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I have always thought of sophistication as rather a feeble substitute for decadence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The visual is sorely undervalued in modern scholarship. Art history has attained only a fraction of the conceptual sophistication of literary criticism. Drunk with self-love, criticism has hugely overestimated the centrality of language to western culture. It has failed to see the electrifying sign language of images.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It takes that je ne sais quoi which we call sophistication for a woman to be magnificent in a drawing-room when her faculties have departed but she herself has not yet gone home.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Luc: First, you must take some wine. Can you describe it, the taste?
Kate: It's a nice red wine.
Luc: I think you can do better.
Kate: A bold wine with a hint of sophistication and lacking in pretension.
[beat]
Kate: Actually, I was just talking about myself.More [11/28/2007 12:11:00]
Las Ramblas is a dream opportunity for George and me and we are both personally investing a significant amount of money in the overall project to make the dream a reality, We have also each committed to buy residential units in the project. We have discussed developing a project in Las Vegas for the past two years and, after considering many opportunities, are excited to build our vision with Related and Centra and contribute to the ever-growing, dynamic city of Las Vegas. With a complex of buildings situated in an environment unlike any other built in Las Vegas, we are excited to add a new dimension to the citys sophistication and glamour.More [12/07/2007 12:12:00]
[Prince Dirk Blackpool and his wizard Vector are forced by a magical storm to take refuge in his sworn enemies' castle.]



Prince Dirk Blackpool:
This situation is more intolerable to me than you can imagine. It would help if you could muster up some degree of sophistication.



Prince Erik Greystone:
Dirk, why don't you quit while you're ahead? In the Rains of Death, skin MELTS.



Prince Dirk Blackpool:
Obviously sophistication is beyond you, Erik. I trust the rest of you will make up for him?

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I don't think there has been any increase in sophistication in the audience. When people are aware of a concept that's easy to understand, and there's an actor who will attract them to the theater and it's a movie that's funny three-quarters of the time, it will be successful.More [07/15/2011 05:07:24]
When I decided to get married at 40, I couldn't find a dress with the modernity or sophistication I wanted. That's when I saw the opportunity for a wedding gown business.More [07/16/2011 06:07:41]
The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.More [10/27/2011 06:10:17]
The lack of sophistication of our methods and findings make it hard for us to believe that what we have presented is new, in particular to agencies and parties that are known for their curiosity in such matters.More [03/09/2012 01:03:18]
In other cases, when the medium becomes entranced, the demonstration of a communicator's separate intelligence may become stronger and the sophistication less.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For all his learning or sophistication, man still instinctively reaches towards that force beyond. Only arrogance can deny its existence, and the denial falters in the face of evidence on every hand.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He’s not a raw kind of talent. He’s got some sophistication to his basketball game, and I think he will progress quickly.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What we tried to do is take a quantum leap in sophistication and scope. It gives you a picture of the truly complex nature of what we are trying to do.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Developers now have the ability to use the power and sophistication of Eclipse to build on-demand applications. We are excited not only to bring our developer community the benefits of the Eclipse Platform for their projects today, but also to help Eclipse developers eager to embrace the power and flexibility of the on-demand model.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To my observation, the black middle class has failed to return the expertise and sophistication and resources that they've gained in American society over the past 50 years back to the community,More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everything is getting bigger. The way to go now is to program in a little more sophistication.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's a higher place that I have no illusions about reaching. There's a sophistication and aesthetic about composers who only write only for the music's sake.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
With its fine painting and its elaborate mural showing the mythic basis of kingship, the chamber has upended much of what we thought we knew about the early Maya. The mural shows that early Maya painting had achieved a high level of sophistication and grace well before the great works of the Classic Maya in the seventh century.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Bridget: My mum, a strange creature from the time when pickles on toothpicks were still the height of sophistication.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All the cliches of glamorous sophistication have little appeal to me. Do I want to live the British version of 'Dynasty?' No thanks!More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I write in Hebrew, I don't look for sophistication in music; it's just pure emotion that comes out.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I tend to think that there is a sophistication to everything at 'Saturday Night Live,' including the sketches.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's just a deeper level of sophistication in the writing of female characters on TV.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sooner or later there will be a nuclear 9/11 [by Islamic terrorists] in an American city or that of a US ally... A terrorist nuclear attack against an American city could take many forms. A worst case scenario would be the detonation of a nuclear device within a city. Depending upon the size and sophistication of the weapon, it could kill hundreds of thousands or even millions of people.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's a level of sophistication of filmmaking that's mind-boggling. Anything you need for your movie, there's an establishment that can make it happen really fast.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I know as a critic I'm required to have a well-armored heart. I must be a cynical wise guy to show my great sophistication. No pushover, me.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Hip is the sophistication of the wise primitive in a giant jungle.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sophistication and lifestyle is understanding the difference between trinkets and treasures.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one's poise and prestige (such as the butler, or the man under the bed - but never the husband).More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A turtleneck is about sophistication.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One of the most persistent ambiguities that we face is that everybody talks about peace as a goal. However, it does not take sharpest-eyed sophistication to discern that while everbody talks about peace, peace has become practically nobody's business among the power-wielders. Many men cry Peace! Peace! but they refuse to do the things that make for peace.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I decided to get married at 40, I couldn't find a dress with the modernity or sophistication I wanted. That's when I saw the opportunity for a wedding gown business.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
That afternoon I came to understand that one of the deepest purposes of intellectual sophistication is to provide distance between us and our most disturbing personal truths and gnawing fears.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Steadiness of faith, was, in the long run, as illuminating and essential as sophistication of thought.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There was a real sophistication and elegance to (Batman: The Animated Series). It certainly appealed to kids but had a depth that really made it fascinating and interesting to watch for adult fans. I think visually, it was stylistically stunning.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Big government inevitably drives an upward distribution of wealth to those whose wealth, confidence and sophistication enable them to manipulate government.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The amount of sophistication varies according to the quality of the medium, and to the state of the same medium at different times; it must be attributed in the best cases physiologically to the medium, intellectually to the control.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As man's faculty attains higher level of development and sophistication, so do his wants in lifeMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Regardless of its causes, thoughtlessly blaming the present is a weakness which, even if it is never outlawed, ought to be resisted. Though commonly flaunted as a sign of sophistication, it can be an opportunity for one-upmanship and an excuse for misanthropy, especially against the young.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As our economy faces up to potential labour shortages due to our ageing population and as it moves to a new level of sophistication to compete with the rest of the world, we're going to need every Australian on board pulling their weight, rejoining the workforce, gaining new skills. Writing off individuals and communities suffering from poverty just creates a dead weight for our economy to drag along.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Dramatic use of color, harmonious design, the interplay of light and shadow across a variety of textures, the portrayal of the figure and other subject matter that reflects the sophistication and beauty I find in nature - all presented from a unique point of view - can only be successfully achieved with a sound command of the painter's craft... history will determine how successful I have been.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Multiculturalism is social poison. Toleration of intolerance isn't sophistication. It's suicide.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is not surprising that only one medieval state, Venice, long possessed anything clearly identifiavble as a navy in this sense. We shall see that no state in the British Isles attained attained this level of sophistication before the 16th century, and no history of the Royal Navy, in any exact sense of the words, could legitimately begin much before then. This book, which does, is not an institutional history of the Royal Navy, but a history of naval warfare as an aspect of national history. All and any methods of fiMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In every age states of varying size and constitution and at every level of development have found naval warfare to be one of their most formidable and expensive tasks. Ships have always been large, costly and complicated, and warships much more complicated and costly than any others. Scholars are nowadays inclined to emphasize the power, wealth and sophistication of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, and there is not more striking illustration of this than the advanced and elaborate administrative structures of the early EnglisMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Amazingly, much of the best cartoon work was done early on in the medium's history. The early cartoonists, with no path before them, produced work of such sophistication, wit, and beauty that it increasingly seems to me that cartoon evolution is working backward. Comic strips are moving toward a primordial goo rather than away from it . . . Not only can comics be more than we're getting today. but the comics already have been more than we're getting today.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If physics leads us today to a world view which is essentially mystical, it returns, in a way, to its beginning, 2,500 years ago. ... This time, however, it is not only based on intuition, but also on experiments of great precision and sophistication, and on a rigorous and consistent mathematical formalism.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For members of a traditional society where many traditions have been discredited, an interest in modernity can result in a restless sophistication. Mehmet Ertegun seems not to have been a restless man.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think teenagers bring a lot of intellectual sophistication. They're wrestling with big questions. It's just that, a lot of times they do that separately from adults.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think my style revolves around the philosophy that less is more, that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. That goes for my taste in design and in clothes, and even affects the way I approach music. I'm all about keeping things simple, and minimal, but being able to convey something powerful through that approach.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Although I didn't think so at the time, things were a lot simpler in 1969. All you had to do to express yourself was throw rocks at riot police. But with today's sophistication, who's in a position to throw rocks? Who's going to brave what tear gas? C'mon, that's the way it is. Everything is rigged, tied into that massive capital web, and beyond this web there's another web. Nobody's going anywhere. You throw a rock and it'll come right back at you.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through three distinct and recognizable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why, and Where phases. For instance, the first phase is characterized by the question 'How can we eat?' the second by the question 'Why do we eat?' and the third by the question 'Where shall we have lunch?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
From my vantage point in writing a story, I can't and don't and have no interest in thinking about the level of sophistication of the audience. I can only think about what interests me, and maybe what I would want to see if I were watching the movie. To me, that's the key to writing something that's not pandering.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are a lot of folks at Fox News who bring a certain level of sophistication to their understanding of politics.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Redneck is: the glorious absence of sophisticationMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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