Best Quotes About Minimalist

I never feel that my music is sparse or minimalist; the way fat people never really think they're fat. I certainly don't consider myself minimalist at all. -Morton Feldman

It looks like you can write a minimalist piece without much bleeding. And you can. But not a good one. -David Foster Wallace

Perfect Night is minimalistic and that's what makes it so forceful. -Lou Reed

Also minimalism is a term that all of us who share so little in common and who are lumped together as minimalists are not terribly happy with. -Ann Beattie

It's meant to reaffirm the validity of that music – clean, minimalist, honest, classic music. -Dwight Yoakam

I want to get lean and mean, keep it minimalist. -John Cale

But that kind of falls in line; when you think about it, James Brown was a funk minimalist. All of those parts create a sum that's larger than than the individual parts. -Charlie Hunter

Warmth isn't what minimalists are thought to have. -Maya Lin

Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice. -Jacques Barzun

'The Beatles' did whatever they wanted. They were a collection of influences adapted to songs they wanted to write. George Harrison was instrumental in bringing in Indian music. Paul McCartney was a huge Little Richard fan. John Lennon was into minimalist aggressive rock. -Chris Cornell

I would love, more than anything, to do an out-and-out farce with huge physical energy. Just because you're from the minimalist school, it doesn't mean you can't go big. -Aidan Quinn

My background is a small town with no movie theater. So… I always pictured myself onstage. I went to acting school and learned all the skills. I left early because I did my first movie and discovered that I really loved the minimalistic work with the camera. -Franka Potente

I've been accused of being a minimalist writer. I don't like a lot of verbiage in there. -Kathy Reichs

I'm inspired by the words: 'electrifying', 'epic', 'minimalistic', 'transcendent', 'timeless' and 'rock n' roll.' -Janelle Monae

Kingsley Amis was a lenient father. His paternal style, in the early years, can best be described as amiably minimalist – in other words, my mother did it all. -Martin Amis

I've always been the king of silence. I've always been a minimalist comedian. I've taken my influence from Jack Benny, who was the king of that… I've always done 'less is more.' -Albert Brooks

You can't be minimalist as a director until you have acquired the experience and confidence to say no. -Richard Eyre

I'm a minimalist. I don't really need much to enjoy a good holiday – just my family and the bare essentials. -Jean Reno

I like people who are minimalist with their words. Jack Nicholson thinks a lot then says something, and it's always spot on. Nelson Mandela is the same. -David A. Stewart

I always liked the visuals to be choice and at the same time minimalist. And, I love black boxes. After all, that's what theatre is, it's an empty space, and it's both limited and unlimited because the space is the space, but what you can do with people's imaginations is really endless. -Harold Prince

I'm minimalistic when it comes to makeup, so I'm a sucker for anything that's multi-tasking. Aquaphor is my go-to product. It's great for adding gloss to eyes and cheekbones, and amazing for soothing dry cuticles, too. -Mandy Moore

I have personal issues with clutter. I, personally, am very minimalist and like a clean slate. I like to throw everything away. -Tempestt Bledsoe

Rome is a city where in every corner you have a reminder of the sacred world. That's why I have sacred music, minimalist sacred music, which is also music I like, because at the end of the day, that's what I want to do. -Paolo Sorrentino

As far as accessories are concerned, I think it is always best to be as minimalist as possible. -Alice Temperley

I like sparseness. There's something about that minimalist feel that can make something have an immediate impact and make it unique. I'll probably always work with that formula; I just don't know how. -Britt Daniel

I want to change things with everything I do, not for the sake of changing things, but for the sake of taking greater and greater risks, or how minimalist I might be able to be, or how I can involve elements or ingredients in music videos that are not musical, for instance. -Jonathan Glazer

My wife and I battle over home decor. My style goes from Gothic to Baroque. Hers is minimalist. -Joe Bastianich

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

I've been a minimalist my whole life, even if you wouldn't know it from my office. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

I always have separated myself from my critiques of collections. My judgment is not about whether I would wear it – but how the collection stands in the lexicon of an established designer. As I am a maximalist, not a minimalist, I don't wear Armani or Celine – but I so appreciate what they have achieved. -Suzy Menkes

My writing became more and more minimalist. In the end, I couldn't write at all. For seven or eight years, I hardly wrote. But then I had a revelation. What if I did the opposite? What if, when a sentence or a scene was bad, I expanded it, and poured in more and more? After I started to do that, I became free in my writing. -Karl Ove Knausgard

There are other writers who try for subtle and minimalists effects, but I don't travel in that tribe. -Pat Conroy

As for futuristic costumes, I loved doing 'Gattaca' because I'm a minimalist at heart, and it's a very minimal film. Plus, with Uma Thurman, Ethan Hawke and Jude Law, how could you go wrong? -Colleen Atwood

The music that I listen to is very minimalistic. I listen to a lot of old blues that is just guitar and vocals. -Lykke Li

Taking a comic strip character is very hard to write. Because comics are meant to work in one page, to work in frames with minimalistic dialogue. And a lot of it is left to the imagination of the reader. To do that in film, you've got to be a little more explanatory. And that requires a good screenplay and good dialogue. -Ridley Scott

We have a responsibility to give people opportunities to do what they can do. It's a fundamental tenet of democratic society. Libertarians who believe in a completely minimalist state, and don't feel we have that responsibility, are harming humanity. -Mitch Kapor

Hemingway's minimalism is based on the psychological mechanics of repression. An echo of his approach can be detected in a favorite trope of 1980s minimalists: a pattern of reference to dire secrets and hidden wounds these authors didn't realize they were supposed to have imagined. -Madison Smartt Bell

I'm a minimalist Jew, but on Friday night, I celebrate Shabbat. At sundown, we light candles, say the blessing, and I don't turn on my computer for 24 hours. -Jill Soloway

Why not take a science fiction comic and put the characters in a small town to gain their particular perspective? A lot of that comes from me growing up in a small town on a farm, so that's what I know and what I'm comfortable with. My drawing style is also very sparse and minimalist, so a rural setting complements that. -Jeff Lemire

People constantly describe me as a formalist or even a minimalist, but I'm not really bothered with the rules of painting or the history of painting. My approach is that everything is mine. I take what I can use from wherever, and then I forget where I've taken it from. But there is no point me making anything that looks like anyone else's. -Gary Hume

When in doubt, I always, always buy clear vases. You really can't go wrong with minimalist clear vases, especially when you're sending someone flowers. The flowers are the star of the show and need to shine! -Khloe Kardashian

'Dirtbag' is just the term we use, like a 'gnarly dude' in surfing. Within the climbing culture, it means being a committed lifer: someone who has embraced a minimalist ethic in order to rock climb. It basically means you're a homeless person by choice. -Alex Honnold

It is easy to be inspired by history when you're living in a part of it and allow that to seep into your writing: having said that, a minimalist room with no distractions is often better; the most exciting visions should already be in your head. -Simon Toyne

I love playing instruments that I don't know how to play or am not familiar with. I like the idea of danger and innocence that comes from it. As an artist, I feel I should be able to do something with anything I get my hands on. The music becomes minimalist because of my limited knowledge. -Gustavo Santaolalla

My shoes aren't minimalist, but they are about a new simplicity. -Edgardo Osorio

'Perfect Sense' is a film about love and catastrophe, which I hope is a powerfully romantic and emotional take on the apocalyptic sub-genre. Its aim is to be a minimalist concept movie – where seismic events occur in simple ways that ask the audience to use their imagination. -David MacKenzie

My personal style is somewhat androgynous and simple. With my lifestyle, I've become more of a minimalist. -Gugu Mbatha-Raw

The stoic drama 'A Somewhat Gentle Man' is photographed in a palate of steel gray tones that match Stellan Skarsgard's complexion. It's a low-blood-pressure version of the kind of thing James M. Cain used to do in his sleep, and its filmmaking accomplishment is as minimalist as its narrative ambition is minimal. -Elvis Mitchell

I like to wear jewellery, even though I like my look to be minimalist. When I go out for events, I like to have at least one statement piece. It always adds glamour. -Nargis Fakhri

I did the first 'Oxygene' on an 8 tracks tape recorder with very few instruments, with no other choice than being minimalist. -Jean-Michel Jarre

Theater definitely prepared me for Cyborg in the best way possible. All of the green screen definitely takes me to my minimalist theater days. -Ray Fisher

You don't really need much. I try to live my life with that sort of minimalist mentality. -Nathan Phillips

I try to write short novels and leave details out not because I want to be minimalist, but because I think that it enables the readers' creativity and interaction with the book. -Mohsin Hamid

One project I am pretty excited about is 'Autonomy Cube.' These are basically minimalist sculptures that create a free and open Wi-Fi network wherever you install them, and they are routed over Tor, which basically anonymizes the traffic of everybody using it. -Trevor Paglen

I'm a minimalist kind of person: only one pair of boots, one pair of pants, and if I could, only one shirt. -Jason Ralph

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

I wasn't always a minimalist. I used to buy a lot of things, believing that all those possessions would increase my self-worth and lead to a happier life. I loved collecting a lot of useless stuff, and I couldn't throw anything away. -Fumio Sasaki

In my community of minimalists, there are really wealthy people who work at stock brokerage firms, there are people who are unemployed, but it doesn't seem to matter. We're all really good friends, and we get along really well. It's a very varied and diverse community. -Fumio Sasaki

I think that 'minimalist' is a useful label for other people to identify me, but from my standpoint, I doesn't necessarily have an identity as that. -Fumio Sasaki

We think we can't become a minimalist until our lives have settled down. But it's actually the other way around; we won't be able to settle down until we're living a minimalist life. -Fumio Sasaki

Whereas a lot of Buddhism concerns itself with stages of enlightenment, various precepts and moral codes, and even power structures and hierarchies, Zen is just like, 'Shut up, sit down, and observe your thoughts – oh, and by the way, what you perceive as you' doesn't actually exist.' I loved the minimalist approach of it. -Mark Manson

I love minimalistic jewellery with a contemporary touch. -Aditi Rao Hydari

My wardrobe is minimalistic. -Nushrat Bharucha

For the day, keep it simple, basic, minimalistic, natural. Stick to peaches and pinks. For night, you can add colour to your eyes, make them smoky, and also use shimmer and bronzer. Night make up also calls for louder lip colours. -Kirti Kulhari

The Indian state has to be minimalist in regulatory interventions in social and economic matters; maximalist in providing the quality of life needs; and optimal in the maintenance of law and order. -Subramanian Swamy

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