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You must love a thing very much

if you not only practice it without any hope

of fame and money,

but even practice it without any hope

of doing it well.


G. K. Chesterton
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The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter -
often an unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter -
in the eye.
Charlotte Bronte
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Unfortunately, it happens all too seldom
that you really disappear behind a work,
that you are no longer audible as
an interpreter.

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
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Real worth requires no interpreter:
its everyday deeds form its emblem.
Nicolas de Chamfort
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An interpreter must give his blood to the work interpreted.
Claudio Arrau
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A great interpreter
ought not himself
need interpretation.
John Morley
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After some conversation between them she resumed her seat,
and attempted to interpret for us,
but her new situation seemed to overpower her,
and she was frequently interrupted
by her tears.
Nicolas Biddle,
writing about Sacagawea's reunion with her family.
Lewis & Clark Expedition; August 17, 1805.
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The moment it reaches your mind it is no longer simple.
The mind starts interpreting it,
finding things in it which are not there,
ignoring things which are there.

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
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One, who is capable
of interpreting the meaning of 'secret-speech'
becomes the first to come across
the 'source of knowledge'.
Atharvaveda
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For me, the only thing that can really change my world is me:
my attitude, my approach, and my understanding
about that which surrounds me,
as well as the actions and behaviors that flow from 
my interpretations...
Siona van Dijk
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 "Context"
is the invisible environment, the interrelated conditions,
the structure of interpretation ... like water to a fish.

The fish doesn't see the water, isn't necessarily aware of the water, doesn't think about the water. 

And yet, everything in a fish's world is consistent with and generated from the fact the fish exists in water.

Similarly,
every word you speak, and every action you take,
is naturally consistent with and indicative of your
context.
John Hanley
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There are no facts, only interpretations.
Frederich Wilhelm Neitzche
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Mental illness seems to be a communication problem
between interpreter one and interpreter two. 
An exemplary piece of confusion. 
Susanna Kaysen
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We know the secret of the world is profound; but,
who or what shall be our interpreter,
we know not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Does not everything
depend upon our interpretation
of the silence around us?
 

Lawrence Durrell
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I've had people come up to me
with the strangest interpretations
of what my lyrics might mean, and I'm like,
"You go! I never thought of that, but that works."
Serj Tankian
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Not everything in life can be interpreted metaphorically;
that's because things fall out on the way.
Edward Gorey
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A path is a prior interpretation
of the best way to traverse a landscape.
"Wanderlust: A History of Walking: - Rebecca Solnit
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On certain occasions art can shake very ordinary spirits,
and whole worlds can be revealed,
even by its clumsiest interpreters.
"Bouvard And Pecuchet" - Gustave Flaubert
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