Quotes and Sayings about Contrast



"In Mozart and Salieri we see the contrast between the genius which does what it must and the talent which does what it can."
- Maurice Baring
(Related: Talent, Genius, Contrast)

"But in Christianity, by contrast, the freedom of the children of God was also freedom from all important worldly interests, from all art and science, etc."
- Bruno Bauer
(Related: Art, Science, God, Christianity, Children, Contrast, Freedom)

"It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Age, Death, Life, Time, Giving, Old)

"A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Bed, Computer, Contrast)

"Contrasting sharply, in the developing countries represented by India, Pakistan, and most of the countries in Asia and Africa, seventy to eighty percent of the population is engaged in agriculture, mostly at the subsistence level."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Agriculture, Countries, Population)

"In marked contrast to the University of Wisconsin, Biochemistry was hardly visible at Stanford in 1945, consisting of only two professors in the chemistry department."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Contrast, University)

"The system that enables the most people to earn the most success is free enterprise, by matching up people's skills, interests, and abilities. In contrast, redistribution simply spreads money around. Even worse, it attenuates the ability to earn success by perverting economic incentives."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Money, Success, People, Ability, Contrast)

"When there were fears about the future of this nation's older cities... when a few of the cities teetered on the brink of bankruptcy, all eyes were focused on Chicago for contrast."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Chicago, Cities, Contrast, Eyes, Future, Nation)

"I am convinced that this approach, a mainstream Democratic approach, commands the strong support of the American people, and presents a sharp and compassionate contrast to the Republican abortion position which offers no real hope or commitment to mother or child."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Mother, People, Hope, Abortion, American, Commitment, Contrast, Republican, Support)

"I like to have Chinese furniture in my home as a constant and painful reminder of how much has been destroyed in China. The contrast between the beauty of the past and the ugliness of the modern is nowhere sharper than in China."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Beauty, Home, Contrast, Past, Ugliness)

"So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Discipline, Absence, Freedom)

"I know that when I make a record like The Delivery Man as a contrast to even Il Sogno, this is going to reach a wider audience, because it communicates in that very direct way."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Contrast, Man)

"I had always owned them to be the Word of God... the careful reading of the Acts afforded me a practical picture of the early church; which made me feel deeply the contrast with its actual present state; though still, as ever beloved by God."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Church, Contrast, Present, Reading, State, Word)

"In contrast, the control you have in a theatre is very attractive to me."
- Judi Dench
(Related: Control, Contrast, Theatre)

"There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Contrast, Earth, Shadows)

"The cultural contrast I saw between religions... Catholics have a lot of mediators, going through saints and Mary or whatever. Protestants in general say things to God directly."
- Robert Duvall
(Related: God, Contrast, Saints)

"Once the image was in the digital environment, one of the problems was, we had no means to reproduce the color spectrum, grey scale, and contrast that film produces, without converting the digital file to film, evaluating it, then going back and changing the digital image."
- John Dykstra
(Related: Contrast, Environment, Film, Problems)

"As with sound, images are subjective. You and I may not see the same color red as red, but we will probably agree that the image on the screen is a digital image or film image, based on contrast, bit depth, and refresh rate."
- John Dykstra
(Related: Contrast, Film, May, Sound, Will)

"Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood, and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out."
- C. S. Forester
(Related: Contrast, Emotions, England, Hollywood)

"What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Intelligence, Contrast)

"It was always understood that plants and animals, though completely contrasted in their higher representatives, approached each other very closely in their lower and simpler forms. But they were believed not to blend."
- Asa Gray
(Related: Animals, Plants)

"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
(Related: Art, Abuse, Contrast, Eye, Film, Light, Today)

"Contrast is what makes photography interesting."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Contrast, Photography)

"It was easy to present figures demonstrating the contrast between lead work in the United States under conditions of neglect and ignorance, and comparable work in England and Germany, under intelligent control."
- Alice Hamilton
(Related: Work, Control, Contrast, England, Germany, Ignorance, Neglect, Present, states, United)

"Michigan is two radically different places - the North and the South which makes for good drama and contrast."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: Contrast, Drama)

"Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything, even the beautiful."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Contrast, Rest)

"As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Nature, Contrast)

"Within this widest concept of object, and specifically within the concept of individual object, Objects and phenomena stand in contrast with each other."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Contrast)

"I thought it was a really good contrast to have a really sweet, sincere, church girl sitting next to the church lady who seemed kind of, you know, over the top."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Thought, Church, Contrast, Lady)

"The home stands in contrast to all other capitalist institutions as the last stronghold of pre-capitalist isolation."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Home, Contrast, Isolation)

"In cloning, in contrast, reproduction is asexual - the cloned child is the product not of two but of one."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Contrast)

"The duty of a toastmaster is to be so dull that the succeeding speakers will appear brilliant by contrast."
- Clarence Budington Kelland
(Related: Contrast, Duty, Will)

"Contrasting styles is always the most fun to watch."
- Richard Krajicek
(Related: Fun)

"When contrasted with the much longer time that life has been present, the course of Christianity thus far is but a brief moment."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Life, Time, Christianity, Present)

"In contrast, Christianity, while acknowledging the presence of suffering, declares that life can be infinitely worth living and opens the way to eternal life in fellowship with God Who so loved the world that He gave Himself in Christ."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Life, God, Christianity, Contrast, Living, Suffering, World, Worth)

"Contrast the United States with any country on the face of the earth today and ask yourself whether the situation of the United States is not the best to be found."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Contrast, Country, Earth, states, Today, United)

"The good moral work of art should have all the qualities that a good amoral work of art should have, such as formal unity, balance, contrast, and a sensitivity to the material out of which it is made."
- Norman McLaren
(Related: Art, Work, Balance, Contrast, Sensitivity, Unity)

"If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Values, Culture, Will)

"There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Quality, Contrast, Nothing, World)

"Our world and our state have been transformed, but, in contrast, we as people have not been."
- Ruth Ann Minner
(Related: People, Contrast, State, World)

"The Israeli government has proved over the past year its commitment to peace, both in words and deeds. By contrast, the Palestinians are posing preconditions for renewing the diplomatic process in a way they have not done over the course of 16 years."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Government, Peace, Commitment, Contrast, Deeds, Past, Words, Years)

"In the photographs themselves there's a definite contrast between the figures and the location - I like that kind of California backyard look; clapboard houses, staircases outdoors."
- Helmut Newton
(Related: Contrast, Houses)

"Which is probably the reason why I work exclusively in black and white... to highlight that contrast."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Work, Contrast, Reason)

"Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements."
- Agnes Repplier
(Related: Contrast, Democracy, Ideals, Possibilities)

"Contrast that with the call of the Liberal Democrats in April, when they were prepared to call upon the British people to participate in a 24-hour strike. It shows how far to the right the Labour Party's gone."
- Arthur Scargill
(Related: People, April, Contrast, Democrats, Liberal, Party, Right)

"It has been shown that, in contrast to everything which classical national economy has hitherto taught, not the producer but the consumer is the ruling factor in economic life."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Life, Contrast, Economy)

"In contrast, traditional classical music starts from an abstract musical schema. This is then notated and only expressed in concrete sound as a last stage, when it is performed."
- Pierre Schaeffer
(Related: Music, Contrast, Sound)

"In contrast, fear societies are societies in which dissent is banned."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Fear, Contrast, Dissent)

"In order to accommodate to change and to the contrast of phenomena, the intellect does not require any shocks and inner upheavals; it is only through such upheavals that the more conservative mind could accommodate to the metropolitan rhythm of events."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Change, Conservative, Contrast, Events, Intellect, Mind, Order)

"In contrast to what most prosecutors do, we try to treat all individuals with complete fairness. We do not go out and hold press conferences and the like."
- Kenneth Starr
(Related: Contrast, Press)

"William Shatner has one style. We have completely contrasting personalities. We're very good friends. I adore him, but we're very different people, so they were smart enough to write characters that reflected that."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: People, Friends, Style)

"I think our failure in the production of good town churches of distinctive character must have struck you often, as it has me, when contrasted with our comparative success in country churches."
- George Edmund Street
(Related: Success, Character, Failure, Churches, Country, Production)

"To contrast national solidarity and international cooperation as two opposites seems foolish to me."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Contrast, Cooperation, Opposites, Solidarity)

"For many in baseball September is a month of stark contrast with April, when everyone had dared to hope. If baseball is a lot like life, as pundits declare, it is because life is more about losing than winning."
- John Thorn
(Related: Life, Hope, Winning, April, Baseball, Contrast, Losing)

"What a revolting contrast exists in England between the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers."
- Flora Tristan
(Related: Women, Superiority, Contrast, England, Slavery, Writers)

"I try to contrast; life today is full of contrast... We have to change."
- Gianni Versace
(Related: Change, Life, Contrast, Today)

"The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it."
- Voltaire
(Related: Colors, Contrast, Effect, Eye, May, Painting)

"One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid."
- James D. Watson
(Related: Successful, Contrast, Mothers, Newspapers, Popular, Scientists)

"I have run large organizations, I know what it takes to create a healthy business climate, and I have more experience than Jerry Brown doing that. So it'll be a stark contrast, a career politician vs. someone who has met a payroll, gotten a return on investment, knows how to use technology to do more with less."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Business, Experience, Technology, Career, Climate, Contrast, Investment)

"In sharp contrast to the idea that this stage of life is enviable, we hear high levels of anxiety about getting old, anxieties about health, mobility, access to facilities, simple routine care and attention."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Life, Health, Idea, Anxiety, Attention, Care, Contrast, Old, Routine)