There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.
Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.
Take advantage of the ambiguity in the world. Look at something and think what else it might be.
A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People are concrescences of ambiguity.
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end.
If I take refuge in ambiguity, I assure you that it's quite conscious.
My path to wisdom began when I stopped pretending to know things I didn't know. When I explicitly admitted to the limits of my knowledge, stopped building on ambiguity and ignorance, and instead realized that I knew nothing, not even the things I thought I knew.
The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity.
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.
In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live.
The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements, as well as one's deepest failures is a definite symptom of maturity.
Ambiguity in directors is a hard thing to deal with.
Writing a really general parser is a major but different undertaking, by far the hardest points being sensitivity to context and resolution of ambiguity.
I look for ambiguity when I'm writing because life is ambiguous.
I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.
On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.
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.
I don't have a distaste for ambiguity, in fact, ambiguity is what I think life is all about.
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