Seductive quotes

  • To be around someone whose self-confidence is more than what our first glance led us to expect is seductive.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Self Confidence #Seductive #Firsts

  • Obviously there's something very seductive about movies, which can be attractive in a bad way if you're doing them for the wrong reasons - for money, or for fame.
    -- Andrew Garfield

    #Seductive #Way #Fame

  • It's true I always try to be as seductive as possible but I wouldn't be here if I couldn't play tennis.
    -- Anna Kournikova

    #Play #Tennis #Seductive

  • Technology is very seductive, and it is certainly changing the way things are designed and made and taught. The problem is when technology has seduced you away from thinking about things as deeply as you should.
    -- Arthur Ganson

    #Technology #Thinking #Seductive

  • I think women should be seductive, not triste. Theres enough sadness in life now without making women look sad, too.
    -- Azzedine Alaia

    #Sadness #Thinking #Seductive

  • Words are seductive and dangerous material, to be used with caution.
    -- Barbara Tuchman

    #Seductive #Used #Dangerous

  • I feel like there is always something trying to pull us back into sleep, that there is this sort of seductive quality in all the hedonistic pleasures that pull on us.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Sleep #Seductive #Trying

  • If the benevolent ruler stays in power long enough, he eventually concludes that power and wisdom are the same thing. And as he possesses power, he must possess wisdom. He becomes converted to the seductive thesis that election to public office endows the official with both power and wisdom. At this point, he begins to lose his ability to distinguish between what is morally right and what is politically expedient.
    -- Ben Moreell

    #Long #Office #Seductive

  • But then she was not awkward, she was slow-flowing, graceful, seductive - a seductiveness that had nothing to do with breast and hips and legs, but was an invitation to forget the world in the recesses of the body
    -- Bernhard Schlink

    #Seductive #Awkward #World

  • Perfect and bulletproof are seductive, but they don’t exist in the human experience.
    -- Brené Brown

    #Perfect #Seductive #Human Experience

  • Aimee Parkison offers a distinct new voice to contemporary fiction. Her seductive stories explore childhood as a realm of sorrows, and reveal the afflictions of adults who emerge from this private geography.
    -- Carol Anshaw

    #Voice #Seductive #Childhood

  • Herein find fiction full of whimsy, wit, hurt, and terror. Wicked, as in wickedly funny, is in the mix, too, along with a prose style both seductive and sly. Any one of Doug Watson's first collection of stories, The Era of Not Quite, can mend a broken world.
    -- Christine Schutt

    #Hurt #Broken #Seductive

  • Vampires have always held a very seductive kind of lore and have always been some variety of attractive, whether it's attractiveness that's born of just the physical attributes that they have - this kind of ethereal beauty or translucent pallor - or whether it is more to do with the way they carry themselves.
    -- Colin Farrell

    #Seductive #Vampire #Way

  • Beautiful art sells. If it sells itself, it is an idolatrous commodity; if it sells anything else, it is a seductive advertisement.
    -- Dave Hickey

    #Beautiful #Art #Seductive

  • Ideologies are too seductive anyway. It does a man good to see things from a different point of view.
    -- David Brin

    #Men #Views #Seductive

  • ...Genuine pathological openness is about as seductive as Tourette's Syndrome.
    -- David Foster Wallace

    #Seductive #Syndromes #Tourettes

  • There is nothing more seductive — and dangerous — than being listened to.
    -- Donald Antrim

    #Seductive #Dangerous

  • You can be too boring, but you can never be too seductive.
    -- Donatella Versace

    #Seductive #Boring

  • Even colors were important to me. If it was a somber scene, the colors were muted and dark. If it was a happy or seductive scene, the colors were brighter.
    -- Donna Mills

    #Dark #Color #Seductive

  • It's hard to know when to respond to the seductiveness of the world and when to respond to its challenge. If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between the desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
    -- E. B. White

    #Morning #Seductive #Challenges

  • I had this story from one who had no business to tell it to me, or to any other. I may credit the seductive influence of an old vintage upon the narrator for the beginning of it, and my own skeptical incredulity during the days that followed for the balance of the strange tale.
    -- Edgar Rice Burroughs

    #Vintage #Seductive #Balance

  • Your cousin might be a pretty face, but you, my darling, courageous, maddening, seductive, mysterious, wonderful Diana, you are the Duchess of Wakefield. My duchess.
    -- Elizabeth Hoyt

    #Love #Cousin #Seductive

  • My husband. He keeps me grounded. If I were in the world on my own, it would all be much more seductive. But I'm in a relationship that has nothing to do with the film world.
    -- Emily Watson

    #Husband #Seductive #World

  • The first issue of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's The Wicked + The Divine is a wonderful door to a seductive new world. Let's all go in!
    -- Fábio Moon

    #Doors #Issues #Seductive

  • Secrecy sets barriers between men, but at the same time offers the seductive temptation to break through the barriers by gossip or confession.
    -- Georg Simmel

    #Men #Gossip #Seductive

  • I lived, particularly in childhood but with lessening intensity right on to middle age, in a world that was peculiarly and intimately my own, scarcely to be shared with others or even made plausible to them. I habitually read special meanings into things, scenes and places qualities of wonder, beauty, promise, or horror for which there was no external evidence visible or plausible to others. My world was peopled with mysteries, seductive hints, vague menaces, "intimations of immortality.
    -- George F. Kennan

    #Childhood #Seductive #Promise

  • Nothing is as seductive as the assurance of success.
    -- Gertrude Himmelfarb

    #Seductive #Assurance

  • Ismail Merchant was just the most seductive, passionate, outrageous, driven, genius of a man.
    -- Glenn Close

    #Men #Seductive #Genius

  • I have found that words that are loaded with pathos and create a seductive euphoria are apt to promote nonsense.
    -- Gunter Grass

    #Seductive #Nonsense #Found

  • Clothes should never be decoration....whe n someone feels at peace with the clothes, they feel more seductive, more desirable, more sensual, more everything.
    -- Haider Ackermann

    #Clothes #Seductive #Sensual

  • There's an album by Antonio Carlos Jobim - the album with 'The Girl From Ipanema.' That's the most seductive music ever.
    -- Harry Connick, Jr.

    #Girl #Seductive #Albums

  • Despite the solace of hypocritical religiosity and its seductive promise of an after-life of heavenly bliss, most of us will do anything to thwart the inevitable victory of biological death.
    -- Jack Kevorkian

    #Seductive #Promise #Victory

  • What is masculine and what is feminine, anyway? Why should men not show that they can be fragile or seductive? I am only happy when there is no discrimination.
    -- Jean Paul Gaultier

    #Men #Seductive #Discrimination

  • Fish is meant to tempt as well as nourish, and everything that lives in water is seductive.
    -- Jean-Paul Aron

    #Water #Seductive #Fishes

  • TV is so seductive with a great workday. You're going to work and making people laugh, and that's fantastic.
    -- Jillian Bach

    #People #Laughing #Seductive

  • I think women want to feel beautiful. They want to feel seductive.
    -- Joseph Altuzarra

    #Beautiful #Thinking #Seductive

  • The Germans have four violin concertos. The greatest, most uncompromising is Beethoven’s. The one by Brahms vies with it in seriousness. The richest, the most seductive, was written by Max Bruch. But the most inward, the heart’s jewel, is Mendelssohn’s.
    -- Joseph Joachim

    #Heart #Jewels #Seductive

  • Have I ever told you, you look like Monty Clift? he inquired in a deep, seductive voice. Before or after the accident?
    -- Josh Lanyon

    #Voice #Seductive #Looks

  • The uncut sheets of colored glass are really seductive, awesome, and unarguably lovely things. Naturally, the temptation to cut and damage all that pristine beauty is too much for me to resist.
    -- Judith Schaechter

    #Cutting #Glasses #Seductive

  • Soft addictions are an alluring, seductive aspect of our culture - they are easy to attain and socially acceptable, they are even encouraged in many cases. Yet they are lethal to the spirit.
    -- Judith Wright

    #Addiction #Seductive #Culture

  • Cats are sleek, cats are fast. Cats are... well... they aren’t mean their just wiley. And they will grab your attention in the most seductive way.
    -- Julie Newmar

    #Mean #Cat #Seductive

  • Id love a werebear. But I guess you need that seductive element of danger. And though bears can be dangerous, when you say werebear it just sounds kind of cuddly. Probably has a rainbow on his belly.
    -- Kandyse McClure

    #Rainbow #Seductive #Sound

  • The voice of the sea is seductive, never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander in abysses of solitude.
    -- Kate Chopin

    #Voice #Sea #Seductive

  • But the beginning of things, of a world especially, is necessarily vague, chaotic, and exceedingly disturbing. How few of us ever emerge from such beginning! How many souls perish in its tumult! The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander for a spell in abysses of solitude; to lose itself in mazes of inward contemplation. The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.
    -- Kate Chopin

    #Sea #Voice #Seductive

  • I think violence in a cinematic context can be, if handled in a certain way, very seductive.
    -- Kathryn Bigelow

    #Thinking #Seductive #Way

  • Europeans have sometimes been beguiled by a despotism that comes concealed in the seductive form of an ideal – as it did in the cases of Hitler and Stalin. This fact may remind us that the possibility of despotism is remote neither in space nor in time.
    -- Kenneth Minogue

    #Space #Seductive #May

  • Activism is very seductive, and writing is painful and hard. It's very scary to have a death threat living over your head. Activism is very sustaining. But I don't view myself as a political person. I'm just someone who desperately wants to stay alive.
    -- Larry Kramer

    #Writing #Views #Seductive

  • Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.
    -- Leatrice Eiseman

    #Seductive #Soul #Mind

  • Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,
    -- Leatrice Eiseman

    #Orange #Seductive #Depth

  • The Web, the great time-killer that had replaced conspicuously passive television with its seductive illusion of productivity.
    -- Lionel Shriver

    #Seductive #Television #Killers

  • When I started, I wanted to be thought of as tortured and seductive, not funny, but humor tends to be a reflexive part of a person's sensibility. It's an almost impossible thing to teach anyone, which leads me to believe that it's intuitive.
    -- Mark Leyner

    #Believe #Seductive #Impossible

  • The computer needs...even by accident, offers incredible beautiful things that are very seductive. And if you forget about, or if you don't have an idea to begin with, it is very easy to be seduced and that is not a good use of the computer.
    -- Massimo Vignelli

    #Beautiful #Ideas #Seductive

  • Evil was seductive and easy, and virtue was difficult and unappreciated.
    -- Melissa de la Cruz

    #Evil #Seductive #Virtue

  • Hip hop scholarship must strive to reflect the form it interrogates, offering the same features as the best hip hop: seductive rhythms, throbbing beats, intelligent lyrics, soulful samples, and a sense of joy that is never exhausted in one sitting.
    -- Michael Eric Dyson

    #Intelligent #Offering #Seductive

  • Doing what has never been done before is intellectually seductive, whether or not we deem it practical.
    -- Neil deGrasse Tyson

    #Seductive #Done #Practicals

  • The stories of The End of Free Love mark a great beginning. They are seductive and migratory, tapped into our earliest sense of the world. Steinberg inhabits our first bewilderments, the terrors and the tenderness that shape our lives. To read her is to fall out of the daily into a fresh elation.
    -- Noy Holland

    #Fall #Seductive #Stories

  • I don't know what women are attracted to. I can't tell, but certainly I have no notion of having sex appeal or being seductive in any way.
    -- Omar Sharif

    #Sex #Seductive #Way

  • Say goodbye to the age-old stereotypes of seduction. Seductive, but not a seductress, a woman wears a scent to reveal her personality.
    -- Paco Rabanne

    #Goodbye #Seductive #Personality

  • The woman of tomorrow will be efficacious, seductive and without contest superior to man. It is for this woman that I conceive my designs.
    -- Paco Rabanne

    #Men #Design #Seductive

  • The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.
    -- Paul Cezanne

    #Art #Personality #Seductive

  • Our patterns are well established, seductive, and comforting. Just wanting for them to be ventilated isn't enough. Those of us who struggle with this know.
    -- Pema Chodron

    #Karma #Struggle #Seductive

  • Every work is completely different. Sometimes the music is first, sometimes it's parallel, and sometimes the music is after. There's no rule. Music goes differently to your emotions. With music you can create different spaces and feelings easier than you can with the visual - maybe not easier, but in a way, it's more seductive.
    -- Pipilotti Rist

    #Space #Seductive #Feelings

  • Religion is an act of sedition against reason. Whatever religion is most seductive and likely to draw in victims to surrender their skepticism is the worst.
    -- PZ Myers

    #Atheist #Seductive #Surrender

  • I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous.
    -- Queen Victoria

    #Artist #Seductive #Littles

  • For future reference: do not underestimate the seductive power of math.
    -- Rachel Hartman

    #Math #Seductive #Underestimate

  • Fortify yourself against seductive eloquence.
    -- Regina Maria Roche

    #Seductive #Speech #Charm

  • We know the human mind is programmed to glaze over when bored. Conversely, the mind is more alert in the presence of novelty. Our muse needs to stay seductive to keep our hands doing the right things.
    -- Robert Genn

    #Hands #Bored #Seductive

  • It's an honor putting art above politics. Politics can be seductive in terms of things reductive to the soul.
    -- Robert Redford

    #Art #Seductive #Soul

  • Collective solutions to individual problems is very seductive. It's how Obama gets elected, by the way.
    -- Rush Limbaugh

    #Seductive #Way #Problem

  • What is so seductive about texting, about keeping that phone on, about that little red light on the BlackBerry, is you want to know who wants you.
    -- Sherry Turkle

    #Phones #Light #Seductive

  • Technology is seductive when what it offers meets our human vulnerabilities. And as it turns out, we are very vulnerable indeed. We are lonely but fearful of intimacy. Digital connections and the sociable robot may offer the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship. Our networked life allows us to hide from each other, even as we are tethered to each other. We’d rather text than talk.
    -- Sherry Turkle

    #Lonely #Technology #Seductive

  • People are lonely. The network is seductive. But if we are always on, we may deny ourselves the rewards of solitude.
    -- Sherry Turkle

    #Lonely #People #Seductive

  • Why, I wonder, should the popularity of a news story matter to me? Does it mean it's a good story or just a seductive one?
    -- Susan Orlean

    #Mean #Seductive #News

  • It's too easy, you see, to get trapped in the past. The past is very seductive. People always talk about the mists of time, you know, but really it's the present that's in a mist, uncertain. The past is quite clear, and warm, and comforting. That's why people often get stuck there.
    -- Susanna Kearsley

    #Past #People #Seductive

  • Want a sugar cube?" he asks in his old seductive voice.
    -- Suzanne Collins

    #Voice #Seductive #Sugar

  • I turn and put my lips close to Peeta's and drop my eyelids in imitation... "He offered me sugar and wanted to know all my secrets," I say in my best seductive voice.
    -- Suzanne Collins

    #Voice #Seductive #Secret

  • It’s very seductive to focus on what you don’t like as opposed to celebrating all that it is that you do.
    -- Talib Kweli

    #Seductive #Focus #Celebrate

  • The splendor of a soul in grace is so seductive that it surpasses the beauty of all created things.
    -- Thomas Aquinas

    #Seductive #Soul #Grace

  • Charyn, like Nabokov, is that most fiendish sort of writer-so seductive as to beg imitation, so singular as to make imitation impossible.
    -- Tom Bissell

    #Seductive #Impossible #Imitation

  • Communism and socialism is [sic] seductive. It promises us that people will contribute according to ability and receive according to needs. Everybody is equal. Everybody has a right to decent housing, decent food and affordable medical care. History should have taught us that when we hear people talk this stuff - watch out!
    -- Walter E. Williams

    #People #Seductive #Promise

  • I heard Joby Talbot's Hovercraft piece for orchestra and felt its immediate physical impact - visceral, unsettling, hungry and direct. These short five minutes became our keystone to unlocking a strangely seductive score that tensions the aggressive force of the White Stripes with the enigmatic beauty of Talbot's own compositions.
    -- Wayne McGregor

    #White #Impact #Seductive

  • Fantasy is seductive and much more wonderful than reality, but you can't take it to the bank. It's always an escape. And if used as an escape, as in attending a movie or a show for a circumscribed period of time, it's fine. When it starts to become undifferentiated from reality, it leads to big trouble.
    -- Woody Allen

    #Reality #Seductive #Fantasy

  • A great wine served in fine glassware is beautiful. But it is also seductive and full of strange promise and perhaps the slightest hint of naughtiness, all waiting to be uncoiled.
    -- Dave Chambers

    #Beautiful #Wine #Seductive

  • To be making something as yet unformed, unknown - to be living in a deferred moment - is the most seductive way to exist.
    -- Moyra Davey

    #Seductive #Way #Moments

  • I'm what they call a 'non-black person of color': NBPOC. It's easy and seductive and common to mobilize around these identity issues, but often that's done at the expense of considering structural anti-blackness. That puts everything in a slightly different light for me, especially because of where I am and why - where I am in the world of the arts, where I live, in Harlem - and the music that I've been able to make, whom I've been able to make it with, who has nurtured me. It's not just about solidarity. It's actually about debt.
    -- Vijay Iyer

    #Art #Seductive #Identity

  • The nation as the horizon of an identity that you want to come into being as a fundamental absence of something that is compromised, something that needs to be rescued or made - these matters preoccupy the third world writer. It is seductive for a Marxist understanding of literary practice and production in the sense that it says that material culture determines literary output.
    -- Mark McMorris

    #Practice #Seductive #Understanding

  • Young poets worry that their experiences - whether urban or rural, immigrant or native, small town, suburb, or big city - aren't worthy of the written word. But for me the urge toward poetry, that seductive feeling of being swept away by words, was enough for me to overcome that fear that my experiences weren't worthy of poetry itself.
    -- Allison Joseph

    #Cities #Worry #Seductive

  • Photos represent primarily a seductive but deleterious short cut.
    -- Paul Kane

    #Photography #Cutting #Seductive

  • Since I was a graduate student, I've done a lot of journalism on the side, for The Village Voice, The Nation etc. And my greatest passion, as a reader, has always been nonfiction, with its vast, often underestimated imaginative and formal possibilities and its aura of the real. I find that combination seductive.
    -- Rob Nixon

    #Real #Passion #Seductive

  • I love a lot of old disco because it's aerodynamic, smooth, and very seductive.
    -- Jens Lekman

    #Seductive #Smooth #Disco

  • I think the first time you have to change code you’ve written previously, to add features or remove a bug, you realize that you could have done it better in the first place, that you could have found an architecture that would make it easier to transform and grow the code. And this is terribly seductive—you’re not just building a solution to a problem, you’re potentially building a beautiful solution, with ‘beautiful’ here being defined here by an aesthetics of present and future functionality. This can be a trap.
    -- Vikram Chandra

    #Beautiful #Thinking #Seductive