Quotes and Sayings about Expression



"Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Perception, Execution, Expression, Infinite, Photography, Variety)

"Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics."
- Jane Addams
(Related: Action, Ethics, Expression)

"I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Care, Expression, Freedom, Interest, Journalism, Liberty, Speech)

"Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Inferiority, Expression, Feeling)

"When a performance isn't working, it's usually because the actor is trying to do something and they're not able to express their idea very well. It's a muddled expression."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Idea, Performance, Actor, Expression, Trying)

"The aim of our studies is to prove that color is the most relative means of artistic expression, that we never really perceive what color is physically."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Expression)

"Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love."
- James Allen
(Related: Love, Expression, Harmony, Law, Spiritual)

"Freedom of expression - in particular, freedom of the press - guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Government, Actions, Decisions, Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Participation, Popular)

"Once you've established where you are, you go to the character and elaborate on expressions and action."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Action, Character)

"With reference to other religions, the Church sees a great difference between them and herself. The other religions are expressions of the human soul seeking God, with some beautiful spiritual insights, but also not without errors. Christianity is rather God seeking humanity."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: God, Soul, Christianity, Church, Difference, Errors, Humanity, Spiritual)

"Since in music we deal with notes, not words, with chords, with transitions, with color and expression, the musical meaning always based on those notes as written and nothing else - has to be divined."
- Claude Arrau
(Related: Music, Expression, Meaning, Nothing, Words)

"When I draw a character, very often as I'm doing a face, my face mirrors the expression."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Character, Expression)

"From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war."
- Margot Asquith
(Related: Men, War, Expression, Faces, Man)

"One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down.'"
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Computer)

"The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Nothing, Order)

"Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Life, Expression, Grace)

"If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Divinity, Expression, Living, Personality, Will, World)

"Unlike the expressionists, I have never been interested in renewing the world through the vehicle of art."
- Georg Baselitz
(Related: Art, World)

"I had always loved expressionist painting, like every European. In fact I admired it all the more because these were precisely the paintings despised by my father's generation."
- Georg Baselitz
(Related: Father, Fact, Painting)

"Works of art produced in the contemporary world are a further expression of that. But I don't think there is an active, ongoing nihilist self-consciousness in the artist."
- Leonard Baskin
(Related: Art, Artist, Expression, Self, World)

"Viewed narrowly, all life is universal hunger and an expression of energy associated with it."
- Mary Ritter Beard
(Related: Life, Energy, Expression, Hunger)

"I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control."
- Alan Bennett
(Related: Control, Expression)

"To people outside, they think, Gee, that's great. You get to go here and there. The other side of that is our expression, This is location, not vacation."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: People, Expression, Vacation)

"Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Religion, Soul, People, Expression, Opium, Protest, Religious, Sentiment, Suffering, World)

"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
(Related: Choice, Expression, Man, Opinion, Privilege, Right, Vote)

"The Pledge of Allegiance is an important expression of our shared values, and it should be preserved in its current form. I fully support the Pledge of Allegiance and urge my colleagues to do the same."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Values, Expression, Support)

"Expressions of disapproval are on a level of vulgarity that cannot be tolerated. The way to express disapproval is to do without applause."
- Rudolf Bing
(Related: Applause, Vulgarity)

"Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression."
- Otto Von Bismarck
(Related: Europe, Expression)

"I have never known a more vulgar expression of betrayal and deceit."
- Lucien Bouchard
(Related: Betrayal, Deceit, Expression)

"Those expressions are omitted which can not with propriety be read aloud in the family."
- Thomas Bowdler
(Related: Family)

"I'll make music, whether or not anyone is listening, for the rest of my life. It's a natural form of expression for me, the same way I draw and write and sing."
- Brandon Boyd
(Related: Life, Music, Expression, Listening, Rest)

"There is an expression now that is commonly used about these so-called internal conflicts which are not really internal, because they have connections to the outside world."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Expression, Now, World)

"So, my style has hopefully changed over the years and it is more relaxed, and I do tend to smile and have more than one expression these days hopefully - which I didn't at the beginning."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Beginning, Expression, Smile, Style, Years)

"In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Wisdom, Action, Expression, Lies, Opinions, Promise)

"Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health and self-esteem, not its cause."
- Nathaniel Branden
(Related: Health, Achievement, Cause, Expression, Self)

"Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity."
- Marlon Brando
(Related: Life, Acting, Expression, Maturity, Quitting)

"The kind of support encouraged by such modes of expression has always arisen basically from confusing the fatherland itself with the social conditions which happened to prevail in it."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Expression, Support)

"Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity."
- Vera Brittain
(Related: Politics, Expression)

"Man is unique not because he does science, and his is unique not because he does art, but because science and art equally are expressions of his marvelous plasticity of mind."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Art, Science, Man, Mind)

"In my book I don't just demonstrate that free enterprise is the most efficient way of organizing an economy - which it is. I also show that it's an expression of American values, and, thus, that a fight for free enterprise is very much a fight for our culture."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Values, American, Culture, Economy, Expression, Fight)

"What I'm fighting for now in my work... for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks, poems I could take into a tavern, into the street, into the halls of a housing project."
- Gwendolyn Brooks
(Related: Work, Expression, Fighting, Now, Poems, Project)

"When you tell an Iowan a joke, you can see a kind of race going on between his brain and his expression."
- Bill Bryson
(Related: Expression, Race)

"Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Communication, Fulfillment, Self)

"There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender... identity is performatively constituted by the very 'expressions' that are said to be its results."
- Judith Butler
(Related: Gender, Identity, Results)

"That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage of the narrow circle of life, which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man, never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity is oppressed and religion is corrupt."
- Hall Caine
(Related: Religion, Life, God, Soul, Expression, Humanity, Protest, Suffering, Yearning)

"Whether it's people walking off 'The View' when Bill O'Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, Islam, American, Being, Expression, Opinion, Radical, Speech, Walking)

"Several amendments should be made to the primary and general election laws to improve them, but such changes must in no way interfere with a full and free expression of the people's choice in naming the candidates to be voted on at general elections."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: People, Choice, Elections, Expression, Laws)

"Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom."
- Benjamin Cardozo
(Related: Expression, Freedom)

"The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Clothes, Expression, Woman)

"Usually I'm frustrated when I look at my films and I don't believe that I've made a real transformation beyond my usual sets of gestures and expressions. I still have this nagging feeling that it's me, that I didn't create a unique character."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Character, Feeling, Nagging)

"It was a challenge to be able to create a character without being able to use one's normal set of expressions. All the rubber and makeup attached to your face left you with only a modest range of facial movements."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Character, Being, Challenge, Makeup)

"Art is an expression of who you are. Parts that I play are my sculptures."
- Kim Cattrall
(Related: Art, Expression, Play)

"With a painter's temperament, all that's needed are the means of expression sufficient to be intelligible to the wide public."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Expression, Public, Temperament)

"Our expression and our words never coincide, which is why the animals don't understand us."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: Animals, Expression, Words)

"The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression, and its natural language is pathos."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Genius, Expression, Eye, Language)

"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
(Related: Conviction, Expression, Song, Spirit, Writing)

"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: People, Expression, Freedom)

"We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being."
- Deepak Chopra
(Related: Change, Death, Being, Expression, Sickness, Spirit, Victims)

""No comment" is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Expression)

"For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Power, Expression, Military, Rank, Today)

"I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Dreams, Expression, Freedom)

"All that passes is raised to the dignity of expression; all that happens is raised to the dignity of meaning. Everything is either symbol or parable."
- Paul Claudel
(Related: Dignity, Expression, Meaning, Symbol)

"It's just someone has labelled us as having a different label to do what you do. I find that labels are the worst thing in the world for artistic expression."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Expression, World)

"Even when you write it, someone's got to play it. So if you can play it and bypass all the rest of the things, you're still doing as great as someone that has spent forty years trying to find out how to do that. I'm really pro-human beings, pro-expression of everything."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Play, Rest, Trying, Years)

"Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Criticism, Expression, Garden, Letters)

"I entirely agree with you about the obscurity of Mrs Browning's line about the stars. It is far-fetched. She wanted to express something which she found beyond expression."
- Marie Corelli
(Related: Expression, Obscurity, Stars)

"Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality."
- Richard Courant
(Related: Desire, Expression, Individuality, Intuition, Logic, Mathematics, Mind, Perfection, Reason, Will)

"The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: Beauty, Power, Artist, Expression)

"Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: Beauty, Power, Time, Truth, Artist, Expression)

"I think differently, I think it's about reaching everybody on every different plane and every different level, and if I could remix the song and do a dance remix, that's great. If I could do a classical version, that'll be great too. It's all just about expression."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Dance, Expression, Song)

"The Constitution was the expression not only of a political faith, but also of political fears. It was wrought both as the organ of the national interest and as the bulwark of certain individual and local rights."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Faith, Constitution, Expression, Rights, Interest)

"Technology is us. There is no separation. It's a pure expression of human creative will. It doesn't exist anywhere else in the universe. I'm rather sure of that."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Technology, Expression, Separation, Universe, Will)

"Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author's phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea."
- Guy Debord
(Related: Idea, Progress, Ideas, Improvement, Meaning, Plagiarism, Right, Words)

"Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: Music, Expression, Play)

"I think more than writers, the major influences on me have been European movies, jazz, and Abstract Expressionism."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Movies, Jazz, Writers)

"I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Confusion, Expression, Pretty, State)

"I enjoy making solo albums because over the years it's evolved into more of a genuine personal expression of story-telling and day dreams, and I work in a way that has more control."
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Work, Dreams, Control, Day, Expression, Years)

"You can't do opera when already from the 10th row you can only see little dolls on the stage. In such an enormous space you can't put much faith in the personal presence of the individual singer, which is reflected in facial expressions, among other things."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Faith, Opera, Space)

"The lived experiences which could not find adequate scientific expression in the substance doctrine of rational psychology were now validated in light of new and better methods."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Doctrine, Expression, Light, Now, Psychology)

"It was a favorite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend."
- Diogenes
(Related: Time, Expression, Favorite, Man)

"They've found a way to privately, or within a small family group, share expressions, or other images, drawings, and then gain access to some of the world's great expressions and images and make them real, make them tangible."
- John Doerr
(Related: Family, Gain, World)

"I was very pleased to find that once I had records out music videos were starting to happen, so I directed some of my own music videos and got to experiment in other areas of expression."
- Thomas Dolby
(Related: Music, Expression)

"A lyric, it is true, is the expression of personal emotion, but then so is all poetry, and to suppose that there are several kinds of poetry, differing from each other in essence, is to be deceived by wholly artificial divisions which have no real being."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Poetry, Being, Emotion, Expression)

"The musician - if he be a good one - finds his own perception prompted by the poet's perception, and he translates the expression of that perception from the terms of poetry into the terms of music."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Music, Poetry, Perception, Expression)

"The poet's perfect expression is the token of a perfect experience; what he says in the best possible way he has felt in the best possible way, that is, completely."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Experience, Expression)

"A lot of people have this ego need that makes them want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe and humans are the most important species, the supreme expression of creation."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: People, Creation, Earth, Ego, Expression, Universe, Want)

"The negative aspects of Scottish Nationalism are a kind of aggressive complacency, that sort of boasting; but that's an expression of insecurity, I think, of a lack of confidence."
- Douglas Dunn
(Related: Negative, Confidence, Expression, Insecurity, Nationalism)

"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
(Related: Women, Defense, Expression, Feminism)

"It is almost impossible to reconcile self expression with the creative act."
- Charles Eames
(Related: Act, Expression, Self)

"She claimed she loved the camera, its warmth, its familiarity. She responded to its naked glare, its slavish attention to every expression of her face and body, with the kind of immediacy a trusted lover could expect."
- Anne Edwards
(Related: Attention, Body, Expression, Familiarity)

"Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life."
- Jonathan Edwards
(Related: Faith, Life, Expression, Prayer)

"The key thing is, even if you only have a couple of hours a month, those two hours shoulder-to-shoulder, next to one student, concentrated attention, shining this beam of light on their work, on their thoughts and their self-expression, is going to be absolutely transformative, because so many of the students have not had that ever before."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Attention, Key, Light, Self, Students)

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Art, Knowledge, Expression, Joy)

"No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference."
- George Eliot
(Related: Compliment, Expression, Indifference)

"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Poetry, Emotion, Emotions, Expression, Personality, Want)

"Beauty without expression is boring."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Beauty, Expression)

"The freedom of thought and expression is one of the most sacred rights in this country."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Thought, Country, Expression, Freedom, Rights)

"The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Art, Architecture, Expression, Vice)

"Profit and bottom line, the contemporary mantra, eliminates the very source of architectural expression."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Expression, Profit)

"Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Art, Science, Inspiration, Ideas, Expression, May, Senses)

"Grant me some wild expressions, Heavens, or I shall burst."
- George Farquhar
"As a necessary prerequisite to the creation of new forms of expression one might, I suppose, argue that current sensibilities respond uniquely to the notion of exhaustion as exhaustion, although that does de facto seem rather limiting."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Creation, Exhaustion, Expression)

"Write what you feel. Write because of that need for expression."
- Dorothy Fields
(Related: Expression)

"I was a student at Harvard, and that's where I learned about so-called avant-garde music. Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism and painting were well known at this time."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Time, Music, Painting)

"We thought the church had withdrawn from interfering in Italian politics... but instead there is a terrible resurgence. These are ugly signs for freedom of expression."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Politics, Thought, Church, Expression, Freedom, Ugly)

"Every artistic expression is either influenced by or adds something to politics."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Politics, Expression)

"There are people who believe in an absolutely transparent prose; with every respect for clarity of expression, I don't."
- John M. Ford
(Related: People, Clarity, Expression, Prose, Respect)

"My play is the ultimate expression of my feeling of the twilight of Western civilization."
- Richard Foreman
(Related: Civilization, Expression, Feeling, Play, Twilight)

"Mob law is the most forcible expression of an abnormal public opinion; it shows that society is rotten to the core."
- Timothy Thomas Fortune
(Related: Society, Expression, Law, Mob, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself."
- Emmet Fox
(Related: Art, Life, God, Expression, Present)

"Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human."
- Viktor E. Frankl
(Related: Life, Being, Expression, Meaning, State)

"Control of vibrato helps your musical expression."
- James Galway
(Related: Control, Expression)

"A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Compromise, Expression, Limits, Perfection, Practice)

"Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Being, Expression, Man, Nothing, Silly)

"Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does."
- Allen Ginsberg
(Related: Poetry, Time, Bed, Expression, Lying, Night, Party, Public, Thinking, World)

"Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ. On the surface everything may look strong and vigorous; yet the poison works its way persistently, until the entire fabric is doomed."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Expression, May, Poison)

"Like, every couple of months you read, they rewrite, you come back in, they've animated more stuff - they usually videotape you while you're reading it - so they'll incorporate some gestures and some facial expressions into it."
- John Goodman
(Related: Months, Reading)

"Marks of Identity is, among other things, the expression of the process of alienation in a contemporary intellectual with respect to his own country."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Alienation, Country, Expression, Identity, Respect)

"A contemporary artist can use the findings of all epochs and all styles, from the most primitive literary expressions up to the most refined products of the baroque."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Artist, Literary)

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Life, Time, Action, Energy, Expression, Force, Vitality)

"What is he? He's a puppeteer and he's got a lot of inspiration all around him, and the fact that they can manipulate the expressions now with ease compared to what it used to be."
- Joe Grant
(Related: Inspiration, Fact, Now)

"Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper."
- Gunter Grass
(Related: Art, Expression, Fight, Passion)

"What is writing but an expression of my own life?"
- Zane Grey
(Related: Life, Expression, Writing)

"Disease is a vital expression of the human organism."
- Georg Groddeck
(Related: Disease, Expression)

"A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?"
- Ernst Haas
(Related: Impression, Expression)

"I regard freedom of expression as the primary right without which one can not have a proper functioning democracy."
- Lord Hailsham
(Related: Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Right)

"More negatives write than call. It's a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic."
- John Hall
(Related: Sympathy, Contempt, Expression, Letters, Poor)

"Great art is the expression of a solution of the conflict between the demands of the world without and that within."
- Edith Hamilton
(Related: Art, Conflict, Expression, Solution, World)

"Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Life, Love, Will)

"There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression, as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Education, Life, Hope, Expression, Normality, Violence, Youth)

"Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Soul, Expression, Grace, Harmony)

"Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Soul, Expression, Harmony)

"Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression."
- Mark Helprin
(Related: Expression, Silence)

"Visible Faith is an expression of my Christian faith which must be visible to be real! I gave the name to the collection of musicians who worked with me on the record."
- Ken Hensley
(Related: Faith, Christian, Expression, Musicians, Name)

"I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love."
- James Herriot
(Related: Love, Cats, Faces)

"Since, however, the reduced surplus value is to be distributed among them in like manner, the modification of their respective parts in the production of surplus value must find expression in a modification of the prices."
- Rudolf Hiferding
(Related: Expression, Production, Value)

"Our lives are the only meaningful expression of what we believe and in Whom we believe. And the only real wealth, for any of us, lies in our faith."
- Gordon B. Hinckley
(Related: Faith, Wealth, Expression, Lies)

"Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Cowardice, Expression, Stupidity)

"Yes, I did, I mean I painted er, in a kind of abstract expressionist way, because of course that was exciting."
- David Hockney
"Color is for me the purest form of expression, the purest abstract reality."
- Jim Hodges
(Related: Expression, Reality)

"It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Failure, Expression)

"An idea can only be materialized with the help of a medium of expression, the inherent qualities of which must be surely sensed and understood in order to become the carrier of an idea."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Idea, Expression, Help, Order)

"It makes no difference whether a work is naturalistic or abstract; every visual expression follows the same fundamental laws."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Work, Difference, Expression, Laws)

"Every art expression is rooted fundamentally in the personality and temperament of the artist."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Art, Artist, Expression, Personality, Temperament)

"Creation is dominated by three absolutely different factors: First, nature, which works upon us by its laws; second, the artist, who creates a spiritual contact with nature and his materials; third, the medium of expression through which the artist translates his inner world."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Nature, Artist, Creation, Expression, First, Laws, Spiritual, World)

"When the impulses which stir us to profound emotion are integrated with the medium of expression, every interview of the soul may become art. This is contingent upon mastery of the medium."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Art, Soul, Emotion, Expression, Impulses, May)

"Acting is a very limited form of expression and those who take it seriously are very limited people. I take it seriously."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: People, Acting, Expression)

"The universe must exist for the self-expression of God and the delight of God."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: God, Delight, Self, Universe)

"We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Expression, Opinions)

"The expression of this idea is Queens of the Stone Age, but the idea is that you will never slack on the music and will always humble yourself at the alter of Rock."
- Joshua Homme
(Related: Music, Age, Idea, Expression, Will)

"Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Art, Life, Vision, Artist, Expression, Result, Will, World)

"If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Nature, Expression, Value)

"Every artist has to grow, and has to challenge themselves with a new form of expression."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Artist, Challenge, Expression)

"If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Faith, Experience, Expression, Giving, Investigation, Learning, Worth)

"While your life is the true expression of your faith, whom can you fear?"
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: Life, Faith, Fear, Expression)

"An aristocratic culture does not advertise its emotions. In its forms of expression it is sober and reserved. Its general attitude is stoic."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Attitude, Culture, Emotions, Expression)

"It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches."
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Related: College, Credit, Expression, Seriousness)

"Like all revolutions, the surrealist revolution was a reversion, a restitution, an expression of vital and indispensable spiritual needs."
- Eugene Ionesco
(Related: Expression, Revolution, Needs, Spiritual)

"Expression, to a great extent, is a matter of terms, and terms are anyone's. The meaning of 'God' may have a billion interpretations if there be that many souls in the world."
- Charles Ives
(Related: Expression, May, Meaning, World)

"The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Life, Creation, Expression, Infinity, Meaning, Present)

"The poet's expression of joy conceals his despair at not having found the reality of joy."
- Max Jacob
(Related: Despair, Expression, Joy, Reality)

"Only here, because of the illusion of intellectualism, our society separates the validity of human expression."
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Society, Expression, Illusion, Validity)

"Literature that keeps employing new linguistic and formal modes of expression to draft a panorama of society as a whole while at the same time exposing it, tearing the masks from its face - for me that would be deserving of an award."
- Elfriede Jelinek
(Related: Society, Time, Draft, Expression, Literature)

"I am a Moroccan writer of French expression."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Expression, Writer)

"If you make music for the human needs you have within yourself, then you do it for all humans who need the same things. You enrich humanity with the profound expression of these feelings."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Music, Feelings, Expression, Humanity, Needs)

"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
(Related: Music, Culture, Expression, Healing, Humanity)

"The most difficult thing is the organization of people and the expression of your intentions. It's very easy to have a picture in your head and to imagine that you've told everybody about what you need."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: People, Expression, Intentions)

"Well, I am not interested in the kind of expression that you have when you paint a painting with brush strokes. It's all right, but it's already done and I want to do something new."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Expression, Painting, Right, Want)

"And that Newman wasn't, and yet to me Pollock is just as radical and unlike Expressionism as Newman."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Radical)

"It just seemed to me to be a great story, set back in its time but something that seemed to have relevance for our time. Now that the film is coming out, it looks like we're back in another time where repression of expression is all the rage."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Time, Expression, Film, Now, Repression)

"The combination of domesticity and wildness - that's a deep expression."
- Tracy Kidder
(Related: Deep, Expression)

"My attitude is always one of sensuality, aggressive enthusiasm and a kind of outrageousness in my expression."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Attitude, Enthusiasm, Expression, Sensuality)

"I certainly was one of the instigators in the 1960s of freedom of expression."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Expression, Freedom)

"In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today."
- Lincoln Kirstein
(Related: Dance, Anarchy, Authority, Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Liberal, Necessity, Order, Today)

"Art is man's expression of his joy in labor."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Art, Expression, Joy, Labor, Man)

"I also helped write the five-page statement of principles that Civic Forum issued in late November. That was the first public expression of what the new government wanted to do."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Government, Expression, First, Principles, Public)

"The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions."
- Paul Klee
(Related: Art, Life, 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
(Related: People, Community, Expression, Meaning)

"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
(Related: People, Fact, Letters, Modernity, Tradition)

"As soon as you judge communication a little more rigorously, there is a possibility that the message will not be democratized. I have to say what I believe to be right. I have to spread out the statement among all the means of expression available to us at present."
- Alexander Kluge
(Related: Possibility, Communication, Expression, Present, Right, Will)

"Some of the best actors in the world are very exterior actors, Anthony Hopkins being one of them. He knows exactly how to turn his face to get a certain expression. He knows exactly what to do with eyes, and with his voice. It's very exterior."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: Actors, Being, Expression, Eyes, Voice, World)

"All that's left now is purely poetic work, putting more life into individual places, as I've made so sure of the fundamental mood and dimension of expression that it won't leave me groping around in uncertainty any more."
- Oskar Kokoschka
(Related: Life, Work, Expression, Now, Uncertainty)

"The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography."
- Alberto Korda
(Related: Beauty, Women, Expression, First, Photography)

"I hate that expression, 'fusion.' What it means to me is this movement where nothing ever really fused."
- Wayne Kramer
(Related: Expression, Hate, Nothing)

"For me art and chess are closely related, both are forms in which the self finds beauty and expression."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Art, Beauty, Chess, Expression, Self)

"I used to make fun of my friends who had BlackBerries. And I know that the expression CrackBerry has been going around, but now I fully understand it. I'm actually addicted to a piece of machinery, and that's really embarrassing."
- John Krasinski
(Related: Expression, Friends, Fun, Now)

"My style is very strong poses and expressions."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Style)

"For a while there, I was a stringer. The expression comes from the old habit of stringing together the column inches that you had written. They'd measure it and pay you 10 cents an inch for your printed copy."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Habit, Expression, Measure, Old)

"I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes."
- Yves Saint Laurent
(Related: Sex, Hope, Clothes, Expression, Modesty, Sex appeal, Simplicity)

"I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes."
- Yves Saint Laurent
(Related: Sex, Hope, Clothes, Expression, Modesty, Sex appeal, Simplicity)

"When you step back and watch people, you realize that we use every single body part. Movement, dance - I find it genius because it's ultimate expression, really."
- Jude Law
(Related: Genius, People, Dance, Body, Expression)

"How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Expression, Right)

"The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained. Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Expression)

"To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Expression, Lies, Nothing, Right, Simplicity)

"That is what intrigues me; songwriting and song structure and expression."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Expression, Song)

"It has to be able to play at the maximum expression and communication in every style, and the only way you can do that is - like Verdi said - working with a file, every day, little by little, until the orchestra's collective qualities emerge."
- James Levine
(Related: Communication, Day, Expression, Play, Style)

"Endeavour to be faithful, and if there is any beauty in your thought, your style will be beautiful; if there is any real emotion to express, the expression will be moving."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Beauty, Thought, Emotion, Expression, Style, Will)

"No good poem, however confessional it may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster?"
- C. Day Lewis
(Related: Earth, May, Self)

"Yes, you know sometimes, we started out thinking out how strange our painting was next to normal painting, which was anything expressionist. You forget that this has been thirty five years now and people don't look at it as if it were some kind of oddity."
- Roy Lichtenstein
(Related: People, Forget, Now, Painting, Thinking, Years)

"In capitalist history, invasion and class struggle are not opposites, as the official legend would have us believe, but one is the means and the expression of the other."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: History, Class, Expression, Opposites, Struggle)

"Every mind which has given itself to self-expression in art is aware of a directing agency outside its conscious control which it has agreed to label 'inspiration'."
- Norman Lindsay
(Related: Art, Control, Mind, Self)

"The sun as the expression of old world energy is torn down from the heavens by modern man, who by virtue of his technological superiority creates his own energy source."
- El Lissitzky
(Related: Superiority, Virtue, Energy, Expression, Man, Old, Sun, World)

"Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing, especially when the song is without words."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Inspiration, Expression, Singing, Song, Words)

"If you are killed because you are a writer, that's the maximum expression of respect, you know."
- Mario Vargas Llosa
(Related: Expression, Respect, Writer)

"Recognition of belligerency as an expression of sympathy is all very well."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Sympathy, Expression)

"David Bowie and Boy George created a safely contained theatrical expression of gay style."
- Lance Loud
(Related: Expression, Gay, Style)

"Singing your own songs is all about individual expression."
- Lyle Lovett
(Related: Expression, Singing, Songs)

"Most of the sex I've seen on the screen looks like an expression of hostility towards sex."
- Myrna Loy
(Related: Sex, Expression)

"In the studio the director controls the actor's every move, every inflection, every expression."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Actor, Expression)

"I went to college for one semester, and I took every subject I could, and I ended up failing. So I thought to myself, Ever since I was a kid, I've loved expression - and that's when I started thinking about acting."
- Derek Luke
(Related: Thought, Acting, College, Expression, Thinking)

"The secret of it is to read what you've got in front of you. Don't, if you suspect that something has a double meaning, don't pause. Don't put on a leery vocal expression if you know what I mean on radio. Don't sort of do anything other than read it."
- Humphrey Lyttelton
(Related: Expression, Meaning)

"I defend both the freedom of expression and society's right to counter it. I must pay the price for differing. It is the natural way of things."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Society, Expression, Freedom, Right)

"While one man can discover a certain thing by himself, another is never able to understand it, even if taught by means of all possible expressions and metaphors, and during a long period; his mind can in no way grasp it, his capacity is insufficient for it."
- Maimonides
(Related: Man, Metaphors, Mind)

"Because there is so little room for expression otherwise, a lot of people love cinema because they find it a way of expressing themselves."
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf
(Related: Love, People, Cinema, Expression)

"All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Death, Life, Disease, Expression, Interest)

"Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them."
- Franz Marc
(Related: Art, Life, Truth, Dream, Expression, Nothing, Questions, Surrender)

"Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the establishment, which abuses the term by applying it, not to expressions of its own morality but to those of another."
- Herbert Marcuse
(Related: Morality)

"Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self."
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Success, Expression, Self)

"Until fighting ends and there are conditions, which allow the free expression of will by the people, there can be no elections and elections are not held in these circumstances anywhere in the world."
- Aslan Maskhadov
(Related: People, Circumstances, Elections, Expression, Fighting, Will, World)

"It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Artist, Expression, Preparation, Years)

"In our daily lives as programmers, we process text strings a lot. So I tried to work hard on text processing, namely the string class and regular expressions. Regular expressions are built into the language and are very tuned up for use."
- Yukihiro Matsumoto
(Related: Work, Class, Language)

"Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Soul, Adventure, Artist, Expression, Production)

"But please know, whether you believe campaign contributions are speech or property, that I learned to love very dearly the right of free expression when I lived without that freedom for a while a long time ago."
- John McCain
(Related: Love, Time, Expression, Freedom, Property, Right, Speech)

"When I start to write, words have become physical presence. It was to see if I could bring that private world to life that found its first expression through reading. I really dislike the romantic notion of the artist."
- John McGahern
(Related: Life, Artist, Expression, First, Reading, Romantic, Words, World)

"Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Creativity, Expression, Liberty)

"Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Action, Appetite, Enjoyment, Expression, Will, World)

"In America it's live by the sword of freedom of expression and be will to die by it as well."
- Vince McMahon
(Related: America, Expression, Freedom, Will)

"From a person standpoint, the old expression of what doesn't kill you makes you stronger is somewhat true."
- Vince McMahon
(Related: Expression, Old)

"But my shift to the serious study of economics gradually weakened my belief in Major Douglas's A+B theorem, which was replaced in my thought by the expression MV = PT."
- James Meade
(Related: Thought, Belief, Economics, Expression, Study)

"Italy is a geographical expression."
- Prince Metternich
(Related: Expression, Italy)

"Russia, France, Germany and China. They revere their writers. America is still a frontier country that almost shudders at the idea of creative expression."
- James A. Michener
(Related: Idea, America, Country, Expression, France, Germany, Russia, Writers)

"The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie."
- Agnes de Mille
(Related: Music, Lie, People, Expression)

"I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Life, Growth, Being, Expression)

"Lyric writing is an interesting process in Sonic Youth. There's three people writing now, and we've all had a lot of interest and involvement with expression through words."
- Thurston Moore
(Related: People, Expression, Interest, Now, Words, Writing, Youth)

"We've been able to have our cake and eat it, too. Every song, every T-shirt, is absolutely a pure expression of what we want to do. And it connects."
- Tom Morello
(Related: Expression, Song, Want)

"To speak, therefore, of an electric current in the nerves, is to use quite as symbolic an expression as if we compared the action of the nervous principle with light or magnetism."
- Johannes P. Muller
(Related: Action, Expression, Light, Nerves)

"The thought came to me that all one loves in art becomes beautiful. Beauty is nothing but the expression of the fact that something is being loved. Only thus could she be defined."
- Robert Musil
(Related: Art, Beauty, Thought, Being, Expression, Fact, Nothing)

"Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression."
- Taslima Nasrin
(Related: Women, Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Rights, Human rights)

"Language is like songs, like food, like dance-it is the expression of what we think."
- Holly Near
(Related: Food, Dance, Expression, Language, Songs)

"Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Expression, Living, Mind, World)

"Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I cannot sing, I paint."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
(Related: Expression, Singing)

"The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass."
- Laurence Olivier
(Related: Purpose, Comedy, Disgust, Drama, Emotions, Exercise, Expression, Light, Office, Tears, Terror, Tragedy)

"You have to take strength from the people that love you and the people that love Barbara and the huge number of expressions of sympathy and compassion and support. That has been extremely moving."
- Ted Olson
(Related: Love, Sympathy, People, Strength, Compassion, Support)

"I believe that the responsibility of the winemaker is to take that fruit and get it into the bottle as the most natural and purest expression of that vineyard, of the grape varietal or blend, and of the vintage."
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.
(Related: Expression, Responsibility)

"The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Church, Celibacy, Christ, Dignity, Duty, Expression, Maturity, Proof, Vow, Word)

"For me, music making is the most joyful activity possible, the most perfect expression of any emotion."
- Luciano Pavarotti
(Related: Music, Emotion, Expression)

"Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history."
- Octavio Paz
(Related: History, Nature, Expression, Feeling, Language, Literature, Sense, Silence)

"As a matter of fact is an expression that precedes many an expression that isn't."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Expression, Fact)

"A civilization that only looks inward will stagnate. We have to keep looking outward; we have to keep finding new avenues for human endeavor and human expression."
- John L. Phillips
(Related: Civilization, Expression, Will)

"My films are the expression of momentary desires. I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way."
- Roman Polanski
(Related: Expression)

"A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Genius, Expression, Man, Right)

"Booty is just a ghetto expression, and I'm just a booty star."
- Richard Pryor
(Related: Expression)

"In their eyes as they pass is not hatred, not excitement, not despair, not the tonic of their victory - there is just the simple expression of being here as though they had been here doing this forever, and nothing else."
- Ernie Pyle
(Related: Victory, Being, Despair, Excitement, Expression, Eyes, Hatred, Nothing)

"Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry are all categories of man's expression which are valid only if the endorsement of formal content is valid."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Poetry, Content, Expression, Man, Religious)

"What Christ gives us is quite explicit if his own words are interpreted according to their Aramaic meaning. The expression 'This is my Body' means this is myself."
- Karl Rahner
(Related: Body, Christ, Expression, Meaning, Words)

"When you have birds you stare at them a lot and their eyes are recessed on their head. When they look at something they tilt their head in a quizzical expression."
- Ted Rall
(Related: Birds, Expression, Eyes)

"Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Love, Character, Values, Expression, Joy, Man, Reward)

"And also the new excitement and variety of ways that the abstract expressionists were applying paint. You could put it on as though it were colored air and it would be painting."
- Robert Rauschenberg
(Related: Excitement, Painting, Variety)

"A style is not a matter of camera angles or fancy footwork, it's an expression, an accurate expression of your particular opinion."
- Karel Reisz
(Related: Expression, Fancy, Opinion, Style)

"The movie business is very difficult but the music business is just impossible. So I'll play in bands and record and play songs with other people, but for me it's a form of expression that all I need is me. I don't need cameras or agents, I can just have a piano and sing and feel totally verified."
- Jeremy Renner
(Related: Business, Music, People, Expression, Play, Songs)

"I think they saw me as something like a deliverer, a way out. My means of expression, my music, was a way in which a lot of people wished they could express themselves and couldn't."
- Little Richard
(Related: Music, People, Expression)

"Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: Wisdom, Expression, Literary, Literature)

"Ordinary language carries with it conditions of meaning which it is easy to recognize by classifying the contexts in which the expression is employed in a meaningful manner."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: Expression, Language, Meaning)

"A fever is an expression of inner rage."
- Julia Roberts
(Related: Expression)

"You must first spend some time getting your model to relax. Then you'll get a natural expression."
- Norman Rockwell
(Related: Time, Expression, First, Relax)

"I talk as I sketch, too, in order to keep their minds off what I'm doing so I'll get the most natural expression I can from them. Also, the talking helps to size up the subject's personality, so I can figure out better how to portray him."
- Norman Rockwell
(Related: Expression, Order, Personality, Talk, Talking)

"The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls, and it is impossible to say that in some among them, drawing and color are better or worse than in others."
- Auguste Rodin
(Related: Men, Genius, Expression)

"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."
- Anne Roiphe
(Related: Beauty, Expression, Open, Smile, Woman)

"Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Women, Decisions, Expression, Value)

"At the present moment, with little or no detail to hand, it is difficult for me to make any comment, beyond the expression of horror at the shameless haste with which the government appears to be pressing for our liquidation."
- Ethel Rosenberg
(Related: Government, Detail, Expression, Haste, Horror, Present)

"A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human."
- Georges Rouault
(Related: Character, Expression, Interest, Sky)

"Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions."
- Joseph Roux
(Related: Poetry, Expression)

"That this individual life of all of us is not something limited in its temporal expression to the life that now we experience, follows from the very fact that here nothing final or individual is found expressed."
- Josiah Royce
(Related: Life, Experience, Expression, Fact, Nothing, Now)

"Have you ever heard the expression: Walk a mile in my shoes, and then judge me? And write your own books."
- Ann Rule
(Related: Books)

"What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Expression, Freedom)

"Pulse as an active means of expression, Stravinsky and Beethoven are the two masters of that."
- Esa-Pekka Salonen
(Related: Expression)

"You can say battle or war or whatever, but in the end, it's music. It's not really violent in intent at all, it's really just about expression and celebrating that in itself."
- Eric San
(Related: War, Music, Battle, End, Expression)

"Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression."
- Margaret Sanger
(Related: Challenge, Expression, Woman)

"A common allegiance to form of expression that is identified with no single national unit is likely to prove one of the most potent symbols of the freedom of the human spirit that the world has yet known."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Expression, Freedom, Spirit, World)

"Human beings do not live in the objective world alone, nor alone in the world of social activity as ordinarily understood, but are very much at the mercy of the particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Society, Expression, Language, Mercy, World)

"In a sense, every form of expression is imposed upon one by social factors, one's own language above all."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Expression, Language, Sense)

"The modern mind tends to be more and more critical and analytical in spirit, hence it must devise for itself an engine of expression which is logically defensible at every point and which tends to correspond to the rigorous spirit of modern science."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Science, Expression, Mind, Spirit)

"Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending."
- Virginia Satir
(Related: Action, Expression, Parents, Self, Word)

"The citizen's job is to be rude - to pierce the comfort of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt."
- John Ralston Saul
(Related: Comfort, Doubt, Job)

"You may see the emergence of a new political party from the body of the trade union movement which represents a very clear-cut socialist alternative policy and which gives expression to the views of the trade union movement in parliament."
- Arthur Scargill
(Related: Policy, Body, Expression, May, Parliament, Party, Trade)

"The music is a personal expression, like art. It is something that you like doing that comes from within, and is an expression that comes from God. That is why artists are beautiful and why people who copy are not really artistic."
- Michael Schenker
(Related: Music, Art, God, People, Artists, Expression)

"If you copy then it is not self-expression."
- Michael Schenker
(Related: Self)

"Every good man progressively becomes God. To become God, to be man, and to educate oneself, are expressions that are synonymous."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: God, Man)

"Style, no matter how outrageous it is, is still an expression of someone's personality. And my personality is somewhere stuck in the classics."
- Liev Schreiber
(Related: Expression, Personality, Style)

"Entrepreneurial profit is the expression of the value of what the entrepreneur contributes to production."
- Joseph A. Schumpeter
(Related: Expression, Production, Profit, Value)

"I feel constricted if I become too much aware of the act of making. Liberty is lost and instead of an instinctual lyrical expression the whole thing becomes arid."
- William Scott
(Related: Act, Expression, Liberty)

"Love... Force it and it disappears. You cannot will love, nor even control it. You can only guide its expression. It comes or it goes according to those qualities in life that invite it or deny its presence."
- David Seabury
(Related: Life, Love, Control, Expression, Force, Will)

"Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Expression, Silence)

"Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Dancing, Desire, Expression)

"George W Bush is like a bad comic working the crowd, a moron, if you'll pardon the expression."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Expression)

"When you start suppressing feelings at an early age, it hurts you down the road. Full expression of anger and pain is very important."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Anger, Age, Feelings, Expression, Pain, Road)

"But there's still an avenue for smaller comics and personal expression."
- Bill Sienkiewicz
(Related: Expression)

"Rock 'n Roll: The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear."
- Frank Sinatra
(Related: Expression, Misfortune, Ugly)

"Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Vision, Expression)

"Art is expression, and to have high expression you must have something high to express."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Art, Expression)

"Now whatever the origin of this apparently meaningless jumble of ideas may have been, it is really a perfect and very slightly allegorical expression of the actual present views we hold today."
- Frederick Soddy
(Related: Ideas, Expression, May, Now, Present, Today)

"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
(Related: People, Expression, Identity, Want, Will)

"The earth is ready, the time is ripe, for the authoritative expression of the feminine as well as the masculine interpretation of that common social consensus which is slowly writing justice in the State and fraternity in the social order."
- Anna Garlin Spencer
(Related: Time, Earth, Expression, Justice, Order, State, Writing)

"The most common and most important result of them is that the nature and size of the effect on corresponding series of different elements are largely an expression of the peculiarity of their atomic structure - or, at least, of the structure of the surface."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Nature, Effect, Expression, Result)

"The most important tribute any human being can pay to a poem or a piece of prose he or she really loves is to learn it by heart. Not by brain, by heart; the expression is vital."
- George Steiner
(Related: Heart, Being, Expression, Prose, Tribute)

"The goal of art was the vital expression of self."
- Alfred Stieglitz
(Related: Art, Goal, Expression, Self)

"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
(Related: Art, Expression, Photography, Possibilities)

"I swear by that old expression, 'One monkey don't stop no show!' The reality is, we still have some good men out there, and we should hail those men as the kings they are."
- Angie Stone
(Related: Men, Expression, Kings, Old, Reality)

"Of every noble work the silent part is best, of all expression that which can not be expressed."
- William Wetmore Story
(Related: Work, Expression)

"Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
(Related: Music, Ideas, Expression, Painting, Spiritual)

"Neither Aristotelian nor Russellian rules give the exact logic of any expression of ordinary language; for ordinary language has no exact logic."
- Peter Frederick Strawson
(Related: Expression, Language, Logic, Rules)

"I've had some amazing people in my life. Look at my father - he came from a small fishing village of five hundred people and at six foot four with giant ears and a kind of very odd expression, thought he could be a movie star. So go figure, you know?"
- Kiefer Sutherland
(Related: Life, Father, Thought, People, Expression, Fishing)

"Art is not in some far-off place. A work of art is the expression of a man's whole personality, sensibility and ability."
- Shinichi Suzuki
(Related: Art, Work, Ability, Expression, Man, Personality, Sensibility)

"Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Art, Science, Truth, Error, Expression, Illusion, Reality)

"In a novel, my feelings and sense of outrage can find a broader means of expression which would be more symbolic and applicable to many European countries."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Feelings, Countries, Expression, Sense)

"I shall stand for freedom of thought and expression in a place where it has been trampled and penalized."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Thought, Expression, Freedom)

"I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression."
- Amy Tan
(Related: Choice, Expression, Freedom, Mind)

"The most perfect expression of human behavior is a string quartet."
- Jeffrey Tate
(Related: Behavior, Expression)

"The expression of divinity is in variety."
- Sheri S. Tepper
(Related: Divinity, Expression, Variety)

"There's this expression called postmodernism, which is kind of silly, and destroys a perfectly good word called modern, which now no longer means anything."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: Expression, Now, Silly, Word)

"My opposition to Interviews lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language."
- James Thurber
(Related: Answers, English, Expression, Fact, Grace, Language, Lies, Opposition, Value)

"A maverick feels like he has no choice however difficult his choice of expression. In my case, it was going backwards into tonality. It seemed so wrong. The idea that progress is going into the past in a new way is very strange, even though there are precedents."
- David Del Tredici
(Related: Idea, Progress, Choice, Expression, Past, Precedents, Wrong)

"The question about those aromatic advertisements that perfume companies are having stitched into magazines these days is this: under the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, is smelling up the place a constitutionally protected form of expression?"
- Calvin Trillin
(Related: Expression, First, Question)

"I do not know whether there be, as a rule, more vocal expression of the sentiment of love between a man and a woman, than there is between two thrushes. They whistle and call to each other, guided by instinct rather than by reason."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Love, Expression, Instinct, Man, Reason, Sentiment, Thrushes, Woman)

"You are part of that horrid expression, the best and the brightest. It can be a terrible burden if you let it be, but it is the great challenge of your time. And being a warrior in that challenge should be wondrous."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Time, Being, Burden, Challenge, Expression)

"My interest lies in my self-expression - what's inside of me - not what I'm in."
- John Turturro
(Related: Interest, Lies, Self)

"Substance must emanate from spirit and is nothing else than the record of the spirit's conception of itself finding expression in space and time."
- Paul Twitchell
(Related: Time, Expression, Nothing, Space, Spirit)

"You are talking to a man who can only play a plastic keyboard. Give me anything weighted and I've had it. I haven't got the strength in my fingers to push them down. So I don't get a lot of expression on the keyboard."
- Midge Ure
(Related: Strength, Expression, Man, Play, Talking)

"Music, which should pulsate with life, needs new means of expression, and science alone can infuse it with youthful vigor."
- Edgard Varese
(Related: Science, Life, Music, Expression, Needs)

"In Italian there is an expression: We don't sleep on the fame."
- Donatella Versace
(Related: Fame, Sleep)

"The censor's sword pierces deeply into the heart of free expression."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Heart, Expression)

"Imitation is being rewarded. They're learning that if you fit right in the mold, you get rewarded. Music is no longer a form of expression - it's a means to a lifestyle."
- Mike Watt
(Related: Music, Being, Expression, Imitation, Learning, Right)

"Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Crime, Desire, Expression)

"The desire for self-expression afflicts people when they feel there is something of themselves which is not getting through to the outside world."
- Fay Weldon
(Related: People, Desire, Self, World)

"The early expression of my youth was filled with all the aspects of art."
- Felix de Weldon
(Related: Art, Expression, Youth)

"Our politics are our deepest form of expression: they mirror our past experiences and reflect our dreams and aspirations for the future."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Dreams, Politics, Aspirations, Future, Past)

"Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players... they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure."
- Arsene Wenger
(Related: Fear, Failure, Expression, Freedom)

"It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Expression, Humanity, Literature)

"Simplicity is the glory of expression."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Expression, Glory, Simplicity)

"The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Art, Expression, Glory, Letters, Light, Simplicity)

"The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression."
- Eugene Wigner
(Related: Expression, Language, Laws)

"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Sister, Expression, Machine)

"I am not on this planet to get something done - the things we accomplish are expressions of our purpose."
- Paul Williams
(Related: Purpose)

"Every gesture is a gesture from the blood, every expression a symbolic utterance... Everything is of the blood, of the senses."
- Henry Williamson
(Related: Blood, Expression, Senses)

"Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle."
- Marianne Williamson
(Related: Love, Miracles, Sense)

"I tried to instill a different motivation, to give them the security and the conviction that they were doing something good, something necessary, something useful - if you want to use a grandiose expression, that they were doing something for peace."
- Markus Wolf
(Related: Peace, Motivation, Conviction, Expression, Security, Want)

"Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live."
- Tom Wolfe
(Related: Love, Expression, Will)

"Most of us don't live lives that lend themselves to novelistic expression, because our lives are so fragmented."
- Tobias Wolff
(Related: Expression)

"The most important precedents deal with the whole idea of symbolic programming - the notion of setting up symbolic expressions that can represent anything one wants, and then having functions that operate on both their structure and content."
- Stephen Wolfram
(Related: Idea, Content, Precedents, Programming)

"Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place."
- Judith Wright
(Related: Feelings, Emotions, Expression, Language)

"In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within."
- Chen Ning Yang
(Related: Anger, People, Corruption, Expression, Frustration, Oppression)

"Traveling is one expression of the desire to cross boundaries."
- A. B. Yehoshua
(Related: Desire, Expression, Traveling)

"Martial art is a form of expression, an expression from your inner self to your hands and legs."
- Donnie Yen
(Related: Art, Expression, Self)

"The purest expression of the doctrine of Liberalism was probably that of Benjamin Constant."
- Francis Parker Yockey
(Related: Doctrine, Expression, Liberalism)

"I paint abstract expressions."
- Billy Zane
"One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression."
- Howard Zinn
(Related: War, Effect, Expression, Freedom)