Expression quotes

  • Traveling is one expression of the desire to cross boundaries.
    -- A. B. Yehoshua

    #Expression #Desire #Boundaries

  • If a family is an expression of continuity through biology, a city is an expression of continuity through will amd imagination? through mental choices making artifice, not through physical reproduction.
    -- A. Bartlett Giamatti

    #Expression #Cities #Imagination

  • My way of expression is full of complications and mystery because that's my perception of life.
    -- Abbas Kiarostami

    #Expression #Perception #Way

  • My mum is an artist and very into creative expression and freedom.
    -- Abbie Cornish

    #Artist #Expression #Creative

  • The absolutely Non-Manifested cannot be designated by any expression which could limit It, Separate It, or include It. In spite of this, every allusion alludes only to Him, every designation designates Him, and He is at the same time the Non-Manifested and the Manifested.
    -- Abdelkader El Djezairi

    #Time #Expression #Limits

  • If a group of people feels that it has been humiliated and that its honour has been trampled underfoot, it will want to express its identity and this expression of an identity will take different shapes and forms.
    -- Abdolkarim Soroush

    #Expression #People #Identity

  • It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.
    -- Abe Fortas

    #Teacher #Rights #Expression

  • Procedure is the bone structure of a democratic society. Our scheme of law affords great latitude for dissent and opposition. It compels wide tolerance not only for their expression but also for the organization of people and forces to bring about the acceptance of the dissenter's claim....We have alternatives to violence.
    -- Abe Fortas

    #Acceptance #Organization #Expression

  • In order for the State in the person of school officials to justify prohibition of a particular expression of opinion, it must be able to show that its action was caused by something more than a mere desire to avoid the discomfort and unpleasantness that always accompany an unpopular viewpoint.
    -- Abe Fortas

    #School #Expression #Order

  • Expression and communication in the peak–experiences tend often to become poetic, mythical, and rhapsodic, as if this were the natural kind of language to express such states of being.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Communication #Expression #Language

  • The Analytical Engine] might act upon other things besides number, were objects found whose mutual fundamental relations could be expressed by those of the abstract science of operations, and which should be also susceptible of adaptations to the action of the operating notation and mechanism of the engine… Supposing, for instance, that the fundamental relations of pitched sounds in the science of harmony and of musical composition were susceptible of such expression and adaptations, the engine might compose elaborate and scientific pieces of music of any degree of complexity or extent.
    -- Ada Lovelace

    #Numbers #Expression #Musical

  • Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Stupid #Expression #Cowardice

  • Idealism does not represent a superfluous expression of emotion, but in truth it has been, is, and will be, the premise for what we designate as human culture...Without his idealistic attitude all, even the most dazzling faculties of the intellect, would remain mere intellect just like outward appearance without inner value, and never creative force....The purest idealism is unconsciously equivalent to the deepest knowledge...
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Attitude #Expression #Creative

  • In times of violence, personal predilections for niceties of colour and form seem irrelevant. All primitive expression (like the myths) reveals the constant awareness of powerful forces, the immediate presence of terror and fear.
    -- Adolph Gottlieb

    #Powerful #Expression #Violence

  • We must become expressions of, not consumers of, realization.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Expression #Realization #Consumers

  • People who think of children's nudity as a tool don't need freedom of expression.
    -- Agnes Chan

    #Children #Thinking #Expression

  • Words are changing. I find that old expressions are outdated, so when I write something, I try to find a new expression that hasn't been born yet. It's difficult.
    -- Agnes Denes

    #Writing #Expression #Trying

  • David Alford technique that does NOT serve expression leads to exibitionism.
    -- Agrippina Vaganova

    #Dance #Expression #Technique

  • It will appeal to girls who are confident and have a strong personal expression of style and identity in the way that they dress and what this says about themselves.
    -- Agyness Deyn

    #Girl #Strong #Expression

  • We should leave behind discrimination, because it is narrow-minded and ignorant, denies contact and warmth, and corrodes mankind’s belief that we can better ourselves. The only way to avoid misunderstanding, war, and bloodshed is to defend freedom of expression and to communicate with sincerity, concern, and good intentions.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #War #Expression #Ignorant

  • The American experience influenced my understanding of individuality, basic human rights, freedom of expression and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Responsibility #Rights #Expression

  • Art is always about overcoming obstacles between the inner condition and the skill for expression.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Art #Expression #Skills

  • Freedom of expression is a very essential condition for me to make any art. Also, it is an essential value for my life. I have to protect this right and also to fight for the possibility.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Art #Fighting #Expression

  • With a good script a good director can produce a masterpiece; with the same script a mediocre director can make a passable film. But with a bad script even a good director can’t possibly make a good film. For truly cinematic expression, the camera and the microphone must be able to cross both fire and water. That is what makes a real movie. The script must be something that has the power to do this.
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Real #Fire #Expression

  • Geometry alone is not enough to portray human desires, expressions, aspirations, joys. We need more.
    -- Akira Yoshizawa

    #Expression #Joy #Desire

  • She comes out of the sun in a silk dress, running like a water color in the rain.
    -- Al Stewart

    #Running #Rain #Expression

  • Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Happiness #Emotional #Expression

  • Isocrates was in the right to insinuate, in his elegant Greek expression, that what is got over the Devil's back is spent under his belly.
    -- Alain-Rene Lesage

    #Expression #Greek #Devil

  • I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Business #Expression #Favour

  • I'm for the freedom of expression, given that it will be under strict control.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Expression #Freedom Of Speech #Given

  • It's like 10,000 spoons, when all you need is a knife.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Expression #Knives #Needs

  • I started playing piano when I was 6. And I knew that wanted to be involved in that form of expression, whether it was through music, or acting, or dancing, or painting, or writing.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Writing #Expression #Piano

  • There ought not be two histories, one of political and moral action and one of political and moral theorizing, because there were not two pasts, one populated only by actions, the other only by theories. Every action is the bearer and expression of more or less theory-laden beliefs and concepts; every piece of theorizing and every expression of belief is a politcal and moral action.
    -- Alasdair MacIntyre

    #Past #Expression #Two

  • Art is the expression of the profoundest thoughts in the simplest way.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Art #Expression #Way

  • The artist should strive to express his thought and not the surface of it.
    -- Albert Pinkham Ryder

    #Artist #Expression #Strive

  • We ought all to make an effort to act on our first thoughts and let our unspoken gratitude find expression. Then there will be more sunshine in the world, and more power to work for what is good.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Gratitude #Sunshine #Expression

  • Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Gratitude #Expression #Action

  • The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography.
    -- Alberto Korda

    #Photography #Expression #Firsts

  • Bread and beauty grow best together. Their harmonious integration can make farming not only a business but an art; the land not only a food-factory but an instrument for self-expression, on which each can play music to his own choosing.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Art #Self #Expression

  • What a gulf between impression and expression! That’s our ironic fate—to have Shakespearean feelings and (unless by some billion-to-one chance we happen to be Shakespeare) to talk about them like automobile salesmen or teen-agers or college professors. We practice alchemy in reverse—touch gold and it turns into lead; touch the pure lyrics of experience, and they turn into the verbal equivalents of tripe and hogwash.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Fate #College #Expression

  • I've often thought that there isn't any "I" at all; that we are simply the means of expression of something else; that when we think we are ourselves, we are simply the victims of a delusion.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Mean #Thinking #Expression

  • Combining music, theater and comedy is a new and broader form of expression. In certain combinations you can make people laugh one moment, cry the next, and then be astounded by the beauty of the music.
    -- Aleksey Igudesman

    #Expression #People #Laughing

  • If you're writing anything decent, it's in you, it's your spirit coming out. If it's not an expression of how a person genuinely feels, then it's not a good song done with any conviction.
    -- Alex Chilton

    #Song #Writing #Expression

  • You cannot limit yourself to one area of specialized craft. Instead, regardless of craft, you have to charge all forms of expression that lead to the community, to other people, with meaning.
    -- Alexander Kluge

    #Expression #People #Community

  • When I think of the library of Alexandria and of the fact that, although it burnt down, people continue to sort the letters of the alphabet according to that tradition, then that makes certain expressions of modernity, even of interventions on the textual level, possible.
    -- Alexander Kluge

    #Thinking #Expression #People

  • A person who doesn't breathe deeply reduces the life of his body. If he doesn't move freely, he restricts the life of his body. If he doesn't feel fully, he narrows the life of his body. And if his self-expression is constricted, he limits the life of his body.
    -- Alexander Lowen

    #Moving #Self #Expression

  • Faith is a quality of being: of being in touch with oneself, with life, and with the universe. It is a sense of belonging to one's community, to one's country and to the earth. Above all it is a feeling of being grounded in one's body, in one's humanity, and in one's animal nature. It can be all of these things because it is a manifestation of life, an expression of the living force that unites all beings. It is a biological phenomenon and not a psychic creation.
    -- Alexander Lowen

    #Country #Animal #Expression

  • The feeling of love is a rich feeling, but the expression of love in word or deed is a joy.
    -- Alexander Lowen

    #Love Is #Expression #Joy

  • For me, what I do is an artistic expression which is channeled through me. Fashion is just the medium.
    -- Alexander McQueen

    #Fashion #Expression #Artistic

  • Expression is the dress of thought, and still Appears more decent as more suitable; A vile conceit in pompous words express'd, Is like a clown in regal purple dress'd.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Expression #Purple #Style

  • Pretty conceptions, fine metaphors, glittering expressions, and something of a neat cast of verse are properly the dress, gems, or loose ornaments of poetry.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Expression #Poetry #Dresses

  • Expression is the dress of thought.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Expression #Dresses

  • Wit in conversation is only a readiness of thought and a facility of expression, or a quick conception and an easy delivery.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Expression #Easy #Conversation

  • The expression of vanity and self-love becomes less offensive, when it retains something of simplicity and frankness.
    -- Alexander von Humboldt

    #Vanity #Self #Expression

  • You know, you can always pick the lit students," he continued, grinning. "Is that so? How?" "They're the ones who walk around wearing berets and that I-know-something-you-don't expression.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Expression #Students #Grinning

  • Raphael continued to stare at me, in no hurry to get started. "You know the best way to get rid of a demon, right?" He asked with a serious face. I caught Ivy rolling her eyes as I shook my head. "Exorcise alot!" Ivy caught my expression of dismay. "It's okay, Beth. He's famous for his bad jokes. We're still waiting for him to grow up." "And like Peter Pan, I hope to avoid that at all costs.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Growing Up #Eye #Expression

  • The personality and style of a photographer usually limits the type of subject with which he deals best. For example Cartier-Bresson is very interested in people and in travel; these things plus his precise feeling for geometrical relationships determine the type of pictures he takes best. What is of value is that a particular photographer sees the subject differently. A good picture must be a completely individual expression which intrigues the viewer and forces him to think.
    -- Alexey Brodovitch

    #Photography #Thinking #Expression

  • What is of value is that a particular photographer sees the subject differently than I do. A good picture must be a completely individual expression which intrigues the viewer and forces him to think.
    -- Alexey Brodovitch

    #Photography #Thinking #Expression

  • Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Reality #Expression #Feelings

  • Mathematics is pure language - the language of science. It is unique among languages in its ability to provide precise expression for every thought or concept that can be formulated in its terms.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Unique #Expression #Language

  • There is a tendency to consider anything in human behavior that is unusual, not well known, or not well understood, as neurotic, psychopathic, immature, perverse, or the expression of some other sort of psychologic disturbance.
    -- Alfred Kinsey

    #Expression #Immature #Immaturity

  • The arts equally have distinct departments, and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression, separate from those of the other arts, it is merely a process, not an art.
    -- Alfred Stieglitz

    #Photography #Art #Expression

  • The goal of art was the vital expression of self.
    -- Alfred Stieglitz

    #Art #Self #Expression

  • One of the problems that we have in the human rights community is that special interests often forget the interests of other victims, and there's competition among victims expressions that are unnecessary.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #Rights #Expression #Community

  • Today in many western countries, nobody dares question the Holocaust whose nature is questionable. According to the reports I have received, in America if people decide to write something against homosexuality on the basis of psychological and sociological principles, they will be prevented from publishing their work. How is it that these people feel obligated to respect freedom of expression?
    -- Ali Khamenei

    #Country #Writing #Expression

  • Western countries allow no freedom of expression, which they claim to advocate, with regard to the myth of the massacre of Jews known as the holocaust, and nobody in the West enjoys the freedom of expression to deny it or raise doubts about it. But affronting the sanctities of about 1.5 billion Muslims is permissible in the West.
    -- Ali Khamenei

    #Country #Expression #Holocaust

  • Healing does not come through intense affirmation of divinity, or by simply pouring out love and the expression of a vague mysticism.It comes through mastering an exact science of contact, impression, of invocation plus an understanding of the subtle apparatus of the etheric vehicle.
    -- Alice Bailey

    #Healing #Expression #Understanding

  • There is no question, therefore, that the work to be done in familiarising the general public with the nature of the Mysteries is of paramount importance at this time. These Mysteries will be restored to outer expression through the medium of the Church and the Masonic Fraternity ... When the Great One comes with His disciples and initiates we shall have ... the restoration of the Mysteries and their exoteric presentation as a consequence of the first initiation.
    -- Alice Bailey

    #Expression #Church #Firsts

  • I am an expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish is. I have a right to be this way...I can't apologize for that, nor can I change it, nor do I want to... We will never have to be other than who we are in order to be successful...We realize that we are as ourselves unlimited and our experiences valid. It is for the rest of the world to recognize this, if they choose.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Successful #Expression #Order

  • It's imprecise and insufficient, defining the homosexual as a person whose gender expression is at odds with his or her sex.
    -- Alison Bechdel

    #Sex #Odds #Expression

  • People may not be impressed by our theological grasp, but they may be impressed by our expressions of practical godliness.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Expression #People #May

  • Since art is merely and ultimately self-expressive, we conclude that the fullest art, the most individual, uninfluenced, unrepressed, uninhibited expression of art is true expression and the true art.
    -- Allen Ginsberg

    #Art #Self #Expression

  • So worried was I that people would see through the painting into my soul - and guess at secret Alison stuff - that I scraped the paint off the canvas. It was too risky to expose what everyone hides...And yet isn't that the job of the artist? Next step is to take the risk - to work more deeply. To expose that which cannot be expressed any other way. That is art. Scary and exciting.
    -- Allison Mackie

    #Art #Jobs #Expression

  • Philosophy is the rational expression of genius.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Philosophy #Expression #Genius

  • Why should not the camera artist break away from the worn out conventions and claim the freedom of expression which any art must have to be alive.
    -- Alvin Langdon Coburn

    #Art #Expression #Cameras

  • Freedom of expression is no longer a political nicety, but a precondition for economic competitiveness.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Expression #Political #Economic

  • The belief that female sexual expression is uniquely dehumanizing is a double standard, no matter how much you dress it up in feminist language. Instead of condemning young women for the length of their skirts, why not use that energy for condemning anyone who would think that a woman is lesser-than because she wears a miniskirt?
    -- Amanda Marcotte

    #Thinking #Expression #Feminist

  • Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Mean #Men #Expression

  • Ever hear the expression "write what you know?" My version says "write what you want to know." If you want to know about the history of Spain, write about the history of Spain - fiction or nonfiction. If your fascinated by the old west, maybe your character lives there.
    -- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

    #Writing #Character #Expression

  • The singing Sun the signing moon the singing stars and the singing galaxies are the direct expression of the divine word AUM.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Stars #Moon #Expression

  • Do not live in the shadow of the masters for ever. Learn to live in the light of your soul. Life deserves full expression.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Light #Expression #Soul

  • God is the most beautiful, and beauty is the expression of God. If you can't appreciate beauty in the world how can you understand God?
    -- Amit Ray

    #Beautiful #Expression #Appreciate

  • Devotees of grammatical studies have not been distinguished for any very remarkable felicities of expression
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Expression #Study #Felicity

  • Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
    -- Amy Lowell

    #Art #Men #Expression

  • Some crafts have been practiced for centuries. These crafts were created using skills passed from generation to generation, and were motivated by necessity such as baskets and pottery, or artistic expression, such as more baskets and more pottery. Today, there is a much more leisurely attitude toward crafting, and virtually anyone without a job and access to pipe cleaners can join the elite society of crafters.
    -- Amy Sedaris

    #Jobs #Attitude #Expression

  • I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Intelligent #Expression #Choices

  • To the enlightened man... whose consciousness embraces the universe, to him the universe becomes his 'body', while the physical body becomes the manifestation of the universal mind. His inner vision an expression of the highest reality, and his speech an expression of eternal truth and mantric power.
    -- Anagarika Govinda

    #Reality #Men #Expression

  • The faculty of continual transformation... is a profound expression of the dynamic character of the mind
    -- Anagarika Govinda

    #Healing #Character #Expression

  • jazz is the expression of America's romantic self, its sensual potency, its lyrical force.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Music #Self #Expression

  • In water and on land, in trees, shrubs, and creepers-everywhere in the whole universe abides my Beloved. Further, all the various forms and modes of being that we behold, are they not expressions of my Beloved? For there is none save Him. He is smaller than the smallest, and greater than the greatest.
    -- Anandamayi Ma

    #Expression #Land #Water

  • The lamentable expression: 'But it was only a dream", the increasing use of which - among others in the domain of the cinema - has contributed not a little to encourage such hypocrisy, has for a long while ceased to merit discussion.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Dream #Expression #Long

  • Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating.
    -- Andrea Dworkin

    #Inspiring #Hate #Expression

  • ...In every realm of male expression and action, violence is experienced and articulated as love and freedom.
    -- Andrea Dworkin

    #Expression #Feminist #Males

  • On the Left, on the Right, in the Middle; Authors, statesmen, thieves; so-called humanists and self-declared fascists; the adventurous and the contemplative, in every realm of male expression and action, violence is experienced and articulated as love and freedom.
    -- Andrea Dworkin

    #Self #Expression #Feminist

  • ...art must must carry man's craving for the ideal, must be an expression of his reaching out towards it; that art must give man hope and faith. And the more hopeless the world in the artist's version, the more clearly perhaps must we see the ideal that stands in opposition - otherwise life becomes impossible! Art symbolises the meaning of our existence.
    -- Andrei Tarkovsky

    #Art #Men #Expression

  • I'm trying to make music a sensual expression, not an academic experiment.
    -- Andrew Hill

    #Music #Expression #Sensual

  • It is important not to suppress your feelings altogether when you are depressed. It is equally important to avoid terrible arguments or expressions of outrage. You should steer clear of emotionally damaging behavior. People forgive, but it is best not to stir things up to the point at which forgiveness is required. When you are depressed, you need the love of other people, and yet depression fosters actions that destroy that love. Depressed people often stick pins into their own life rafts. The conscious mind can intervene. One is not helpless.
    -- Andrew Solomon

    #Depression #Expression #People

  • My aim is to escape from the medium with which I work; to leave no residue of technical mannerisms to stand between my expression and the observer. To seek freedom through significant form and design rather than through the diversion of so-called free and accidental brush handling.
    -- Andrew Wyeth

    #Expression #Design #Significant

  • A lot of actors on film sets... very often they're not paying attention to the physical world around them. I think through studying art, I've always had that awareness and that's something that I've wanted to bring in to go beyond acting... As a form of expression, they are intrinsically linked.
    -- Andy Serkis

    #Art #Thinking #Expression

  • True artistic expression lies in conveying emotion.
    -- Angel Haze

    #Lying #Expression #Emotion