Best Quotes About Aesthetic

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant – rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance – but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself. -Roberto Burle Marx

Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees; Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease. -R. Buckminster Fuller

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers… What we call art is a game. -Octavio Paz

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction. -E. O. Wilson

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern. -Alfred North Whitehead

Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books. -Gaston Bachelard

It would be foolish to suggest that government is a good custodian of aesthetic goals. But, there is no alternative to the state. -John Kenneth Galbraith

It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands. -George Santayana

Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man – the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated. -Paul Rand

I like women who look like women. I hated grunge. No one's more feminist than me, but you don't have to look as if you don't give a – you know. You can be smart, bright, and attractive aesthetically to others – and to yourself. -Catherine Zeta-Jones

Leonardo Da Vinci combined art and science and aesthetics and engineering, that kind of unity is needed once again. -Ben Shneiderman

Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all… good design must primarily serve people. -Thomas J. Watson

Reality shows are all the rage on TV at the moment, but that's not reality, it's just another aesthetic form of fiction. -Steven Soderbergh

Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind. -Clive Bell

I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I conceive, is the function of the critic. -Clive Bell

The forms of art are inexhaustible; but all lead by the same road of aesthetic emotion to the same world of aesthetic ecstasy. -Clive Bell

The course hitherto pursued in musical aesthetics has nearly always been hampered by the false assumption that the object was not so much to inquire into what is beautiful in music as to describe the feelings which music awakens. -Eduard Hanslick

So begins a question which has of late become more and more urgent: what is the relation of aesthetics to politics? -Mark Poster

There's only so much you can do until you get on set and see the aesthetics of what you're dealing with. Then you see what the other players are giving to you. It's all about the transfer of energy between different actors. -Karl Urban

Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health. -Robert Evans

There's a higher place that I have no illusions about reaching. There's a sophistication and aesthetic about composers who only write only for the music's sake. -Bill Conti

I wanted the press to become something of a movement. Not a movement committed to a particular 'ism', but a gathering together of writers with an aesthetic approach to literature and with a lust for excellence. -John Metcalf

Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality. -Richard Courant

As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note. -Seamus Heaney

This required the development of a view which allowed one to integrate research with belief, thing with person, fact with aesthetics, knowledge with application of knowledge. -Kenneth L. Pike

And I have a really great agent and I know it's almost an oxymoron to say you have a smart agent. But she is and she has a beautiful aesthetic and she has guided me. -Patricia Clarkson

I don't think gender is aesthetically defining for me. -Suzanne Vega

If you get it out into the urban field it's going to be used or misused but it'll also probably provide a way of people acknowledging what the aesthetic is about because people have to confront it every day. -Richard Serra

I think if you are writing an instrumental you are dealing with more of an aesthetic in a sense but a lyric is more of a putting yourself on the line and a much more expensive exercise. -Leo Kottke

Don't talk to me about aesthetics or tradition. Talk to me about what sells and what's good right now. And what the American people like is to think the underdog still has a chance. -George Steinbrenner

But aesthetics is not religion, and the origins of religion lie somewhere completely different. They lie anyway, these roses smell too sweet and the deep roar of the breaking waves is too splendid, to do justice to such weighty matters now. -Rudolf Otto

A part of sexuality may go to research, and a much larger part must lead to aesthetic creation. The art of the future will, because of the very opportunities and materials it will have at its command, need an infinitely stronger formative impulse than it does now. -John Desmond Bernal

Your ethnic or sexual identity, what region of the country you're from, what your class is – those aspects of your identity are not the same as your aesthetic identity. -Stanley Crouch

I wanted to get to that aesthetic proposition that comes out of learning the human elements of a world, so that those notes and rhythms mean something to you besides just the academic way in which they fall in place. -Stanley Crouch

I think that musicians should never forget about the intimacy of bringing two people together, and the aesthetic transference where you're almost vicariously involved in a romance between other people. -Joe Williams

I like the aesthetics of the Church. -Andres Serrano

I like going to Church for aesthetic reasons, rather than spiritual ones. -Andres Serrano

A rich poet from Harvard has no sense in his mind, except the aesthetic. -Beatrice Wood

My particular aesthetic of light and color and design wouldn't change as a result of working with computer graphics rather than with slit scan or miniatures. -Douglas Trumbull

I'd always liked the idea that drama acts at its best as a kind of arena for debate, not just about the thing itself, but also producing aesthetic, stylistic, political and moral discussions. -Jeremy Northam

For two thousand years, the Church has guided the development of music, carefully legislating to fuse artistic talent and aesthetic beauty with the demands of the Faith. -Richard Morris

Inaudible prayers, particularly of the Canon, which at first don't seem to have anything to do with music, end up being a very important part of the aesthetic of the traditional structure of the Mass. -Richard Morris

It's more interesting because you get to research the history of the period, and all the different aesthetic elements that make a film, particularly this film, so stunning. -Stanley Tucci

I like to work with the same people when I can, and you want to get people with the same interests that you have, and the same aesthetic. -Spike Lee

Today each composer is not only involved in aesthetics, but he's actually trying to create his own language. -Leo Ornstein

The danger of that – and there's a grave danger that I, myself, have to be very aware of – is that you become so involved and intrigued in the language that sometimes you lose track that that is only a means to an aesthetic experience that the listener has to get. -Leo Ornstein

Today, with a recording, he can hear the thing enough times until he really gets acquainted with the language, and then he can begin to make an estimate of the intrinsic, aesthetic value of that piece of music. -Leo Ornstein

I wanted to write stories for myself. At first it was purely an aesthetic thing about craft. I just wanted to become good at the art of something. And writing was very private. -Amy Tan

It's for all the women who embrace my aesthetic, but can't afford a Vera Wang dress. If women can get anything out of it – a little bit of me or a lot of me, that's what's important. -Vera Wang

The more people explore the world, the more they realize in every country there's a different aesthetic. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. -Helena Christensen

The point is to expand the scope of what a movie can possibly mean or be, to get people involved because they're artistic or understand the point of the material, not just because they fit a certain bill aesthetically. -Ryan Phillippe

I think sincerity was my sole aesthetic and realism my experimental technique. -Edmund White

Scientific understanding is often beautiful, a profoundly aesthetic experience which gives pleasure not unlike the reading of a great poem. -Paul Nurse

There's no particular evidence that any of the lower mammals or any of the other animals have any interest in aesthetics at all. But Homo sapiens does, always has and always will. -Jock Sturges

Nearly all of the advances in structural and aesthetic innovation is coming from abroad. -Arthur Erickson

The obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself. -Arthur Erickson

The film's dramatic requirements should always take precedence over the mere aesthetics of editing. -Edward Dmytryk

I've handled colour as a man should behave. You may conclude that I consider ethics and aesthetics as one. -Josef Albers

It was clear to me that the forms of consciousness of our inherited and acquired historical education – aesthetic consciousness and historical consciousness – presented alienated forms of our true historical being. -Hans-Georg Gadamer

In addressing a task, one almost always has several possible options, sometimes only a few, and they may all be practical and functional. But they lack the aesthetic aspect that raises it to architecture. -Arne Jacobsen

Well, I've always been interested in approaching a big city in a train, and I can't exactly describe the sensations, but they're entirely human and perhaps have nothing to do with aesthetics. -Edward Hopper

Painting is the aesthetic side of the object but it has never been original, has never been its own goal. -Kazimir Malevich

One does afford oneself the luxury to come into the studio and all day, every day, spend one's life making aesthetic propositions. What an immense luxury. -Anish Kapoor

The true traveller is the one urged to move about for physical, aesthetic, intellectual as well as spiritual reasons. -Ella Maillart

An intellectual is going to have doubts, for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt, about an imposed political system that allows no doubt, about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt. -Antonio Tabucchi

When applied to politics and taken to its extreme, kitsch is the mask of death. Fascism was all aesthetics. There was no core principle to it. There was no truth to it. -John Cusack

I will always come with something that's aesthetically pleasing. -Justin Timberlake

I think I have a basic sound aesthetic that is in most of what I do. -Pat Metheny

What goes on in abstract art is the proclaiming of aesthetic principles… It is in our own time that we have become aware of pure aesthetic considerations. Art never can be imitation. -Hans Hofmann

I'm definitely incredibly attracted to the aesthetic of what is typically deemed goth stuff, but. A lot of my experience growing up was in being around that kind of thing, and it's just what sinks into a person's brain. -Jhonen Vasquez

That said, we don't approach these improvements as only a surface aesthetic. The producers and we think that these men are helped with their inner needs when they pay attention to their externals. -Kyan Douglas

It's my own personal unconscious that ultimately creates the novel's aesthetic facade. -Manuel Puig

A comic can be aesthetically beautiful. I think they captured it beautifully and accurately. -Yancy Butler

The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic formula which could be applied universally. -Stephen Gardiner

I think decor says a lot about someone's social position, their taste, their sensibility, their work – and also about the aesthetic way I have chosen to tell their story. -Pedro Almodovar

Consider your house from an aesthetic point of view. -Anthea Turner

And then you start getting into the technical side of it and the aesthetic side and with those areas you can come up with new ways to visualise things, new ways to render and use the computer to make things look different and new and stuff like that. -Dennis Muren

No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages, any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest. -Goldwin Smith

I think taking design out of the studio and really having a relationship with the people that you're making it for really convinced me of how powerful a thing design is. It's not just an aesthetic decoration. -Genevieve Gorder

The aesthetic of architecture has to be rooted in a broader idea about human activities like walking, relaxing and communicating. Architecture thinks about how these activities can be given added value. -Thom Mayne

When I wasn't as attractive as I am now, I suffered at the hands of cruel children and their taunts until I realised that confidence and a bit of aesthetic care can overcome that. -Johnny Vegas

Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and aesthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient. -Aldo Leopold

To be civilized is to be potentially master of all possible ideas, and that means that one has got beyond being shocked, although one preserves one's own moral aesthetic preferences. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

To so enter into it in nature and art that the enjoyed meanings of life may become a part of living is the attitude of aesthetic appreciation. -George Herbert Mead

Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times. -Richard Rogers

The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval. -Franz Grillparzer

There is nothing more unaesthetic than a policeman. -Arthur Conan Doyle

Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression. -Evelyn Waugh

Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being. -Luis Barragan

That aesthetic of the Star Wars universe: the do-it-yourself, hotrod ethic that George Lucas exported from his childhood, is exactly the same kind of soul behind what we do and build for the show. It may not look pretty, but it gets the job done. -Adam Savage

For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through. -Steve Jobs

It's a wonderful side effect of what we're doing, to give someone the strength to come out of the closet to their family, or simply present themselves aesthetically in a way they feel happy with, whether or not their friends are going to be allowed to like them anymore. -Davey Havok

Cycling is based so much on form, on aesthetics, on class – the way you carry yourself on the bike, the sort of technique you have. -David Millar

I don't have an interest in any car that isn't good for the environment, other than maybe an aesthetic quality in a picture book. -Emile Hirsch

Before vampires were aesthetically appealing, they were physical anomalies and ostracized outsiders whom we banished to the dark, and they didn't have the appeal that they do now. -Ian Somerhalder

I believe that Ryan Murphy is a genius. His instincts remind me of Andy Warhol. I recently went to the Warhol museum in Pittsburgh, and you can see a lot of echoes of Andy in Ryan's work. Like Andy, Ryan's finger is so on the pulse of culture that he's ahead of culture. Their aesthetic and their vision of the world are very similar. -Dylan McDermott

Actors aren't stupid, mostly, and if there's a sensibility and an aesthetic that a director's going for, if you're aware of that too, you can do things to help that. -Alan Cumming

I wanted everything. What could you not want when you are brown and Indian-looking in a society in which the white aesthetic is praised as acceptable? -Ana Castillo

I always loved aesthetics. Not particularly fashion, but an idea of beauty. -Miuccia Prada

I have no particular interest in antiquities or antiques, but I like things to meet a certain aesthetic. -Stephen Bayley

I don't really think there's much difference between a character actor and a leading man besides aesthetics. -Jeremy Renner

People define themselves aesthetically at a very young age. -Thom Filicia

I think we need the feminine qualities of leadership, which include attention to aesthetics and the environment, nurturing, affection, intuition and the qualities that make people feel safe and cared for. -Deepak Chopra

In Seattle, I soon found that my radical ideas and aesthetic explorations – ideas and explorations that in Richmond, Virginia, might have gotten me stoned to death with hush puppies – were not only accepted but occasionally applauded. -Tom Robbins

A lot of children don't have a developed aesthetic. I did. I made early choices in life, even about cloth; I liked flannel and not polyester. -Patti Smith

So much of my aesthetic was formed by my dad. -Ron Perlman

The film is a direct mirror of the director. If your director doesn't know how to dress, there will be an aesthetic of the film that won't come through – whether it's in the costumes if he doesn't know exactly what he wants or the look of the film. -Channing Tatum

It's something we, guys, have all done. Made tapes for girls, trying to impress them, to meet them on a shared plane of aesthetics. Read them someone else's poetry because they do poetry better than you could do it, because you're too awkward to do it. -John Cusack

I don't think it's possible to touch people's imagination today by aesthetic means. -J. G. Ballard

I suspect that many of the great cultural shifts that prepare the way for political change are largely aesthetic. A Buick radiator grille is as much a political statement as a Rolls Royce radiator grille, one enshrining a machine aesthetic driven by a populist optimism, the other enshrining a hierarchical and exclusive social order. -J. G. Ballard

I find that movies tend to fix the aesthetics of a story in people's minds. -Yann Martel

The Indians have such strong traditions and aesthetics, and the people are beautiful, as are their goods. -Georgina Chapman

For me, acting is all about the aesthetic. I just want to keep honing my craft. Not that I'm taking myself too seriously, but every artist should consider himself Picasso. Otherwise, you're doing yourself an injustice. -Giovanni Ribisi

I don't make records that way, where I'm trying to please the marketplace or anything. Not because I have anything against that, it's just never been a part of my aesthetic, even when I was with the Pixies. -Frank Black

Paper is a uniquely beautiful format, more so than the web, I think: you need to invest in the aesthetics. -Dave Eggers

This aesthetic quality, then, is what politics is all about. It's authenticity that separates winners from losers, good politics from bad, and he-man leader-types from consultant-directed puppet-boys. -Thomas Frank

Dramas need to have a certain aesthetic that comedy just doesn't really seem to need to have. -Rob McElhenney

After its hothouse incubation in the seventies, appropriation breathed important new life into art. This life flowered spectacularly over the decades – even if it's now close to aesthetic kudzu. -Jerry Saltz

While a large segment of the art world has obsessed over a tiny number of stars and their prices, an aesthetic shift has been occurring. It's not a movement – movements are more sure of themselves. It's a change of mood or expectation, a desire for art to be more than showy effects, big numbers, and gamesmanship. -Jerry Saltz

Robert Rauschenberg was not a giant of American art; he was the giant. No American created so many aesthetic openings for so many artists. -Jerry Saltz

I love art dealers. In some ways, they're my favorite people in the art world. Really. I love that they put their money where their taste is, create their own aesthetic universes, support artists, employ people, and do all of this while letting us see art for free. Many are visionaries. -Jerry Saltz

My mom was an aesthetician and she went to beauty school back in the '60s. I just remember watching her do her makeup all the time. She always had her nails done, makeup on – her face was ready to go when she went out. I loved it. -Emmanuelle Chriqui

It would be great to do another television show that was a multi-camera because the hours are so wonderful and you can be a good mom at the same time. The problem is, there aren't a lot of multi-camera shows that I personally like. My aesthetic is more geared toward single-camera shows. -Kaitlin Olson

A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational, and economic legacies – all of the things that quite literally make us who we are. -Steve Berry

Fashion, for me, is anything that's aesthetic and beautiful. Art, food, film. It's something that I appreciate and really like. -St. Vincent

We live in a youth-obsessed, aesthetically obsessed culture. That is no more evident than in the film industry. -Ben Barnes

Novelists of a conservative or more purely aesthetic bent hold up better on the surface, but their novels go in and out of fashion according to relevance or irrelevance. -Jane Smiley

I would hate to think I'm promoting sadness as an aesthetic. But I grew up in not just a family but a town and a culture where sadness is something you're taught to feel shame about. You end up chronically desiring what can be a very sentimental idea of love and connection. A lot of my work has been about trying to make a space for sadness. -Mike Mills

Of course it would depend on the project, but I don't think I could ever separate myself from my aesthetic. -Zack Snyder

I think I just have a natural operatic aesthetic. I can't help it. -Zack Snyder

I'm an aesthetic empiricist. If you like something, it doesn't matter who made it. There really is no objective standard other than your own taste. You develop your own tastes, you find things that do or do not fit your tastes, and therefore are or are not 'good.' Whether they have been labeled as produced by the right person is another matter. -Arthur Phillips

A work of art can start you thinking about some aesthetic or philosophical problem; it can suggest some new method, some fresh approach to fiction. -Francine Prose

Travel aesthetics should be just as comfortable and practical as they are fashionable. -Miguel

I was once described by one of my critics as an aesthetic fascist. -Alan Parker

Our culture's obsession with vintage objects has rendered us unable to separate history from nostalgia. People want heart. They want a chaser of emotion with their aesthetics. -Sloane Crosley

Bob Dylan was the source of pop music's unpredictability in the Sixties. Never as big a record-seller as commonly imagined, his importance was first aesthetic and social, and then as an influence. -Jon Landau

The aesthetic came along the way, I think – just through experimenting, and going on tour, and trying stuff out on stage, having fun with it, and not taking it too seriously. If I had a ballgown at home, I'd wear it onstage. If I found something in a charity shop, I'd wear it. That's where it grew from – just wanting to play dress-up. -Florence Welch

I like to find the beauty in the ugly. When I'm in a thrift store, I gravitate toward pieces I know I'll wear a ton, and insane pieces that I'm sure most people would consider gross. But I find them inspiring. Our van is currently stocked with some of my random findings from this tour. Maybe I'll call my aesthetic 'van fashion.' -Victoria Legrand

Yes, but more than being a designer, I'm more of a stylist, because I don't sew and I don't sketch, but I'm good at putting things together, choosing things that are chic and glossing over the aesthetics of things. -Dita Von Teese

My impulse is to create an aesthetic that's about a humanistic approach to a world and trying to create compassion for all the characters. -Mike White

I like to aestheticize every possible thing that can be aestheticized. -Grimes

Aesthetics – rather than reason – shapes our thought processes. First comes aesthetics, then logic. 'Thinking in Numbers' is not about an attempt to impress the reader but to include the reader, draw the reader in, by explaining my experiences – the beauty I feel in a prime number, for example. -Daniel Tammet

In particular I want to talk about natural black hair, and how it's not just hair. I mean, I'm interested in hair in sort of a very aesthetic way, just the beauty of hair, but also in a political way: what it says, what it means. -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I know I'm not a conventional beauty. You can read a lot of painful things on the Internet, which criticise you aesthetically – but as far as I'm concerned, that's not what an actress is. -Natalie Dormer

Famously, Anne Boleyn was not a beauty: she was more about quirkiness and an innate sensuality, and there are a lot of references to her eyes. Which sends out a great message for women, because life is not about the aesthetic all the time. -Natalie Dormer

I consider myself to have been formed by a lot of the locutions and aesthetics and principles of the Muslim way of life, and those are an important part of my childhood and my identity. -Ayad Akhtar

By the late Nineties, we had become a more visual nation. Big-money taste moved to global standards – new architecture, design and show-off contemporary art. The Sloane domestic aesthetic – symmetry, class symbolism and brown furniture – became as unfashionable as it had been hot in the early Eighties. -Peter York

About 1998, when 'Wide World of Sports' and the 'Footy Show' came to an end for me, I couldn't type. When I started architecture, it was a very aesthetic, creative, an almost art process, where lettering and thick line were how you expressed yourself on the paper. -Max Walker

I am a person who holds the aesthetic high. I have suits made in Savile Row. -Gary Kemp

There's a lesbian aesthetic, just as there's gay camp, but I don't know if there's such a thing as 'lesbian art.' -Catherine Opie

Poetry privileges music and is aesthetically more challenging. Prose privileges information and is emotionally more challenging. -Mary Karr

I take six or seven years to write really small books. There is a kind of aesthetic of leanness, of brevity. -Mohsin Hamid

Some of football's gaudiest displays of manliness are purely aesthetic. It's not what players do, it's how they look doing it. -J. R. Moehringer

The whole aesthetics of computers very much feeds into my OCD. They fill my head with obsessionalities and my actions become very repetitive. It seems quite inimical to the dreamy state out of which fiction comes which seems so much less causally repetitive than the way one works on computers. -Will Self

I'm interested in aesthetics, in the way things look, in finding something in an image that maybe people haven't seen. -Alexa Chung

My ideal is a book that is perfect on every page, that gives you tremendous aesthetic joy on every page. I suppose I am trying to write such a book. -James Salter

There is a certain aesthetic pleasure in trying to imagine the unimaginable and failing, if you are a reader. -A. S. Byatt

I try to get the hip-hop aesthetic, most times without an MC. I don't use a rapper or a DJ to give it the hip-hop style; it's strictly the band that makes that music, which is a lot harder to do. -Robert Glasper

Although I was born in Idaho and now live in New York, I definitely identify with the European aesthetic. Paris is my mecca; it's where I discovered my flair for fashion. But I pay rent and work in New York, so that is my home – I love the culture clash of the city. -Dree Hemingway

My mother loved fashion and always had a great aesthetic. But she also considered the cost of it, with the kids, that it wasn't something to allow herself. -Olivier Theyskens

What is extraordinary about contemporary art is the energy – it has our energy. New energy. Pieces hundreds of years old are beautiful from an aesthetic point of view, but without our modern energy. -Victor Pinchuk

I can't really change the games I like to make, and I can't change my own particular aesthetic. -Kim Swift

Graphic Design, which fulfills aesthetic needs, complies with the laws of form and exigencies of two-dimensional space; which speaks in semiotics, sans-serifs, and geometrics; which abstracts, transforms, translates, rotates, dilates, repeats, mirrors, groups, and regroups, is not good design if it is irrelevant. -Paul Rand

Any system that sees aesthetics as irrelevant, that separates the artist from his product, that fragments the work of the individual, or creates by committee, or makes mincemeat of the creative process will, in the long run, diminish not only the product but the maker as well. -Paul Rand

Without the aesthetic, the computer is but a mindless speed machine, producing effects without substance, form without relevant content, or content without meaningful form. -Paul Rand

In architecture and interiors, as well as fashion, there is an interaction that is both functional and aesthetic. -Joseph Altuzarra

It's just my aesthetic: to want to feel a bit undone, effortless but not without style. -Yigal Azrouel

I had always wanted to expand to beauty, but I knew I wanted to be able to translate my design aesthetic in an authentic way. -Charlotte Ronson

When you're talking about Tim Burton, you're talking about a guy that has such a visual sense, an aesthetic, a storytelling style. It's like he's got his own genre. -Jackie Earle Haley

My last album as J. Tillman, 'Singing Ax,' that was really a premeditated death rattle of the aesthetic precedent I had set. I realized I wasn't creating spontaneously; I was enforcing all these parameters. I was too self-loathing or something, and there was this obvious dissonance between my conversational voice and creative voice. -Josh Tillman

I think a scientist's job is to explore the Universe, to explore the cosmos around us. People always want to know – why is that useful? Well, on just pure fundamental grounds, on some level it's like art, it's like umm, music, it's aesthetics, it's like philosophy. You want to know where you are in the Universe. -Brian Schmidt

I have no sense of a model or predecessor when I write a memoir: For me, the form exists as a method of processing material that retains too many connections to life to be approached strictly and aesthetically. A memoir is a risk, a one-off, a bastard child. -Rachel Cusk

The language that photography has is a formal language. Any photographer is doing something formal. If it's formal, then it must be an aesthetic way to communicate. -Sebastiao Salgado

You've got to be honest with yourself aesthetically about who could you play. You want to artistically be true to that character. -Columbus Short

I don't call myself an 'industrial designer,' because I'm other things. Industrial designers want to make novel things. Novelty is a concept of commerce, not an aesthetic concept. -Eva Zeisel

I spent a lot of time on farms when I was growing up, and I've been obsessed with the practical logic of farmyards – the turning radius of tractors, where the chickens and ducks might go. It's not a place where stand-alone aesthetic decisions make a lot of sense. -Jaquelin T. Robertson

It's hard with ballet because your aesthetic really is important. It's different from acting and from film. Nobody wants to watch somebody who is sickly thin. And it's interesting because I have danced with people who are ill, have eating disorders, and a light goes off within them. -Amanda Schull

I actually taught perceptual psychology at N.Y.U. when I was younger. I was interested in the aesthetic impulse in lower primates. But what really interested me in Dian Fossey was that she made a difference – she saved the gorillas. -Arne Glimcher

I grew up in a very celebratory town. We celebrate everything, from life to death and everything in between. So a lot of dramatics come into my aesthetic. And I'm an actor, so that adds more to the dramatic – I don't mean over-the-top. The main thing is never to be boring. -Bryan Batt

I have no problem with the idea of comfort, but it is not an important thing aesthetically. If you look at a shoe and immediately say it looks very comfortable, in terms of design, it is not going to excite me. Of course, I am not putting nails in my shoes to ensure everybody is in pain, but a heel is not a pair of slippers and never will be. -Christian Louboutin

I've always been attracted to the darker things in life. I was never one to go for light, airy stuff, even as a child. My whole aesthetic has always been one of the darker side. That rings true also in my tastes in music. It's just always something I've gravitated to naturally. -Kirk Hammett

Design certainly has a cosmetic, aesthetic aim. It always aims at making things beautiful. But relevance is just as important. I often say, 'If it isn't ethical, it can't be beautiful. But if it isn't beautiful, it probably shouldn't be at all.' -Yves Behar

I'm sick of having red hair, but people seem to like that aesthetic. -Rachel Hurd-Wood

I get nonplussed by all the Fifties retro-revival aesthetic. Would we really want to be in our pinnies in our kitchen weeping? I find the kitchen, housewifey aesthetic repugnant. -Romola Garai

Our conception of 1950s underwear is a lovely vintage aesthetic, but actually, wearing stockings with no elastic and a girdle was heavy duty. -Romola Garai

You don't have to conform to a very specific aesthetic today, whereas 1950s women definitely had to. -Romola Garai

If you are living a life that feels right to you, if you're willing to take creative chances or a creative path that feels like it's mostly in keeping with your sensibilities, you know, aesthetic and artistic, then that's what matters. -Tracy Chapman

I think, aesthetically, car design is so interesting – the dashboards, the steering wheels, and the beauty of the mechanics. I don't know how any of it works, I don't want to know, but it's inspirational. -Paloma Picasso

Visual art and writing don't exist on an aesthetic hierarchy that positions one above the other, because each is capable of things the other can't do at all. Sometimes one picture is equal to 30 pages of discourse, just as there are things images are completely incapable of communicating. -William S. Burroughs

Acting is an aesthetic career, which is annoying. -Tamsin Egerton

I'm not a politically radical person. In fact, I'm much more interested in being radical aesthetically. -Jim Goldberg

I would describe my aesthetic as definitely personal and harmonious with an eclectic yet bohemian sensibility. -Lisa Marie Presley

Many of our greatest musicians abandoned all of their aesthetic objectives to try to become pertinent. And, at the end of the day, they never became pop stars. I counter stated that very strongly, and I continue to do that. -Wynton Marsalis

My manager got the script for 'Under the Dome,' and I read it and just fell in love with the character. I grew up on Stephen King, and I love his whole aesthetic of the classic American story with supernatural events happening, so it just made sense. -Alexander Koch

I guess when I look over my shoulder at other designers, I feel like people are so definitive. It's so clear to me what their aesthetic is, what they're projecting. And I look at my own work and I think, Who could ever decipher what the hell is going on? -Marc Jacobs

No book includes the entire world. It's limited. And so it doesn't seem like an aesthetic compromise to have to do that. There's so much other material to write about. -Paul Auster

Novels usually evolve out of 'character.' Characters generate stories, and the shape of a novel is entirely imagined but should have an aesthetic coherence. -Joyce Carol Oates

I love a nice cooking show. It's as aesthetically pleasing as any other thing that tempts the senses, I suppose. -Janeane Garofalo

We're dabbling in eugenics all the time, breeding ideal crops to replace less aesthetic or nutritious or hardy varieties; leveling forests to graze cattle or erect shopping malls and condos; planting groves of a few familiar trees that homeowners and industries prefer. -Diane Ackerman

I find the aesthetics of the 20th century hopelessly barren. -Twyla Tharp

Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained. -Ferdinand Porsche

We Americans have always considered Hollywood, at best, a sinkhole of depraved venality. And, of course, it is. It is not a protective monastery of aesthetic truth. It is a place where everything is incredibly expensive. -David Mamet

We all have Tumblr, and we all have Instagram and everything. People care so much about it because, now, any random can be famous on the Internet if their world looks good on Tumblr. And so everyone at high school strives for this kind of aesthetic correctness. -Lorde

If I had had plastic surgery, I would have asked for something better than the face you are seeing! I actually really hate plastic surgery when it's just for aesthetics and anti-ageing. I think ageing is beautiful and expressive and characterful. -Miranda Hart

I hope to be remembered for writing books about social justice that also have enough aesthetic value to endure as works of literature. -Jonathan Kozol

So long as the most vulnerable people in our population are consigned to places that the rest of us will always shun and flee and view with fear, I am afraid that educational denial, medical and economic devastation, and aesthetic degradation will be inevitable. -Jonathan Kozol

I fantasise about what the future could be in terms of aesthetic and psychology. It's the most difficult thing to do because you have to start from the past – your favourite architect, your favourite song – you take it all with you. -Raf Simons

In fashion design, you can divide people into two groups. You have people who come with an aesthetic that is there forever, even if it evolves. Then you have people I call 'jumpers.' One season it can be this; the next season it's completely something else. I always knew I am more of a jumper. -Raf Simons

Material Girl is about having your own personal style, and my personal style reflects the brand's aesthetic. -Georgia May Jagger

Each season I strive to design a forward-thinking and effortless collection with a very clean minimalist aesthetic. -Francisco Costa

Advertising isn't just the disruption of aesthetics, the insults to your intelligence and the interruption of your train of thought. At every company that sells ads, a significant portion of their engineering team spends their day tuning data mining, writing better code to collect all your personal data. -Jan Koum

I'm very proud of Soviet aesthetics. -Dasha Zhukova

I don't like the idea of a singer-songwriter record. I don't picture myself that way, and it's not my favorite sort of look, I guess. It's really just an aesthetic thing. -James Mercer

I have never collected an object or figure from Africa or Oceania because of anything curious about it or because of its utility or historic interest. Everything has been chosen entirely because of its aesthetic significance; its form, feeling, structure, and plastic values. -Frank Crowninshield

I want big ideas to have aesthetic relevance. I want to tickle people's intellectual sensibilities and instill a sense of wonder. -Jason Silva

Astrology is an aesthetic affront. It cheapens astronomy, like using Beethoven for commercial jingles. -Richard Dawkins

At least in part, people are attracted to subjects where they can identify at a basic level with the people who do it. The extraordinary aesthetic of the natural world is not obvious to someone who never leaves the inner city. Appreciation of the elegance and power of physical law is an acquired taste. -Margaret Geller

According to the perverse aesthetics of artistic guilty pleasure, certain books and movies are so bad – so crudely conceived, despicably motivated and atrociously executed – that they're actually rather good. -Walter Kirn

This is why fashion is such a magical part of our lives, for it inspires our decisions without dictating them; it sets the theme but not the limits of our aesthetic. -Simon Van Booy

In my teaching, I try to expose my students to the widest range of aesthetic possibilities, so I'll offer them stories from Anton Chekhov to Denis Johnson, from Flannery O'Connor to A.M. Homes, and perhaps investigating all that strange variation of beauty has rubbed off on me. Or perhaps that's why I enjoy teaching literature. -Chang-Rae Lee

The distinction between a gallery and a museum is enormous. The gallery is about looking at a thing of beauty; the purpose of the activity is an aesthetic response. The museum is actually about the object that lets you get into somebody else's life. -Neil MacGregor

In our view the Olympic idea involves a strong physical culture supplemented on the one hand by mobility, what is so aptly called 'fair play', and on the other hand by aesthetics, that is the cultivation of what is beautiful and graceful. -Pierre de Coubertin

My first buildings, when I was about 30, were rejected for aesthetic reasons. -Peter Zumthor

Clothing creates the illusion that bodies fit an aesthetically pleasing norm. And that illusion depends on getting the fit right. Garments that bunch, pull, or sag call attention to figure flaws and often make people look worse than they would without clothes. -Virginia Postrel

Although people often equate them, glamour is not the same as beauty, stylishness, luxury, celebrity, or sex appeal. It is not limited to fashion or film; nor is it intrinsically feminine. It is not a collection of aesthetic markers – a style, as fashion and design use the word. -Virginia Postrel

I always think of my films within the context of where aesthetics meet economics. That's the nature of making art – not being naive about what is possible and getting what you need to tell the story you want to tell. -Ira Sachs

Steve Jobs was the greatest manufacturer of consumer products of his age. His marketing vision put him on par with Henry Ford, and his grasp of the aesthetic component to industrial design far surpassed Ford's. -Timothy Noah

There's a logic today that places a greater value on celebrity the less it is accompanied by actual achievement. I don't think it's possible to touch people's imagination today by aesthetic means. -J. G. Ballard

I know a lot of aesthetically beautiful women who are not nice people, and they do not come across as beautiful to me. I think the number one thing for beauty is a smile. I love a woman with a beautiful smile. -Sara Foster

In 'Deadwood,' it was just extremely unaesthetic. They actually put underarm merkins on and covered me with dirt! -Robin Weigert

My type, which I didn't realize until somebody pointed out to me, apparently is brunettes with darker skin tones, but that is about it as far as aesthetically. -Derek Hough

Beauty is a combination of qualities. I don't think one can deny that certain people or things feel aesthetically pleasing. But without an equally pleasing being behind that form, there is no beauty there. -Teri Hatcher

I feel like math and writing are the same thing. You're putting together a lot of complex things to satisfy different requirements. It's got to be aesthetically pleasing; it's got to have subtext; it's got to convey information. -Shane Carruth

My mother was a trained nurse, and she'd tell me that patients would fight as they were administered anaesthetic, grappling to get the gas mask off their face. -Maeve Binchy

You look at women at the Republican convention and women at the Democratic convention. Republicans have a certain aesthetic beauty that involves more makeup, bigger hair, more lurid outfits. -Ron Reagan

The writer must face the fact that ordinary lives are what most people live most of the time, and that the novel as a narration of the fantastic and the adventurous is really an escapist plot; that aesthetically, the ordinary, the banal, is what you must deal with. -John Updike

It is not an aesthetic misstep to make the viewer aware of the paint and the painter's hand. Such an empathetic awareness lies at the heart of aesthetic appreciation. -John Updike

I'm not about either entertaining or instructing. The entertaining and instructing are secondary fallout from the fundamental thing, which is basically to create an aesthetic object. -Samuel R. Delany

Contemporary paganism gives me a subjective lens through which the world in which I live can be interpreted on an aesthetic and an ethical basis. I'm interested in narrative, myth, and story, in folklore and the way we connect to the turning of the seasons and the natural world. -Liz Williams

I like anything with my face on it, just from an aesthetic point of view. -Martin Freeman

Generally the aesthetics of broadcast journalism seem to me to be incredibly primitive. -Ira Glass

Not one person would admit that they didn't want me to wear a bikini because of their aesthetic preference – a preference that is shaped by our cultural perceptions of what is and isn't beautiful. -Jennifer Armintrout

I believed in the Catholic position, the Catholic view of ethics and aesthetics, for a long time. But I wanted something not intellectual, some conviction not mental – in fact I wanted faith. -Joyce Kilmer

Chemistry is so important and so unpredictable. Sometimes you get in a room with someone where aesthetically you make perfect sense as a couple, and then you read, and you're both kind of sitting there like, 'This isn't working for some strange reason; it just doesn't really pop.' -Margot Robbie

Since my kitchen is the most important part of my home, I want to be creative and innovative, not only in its aesthetic, but also in the tools that I'm using to cook. -Blake Lively

If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame. -Oscar Wilde

Technique is really personality. That is the reason why the artist cannot teach it, why the pupil cannot learn it, and why the aesthetic critic can understand it. -Oscar Wilde

In judging of a beautiful statue, the aesthetic faculty is absolutely and completely gratified by the splendid curves of those marble lips that are dumb to our complaint, the noble modelling of those limbs that are powerless to help us. -Oscar Wilde

As things may turn out in the future, people may (though I doubt it) find that their work gives them all the enjoyment – physical, intellectual or aesthetic – which they may require. That certainly is not so now. -Louis MacNeice

I was never interested in looking at myself in an aesthetic mirror. My intention was always to get away from myself, though I knew perfectly well that I was using myself. Call it a little game between 'I' and 'me.' -Marcel Duchamp

The great problem was the selection of the readymade. I needed to choose an object without it impressing me: that is to say, without it providing any sort of aesthetic delectation. Moreover, I needed to reduce my own personal taste to absolute zero. -Marcel Duchamp

You have to approach something with indifference, as if you had no aesthetic emotion. The choice of readymades is always based on visual indifference and, at the same time, on the total absence of good or bad taste. -Marcel Duchamp

Changes in our aesthetic tastes have no value or meaning in and of themselves; what has value and meaning is the idea of change itself. Or, better stated: not change in and of itself, but change as an agent or inspiration of modern creations. -Octavio Paz

Good design for the home should be universal. A house should be like old shoes, comfortable, like a good friend… The Japanese aesthetic is important to me. Very organic. They have a sense of the weight of the thing: very balanced. -Elsa Peretti

I was a late bloomer, but I had a career as a contemporary dancer before that, so I had some kind of connection to this world. But I was always a little more in love with the drama of dancing than the aesthetics, so I thought, 'Why don't you give it a chance if you think you can do it a little different?' -Mads Mikkelsen

Music is made up out of these building blocks. Studying how these blocks go together and what they consist of and the math of how it works – it's all the same stuff; it's just different aesthetics that we're talking about. -Flea

If I'm seeing you, you're going to influence me. I'm sorry – I'm just that way. I'm a big sponge. You can't copyright an aesthetic. -Douglas Carter Beane

Revolution applies a local anaesthetic to one class of society and operates on the other. -Ameen Rihani

Besides the aesthetics, besides teaching an appreciation of T.S. Eliot, a basic need is fulfilled when you teach English at CUNY. -Billy Collins

It is just as important to set apart time for the development of our aesthetic faculties as for cultivating the money-getting instinct. A man cannot live by bread alone. His higher life demands an impalpable food. -Orison Swett Marden

If the universal is the essential, then it is the basis of all life and art. Recognizing and uniting with the universal therefore gives us the greatest aesthetic satisfaction, the greatest emotion of beauty. -Piet Mondrian

The fact that the colors in the flower have evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; that means insects can see the colors. That adds a question: does this aesthetic sense we have also exist in lower forms of life? -Richard P. Feynman

Of course, eating broccoli raw, nutritionally and aesthetically speaking, is no doubt the best way of all. Raw broccoli makes a delectable salad when sliced into thin strips on a mandolin, marinated in lemon-mustard vinaigrette, then tossed with toasted pecans or hazelnuts, halved cherry tomatoes, and fresh minced basil. -Kate Christensen

We all have our preferences – some people go for birds – but for me, there's just something about the wolf; the design of it is really aesthetically pleasing. -Sarah Hall

The thing I love about being a novelist is that with each project, you invent a new world. You approach it with a different set of aesthetic and structural ideas, and you grapple with a different series of problems in figuring out how to tell the story. And yet there are certain concerns that stay constant. -Adam Mansbach

The less concerned with aesthetics and usability these friends and family members are, the more easily they navigate sites and applications I can't make head nor hair of. Like the ex-girlfriend who mastered Ebay. -Jeffrey Zeldman

It may well be, of course, that America's pop culture is on balance better than our high art. I don't think so, but you can certainly make a case that the best of it aspires to a degree of aesthetic and emotional seriousness that is directly comparable to all but the very greatest works of high art. -Terry Teachout

Outside of hip-hop, it was in comics that I most often found the aesthetics and wisdom of my world reflected. -Ta-Nehisi Coates

I mostly associated video game storytelling with unforgivable clumsiness, irredeemable incompetence – and suddenly, I was finding the aesthetic and formal concerns I'd always associated with fiction: storytelling, form, the medium, character. That kind of shocked me. -Tom Bissell

The beauty of a Moroccan riad is undeniable, but even the most die-hard fan may find herself growing a little weary of what can come to feel like a one-size-fits-all aesthetic: tilework, white Berber rugs, woolen tribal throw pillows in reds and ochers, cut-metal lanterns. -Hanya Yanagihara

I always loved fashion and clothes. Not because I think that's a woman's place, but because I care about aesthetics. I like art; I like going to art museums, and to me, these things are just manifestations of one's aesthetic sense. -Leila Janah

My constant goal is to create clothing that applies to the lifestyle of my customers. My clothing must be aesthetically pleasing in color, texture, and construction. Rapid changes are a part of fashion, and the demands of the industry are that I remain fluid and versatile. But my aesthetic requirements will always be the same. -Leon Max

In humans, smell is often viewed as an aesthetic sense, as a sense capable of eliciting enduring thoughts and memories. Smell, however, is the primal sense. It is the sense that affords most organisms the ability to detect food, predators, and mates. -Richard Axel

Tuscan sausages are smaller than their American cousins, each one demarcated with a string, a graceful loop drawn tightly into a knot – looping and tightening, looping and tightening, a symmetrically floppy, aesthetically appealing rhythm. -Bill Buford

Obviously, there's more to aesthetic appearance than just race, but that is going to be the first thing that someone notices when they look at a picture. -Sam Yagan

Because we're able to adjust for compatibility – and what that means is we've already normalized for how well we think each person is going to get along with the other person – the only factor left in determining response rate, really, is the aesthetic appearance of the person who sent you that message. -Sam Yagan

The art of living demands that our interest in bringing forth flowers in our family life equal the interest we take in bringing them forth in our window gardens. So long as their home-life aesthetics have not become ethics, women need not expect husbands, children, or servants to feel happy in the homes of their creation. -Ellen Key

One of the threats to Christianity in the 21st century is this idea that religion is best understood as a kind of aesthetic experience, and that you can get all your morality from that. -John Cornwell

I have always just made things. I don't see what I make as being defined by a medium or aesthetic. It probably comes more from a fundamental restlessness, an attempt to create tools for questioning or understanding, and I have always been interested in using a wide spectrum of mediums to do this. -Doug Aitken

The thing is that any sophistication I have, aesthetically, comes from 'Vogue' and 'Harper's Bazaar.' In the '60s, I never missed an issue, even if I had to steal to get them. -Patti Smith

There is no denying the aesthetics of a well-made, well-loved book. -Michael A. Stackpole

'Heartbeats' is a film on people magnifying and subliming reality when they're in love. Hence the overstylized look, the aesthetics, the robes, the dresses, the vintage, hipster-ish look: All of this is voluntary. I'm not a hipster. I'm not! -Xavier Dolan

The Futurists believed in the machine, in making a great big fuss, in being young. For a brief moment, they were arguably the most influential aesthetic provocateurs in the world. -Jonathan Galassi

Usually all I care about is how elegant or over-the-top the pieces are, it's nice to really get to understand what the customer wants and needs as opposed to just focusing on the aesthetic. -Christian Cota

I just looked like there was only one thing I could do: be in a band. It looked like I was already successful, basically. Which is what I wanted to do when I was 16. I just felt like if you did that, aesthetically you would just draw people who were doing the same thing. -Albert Hammond, Jr.

I was a screenwriting and studio art major in college, so even though I don't have any training as a floral designer, I have a very particular visual aesthetic. -Vanessa Diffenbaugh

I try to keep my closet organized by color and category so that it's not only aesthetically pleasing but practical as well – it really makes getting ready so much easier. -Aslaug Magnusdottir

I love to play a character. If I'm playing Cinderella or Aurora in 'Sleeping Beauty' or something like that, then I enjoy classical a lot. But to do just a two-minute solo, purely to show classical aesthetic, is not my favorite thing to do. -Sarah Hay

I always felt there was a kind of humanistic impulse in my thinking about film as well as a real interest in its formal and aesthetic properties – just this idea that it can bring you into a very intimate encounter with people. -Lenny Abrahamson

The central question driving literary aesthetics in the age of the iPad is no longer 'How should novels be?' but 'Why write novels at all?' -Garth Risk Hallberg

I like to style myself, as my first job out of university was working at 'Vogue' magazine in NYC, and I grew up attending the collections with my mother, so I have a particular aesthetic, which is classic glamour with a twist. -Carly Steel

Anything you do will be an abuse of somebody else's aesthetics. I think you're born an artist or not. I couldn't have learned it. And I hope I never do because knowing more only encourages your limitations. -Robert Rauschenberg

At Brit + Co, our mission is to unlock creativity, so we look for future employees that actively flex their creative muscles. The design of your resume is the first way to let me know more about your aesthetic. -Brit Morin

I know it's a cliche, but I see myself as a citizen of the world. I was brought up in Switzerland by German and Turkish parents but I've very much grown up in San Francisco. I have a European sense of aesthetic, but I'm also deeply steeped in the notion of change and entrepreneurship that is associated with Silicon Valley. -Yves Behar

There's intense personal gratification in finding a mountain and becoming inspired by the aesthetics of an unclimbed line on that mountain, especially if that line has been tried by a lot of people who couldn't do it, and you get to set yourself up against the history of it. -Jimmy Chin

The process of selecting the tone on the guitar is an aesthetic process like any other, so you try a lot of different things. -Jerry Garcia

My aesthetic is I love anything in the late 1800s, early 1900s. -Troy Nixey

With dancing, I think the reason it's worked for me, and I love it so much, is because I've trained my entire life. Once you train, you develop your own aesthetic and your confidence. So I think, as I grow, I'm learning how to be a singer. I'm training my voice and being on stage and singing and dancing. -Jillian Hervey

Our landscapes connect us to our history; they are the source of our character as a peopl, as well as our health, our safety, and our prosperity. Natural resources enrich us economically, yes. But they also enrich us aesthetically and recreationally and culturally and spiritually. -Robert Kennedy, Jr.

If I were somebody who spent the majority of my time saying things that were harsh and difficult to hear, I would want my visual aesthetic to be something soft and feminine, warm and easy to be around. -Kerry Washington

After 'The Fellowship of the Ring,' the films that followed it, instead of having their own unique aesthetic, they all wanted to be 'Lord of the Rings' as opposed to learning from 'Lord of the Rings.' -Duncan Jones

Even though my shoes are different from Ferragamo's aesthetic, which is more classic, I learned the importance of fit and quality. We were making shoes like they used to, by hand, and I carried that with me. -Edgardo Osorio

A lot of groups spend their whole cultural and aesthetic identity trying to move away from Africa, which I think is a mistake. One of the reasons I love Cuba and cultures like that is because they're not trying to move away from their African roots, they're trying to embrace them. That's part of the culture. -Arturo O'Farrill

I have always been drawn to fashion from an aesthetic and consumer standpoint. I honestly never thought that I could take my business training and apply it here. I worked in retail and was into fashion. It was something I liked, and people trusted my opinion. -Imran Amed

Fashion for my mother was about asserting and demonstrating you had aesthetics, tastes, sensibility, manners, beauty – qualities that black people were always trying to prove they possessed, because it was often assumed that we didn't. -Margo Jefferson

Ralph Ellison's essays were models for me when I began my life as a critic. Slipping cultural yokes and violating aesthetic boundaries, he made criticism high-stakes work, especially for a black critic. -Margo Jefferson

I became aesthetically obsessed with language. And 'literary artist' – poet and novelist – is a calling. You are called to it the way preachers are called to preaching the gospel. -Jim Harrison

I'm not good at finding 'encouraging' features in American culture. I doubt that aesthetic literacy has much of a future here. -Philip Roth

I think I should have been an aesthetician, honestly. -Riley Keough

When I listen to Amy Winehouse, I believe that her heart and soul is in the music, or if I listen to other British artists like Duffy or Estelle. The aesthetic of it is different, and it's my point of view. It's not anything formulaic. -Jay-Z

Half the shows on Comedy Central are just multi-cam blue sets, and they kind of look like game shows from the '90s. It's like, 'Why do such a bland corporate aesthetic when the sky's the limit with what you can do?' -Eric Andre

Dan Curry is the funniest guy in the world. I can sit in a room with him for hours, and he's just cracking me up constantly. And Kitao is the next Terry Gilliam. A lot of comedy directors are just comedic writers, but they don't have any sense of aesthetic or visual vocabulary. -Eric Andre

It's a magpie aesthetic: If something is hideous, that's interesting. It's kind of the same sensibility that Andy Warhol had. He was interested in everything and soaked up what he saw like a sponge. -Marc Jacobs

I am a very aesthetic person. -Alain de Botton

I do not create a fashionable aesthetic… I create a style based on life. -Issey Miyake

My mom told us that we should have good shoes, a good suit, and a watch, so I was running around at age 10 looking like a little old man. But somehow I grew to understand that a watch is a representation of myself, of my culture, taste, awareness and aesthetic. -Aldis Hodge

YouTube's a funny place because so many creators fall into their aesthetics out of necessity and the visuals are driven out of an urge to create. You get a lot of interesting examples of interesting design choices that have roots in practicality as well as an artistic sentiment. -Freddie Wong

My personal aesthetic is to be affected directly by everything about what you're seeing… I don't mind being dashed on the rocks… My most base act of defiance is to live a long time and still rock. -Jeff Buckley

I am constantly accused of being 'First World.' So what should I do? I can't apologise for my environment, upbringing, aesthetic. -Karan Johar

I don't think I have a sense of fashion. But I do have an aesthetic, which I feel is an offshoot of me working in the design industry. For example, if I am mixing and matching prints on my sofas and cushion covers, I tend to do that with my wardrobe as well. -Twinkle Khanna

I'm not a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen, and it's certainly not because of his politics. I just don't like the aesthetic. -Andrew Breitbart

I think the feeling of being kind of overwhelmed is almost part of the aesthetic of the work. -David Maisel

What you wear can largely govern your feelings and your emotions, and how you look influences the way people regard you. So fashion plays an important role on both the practical level and the aesthetic level. -Rei Kawakubo

The big thing on the horizon for me is video. I feel like it's the closest thing to a perfect mix between music and design, because it has the motion and it has the dynamics of music, while at the same time having the aesthetic components of design. It's a nice mix. -Tycho

I do not recognize the right of the public to break in the front door of a man's private life in order to satisfy the gaze of the curious… I do not think it right to dissect living men even for the advancement of science. So far as I am concerned, I prefer a post mortem examination to vivisection without anaesthetics. -Alexander Graham Bell

You can't buy vision, and you can't buy aesthetic. -Travis Scott

I do appreciate the '80s as an era, the general sounds and aesthetics of the era. The Cure, that whole kind of image is really kind of amazing, I think. The power ballads and how everything sparkles and words are really dramatic. Huge drums, things like that. I do really find it inspiring. -Charli XCX

Like steampunk, silkpunk is a blend of science fiction and fantasy. But while steampunk takes its inspiration from the chrome-brass-glass technology aesthetic of the Victorian era, silkpunk draws inspiration from East Asian antiquity. -Ken Liu

In creating the silkpunk aesthetic, I was influenced by the ideas of W. Brian Arthur, who articulates a vision of technology as a language. -Ken Liu

In terms of aesthetics, I probably look better than I did when I played. -Gary Lineker

There are the aesthetic pressures for a woman to be pretty and sexy, but not sexual or have desires beyond winning a guy's affections. -Maren Morris

My well-known aesthetic sense, which is so obvious and personal, spontaneously spurs me to challenge myself with different disciplines. -Giorgio Armani

I think when someone knows who they are and is comfortable and confident with that, I think a lot of the typical, aesthetic things sort of fall by the wayside. -Matt Bomer

The exciting thing about Bleachers and fun. are they're different, and they're aesthetically different in many ways. But it's also like my role is very different, and that's cool. -Jack Antonoff

I'm obsessed with the power of music and image together. There's also something about music videos that are incredibly glamorous – there's a fetishistic aesthetic to them that you don't really see in movies in the same way. -Max Minghella

For me, dance is about the aesthetics and the hard work that goes into creating something so beautiful. Motivation and dedication to the craft is what pushes me to do my best, to always strive to do better, and the outcome is always worth it. -Yuan Yuan Tan

I'm attracted to the rag & bone aesthetic – classic and effortless with an edge. -Haley Bennett

As artists, we have the luxury of experimenting with extra crazy things, but I feel like my aesthetic is very street-style and high-low. -Justine Skye

I couldn't put any kind of label on my production aesthetic. -Lindsey Buckingham

There's things that you just couldn't do with an optical printer. Now, with digital compositing, most of the energy that goes into a shot goes into the aesthetic issues of, 'Is it a good shot or not?' -John Knoll

There are so many new young poets, novelists, and playwrights who are much less politically committed than the former generations. The trend is to be totally concentrated on the literary aesthetic and to consider politics to be something dirty that shouldn't be mixed with an artistic or a literary vocation. -Mario Vargas Llosa

I'm very interested in how visual artists think because I think the way that I think about music is similar. I'm very inspired by aesthetics and space. -St. Lucia

My mind is changing all the time. I can't live in a space that has a fixed aesthetic. I just need a blank slate when I come home. -Petra Collins

Protecting a border is not a nice thing. It is not a matter of aesthetics; it cannot be done with flowers and teddy bears. -Viktor Orban

We don't want to be a design line. Ultimately, we want to be a platform that houses many design aesthetics. -Alexa Hirschfeld

When I was little, I just was very tuned in to the functionality and aesthetics of things around me. -Thomas Heatherwick

I have a lot of passion and experience with aesthetic surgery and look forward to helping men and women all over the world. -Farrah Abraham

I stick with a '60s vintage aesthetic of letterman's jackets, plain T-shirts, and good jeans. -G-Eazy

B-52's are one of the most unique bands, not just sonically but aesthetically, too. When you look at them, you know it's the B-52's. -Brendon Urie

Pure art is a noble pursuit. Applied art is a business. That's one reason design firms have been so eager of late to add consulting and manufacturing to their core aesthetic competencies. -Tahl Raz

There is so much talent in British fashion: a real cookie jar of different aesthetics with designers like Mary Katrantzou, Erdem, Christopher Kane, J. W. Anderson, and Simone Rocha. -Emilia Wickstead

I enjoy going for brunch at Granger & Co. in Notting Hill and having my all-time favourite: poached eggs and avocado on toast. I love the aesthetic of the space and the fresh, modern approach in the dishes. -Emilia Wickstead

One advantage of arguing that causality is aesthetic is that it allows us to consider what we call consciousness alongside what we call things. -Timothy Morton

Job applications are an aesthetic event. They are performance art. They are not about proving you are smart – well, maybe your writing sample does that, but even then, the main point is to get an interview. -Timothy Morton

A job letter, an interview – even a writing sample – have far less to do with intellect and far more to do with aesthetics than you think. -Timothy Morton

My grandmother has a great aesthetic sense. Unfortunately I didn't inherit it. -Ginevra Elkann

The very beginning of European aesthetics started from Florence. Everything here was beauty, money, and creativity, the power of the good money. -Alessandro Michele

I love the English aesthetic; in a way, I feel it is close to my own, a beautiful chaos; it is a powerful mix of the past and the present. -Alessandro Michele

My mum was obsessed with dress… so, in my house, there was always the obsession about aesthetics. She was obsessed with the idea that a beautiful movie is the one where you're so involved you won't go to the toilet during it, or you'll fall asleep with your make-up on after. -Alessandro Michele

I do feel like the blogs that I follow share an aesthetic and draw a lot from '90s influences. -Lauren Jauregui

Every movie that I'm in is very different in terms of aesthetic and costume. I mean, from 'Mirror, Mirror' to 'Mortal Instruments,' I went from dressy dresses to leather and heels and tight, sexy, chic outfits. -Lily Collins

While the majority of my career has relied on my aesthetics and how I look, I worked hard at keeping a spiritual connection with what was most important, what is inside me. -Yolanda Hadid

One must be aesthetically long-termist in selecting a man – it's like purchasing a farmhouse in the south of France. Sure, it's beautiful to look at, but will the roof stay on? -Robert Rinder

There's so much judgment geared toward young girls. People just expect so much from girls. Even physically and aesthetically, people expect us to always look right, to have a certain etiquette – to talk a certain way and act a certain way – and to know certain things. It's all different expectations, but there are always expectations. -Bibi Bourelly

I've always felt like an outcast. My aesthetic is very high-end, but I still get classified as streetwear. There's really no other reason for than other than my age, the way I look, and where I'm from. -Kerby Jean-Raymond

Grenfell, the building set on fire with the help of its own face, is a scene of a complex injustice: one that is moral, economic, political, and aesthetic. Not only was the cladding unsafe, it was ugly; not only was it ugly, it was untrue both to the architecture of the building it covered and untrue to its responsibility to human safety. -Hisham Matar

My aesthetic is pretty classic. I like to keep things simple but appreciate the details. -Jessica Jung

Fashion is used as a tool to convey a point about who we are or potentially want to be. Whether or not a civilian curates his or her own aesthetic is up that person, but it is an integral part of one's public image. -Leandra Medine

My ambition with 'Redoubtable' was to make a film that would be aesthetically pleasing, charming, and touching. -Michel Hazanavicius

I've blogged since 2001 and was first attracted to the medium by its wild-west aesthetic, if simply telling the truth that corporate media wasn't telling could be so rebellious as to be defined as 'wild west.' -Dana Loesch

If you were to Google 'SWAT' right now, or Google 'Military,' you would see guys covered in pouches. That's a sign of gear! We've got stuff in here. We carry stuff. And it's an aesthetic. -Rob Liefeld

My aesthetic is very black. -Lena Waithe

There are usually three sections of people who like my work. There are those who like them aesthetically. They see beauty in the images. Second, there are those who like the horror aspect, which is by design, and I like that. Third, there are those who are moved by the historical or political nature of them. They want to talk about them. -Seph Lawless

I wanted to make an artwork that really underlined the contradiction between how machines see and how humans see. Because music is so affective and is just as corporeal as it is cerebral, I thought coupling a music performance with machine vision adds up to something that work on an emotional, aesthetic, and intellectual level. -Trevor Paglen

It was a very strange time in the late 1950s/early 1960s, when people were putting things in space, but that language of spacecraft hadn't really congealed yet. A lot of artists at that time were looking at them as aesthetic objects. -Trevor Paglen

Even before I had ever seen 'Beach Blanket Babylon,' I had a similar aesthetic: colorful and sparkly. -Chris March

A lot of those early indie movies – 'Smoke Signals,' 'Eat Drink Man Woman,' 'Boyz n the Hood' – there was a different aesthetic; everyone was telling stories that were like, 'This is new and different. Let's do it.' -Chris Doubek

My aesthetic is, in short, 'cool substitute teacher.' -Josh Gondelman

My own personal aesthetic is all to do with real actors and real locations and a kind of almost hyper reality and actuality to things. But the digital world, I explore that through other mediums, with music videos and commercials. Even 'The Road' was a real learning curve for me with digital effects. -John Hillcoat

I enjoy a good meal as much as anyone, but I get so confused by nutritional, budgetary, ecological, ethical, aesthetic, and time-management concerns that I often subsist for weeks on instant oatmeal and multivitamins. -Elif Batuman

What was the most important thing I learned from Chomsky? That capitalism compels us to work ourselves to death in order to stuff our houses with things we don't need. Perhaps this is one thing art can do: create a new aesthetic, one of austerity. -Cornelia Parker

I don't need to be so full of myself that I feel I am without flaw. I can feel beautiful and imperfect at the same time. I have a healthy relationship with my aesthetic insecurities. -Lupita Nyong'o

Having good style really just means having a decisive eye and being able to put things together in an aesthetically pleasing manner. It's not a matter of spending a lot of money and throwing it all together. -Coco Rocha

In the field of aesthetic theory, humans are pattern-seeking creatures. That can be seen in terms of musical structures, patternmaking, even in terms of storytelling and literature. -Kehinde Wiley

I really enjoy the aesthetic of building my fashion sense. I enjoy the process of going through fashion phases. -Frances Bean Cobain

I know people seek me out to be their mentor, and I've chosen a few people I'm really invested in and nurturing their career and their aesthetic and just their person. -Tanya Saracho

My parents' marriage was, on an aesthetic level, very pleasing to behold. -Lisa Jewell

Doing any kind of culture in America in which you are not trying to affirm a European aesthetic is war. -George C. Wolfe

In everything I do, the aesthetics are driven by the emotion. However I can do that with a camera, whether it's a long lens or a wide lens, I'll do. -Reed Morano

I try to think of myself as a chic fishing grandpa aesthetically. -SZA

I always like that sort of tomboy aesthetic. -Cynthia Rowley

Women do so much aesthetically to attract men that they sometimes overlook the simple things, like cooking. -Tony Rock

Might we… be doing something with our brains that cannot be described in computational terms at all? How do our feelings of conscious awareness – of happiness, pain, love, aesthetic sensibility, will, understanding, etc. – fit into such a computational picture? -Roger Penrose

It isn't enough for a book to be transporting or entertaining; it must also come from a place of knowledge and an understanding of aesthetics. Even where a longlisted book wears its craftsmanship lightly, the power of the writing shines through. -Amanda Foreman

I've always been very into interior design, and I can't stand to have anything in my apartment that I don't aesthetically love. -Betsey Johnson

I really like black. I love wearing black, different aesthetics and shades. I like earth tones. Those are my go-tos. -Jaylen Brown

All of Vegas is false. There's a false Paris, a false Venice, a false Baghdad – in fact, all of the early Vegas aesthetic is Baghdad, which is also the irony. It's 'Aladdin,' the sands, 'One Thousand and One Nights.' -Robert Lepage

Design doesn't have to be daunting. Some people really find it challenging to take on their entire home, because they don't know their aesthetic; they don't know where they want to go. -Bobby Berk

I tend to lean toward a more minimal aesthetic, so when I use wallpapers in my interiors, I like for one or two prints to be the star of the show. I would recommend being careful in your use of strong prints so the room doesn't get too busy. Use one print that dominates and one as an accent. -Bobby Berk

Abstraction and representation are supposed to be going down two very different paths, one sociological and the other aesthetic. -Kerry James Marshall

I used to always say – and I think a lot of artists think of it this way – that when you see a black figure, the way the critical establishment operated, you can only imagine that figure having a sociological value. They never say the ways in which their aesthetics were equally worthy of consideration. -Kerry James Marshall

Traditional paintings have few figures in them and value negative space. Japanese calligraphy and brush paintings are in black and white. Haiku is the shortest poem form in the world. These are a few examples of a minimalistic aesthetic in Japanese art and culture. -Fumio Sasaki

Makeup and clothing and all that should be a fun way to be creative and express yourself. Just like in nature, where birds have all the colors. But instead, it's all focused on the aesthetics of being attractive to men. Even if you really don't think it is that, that's what we're doing. -Lauren Mayberry

The process of working with the second unit director and basically sharing your workload with another director is such an interesting, delicate thing – and entrusting that person with your vision and making sure that you are not adding a completely different aesthetic to the mix that you don't have to contend with in editing. -Susanna Fogel

I think, aesthetically, I've always been drawn to packaging and products, combs and blowdryers, all that. -Hunx

Often, I feel like a cheap imitation aesthetically looks better to me than the real, out-of-reach thing. It's amazing that brands create a whole illusion of exclusivity and luxury, and then you can go get the $5 version of a $30,000 thing and feel the same way but have a cool little secret. -Hunx

The idea of taking a brand that already exists and making a really poor-looking version of it, with acrylic or puffy paint, is really aesthetically pleasing to my eyes and also funny. -Hunx

It's time for the aesthetics of upwardly mobile feminist respectability to make room for the aesthetics of survival, particularly trans survival. -Hari Nef

I would have loved to have been an aesthetician. I love, like, anything to do with – I know this sounds kind of gross – but any kind of zit popping is so fascinating to me. -Katie Lee

The philosophy of individualism owes a great deal to the tradition of novel-writing and novel-reading. In its development and in its aesthetics, the novel is not politically neutral; it has been a participant in history all along. -Sally Rooney

It annoys me when contemporary films and television shows create artificial tensions that could easily be resolved by a quick email or the use of a search engine. 'La La Land' was guilty of this several times, as well as a more generalised aesthetic nostalgia. -Sally Rooney

Everybody comes in with a certain goal. Some are performance, some are aesthetic. Even athletes have aesthetic goals, but first and foremost, they have performance goals, and those need to be addressed. They have weaknesses that need to be shored up. You have to manage expectations sometimes. -Gunnar Peterson

For so many years of my career, I was The Big Show. So in the back of my mind – whether it was 'fat' or aesthetically not pleasing or whatever crap people want to sling around – I enjoyed being The Big Show. I enjoyed being 450 pounds. -Big Show

I think objectifying women is not wrong if only her beauty is captured in an aesthetic manner. -Kriti Kharbanda

In the South, there is a celebrated Telugu film director name Raghavendra Rao, who is known for shooting women's mid-riff in a certain manner. They are done in a very aesthetic manner and doesn't look vulgar. Now, it is up to the audience how they are going to watch it. As long as the girl is comfortable acting in it, I see nothing wrong. -Kriti Kharbanda

'CSI' was a little cutting-edge at the time because it made TV look like movies. It was shot in that Jerry Bruckheimer style with dolly shots, putting the camera on rails so stylistically, it looked aesthetically more like a film. -George Eads

Murakami's ability to deconstruct and his aesthetic and conceptual freedom have been totally inspiring for me. -Virgil Abloh

The blue-collar culture, it's not really a buttoned-up aesthetic. It's a heavy-labor thing because you're, like, sweating. -Virgil Abloh

You can look at Lil Uzi and know he has a strong opinion about his aesthetic. -Virgil Abloh

I've known about hip-hop for a long time. The first time it intrigued me was when I saw this music video by Tyga on television. I was intrigued by the whole aesthetic. It was very unique. -Rich Brian

It's great that we have commercial filmmakers who make family films and understand the aesthetics well, taking this route. They know how to bring the emotions out there without being vulgar. After all, it's a natural instinct. -Kiara Advani

People who like progressive music tend to sneer at the idea of a kind of punk aesthetic, and people who like alternative indie rock or punk rock tend to sneer at what they see as the pretentiousness and pomposity of progressive music. -Steven Wilson

We believe that when prosperity comes to any country, people want to look and feel better. Hence the demand for aesthetics medicine would increase. -Subhash Chandra

It does not feel any different being directed by a first-timer as long as I am convinced that the director is passionate about the film he or she is making. If you get a sense of their vision for the film and their aesthetics of your performance, then it does not matter whether you work with a new or an experienced director. -Farhan Akhtar

I think Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, and Victoria Beckham all have an aesthetic that I admire, but I also love extreme risk takers like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna. -Michelle Visage

Movies and television show build on top of each other, succeed one another. In a large way, in terms of filmmaking aesthetics, they evolve because they can't help but be a consequence of all the movies and TV shows that came before it. -Sam Esmail

There's been a lot of aesthetically rich horror films that have come out in the last several years. 'The Babadook' is this perfectly paced, beautiful film. 'The Witch' is a beautifully made film. 'Get Out' is so intelligently written. I feel like there's so many great things happening right now. -Ari Aster

I know that I put a lot into 'Hereditary', and I'm proud of what it is. Beyond the fact that the film takes its time and asks for a certain amount of patience from the audience – and I hope it rewards that patience by the end – I know that I'm something of an aesthete. I care about aesthetics, and I love filmmaking. -Ari Aster

I fell in love with R&B music at a young age. The energy and aesthetic of that genre strike an emotional chord with me. -Sid Sriram

I don't think that people should be confined to any particular aesthetic. -Alexis Ren

While I was recording 'Ziltoid,' the movie 'Mars Attacks' came on TV, I think, six times in one week. So I don't know if there's any direct references or anything, but the aesthetics of that movie was definitely around while I was creating the music, so I'd be lying if I said it wasn't part of it. -Devin Townsend

Our look evolved from the fact that we bought thrift-store clothes. It wasn't like, 'Let adopt a thrift-store aesthetic.' We just didn't have any money. -Fred Schneider

I like absurdist aesthetics. There's something about dream logic that's really fascinating, how it interweaves with narrative. -Hiro Murai

A lot of my personality and my affinity for certain pieces of pop culture and art all stem from a sort of Japanese aesthetic and way of thinking. -Hiro Murai

I didn't have to figure out music or aesthetics or anything like that because I was just working on myself. The more I came into myself, the more I was just like, 'I don't have to strategize or figure out anything. I just have to be, and everything else follows.' -6lack

For reasons historic, aesthetic, and political, we Jews are most attuned to the anti-Semitism of the far Right – and we find the most sympathy among our progressive allies when these are our attackers. -Bari Weiss

The Church of Satan was something, aesthetically, that we were always really fascinated with and wanted to emulate. I think it's a good look. -Matt Skiba

Part of the beauty of Victoria's Secret modeling is that they are called 'Angels' for a reason – because they're aesthetics are supposed to be unobtainable. But so are mine. No one could ever be me. Look exactly as I do. Be exactly as I am. -Rain Dove

On-screen wardrobes are important. They help create an overall aura, and with local productions being viewed all around the globe, they represent our aesthetics to the world. -Mahira Khan

I didn't want to be a one-hit wonder. I really wanted to make albums that had a different aesthetic every album and a different sound. -Yung Lean

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