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Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Simplicity is a pleasant thing in children, or at any age, but it is not necessarily admirable, nor is affectation altogether a thing of evil. To be normal, to be at home in the world, with a prospect of power, usefulness, or success, the person must have that imaginative insight into other minds that underlies tact and savoir-faire, morality and beneficence. This insight involves sophistication, some understanding and sharing of the clandestine impulses of human nature. A simplicity that is merely the lack of this insight indicates a sort of defect.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country, and a considerate humanity should be the aim of all beneath it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A taste for simplicity cannot endure for long.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Behind the complicated details of the world stand the simplicities: God is good, the grown-up man or woman knows the answer to every question, there is such a thing as truth, and justice is as measured and faultless as a clock. Our heroes are simple: they are brave, they tell the truth, they are good swordsmen and they are never in the long run really defeated. That is why no later books satisfy us like those which were read to us in childhood --for those promised a world of great simplicity of which we knew the rules, but the later books are complicated and contradictory with experience; they are formed out of our own disappointing memories.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By two wings a man is lifted up from things earthly: by simplicity and purity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Simplicity is the intention, purity in the affection; simplicity turns to God, purity unites with and enjoys him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mental toughness is many things. It is humility because it behooves all of us to remember that simplicity is the sign of greatness and meekness is the sign of true strength. Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The criterion of simplicity requires that the minimum number of assumptions be postulated.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity -- all I hope for in my clothes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Seek simplicity but distrust it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Boris Lermontov: Don't forget, a great impression of simplicity can only be achieved by great agony of body and spirit.More [07/29/2005 12:07:00]
I often take clothes from my mom's closet, because she was a Simplicity pattern model in the 1950s and loves clothes. She's also a total pack rat.More [11/05/2006 12:11:00]
Alexander: But you dream Crateros... Your simplicity long ended, when you took Persian mistresses and children, and you thickened your holdings with plunder and jewels... Because you have fallen in love with all the things in life that destroy men... do you not see... and you, as well as I, know, that as the year decline and the memories stale and all your great victories fade it will always be remembered, you left your king in AsiaMore [03/23/2007 12:03:00]
Capt. Ramsey: Speaking of horses did you ever see those Lipizzaner stallions.
Hunter: What?
Capt. Ramsey: From Portugal. The Lipizzaner stallions. The most highly trained horses in the world. They're all white?
Hunter: Yes, sir.
Capt. Ramsey: "Yes, sir" you're aware they're all white or "Yes, sir" you've seen them?
Hunter: Yes, sir I've seen them. Yes, sir I was aware that they're are all white. They are not from Portugal; they're from Spain and at birth, they're not white; they're black. Sir.
Capt. Ramsey: I didn't know that. But they are from Portugal.
Capt. Ramsey: Some of the things they do, uh, defy belief. Their training program is simplicity itself. You just stick a cattle prod up their ass and you can get a horse to deal cards.
Capt. Ramsey: Simple matter of voltage.More [07/16/2007 12:07:00]
The Rapist: [muffled] You like Ava Gardner?
Cherry: Sorry?
The Rapist: [takes off gas mask] Ava Gardner. D'you like her?
Cherry: Yeah, I guess.
The Rapist: I was just thinkin' that you, uh, kinda look like Ava Gardner, a little bit.
The Rapist: [stops elevator and turns back to Cherry] You have somethin' you wanna say to me?
Cherry: I have nothing to say to you.
The Rapist: You have nothing to say to me? That's funny, cuz I could've sworn you just gave me a 'fuck you' look right now. You wanna say 'fuck you' to me?
Cherry: Not at this moment.
The Rapist: [pulls gun out of holster] You know what this is?
Cherry: A gun.
The Rapist: It's simplicity itself. You see, you point it at what you want to die. And you pull the little trigger here. And a little bullet comes outta here.
[presses gun barrel against Cherry's cheek]
The Rapist: And the little bullet... hits you right there!
[indicates Cherry's forehead]
The Rapist: And you know what? You don't look like Ava Gardner no more.
The Rapist: [grabs her hair as giant bubbles appear on his face] Do not taunt me, tramp. I am not one to be taunted. Say 'I got it'. SAY 'I GOT IT'!
Cherry: I... got it.
[turns elevator back on]
Cherry: [to herself] Tool.More [01/15/2008 12:01:00]
Nakedness is simplicity itself, like the sun, the water...

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Apollonius of Tyana:
Tomorrow will be like today, and the day after tomorrow will be like the day before yesterday. I see your remaining days as a tedious collection of hours full of useless vanities. You will think no new thoughts. You will forget what little you have known. Older you will become, but not wiser. Stiffer, but not more dignified. Childless you are, and childless you will remain. Of that suppleness you once commanded in your youth, of that strange simplicity which once attracted men to you, neither endures, nor shall you recapture them.

Mrs. Cassin:
You're a mean, ugly man!

Apollonius of Tyana:
Mirrors are often ugly and mean. When you die, you will be buried and forgotten, and that is all. And for all the good or evil, creation or destruction, your living might have accomplished, you might just as well never have lived at all.

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Nick Carraway:
There was music from my neighbor's house through those summer nights. In his enchanted gardens, men and girls came and went like moths, among the whispering and the champagne and the stars. I believe that few people were actually invited to these parties. They just went. They got into automobiles that bore them out to Long Island, and somehow they ended up at Gatsby's door. Come for the party with a simplicity of heart that was it's own ticket of admission.

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[behind the stage curtain at the Valley High junior prom]

Fred Bailey:
Ahh! Stacey! Hey, man, check out Stacey!

I don't wanna see Stacey.

[peeks from behind the curtain in time to see Tommy kiss Julie on the dance floor]

Ugh! That's it! Man, I've had it with you, Bailey!

Fred Bailey:
What? I didn't think her haircut was that bad.

What do you mean, her haircut? I just want to know what the rest of this grand plan of yours is.

Fred Bailey:
No, man, this is it! Simplicity at its finest.

Simplicity at its finest. Well, at least you got us here. So let's...

Randy and Fred (in unison):
...crush that fly!

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Golobulus of Cobra LA:
Nemesis Enforcer, throw this worthless sewage into the Abyss of oblivion

No, put him in with the Joe prisoners, so they can see the fate which awaits them.

I like that. It's poetic in it's simplicity

Golobulus of Cobra LA:
Eh, a trifle melodramatic, but very well... Nemesis Enforcer, take him away...

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You know, you better start taking notes, because when me and Gig start hashing it out there's going to be a lot of gold flying around and I don't want to miss any of it.

[after Russ's lame bomb scare idea] Right, then the firemen will come and the policemen will come, so kind of a lame idea, you know.

Alright, jeez, it's just an idea, it's a work in progress for God's sake. Even a painter's got to take the brushes and clean them.

Whatever that means.

Okay! Do you have any better ideas, Ms. Smarty-Pants?

Why can't I just distract Bobby somehow, the security guy? And you switch the balls.

No, no, lame. That's lame.

No, that's brilliant. No really, it's so simple, it's brilliant. In its simplicity Russ.

[after discussing finding a beard] Oh, og God, okay, I got it. I buy the ticket in disguise! Okay? And this eliminates all the outsiders. That's it, okay. Yeah, yeah, now we're cooking with gas!

I mean, how would you disguise yourself?

What, as Charlie Chaplin? As The Tramp or something?

Yeah, or no, like, from the Wizard of Oz. That guy. The Straw Guy.

The Straw Man.

Yeah, the Straw Man, he could put some hay in his clothes and wear a hat.


No one would know it's him! Ooh, it's clever.

Nobody would ever know! No! Russ.

It's the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz. If you're going to make fun of me, get your facts straight.

Well, my apologies sir. I am not the cartoon aficionada _sic_ that you are.

It's not a cartoon Crystal, it's a movie.

Who gives a shit!

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Pravin Lal:
Scientific theories are judged by the coherence they lend to our natural experience and the simplicity with which they do so. The grand principle of the heavens balances on the razor's edge of truth.

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But you dream Crateros... Your simplicity long ended, when you took Persian mistresses and children, and you thickened your holdings with plunder and jewels... Because you have fallen in love with all the things in life that destroy men... do you not see... and you, as well as I, know, that as the year decline and the memories stale and all your great victories fade it will always be remembered, you left your king in Asia

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There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.More [07/07/2011 06:07:35]
I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it.More [07/07/2011 09:07:28]
Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself - it is the occurring which is difficult.More [07/18/2011 02:07:26]
I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.More [07/30/2011 11:07:44]
When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.More [07/30/2011 01:07:33]
Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.More [08/02/2011 02:08:35]
So with that will prompt and prepared to serve all those whom I perceive to be servants of my Lord, I will speak of three things with simplicity and love as if I were speaking to my own soul.More [08/03/2011 05:08:25]
As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.More [09/23/2011 11:09:46]
I don't need a lot of money. Simplicity is the answer for me. More [09/24/2011 04:09:26]
Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.More [10/01/2011 10:10:04]
For simplicity one can think of the + class as having one extra base at some point or other in the genetic message and the - class as having one too few.More [10/06/2011 05:10:13]
Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one's self by entering into the real sense of things.More [10/19/2011 10:10:00]
It has simplicity and constant change.More [11/14/2011 11:11:37]
But it wasn’t anything we shot up or put up our noses that gave us the edge – it was Joe Perry’s fuck-all, being as abrasive as that motherfucker is, and Brad Whitford’s ear, Tom Hamilton’s well-aimed simplicity and Joey Kramer’s solid bed of backbeat.More [03/06/2012 11:03:45]
Those are the people I grew up amongst and I could see the beauty in such simplicity as well as the anger and beaten acceptance.More [06/04/2012 04:06:06]
French and German illustrate the misleading character of apparent grammatical simplicity just as well. More [11/28/2012 05:11:44]
These examples of the lack of simplicity in English and French, all appearances to the contrary, could be multiplied almost without limit and apply to all national languages.More [11/28/2012 05:11:48]
A logical analysis of reflexive usages in French shows, however, that this simplicity is an illusion and that, so far from helping the foreigner, it is more calculated to bother him.More [11/28/2012 05:11:12]
One of the glories of English simplicity is the possibility of using the same word as noun and verb.More [11/28/2012 05:11:43]
A logical analysis of reflexive usages in French shows, however, that this simplicity is an illusion and that.More [11/28/2012 05:11:53]
Only a genius vision can all nonessential ignore,
Through the complexity of surface's shell to see simplicity of core.More [07/02/2016 06:07:58]
Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
My grandfather gave me inspiration to cook, and love food and flavors. My Aunt Raffie, gave me creativity and the inspiration to create new things. My mother inspires me to find simplicity in food.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
As much as we all talk about the future and how so many things are merging, there is a simplicity that is crucial.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
When I was growing up, Dr. Seuss was really my favorite. There was something about the lyrical nature and the simplicity of his work that really hit me.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
And of course, pop music is all about memorability and simplicity and positive messages and a little dash of joy.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things, everything is becoming simpler.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A man can be drawn across the room with the simplicity of a smile. That's why your pearly whites should always be straight and shiny. I think most of my clients are drawn to a fun, flirty nature in a woman. The problem is, most women do not often feel fun and flirty.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I don't really like politics that much. And I like the order and simplicity of sports. They have an ending. You can argue with your friends about it, but in the end you still like sports. I almost love the fantasy world of sports more than the real world.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I would absolutely love to go back to the simplicity of the '80s, where there wasn't texting, social media, iPhones, or smartphones. I love the fact that you would go home and check your messages. I'm not well suited to the world of modern technology.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I love the simplicity, the ingredients, the culture, the history and the seasonality of Italian cuisine. In Italy people do not travel. They cook the way grandma did, using fresh ingredients and what is available in season.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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