Subtle Quotes by Brian Tracy, Frederick Lenz, Caroline Dhavernas, H. G. Wells, Kalki Koechlin, Harvey Mackay and many others.
I love doing
meta-humor, as long as it doesn’t become
too distracting and it’s subtle.
When I was a little kid
, no matter
what my parents told me, I would
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
originated when the first male reptile licked the first female
in a subtle way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had for dinner the night before
Wrestling is difficult – it is not just about doing moves
around, and creating
. It’s so much more subtle than that.
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
, but it’s very effective
. Every time I watch
it, I feel something, which is very rare
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
too subtle to be written
, to worship
the unnameable and to embrace
have a visual
sense if you want to be a photographer
. It is a very subtle thing, this visual business.
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.
There is something so great about film and television
where you can convey
an emotion in
of an eye which you would perhaps not be able to do to the back row of a theatre
over 1000 seats
, and there is something so subtle and beautiful about that too.
One of the things that women really excel at is reading
to subtle cues. We’ve always had to do that because men don’t have to.
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
ourselves to be the best in the world, to allowing
ourselves to be the best for the world.
There are a lot of subtle things that are harder to stamp
out of a culture
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.
There is a subtle and unmistakable touch of love and pride
, 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
points, the better you are as a writer.
Men like women who know how
to be subtle.
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
to just making sure
that I work.
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.
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
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
subtle, and wander at will. Thought which is well guarded
is the bearer of happiness.
humor … is not subtle. It is something that makes you laugh
you hear it, you have not to think a scrap
One of the most subtle and powerful writers of dark fiction
– a unique
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.
Part of the sin of Pride is a subtle but deep
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
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
much That subtle wreath of hair, which crowns
; The mystery
, the sign you must not touch, For ‘tis
soul, Viceroy to that, which then to heaven
being gone, Will leave
this to control, And keep
these limbs, her provinces
, from dissolution
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.
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
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
What you are is the most subtle delicacy
I believe that a small action or a subtle gesture
in life can change many, many things.
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
attention or to find ways to promote yourself.
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
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’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
In middle of her web
, which spreadeth wide
If aught do touch the utmost
thread of it,
She feels it instantly on every side.
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
All things are aggregations of atoms
& 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
When you do television, you have this opportunity
these subtle hints everywhere
. The way you say things, for example, sometimes those seeds
turn into trees.
, 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.
There are two parts
: 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.
is so subtle that he dominates man and persuades him at the same time that he is not being dominated
Yoga is not just repetition of few postures – it is more about the exploration
and discovery of the subtle energies of life.
Dreams are the subtle Dower
That make us rich an Hour
Out of the purple
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.
Our self-trust is such a subtle thing that it still comes around whispering
to us even after we are sure it is gone.
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
was possessed. It was subtle about it, but I had its number. I knew
its ways. Oh yes
Value gives the artist the means
of showing subtle changes in a form’s surface-state, and it helps clarify
the relative distance
The older you get, it is harder to prepare physically
, even if you have all the experience in the world. You’re more sore
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
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.
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
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.
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.
I like things that are over the top
and subtle at the same time.
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
you like somebody
God knows we are subtle creatures
who are more than able to use candour
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 took
” for “weakness
Sins become more subtle as you grow older: you commit
sins of despair
rather than of lust
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
. We become numb to the possibilities of something new
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
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
than the Nazis had but it’s funded in a different way.
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 oneвЂ™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
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.
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
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.
There is a subtle danger in a man thinking that he is “fixed
” for life. It indicates that the next jolt of the wheel
is going to fling him off.
A man develops a subtle power as a result
of the strict observance
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
A lot of my music is slow
and subtle. The subtly is what I enjoy about making music.
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
void so that tone becomes a bit more subtle but still equally important.
The past is such a subtle thing. [But] in the end
, nothing else exists, everything is made of the past, even the future.
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
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.
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
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
I think my signature
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.
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.
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
. I’m not speaking
. Acne means you have a lot of kundalini, which stimulates hormones
Joy is a subtle elf; I think one’s happiest when he forgets himself.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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, вЂњThis 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
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.
Unfortunately, the issues
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
is a beautiful medium. The result is rich, subtle tones achieved in no other way.
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.
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.
Train yourself to be in awe of the subtle, and you will live in a world of beauty and ease.
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.
Fear is the most subtle and destructive of all human diseases.
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
, 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
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
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
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.
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
until we have stopped saying ‘It got lost,’ and say, ‘I lost it.’
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
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
I don’t think a lot of people gave
& 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.
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.
to keep my acting subtle.
theory also tells us that the world is not simply objective
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.
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
; 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
Europe, in legend
, has always been the home of subtle philosophical discussion; America was the land of grubby pragmatism
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.
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
I really like dating
stories, like in Betty
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
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
, with which I make my figures.
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
to the clutter
and the ugliness
. We have to be responsible about that.
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.
is not a genre
. It is not defined, as are the western and gangster genres
, by conventions
, 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.
The job is not to succeed but fail
more interesting than the last time
вЂ”- in a more subtle fashion or in a more intriguing
Time is the subtle thief
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.
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.
In most cases
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
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.
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.
, 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
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.
Language is not subtle enough, tender enough, to express all that we feel; and when language fails
, the highest
longings are translated into music. Music is the sunshine – the climate – of the soul, and it floods
the heart with a perfect June
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
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
The range of human skin colours is quite narrow
when you think about it – and I do – and subtle – beige, pink
, white, tan, taup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle, without being at all acute
there is so much humour and so little wit in their literature.
One of the most subtle but aggressive ways racism exists is through our education system
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.
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
– sometimes overt, often subtle. You were the thing to be gawked at, pawed at, jeered at, propositioned or feared
you on a table. Then they bid
you close your eyelids
, And they mask
you with a napkin
, And the anГ¦sthetic 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
. Same with any neighborhood
cat. What he sees
and feels and lives makes him what he is. That’s what blues
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.
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.
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.
minor yet persistent
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
If you clean it up, get analytical, all the subtle joy and emotion you felt in the first place
out the window
, 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
No corporeal substance
can be so subtle and swift as this.
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.
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
It didn’t escape Karou’s notice that he found subtle ways of touching her.
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
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.
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
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.
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
is actually getting worse, with no real sign of abating anytime
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.
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.
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
and difference, for the subtle differences that challenge and delight; there is space for disappointment-and surprise.
miraculous powers of a great master are a natural accompaniment to his exact understanding of subtle laws that operate
in the inner cosmos
Many men have deep rooted
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
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.
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
. 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
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
it is sweeter
And never was poem
yet writ, but the meaning outmastered the meter
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.
I think it’s important to be subtle, sweet, and powerful.
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
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
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.
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.
, Hitler, Hemingway
, Sade: we do not require
our heroes to be subtle, just to be big. Then we can depend on someone to make them subtle.
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
and hides behind the mask of excuses
. It is important to strip
away the mask and discover the real, root
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.
So subtle is the atmosphere of opinion
that it will make itself felt without words.
I like to be subtle, without being too obvious.
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
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
вЂ”I was a man before I was a king.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Physics is simple, but subtle.
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.
I’m kind of intimidated
by the big screen
– I often keep my performances much smaller and much more natural and subtle.
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
вЂ¦ 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.
I reached in experience the nirvana
which is unborn
, unrivalled, secure
, undecaying and unstained. This condition is indeed reached by me which is deep, difficult to see, difficult to understand, tranquil
, 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 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
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!
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.
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 ancient tombs
, which we then go and excavate.
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
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
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
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.
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, ‘WeвЂ™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.