Subtle Quotes

Subtle Quotes by Brian Tracy, Frederick Lenz, Caroline Dhavernas, H. G. Wells, Kalki Koechlin, Harvey Mackay and many others.

Women are complex and subtle. Men are simple and direct.
If there are problems with the subtle physical body, it’s very hard for the kundalini to flow.
Mads Mikkelsen’s acting is very subtle, precise, nuanced, so he brings something completely different to the character. If you compare Mads’ Hannibal to Anthony Hopkins’ for example. Not to mention that Mads Mikkelsen is very handsome and sexy, so he brings that to the character as well.
The fact is, the Time Traveller was one of those men who are too clever to be believed: you never felt that you saw all round him; you always suspected some subtle reserve, some ingenuity in ambush, behind his lucid frankness.
Theatre is more metaphorical where you have to be louder and larger than life, whereas film is more subtle and more real.
None of us got to where we are alone. Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone‘s help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying thank you.
I love doing meta-humor, as long as it doesn’t become too distracting and it’s subtle.
As in the pseudoscience of bloodletting, just so in the pseudoscience of city rebuilding and planning, years of learning and a plethora of subtle and complicated dogma have arisen on a foundation of nonsense.
Justice and truth are two such subtle points, that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately.
The mind is vast in its combinations of time, space and form. It contains every vibration from subtle to gross.
I think the success around any product is really about subtle insights. You need a great product and a bigger vision to execute against, but its really those small things that make the big difference.
All good work has magic in it, and addresses the mind in a subtle way.
I’m a big fan of things in writing in general that are subtle, that suggest something without actually in-your-face saying it.
My sixth sense uses the other five senses to communicate. I may have a vision, hear a sound, get a smell, or have a physical sensation that corresponds with how someone passed. What I do revolves around noticing subtle differences in my mind and bodybecause they’re messages.
We are not merely tempered and schooled by failure but compelled, in however subtle a fashion, to become something other than we were.
When I was a little kid, no matter what my parents told me, I would always argueeven if I agreed with them. And I’ve always been a show-off. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found ways to be more subtle about it, but that’s the way I am. I suppose that has something to do with why I write and direct.
Joy’s a subtle elf, I think man‘s happiest when he forgets himself.
Cyril Tourneur
Such subtle Covenants shall be made,Till Peace it self is War in Masquerade.
You can be a lot more subtle on TV, which is funny because I feel like TV is known for being the opposite of that. The thing we experience in life is that things are not overly dramatic, and things often happen in really small ways.
Computers no longer interface with humans–they interact, and the interaction will become steadily deeper, more subtle, and more crucial to our collective sanity and ultimate survival.
We would go back and maybe not say that thing to our dad that we said, or maybe be a little nicer to someone who we cared about and had a relationship with when we were young. You know, they’re subtle things, but we carry those with us forever. And I think that regret and time travel are intrinsically linked to me.
Managerial discretion can take many forms, some very subtle. Individual managers may run slack operations; they may pursue subgoals that are at variance with corporate purposes; they can engage in self-dealing.
Religions are so subtle, so complicated, so intelligent in many ways that they’re not fit to be abandoned to the religious alone; they’re for all of us.
When I was 17 or 18 I wanted to become a wine expert, and my parents wouldn’t let me drink. So I was devastated. All I could do was read, and I read and I read. And I’d read something like, you know, ‘Subtle hints of cassis.’
Woman … is the divine object, violated, endlessly sacrificed yet always reborn, whose only joy, achieved through a subtle interplay of images, lies in contemplation of herself.
Try to write in a directly emotional way, instead of being too subtle or oblique. Don’t be afraid of your material or your past. Be afraid of wasting any more time obsessing about how you look and how people see you. Be afraid of not getting your writing done.
One of my current pet theories is that the winter is a kind of evangelist, more subtle than Billy Graham, of course, but of the same stuff.
Authentic happiness is not linked to an activity; it is a state of being, a profound emotional balance struck by a subtle understanding of how the mind functions.
If you want to feel humor too exquisite and subtle for translation, sit invisibly among a gang of Negro workers.
Wearing a bold print gets harder as you get older. It’s safer to stick to subtle prints or block colours. I have always found prints quite tricky. My daughter Carly, who is on the design team at Stella McCartney, is obsessed with them.
A little of true nonviolence acts in a silent, subtle, unseen way and leavens the whole society.
We can do subtle,” I assured her. “It’s our middle name,” Andrea added. For some odd reason Rene didn’t look convinced.
This is the most immediate fruit of exile, of uprooting: the prevalence of the unreal over the real. Everyone dreamed past and future dreams, of slavery and redemption, of improbable paradises, of equally mythical and improbable enemies; cosmic enemies, perverse and subtle, who pervade everything like the air.
Decent cycling clothing today is designed with reflective strips or subtle detailing that is visible under streetlights or in car headlights. You’ll find that you can be seen just as well as you would in a builder‘s fluorescent vest.
The essence of boredom is to be found in the obsessive search for novelty. Satisfaction lies in mindful repetition, the discovery of endless richness in subtle variations on familiar themes.
The interesting thing that happens for many people when they first start meditating is that they’ll be doing it for a few months, and they will begin to change, but the experience is so subtle that they’re not even aware of it.
Tracking action without cutting is the least jarring method of placing the audience into a real-time experience where they are the ones making the subtle choices of where and when to look.
The subtle differences in language and humor that get lost in translation, for example, make it almost impossible for big companies to do something that will appeal at home and abroad.
Though we are politically free, we are hardly free from the subtle domination of the West.
There is nothing in the animal world, to my mind, more delightful than grown cats at play. They are so swift and light and graceful, so subtle and designing, and yet so richly comic.
Monica Edwards
Stories do not change the world. I’ve learned that. But perhaps in some secret, subtle way… I mean it’s not the world I want to change.
The word ‘God’ is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, and religious scripture a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change this.
The truth is that you cannot attain God if you have even a trace of desire. Subtle is the way of dharma. If you are trying to thread a needle, you will not succeed if the thread has even a slight fiber sticking out.
My mother wanted me to be a writer. But she was a child of the Depression and never understood that she wasn’t poor. So, you know, the idea of not having a job, it would creep through. But she tried very hard to be subtle about it.
The deeper the Self-realization of a man, the more he influences the whole universe by his subtle spiritual vibrations, and the less he himself is affected by the phenomenal flux.
Henry Kissinger is possessed of a truly superior intelligence, in addition to which he has two qualities which, unfortunately, many great men lack: he is able to listen and he has a very subtle sense of humour.
Emotional abuse is any type of abuse that is not physical in nature. It can include everything from verbal abuse to the silent treatment, domination to subtle manipulation.
I’m a Londoner, and I feel I can’t live anywhere but London, but I feel more connected to Ireland as a country. I ‘get’ Irish people and the humour here, which is more subtle.
I sometimes got distracted easily and allowed my mind to wander when I needed to be focused. It’s quite subtle, really, and just being aware of it helps.
Feminists are forever discovering subtle new forms of sexism and then beating men around the head and shoulders with it. It is left to the rest of us to suffer the inevitable backlash this provokes among men. Besides, the feminists have the Federal Government behind them.
It can be difficult to be subtle and not cartoony in prosthetics. But when you see characters like Bubbles and Desiree from ‘Little Britain‘ on screen, it makes all the hard work worth it. It’s such fun watching those transformations.
Creating the world we want is a much more subtle but more powerful mode of operation than destroying the one we don’t want.
Subtle impressions for which words are quite too coarse a medium.
I’m always looking for silhouettes that seeminvisible‘ to the eye, as in that it’s so well-tailored to your body that you won’t even notice what you’re wearing. It needs to be dramatic in a subtle way.
The rope connecting two men on a mountain is more than nylon protection; it is an organic thing that transmits subtle messages of intent and disposition from man to man; it is an extension of the tactile senses, a psychological bond, a wire along which currents of communication flow.
The bond between parent and child is chemical, fierce, and inexplicable, even if that parent is a sworn killer. This connection cannot be measured; it at once more subtle and more powerful than science.
Strangely enough, I wasn’t into fast guitarists. I preferred Peter Green‘s subtle touch. I saw him with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers at the Marquee Club in London and was very impressed. He was the only guitarist I’ve ever seen to turn the volume control on his guitar down during a solo.
Being an artist, it’s all a journey, and you learn where the subtle patterns lie.
A plate of food has to have balance. For example, a mild fish like skate mustnt be overwhelmed by the side dishes. They should have personality and color, but they also have to be subtle.
The kiss originated when the first male reptile licked the first female reptile, implying in a subtle way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had for dinner the night before.
For the first time, I had been struck by the excitement of the traveler who looks history in her subtle face.
Charles II once invited the members of the Royal Society to explain to him why a dead fish weighs more than the same fish alive; a number of subtle explanations were offered to him. He then pointed out that it does not.
The lies we tell ourselves are the most subtle of all lies.
Anything seen on TV is, in a subtle and sinister sense, thereby endorsed.
Wrestling is difficult – it is not just about doing moves and running around, and creating high spots. It’s so much more subtle than that.
The business of the endgame is maneuvring to control critical squares, advancing or blockading passed pawns, preparing a breakthrough by the king, or exploiting the subtle superiority of one piece over another.
The Patriot Act is ludicrous. Terrorists have proved that they are interested in total genocide, not subtle little hacks of the U.S. infrastructure, yet the government wants a blank search warrant to spy and snoop on everyone‘s communications.
I’ll putStranger Things’ up there with the best of it. I think it’s such a profound show – it’s very subtle in the way that it tells its story, but it’s very effective. Every time I watch it, I feel something, which is very rare for me.
Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
The Kundalini resides in the base of the spine. It’s a bit of a misnomer because the kundalini really is not so much in the physical body, as in what we call the subtle physical body, the body of energy.
Take time to listen to what is said without words, to obey the law too subtle to be written, to worship the unnameable and to embrace the unformed.
You must have a visual sense if you want to be a photographer. It is a very subtle thing, this visual business.
Look, I’m very much in favor of tax cuts, but not with borrowed money. And the problem that we’ve gotten into in recent years is spending programs with borrowed money, tax cuts with borrowed money, and at the end of the day that proves disastrous. And my view is I don’t think we can play subtle policy here.
When I was 17 or 18 I wanted to become a wine expert, and my parents wouldn’t let me drink. So I was devastated. All I could do was read, and I read and I read. And I’d read something like, you know, ‘Subtle hints of cassis.
I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.
The artist who could disentangle the subtle soul of the image from its mesh of defining circumstances most exactly and ‘re-embody’ it in artistic circumstances chosen as the most exact for it in its new office, he was the supreme artist.
What fetched me instantly (and thousands of other newcomers with me) was the subtle but unmistakable sense of escape from the United States.
Music is made by individuals. Some artists will be very politically overt in their songs, some will be more subtle. You have to be true to yourself, true to your nature.
Mary, you make me wanna eat you
Every time I see you, it’s like the first time I meet you
Fragrance like a flower, subtle and sweet too
Seductive and whatever, it might as well be see through.
There were sins that were too subtle to be explained, and there were others that were too terrible to be clearly mentioned. For example, there was sex, which was always smouldering just under the surface and which suddenly blew up into a tremendous row when I was about twelve.
My kids speak of both subtle slights and blatant racism. It’s a narrative I never imagined for them.
There is something so great about film and television where you can convey an emotion in
the blink of an eye which you would perhaps not be able to do to the back row of a theatre, like
over 1000 seats, and there is something so subtle and beautiful about that too.
Manouri is a Greek ewes’ milk cheese that’s light in colour and texture. It’s fresh and milky, and goes well with other subtle flavours.
Our subtle-energy bodies play a major role in maintaining our health. Energy disturbances in the etheric body precede the manifestation of abnormal patterns of cellular organization and growth.
I really do believe that the bottom line that creates transformation in the individual is the ability to focus your attention in an ever greater and more subtle way, and that follows the whole path of the limbs.
The word which gives the key to the national vice is waste. And people who are wasteful are not wise, neither can they remain young and vigorous. In order to transmute energy to higher and more subtle levels one must first conserve it.
There are other writers who try for subtle and minimalists effects, but I don’t travel in that tribe.
The one radio voice that I listened to above others belonged to Ella Fitzgerald. There was a quality to her voice that fascinated me, and I’d sing along with her, trying to catch the subtle ways she shaded her voice, the casual yet clean way she sang the words.
Stand-up comedy is a lot about amplifying emotions and situations; movie acting has a lot to do with mellowing things down and making them subtle. The transition was almost terrifying because of the magnitude of change.
I love sight gags and broad stuff, but you can get to such a subtle degree, especially with CG animation.
Peter Sohn
One of the things that women really excel at is reading and reacting to subtle cues. We’ve always had to do that because men don’t have to.
On stage you look much larger than you are. You can have subtle changes of timing; how you place a punch line in a joke or movement or emotion according to an audience.
You don’t get on by being original. You don’t get on by being bright. You don’t get on by being strong. You get on by being a subtle crook.
Make the subtle shift from pushing ourselves to be the best in the world, to allowing ourselves to be the best for the world.
This making studies and then taking them home to use them is only half right. You get composition, but you lose freshness; you miss the subtle and, to the artist, the finer characteristics of the scene itself.
…Tunstell was not what one could describe as call subtle. His flaming red hair bobbed up with each pointed and articulated footstep as though he were some cloaked Gothic villain creeping across a stage.
There are a lot of subtle things that are harder to stamp out of a culture in terms of male entrepreneurs being mentored more than female entrepreneurs… male entrepreneurs getting several strikes against them before they’re kind of let go, whereas female entrepreneurs, it’s kind of one strike and you’re out.
Those with very loud voices in their throats are nearly incapable of thinking subtle thoughts.
The history of the Internet is not, as some people have tried to make it, a libertarian just-so story. It is a messy tale in which the government played a significant role. That role was, however, far more subtle than the plans of industrial policy gurus or techno-boosting politicians.
…If I continued to harbour any hope for music it lay in the expectation that a musician might come who was sufficiently bold, subtle, malicious, southerly, superhealthy to confront that music and in an immortal fashion take revenge on it.
I’ve never set out to do anything other than get better at guitar and record and have fun. I feel like the Jazzmaster’s just your comrade on that journey. It can be really subtle, it can be angry, it can be chill. It can be anything.
With a population of 1.4 billion, China is a lucrative market. But getting into that market isn’t cheap. At best, the price of doing business in China is silence; at worst, it’s reading talking points straight from the Chinese Communist Party. Beijing is not subtle about it.
Untouchability is a many-headed monster and forms, some of them so subtle as not to be easily detected.
There is a subtle and unmistakable touch of love and pride, beyond mere skill, almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art – which is art.
Miss not the occasion; by the forelock take that subtle power, the never-halting time.
The more subtle and elegant you are in hiding your plot points, the better you are as a writer.
Men like women who know how to be subtle.
The appeal of perfume is that it is at once ephemeral and empowering. It creates a shimmering invisible armor that lingers in a room long after its wearer has gone and infuses our imagination with a subtle power, hinting at a hidden identity.
It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream – making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream-sensation, that commingling of absurdity, surprise, and bewilderment in a tremor of struggling revolt, that notion of being captured by the incredible which is of the very essence of dreams.
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
They weren’t pressed together as closely as normal, but his shoulder bumped hers, then remained there. It was very subtle, and possibly even accidental, but it was enough.
Classical music is far from boring – it has all the blood, energy, the sinister dark side, rhythm that rock music has, and all the refined, subtle sensuality that one can ask for
Yuja Wang
When he grew old, Aristotle, who is not generally considered a tightrope dancer, liked to lose himself in the most labyrinthine and subtle of discourses […]. ‘The more solitary and isolated I become, the more I come to like stories,’ he said.
Sometimes I’m considered, I guess, a subtle actor. Maybe I’m less of a showman and more just trying to tell the story. I don’t know what the perception is. I just want to tell the story so the story as a whole works as opposed to just making sure that I work.
My interest in fragrance is really a personal thing. I’ve always gravitated toward them and appreciate the subtle, meaningful way they express who you are.
Notoriously insensitive to subtle shifts in mood, children will persist in discussing the color of a recently sighted cement-mixer long after one’s own interest in the topic has waned.
Using the word ‘bossy‘ for girls can be quite harmful. What is that saying – that being focused, being assertive, being the boss has a negative attribute? And I have heard that term associated more with women than with men. ‘He’s so bossy’ – you don’t hear that. It’s a very subtle thing.
If you feel that you can follow a few little rules or some clever gimmicks to make you a mature Christian, then you have fallen into a subtle trap of legalism.
There’s little that’s subtle about Hardus Viljoen – he’s a broad-chested, broad-shouldered fast bowler, who simply trundles up to the wicket and hurls it down as fast as possible.
Strategy-making is an immensely complex process involving the most sophisticated, subtle, and at times subconscious of human cognitive and social processes.
The Citizens United ruling did not invent special-interest spending; it enables corporations and unions to advocate directly on behalf of a candidate rather than running more subtle ‘issue ads.’
It was nice that there [ in the Bourne Ultimatum ] was a reference to the relationship . It’s very subtle – it’s actually without dialogue. I do think it’s powerful even without words.
Let the wise guard their thoughts, which are difficult to perceive, extremely subtle, and wander at will. Thought which is well guarded is the bearer of happiness.
American humor … is not subtle. It is something that makes you laugh the moment you hear it, you have not to think a scrap.
Actually, however, life begins less by reaching upward, than by turning upon itself. But what a marvelously insidious, subtle image of life a coiling vital principle would be! And how many dreams the leftward oriented shell, or one that did not conform to the rotation of its species, would inspire!
The Marx Brothers isn’t subtle, and that’s hilarious.
Not by force of arms are civilizations held together, but by subtle threads of moral and intellectual principle.
One of the most subtle and powerful writers of dark fiction – a unique voice.
The government and the church are two different realms of service, and those in political office have to face a subtle but important difference between the implementation of the high ideals of religious faith and public duty.
Gossip is vice enjoyed vicariously – the sweet, subtle satisfaction without the risk.
I grew up listening to John Coltrane and jazz, so they were subtle influences. I sometimes think about doing some kind of weird jazz record, but I don’t know… It’s on my list of things to do. I don’t want to have to then go promote it.
Dalai Lama is taking a subtle and nuanced view of politics and he is thinking in terms of events well beyond our lifetime.
I find I can write for two lines, and then I have nothing else to say. For me, the only way to find something comes through the sentence level and sticking with the sentences that give a subtle feeling that there’s something more to say.
There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors… it’s an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job.
Part of the sin of Pride is a subtle but deep racism.
I’m an educated man, the prisons I know are subtle ones.
Conducting, I tried it once off the cuff, and quickly realized there were subtle aspects that I was missing. There is a lot more to it that I was able to grasp simply by watching conductors.
With so many delicious varieties and flavors ranging from subtle to bold, Keebler and Carr’s crackers are an unexpectedly genius way to celebrate leftovers and serve up one-of-a-kind recipes.
Racism comes in many different forms. Sometimes it’s subtle, and sometimes it’s overt. Sometimes it’s violent, and sometimes it’s harmless, but it’s definitely here. It’s something that I think we’re all guilty of, and we just have to make sure that we deal with our own personal racism in the right way.
I communicate much better with cats, usually. I know them and their body language – as my own cats know mine very well. Cats are adept at reading subtle signals.
It has been my experience that the hearings are really, in effect, a subtle minuet, with the nominee answering as many questions as he thinks necessary in order to be confirmed.
One should be a painter. As a writer, I feel the beauty, which is almost entirely colour, very subtle, very changeable, running over my pen, as if you poured a large jug of champagne over a hairpin.
Time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible, then one must try to wriggle through by subtle manoeuvres.
There’s no need to go the full hog – a touch of subtle sequins will lift any outfit.
Success on the front of women’s rights will look like a world not only with obvious advances – where no girl is denied access to education, for instance – but also one with more subtle changes in how we regard gender and gender stereotypes.
The challenge was that it was harder to be subtle than strident.
Art after all is but an extension of language to the expression of sensations too subtle for words.
Who ever comes to shroud me, do not harm Nor question much That subtle wreath of hair, which crowns my arm; The mystery, the sign you must not touch, For ‘tis my outward soul, Viceroy to that, which then to heaven being gone, Will leave this to control, And keep these limbs, her provinces, from dissolution.
My mom has a very subtle way of encouraging.
Reading is a majority skill but a minority art. Yet nothing can replace the exact, complicated, subtle communion between absent author and entranced, present reader.
But to make a holiday record that involves favorite American songs and then also get to sing about Jesus birth, it just seemed like a real easy, subtle way to combine a couple of things that I love.
These days, we are scrutinised by everybody. Girls in the industry put a lot of effort into it. You can’t be overdressed or underdressed, your make up has to be subtle and there’s a lot of brainstorming that goes into it.
I can’t imagine Japanese food without dashi, a broth made with kelp and dried bonito flakes. It has the aroma of the sea, tinged with a subtle smokiness, and adds a very important, distinct flavor.
Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent‘s fate.
Happiness is like a butterfly – the more you chase, the more subtle, but if you stop moving and quietly wait for it to land on you.
In the 50s and 60s, kids were taught how to shake hands. They were taught how to have manners. There needs to be a lot more of that kind of stuff because the autistic mind doesn’t pick up social things and subtle cues.
If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.
So quiet and subtle is the beauty of December that escapes the notice of many people their whole lives through. Colour gives way to form: every branch distinct, in a delicate tracery against the sky. New vistas, obscured all Summer by leafage, now open up.
Everything you do, every thought you have, every word you say creates a memory that you will hold in your body. It’s imprinted on you and affects you in subtle ways – ways you are not always aware of. With that in mind, be very conscious and selective.
If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.
What you are is the most subtle delicacy of being.
Scream Queens‘ was a big, sensational show. There’s nothing subtle about a Ryan Murphy show, and I love that.
I believe that a small action or a subtle gesture in life can change many, many things.
I think when an actor feels like they’re being watched with great sensitivity and a subtle eye and a nose for truthfulness, that has some effect.
Similar to the telescope or the telephone, television enables us to see or hear things we never dreamed of. When you look at the details, a concrete scene between people is really something incredibly unlikely, something subtle that requires extended description.
Charm is the enchanted dart, light and subtle as a hummingbird. But it is deceptive in one thing: like a sense of humor, if you think you’ve got it, you probably haven‘t.
. . . learn to value what is important today in the subtle realm rather than what appears desirable tomorrow in the worldly realm.
The bottom line is that the human body is complex and subtle, and oversimplifying – as common sense sometimes impels us to do – can be hazardous to your health.
Without respect, the subtle alchemy that binds an organization or that serves as the impetus for a business transaction would dissolve into mutual suspicion and hostility.
This sound meditation is gentle and subtle, but its benefits are extensive, in that it allows you to gently release tension that arises from your present circumstances, and if you choose to work with it further it can help release negativity from your past.
For my victory over Capablanca I am indebted primarily to my superiority in the field of psychology. Capablanca played, relying almost exclusively on his rich intuitive talent. But for the chess struggle nowadays one needs a subtle knowledge of human nature, an understanding of the opponent’s psychology.
I’m here today to warn you: I want you to watch out for the adversary. Guard yourself from any spirit of entitlement. Restrain any and all subtle temptation to gain attention or to find ways to promote yourself.
How painting surpasses all human works by reason of the subtle possibilities which it contains.
[A] re-elected McConnell, with a Republican majority, would, he says, emulate his model of majority leadership – the 16 years under a Democrat, Montana‘ВЂВ™s Mike Mansfield. He, like McConnell, had a low emotional metabolism but a subtle sense of the Senate‘s singular role in the nation’s constitutional equilibrium.
In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us.
In Hitchcocks eyes the movement was dramatic, not the acting. When he wanted the audience to be moved, he moved the camera. He was a subtle human being, and he was also the best director I have ever worked with.
The book is what we have come to expect from Marion: challenging, subtle and nuanced analyses, dassling formulations, . . a provocative and original philosophical genius.
In deep sleep, even though one does not exist as an externally or internally conscious ego, one can report a good nights sleep because a very subtle ego remnant remains, permitting the experience of limitless and bliss.
James R. Swartz
Acting is a subtle combination of hiding and revealing yourself, and as I’m not an extrovert, this is painful for me.
What is to be sought in designs for the display of information is the clear portrayal of complexity. Not the complication of the simple; rather the task of the designer is to give visual access to the subtle and the difficult – that is, revelation of the complex.
The Yoga of the Dream State has always held to be one of the fastest, most efficient ways of reaching a plateau experience of subtle and causal realms, thus quickly opening the door to stable adaptation at – and transcendence of – those realms.
We should make the case for the things we love, even if we think that people will misunderstand them. That is why people defend the U.S. Constitution, even though so few really understand the subtle thinking embodied in that document.
Wearing a bold print gets harder as you get older. Its safer to stick to subtle prints or block colours. I have always found prints quite tricky. My daughter Carly, who is on the design team at Stella McCartney, is obsessed with them.
I care about Roger Sterling, one of the most subtle and amazing characters in dramatic history [“Mad Men“]. This guys who knows precisely who he is, yet leaves us time after time hoping desperately for him to finally grab control of his life and some responsibility for those around him.
I’ve been trying to make this argument that digital comics and print comics are both art, but there are subtle differences.
Being an artist, its all a journey, and you learn where the subtle patterns lie.
In a city like New York, any night can be completely different, even in a subtle way.
Much like a subtle spider which doth sit
In middle of her web, which spreadeth wide;
If aught do touch the utmost thread of it,
She feels it instantly on every side.
There is no more subtle dissolvent of morals than sentimentality.
Little by little, in subtle ways, you get programmed. You create beliefs that get cemented in your personality. You don’t realize you are doing this, but you are. Your core, foundational beliefs about relationships, money, and success will all be programmed into you by the time you are 10 years old.
The sort of morality which the priests inculcate is a very subtle policy, far finer than the politicians’, and the world is very successfully ruled by them as the policemen.
Dark, subtle, complex, wicked – if only Hollywood movies were half as interesting as Hollywood accounting.
Stephen Metcalf
Our own unresolved authority problems from our youth sometimes get transferred to our youthful patients, because we are still “covert adolescent rebels.” In subtle ways, we encourage the adolescent patient to rebel towards parents, school authorities, and society in general.
Photography is a very subtle thing. You must let the camera take you by the hand, as it were, and lead you into your subject.
Our science is like a store filled with the most subtle intellectual devices for solving the most complex problems, and yet we are almost incapable of applying the elementary principles of rational thought.
My dad turned me onto Peter Sellers as a kid. I loved the fact that he was a unique combination of being extremely subtle and over-the-top all at the same time, and that’s a hard thing to do. I admire that.
Broadway has the most savvy audience anywhere. They see everything and they know their theater. As sophisticated and subtle as you think you can be, the houses you get here will want something finer.
Science proceeds by successive answers to questions more and more subtle, coming nearer and nearer to the very essence of phenomena.
One’s visual language is not something that manifests overnight. It develops organically over a life-time. The shifts can be so subtle as to be virtually imperceptible and, at times, will come to fruition so rapidly, and with such force, that the profundity is all-consuming. That is life’s work.
All things are aggregations of atoms that dance & by their movement produce sound. When the rhythm of the dance changes, the sound it produces also changes… Each atom perpetually sings its song, and the sound at every moment creates dense subtle forms.
My suggestion for a fast style upgrade would be to embrace a pop of color or pattern. Try layering a bright, pullover knit on top of a dress shirt with a subtle or bold pattern.
When you do television, you have this opportunity to drop these subtle hints everywhere. The way you say things, for example, sometimes those seeds turn into trees.
In films, the camera catches each nuance of expression in close ups. On the stage, it is less subtle, you have to act with your whole body.
Myths of the heroes are cosmic creation myths in microcosm. They depict, in no matter how subtle variation, the eternal battle we wage to release the creative energies within ourselves and in the world.
Dorothy Norman
There are two parts to influence: First, influence is powerful; and second, influence is subtle. You wouldn’t let someone push you off course, but you might let someone nudge you off course and not even realize it.
The devil is so subtle that he dominates man and persuades him at the same time that he is not being dominated.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones
The woman has circumvented man in a variety of ways in her unconsciously subtle ways, as the man has vainly and equally consciously struggled to thwart the woman in gaining ascendancy over him.
Yoga is not just repetition of few postures – it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.
There is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.
Affected simplicity is a subtle imposture.
If we’re talking about someone creating something new, those rights are fairly well defined (in the United States, at least) under existing copyright law. But then there’s often discussion about the rights of people who produce works under work-for-hire arrangements, which can be far more subtle and nuanced.
Bernard‘s [Leach] drawings delineated every little accent on the pot, every subtle curve and change of angle and proportion and all.
Be subtle, various, ornamental, clever, And do not listen to those critics ever Whose crude provincial gullets crave in books Plain cooking made still plainer by plain cooks.
Assimilation of the fruits of each past life takes place before the spirit descends to rebirth, and consequently, the character generated is fully formed and readily expressed in the subtle, mobile mind-stuff of the Region of Concrete Thought, where the archetype of the coming dense body is built.
What we did is we used NASA topography data to map out the landscape, very subtle changes. We started to be able to see where the Nile used to flow.
I do believe babies are born potty-trained. They’re born knowing and are able to give subtle signals that become very prominent if you reinforce them.
Tarjei Vesaas has written the best Norwegian novel ever, ‘The Birds’ – it is absolutely wonderful: the prose is so simple and so subtle, and the story is so moving that it would have been counted amongst the great classics from the last century if it had been written in one of the major languages.
The force of nonviolence is infinitely more wonderful and subtle than the material forces of nature, like electricity.
Dreams are the subtle Dower
That make us rich an Hour
Then fling us poor
Out of the purple door.
I like to use the stage and there’s nothing subtle about me.
Get in touch with nature. The stillness of nature is profound and yet subtle.
WorldView-3 goes into the mid-infrared wavelength, allowing you to see very subtle geological differences on the sites at a 0.4-metre resolution.
The ‘that’s right’ breakthrough usually doesn’t come at the beginning of a negotiation. It’s invisible to the counterpart when it occurs, and they embrace what you’ve said. To them, it’s a subtle epiphany.
Our self-trust is such a subtle thing that it still comes around whispering to us even after we are sure it is gone.
For some students, especially in the sciences, the knowledge gained in college may be directly relevant to graduate study. For almost all students, a liberal arts education works in subtle ways to create a web of knowledge that will illumine problems and enlighten judgment on innumerable occasions in later life.
Flowers . . . have a mysterious and subtle influence upon the feelings, not unlike some strains of music. They relax the tenseness of the mind. They dissolve its rigor.
I thought there was a good chance the fridge was possessed. It was subtle about it, but I had its number. I knew its ways. Oh yes.
Auguries are oft subtle…and dangerous – thou may deem they mean one thing when they mean something else altogether.
Dennis L. McKiernan
Reality has always proved to be much more sophisticated and subtle than any preconceived philosophy.
A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
Value gives the artist the means of showing subtle changes in a form’s surface-state, and it helps clarify the relative distance between forms.
The older you get, it is harder to prepare physically, even if you have all the experience in the world. You’re more sore the next day, you can’t pack in as much, and you have to train smarter. You have to pay attention to more subtle things like your warmup routine or core work.
I have the True Dharma Eye, the Marvelous Mind of Nirvana, the True Form of the Formless, and the Subtle Dharma Gate, independent of words and transmitted beyond doctrine. This I have entrusted to Mahakashyapa.
Without technique it is impossible to reach the top in chess, and therefore we all try to borrow from Capablanca his wonderful, subtle technique.
I don’t sing to people. I sing for them. I told that once to Elvis Presley. He bought it. After that Elvis sang not to but for the audience. A subtle difference.
Tony Martin
Above all there’s a love which is real, the ultimate love. We merge not only physically, but mentally and spiritually, in arc-line, aura and subtle body. We amalgamate with each other. That is real love.
I spend a lot of my time trying to draw the attention of actors to the minute and subtle details of human behavior, which was the sort of thing I was looking at when I was a neurologist.
What I like to do is take something from a man’s wardrobe and re-proportion it slightly. We’ve got another jacket in this collection with a smaller shoulder. It’s the idea of subtle feminization, to make the clothes more delicate.
Associations are both subtle and powerful.
The subtle difference in our attitude can make a major difference in our future. It can be as simple as the language we use.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
My writing partner, Joni Lefkowitz, and I love studying girl friendships in particular because they seem defined by a combination of codependent intimacy and subtle, constant passive-aggressiveness.
Parents have subtle ways of humbling you, of reminding you of your origins, perhaps by showing up at the moment of your greatest glory and reminding you where you came from and demonstrating that you still have some of it between your toes.
If you’re going to perform inception, you need imagination. You need the simplest version of the idea-the one that will grow naturally in the subject’s mind. Subtle art.
Earnestness is not by any means everything; it is very often a subtle form of pious pride because it is obsessed with the method and not with the Master.
We already have our phones, but other wearables, and those technologies are going to want to know when you’re deciding things and then offer some kind of input subtle or less so on that moment.
Words are the most subtle symbols which we possess and our human fabric depends on them.
I like things that are over the top and subtle at the same time.
Ordinary parties, he thought, were subtle games of sexual and social badminton.
Trees are the largest and most spiritually advanced plants on Earth. They are constantly in meditation. Subtle energy is their natural language.
Mantak Chia
In order to contract, It is necessary first to expand. In order to weaken, It is necessary first to strengthen. In order to destroy, It is first necessary to promote. In order to grasp, It is necessary first to give. This is called subtle light. The weak and the tender overcome the hard and the strong.
I like bringing little subtle complexities to a character. It’s all about the subtext. No one can really describe or fully know another human being, even if they get a hook on them. It’s more about instinctively knowing whether you like somebody or not.
I prefer to regard a dessert as I would imagine the perfect woman: subtle, a little bittersweet, not blowsy and extrovert. Delicately made up, not highly rouged. Holding back, not exposing everything and, of course, with a flavor that lasts.
God knows we are subtle creatures who are more than able to use candour to avoid acknowledging our deceptions of others and ourselves.
This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love, you are.
Energy is a very subtle concept. It is very, very difficult to get right.
There is an age-old proverb that really does hold true in every area of life – in relations between nations and right down to the most subtle and sophisticated or must unstable and unsophisticated relations between lovers – and it is this: they tookkindness” for “weakness.”
Sins become more subtle as you grow older: you commit sins of despair rather than of lust.
Piers Paul Read
Knowledge can be a subtle curse. When we learn about the world, we also learn all the reasons why the world cannot be changed. We get used to our failures and imperfections. We become numb to the possibilities of something new
Fear is the most subtle and destructive of all hueman diseases. Fear kills dreams!
With Zen we do it more through slight of hand, a very subtle and delicate shift in consciousness, which shifts the world. It’s kind of done from the inside out.
When you focus on a chakra, it’s very easy to bring subtle physical energies into your consciousness.
My character Lena is somebody who responds to people in a very simple way. I didn’t have to take myself off to a darkened room to concentrate, I just had to try and be open. It’s an interesting, subtle relationship.
The United States has it’s own propaganda, but it’s very effective because people don’t realize that it’s propaganda. And it’s subtle, but it’s actually a much stronger propaganda machine than the Nazis had but it’s funded in a different way.
No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulder blades will seriously cramp his style.
Just as the subtle physical body holds together the physical body, the causal body holds together the body of awareness.
I am very subtle; but Man is deeper in his thought than I am. The woman knows that there is no such thing as nothing: the man knows that there is no such day as tomorrow. I do well to worship them.
I love the simplicity of Kevin Spacey’s work. He really does a subtle interpretation of every character, and that’s kind of my style of acting when it comes to dramatic roles.
No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one’s existence–that which makes its truth, its meaning–its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream–alone.
When something goes wrong with the body of energy that surrounds and protects your physical body, it will later show up in your physical body. The problem always starts in the subtle physical, and then manifests in the physical.
Americans must place greater emphasis on the more subtle dimensions of national power, such as innovation, education, the balance of force and diplomacy, and the quality of political leadership.
In short: I felt my existence was tainted, in some subtle but essential way.
Writing is a subtle art that is reached mostly by self-discovery and experimentation.
I get really excited when I see filmmakers make something that is subtle and feels real. It is really tough to do right.
A very subtle difference can make the picture or not.
Philosophy is a more intense sort of experience than common life is, just as pure and subtle music, heard in retirement, is something keener and more intense than the howling of storms or the rumble of cities.
I think the greatest thing about DVD is the quality of sound and picture; the real estate to put more extras on; and, my favorite point is it stores quietly in very subtle places in your home .
We didn’t care if we were well-liked as long as the movies were good. We served the movie – that was our master at Miramax. In our second incarnation, the movie is still the master but we’re getting the same results in more subtle ways.
If your virtue is especially radiant, it can be possible to open a pathway to the subtle realm and receive these celestial teachings directly from the immortals.
Perspective is a most subtle discovery in mathematical studies, for by means of lines it causes to appear distant that which is near, and large that which is small.
There is a subtle danger in a man thinking that he is “fixed” for life. It indicates that the next jolt of the wheel of progress is going to fling him off.
A man develops a subtle power as a result of the strict observance of celibacy for twelve years. Then he can understand and grasp very subtle things which otherwise elude his intellect. Through that understanding the aspirant can have direct vision of God. That pure understanding alone enables him to realize Truth.
As an example of wealth, good taste, and subtle intimidation, it took first prize.
I learned that you don’t have to be all over the place, that you can be subtle and you can say what you say. The words that you put together can be just as hilarious as falling all over the place or doing something.
I can zero in on subtle things because I’m holding the camera.
She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.
When a black man is stopped by a cop for no apparent reason, that is covert racism. When a black woman shops in a fancy store and is followed by security guards, that is covert racism. It is more subtle than 1960s racism, but it is still racism.
I really enjoy doing things that are more subtle and close to home – and literally close to home.
The comedy in ‘Star Trek‘ is always very subtle, if it’s there at all.
Robert Duncan McNeill
He that abuses his own profession will not patiently bear with any one else who does so. And this is one of our most subtle operations of self-love. For when we abuse our own profession, we tacitly except ourselves; but when another abuses it, we are far from being certain that this is the case.
I feel like fear is a very real thing, a very ubiquitous thing, and it can be very subtle.
What I do when I act and direct is I do a small version, go a little bigger, do a medium one, an over-the-top one, and then even bigger than that. I’ll do six readings of the line. And they’re not all the same. Just so I know if I was wrong about what I should have done, I luckily have this more subtle version.
In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
It is much easier for a woman to meditate than it is for men, innately. Their subtle physical bodies pick up the kundalini much more quickly.
The Cyrillic and Greek scripts in particular have an alien beauty in their unfamiliar letterforms. Five weights of stroke thickness create subtle variations in light and dark that reflect the emerging and fading of the stars.
A lot of my music is slow and subtle. The subtly is what I enjoy about making music.
Re’lar Kvothe,” he said seriously. “I am trying to wake your sleeping mind to the subtle language the world is whispering. I am trying to seduce you into understanding. I am trying to teach you.” He leaned forward until his face was almost touching mine. “Quit grabbing at my tits.
Happiness has to do with how quickly you vibrate, how intelligent you are, how subtle your awareness field is, how deep you are, how aware of your eternal part you are.
With the work that I do as a director, I’ve got dialogue, camera movement, and character blocking to help create a tone to the piece. In photography, those elements are somewhat void so that tone becomes a bit more subtle but still equally important.
The Christianity of the St Stephen’s College I remember was atmospheric (how we loved the chapel, the choir and the Cross), cultural and entirely subtle.
That which is impenetrable to us really exists. Behind the secrets of nature remains something subtle, intangible, and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion.
It is well known to all experienced minds that our firmest convictions are often dependent on subtle impressions for which words are quite too coarse a medium.
The past is such a subtle thing. [But] in the end, nothing else exists, everything is made of the past, even the future.
Yeah, you know, you like it to come on like gangbusters, but you get into passages that are very interesting and subtle, and sometimes your original intent changes quite a bit.
I think that one’s art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows.
Baseball is a set of individuals doing their thing in the same team, but it’s much more individual. In basketball people are making real time decisions about who gets the ball, do we trust everybody out on the court, and the analytics certainly don’t show you all those subtle dynamics, but they’re very important.
When once you have got hold of a vulgar joke, you may be certain that you have got hold of a subtle and spiritual idea.
Subtle, funny and touching, with a striking downbeat authenticity. Director Craig Zobel is the real thing.
Encountering a real place enhances the performances of actors in subtle ways and changes the spiritual texture of the film.
I think there is a very subtle shift from the metal I grew up on to Weezer. I think the big shift was from a minor key to a major key. That made a huge difference in how it was perceived.
In America, to be ID’d – sorted, tagged, and permanently filed – is to lose a bit of one’s soul. To die a little. This sounds like a subtle, poetic notion. It’s not. In American legal and cultural tradition, one essential privilege of citizenship is not having to prove it on demand.
They can romanticize us so, mirrors, and that is their secret: what a subtle torture it would be to destroy all the mirrors in the world: where then could we look for reassurance of our identities?
It’s a misconception that you don’t have seasons in southern California. They are just very subtle. The vegetation is very different. Plants react differently. You just have to be a little more observant.
Like the French, Koreans aim for a subtle and effortless look – while actually paying a lot of attention to the details.
I think my signature dance move might be some sort of ‘80s new wave pogo, which I only break out on very special occasions. It will only last for about three seconds. Then I go back to a very subtle, less-is-more approach.
Being easily freaked out comes with its own special skill set: you develop subtle tricks to work around it, make sure people don’t notice. Pretty soon, if you’re a fast learner, you can get through the day looking almost exactly like a normal human being.
There was nothing subtle about our landing. The pilot just pointed the nose at the ground and let her rip.
Maybe because we’re women, we have a very high respect level for each other. And when you do have ownership, you’re going to make it the best it can be. And I think that’s a really – although subtle – very important point in – when you’re doing anything creative.
Cervantes is the most important Spanish writer. But he is not the most representative of the Spanish. His irony, his sense of humor – they are too subtle to seem Spanish.
We have a body, but we also have a subtle body, a body of energy that looks like our physical body. The subtle physical body is made up of energy, of light that vibrates at a very high rate so the human physical eyes can’t see it.
Beyond the subtle body we have something called the causal body; that’s more what we are. We are a series of interconnecting awarenesses. It’s like a molecular bond, DNA, a double-helix, and we can change that.
Language is the amber in which a thousand precious and subtle thoughts have been safely embedded and preserved.
I’m kind of a subtle person.
I hate the term black sheep, but I just felt like I wasn’t keeping up. It was a subtle pressure I put on myself.
The most powerful way to manifest is through subtle intention and choiceless awareness-inten d to let go and flow.
It may be that a more subtle person would find for this thing a reason of greater subtlety: but such is the reason that I find, and that liketh me best.
When the subtle physical body is damaged you will begin to notice changes in your skin, you skin starts to get gnarly or dry. I’m not speaking of acne. Acne means you have a lot of kundalini, which stimulates hormones.
Music possesses much richer means of expression and it is a more subtle medium for translating the 1000 shifting moments of the feelings of the soul.
Joy is a subtle elf; I think one’s happiest when he forgets himself.
Cyril Tourneur
You have to be taught to be second class; you’re not born that way. But the slanting process is so subtle that you frequently don’t realize how you’re being slanted until very late in the game.
I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.
If you play the very subtle jazz tunes with acoustic pianos, acoustic bass and it’s a dead standard, you are going to play very differently. It depends on the music.
I think one thing that helped the sound change, it’s a real subtle thing; it’s just one switch on my bass, it has three positions, and I usually boost the mid-range frequency, I lowered the frequency that I boost, and that goes out to the sound system, too.
If you use language that divides people and makes people who agree with you really stoked and people who disagree with you disengaged then you’re preaching to a choir, and you’ve lost any kind of relativity across the spectrum. So it’s important to be subtle and understand that there’s a lot more you can learn.
These energies when directed towards the subtle physical body cause the subtle physical body to break down, to lose its lumonisity.
“The meaning of culture” is nothing less than the conduct of life itself, fortified, thickened, made more crafty and subtle, by contact with books and with art.
He who is not sage and wise, humane and just, cannot use secret agent.s. And he who is not delicate and subtle cannot get the truth out of them.
Your heart chakra is not in your physical body. It is in your subtle physical body, but it comes in contact with your physical body in this location.
Be sensitive to subtle differences between ‘intuition‘ and ‘into wishing‘.
I’ve always been interested in the paranormal, but ‘Gray Matter‘ is a more subtle, mature expression of that – looking at the powers of the brain and more delicate evidence of the extraordinary.
We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described.
It’s always obvious to me when someone is looking at me with an idea of who I am and hoping that that’s the person I’m going to be. No matter how subtle it is, it’s there, and you want to give them who they really want. But it ain’t me.
There were a couple times with close-ups where I tended to overact. I would use more of my face than I needed to. I learned how to be more subtle.
Flowers should be viewed when half open, wine should be drunk only to subtle intoxication; there is great fun in this. If you view flowers in full bloom and drink to drunkenness, it becomes a bad experience. Those who are living to the full should think about this.
What these satellites do is they record light radiation that’s reflected off the surface of the Earth in different parts of the light spectrum. We use false color imaging to try to tease out these very subtle differences on the ground.
We need to recognize that racism has never been subtle, though it has gone underreported.
There are seven primary chakras located in the subtle physical body, the body of light and energy that is our awareness and that surrounds the physical.
I love comedies, both broad and subtle.
The temptation to believe that the Universe is the product of some sort of design, a manifestation of subtle aesthetic and mathematical judgment, is overwhelming. The belief that there is “something behind it all” is one that I personally share with, I suspect, a majority of physicists.
A real flame of love is a subtle thing. It burns as a will-o’-the-wisp, dancing onward to fairy lands of delight. It roars as a furnace. Too often jealousy is the quality upon which it feeds.
Satan is certainly not subtle in his teachings; why should we be? Whether we are instructing our children at home or standing before an audience in church, let us never make our faith difficult to detect.
Procrastination is also a subtle act of corruption – it corrupts valuable time
Painting as it is now promises to become more subtle – more like music and less like sculpture – and above all it promises color. If only it keeps this promise.
If the essential core of the person is denied or suppressed, he gets sick sometimes in obvious ways, sometimes in subtle ways, sometimes immediately, sometimes later.
What I’ve appreciated about the ‘Bond’ films is there’s always been a subtle social relevance to them. They’ve always commented on the times.
Looking back, I see that I was born with the subtle sense that material treasures alone, no matter how grand, would never be enough to satisfy the longing in my heart to see the light, to know the truth.
When you develop your psychic vision after some meditation, you will be able to see the subtle physical of others, or perhaps yourself. At first you will see it as an aura; eventually you can see the whole subtle physical.
You know, it’s no accident that the great painters came from areas like Europe where there is a lot of clouds and rain, which begets color and subtle washes of tone. Most great graphic artists come from areas with prevalent sun, where line and shadow are paramount.
We are at war – undeclared and of such a subtle nature that few have noticed – but war nevertheless. It is a cyberwar on many fronts, in which it is difficult to identify who is friend and who is foe. I will predict now, as unintelligible as it may seem, that Anonymous will turn out to be more friend than foe.
I love straight-face comedy or relatively subtle comedy. And then I turn around and I find myself doing very broad comedy but it’s all fun and you have to keep your sense of humor and not take yourself seriously.
How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, “This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant?
Be subtle! be subtle! and use your spies for every kind of business.
I think that Mary Poppins needs a subtle reader, in many respects, to grasp all its implications, and I understand that these cannot be translated in terms of the film.
Sex is of the same clay as Time! — of the same clay Since both are in their essence but One-Way Time is the one-way dimension: sex its tart And subtle biological counterpart.
On the internet nobody can hear you being subtle.
From the subtle to the extreme, our culture and our values are under unrelenting attack from the media.
I learned little by little. I learned how to draw. I learned how to tell the difference in the quality of fabrics – the subtle differences. I started with collections for men. So my first collection for women was deeply inspired by male roles.
In their precise tracings-out and subtle causations, the strongest and fieriest emotions of life defy all analytical insight.
Unfortunately, the issues of climate change, unlike many other issues, are very subtle because the changes we observe are very, very subtle.
If the character is getting mad, getting upset or getting turned on, you’re getting to see that in the facial tones and the skin tones. That’s what I enjoy about acting. It can be very subtle, like that.
Indifference pretends to create peace, but it is based on not caring, a silent resignation. It is a movement away, a separation fed by a subtle fear of the heart. We pull back, believing that what happens to others is not our concern. Our courage leaves us. Indifference is a misguided way of defending ourselves.
As a member of the audience I don’t like it that I can’t see what’s going on in the eyes and in the face and in the most subtle responses of a performer when I’m more than a few rows back. I find it very frustrating.
The mind is but the subtle part of the body. You must retain great strength in your mind and words.
There are 64 divine mother impulses which govern the subtle creation. These are responsible for restoring all earthly and spiritual benefits. They are simply part of one’s awakened consciousness. These nine nights are celebrated to rekindle those divine impulses and celebrate the innermost depth of our lives
Death is the opening of a more subtle life. In the flower, it sets free the perfume; in the chrysalis, the butterfly; in man, the soul.
Juliette Adam
The great paintings are the ones with the most subtle value relationships. The closer you could bring your values and still distinguish between them, the stronger you were as a painter.
service is the joy-giving factor in daily life. It is as spontaneous as light, as subtle as electricity, as exhilarating as sunshine. It exists primarily as a spiritual attitude. It lies in the constant recognition of the brotherhood of humanity toward each and all with whom we come in contact.
The senses don’t just make sense of life in bold or subtle acts of clarity, they tear reality apart into vibrant morsels and reassemble them into a meaningful pattern.
Poetry is the most subtle of the literary arts, and students grow more ingenious by the year at avoiding it. If they can nip around Milton, duck under Blake and collapse gratefully into the arms of Jane Austen, a lot of them will.
Fear is the destructive energy in man. It withers the mind, it distorts thought, it leads to all kinds of extraordinarily clever and subtle theories, absurd superstitions, dogmas, and beliefs.
Even before string theory, especially as physics developed in the 20th century, it turned out that the equations that really work in describing nature with the most generality and the greatest simplicity are very elegant and subtle.
With a camera right in my face, my movements would have to be more subtle; stage techniques would have to be left behind and that would be hard. So many things kept whizzing through my mind, yet I never doubted once that I could do it.
Etching is a beautiful medium. The result is rich, subtle tones achieved in no other way.
Jay Moore
The subtle physical body is made up of strands of luminous energy, and the energies are flowing through them constantly in the etheric plane. Above the subtle body is the causal body.
Everything is subtle. Everything has a million sides. Everything is a manifestation of god. Everything is light. All beings are infinite. All things are perfect, in their own way.
The very sight of a teapot puts a smile on the face of most people. One cannot help but think of more serene and genteel times. From a whimsical child’s teapot to an elegant English Teapot, to collectible teapots that adorn some homes, they are a subtle reminder of all that is good in this world.
Barbara Roberts
Cosmos is a Greek word for the order of the universe. It is, in a way, the opposite of Chaos. It implies the deep interconnectedness of all things. It conveys awe for the intricate and subtle way in which the universe is put together.
Leeks, like other oniony things, reach a certain peak when fried. It’s the subtle sweetness that suddenly becomes evident and works so well with their creamy texture.
The way brainwashing works is subtle and takes a long time.
Ah! what is human life? How, like the dial’s tardy-moving shade, Day after day slides from us unperceiv’d! The cunning fugitive is swift by stealth; Too subtle is the movement to be seen; Yet soon the hour is up–and we are gone.
Train yourself to be in awe of the subtle, and you will live in a world of beauty and ease.
If it’s not true love, then that energy will gradually wear the subtle physical down.
In my films, I either want the music to be very subtle and very buried or just put it right out in front and be super blunt with it.
Cast me into a dungeon, burn me at the stake, crown me king of kings, I can ‘pursue happiness’ as long as my brain lives – but neither gods nor saints, wise men nor subtle drugs, can ensure that I will catch it.
I mean, it’s very subtle and a little embarrassing to me, but I really believe there are things which nobody would see unless I photographed them.
Fear is the most subtle and destructive of all human diseases.
This nice and subtle happiness of reading, this joy not chilled by age, this polite and unpunished vice, this selfish, serene life-long intoxication.
The English light is so very subtle, so very soft and misty, that the architecture responded with great delicacy of detail.
Each successive period of progress is a period more humane and spiritual. The only logical conclusion is that all is Mind and its manifestation, from the rolling of worlds, in the most subtle ether, to a potato-patch.
I like very masculine smells. I like wood scents on men. I just like a man to smell great, but I don’t like very strong cologne. I don’t like when a man is overpowered by cologne. I think subtle and sexy is always best.
There are a lot of subtle things that are very, very important in wrestling, and to pick those up just takes time and experience. The only way that I really feel is best to do that is to go on the road. I learned every day by showing up early and leaving late.
There are many horrible sights in the multiverse. Somehow, though, to a soul attuned to the subtle rhythms of a library, there are few worse sights than a hole where a book ought to be.
The subtle physical body protects the body’s physical health. It is the radiant life force that is you. When you get sick, it is because there is a problem with your subtle physical body.
Before this I tended to paint figures and put them in an environment. Now I paint an environment to put figures in. It’s a subtle difference, but it is a difference. It’s something I did naturally.
The power of ads rests more in the repetition of obvious exhortations than in the subtle transmission of values.
There are beings who come into this world, from time to time, not simply with miraculous powers, which we call the siddhas, but with a miraculous awareness that is so strong yet so subtle that anyone or anything that touches that awareness is transformed forever.
you are brilliant and subtle if you come from Iowa and really strange and you live as you live and you are always very well taken care of if you come from Iowa.
When girls bully, it’s very subtle, and you can’t define it. At least with boys, the bullying is usually explicit, and you can deal with it. It’s psychological with girls.
Dragon fruit is very subtle, very delicate. So you want to be careful not to kill it with things that have very strong flavor.
We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we have stopped saying ‘It got lost,’ and say, ‘I lost it.’
The desert has a subtle and a cruel charm. She destroys while she enthralls.
Make all visual distinctions as subtle as possible, but still clear and effective.
Nothing as drastic an innovation as abstract art could have come in to existence, save as the consequence of a most profound, relentless, unquenchable need. The need is for felt experience – intense, immediate, direct, subtle, unified, warm, vivid, rhythmic.
Positive energy brings good feelings, and dark energy often means harm. But the destruction in dark energy is also a subtle aspect of construction, like how even forest fires have their benefits. Sometimes enemies are our best teachers, people can learn from their mistakes, destruction sometimes means rebirth.
There is only one sex. A man and a woman are so entirely the same thing that one can scarcely understand the subtle reasons for sex distinctions with which our minds are filled.
Theres a lot to be said for doing what youre not supposed to do, and the rewards of doing what youre supposed to do are more subtle and take longer to become apparent, which maybe makes it less attractive. But your life is the blueprint you make after the building is built.
I don’t think a lot of people gaveBeavis & Butt-Head’ credit for how subtle it could be.
I like a naturalism to my dialogue and my comedy. I would rather have a few jokes sail by that might be more subtle than have every single joke hit hard. I would rather the comedy come out of character as opposed to feeling forced. Even if you’re giving some laughs up for it.
Vengeful as nature herself, she loves her children only in order to devour them better and if she herself rips her own veils of self-deceit, Mother perceives in herself untold abysses of cruelty as subtle as it is refined.
While problems in a film are fairly easy to identify, the sources of those problems are often extraordinarily difficult to assess. A mystifying plot twist or a less-than-credible change of heart in our main character is often caused by subtle underlying issues elsewhere in the story.
I learnt to keep my acting subtle.
Quantum theory also tells us that the world is not simply objective; somehow it’s something more subtle than that. In some sense it is veiled from us, but it has a structure that we can understand.
Nowadays, the process of growth and development almost never seems to manage to create this subtle balance between the importance of the individual parts, and the coherence of the environment as a whole. One or the other always dominates.
Gaze no more in the bitter glass
The demons, with their subtle guile,
Lift up before us when they pass,
Or only gaze a little while.
Wonder is a very subtle, precious emotion, often lost in the gross hustle and bustle of modern life. When we feel wonder, we are immediately reminded of the purity and innocence of our childhood. Then, everything was magical and mysterious. Magic should help us relive that wonder.
If you’re living with a scientist, you see the world differently than you do with a humanist. It’s in some ways very subtle, the differences in perceiving reality.
I think we are reluctant to move people out of an organization when there is not a good fit. It is typically not because someone is stupid or lazy or incompetent; it is a lot more subtle than that.
Happiness is found principally in meditation. Let your mind flow out into eternity. You have to exert some effort. Then you will notice a subtle smile on your face.
We are presented with an unpleasant choice between either committing to peculiar concepts about immaterial deities or letting go entirely of a host of consoling, subtle or just charming rituals for which we struggle to find equivalents in secular society.
Europe, in legend, has always been the home of subtle philosophical discussion; America was the land of grubby pragmatism.
Water is an astonishingly complex and subtle force in an economy. It is the single constraint on the expansion of every city, and bankers and corporate executives have cited it as the only natural limit to economic growth.
Margaret Catley-Carlson
This is a large part of the academic profession: to make up complex, subtle arguments that are childishly ridiculous but are enveloped in sufficient profundity that they take on a kind of plausibility.
Sex is an extremely subtle undertaking, unlike going to the department store on a Sunday to buy a thermos.
You’d think getting chopped into a million pieces and cast into the darkest part of the Underworld would give him a subtle clue that nobody wanted him around.
Your mind will really talk to you when you begin to deny fulfillment to your desires, and you will find how subtle and shameless it is.
In the modern workplace, sexism has adopted a more subtle persona; therefore, people can be accused of sexism where it’s far harder to determine whether they’re actually committing sexism or thinking in a sexist way.
I really like dating stories, like in Betty and Veronica comics; I like David Lynch and H.P. Lovecraft for the dark gut-wrenching stuff, and I’m inspired by Miyazaki’s films for the subtle heart-warming moments, as well as the moments that blew up my imagination.
The idea of content in art is today merely a hindrance, a nuisance, a subtle or not so subtle philistinism.
If there is some good in me, it is because I was born in the subtle atmosphere of your country of Arezzo. Along with the milk of my nurse I received the knack of handling chisel and hammer, with which I make my figures.
Subtle and literate, The Dance of Intimacy is like a long, revealing conversation with a wise and compassionate friend.
In the course of our daily lives, we’re bombarded with a barrage of visual messages, some blatantly aggressive, some subtle. The trick is to find a way to break through without adding to the clutter and the ugliness. We have to be responsible about that.
Photography’s potential as a great image-maker and communicator is really no different from the same potential in the best poetry where familiar, everyday words, placed within a special context, can soar above the intellect and touch subtle reality in a unique way.
It seems strange, since the aspect of a woman is power and that her subtle physical body conducts light very well, that more women don’t attain enlightenment than men. I would suggest that the reason this is so, is cultural.
Combine leather pants or leggings with an oversized sweater or turtleneck and sneakers for a super-chic look. However, remember to keep the colors subtle.
Film noir is not a genre. It is not defined, as are the western and gangster genres, by conventions of setting and conflict, but rather by the more subtle qualities of tone and mood. It is a film ‘noir’, as opposed to the possible variants of film gray or film off-white.
In Rio Bravo when Duke makes love to Feathers, the scene dissolves to the next morning where we see him putting on his vest and almost humming. It was subtle, but you knew what happened. Give me a towel and some blankets any day!
The job is not to succeed but fail more interesting than the last time—- in a more subtle fashion or in a more intriguing way.
T. J. Jagodowski
Time is the subtle thief of youth.
When you get free from certain fixed concepts of the way the world is, you find it is far more subtle, and far more miraculous, than you thought it was.
Copywriting cuts the communication cord between word and feeling. By offering instant gratification, it atrophies more subtle emotions.
just sitting does not involve reaching some understanding. It is the subtle activity of allowing all things to be completely at rest just as they are, not poking one’s head into the workings of the world.
As subtle and universally pervasive as gravity, love touches everything, and enhances everything it touches.
Often, the disparities in the ways men and women are treated are subtle; there are not these clear barriers that you have to break down.
In most cases, strengths and weaknesses are two sides of the same coin. A strength in one situation is a weakness in another, yet often the person can’t switch gears. It’s a very subtle thing to talk about strengths and weaknesses because almost always they’re the same thing.
If you walk into a forest – you hear all kinds of subtle sounds – but underneath there is an all pervasive silence.
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
The mathematical sciences wield their particular language made of digits and signs, no less subtle than any other.
When you want some subtle emotions, you need some subtle vehicles for emotion.
If some hole does not possess striking individuality through some gift of nature, it must be given as much as possible artificially, and the artifice must be introduced in so subtle a manner as to make it seem natural.
A. W. Tillinghast
I believe that the medium of photography prevails entirely as an act of faith in the souls of those who love and practice it. And so every photograph becomes another subtle variation on the theme of the medium itself.
As usual, nature’s imagination far surpasses our own, as we have seen from the other theories which are subtle and deep.
The subtle performances of the leads, the remarkable Irrfan Khan and the engaging Nimrat Kaur, make ‘The Lunchbox’ a pleasure to watch.
And all meet in singing, which braids together the different knowings into a wide and subtle music, the music of living.
The shushumna is the tube that the kundalini passes up in the subtle body, and on one side is the ida and the other side is the pingala.
It is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realise the silent, subtle, ever-present perils of life.
Language is not subtle enough, tender enough, to express all that we feel; and when language fails, the highest and deepest longings are translated into music. Music is the sunshine – the climate – of the soul, and it floods the heart with a perfect June.
There is an alchemy of quiet malice by which women can concoct a subtle poison from ordinary trifles.
A history that should pursue all the subtle threads from end to end might be eminently valuable, but not as a tribute to peace and conciliation.
If negative auric vibrations are not kept to a minimum by using psychic shielding techniques, and if they aren’t cleansed from our subtle body through meditation, they will accumulate and eventually become very toxic.
The general function of dreams is to try to restore our psychological balance by producing dream material that re-establishes, in a subtle way, the total psychic equilibrium.
The man who had died looked nakedly on life, and saw a vast resoluteness everywhere flinging itself up in stormy or subtle wave-crests…. always the man who had died saw not the bird alone, but the short, sharp wave of life of which the bird was the crest.
Raffiniert ist der Herr Gott, aber boshaft ist er nicht. God is subtle, but he is not malicious.
I think the success around any product is really about subtle insights. You need a great product and a bigger vision to execute against, but it’s really those small things that make the big difference.
Weightless in water, swift as the wind, Subtle of purpose – a feather blown – I go with my oarsmen where they will, My beautiful body and theirs all one.
The range of human skin colours is quite narrow when you think about it – and I do – and subtle – beige, pink, white, tan, taup.
Usually, you lose interest in a story beyond a certain point. But with Highway, there was something very subtle, yet something very influential. I intended Highway to be the first film that I ever made. Didnt happen.
One must go through life, be it red or blue, stark naked and accompanied by the music of a subtle fisherman, prepared at all times for a celebration.
The matter of international relations is very subtle and exquisite.
It is not only important how long your breath is. What is more important is how smooth and subtle it is. For length of breath without the accompanying subtlety is fruitless.
It’s an interesting door opening, this use of sonic signalling – using sound to alert us in a more subtle way than a beep.
Reality the iconoclast once more. Heaven will solve our problems, but not, I think, by showing us subtle reconciliations between all our apparently contradictory notions. The notions will all be knocked from under our feet. We shall see that there never was any problem.
There’s something essentially fictive about a photograph. That doesn’t mean that if you understand that, and you understand how the world is transformed by the camera, that you can’t use the limitations or the transformation to have an observation that is a very subtle perception of the world.
It’s always a balance between something that touches you intimately and something that you think is going to be generous – I like to find intimate, subtle subjects and bring them into strong story telling.
How subtle is the relationship between the traveler and his luggage! He knows, as no one else knows, its idiosyncrasies, its contents … and always some small nuisance which he wishes he had not brought; had known, indeed, before starting that he would regret it, but brought it all the same.
The most subtle art, the strongest and deepest art – supreme art – is the one that does not at first allow itself to be recognized.
If we make films only for the frontbenchers, we can’t make money. Hence, we have to make it for a majority audience. As my films are mass films, I deal with emotions in raw form – they are not subtle. I don’t mind being branded. That does not mean I like only those kinds of films.
Mick Jagger knows how to run a show. It’s all about pacing. It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon. His output is amazing, but his movements are subtle. As I get older, I’ll have to adhere to these rules.
My first two records were more energetic; Phantom Moon is subtle, quiet; so these various reactions are just something I expected
If you ask me about my chosen colour palette for the clothes I wear myself, I’m usually one for more neutral, subtle shades.
When the seasons shift, even the subtle beginning, the scent of a promised change, I feel something stir inside me. Hopefulness? Gratitude? Openness? Whatever it is, it’s welcome.
The kundalini is raised or brought down. It can be done in several different ways, and as it moves to the different chakras or energy centers in the subtle physical body, it endows one with various powers.
A lot of people trash their subtle physical body with psychedelic drugs. While they do certainly give you experiences in altered levels of attention, you pay a price for it. They definitely screw up the subtle physical. Hatha Yoga can be good for that.
The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle, without being at all acute; hence there is so much humour and so little wit in their literature.
Bengali and Malayalam industries are driven by sensible and subtle stories that people can relate to due to the states‘ literary and cultural heritage.
Thou hast the keys of Paradise, oh, just, subtle, and mighty opium!
One of the most subtle but aggressive ways racism exists is through our education system.
People don’t think the struggles gay people have are worth talking about because everyone’s decided that we’re all equals now. Those struggles are much more subtle now. But the weight of being different does carry on.
The novel is the highest example of subtle interrelatedness that man has discovered.
I am grateful to Allan Donald for his guidance and subtle nuances that he taught me.
Honestly, I don’t aspire to be a huge movie star. I really just fell in love with acting… Everything I do on-screen is very subtle.
If my cuisine were to be defined by just one taste, it would be that of subtle, aromatic, extra-virgin olive oil.
There are so many forms, I believe people are bright enough to make their own laws, more subtle ones than we’ve had before.
One element of maturity is the realization that we don’t get away with anything. Any advantage gained or convenience taken, any private procrastination or insincerity, no matter how subtle or quick in passing, is paid for.
If you are Black or Brown, or a liberal or immigrant or Democrat, or a woman unwilling to quietly submit, then Ailes was the ultimate villain. You were the object of mockery and scorn – sometimes overt, often subtle. You were the thing to be gawked at, pawed at, jeered at, propositioned or feared.
[T]hey stretch you on a table. Then they bid you close your eyelids, And they mask you with a napkin, And the anæsthetic reaches Hot and subtle through your being.
My people have very subtle slang, inflections and ways of saying things that has little to do with words. If you’re from the same place, you’ll feel the jargon and know exactly what‘s happening. Same with any neighborhood cat. What he sees and hears and feels and lives makes him what he is. That’s what blues is.
Design bugs are often subtle and occur by evolution with early assumptions being forgotten as new features or uses are added to systems.
We cannot birth our babies through sheer force of will. We need to learn the more subtle, the equally powerful, path of surrender.
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, stolen on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!
In very subtle ways, how we regard ourselves and others continually changes us into something new.
It takes two years on the stage for an actor or an actress to learn how to speak correctly and to manage his voice properly, and it takes about ten years to master the subtle art of being able to hold ones audience.
Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately.
Compliments and flattery oftenest excite my contempt by the pretension they imply; for who is he that assumes to flatter me? To compliment often implies an assumption of superiority in the complimenter. It is, in fact, a subtle detraction.
Without subtle ingenuity of mind, one cannot make certain of the truth of their reports.
Myself, I happen to be married to an African-American woman, and we’re together 17 years. We took a few trips to the South 15 years ago, and we were sobered by some of the reactions people had – how subtle or not-so-subtle their reactions were.
When you see deterioration in the skin or the hair, you are having problems with the subtle body. You’re taking in too much bad energy, usually from people, or you’re thinking too many negative thoughts. You are pulling an energy that is not suitable for the human form.
Creative memory is the historian‘s most subtle opponent.
Nothing is more easy than to deceive one’s self, as our affections are subtle persuaders.
Seemingly minor yet persistent things penetrate the mind over time making it difficult to ever realize the impact; hence, though quite unfortunate, the most dangerous forms of corruption are those that are subtle and below the radar.
General propositions do not decide concrete cases. The decision will depend on a judgment or intuition more subtle than any articulate major premise.
If you clean it up, get analytical, all the subtle joy and emotion you felt in the first place goes flying out the window.
The close-up, according to D.W. Griffith, allows subtle changes of facial expression-the raising of an eyebrow or the flicker of a smile-to become part of the action.
You can move in and through the astral worlds once you have gained control of your subtle body. The astral worlds are the back corridors of eternity!
I had panic attacks as a little girl, and they were not subtle.
No corporeal substance can be so subtle and swift as this.
William of Conches
Locomotion can be uncomfortable in VR, but a number of developers have figured out how to do some subtle locomotion.
I’ll see a photograph of a character and try to copy them on to my face. I think I’m really observant, and thinking how a person is put together, seeing them on the street and noticing subtle things about them that make them who they are.
Simplifying our lives does not mean sinking into idleness, but on the contrary, getting rid of the most subtle aspect of laziness: the one which makes us take on thousands of less important activities.
An extended stay in the wilderness inevitably directs one’s attention outward as much as inward, and it is impossible to live off the land without developing both a subtle understanding of, and a strong emotional bond with, that land and all it holds.
It is highly dangerous to receive the truths of the Bible with human wisdom, for this is a hidden and subtle method which invariably causes a believer to perfect with his flesh the work of the Holy Spirit.
It didn’t escape Karou’s notice that he found subtle ways of touching her.
Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day.
The subtle generational cues that make one thing cool and another uncool aren’t always obvious to a parent. My children are my dinner-table sounding board. I’ve come up with some wonderful ideas that they universally dismissed as ‘lame.’
The women are very important too, we can’t have a revolution that doesn’t involve and liberate women. It’s so subtle the way you’re taught male superiority.
Diplomacy, of course, is a subtle and nuanced craft, so much so that it’s said that when the most wily diplomat of the nineteenth-century passed away, other diplomats asked, on reports of his death, “What do you suppose the old fox meant by that?
Homophobia obviously still exists, but it is a lot more subtle, and it is a lot more in the background.
I think that for a lot of women there’s a subtle but unfortunately effective discouragement of women pursuing the STEM fields.
I pick up subtle cues very well and pay attention to detail.
When you are in a condition of light everything is ecstatic, everything is joyous, everything is beautiful. Your attention field is subtle. The ego is quiet. The mind is still. Your heart is happy.
If the point of good art is to be somewhat subtle then it’s not going to catch everyone.
The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.
When values are contrasting, use subtle color. When values are subtle, use contrasting color.
Nought is there in wealth That serves as bulwark ‘gainst the subtle stealth Of Destiny and Doom.
Sin does not leap upon us fully armed. It steals in through a look, a swift, silent suggestion or imagination, but love and loyalty to Jesus will make you watchful and swift to rise up and cast out the subtle enemy. Do this and you shall live, and live victoriously.
Don’t judge others. Always be open to them. Avoid the cult mentality, you know, the super-slick, “I’m superior because I meditate, because I’m on the pathway to enlightenment,” the subtle ego nonsense, terrible trap.
As we build systems that are more and more complex, we make more and more subtle but very high-impact mistakes. As we use computers for more things and as we build more complex systems, this problem of unreliability and insecurity is actually getting worse, with no real sign of abating anytime soon.
Organisms are not billiard balls, propelled by simple and measurable external forces to predictable new positions on life’s pool table. Sufficiently complex systems have greater richness. Organisms have a history that constrains their future in myriad, subtle ways.
Nondistraction means not being lost in subtle undercurrents of delusion or indifferent stupor.
Thinley Norbu
But precisely this illusion that everything is “clear” is what is blinding us all. It is a serious temptation, and it is a subtle form of pride and worldly love of power and revenge.
It’s not about facts, it’s about feelings. It’s about remembering feelings and happiness. A definition of art is that it makes concrete our most subtle emotions. I think the highest form of art is music. It’s the most abstract of all art expression.
Basketball is a sport that involves the subtle interweaving of players at full speed to the point where they are thinking and moving as one.
I know that there are energies that vibrate frequencies that are so subtle you could say that they exist in a different territory or realm or sphere, and people mistake these frequencies for ghosts.
Science advances through tentative answers to a series of more and more subtle questions which reach deeper and deeper into the essence of natural phenomena.
There is space within sisterhood for likeness and difference, for the subtle differences that challenge and delight; there is space for disappointment-and surprise.
Christine Downing
The so-called miraculous powers of a great master are a natural accompaniment to his exact understanding of subtle laws that operate in the inner cosmos of consciousness.
I regard Marxism as the most sinister and the most subtle form of totalitarianism.
Ryan Alvanos is an offbeat, insanely inventive singer-songwriter who sneaks up on you with a sly wit and subtle power.
Many men have deep rooted problems regarding the status of women, and during sex these problems come out. They consciously or unconsciously project anger and hate towards women they have sex with. This energy enters a woman’s subtle physical body and damages it.
Etching will suggest subtle variations of tone, the most delicate shadings, all with black lines, which, as far as lines go, are unsurpassed for sheer beauty.
To exist as an advertisement of her husband‘s income, or her father‘s generosity, has become a second nature to many a woman who must have undergone, one would say, some long and subtle process of degradation before she sunk [sic] so low, or grovelled so serenely.
We desire to understand the world by giving names to the things we see, but these things are only the effects of something subtle.
When money enters in – then, for a price, I become a liar – and a good one I can be whether with pencil or subtle lighting or viewpoint. I hate it all, but so do I support not only my family, but my own work.
There is no scent so pleasant to my nostrils as that faint, subtle reek which comes from an ancient book.
Fair are the flowers and the children, but their subtle suggestion is fairer;
Rarer is the roseburst of dawn, but the secret that clasps it rarer;
Sweet the exultance of song, but the strain that precedes it is sweeter
And never was poem yet writ, but the meaning outmastered the meter.
Richard Realf
Tai Chi is not super masculine. It’s not super pushing and strong, but it’s has so much power in its movements. It’s so smooth and it’s so subtle.
Typographic style is founded not on any one technology of typesetting or printing, but on the primitive yet subtle craft of writing.
Often as we teach and testify about the law of tithing, we emphasize the immediate, dramatic and readily recognizable temporal blessings that we receive. And surely such blessings do occur. Yet some of the diverse blessings we obtain as we are obedient to this commandment are significant but subtle.
I think it’s important to be subtle, sweet, and powerful.
Momentum, in literary mosaic, derives not from narrative but from the subtle, progressive buildup of thematic resonances.
It’s not subtle or restrained. It’s not any of the things you like to think apply to your acting.
Margaret Hamilton
My first two records were more energetic; Phantom Moon is subtle, quiet; so these various reactions are just something I expected.
I believe a novel must first of all be a good story. My hope is that the spiritual message is woven in so well, is such a part of the fabric of the story and of the characters’ lives, that it is subtle but meaningful. This is difficult to do well and is something I constantly endeavor to improve.
I’ve been subtle in my taste. It’s all about solid colours – mostly blue, white, and black. Also, I believe one should always feel comfortable in what they wear. Because when they’re not, their body language is always a big give-away.
There is a subtle but inescapable connection between the “sacred” attitude and the acceptance of one’s in most self.
As in many British organisations, subtle institutionalised discrimination may well prevail. But in all my time in the army I’ve never experienced overt racism.
The reactions of the human heart are not mechanical and predictable but infinitely subtle and delicate.
The differences between the received wisdom, the standard version of events, and the facts on the ground may be subtle or they may be stark, even profound.
I remember thinking cocaine was subtle until I noticed I’d been awake for three weeks and didn’t know any of the naked people passed out around me.
As you begin to live in the present moment, you will experience a subtle but profound change.В  Worrying about the future will cease.В  A deep peace will enfold you, a peace that says, ‘all is well.В  There is nothing to fear.В  Everything is unfolding according to plan, and you are being guided each step along the way.
Bardot, Byron, Hitler, Hemingway, Monroe, Sade: we do not require our heroes to be subtle, just to be big. Then we can depend on someone to make them subtle.
D. J. Enright
But the devil is a subtle worm; he does not give up at one defeat, for he knows human nature, and the strength of the forces which battle for him.
Negative thinking is subtle and deceptive. It wears many faces and hides behind the mask of excuses. It is important to strip away the mask and discover the real, root emotion.
It’s very easy to get caught up in everything that’s going on and just daily stuff being a distraction. When you have all that taken away from you, your daily activity becomes a lot more subtle, and you appreciate it all a lot more.
There are two different kinds of spectacular fighters. One is a subtle counter puncher who shows the work like chess. It’s kind of an art, sports art. The other kind is when a guy has blood on all his body. That’s a second kind of spectacular fighter, and people enjoy both. Both kind of fighters need to be respected.
So subtle is the atmosphere of opinion that it will make itself felt without words.
I like to be subtle, without being too obvious.
Healing does not come through intense affirmation of divinity, or by simply pouring out love and the expression of a vague mysticism.It comes through mastering an exact science of contact, impression, of invocation plus an understanding of the subtle apparatus of the etheric vehicle.
Anything but the void. And so we keep hoping to luck into a winning combination, to tap into a subtle harmony, trying like lock pickers to negotiate a compromise with the ‘mystery tramp,’ as Bob Dylan put it.
When well told, a story captured the subtle movement of change. If a novel was a map of a country, a story was the bright silver pin that marked the crossroads.
For kind of sophisticated art I’m interested in, the larger structural rebuke has to be so subtle that it has to be distributed at an almost sub-atomic level. Otherwise, you fall into the kind of preachy, moralistic fable that I don’t think makes for good literature.
I watched season four of ‘The Wire.’ They have subtle performances that they do through their eyes. You could watch season four with the audio off and still understand what’s happening through their eyes.
I’ve come to love ‘This Country’ on BBC Three. It takes a while to get into the swing of it because the humour is very subtle, but it’s very beautifully done and there are quite a few guffaws to be had.
How an individual’s reputation is protected online is too important and subtle a policy matter to be legislated by a high court, which is institutionally mismatched to the evolving intricacies of the online world.
The people are maybe still as aware of the differences but they are more accepting of it that what we saw in the 70s and 80s, but the undercurrent is still there. There are maybe no racial slurs anymore, no firecrackers in mailboxes, the distinction is much more subtle.
To injure another person through atonement is one of the most subtle devices of the neurotic, as when, for example, he indulges in self-accusations.
Meditation erases conditioning. It allows a person to channel the kundalini energy through their subtle physical body and reach enlightened states of awareness.
What do I know of cultured ways, the gilt, the craft and the lie? I, who was born in a naked land and bred in the open sky. The subtle tongue, the sophist guile, they fail when the broadswords sing; Rush in and die, dogs—I was a man before I was a king.
The fragrance that suits me best is Romance by Ralph Lauren. It seems to blend into my chemistry, so it is nice and subtle. I don’t like to be doused in scent. This one is feminine, fresh and a bit musky.
Whatever their limitations, Freud and Marx developed complex and subtle theories of human nature grounded in their observation of individual and social behavior. The crackpot rationalism of free-market economics merely relies on an abstract model of how people “must” behave.
Harshness vanished. A sudden softness has replaced the meadows‘ wintry grey. Little rivulets of water changed their singing accents. Tendernesses, hesitantly, reach toward the earth from space, and country lanes are showing these unexpected subtle risings that find expression in the empty trees.
Sometimes we wait for thunderclaps, drumrolls, and clarion calls to alert us to what’s important when, actually, it’s most often the subtle and persistent signals around us that make the most difference.
Everyone comes here for pleasure. Even if they think they don’t. Embracing it is harder for some and they go mad before they truly accept it. Most of the places they cme from are founded on guilt and rules. The Ripers want us to break away from that – some wish to tear it from us while others are more subtle.
A great power imposes the obligation of exercising restraint, and we did not live up to this obligation. I think this affected many of the scientists in a subtle sense, and it diminished their desire to continue to work on the bomb.
I find people attractive for more subtle reasons than just the way they look.
Credit is a matter so subtle in its essence, that, as it may be obtained almost without reason, so, without reason, may it be made to melt away.
I think in my twenties I tended to think of all people as sort of more or less alike. In now think that people are really different in all these subtle ways that are very important.
Lack of love for the vegetative, subtle, cthonic, pagan, and sexy aspect of the world means death.
At the most subtle level, your inner intelligence is steadily progressing along the corridors of eternity.
Subtle Pride is an improvisational voice band.
A character like Wonder Woman is so iconic and yet, over the course of her history, there have been lots of subtle changes. We couldn’t stray too far from the comic book look, but you do have a certain amount of leeway in terms of how you interpret those elements for animation.
Verbal slip-ups often occur because we say things without knowledge of the subtle implications they carry. Understanding these implications requires social awareness – the ability to pick up on the emotions and experiences of other people.
The circus looks abandoned and empty. But you think perhaps you can smell caramel wafting through the evening breeze, beneath the crisp scent of the autumn leaves. A subtle sweetness at the edges of the cold.
Every intoxicating delight of early spring was in the air. The breeze that fanned her cheek was laden with subtle perfume and the crisp, fresh odor of unfolding leaves.
I think the best kind of comedy is the least self conscious. I think if you just sort of let the comedy happen without the elbow nudge, did you get it, did you get it. I love straight face comedy or subtle – relatively subtle comedy.
Bring awareness to the many subtle sounds of nature – The rustling of leaves in the wind, Raindrops falling, The humming of an insect, The first birdsong at dawn.
Physics is simple, but subtle.
Worry is a subtle way of telling God that He’s fallen asleep at the wheel and that things aren’t under His authority, but ours.
A subtle-witted man is like an arrow, which, rending little surface, enters deeply, but they whose minds are dull resemble stones dashing with clumsy force, but never piercing.
I’m kind of intimidated by the big screen – I often keep my performances much smaller and much more natural and subtle.
It’s a good note for any young hopeful in this business to take: study up and make sure you are informed at all times because knowing how to anticipate someone’s subtle nuances in a performance will only elevate your own art!
One of the first signs that you’re beginning to develop boundaries is a sense of resentment, frustration, or anger at the subtle and not-so-subtle violations in your life. Just as radar signals the approach of a foreign missile, your anger can alert you to boundary violations in your life.
Ariana is anything but subtle.
Quantum theory also tells us that the world is not
simply objective; somehow it’s something more subtle than that. In some
sense it is veiled from us, but it has a structure that we can
No one has ever been able to discover how they [cats] make this subtle sound, and what is more, no one ever will. It is a secret that has endured from the very beginning of the time of cats and will never be revealed.
I’m good at using my face as a canvas… I’ll see a photograph of a character and try to copy them on to my face. I think I’m really observant, and thinking how a person is put together, seeing them on the street and noticing subtle things about them that make them who they are.
Keep in mind, lucha libre hasn’t been displayed in the U.S. in abundance. It’s been subtle. The pioneer was Mil Mascaras. Then that died down, and new talent was rising. Eddie Guerrero was the next one, then Konnan. Konnan had big success.
The delusions of the past seem fond and foolish. The delusions of the present seem subtle and sane.
I reached in experience the nirvana which is unborn, unrivalled, secure from attachment, undecaying and unstained. This condition is indeed reached by me which is deep, difficult to see, difficult to understand, tranquil, excellent, beyond the reach of mere logic, subtle, and to be realized only by the wise.
When executives lead as teachers, stewards, and designers, they fill roles that are much more subtle and long-term than those of power-wielding hierarchical leaders.
We can go up or we can do down. I think generally the world is going on an upward swing. We’re in a part of a cycle where people are discovering more. The communications are better. We’re getting more into the subtle electricities that control the universe.
Over the time that I followed Warren Buffett, one CFO told me, it’s very important to pay attention not only to what Warren Buffett says and what he actually does – often there are subtle differences between the two.
The most subtle of our acts is to simulate blindness for snares that we know are set for us.
I think jewelry is beautiful on all women and I think it’s sentimental – and Disney is sentimental. It’s subtle and it’s low-key and it’s just a sweet reminder of sweetness.
The more I think about it, the more I believe there has to be a subtle yet satisfying method of revenge.
The English mist is always at work like a subtle painter, and London is a vast canvas prepared for the mist to work on.
The eye is a menace to clear sight, the ear is a menace to subtle hearing, the mind is a menace to wisdom, every organ of the senses is a menace to its own capacity.
Diabolical error decks itself out with ease in lying colors with some appearance of truth, so that the force of pronouncement is corrupted by a very brief addition or change, and the confession of faith which should have resulted in salvation, by a subtle transition leads to death!
Pope Clement XIII
Somebody must be up and somebody must be down. Trouble is, campaigns are messy, subtle creatures that don’t follow convenient narratives.
The Way is basically perfect. It doesn’t require perfecting. The Way has no form or sound. It’s subtle and hard to perceive. It’s like when you drink water: you know how hot or cold it is, but you can’t tell others.
What agent is there other than the Creator of the heavens and earth who can know whatever occurs in our heart, down to its most subtle and secret thoughts, and illuminate the future for us by establishing the Hereafter, saving us from the countless suffocating waves of the world?
It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person. So violence isn’t merely organized butchery in the name of God, in the name of society or country. Violence is much more subtle, much deeper.
Think about what would happen if Indiana Jones and Google Earth had a love child. I use high-resolution and NASA satellites and look for subtle differences on the surface of the earth that locate buried ancient pyramids and towns and ancient tombs, which we then go and excavate.
The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.
Success: a marvelous stimulant, bubbling with inspiration and incitement. But for all except the few who are strong and steadfast, there lurks beneath the effervescence a subtle poison.
Every man hath greater assurance that God is good and just than he can have of any subtle speculations about predestination and the decrees of God.
Just as a fisherman must watch the ebb and flow of the tides, an investor and businessperson must be keenly aware of the subtle shifts in cash flow.
Music that is considered minimalism – or post-minimalism music in general – things of that nature or that come from that tradition, or even drone, or non-western music, have a more subtle and more open-ended verticality to them that allows for your own mind and body to be involved.
Praise is a more ingenious, concealed, and subtle kind of flattery, that satisfies both the giver and the receiver, though by verydifferent ways. The one accepts it as a reward due to his merit; the other gives it that he may be looked upon as a just and discerning person.
Certainly going back to 2008 during the primary, Secretary Clinton was subjected to various forms of sexism – overt, subtle – that were detrimental. Fortunately, Senator Obama was not subjected to something similar; the culture seemed to tolerate sexism and not racism. We ought not tolerate either.
Here we go. Kerrick was as subtle as a thunderstorm.
On the earth, even in the darkest night, the light never wholly abandons his rule. It is diffused and subtle, but little as may remain, the retina of the eye is sensible of it.
Subtle is the Lord. Malicious, He is not.
In writing, the connection between storyteller and audience is just as important. By using some subtle devices, a narrator can reach out to the reader and say, ‘We’re in this together.’
I think humor and protest can be subtle, instead of loud and going to the level of violence.
The things that are the hardest are the things that are due the quickest. The more time you have the easier it is to come up with things and navigate. I think the other things that are tough are films that are very, very subtle. Where there are little tiny nuances that make a big difference.
Fox News never calls up Bobby Seale to articulate a stance in opposition to right-wing conservatives. To me, giving the New Black Panthers a platform on Fox is a subtle tactic to scare people.