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Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality. (Quote by - Kingman Brewster)

A man's death makes everything certain about him. Of course, secrets may die with him. And of course, a hundred years later somebody looking through some papers may discover a fact which throws a totally different light on his life and of which all the people who attended his funeral were ignorant. Death changes the facts qualitatively but not quantitatively. One does not know more facts about a man because he is dead. But what one already knows hardens and becomes definite. We cannot hope for ambiguities to be clarified, we cannot hope for further change, we cannot hope for more. We are now the protagonists and we have to make up our minds. (Quote by - John Berger)

All my novels are about the ambiguities that lie beneath the sharp edges of the law. (Quote by - Scott Turow)

Courts recognized Mr. Baird as suffering from mental illness at the time he committed the murders, and Indiana Supreme Court Justice Ted Boehm recently wrote that Mr. Baird is 'insane in the ordinary sense of the word.' It is difficult to find reasons not to agree, .. However, I reached today's decision without substituting my judgment for others on the ambiguous issue of Mr. Baird's degree of insanity. To me, it suffices to note that, had the sentence of life without parole been available in 1987, the jury and the State would have imposed it with the support of the victims' families. (Quote by - Mitch Daniels)

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. (Quote by - Matt Robinson )

Sometimes a storm on Doppler radar will be so obvious that it's severe that you pull the trigger on it and issue a severe weather or tornado warning. But there will be some days where you look at a storm and it's kind of ambiguous. It may be severe, or it may not. (Quote by - Joseph Tomaselli)

The search for the symbolic value of phonemes, each taken as a whole, runs the risk of giving rise to ambiguous and trivial interpretations because phonemes are complex entities, bundles of different distinctive features. (Qutoe by - Roman Jakobson)

Let there be no ambiguity about the American view that Syria's lack of cooperation .. is not acceptable. (Quote by - John Bolton)

By putting out ambiguous statements like that, he's only sowing seeds of doubt and confusion. (Quote by - Peter King)

Clearly spoken, Mr. Fogg; you explain English by Greek. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

Nuclear weapons, nuclear programs are not something that one should leave in an ambiguous state. (Quote by - Christopher Hill)

The chemical and biological (weapons), there is no ambiguity. They are able to produce those weapons. (Quote by - Richard Butler)

That's a huge advantage, because gaps in the data introduce ambiguity. (Quote by - Tim Bedding)

We cannot create ambiguities at this stage that could lead to confusion in the next phase. (Quote by - Christopher Hill)

Stuff that's hidden and murky and ambiguous is scary because you don't know what it does. (Qutoe by - Jerry Garcia)

The beauty of the picture is that there is a little ambiguity in it .. To me it showed compassion between mother and child. But some people may look at it as being helplessness and despair. (Quote by - James Colton)

There have been a lot of morally ambiguous male characters finding acceptance on TV, but we haven't seen that with female characters. (Quote by - Vanessa Taylor)

The worst thing you can have is a poorly drafted, ambiguous agreement that leads to years of litigation. (Quote by - George Hanson)

One is the pin the blame on the media with the references to the tabloid spectacle, ... One is the assertion of full cooperation with the police. One is the carving of a moat around his private life. And one is the use of constructive ambiguity with refer... Mike Doyle (Quote by - Mike Doyle Quotes)

The creative person is willing to live with ambiguity. He doesn't need problems solved immediately and can afford to wait for the right ideas. (Quote by - Abe Tannenbaum)

In the future there cannot be room for ambiguity. They have to make their position absolutely clear before they can expect anyone to respond to it. (Quote by - David Trimble)

I would like to provoke ambiguous responses in my readers. (Qutoe by - James Ellroy)

I was perceiving myself as good as a man or equal to a man and as powerful and I wanted to look ambiguous because I thought that was a very interesting statement to make through the media. And it certainly did cause quite a few ripples and interest and shock waves. (Quote by - Annie Lennox)

The United States has been ambiguous on the current situation in Nepal. They have not actually come out very strongly in terms of pushing the king to take measures on the detentions or abuses by the army. China continues to provide military equipment. (Quote by - Irene Khan)

Europeans should be patient and try to find a formula to resolve this nuclear issue. We are determined to remove any ambiguities over our nuclear ambitions and also protect our right. (Quote by - Hamid-Reza Asefi)


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