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To be complex does not mean to be fragmented.
by Adrienne Clarkson

To be complex does not mean to be fragmented.
This is the paradox and the genius of our Canadian civilization.
- Adrienne Clarkson

Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column,
or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction
of something much bigger than ourselves.
- Adrienne Clarkson

Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which,
like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals,
you will have added your conception,
your artful piece of stone.
- Adrienne Clarkson

Sometimes we read or hear too much news that makes
us fearful or suspicious of others.
We can forget that most of the people that we know,
or at least encounter regularly, are decent and friendly.
- Adrienne Clarkson

 

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Inferiority Complex:
a name for not loving yourself enough.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Today... maybe I can take one step
on that profoundly complex path to peace.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For every complex problem,
there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.
- H.L. Mencken

I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.
- Jodie Foster

I could have played more complex stuff.
I could have been a busier player.
But that's not what I wanted to do.
I played what I wanted to play.
- Don Henley

The government is fully capable of delivering services.
Even complex services.
- Donna Shalala

I don't admire Freud as much as some people do.
Imagine Shakespeare being aware of the Oedipal complex when he wrote Hamlet.
It would have been a disaster.
- Nathalie Sarraute

The man of science, like the man of letters,
is too apt to view mankind only in the abstract,
selecting in his consideration only a single side of
our complex and many-sided being.
- James G. Frazer

All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that,
when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.
- Anton Chekhov

I learned more complex ways to manipulate the manipulators,
to bring attention to issues about which I felt passionate.
- Joey Skaggs

Whereas Schaeffer and Henry were working like samplers,
their idea was to capture those sounds which couldn't
be serially calibrated because they were too complex in character.
- Luc Ferrari

Quite often my narrator or protagonist may be a man,
but I'm not sure he's the more interesting character,
or if the more complex character isn't the woman.
- Ann Beattie

I don't let people use me.
That's why I like a small number of people in my life.
The more people in my life, the more complex it becomes,
so I just try to keep it at a minimum.
- Anita Baker

Writing for children is bloody difficult;
books for children are as complex as their adult counterparts,
and they should therefore be accorded the same respect.
- Mark Haddon

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly
intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.
- Laurence J. Peter

My songwriting and my style became more complex as I listened,
learned, borrowed and stole and put my music together.
- Boz Scaggs

Well, I probably, I guess first became aware of the whole,
what I call the nuclear complex or weapons work those kinds of things,
right out of law school.
- Tom Udall

Singing connected with movements and action is a much more ancient,
and, at the same time, more complex phenomenon than is a simple song.
- Zoltan Kodaly

In a very complex way, things have improved in the dramatic field.
Before you had the good and the bad and you couldn't mingle them.
Now it's more ambiguous.
- Isabelle Huppert

The results of ethnic psychology constitute,
at the same time, our chief source of information regarding
the general psychology of the complex mental processes.
- Wilhelm Wundt

Simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.
- Remy de Gourmont

A more complex - but only slightly more original -
way to feel out of it is available at the hip and pretentious
nightclubs and bars along the Sunset Strip.
- Merrill Markoe

I enjoy working with complicated equipment.
A lot of my things started just with a rhythm box,
but I feed it through so many things that what comes
out sounds very complex and rich.
- Brian Eno

Systems are complex, so controlling an attack and achieving
a desired level of damage may be harder than using physical weapons.
- Dorothy Denning

We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex -
but Congress can.
- Cullen Hightower

It's so much easier to go to the Sony movie complex when you're disabled.
You take a great elevator.
You get your own little private viewing area.
I love it.
- Michael Zaslow

The Connection Machine was the most powerful supercomputer in the world.
It is a complex supercomputer and it will take forever
to completely describe how it works.
- Philip Emeagwali

For me, literature is a complex game,
both mental and concrete, which is acted out in a physical manner on the page.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

O'Neill presents a very complex multi-layered kind of challenge.
His characters are always deeply complex and,
to a great extent, inaccessible.
- Gabriel Byrne

The way to build a complex system that works is to
build it from very simple systems that work.
- Kevin Kelly

Afghan society is very complex, and Afghanistan has a very complex culture.
Part of the reason it has remained unknown is because of this complexity.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge
male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling,
not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex,
vital interweaving of both.
- Sylvia Plath

For to change the norms, the very foci of attention,
of a cultural system is a difficult task -
far more complex than that of changing an individual's attitudes and interests.
- James S. Coleman

Woman are complex creatures.
- Talib Kweli

The world is infinitely more complex than it appeared to me 15 years ago.
- Andrew Denton

Lynch is not as strange as his films.
He's a complex guy with a very interesting view of the world.
But he's very accessible, with a good heart.
- Kyle MacLachlan

There are many true statements about complex topics
that are too long to fit on a PowerPoint slide.
- Edward Tufte

I like poems that are complex.
- Peter Davison

The issues surrounding illegal immigration are wide-ranging and complex,
but there is no question about the need to secure our borders.
- Roger Wicker

However, very recently I have come to an understanding
that complex music is not necessarily pleasant.
- Nobuo Uematsu

Over the past decade, prescribing information has grown more and more complex,
more and more dense and more difficult to negotiate.
- Andrew von Eschenbach

Chess is an infinitely complex game,
which one can play in infinitely numerous and varied ways.
- Vladimir Kramnik

The further the music develops, the more complex the
apparatus used by the composer to express his thoughts becomes.
- Gustav Mahler

Everyone in a complex system has a slightly different interpretation.
The more interpretations we gather, the easier it becomes
to gain a sense of the whole.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

I was a personality before I became a person -
I am simple,
complex, generous, selfish, unattractive,
beautiful, lazy and driven.
- Barbra Streisand

I'm an entertainer in the military-entertainment complex.
- Bruce Sterling

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions;
and the plant is,
to a landscape artist, not only a plant -
rare,
unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance -
but it is also a color,
a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
- Roberto Burle Marx

The world has become more complex as technology and
easy travel mixes cultures without homogenizing them.
- Norman Spinrad

As the society has gotten larger and more complex,
individuals have lost their ability to influence any
of the institutions that affect their lives.
- Robert Teeter

Sexual harassment is complex, subtle,
and highly subjective.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

People ask me if I left the lyrics open to ambiguity.
Of course I did.
I wanted to make a whole series of complex statements.
The lyrics had to do with the state of society at the time.
- Don McLean

On the other hand, ethnic psychology must always come
to the assistance of individual psychology,
when the developmental forms of the complex mental
processes are in question.
- Wilhelm Wundt

Global conditions are far too complex to be able to
imagine that they could ever be really controlled by one power.
- Ulrich Beck

I have a huge ego and a huge inferiority complex at the same time.
- Barry Gibb

Carl took on the military-industrial complex.
He campaigned around the world for an end to the production
of weapons of mass destruction.
To him it was a perversion of science.
- Ann Druyan

We shouldn't have politicians micromanaging this war
because it is complex and unconventional.
- Bill Shuster

Specialization is a feature of every complex organization,
be it social or natural, a school system,
garden, book, or mammalian body.
- Catharine R. Stimpson

We are a complex species to observe.
- Jasmine Guy

The thing about hip-hop today is it's smart,
it's insightful.
The way they can communicate a complex message in a
very short space is remarkable.
- Barack Obama

Clearly, if we'd had the kind of computer graphics
capability then that we have now,
the Star Gate sequence would be much more complex than
flat planes of light and color.
- Douglas Trumbull

We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts.
We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities
that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.
- James W. Fulbright

The world has become so complex that the idea of a
power in which everything comes together and can be
controlled in a centralized way is now erroneous.
- Ulrich Beck


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