Quotations on Contrast

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Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon - it is the very heart of painting.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Heart, Contrast, Painting)

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
(Keywords: Art, Science, God, Christianity, Children, Contrast, Freedom)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Beauty, Home, Contrast, Past, Ugliness)

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
(Keywords: God, Church, Contrast, Present, Reading, State, Word)

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

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
(Keywords: God, Contrast, Saints)

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
(Keywords: Art, Abuse, Contrast, Eye, Film, Light, Today)

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
(Keywords: Work, Control, Contrast, England, Germany, Ignorance, Neglect, Present, states, United)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Home, Contrast, Isolation)

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
(Keywords: Life, God, Christianity, Contrast, Living, Suffering, World, Worth)

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
(Keywords: Art, Work, Balance, Contrast, Sensitivity, Unity)

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

Our world and our state have been transformed, but, in contrast, we as people have not been.
- Ruth Ann Minner
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Peace, Commitment, Contrast, Deeds, Past, Words, Years)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Music, Contrast, Sound)

In contrast, fear societies are societies in which dissent is banned.
- Natan Sharansky
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Change, Conservative, Contrast, Events, Intellect, Mind, Order)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Women, Superiority, Contrast, England, Slavery, Writers)

I try to contrast; life today is full of contrast... We have to change.
- Gianni Versace
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Health, Idea, Anxiety, Attention, Care, Contrast, Old, Routine)









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