Best Quotes About Expression

Rock 'n Roll: The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear. -Frank Sinatra

The question about those aromatic advertisements that perfume companies are having stitched into magazines these days is this: under the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, is smelling up the place a constitutionally protected form of expression? -Calvin Trillin

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes. -Yves Saint Laurent

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things. -T. S. Eliot

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. -Noam Chomsky

Beauty without expression is boring. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation. -Oscar Wilde

'No comment' is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again. -Winston Churchill

If you are killed because you are a writer, that's the maximum expression of respect, you know. -Mario Vargas Llosa

It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches. -Robert M. Hutchins

In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today. -Lincoln Kirstein

I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes. -Yves Saint Laurent

It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color – not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression. -Henri Matisse

Russia, France, Germany and China. They revere their writers. America is still a frontier country that almost shudders at the idea of creative expression. -James A. Michener

The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass. -Laurence Olivier

She claimed she loved the camera, its warmth, its familiarity. She responded to its naked glare, its slavish attention to every expression of her face and body, with the kind of immediacy a trusted lover could expect. -Anne Edwards

The most important tribute any human being can pay to a poem or a piece of prose he or she really loves is to learn it by heart. Not by brain, by heart; the expression is vital. -George Steiner

The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity. -Pope John Paul II

The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle. -Marcus Aurelius

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. -George Bernard Shaw

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor. -Henry Kissinger

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. -Albert Einstein

If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature. -Bruce Barton

Man is unique not because he does science, and his is unique not because he does art, but because science and art equally are expressions of his marvelous plasticity of mind. -Jacob Bronowski

Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another. -Ayn Rand

The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself. -Emmet Fox

Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression. -Eleanor Roosevelt

I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams. -Madonna Ciccone

The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie. -Agnes de Mille

Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul. -W. Somerset Maugham

Great art is the expression of a solution of the conflict between the demands of the world without and that within. -Edith Hamilton

Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self. -Ralph Marston

I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music. -Billy Joel

A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it? -Ernst Haas

Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity. -Vera Brittain

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. -Martha Graham

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. -Ansel Adams

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire. -George Bernard Shaw

My films are the expression of momentary desires. I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way. -Roman Polanski

As a matter of fact is an expression that precedes many an expression that isn't. -Laurence J. Peter

For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank. -Winston Churchill

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. -Walt Whitman

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle. -Marianne Williamson

Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions. -Joseph Roux

Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love. -James Allen

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does. -Allen Ginsberg

The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions. -Paul Klee

Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul. -William Hazlitt

Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Grant me some wild expressions, Heavens, or I shall burst. -George Farquhar

Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human. -Viktor E. Frankl

My opposition to Interviews lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language. -James Thurber

Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author's phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea. -Guy Debord

Love… Force it and it disappears. You cannot will love, nor even control it. You can only guide its expression. It comes or it goes according to those qualities in life that invite it or deny its presence. -David Seabury

Entrepreneurial profit is the expression of the value of what the entrepreneur contributes to production. -Joseph A. Schumpeter

Our expression and our words never coincide, which is why the animals don't understand us. -Malcolm de Chazal

The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression, and its natural language is pathos. -Lydia M. Child

We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being. -Deepak Chopra

Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression. -Marshall McLuhan

Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the establishment, which abuses the term by applying it, not to expressions of its own morality but to those of another. -Herbert Marcuse

Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind. -Earl Nightingale

Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history. -Octavio Paz

A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression. -Ezra Pound

Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I cannot sing, I paint. -Georgia O'Keeffe

A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice. -Mahatma Gandhi

From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war. -Margot Asquith

All that passes is raised to the dignity of expression; all that happens is raised to the dignity of meaning. Everything is either symbol or parable. -Paul Claudel

I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control. -Alan Bennett

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life. -Thomas Mann

It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression. -Eric Hoffer

George W Bush is like a bad comic working the crowd, a moron, if you'll pardon the expression. -Martin Sheen

Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented. -Andre Gide

Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth. -Publilius Syrus

Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty. -Bryant H. McGill

But please know, whether you believe campaign contributions are speech or property, that I learned to love very dearly the right of free expression when I lived without that freedom for a while a long time ago. -John McCain

One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression. -Howard Zinn

I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face. -Johnny Depp

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority. -Alfred Adler

No good poem, however confessional it may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster? -C. Day Lewis

A fever is an expression of inner rage. -Julia Roberts

Until fighting ends and there are conditions, which allow the free expression of will by the people, there can be no elections and elections are not held in these circumstances anywhere in the world. -Aslan Maskhadov

If you're writing anything decent, it's in you, it's your spirit coming out. If it's not an expression of how a person genuinely feels, then it's not a good song done with any conviction. -Alex Chilton

I'll make music, whether or not anyone is listening, for the rest of my life. It's a natural form of expression for me, the same way I draw and write and sing. -Brandon Boyd

There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender… identity is performatively constituted by the very 'expressions' that are said to be its results. -Judith Butler

The poet's expression of joy conceals his despair at not having found the reality of joy. -Max Jacob

The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography. -Alberto Korda

Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live. -Tom Wolfe

Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression. -Taslima Nasrin

Style, no matter how outrageous it is, is still an expression of someone's personality. And my personality is somewhere stuck in the classics. -Liev Schreiber

Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression. -Margaret Sanger

More negatives write than call. It's a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic. -John Hall

How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression. -D. H. Lawrence

With reference to other religions, the Church sees a great difference between them and herself. The other religions are expressions of the human soul seeking God, with some beautiful spiritual insights, but also not without errors. Christianity is rather God seeking humanity. -Francis Arinze

Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life. -Jonathan Edwards

When you step back and watch people, you realize that we use every single body part. Movement, dance – I find it genius because it's ultimate expression, really. -Jude Law

Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them. -Franz Marc

I enjoy making solo albums because over the years it's evolved into more of a genuine personal expression of story-telling and day dreams, and I work in a way that has more control. -Bruce Dickinson

You must first spend some time getting your model to relax. Then you'll get a natural expression. -Norman Rockwell

I talk as I sketch, too, in order to keep their minds off what I'm doing so I'll get the most natural expression I can from them. Also, the talking helps to size up the subject's personality, so I can figure out better how to portray him. -Norman Rockwell

Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place. -Judith Wright

I shall stand for freedom of thought and expression in a place where it has been trampled and penalized. -Jalal Talabani

Freedom of expression – in particular, freedom of the press – guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy. -Corazon Aquino

Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes. -Claude Debussy

One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down.' -Norman Ralph Augustine

What Christ gives us is quite explicit if his own words are interpreted according to their Aramaic meaning. The expression 'This is my Body' means this is myself. -Karl Rahner

Substance must emanate from spirit and is nothing else than the record of the spirit's conception of itself finding expression in space and time. -Paul Twitchell

The goal of art was the vital expression of self. -Alfred Stieglitz

The arts equally have distinct departments, and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression, separate from those of the other arts, it is merely a process, not an art. -Alfred Stieglitz

My interest lies in my self-expression – what's inside of me – not what I'm in. -John Turturro

Most of the sex I've seen on the screen looks like an expression of hostility towards sex. -Myrna Loy

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

You can't do opera when already from the 10th row you can only see little dolls on the stage. In such an enormous space you can't put much faith in the personal presence of the individual singer, which is reflected in facial expressions, among other things. -Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Control of vibrato helps your musical expression. -James Galway

The negative aspects of Scottish Nationalism are a kind of aggressive complacency, that sort of boasting; but that's an expression of insecurity, I think, of a lack of confidence. -Douglas Dunn

The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired. -Gustave Courbet

Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired. -Gustave Courbet

In our daily lives as programmers, we process text strings a lot. So I tried to work hard on text processing, namely the string class and regular expressions. Regular expressions are built into the language and are very tuned up for use. -Yukihiro Matsumoto

The combination of domesticity and wildness – that's a deep expression. -Tracy Kidder

When you start suppressing feelings at an early age, it hurts you down the road. Full expression of anger and pain is very important. -Andrew Shue

When a performance isn't working, it's usually because the actor is trying to do something and they're not able to express their idea very well. It's a muddled expression. -Casey Affleck

I was a student at Harvard, and that's where I learned about so-called avant-garde music. Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism and painting were well known at this time. -Henry Flynt

All that's left now is purely poetic work, putting more life into individual places, as I've made so sure of the fundamental mood and dimension of expression that it won't leave me groping around in uncertainty any more. -Oskar Kokoschka

At the present moment, with little or no detail to hand, it is difficult for me to make any comment, beyond the expression of horror at the shameless haste with which the government appears to be pressing for our liquidation. -Ethel Rosenberg

My play is the ultimate expression of my feeling of the twilight of Western civilization. -Richard Foreman

From a person standpoint, the old expression of what doesn't kill you makes you stronger is somewhat true. -Vince McMahon

In America it's live by the sword of freedom of expression and be will to die by it as well. -Vince McMahon

Every mind which has given itself to self-expression in art is aware of a directing agency outside its conscious control which it has agreed to label 'inspiration'. -Norman Lindsay

Mob law is the most forcible expression of an abnormal public opinion; it shows that society is rotten to the core. -Timothy Thomas Fortune

I feel constricted if I become too much aware of the act of making. Liberty is lost and instead of an instinctual lyrical expression the whole thing becomes arid. -William Scott

You can say battle or war or whatever, but in the end, it's music. It's not really violent in intent at all, it's really just about expression and celebrating that in itself. -Eric San

Have you ever heard the expression: Walk a mile in my shoes, and then judge me? And write your own books. -Ann Rule

I certainly was one of the instigators in the 1960s of freedom of expression. -Sally Kirkland

My attitude is always one of sensuality, aggressive enthusiasm and a kind of outrageousness in my expression. -Sally Kirkland

What I'm fighting for now in my work… for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks, poems I could take into a tavern, into the street, into the halls of a housing project. -Gwendolyn Brooks

Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people. -John Desmond Bernal

Acting is a very limited form of expression and those who take it seriously are very limited people. I take it seriously. -Judy Holliday

The most important precedents deal with the whole idea of symbolic programming – the notion of setting up symbolic expressions that can represent anything one wants, and then having functions that operate on both their structure and content. -Stephen Wolfram

The thought came to me that all one loves in art becomes beautiful. Beauty is nothing but the expression of the fact that something is being loved. Only thus could she be defined. -Robert Musil

Visible Faith is an expression of my Christian faith which must be visible to be real! I gave the name to the collection of musicians who worked with me on the record. -Ken Hensley

The freedom of thought and expression is one of the most sacred rights in this country. -Eliot Engel

I tried to instill a different motivation, to give them the security and the conviction that they were doing something good, something necessary, something useful – if you want to use a grandiose expression, that they were doing something for peace. -Markus Wolf

I swear by that old expression, 'One monkey don't stop no show!' The reality is, we still have some good men out there, and we should hail those men as the kings they are. -Angie Stone

What is he? He's a puppeteer and he's got a lot of inspiration all around him, and the fact that they can manipulate the expressions now with ease compared to what it used to be. -Joe Grant

You have to take strength from the people that love you and the people that love Barbara and the huge number of expressions of sympathy and compassion and support. That has been extremely moving. -Ted Olson

A civilization that only looks inward will stagnate. We have to keep looking outward; we have to keep finding new avenues for human endeavor and human expression. -John L. Phillips

Martial art is a form of expression, an expression from your inner self to your hands and legs. -Donnie Yen

There are people who believe in an absolutely transparent prose; with every respect for clarity of expression, I don't. -John M. Ford

Ordinary language carries with it conditions of meaning which it is easy to recognize by classifying the contexts in which the expression is employed in a meaningful manner. -Paul Ricoeur

Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature. -Paul Ricoeur

Every gesture is a gesture from the blood, every expression a symbolic utterance… Everything is of the blood, of the senses. -Henry Williamson

It has to be able to play at the maximum expression and communication in every style, and the only way you can do that is – like Verdi said – working with a file, every day, little by little, until the orchestra's collective qualities emerge. -James Levine

Like, every couple of months you read, they rewrite, you come back in, they've animated more stuff – they usually videotape you while you're reading it – so they'll incorporate some gestures and some facial expressions into it. -John Goodman

When I think of the library of Alexandria and of the fact that, although it burnt down, people continue to sort the letters of the alphabet according to that tradition, then that makes certain expressions of modernity, even of interventions on the textual level, possible. -Alexander Kluge

As soon as you judge communication a little more rigorously, there is a possibility that the message will not be democratized. I have to say what I believe to be right. I have to spread out the statement among all the means of expression available to us at present. -Alexander Kluge

You cannot limit yourself to one area of specialized craft. Instead, regardless of craft, you have to charge all forms of expression that lead to the community, to other people, with meaning. -Alexander Kluge

Viewed narrowly, all life is universal hunger and an expression of energy associated with it. -Mary Ritter Beard

Literature that keeps employing new linguistic and formal modes of expression to draft a panorama of society as a whole while at the same time exposing it, tearing the masks from its face – for me that would be deserving of an award. -Elfriede Jelinek

As a necessary prerequisite to the creation of new forms of expression one might, I suppose, argue that current sensibilities respond uniquely to the notion of exhaustion as exhaustion, although that does de facto seem rather limiting. -Brian Ferneyhough

It was a challenge to be able to create a character without being able to use one's normal set of expressions. All the rubber and makeup attached to your face left you with only a modest range of facial movements. -Helena Bonham Carter

Usually I'm frustrated when I look at my films and I don't believe that I've made a real transformation beyond my usual sets of gestures and expressions. I still have this nagging feeling that it's me, that I didn't create a unique character. -Helena Bonham Carter

The purest expression of the doctrine of Liberalism was probably that of Benjamin Constant. -Francis Parker Yockey

I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression. -Amy Tan

There's this expression called postmodernism, which is kind of silly, and destroys a perfectly good word called modern, which now no longer means anything. -Twyla Tharp

I believe that the responsibility of the winemaker is to take that fruit and get it into the bottle as the most natural and purest expression of that vineyard, of the grape varietal or blend, and of the vintage. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

The universe must exist for the self-expression of God and the delight of God. -Ernest Holmes

The expression of this idea is Queens of the Stone Age, but the idea is that you will never slack on the music and will always humble yourself at the alter of Rock. -Josh Homme

So, my style has hopefully changed over the years and it is more relaxed, and I do tend to smile and have more than one expression these days hopefully – which I didn't at the beginning. -Jo Brand

I think differently, I think it's about reaching everybody on every different plane and every different level, and if I could remix the song and do a dance remix, that's great. If I could do a classical version, that'll be great too. It's all just about expression. -Deborah Cox

Even when you write it, someone's got to play it. So if you can play it and bypass all the rest of the things, you're still doing as great as someone that has spent forty years trying to find out how to do that. I'm really pro-human beings, pro-expression of everything. -Ornette Coleman

It's just someone has labelled us as having a different label to do what you do. I find that labels are the worst thing in the world for artistic expression. -Ornette Coleman

The most common and most important result of them is that the nature and size of the effect on corresponding series of different elements are largely an expression of the peculiarity of their atomic structure – or, at least, of the structure of the surface. -Johannes Stark

While your life is the true expression of your faith, whom can you fear? -Julia Ward Howe

I hate that expression, 'fusion.' What it means to me is this movement where nothing ever really fused. -Wayne Kramer

Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players… they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure. -Arsene Wenger

I went to college for one semester, and I took every subject I could, and I ended up failing. So I thought to myself, Ever since I was a kid, I've loved expression – and that's when I started thinking about acting. -Derek Luke

Endeavour to be faithful, and if there is any beauty in your thought, your style will be beautiful; if there is any real emotion to express, the expression will be moving. -George Henry Lewes

There is an expression now that is commonly used about these so-called internal conflicts which are not really internal, because they have connections to the outside world. -Lakhdar Brahimi

Every artist has to grow, and has to challenge themselves with a new form of expression. -Terrence Howard

I think they saw me as something like a deliverer, a way out. My means of expression, my music, was a way in which a lot of people wished they could express themselves and couldn't. -Little Richard

Recognition of belligerency as an expression of sympathy is all very well. -Henry Cabot Lodge

To speak, therefore, of an electric current in the nerves, is to use quite as symbolic an expression as if we compared the action of the nervous principle with light or magnetism. -Johannes P. Muller

Booty is just a ghetto expression, and I'm just a booty star. -Richard Pryor

Most of us don't live lives that lend themselves to novelistic expression, because our lives are so fragmented. -Tobias Wolff

Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression. -Arthur Erickson

Profit and bottom line, the contemporary mantra, eliminates the very source of architectural expression. -Arthur Erickson

The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line. -Arthur Erickson

To people outside, they think, Gee, that's great. You get to go here and there. The other side of that is our expression, This is location, not vacation. -Tom Berenger

Human beings do not live in the objective world alone, nor alone in the world of social activity as ordinarily understood, but are very much at the mercy of the particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society. -Edward Sapir

That is what intrigues me; songwriting and song structure and expression. -Geddy Lee

A lyric, it is true, is the expression of personal emotion, but then so is all poetry, and to suppose that there are several kinds of poetry, differing from each other in essence, is to be deceived by wholly artificial divisions which have no real being. -John Drinkwater

The musician – if he be a good one – finds his own perception prompted by the poet's perception, and he translates the expression of that perception from the terms of poetry into the terms of music. -John Drinkwater

The poet's perfect expression is the token of a perfect experience; what he says in the best possible way he has felt in the best possible way, that is, completely. -John Drinkwater

The aim of our studies is to prove that color is the most relative means of artistic expression, that we never really perceive what color is physically. -Josef Albers

Those expressions are omitted which can not with propriety be read aloud in the family. -Thomas Bowdler

A style is not a matter of camera angles or fancy footwork, it's an expression, an accurate expression of your particular opinion. -Karel Reisz

What is writing but an expression of my own life? -Zane Grey

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears. -Anne Roiphe

Since, however, the reduced surplus value is to be distributed among them in like manner, the modification of their respective parts in the production of surplus value must find expression in a modification of the prices. -Rudolf Hilferding

You are talking to a man who can only play a plastic keyboard. Give me anything weighted and I've had it. I haven't got the strength in my fingers to push them down. So I don't get a lot of expression on the keyboard. -Midge Ure

Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world. -Edward Hopper

If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression. -Edward Hopper

A common allegiance to form of expression that is identified with no single national unit is likely to prove one of the most potent symbols of the freedom of the human spirit that the world has yet known. -Edward Sapir

In a sense, every form of expression is imposed upon one by social factors, one's own language above all. -Edward Sapir

The modern mind tends to be more and more critical and analytical in spirit, hence it must devise for itself an engine of expression which is logically defensible at every point and which tends to correspond to the rigorous spirit of modern science. -Edward Sapir

Now whatever the origin of this apparently meaningless jumble of ideas may have been, it is really a perfect and very slightly allegorical expression of the actual present views we hold today. -Frederick Soddy

The secret of it is to read what you've got in front of you. Don't, if you suspect that something has a double meaning, don't pause. Don't put on a leery vocal expression if you know what I mean on radio. Don't sort of do anything other than read it. -Humphrey Lyttelton

In capitalist history, invasion and class struggle are not opposites, as the official legend would have us believe, but one is the means and the expression of the other. -Karl Liebknecht

If you copy then it is not self-expression. -Michael Schenker

The music is a personal expression, like art. It is something that you like doing that comes from within, and is an expression that comes from God. That is why artists are beautiful and why people who copy are not really artistic. -Michael Schenker

The lived experiences which could not find adequate scientific expression in the substance doctrine of rational psychology were now validated in light of new and better methods. -Wilhelm Dilthey

Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing, especially when the song is without words. -Franz Liszt

In the studio the director controls the actor's every move, every inflection, every expression. -Bela Lugosi

I entirely agree with you about the obscurity of Mrs Browning's line about the stars. It is far-fetched. She wanted to express something which she found beyond expression. -Marie Corelli

The kind of support encouraged by such modes of expression has always arisen basically from confusing the fatherland itself with the social conditions which happened to prevail in it. -Hjalmar Branting

Yes, you know sometimes, we started out thinking out how strange our painting was next to normal painting, which was anything expressionist. You forget that this has been thirty five years now and people don't look at it as if it were some kind of oddity. -Roy Lichtenstein

For the stage displays the first vigorous expression, as the natural thing and without conspicuous restraint, of private individuality. -Lascelles Abercrombie

You may see the emergence of a new political party from the body of the trade union movement which represents a very clear-cut socialist alternative policy and which gives expression to the views of the trade union movement in parliament. -Arthur Scargill

The most difficult thing is the organization of people and the expression of your intentions. It's very easy to have a picture in your head and to imagine that you've told everybody about what you need. -Neil Jordan

I also helped write the five-page statement of principles that Civic Forum issued in late November. That was the first public expression of what the new government wanted to do. -Vaclav Klaus

David Bowie and Boy George created a safely contained theatrical expression of gay style. -Lance Loud

A contemporary artist can use the findings of all epochs and all styles, from the most primitive literary expressions up to the most refined products of the baroque. -Juan Goytisolo

Marks of Identity is, among other things, the expression of the process of alienation in a contemporary intellectual with respect to his own country. -Juan Goytisolo

Lyric writing is an interesting process in Sonic Youth. There's three people writing now, and we've all had a lot of interest and involvement with expression through words. -Thurston Moore

In a novel, my feelings and sense of outrage can find a broader means of expression which would be more symbolic and applicable to many European countries. -Antonio Tabucchi

In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within. -Chen-Ning Yang

I had always loved expressionist painting, like every European. In fact I admired it all the more because these were precisely the paintings despised by my father's generation. -Georg Baselitz

Unlike the expressionists, I have never been interested in renewing the world through the vehicle of art. -Georg Baselitz

While one man can discover a certain thing by himself, another is never able to understand it, even if taught by means of all possible expressions and metaphors, and during a long period; his mind can in no way grasp it, his capacity is insufficient for it. -Maimonides

For me art and chess are closely related, both are forms in which the self finds beauty and expression. -Vladimir Kramnik

For me, music making is the most joyful activity possible, the most perfect expression of any emotion. -Luciano Pavarotti

We thought the church had withdrawn from interfering in Italian politics… but instead there is a terrible resurgence. These are ugly signs for freedom of expression. -Dario Fo

Every artistic expression is either influenced by or adds something to politics. -Dario Fo

It just seemed to me to be a great story, set back in its time but something that seemed to have relevance for our time. Now that the film is coming out, it looks like we're back in another time where repression of expression is all the rage. -Philip Kaufman

Every art expression is rooted fundamentally in the personality and temperament of the artist. -Hans Hofmann

It makes no difference whether a work is naturalistic or abstract; every visual expression follows the same fundamental laws. -Hans Hofmann

When the impulses which stir us to profound emotion are integrated with the medium of expression, every interview of the soul may become art. This is contingent upon mastery of the medium. -Hans Hofmann

An idea can only be materialized with the help of a medium of expression, the inherent qualities of which must be surely sensed and understood in order to become the carrier of an idea. -Hans Hofmann

Creation is dominated by three absolutely different factors: First, nature, which works upon us by its laws; second, the artist, who creates a spiritual contact with nature and his materials; third, the medium of expression through which the artist translates his inner world. -Hans Hofmann

The Constitution was the expression not only of a political faith, but also of political fears. It was wrought both as the organ of the national interest and as the bulwark of certain individual and local rights. -Herbert Croly

I have never known a more vulgar expression of betrayal and deceit. -Lucien Bouchard

Color is for me the purest form of expression, the purest abstract reality. -Jim Hodges

Music, which should pulsate with life, needs new means of expression, and science alone can infuse it with youthful vigor. -Edgard Varese

Write what you feel. Write because of that need for expression. -Dorothy Fields

If you make music for the human needs you have within yourself, then you do it for all humans who need the same things. You enrich humanity with the profound expression of these feelings. -Billy Joel

Only here, because of the illusion of intellectualism, our society separates the validity of human expression. -Joseph Jarman

They've found a way to privately, or within a small family group, share expressions, or other images, drawings, and then gain access to some of the world's great expressions and images and make them real, make them tangible. -John Doerr

But there's still an avenue for smaller comics and personal expression. -Bill Sienkiewicz

I was very pleased to find that once I had records out music videos were starting to happen, so I directed some of my own music videos and got to experiment in other areas of expression. -Thomas Dolby

When you have birds you stare at them a lot and their eyes are recessed on their head. When they look at something they tilt their head in a quizzical expression. -Ted Rall

When I draw a character, very often as I'm doing a face, my face mirrors the expression. -Matthew Ashford

Some of the best actors in the world are very exterior actors, Anthony Hopkins being one of them. He knows exactly how to turn his face to get a certain expression. He knows exactly what to do with eyes, and with his voice. It's very exterior. -Boris Kodjoe

That this individual life of all of us is not something limited in its temporal expression to the life that now we experience, follows from the very fact that here nothing final or individual is found expressed. -Josiah Royce

And also the new excitement and variety of ways that the abstract expressionists were applying paint. You could put it on as though it were colored air and it would be painting. -Robert Rauschenberg

Because there is so little room for expression otherwise, a lot of people love cinema because they find it a way of expressing themselves. -Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Works of art produced in the contemporary world are a further expression of that. But I don't think there is an active, ongoing nihilist self-consciousness in the artist. -Leonard Baskin

I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism. -Kate Adie

But my shift to the serious study of economics gradually weakened my belief in Major Douglas's A+B theorem, which was replaced in my thought by the expression MV = PT. -James Meade

The early expression of my youth was filled with all the aspects of art. -Felix de Weldon

Well, I am not interested in the kind of expression that you have when you paint a painting with brush strokes. It's all right, but it's already done and I want to do something new. -Donald Judd

Our politics are our deepest form of expression: they mirror our past experiences and reflect our dreams and aspirations for the future. -Paul Wellstone

There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression, as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life. -Salma Hayek

A lot of people have this ego need that makes them want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe and humans are the most important species, the supreme expression of creation. -Ann Druyan

In their eyes as they pass is not hatred, not excitement, not despair, not the tonic of their victory – there is just the simple expression of being here as though they had been here doing this forever, and nothing else. -Ernie Pyle

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love. -James Herriot

For a while there, I was a stringer. The expression comes from the old habit of stringing together the column inches that you had written. They'd measure it and pay you 10 cents an inch for your printed copy. -Charles Kuralt

Art is an expression of who you are. Parts that I play are my sculptures. -Kim Cattrall

I defend both the freedom of expression and society's right to counter it. I must pay the price for differing. It is the natural way of things. -Naguib Mahfouz

Once you've established where you are, you go to the character and elaborate on expressions and action. -Sergio Aragones

My style is very strong poses and expressions. -John Kricfalusi

Technology is us. There is no separation. It's a pure expression of human creative will. It doesn't exist anywhere else in the universe. I'm rather sure of that. -David Cronenberg

Art is expression, and to have high expression you must have something high to express. -Goldwin Smith

The Pledge of Allegiance is an important expression of our shared values, and it should be preserved in its current form. I fully support the Pledge of Allegiance and urge my colleagues to do the same. -Judy Biggert

With a painter's temperament, all that's needed are the means of expression sufficient to be intelligible to the wide public. -Paul Cezanne

A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human. -Georges Rouault

Yes, I did, I mean I painted er, in a kind of abstract expressionist way, because of course that was exciting. -David Hockney

You are part of that horrid expression, the best and the brightest. It can be a terrible burden if you let it be, but it is the great challenge of your time. And being a warrior in that challenge should be wondrous. -Paul Tsongas

Pulse as an active means of expression, Stravinsky and Beethoven are the two masters of that. -Esa-Pekka Salonen

I am a Moroccan writer of French expression. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

When I start to write, words have become physical presence. It was to see if I could bring that private world to life that found its first expression through reading. I really dislike the romantic notion of the artist. -John McGahern

Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry are all categories of man's expression which are valid only if the endorsement of formal content is valid. -Salvatore Quasimodo

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression. -Mark Helprin

Simplicity is the glory of expression. -Walt Whitman

Language is like songs, like food, like dance-it is the expression of what we think. -Holly Near

Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice. -Adolf Hitler

Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace. -Karl Barth

Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment. -Pearl S. Buck

The censor's sword pierces deeply into the heart of free expression. -Earl Warren

What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist. -Salman Rushdie

It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression. -Alfred North Whitehead

Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul. -William Hazlitt

I think that we should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe and believe to be fraught with death, unless they so imminently threaten immediate interference with the lawful and pressing purposes of the law that an immediate check is required to save the country. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back. -Dale Carnegie

It was a favorite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend. -Diogenes

In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action. -Louis D. Brandeis

Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity. -Marlon Brando

I paint abstract expressions. -Billy Zane

The expression of divinity is in variety. -Sheri S. Tepper

Disease is a vital expression of the human organism. -Georg Groddeck

Singing your own songs is all about individual expression. -Lyle Lovett

Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics. -Jane Addams

In Italian there is an expression: We don't sleep on the fame. -Donatella Versace

Traveling is one expression of the desire to cross boundaries. -A. B. Yehoshua

Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong. -Harriet Beecher Stowe

Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health and self-esteem, not its cause. -Nathaniel Branden

The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression. -Eugene Wigner

When you tell an Iowan a joke, you can see a kind of race going on between his brain and his expression. -Bill Bryson

If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression. -E. W. Howe

Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating. -Andrea Dworkin

If a group of people feels that it has been humiliated and that its honour has been trampled underfoot, it will want to express its identity and this expression of an identity will take different shapes and forms. -Abdolkarim Soroush

Italy is a geographical expression. -Klemens von Metternich

The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained. Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute. -D. H. Lawrence

A maverick feels like he has no choice however difficult his choice of expression. In my case, it was going backwards into tonality. It seemed so wrong. The idea that progress is going into the past in a new way is very strange, even though there are precedents. -David Del Tredici

Imitation is being rewarded. They're learning that if you fit right in the mold, you get rewarded. Music is no longer a form of expression – it's a means to a lifestyle. -Mike Watt

Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending. -Virginia Satir

That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage of the narrow circle of life, which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man, never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity is oppressed and religion is corrupt. -Hall Caine

Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression. -Otto von Bismarck

I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth. -Henry Miller

No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference. -George Eliot

Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters. -Joseph Conrad

The desire for self-expression afflicts people when they feel there is something of themselves which is not getting through to the outside world. -Fay Weldon

Like all revolutions, the surrealist revolution was a reversion, a restitution, an expression of vital and indispensable spiritual needs. -Eugene Ionesco

It is almost impossible to reconcile self expression with the creative act. -Charles Eames

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

The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation. -Michael Jackson

Every good man progressively becomes God. To become God, to be man, and to educate oneself, are expressions that are synonymous. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Neither Aristotelian nor Russellian rules give the exact logic of any expression of ordinary language; for ordinary language has no exact logic. -P. F. Strawson

The most perfect expression of human behavior is a string quartet. -Jeffrey Tate

Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ. On the surface everything may look strong and vigorous; yet the poison works its way persistently, until the entire fabric is doomed. -Emma Goldman

An aristocratic culture does not advertise its emotions. In its forms of expression it is sober and reserved. Its general attitude is stoic. -Johan Huizinga

Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper. -Gunter Grass

Our lives are the only meaningful expression of what we believe and in Whom we believe. And the only real wealth, for any of us, lies in our faith. -Gordon B. Hinckley

The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls, and it is impossible to say that in some among them, drawing and color are better or worse than in others. -Auguste Rodin

I am not on this planet to get something done – the things we accomplish are expressions of our purpose. -Paul Williams

Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom. -Benjamin N. Cardozo

We've been able to have our cake and eat it, too. Every song, every T-shirt, is absolutely a pure expression of what we want to do. And it connects. -Tom Morello

The citizen's job is to be rude – to pierce the comfort of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt. -John Ralston Saul

I regard freedom of expression as the primary right without which one can not have a proper functioning democracy. -Lord Hailsham

Art is not in some far-off place. A work of art is the expression of a man's whole personality, sensibility and ability. -Shinichi Suzuki

Several amendments should be made to the primary and general election laws to improve them, but such changes must in no way interfere with a full and free expression of the people's choice in naming the candidates to be voted on at general elections. -Arthur Capper

I do not know whether there be, as a rule, more vocal expression of the sentiment of love between a man and a woman, than there is between two thrushes. They whistle and call to each other, guided by instinct rather than by reason. -Anthony Trollope

The earth is ready, the time is ripe, for the authoritative expression of the feminine as well as the masculine interpretation of that common social consensus which is slowly writing justice in the State and fraternity in the social order. -Anna Garlin Spencer

I used to make fun of my friends who had BlackBerries. And I know that the expression CrackBerry has been going around, but now I fully understand it. I'm actually addicted to a piece of machinery, and that's really embarrassing. -John Krasinski

I've had some amazing people in my life. Look at my father – he came from a small fishing village of five hundred people and at six foot four with giant ears and a kind of very odd expression, thought he could be a movie star. So go figure, you know? -Kiefer Sutherland

Whether it's people walking off 'The View' when Bill O'Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression. -Eric Cantor

The key thing is, even if you only have a couple of hours a month, those two hours shoulder-to-shoulder, next to one student, concentrated attention, shining this beam of light on their work, on their thoughts and their self-expression, is going to be absolutely transformative, because so many of the students have not had that ever before. -Dave Eggers

In my book I don't just demonstrate that free enterprise is the most efficient way of organizing an economy – which it is. I also show that it's an expression of American values, and, thus, that a fight for free enterprise is very much a fight for our culture. -Arthur C. Brooks

To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is. -Bruce Lee

The movie business is very difficult but the music business is just impossible. So I'll play in bands and record and play songs with other people, but for me it's a form of expression that all I need is me. I don't need cameras or agents, I can just have a piano and sing and feel totally verified. -Jeremy Renner

Nowadays the big Hollywood studios only make about three movies a year, and they cost about $200 million each. There's no room for error in that, and not a lot of room, I would think, for free expression. -Robbie Coltrane

Jazz vision is a wordless conversation between musical notes and visual expressions. -Barbara Januszkiewicz

Jazz vision for me is seeing my art in musical term. It offers me an visual expressions in an ever-changing musical palette. -Barbara Januszkiewicz

Whenever I get the sort of fancy pants idea that I'm doing anything other than pure expression things start to go wrong. When I get too premeditated, things start to go wrong. I just shut that part of my brain off. -Lev Yilmaz

Google's thing is not advertising because it's not a romanticizing operation. It doesn't involve expression. It's a link. What they're doing is selling access. -Jaron Lanier

There's a certain way people are used to seeing nude women, and that's in a submissive, coy pose, not looking at the camera. And in this poster, I'm looking dead into the camera with no expression on my face. I think it freaks a lot of people out. -Rooney Mara

At 6 years old, the ice became a place for me to express myself. Because I was so shy off the ice, it became my safe haven, with music and freedom and self-expression. That was my emotional outlet. -Kristi Yamaguchi

China is important to the world in that they are a force and on the move. Exposing them to figurative art opens up a potential for artistic expression far greater than anyone would ever have dreamed possible until today. It is this very spirit of the struggle and determination to triumph that inspires creative expression. -Richard MacDonald

I always loved silent movies. I was not a specialist, but I loved them. And when I started directing, I became really fascinated by the format – how it works, the device of the silent movie. It's not the same form of expression as a talkie. The lack of sounds makes you participate in the storytelling. -Michel Hazanavicius

I started playing piano when I was 6. And I knew that wanted to be involved in that form of expression, whether it was through music, or acting, or dancing, or painting, or writing. -Alanis Morissette

I believe that fashion is the ultimate form if self expression therefore it really depends on my mood. -Nicole Richie

I did not get Botox because you wouldn't see any expression in my face. Hopefully it has paid off. -Penelope Ann Miller

Homosexuality is against nature. Sexual expression is permitted only within marriage, between man and woman, male and female. Anything else is an abnormality and is against nature. -Pope Shenouda III

I was raised around a lot of artists, musicians, photographers, painters and people that were in theater. Just having the art-communal hippie experience as a child, there wasn't a clear line that was drawn. We celebrated creative experience and creative expression. We didn't try and curtail it and stunt any of that kind of growth. -Jared Leto

To become self-aware, people must be allowed to hear a plurality of opinions and then make up their own minds. They must be allowed to say, write and publish whatever they want. Freedom of expression is the most basic, but fundamental, right. Without it, human beings are reduced to automatons. -Ma Jian

I only give expression to the instincts from my soul. -M. F. Husain

Since I was young, the artistic expression that fashion embodies has inspired me. It's a way to communicate oneself. -Maria Sharapova

I don't think people change. I think they definitely mature. But I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It's just maturity. I've become a healthier, fuller expression of that essence. -Ricky Williams

I come from an Italian family. One of the greatest and most profound expressions we would ever use in conversations or arguments was a slamming door. The slamming door was our punctuation mark. -Mario Batali

A lot of kids are bullied because of their sexual identity or expression. It's often the effeminate boys and the masculine girls, the ones who violate gender norms and expectations, who get bullied. -Dan Savage

We have this expression, Christy and I. We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day. -Linda Evangelista

This idea that a book can either be about character and feeling, or about politics and idea, is just a false binary. Ideas are an expression of the feelings and the intense emotions we hold about the world. -Richard Powers

When I do a mask, I do try to put a lot of character and a lot of expression into the sculpt. -Rick Baker

Making an album should be an honest experience. It shouldn't be about trying to gauge where popular music is today; it should be about artistic expression and putting down what you want to put down. -Scott Weiland

The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations. -Jack Lew

Cooking for people is an enormously significant expression of generosity and soulfulness, and entertaining is a way to be both generous and creative. You're sharing your life with people. Of course, it's also an expression of your own need for approval and applause. Nothing wrong with that. -Ted Allen

In theater and dance, I was trying to win someone's approval, trying to get in, trying to be good. It felt out of my control, whereas music suddenly felt like this free expression. It was fun. -Susanna Hoffs

Even the crudest, most derivative novel is an expression of the author's hopes and fears and ideas about good and evil. -Steven Saylor

I do have my ducks in line if I want to do it, but I'd love to see the Republicans pick somebody that was going to win and take over this country and frankly, to use the expression, 'Make America great again.' -Donald Trump

Being a wife and a mother is very gratifying, but it's not a creative expression and that's something I need to be happy. -Genie Francis

Reform is the mission from which we shall not digress; it is an expression of belief and determination between us and our people. With the help of Allah, we will proceed forward in this promising national process within the natural progress of the life cycle and the development of people and nation. -Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

I say let's go back to a truer use of the word 'freedom.' Let's start with President Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. I would add the freedom to bargain collectively. Those freedoms are under attack today. -Richard Trumka

I'm a big advocate of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought. -Jimmy Wales

I was always drawn to more the social-expression-of-culture types. -Lily Tomlin

I wish myself to be a prop, if anything, for my songs. I want to be the vehicle for my songs. I would like to colour the material with as much visual expression as is necessary for that song. -David Bowie

I am conservative with a small 'c.' It's possible to be conservative in fiscal policy, and tolerant on moral issues or questions of freedom of expression. -Mick Jagger

Hip-hop is a cultural expression – it's embracing. -Nikki Giovanni

Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love. -Don Miguel Ruiz

Botox should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen. Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown? -Rachel Weisz

There's an expression in Australia that's called 'Go Bush,' which means to get out of the city and relax. I try and 'go bush' to places where there's no cell reception. But, I don't get to do that often, so for the most part, it's just a state of mind. -Cate Blanchett

There's an expression: Great is the enemy of the good. Sometimes in trying to be great, you make a mess of things. -Julie Bowen

Freedom of expression comes with responsibilities, especially when it comes with serious implications for peace. -Mohammed Morsi

I navigate through the world with the excitement and determination of a child. That's why I'm an artist. I'd die without an outlet for expression. Unfortunately, more often than not, that childlike energy is the maturity level I bring to many circumstances. -Kurt Sutter

Composing is what I love most from what I do. Each genre has a unique expression that you cannot supplant with another. All the records co-inspire each other though they are not tied conceptually in any way to another. -Serj Tankian

I have a more direct avenue to expression as an artist than I ever would as a politician. -Serj Tankian

The writing is important, but the way you say the line and the pause you give it, the facial expression – all of that is very important. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

I wish I could give you all the examples over the last two years as secretary of agriculture, where I hear people in rural America constantly being criticized, without any expression of appreciation for what they do do. -Tom Vilsack

In Scotland, Catholics have raised their voices against sectarianism and intolerance directed against the Church. Clearly, these actions show that freedom of religious expression, a basic human right, is not upheld in our midst as widely and as completely as it should be. -Keith O'Brien

I always go back to how people behave. If you watch how people actually behave in a situation, it's very simple and honest and contained. You don't need to use as much expression, as much feeling. Some characters will boil over, and that's another thing, but a lot of times I think you can just do very, very little. -Robert De Niro

Mr. Bean is at his best when he is not using words, but I am equally at home in both verbal and nonverbal expression. -Rowan Atkinson

There is the expression of selfishness and there is the expression of selflessness – but economists or theoreticians never touched that part. They said: 'Go and become a philanthropist.' I said, 'No, I can do that in the business world, create a different kind of business – a business based on selflessness.' -Muhammad Yunus

Governments that block the aspirations of their people, that steal or are corrupt, that oppress and torture or that deny freedom of expression and human rights should bear in mind that they will find it increasingly hard to escape the judgement of their own people, or where warranted, the reach of international law. -William Hague

I believe that the majority of times the scale tilts toward the good. It's this amazing thing that rolls on and if we get in the flow of it, that's God. And if we fight it, if we swim the other way, we're swimming away from the purest expression of this life. -Michael J. Fox

There were a few teachers who just did not like me because of my face. Once, I was told to stand in the corner until I cheered up. The attitude was, 'Oh, for God's sake, what's the matter with him?' But it's just a natural expression. -Jack Dee

All that self-expression has just created a generation of morons, hooked on an endless appetite for rubbish. -Vivienne Westwood

Well, one thing, you got to stand in a courtroom and listen to a judge sentencing you to 25 years in prison before you realize that freedom of expression can no longer be taken for granted. -Larry Flynt

With guys I revere, like Marcus Garvey or Malcolm X, their look is less about style than purpose and the expression of beauty. It wasn't just about being noticed, you know? -Mos Def

Having lived through the transition from totalitarianism, I am acutely mindful of the need to never take for granted the basic freedoms of thought, expression and belief that democracy brings. -Daisaku Ikeda

I don't know if I'm an impressionist or an expressionist. You can call me an American first… I've been labeled doing neimanism, so that's what it is, I guess. -LeRoy Neiman

Because of 'The Birds' and 'Marnie' I was, as the expression goes, hot in Hollywood and producers and directors wanted to hire me. -Tippi Hedren

The American experience influenced my understanding of individuality, basic human rights, freedom of expression and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. -Ai Weiwei

Widespread state control over art and culture has left no room for freedom of expression in the country. For more than 60 years, anyone with a dissenting opinion has been suppressed. Chinese art is merely a product: it avoids any meaningful engagement. There is no larger context. Its only purpose is to charm viewers with its ambiguity. -Ai Weiwei

To protect the right of expression is the central part of an artist's activity… In China many essential rights are lacking, and I wanted to remind people of this. -Ai Weiwei

A writer should express criticism and indignation at the dark side of society and the ugliness of human nature, but we should not use one uniform expression. -Mo Yan

The new freedom of expression brought by the Internet goes far beyond politics. People relate to each other in new ways, posing questions about how we should respond to people when all that we know about them is what we have learned through a medium that permits all kinds of anonymity and deception. -Peter Singer

I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face. -Dana Carvey

For me, purity of movement wasn't enough. I needed expression, more intensity, more mind. -Rudolf Nureyev

When I was a boy, I was taught never to use insulting expressions like, 'I've been gypped,' or, 'He welshed on the deal.' -Dick Gregory

I'm trying to protect what I advertise. That's my stance on any kind of self-expression. -David Duchovny

I like design, I like details, to me it is just another form of self-expression. -John Malkovich

The outfits come and go but there is a constant that I like about the catwalk model: the snotty expression. -Arthur Smith

A lot of actors on film sets… very often they're not paying attention to the physical world around them. I think through studying art, I've always had that awareness and that's something that I've wanted to bring in to go beyond acting… As a form of expression, they are intrinsically linked. -Andy Serkis

I admire the abstract expressionists and pop artists so right now I'm referencing American '60s art and at the same time referencing Japanese manga culture. -Christian Marclay

Iranian filmmakers are not passive. They fight whenever they can, as creative expression means a lot to them. The restrictions and censorship in Iran are a bit like the British weather: one day it's sunny, the next day it's raining. You just have to hope you walk out into the sunshine. -Asghar Farhadi

I wanted to play my violin and have my musical expression through the instrument. But then I was really young when I had my first opportunity to conduct. -Gustavo Dudamel

The news that comes out of Pakistan is always geared toward terrorism and fundamentalism. But when you give people freedom of expression and the freedom to go out and be social and to express themselves, you will see a change. I see that coming about in my country. -Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

'Cougar' has become so distasteful. I really hate that expression. -Demi Moore

As a director, I get to have a much broader creative expression than as an actress. -Mary Stuart Masterson

Sugaring season is the season when you tap the trees for sugar that turns into maple syrup. I've married someone from Vermont, so it's an expression I kept hearing, and I'm like, 'What is that? That's just so beautiful.' I like the idea it's the very, very first murmurings of spring. -Beth Orton

There is a danger in monotheism, and it's called idolatry. And we know the prophets of Israel were very, very concerned about idolatry, the worship of a human expression of the divine. -Karen Armstrong

I always felt like I needed to act. Not that I wanted to act, but I needed to. And I still feel that same way. There's an expression that I get to have in acting that I can't consciously express in my life. It has always defined me and it always will. -Dylan McDermott

A chair's function is not just to provide a place to sit; it is to provide a medium for self-expression. Chairs are about status, for example. Or signalling something about oneself. That's why the words chair, seat and bench have found themselves used to describe high status professions, from academia to Parliament to the law. -Evan Davis

Sharia is the impetus behind multinational diplomatic efforts to accommodate Sharia blasphemy prohibitions on expression that offends Muslims. -Frank Gaffney

Ever since taking office, the Obama administration has sought to accommodate Islamist demands that freedom of expression be curbed, lest it offend Muslims and stoke violence. For example, in 2009, the administration co-sponsored a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution along those lines. -Frank Gaffney

True artistic expression lies in conveying emotion. -Angel Haze

Photography, for me, is something I can control fully. It's wholly my own expressions. -Mia Wasikowska

But I do love horses. They are such an expression of joy. -Diane Lane

Singing and dancing is not just for the cast of 'Glee'. We can wake up doing both and have it be a natural expression of who we are. -Rainn Wilson

My mum is an artist and very into creative expression and freedom. -Abbie Cornish

I love the expression that 'When your Bible is falling apart, the man isn't.' -Jordin Sparks

Guitar is the best form of self-expression I know. Everything else, and I'm just sort of tripping around, trying to figure my way through life. -Slash

Here's a nation, one of the founding pillars was freedom of speech and freedom of expression. And yet, we have imposed upon people restrictions on what they can say, on what they can think. And the media is the largest proponent of this, crucifying people who say things really quite innocently. -Ben Carson

The framing of how we relate to each other within and across social media platforms will continue to become more sophisticated and nuanced in their expression of how we structure our relationships in our real world lives. -Simon Mainwaring

The social business marketplace is effectively forcing brands to engage with consumers on the basis of something that is meaningful to them. More often than not, this takes the form of some core value that finds expression in a non-profit cause. -Simon Mainwaring

Nothing beats novel writing because it's complete expression of you. You just control everything. Not even a movie director has that level of control. -Tom Perrotta

Singing is an incredible expression and something that is important to me, but where I feel comfortable with how much I reveal about myself is acting. I enjoy the characters, the costumes, the wigs and just being a chameleon. -Brie Larson

I think it's restrictive to typecast myself as a novelist because I enjoy other forms of expression. I love literature and I love cinema. -Julia Leigh

I wasn't a ballet baby. My first dance class was in an outdoor pavilion when I was three. It was called 'creative movement.' The teacher gave us chiffon scarves in beautiful colors. She turned on some music and said, 'Now go dance.' So for me, dance has always been about self-expression. -Carrie Ann Inaba

I see myself first and foremost as a student of expression. -Anna Deavere Smith

The way you get to know yourself is by the expressions on other people's faces, because that's the only thing that you can see, unless you carry a mirror about. -Gil Scott-Heron

The main thing in making your own music is that it's an expression of someone's personality and being. That's what people want to hear, and you can't really teach that – that's just something that comes out. Teaching just hones that. -Michael Kiwanuka

When I tell people I work to stop hazing in high schools I am almost always met with shocked expressions. 'High school? Really? I thought that was something that only arrogant frat guys do in college.' But it's true – as long as I have worked on preventing bullying in high schools, I have worked to prevent hazing. -Rosalind Wiseman

At Temple University, and I'm sure this was the way in a lot of film classes, comedy was not an option, and not considered a serious form of expression. You had to make a film about an issue. -Tim Heidecker

My way of expression is full of complications and mystery because that's my perception of life. -Abbas Kiarostami

I realised one day that men are emotional cripples. We can't express ourselves emotionally, we can only do it with anger and humour. Emotional stability and expression comes from women. -Bob Hoskins

For me, cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place. -Wolfgang Puck

Nothing replaces being in the same room, face-to-face, breathing the same air and reading and feeling each other's micro-expressions. -Peter Guber

I guess, in a way, I grew up mixed race: half white, half black. That question's always been on my mind: 'What are you? Are you this or that? Are you a white dude or are you a black dude?' In a strange way, music and comedy is kind of the same thing. I'm both. They're just different modes of expression. -Reggie Watts

I love that song 'I Could Have Danced All Night' from 'My Fair Lady' so much. I love that song because watching it as a kid, it was such an unbridled expression of joy. -Elizabeth Meriwether

No matter how old and glorious the models, sad indeed is the woman who sees fashion as a means of self-expression rather than an agent of social control. -Julie Burchill

If I were a carpenter, I'd find a way to empower using that skill. I'm using as much as God has given – my mind, my voice, my heart, my art forms. This is the highest form of expression on the planet from God, to me, to you. -Avery Brooks

It is really hard to completely re-learn how to express yourself without using words. When you take away speech, you have to re-invent the way you express yourself. You have to exaggerate your body language and your facial expressions. -Jodelle Ferland

Free expression is the base of human rights, the root of human nature and the mother of truth. To kill free speech is to insult human rights, to stifle human nature and to suppress truth. -Liu Xiaobo

I've had every haircut you could possibly imagine: mullet, tail, dreadlocks, afro, crew cut. It's always been an expression of who I am. -Marc Forgione

After the Second World War, people in Japan no longer died for their country, and even that expression was no longer used. -Naoto Kan

There's no wrong way of doing art. It's an expression of the individual. -Swizz Beatz

I think K-Pop is a type of expression. -Swizz Beatz

The greatness of Mac Rebennack, alias, Dr. John, also known as John Crieux, rests on his command of the musical use of idiomatic expression. Not a technically well-endowed singer, nor a great songwriter, he leaves his mark through the discipline and control he exerts over all that he touches. -Jon Landau

With clothes, I like mixing what different designers do until it becomes a personal expression of how I'm feeling that day. -ASAP Rocky

During the songs, you transcend yourself. The best way to be in the performance is to be without pause and be essentially in the moment, in that moment of expression. -Florence Welch

It would be too frightening for me to consider myself a role model. But I like the idea of not being afraid of letting your imagination rule you, to feel the freedom of expression, to let creativity be your overwhelming drive rather than other things. -Florence Welch

True expression is hard when performing opera. The problem is that opera relies on the dramatic context of the piece. It can be interpreted and represented, but there are guidelines; there is a vocabulary within the pieces that you must know objectively and reflect. -Zola Jesus

Tweeting is a very personal form of expression. Who else could talk about my son refusing to wear a suit to meet the Pope, my husband flying a helicopter, or take a twitpic from our home? -Queen Rania of Jordan

Maybe clothes are a form of creative expression for me. An outlet. Because I don't get to express myself creatively through my official duties. -Queen Rania of Jordan

A truly great university is a nucleus of artistic expression. It fosters creative, critical thought, and serves as a platform for civil discourse. -Gordon Gee

But if you listen to great piano players, both classical and jazz, there's a huge range of dynamics and colors and emotional expression that's possible with the instrument. -Gary Burton

Music is just kind of an expression of who I am. It's what I do. -David Sanborn

Some of the greatest, most revolutionary advances in science have been given their initial expression in attractively modest terms, with no fanfare. -Daniel Dennett

Gardening is not trivial. If you believe that it is, closely examine why you feel that way. You may discover that this attitude has been forced upon you by mass media and the crass culture it creates and maintains. The fact is, gardening is just the opposite – it is, or should be, a central, basic expression of human life. -Andrew Weil

In reality, both religion and science are expressions of man's uncertainty. Perhaps the paradox is that certainty, whether it be in science or religion, is dangerous. -Robert Winston

I believe our legacy will be defined by the accomplishments and fearless nature by which our daughters and sons take on the global challenges we face. I also wonder if perhaps the most lasting expression of one's humility lies in our ability to foster and mentor our children. -Naveen Jain

Physical expression was my first language: Before I was an actor, I was a dancer, an acrobat, a mime and a street performer. -Denis Lavant

A comedy can actually get funnier and funnier. Even though you know the joke, you enjoy it so much, it's the facial expression, you laugh. The laugh doesn't wear off. It could be with you for thirty years. -Eli Roth

I don't think that people are disinterested or uninterested in politics. I think very often they are disengaged from the formal political process. To some extent they are suspicious or even despairing of formal politics as a means to give expression and effect to what they want. -John Bercow

I believe that independent film making is the last frontier of creative expression available. So I'm always willing to lend a helping hand to a young film maker who's just getting into the business. -Lloyd Kaufman

Reggae, oh man. It's the ultimate music. The positivity. The musicality. The whole cultural expressionism of it. The danceability. Just the cool factor. The melody factor. Some of it comes from a religious place. If there were a competition of who makes the best religious music, it would definitely be the Rastafarian reggae. -Lupe Fiasco

Everyone has something that blocks us from the full experience and expression of our nobility. -Iyanla Vanzant

In Cuba we have one party, but in the U.S. there is very little difference. Both parties are an expression of the ruling class. -Raul Castro

Anyone you give a ton of money to is going to go slightly crazy. I don't think comedians are particularly special in that regard; they just are better or more vocal in their expressions of their craziness. -Nick Kroll

Studying design has made me a much, much more astute observer of this aspect of business. And I'm working mightily to improve my empathic skills. I've dramatically improved my ability to read facial expressions – and I'm trying to be a better, more attentive listener. -Daniel H. Pink

I mean, every thought starts over, so every expression of a thought has to do the same. every accuracy has to be invented… I feel I am blundering in concepts too fine for me. -Anne Carson

I do not think the gay population has been all that rabid for gay marriage. Note that I do not use the words 'gay community.' Expunge that expression from your vocabulary. We are not a community. -Larry Kramer

I started to understand that for me, art was no longer about self-expression but about creative engagement with the world. I started to respond in an excited way to making work inside an industry and not feeling the constraints of audience expectation as some kind of thing that I should avoid. -Ayad Akhtar

Beyond racing, I just love the art form of running, of conceiving new ideas like the 50 Marathons in 50 States in 50 Days. It's the ultimate expression of what I love to do, which is run, and travel, and see this great country. -Dean Karnazes

Often we're recreating what we think we're supposed to be as human beings. What we've been told we're supposed to be, instead of who we authentically are. The key about the creation of full self-expression is to be authentically who you are, to project that. -James Cromwell

People should be respected for the strength of their convictions, and I also believe in freedom of expression. -Joe Lhota

I sang in church, but growing up in the neighborhood, music was more of an expression of relief or entertainment. -Q-Tip

Online communities are an expression of loneliness. -Joanne Harris

Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world. -Sharon Salzberg

Dedicating some time to meditation is a meaningful expression of caring for yourself that can help you move through the mire of feeling unworthy of recovery. As your mind grows quieter and more spacious, you can begin to see self-defeating thought patterns for what they are, and open up to other, more positive options. -Sharon Salzberg

While the older generation is content to sit around and critique culture, that culture is moving beyond them. At some point the traditional church and all of the expressions of that church will become essentially irrelevant. -Ted Dekker

Spirituality is deeply personal. Yet, society has to face the fact that certain faiths celebrate spirituality through an overt expression of inner convictions. -Randa Abdel-Fattah

If our hearts are ready for anything, we can open to our inevitable losses, and to the depths of our sorrow. We can grieve our lost loves, our lost youth, our lost health, our lost capacities. This is part of our humanness, part of the expression of our love for life. -Tara Brach

Both the Winter and the Summer Solstices are expressions of love. They show us the opposition of light and dark, expansion and contraction, that characterize our experiences in the Earth school so that we can recognize our options as we move through our lives. -Gary Zukav

If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily. -Jack Canfield

A lot of people forget how important it is to be creative. We get caught up in getting ahead and in day-to-day minutiae. But creativity is a fundamental mode of expression, as is being tenacious and standing by your own convictions and passions, even if it's not the 'popular' choice. -Tabatha Coffey

I cry a lot. Usually once a day. I think it's one of the most profound forms of human expression. -Bill Viola

Whether religion is man-made is a question for philosophers or theologians. But the forms are man-made. They are a human response to something. As a historian of religions, I am interested in those expressions. -Mircea Eliade

Freedom of expression is not absolute. Countries have laws that define the framework for exercising this right and which, for instance, condemn racist language. -Tariq Ramadan

In centering prayer, the sacred word is not the object of the attention but rather the expression of the intention of the will. -Thomas Keating

I think it is quite remarkable actually that Pope Benedict has a sense of the variety of ways in which it is possible to be a Catholic. I think he is more comfortable with a plurality of expressions of Catholicism in different rites, traditions than many of us are. -Vincent Nichols

In morals, theosophy builds its teachings on the unity, seeing in each form the expression of a common life, and therefore the fact that what injures one injures all. To do evil i.e., to throw poison into the life-blood of humanity, is a crime against the unity. -Annie Besant

It's got to be the ballot or the bullet. The ballot or the bullet. If you're afraid to use an expression like that, you should get back in the cotton patch, you should get back in the alley. -Malcolm X

Beauty of expression is so akin to the voice of the sea. -George Matthew Adams

Art does not, like science, set forth a permanent order of nature, the enduring skeleton of law. Two factors primarily determine its works: one is the idea in the mind of the artist, the other is his power of expression; and both these factors are extremely variable. -George Edward Woodberry

One can re-create what was in the mind of a mathematician a thousand years ago, recapture the truth of the intellect wherever it may have once come to light; but the image of art, that infinite variable of perception and expression in the individual, – that is not easily re-created, at least, not with certainty and in its original fulness. -George Edward Woodberry

Art is expression; what is expressed is often the vision of a subtle and powerful soul, and also his experience with his vision; and however vivid and skilful he may be in the means of expression, yet it is frequently found that the master-spell in his work is something felt to be indefinable and inexpressible. -George Edward Woodberry

A marvellous power of expression over language often distinguishes genius; but Shakespeare in his phrases seems independent of the bonds of language as of the bonds of metre. -George Edward Woodberry

If I only acted, I feel like I wouldn't have enough creative expression over my own sensibility, and also if I only acted, the notion of surrendering my fate and future to other people is deeply unsettling to me and it would make me uncomfortable. -Alex Karpovsky

When you are in a live-action movie, you have so many more options to express yourself. You can use your body and your gestures and facial expressions. When you are doing an animated movie, you really only have your voice. -Jesse Eisenberg

Las Vegas is the expression, in glitter and concrete, of America's brittle and mutating id. -John Burdett

Novels are not about expressing yourself, they're about something beautiful, funny, clever and organic. Self-expression? Go and ring a bell in a yard if you want to express yourself. -Zadie Smith

I am of the international upper class, the Swedish petit bourgeoisie of Jewish extraction with poor language skills, a conveyor of a few expressions and faces, with some intonation that combines ancient human experience with timely coquetry. -Erland Josephson

I don't really follow fashion exactly, but I've always been very interested in the way that you present yourself as an expression of yourself, so that's my idea of fashion and style from a personal point of view. -Lenora Crichlow

I see people as being what their personality is at the moment of expression. -Ryan Trecartin

I use a lot of old-fashioned expressions. -Susan Cain

I've long been interested in looking at the culture of consumerism and also was interested in this connection between the American dream and the house, and the house being kind of the ultimate expression of self and success. -Lauren Greenfield

Literature is one of the most interesting and significant expressions of humanity. -P. T. Barnum

To understand Occupy Wall Street, you have to understand artists. Art is freedom – freedom of expression – and its message has resonated through society for centuries. -Peter M. Brant

It was among farmers and potato diggers and old men in workhouses and beggars at my own door that I found what was beyond these and yet farther beyond that drawingroom poet of my childhood in the expression of love, and grief, and the pain of parting, that are the disclosure of the individual soul. -Lady Gregory

We could not have launched Causes without Facebook Platform, providing real identity and real friends. Facebook Platform was created so that experiences that are inherently social in our off-line lives could be brought online as an authentic expression of who we are; Facebook did this best in revolutionizing photo sharing. -Joe Green

It's tricky when you're doing a recording, because the only weapon you have is your voice and the delivery of that voice. You don't have a gesture or a facial expression, there are no costumes or set pieces. Everything needs to be present in the voice. -Joyce DiDonato

Compassion in evangelical churches is out of balance. When I talk about it, I get a lot of glazed expressions. -Max Lucado

For years I thought my assignment or the Church's assignment was to articulate the Gospel and nothing more. Now I believe that if we don't support the verbal expression of the Gospel with physical demonstration of compassion, we are not imitating Jesus. -Max Lucado

I was a really lousy artist as a kid. Too abstract expressionist; or I'd draw a big ram's head, really messy. I'd never win painting contests. I remember losing to a guy who did a perfect Spiderman. -Jean-Michel Basquiat

I love to direct! I get really jazzed by directing, but directing is not the same kind of personal expression, the same kind of personal intimate expression that writing is. Because when you're directing, you're basically managing, basically getting out of people doing their job, except when you see them going astray. -Alan Ball

The perfect expression of receiving a lifetime award is to be working when they're handing it out. -Harold Prince

No one knows what the nongenetic causes of individuality are. Perhaps people are shaped by modifications of genes that take place after conception, or by haphazard fluctuations in the chemical soup in the womb or the wiring up of the brain or the expression of the genes themselves. -Steven Pinker

When you experience the emotion of sadness, there will be changes in facial expression, and your body will be closed in, withdrawn. There are also changes in your heart, your guts: they slow down. And there are hormonal changes. -Antonio Damasio

The whole world depends on America ultimately, particularly Britain. And also, I love America – a marvelous country. But in a sense I don't worry about America because I think America has such huge strengths – particularly its freedom of thought and expression – that it's going to survive as a top nation for the foreseeable future. -Paul Johnson

By nature, I'm a very positive person, and because I'm happy in myself, and in my life, and I've got a great husband, and beautiful children, and I have a job that I love that calls for a certain amount of emotional expression, I get to realise a lot of my dreams and aspirations. -Kate Winslet

Autism does exist on a spectrum, and there are so many manifestations of it, so many kinds of expressions of it. And every case is particular. -Claire Danes

I have an image of what a British gentleman looks like, and that image finds real expression in Prince Charles. He is beyond fashion – he is an archetype of style. -Donatella Versace

When I was in junior high, a foreign-history teacher started a theater class. So I got my feet wet there and through high school, so I was very fascinated with acting as a means of expression. -Dwight Yoakam

My music is very personal. I've created it in solitude. I face a white wall and beller. I like that sound – the expression of loneliness. That's what it's all about. -Dwight Yoakam

I remember walking into drugstores when I was younger and seeing all the hair color boxes on the shelves and just being so in awe. Having the control to dye your hair and change your look is such a part of self-expression. -Olivia Wilde

The basic idea of a hyper instrument is where the technology is built right into the instrument so that the instrument knows how it's being played – literally what the expression is, what the meaning is, what the direction of the music is. -Tod Machover

The virtual choir would never replace live music or a real choir, but the same sort of focus and intent and esprit de corps is evident in both, and at the end of the day it seems to me a genuine artistic expression. -Eric Whitacre

'Vanity pages,' is somewhat of a derogatory term; personal pages are still the heart of blogging, but now there are more topic-oriented blogs. It's really about personal expression, and that's just gotten bigger and broader. -Evan Williams

I used to work for an NGO called Transitions Online, and I was their Director of New Media. I was a very idealistic fellow who thought that he could use blogs, social networks and new media to help promote democracy, human rights and freedom of expression. -Evgeny Morozov

I'm very keen on having true freedom of expression. True freedom of faith. And free practice of religious faith. -Mohammed Morsi

From 1970 onwards, our culture told both sexes that individual expression was paramount. And for women, that was defined as the right to choose an interesting a career, a high-status mate, the desirable handbag or vacation, the perfect family size, and a definitionally fruitless quest for 'perfection.' -Naomi Wolf

I believe in absolute freedom of expression. Everyone has a right to offend and be offended. -Taslima Nasrin

A lot of musicians are good cooks, and a lot of cooks are musicians, but I think that may just be a result of the creative impulse finding several means of expression. Probably an equivalent number are visual artists, woodworkers or compulsive liars. -Steve Albini

Great amount of scientific research is there to show that health is better because transcendental meditation deals with consciousness, and consciousness is the basic value of all the physical expressions. The entire creation is the expression of consciousness. -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

I know how to play comedy when it's needed. So even when it's really not there, my facial expressions are really great. I have a lot of facial expressions in my face, you know. -LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

Sometimes I get a little confused because with dancing I can express my emotions with my body. With acting you have to do it with your face and your expressions, and then with animated shows you have to use your voice and use your inflections. So it's definitely a challenge to transfer from each genre of entertainment. -Alyson Stoner

'LOL' is one of several texting expressions that convey nuance in a system where you don't have the voice and face to do it the way you normally would. -John McWhorter

My real background was in art studies. At the beginning I was a painter, then I was this graphic designer, then I became an illustrator, then I was a comic artist. But for me it's a different way of expression, a different field of art. They're not separated; everything for me is related. -Marjane Satrapi

It's not like since I make comics I only read comics and since I make movies I will only go out and watch movies. Any kind of artistic expression interests me; it goes from literature to music to sculpture, painting; whatever is extremely inspiring for me becomes a reference also for me. -Marjane Satrapi

I never show the back of my tongue. That is a Dutch expression. -Ben van Berkel

In whatever number of years I have on Earth, I think that promoting the values of free expression, the openness of the Internet, that's the best use of my time. -Eric Schmidt

I went to a Catholic school, so of course we had to wear uniforms. My only form of expression was in shoes and the style of my hair. -Camille Guaty

I like how pure the expression is in music. You can go straight to the heart of an audience rather than through their brain. -John C. Reilly

Bruce Lee loved all different styles of martial arts. He believed that you shouldn't limit yourself to one style, because martial arts is just another form of human expression. -Jake Shimabukuro

I'm a world-class people watcher. I like to watch people's body movements, their expressions. It says so much about them. -Jill Scott

That's what I love about the Internet. Even if it's small-scale and you're just posting on a forum, that's an uncensored expression. That's what I love. -Felicia Day

Technology will never last if it ignores human beings' basic instinct to express and discover through expression. -Lemn Sissay

Anger clearly has its proper place at work, which is neither wholly absent nor ever present. The manager who is an emotional blank is just as hard to work for as the volcanic boss, and both can do great harm by setting an unhelpful example for what kind of emotional expression is expected and accepted. -Julian Baggini

I'm inspired by anyone who's honest in their own expression, people who truly beat to the rhythm of their own drum. -Gillian Zinser

The English may love gardening and fishing, but they have never struck me as being close to nature. Their way of expression is 'the hollyhocks are awfully good' sort of thing, all done in very good taste. The savagery of nature is something they don't dwell upon. -Denholm Elliott

Magical realism allows an artist like myself to inject layers of meaning without being obvious. In American culture, where there is freedom of expression, this approach may seem forced, unnecessary and misunderstood. But this system of communication has become very Iranian. -Shirin Neshat

He who seeks truth shall find beauty. He who seeks beauty shall find vanity. He who seeks order shall find gratification. He who seeks gratification shall be disappointed. He who considers himself the servant of his fellow beings shall find the joy of self-expression. He who seeks self-expression shall fall into the pit of arrogance. -Moshe Safdie

Life rarely presents fully finished photographs. An image evolves, often from a single strand of visual interest – a distant horizon, a moment of light, a held expression. -Sam Abell

The word is a force you cannot see, but you can see the manifestation of that force, the expression of the word, which is your own life. -Don Miguel Ruiz

I never really think of acting and directing as being separate; they are just different expressions of the same thing. -Peter Capaldi

I remember, as a child, a particular groan that my father would sound when he crawled from the bed in the morning. I hear the same groan now, precisely, every morning, when I emerge from my own lair. It's more than an expression of physical weariness – it's an aching of the soul. Even the groans get passed down. -Kevin Barry

I don't listen to punk any more, unless it's right before I play. Not that I don't like it, it's nostalgic. But, it's for kids and it should be… it's not art, it's expression. -Tom DeLonge

I worry about my face not having expression. I've never been known for glamour, so it's probably easier for me than it is for someone who has been known for her incredible beauty and glamour. I always wanted to be Geraldine Page, who was just a fabulous actress with just a nice, normal, expressive face. -Kathy Baker

There's always so much more that can be conveyed on screen visually in the expressions of people's faces, in their bodies, in their body language. And also with sound design, with music. -Lynn Shelton

I'm not a glamour boy, and I never get the girl. I like to play old people, because there's something to them. Did you ever see anybody under 30 with any real character or expression in his face? -Walter Brennan

Of course, I tweet. Tweeting is a very personal form of expression. Who else could talk about my son refusing to wear a suit to meet the Pope, my husband flying a helicopter, or take a twitpic from our home? -Queen Rania of Jordan

Coming where I'm coming from, really, my family name isn't a pressure because, you know, music is not like sports, where you can go and do a hundred reps in a gym and come out and be all buffed up. Music is an expression of what's inside of you. And that's how I make music. -Damian Marley

I've been a jealous person myself. I've been distrustful, convinced that somebody's having an affair with somebody else. If you believe it in your head, everything looks like a lie. When you're looking for it, you always see it – even the change of expression in their face. -Laura Fraser

Rap is definitely a youthful expression. -Mekhi Phifer

I am pro-expression. I am pro – you know, as long as you don't hurt anyone. -Tommy Wiseau

I was once a graduate student in Victorian literature, and I believe as the Victorian novelists did, that a novel isn't simply a vehicle for private expression, but that it also exists for social examination. I firmly believe this. -Margaret Atwood

I was an art history major, but never specifically contemporary. I would say where I really stopped were the abstract expressionists in the New York school. -Vera Wang

You know, I would say that songwriting is something about the expression of the heart, the intellect and the soul. -Annie Lennox

Freedom of speech means freedom for those who you despise, and freedom to express the most despicable views. It also means that the government cannot pick and choose which expressions to authorize and which to prevent. -Alan Dershowitz

Individuals have the right to pick and choose which expressions to condemn, which to praise and which to say nothing about. Governments, however, must remain neutral as to the content of expression. And governments must protect the rights of all to express even the most despicable of views. -Alan Dershowitz

When I rap, I get to express myself in a way where putting words together is like poetry, and sometimes it's better to talk in certain expressions than sing, you know? So I love, I love to rhyme when I want to express certain things. -Wyclef Jean

I think a lot of people don't realize that martial arts are just an expression like anything else. It's just that most people are not trained to punch or kick, but you can walk or run or dance, which is also part of expression. -Donnie Yen

A theatre, a literature, an artistic expression that does not speak for its own time has no relevance. -Dario Fo

Singing is a limitless form of expression, and I love to experiment with my work. -Kailash Kher

What's my dilemma here? Am I making entertainment or am I making art? What am I saying? At the end of the day, cinema is entertainment for millions of people, but for me it's expression. -Paddy Considine

If you're an impressionistic painter and you want to paint expressionism, you've got to change. You've got to figure out a way to do it and do it. If you've been playing jazz all your life and you want to start to play rock n' roll, blues, then do it. -Tobin Bell

The best moments can't be preconceived. I've spent a lot of time in editing rooms, and a scene can be technically perfect, with perfect delivery and facial expression and timing, and you remember all your lines, and it is dead. -Brad Pitt

Often I find that poems predict what I'm going to do later in my own writing, and often I find that poems predict my life. So I think poetry is the most intense expression of feeling that we have. -Erica Jong

I'm just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression. -Maya Angelou

I do one accent – my own. I can make it louder or quieter. That is the sum total of my vocal range. I thought I could do an American accent until I tried it in front of an American – the expression of horror is still burnt onto my retinas. -John Oliver

Original thought, original artistic expression is by its very nature questioning, irreverent, iconoclastic. -Salman Rushdie

Two things form the bedrock of any open society – freedom of expression and rule of law. If you don't have those things, you don't have a free country. -Salman Rushdie

Dreams are the expression of the unconscious while we are asleep. -Nancy Friday

The feeling of an evolution is a constant for every artist who is pursuing the search of refinement and enlargement of his/her own means of expression. -Andrea Bocelli

For me, personally, skiing holds everything. I used to race cars, but skiing is a step beyond that. It removes the machinery and puts you one step closer to the elements. And it's a complete physical expression of freedom. -Robert Redford

Aliens didn't come down to Earth and give us technology. We invented it ourselves. Therefore it can never be alienating; it can only be an expression of our humanity. -Douglas Coupland

With a lot of comedians, one of their major attributes is that they look comedic, with a certain hangdog or manic expression. I look like the neighborhood bully. That doesn't elicit laughter. -Sylvester Stallone

Some people think that movements, such as the movements in ballet, are a higher cultural expression, whereas some are just dirt. I think it is elitist to think that a trained movement is more acceptable than untrained and possibly unrehearsed movements. -Yoko Ono

The places I come from have such rich languages, such a variety of expression. In Sierra Leone we have about fifteen languages and three dialects. I grew up speaking about seven of them. -Ishmael Beah

Early in my career, having many visible tattoos created obstacles and presented quite a challenge to move forward. I've heard comments like, 'actors don't have tattoos.' The notion of typecasting was a reoccurring theme despite my passion toward creativity and personal expression. -Robert LaSardo

Drawing and visual pursuits were first. Music came and found me in a way. Really, what it's about is creative problem solving, and music is a lot more an expression of that than painting is for me. -Brandon Boyd

Human rights, of course, must include the right to religious freedom, understood as the expression of a dimension that is at once individual and communitarian – a vision that brings out the unity of the person while clearly distinguishing between the dimension of the citizen and that of the believer. -Pope Benedict XVI

Science is the first expression of punk, because it doesn't advance without challenging authority. It doesn't make progress without tearing down what was there before and building upon the structure. -Greg Graffin

Oprah Winfrey represents the most ingenious and creative expression of black spiritual genius in the public mainstream that we've had in quite a long time, if ever. -Michael Eric Dyson

I actually think in some ways that it might be more challenging to be bipolar because it's so mercurial – it's so ever-changing. You can't get any traction. You can't build on a system. Whereas, somebody who has Asperger's, which is certainly a much more forgiving expression of autism, can create models for coping and build on them over time. -Claire Danes

There are people who say, 'Oh this guy is quite thick.' I think the reason is that, increasingly, I don't mind being simple in terms of literary expression. Others say, 'No, no, no. He went to Cambridge. He got a good degree. He must be Einstein.' -Alain de Botton

The euro currency both presupposes and promotes a fiction – that 'Europe' has somehow become, against the wishes of most Europeans, a political rather than a merely geographic expression. -George Will

We can begin to become more diligent and concerned at home by telling the people we love that we love them. Such expressions do not need to be flowery or lengthy. We simply should sincerely and frequently express love. -David A. Bednar

The most meaningful and spiritual prayers I have experienced contained many expressions of thanks and few, if any, requests. -David A. Bednar

Writing was my route to creative expression, and I needed to write about the things that interested me. -Ashwin Sanghi

All different forms of human expression, art, science, are going to become expanded, by expanding our intelligence. -Ray Kurzweil

I compose most of my tweets with care, as if they were aphorisms – they are not usually dashed-off. Sometimes I'm surprised by the high, poetic quality of Twitter – it lends itself to a surreal sort of self-expression. -Joyce Carol Oates

What once was an expression of who I was – acting – also became my hiding place. -Salma Hayek

I was on the improv team in high school, and after I graduated, I joined an improv company that had been established 10 years prior to me getting there. They did longform improv, and I fell in love with it. It's acting, character creation, collaborative, artistic expression and comedy – and it's scary. It was a big rush. -Tatiana Maslany

A joke is a joke. There's an expression – I don't know if you have it – that's 'adding insult to injury.' -Jon Stewart

Artificial intelligence is growing up fast, as are robots whose facial expressions can elicit empathy and make your mirror neurons quiver. -Diane Ackerman

Whoopi Goldberg looked like me, she had hair like mine, she was dark like me. I'd been starved for images of myself. I'd grown up watching a lot of American TV. There was very little Kenyan material, because we had an autocratic ruler who stifled our creative expression. -Lupita Nyong'o

We live in an age when the traditional great subjects – the human form, the landscape, even newer traditions such as abstract expressionism – are daily devalued by commercial art. -Andy Warhol

I don't think Ireland has ever had a genius for the novel. Of course, there were plenty of Irish novels, but I don't think that was ever the natural means of expression for the Irish. -Lady Gregory

I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification. -Lady Gaga

The modern view of criminal justice, broadly, is that public concern with morality or expediency decrees expiation for the violation of a norm; this concern finds expression in the infliction of punishment on the evil doer by agents of the state, the evil doer, however, enjoying the protection of a regular procedure. -Max Weber

You know the expression, 'You're only as sick as your secrets?' I believe that, and I think I try to have my work live by that to a degree. -Mike Birbiglia

Of all the nonsense written about love, none is more absurd than the notion that ideal love is selfless. To love is to see myself in you and to wish to celebrate myself with you. What I love is the embodiment of my values in another person. Love is an act of self-assertion, self-expression and a celebration of being alive. -Nathaniel Branden

Especially with the live, just the way I curve words, it's about expression. It's so emotive, to be able to release these words into a mike. It really emphasizes this insane tingle down my spine whenever I play. -King Krule

You lose or you win the fight – and anything in life – in your mind. I can look at how the person walks, how he speaks, his expressions. It's a wisdom. Eyes are the mirror of the soul. So you can read a lot. -Wladimir Klitschko

I've been wearing lipstick since I was in 7th grade. That was our form of daring self-expression, because we had to wear uniforms in school. It made our teachers so angry. -Kourtney Kardashian

I think it would be funny for people to read in obituaries of me that my major contribution to the arts was the popularization of the phrases 'neutral facial expression' and 'screaming in agony.' -Tao Lin

In a repressed society, artists fulfil a sense of harking back to instant gratification, or immediate expression, by doing things that function on the edge of society, or outside of what is conventionally accepted. -Bat for Lashes

Pop music provides not just the soundtrack to our lives, as the cliche goes; it releases our emotions and helps us to articulate them. This is why music is so important to adolescents, who are struggling with questions of identity and self-expression. -Sarah Churchwell

When you tell people you're in history, they give you this pained expression because that was the course they hated in high school. But history can be exciting, intellectually rigorous, and fun. -Robert Darnton

With few exceptions, music has been for some centuries the art which has devoted itself not to the reproduction of natural phenomena, but rather to the expression of the artist's soul, in musical sound. -Wassily Kandinsky

I'm big on facial expressions, and I'm big on mannerisms, which I find to be hilarious. -J. B. Smoove

In the Hillary Clinton model, the wife chooses to support the straying husband while wearing a distressed and presumably pained expression in public. She stays in the marriage as a way to serve both her personal ambition as well as their shared ambition to achieve ever-greater positions of power and influence. -Monica Crowley

In Italy, food is an expression of love. It is how you show those around you that you care for them. Having a love for food means you also have a love for those you are preparing it for and for yourself. -Joe Bastianich

Giving is an expression of gratitude for our blessings. -Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

You can't cheer when political officials punish the expression of views you dislike and then expect to be taken seriously when you wrap yourself in the banner of free speech in order to protest state punishment of views you like and share. -Glenn Greenwald

You have certain expressions when you write music, a lot of different emotions, a lot of different feelings. -Phil Anselmo

Food is medicine. We can actually change our gene expressions with the foods we eat. -David Perlmutter

The food we eat goes beyond its macronutrients of carbohydrates, fat and protein. It's information. It interacts with and instructs our genome with every mouthful, changing genetic expression. -David Perlmutter

In silent films, quite complex plots are built around action, setting, and the actors' gestures and facial expressions, with a very few storyboards to nail down specific plot points. -Laurie R. King

If art is singular expression, then by nature, the best art is controversial. But when art stirs debate for reasons besides its artistic integrity, that's when things get bent. -John Ridley

Agnes Varda changed my view of cinema; she directs from an artistic point of view, and a film is most of all the expression of an artistic director. I learnt to enter the world and the imagination of a director. -Julie Gayet

I think the greatest of people in society carved niches that represented the unique expression of their combinations of talents, and if everyone had the luxury of expressing the unique combinations of talents in this world, our society would be transformed overnight. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Everything I do, writing, touring, travelling, it all comes from the punk and hardcore attitude, from that expression – from being open to try things but relying on yourself, taking what you have into the battle and making of it what you will, hoping you can figure it out as you go. Make some sense of it. -Henry Rollins

Have you ever heard the expression 'one hot mess?' I think the term was custom-made for the mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford. -Henry Rollins

I could make a whole album with no one else involved at all. It would be a total, unadulterated expression of myself. Because whenever you have others playing on a project, their influence becomes a part of it. -Juliana Hatfield

Window-breaking, when Englishmen do it, is regarded as honest expression of political opinion. Window-breaking, when Englishwomen do it, is treated as a crime. -Emmeline Pankhurst

I was that kid with the glasses and the hungry expression who haunted every library book sale and used bookstore in town: the one who always has a book in one hand and is reaching for the next book with the other. There's one in every town. -Seanan McGuire

When I look at my clothes, I think of them as an expression of the joy and fun of fashion – with a bit of English eccentricity thrown in. -Suzy Menkes

Christlike communications are expressions of affection and not anger, truth and not fabrication, compassion and not contention, respect and not ridicule, counsel and not criticism, correction and not condemnation. They are spoken with clarity and not with confusion. They may be tender or they may be tough, but they must always be tempered. -L. Lionel Kendrick

I think that every enduring story that has expressions over multiple periods, that role of being the keeper of the integrity of the vision is a very important role. -Chris Meledandri

All women have appealing features. I do not refer to model-type appeal, but rather that which comes from your personality, your attitude, and your expressions. I urge you to enhance the natural, God-given, feminine gifts with which you have been so richly blessed. -James E. Faust

Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength. -James E. Faust

A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being. -James E. Faust

Style is an expression of your individuality. Who you are and what your mood is, is what you wear. -Sonam Kapoor

I thought I was okay in my first film, and then I was really, really bad in some films. I really cringe when I see some of my scenes. There's a scene in one film where a dog is biting me; the expressions I have made should be qualified as the most over-acted scene in the history of the cinema. The dog's expressions were more real than mine. -Shahid Kapoor

Why shouldn't I be confident? I'm well educated, I can deliver a line, and I have more than three expressions. That's good right? -Sonakshi Sinha

I'm not interested in clothes that just convey a certain look or fashion. Clothes for me have always been a form of self-expression. -Phoebe Philo

The best thing about being a DJ is making people happy. There is nothing like seeing people get up from a table to dance or the expression on their face when they hear a song they love. I also love to educate people on music they have never heard. -Chelsea Leyland

Eros is not tranquil – it gives us spikes of happiness rather than a constant feeling of wellbeing. It's the love we feel at the beginning of a love affair and corresponds to the expression 'falling in love' since it is as involuntary an impulse as a physical fall. -Francois Lelord

What you can do with visual effects is enhance the look of the character, but the actual integrity of the emotional performance and the way the character's facial expressions work, that is what is going to be created on the day with other actors and the director. -Andy Serkis

We sometimes get so caught up in one or another aspect of the teaching, we forget that if a person hasn't been introduced to Christ, if a person hasn't embraced the risen Lord and the church that's an expression of that experience, what we're saying just sounds like a bunch of rules or negative statements limiting their personal freedom. -Donald Wuerl

I take a massage each week. This isn't an indulgence, it's an investment in your full creative expression/productivity/passion and sustained good health. -Robin S. Sharma

In its heyday, the car was an expression of technical flair and design genius: the original Mini, the Beetle, the 2CV, and the Fiat 500 were all, in their various ways, inspired incarnations of functionality. -Martin Jacques

The Internet has been seen in the West as the quintessential expression of the free exchange of ideas and information, untrammeled by government interference and increasingly global in reach. But the Chinese government has shown that the Internet can be successfully filtered and controlled. -Martin Jacques

There are infinite modes of expression in the world of art, and to insist that only by one road can the artist attain his ends is to limit him. -Jacob Epstein

I am very reactive towards everything. There are some who don't react at all, they absorb everything quietly, while I'd go all out and show my expressions. This is not part of some tamasha I do; I do it because it's part of my personality. To each his own. -Preity Zinta

I love the fact that people can relate to what I'm saying, even if it's not for the same subject I was writing about. That is the power of real music and real expression. -Corey Taylor

While I am aware of no counsel on whether kissing should be reserved only for post-mission dating or courtship, I am aware of plenty of counsel concerning honesty in our actions and treating others with respect and kindness. Casual attitudes about expressions of affection such as kissing can cause much grief and heartache. -John Bytheway

In a movie, it's often important to have aliens whose gestures and facial expressions can be 'read' by humans. And in the days before sophisticated computer animation, most extraterrestrial bit players were guys in rubber suits. Such practical considerations forced Hollywood's hand when it came to aliens – they look like us for good reasons. -Seth Shostak

The Law of Divine Compensation posits that this is a self-organizing and self-correcting universe: the embryo becomes a baby, the bud becomes a blossom, the acorn becomes an oak tree. Clearly, there is some invisible force that is moving every aspect of reality to its next best expression. -Marianne Williamson

You could imagine a language exactly like English except it doesn't have connectives like 'and' that allow you to make longer expressions. An infant learning truncated English would have no idea about this: They would just pick it up as they would standard English. -Noam Chomsky

As Bromberger observed, rules are understood to be elements of the computational systems that determine the sound and meaning of the infinite array of expressions of a language; the information so derived is accessed by other systems in language use. -Noam Chomsky

A mission statement is not something you write overnight… But fundamentally, your mission statement becomes your constitution, the solid expression of your vision and values. It becomes the criterion by which you measure everything else in your life. -Stephen Covey

President Obama and members of his administration constantly express rage and anger over events totally within their control. It's an odd and unsettling fact of American life that so many Americans seem to think that such expressions of frustration should substitute for actual competence. -Ben Shapiro

While the West tries to turn its civilization into cultural variety hour, Islam tries to turn Muslim lands into a cultural monolith. The same West that justifies the rap culture thinks that every Muslim terrorist bombing is an expression of economic angst or social alienation. -Ben Shapiro

Sustainability, ensuring the future of life on Earth, is an infinite game, the endless expression of generosity on behalf of all. -Paul Hawken

I know a few expressions. I know what Hilary Clinton basically says in Russian when you translate her into Russian over and over and over is, 'izvinite pozhaluista.' That's, 'excuse me please, excuse me please.' Let's reset things. That's not the way you deal with folks. You show strength if you made a mistake. -Louie Gohmert

It's not an accident that musicians become musicians and engineers become engineers: it's what they're born to do. If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily. -Jack Canfield

You could double the number of synaptic connections in a very simple neurocircuit as a result of experience and learning. The reason for that was that long-term memory alters the expression of genes in nerve cells, which is the cause of the growth of new synaptic connections. -Eric Kandel

Indeed, artists, particularly modern artists, have intentionally limited the scope and vocabulary of their expression to convey, as Mark Rothko and Ad Reinhardt do, the most essential, even spiritual, ideas of their art. -Eric Kandel

Democracies do not go to war. War is not our expression of thought. -Asif Ali Zardari

I prepare for a shoot by saturating my brain with images that have different moods or expressions. -Craig McDean

When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people. -Jens Stoltenberg

When I speak in English, my expressions become different. My attitude, too. I'm not sure why, but there really is a difference. My hands move differently when I speak English. -Gong Li

It wasn't like I picked a camera up in 1989 and stopped making music. I picked a camera up and found another form of expression. -Nikki Sixx

Style is a form of expression! It's what makes your character your character, to put it in laymen's term. -Theophilus London

It's always weird when people approach me to make an investment. I tell them, 'I don't need any more money. I'm good.' Then I wait for their expression. That part is entertaining, because people look at you like you're crazy when you say you don't need any more money. Who says that? -Dr. Dre

Al Jazeera is known in the Arab world as the voice of freedom of expression. -Wadah Khanfar

'Death with dignity' is our society's expression of the universal yearning to achieve a graceful triumph over the stark and often repugnant finality of life's last sputterings. But the fact is, death is not a confrontation. It is simply an event in the sequence of nature's ongoing rhythms. -Sherwin B. Nuland

Measuring success in cultural diplomacy – the use of education, creative expression in any form, or people-to-people exchange to increase understanding across regions, cultures, or peoples – is challenging. How does one quantify changes in attitude, abandoning stereotypes, or feeling empathy as a result of a performance, a film, a book? -Cynthia P. Schneider

One of the things I had to really work on is, when you're the leader of an organization, people look at the expression on your face. Your mood has a lot to do with how people think the whole organization is doing. -Jim Yong Kim

Freedom of expression and freedom of speech aren't really important unless they're heard. The freedom of hearing is as important as the freedom of speaking. -Tom Smothers

Once we accept violence as an adaptation, it makes sense that its expression is calibrated to the environment. The same individual will behave differently if he comes of age in Detroit, Mich., versus Windsor, Ontario; in New York in the 1980s versus New York now; in a culture of honor versus a culture of dignity. -Paul Bloom

Generally, I don't pencil, especially with the autobiographical comics, although I've usually planed out composition in my head during the scripting stage. I like to work directly in ink, to keep the spontaneity and expression conveyed by a less worked over line. -Jeffrey Brown

The expression 'livin' large' is taken from the rap vernacular, inspired by Donald Trump, who made the big dollars and flaunted them. -Michael Schultz

History is rife with examples of governments taking actions to 'protect' their citizens from harm by controlling access to information and inhibiting freedom of expression and other freedoms outlined in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We must make sure, collectively, that the Internet avoids a similar fate. -Vint Cerf

Charity can be the outward expression of faith and hope. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

There is no country on Earth where Internet and telecommunications companies do not face at least some pressure from governments to do things that would potentially infringe on users' rights to free expression and privacy. -Rebecca MacKinnon

It is time to stop debating whether the Internet is an effective tool for political expression and instead to address the much more urgent question of how digital technology can be structured, governed, and used to maximize the good and minimize the evil. -Rebecca MacKinnon

Over the past several decades, a growing number of investors have been choosing to put their money in funds that screen companies for their environmental and labor records. Some socially responsible investors are starting to add free expression and privacy to their list of criteria. -Rebecca MacKinnon

As independent filmmakers, we are actually deeply dependent on each other. The Spirit Awards are a public expression of those bonds, the intricate set of relationships and histories that we filmmakers depend on to make our most personal work. -Ira Sachs

Every age has found some alternative to American values appealing. The number of Western intellectuals enamored of fascism and all the various expressions of Marxism was legion. -Dennis Prager

When you tell people you're a playwright, their eyes sort of glaze over. But when you say you write the 'Fantastic Four' or 'Spider-Man,' they perk up. It's a touchstone that has gained more credibility as artistic expression. -Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

To the image of the characters, I do change my appearance. For example, I gain weight and I lose weight sometimes, and I grow my hair and cut it. Acting is all about physical expression, so I need to change my appearance for all the characters. -Min-sik Choi

Ataturk approved of the mevlevi dervish approach to God as being 'an expression of Turkish genius' that reclaimed Islam from what he saw as hide-bound, backward Arab tradition. -Stephen Kinzer

I am an optimist, and I believe that people are inherently good and that if you give everyone a voice and freedom of expression, the truth and the good will outweigh the bad. -Matt Mullenweg

I make a lot of expressions constantly. I'm animated. -Kevin Hart

Essentially, all expressions of human nature ever produced, from a caveman's paintings to Mozart's symphonies and Einstein's view of the universe, emerge from the same source: the relentless dynamic toil of large populations of interconnected neurons. -Miguel Nicolelis

There's a lot of speculation on what the zombie apocalypse thing means. I have a feeling that it's kind of an expression of our subconscious fears. I think we know that something big and impossible – some enormous crash, equalizing crash, whatever – may be coming around the corner. -Mark Pellegrino

One of my favorite expressions ever uttered by a player is Roy Campanella's line about how, in order to be a major-league player, you have to have a lot of little boy in you. -Vin Scully

I loved reading when I was young. I was just completely taken by stories. And I remember taking that into English literature at school and taking that into Shakespeare and finding that opened up a whole world of self-expression to me that I didn't have access to previously. -Chiwetel Ejiofor

I learned from an early age that my heritage, my love for people, and my desire to be a vehicle that can be used through my voice, that my expressions and actions can transport a person to experience a scene from the past, present and future. -Francesco Quinn

I suppose you inevitably fall into habits of expression. -Seamus Heaney

It is very true to say that work done by writers is quite often an attempt to give solid expression to that which is bothering them… They feel they have got it right if they express the stress. -Seamus Heaney

The future's come and gone; it's a thing of the past. That once impossibly exotic expression 'the year 2000,' for so long evocative of silver suits and robots in pinnies, now feels antiquated. -Peter Baynham

I think that, like any art, fashion is about expression. It allows you to express yourself and your identity through what you choose to wear. -Erin Heatherton

Fashion is ultimately a form of self-expression. That's why I love trying out new things. -Ashley Madekwe

Combining music, theater and comedy is a new and broader form of expression. In certain combinations you can make people laugh one moment, cry the next, and then be astounded by the beauty of the music. -Aleksey Igudesman

We can never intimidate and discourage the people who voice their words with courage. The essence of freedom rests precisely here – in the freedom of expression of the people. And we must protect it. -Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

Stand-up comedy is all you. It's your show, it's your game. You control every aspect of it – of that experience and that expression. There's really nothing quite as satisfying. -Bryan Callen

Some say because music is as much about personal expression as listening pleasure, sharing is integral to why songs have value in the first place. -Charles Duhigg

When you look at women who have had plastic surgery, they have lost something – usually an expression, something unique to their face. -Bo Derek

The poem 'What Teachers Make' is not without its detractors. This one person wrote to me and said: 'Gee, Mr. Mali. You don't possibly have a teacher-God complex, do you?' And that was the first time I'd ever heard of that expression. So, yeah, I'm sure I have a teacher-God complex. -Taylor Mali

Art is an expression of who we are, what we believe, and what we dream about. -Julianne Moore

Someone told me I had funny facial expressions. I don't know whether I take that as a compliment or not, but. -Lucy Punch

I've always thought the expression 'passion project' was kind of a cliche until I started working on 'Big Shot' for 'ESPN.' -Kevin Connolly

A world view is probably an expression of self. -Michael Leunig

Dancers work and they work and they work, and they master their skills so far that improvisation just comes flowing out of them. Their natural expression of the best they can possibly be comes out of them because there is no boundary to hold them back… That's the mentality that I'm trying to create, recreate and hold on to forever. -Pete Carroll

The blues are important primarily because they contain the cultural expression and the cultural response to blacks in America and to the situation that they find themselves in. And contained in the blues is a philosophical system at work. And as part of the oral tradition, this is a way of passing along information. -August Wilson

The Chinese have made a faustian pact with the government, agreeing to forsake demands for political and intellectual freedom in exchange for more material comfort. They live prosperous lives in which any expression of pain is forbidden. -Ma Jian

I seem most instinctively to believe in the human value of creative writing, whether in the form of verse or fiction, as a mode of truth-telling, self-expression and homage to the twin miracles of creation and consciousness. -John Updike

The best Chateauneuf-du-Papes are among the most natural expressions of grapes, place and vintage. Chateauneuf-du-Pape vineyards are farmed organically or biodynamically, and the region's abundant sunshine and frequent wind (called 'le mistral') practically preclude the need for treating the fields with herbicides or pesticides. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Coach Cunningham's my guy. Without me saying a word, he can read my body language and facial expressions and tell me exactly what I'm thinking and feeling. We're actually very similar people. -Ndamukong Suh

The United States gave me opportunities that my country of origin could not: freedom of the press and complete freedom of expression. -Jorge Ramos

Fashion is an expression of a time, of a place, of history. It's putting things into context. -Nina Garcia

It's a constant challenge to get your arrangement and musical expression across to a new audience, especially when you're playing live every night like we are. -Chick Corea

Part of my desire to play music was because I wanted to escape the art world and the politics of it; the petty gossip-y art world. But you know, I feel like they're both equal forms of expression. -Kim Gordon

You know, my Grandpop Finnegan used to have an expression: he used to say, 'Joey, the guy in Olyphant's out of work, it's an economic slowdown. When your brother-in-law's out of work, it's a recession. When you're out of work, it's a depression.' -Joe Biden

My dad used to have an expression – 'It is the lucky person who gets up in the morning, puts both feet on the floor, knows what they are about to do, and thinks it still matters.' -Joe Biden

I have an expression I use as I've gone around the world through my career: 'You never tell another man or woman what's in their interest. They know their interest better than you know their interest.' -Joe Biden

My father used to have an expression. He'd say, 'Joey, a job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It's about your dignity. It's about respect. It's about your place in your community.' -Joe Biden

Sometimes when you've reached a peak experience, you look for other peak experiences… I'd always been interested in art. I was looking for other experiences outside of sports. Art was a form of expression I had always liked a great deal. -Bob Beamon

Self-expression is always a right, but it's still not there to be abused. -Isaac Hayes

Our fashion for us, it's an expression; first of all of life, I put all of myself in my fashion. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, but this is a mirror, an expression about Domenico and Stefano. It's not just a profession: it's a person with a lot of personality. -Stefano Gabbana

Jesus viewed his own destiny – to be glorified in and through death – as an expression of a kind of cosmic principle: the pathway to life runs through death. -John Ortberg

I always strive for freedom: freedom of thought and expression. -Lykke Li

Even though what I do does enter the market, it doesn't interest me. I am exclusively concerned with the formal qualities of my work. It is about the need and the right to self-expression. -Louise Bourgeois

I try to make films, not movies. I've never liked the expression 'movie', but it sounds elitist to say that. -Ridley Scott

To me, writing is a matter of voice. I think like that. The expression I sometimes use to myself is 'actual song.' That what I do is somewhere on the line between speaking to you as I am now and actual song. And the things I love when I say one of those poems to myself – it's a little bit like singing, it's a little bit like speaking. -Robert Pinsky

Music is an expression of individuality; it's how you see the world. All art is, for that matter. You take how you experience the world, interpret it, and send it out there – express it – whether it's sculpture, dance or singing. -David Sanborn

I don't tweet because I don't need another creative venue. I don't need another form for self-expression. I don't need another way to get my thoughts out to people. I have one. I'm good. -Ira Glass

Some persons never attain to the happy art of perspicuous expression, and it is equally true that some persons, thro' a mental defect of their own, will judge the most correct and certain language of others to be indefinite and ambiguous. -Oliver Ellsworth

The perfection of style consists in the use of the exact speech necessary to convey the sense in the fewest words consistent with perspicuity, at the same time having regard to appropriateness and harmony of expression. Its greater excellencies are directness, accuracy, appropriateness and perspicuity. -Joseph P. Bradley

You have kids studying master class visual arts who are pushed to make films that will be successful economically; that's what they focus on. So they work for corporate interest instead of artistic expression. -Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Social media reactions to celebrity death have taken on a predictable pattern: an outpouring of shock with expressions of grief, followed by a ghoulish need to know all the details, to see the scene of the death and the family in mourning. Then a post-mortem dissection of all the perceived flaws the celebrity had. -Jennifer Armintrout

I worked on movies with a lot of violence when I was a cinematographer, and it always bothered me. It's a personal thing. I wouldn't want my kids to see it. I certainly believe that freedom of expression shouldn't be taken away, but I also believe you can make movies that are thrilling and exciting without too much violence. -Jan de Bont

When people talk about people who are optimistic about gold, they call them 'gold bugs.' A bug is an insect. I don't call equity bugs 'cockroaches.' Do you understand? There is already a negative connotation with the expression of 'gold bug.' -Marc Faber

Watch how you communicate with a woman. Because you're always communicating, even when you're not talking – with your body language, your facial expressions, your eyes. -Orlando Bloom

Movies become art after editing. Instead of just reproducing reality, they juxtapose images of it. That implies expression; that's art. -Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Sometimes you're watching a great film actor, and if you stand 10 feet away from them, you're like, 'God, they're terrible. They're not doing anything.' And then you see the close-up, and it's so nuanced, and so much expression is happening. They were acting for that camera and for no one else. -Finn Wittrock

Around New York, I used to hear that expression, 'Once a Dodger, always a Dodger.' But how about, 'Once a Yankee, always a Yankee?' There never was anything better than that. You never get over it. -Tony Lazzeri

The infinite variety in the properties of the solid materials we find in the world is really the expression of the infinite variety of the ways in which the atoms and molecules can be tied together, and of the strength of those ties. -William Henry Bragg

It is clothes. It is parts. Therefore, you combine the parts differently to create your own unique expression. -Tadashi Yanai

The future is to heal back to the mind again. Recognizing that the mind is all powerful – it controls every cell to every degree of its genetic expression. -Bruce Lipton

There's no game plan when it comes to thinking up new characters; inspiration can come from anything – from a wig I've seen to an expression I've heard someone use. -Catherine Tate

The discipline, particularly in these urban schools for the poor, it's not controlled by the administration – they're controlled by the police. This is an expression of a racist logic that has now seeped directly into schools. -Henry Giroux

By limiting or denying freedom of speech and expression, we take away a lot of potential. We take away thoughts and ideas before they even have the opportunity to hatch. We build a world around negatives – you can't say, think, or do this or that. -Jill McCorkle

I look at characters to see if they have some contrasts to play with; I think that's always what I'm looking for in characters: ones that have a wide range of expression. -Joel Kinnaman

What I've always loved about gymnastics and one of the many reasons I love watching it now is the combination of skill and freedom it has – the discipline and expression – letting you dance. -Gwendoline Christie

I'm a tomboy. I used to get into a lot of fights. Don't know why – self-expression, I guess. -Lena Headey

When I wrote the eight fairy tales that appear in 'Horse, Flower, Bird' I was working toward a completely new form of artistic expression, trying to create a new kind of tale that also felt vintage: innocent and childlike, but haunted. I tried to write a picture-less picture book. -Kate Bernheimer

Artists forget than the first purpose of a comic character is to convey emotion. Everything else, like realism, or other kinds of virtuosity, is an optional extra. If you sacrifice expression for the sake of other concerns, you're putting the cart before the horse. -Ted Naifeh

Reviewers try to square the antics of a writer's life with the antics in the fiction. Even satirical verbal play is too often read and admired as autobiographical expression. And thanks to the democratic exposures of the web, it's easier than ever to document private experiences and divulge the most intimate secrets. -Joanna Scott

I love to create, and to me, the ultimate freedom of expression is a blank canvas or a block of clay to capture whatever emotions your imagination gives it. -Daniel Boulud

The English expression 'to fall asleep' is apt because the transition between waking and sleeping is a gradual drop from one state of being into another: a giving up of full self-consciousness for unconsciousness or for the altered consciousness of dreams. -Siri Hustvedt

I believe in the freedom of expression, unequivocally – though, as I have written before, I wish more people would understand that freedom of expression is not freedom from consequence. -Roxane Gay

If you can't prove it in words, it ain't gospel. Soul music is just an expression of the mind, but your spirit has to be made alive – that's the real part, the part that God speaks to. -Andrae Crouch

I just wanted to show people – maybe I'm wrong – that I can still really sing. I can sing better than I ever have before. My intonation is way better, my timing, my phrasing – there's a lot more expression; I feel it's a more lived-in, soulful voice. -Dan Hill

War stories deal in death. War illuminates love, while love is the greatest expression of hope, without which any story rings untrue to life. And to deny hope in a story about such darkness is to create false art. -Richard Flanagan

I think that an industrial process is not like a rubber stamp. Everything has to be put together and, as such, should have its own expression. -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Painting is a language of its own. You cannot interpret one form of expression with another form of expression. -Marcel Duchamp

In French, there is an old expression, la patte, meaning the artist's touch, his personal style, his 'paw'. I wanted to get away from la patte and from all that retinal painting. -Marcel Duchamp

Words are the tools of 'to be' – of expression. They are completely built on the fact that you 'are,' and in order to express it, you have built a little alphabet, and you make your words from it. -Marcel Duchamp

The 'Glass' is not my autobiography, nor is it self-expression. Far from it. -Marcel Duchamp

To the poet fated to be a poet, self-expression is as natural and as involuntary as breathing is to us ordinary mortals. -Octavio Paz

More and more, I enjoy hearing people who are good at their instruments and who've found a distinctive voice. In death metal, a lot of guys are Eddie Van Halen disciples, but they take his style to really expressionistic places. It's a real pleasure for me to hear people pushing their craft. -John Darnielle

Life is entirely unthinkable without any of the creative arts, and they're all a continuum – the force in question is creativity, not its mode of expression. -John Darnielle

Wrestling's a form of expression, and it expresses vastness. -John Darnielle

I think any form of self-expression is half confidence, half sheer hard work and, maybe, a bit of talent thrown in. -Kate Winslet

Shake Shack started off as a summer hot dog cart in Madison Square Park. It was not meant to be a company – it was completely accidental. It started off as an expression of community building. -Danny Meyer

Socialism, reduced to its simplest legal and practical expression, means the complete discarding of the institution of private property by transforming it into public property, and the division of the resultant public income equally and indiscriminately among the entire population. -George Bernard Shaw

My Barbies were usually naked. Once, I took their heads off, cut their hair, drew on their short, spiky hair with some markers, then stuck the heads on Christmas lights. Every year, we'd string our tree with those Barbie heads. It looked demonic. My parents were so cool – they saw it as a form of self-expression. -Jessica Biel

I am a pretty tough nut, I guess, and I love art as one of the expressions that probably appeals to my softer side that a lot of people would deny I had. -Kerry Stokes

We encounter very healthy boardroom debates and pretty diverse views, so we have always had the benefit of diversity of opinion and expression before we take some important calls. -Uday Kotak

Dance, to me, is an expression of who we are. -Josie Bissett

I think that expression is so great. So I'll look at someone like Prince, and one reason to lose weight is so I can rock that purple velvet outfit with the white frilly shirt. -Graham Elliot

Food to me, in one word, is 'creativity' or 'expression.' It's simply, 'This is who I am at this point in time, and this is what I want to cook for you.' -Graham Elliot

There's an expression in Persian, 'to play with the lion's tail.' I wasn't what Iranian society wanted me to be – a good girl. I played with the lion's tail. -Golshifteh Farahani

The Internet, as a First Amendment medium, hinges on free expression, and that means free advertising. -Jerry Yang

I always felt like if I lived in true authentic self-expression and lived in service and in support of many other people, I would be exempt from having to deal with yet another crisis in my life. I was wrong. -Debbie Ford

Preaching is the expression of the moral sentiment in application to the duties of life. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

We believe democracy cannot be imposed from outside in any society. Democracy is the expression of a sovereign people. -Meles Zenawi

Emotions often must be portrayed from an inner feeling, of course, but I had a double advantage because I was learning to direct my as-yet expressionless feelings as well as gaining an ability to express emotion by a very conscious manipulation of my muscles. -Jane Greer

My focus is anything that allows me to express myself. Rap, dance, photography. Those are my forms of expression. -Lakeith Stanfield

A lot of mainstream photographers seem not to think about what they're doing or feel any responsibility toward anything. By the time they're done, the models don't have any trace of themselves left. This thing about looking young with no wrinkles or expression is all so boring, really. -Peter Lindbergh

The poet, being an imitator like a painter or any other artist, must of necessity imitate one of three objects – things as they were or are, things as they are said or thought to be, or things as they ought to be. The vehicle of expression is language – either current terms or, it may be, rare words or metaphors. -Aristotle

'The Lady's World' should be made the recognized organ for the expression of women's opinions on all subjects of literature, art and modern life, and yet it should be a magazine that men could read with pleasure. -Oscar Wilde

I always tell audiences when I talk about writing: Writing isn't something I do; writing is something that I am. I am writing – it's just an expression of me. -Wayne Dyer

When we write about Auschwitz, we must know that Auschwitz, in a certain sense at least, suspended literature. One can only write a black novel about Auschwitz or – you should excuse the expression – a cheap serial, which begins in Auschwitz and is still not over. -Imre Kertesz

Let us note that art – even on an abstract level – has never been confined to 'idea'; art has always been the 'realized' expression of equilibrium. -Piet Mondrian

Dance, theatre, etc. as art, will disappear along with the dominating 'expression' of tragedy and harmony: the movement of life itself will become harmonious. -Piet Mondrian

I began as a naturalistic painter. Very quickly I felt the urgent need for a more concise form of expression and an economy of means. I never stopped progressing toward abstraction. -Piet Mondrian

It has become progressively clearer that the plastic expression of true reality is attained through dynamic movement in equilibrium. Plastic art affirms that equilibrium can only be established through the balance of unequal but equivalent oppositions. -Piet Mondrian

Memorable occasions should be brief, and so should be the expressions of appreciation. -Simon Kuznets

The beauty of interdisciplinary conversation is that the mode of expression is essentially different for each practitioner, even if ideas are shared. -Sarah Hall

I was trying to be a writer, and I was kind of getting sidetracked, so I started doing cartoons as a form of expression. -Bruce Eric Kaplan

The larger your audience, the smaller your vocabulary and range of referents – the fewer your means of expression. You can't rely on the luxury of intimacy. -Joshua Cohen

I was in love with HTML and certain that the whole world was about to learn it, ushering in a new era of DIY media, free expression, peace and democracy and human rights worldwide. That part didn't work out so well, although the kids prefer YouTube to TV, so that's something. -Jeffrey Zeldman

It's important to understand your ownership pattern because it is an expression of the values that guide your life. The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life. -Marie Kondo

The Pentagon budget, like all government spending, is an expression of priorities. -Alex Pareene

Bill Watterson argued with his medium even as he eclipsed it. He was all too aware that no artistic expression better exemplifies our disposable consumer culture than the daily newspaper comic strip: today's masterpiece is tomorrow's birdcage lining. -Anthony Marra

I've always been interested in the paranormal, but 'Gray Matter' is a more subtle, mature expression of that – looking at the powers of the brain and more delicate evidence of the extraordinary. -Jane Jensen

It's true that interacting through text means no eyelines, no facial expressions, no tone of voice. That can be an advantage, helping us to consider content rather than eloquence, import rather than source. -Nick Harkaway

Those of us born into vitalist and expressionist cultures must hope that governments will draw back from shutting down the modernist project of exploring, experimenting, and imagining – of voyaging into the unknown – that has been essential for rewarding lives. -Edmund Phelps

In societies where one sees a higher prevalence of 'modern values' – individualism, vitalism and self-expression – there's also higher reported job satisfaction. -Edmund Phelps

For me as a writer, Albanian is simply an extraordinary means of expression – rich, malleable, adaptable. As I have said in my latest novel, 'Spiritus,' it has modalities that exist only in classical Greek, which puts one in touch with the mentality of antiquity. -Ismail Kadare

You can't deduce the personality of the potter from the pots. It's a thingy you've made and offered to somebody else for their use, and, believe me, a novel is like that. It's a made thing and ought not to contain a direct self-expression of the writer. -Jill Paton Walsh

Any director or writer or artist has the right to do what they want to do – freedom of expression is something I celebrate. -Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

After 'Pitch Perfect' premiered, I've got so many sweet expressions from people who enjoyed 'Pitch Perfect' and now the episode of 'Game of Thrones.' -Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

The best way to show an emotion is not through a character's words, but their smallest expressions – to take what an actor would visually do and try putting that down on the page for the reader to 'see.' -Susanna Kearsley

During the seven years that I worked as a management consultant, I spent a lot of time trying to look older than I was. I became pretty good at furrowing my brow and putting on somber expressions. -Matthew Stewart

The only thing that matters is to have charm and expression. Then comes that horrible gnawing doubt of our own magnetism. Is it possible that, though we are not lovely, we are not irresistible either? That we will have to go through life belonging neither to the triumphantly beautiful nor to the triumphantly ugly? -Elizabeth Bibesco

Those who profess the faith of Life regard the ideals of mankind as an expression of man's higher needs. Ideals which were once incentives to development thus become a drag upon it whenever life's needs demand new forms that are not recognised by the prevailing idealism. -Ellen Key

Christianity is sustained by the knowledge that the object of man's life on earth is his development as an eternal being. Therefore, none of his expressions of life can be an end in itself, but must serve a higher purpose than the earthly life and happiness of the individual – or even than that of the race. -Ellen Key

On the whole, the experience that the activity of the soul obeys the law of least resistance has been verified even in regard to women's social morals. As a rule, these have been focused on the family and on charity – among other reasons, because woman's sense of duty seldom finds means of expression in other directions. -Ellen Key

I come from strong people who believe in the freedom of expression and, of course, a culture that believes in that. So the idea of overcoming adversity is something that is not unfamiliar. -Robert Battle

For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the term 'testimony' is a warm and familiar word in our religious expressions. It is tender and sweet. It has always a certain sacredness about it. When we talk about testimony, we refer to feelings of our heart and mind rather than an accumulation of logical, sterile facts. -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

In my opinion, the motion picture is the greatest medium of expression ever invented. It embraces all the other arts. The films that have the greatest unity, the greatest overall strength, and give the most satisfaction to the viewer, have been those in which a guiding hand was imposed in every section of the film's many divisions. -King Vidor

What we do sometimes when we're in the sessions recording the dialogue is we'll set up a video camera and we'll video the whole session. So then the animator, if he wants, can draw upon those tapes to pull expressions, mouth shapes, maybe some gesturing that happens. -Kevin Lima

The space program is not only scientific in purpose but also is an expression of man's insistent determination to do the nearly impossible – to explore the unknown, even at great risk. -Harold Urey

I spent so many years in terror of 'making it legal' because the expression rang all too true – the wedding ritual struck me as nothing but a flowery front for the fulfilment of countless, tedious contracts and obligations. -Lynn Coady

Flowers are an easy, eloquent expression of love at a time when words can seem clumsy and inadequate. -Lynn Coady

I am proud to state that every national Jewish organization we support enforces non-discrimination practices around sexual orientation and that more than 70 percent have written policies in place covering gender identity and expression. -Lynn Schusterman

'You're fired' was not a part of the deal. And when I went into the first board room, the very first one, I'm looking at these people, and I had to fire somebody, but we never thought in terms of the expression 'You're fired.' -Donald Trump

To me, the highest expression of life is art with jokes. It's very rarified, very difficult to accomplish if you want to be more than just funny and more than just jokes about human gaseousness. -Neil Peart

I really believe in the old expression that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. It's through adversity that you find the strength you never knew you had. -Christie Brinkley

For me, I love food. It's my greatest pleasure and also the thing that could ruin you as well. It's one of those things where, if you're not thoughtful about it, it could be unhealthy. But if there's a mindfulness about it; it actually is a wonderful tool of emotional expression. -Jon Favreau

Acting changed my life. I say God and then acting. Because becoming an actor, I've gained a new respect for humanity. And I believe that it's also helped me to grow as a person. It's been one of the biggest blessings and expressions that I could have ever been gifted with. -Tasha Smith

In schools giving students a full education, not to create great artists but about the right to have full expression and imagination and creativity, along with an acknowledgement that everybody learns differently. You try and you fail and you try again. All those skills are useful in the workplace, too. -Damian Woetzel

My drawing, like that of most cartoonists, is intended first of all to be functional: to create believable space and communicate information. My strongest point in drawing has always been my ability to show characters' nonverbal communication through facial expression and posture. -Jessica Abel

I think humans are just hard-wired to process people's faces and understand meaning and expression at such a more granular level than other types of communication. -Mark Zuckerberg

I appreciate all of your expressions of concern, and I appreciate all of your expressions of love. It has been like a fire to my heart. -John Trudell

I believe a person's style is an expression of who you are – way more than dancing. -Ciara

Burning the flag is a form of expression. Speech doesn't just mean written words or oral words. It could be semaphore. And burning a flag is a symbol that expresses an idea – I hate the government, the government is unjust, whatever. -Antonin Scalia

I am utterly opposed to all equivocation or obscure expressions in our public acts. We are bound to say plainly what we mean to say. If we mean negotiation and compromise, let us say it distinctly and plainly instead of sending to the President a resolution on which he may put whatever interpretation he pleases. -John C. Calhoun

We use many expressions of fennel: blended with potato, it's an earthy, rich puree; the raw fronds add a fresh, green note; and the braised version gives it a luscious, home-cooked feel, something people can connect to – you need that in any dish. -Daniel Humm

Everyone says 'Anna Karenina' is about individual desire going against society, but I actually think the opposite is stronger: the way societal forces limit the expression of the individual. -Mary Gaitskill

I think a lot of writing, or a lot of young writers, especially, hold themselves back unnecessarily because they're so upset about the idea that they might be sentimental or so concerned about being criticized that way or even being that way that they just shy away from any strong expression or emotion. -Mary Gaitskill

It is very unnatural to dance while playing the violin. I had to practice so hard to learn how to do it, but now it is part of my expression, and it comes naturally. I have to know a song perfectly before I can even begin to move. -Lindsey Stirling

Nothing is really typical of my efforts… I'm simply casting about for better ways to crystallise and capture certain strong impressions (involving the elements of time, the unknown, cause and effect, fear, scenic and architectural beauty, and other seemingly ill-assorted things) which persist in clamouring for expression. -H. P. Lovecraft

Never should an unfamiliar word be passed over without elucidation, for, with a little conscientious research, we may each day add to our conquests in the realm of philology and become more and more ready for graceful independent expression. -H. P. Lovecraft

Really, I do not know whether my paintings are surrealist or not, but I do know that they are the frankest expression of myself. -Frida Kahlo

Science began as one of the noblest expressions of man's reason. It will continue to serve humanity so long as it never forgets that human beings remain the heart of its purpose. -Robert Kennedy

There is always an element of play in form, however 'serious' the expression. -Marilyn Hacker

Art is where we make a stand. If we don't make it there, freedom of expression is lost for everyone – for artists, for journalists, and for everyday people. -Lucien Bourjeily

Even though the Internet touches every part of our lives, one person is to blame for potentially destroying its potential for innovation and freedom of expression: former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. -Marvin Ammori

Civil disobedience has almost always been about expression. Generally, it's nonviolent, as defined by Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi, and King. -Marvin Ammori

The right of free speech cannot be parceled out based on whether we want to hear what the speaker has to say or whether we agree with those views. It means, quite often, tolerating the expression of views that we find distasteful, perhaps even repugnant. -Andrew Rosenthal

I have an obsession with fashion – it's another form of expression for me – and I have a growing collection of vintage clothes and jewelry. Being able to play dress-up for my career has been a gift. -Karen Fairchild

Private philanthropy is the direct expression of the great Christian principle of the brotherhood of man and the Golden Rule. Private philanthropy indeed is the only valid expression of these ethical principles; compulsory charity through 'social legislation' is the exact contrary: it is the evil imposition of force by one group on another. -Murray Rothbard

Storms of every sort, torrents, earthquakes, cataclysms, 'convulsions of nature,' etc., however mysterious and lawless at first sight they may seem, are only harmonious notes in the song of creation, varied expressions of God's love. -John Muir

Rocks and waters, etc., are words of God, and so are men. We all flow from one fountain Soul. All are expressions of one Love. -John Muir

I believe that the real expression of your religious beliefs is shown in the daily pattern of your life, in what you contribute to your surroundings and what you take away without infringing on the rights of other people. -Judy Garland

Jazz, to me, is one of the inherent expressions of Negro life in America: the eternal tom-tom beating in the Negro soul – the tom-tom of revolt against weariness in a white world, a world of subway trains, and work, work, work; the tom-tom of joy and laughter, and pain swallowed in a smile. -Langston Hughes

The study of expression ought to form a part of the study of psychology, but it also comes within the province of anthropology because the habitual, life-long expressions of the face determine the wrinkles of old age, which are distinctly an anthropological characteristic. -Maria Montessori

All the movements of our body are not merely those dictated by impulse or weariness; they are the correct expression of what we consider decorous. Without impulses, we could take no part in social life; on the other hand, without inhibitions, we could not correct, direct, and utilize our impulses. -Maria Montessori

During the year 1894, Pierre Curie wrote me letters that seem to me admirable in their form. No one of them was very long, for he had the habit of concise expression, but all were written in a spirit of sincerity and with an evident anxiety to make the one he desired as a companion know him as he was. -Marie Curie

The maximum expression of running dogs is the Iditarod. You enter a state of primitive exaltation, and you never return. You're never normal again. -Gary Paulsen

In sailing, I single-hand, and I want to do the Horn. The Horn is the maximum expression of sailing, the way the Iditarod is the maximum expression of running dogs. It's not to write about it; it's to experience the maximum thing. -Gary Paulsen

When we look at social media, we really look at it on a continuum, and the continuum is from accumulation to instant expression. -Evan Spiegel

You have to have the time to feel sorry for yourself in order to be a good abstract expressionist. -Robert Rauschenberg

I really want women to appreciate their power. It was obvious to me that lots of people are comfortable with power, and they see what it can do, but women's expression of it was never as comprehensive as it could be. It seemed like an amazing gift that Oxygen could give. -Cheryl Mills

We have a battery of tests planned at regular intervals including DNA methylation analysis, gene expression profile changes, telomere length (both TAT and QTRAP measured) and various other metrics that will highlight positive changes to aging biomarkers. -Liz Parrish

I give a facial expression in a moment of silence for audiences to react to what I just said and kind of let that marinate with the audience for a little bit. I enjoy the physical part of the comedy as much as the verbal content. People tend to gravitate to not only what they're hearing but also what they're seeing. -Sebastian Maniscalco

Love is itself an expression of strength. -Ann Maxwell

Many expressions of a cat's feelings seem deeply related to the capture of live prey. -Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

I don't deal in terminology, I deal with expressions: colors, shapes, tones, characteristics. -Savion Glover

Using creative expression as a means to a professional end makes me curl up a bit. -Jenny Slate

I think, like any artist or any writer, I just want to have that pure freedom of expression and of thought – the freedom to explore and move in unexpected ways. -Jhumpa Lahiri

Freedom of expression is tested during times of anger and conflict and enables all opinions and outraged expressions of dissent that we may not want to hear. But even for this there have to be limits. -Yair Lapid

Yisrael Beiteinu has no objection to the nonviolent expression of opinion. It is violent speech that forms a clear and present danger that we refuse to tolerate. -Avigdor Lieberman

To me, mathematics, computer science, and the arts are insanely related. They're all creative expressions. -Sebastian Thrun

I'm really not interested in acting as a facade, I'm interested in it as an emotional expression and as a transcendent experience for an individual. I find that a lot of people, a lot of young actors, haven't gotten to the point where they're comfortable being stripped down. They're still interested in ornate jackets. -Brie Larson

I always find Bach to be an expression of a love of life. There's an enthusiasm that's absolutely contagious. -Itzhak Perlman

The independence once represented by the car has been replaced by cell phones and social networks, which are now at the forefront of people's expression of freedom and access. Once a symbol of 'coming of age,' many drivers are waiting longer to get their licenses. -John Zimmer

For me, one of my life's mission is to disrupt these dated concepts of what it really looks like and means to be a working woman. The expression 'working man' is never heard in conjunction. But people still talk about this sort of 'working woman,' and there's a bit of negativity to that connotation. -Ivanka Trump

I have been made stateless and hounded for my act of political expression. -Edward Snowden

My greatest fear about a world in which racial reassignment surgery becomes common is that it then becomes an expression of all kinds of class privilege. You have a truly dystopian society divided between the people who can afford to be racially altered and perfected and the ones who can't. -Jess Row

I liked to watch the expression in the fighter's face change when you connected with him. You know when you connect in the right spot. It's like a tunnel vision. -Gerry Cooney

There's this little recipe that you have to hit pretty well to get somebody to laugh. And it's a combination of the way in which you say something, with the facial expression that you have, married with the body language that you have, etc. -Jason Bateman

I think the mix of narrative and analysis that the 'New Yorker' requires is a perfect expression of what my parents each gave me. -George Packer

I am both astonished and honored beyond expression to be chosen as your 2011 Christian Statesman of the Year. -Trent Franks

Freedom of expression is very important. -Rodrigo Duterte

Jordan is Palestine. The capital of Palestine is Amman. If Palestinian Arabs want to find their political expression, they will have to do it in Amman. -Ariel Sharon

Once citadels of free expression and occasional revolutionary ideas, today many American colleges have endorsed political correctness. -John J. McLaughlin

I remember being interviewed about my first novel, 'The Colour of Memory.' They kept using the expression 'your first novel,' and I said, 'No, I object to that phrase, because this is it for me.' -Geoff Dyer

Freedom is the thing that has attracted me most to jazz. Within improvisation, you're really able to express something that maybe I'm not so adept at expressing via language. So I develop a language through the instrument to tell stories. So it's kind of this freedom of thought and freedom of expression that kind happens. -Jason Moran

The mirror is a powerful tool because it forces you to deal with yourself on a deeper level. Conceptually, paintings are like mirrors. They're an expression from the artist: 'This is how I view the world – I'm presenting it to you.' -Mickalene Thomas

In the 1920s, big names in the Arab world spoke of Scheherazade as an example for intellectuals fighting for their rights. She was a fighter for the right of free expression. -Fatema Mernissi

'The Green Lantern' seems a little calculated to me. It's like, 'We've got to get on this gay bandwagon and make this character gay.' Like anything else, there's earnest expressions in the culture and then there's kind of bandwagoning. -Christopher McCulloch

Eighteenth-century doctors prescribed sugar pills for nearly everything: heart problems, headache, consumption, labor pains, insanity, old age, and blindness. Hence, the French expression 'like an apothecary without sugar' meant someone in an utterly hopeless situation. -Tom Reiss

Homer Collyer's chosen form of self-expression is the piano, although late in life, when his hearing also goes, he takes to writing. -Justin Cartwright

At Burning Man, the audience is the show: the boundaries between stage and public overlap and melt. Every form of self-expression, every fantasy… everything has a place. It's kind of a utopia, and everyone who sets foot in it is so impressed that they do their best to respect it and keep it alive. -Margherita Missoni

My music is the spiritual expression of what I am – my faith, my knowledge, my being. -John Coltrane

Acting is an expression of imagination. No firsthand knowledge is necessary. -Billy Crudup

I focused primarily on being an instrumentalist and studying music and on my primary means of expression: composing and playing. -Esperanza Spalding

By giving material expression to force-forms in space, the Greeks gave divine spiritual beings the opportunity of using these material forms. It is no figure of speech but a fact when we say that gods came down at that time into the Greek temples in order to be among human beings on the physical plane. -Rudolf Steiner

In earthly life, a person can conceal whether evil or good is active in his soul. After death, this is no longer possible. The spirit form presents after death the physiognomical expression of what the person was on earth. -Rudolf Steiner

You can dramatically affect the expression of your metabolism and your biochemistry by the way you eat and the way you live. -Jillian Michaels

American Sign Language requires a lot of facial and body expression. -Nyle DiMarco

The best football is always about expression of emotion. Always. -Jurgen Klopp

It's not just music. To me, it's songwriting more than anything. A lot of people say it's expression, but to me, it's more than that. -Brantley Gilbert

When I was 28, I made this film called 'Drinking Buddies' that I starred in and produced, and we improvised the entire thing, and it was a complete exercise in freedom of expression in making something for only the purpose of making it, not for recognition or money or anything else, and it's still my favorite thing I've ever done. -Olivia Wilde

Because I express myself through the music, I want to be responsible in that expression and how it carries on well after I'm here. But that's just me. -Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Languages and cultures are disappearing at an enormously fast rate, and many of them are in Canada. These are extreme examples of removal of freedom of expression – to actually lose a language and the ability to express that culture. -John Ralston Saul

People who believe in freedom of expression have spent several centuries fighting against censorship, in whatever form. We have to be certain the 'Net' doesn't become the site for technological book burning. -John Ralston Saul

We should purify our innate well of contentment – what a wonderful expression – and then external things will be in harmony with us. -Eckhart Tolle

I'll keep creating modern, deep, rich and adventurous colors and products that inspire creative expression every day. -Francois Nars

I'm so happy to be a song-writer – I'm even surprised when I get to record anything. I consider it a considerable privilege and a blessing to have a medium of expression that has a place in the world. -Buffy Sainte-Marie

Asian cultures… place great value on avoiding open expression of disagreement and conflict because they emphasize harmony. -Deborah Tannen

It took me a while to get to a place of feeling like fashion was an expression – something I could have fun with and an art form. -Evan Rachel Wood

Collegiality is crucial to the success of our mission. We could not do the job the Constitution assigns to us if we didn't – to use one of Justice Antonin Scalia's favorite expressions – 'Get over it!' -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Clothing started as an armor for me. It was one of the ways that I protected myself from the world. It evolved into a form of creative expression. -Tracee Ellis Ross

Red carpet is a little bit scary. It's not about expression. It's about taking a pretty picture in a really weird, awkward way, with so many people watching. It's a glamorous part of the job, but it requires its own kind of courage. -Tracee Ellis Ross

I've heard people say, 'Why do you have to do a show that's called 'Black Girls Rock'?' or 'Why is there an expression called 'black girl magic'?' You know, when you say, 'Save the dolphins,' you don't mean, 'I don't like whales.' That's just not the way it works! -Tracee Ellis Ross

I have started using the expression 'compassionate activism': It's about keeping my heart open so that I can understand the point of view of the other person. -Tracee Ellis Ross

I love singing. I love it, and it doesn't feel like a chore. It's an expression. -Rihanna

I'm not a great dancer. I'm a great advertisement for freedom of expression. I don't care what you think. I'm having a great time. -Chris Martin

I don't think I'm a singer, I think I'm an expressionist. But it takes time to put it in people's minds that this guy is not singing, 'Baby, I want to have you.' This guy is actually thinking about what he's saying. This guy has something to say. -Benjamin Clementine

The Church is not self-made, it was created by God and is continuously formed by Him. This finds expression in the Sacraments, above all in that of Baptism: I enter into the Church not by a bureaucratic act, but with the help of this Sacrament. -Pope Benedict XVI

Nature teaches us that tens of billions of light years may have passed, and life in all of its expressions has always been subjected to an incredible combination of matter and radiation. -Fidel Castro

I have written symphonic poems and chamber music. It is my way of personal expression. -Carmine Coppola

Baldwin gave expression to the longings of blacks in exalted prose. He was embraced, in the tradition of Negro Firsterism, even by those who never sat down with a book, as our preeminent literary spokesman, whether he liked it or not. Neither athlete nor entertainer, but nevertheless a star. -Darryl Pinckney

Often, when Jim Carrey plays it straight, all of the vitality is drained from his face; he looks like a root-canal patient trying out a pleasant expression for his oral surgeon. -Elvis Mitchell

Rising anti-Semitism is rarely the lone or the last expression of intolerance in a society. -Samantha Power

Make it your profitable habit to carefully study facial expressions. You can see the entire human drama in a face; you can tell its owner's history. -Vernon Howard

If there's one theme in all my work, it's about authenticity and self-expression. It's the idea that some things are, in some real sense, really you – or express what you and others aren't. -Bernard Williams

For some odd reason, the expression 'death of a poet' always sounds somewhat more concrete than 'life of a poet.' -Joseph Brodsky

I am my father's daughter: I have his language, his expressions. -Dinah Manoff

Jesse Jackson is a master of the old expression that it doesn't matter what someone says about you as long as they spell your name right. -Mike Gallagher

Music is a physical expression that has a physical impact upon the listener. Sound travels in waves through the air. This is not abstract. This is scientific fact. And it makes physical contact with the eardrum… and with the heart… and with the rest of the body. -Kurt Elling

Writers can express ideas and emotions that are important to them but have no other means of expression. Some of these ideas may be fantastic, and some of the emotions may be given clearer voice in fantastic fiction. -Brian Stableford

Solange's new album, 'A Seat at the Table', is so many things at once: an antidote to hate, a celebration of blackness, an expression of the right to feel it all. After a move to Louisiana and period of self-reflection, the artist joined forces with a range of collaborators to put her new discoveries to music. -Tavi Gevinson

I belonged to the 'Point Break' generation – I watched the original when I was 13 years old. It's basically the story of the rescue of the human spirit, and we continue to fight that same spiritual battle, but with a political expression. -Edgar Ramirez

Whenever someone comes up to me saying, 'I saw you in 'Carlos' and then I saw the rest of your movies,' for me, it's an expression that we might be doing something well. So my life hasn't changed that much. I just try not to go to very crowded places if I'm not in the mood. -Edgar Ramirez

Anyone who's ever driven to Atlantic City knows that Trump's got a big billboard. For years, you used to see his angry face on it. I said, 'Trump, that expression is making people afraid to go to the Taj Mahal. Why don't you give them a big smile.? 'C'mon in, folks! Spend your money here!' I think we got that corrected. -Regis Philbin

I'm comfortable around girls because I grew up with two sisters and a single mom. I feel very lucky for all they have taught me. They tell me to be myself, have fun, and focus on eye expressions. -Anwar Hadid

If we have white persons in the March, we are certain to have trouble with the Communists, and it may not be viewed as a true expression of the Negro's protest. -A. Philip Randolph

Bierce radiates brilliancy, and perhaps no other man of letters ever had a more ready command of condensed expression. For him, each word has its unique place in the peerage of words, and he would not use a word out of place any sooner than he would thrust an ape into a captain's saddle. -Edwin Markham

We trace out all the veins of the earth, and yet, living upon it, undermined as it is beneath our feet, are astonished that it should occasionally cleave asunder or tremble: as though, forsooth, these signs could be any other than expressions of the indignation felt by our sacred parent! -Pliny the Elder

There are artists or filmmakers or cinematographers who have had long careers who, maybe to reinvent themselves or just to stay in a secure place, layer it on or ham it up, if I can use that expression, or make grand choices that don't feel as authentic as what they did to make us fall in love with them in the first place. -Laura Dern

You can't be, like, smashing guitars against Marshall stacks all the time. As a matter of fact, after a while, it just looks like posing – it never really gets down to any message or any real expression. -Jeff Buckley

Irrespective of age, we mourn for those loved and lost. Mourning is one of the deepest expressions of pure love. -Russell M. Nelson

I personally think that it is acceptable if I take a step forward and can act with more diverse expressions and feelings. -Song Hye-kyo

Protecting basic rights such as freedom of expression enhances social stability. -Max Baucus

Style, to me, is an extension of one's personality, a kind of self expression which is very personal. It is an expression of your moods, your personality. -Anushka Sharma

None of the records I make are ever a deliberate construction – they're always an expression of who I am at the time and where I am in my life. -Lady Gaga

To me, 'sexy' is a kind of beauty, a kind of self-expression, one that is to be celebrated. -Emily Ratajkowski

I've heard expressions like, 'Are you good in bed?' What does that even mean? For me, good in bed means sleeping seven hours. Undisturbed! If I get eight hours, that means I'm amazing! -Karan Johar

I'm learning to work under pressure. Yesteryear songs are slow and demanding on the expressions. -Kriti Sanon

A fighter, a real strong fighter, should always look dignified and calm, and I believe that any expression of aggression is an expression of weakness. A strong person will not be nervous and will not express aggression towards his opponent. He will be confident in his abilities and his training; then he will face the fight calm and balanced. -Fedor Emelianenko

I found it more challenging to act in a small scene, especially if it has no dialogue and if it is a close-up with only expressions. -Fatima Sana Shaikh

When you are doing a long scene, you have dialogue and interaction to narrate the character. But making sense out of facial expression and reacting is difficult. Having said that, I think such challenges are good for learning. -Fatima Sana Shaikh

By killing transparency and competition, crony capitalism is harmful to free enterprise, opportunity, and economic growth. And by substituting special interests for the public interest, it is harmful to democratic expression. -Raghuram Rajan

What someone wears is an expression of oneself. When you're just comfortable with what you're wearing, you don't have new thoughts. I want people to feel something and think about who they are. -Rei Kawakubo

The main pillar of my activity is making clothes, but this can never be the perfect and only vehicle of expression. -Rei Kawakubo

All kinds of ways of expression are spreading out all over the place, information is overflowing, and it's harder and harder to be excited about anything. -Rei Kawakubo

I give myself limits – not only financial limits, but I also limit my method of expression, and from within those limits, I try to come up with something new and interesting. -Rei Kawakubo

Any society that starts forbidding certain words or expressions is a society you should be wary about, whether it's the KGB or social consensus that enforces it. -Stellan Skarsgard

We have never done anything to stop freedom of expression or freedom of press. -Recep Tayyip Erdogan

I think people are made uncomfortable by uncensored expressions of emotion. -Claire Danes

As an actress, I value and rely on peaceful self-expression, not only in my daily life, but also in my professional work. This is particularly true, as my commitment to the promotion of human rights is an integral part of my calling as an artist. -Nazanin Boniadi

Although it is hard to see why any sensible authority would feel threatened by the peaceful expression of one's point of view, there is a long history of trying to repress subversive depictions of political figures – back in the 19th century, for example, France's King Louis Philippe was depicted as a piece of fruit. -Nazanin Boniadi

History's lesson, of course, is that attempts to suppress free expression have merely confirmed the caricaturists' original critique of heavy-handed and objectionable actions of overreaching governments. -Nazanin Boniadi

Artists often become vocal advocates of freedom of expression because we depend on it so heavily in our work. But it is an inalienable right that belongs to everyone on an equal basis. -Nazanin Boniadi

Our rights are interconnected and inseparable. When freedom of expression is threatened, the rights to freedom of association and assembly, of thought, conscience and religion, are also compromised. -Nazanin Boniadi

I notice that freedom of expression of an E.U. member of Parliament who denounces the actions of ISIS allows the French government to take her to court. -Marine Le Pen

You can tell a lot about a person just by watching their facial expressions. But there are times when it's best to hide your feelings, especially at work. -Dana Perino

How odd that the proponents of free expression think 'free' only applies to them. -Greg Gutfeld

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