The rules or 'laws' of poetry are only tentative devices, an approximate scheme. There is no Sinaitic recipe for poetry, for the individual poem is the norm.
As a guitar player, I've been influenced by dance music - it was Crystal Method and The Prodigy back in the day. I would listen to those textures and try to approximate them on the electric guitar.
A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.
I created jobs. Russ Feingold, during that same approximate 30 years, what did he do? He built government. He built it larger and more intrusive.
In an approximate way, the logic of commons has been understood for a long time, perhaps since the discovery of agriculture or the invention of private property in real estate.
Far better an approximate answer to the right question, which is often vague, than the exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise.
A lot of my lyrics are approximate meaning without me knowing why they sound right.
Most efforts to approximate normal human behavior in software tend to be creepy or annoying.
In the end, what I'm trying to say as a person who does all this travel and fashions these images is that you arrive at an approximate location but never one destination.
If I'm writing, I'll say something metaphorical or approximate, whereas scientists are very precise.
We know that, relative to GPS, radar is not as accurate - we'd be seeing our planes' precise positions in 3-D, not just approximate locations every eight seconds.
No one is mocked with the yearning for that which he has no ability to attain. If he holds the right mental attitude and struggles earnestly, honestly toward his goal, he will reach it, or at least approximate to it.
An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.
Stripping away artifice - it's the constant standard I aim for in acting, to approximate life. People talk about being bigger than life - but there's nothing bigger than life.
A worker may be the hammer's master, but the hammer still prevails. A tool knows exactly how it is meant to be handled, while the user of the tool can only have an approximate idea.
Today, most Americans are too cynical, or tired, or both, to even approximate our Founders' courageous repudiation of injustice.
Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
Perhaps one day we will have machines that can cope with approximate task descriptions, but in the meantime, we have to be very prissy about how we tell computers to do things.
When they talk of ghosts of the dead who wander in the night with things still undone in life, they approximate my subjective experience of this life.
An approximate answer to the right question is worth far more than a precise answer to the wrong one.