Quotations on Elegance

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About seven years later I was given a book about the periodic table of the elements. For the first time I saw the elegance of scientific theory and its predictive power.
- Sidney Altman
(Keywords: Power, Time, Elegance, First, Theory, Years)

My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves, chearful meadows, and high distant forests, which in grand order presented themselves to view.
- William Bartram
(Keywords: Progress, Elegance, Order)

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
- Merry Browne
(Keywords: Honesty, Elegance, Needs)

Nothing surpasses the beauty and elegance of a bad idea.
- Craig Bruce
(Keywords: Beauty, Idea, Elegance, Nothing)

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
- Coco Chanel
(Keywords: Adolescence, Elegance, Future, Possession)

Why has elegance found so little following? That is the reality of it. Elegance has the disadvantage, if that's what it is, that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it.
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Keywords: Education, Work, Elegance, Hard work, Reality)

Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure.
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Keywords: Success, Failure, Elegance, Luxury)

Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Beauty, Wealth, Elegance, Magnificence)

The way in which mathematicians and physicists and historians talk is quite different, and what a physicist means by physical intuition and what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are things worth thinking about.
- Clifford Geertz
(Keywords: Beauty, Elegance, Historians, Intuition, Mathematicians, Talk, Thinking, Worth)

The elegance and the quality - the talent is always in the literature. I start with the word and I base everything on that. It doesn't make any difference to me.
- Kate Mulgrew
(Keywords: Quality, Talent, Difference, Elegance, Literature, Word)

I believe that the Apple Shuffle is an excellent compromise among the conflicting requirements of simplicity, elegance, size, battery life, and function.
- Donald Norman
(Keywords: Life, Compromise, Elegance, Simplicity)

It's a new town. The old elegance is gone. It used to be one big family, this industry.
- Cesar Romero
(Keywords: Family, Elegance, Old)

Elegance is innate. It has nothing to do with being well dressed. Elegance is refusal.
- Diana Vreeland
(Keywords: Being, Elegance, Nothing)

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