Top 373 Definition Quotes

In this post, you will find great Definition Quotes from famous people, such as Michael Seibel, Elon Musk, Graham McTavish, John Boehner, Penn Jillette. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

My definition of product-market fit is you are drowning

My definition of product-market fit is you are drowning in demand – your product is being used by so many customers that you cannot handle all the new people knocking at your door!
A battery by definition is a collection of cells. So the cell is a little can of chemicals. And the challenge is taking a very high-energy cell, and a large number of them, and combining them safely into a large battery.
I am the complete and utter definition of a Luddite.
Graham McTavish
While 45 of the 50 States have either a State constitutional amendment or a statute that preserves the current definition of marriage, left-wing activist judges and officials at the local levels have struck down State laws protecting marriage.
The definition of a stupid thing is something that if you do everything right, you still get hurt. Fire-eating and love are stupid things.
I subscribe to the online Urban Dictionary’s definition of nerd: ‘one whose IQ exceeds his weight’. I’m also keen on the same Urban Dictionary’s definition of geek: ‘the person you pick on in high school and wind up working for as an adult‘. I happily proclaim myself a book nerd/reading geek and proud of it.
The Bible is clear – God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman.
I do hip-hop music, and I’ve gotten famous off of hip-hop music, and I know that I’m successful, and I’ve created my own definition of success, what success means to me. So the hip-hop world is all just really fake to me.
If there’s any definition to being perfect, you’re perfect at being yourself.
Is a family just the strict definition of a small and discrete unit, or is it about the larger organic group that inevitably grows up around the smaller one?
If we change the definition of marriage to be more inclusive, then it is logical to argue that we should broaden the definition so that won‘t exclude anyone.
For me, the game would be to assume a very intelligent reader who can extrapolate a lot from a little. And that’s become my definition of art; to get that pitch just right, where I can put a hint on page three, and the reader’s ears go up a bit, as opposed to dropping it all on the first page.
Boredom is a very self-conscious emotion by definition. Interest is not. So you can actually be completely absorbed in something and, at certain points in your development, not even realize that you’re into it.
Artists are, I think in general, compassionate people, and part of what makes us artists is that we’re open-minded people, and I think we’re almost, by definition, progressive in a lot of ways.
I have a very simple definition of a good movie: a good movie makes you forget you’re watching a movie.
On their debut, Korn brought a new definition of metal that was a game changer.
I think the definition of a book is changing.
AIDS is a plague – numerically, statistically and by any definition known to modern public health – though no one in authority has the guts to call it one.
The government does not deny it routinely spies to advance American economic advantage, which is part of its broad definition of how it protects American national security.
The EPA has no legal authority to expand the definition of navigable waters under the Clean Water Act, as the Supreme Court has repeatedly made clear.
Definition of an independent film is torture with less money and time.
Joey Lauren Adams
The notion of public service has effectively been abandoned. Every political party now buys into business values, and into the notion that by definition business must run things more efficiently.
Change in both the generations is there as society changed. But love is love, the definition of love has not changed.
If you read Bernard Hopkins‘ name in the dictionary, the definition would be ‘discipline.’
We try to do everything that we can to make Christ the center of attention. Our goal is to kind of broaden the definition of worship. I know that God has always used us as a forefront for people to draw closer to Him and get into His presence.
Biggest man law – be a man. Simple: be a man, definition of being a man is being a man. And don’t let your woman turn you into a little boy.
Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must – must – redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent healthcare is by definition re-distributional.
Donald Berwick
About my books, that’s all that I think the public has, in its normal way, to know. My private life is, by definition, private.
Patrick O’Brian
The apostle Paul never seemed to exhaust the topic of grace – what makes us think we can? He just kept coming at it and coming at it from another angle. That’s the thing about grace. It’s like springtime. You can’t put it in a single sentence definition, and you can’t exhaust it.
Content and technology are strange bed fellows. We are joined together. Sometimes we misunderstand each other. But isn’t that after all the definition of marriage?
Until we take seriously God’s definition of the church and stop just ‘having church,’ we will not see transformation in our society.
My wife Lorrie actually looked in the dictionary to see

My wife Lorrie actually looked in the dictionary to see what the definition was of heroism because it had been used so much. She found at least one definition is someone who chooses to put themselves at risk to save another.
People like Dick Gregory, Paul Robeson, Harry Belafonte and Nina Simone show me what the definition of an artist is – it isn’t just to make art but to speak truth to what’s happening, speak beauty into the world, speak love into the world and also… get involved.
By definition, a hearing is an inquiry into many sides of an issue with testimony from various points of views. But mark this: The Republicans did not have a single woman to testify in support of the contraception mandate. That is not a hearing; that is a sham.
Asylum under the traditional definition doesn’t necessarily include people coming here for economic reasons, but I think one of the biggest things we need to do is expand legal immigration so people can do that legally.
Yes, translation is by definition an inadequate substitute for being able to read a masterpiece in the original.
Often, foreign policy – which, by definition, is largely out of American control – is simply a matter of not doing the wrong thing, the unwise thing.
My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of.
There are no good or bad habits. All habits are, by definition, bad.
I don’t think I’m alone in this: I’m obsessed with trying to not only be happy but maintain happiness, but my definition of happiness is skewed more towards ecstasy rather than contentment.
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.
That’s the very definition of freedom: to be allowed to develop our own creative potential to the fullest. But it doesn’t have to be in the arts, obviously. In my case, I gravitated toward the arts.
Martin Donovan
And this is the Anarchistic definition of the State: the embodiment of the principle of invasion in an individual, or a band of individuals, assuming to act as representatives or masters of the entire people within a given area.
You had a generation of women, of which I’m part, where it was a stigma to be associated with feminism; there was a backlash. Now you have a generation that is clearly embracing feminism because, at the end of the day, the definition of feminism is just equality.
There’s no doubt that we are, by traditional automotive manufacturing standards, an automotive conglomerate. And so that causes confusion by definition.
I’m a liberal arts comedian and the definition of liberal arts is all spheres of human knowledge, coexisting, mixing and influencing each other.
It is long overdue that we have a woman as a legitimate contender for the White House. But Hillary Clinton is the definition of the establishment so many are determined to reject.
The problem that we’ve had is four media companies run media, globally. And some say they’re on the Right and some say they’re on the Left; look, they’re all afraid of losing Ford as a client. So they’re all, by definition, huge companies that are going to be inherently conservative.
What’s an expert? I read somewhere, that the more a man knows, the more he knows, he doesn’t know. So I suppose one definition of an expert would be someone who doesn’t admit out loud that he knows enough about a subject to know he doesn’t really know how much.
By definition, I believe I am unapologetically optimistic and I am unapologetically earnest.
I believe psychology has done very well in working out how to understand and treat disease. But I think that is literally half-baked. If all you do is work to fix problems, to alleviate suffering, then by definition you are working to get people to zero, to neutral.
I don’t know what this definition of affirmative action is for some.
Hollywood is the definition of sexual discrimination.
Ally Sheedy
Is it supposed to be a championship for a certain style of wrestlers? For wrestlers under a certain weight limit? I think over the years the one thing that has held the X-Division from being in a certain spot is that it doesn’t have a definition.
The definition of a beautiful woman is one who loves me.
Sloan Wilson
There is that definition of leadership that says, ‘Leadership is convincing people to do things that they otherwise wouldn’t have done because you’ve made them believe it’s the right thing to do.’ And a great speech can do that.
By definition, the Singularity means that machines would be smarter than us, and, in their wisdom, they can innovate new technologies. The innovations would come so quickly, and increasingly quickly, that the innovation would make Moore‘s Law seem as antiquated as Hammurabi’s Code.
Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what’s in it – they should, because they put it all in beforehand.
I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can’t read any poetry.
Randall Jarrell
People’s faith, people’s beliefs are such a personal thing, and it defies definition. I’m so rarely interested in discussing what I believe or what you believe. I think it’s liquid, anyway.
The question of the family now divides our society so deeply that the opposing sides cannot even agree on a definition of the institution they are arguing about.
Well, you know, the definition of second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
It's said that the definition of insanity is doing the

It’s said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. In that case, the WWE ‘creative’ team must be as crazy as a rainbow trout in a car wash.
A lot of people have had good discussions about what it means to be American, and we need to broaden our definition.
It is important that we realize that words have meanings far beyond the dictionary definition.
I think making a great action movie is one of the hardest cinematic endeavors. By definition, smart characters avoid action. Smart people don’t go down dark alleys, but if you’re making an action movie and you want to have an action sequence, somehow you have to get that character into that dangerous situation.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain – and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
Who was Amanda Knox? Was she a fresh-faced honor student from Seattle who met anyone’s definition of an all-American girl – attractive, athletic, smart, hard-working, adventuresome, in love with languages and travel? Or was her pretty face a mask, a duplicitous cover for a depraved soul?
By definition, gay is smart. I see plenty of macho heterosexual idiots, but nine times out of 10 you can have a great conversation if you find a gay guy.
There are secrets in families. That is the definition of a family.
The MCU, by definition, has quite a politically charged underpinning.
People ask me what the definition of perfection, I said it’s none: there is no definition of perfection.
My parents did not have a perfect marriage. It was pretty good, but it was not perfect. My marriage is not perfect. My wife is, but I happen to be imperfect. However, that does not discount the fact that the definition of marriage must be defended and protected.
Well, first of all, I don’t want to debate the word conservative, but by my definition, a conservative is someone who wants to conserve the Constitution of the United States and the American tradition and law that no one is above the law.
To me the definition of true masculinity – and femininity, too – is being able to lay in your own skin comfortably.
My parents wanted to light my artistic candle. But over time, the definition of ‘the arts’ began to stretch. And as I got older, they suddenly realized, Oh, my God, we’re the parents of Iggy Pop.
When you say ‘fear of the unknown‘, that is the definition of fear; fear is the unknown, fear is what you do not know, and it’s genetically within us so that we feel safe. We feel scared of the woods because we’re not familiar with it, and that keeps you safe.
October of 2011, Occupy protestors descended upon McPherson Square, and they decided to stay. Despite the clear language of the law, these protestors camped at McPherson Square with the definition of camping being sleeping or preparing to sleep.
It is so easy to fall victim of everybody else‘s definition of what you should be.
The BET definition of a humanitarian is someone who perpetuates a war on cops.
Everyone has a different definition of risk. Sometimes that creates opportunities as well.
The U.K.’s debt belongs legally to Westminster, so Scotland, by definition, can’t default on it.
Good eyebrows give your face definition.
For some people, the definition of who is and who isn’t an American defies logic, historical accuracy, common sense, decency, good manners, the milk of human kindness, enjoyment in the good things in life, and love of good food.
No, I am very old school. Everybody has a different definition of old school today. But yes, I do feel that I would like to meet, know a person before taking it forward. I am not the casual hook-up types.
The curious thing about the Ready-Made is that I’ve never been able to arrive at a definition or explanation that fully satisfies me. There’s still magic in the idea, so I’d rather keep it that way than try to be exoteric about it.
And that is my definition of democracy, the right to be in a minority and not be suppressed.
Lee Harvey Oswald
Everyone has a different definition of what they find sexy, so why do we so often get given one version of what sexy is time and time again?
I’m interested in illuminating the enormous disparity between vast poverty and the tiny upper class… This vast inequity is unfair by definition, and I am interested in illuminating that and, where possible, changing that.
Nick McDonell
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
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.
Money doesn’t make me tick. This definition of success doesn’t make me tick. Managing some of the biggest stars in the world doesn’t make me tick. Making my family proud makes me tick.
We thought it was our duty to go and warn people of the consequences of their sins, and I understood that to be the definition of loving our neighbour.
What's the definition of terrorism? It's to achieve an

What’s the definition of terrorism? It’s to achieve an objective through the use of force and fear. These are just nasty, evil, disgusting human beings who disrespect human life.
The entertainment industry at large has pretty much given away high definition to consumers. They haven‘t really charged a premium for it on television. That makes consumers more likely to buy Blu-ray but less likely to pay a premium for it.
Michael Lynton
The truest definition of faith is having the belief you’re going somewhere that you can’t see, whether it’s religion or football or learning to ride a bike.
Jesse Helms has historically been identified as an enemy of Mexico; therefore, by definition, anyone who opposes him is a friend of Mexico.
People seem to want to give ‘Flowers‘ a comedy or a comedy-drama label. I suppose it’s closer to comedy-drama, but it feels like it requires a whole new definition all of its own.
Sophia Di Martino
When I was a kid, I would come home from school, throw my bag, go out to play. My daughter comes home from school, throws her bag, goes to play, but sitting in front of the computer because their definition of play has changed. They don’t go out to play. They play on the computer with their friends.
My definition of sexy is someone who is expressing themselves honestly.
Alex Meraz
Han Solo has always been – and I think for a lot of people, too – this iconic character who’s the absolute definition of cool.
The only definition by which America’s best days are behind it is on a purely relative basis.
It would be easy to define terrorism as attacks against human rights and international humanitarian law forbids attacks against innocent non-combatants which is often the definition used for terrorism.
Finally there are simple ideas of which no definition can be given; there are also axioms or postulates, or in a word primary principles, which cannot be proved and have no need of proof.
Gottfried Leibniz
What is important, then, is not that the critic should possess a correct abstract definition of beauty for the intellect, but a certain kind of temperament, the power of being deeply moved by the presence of beautiful objects.
We need new athletes all the time because we need new games every day – fudging just a little on the definition of the word ‘need.’ We like to have new games every day, and, if we are to have a constant and endless flow of games, we need a constant flow of athletes.
By definition, poetry works with qualities and dynamics that mainstream society is reluctant to face head-on. It’s an interesting phenomenon that by necessity, poetry is just below the radar.
By definition, the person who learns enough to become the nominee is almost certainly the best person for the general election.
My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you.
Jenna Jameson
At one point, I worked up a list of five requirements for a superhero: superpowers, a costume, a code name, a mission, and a milieu. If the character had three out of the five, they were a superhero. But that’s just my definition.
My definition of God is the highest supreme feeling of beauty and light and happiness.
If there are only three guys at the top of the organization handling things, it’s the definition of a bankrupt company. In creating leaders without titles, we are going to have organizations with people at the helm putting forth their best.
If I had to probably define and characterize my job, and maybe the job of a CEO today in this global world, highly volatile, uncertain, and when you need to transform is to be the catalyst for change. That’s probably the definition I would give to my job. I’m the catalyst.
I do believe that the states have the right to make the definition of marriage, and each state can define it as they so choose through their elected representatives.
If you keep saying two plus two equals five over and over again, then that is what people are going to think. Maybe it does equal five if we keep changing the definition of what’s normal and what’s right and what’s wrong.
Kevin Sorbo
A guy that throws what he intends to throw, that’s the definition of a good pitcher.
Sandy Koufax
I always get sick of these conversations where people are so obsessed with pixels, with high definition, and even with technology in general. I find it just dull and heartless. And so I wanted to use only the worst machines.
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.
If you embracepositive thinking,’ you are – by definition – spurning ‘negative thinking.’ So it’s as if you were on a teeter-totter and are trying desperately to put all your weight on one side – the ‘positive thinking’ side.
When a crowd rushes into your house without declaring its intention, it is, by definition, an invasion.
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.
I like the theatre because you paint with broad strokes. To me the theatre is stretching its definition really far.
The genius of guys like Lincoln and Reagan and FDR – the great communicator leaders – is that they’re actually educators, so they understand when they use a phrase that they have to explain it, because, by definition, you won’t understand it or they wouldn’t need to be using it.
If you think about the market that we’re in, and more broadly just the enterprise software market, the kind of transition that’s happening right now from legacy systems to the cloud is literally, by definition, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Vigorous enforcement of copyrights themselves is an imp

Vigorous enforcement of copyrights themselves is an important part of the picture. But I don’t think that expanding the legal definition of copyright outside of actual copyright infringement is the right move.
Edward Felten
I don’t think Stoppardian has a precise definition.
Learning to love in the way someone wants to be loved is far more the definition of love than just loving in any way.
Laila Ali is not my definition of the best.
Definition of love differs for different humans. If I will talk about me then its something that makes you forget about everything else.
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.
If anyone wants to know what the definition of ‘dope‘ means, it’s: ‘Definition of Public Enemy.’
I have a theory: I believe that with the advent of the United States and the lawful definition of marriage, it was defined as between one man and one woman. It was anti-polygamy, in effect saying no man can hoard his women.
For me, to be in a place where I’m on the ‘favourite‘ list of top directors I like, that’s being number one. There is no other definition to me. It’s not money; it’s not how many songs you’re seen in or how many clothes you’re changing in the film.
Kangana Ran
I think what’s happening here is, there’s a group or maybe one person who is saying this is gonna be the definition and this is what we want to get the kids to do now.
My children have brought so much happiness and joy. To me, they’re the very definition of love.
By definition, intelligence deals with the unclear, the unknown, the deliberately hidden. What the enemies of the United States hope to deny we work to reveal.
George Tenet
Corporate blogging strategy requires some specialist insight in order to understand tone, the definition of micro-niche leaders, and subjects to cover.
I played teen roles until high definition came out, and I could never understand it. I would go in for adult roles and be older than many of the people auditioning, but they’d cast the girl without a line on her face.
Since hydrogen is a constituent of most of our electrolytic solvents, the definition of an acid or base as a substance which gives up or takes up hydrogen ion would be more general than the one we used before, but it would not be universal.
Gilbert Newton Lewis
I don’t lift weights at all. Every muscle on my body is for an actual task; there is no muscle that I train for show. If I want to be able to do a certain move or action, I train really hard until I can. And with all of that training comes muscle definition, so it’s really an afterthought.
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.
Jay Prince is a real gangster. He ain’t hiding behind a desk talking. He is the true living definition of what a gangster is. If you wanna see the truth and what gangster really is, that’s what Jay Prince is.
Everybody is in a hurry to decode you in a certain way, and then they expect you to adhere to their definition. How can they possibly do that when you yourself are finding it hard to discover yourself?
I think maybe even one of the reasons I became an actor was actually to hide. I mean, it sounds paradoxical because, of course, people are standing up in a public place and encouraging other people to look at them. So that’s not the conventional definition of hiding.
Everyone has their own definition of a healthy lifestyle, and mine has come to mean making health a priority but not an obsession.
Daphne Oz
My definition of an adventure game is an interactive story set with puzzles and obstacles to solve and worlds to explore.
Roberta Williams
By definition, a Special Counsel is charged with investigating particular potential crimes, not all potential crimes wherever they may be found.
I have a liberal definition of news because I think news can be what excites people. I’m not very sanctimonious about what news is and isn’t.
The exact meaning of irony is so narrow that the word is hardly worth using; in its broad, current definition, it’s a euphemism for sarcasm. ‘I’m not being sarcastic; I’m being ironic.’ No, you’re not. You’re evading the responsibility for being sarcastic.
Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.
The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is, of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic; and the actual achievement of the American nation points towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal.
You cannot keep your plan and have Obamacare at the same time. Obamacare, by definition, gets rid of your plan and replaces it with health care run by the federal government.
I find the ritual of shaving very relaxing, but for every day, it’s pretty irritating on my skin, so I like having the definition a beard gives.
The producers, the creators, and the cast, we recognize that ‘Hamilton‘ is an inherently American story told by the definition of an American community; we are men and women of different colors, creeds, and orientations.
By definition, an actor’s life is a recipe for regret. There are always roads you could have taken. But I’ve lived long enough to realise that each road has its own rewards.
Satire is, by definition, offensive. It is meant to mak

Satire is, by definition, offensive. It is meant to make us feel uncomfortable. It is meant to make us scratch our heads, think, do a double-take, and then think again.
I’ve always been clear, I support the traditional definition of marriage.
Why was Effenberg a leader, because he was outspoken? Or because he had a certain presence on the pitch? When that’s the criteria, OK, then maybe I have a different definition of what a leader is.
The political process is rough and tumble by definition, and being grounded in faith in a Higher Power has proven helpful in navigating the difficult terrain.
Hakeem Jeffries
I’m 48 years old, not a kid anymore by any definition, but here is a universal truth that every adult at some point will realize: We are all always 17 years old, waiting for our lives to begin.
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.
Most of the words you know and love and use every day are not words you learned by looking them up in a dictionary and reading a definition.
I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas, and I like that definition, but it’s the mainstream public that chooses my books for the most part.
A lot of the album ‘The Definition’ was made from two things: Pixar movies and J. Dilla.
By definition, conservatives struggle with change.
Professional services industries like finance, consulting, and legal services are, by definition, meta-industries. That is, they serve to help large companies raise money, buy and sell each other, reorganize, implement new systems, conduct complex transactions, and so forth.
My definition of a star is someone who really lasts for a very long time.
I really wanted to give people that tool, that thing, that answer, ‘Well, what are you going to do after Katrina? How does New Orleans come back?’ And I’m thinking to myself, New Orleans is back. We’re the definition of ‘back.’ We’re the definition of ‘rebirth,’ of ‘renaissance.’
Irvin Mayfield
Sometimes magnificent visual art takes root in the humblest of soils. Advertisements painted on old barns, tattoos, fruit crate labels, hot rod embellishments – all these media and many other non-galleried forms have hosted and fostered esthetic delights that satisfy any rigorous definition of art.
That’s the definition of a teammate, being together, being there for your teammate.
America is an empire. I hope you know that now. All empires, by definition, are bumbling, shambolic, bullying, bureaucratic affairs, as certain of the rightness of their cause in infancy, as they are corrupted by power in their dotage.
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.
Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition, it is imperfect and untrue.
Benjamin Haydon
Think for a moment about what Obamacare has done: The federal government has come up with its own (ever-evolving) definition of ‘health insurance,’ which now includes free access to sterilization, contraception, and certain abortifacients such as the morning-after pill.
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.
We are proud of our ridiculousness. That’s what made our Surrealism. Proud and ashamed of everything at the same time. I think that’s my definition of Belgium.
Everyone’s definition of healthy (and delicious) is different.
Xi agreed to the American definition of legitimate espionage. In other words, you don’t use the power of the state to steal secrets for profit.
The definition of ‘morbid‘ is an unhealthy preoccupation with death. Unfortunately, there’s no word to mean the perfectly healthy preoccupation with death, which is what I have.
Some white people are privileged, some aren’t. Some black people are, some aren’t. It’s strikes me as, by definition, a racist attack in that it’s making a generalization – a negative one – based on skin color.
The definition of the individual was: a multitude of one million divided by one million.
Arthur Koestler
Hot Ones’ is a show that takes a celebrity, which by definition is a person whose lifestyle is unattainable, and then ‘Hot Ones’ takes that celebrity and knocks them down a peg – a level that everyone can relate to.
This is my definition of selling out: When you change what you do or do what you do as a reaction to someone else’s expectations or lack of expectations.
The definition of insanity in Texas is so insane that it’s impossible to be insane in Texas.
In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life. What wisdom traditions also call spirit.
Trump bragged about hiring only the ‘best people’ when he was running for president. We’re seeing, time and again, the opposite. It’s unclear whether the president’s definition of ‘best people’ is different than ours, or if the ‘best people’ simply aren’t interested in working for him.
I think patriotism, by its very definition, is love of

I think patriotism, by its very definition, is love of country. But we seem to have become a country where the highest thing we’re reaching for is tolerance.
I think the definition of ‘the greatest racecar driver‘ is different to everybody.
Evil, by definition, is that which endangers the good, and the good is what we perceive as a value.
Nintendo is an entertainment company, but I think we need to broaden the definition of entertainment.
Well, I think, by definition, all power has limits.
Silicon Valley‘s definition of luxury is a Tesla in every garage.
To be a prisoner means to be defined as a member of a group for whom the rules of what can be done to you, of what is seen as abuse of you, are reduced as part of the definition of your status.
Catharine MacKinnon
My definition of feminism is a social, political, economic system by which all genders are valued, respected, and can live dignified lives.
Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech. Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.
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.
I think success has a different definition for everyone.
I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.
The definition of an extreme authoritarian is one who is willing blindly to assume that government accusations are true without any evidence presented or opportunity to contest those accusations.
Proponents of same-sex marriage regularly label opponentsradical‘ and ‘extremist.’ However, given that no society in thousands of years has allowed same-sex marriage, it is, by definition, the proponents of same-sex marriage whose position is radical and extreme.
I lived near Santa Cruz for ten years, and the whole time, it bothered me what an exclusionary definition of ‘inclusion‘ was in force. Social censure was applied to those who expressed unpopular or uncomfortable ideas.
One definition of eternity is that we are not alone on this planet, that there are those who’ve gone before and those who will come, and that there is a community of spirits.
The composition of a common world would be the definition of politics.
Bruno Latour
Society is patriarchal, so film industry by definition is certainly patriarchal. The male gaze dominated.
The term neo-liberal does not have a good definition. It’s mostly used when you are angry with somebody or dislike someone, you call them a neo-liberal. Because otherwise, there is no concrete definition to the term.
The definition of comedy is ‘unsafe space’ – you can’t control what people laugh at.
Politics, by definition, is risk averse. Perhaps that’s why America was so awestruck when Barack Obama ended the Black vs White debate by painting his political canvas in shades of grey.
Well, my definition of a tragedy is a clash between right and right.
The true definition of a snob is one who craves for what separates men rather than for what unites them.
John Buchan
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.
I just don’t believe in the old definition that a fan of music is: I find a band, I listen to all of it and I pretend to like stuff that I don’t like. Now if I don’t like it, I just go, ‘I don’t like this.’ It’s way fairer.
Our lifestyle, our wildlife, our land and our water remain critical to our definition of Wyoming and to our economic future.
Dave Freudenthal
Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.
There is no definition to love. It is a feeling.
Our definition of the alt-right is younger people who are anti-globalists, very nationalist, terribly anti-establishment.
He wasn’t, but producers are by definition annoying because they have a different agenda from you. They’re trying to stop you spending money and you’re trying to not spend money, but at the same time we’re great artists.
Michael Apted
My definition of an educated man is the fellow who knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done. You can be sincere and still be stupid.
If you think spreading money around by force seems like

If you think spreading money around by force seems like an odd definition of fairness, you’re not alone.
Arthur C. Brooks
By definition a sequel can’t be original. So you’ve got to figure out what worked the first time around.
Barry Sonnenfeld
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.
What does it mean to be human, and what is at the human heart, and is there a soul, or is that all there is? Can an artificial being be intelligent? Is ‘intelligent’ the definition of humanity, or is it something deeper?
By my definition, prayer is consciously hanging out with God. Being with God in a deliberate way.
Malcolm Boyd
‘Kareeb’ is a song that changes my mood. It’s a happy and peppy song and my definition of it is ‘pure entertainment.’
My definition of sobriety is to be in full control and not feel drunk, but it’s not abstaining for religious reasons or any other reason.
The conventional definition of reality, and the idea of ‘normal life‘, mean nothing.
Sigmar Polke
It’s the perfect definition of a settlement. Both parties didn’t get what they wanted.
David Geffen
An old friend of mine, an economist by trade, once explained to me that the statistical definition of ‘dilemma‘ is 49.9% in favor and 50.1% against. If the gap is greater, there is no dilemma, because the answer is clear.
If you carefully consider what you want to be said of you in the funeral experience, you will find your definition of success.
Let me be clear. I support the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Ben Nelson
I love to look at physically beautiful people, and obviously others do, too. But there’s such a narrow definition of what that is; the people who are my friends in life, the more I get to know them over the years, the more beautiful they are to me.
Private equity firms aren’t necessarily evil by definition. There are many stories of successful turnarounds fueled by private equity, often involving multiple floundering businesses that are rolled into a single entity, eliminating duplicative overhead.
I’ve never been an oligarch. The definition of an oligarch is someone who has co-operated with the government, and I never did.
The simplest definition of advertising, and one that will probably meet the test of critical examination, is that advertising is selling in print.
Daniel Starch
That is the definition of faith – acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.
The philistine provides the best definition of art. Anything that makes him rage is first class.
Louis Dudek
Having different people come together and be on a team and win a world championship is literally, I think, the definition of being American.
From a moral point of view, it is wrong… to smear or stereotype minority communities, to pretend or give credence to the idea that the actions of a minority within a community are somehow representative or the fault of the majority of members of that community. That is the very definition of bigotry.
Some people are near- or farsighted – I’m thorn-sighted. The thorns on the rose are in really sharp definition for me, the rose petals a little fuzzier.
The definition of the good life is doing creative things, whether making music, trying to figure out how to do a particular piece of code, or putting together investments.
If you ever get rich and famous, by definition you are special. You have done something special, and therefore you start to behave special. Then if the floor drops out, and you become down and out, you have a really new perspective.
Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have.
When I hear other people’s stories, I like to believe that they contribute to my ‘Encyclopedia of Human Experience.’ The stories I hear help me expand my definition of what love is, what pain feels like, what sacrifice means, what laughter can do.
Sarah Kay
Definition is the death of discovery.
To me, the definition of faith is to fear nothing.
Westboro would quote this passage from the book of Leviticus that, for them, shows that the definition of ‘love thy neighbor‘ is to rebuke your neighbor when you see him sinning. And if you don’t do that, then you hate your neighbor in your heart.
People are pretty much alike. It’s only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities.
Linda Ellerbee
Noir‘ has been talked about a great deal in the discussion of ‘The Black Dahlia,’ but De Palma’s palllete couldn’t be less monochrome; it’s the very definition of garish.
The burden is on the Jewish majority in Israel to prove that the definition of their country as Jewish and democratic is not a contradiction.
If we go on your iPhone and go to the dictionary and lo

If we go on your iPhone and go to the dictionary and look up ‘humble,’ 80 per cent of the definition is negative. It’s a controlling word. It’s a way to control the masses and to control the sheep.
My definition of cursing is probably different from what other people’s definitions are.
Make treating yourself a priority and always remember your life is happening now. Don’t put off all your dreams and pleasures to another day. In any balanced personal definition of success there has to be a powerful element of living life in the present.
Everybody has a different definition of God. When people say, ‘Do you believe?’ I think they mean the Christian God. There are a lot of gods, so I think they cancel each other out.
Optimism is the ultimate definition of a leader. A leader has to look optimistically at what is ahead while not ignoring the challenges that must be overcome. Those challenges are in government, politics, world leadership, and even in community life.
At the Superdome, a young man came up to me holding a baby. He’d run out of diapers. He’d run out of medicine. His baby was sick. The guy’s saying, ‘Help me! Take my baby.’ What could I do? That’s the definition of helpless.
Ray Nagin
I’ve given birth to five babies and I breastfed every single one of these babies. To think that government has to go out and buy my breast pump for my babies. You wanna talk about the nanny state? I think we just got the new definition of a nanny.
My definition of gender expands beyond just two genders.
I think that magic, at its root, is a very abstract notion. There’s no real, approved definition. And, in that sense, it’s like love; you can only see magic by the effect it has on people.
Drummond Money-Coutts
If it were necessary to give the briefest possible definition of imperialism, we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism.
Movie SF is, by definition, dumbed down – there have only been three or four SF movies in the history of film that aspire to the complexity of literary SF.
Dan Simmons
My definition of a good hotel is a place I’d stay at.
Someone yelled at me once, ‘You never write about yourself.’ People used to get so mad at me for that. But my definition of myself is completely up for grabs. I’m everywhere, just like we all are.
Suzan-Lori Parks
I can’t define myself. And I’m really happy about this, that I’m not able to make a definition of, even of my work.
Peter Handke
If you can get the proper definition of trouble, then we can find out who the real troublemakers are.
I have a weird definition of family; it’s not the same as everyone else‘s.
Unilateral divorce has decreased the bargaining power of the person who wants the marriage to last and has not engaged in behavior that meets the legal definition of fault. On the other hand, it has increased the bargaining power of the person who is willing to leave.
A creationist can embarrass an evolutionist by asking for a definition of species.
I think of jazz as being homage through innovation. Don’t quote that as a definition, but it comes pretty close.
The folk music definition has changed in this fast music world and musical styles are blending really quickly.
The Right, much more than the Left, believes in the notion of live and let live, and that is the true definition of tolerance.
Somebody’s going to have to come up with a definition of what the alt-right is.
Vietnam Veedu’ is nothing if you compare Nagesh’s other works. He is the definition of humor in India.
To define a thing is to substitute the definition for the thing itself.
Georges Braque
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.
A rock star, according to my definition, is someone who inspires people around him with something he is best at. In my case, it’s music, but I wanted audiences to realise there is a rock star waiting to be unleashed within them as well.
Since the late 19th century, the median age of first marriage for women had fluctuated between 20 and 22. This had been the shape, pattern and definition of female life.
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.
Well, fluffy shirts are, by definition, very comfortable.
Hugh Dancy
Reducing the damage from waste might require expanding the traditional definition of waste – not just as old-fashioned garbage, but as a result of wild inefficiency in all kinds of systems, which often results in emissions of greenhouse gases, among other problems.
The speed at which cinema is changing, the definition of hero is also changing. Even a big superstar like Aamir sir plays the role of a father. There’s action genre, where you have to show body and do stunts, so you may call that a hero.
My definition is that geo-enlightenment is understandin

My definition is that geo-enlightenment is understanding the interconnectedness of things.
Our task, of course, is to transmute the anger that is affliction into the anger that is determination to bring about change. I think, in fact, that one could give that as a definition of revolution.
Barbara Deming
The definition of an ‘operating system‘ is bound to evolve with customer demands and technological possibilities.
Companies with significant revenue (more than $100 million) have, by definition, significant traction. They have proven out their thesis and can scale up or down as investment capital becomes available.
For millennia, artists and mystics have pondered the question of how to represent that which, by definition, cannot or must not be represented.
I would never say that claiming you’re a Christian is wrong. I understand that there is a human aspect of being able to identify people whether it’s African American, Hispanic or Asian. But the definition doesn’t define the relationship, meaning you can be married and still not know intimacy.
The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it; enthusiasm signifies God in us.
Madame de Stael
It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
To ensure food security for all, we should be clear about the definition of the problem, the precise index of measuring impact and the road map to achieve the goal.
When my French side thinks of ‘bohemian,’ it imagines Montparnasse authors and absinthe – that kind of aesthetic. The American definition might be more tied to American history and culture.
My definition of freedom is still ruled by the reluctance to live a conventional life, from Emilio Salgari’s pirates.
My timing and pressure is the definition of MMA.
According to my definition of God, I’m not an atheist. Because I think God is everything. Whenever I open my eyes, I’m looking at God. Whenever I’m listening to something, I’m listening to God.
If the Planning Commission said those who live above Rs 5,000 a month are not at poverty line, obviously there is something wrong with the definition of poverty in this country. How can anybody live at Rs 5,000?
My definition, the definition that I’ve always believed in, is that esprit de corps means love for one’s own military legion – in my case, the United States Marine Corps. It means more than self-preservation, religion, or patriotism. I’ve also learned that this loyalty to one’s corps travels both ways: up and down.
Chesty Puller
Expand the definition of ‘reading’ to include non-fiction, humor, graphic novels, magazines, action adventure, and, yes, even websites. It’s the pleasure of reading that counts; the focus will naturally broaden. A boy won’t read shark books forever.
By definition, big data cannot yield complicated descriptions of causality. Especially in healthcare. Almost all of our diseases occur in the intersections of systems in the body.
There is a lot of stuff we can’t control, but it is completely in our power to decide what the definition of what a good job is. That’s up to us.
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.
But when you have to deal with notes, and to be able to make a full definition of what a sound is – if you are not around that environment, then you’ll find you lose that feel, that momentum, you lose all that.
Dennis Brown
The over-all point is that new technology will not necessarily replace old technology, but it will date it. By definition. Eventually, it will replace it. But it’s like people who had black-and-white TVs when color came out. They eventually decided whether or not the new technology was worth the investment.
We have to be able to adapt to new situation. It’s another form of the definition of intelligent behavior.
But the best definition of it is to say that heaven is that state where we will always be with Jesus, and where nothing will separate us from Him any more.
William Barclay
My definition of a producer is ‘the man with the dream.’
If you look up the definition of news in the dictionary, it isn’t what you watch on TV.
Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don’t lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won’t stand up either.
Evan Esar
I like the definition in someone’s shoulders and arms. It’s beautiful.
Marriage happened very late for me. It took place at a time, when my definition of companionship had really narrowed down.
The paradoxical War on Terror is based on a kind of willed stupidity; the willed stupidity of wishful thinking. Only the logic of dreamwork can suture ‘War’ with ‘Terror’ in this way, since terrorists were, by classical definition, those without ‘legitimate authority’ to wage war.
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.
Thandie has no interest in race. She thinks it's just a

Thandie has no interest in race. She thinks it’s just a Freudian concept by definition, and there’s more genetic difference between a Kenyan and a Ugandan than there is between a Kenyan and a Norwegian… she believes entirely that nationality is nothing but accident.
Gospel in its definition is good news.
Israel Houghton
I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage.
Liz Cheney
Because of ‘Line Of Duty’s proper adherence to police procedure, by definition we end up doing some very long interrogation scenes which are difficult to learn, and require lots of concentration to sustain them across shooting.
It’s bad poetry executed by people that can’t sing. That’s my definition of Rap.
I try to be professional; I try to be on time. I don’t take anything I have for granted. That’s my definition of success.
I think I was always this person. If you see my early work, my first TV show called ‘Shikast’ and a lot of ‘Sea Hawks.’ I think I was dealing with a misplaced definition of success.
I’ve never understood the use of vulgar language, but the definition of ‘risque’ is open to interpretation. I suppose I did many things in my shows that could be considered risque… at the time… right up until my 90s.
By definition, when you make something no one hates, no one loves it.
Tibor Kalman
Many men think they’re playboys, but they invariably land wide of the mark. Surrounding yourself with champagne, fast friends, and paid escorts is the very definition of the word ‘loser.’
Dreams are, by definition, cursed with short life spans.
The definition of an artist, for me, is someone who is quite selfish about their creativity.
I have my own definition of God, but I believe God is whatever you want Him to be.
There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone’s spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that’s beautiful to me.
I do think I’m country, but your definition of that word might be different from my definition. In my opinion, country music, the sound of country, has always evolved. But the one thing that has not changed is the story element. And I think country songs are truthful songs about life written by country people.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, right? I always figure that as you experience life and things, you usually learn and pick up on things that you can do better. That’s how I look at my career over time.
The human person, whose definition serves as the touchstone according to which good must be distinguished from evil, is considered as sacred, in what one might call the ritual sense of the word. It has something of that transcendental majesty which the churches of all times have given to their Gods.
Ever since Obama’s election team and media thugs made me famous for asking a simple question in 2008, I’ve had more than my share of death threats by people who are by definition at least a little crazy.
My friend Harry Nilsson used to say the definition of an artist was someone who rode way ahead of the herd and was sort of the lookout. Now you don’t have to be that, to be an artist. You can be right smack-dab in the middle of the herd. If you are, you’ll be the richest.
I’d heard about rehab, where you send people with drug problems, but I soon learned that there’s no standard definition of it; instead it’s a generic word for a wide variety of treatments, including some that are outrageous. Past-life therapy? Exorcism?
Seriously, I was the wrong fit at ESPN. Definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Poetry, almost by definition, calls attention to its language and form.
Compassion comes from a choice and not the liberal definition of a choice – the choice to say I can do with a little less so my brother can have a little more.
Forty-five States, as the gentleman just said, have determined by people that were elected by the people of that State that marriage is the definition of one man and one woman.
I think an artist, in my definition of that word, would not be someone who takes sides with the emperor against his powerless subjects. That’s different from prescribing a way in which a writer should write.
There is no question that Taiwan is a state in any political science definition of a state.
William C. Kirby
I am kind of, by definition, a hipster.
By definition, to work with me, you need thicker skin and must be OK with a certain amount of verbal abuse!
By no definition of any modern scientist is intelligent design science, and it’s a waste of our students‘ time to subject them to it.
A romance is a courtship story. In the 19th century, the definition of the romance genre was an escape from daily life that included adventure and love and battle. But in the 20th century, that term changed, and now it’s deemed only a love story, specifically a courtship story.
Look up the definition of rejection in the dictionary, get really comfortable with it, and then maybe you can go into acting.
I think that if there's one key insight science can bri

I think that if there’s one key insight science can bring to fiction, it’s that fiction – the study of the human condition – needs to broaden its definition of the human condition. Because the human condition isn’t immutable and doomed to remain uniform forever.
We maintain and hold that Muslims and Hindus are two major nations by any definition or test of a nation.
I love the U.K. folk scene. In the States, nobody knows what to do with me. There’s still a very narrow definition of Americana.
If you love dance and you have the gift of teaching, teaching is super amazing and important because my teachers planted that seed in me. As a teacher you understand the difference or the definition of a Baryshnikov or a Gregory Hines, so teaching is really important and very necessary.
I hate my picture being taken. A photograph by definition captures one mood. And I have a million facets to my personality; I never use just one. That’s why I like TV more.
Everyone’s definition of what God means can vary. But music is something that really takes you to that – ‘sublime‘ is a great word. That thing that is greater than we are. The beauty, the magic of the universe.
Benito Mussolini created the word ‘fascism.’ He defined it as ‘the merging of the state and the corporation.’ He also said a more accurate word would be ‘corporatism.’ This was the definition in Webster’s up until 1987 when a corporation bought Webster’s and changed it to exclude any mention of corporations.
The very definition of ‘blackness‘ is as broad as that of ‘whiteness,’ yet we’re seemingly always trying to find a specific, limited definition.
When people get married young, you don’t really understand the true definition of marriage.
I can’t recall any difficulty in making the C language definition completely open – any discussion on the matter tended to mention languages whose inventors tried to keep tight control, and consequent ill fate.
My definition of country music is really pretty simple. It’s when someone sings about their life and what they know, from an authentic place.
There’s something sexy about a man or a woman when they have definition in their shoulders and their arms. When I’m at a restaurant, whether it’s a man in a sleeveless top or a woman, I can’t help but look.
I think all good writing is a struggle. To write as well as you feel you can has to be a struggle, almost by definition, because you could always improve.
Words have not only a definition… but also the felt quality of their own kind of sound.
Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter.
Nadine Gordimer
I don’t think feminism, as I understand the definition, implies the rejection of maternal values, nurturing children, caring about the men in your life. That is just nonsense to me.
A transition, by definition, means you start in one place and finish in another.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the definition of a marriage as between one man and one woman.
I’ve always believed in expanding the definition of what a Marvel Studios movie could be.
Women in figure skating, like in every other industry, are expected to conform to an unrealistic standard of beauty. Unhealthy habits are often encouraged to promote a thin frame, and young girls idealize a skewed definition of ‘fit.’
My greatest concern is that Mitt Romney seldom addresses the social issues publicly… I’m referring to the sanctity of human life, the traditional definition of marriage, and religious liberty.
For me, the definition of a patriot is someone who is willing to constantly question the government; that’s what separates us from other countries.
Cop shows are by definition melodramatic; they’re larger than life. They create very stark contrasts and conflicts emotionally. They’re provocative, assuming they grapple with – to the extent that cop shows are mirrors of the culture.
Steven Bochco
As a pop artist by definition, you have to learn to adapt.
Pedro Capo
There may or may not be a God or gods; the Siblings do not concern themselves with proving or disproving such a thing. By definition, gods are more powerful than men, and thus quite able to fend for themselves without help.
Steve Perry
I love people that willfully defy what you’re supposed to be and create their own definition of their selves.
For the theatrical experience to survive, spectacle films need to expand their definition of what they can be. They need to be unique and true voices of the filmmakers behind them. They can’t just be copying what came before them.
To pursue a goal which is by definition unattainable is to condemn oneself to a state of perpetual unhappiness.
Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
Evan Esar
The always-on economy, by definition, depends upon continuous energy.
Liberals subscribe to the new flexible, pluralistic definition of the family; their defense of families carries no conviction.
I don't think anyone has qualms in saying victory to th

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.