There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.
We live in times that are in many ways ambiguous. Maybe that's why kids want precision in what they read - they don't like that moral ambiguity.
Some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end.
Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.
A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities.
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.
As long as there have been men and they have lived, they have all felt this tragic ambiguity of their condition, but as long as there have been philosophers and they have thought, most of them have tried to mask it.
Take advantage of the ambiguity in the world. Look at something and think what else it might be.
The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived.
I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.
The ambiguities of language, both in terms of vocabulary and syntax, are fascinating: how important connotation is, what is lost and what is gained in the linguistic transition.
People are concrescences of ambiguity.
If I take refuge in ambiguity, I assure you that it's quite conscious.
Ambiguity depletes as your budget rises.
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.
The great thing about 'Allen Gregory' is that we try to make it really questionable that the things he says have happened, have really happened. We like that ambiguity.
One of the things Wall Street does not like is ambiguity. Now that the agreement is there, it begins to make the future look a little less cloudy, and that's positively received by Wall Street.
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.
I don't have a distaste for ambiguity, in fact, ambiguity is what I think life is all about.
Let there be no ambiguity about the American view that Syria's lack of cooperation .. is not acceptable.
The character of human life, like the character of the human condition, like the character of all life, is "ambiguity": the inseparable mixture of good and evil, the true and false, the creative and destructive forces-both individual and social.
I think there is a commitment on the part of the White House to racial justice in this country, and no ambiguity.
In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live.
But there are a couple of places where it is clear to me that there should be no ambiguity of corporate responsibility - the environment and civil rights, .. As a corporation, you cannot let the desire for unanimity override your obligation for fairness.
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
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