Best Quotes About Esoteric

My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy… but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it. -William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

I am interested in the study of music and the discipline of music and the experience of music and music as a esoteric mechanism to continue my real intentions. -Anthony Braxton

The Secret Doctrine is the common property of the countless millions of men born under various climates, in times with which History refuses to deal, and to which esoteric teachings assign dates incompatible with the theories of Geology and Anthropology. -Helena Blavatsky

When I first started playing music in 1955, there was just a small body of people that knew it. It was a very esoteric type of thing. -Steve Lacy

Movies will end up being this esoteric art form, where only singular people will put films out in a small group of theaters. -M. Night Shyamalan

Why shouldn't rap be esoteric, able to take in current events, history and criticism? I guess it's this old idea of containment – that rappers, because they're black, can't and shouldn't aspire to look outside the ghetto for influence. -Saul Williams

Just as we were finishing 'Paul's Boutique' we got our own places, and I was going out to clubs a lot less. I got a bit more introverted and spent a lot more time on my own reading. I would just go down to the esoteric bookstore and wander around. -Adam Yauch

You know, the BBC had not been particularly generous in its deliverance of blues and esoteric kinds of music. -Keith Richards

I think some people think I'm a smarty-pants. Some people think I'm intense, some people think I'm super-esoteric and nuts. -Alanis Morissette

I believe that when we ask to be led, we are led, and there's nothing too small or esoteric for spiritual help. -Julia Cameron

You know, I don't support esoteric approaches to acting. -Christoph Waltz

I think neuroscience is obviously very esoteric, but I think there are aspects of it that can absolutely be brought down to the level of an interested 11-, 12-, 13-year-old easily. -Mayim Bialik

A lot of times I think people, when they're doing a movie that's a family movie, they're worried about this being too esoteric or too dark or too weird. -Bill Hader

Acting is kind of difficult to intellectualize – it's a far more visceral experience. It's really hard to be able to think about and then employ these kind of esoteric notions of this person's backstory and try to weave it in somehow. It's just kind of impossible. -Jesse Eisenberg

I like the ritual, the liturgy of a well-crafted, emotional fashion show. I will never be jaded with this side of fashion. The catwalk is pure anthropology, something like an esoteric encrypted parade. It can totally be replaced but it will be missed. -Hedi Slimane

I thought of the idea of Summly in March or April 2011. I was 15 years old and I was revising for some kind of history exam. The problem was I was trying to find information that was useful to me. When you type into Google an esoteric term, you get quite a lot of stuff that's not relevant. -Nick D'Aloisio

Ideas do not need to be esoteric to be original or exciting. -Paul Rand

It's clear on the one hand that an education enriches and informs a response to beauty, even makes it possible in esoteric cases. On the other hand, there's no question that someone with no musical education whatsoever might wander into a concert hall and be overwhelmed by the 'Beethoven Pastoral Symphony'. -Denis Dutton

I wish I had a really cool, esoteric answer, but what the process is to me is going onstage night after night after night after night until I get a new hour. And then once that hour is solidified and recorded, I move on. -Patton Oswalt

Angels and Airwaves is a complete, pure reflection of who I am. The philosophy, the spiritualism, the esotericism, the idea of hope and space and the themes about life and grandeur… that's all me. -Tom DeLonge

This is going to sound pretentious and esoteric, but I truly mean it from the bottom of my heart. Acting has always been a spiritual journey for me. The very first project I ever acted on paralleled my experience so perfectly even before I was aware of it. -Kandyse McClure

I remember in grammar school the teacher asked if anyone had any hobbies. I was the only one with any hobbies and I had every hobby there was… name anything, no matter how esoteric. I could have given everyone a hobby and still had 40 or 50 to take home. -Cormac McCarthy

Comics are a particularly esoteric field where you really learn how to do it, by doing it or by learning from other practitioners. -Dave Gibbons

From a young age I was obsessed with the mysterious, the esoteric, the paranormal. -Drummond Money-Coutts

I hate to sound esoteric, but there is something about a house that leads you to that one chair, that one corner, where you just sit and feel comfortable. -Francisco Costa

The basic Buddhist stand on the question of equality between the genders is age-old. At the highest tantric levels, at the highest esoteric level, you must respect women: every woman. -Dalai Lama

I imagine explaining a work of art to my grandmother in five minutes, and if I can't explain it in five minutes, then it's too obtuse or esoteric. -Shea Hembrey

Most of us cluster somewhere in the middle of most statistical distributions. But there are lots of bell curves, and pretty much everyone is on a tail of at least one of them. We may collect strange memorabilia or read esoteric books, hold unusual religious beliefs or wear odd-sized shoes, suffer rare diseases or enjoy obscure movies. -Virginia Postrel

If it weren't for how esoteric the art world likes to be, I would love actually to play the music in the shows, painting the music that influences me most. -Damian Loeb

The things I want to make into a film, they're personal, esoteric things, and I don't expect anyone else to like them as much as I do. I generally like my films more than anybody else will. -Terry Zwigoff

After World War II, scientific research in the U.S. was well supported. In the 1960s, when I came to America, the sky was the limit, and this conducive atmosphere enabled many of us to pursue esoteric research that resulted in America winning the lion's share of Nobel Prizes. -Ahmed Zewail

I learned that you shouldn't take your most esoteric concept and fit it into the largest space with the highest fixed costs. It puts too much pressure on the restaurant to hit grand slams every day when there just aren't enough people who want to watch that sport. -Danny Meyer

I like sort of esoteric and weird Twitter jokes. But I actually unfollow people if they make jokes about a celebrity's death within the first two minutes of that celebrity dying. -Timothy Simons

The Qur'an is in many ways far less concrete than the Bible, relying on the esoteric more often than the apparent. -G. Willow Wilson

New York is a brutally expensive place to live, and the kind of person who might have the dedication and esoteric taste to make the comics that I would really love is finding it more relaxing to live elsewhere. -Adrian Tomine

Hildegard von Bingen conveys spiritual ecstasy, if we're talking of Western music. What bothers me about Western music is that it doesn't have an esoteric dimension in the way the music of the East has, whether it be Byzantine chant, the music of the Sufis, or Hindu music. -John Tavener

I have finally decided to write my book on the spiritual life. I mean to put down as simply as possible the sort of ascetical or mystical teaching that I have been living and preaching so long. I call it 'Le Milieu Divin,' but I am being careful to include nothing esoteric and the minimum of explicit philosophy. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

My mother is extremely interested in everything esoteric. -Laura Dern

I took on the math-intensive art form of holography and, in my early 20s, traveled the world, living on university fellowships to pursue this esoteric craft. I didn't date much, really – perhaps because I didn't have many hormones, though I didn't know that at the time. -Mary Lou Jepsen

We had a certain kind of material that was not dangerously esoteric. -Ronnie Corbett

I'm never trying to make something esoteric; it just happens. -Jonathan Krisel

I didn't grow up like Quentin Tarantino, watching esoteric art films at the video store. I'd go to the multiplex and see big, mainstream movies, and I'd go, 'I want to make one of those one day.' -Doug Liman

Personal narrative is one of the few things where people don't get caught up in fighting over esoteric rhetoric. -Hasan Minhaj

When you have friends that are Muslim, Jewish, gay, from any marginalized group, you realize that they are so much more than this esoteric talking point. -Hasan Minhaj

A lot of times, especially when it comes to political debates, people get caught up in esoteric statistics. So the realest thing I can do that has nothing to do with numbers is tell you my personal experience. -Hasan Minhaj

People love to talk about the things that are important to them, but oftentimes as a journalist, if you're entering a world that's pretty esoteric and difficult to penetrate and has many barriers to outsiders, then the people inside that world just don't have the same language as you do. -Lawrence Wright

If I opened a record store, it wouldn't be all punk rock and esoterica. -James Murphy

I take music very seriously, but it's important to me that my music is – I don't know if 'intuitive' is the word, but there's a really important element of something kind of mysterious. It's not academic or esoteric. -Julia Holter

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