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Of Context Quotes


"When we vote we participate in the construction of a context..." - Aberjhani

"The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think." - Edwin Schlossberg

"The ACA is an ugly patch on an ugly system - and I don't think it's worth mentioning in the context of price or quality transparency." - Uwe Reinhardt

"Priority is a function of context." - Stephen Covey

"So much of design is context." - Steve Madden

"First love, with its frantic haughty imagination, swings its object clear of the everyday, over the rut of living, making him all looks, silences, gestures, attitudes, a burning phrase with no context." - Elizabeth Bowen

"Jazz is improvisation and syncopation, with resilience and flow, with earthy elegance, nuance and subtlety, with the integrity of individual expression within (usually) a group context, with true democracy in action." - Greg Thomas

"Freedom should always be discussed within the context of responsibility" - Garry Trudeau

"In the context of eternity, time doesn't matter." - Wayne Dyer

"I feel like a quote out of context," - Ben Folds

"I don't approach films purely in context of genre." - Roger Deakins

"Taken out of context I must seem so strange." - Ani Difranco

"Politicians take something out of context to create problems." - Anurag Kashyap

"Enjoyment of football is part of the social context, and I have lost my faith in this social context." - Orhan Pamuk

"Don't be unnecessarily burdened by the past. Go on closing the chapters that you have read; there is no need to go back again and again. And never judge anything of the past from the new perspective that is arriving, because the new is new, incomparably new and the old was right in its own context, and the new is right in its own context." - Rajneesh

"The problem with nutrient-by-nutrient nutrition science is that it takes the nutrient out the context of the food, the food out of the context of the diet, and the diet out of the context of the lifestyle." - Marion Nestle

"The context of the gospel message is not our benefit or our salvation; the context of the gospel is the supremacy of Christ and the glory of God." - Matt Chandler

"A modern theory of knowledge which takes account of the relational as distinct from the merely relative character of all historical knowledge must start with the assumption that there are spheres of thought in which it is impossible to conceive of absolute truth existing independently of the values and position of the subject and unrelated to the social context." - Karl Mannheim

"We cannot continue to see the Middle East in the context of 9/11. We must see it in the context of 2011." - John F Kerry

"But all morality is of necessity shaped by context. I'm not talking relativism, no. To ignore the context of a decision is in fact immoral." - Anne Rice

"Professional standards, the standards of ambition and selfishness, are always sliding downward toward expense, ostentation, and mediocrity. They tend always to narrow the ground of judgment. But amateur standards,the standards of love, are always straining upward toward the humble and the best. They enlarge the ground of judgment. The context of love is the world." - Wendell Berry

"When most people turn on their TVs, they don't expect a frank discussion of philosophical ideas in their practical context. Or any context." - David O Russell

"I love being in borrowed houses. I love being a bit out of my context. I miss my context dreadfully, but I'm excited by that." - Joan Juliet Buck

""Historians of every generation, I believe, unless they are pure antiquarians, see history against the background - the controlling background - of current events. They call upon it to explain the problems of their own time, to give to those problems a philosophical context, a continuum in which they may be reduced to proportion and perhaps made intelligible."" - Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper

"Hypostatized into a ritual pattern, Marxian theory becomes ideology. But its content and function distinguish it from classical forms of ideology; it is not false consciousness, but a rather consciousness of falsehood, a falsehood which is corrected in the context of the higher truth represented by the objective historical interest." - Herbert Marcuse

"To quote out of context is the essence of the photographer's craft." - John Szarkowski

"Russia exists in the context of open global economy and is a part of it" - Kenneth Rogoff

"I believe in the unlimited power of women in the context of science and engineering." - Elizabeth Holmes

"Some extremists take elements of the sacred scriptures out of context." - Cat Stevens

"You can cite a hundred references to show that the biblical God is a bloodthirsty tyrant, but if they can dig up two or three verses that say "God is love" they will claim that you are taking things out of context!" - Dan Barker

"Pre-season was very challenging with the African Championships on my continent. Unfortunately, I failed to qualify for the Games there. It was an emotional moment for me due to the context, but I quickly accepted the result as evidence of what my preparation has been the past 3 years." - Benjamin Boukpeti

"Recovery can only take place within the context of relationships; it cannot occur in isolation." - Judith Lewis Herman

"The difference between objective and subjective extension is one of relation to a context solely." - William James

"Feeling a little small? Well, in the context of the cosmos, we are small." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Some quotations," said Zellaby, "are greatly improved by lack of context." - John Wyndham

"Common objects become strangely uncommon when removed from their context and ordinary ways of being seen." - Wayne Thiebaud

"I think talent, especially in acting, is being wholly yourself within the context of yourself." - Mariel Hemingway

"Every man deserves to be judged in the context of his times." - George Bernard Shaw

"Motion is the context of living. We find meaning my and in our doing." - Robert Kegan

"Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism." - Hunter S Thompson

"Only in romance novels or in thrillers people live outside of a social and political context." - Isabel Allende

"Families are where children live. Almost everything they experience is in the context of family life." - Mike Berenstain

"It looked like lively abstract art. Symbols in search of context." - Jeff Vandermeer

"In a world of infinite choice, context-not content-is king." - Chris Anderson

"You know Taken out of context I must Seem so strange." - Ani Difranco

"Bigness is no longer part of any urban tissue. (...) Its subtext is fuck context." - Rem Koolhaas

"After 9/11, we did see Palestinian terrorism in the context of all terrorism." - Elliott Abrams

"Yeah, you know, within the context of TV families, these are pretty unsavory characters." - Will Arnett

"I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship." - Harrison Ford

"My earliest experiences in meditation were in a context of intensive retreats." - Sharon Salzberg

"I cannot abide anyone treating another human being like a piece of dirt, whatever the context." - Jo Brand

"Providentially, learned habits can be unlearned, especially in the context of moral groups." - Michael Shermer

"In the context of social media, reddit is more about the media than the personalities." - Yishan Wong

"Christians take Scriptures out of context to try to justify or to vindicate retreat and cowardice." - Randall Terry

"For me context is the key - from that comes the understanding of everything." - Kenneth Noland

"I love taking things out of context and playing with them and chopping up rules." - Helen Oyeyemi

"Nuclear deterrence doesn't work outside of the Russian - U.S. context; Saddam Hussein showed that." - Charles Horner

"Love requires Context." - Joe Hill

"Justice always has context." - John Cusack

"The task of the architectural project is to reveal, through the transformation of form, the essence of the surrounding context." - Vittorio Gregotti

"Fashion is an expression of a time, of a place, of history. It's putting things into context." - Nina Garcia

"The work of television is to establish false contexts and to chronicle the unraveling of existing contexts; finally, to establish the context of no-context and to chronicle it." - George W S Trow

"I should venture to assert that the most pervasive fallacy of philosophic thinking goes back to neglect of context." - John Dewey

"The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me" - Chris Van Allsburg

"In its broadest ecological context, economic development is the development of more intensive ways of exploiting the natural environment." - Richard G. Wilkinson

"One of the things that's so striking about shamanism in the native context is the absence of mental illness." - Terence Mckenna

"For me the fascination with biography is the life of the individual in the context of history." - Rachel Holmes

"In its broadest ecological context, economic development is the development of more intensive ways of exploiting the natural environment." - Richard Wilkinson

"To conclude: good journalism is one of the models of good conversation and communication in the wider social context." - Rowan D. Williams

"When we give thanks in all things, we see hardships and adversities in the context of the purpose of life." - Dallin H. Oaks

"The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me." - Chris Van Allsburg

"Metaphor creates a kind of conceptual synesthesia, in which we understand one concept in the context of another." - James Geary

"I think you learn more about yourself in the context of a relationship than you can outside of it." - Pink

"To conclude: good journalism is one of the models of good conversation and communication in the wider social context." - Rowan Williams

"Many of my e-mails have been maliciously taken out of context, another effort by those assaulting my career." - Jack Abramoff

"My sculpture thrives in the context of the city, interacting with people in the course of their daily lives." - Janet Echelman

"People were really interested in what was going on because of the international context of the Cold War." - Ryszard Kapuscinski

"Only sometimes I try to think about it in context. When I think about the context of, "Oh, I'm this or that," in this society, that's one of the terms." - Jeff Vespa

"The sensibilities and the emotions of Muslims must be taken into consideration in the context in which we live today." - Anjem Choudary

"I'd like to meet you In a timeless placeless place Somewhere out of context And beyond all consequences." - Suzanne Vega

"People finally have permission to be human in the context of their work. That's the real Internet story." - Christopher Locke

"It is in the context...of the body in Christ that we understand who we are and where we fit." - Alistair Begg

"Maybe in any art you have to be wholly you in the context of whatever you're doing." - Mariel Hemingway

"History is not merely what happened. It is what happened in the context of what might have happened." - Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper

"I don't want to kiss a stranger," Cath would answer. "I'm not interested in lips out of context." - Rainbow Rowell

"Fantasy is only a state of mind that you can employ when existing in a real context." - Woody Allen

"We rely on faith only in the context of claims for which there is no sufficient sensory or logical evidence." - Sam Harris

"As a player all you can do is play within yourself, even in the context of a team sport." - Jerry West

"The most glaring deficiency in traditional economic models is that they completely ignore the role of context in evaluation." - Robert H. Frank

"I'm usually one of these guys analyzing what does happen and putting it in focus and context." - Rush Limbaugh

"While it is important to trash the governor, it should be done in the context of regret, sadness and balance." - Frank Luntz

"I was interested in writing something that has meaning in the larger context of global conflicts anywhere." - Ru Freeman

"Downtown New York, I'm within certain styles of music and I'm also within certain cultural, you know, and literary context." - DJ Spooky

"Nowhere is the difference between either/or and both/and more clearly apparent than in the context of information." - Hans Christian von Baeyer

"You need a strategy, and a trade or investment decision can be evaluated only in the context of that strategy." - Aaron C. Brown

"I do' want to kiss a stranger," Cath would answer. "I'm not interested in lips out of context." - Rainbow Rowell

"I'd like to meet you In a timeless placeless place Somewhere out of context And beyond all consequences." - Suzanne Vega

"In cities like New York and Austin, there's much more of a social context for music than in other places." - John Cale

"It's a very complicated issue about when is a fact not a fact in the context of opinions." - Daniel Okrent

"Dying people in pre-industrial cultures typically died in the context of an extended family, clan, or tribe." - Stanislav Grof

"Most scientists like to operate in the context of economy. If you don't need an explanatory principle, don't invoke it." - Brian Greene

"In common use almost every word has many shades of meaning, and therefore needs to be interpreted by the context." - Alfred Marshall

"I am not saying we are categorizing Ellen White in the biblical context of a false prophet." - Walter Martin

"Within the E.U., in a wider context, people are increasingly recognising the need to prevent the abuse of free movement." - Theresa May

"As a media artist and filmmaker, I'm constantly considering the role of situational context when creating my work." - Jason Silva

"TheIinternet is a timeless void - you put something in there, and it's there forever and loses a lot of context." - Evan Spiegel

"Now, whenever you read any historical document, you always evaluate it in light of the historical context." - Josh Mcdowell

"I believe there's too little patience and context to many of the investigations I read or see on television." - Bob Woodward

"A dinosaur out of context is like a character without a story. Worse than that, the character suffers from amnesia." - Jack Horner

"Content arises out of certain considerations about form, material, context-and that when that subject matter is sufficiently far away." - Anish Kapoor

"As an actor, I usually try and keep my motivation within the context of what the character is going through." - Hayden Christensen

"Economics taught in most of the elite universities are practically useless in my context. My country [Afghanistan] is dominated by drug economy and a mafia; textbook economics does not work in my context." - Ashraf Ghani

"It's a matter of invitations versus context. Twitter is really good at providing context, like, I'm having coffee at Third Rail Coffee.' Foursquare is about invitations to places. In this respect Foursquare has started to replace Yelp for me." - Jack Dorsey

"I learned to play piano in a rock n' roll context or band context from country records - you know, Floyd Cramer - and from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and Stax. And none of those are keyboard records." - Benmont Tench

"It's a matter of invitations versus context. Twitter is really good at providing context, like, I'm having coffee at Third Rail Coffee.' Foursquare is about invitations to places. In this respect Foursquare has started to replace Yelp for me." - Jack Dorsey

"Whenever we write an axiom, a critic can say that the axiom is true only in a certain context. With a little ingenuity the critic can usually devise a more general context in which the precise form of the axiom doesn't hold. There simply isn't a most general context." - John Mccarthy

"Meaning is context bound, but context is boundless" - Jonathan Culler

"Text without context is pretext." - Walter Martin

"Context shapes who you are." - Cornel West

"Christians have always tended to transform the Christian Revelation into a Christian religion. Christianity is said to be a religion like any other or, conversely, some Christians try to show that it is a better religion than the others. People attempt to take possession of God. Theology claims to explain everything, including the being of God. People tend to transform Christianity into a religion because the Christian faith obviously places people in an extremely uncomfortable position - that of freedom guided only by love and all in the context of God's radical demand that we be holy." - Jacques Ellul

"The design of a restaurant should embrace the identity of the chef, the nature of the cuisine, and the context of the restaurant itself." - David Rockwell

"In the context of worship, amusement is a waste of time and a waste of life, and therefore a form of sin." - John Ortberg

"This is indeed one of the most important general traits of a modern society: cultural homogeneity, the capacity for context-free communication, the standardization of expression and comprehension." - Ernest Gellner

"Magic has always been an element of Witchcraft, but in the Craft its techniques were practiced within a context of community and connection." - Starhawk

"Rediscover the Rosary in the light of scripture, in harmony with the Liturgy, and in the context of your daily lives." - Pope John Paul Ii

"Her searches after knowledge were arbitrary and without context. It was as if she were shining a small flashlight of curiosity into the dark room of the world." - Gloria Steinem

"The seizure of passionate love can be, in such a context, only illicit, breaking in upon the order of one's dutiful life in virtue as a devastating storm." - Joseph Campbell

"Good content should be at the heart of your strategy, but it is equally important to keep the display context of that content in mind as well." - Tim Frick

"Most of us find it difficult to accept a definition of love that says we are never loved in a context where there is abuse." - Bell Hooks

"Most of my critics don't even listen to me; they are clueless. They just go to Web sites that report what I say out of context." - Rush Limbaugh

"Watching a movie should be like hunting. Out of context, every image of the cinema is yours for a split second. Take them before they bury it." - John Waters

"I've always been so intrigued by French language and how it completely changes you, because of cultural context, because of humor." - Freya Mavor

"One of the real challenges, since we're working in so many places - Mexico, Japan, Brazil - is understanding variations, both in terms of culture and context." - Richard Meier

"I'm always conscious of the context, the history, the specific environment of anything that I design and what it is going to be operating within." - Michael Bierut

"Twitter provides a great amount of timely information, but we still need those people to fill out the rest of the story and the context." - Biz Stone

"I believe is that we can forecast the "changing landscape of context," and thus get insight into when we are entering the danger zone of an X-event." - John L. Casti

"In Hollywood - and indeed, the world - a lot of women only think about themselves in the context of men. It's truly sad." - Emma Stone

"The capacity to recognize significant factors in a given situation is limited by the context that arises from the level of consciousness of the observer." - David Hawkins

"In the context of our present pervasive madness that we call normality, sanity, freedom, all our frames of reference are ambiguous and equivocal." - R D Laing

"'Lord of the Rings' was a set of books in which the world had been conceived before the characters were placed within that context." - Mark Z Danielewski

"It is not easy to tear any event out of the context of the universe in which it occurred without detaching from it some factor that influenced it." - Carroll Quigley

"I enjoyed studying costume, learning about the corsetry and the historical context of fashion. I never had any real intention of being a costume designer." - Georgina Chapman

"If there were a science of human beings it would be anthropology that aims at understanding the totality of experience through structural context." - Wilhelm Dilthey

"Any conversation which does not include the context of the journey of the heart is by definition untrue to who we are as human beings." - Marianne Williamson

"Within the context of listening and understanding and walking with people together, we discover anew what were the teachings of Jesus, what he presented to us." - Joseph Edward Kurtz

"Children learn and remember at least as much from the context of the classroom as from the content of the coursework." - Lawrence Kutner

"Somewhere a portion of contemporary art has to exist as an example of what the art and its context were meant to be." - Donald Judd

"The appearances of natural objects are in themselves meaningless; the essential thing is feeling - in itself and completely independent of the context in which it has been evoked." - Kazimir Malevich

"Power is the chance to impose your will within a social context, even when opposed and regardless of the integrity of that chance." - Max Weber

"Increasing extremism - across Africa and the world - must be understood in the context of the failure of our leaders properly to manage diversity within their borders." - Mo Ibrahim



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