1. "All we’re trying to do is word the world. Detail is one way we do that. We enumerate, notate, name the things seen."
- Quote by Eamon Grennan
2. "Who shall enumerate the many ways in which that costly piece of fixed capital, a human being , may be employed! More of him is wanted everywhere! Hunt, then, for some situation in which your humanity may be used."
- Quote by Albert Schweitzer
3. "I’m gonna give one of ’em my virginity one day. She preened. I was momentarily dumbstruck. I couldn’t begin to enumerate all the things that were appalling about that possibility. We so have to talk, I finally managed."
- Karen Marie Moning, Dreamfever
4. "And the first step in bulldozing these obstacles is to enumerate them. As Peters puts it, What you decide not to do is probably more important than what you decide to do."
- Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
5. "It is the awareness of right and wrong, along with the development of language, awareness of self, and the ability to imagine the future, to which scientists generally refer when trying to enumerate the special qualities of Homo sapiens"
- Quote by Francis S. Collins
6. "After counting all the sheep in the world I enumerate the wildebeests, snails, camels, skylarks, etc., then I add up all the zoos and aquariums, country by country. By early light I am asleep in a nightmare about drowning in the Flood,"
- Billy Collins, The Apple That Astonished Paris
7. "If I were asked to enumerate the pleasures of travel, this would be one of the greatest among them - that so often and so unexpectedly you meet the best in human nature, and seeing it so by surprise and often with a most improbable background, you come, with a sense of pleasant thankfulness, to realize how widely scattered in the world are goodness and courtesy and the love of immaterial things, fair blossoms found in every climate, on every soil."
- Freya Stark, The Valleys of the Assassins: and Other Persian Travels
8. "Style has been classified in different ways, but it admits of so many designations that it is very hard to enumerate a table. In fact there are as many styles as there are writers, for no two authors write exactly after the same form. However, we may classify the styles of the various authors in broad divisions as (1) dry, (2) plain, (3) neat, (4) elegant, (5) florid, (6) bombastic."
- Joseph Devlin, How to Speak and Write Correctly
9. "In their censures of luxury, the fathers are extremely minute and circumstantial;89 and among the various articles which excite their pious indignation, we may enumerate false hair, garments of any colour except white, instruments of music, vases of gold or silver, downy pillows (as Jacob reposed his head on a stone), white bread, foreign wines, public salutations, the use of warm baths, and the practice of shaving the beard, which, according to the expression of Tertullian, is a lie against our own faces, and an impious attempt to improve the works of the Creator."
- Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
10. "He, too, had dreamed dreams. Folk are usually content to draw from such visions portents which sometimes prove true, since they reveal the sleeper's secrets; but he surmised that these games the mind plays when left to itself can indicate to us chiefly the way in which the soul perceives things. Accordingly, he sought to enumerate the qualities of substance as seen in dream: lightness, impalpability, incoherence, total liberty with regard to time; then, the mobility of forms which allows each person in this state to be several people, and the several to reduce themselves to one; last, the sense of something akin to Platonic reminiscence, but also the almost insupportable feeling of necessity. Such phantom categories strongly resemble what Hermetists clam to know of existence beyond the grave, as if the world of death were only continuing for the soul the awesome world of night."
- Marguerite Yourcenar, L'Œuvre au noir