Comfort, simplicity, practicality - these are all American words. It is simplicity in fabric and way of cut. You cannot produce complicated clothes or spend ten days making a dress. Mine is all done by scaling measurements. I use the body as the land, as when building a house.
When you are but slightly involved in the world, the effect the world has on you is also slight. When you are deeply enmeshed in affairs, you machinations also deepen. So for enlightened people simplicity is better than refinement, and freedom is better than punctiliousness.
— Zicheng Hong
He who does his work like a machine grows a heart like a machine and he who carries the heart of a machine in his breast loses his simplicity. He who has lost his simplicity becomes unsure in the strivings of his soul.
Let your mind wander in simplicity, blend your spirit with the vastness, follow along with things the way they are, and make no room for personal views-then the world will be governed.
I've discovered that I value simplicity above all in dressing. I don't like anything I wear to be too complicated or fussy.
— Zhang Ziyi
Artistic simplicity is more complex than artistic complexity for it arises via the simplification of the latter and against its backdrop or system.
— Yuri Lotman
Everything has complexity. Everything has simplicity. You just grab it.
— Yoko Ono
Einstein has a feeling for the central order of things. He can detect it in the simplicity of natural laws. We may take it that he felt this simplicity very strongly and directly during his discovery of the theory of relativity. Admittedly, this is a far cry from the contents of religion. I don't believe Einstein is tied to any religious tradition, and I rather think the idea of a personal God is entirely foreign to him.
— Wolfgang Pauli
Other extremely alluring traits in people are simplicity and naturalness. Simplicity and naturalness are never painfully obvious qualities, and yet which I come across them in a person, I get this sense of a firm foundation and of a direct access to truth.
— Wojciech Kurtyka
Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.
— William Zinsser
My four articles of faith: clarity, simplicity, brevity and humanity.
— William Zinsser
The approach to style is by way of plainness, simplicity, orderliness, sincerity.
— William Strunk, Jr.
Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.
— William Shenstone
However, I think a plain space near the eye gives it a kind of liberty it loves; and then the picture, whether you choose the grand or beautiful, should be held up at its proper distance. Variety is the principal ingredient in beauty; and simplicity is essential to grandeur.
— William Shenstone
Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer.
— William P. Alford
Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement.
— William Morris
No simplicity of mind, no obscurity of station, can escape the universal duty of questioning all that we believe.
— William Kingdon Clifford
A hypothetical theory is necessary, as a preliminary step, to reduce the expression of the phenomena to simplicity and order before it is possible to make any progress in framing an abstractive theory.
— William John Macquorn Rankine
Civilisation is never so charming as when it is an island in the middle of simplicity, or of a civilisation of an alien kind.
— William Hurrell Mallock
Simplicity, without variety, is wholly insipid.
— William Hogarth
The simplicity and uniformity of rural occupations, and their incessant practice, preclude any anxieties and agitations of hope and fear, to which employments of a more precarious and casual nature are subject.
— William Falconer
The Bible towers in content above all earlier religious literature; and it towers just as impressively over all subsequent literature in the direct simplicity of its message and...its appeal to men of all lands and times.
— William F. Albright
Elegant as simplicity, and warm As ecstasy.
— William Cowper
What's really important is to simplify. The work of most photographers would be improved immensely if they could do one thing: get rid of the extraneous. If you strive for simplicity, you are more likely to reach the viewer.
— William Albert Allard
A curious thing about the ontological problem is its simplicity. It can be put into three Anglo-Saxon monosyllables: 'What is there?' It can be answered, moreover, in a word-'Everything'-and everyone will accept this answer as true.
— Willard Van Orman Quine
And so from that, I've always been fascinated with the idea that complexity can come out of such simplicity.
— Will Wright
You may object that by speaking of simplicity and beauty I am introducing aesthetic criteria of truth, and I frankly admit that I am strongly attracted by the simplicity and beauty of mathematical schemes which nature presents us. You must have felt this too: the almost frightening simplicity and wholeness of the relationship, which nature suddenly spreads out before us.
— Werner Heisenberg
There's been an awful lot of discussion about what is or isn't simple, and people have gotten a pretty sophisticated notion of simplicity, but I'm not sure it has helped.
— Ward Cunningham
What is simplicity? Simplicity is the shortest path to a solution.
— Ward Cunningham
Motivational Quotes on: Honesty, Success, KindThere was a tremendous modesty in the man as he spoke, a quietness and dignity. There was a simplicity and honesty and unselfconsciousness, and a tremendous peace.
— Walter Russell
It always sounds kind of trivial, but when I was a kid I was always so impressed by how serious the comic books were. I always liked how they were half way between literature and the cinema. I liked the visuals and I liked the simplicity of a certain type of moral dilemma.
— Walter Hill
Simplicity hinges as much on cutting nonessential features as on adding helpful ones.
— Walter Bender
It is not merely the truth of science that makes it beautiful, but its simplicity.
— Walker Percy
Nature is capable of building complex structures by processes of self-organization; simplicity begets complexity.
— Victor J. Stenger
Alan Ladd was a marvelous person in his simplicity. In so many ways we were kindred spirits. We both were professionally conceived through Hollywood's search for box office and the types to insure the box office. And we were both little people. Alan wasn't as short as most people believe. It was true that in certain films Alan would climb a small platform or the girl worked in a slit trench. We had no such problems together.
— Veronica Lake
Simplicity survives the changes of fashion. Women of chic are wearing now dresses they bought from me in 1936. Fit the century, forget the year.
Our everyday lives are filled with complex decisions. We long for simplicity and ordinariness.
— Ursus Wehrli
We long for simplicity and ordinariness.
— Ursus Wehrli
We are men without ambition, and all we want is to be left alone, in peace so that we can try and be happy. So few people will understand this simplicity.
— Upamanyu Chatterjee
Knitwear can play a vital part in layering. The simplicity of a lightweight cardigan makes it one of the best ways to layer outfits. I love granddad cardis for winter, worn over a vintage lace shirt, waistcoat and full skirt with slouchy boots.