Quotations on Expression
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Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Perception, Execution, Expression, Infinite, Photography, Variety)
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
(Keywords: Care, Expression, Freedom, Interest, Journalism, Liberty, Speech)
Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Idea, Performance, Actor, Expression, Trying)
Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love.
- James Allen
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Actions, Decisions, Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Participation, Popular)
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
(Keywords: Music, Expression, Meaning, Nothing, Words)
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
(Keywords: Men, War, Expression, Faces, Man)
Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace.
- Karl Barth
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Divinity, Expression, Living, Personality, Will, World)
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
(Keywords: Art, Artist, Expression, Self, World)
Viewed narrowly, all life is universal hunger and an expression of energy associated with it.
- Mary Ritter Beard
(Keywords: Life, Energy, Expression, Hunger)
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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Values, Expression, Support)
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
(Keywords: Life, Music, Expression, Listening, Rest)
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
(Keywords: Beginning, Expression, Smile, Style, Years)
In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Keywords: Wisdom, Action, Expression, Lies, Opinions, Promise)
Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health and self-esteem, not its cause.
- Nathaniel Branden
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Acting, Expression, Maturity, Quitting)
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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, Expression, Fighting, Now, Poems, Project)
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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Choice, Elections, Expression, Laws)
The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back.
- Dale Carnegie
(Keywords: Clothes, Expression, Woman)
Art is an expression of who you are. Parts that I play are my sculptures.
- Kim Cattrall
(Keywords: Art, Expression, Play)
Our expression and our words never coincide, which is why the animals don't understand us.
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Keywords: Animals, Expression, Words)
The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression, and its natural language is pathos.
- Lydia M. Child
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Change, Death, Being, Expression, Sickness, Spirit, Victims)
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
(Keywords: Power, Expression, Military, Rank, Today)
I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.
- Madonna Ciccone
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Dignity, Expression, Meaning, Symbol)
Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.
- Joseph Conrad
(Keywords: Criticism, Expression, Garden, Letters)
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
(Keywords: Desire, Expression, Individuality, Intuition, Logic, Mathematics, Mind, Perfection, Reason, Will)
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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Technology, Expression, Separation, Universe, Will)
Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.
- Claude Debussy
(Keywords: Music, Expression, Play)
I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.
- Johnny Depp
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, Dreams, Control, Day, Expression, Years)
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
(Keywords: Doctrine, Expression, Light, Now, Psychology)
It was a favorite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend.
(Keywords: Time, Expression, Favorite, Man)
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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Women, Defense, Expression, Feminism)
It is almost impossible to reconcile self expression with the creative act.
- Charles Eames
(Keywords: Act, Expression, Self)