Definitions Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Definitions Quotes from Anne Sweeney, Mya, Mike Pompeo, Jay Griffiths, Reinhold Messner. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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Our future is only limited by our commitment to keep the momentum going. Now that television has been set free from all constraints – including time, place, and all previous definitions – what comes next?
Anne Sweeney
I don’t pay attention to definitions or titles or try to fit within them.
Through a voluntary national certification program, SAFLA will create uniform rules and definitions for foods carrying a GMO-free label, allowing consumers to understand and identify those products that fit their food preferences.
Mike Pompeo
All definitions of wilderness that exclude people seem to me to be false. African ‘wilderness’ areas are racist because indigenous people are being cleared out of them so white people can go on holiday there.
Jay Griffiths
This is one of my definitions of mountaineering: to go where others do not.
Reinhold Messner
Crabbed and obscure definitions are of no use beyond a narrow circle of students, of whom probably every one has a pet one of his own.
Frederick Pollock
When it comes to the real operational issues that govern our understanding of physical reality, ontological definitions of classical philosophers are, in my opinion, sterile.
Lawrence M. Krauss
There are almost as many definitions of co-dependency as there are experiences that represent it.
Melody Beattie
One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we’ll need a new definition.
Alvin Toffler
I think in a lot of romantic comedies it ends with a kiss, and I feel like in modern day relationships, and maybe just my own experience, it starts with a kiss and then all sort of falls apart and then comes together. You’re texting. You’re wondering what’s going on. There’s no definitions, there’s no labels.
Elizabeth Meriwether
I honestly don’t know what criteria makes someone right-wing or left-wing anymore. The boundaries of those definitions seem to be in a state of flux. I’m not socialist, I know that.
Gary Numan
I realize that, to many readers, Hard Fantasy may seem to be a contradiction in terms. Fantasy, according to most generally recognized definitions, differs from both ‘real world’ fiction and ‘science fiction’ in that magic or magical creatures are active elements.
Jane Lindskold
There are definitions of morbid obesity. Doctors define it.
Jane Velez-Mitchell
With more women in the workplace and in positions of power and leadership, with the legalization of gay marriage and the emerging liberation of the LGBTQ community, traditional definitions of masculinity are changing for the better.
Andy Dunn
I want to see definitions of what’s beautiful, compelling, palatable, marketable, sexy, and prestigious open up to a wider range of bodies, identities, and backgrounds.
Hari Nef
I think all religions can agree on certain definitions of God and concepts of God, like God being the god of love, the great ‘I am’ energy.
Vera Farmiga
Sometimes our definitions fall short. Take, for example, the way we view income and labor. It simply doesn’t cover enough of the work that women, and in particular poor women, are doing – especially in their own households and the vast ‘informal’ economy in which most of the world’s poorest people work.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
‘They’ is… stay away from them, please. There is so many different definitions of ‘they.’ You might have a personal ‘they.’ They against you; they want you broken and miserable. They don’t like winners; they don’t like people who’s blessed. So everybody’s got a different ‘they.’
DJ Khaled
A lady is nothing very specific. One man’s lady is another man’s woman; sometimes, one man’s lady is another man’s wife. Definitions overlap but they almost never coincide.
Russell Lynes
I think people have different definitions of team unity. My definition is doing whatever it takes to win, what makes a great team; it’s performance on the field, respect on the field.
Hope Solo
I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose = words in their best order; – poetry = the best words in the best order.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I am very much afraid of definitions, and yet one is almost forced to make them. One must take care, too, not to be inhibited by them.
Robert Delaunay
People should decide what success means for them, and not be distracted by accepting others’ definitions of success.
Tony Levin
A liberal to me is one who – and it suits some of the dictionary definitions – is unbeholden to any specific belief or party or group or person, but makes up his or her mind on the basis of the facts and the presentation of those facts at the time. That defines what I am.
Walter Cronkite
Most weeks, I work 100-plus hours on There are definitions of ‘work-life balance’ that would say I have none.
Kathryn Minshew
I sort of throw away the definitions of gender – that boys are ‘supposed’ to wear blue and girls are ‘supposed’ to wear pink – and those gender roles and gender presentations. I do it on my own terms rather than based on what other people say I should do.
Courtney Act
My son, who’s on the spectrum is a very rigid thinker. He needs clear-cut definitions of right and wrong. Anything hazy or gray confuses him. For instance, if I try to get him to see that a friend behaved badly, he’ll often get upset with me because a friend is a ‘good guy’ by definition, in his book.
Claire Scovell LaZebnik
Most controversies would soon be ended, if those engaged in them would first accurately define their terms, and then adhere to their definitions.
Tryon Edwards
Far too many people, many of them white men, are losing healthcare insurance as they lose their manufacturing jobs. This is commerce by most real world definitions.
Maya Wiley
Greek was very much a live language, and a language still unconscious of grammar, not, like ours, dominated by definitions and trained upon dictionaries.
Gilbert Murray
We must think differently, look at things in a different way. Peace requires a world of new concepts, new definitions.
Yitzhak Rabin
There’s room for many definitions of masculinity in the modern era.
Kemp Muhl
The problem for those who assert biblical authority in support of traditional definitions of marriage is that one could, with equal validity, assert that the lending of money or certain kinds of haircuts are forbidden by God, or that slavery and the subjugation of women are authorized by the Lord.
Jon Meacham
I have my own definitions of success. And I have my own definitions of country music that, luckily, I share with more people than I realized before.
Jason Isbell
All the definitions people want to put on you in terms of what kind of writer you are come with hidden meanings. If you’re writing science fiction, you’re writing rocket ships. If you write dystopian fiction, it’s inequity where The Man must be fought.
Paolo Bacigalupi
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to fully explain the way that the Velvet Underground’s records opened a door in my head. But it has something to do with Lou Reed as a mythic figure: a person who fitted no category, who defied limits and trends and definitions.
Ezra Furman
I think we just have to be mindful of what that definition of an American dream is. I think we are faced with a lot of definitions of that that are, frankly, unhealthy.
Lee Isaac Chung
Those objecting to the concept of race argue that the taxonomic definitions are arbitrary and subjective.
J. Philippe Rushton
My definitions of comedy, drama, and straight man are all blurry for me. I don’t think of it in those terms.
Paul Rudd
In a basic sense, ‘A Little Life’ is a homage to how my friends and I live our lives. I wanted to push past the definitions of how we typically define friendship. It’s a different version of adulthood, but it’s no less important and no less legitimate than anyone else’s.
Hanya Yanagihara
With clear definitions and a taxonomy that illustrates their relationships, the Inventure Cycle defines the pathway from inspiration to implementation. This framework captures the skills, attitudes, and actions that are necessary to foster innovation and to bring breakthrough ideas to the world.
Steve Blank
Law builds upon and, I should like to claim, is one of the liberal arts. It uses words of persuasion and changing definitions for practical ends.
Edward Levi
Just letting it out is one of the definitions of bad art.
Dennis Potter
The crazy thing is a lot of people – a lot of men, if I’m just speaking for myself – don’t really start thinking about the effect of hyper-masculinity and false definitions of what it means to be a man until you get married or until you have kids. Because then, all of sudden, you have something to protect.
Nate Parker
There are alternate definitions of manhood in the West.
Frank Dobson
It’s interesting that one of the definitions of the word ‘human’ is ‘sympathetic.’ More and more people are beginning to show that they understand why that is important.
Ingrid Newkirk
I support the Volcker rule, but there needs to be proper definitions around the Volcker rule so that banks can understand exactly what they can do and what they can’t do, and that they can provide the necessary function of liquidity in customer markets.
Steve Mnuchin
The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world’s definitions.
James Baldwin
Part of diplomacy is to open different definitions of self-interest.
Hillary Clinton
With time, I believe, a day would come when people have their own definitions of Jung Ho-yeon as an actor.
HoYeon Jung