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For a long time I wanted to be a comic strip artist
but when I started doing them in my teens they were
getting really elaborate with tons of poses and a lot of information.
- Craig McCracken

There can be no defence like elaborate courtesy.
- E. V. Lucas

Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence
as you can find outside an advertising agency.
- Raymond Chandler

An idea is a point of departure and no more.
As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
- Pablo Picasso

 

I have no secrets; all of these things have been discussed
at length in guitar magazines over the years but are
far too elaborate to cover in one article.
- Adrian Belew

In summary, the Romans were opposed to tyranny in any form;
and the feature of government to which they gave the
most thought was an elaborate system of checks and balances.
- Robert Welch

There can be no defense like elaborate courtesy.
- Edward V. Lucas

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I never take any notes or draw charts or make elaborate diagrams,
but I hold an image of the shape of a book in my head
and work from that mental hologram.
- Jonathan Lethem

Once you've established where you are,
you go to the character and elaborate on expressions and action.
- Sergio Aragones

Ulysses, obviously.
It was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual
elite continue to fall for it.
- Orson Scott Card

We're quite into graphics that are simultaneously two-
and three-dimensional.
But I can't really elaborate any further because it's not something -
we haven't really perfected it.
- Sean Booth

Painting is sometimes like those recipes where you
do all manner of elaborate things to a duck,
and then end up putting it on one side and only using the skin.
- Lucian Freud

It was just so elaborate and so luxurious.
We had every gadget imaginable.
You know, I had the little gun that came out,
and I had the little gun in the heel of the shoe.
- Robert Conrad

Acting is like lying.
The art of lying well.
I'm paid to tell elaborate lies.
- Mel Gibson

My icons do not raise up the blessed savior in elaborate cathedrals.
They are constructed concentrations celebrating barren rooms.
They bring a limited light.
- Dan Flavin

The basic parts, the start-up molecules,
can be supplied in abundance and don't have to be made
by some elaborate process.
That immediately makes things simpler.
- K. Eric Drexler

The more we elaborate our means of communication,
the less we communicate.
- J. B. Priestley

Never preach a sermon without a text from the Bible,
a text containing the theme which you can elaborate.
The text is the best proof in support of your argument.
A sermon without a text is an argument without a proof.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

I hate American simplicity.
I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort.
If I could pronounce the name James in any different
or more elaborate way I should be in favor of doing it.
- Henry James

A lot of the interesting issues and dynamics within
a city occur over things such as socio-economic issues or ethnic issues.
But they require a much more elaborate model of human behavior.
- Will Wright

My list of basic tools is a partial answer to the question about what has changed:
Over the past few years,
large numbers of programmers have come to depend on
elaborate tools to interface code with systems facilities.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education.
They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that
every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
- Anne Sullivan

The characters are the result of two things-first,
we elaborate them into fairly well-defined people through their dialogue,
then they happen all over again, when the actor interprets them.
- Joel Coen

In the Bhagavad Gita, there is no long discussion,
nothing elaborate.
The main reason for this is that everything stated
in the Gita is meant to be tested in the life of every man;
it is intended to be verified in practice.
- Vinoba Bhave

At the time, my personal research objectives were to
provide Keynesian economics with more rigorous foundations
and to tighten and elaborate the logic of macroeconomic and monetary theory.
- James Tobin

When one puts up a building one makes an elaborate
scaffold to get everything into its proper place.
But when one takes the scaffold down,
the building must stand by itself with no trace of
the means by which it was erected.
That is how a musician should work.
- Andres Segovia

Getting inside the mind of a terrorist wasn't difficult at all.
Even as children, human beings fabricate elaborate revenge fantasies.
We're not a particular species.
Check out popular video games.
- Alan Dean Foster

The Internet's been so great, and it's so nice to have fans do nice,
elaborate websites, but I think the downside is some of the things...
for real fans to go on and see that 90 percent of the
information isn't true or to see pictures that aren't really me.
- Denise Richards

It is interesting to be here and to see that for certain
actors they have to live in a way that you think of
nobody living anymore except for in small towns.
They have such elaborate double lives.
- Bill Condon

The nice thing about the Bible is it doesn't give you too many facts.
Two an a half lines and it tells you the whole story
and that leaves you a great deal of freedom to elaborate
on how it might have happened.
- Howard Nemerov

I showed that privacy was an implicit right in Jewish law,
probably going back to the second or third century,
when it was elaborated on in a legal way.
- Norman Lamm

But it was soon ascertained that this quaternary matter
of the animal body was chemically the same in the plant,
was elaborated there, and only appropriated by the animal.
- Asa Gray

There's a great argument about how many men he actually killed.
People would tell stories and then as we all know as
stories get told over and over again,
they get embellished, facts get changed,
elaborated upon, exaggerated.
- Keith Carradine

In our day the conventional element in literature is
elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending
that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.
- Northrop Frye

Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which
puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.
- Saul Bellow

He tells you stories, but then, after a while,
when you want more, he doesn't give you more.
He insists on this old elaboration, the old stories that never changes.
- Albert Finney

Agricultural practice served Darwin as the material
basis for the elaboration of his theory of Evolution,
which explained the natural causation of the adaptation
we see in the structure of the organic world.
That was a great advance in the knowledge of living nature.
- Trofim Lysenko

After about the first Millennium, Italy was the cradle
of Romanesque architecture,
which spread throughout Europe, much of it extending
the structural daring with minimal visual elaboration.
- Harry Seidler

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us
what he thinks, but by his actions.
- Isaac Bashevis Singe

A mask tells us more than a face.
- Oscar Wilde

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell,
but not the contrary of what they see.
It is above them and not contrary to them.
- Blaise Pascal

I think a major element of jetlag is psychological.
Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home.
- David Attenborough

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work,
ask him: 'Whose?'
- Don Marquis

A budget tells us what we can't afford,
but it doesn't keep us from buying it.
- William Feather

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.
- Andre Breton

If someone tells you he is going to make a "realistic decision,"
you immediately understand that he has resolved to do something bad.
- Mary McCarthy

I hate the word lesbian; it tells you nothing;
its only purpose is to inflame.
- Jeanette Winterson

If a story isn't working, I'm simply unable to finish it.
That's what usually tells me something is wrong.
- Len Wein

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.
- George Seaton

A pessimist is a man who tells the truth prematurely.
- Edmond Rostand

Dire Straits is a great band.
Someone tells you they like ""Brothers in Arms"" and
immediately you know they're a stupid annoying git.
- Alexei Sayle

Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little,
and that true reality is only in dreams.
- Charles Baudelaire

Nobody really tells me what's going on,
and I find out via the trades myself.
- Lucy Liu

Justice is rather the activity of truth,
than a virtue in itself.
Truth tells us what is due to others,
and justice renders that due.
Injustice is acting a lie.
- Horace Walpole

If the picture speaks to me, if it tells me something about myself,
then I want it.
Then I have to have it.
- Norton Simon

We cheer everyone who goes off to Hollywood and tells
American stories but telling Australian stories is
the greatest thing you can do.
- Yahoo Serious

Young women, adolescent girls, are more subject to infection,
sometimes at a rate of six times that of boys.
That tells you a lot about the vulnerability of women.
- Stephen Lewis

Anthropology is the science which tells us that people
are the same the whole world over except when they are different.
- Nancy Banks-Smith

A rich man told me recently that a liberal is a man
who tells other people what to do with their money.
- Amiri Baraka

The message of the movie is to accept who you are and
not to succumb to the pressure of what the media tells
you is beautiful and what you should be looking like.
- Mike Myers

A man's vanity tells him what is honor,
a man's conscience what is justice.
- Walter Savage Landor

Theory not only formulates what we know but also tells us what we want to know,
that is, the questions to which an answer is needed.
- Talcott Parsons

A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring,
sharing person inside.
- Denis Waitley

The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells,
is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in
this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
- William James

Common sense tells us that this explosion of media
sources should eliminate any concern over a lack of
diversity of views in the marketplace and competition.
- Fred Upton

Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not,
but not the contrary of what they see;
it is above,
not against them.
- Blaise Pascal

When a guy tells me I'm cute, it's not something desirable.
Cute is more like what you want your pet to be.
- Natalie Portman


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