complex Quotes

All artists are egotistical maniacs with inferiority complexes.
 
tags: artist complex
— Lionel Richie
Just one living cell in the human body is, more complex than New York City.
 
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— Linus Pauling
It was obvious-to me at any rate-that the answer was to why an enzyme is able to speed up a chemical reaction by as much as 10 million times. It had to do this by lowering the energy of activation-the energy of forming the activated complex. It could do this by forming strong bonds with the activated complex, but only weak bonds with the reactants or products.
 
tags: time energy strong complex
— Linus Pauling
If the structure that serves as a template (the gene or virus molecule) consists of, say, two parts, which are themselves complementary In structure, then each of these parts can serve as the mould for the production of a replica of the other part, and the complex of two complementary parts thus can serve as the mould for the production of duplicates of itself.
 
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— Linus Pauling
People are drawn to watching things that are dramatic. And the tighter a relationship is, the more dramatic it can be. That's something family lends itself to. Everybody has family, somewhere, somehow. Those relationships are always very complex. This takes it to almost Greek-tragedy-level heights. That's fun to watch, although it's very uncomfortable. It explores the darkest sense of family.
 
tags: people fun relationship complex
— Linda Cardellini
I have to admit I've always had quite a complex relationship with modeling and with the idea of advertising: not always knowing what I'm advertising and selling.
 
tags: knowing ideas relationship complex
— Lily Cole
Ours is a colourful and diversified world. It is also a complex one.
 
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— Li Peng
I have been trying to think of the earth as a kind of organism, but it is no go. I cannot think of it this way. It is too big, too complex, with too many working parts lacking visible connections. The other night, driving through a hilly, wooded part of southern New England, I wondered about this. If not like an organism, what is it like, what is it most like? Then, satisfactorily for that moment, it came to me: it is most like a single cell
 
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— Lewis Thomas
The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking. Immediately at the moment of perception, you can feel the mind going to work, sending the odor around from place to place, setting off complex repertories through the brain, polling one center after another for signs of re recognition, for old memories and old connection.
 
tags: work memory perception moment brain thinking mind complex
— Lewis Thomas
My mitochondria comprise a very large proportion of me. I cannot do the calculation, but I suppose there is almost as much of them in sheer dry bulk as there is the rest of me. Looked at in this way, I could be taken for a very large, motile colony of respiring bacteria, operating a complex system of nuclei, microtubules, and neurons for the pleasure and sustenance of their families, and running, at the moment, a typewriter.
 
tags: moment pleasure running complex
— Lewis Thomas
Integration proceeds by just the opposite route: a deliberate heightening of every organic function; a release of impulses from circumstances that irrationally thwarted them; richer and more complex patterns of activity; an esthetic heightening of anticipated realizations; a steady lengthening of the future; a faith in cosmic perspectives.
 
tags: faith complex perspective
— Lewis Mumford
Organic planning does not begin with a preconceived goal; it moves from need to need, from opportunity to opportunity, in a series of adaptations that themselves become increasingly coherent and purposeful, so that they generate a complex final design, hardly less unified than a pre-formed geometric pattern.
 
tags: opportunities complex
— Lewis Mumford
Childhood is a complex dialectical process characterized by periodicity, unevenness in the development of different functions, metamorphosis or qualitative transformation of one form into another, intertwining of external and internal factors, and adaptive processes which overcome impediments that the child encounters.
 
— Lev S. Vygotsky
I've had a tough time with Pynchon. I liked him very much when I first read him. I liked him less with each book. He got denser and more complex in a way that didn't really pay off.
 
tags: time book read complex
— Leslie Fiedler
I live proudly in a body of my own design. I defend my right to be complex
 
tags: live body right complex
— Leslie Feinberg
I reserve my right to be complex.
 
tags: right complex
— Leslie Feinberg
The more complex our economy, the more we should rely on the miraculous, self-adapting processes of men acting freely. No mind of man nor any combination of minds can even envision, let alone intelligently control, the countless human energy exchanges in a simple society, to say nothing of a complex one.
 
tags: men society human alone control energy process mind complex
— Leonard Read
Is it not obvious that the more complex an economy, the more certainly will governmental control of productive effort exert a retarding influence?
 
tags: control complex
— Leonard Read
[Europe has] this tradition of self revelation in popular music. We have it here - it's called Country Western Music... I think that's where the deeper and more complex subjects are treated.
 
tags: self music complex
— Leonard Cohen
In some ways Lester Young is the most complex rhythmically of any musician. He does some things which are just phenomenal.
 
tags: young complex
— Lee Konitz
My most ardent desire is that my country will recapture its historic opportunity for a peaceful evolution and that Poland will prove to the world that even the most complex situations can be solved by a dialogue and not by force.
 
— Lech Walesa
The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrumas it has throughout history, multifaceted emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world. This powerful and universally-appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.
 
tags: fashion nature world human powerful eyes clarity complex
— Leatrice Eiseman
I didn't want to do an electro-class album or complex rap album. I wanted to do something that was kind of like a political statement, but also club jams. I wanted it to be dancy, but intelligent at the same time.
 
tags: time political complex
— Le1f
Rhythm is a means of organizing sound into specific energy formulas to harmonize the mind and body. Chanting, rhythmic breathing and drumming form an ancient technology for directly synchronizing the mind/body complex, creating conditions for psychological and physical healing.
 
tags: energy body healing mind technology complex
— Layne Redmond
A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility.
 
tags: people honesty humility complex
— Lawrence G. Lovasik
If you can't describe your strategy in twenty minutes, simply and in plain language, you haven't got a plan. 'But,' people may say, 'I've got a complex strategy. It can't be reduced to a page.' That's nonsense. That's not a complex strategy. It's a complex thought about the strategy.
 
tags: people thoughts language strategy complex
— Lawrence Bossidy
For the past several years, I have remained what others would consider underground. I did this in order to build a community of people, like-minded in their desire for freedom and the right to pursue their goals and lives without being manipulated and controlled by a media protected military industrial complex with a completely different agenda.
 
tags: desires people freedom live past community right media military goal complex year
— Lauryn Hill
Images work on so many different levels. As a writer you feel them, try not to get in their way or narrow them down to anything other or less complex. A writer is a curator of sorts - once you've brought the images together you try to stand at a respectful distance and let them speak for themselves. Try not to mess with their ambiguities and contradictions. They are what they are, irreducible. This is their integrity.
 
tags: integrity work complex
— Laurie Sheck
Blogs are the main exception I make in my aversion to complex machinery.
 
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— Laurie R. King
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.
 
tags: action film complex
— Laurie R. King
Being an artist is a totally godlike thing to do - and I have a god complex.
 
tags: god artist complex
— Laurie Anderson
Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.
 
tags: problem complex
— Laurence J. Peter
Much has been said about the meanings we make of illness, but what about the meanings we make out of cure? Cure is complex, disorienting, a revisioning of the self, either subtle or stark. Cure is the new, strange planet, pressing in. The doctor could not have known. And that made me, as it does every patient, only more alone.
 
tags: meaning self alone illness complex doctor
— Lauren Slater
As we, the world, and the way we live have become more complex, we've moved further away from living in alignment with our human spirit and with the earth.
 
tags: living live world human earth spirit complex
— Lauren Mackler
Cartoons for girls don't have to be a puddle of smooshy, cutesy-wootsy, goody-two-shoeness. Girls like stories with real conflict; girls are smart enough to understand complex plots; girls aren't as easily frightened as everyone seems to think.
 
tags: smart girls real stories complex
— Lauren Faust
Religion is a complex and often contradictory force in our world. It fosters hope and comfort but also doubt and guilt. It creates both community and exclusion. It brings societies together around shared belief and tears them apart through war. However, what unites the faithful, whatever their religion, is the unshakeable force of generosity.
 
tags: belief society world doubt community guilt tears comfort war hope complex
— Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
For Heidegger, boredom is a privileged fundamental mood because it leads us directly into the very problem complex of being and time.
 
tags: time problem complex fundamental mood
— Lars Svendsen
No single expression denotes love. It's so complex it requires combinations of expressions. These create an identifiable look. You see something like it sometimes in the eyes of slaughterhouse steers.
 
tags: eyes complex
— L. M. Boyd
People are trying to make decisions about whether they should vaccinate their children or not, which is still a big debate. It's something that is a true fear for people. So, when we were getting into the story, in these first few episodes, and you're seeing these people who are at the top of the CDC, they should have every answer. It's almost like a God complex.
 
tags: children fear people true decision seeing child god stories complex
— Kyra Zagorsky
The rich and complex history of South Carolina is the history of the African diaspora, and in many ways, I felt acutely the sense of this collective memory of migration, suffering and transformation while living in South Carolina.
 
— Kwame Dawes