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Contrasts Quotes

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Life is defined more by its contrasts than its samenesses;
Life is defined more by its risks than the many securities.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

A mentality of scarcity - of lack -
is the natural consequence of
viewing the world through eyes of fear.
In contrast, when the world is viewed
through eyes of love,
the future becomes unlimited.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant
intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
- Sigmund Freud

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

In Mozart and Salieri we see the contrast between the
genius which does what it must and the talent which does what it can.
- Maurice Baring

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To contrast national solidarity and international cooperation
as two opposites seems foolish to me.
- Gustav Stresemann

In the photographs themselves there's a definite contrast
between the figures and the location -
I like that kind of California backyard look;
clapboard houses,
staircases outdoors.
- Helmut Newton

There are dark shadows on the earth,
but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
- Charles Dickens

In contrast, the control you have in a theatre is very attractive to me.
- Judi Dench

Michigan is two radically different places -
the North and the South which makes for good drama and contrast.
- Jim Harrison

In contrast, fear societies are societies in which dissent is banned.
- Natan Sharansky

Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with
the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood,
and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out.
- C. S. Forester

I try to contrast; life today is full of contrast...
We have to change.
- Gianni Versace

In contrast, traditional classical music starts from
an abstract musical schema.
This is then notated and only expressed in concrete sound as a last stage,
when it is performed.
- Pierre Schaeffer

Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
- Conrad Hall

There is no quality in this world that is not what
it is merely by contrast.
Nothing exists in itself.
- Herman Melville

Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between
its ideals and its realities,
between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.
- Agnes Repplier

But in Christianity, by contrast, the freedom of the
children of God was also freedom from all important worldly interests,
from all art and science, etc.
- Bruno Bauer

In marked contrast to the University of Wisconsin,
Biochemistry was hardly visible at Stanford in 1945,
consisting of only two professors in the chemistry department.
- Paul D. Boyer

When there were fears about the future of this nation's older cities...
when a few of the cities teetered on the brink of bankruptcy,
all eyes were focused on Chicago for contrast.
- Jane Byrne

The cultural contrast I saw between religions...
Catholics have a lot of mediators, going through saints and Mary or whatever.
Protestants in general say things to God directly.
- Robert Duvall

Which is probably the reason why I work exclusively in black and white...
to highlight that contrast.
- Leonard Nimoy

I know that when I make a record like The Delivery
Man as a contrast to even Il Sogno,
this is going to reach a wider audience,
because it communicates in that very direct way.
- Elvis Costello

What a revolting contrast exists in England between
the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers.
- Flora Tristan

Contrast the United States with any country on the
face of the earth today and ask yourself whether the
situation of the United States is not the best to be found.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon -
it is the very heart of painting.
- Josef Albers

The home stands in contrast to all other capitalist
institutions as the last stronghold of pre-capitalist isolation.
- C. L. R. James

As a means of contrast with the sublime,
the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.
- Victor Hugo

Our world and our state have been transformed,
but, in contrast, we as people have not been.
- Ruth Ann Minner

In cloning, in contrast, reproduction is asexual -
the cloned child is the product not of two but of one.
- Leon Kass

I thought it was a really good contrast to have a really sweet,
sincere, church girl sitting next to the church lady who seemed kind of,
you know, over the top.
- Victoria Jackson

The duty of a toastmaster is to be so dull that the
succeeding speakers will appear brilliant by contrast.
- Clarence Budington Kelland

In contrast to what most prosecutors do,
we try to treat all individuals with complete fairness.
We do not go out and hold press conferences and the like.
- Kenneth Starr

Within this widest concept of object,
and specifically within the concept of individual object,
Objects and phenomena stand in contrast with each other.
- Edmund Husserl

It has been shown that, in contrast to everything which
classical national economy has hitherto taught,
not the producer but the consumer is the ruling factor in economic life.
- Hjalmar Schacht

With today's fast films, you can light the way your eye sees the scene.
You can abuse the film and create subtleties in contrast with light and exposure,
diffusion and filters.
That's what makes it an art.
- Conrad Hall

As with sound, images are subjective.
You and I may not see the same color red as red,
but we will probably agree that the image on the screen
is a digital image or film image,
based on contrast, bit depth, and refresh rate.
- John Dykstra

In order to accommodate to change and to the contrast of phenomena,
the intellect does not require any shocks and inner upheavals;
it is only through such upheavals that the more conservative
mind could accommodate to the metropolitan rhythm of events.
- Georg Simmel

I am convinced that this approach, a mainstream Democratic approach,
commands the strong support of the American people,
and presents a sharp and compassionate contrast to
the Republican abortion position which offers no real
hope or commitment to mother or child.
- Robert Casey

The good moral work of art should have all the qualities
that a good amoral work of art should have,
such as formal unity, balance, contrast,
and a sensitivity to the material out of which it is made.
- Norman McLaren

The little may contrast with the great,
in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it.
Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also
colors contrary to each other,
that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock
the eye when brought very near it.
- Voltaire

In sharp contrast to the idea that this stage of life is enviable,
we hear high levels of anxiety about getting old,
anxieties about health, mobility, access to facilities,
simple routine care and attention.
- Rowan D. Williams

The Israeli government has proved over the past year its commitment to peace,
both in words and deeds.
By contrast, the Palestinians are posing preconditions
for renewing the diplomatic process in a way they have
not done over the course of 16 years.
- Benjamin Netanyahu

For many in baseball September is a month of stark contrast with April,
when everyone had dared to hope.
If baseball is a lot like life, as pundits declare,
it is because life is more about losing than winning.
- John Thorn

Once the image was in the digital environment,
one of the problems was, we had no means to reproduce the color spectrum,
grey scale, and contrast that film produces,
without converting the digital file to film,
evaluating it, then going back and changing the digital image.
- John Dykstra

I had always owned them to be the Word of God...
the careful reading of the Acts afforded me a practical
picture of the early church;
which made me feel deeply the contrast with its actual present state;
though still,
as ever beloved by God.
- John Nelson Darby

I like to have Chinese furniture in my home as a constant
and painful reminder of how much has been destroyed in China.
The contrast between the beauty of the past and the
ugliness of the modern is nowhere sharper than in China.
- Jung Chang

The system that enables the most people to earn the
most success is free enterprise,
by matching up people's skills, interests,
and abilities.
In contrast, redistribution simply spreads money around.
Even worse, it attenuates the ability to earn success
by perverting economic incentives.
- Arthur C. Brooks

It was easy to present figures demonstrating the contrast
between lead work in the United States under conditions
of neglect and ignorance,
and comparable work in England and Germany,
under intelligent control.
- Alice Hamilton

I have run large organizations, I know what it takes
to create a healthy business climate,
and I have more experience than Jerry Brown doing that.
So it'll be a stark contrast, a career politician vs.
someone who has met a payroll, gotten a return on investment,
knows how to use technology to do more with less.
- Meg Whitman

In contrast, Christianity, while acknowledging the presence of suffering,
declares that life can be infinitely worth living and
opens the way to eternal life in fellowship with God
Who so loved the world that He gave Himself in Christ.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that,
in contrast to the popular conception supported by
newspapers and mothers of scientists,
a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull,
but also just stupid.
- James D. Watson

Contrast that with the call of the Liberal Democrats in April,
when they were prepared to call upon the British people
to participate in a 24-hour strike.
It shows how far to the right the Labour Party's gone.
- Arthur Scargill

So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not
its absence but the use of higher and more rational
forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational.
- Charles Horton Cooley

When contrasted with the much longer time that life has been present,
the course of Christianity thus far is but a brief moment.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

I think our failure in the production of good town
churches of distinctive character must have struck you often,
as it has me, when contrasted with our comparative
success in country churches.
- George Edmund Street

It was always understood that plants and animals,
though completely contrasted in their higher representatives,
approached each other very closely in their lower and simpler forms.
But they were believed not to blend.
- Asa Gray

It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life.
Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny:
in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension.
Death does away with time.
- Simone de Beauvoir

Contrasting styles is always the most fun to watch.
- Richard Krajicek

Contrasting sharply, in the developing countries represented by India,
Pakistan, and most of the countries in Asia and Africa,
seventy to eighty percent of the population is engaged in agriculture,
mostly at the subsistence level.
- Norman Borlaug

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values,
we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities,
and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric,
one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
- Margaret Mead

William Shatner has one style.
We have completely contrasting personalities.
We're very good friends.
I adore him, but we're very different people,
so they were smart enough to write characters that reflected that.
- Patrick Stewart

I'm half Jewish, I'm half black, I look in-between.
I dress funny.
I play all these different styles of music on one record.
It's like, What is he doing?
- Lenny Kravitz

All styles are good except the tiresome kind.
- Voltaire

Working with my husband, I thought we would be at each other.
As close as we are, our styles are so different.
But it didn't happen - we were surprised.
- Julia Barr

Young writers should definitely research the current sounds and styles.
- Lamont Dozier

Do the story in the way it really demands to be done,
which may mean using several different styles or only one style;
but it's still about respecting the story.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

I think it's a Blondie tradition that all of our albums
sort of have a wide spread of styles.
- Debbie Harry

Even the once simple home mortgage now has so many
flavors and styles and variations that it is difficult
for people to make a decision.
- Scott Cook


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