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Subtlety Quotes

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Human subtlety will never devise an invention
more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature,
because in her inventions nothing is lacking,
and nothing is superfluous.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Related topics: Nature

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
- Oliver Cromwell

I appreciate subtlety.
I have never enjoyed a kiss in front of the camera.
There's nothing to it except not getting your lipstick smeared.
- Hedy Lamarr

There was a subtlety about Peggy Lee.
It was powerful.
There was a valuable use of space.
Everything was not cluttered.
Her voice was out front and was the key instrument.
- Rita Coolidge

 

My idol was Jack Benny and he was the master of subtlety and timing.
- Don Knotts

It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
- Isaac Asimov

The difference between stupid and intelligent people -
and this is true whether or not they are well-educated -
is that intelligent people can handle subtlety.
- Neal Stephenson

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Rebecca is an example of how not to manage men.
The rules of the game never change, it requires subtlety.
- Mary Wesley

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than
the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
- Francis Bacon

French is, in many ways, more difficult for an English-speaking person to sing.
It is so full of complex and trying vowels.
It requires the utmost subtlety.
- Alma Gluck

I love the subtlety and tonal range of the acoustic guitar.
- Dan Fogelberg

Symbolism perhaps is a bit in your face,
and I've tried my best to control that as best I can
as I've grown older and thought that one could approach
something with a little more subtlety.
- John Schlesinger

It's not a country of articulate people,
sophisticated people.
There's too little subtlety.
Men and women don't enjoy each other very much in Australia.
I don't find very many men sexy in Australia.
Of course, I'm married and out of it,
but still.
- Judy Davis

I think the players, I put in the book for example
that we should go back to wood rackets,
probably they laughed at me, I'm a dinosaur,
but I think that you see these great players,
have even more variety and you see more strategy,
there'd be more subtlety.
- John McEnroe

Spirit of place!
It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety;
and where it is a strong and dominant angel,
that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory
with all its own accidents,
its habits, its breath, its name.
- Alice Meynell

As a culture I see us as presently deprived of subtleties.
The music is loud, the anger is elevated,
sex seems lacking in sweetness and privacy.
- Shelley Berman

It is also difficult to articulate the subtleties in cinema,
because there aren't words or metaphors which describe
many of the emotions you are attempting to evoke.
- Conrad Hall

I think that sexiness should be in the subtleties.
- Rachel Zoe

They place great stress on the clarity of our language
for expressing nuances and showing subtleties.
- Bernard Pivot

Don't be too clever for an audience.
Make it obvious.
Make the subtleties obvious also.
- Billy Wilder

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

Diversity on the bench is critical.
As practitioners, you need judges who 'get it!' We
need judges who understand what discrimination feels like.
We need judges who understand what inequality feels like.
We need judges who understand the subtleties of unfair
treatment and who are willing to call it out when they see it!
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge.
So it is incumbent on me to know my self,
to know it completely, to know its minutiae,
its characteristics, its subtleties,
and its very atoms.
- Khalil Gibran

A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious,
trivial thing.
But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing,
abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.
- Karl Marx

I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have,
to detect the music, not of the spheres,
but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that
the wind strikes upon the tree branches.
Have you ever heard the earth breathe?
- Kate Chopin

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth,
and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
- Thomas Jefferson

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

If you want to change the culture, you will have to
start by changing the organization.
- Mary Douglas

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
- Tom Wolfe

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

I think music in itself is healing.
It's an explosive expression of humanity.
It's something we are all touched by.
No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
- Billy Joel

Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

I plant a lot of trees.
I am a great believer in planting things for future generations.
I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
- Penelope Keith

I'm a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all.
- Debbie Harry

A nation's culture resides in the hearts
and in the soul of its people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I don't see a film industry in Germany.
They have a great TV culture, but how many German films are really exciting?
- Thomas Kretschmann

Although we love the idea of choice -
our culture almost worships it -
we seek refuge in the familiar and the comfortable.
- Hugh Mackay

I'm trying to trick people into thinking about the
unthinkable by using pop culture images.
- John Shirley

My wife wanted my children to have some Chinese culture and education.
She believes the children need to learn two languages and two cultures.
- Jet Li

The concept that an artist would be revered by popular
culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance as an artist.
- Thomas Kinkade

In the latter half of the last century the impact of
the expanding influence of Western culture and economic
system brought about in China a severe conflict.
- Chen Ning Yang

We also have a cultural phenomenon: the emergence of a global culture,
or of cultural globalization.
- Peter L. Berger

This great, though disastrous, culture can only change
as we begin to stand off and see...
the inveterate materialism which has become the model
for cultures around the world.
- Arthur Erickson

Don't tire yourself more than need be,
even at the price of founding a culture on the fatigue of your bones.
- Antonin Artaud

Considered now as a possession, one may define culture
as the residuum of a large body of useless knowledge
that has been well and truly forgotten.
- Albert J. Nock

Dream study impacts culture.
We are put in touch with the inner poet who dreams.
We hear our inner, subjective response to the outer world.
That helps spiritualize our lives.
- Henry Reed

My father was a diplomat for part of his life and I
jumped from country to country and culture to culture.
- Walter Salles

I sat out a few years because I wasn't really sure
what I wanted to do next.
So many things were changing in music and in culture,
so it seemed like a good time to step back.
- Beck

The theory of cultural bias...
is the idea that a culture is based on a particular form of organization.
It can't be transplanted except to another variant of that organization.
- Mary Douglas

Just as there's garbage that pollutes the Potomac river,
there is garbage polluting our culture.
We need an Environmental Protection Agency to clean it up.
- Patrick Buchanan

Religion is one dimension of culture,
a transcendent element of it.
- Francis Arinze

Scientists care deeply about their place in that culture,
and their contribution to it.
- Haldan Keffer Hartline

All objects, all phases of culture are alive.
They have voices.
They speak of their history and interrelatedness.
And they are all talking at once!
- Camille Paglia

When I'm out hustling up new industries,
I can offer Louisiana's many selling points.
We have unmatched natural resources,
a unique culture and fantastic workers.
- Kathleen Blanco

Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty,
to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism,
without home, who has found his people everywhere.
- Chaim Potok

We are all murderers and prostitutes -
no matter to what culture,
society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal,
moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be.
- R. D. Laing

Whenever I hear the word culture, I reach for my Browning!
- Hermann Goering

Culture is a little like dropping an Alka-Seltzer into a glass -
you don't see it,
but somehow it does something.
- Hans Magnus Enzensberger

The present aristocracy of western culture,
at the moment when it most clearly dominates the world,
is being imitated rapidly and successfully in every eastern country.
- John Desmond Bernal

And where I grew up in Australia, surfing was a part of culture.
- Marc Newson

Our culture, language, history, and values are vital
to uniting us as a nation.
- Bobby Jindal

People are only mean when they're threatened,
and that's what our culture does.
That's what our economy does.
- Mitch Albom

It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can
earn much more money writing or talking about his art
than he can by practicing it.
- W. H. Auden

It's no accident that my first novel was called Americana.
This was a private declaration of independence,
a statement of my intention to use the whole picture,
the whole culture.
- Don DeLillo

Mr. Speaker, genocide is the most potent of all crimes
against humanity because it is an effort to systematically
wipe out a people and a culture as well as individual lives.
- Jerry Costello

If you keep up with pop culture, everybody knows the joke.
- Shawn Wayans


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