Quotations on Sensibility

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I think decor says a lot about someone's social position, their taste, their sensibility, their work - and also about the aesthetic way I have chosen to tell their story.
- Pedro Almodovar
(Keywords: Work, Sensibility, Taste)

To be awarded a prize which takes its name from an illustrious Dutchman who at the same time was a great citizen of Europe and through his writings did so much to open up our modern world of sensibility and thought is indeed a most signal honour.
- John G. D. Clark
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Europe, Name, Open, Sensibility, World)

I think the thing that has made it possible for me to write personal songs and sing them year after year is the sensibility for good writing. Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting. I wanted to speak to people.
- Shawn Colvin
(Keywords: People, Sensibility, Songs, Writing)

The man of sensibility is too busy talking about his feelings to have time for good deeds.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Time, Feelings, Deeds, Man, Sensibility, Talking)

People want other people to know that they share our sensibility even if they're not exactly sure what that sensibility is.
- Rob Corddry
(Keywords: People, Sensibility, Want)

The cultivation of sensibility on purely personal lines may, in fact, be the very worst training for a world where only the corporate and the cooperative will matter.
- John Grierson
(Keywords: Corporate, Fact, May, Sensibility, Training, Will, World)

That's the exact concept behind the music: to take that kind of, I guess whatever you want to call it, jazz sensibility - but not have it be about solos.
- Charlie Hunter
(Keywords: Jazz, Sensibility, Want)

A man may be as much a fool from the want of sensibility as the want of sense.
- Anna Jameson
(Keywords: Fool, Man, May, Sense, Sensibility, Want)

The great artist is the man who most obviously succeeds in turning his pains to advantage, in letting suffering deepens his understanding and sensibility, in growing through his pains.
- Walter Kaufmann
(Keywords: Artist, Man, Sensibility, Suffering, Understanding)

When Tim Allen made The Santa Clause, I thought that was a delightful film. It took a modern sensibility but layered onto it a kind of sentiment.
- Leonard Maltin
(Keywords: Thought, Film, Sensibility, Sentiment)

Errors of taste are very often the outward sign of a deep fault of sensibility.
- Jonathan Miller
(Keywords: Deep, Errors, Fault, Sensibility, Taste)

The possession of arbitrary power has always, the world over, tended irresistibly to destroy humane sensibility, magnanimity, and truth.
- Frederick Law Olmsted
(Keywords: Power, Truth, Possession, Sensibility, World)

What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry.
- Salman Rushdie
(Keywords: Imagination, Artist, First, Sensibility, Tenderness)

The submission of her body without love or desire is degrading to the woman's finer sensibility, all the marriage certificates on earth to the contrary notwithstanding.
- Margaret Sanger
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, Body, Desire, Earth, Sensibility, Woman)

Some argue that recognition of the genocide has become even more problematic now, when the world is at war with terrorism and the United States cannot afford to offend the sensibility of our Turkish ally.
- Adam Schiff
(Keywords: War, Genocide, Now, Sensibility, states, Terrorism, United, World)

Yes, but I think if you look at it with a sort of gay sensibility and want everything to be positive about gay life, it could be interpreted as antigay.
- John Schlesinger
(Keywords: Life, Positive, Gay, Sensibility, Want)

Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
- Susan Sontag
(Keywords: Failure, Judgment, Radical, Sensibility, Wrong)

And when they encounter works of art which show that using new media can lead to new experiences and to new consciousness, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become interested in this music.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen
(Keywords: Art, Music, Intelligence, Perception, Consciousness, Media, Senses, Sensibility, Will)

Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Keywords: Crime, Sensibility, Unhappiness)

I'm not saying it isn't frustrating that my films haven't gotten a bigger release, but I'm really happy with them and if you just keep cranking and eventually, if you have a certain sensibility, some of your movies will hit and some just won't.
- Alex Winter
(Keywords: Movies, Saying, Sensibility, Will)

I'm more concerned with getting them to find and strengthen their original voice as writers rather than imposing my own subjective tastes, judgements or sensibility on the project.
- Douglas Wood
(Keywords: Project, Sensibility, Voice, Writers)

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