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Grotesque Quotes

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In a way Australia is like Catholicism.
The company is sometimes questionable and the landscape is grotesque.
But you always come back.
- Thomas Keneally

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

I envy people who can just look at a sunset.
I wonder how you can shoot it.
There is nothing more grotesque to me than a vacation.
- Dustin Hoffman

Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins,
a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.
- H. L. Mencken

 

What motivates me in art is the ugly and beautiful nature of the truth.
It has to be truthful and honest, even if it is ugly and grotesque.
- Corin Nemec

All action takes place, so to speak,
in a kind of twilight,
which like a fog or moonlight, often tends to make
things seem grotesque and larger than they really are.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity;
that is because they are so mystical.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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I remember having to take detours around the Hollywood
sign to avoid having to see this grotesque poster of
myself on Sunset Boulevard.
- Rachel Ward

The art which we may call generally art of the wayside,
as opposed to that which is the business of men's lives,
is, in the best sense of the word, Grotesque.
- John Ruskin

The idea of a federal betting parlor on atrocities
and terrorism is ridiculous and it's grotesque.
- Ron Wyden

People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains,
new stars, garish birds, freak fish,
grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal
stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.
- Soren Kierkegaard

All men are somewhat ridiculous and grotesque,
just because they are men; and in this respect artists
might well be regarded as man multiplied by two.
So it is, was, and shall be.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Taxes are like abortion, and not just because both
are grotesque procedures supported by Democrats.
You're for them or against them.
Taxes go up or down; government raises taxes or lowers them.
But Democrats will not let the words "abortion" or
"tax hikes" pass their lips.
- Ann Coulter

I'm not sure I agree with the thesis,
because I think that even though something grotesque
or gross has been part of film since way back,
what we accept or what we can get away with on the screen is broader now.
- Ivan Reitman

He always describes his characters' voices and their physique so brilliantly.
As people have said, they are cartoons,
caricatures.
They're grotesques really.
- Simon Callow

"Beginner Mind" is a Zen Buddhist term
that describes moving past our assumptions
of the nature of our life,
and really SEEING our surroundings -
especially the people we interact with -
with new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I've always looked upon the Ducks as caricature human beings.
Perhaps I've been years writing in that middle world that J.R.R.
Tolkien describes, and never knew it.
- Carl Barks

One Moment in Time because I think it describes me
as a person and how I felt about being on the show.
- Anwar Robinson

It is not a God, just and good, but a devil,
under the name of God, that the Bible describes.
- Thomas Paine

The line that describes the beautiful is elliptical.
It has simplicity and constant change.
It cannot be described by a compass,
and it changes direction at every one of its points.
- Rudolf Arnheim

In essence, String Theory describes space and time,
matter and energy, gravity and light,
indeed all of God's creation...
as music.
- Roy H. Williams

Mr. Obama has an ingenious approach to job losses:
He describes them as job gains.
- Karl Rove

If I haven't made myself clear, this worrisome chain
of events describes the game of the nineteenth century.
- John Thorn

Pessimism only describes an attitude,
and not facts, and hence is entirely subjective.
- Francis Parker Yockey

The radius vector describes equal areas in equal times.
- Johannes Kepler

Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
- Christopher Dawson

Physics investigates the essential nature of the world,
and biology describes a local bump.
Psychology, human psychology, describes a bump on the bump.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is.
- Victor Cousin

Well, it really describes what it feels like to be
a normal person whose boss and friend suddenly runs for the president,
and then becomes the president.
- Karen Hughes

You speak of Lord Byron and me; there is this great difference between us.
He describes what he sees I describe what I imagine.
Mine is the hardest task.
- John Keats

All science is static in the sense that it describes
the unchanging aspects of things.
- Frank Knight

A man never discloses his own character so clearly
as when he describes another s. - Jean Paul

The mandala describes balance.
This is so whatever the pictorial form.
- Stephen Gardiner

Frost is the greatest artist in our clime -
he paints in nature and describes in rime.
- Thomas Hood

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights describes
the family as the natural and fundamental unit of society.
It follows that any choice and decision with regard
to the size of the family must irrevocably rest with the family itself,
and cannot be made by anyone else.
- Garrett Hardin

The new formula in physics describes humans as paradoxical
beings who have two complementary aspects:
They can show properties of Newtonian objects and also
infinite fields of consciousness.
- Stanislav Grof

Whatever the opposite of regret is best describes how
I've always felt about that decision -
it opened me up to a million creative opportunities
I needed to experience away from the bull and distorting
mirrors that fame engenders.
- David Knopfler

Traditional academic science describes human beings
as highly developed animals and biological thinking machines.
We appear to be Newtonian objects made of atoms,
molecules, cells, tissues, and organs.
- Stanislav Grof

String Theory describes energy and matter as being composed of tiny,
wiggling strands of energy that look like strings.
And the pitch of a string's vibration determines the nature of its effect.
- Roy H. Williams

A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death
as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from
the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation.
- Stanislav Grof

While I shared many of the same emotions Bill describes,
in no way did my experience ever degenerate into the
grimness I find in his book -
I didn't have to live with Don,
and I think that made a big big difference.
- Gary Lucas

One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that
in the sixth book of Confessions,
where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense.
Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty,
the love of art for its own sake, has most.
- Walter Pater

The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page
after page it describes God as a mass murderer.
This may be the single most important key to the political
behavior of Western Civilization.
- Robert Anton Wilson

The second song is called 'Easy As Life,'
which really describes the complete conflict of the whole story,
her struggle of being in love with the enemy and also
being in love with her people.
- Deborah Cox

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A newborn does not have worry, or stress, or anger,
because they have not yet learned those things.
Consider what life would be like if you could
forget all the past resentments and perceived offenses
that color your thinking and your emotions.
Buddhists call that state "beginner mind" -
an opening to experience life
without the jaundiced filter of past disappointments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can remember when, as a beginner, I was delighted
with any ball as long as it would bounce.
- Helen Wills Moody

A man ceases to be a beginner in any given science
and becomes a master in that science when he has learned
that he is going to be a beginner all his life.
- Robin G. Collingwood

In these litigious times, if you're a beginner,
it's becoming harder and harder to get your work to
the people who might actually be able to hire you.
- Len Wein

You can learn new things at any time in your life if
you're willing to be a beginner.
If you actually learn to like being a beginner,
the whole world opens up to you.
- Barbara Sher

I am always a beginner.
I only try to include different parts of life;
the pastoral,
the tragic, et cetera.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

I was a beginner again.
I practiced hard and used to listen very closely to
recordings of American jazz drummers such as Tony Williams and Kenny Clarke.
- Jamie Muir

Starting out in a beginner class and really understanding
the fundamentals of yoga is really important.
- Mariel Hemingway

The best way for a beginner to write for animation
is to closely watch animated films,
then read the screenplays for them afterwards.
- Douglas Wood

Sixteen million colors in your palette are hard for any artist,
especially a beginner, to turn down.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities,
in the expert's mind there are few.
- Shunryu Suzuki

One of the many interesting and surprising experiences
of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even
very young children a capacity for insight which is
often far greater than that of adults.
- Melanie Klein

Playing along with records is key.
And as far as equipment goes it has gotten so much
more affordable and the drum sets are of great quality.
I play Pearl; their Export Series is great for a beginner.
- Chad Smith

Apprentice is the beginner - the first years you work
in a craft in the European sense you are an apprentice.
That takes 3 or 4 years.
Then you are a journeyman.
You can go from one master to another and learn other
tricks and other secrets.
- Josef Albers

USE this time of fresh beginnings.
Use it as an impetus, the force or energy toward change.
Become stronger, a better leader, more focused in your thoughts.
Exert more influence over your dreams
by bringing them closer to your thoughts, every day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Stop! Breathe deeply.
Begin bringing peace to the outer world
by regaining your own inner peace.
Choose love, choose gratitude,
choose forgiveness, choose peace.
Begin with your own inner peace.
Then use that inner peace
as a platform from which
to approach the outer world
with perspective, understanding, and patience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace,
irrespective of race, religion and political convictions,
for the benefit of mankind.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

I don't believe in the after life,
although I am bringing a change of underwear.
- Woody Allen

A lot of people, some of them close to me as well,
have said that I sacrificed myself by doing what I
did in bringing Terry on board.
I didn't see it that way.
- Bryan Robson

We will continue to count on your unwavering support
and commitment to working with leaders of our continent
in bringing about the desired renaissance of Africa.
- Thabo Mbeki

I know a lot of Americans in Paris who have married Frenchmen.
They keep bringing up their experience,
the clash of civilizations, the clash of personalities.
- Leslie Caron

We usually say of ancient persons, that they have already one foot in the grave,
and the rest of their life is nothing else but the
bringing of these feet together.
- John Pearson

My great hope would be that Quebec would realize itself
fully as a distinct part of Canada,
and stay Canadian, bringing to Canada a part of its richness.
- Gabrielle Roy


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