philosophic understanding, excites in us the belief that we can ‘make sense of it all.
Vivian Gornick
It doesn’t make sense for me to be a lawyer in a place where there is no law.
Ruben Blades
You hear it in your brain. Whatever makes sense. Some songs work well as quartet songs, sometimes they don’t.
Branford Marsalis
People are experience-rich and theory-poor. I help people organize / make sense of their experiences.
Malcolm Gladwell
Each poem leads you to the questions it makes sense to ask it.
Helen Vendler
I think the days are over where we were okay with bad guys just doing the pirate laugh and eating kids just for fun. There has to be a goal, you know? They have to have a point, and they have to make sense.
Mads Mikkelsen
I’m not sure I understand how responsibility for our choices makes sense if they are not determined.
Thomas Nagel
…she wanted God to make sense. He doesn’t. He will make no more sense to me than I will make sense to an ant.
Donald Miller
Symbolic rearrangement of the past is of course an unavoidable aspect of all human attempts to make sense of the present.
Eamon Duffy
You just write and you don’t try to make sense of it. You just put it down the way you got it.
Tom Waits
I am a product… I’m a comedian. I’m not curing cancer. In the end, I tell jokes. I make people laugh. I make sense out of ridiculous situations, but in the end, it’s all about laughter. It’s all about your cheek hurting, your stomach hurting.
Carlos Mencia
The book is even quirkier, but it’s hard to bring all of that stuff to a movie. With a book, you use your imagination more and create your own way to make it all make sense.
Jemaine Clement
The idea of directing a film is a strange one for me. I feel anti-mathematical, in a way, in that sense. I don’t like when things make sense. I prefer if they don’t.
Johnny Depp
If you get caught at some crucial point and somebody tells you that your doctrine doesn’t make sense – you’re ready for him. You tell him there’s something above sense. That here he must not try to think, he must feel. He must believe. Suspend reason and you can play it deuces wild.
Ayn Rand
I’m a winner…I’m a competitor. That’s what I do. It doesn’t make sense for me to go over and shake somebody’s hand.
LeBron James
All our stories are part invention – the way we’ve decided to make sense of what has happened.
Melissa Febos
Well, the years start coming and they don’t stop coming. ?Bet you the rules and I hit the ground running Didn’t make sense not to live for fun. Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb.
Greg Camp
Peace is only better than war when it’s not hell too. War being hell makes sense.
Walker Percy
I’m not particularly invested in, nor do I really care about, photography in a general sense. It’s a medium that’s relatively ubiquitous, readily accessible, and that I have some facility with, so it makes sense for me to use it.
Walead Beshty
Stories matter. Stories are how we make sense of the world, which doesn’t mean that those stories can’t be stupid and simplistic and full of lies. Stories can exaggerate and offend and they always, always matter.
Laurie Penny
Help the man-in-the-street make sense of the bewildering.
Owen Arthur
Usually the song is totally done. I’ll do absolutely everything, backing vocals – everything – but in gibberish. A lot of times its based on the mumblings that I sing. Even though I sing in gibberish, it kind of makes sense.
Katie Stelmanis
There is something within our biological structure that screams out and says it is morally wrong for the old to outlive the young. This is one of the times when God doesn’t seem to make sense. This is the worst that life gets.
Rick Atkinson
I suppose if we couldn’t laugh at things that don’t make sense, we couldn’t react to a lot of life.
Bill Watterson
See human nonsense as nonsense and save years of trying to make sense out of it.
Vernon Howard
One of the reasons why architects are often attracted to philosophers, partially, has to do with making sense of the world around us as well as the making of worlds.
Jimenez Lai
A landscape painting in which composition is ignored is like a line taken from a poem at random: it lacks context, and may or may not make sense.
Walter J. Phillips
By God’s design, I believe our hearts and minds are shaped by Story. It’s how we learn. It’s how we make sense of the world. Characters, situations, moral consequences are all around us.
Liz Curtis Higgs
I think it makes sense to believe in God, but exactly what decision in your life you make differently because of it, I don’t know.
Bill Gates
Grace is thickly counter-intuitive. It feels risky and unfair. It’s dangerous and disorderly. It wrestles control out of our hands. It is wild and unsettling. It turns everything that makes sense to us upside-down and inside-out.
Tullian Tchividjian
Military intelligence, two words combined that cant make sense
Dave Mustaine
My music is so often like a lullaby I write to myself to make sense of things I can’t tie together, or things I’ve lost, or things I’ll never have.
Stephan Jenkins
It does not make sense that we are allowing known potential weapons, not unlike those the 9-11 hijackers used to overcome the crews of four airplanes, to be taken aboard passenger aircraft.
Dave Reichert
I love arguing with you, Claire. You always surprise me. And occasionally, you even make sense.
Rachel Caine
I don’t think that people accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense. I think it makes people terribly uncomfortable. It seems like religion and myth were invented against that, trying to make sense out of it.
David Lynch
Any time I claimed to be white, that would be unacceptable. It just doesn’t make sense in people’s minds. If I’m white, how can I walk through a department store and still have people scared that I’m going to rob them? Which, that can still happen.
Jordan Peele
You read something and you just feel this makes sense. And sometimes before you even read it you have a feeling that yeah, I’m probably gonna do this one.
Billy Bob Thornton
Windows isn’t supposed to make sense, it’s supposed to make money.
Paul Lutus
I feel pressure as a fan. I don’t really feel pressure from the fans, if that makes sense. I worked on other movies, like the X-Men movies, that have big fan followings. And if you start to get lost in those voices, you will be completely lost. I feel the pressure of the 6-year-old me.
Simon Kinberg
We’re always going to be cherry-picking to make religion make sense. Especially in the modern context.
Negin Farsad
People get so upset about lyrics, and they’re probably totally cool with horror movies. That doesn’t really make sense.
Chris Reifert
When you put a tour together you really just think about who you’d like on your bill, who would make sense and who you would want to live with basically for a couple months and be around with and work with.
It’s unfair of me to tell anyone what to think. I make myself for myself to get out my own desire to create and make sense of things in life. Hopefully, it does the same for others.
Hoodie Allen
If you tried to make a show for every person’s particular interest, it’d be impossible because everyone is going to consume it the way they want to. All you can do is try to do an hour that makes sense for all.
Scott Van Pelt
Before you promise to change the world, it makes sense to do the hard work of changing your neighborhood.
Seth Godin
One in 200 stars has habitable Earth-like planets surrounding it – in the galaxy, half a billion stars have Earth-like planets going around them – that’s huge, half a billion. So when we look at the night sky, it makes sense that someone is looking back at us.
Michio Kaku
I saw an interview with Keith Richards. He said, ‘How else could a kid in Dartford suddenly connect with and understand what Muddy Waters is singing?’ There’s a cultural difference, but there’s just something in that music that subconsciously or internally you just understand; it just makes sense.
Paul Weller
I’ve never understood the notion that actors and actresses should look great on-screen just because they’re on-screen. That doesn’t make sense to me.
Kate Winslet
Privatizing Social Security doesn’t make sense, and it’s out of step with the fundamental value of ensuring that after a life spent working hard and contributing to the greatness of our nation, every American should have a secure retirement.
Debbie Stabenow
The day you realize you don’t have to make sense to anyone is the day you start to make sense to you.
Greg Behrendt
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie
Coincidence obeys no laws and if it does we don’t know what they are. Coincidence, if you’ll permit me the simile, is like the manifestation of God at every moment on our planet. A senseless God making senseless gestures at his senseless creatures. In that hurricane, in that osseous implosion, we find communion.
Roberto Bolano
We are told there is not enough money for education, but somehow there is enough money for people to raise billions of dollars to defeat somebody in an election? Oh! Okay! Does that make sense?
Phylicia Rashad
That’s something that seems to happen when I’m writing, where maybe things that don’t necessarily make a lot of logical sense are put together, and yet we struggle to make sense of these things somehow. I’m not quite sure why that is; it’s something about human nature, I guess.
Kurt Wagner
The biggest thing was that second person allowed me to trick myself into revealing more about myself. It gave me an authorial distance to get closer to the action and emotions, if that makes sense.
Rob Roberge
Because the idea of zombies seems to make sense, and seems to, in a certain sense, be possible, I think one can use that to argue against the thesis that everything is purely physical. Now many people, I think, agree that the idea of zombies are conceivable, including people who want to be physicalists.
David Chalmers
Most of the things I do brand wise are both missionary and mercenary in their position, and that’s really important to me; that’s one of the first things I look at when I say, ‘does it make sense to do a deal?’
Mike Rowe
When playing big festivals, I tend to play big, over the top techno tracks, like hands in the air songs that make sense being played in front of 30,000 people. I steer away from subtlety in the interests of big bombastic dance music.
I know everything should be photographed. It helps me make sense of my existence.
David Bailey
Legends don’t have to make sense. They just have to be beautiful. Or at least interesting.
Terry Pratchett
People believe those fairytales about falling in love at first sight at the bus, subway, or at the streets. But it doesn’t make sense how they’d laugh at the ones who fell in love at first sight through TV screens. Loving a celebrity IS a type of love. Love is fair to everyone.
I am a different person in NYC. My energy is way different. I just make sense here.
David Burtka
And now we’re apart and you’re just some stranger who knows all my secrets and all my family members and all my quirks and flaws and it doesn’t make sense.
Gaby Dunn
I’d like to make all different kinds of movies. I don’t think it would make sense though for my second film to walk straight into a musical even though I’d like to.
David Michod
Nothing in the natural world makes sense – except when seen in the light of evolution
David Attenborough
By the time this concert ends this evening, 30,000 Africans will have died because of extreme poverty. By this time tomorrow evening, another 30,000. This does not make sense.
Brad Pitt
It’s not something that I can put on and take off anymore, like I said, I’ve had my years of confusion and wondering who I really (was) and why and how do I live my life and make sense of it all, but I’m not confused about that any longer. I think the world might be — but I’m not.
Rachel Dolezal
If anything, I feel that the current generation of listeners of heavy music are progressing a bit passed their gateway bands and are digging deeper than they used to and understanding more abrasive and complex music and art. It’s like being around an unfamiliar language long enough that it eventually begins to make sense.
Jacob Bannon
The writer writes about what happened in order to make it make sense, to put it in perspective, to turn it into art; and art becomes the vehicle on which we ride out the truth of our experiences.
Clarence Major
Does it make sense to pray for guidance about the future if we are not obeying in the thing that lies before us today? How many momentous events in Scripture depended on one person’s seemingly small act of obedience! Rest assured: Do what God tells you to do now, and, depend upon it, you will be shown what to do next.
Elisabeth Elliot
I observe to the letter all laws that make sense but combat those that are obsolete or absurd.
Wilhelm Reich
If you’re gonna wait for the universe to start making sense, you have a long wait ahead of you.
John Sheridan
Dissecting a book was the same as making sense of life. You have to find a way to interpret life, or you’ll go nuts.
Susan Meissner
There’s always a tone that you have to hit right in horror. With the blood, you want to make sure that it makes sense all along.
Fede Alvarez
If I make a decision it is a possession. I take pride in it, I tend to defend it and not listen to those who question it. If I make sense, then this is more dynamic, and I listen and I can change it. A decision is something you polish. Sensemaking is a direction for the next period.
Paul Gleason
Every time I make an American film I just trust the American director and American writer. Myself, I would never make this kind of film. For me, those kinds of films are ridiculous. They don’t make sense.
Jackie Chan
Theory is a dirty word in some managerial quarters. That is rather curious, because all of us, managers especially, can no more get along without theories than libraries can get along without catalogs and for the same reason: theories help us make sense of incoming information.
Henry Mintzberg
Annabeth frowned. “That doesn’t make sense. But why were you visiting –” Her eyes widened. “Hermes said you bear the curse of Achilles. Hestia said the same thing. Did you . . . did you bathe in the River Styx?” “Don’t change the subject.” “Percy! Did you or not?” “Um . . .maybe a little.
Rick Riordan
I guess I just always want to surprise myself and say something that I’m not really quite sure where it came from, and it sort of makes sense and has a kind of profundity to it. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t.
David Shrigley
Boxing is a business. I’m not going to say I would never work with people again because we have had disagreements in the past. So if it makes money it makes sense. That doesn’t mean we won’t agree again in the future.
Chris Eubank, Jr.
Life only makes sense when our highest ideal is to serve Christ!
We’re so so interested in protecting criminals and people that want to do us harm and I think we have to go back to a little more old fashioned method of thinking, if that makes sense.
Donald Trump
That makes sense, I suppose. But for me, reading is an adventure. It makes me an armchair traveler and takes me places I shall never be able to go.
Laura Lee
Americans still believe they are cut out to be successful-in everything: love, love-making, luck, luck-giving, money-making, sense-making, cancer-avoiding, clothes-wearing, car-driving, and so on.
William Saroyan
No-limit people are so in charge that they can trust their instincts, be childlike, be creative, do anything that makes sense to them and make their lives into what they really believe they want for themselves.
Wayne Dyer
I am learning the Language of World and everything in the world is beginning to make sense to me
Paulo Coelho
It is essential to learn to enjoy life. It really does not make sense to go through the motions of existence if one does not appreciate as much of it as possible.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Sometimes God gives instructions that go against conventional wisdom, such as treating people kindly when they’re hateful. Who really wants to do that? Instructions like that may not always make sense, so that’s why I need to trust and obey the One who inspired them.
George Foreman
Seventy-two virgins – does that make sense to anyone? And it’s an ancient religion, maybe it was misinterpreted? Maybe it’s not 72 virgins, maybe it’s a 7-foot-2 Persian.
Greg Giraldo
Getting on stage is a bonus, that’s my therapy, that’s when I can tell stories and it all makes sense.
Jason Mraz
If you don’t know how it works, find out. If you’re not sure if it will work, try it. If it doesn’t make sense, play with it until it does. If it’s not broken, break it. If it might not be true, find out.
Seth Godin
Comedy is a very lucrative business now, but when everyone first went into it, it didn’t make sense from a financial standpoint.
Jim Gaffigan
I think Samuel Johnson had it right when he observed that hope is itself a species of happiness. So if we want to be happy it only makes sense to discipline ourselves to choose our attitudes, to think positively and to be hopeful.
Michael Josephson
Too often we just do what makes sense to us and ask God to bless it.
Shane Claiborne
I am part of the Fellowship of the Unashamed… My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is in God’s hands… I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till he comes, give until I drop, speak out until all know, and work until he stops me.
Patrick Madrid
Nostalgia doesn’t make sense, because it’s like bringing the memories back to be a special part of my day or to be part of my week. And I’m inside my memories the same way I’m inside my everyday life.
Agnes Varda
The paradoxical virtue of reading lies in distancing ourselves from the world so that we may make sense of it.
Daniel Pennac
There’s something that doesn’t make sense. Let’s go and poke it with a stick.
Steven Moffat
Most, if not all, problems brought to therapists are issues of love. It makes sense that the cure is also love.
Thomas Moore
“Is,” “is,” “is” — the idiocy of the word haunts me. If it were abolished, human thought might begin to make sense. I don’t know what anything “is”; I only know how it seems to me at this moment.
Robert Anton Wilson
It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
Mark Twain
I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside.
William P. Young
I think it only makes sense to seek out and identify structures of authority, hierarchy, and domination in every aspect of life, and to challenge them; unless a justification for them can be given, they are illegitimate, and should be dismantled, to increase the scope of human freedom.
Noam Chomsky
People try to make sense of things, and if they don’t know the answers, they make them up,because for some, a wrong answer is better than none.
Ann Aguirre
On any Tuesday morning, if asked, a good working scientist will tell you with some self-satisfaction that the affairs of his field are nicely in order, that things are finally looking clear and making sense, and all is well. But come back again on another Tuesday, and the roof may have just fallen in on his life’s work.
Lewis Thomas
When Indian musicians play a raga it’s very restrictive. But, in a way these restraints are essential to liberate yourself through them, if that makes sense. I’m very much of this school of rhythm, it’s the direction I’m drawn in when I’m writing and improvising.
John McLaughlin
You held out your hand, and I took it without stopping to make sense of what I was doing. For the first time in almost a century, I felt hope.
Stephenie Meyer
The fact that I speak five languages is just a plus. I do not try to speak every language I know, in every movie. It must make sense. But, the fact that it’s available gives a nice back-up.
Richard Sammel
Poetry, plays, novels, music, they are the cry of the human spirit trying to understand itself and make sense of our world.
Laura Elliott
The only way for us to make sense of life today is to appreciate where the future is going. Scripture outlines that future, not with detailed dates, but with a general outline of what is to come. That outline is designed not to have us prepare charts, but to prepare our hearts.
Darrell Bock
I hear from everybody, and they say Joe, nowhere but in Washington do they think not working together makes sense. Were not hired to fight.
Joe Donnelly
The human mind delights in finding pattern—so much so that we often mistake coincidence or forced analogy for profound meaning. No other habit of thought lies so deeply within the soul of a small creature trying to make sense of a complex world not constructed for it.
Stephen Jay Gould
Since I’m doing so much science, I think the reason these ideas have occurred to me and not to other people in music is simply the influence that science plays in my life: working in laboratories, thinking of models, hypothesis, putting things together, trying to make sense of it all and so forth.
Dave Soldier
People don’t like uncertainty, and their minds are tools for making sense of the world, even when the world is senseless.
Michael Lewis
Something must have form to be seen but must make sense to be understood and used.
Klaus Krippendorff
You’ve got to make choices that make sense for you because there’s always going to be somebody who’ll think you should do something differently.
Michelle Obama
All of my life, I have been fascinated by the big questions that face us, and have tried to find scientific answers to them. If, like me, you have looked at the stars, and tried to make sense of what you see, you too have started to wonder what makes the universe exist.
Stephen Hawking
It’s hard for me to congratulate somebody after you just lose to them. I’m a winner. It’s not being a poor sport or anything like that. If somebody beats you up, you’re not going to congratulate them. That doesn’t make sense to me. I’m a competitor.
LeBron James
I am going to become a writer for Cosmo – you don’t have to make any sense at all. Or maybe I’ll be a bloke, they don’t have to make sense either.
Louise Rennison
Look, the world is everywhere: satellites, end tables, the pink and white poinsettias outside the church; reunions and degrees. All those radiant asterisks . . . Soon it will all make sense.
Terrance Hayes
It’s a mind going over things, revisiting things, maybe trying to refine the original perception. You have to keep going a thing over in order to make sense off it.
Paul Auster
My humor is very dry. To me it doesn’t make sense.
Ian MacKaye
Everyone isn’t logical. Everything doesn’t make sense in the end. Sometimes you have to forget about explanations or excuses and leave people and places behind, because otherwise they will drag you straight down.
Tammara Webber
Sometimes it’s better to stop trying to make sense of things. Life isn’t clear cut, there are always gray areas.
Alexandra Adornetto
It makes sense that somebody told you that you made the film from your perspective as a father.
Sonia Braga
A particular rule that seems to make sense in the individual case makes no sense when it is made a universal rule and applied to all cases. It makes no sense because it fails to take into account the connection between one broken window left untended and a thousand broken windows.
James Q. Wilson
My pictures are about a search for a moment—a perfect moment. To me the most powerful moment in the whole process is when everything comes together and there is that perfect, beautiful, still moment. And for that instant, my life makes sense.
Gregory Crewdson
The only thing I heard Speaker [Paul] Ryan say that made sense was, we actually really need to look at this and see what makes sense and what doesn`t, because electronic detection in those kind of – and drones and other types of border protecting devices seem to be much more effective in certain places.
John Yarmuth
The violence of war is random. It does not make sense. And many of those who struggle with loss also struggle with the knowledge that the loss was futile and unnecessary.
Chris Hedges
If you know you’re the best it only makes sense for you to surround yourself with the best.
Kanye West
Evolution doesn’t care about what makes sense; it cares about what works
Kevin Kelly
Why you need a reason for everything? Reason is something people say to make sense of things that don’t make sense.
Gregg Olsen
Over many years so many poets have touched my imagination and opened paths for me – it hardly makes sense to list them. I have always read a great deal of poetry.
Adrienne Rich
The world only makes sense to me given my life and my background if, in fact, we’re not just an assortment of tribes that can never understand each other, but that we’re, rather, one common humanity that can meet and learn and love each other.
Barack Obama
All the different ways we know the world all come from the brain, and they all depend on each other to make sense.
Richard Powers
Rapping about a surgery is something that makes sense for me to do.
Lazarus of Bethany
All things make sense; you just have to fathom how they make sense.
Piers Anthony
To me, the psychedelic experience is the experience of trying to make sense of reality.
Terence McKenna
Books have always helped me make sense of things. With any life experience, you can find someone who has documented it in a poetic way.
Kate Beckinsale
There’s a tremendous amount of language loss. Most of the attention is given to indigenous languages, which makes sense, but some of the most dramatic language loss is in Europe.
Noam Chomsky
She was here on earth to make sense of its wild enchantments.
Boris Pasternak
A prayer makes sense only if it is lived.
Anthony of Sourozh
A long time ago, Anne used to talk about energy – how that was all that love was – ions connecting across synapses of time and air. Don’t rationalize, she’d say. None of it will ever make sense. I leaned back against the wall and closed my eyes, not wanting to cry. Anne was right. None of it made any sense.
Jacqueline Woodson
Liberals want Conservatives to shut up. Conservatives want Liberals to keep talking. Because our arguments make sense and theirs don’t
Bill Whittle
It’s one thing to tolerate a boring marriage; a boring affair does not make sense.
Jane Wagner
I’m a logic monster, if things don’t make sense I gotta make sense of them.
Denzel Washington
I am not given to making sense out of life – or coming up with some grand narrative on it – other than to measure it by what you think you want to do in life. As for me, I have done what I had wanted to, to the best of my ability. I am satisfied.
Lee Kuan Yew
When I was with the serpent-handlers in Tennessee, it was the most bizarre method of worship I could think of. Yet when you sit with these people, you can kind of see how it makes sense.
A. J. Jacobs
The drive for working comes from everyday moments – the thrill of experiencing a young cook succeeding in what they thought was an impossible job, as well as guests being happy. I also love the unknown – discovering new things and trying to make sense of them.
Rene Redzepi
Sometimes when you’re in love, there are things you feel that you can’t really explain. It doesn’t really make sense. That’s how I feel when i’m in love
Selena Gomez
It is important to do what you don’t know how to do. It is important to see your skills as keeping you from learning what is deepest and most mysterious. If you know how to focus, unfocus. If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
Carlos Castaneda
Please, Kate. Suspend your dislike of me for a few moments and listen to what I have to say. It makes sense.” “I don’t dislike you. It’s an oversimplification.
Ilona Andrews
Life will not, it will never, make sense to your mind. The secret is to see life from the soul’s perspective; to add to the mind’s experience the soul’s wisdom, awareness, and total knowing.
Neale Donald Walsch
Professional psychologists seem to think that they are the only people who make sense out of human actions. The rest of us know that everybody tries to do just this. What else is gossip?
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
whether you have training or not, the way to make your look make sense is to surround yourself with the things you love.
Jonathan Adler
Nonsense is that which does not fit into the prearranged patterns which we have superimposed on reality…Nonsense is nonsense only when we have not yet found that point of view from which it makes sense.
Gary Zukav
An organization has integrity—is healthy—when it is whole, consistent, and complete, that is, when its management, operations, strategy, and culture fit together and make sense.
Patrick Lencioni
We’re not always going to understand why something happens.True faith is trusting even when it doesn’t make sense
Joel Osteen
I was always into film, but theater was my entry point. I always felt like film didn’t make sense to me, as a kid.
Patrick J. Adams
Now I know I’ll never be numb again. A mother is condemned to feel everything forever. And I’m finally afraid, condemned to fear everything forever. But that makes sense: feel someone else’s pain, feel someone else’s everything.And he’s my baby, so everything’s okay.
Kristin Hersh
The future is there,” Cayce hears herself say, “looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become. And from where they are, the past behind us will look nothing at all like the past we imagine behind us now.
William Gibson
I’m a cat. We aren’t required to make sense.
Mira Grant
You know, some of the portfolios we might consider buying are portfolios which would do especially well if we have an economy-wide, or I mean, a global climate change that impacts us very negatively there are some companies that will do well, and so it might make sense to hold some of those in your portfolio.
Robert F. Engle
People always think of Chinese food as the go-to ethnic food when everything else is closed during the holidays, but Indian is a nice alternative. Plus – Indians? Thanksgiving? Kinda makes sense.
Erin Gibson
Today’s secular libertarians, who want to remove biblical religion from public life, have trouble making sense of the civil rights movement because it was so clearly a religiously inspired movement that entered the public arena and made a major difference in American life.
Bruce L. Shelley
Understanding the materials I work with… gives me a deeper understanding of my place. And it’s helped me make sense of the changes that are happening to me as I grow older.
Andy Goldsworthy
Teens look at cause-related efforts with some scrutiny. They know they are often a target market, but it has to make sense to them.
Nancy Lublin
I hear a lot of young people talking about the need to network. I think that is true, and I think that building a network makes sense. But I also think that there is another way to approach it, and that is to try to make friends. Just try to make a lot of friends.
Dana Perino
I wanted draw the cartoon characters, and then it all started to make sense as I was watching these classics come back to the theater like Lady and the Tramp and so forth. If you want to animated the dog, you have to know where the ribcage is and the hip bone and all that.
Andreas Deja
To do work that’s not going to be fulfilling doesn’t make sense.
Lili Taylor
Philosophizing is a process of making sense out of experience.
Susanne Katherina Langer
The world at large doesn’t always make sense to me, and there are safe havens. Linda Manz in ‘Out of the Blue’ is one of them.
Natasha Lyonne
First time you hear something, it sounds outlandish and broken and like it doesn’t make sense. But once it’s been in your head awhile it’s as if the other thoughts in there wriggle out of the way to give it some room.
Michael Marshall Smith
Things usually make sense in time, and even bad decisions have their own kind of correctness.
Miranda July
I love young people because they are always looking ahead, and older people because they can look back; and both make sense of the world so economically. You can learn so much from the wisdom of the young and the old. I’m just in between!
Polixeni Papapetrou
If you can remember that stocks aren’t pieces of paper that gyrate all the time –they are fractional interests in businesses — it all makes sense.
Seth Klarman
…all these kids you can’t seem to make sense of would stop holding you so far off the edge of your seats if you’d start holding yourselves to the promises you make. We know you’re not perfect, because we’re not. And I know I’m not perfect, but I believe I was meant to be.
Buddy Wakefield
The motivations of men. They never make sense. And they always make sense.
Brandon Sanderson
Perfect love was that kind of love that made no sense but made everything else make sense somehow. It was raw and unscripted, turbulent and slightly unpredictable.
Laura Miller
People love to see themselves on screen in a way that makes sense and seems on point.
Regina King
Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. You’ve got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense.
Paulo Coelho
I won’t ever shy away from a fight and if it makes sense down the road, I’ll do it. But it will be on my terms.
Conor McGregor
It just fascinates me, those private mechanisms that we use to make sense of the world – whether they have to do with the five senses or not. I think literature is one of the only kinds of art that truly lets us into that.
Leni Zumas
You just can’t make up random information and say it sarcastically and have it make sense. You can’t just be like, ‘I went out on a date with a Jewish girl. She was more rude than a wolfcat – an animal I’ve made up and decided is rude.
Eugene Mirman
Our dreams take us into other worlds, alternative realities that help us make sense of day-to-day realities.
Tom Hodgkinson
I was at first but I mean I thought at first that I wanted a little bit of that in there but the reasoning behind what they cut and what they kept really makes sense and it really played for me when I saw it yesterday, it all worked and was understood.
Brandon Routh
The heart set to do the Father’s will need never fear defeat. His promises of guidance may be fully counted upon. Does it make sense to believe that the Shepherd would care less about getting His sheep where He wants them to go than they care about getting there?
Elisabeth Elliot
We cannot build county councils based on one single constituency. It doesn’t make sense because it does not have a sufficient revenue base to be able to provide the services that county councils are required to provide.
Raila Odinga
Forget the laws. If the laws don’t make sense, if they run contrary to your conscience, you have to disobey them.
Wayne Dyer
I don’t think of Storefront Hitchcock or Stop Making Sense as documentaries, I think of them more as performance films.
Jonathan Demme
I had to invest in the love and understand that with the love comes the pain. So when he tells me that, the monologue is already there. Does that make sense?
Viola Davis
Once you realize what a joke everything is, being the Comedian is the only thing that makes sense.
Alan Moore
Now between the meanings of words and their sounds there is ordinarily no discoverable relation except one of accident; and it is therefore miraculous, to the mystic, when words which make sense can also make a uniform objective structure of accents and rhymes.
John Crowe Ransom
The process of editing is what I enjoy most – putting the pieces together and making sense out of them.
Christian Marclay
If it doesn’t make sense, it’s usually not true.
Judy Sheindlin
Evolution makes biology make sense. And if you don’t teach your students the evolutionary core of biology, you’re making it harder for them.
Eugenie Scott
If it doesn’t make sense, you must find for the defense.
Johnnie Cochran
I’m not much of a math and science guy. I spent most of my time in school daydreaming and managed to turn it into a living. When I was making “Star Wars,” I wasn’t restrained by any kind of science. I simply said, “I’m going to create a world that’s fun and interesting, makes sense, and seems to have a reality to it.”
George Lucas
The Voice of Reason is in us all…and everyone can recognize it because it makes sense and everyone benefits from it equally.
Bill Hicks
Since belief determines behavior, doesn’t it make sense that we should be teaching ethical, moral values in every home and in every school in America?
Zig Ziglar
The function of a writer is to make sense of life. It is such a mystery, it changes all the time, like the light.
Nadine Gordimer
The hardest thing for me to do, and the best thing I’ve done and learned as an actor is to sacrifice being funny in certain circumstances in order to do something that makes sense for the story or the character, or emotionally.
Jonah Hill
Picturing things, taking a view, is what makes us human; art is making sense and giving shape to that sense. It is like the religious search for God.
Gerhard Richter
People will say that it’s some kind of evasion, but I would never want to have a kid for me. I’d want to have the child for the child’s sake, if that makes sense.
Jeremy Northam
Remember, despite the fact that this book is being sold as a ‘fantasy’ novel, you must take all of the things it says extremely seriously, as they are quite important, are in no way silly, and always make sense. Rutabaga.
Brandon Sanderson
We are here for what amounts to a few/hours,/a day at most./We feel around making sense of the terrain,/our own new limbs,/Bumping up against a herd of bodies/until one becomes home./Moments sweep past. The grass bends/then learns again to stand.
Tracy K. Smith
Nothing uniquely bad has happened to me in my personal life, but all the regular little bad things have accumulated to make me a neurotic person. And these adventures are my way of trying to make sense of that.
Jon Ronson
Someone told me just recently that poets are eulogists. It’s their job, to eulogize. I didn’t know that, but it makes sense. Because in almost every poem of mine there is a loss.
Dan Quisenberry
The majority of my photos are taken while traveling, because everything feels new and exciting initially. Taking photos is like a way to make sense of the overwhelming.
Nick Zinner
We are diverse, big time. Sully is the main man, which makes sense as the lead man of the band. Tony and myself are quiet; I need to be begged to do these interviews. But it comes down to being a team, that is the main thing. Knowing, understanding and accepting our roles.
Robbie Merrill
Narrator: You had to give it to him: he had a plan. And it started to make sense, in a Tyler sort of way. No fear. No distractions. The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide.
Chuck Palahniuk
I had a plot connection that nobody understood for this fourth character, and decided, Oh, nobody gets it, that’s all. I’ll write another draft to make her make sense. It took me awhile to learn that these three people were the core of this play, which seems so obvious now.
Richard Greenberg
When I’m directing, I can look at something that I wrote and say, “This doesn’t make sense.” There’s a lot more intuition and gut involved.
Craig Zobel
But really, the term “forgive and forget” doesn’t make sense to me. Forgiving does allow us to stop dwelling on an issue, which isn’t always healthy. But if we forget, we don’t learn from our mistakes. And that can be deadly.
Meg Cabot
To look back into the past only makes sense if it serves the future.
Konrad Adenauer
I always like to make sense of things that, in theory, would not make any sense together. It’s true that the core of Calvin Klein has been . . . I don’t want to say conservative, but real clothes that are worn by everybody.
Italo Zucchelli
So much of what deejays like myself do is, I’m very interested in – I’m constantly looking for new music, constantly digging, but then also I am thinking about how to present it in a way that kind of makes sense to people who are less – sort of less with their hands in it than I am.
DJ /rupture
Life will only make sense; and can only produce long-term happiness, peace and joy when embraced from the perspective of the soul.
Neale Donald Walsch
[Drizzy] ,it was dope. A great experience, especially with the topic he was talking about and to be… organic.I’m glad that it worked out the way it did where I got to tell my story, tell his story at the same time… and actually have it make sense as far as the whole concept of the album.
Kendrick Lamar
It seemed to me as we were talking about Christ rising from the dead, the sun popped over the mountain. That was indicative of Christ rising – a new day. It just makes sense.
Robert Hayden
I believe that stories are incredibly important, possibly in ways we don’t understand, in allowing us to make sense of our lives, in allowing us to escape our lives, in giving us empathy and in creating the world that we live in.
Neil Gaiman
For my 50th birthday I just want to make it all make sense [being exactly half introvert], and then a couple of weeks later do the blow-out with all my friends.
Dar Williams
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Frank Herbert
It doesn’t make sense to have to do the wrong thing in order to do the right thing.
Jim DeMint
I never close a door on any other religion. Most of the time, some part of it makes sense to me. I don’t believe everyone has to chant just because I chant. I believe all religion is about touching something inside of yourself.
Tina Turner
It makes sense that that’s part of the story and everything, but that’s part of any story of any record – where was it record and how long and what were the people doing. I think people want to know where these events are made. That’s why I like the word “record.”
Justin Vernon
I’m a reasonable kind of guy. If I hear something that seems to make sense, I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. If the alternative explanation has to be pounded into shape before it fits the mould of our experience, it seems to me that it’s unlikely to be true.
Frank Schatzing
People think in narratives – in beginnings, middles and ends. The danger when you edit something too severely is that it no longer makes sense; worse still, it leaves people with the disquieting impression that something is being hidden.
Errol Morris
There are so many reactions to art that make sense to me – but ‘ick’ means something.
Lena Dunham
It’s bluesy, rocky jazz. I call it soul music, but it’s not James Brown soul music. It comes from my soul. It comes from a deeper place. Duffy has that similar old school soul sound to herself. If I opened for Duffy, that would make sense to me, in my head.
Tinsel Korey
You’re basically on set to help the production. You’re helping the actors make it make sense, or maybe you wrote something that doesn’t work in the production sense. Most of it is coming up with jokes.
Katie Dippold
A new study says by 2030 household robots will dominate every phase of our lives. The study says the No. 1 field for robot growth is medicine. That makes sense. Robots already perform well in surgery. That is, until there is a power outage. Then it’s just a coat rack leaning over you as you bleed to death.
Craig Ferguson
When I’m on a roll nothing makes me happier or feel more satisfied, like plugging in, life makes sense.
Beth Orton
One time I saw an old man in a hurry and I thought, ‘That makes sense.’
Demetri Martin
Music has always been a location for me to run to, whether it’s through someone else’s song or my own. I can observe my own planet from this foreign land and things make sense within the telescopic lens of song.
Jon Foreman
But It doesn’t make sense for us to have a continued reliance on a supply of oil where whenever there is unrest in another part of the world, gasoline prices jump up. We need a renewable fuel industry that’s more than corn-based, of course, and there are a whole series of great opportunities here.
Tom Vilsack
My mom was there to answer the unanswerable, to make sense of the fault in our life – and we got through that somehow; we came out on the other side. Now I’m 0 for 2 and I don’t get any more pitches to swing at.
Daisy Whitney
When I’m acting, I’ve always got to make it make sense to me why I do anything. Whether it’s right or wrong, I’ve just got to believe this is the reason why I am doing this and just go with it.
Henry Ian Cusick
If you want to be happy, live discreetly. Does that make sense in English?
Olivier Martinez
I think of all music as existing in the substance of the air itself. It is the composer’s task to order and make sense of sound, in time and space, to communicate something about being alive through music.
Libby Larsen
It’s easy to make up weird stuff. It gets trickier when you want the weird stuff to be interesting and make sense.
Brandon Mull
I guess I’m attracted to people who are singing about love or life, and they have a particular passion that I can connect with. There are people I can tell are amazing, but I can’t connect for some reason. It doesn’t really make sense why you connect with someone or you don’t.
Langhorne Slim
We [people] are a species that’s wired to tell stories. We need stories. It’s how we make sense of things. It’s how we learn.
Steven Soderbergh
Relationships dont always make sense. Especially from the outside
Sarah Dessen
Everything’s a story, kid.  Stories are what help us make sense of the world.
Jeff Daniels
Jealousy is an emotion. It doesn’t have to make sense. In fact, it usually doesn’t.
J. A. Jance
It’s just science fiction so it’s allowed to be silly, and childish, and stupid. It’s just science fiction, so it doesn’t have to make sense. It’s just science fiction, so you must ask nothing more of it than loud noises and flashing lights.
Isaac Asimov
Nick rubbed his hand across his face as he tried to make sense of her prattle. But that was the thing about Simi. She seldom made sense.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
I cannot look at myself in the mirror; everything I have believed in I have had to reject. This environment only makes sense through the prism of trends.
Hugh Hendry
I would categorically not rule out that it’s not the last season of Community. Does that make sense? I would love nothing more than for Community to have a following on Friday, and to be able to continue it.
Robert Greenblatt
It only makes sense to ask God for guidance in the context of a life committed to “seeking first the kingdom.”
John Ortberg
When our worries and fears just don’t make sense, it’s possible we are trusting the part of the brain that doesn’t make sense… it just reacts.
Bill Crawford
I am shamelessly biased about the people in my life, and it makes sense to me that other people are the same.
I find that what doubt does, or fear, is it makes you come up with as many ideas as you possibly can. And on film that works ’cause you’re then handing over that fear to the director, who has to make sense of all those options!
Eddie Redmayne
As for myself, I’m attracted to venture into places with peeling paint, and areas that are crumbling a little bit. It makes sense because we’ve already established the photography focusing on architecture, even if it looks incorrect, there’s something appealing about entering that.
Teresa Palmer
In the face of death, especially violent death, things don’t make sense anymore. So death is the dissolution of either physical form or psychological form. And when a form dissolves, always something shines through that had been obscured by the form. This is the formless One Life, the formless One Consciousness.
Eckhart Tolle
Sometimes my life just don’t make sense at all. The mountains looks so big and my faith just seems so small.
Rich Mullins
There are many things that keep me from getting married. But there will be a time when marriage makes sense to me.
Adam Levine
Give yourself permission to immediately walk away from anything that gives you bad vibes. there is no need to explain or make sense of it. just trust what you feel.
Sonia Choquette
It makes sense to me that the polyglot wouldn’t know what language he dreamed in.
James Arthur
I’m seeking to make sense of life, looking for its meaning and how we can have a better humanity.
Karen Armstrong
But you have to have a vision of what kind of military you are trying to build in order to get the [budget] cuts to make sense.
Jessica Mathews
It makes sense to invest in new work. It’s almost like having a research department in a scientific laboratory. You have to try things out. You’ll make some bad mistakes. Some things will fail but at least you’ll energise the organisation.
Gavin Bryars
I’ve read the Book of Revelation a million times. It does not make sense, obviously. It needs to be decoded.
Megan Fox
There is only one definition of science fiction that seems to make sense: ‘Science fiction is anything published as science fiction.’
Norman Spinrad
I do sometimes watch ‘Dr. Who’ and while the stories barely make sense, if at all, the doctor is such great company I don’t care.
John Shirley
When I look back on everything I’ve done, it all somehow makes sense to me. But it doesn’t make sense when you’re actually doing it.
Robert Longo
If bloggers are to improve our public discourse – helping busy and usually uninformed people make sense of the world – it is necessary to use some sort of standard with which to judge their reliability. Perhaps the answer (strictly advisory) is a body of their peers. Perhaps not.
Eric Alterman
I try to approach making movies in a way that it’s about the making of them and not the result of them, if that makes sense.
Dax Shepard
Our ability to look back on the past, our need or desire to make sense of it, is both a blessing and a curse; and our inability to see into the future with any degree of accuracy is, simultaneously, the thing that saves us and the thing that condemns us.
James Robertson
The idea was that the record itself [‘The Bones Of What You Believe’ ] is a kind of labour of love for us – all our energy and all our passion and all the stuff we believed in is in that record, so you’re kind of handing that off to other people, if that makes sense.
Lauren Mayberry
Obsessed people are more concerned with obeying God than doing what is expected or fulfilling the status quo. A person who is obsessed with Jesus will do things that don’t always make sense in terms of success or wealth on this earth.
Francis Chan
What we need is something, a definition of a human, starting from the ground up, so that the suitable moral structure that goes around it makes sense. The context has to come from the human first, rather than bits and pieces of fragments of old religion and all of the old moral superstructure, whatever it used to be.
Jerry Garcia
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
Too often, we decide to follow a path that is not really our own, one that others have set for us. We forget that…in both cases we will pass through both difficult and happy moments. But when we are living our dream, the difficulties we encounter make sense.
Paulo Coelho
We’re rapidly entering a world where everything can be monitored and measured. But the big problem is going to be the ability of humans to use, analyze and make sense of the data.
Erik Brynjolfsson
If you’re going to make sense of politics you have to have a historical perspective and also recognise that you have to work with people you don’t agree with.
Tony Benn
If we want to write, it makes sense to read—and to read like a writer. If we wanted to grow roses, we would want to visit rose gardens and try to see them the way that a rose gardener would.
Francine Prose
A good song is like a mannequin – its form makes sense, but there’s no life. There should be memorable melody, thoughtful lyric, appropriate arrangement.
Greta Salpeter
All our problems are theological ones, William Temple said. All of them have to do with our relationship to God and his to us, and this is precisely why it makes sense to come to God with them.
Elisabeth Elliot
Emotion is what hip-hop thrives on. Don’t you want your music to have emotion in it? People like to always throw some negative cloud over it. Doesn’t even make sense.
Kid Cudi
If there’s no connection between the tactic and the result you’re trying to achieve, and if in the process you can damage other people who are in fact innocent in the whole situation, I think you ought to re-examine whether what you’re doing makes sense.
Allard K. Lowenstein
Boxing is a business and if it makes sense, other than my brother (Anthony), damn right I’ll fight him.
Lamont Peterson
They’re basically moments in which you’re in touch with the meaning of life, when your relationship to the rest of the universe makes sense.
Barbara De Angelis
People’s behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives.
Thomas Mann
Living’s heavy work, but off to one side the way we are, it’s useless, too. It don’t make sense. If I knowed how to climb back on the wheel, I’d do it in a minute. You can’t have living without dying. So you can’t call it living, what we got. We just are, we just be, like rocks beside the road.
Natalie Babbitt
Comedy is a way to make sense of chaos. It’s a way of dealing with things that are overwhelming, that threaten you; it’s a way to survive and get closer to the truth.
Laura Linney
Why did I want to break all the rules? Because the rules didn’t make sense, that’s why
Madonna Ciccone
As an atheist, you cannot fully make sense of the music, you have no explanation for the perennial motion and rhythm.
Martin Walser
I wrote to make sense out of all the contradictions I experienced and to deal with the pain and loss I was undergoing.
Marge Piercy
Being Christian without the Church doesn’t make sense. That’s why the great Paul VI, said that the most absurd dichotomy is loving Christ without the Church. To listen to Christ, but not the Church. To be with Christ, but stay at the margins of the Church. It’s not possible. It’s an absurd dichotomy.
Pope Francis
Everything makes sense a bit at a time. But when you try to think of it all at once, it comes out wrong.
Terry Pratchett
In terms of making TV drama, not everything has to make sense. In cinema, you usually strive for reality and a natural environment, but in TV, it’s more acceptable to do something crazy and break with naturalism.
Takashi Miike
I couldn’t make sense of things. But then I began the process of civilising myself and trying to become a decent human being. I’m still working on it.
Jimmy Nail
Luckily, a recent survey published in the American Sociological Review revealed that atheists are the least trusted group in America—less trusted, even, than homosexuals. It makes sense at least we trust the homosexuals with our hair.
Stephen Colbert
At night my mind does not much care if what it thinks is here or there. It tells me stories, it invents and makes up things that don’t make sense. I do not know why it does this stuff. The real world seems quite weird enough.
Shel Silverstein
Some things I think are very conservative, or very liberal. I think when someone falls into one category for everything, I’m very suspicious. It doesn’t make sense to me that you’d have the same solution to every issue.
Louis C. K.
When you think about advertisements, it makes sense that they want to hold and retain our attention.
Allen Klein
The earlier, more analytic impulse was to use very rational but kind of absurd techniques or tendencies—mapping, charting, and architecture—to try and make sense of who I was in my time and space and political environment. But there’s only so much truth to a theoretical understanding of something.
Julie Mehretu
Here’s why nuclear defense makes sense. And I know something about this. A missile can take an airplane out of the air. A better missile can take a missile out of the air.
Rudy Giuliani
Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you’ve made sense of one small area.
Nadine Gordimer
Look, Americans will go for leadership that makes sense. Our job, you know, as public officials, is not to put our finger in the air. Our job is to listen, and then lead.
Barack Obama
Like birds landing on a tree top together, and then dispersing, we are together for a very short time, so it makes sense to live in harmony, in unconditional friendship.
Bokar Rinpoche
I think I would have been a reasonably good lawyer. I have a faculty for making sense of mountains of information.
Hilary Mantel
Economics is like the Dutch language – I’m told it makes sense, but I have my doubts.
John Oliver
History, in the end, is only another kind of story, and stories are different from the truth. The truth is messy and chaotic and all over the place. Often it just doesn’t make sense. Stories make things make sense, but the way they do that is to leave out anything that doesn’t fit. And often that is quite a lot.
Paul Murray
Immortality makes sense only when the individual soul can be thought of as merging into a great collective mush of sainthood. If we take anything with us into the next world, it is not what survives in the memories of our relicts.
Anthony Burgess
I have always trusted writers, books, thinkers, psychologists in figuring things out. Maybe because they don’t know me, so they are always honest, if that makes sense. Their wisdom and counsel are always unconditional.
Melissa Febos
What I like about the Bible is that it doesn’t make sense, which makes it more like truth than anything else I’ve ever read.
Rich Mullins
The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with.
Paulo Coelho
…you’re waiting because you thought it would follow, you thought there would be some logic, perhaps, something to pull it all together but here we are in the weeds again, here we are in the bowels of the thing: your world doesn’t make sense.
Richard Siken
Being a father makes everything in the world make sense.
Cameron Mathison
Fashion is one thing, you kind of can change your silhouette and try this and try that. But I think that with skin care, you know anything that you put into your skin goes into your body, so you want to know it’s actually good for you. So I think I don’t believe in fashion when it comes to skin care if that makes sense.
Cate Blanchett
So much of literary sci-fi is about creating worlds that are rich and detailed and make sense at a social level. We’ll create a world for people and then later present a narrative in that world.
James Cameron
It is also worth asking whether the strict limitations of Geneva make sense in a war against terrorists.
John Yoo
As Emmanuel, Cardinal Suhard says, “To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda, nor even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery. It means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God did not exist.
Madeleine L’Engle
One’s life and passion may be elsewhere, but New York is where you prove if what you think in theory makes sense in life.
Miuccia Prada
Some minds, at some point, discover that they can not make sense of their own predications without attention to grammar, although they do not ordinarily think of what they are doing as an exercise in grammar.
Richard Mitchell
I have a theory… that someplace at the heart of most compelling stories is something that doesn’t make sense.
Richard Ford
I came to the conclusion that we should aspire to increase the scope and scale of human consciousness in order to better understand what questions to ask. Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.
Elon Musk
You look at where you’re going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you’ve been and a pattern seems to emerge.
Robert M. Pirsig
I would still describe China as a vast, invigorating puzzle that will never make sense to my western upbringing.
Abigail Washburn
These 150-minute superhero films that Hollywood is making are so concerned with their length that each scene doesn’t have the time it needs to make sense.
Sonia Braga
If the music is good, and if it makes sense as a strong structure and as a drama, and things happen as a result of what happened before, not just as a string of unrelated events, then the question doesn’t come up.
Missy Mazzoli
The cost of being a publicly traded stock has gone way, way up. It doesn’t make sense for a little company to be public anymore. A lot of little companies are going private to be rid of these burdensome requirements.
Charlie Munger
I wondered how people would take me being a country music singer. I thought about deviating from that and singing other things. But… it doesn’t really make sense for me to try to be something that I’m not.
Carrie Underwood
Why are we deforesting for pulp and paper when we have a logical and efficient solution in plants like kenaf or bamboo? It doesn’t make sense to me at all.
Ian Somerhalder
I know what I want to do and it makes sense to get going.
Warren Buffett
At the end of the day, though, the entire basis for consent laws doesn’t make sense. We’re not old enough to decide if we don’t want a baby, but we are old enough to have one?
Jessica Valenti
Many organic practices simply make sense, regardless of what overall agricultural system is used. Far from being a quaint throwback to an earlier time, organic agriculture is proving to be a serious contender in modern farming and a more environmentally sustainable system over the long term.
David Suzuki
Dreams change, yes, that makes sense, but I didn’t know dreams could hide inside a person.
Jandy Nelson
Our theories are the weakest part of what we say. What we’re working from is the fact of an experience which we need to make sense of.
Terence McKenna
I totally believe that art is an open dialogue and that it is not logical. It does not always make sense.
Lynda Benglis
I know that the emotional narrative will work in the end, and I just have to play each moment honestly even if the getting from A to B doesn’t totally make sense initially.
Gaby Hoffmann
I don’t really think it comes as a shock to every writer if somebody in their family is mad at them. Yes, it’s very upsetting. But it’s inherent in the process of trying to make sense of one’s life, which is what I think is perhaps at the bottom of writing at all.
Anne Roiphe
I just wish that God or my parents or Sam or my sister or someone would just tell me what’s wrong with me. Just tell me how to be different in a way that makes sense. To make this all go away.
Stephen Chbosky
The only thing that makes sense is if the universe is beautiful and simple and elegant.
Antony Garrett Lisi
That’s the beauty of song writing. You never know when inspiration will come or how it will hit, you just gotta kinda grasp a hold of it and make sense of it somehow.
I write at all different times. I write in my bed, I write at the table. I need to get it together. I’m working on a book and working, and just jam it in whenever it makes sense.
Lena Dunham
A word to the wise is not sufficient if it doesn’t make sense.
James Thurber
You just become adaptable and try to lead a good life in ways that make sense, regardless. Because I know at the end of it, if I’m going to meet Jesus or Allah or Buddha, I’m going to be all right.
Neil Peart
There comes a time when you’re losing a fight that it just doesn’t make sense to keep on fighting. It’s not that you’re being a quitter, it’s just that you’ve got the sense to know when enough is enough.
Christopher Paul Curtis
So some guy may know how to make money in cocoa beans, but I don’t so I just let him have that. But it’s got to be something I understand. It’s got to be a business with fundamentally good economics. It’s got to be a management that I like and trust and admire. And it’s got to be a price that makes sense.
Warren Buffett
If the words make sense on paper, and make me feel good, and I feel like it will connect, that’s all I’m worried about it.
Ian Simpson
It is not expected of critics that they should help us to make sense of our lives; they are bound only to attempt the lesser feat of making sense of the ways we try to make sense of our lives.
Frank Kermode
Every society needs educated people, but the primary responsibility of educated people is to bring wisdom back into the community and make it available to others so that the lives they are leading make sense.
Vine Deloria Jr.
I sit down and watch videos. I take notes. That’s when that inspiration comes – the moment that makes sense of my profession. The instant I know, for sure, that I’ve got it. I know how to win. It’s the moment that my job becomes truly meaningful.
Pep Guardiola
It makes sense that no one else can cause you pain. That’s your job.
Byron Katie
I always go back and do theater. I love it. It keeps an actor improving in a way, it sort of keeps your craft alive, if that makes sense.
Matt Smith
Story is the vehicle we use to make sense of our lives in a world that often defies logic.
Jim Trelease
I am as sex-positive as the next perverted bisexual liberal, but I don’t think sex-positivity should be solely the domain of any political party or that it means policing others’ sexuality or judging it. There’s no “better than” or “less than,” if that makes sense.
Rachel Kramer Bussel
There is nothing more common than critics of journalists accusing them of practicing journalism. It is our function in the world to take things that are complicated and render them in a form that non-experts can follow and make sense of.
Malcolm Gladwell
The sound is the key; audiences will accept visual discontinuity much more easily than they’ll accept jumps in the sound. If the track makes sense, you can do almost anything visually.
Paul Hirsch
I am not sure one is capable of reflecting absurdity without having a strong sense of meaning. Absurdity makes sense only against a meaningful background. It is the deeper meaning that is shedding light on the absurdity. There must be a vanish point, a metaphysical horizon if you will where absurdity and meaning merge.
Vaclav Havel
It don’t make sense: either you a soldier from the start,
Or a actor with a record deal tryin’ to play the part.
New York City has finally hired women to pick up the garbage, which makes sense to me, since, as I’ve discovered, a good bit of being a woman consists of picking up garbage.
Anna Quindlen
The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one’s life and discover one’s usefulness.
John Cheever
There are two ways of approaching your time on this planet: one is to sit around waiting for something to happen that will make sense of your existence, and the other is to get out there and find purpose for yourself.
Mariella Frostrup
Sometimes the stories are smarter than me, and suddenly these things start to make sense.
Etgar Keret
People have a lot of different beliefs, and at the end of the day, we all have deeply held beliefs that probably don’t make sense to anyone else.
Trey Parker
I definitely feel like when I write a book it’s not my job to police or guide the readers. The book and the characters don’t belong to me anymore. If that makes sense.
Danzy Senna
You know, I just don’t believe that art is supposed to make sense. I really don’t think it’s supposed to be analyzed to death. It’s left to the listener or looker to get what they can get from it.
Shelby Lynne
Working with existing pictures, like I do, you constantly think about the flood of images we are subjected to and you want to figure out how you can make sense of it.
Thomas Demand
I use everything. Turning life into stories is how I make sense of my experience. No matter how weird or disturbing or upsetting to me personally, it all finds its way in there.
Grant Morrison
You cannot win in a fight against women, cause men have a need to make sense
Chris Rock
Part of my job is to make sense of all that I hear, and to retell it in a forceful way so that the decision-makers at Treasury can hear it. At least that’s how I see it.
Elizabeth Warren
One of the myths about the Internet of Things is that companies have all the data they need, but their real challenge is making sense of it. In reality, the cost of collecting some kinds of data remains too high, the quality of the data isn’t always good enough, and it remains difficult to integrate multiple data sources.
Chris Murphy
I think there’s a huge – there’s a huge desire in me to make sense of the world in a way that I think you can trace back to that early disruption, this idea of wanting to compensate for that really kind of traumatic experience and sort of seeing its impact on my immediate and extended family.
Khoi Vinh
I’m not going to sing something if it doesn’t make sense to me, or if it makes me look like I’m begging someone or I’m weak, because that’s not me.
Sharon Jones
I think that I’ve just kind of found my niche, if that makes sense. I still write the same, but I feel like I’ve found what separates me and I always try to stay in that when I write. It took me a long time to discover that, so I try to be protective.
Kelsea Ballerini
When going back makes sense, you are going ahead.
Wendell Berry
People expect the math to be simplified, but I want to surprise them right from the start. When the brain gets lost, it doesn’t stop working. It tries to makes sense of things. It begins to speculate and guess, and that’s when things open up. That’s exciting.
Simon McBurney
Another part of the challenge was to bring back things that you’ve forgotten about and maybe some things you haven’t forgotten about, recontextualize them and have the series make sense.
J.H. Wyman
We’re living in such a fantasy world where nothing makes sense anymore.
Glenn Beck
I think it was Tommy who told me, ‘When your song is called ‘XYZ’ or whatever, every line has got to make sense against your title.’ He showed me little methods of proving to yourself whether the line belongs, and ways of finding out whether you were able to get more out of a line if you tried.
Merle Haggard
Punk rock seemed to make sense. I was listening to The Clash and I really loved their social messages and they have a great history of fighting racism.
Justin Sane
Even the standard example of ancient nonsense – the debate about angels on pinheads – makes sense once you realize that theologians were not discussing whether five or eighteen would fit, but whether a pin could house a finite or an infinite number.
Stephen Jay Gould
The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
Pablo Picasso
Wisdom means to choose now what will make sense later.
Tracee Ellis Ross
I have a Twitter, but I’m not a tweeter… if that really makes sense.
Kiernan Shipka
If the art of poetry is?the art of making sense of the chaos of human experience, it’s not a bad thing to see a lot of chaos.
Archibald MacLeish
I don’t know why people expect art to make sense. They accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense.
David Lynch
As Im writing, certain things become clear to me and certain things begin to feel right and make sense. The pieces start to fall into place.
Candace Bushnell
The collisions happen 40 yards down the field, so if you take off from 5 yards or 10, it does not even matter. Do I make sense? I mean, come on.
Will Muschamp
Hard power makes sense under some circumstances. But there’s not a universal solution to global problems. A major country like the United States has to have a broadly-conceived program for effective international action, influence and cooperation with others.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
How in the world was I alone? Because I wanted to be. That’s all I can say. It’s all that makes sense to me.
Jay Asher
Hope is not a feeling. It is not the belief that things will turn out well, but the conviction that what you are doing makes sense, no matter how things turn out.
Vaclav Havel
I think there is a contempt for the human dignity of people who were enslaved. You couldn’t see them as fully human and so you didn’t respect their desire to be connected to a family and a place. That was the only way you could tolerate and make sense of lynching and the terror that lynching represented.
Bryan Stevenson
I can’t make sense out of that girl,” he said to the bard, “Can you?” “Never mind,” Fflewddur said, “We aren’t really expected to.
Lloyd Alexander
I have a kind of standard explanation why, which goes like this: Science fiction is one way of making sense out of a senseless world.
John Thomas Sladek
I make a note, set it aside, and hope it makes sense when the time comes to look at it again.
Donald E. Westlake
It doesn’t have to make sense, it just has to sound like it does.
Elmore Leonard
I’m a workaholic because I love to play, if that makes sense.
Rachelle Lefevre
I’m beginning to think that maybe everything that happens makes sense. Like, if it didn’t make sense, how could it happen?
James A. Baldwin
We find ourselves in a bewildering world. We want to make sense of what we see around us and to ask: What is the nature of the universe? What is our place in it and where did it and we come from? Why is it the way it is?
Stephen Hawking
The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life – to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility, scope, even dignity.
Archibald MacLeish
It seems the best work I do is when I am really allowing the unconscious to rule the page and then later I can go back and hack around and make sense of things.
Aimee Bender
I enjoyed doing the gag covers better than the story ones because they were usually simpler. A cover based on an incident in the plot took a great deal of staging to tell a little story that was still part of the book. And it had to make sense on its own.
Carl Barks
It makes sense for societies to make education compulsory for children. Children are vulnerable. They can’t make decisions. But the decisions can’t all be left in the hands of the parents. They can be irresponsible too.
Noam Chomsky
Until the culture recognizes the legitimacy of growing down, each person in the culture struggles blindly to make sense of the darkness that the soul requires to deepen into life.
James Hillman
It is important to see that, in the critique of ideology, only those interventions will work which make sense to the mystified subject itself.
Terry Eagleton
The audience is your first collaborator with the material. If that makes sense.
Baron Vaughn
I got a cable from New York saying that what I’d written about the growth of Soviet agricultural production didn’t make sense because the same levels were reached under the czars. I wanted to confirm it, but by then the censors were on to me.
Harrison Salisbury
Men in plural […] can experience meaningfulness only because they can talk with and make sense to each other and themselves.
Hannah Arendt
We all didn’t come into to the world at the same time so it makes sense that we don’t leave it at the same time.
Lurlene McDaniel
Pixar makes movies that make sense for Pixar, and Disney makes movies that make sense for Disney, and they’ve each emerged in their own unique way.
John Kahrs
I’m lucky enough to have been in the age before the internet and now during the internet. I’m grateful to be a witness to that. It’s horse and buggy versus car. To see how quickly things change has given me a renewed sense of optimism. Does that make sense?
Kathleen Hanna
I’m not trying to be coy, but I think everyone notices these things like skin color but some people are more aware that they are noticing them than others, maybe. If that makes sense.
Danzy Senna
I think if you had to map that out at the beginning and you said, “Right, sit down, this is what you’re going to be doing,” you’d probably freak out. But I’m someone who really enjoys not being himself. So if you consider that, then it all sort of makes sense.
Eric Bana
Relevance is kind of a weird thing. If one does topical material, it makes sense to want to be relevant. But if someone talks about donut sprinkles, it’s not quite as important. Unless the U.S. Supreme Court makes a decision outlawing donut sprinkles.
Brian Regan
I think what’s really hard is making sense and making what you write clear and smooth-flowing.
Roy Blount, Jr.
The obese is in a total delirium. For he is not only large, of a size opposed to normal morphology: he is larger than large. He no longer makes sense in some distinctive opposition, but in his excess, his redundancy.
Jean Baudrillard
I think you should read everything you can. In my case, by the age of 10, I’d read every book in the Omaha public library about investing, some twice.
You need to fill your mind with various competing thoughts and decide which make sense.
Warren Buffett
I knew I could do it all this time,” said Harry, “Because I’d already done it… does that make sense?
J. K. Rowling
It seems to be really trendy to get excited about a random-ass radio song. Which, I like radio songs, don’t get me wrong. But I’m just confused at which ones seem to be heralded as some sort of genius-like concoction. It doesn’t totally make sense to me.
Ed Droste
It makes sense in that environment that you would hold on in the U.S. government to the people who know their way around this particular block.
Rachel Maddow
Puffy’s the only guy who’s jealous. All drummers want to be singers. I think it’s a myth that the singer needs to be the focus. Bands perpetuate that myth. With somebody like Sebastian Bach it makes sense. Look at him. He could be in an Avon ad.
Mike Patton
Although the universe is under no obligation to make sense, students in pursuit of a Ph. D. are.
Robert Kirshner
I am only an artist, my job is to make drawings not to make sense.
William Kentridge
I tell employee of T-Mobile, “Listen, if some of this doesn’t make sense to you, what should make sense is the reason I’m telling you – I respect you as an owner and as a partner and I’m going to tell you this all the time. Feel free to tune out.”
John J. Legere
‘Eraserhead’ is a weird, horrible nightmare, and it doesn’t narratively make sense. Stuff’s happening, but you honestly feel like you’re in a nightmare, and it has such disturbing imagery that it stays with you forever once you’ve seen it.
Eli Roth
I’d say most of my work is just trying to make sense of the disorienting and overloaded world that we inhabit. We’re bombarded with sound at every level.
DJ Spooky
All disruptive innovators make it easier and more affordable for people to do what matters to them, and follow a strategy that doesn’t at first glance make sense to the market leader.
Scott D. Anthony
By nature, human beings search for ways to make sense and meaning out of their lives and their world. One way that we make meaning is through the telling of our stories. Stories connect us, teach us, and warn us never to forget.
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
It makes sense that the placenta almost looks like a tree with many branches – a tree of life.
Ricki Lake
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
Tom Clancy
Book sense makes sense because someone has gone through it before and able to share it with you. Your job is to listen and discern.
Germany Kent
Because of you, the world makes sense to me in a way it didn’t before. I have a place now, with you.
Sylvia Day
Does it make sense for the U.S. to expend hundreds of billions of dollars to mount a new Apollo-style program to return to the moon? Or have we blazed that trail? Shouldn’t we help other nations achieve this goal with their own resources but with our help?
Buzz Aldrin
When I’m not writing, I can’t make sense of out anything. I feel the need to make some sense and find some order, and writing fiction is the only way I’ve found that seems to begin to do that.
Alice McDermott
People still make New Year’s resolutions? Wow. I figured those were pointless once I perfected myself by directing, writing, and acting in Garden State. I guess it makes sense, though. It gives people a chance to hope that they can become as great as me someday.
Zach Braff
I like when things happen organically and make sense.
Kristen Taekman
Today’s work, I don’t know it just doesn’t make sense, a lot of it. It’s just guns and sex and more guns and more sex. You say to yourself, when the hell are you gonna get down to the nitty-gritty and do something good so people can be entertained? I mean if they call this entertainment.
Ernest Borgnine
The best things in life don’t make sense
Alice Cooper
You can find the richness in any moment, even the most seemingly bleak. To try to do a movie about that was a joyful experience. So actually, it was really the context of it that made the experience so worthwhile, rather than the actual subject matter, if that makes sense.
Billy Crudup
I cannot imagine a cat in an Obedience ring, running around in the hot sun and doing things on command. For it would not make sense. Whereas a dog is tolerant of your not making sense and only wants to fix things so you are happy.
Gladys Taber
I do realize that I have a talent for making music. It wasn’t anything expected, but I do think it’s deserved, if that makes sense.
Cakes da killa
That is the first thing I know for sure: (1.) If the questions don’t make sense, neither will the answers.
Kurt Vonnegut
Everyone contributes a word, a sentence, an image, but in the end it all makes sense: the happiness of one becomes the joy of all.
Paulo Coelho
I want people to think that I’m a magical, weird-looking freak of nature, but they really see me as a sexy Amazon jungle cat. That makes sense – I’m a little bit of both, but I definitely lean toward the narwhal side of the equation.
Even bright people are going to have limited, really valuable insights in a very competitive world when they’re fighting against other very bright, hardworking people. And it makes sense to load up on the very few good insights you have instead of pretending to know everything about everything at all times.
Charlie Munger
We’re always on a tightrope. We’re trying to put together people who don’t make sense to be together, talking about issues that are sensitive and controversial. We’re mixing dangerous chemicals on a nightly basis.
Bill Maher
I have a song called “Men.” I mean, manhood and trying to be one, and failing as one, and trying to be a husband and a father, and failing at that. I love failure. It’s stuff that I’m thinking about all the time in my life, so it would make sense to me anyway to write about it.
Loudon Wainwright III
I was sentenced to life plus 30 years by an all-White jury. What I saw in prison was wall-to-wall Black flesh in chains. Women caged in cells. But we’re the terrorists. It just doesn’t make sense.
Assata Shakur
Algebra messed up one of those divisions between things that help you make sense of the world and keep it tidy. Letters make words; figures make numbers. They had no business getting tangled up together.
Mal Peet
Obviously one of the things that poets from Northern Ireland and beyond – had to try to make sense of was what was happening on a day-to-day political level.
Paul Muldoon
In a world like this one, only the random makes sense.
Libba Bray
Technology is like water; it wants to find its level. So if you hook up your computer to a billion other computers, it just makes sense that a tremendous share of the resources you want to use – not only text or media but processing power too – will be located remotely.
Marc Andreessen
I’m such a blonde. It just doesn’t make sense for me to have dark hair.
Jessica Simpson
History was easy, but I don’t know about the Calculus. It seemed like it was making sense, so that probably means I failed.
Stephenie Meyer
You’re my best friend in the scene and together we can make sense of what’s going on by being Together.
Martin de Maat
I know it makes sense for me and him to just break up now and just live our seperate lives and not have to worry about missing each other all the time. But when I think about that, I get sick. Physically sick. Like I seriously throw up. I need to be with him, even if I can’t, like, be with him.
Megan McCafferty
During a recent interview, President Obama revealed that his favorite movie this year was ‘Boyhood.’ It makes sense. If there’s one thing Obama can identify with, it’s aging several years over the course of a couple of hours.
Jimmy Fallon
We need to have faith in the future to make sense of the present.
Charles Handy
I was thinking a lot about the aftermath of bad choices, how people deal with the trauma of having survived trauma, if that makes sense, and so I wrote about this character’s last day on the job, how after spending 15 years pretending to be a rabbi, he’d in effect become a rabbi.
Tod Goldberg
I like making books but I’m not sure exactly what I’m doing. Perhaps I just try to arrange a bunch of seemingly random drawings into something that makes a vague narrative sense. Sometimes it sort of makes sense, sometimes it doesn’t.
David Shrigley
To demand ‘sense’ is the hallmark of nonsense. Nature does not make sense. Nothing makes sense.
Ayn Rand
As a model, I really stand for not being a model, if that makes sense.
Cara Delevingne
People in New York, LA, San Francisco, they scratch their head at the concept of a gay Republican, but it really makes sense there.
Kirby Dick
Makes sense to me. Sometimes starting over is exactly what a person needs. And I think it’s admirable. A lot of people don’t have the courage it takes to do something like that.
Nicholas Sparks
And theories are no more than fictions which help us to make sense of experience and which are subject to disconfirmation when their explanations are no longer adequate.
Chinua Achebe
The best test of whether someone is extremely stupid (or extremely wise) is whether financial and political news makes sense to him.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
We just write down a bunch of words, and pray to god they make sense. And if we don’t, it doesn’t matter, we’re artists.
Tom DeLonge
I know plenty of actors smarter than me with better taste than me who love horror movies and love sci-fi and it just doesn’t make sense to me.
Ben Feldman
Its very strange that you condemn me as a terrorist at the same time as you call on me to help you combat terrorism in Iraq and elsewhere. It doesnt make sense!
Walid Muallem
Having their feelings make sense is how people get their kicks.
Mark Vonnegut
You go into the office and take a book or two from the shelves. You read a few lines, like your life depended on reading ’em right. But you know your life doesn’t depend on anything that makes sense, and you wonder where in the hell you got the idea it did; and you begin to get sore.
Jim Thompson
My husband’s family is military. Preparation is just, from that family perspective, it’s just a part of what makes sense to do. You buy insurance for your house; you have a go bag.
Sarah Wayne Callies
It’s getting funnier because everybody’s categories are disintegrating, and the cult of political correctness dictates that we never point out that other people don’t make sense.
Terence McKenna
Women taking care of children . . . it makes sense to pay them for that work . . . they should be paid for it, but that requires tax payments. And the same is true about protection of the environment.
Noam Chomsky
…but that was the thing about reality. It didn’t need to make sense.
Mira Grant
Computing has gone from something tiny and specialized to something that affects every walk of life. It doesn’t make sense anymore to think of it as just one discipline. I expect to see separate departments of user interface, for example, to start emerging at universities.
Nathan Myhrvold
Contrary to many young Colleagues, I do believe that it makes sense to study the Classics.
Magnus Carlsen
Logic doesn’t really provide for loyalty. If your logic changes suddenly and things not make sense, you can alter your allegiance, but love stops you from being able to do that.
Paul Bettany
The things that matter don’t necessarily make sense.
Russell Hoban
The future is there… looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become.
William Gibson
The goal is just to try to get better and better, and the only way that makes sense to do that is to work with the best people. Surround yourself with the best artists and learn from them, and try to sink your teeth into the best material possible.
Jon Bernthal
I’ve always loved the drama and the creating of a role and performance and all that comes with that, but I then also kind of like to have just the white picket fence life if that makes sense.
Nicole Kidman
Viewing that complex relationship one-sidedly from the aspect of manufacturing and the impact of Chinese imports on the United States makes sense from the point of view of the Rust Belt of the United States. It may even make sense as a political strategy for a candidate running for office.
Judy Woodruff
To be a witness means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God did not exist.
Madeleine L’Engle
I remember writing a paper on human evolution in 1944, and I simply left Piltdown out. You could make sense of human evolution if you didn’t try to put Piltdown into it.
Sherwood Washburn
It’s like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it’s off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think.
Johnny Cash
I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it’ll make sense.
Ray Bradbury
There’s a growing trend of older Americans who are using marijuana in their retirement. That makes sense because old people are always talking about their joints.
Jimmy Fallon
I’m actually trying to make sense of the world. There’s nothing cynical or absurd in what I do.
Yue Minjun
There tends to be a sort of mundane quality to what I select – things from around the house, around the studio. I’m not ashamed of the craft shop – the art supply store – and I don’t need my work to be anti-art store, but I also believe in using things that are just sort of around – it makes sense to me.
Laura Owens
Only in being productively active can man make sense of his life.
Erich Fromm
Even the Supreme Court, back when it used to makes sense, the Supreme Court has never ruled that a baby born to illegal aliens in the US is automatically a citizen.
Rush Limbaugh
Faith doesn’t make sense. It makes miracles.
Tony Evans
Fanzines are very important for sharing stuff that you’re in to, with the readers and listeners. We met through the love of discovering music and it makes sense, to want to share that music with other people.
Faris Badwan
Something like film, I guess there are so many elements to it, like the dialogue and what makes sense culturally.
People still tweet me like, “Oh my god, I just found out you guys are married!” Which makes sense to me because I’m not the type of person who is like, “I love this actor, let me find out everything about their lives.”
Mary Elizabeth Ellis
As a reporter you tend to seek coherence from your subject or your source – it all needs to add up and make sense. In truth, in reality, there’s often a great deal of murkiness and muddiness, confusion and contradiction.
Amy Waldman
Instead of just being a band that’s constantly replacing members, we figured we’d done all of the stuff we wanted to do. It seemed to make sense to see if we could live our lives without the band.
Jeff Rosenstock
Invest in places that make sense so you can afford to live in places that don’t make sense.
Jason Hartman
Journalists say my music is “blue wave,” or “dreamy,” or “jangly-slacker jewel,” and none of it really makes sense to me.
Mac DeMarco
Some thoughts went through my head about recording some stuff that had influenced me earlier in my career like blues and early rock. But it didn’t seem to really make sense at that point – it might have been taken the wrong way. A lot of people already had been into that trip.
Van Morrison
I tend to build bulk and muscle easily, and running seems to make sure I stay kind of stringy, if that makes sense.
Apolo Ohno
The source of our love comes from within. No one out there is that source. It makes sense to go to the source.
Susan Jeffers
I strongly believe that missionaries make better products. They care more. For a missionary, it’s not just about the business. There has to be a business, and the business has to make sense, but that’s not why you do it. You do it because you have something meaningful that motivates you.
Jeff Bezos
If I’d seen a grown man beating a crippled boy, of course I’d intervene. If my father died and left my mother destitute, it’s your instinct to take care of her. So when I started to think about it in those terms, it started to make sense to me
Charlie Hunnam
What makes sense is not law, syntax, rules or structure
Aaron Betsky
It doesn’t entirely make sense that if 51 senators are from one party, and they can stick together, they can do whatever they want. Especially in this age of blatant, shameless gerrymandering.
Gene Weingarten
If people want insights, if they want to swim in the currents of their own time and share the experiences of their time, then it makes sense to engage with the artists of one’s own time.
Michael Hersch
I really like gratuitous nudity. I hate when people go, ‘I’ll only do it if it makes sense for the movie’. It never makes sense. So I like it – the more gratuitous the better.
David Duchovny
It just makes sense to remember gratitude and the place that gratitude should have in your life, and that none of us are owed these wonderful experiences, and we should always make the best of them.
Ethan Hawke
In the end, it is my belief, words are the only things that can construct a world that makes sense.
Kate Atkinson
You could say I’m a character actress. Or maybe a character actress who does peculiar, interesting lead roles. Does that make sense?
Imelda Staunton
God is alive. He has created every one of us, and he knows us all. He is so great that He has time for the little things in our lives: “Every hair of your head is numbered”. God is alive, and makes sense to become a priest: the world needs priests, pastors, today, tomorrow and always, until the end of time.
Pope Benedict XVI
I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.
Harold S. Kushner
It makes sense that there is no sense without God.
Edith Schaeffer
Terrible thing to live in fear. Brooks Hatlen knew it. Knew it all too well. All I want is to be back where things make sense. Where I won’t have to be afraid all the time.
Stephen King
I think there’s an important difference between the newspaper and a magazine. I view the role of the magazine as providing the deeper reporting and the thoughtful analysis to help you make sense of why that news is important.
Chris Hughes
I feel like Havana has always been such an amazing, cosmopolitan city that it makes sense that a lot of galleries will want to be present.
Rachael Price
When I write now, I pretend I’m holding hands with the old me. I try to make sense of all those questions for her.
Meg Medina
Instead of trying to see things my way, I try to see things her [wife’s] way, and if it honestly makes sense then I will submit to her instead of being a tyrant and a dictator.
Tony Gaskins
Never ignore the feelings that don’t seem to make sense.
Susan Mallery
It frankly does not make sense to occasionally ‘fill up’ with water, with long periods of dehydration in between. The same thing is true spiritually. Spiritual thirst is a need for living water. A constant flow of living water is far superior to sporadic sipping.
David A. Bednar
Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers.
Francis Chan
And if you have a law that isn’t working, and you have thousands and thousands and millions of people, then the terrorists hide among them. And we have to have a law that makes sense.
Rudy Giuliani
Life is nothing until it is lived; but it is yours to make sense of, and the of it is nothing other than the sense you choose.
Jean-Paul Sartre
I love making my Instagram look cohesive – look like a Tumblr page almost. When they all make sense colorwise, or when you add those white borders to them, it makes them look cleaner. Clean and precise.
Ariana Grande
What we know about diets hasn’t changed. It still makes sense to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, balance calories from other foods, and keep calories under control. That, however, does not make front-page news.
Marion Nestle
There are regulations all over the spectrum that have to be done to the existing situation right now. But the only policy that makes sense is a nationwide moratorium: no new fracking, no new fracked wells.
Josh Fox
I’m giving my fans the songs that they want to hear from me. Why do we love to hear ourselves being downgraded. Why do we love to hear the negative situations that we see in our lives daily? I’m not trying to make sense of it, I’m not giving any solutions, I’m just tossing the question.
David Banner
Sometimes, with directors, you have to take what they say and translate it in your head, into something that makes sense to you, because you’re speaking two different languages.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
People wanted the world to be a story, because stories had to sound right and they had to make sense. People wanted the world to make sense.
Terry Pratchett
I love failure. It’s stuff that I’m thinking about all the time in my life, so it would make sense to me anyway to write about it.
Loudon Wainwright III
Nobody listens anymore. I can’t talk to the walls because they’re yelling at me, I can’t talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough it’ll make sense. And I want you to teach me to understand what I read.
Ray Bradbury
And I think that if something doesn’t make sense, forcing yourself to understand it from [Chris Nolan’s] perspective makes you better.
Anne Hathaway
I will do anything that is basically covered by the law to reduce Berkshire’s tax rate. For example, on wind energy, we get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s the only reason to build them. They don’t make sense without the tax credit.
Warren Buffett
The title is the first thing that I have. Then when I have that title, I have to make sure that the title…is like, so…I have to make sure I can tell a whole story from that one title and like make sure that it, from beginning to end it makes sense.
Melanie Martinez
If we end up creating a gameplay structure where it makes sense for, whether it’s a female to go rescue a male or a gay man to rescue a lesbian woman or a lesbian woman to rescue a gay man, we might take that approach.
Shigeru Miyamoto
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
Carlos Castaneda
It doesn’t make sense, it’s not logical, it’s not a safe profession or a smart profession if you wanna make money or have a living or have a family. So the fact that we keep doing [theatre] means we’re getting something from it that is almost childlike in its innocence.
Santino Fontana
Most economists, including me, agree that longevity insurance would make sense for a lot of people.
Richard Thaler
The spy genre is something I loved.It also extends to the bad guy because I think, to me, what I love the most about the spy genre is when you have a great bad guy. What makes a great bad guy, to me, is the logic. What he’s about has to make sense to me, that if I was in his shoes, yeah, right, that makes sense.
John Lasseter
When you just get fantasy stories that are about fairies or goblins, I just don’t care. I’m never going to meet a goblin, it doesn’t mean anything to me. So my definition of fantasy is very broad, it’s anything to do with memory, or dreams, or ways of interpreting or making sense of the world.
Dave McKean
All men seek to be enlightened. Religion is but the most ancient and honorable way in which men have striven to make sense out of God’s universe. Scientists seek the lawfulness of events. It is the task of Religion to fit man into this lawfulness.
Frank Herbert
No matter who weaves in and out of your life, regardless of the quality of those deep friendships and familyships, I’m the only common denominator at this point who’s been with me the whole time. And there’s this sense of trying to make sense of that ultimate solitude. It’s not a negative or even a positive. It’s just a fact.
Poetry, like jazz, is one of those dazzling diamonds of creative industry that help human beings make sense out of the comedies and tragedies that contextualize our lives.
I stepped into the martial arts movie market when I was only 16. I think I have proved my ability in this field and it won’t make sense for me to continue for another five or 10 years.
Jet Li
The universe does not make sense without God.
E. Stanley Jones
There are moments, particularly in times of stress, when haste does not make waste, when our snap judgments and first impressions can offer a much better means of making sense of the world.
Malcolm Gladwell
When you hear his music, mine will all of a sudden make sense.
Hunter Hayes
If I had to imagine omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent power in the universe that chose to make my mother suffer, I don’t know how I would make that make sense in the universe.
Penn Jillette
Write it down today, put it away, make sense of it tomorrow.
Courtney Summers
I’m very pleased with being a part of the Bean Pole family. It’s a relationship that makes sense to me. I’m very pleased to have my name associated with Bean Pole Jeans.
Wentworth Miller
I write to make sense of things that dont make sense to me.
Daphne Gottlieb
A Healing Dream can never be completely “interpreted,” or fully understood. Healing Dreams want us to stop making sense; not just to crack the case, but to enter the mystery.
Marc Ian Barasch
I think regular Iowans are cynical of this whole idea of corporate welfare, with the biggest awards going to the most profitable companies. It doesn’t make sense.
David F. Swensen
It was the economic benefit,You make a comfortable living in public service and you get a fairly comfortable retirement, if you watch your pennies and you’re not extravagant. But in television, if a show goes, you make a substantial amount of money. So, economically it just didn’t make sense for me not to.
Mills Lane
You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.
Rick Warren
It’s better for the United States and better for the world to have the U.S. be energy independent. Have us have clean air and clean water and protect the environment for future generations of Americans. All of that makes sense.
Anthony Scaramucci
Despite a few really bad days we had quite a lot of fun making Low, especially when all the radical ideas were making sense and things were starting to click.
Tony Visconti
What I believe in my heart must make sense in my mind.
Ravi Zacharias
How much longer will I live? (Urian) You’re immortal, barring death. (Acheron) That doesn’t make sense. (Urian) Most of life doesn’t. (Acheron)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
You can read ten books and finally come across one detail, and it’s like, “now everything else makes sense. Now I know where I am.”
John Guare
I have an office full of product from brands trying to be in videos and an inbox full of songs from artists, but at the end of the day if the artist doesn’t support the brand or it doesn’t make sense for the song, then it will never work. What we do is try to pair them up so that both sides are happy.
Adam Kluger
Nothing jazzes me up like football. I’ve acquired more passion of the years, not less. Not to love it wouldn’t make sense.
John Madden
To make sense of this view (design as opposed to accident), one must accept the idea of transcendence: that the Designer exists in a totally different order of reality or being, not restrained within the bounds of the Universe itself.
George F. R. Ellis
Mr False Pretence, you don’t make sense I just don’t know you But you make me cry, where’s my kiss goodbye I think I love you
Amy Winehouse
Jump start my kaleidoscope heart,
Love to watch the colors fade,
They may not make sense,
But they sure as hell made me.
Sara Bareilles
I am in favor of [actions] that have authenticity, roots, originality, verve, balance, taste, communicativeness, challenge, relevance to their time-in short, things that make sense.
Vaclav Havel
If you want a religion that makes sense, then I suggest something other than Christianity. But if you want a religion that makes life, then, I think this is the one.
Rich Mullins
When it comes to professionalism, it makes sense to talk about being professional in IT. Standards are vital so that IT professionals can provide systems that last.
Tim Berners-Lee
If, indeed, a firearm were more dangerous to its possessors than to potential aggressors, would it not make sense for the government to arm all criminals, and let them accidentally shoot themselves? Is this absurd? Yes, and yet the government, of course, is arming criminals.
David Mamet
There are families of every kind. I think a lot of people are struggling to make sense of their identity in a very complicated world.
Bill de Blasio
The ending has to fit. The ending has to matter, and make sense. I could care less about whether it’s happy or sad or atomic. The ending is the place where you go, “Aha. Of course. That’s right.”
Carrie Jones
Where is the stretch? Where is the perfect fit? Where does it make sense? You have to be a Baryshnikov.
Marcus Samuelsson
I like living near my family, and near the people I understand the best. The landscape of Michigan speaks to me, and the humility and humor of the people here makes sense. It just feels right to live here, in a place where I don’t dare put on airs.
Bonnie Jo Campbell
Love resolves all contradictions. Without love, man cannot make sense of his existence.
Peter Deunov
Why should poetry have to make sense?
Charlie Chaplin
Anything that doesn’t make sense, I don’t want to give too much of my brain to.
Steve McQueen
A healthy human environment is one in which we try to make sense of our limits, of the accidents that can always befall us and the passage of time which inexorably changes us.
Rowan Williams
I think when you wear the brand anyway, why not go out and try to promote it and make it as cool as you can? The fact that I can continue to do what I’ve always done and kind of become the face of that brand is to me, kind of just makes sense. It doesn’t make sense not to do it I guess.
Jason Aldean
I try to make sense of things. Which is why, I guess, I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be.
Robin Williams
It doesn’t pay to ignore warnings. Even when they don’t make sense.
Debra Doyle
You have to decide whether you want to make money or make sense, because the two are mutually exclusive.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Who wouldn’t want to be in Scream? I was sitting on set thinking, “Aren’t I supposed to be watching this movie? I don’t think I’m supposed to be here.” I never could have imagined myself on screen with Neve Campbell, screaming. It just didn’t make sense.
Emma Roberts
Help publicly. Help privately. Help make sense where sense has gone missing. Help science to solve and faith to soothe. Help, and you will abolish apathy-the void that is so quickly filled by ignorance and evil.
Tom Hanks
The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.
Robert A. Heinlein
It does make sense to put on some songs that are relatively short, because radio usually only plays songs that are less than 4 or 5 minutes.
Mike Gordon
I’m probably an actor that tends to, instead of putting things on, think about it more in terms of taking away what’s not in the character, until I’m left with what is. If that makes sense. That’s probably a particularly American way of working, but maybe not. The end of any movie is a readjustment.
Molly Parker
I realized in that moment that physically speaking my talents were well beyond Joe [Namath’s] talents. So then I realized, ‘What am I doing here? This doesn’t make sense because it’s always going to be about Joe.’
John Riggins
There are things I am more interested in than the clone thing. How are they trying to find their place in the world and make sense of their lives? To what extent can they transcend their fate? As time starts to run out, what are the things that really matter?
Kazuo Ishiguro
All motivation is defined by intention. If the intention is to hurt, divide, or belittle, it’s wrong; if it’s an attempt to cope with or make sense of tragedy, it’s something different. If it’s commenting on society’s flaws, versus adding to society’s flaws, I think the audience can tell.
Eric Andre
Very often, I’m part of the deception because the way I play things is that I want you to be able to look back and go, “Oh, my god, I didn’t see that at the time, but now it all makes sense,” and you want to watch it a second time with the benefit of hindsight.
Lucy Lawless
I would prefer to just continue to speak about truth and to speak about what makes sense.
Benjamin Carson
I wish I could close my eyes and be blown into dust and nothingness, feel all my thoughts disperse like dandelion fluff drifting off on the wind. But his hands keep pulling me back: into the alley, and Portland, and a world that has suddenly stopped making sense.
Lauren Oliver
This Love has whispered secrets in your ear that don’t make sense to anybody else. You know who You are. You are the shining star.
I was often asked how one could even make sense of this. Isn’t the category of knowledge something that we project upon the world, rather than something that we discover in it?
Hilary Kornblith
Our ancestors worshipped the Sun, and they were not that foolish. It makes sense to revere the Sun and the stars, for we are their children.
Carl Sagan
Black holes are very exotic objects. Technically, a black hole puts a huge amount of mass inside of zero volume. So our understanding of the center of black holes doesn’t make sense, which is a big clue to physicists that we don’t have our physics quite right.
Andrea M. Ghez
Film, as any immigrant will tell you, television and movies is the way we make sense of America when we first got here.
Jose Antonio Vargas
You have to design a story that might appear on the front page of the newspaper for the website. You don’t have to design it in such a way that it can be self contained, that it makes sense if you never hit the front page of it.
Khoi Vinh
There is a purpose to our lives, even if it is sometimes hidden from us, and even if the biggest turning points and heartbreaks only make sense as we look back, rather than as we are experiencing them. So we might as well live life as if – as the poet Rumi put it – everything is rigged in our favor.
Arianna Huffington
Angelo Corrao was our editor [in Dream of Life], and he was just so diligent and so old-school in the way he looked at editing. He would take my far-out ideas and tame them and make sense of them.
Steven Sebring
“Believe in yourself” – that makes sense. You should believe in yourself – you should believe that you’re capable of great things – but you would hope that somebody would have some sort of self-awareness.
Timothy Simons
Anytime I’ve ever been involved in a non-linear story, you see it in a linear manner first, just to make sure it makes sense, and then you chop it up and move it around.
Zack Snyder
I tried to make sense of the Four Books,
until love arrived,
and it all became a single syllable.
Yunus Emre
It is forgetting, not remembering, that is the essence of what makes us human. To make sense of the world, we must filter it. “To think,” Borges writes, “is to forget.
Joshua Foer
If a man didn’t make sense, the Scotch felt it was misplaced politeness to try to keep him from knowing it. Better that he be aware of his reputation, for this would encourage reticence which goes well with stupidity.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The only really weird part for me was making sense of the person on the TV at the same time as the person who I am friendly with and do something so friend-intimate with as text.
Erin McKeown
Movies don’t look hard, but figuring it out, getting the shape of it, getting everybody’s character right and having it be funny, make sense and be romantic, it’s creating a puzzle. Yes, having been a writer for so long, I have an awareness of when things are going awry, but it doesn’t mean I know how to fix them.
Nancy Meyers
Men and women are like right and left hands: it doesn’t make sense not to use both.
Jeannette Rankin
My favorite novel is ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ because of its broad sweep, its tackling of big issues in ways that even young minds can make sense of and for the heart of the characters, who span a wide range of ages. I reread it every year.
Ridley Pearson
A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, ‘Huh. It works. It makes sense.’
Barack Obama
Training is vital. You need to know the technical aspects of acting, just in case someone hands you a monologue and simply says, ‘Cry here and laugh here.’ You have to be able to make sense of it all.
Kali Hawk
We never choose which words to use, for as long as they mean what they mean to mean, we don’t care if they make sense or nonsense.
Norton Juster
With someone you like that much, the lows are as low as the highs are high. Does that make sense?’ It does. It also makes me sound bipolar.’ Love will do that to a person.
Simone Elkeles
Legalisation doesn’t make sense.
Daniel Ortega
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations- something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.
Katherine Paterson
If you’re ninety-five percent of the way to outstanding success, doesn’t it make sense to go the additional five percent of the way? … A marathon which takes hours to run, can be won or lost by a matter of seconds.
Ralph Marston
Often when I walked alone in the mountains, I tried to make sense out of the two halves of my life. What went on in the city during the week seemed chaotic and unrelated to the events in my mountain world.
Galen Rowell
Priority-wise, it simply makes sense to take care of yourself before you start searching for a higher meaning. You aren’t much good to anyone else if you’re unhealthy, a financial burden, or an emotional basket case. Fix yourself before you turn outward. It’s best for everyone.
Scott Adams
You’re making sense, old man, a sense of your own. You’re not crazy the way they think. Yes…I see.
Ken Kesey
Just tell me how to be different in a way that makes sense.
Stephen Chbosky
Gut level is a good level to deal with life, and for me, I have to say that Buddhism makes sense for me because it’s how I’m an artist.
Laurie Anderson
Take a good long look at human beings in their actual practices and motives; bring the utmost psychological and bio-economic factors to bear on making sense of their illusions and delusions. What then would the truth have to be, such that such human beings are FIT TO KNOW IT at all, even provisionally or tentatively?
Kenny Smith
Makes sense, the earth is quick to consume the flesh of things that ain’t natural.
Neal Shusterman
People need stories…we use stories to teach, to learn, to make sense of the world around us. As long as we need stories, we will need books.
Jennifer Chiaverini
Sometimes the world is just out of our control and we like to blames ourselves so that we can make sense out of it.
Joel Surnow
Imagination runs out. But it makes sense, right? We probably just imagine things based on what we already know, and we run out of analogies in the thirty-first century.
Robin Sloan
The incarnation is in itself an unfathomable mystery, but it makes sense of everything else that the New Testament contains.
J. I. Packer
The Promised Land was a tangible representation of God’s ultimate desire for His people, but they failed to comprehend His gift for at least three reasons: It was unconditionally promised, it was outrageously generous, and it was absolutely free. None of those make sense in the world as we know it.
Charles R. Swindoll
Very little in this world makes sense.
Pseudonymous Bosch
Because music gets you high, so it makes sense to sing about what else gets you high.
Ketch Secor
Very quickly I realized that directing is a combination of things: It’s visual, it’s directing the actors, it’s telling a story. And people don’t always mention this part of directing, but it’s also knowing how to really edit something into something that makes sense.
Julie Delpy
My humor had changed from foolishness to making sense.
Bernie Mac
People are simply screwing up when they go out and buy beef steak, which is killing them with cancer and heart troubles. The stuff costs a fortune too. You could feed a thousand people with lentil soup for the cost of half a dozen filets. Does that make sense?
George Harrison
I write to make sense of my life.” -John Cheever, quoted in _Cheever – A Life_ (2009) by Blake Bailey
John Cheever