My Favorite Quotes
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 Gene Wolfe - “Ambiguity is necessary in some of my stories, not in all. In those, it certainly contributes to the richness of the story. I doubt that thematic closure is never attainable.”  
 Skeet Ulrich - “Ambiguity in directors is a hard thing to deal with.”  
 Scott Turow - “The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity.”  
 Matt Robinson - “You know, people who almost - yeah, there's a slight reluctance there - but there's also an ambiguity. What are their morals What is their code of living. What are they really doing here. And it is just interesting because it is never black or white.”  
 Keith Richards - “I look for ambiguity when I'm writing because life is ambiguous.”  
 Stephen Rea - “The Butcher Boy is a very great novel indeed and a very important Irish novel. The ambiguity of that is, he's writing a book about an appalling situation and he does it in a hilarious way.”  
 Kenzaburo Oe - “My observation is that after one hundred and twenty years of modernisation since the opening of the country, present-day Japan is split between two opposite poles of ambiguity.”  
 Graham Nelson - “Writing a really general parser is a major but different undertaking, by far the hardest points being sensitivity to context and resolution of ambiguity.”  
 David Kay - “The result is - document destruction - we're really not going to be able to prove beyond a truth the negatives and some of the positive conclusions that we're going to come to. There will be always unresolved ambiguity here.”  
 Vernon A. Walters - “I'm a participant in the doctrine of constructive ambiguity.”  
 Aldrich Ames - “The use of the polygraph has done little more than create confusion, ambiguity and mistakes.”  
 John Updike - “Among the repulsions of atheism for me has been its drastic uninterestingness as an intellectual position. Where was the ingenuity, the ambiguity, the humanity (in the Harvard sense) of saying that the universe just happened to happen and that when we're dead we're dead”  
 Evan Bayh - “The nominee was not well-served by a process designed to maintain ambiguity rather than resolve it. Voting to confirm a nominee to the Supreme Court must be more than an act of faith.”  
 Takeshi Kitano - “The film is ambiguous, an ambiguity that reflects on Japan today, and a world in which nothing is clear. Once I made the film, I realized it was about this feeling of vague disquiet in Japan and in the rest of the world, a feeling that is gaining on us, getting less vague.”  
 Don McLean - “People ask me if I left the lyrics open to ambiguity. Of course I did. I wanted to make a whole series of complex statements. The lyrics had to do with the state of society at the time.”  
 Sen. Cappiello - “We are talking about people who prey on young children. There isn't any way we can be too strict on these sick people. There should be no ambiguity in our laws. I would even want to look at something as extreme as castration for these people.”  
 Thomas Reid - “There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.”  
 Tony Blair - “Understand the causes of terror Yes, we should try, but let there be no moral ambiguity about this nothing could ever justify the events of September 11 and it is to turn justice on its head to pretend it could”  
 John Bolton - “Let there be no ambiguity about the American view that Syria's lack of cooperation ... is not acceptable,”  
 John Bolton - “We haven't made any decision yet on the specifics, but I think it should be a very strong resolution, leaving no ambiguity that we expect Syrian cooperation.”  
 Hugh Johnson - “The election is another element of ambiguity, ... and oil remains the crucial variable.”  
 Hugh Johnson - “The earnings have been pretty good so far, but there's an ambiguity in the market about them, because you'll see Amazon or Microsoft disappointing and then others beating.”  
 Eric Dubin - “I don't know if there is any ambiguity to it. I don't take what he said lightly.”  
 Mitchell Reiss - “And it's time for Sinn Fein to be able to say that explicitly, without ambiguity, without ambivalence, that criminality will not be tolerated.”  
 Michael Platt - “Some people are impulsive, some people are not some people think through their decisions while others don't, and sometimes this can become pathological. Impulsive behavior can be associated with all sorts of mental disorders like addiction or problem gambling. If it could be demonstrated that we could change the way people perceive risk and ambiguity by introducing a medication that could influence brain chemistry, someday we might be able to alleviate some types of pathological decision making.”  

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