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Subtlety Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Subtlety.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- 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 culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Lack of culture means what it has always meant:
ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

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

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

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

I believe in mythology.
I guess I share Joseph Campbell's notion that a culture
or society without mythology would die,
and we're close to that.
- Robert Redford

You have to stay updated on trends, social things and pop culture,
you need to stay with the times and keep evolving.
- Corey Feldman

I'm just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking,
entertaining films.
I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people,
from music, novels, the streets.
- Spike Lee

We're so afraid of death in our culture,
but I think if we understand it better,
then we'll appreciate the life we have more.
- Naomi Watts

The mixture of the Trinidadian people and the Indian
people has caused a new culture to emerge.
- Ismail Merchant

Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Culture is not a biologically transmitted complex.
- Ruth Benedict

My idols are Janis Joplin and Annie Lennox,
who are neither of them from the typical pop culture.
- Natalie Cole

The service of philosophy, of speculative culture,
towards the human spirit, is to rouse,
to startle it to a life of constant and eager observation.
- Walter Pater

Because the stuff that they feed kids now,
they'll have a bunch of idiots in the next millennium
as far as art and culture is concerned.
- Billy Higgins

After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people,
these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the
young intellectuals of the country.
- Hu Shih

Because some people have sex with people of the same sex,
an entire culture has been created, broadly speaking,
out of oppression.
Which in a rational world would not be an issue.
- Neil Tennant

Culture is the process by which a person becomes all
that they were created capable of being.
- Thomas Carlyle

When I go to Japan and do shows I play for 1,000 to 1,500 people.
I like a lot about Japan.
Their popular culture and mass commercialization appeals to me.
- Matthew Sweet

The 1970s, the decade of my teenage years,
was a transitional period in American youth culture.
- Eric Allin Cornell

I need to talk about Chinese culture.
We have deep, strong philosophy and culture.
I want to share some information, tell the worldwide audience.
- Jet Li

What makes cookbooks interesting is to find out about
the people and the culture that invented the food.
- Vincent Schiavelli

We could see that he was a charismatic guy who jumps
over the moon and is very competitive,
but nobody could have predicted what he would become to our culture.
- Phil Knight

The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition...
always new books, new programs, new films,
news items, but always the same meaning.
- Roland Barthes

I'm sad to say that stardom is a commodity in our culture.
- Christine Baranski

The Mind that lies fallow but a single Day,
sprouts up in Follies that are only to be killed by
a constant and assiduous Culture.
- Joseph Addison

Americans want our leaders to defend our values,
our culture, our legacy of liberty and our way of life,
not apologize.
- Christine O'Donnell

Sometimes in the black culture, being raised as an
independent woman is misconstrued as someone who doesn't need a man.
I think that's wrong.
I think we all need someone.
- Boris Kodjoe

Being Indian is not blood as much as it is culture.
- Tony Hillerman

Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.
- Henry Van Dyke

The chief function of the city is to convert power into form,
energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art,
biological reproduction into social creativity.
- Lewis Mumford

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

I have lived my life in a culture that hates fat people.
- Camryn Manheim

Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of
discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be
eliminated without changing culture.
- Charlotte Bunch

America is the sum of all our journeys as we search
for our national community and our national culture.
- Paul Tsongas

Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools
of thought contend is the policy for promoting the
progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.
- Mao Zedong


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