Quotations on Clarity

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I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change.
- A. R. Ammons
(Keywords: Change, Successful, Clarity, Meaning, Order, Stability, Stress)

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
- Melody Beattie
(Keywords: Home, Life, Gratitude, Friend, Acceptance, Chaos, Clarity, Confusion, Denial, Order)

Your mind, while blessed with permanent memory, is cursed with lousy recall. Written goals provide clarity. By documenting your dreams, you must think about the process of achieving them.
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Keywords: Dreams, Goals, Clarity, Memory, Mind)

Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace. I think liberation must come from within.
- Sandra Cisneros
(Keywords: Peace, Clarity, Revenge, Violence)

Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Keywords: Nature, Certainty, Clarity, Intellect, Uncertainty)

It is still not enough for language to have clarity and content... it must also have a goal and an imperative. Otherwise from language we descend to chatter, from chatter to babble and from babble to confusion.
- Rene Daumal
(Keywords: Goal, Clarity, Confusion, Content, Language)

It's amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy.
- Rupert Everett
(Keywords: Clarity, Jealousy)

For me, an area of moral clarity is: you're in front of someone who's suffering and you have the tools at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it, and you act.
- Paul Farmer
(Keywords: Act, Clarity, Suffering, Tools)

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

I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream.
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Keywords: Experience, Nature, Dream, Clarity, Moments)

I can look at the future with anticipation. And it's comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we'll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened.
- Amy Grant
(Keywords: Life, Anticipation, Clarity, Future)

The war was a mirror; it reflected man's every virtue and every vice, and if you looked closely, like an artist at his drawings, it showed up both with unusual clarity.
- George Grosz
(Keywords: War, Virtue, Artist, Clarity, Man, Vice)

What will become compellingly important is absolute clarity of shared purpose and set of principles of conduct sort of institutional genetic code that every member of the organization understands in a common way, and with deep conviction.
- Dee Hock
(Keywords: Purpose, Clarity, Conviction, Deep, Principles, Will)

Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art. They seem to be the purpose of God for his whole creation.
- Richard Holloway
(Keywords: Power, Art, God, Purpose, Clarity, Creation, Joy, Simplicity)

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
- Aldous Huxley
(Keywords: Intelligence, Vision, Children, Clarity, Curiosity, Intolerance, Remarkable)

When I speak of the beauty of a game of chess, then naturally this is subjective. Beauty can be found in a very technical, mathematical game for example. That is the beauty of clarity.
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Keywords: Beauty, Chess, Clarity, Example)

Clarity affords focus.
- Thomas Leonard
(Keywords: Clarity, Focus)

For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
(Keywords: Beauty, Clarity, Lies)

And how is clarity to be achieved? Mainly by taking trouble and by writing to serve people rather than to impress them.
- F. L. Lucas
(Keywords: People, Clarity, Trouble, Writing)

They told me at the end of that test that they wanted me to be a part of this project. I walked out and had a moment of clarity where I thought, not many people will ever have this moment.
- Wentworth Miller
(Keywords: Thought, People, Clarity, End, Project, Will)

You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. Without that moment of clarity to contribute to the song, it's just complaining.
- Joni Mitchell
(Keywords: Clarity, Complaining, Eyes, Sensitivity, Song)

That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something.
- Meredith Monk
(Keywords: Honesty, Clarity, Voice)

Anything well written with good language and clarity and honesty is worth doing. It comes out of the same tradition as Shakespeare.
- Michael Moriarty
(Keywords: Honesty, Clarity, Language, Shakespeare, Tradition, Worth)

Their spirits and their visions are embodied in their craft. And so is mine. It's not Jane Saw Puff. But the clarity of Jane Saw Puff is precious to me.
- Sharon Olds
(Keywords: Clarity, Spirits, Visions)

Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world, A limited, limiting clarity I have not and never did have any motive of poetry But to achieve clarity.
- George Oppen
(Keywords: Poetry, Clarity, Motive, World)

They place great stress on the clarity of our language for expressing nuances and showing subtleties.
- Bernard Pivot
(Keywords: Clarity, Language, Stress)

Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
- Jim Rohn
(Keywords: People, Opportunity, Clarity, Communication, Emotions, Practice, Style, Will)

Orchestras have become used to the emphasis on the separation of layers, of the ultimate precision and clarity.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen
(Keywords: Clarity, Orchestras, Separation)

The two most important things that can be done to promote democracy in the world is first, to bring moral clarity back to world affairs and second, to link international policies to the advance of democracy around the globe.
- Natan Sharansky
(Keywords: Clarity, Democracy, First, World)

My work is based on the assumption that clarity and consistency in our moral thinking is likely, in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues.
- Peter Singer
(Keywords: Work, Consistency, Clarity, Thinking)

It is time that we provide clarity for our seniors, informing them of the services available that will lower the costs of their prescription drugs and strengthen the overall integrity of the Medicare entitlement.
- Olympia Snowe
(Keywords: Time, Clarity, Drugs, Integrity, Will)

The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock, has triumphed most in the contrary direction - in simplicity, in unity, in clarity, and in restraint.
- Lytton Strachey
(Keywords: Genius, Clarity, Direction, Language, Restraint, Simplicity, Unity)

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!
- Bill Watterson
(Keywords: Ideas, Purpose, Clarity, Practice, Writing)









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