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.
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.
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.
People are concrescences of ambiguity.
What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers.
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.
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.
I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.
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.
A blur of great magic is still just a blur.
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 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.
If I take refuge in ambiguity, I assure you that it's quite conscious.
Ambiguity is the devil's volleyball.
Despite elections and the experience of post-Soviet personal freedoms by the Russian people, the fate of democracy in Russia is perhaps more ambiguous now than at any time since the collapse of the Communist system.
Ambiguity in directors is a hard thing to deal with.
On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.
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.
In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.
The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements, as well as one's deepest failures is a definite symptom of maturity.
The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity.
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