Texture quotes

  • The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Men #Texture #Alive

  • Symbolism is no mere idle fancy or corrupt degeneration: it is inherent in the very texture of human life.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Life #Symbolism #Texture

  • The photographer has almost as much control over his subject matter as a painter. He can control light and shade, form and space, pattern and texture, motion and mood, everything except composition.
    -- Andreas Feininger

    #Space #Light #Texture

  • I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject, all the texture around it... I always want to see the third dimension of something... I want to come alive with the object.
    -- Andrew Wyeth

    #Real #Feelings #Texture

  • What I'm dealing with is sound. I don't pretend to be dealing with music. I'm just dealing with sound elements, textures and sounds.
    -- Bill Laswell

    #Sound #Elements #Texture

  • I love playing with words and texture.
    -- Binyavanga Wainaina


  • Any good broadcast, not just an Olympic broadcast, should have texture to it. It should have information, should have some history, should have something that's offbeat, quirky, humorous, and where called for it, should have journalism, and judiciously it should also have commentary. That's my ideal.
    -- Bob Costas

    #Humorous #Quirky #Texture

  • A master of tone and texture and an authority on the bizarre, Karen Russell writes with great flair and fearlessness.
    -- Carlo Wolff

    #Writing #Texture #Tone

  • Certainly architecture is concerned with much more than just its physical attributes. It is a many-layered thing. Beneath and beyond the strata of function and structure, materials and texture, lie the deepest and most compulsive layers of all.
    -- Charles Correa

    #Lying #Texture #Layers

  • It was a texture. The blackness was so intense.
    -- Charles Duke

    #Texture #Earth #Intense

  • There is more to be pondered in the grain and texture of life than traditional fiction allows. The work of essayists is vital precisely because it permits and encourages self-knowledge in a way that is less indirect than fiction, more open and speculative.
    -- Charles J. Shields

    #Self #Fiction #Texture

  • The dissolution of the pictorial into sheer texture, into apparently sheer sensation, into an accumulation of repetitions, seems to speak for and answer something profound in contemporary sensibility.
    -- Clement Greenberg

    #Profound #Texture #Answers

  • In Kid A and Amnesiac, the guitar becomes one more texture, difficult to separate from other textures.
    -- Colin Greenwood

    #Kids #Guitar #Texture

  • We don't “crave” animal-based meat, dairy, and eggs, but we do crave fat, salt, flavor, texture, and familiarity.
    -- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

    #Animal #Eggs #Texture

  • I'm obsessed with textures. We're surrounded by so much vinyl that I find myself constantly in pursuit of other textures. One time I removed all the hair from a mouse with Nair-Hair just to see what it looked like. And it looked beautiful.
    -- David

    #Beautiful #Hair #Texture

  • The shape and texture of fruit is sensuous and fascinating, but the true delight blossoms when you experience the flavor of these colorful gifts of nature.
    -- DeBarra Mayo

    #Texture #Delight #Flavor

  • It wasn't a thing I had consciously missed, but having it now reminded me of the joy of it; that drowsy intimacy in which a man's body is accessible to you as your own, the strange shapes and textures of it like a sudden extension of your own limbs.
    -- Diana Gabaldon

    #Men #Joy #Texture

  • I found ways to seal off the powdery surface of pastel so that gold leaf can adhere to it. Similarly, I found ways to roughen the texture of the gold leaf so pastel can be applied over it.
    -- Doug Dawson

    #Gold #Texture #Way

  • Indifference is isolation. In difference is texture and wonder.
    -- Edwin Schlossberg

    #Differences #Texture #Indifference

  • I'm not interested in the texture of a rock, but in its shadow.
    -- Ellsworth Kelly

    #Rocks #Shadow #Texture

  • It was an odd friendship, but the oddnesses of friendships are a frequent guarantee of their lasting texture.
    -- Ford Madox Ford

    #Guarantees #Texture #Odd

  • I am moved more by melodies, song structure, and evocative textures.
    -- Geddy Lee

    #Song #Texture #Structure

  • The friends whom I have are invaluable, and although not numerous they are sufficient for my enjoyment; and the texture of my own mind renders me very indifferent to the rest of the world.
    -- George Combe

    #Mind #Texture #World

  • One might enumerate the items of high civilization, as it exists in other countries, which are absent from the texture of American life, until it should become a wonder to know what was left.
    -- Henry James

    #Country #Civilization #Texture

  • Superstitions add texture to life.
    -- Ilona Andrews

    #Add #Texture #Superstitions

  • You must understand the texture of your hair before you choose a style.
    -- Jaclyn Smith

    #Hair #Style #Texture

  • What I enjoy most about being on stage is that the natural instruments give you a greater freedom with texture. When you use natural instruments they have their own resonance.
    -- John Cale

    #Giving #Use #Texture

  • There is a better chance of getting an exciting painting from a laboured study with texture than from a fine drawing without it.
    -- John French Sloan

    #Drawing #Texture #Chance

  • By the cigars they smoke, and the composers they love, ye shall know the texture of men's souls.
    -- John Galsworthy

    #Men #Soul #Texture

  • Surfaces reveal so much. The marks painters make reveal so much about their work and themselves; their sense of proportion, line, and rhythm is more telling than their signature. Looking at the surfaces of nature may offer equivalent revelations. What do these shapes and patterns reveal about the world and their creator? Surfaces hide so much...
    -- John Paul Caponigro

    #Signatures #Texture #World

  • I do not plan any painting, but begin with layers of textures and colors. As I layer the colors, something is suggested to me from within, and that is how it evolves.
    -- Katherine Dunn

    #Color #Texture #Layers

  • I am convinced that abstract form, imagery, color, texture, and material convey meaning equal to or greater than words.
    -- Katherine McCoy

    #Color #Texture #Abstract

  • Some things never leave a person: scent of the hair of one you love, the texture of persimmons, in your palm, the ripe weight.
    -- Li-Young Lee

    #Hair #Texture #Weight

  • The whole background of 'Avian' is rain. I was just playing with textures and realizing you can touch music.
    -- Mac Miller

    #Rain #Texture #Realizing

  • Sampling is kind of prehistoric, given the technology and the textures you can create.
    -- Macklemore

    #Technology #Sampling #Texture

  • I happen to love coconut, particularly for that sweet and crunchy texture it adds to any dish.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Sweet #Add #Texture

  • Everyone makes pesto in a food processor. But the texture is better with a mortar and pestle, and it's just as fast.
    -- Mario Batali

    #Texture #Mortar

  • In my experience, whatever happens clings to us like barnacles on the hull of a ship, slowing us slightly, both uglifying and giving us texture. You can scrape all you want, you can, if you have money, hire someone else to scrape, but the barnacles will come back or at least leave a blemish on the steel.
    -- Nick Flynn

    #Giving #Texture #Want

  • The past becomes a texture, an ambience to our present.
    -- Paul Scott

    #Past #Texture #Ambience

  • Rioting has always been a London tradition. It has been since the early Middle Ages. There's hardly a spate of years that goes by without violent rioting of one kind or another. They happen so frequently that they are almost part of London's texture.
    -- Peter Ackroyd

    #Years #Age #Texture

  • If poetry were nothing but texture, [Dylan] Thomas would be as good as any poet alive. The what of his poems is hardly essential to their success, and the best and most brilliantly written pieces usually say less than the worst.
    -- Randall Jarrell

    #Would Be #Pieces #Texture

  • Texture is most evident where dark meets light on the turning edge and at the outer edge. Experience has taught us to assume that the areas in between have similar features.
    -- Rex Brandt

    #Dark #Light #Texture

  • I've lived in New York when I've had nothing, and I've lived in New York when I had money, and New York changes radically depending on how much money you have. It's the texture of life.
    -- Richard Gere

    #New York #Texture

  • I've been accused countless times of writing gloomy futures. But to me, the texture of my sci-fi just feels like an extrapolation of current trends.
    -- Richard K. Morgan

    #Writing #Texture #Trends

  • But the World being once fram'd, and the course of Nature establish'd, the Naturalist, (except in some few cases, where God, or Incorporeal Agents interpose), has recourse to the first Cause but for its general and ordinary Support and Influence, whereby it preserves Matter and Motion from Annihilation or Desition; and in explicating particular phenomena, considers onely the Size, Shape, Motion, (or want of it) Texture, and the resulting Qualities and Attributes of the small particles of Matter.
    -- Robert Boyle

    #Support #Quality #Texture

  • Texture and pattern should function as a surprise.
    -- Robert Denning

    #Patterns #Texture #Surprise

  • That one time I had ma Latina texture going on.. Or just.. everyday.
    -- Selena

    #Everyday #Texture #Latina

  • Texture is something we forget - it makes outfits look very expensive. You can do a monochromatic outfit, if you're afraid of things that are more colorful and printed, and still create interest.
    -- Stacy London

    #Looks #Texture #Forget

  • Living in a rural setting exposes you to so many marvelous things - the natural world and the particular texture of small-town life, and the exhilarating experience of open space.
    -- Susan Orlean

    #Space #Texture #World

  • It was strange: When you reduced even a fledgling love affair to its essentials--I loved her, she maybe loved me, I was foolish, I suffered--it became vacuous and trite, meaningless to anyone else. In the end, it's only the moments that we have, the kiss on the palm, the joint wonder at the furrowed texture of a fir trunk or at the infinitude of grains of sand in a dune. Only the moments.
    -- Susan Vreeland

    #Kissing #Texture #Joints

  • The color, the shape, and the texture--none of it is accidental. Every item we wear has a glorious (or sometimes not so glorious) history, and that history extends back years--centuries, even--before Oscar de la Renta's 2002 collection.
    -- Tim Gunn

    #Color #Years #Texture

  • We live in an age of miracles so commonplace that it can be difficult to see them as anything other than part of the daily texture of living
    -- Tom Chatfield

    #Miracle #Age #Texture

  • The impression of wood-grain... must be considered, not only as regards texture and visibility, but for the occasional possibility of the expression of form. A soft wood, with hard annulations, such as fir, prints very dearly.
    -- Walter J. Phillips

    #Expression #Texture #Woods

  • The world thus appears as a complicated tissue of events, in which connections of different kinds alternate or overlap or combine and thereby determine the texture of the whole.
    -- Werner Heisenberg

    #Different #Texture #Tissues

  • Implication is thus the very texture of our web of belief, and logic is the theory that traces it.
    -- Willard Van Orman Quine

    #Texture #Logic #Belief

  • The texture of experience is prior to everything else.
    -- Willem de Kooning


  • There's an ecstasy about doing something really good on film: the composition of a shot, the drama within the shot, the texture... It's palpable.
    -- William Shatner

    #Drama #Texture #Film

  • Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle-sized are alone entangled in it.
    -- William Shenstone

    #Law #Texture #Littles

  • A little bit more than 50% of what you see on screen is handcrafted and the other 50% was about emulating these textures on the computer. However, for us, when we were making it, we had to believe it was all handcrafted.
    -- Alex Abreu

    #Believe #Texture #Littles

  • With the classical stuff, I've always been better at the big brushstrokes and broad textures than spending ages honing a chord, or tweaking a sample.
    -- Anna Meredith

    #Age #Texture #Stuff

  • Where Snah [Hans Magnus Ryan] is a melody and texture man, I am more of a riff, rhythm and concept guy. I am much better than him in certain fields, and he surely wipes the floor with me in others, and we both know it's like that.
    -- Bent Saether

    #Men #Guy #Texture

  • The digital formats keep changing so rapidly. I feel like so many people are shooting digital but the quality is being lost. There's a texture and a richness to the 35 format that's incomparable.
    -- Daryl Wein

    #People #Quality #Texture

  • Radio voices have a solid, even texture.
    -- Dev Hynes

    #Voice #Texture #Radio

  • Time could truly be made to stand still. Texture could be retained despite sudden violent movement.
    -- Gjon Mili

    #Texture #Movement #Violent

  • I studied shades, textures by painting after the Old Masters, the classical European paintings, as part of my educational process.
    -- Kehinde Wiley

    #Educational #Texture #Shade

  • The mixture of weird textures and organic surfaces creates an interesting dialogue.
    -- Kelly Wearstler

    #Interesting #Texture #Mixtures

  • I look at the textures, surfaces, colors, and the individual objects in the painting. And then I wonder: what are the relationships among them? Those relationships are everything.
    -- Mordicai Gerstein

    #Color #Looks #Texture

  • I encourage people to play around, mix proportions, textures, seasons and prints, and to find what makes them feel their most comfortable and expressive.
    -- Thakoon Panichgul

    #Play #People #Texture

  • I think in many ways, the texture of technology actually diminishes human beings. It doesn't augment them.
    -- Tod Machover

    #Technology #Thinking #Texture

  • It sounds otherworldly and mysterious, submerged under a bed of spacious texture. A place of awe where don't have answers to all of your questions.
    -- Brooke Waggoner

    #Bed #Sound #Texture

  • Feminine spirituality is much more about the emanation of love in this moment, feeling into this moment, feeling the texture of this moment through the skin, through the body, and then letting your life become an emanation of love.
    -- Arjuna Ardagh

    #Feelings #Skins #Texture

  • I'm married to an artist. I get a lot of inspiration from art, from the lighting in art, from the compositions in art, from the textures, and all of that. I'm always playing with it.
    -- Fred Schepisi

    #Art #Inspiration #Texture