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There is a close relationship between flowers and convicts. The fragility and delicacy of the former are of the same nature as the brutal insensitivity of the latter.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I saw his solo tour twice in North Carolina, and it was fantastic both nights. There are some incredibly heavy songs on this album, and he's using lots of different singing voices that bring a delicacy to the whole thing.More [02/06/2007 12:02:00]
Yet the Senator says nothing about these women losing their charm. They have got to retain their charm and delicacy and work in foundries.More [03/23/2008 12:03:00]
The best translations cannot convey to us the strength and exquisite delicacy of thought in its native garb, and he to whom such books are shut flounders about in outer darkness.More [05/28/2008 12:05:00]
You lay life on a table and cut out all the tumors of injustice. Marvelous.

But don't you see her position? She's served her purpose. These men who came with me today as an escort will come for her and the child tomorrow as a firing squad! Now I know exactly what you think of me, and why. But if you're not coming with me, she's not coming with me. So are you coming with me? Do you accept the protection of this ignoble Caliban on any terms that Caliban cares to make? Or is your delicacy so exorbitant that you would sacrifice a woman and a child to it?

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Jim Prideaux:
Why didn't Karla finish me off, was that out of delicacy to you? It wasn't that, was it? You both thought that a corpse might create a lot more fuss than just another repatriated harmless cripple, didn't you?

Bill Haydon:
The shooting wasn't part of the plan, Jim.

Jim Prideaux:
No, not the shooting... but everything else.

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Friendship, like anything of value, requires delicacy in it's use.

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Dinner guest:
Mr. Hamley, were the natives not dangerous? One hears such stories, do they really eat each other?

Roger Hamley:
Only rarely. The flesh of the European is considered the real delicacy - especially the female!

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This applies to many film jobs, not just editing: half the job is doing the job, and the other half is finding ways to get along with people and tuning yourself in to the delicacy of the situationMore [07/25/2011 07:07:51]
Genius is allied to a warm and inflammable constitution; delicacy of taste, to calmness and sedateness. Hence it is common to find genius in one who is a prey to every passion.More [12/22/2011 02:12:11]
The English light is so very subtle, so very soft and misty, that the architecture responded with great delicacy of detail.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise, and equally beyond all thanks!More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Love lessens a woman's delicacy and increases a man's.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Too great refinement is false delicacy, and true delicacy is
solid refinement.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What point of morals, of manners, of economy, of philosophy, of
religion, of taste, of the conduct of life, has he not settled?
What mystery has he not signified his knowledge of? What office,
or function, or district of man's work, has he not remembered?
What king has he not taught state, as Talma taught Napoleon?
What maiden has not found him finer than her delicacy? What
lover has he not outloved? What sage has he not outseen? What
gentleman has he not instructed in tMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is happy for you that possess the talent of pleasing with
delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed
from the impulse of the moment, or are the result of previous
study?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If my opinion is of any worth, the fieldfare is the greatest
delicacy among birds, the hare among quadrupeds.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Love lessens a woman's delicacy and increases a man's.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We sometimes fear to bring our troubles to God, because they must seem small to Him who sitteth on the circle of the earth. But if they are large enough to vex and endanger our welfare, they are large enough to touch His heart of love. For love does not measure by a merchant's scales, not with a surveyor's chain. It hath a delicacy... unknown in any handling of material substance.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everyone here just grew up with Spam. It is a delicacy here. It's like steak.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
After 1909, Monet drastically enlarged his brushstrokes, disintegrated his images, and broke through the taming constraints and delicacy of Impressionism for good. Nineteen gnarly paintings, starting in 1909 and carrying through his final seventeen years, finish off the notion that Monet went happily ever after into lily-land.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise, and equally beyond all thanks!More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Man, of all the animals, is probably the only one to regard himself as a great delicacy.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Mendelssohn I consider the first musician of the day; I doff my hat to him as my superior. He plays with everything, especially with the grouping of the instruments in the orchestra, but with such ease, delicacy and art, with such mastery throughout.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Be not intimidated...nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I hope you will no longer accuse me of a lack of delicacy. as I now count on your understanding.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The intellectual evolution of the race consists in an increase in the number, delicacy, complexity, permanence and speed of formation of such associations.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This growth in the number, speed of formation, permanence, delicacy and complexity of associations possible for an animal reaches its acme in the case of man.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our cautious ancestors, when yawning, blocked the way to the entrance of evil spirits by putting their hands before their mouths. We find a reason for the gesture in the delicacy of manner which forbids an indecent exposure.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To be honest, to be kind-to earn a little and to spend a little less, to make upon the whole a family happier for his presence, to renounce when that shall be necessary and not be embittered, to keep a few friends but these without capitulation-above all, on the same grim condition to keep friends with himself-here is a task for all that a man has of fortitude and delicacy.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Love lessens woman's delicacy and increases man's.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I believe that one of the most dignified ways we are capable of, to assert and then reassert our dignity in the face of poverty and war's fears and pains, is to nourish ourselves with all possible skill, delicacy, and ever-increasing enjoyment.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The crown of literature is poetry. It is its end and aim. It is the sublimest activity of the human mind. It is the achievement of beauty and delicacy. The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If a person has no delicacy, he has you in his power.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Are not beauty and delicacy the same?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Horsemeat in many European and Asian countries is consumed as a delicacy.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think, don't you, that a girl with any delicacy of feeling couldn't bring herself to marry a man indirectly responsible for her father's death. No matter how much she was in love with him.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The most dangerous lovers women have are men of Cordis's feminine temperament. Such men, by the delicacy and sensitiveness of their own organizations, read women as easily and accurately as women read each other. They are alert to detect and interpret those smallest trifles in tone, expression, and bearing, which betray the real mood far more unmistakably than more obvious signs.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Water, whether still or in motion, has so great an attraction for the lover of nature, that the most beautiful landscape seems scarcely complete without it. There are no effects so fascinating as those produced by the reflexions in nature's living mirror, with their delicacy of form, ever fleeting and changing, and their subtle combinations of colour.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general: recklessness, which leads to destruction; cowardice, which leads to capture; a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults; a delicacy of honour, which is sensitive to shame; over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It takes more time and effort and delicacy to learn the silence of a people than to learn its sounds. Some people have a special gift for this. Perhaps this explains why some missionaries, notwithstanding their efforts, never come to speak properly, to communicate delicately through silences. Although they "speak with the accent of natives" they remain forever thousands of miles away. The learning of the grammar of silence is an art much more difficult to learn than the grammar of sounds.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Great tact and delicacy is necessary for the care of the mind of a child from three to six years, and an adult can have very little of it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am very fond of the company of ladies. I like their beauty, I like their delicacy, I like their vivacity, and I like their silence.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The retriever took each bit of meat from his master's hand with a delicacy almost equal to that of a hummingbird sipping sugar water from a garden feeder, and when it was all gone, he gazed up at Dusty with an adoration that could not have been much less than the love with which the angels regard God.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The secret of poetry is never explained - is always new. We have not got farther than mere wonder at the delicacy of the touch, & the eternity it inherits. In every house a child that in mere play utters oracles, & knows not that they are such. 'Tis as easy as breath. 'Tis like this gravity, which holds the Universe together, & none knows what it is.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life consists of sadness too. And sadness is also beautiful; it has its own depth, its own delicacy, its own deliciousness, its own taste. A man is poorer if he has not known sadness; he is impoverished, very much impoverished. His laughter will be shallow, his laughter will not have depth, because depth comes only through sadness. A man who knows sadness, if he laughs, his laughter will have depth. His laughter will have something of his sadness too, his laughter will be more colorful.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Too great refinement is false delicacy, and true delicacy is solid refinement.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If my opinion is of any worth, the fieldfare is the greatest delicacy among birds, the hare among quadrupeds.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I assure you very explicitly, that in my opinion the conscientious scruples of all men should be treated with great delicacy and tenderness: and it is my wish and desire, that the laws may always be extensively accommodated to them, as a due regard for the protection and essential interests of the nation may justify and permit.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a wonderful advantage to a man, in every pursuite or avocation, to secure an adviser in a sensible woman. In woman there is at once a subtle delicacy of tact, and a plain soundness of judgement, which are rarely combined to an equal degree in man. A woman, if she be really your friend, will have a sensitive regard for your character, honor, repute. She will seldom counsel you to do a shabby thing: for a woman friend always desires to be proud of you.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
HOG, n. A bird remarkable for the catholicity of its appetite and serving to illustrate that of ours. Among the Mahometans and Jews, the hog is not in favor as an article of diet, but is respected for the delicacy and the melody of its voice. It is chiefly as a songster that the fowl is esteemed; the cage of him in full chorus has been known to draw tears from two persons at once. The scientific name of this dicky-bird is _Porcus Rockefelleri_. Mr. Rockefeller did not discover the hog, but it is considered his by rightMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Distrust even Mathematics; albeit so sublime and highly perfected, we have here a machine of such delicacy it can only work in vacuo, and one grain of sand in the wheels is enough to put everything out of gear. One shudders to think to what disaster such a grain of sand may bring a Mathematical brain. Remember Pascal.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He is an eloquent man who can treat humble subjects with delicacy, lofty things impressively, and moderate things temperately.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What you are is the most subtle delicacy of being.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To see the butcher slap the steak before he laid it on the block, and give his knife a sharpening, was to forget breakfast instantly. It was agreeable too - it really was - to see him cut it off so smooth and juicy. There was nothing savage in the act, although the knife was large and keen; it was a piece of art, high art; there was delicacy of touch, clearness of tone, skilful handling of the subject, fine shading. It was the triumph of mind over matter; quite.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Congealed fat is pretty much the same, irrespective of the delicacy around which it is concealed.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Heavens, how charming it is! There is now in the sky only the soft vaporous color of pale citron - the last reflection of the sun which plunges into the dark blue of the night, going from green tones to a pale turquoise of an unheard-of fineness and a fluid delicacy quite indescribable...More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Banish (the onion) from the kitchen and the pleasure flies with it. Its presence lends color and enchantment to the most modest dish; its absence reduces the rarest delicacy to hopeless insipidity, and dinner to despair.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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