Top 480 Definition Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Definition Quotes from famous people such as Lawrence Kudlow, Paul Rand, Marcel Wanders, Trey Anastasio, Tomi Lahren, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting

Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results when, in fact, the results never change, is one definition of insanity. That goes for economics, too.
Lawrence Kudlow
Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.
Paul Rand
Design, by definition, is an eco-friendly activity, as its aim is to create objects which are meaningful and durable. Trends always cost resources, but a true designer creates wares which will remain relevant forever.
Marcel Wanders
The folk music definition has changed in this fast music world and musical styles are blending really quickly.
Trey Anastasio
The BET definition of a humanitarian is someone who perpetuates a war on cops.
Tomi Lahren
Well, I feel that the pursuit of trying to know who God is, and trying to be known by God, can be lost in religion. Because religion, all that it is, is man’s attempt to try to put a definition on something that is very hard to define.
Kirk Franklin
I have a very simple definition of a good movie: a good movie makes you forget you’re watching a movie.
Michael Cimino
It is impossible to objectively define how free a market is. This is a political definition. Government is always involved, and those free marketers are as politically motivated as anyone.
Ha-Joon Chang
Reducing a product’s definition to a list of features and functions ignores the real opportunity – orchestrating technological capability to serve human needs and goals.
Alan Cooper
The idea that popular arts were shallow by definition and the traditional arts were profound was dead, I thought, and I wanted to prove it.
Melvyn Bragg
There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone’s spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that’s beautiful to me.
Liv Tyler
Censorship, by definition, is suppression of objectionable material that can be harmful or inconvenient. Since when has it become inconvenient or dangerous for a young woman to be confused in love?
Kanika Dhillon
The state of female artists is very good. But the very definition of art has been biased in that ‘art’ was what men did in a European tradition and ‘crafts’ were what women and natives did. But it’s actually all the same.
Gloria Steinem
As human beings, we anthropomorphize way too much. God’s not a person. God, for me, is a power that lies outside the definition of time and space.
Scott Glenn
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can’t name it, it means you don’t recognize it.
Robert Fripp
What I’m doing is not really based on a definite identification or a definition of what it is. It’s intended to be open to interpretation.
Reggie Watts
The colonial period has been the proving ground in America for the new social history, which concentrates on the ordinary doings of ordinary people rather than on high culture and high politics. Unfortunately ordinary people, almost by definition, leave behind only faint traces of their existence.
Edmund Morgan
What is a Fuhrungsspieler? I don’t like the term. For me there is not a clear definition of the term.
Philipp Lahm
One would expect that private property taken by eminent domain would become land available for public use such as parks and roads. Unfortunately, this decision creates a loophole for government to manipulate the definition of public use simply to generate greater tax revenue.
Jim Ryun
I don’t think anyone has qualms in saying victory to the people of India. But when a political party appropriates such a slogan and says this is the definition of patriotism, those who say it are patriotic and those who don’t are not patriotic, then I reject that definition.
P. Chidambaram
I stole a ton of film language from Steven Soderbergh and ‘The Limey.’ It’s the definition of elliptical. It was the first movie I remember that introduced me to storytelling that isn’t just one scene after another, and that things can be mixed up in the way that real experiences can.
Shane Carruth
If you carefully consider what you want to be said of you in the funeral experience, you will find your definition of success.
Stephen Covey
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
George Bernard Shaw
I think if you were to ask me when I was much younger what my definition of the good life was, I think it would have sounded a lot like what most people would say – a life with all the things you want and everything you think you need to make you happy, and these sorts of things.
Trip Lee
It’s amazing what a bit of soot and shaving can do for muscle definition, honestly.
Joe Dempsie
Cleaning up that lack of the definition between the two, and then leaning on the four-seam, having it become my primary fastball over my two-seam, it’s just benefited me as a whole.
Gerrit Cole
I don’t like science because I don’t think it makes sense to put a definition on everything. It’s a lot more exciting to think of things as mysterious.
King Tuff
I don’t believe in any particular definition of the afterlife, but I do believe we’re spiritual creatures and more than our biology and that energy cannot be destroyed, but can change. I don’t know what the afterlife is going to be, but I’m not afraid of it.
Alan Ball
My definition of beauty is happiness. I believe that when you are happy, it shines through and makes you a more attractive and beautiful person!
Bianca Balti
If you look in the dictionary under ‘perfectionist,’ you see Henry Selick correcting the definition of perfectionist in the dictionary. I mean, he is so meticulous.
John Hodgman
I will support a path to citizenship if it does not fall within the definition of amnesty, and we’ve got to define what amnesty is in this country.
Blake Farenthold
Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both to p

Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.
Mitt Romney
The movie truism is that stars play themselves, while actors play other people – troubled or toxic, and memorably strange. By that definition, Philip Seymour Hoffman, who disappeared into the rabbit hole of his characters’ souls, was our generation’s anti-star and the chameleonic film actor of his age.
Richard Corliss
If you look up the definition of greatness in the dictionary, it will say Michael Jordan.
Elgin Baylor
An ever-widening definition of abuse can incite a culture of fear and complaint: encouraging teachers and girls to name and shame could mean labelling sexually awkward teenage boys as sex pests.
Claire Fox
My definition is that geo-enlightenment is understanding the interconnectedness of things.
Jack Dangermond
I paint and I draw and I write and I do other things too, and recently some people at school were asking if I’d ever publish any of my work. But I almost feel like I would have to publish it under another name because there’s a definition of me out there that feels kind of stuck in the moment when it was formed.
Emma Watson
Planning to play: that’s what saving for retirement is today – and it is antithetical to the nature of play, fully within the definition of work, and blissfully ignorant of the reality of death.
John Thorn
The definition of the individual was: a multitude of one million divided by one million.
Arthur Koestler
By definition, risk exposes businesses to danger.
Adena Friedman
I think the diva is kind of a cliche. My definition of a diva is somebody whose talent does not match what they’re trying to play, so all this temperament comes out.
Glenn Close
A subset of CEOs is that of entrepreneurs. And the classical definition of an entrepreneur is an individual who pursues opportunity without regard to the resources currently controlled. That sounds like a very different person than one might expect an analytical investment manager to be.
Mohnish Pabrai
Gospel in its definition is good news.
Israel Houghton
It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
John Henry Newman
What is the definition of the ‘between player’? I have never heard of it, and I have been around for quite a few years.
Jupp Heynckes
That is the true definition of sin; when knowing right you do the lower, ah, then you sin. Where there is no knowledge, sin is not present.
Annie Besant
Proverbs 31 is God’s definition of Evelyn Roberts.
Kenneth Copeland
Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
James Baldwin
In 2008, Barack Obama did a phenomenal job of reaching out to minority groups, to younger people, and a lot of newer voters, Hispanics being one component of that definition of newer voters.
George P. Bush
No one can change the definition of what behavior is presidential because that definition fundamentally depends on what our form of government requires, not on what one individual prefers.
Bill Kristol
I like people that define their own values. I am much more interested in somebody who has their own definition of what they value, their own definition of what success is, their own definition of what love is.
Spike Jonze
The accepted definition of a serial killer is a person who kills at least three times with a cooling off period in between his murders.
Pat Brown
When I was growing up, you’d read about actors, and they’d never tell you their age and how much they made a year as part of their definition.
Robert Osborne
I think that I was raised by two of the best people ever. My mother and father are just the definition of hard work, like what hard work brings to you. They’ve taught me and my brothers and sisters to set your goals high and to give everything to reach them.
Josie Loren