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Napoleon Complex Quotes


"Napoleon never liked the word impossible; if he had liked it, he wouldn't be Napoleon!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"I got a dog with a Napoleon complex. I have a Napoleon complex. We're small. Anything big that we feel is threatening us, we want to fight. We're not a pushover." - Kevin Hart

"People have said I have a Napoleon complex. But I've always had to fight for everything that I have." - Chris Paul

"Do you know how short you have to be to have a Napoleon complex in North Korea?" - Greg Giraldo

"I'm known for having crazy shoes. I have a total Napoleon complex - I'm only 5'4", and every heel I have is four inches or more." - Laura Wasser

"I'm a little brother. I've always been small. People have said I have a Napoleon complex. But I've always had to fight for everything that I have." - Chris Paul

"Woman are complex creatures." - Talib Kweli

"Napoleon is always right." - George Orwell

"Islamophobia is a complex phenomenon." - Jonathan Sacks

"I was very short when I was little, so I probably had - and there may be a residue of it now - that Napoleon complex. Wanting to be as big and as powerful as the big guys." - Wesley Snipes

"The greatness of action includes immoral as well as moral greatness - Cortes and Napoleon, as well as Luther and Washington." - Edwin Percy Whipple

"Napoleon was Darwin on horseback." - Arthur Desmond

"Even Napoleon had his Watergate." - Yogi Berra

"I reserve my right to be complex." - Leslie Feinberg

"Simplicity is a most complex form" - Duke Ellington

"We live in a very complex world." - Vinton Cerf

"Loving is a laborious and complex business." - Mahbod Seraji

"I enjoy bringing humanity to complex characters." - Isaiah Washington

"Home is a complex and resonant idea." - Gregory Allen Howard

"Culture is not a biologically transmitted complex" - Ruth Benedict

"God is simple, everything else is complex" - Paramahansa Yogananda

"We are a complex species to observe" - Jasmine Guy

"Hatred is public demonstration of inferiority complex." - Paulo Coelho

"Leadership is based on complex phenomena." - Rakesh Khurana

"I'm an egomaniac with an inferiority complex." - Eric Clapton

"It's really complex to make something simple." - Jack Dorsey

"Markets are too complex to manipulate beneficially." - John Stossel

"Complex things oftentimes disrupt social norms." - Simon Tam

"Everybody's a complex person. Everybody. Everybody's nuanced." - Jack Abramoff

"Motivations are too tangled and complex." - Russell Banks

"I like poems that are complex." - Peter Davison

"Derivatives are a huge, complex issue." - Judd Gregg

"We live in a very complex world." - Vint Cerf

"Genius is making complex ideas simple, not making simple ideas complex" - Albert Einstein

"Human beings are very complex creatures. This desire, this greed, this love is very complex." - Yash Chopra

"It just sort of suggested a very specific kind of impudence like this little-man syndrome. Chucky has this Napoleon complex. He's a little guy with a lot of rage and that really pointed us in the direction of exploiting that aspect of his character, which people always seem to enjoy." - David Kirschner

"Bond always mistrusted short men. They grew up from childhood with an inferiority complex. All their lives they would strive to be big - bigger than the others who had teased them as a child. Napoleon had been short, and Hitler. It was the short men that caused all the trouble in the world." - Ian Fleming

"Napoleon is a torrent which as yet we are unable to stem. Moscow will be the sponge that will suck him dry." - Mikhail Kutuzov

"I know where there is more wisdom that is found in Napoleon, Voltaire, or all the ministers resent and to come - in public opinion." - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

"Napoleon is dead - but Beethoven lives." - Bruno Walter

"'Napoleon Dynamite' blew up my career." - Efren Ramirez

"What is important is that complex systems, richly cross-connected internally, have complex behaviours, and that these behaviours can be goal-seeking in complex patterns." - William Ross Ashby

"I'm interested in playing lots of different complex women." - Gugu Mbatha-Raw

"The genius is in making the complex simple." - Albert Einstein

"My pictures are complex and so am I." - W Eugene Smith

"The Celebrity Charity Industrial Complex Makes a Mockery of Compassion" - Dean Cavanagh

"Art at its greatest is fantastically deceitful and complex." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Boosting mankind's capability for coping with complex, urgent problems" - Douglas Engelbart

"Only people who are well off can be - complex." - H G Wells

"Are you making fun of my hero complex?' Yeah." - Linda Howard

"Computer programs are the most complex things that humans make." - Douglas Crockford

"Moral issues are always terribly complex for someone without principles." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"If anybody didn't have a messiah complex, it was Jesus." - Rob Bell

"I think life's too complex to be an accident." - Alexandra Adornetto

"Today's customer journey is an iterative, complex, pinball of touchpoints." - David Louis Edelman

"Every complex problem has a simple solution that doesn't work." - H L Mencken

"Beware the influence of the military-industrial complex." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"People are messy and complex, particularly in the homosexual world." - Milo Yiannopoulos

"Humans are alive, therefore life must be complex." - Ben Stein

"Literature is about being a complex, contradictory human being." - Julia Alvarez

"Government is the Entertainment division of the military-industrial complex." - Frank Zappa

"Baloney is just salami with an inferiority complex." - Ellen Degeneres

"NSA surveillance is a complex subject - legally, technically and operationally." - Barton Gellman

"Sexual harassment is complex, subtle, and highly subjective." - Kathie Lee Gifford

"I understand that finance can be very complex." - Kevin Harrington

"Egypt is a large, complex, very important country." - Hillary Clinton

"These new 'hybrid' F1 cars represent an extremely complex project." - Luca Cordero Di Montezemo

"I am deeply romantic and a genuine yet complex person." - Jiah Khan

"Hip-hop isn't as complex as a woman is." - Talib Kweli

"In complex trains of thought signs are indispensable." - George Henry Lewes

"I'm interested in playing lots of different complex women." - Gugu Mbatharaw

"Women are complex and subtle. Men are simple and direct." - Brian Tracy

"I'd be wary of simple solutions to complex problems." - Jeb Bush

"I'm interested in characters that are complex people." - Jehane Noujaim

"I've always had a complex about being taken seriously." - Elizabeth Olsen

"There is no more reason for a room on a stage to be a reproduction of an actual room than for an actor who plays the part of Napoleon to be Napoleon, or for an actor who plays Death in the old morality play to be dead." - Robert Edmond Jones

"The more complex the network is, the more complex its pattern of interconnections, the more resilient it will be." - Fritjof Capra

"I would rather have an inferiority complex and be pleasantly surprised, than have a superiority complex and be rudely awakened." - Vanna Bonta

"Sometimes I make my life a living hell by writing complex stories with complex characters. But I love it." - Kevin James

"Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing." - Oscar Wilde

"My work has been marginalized as far as the jazz-business complex is concerned, or the contemporary-music complex." - Anthony Braxton

"War is so complex; human nature is so complex. There's no filmmaker who has ever figured it out perfectly." - Angelina Jolie

"Napoleon was one of the most complex personalities in history.He was ruthless, small in stature, a bully, vulnerable, unfaithful and I think he was the first person to shoot prisoners of war so that he had food for his own army. He was absolutely single-minded but he also obviously had charm. How else could a man like him have come back as he did and have the nation rise to a man!" - David Suchet

"Of all the major religions, or lack thereof, the atheist's is one of the best pretenders: his foundation for all existences, as well as moral behaviors for the permanent good of mankind, begins at science but ends at himself, the Napoleon complex of both intelligence and imagination. On the other hand the anti-theist wouldn't survive without a deity beyond himself to hunt. He doesn't pretend, he simply nullifies his own position." - Criss Jami

"Between Napoleon and his army, always choose Napoleon; because He can create another army, but his army cannot create a Napoleon!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Napoleon is pure cinema, and cinema was designed for sharing." - Kevin Brownlow

"My fame will outshine that of Victor Hugo or Napoleon" - Raymond Roussel

"Be thou a Napoleon - do not be a Christ." - Arthur Desmond

"I like people who don't accept boundaries. Like Florence Nightingale. And Napoleon or Louis XIV, though I'm not sure how much I'd have liked to meet them. I admire people who aren't circumscribed by circumstance." - Julian Fellowes

"'Napoleon' is pure cinema, and cinema was designed for sharing." - Kevin Brownlow

"Beware of people preaching simple solutions to complex problems. If the answer was easy someone more intelligent would have thought of it a long time ago - complex problems invariably require complex and difficult solutions." - Steve Herbert

"The money complex is the demonic, and the demonic is God's ape; the money complex is therefore the heir to and substitute for the religious complex, an attempt to find God in things." - Norman O Brown

"Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple stupid behavior." - Dee Hock

"Classical music is a genre of music. It's no more complex or less complex than pop music or R&B. The elitism is weird." - Theo Hutchcraft

"Human problems are complex. If something isn't complex it doesn't qualify as problematic. Very simple bad things are not worth troubling ourselves about." - P. J. O'Rourke

"The most complex object in mathematics, the Mandelbrot Set ... is so complex as to be uncontrollable by mankind and describable as 'chaos'." - Benoit Mandelbrot

"Ah, art! Ah, life! The pendulum swinging back and forth, from complex to simple, again to complex. From romantic to realistic, back to romantic." - Ray Bradbury

"But sequence comparisons simply can't account for the development of complex biochemical systems any more than Darwin's comparison of simple and complex eyes told him how vision worked." - Michael Behe

"People get used to more complex forms of entertainment, and they become bored by simpler forms. Television has become more complex in order to feed our demand." - Alex Tabarrok

"O'Neill presents a very complex multi-layered kind of challenge. His characters are always deeply complex and, to a great extent, inaccessible." - Gabriel Byrne

"Whenever society gets too stifling and the rules too complex, there's some sort of musical explosion." - Slash

"[It is] one of the most complex and emotional issues of out time." - Barbara Jordan

"To every complex question there is a simple answer and it is wrong..." - H L Mencken

"Old men declare war because they have failed to solve complex political and economic problems." - Art Hoppe

"Keep it simple, when you get too complex you forget the obvious." - Al Mcguire

"The essence of style is a simple way of saying something complex." - Giorgio Armani

"The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play." - James Kirk

"Republicans have been fleeced and exploited and lied to by a conservative entertainment complex." - David Frum

"Psychiatrist to patient: Maybe you don't have a complex. Maybe you are inferior." - Herbert Stein

"A songwriter's supreme challenge is being complex and simple at the same time" - Paul Simon

"The idea part is simple but the visual perception is complex." - Sol Lewitt

"The central problem of brand-building is getting a complex organization to execute a simple idea." - Marty Neumeier

"What could be more simple and more complex, more obvious and more profound than a portrait." - Charles Baudelaire

"Just one living cell in the human body is, more complex than New York City." - Linus Pauling

"Not all complex problems have easy solutions; so says science (so warns science.)" - Mark Z Danielewski

"We live in a complex world and at a challenging time," - Barack Obama

"There is nothing more beautiful than living a simple life in this complex universe!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The Mandelbrot set is the most complex mathematical object known to mankind." - Benoit Mandelbrot

"The human heart was such a complex organ, fragile and sturdy all at once." - Susan Wiggs

"I feel its important to talk about the complex issues affecting us." - Asghar Farhadi

"The only reason that we like complex numbers is that we don't like real numbers." - Bernd Sturmfels

"A wonderful discovery, psychoanalysis. Makes quite simple people feel they're complex." - S. N. Behrman

"An insect is more complex than a star..and is a far greater challenge to understand." - Martin Rees

"Businesses can be opaque. They are complex. You don't know how aircraft engines work either." - Jamie Dimon

"The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable." - W H Auden

"Film is simply the most complex way you can express yourself" - Michael Haneke

"Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple." - Bill Mollison

"All of us are richer and more fascinating and more complex than we can ever know." - Augusten Burroughs

"GUIs normally make it simple to accomplish simple actions and impossible to accomplish complex actions." - Douglas Gwyn

"The shortest path between two truths in the real domain passes through the complex domain." - Jacques Hadamard

"The relation nurse/doctor is even more complex than the relation patient/doctor." - Gerhard Kocher

"An inferiority complex would be a blessing, if only the right people had it." - Alan Reed

"Man is a complex being; he makes the deserts bloom and lakes die." - Gil Stern

"I have an inferiority complex, but it's not a very good one." - Steven Wright

"Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you imagine." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong." - H L Mencken

"Dark, subtle, complex, wicked - if only Hollywood movies were half as interesting as Hollywood accounting." - Stephen Metcalf

"Consciousness, like a complex system of software, has thousands of levels of nested, self-accessing subroutines" - Frederick Lenz

"Approach each task in your life, no matter how simple or how complex, with power." - Frederick Lenz

"The brain can be seen as a complex machine, like a gooey computer." - Robert C Solomon

"Every human being who has ever lived has suffered from a messiah complex-except one." - John Ortberg

"Wherever an inferiority complex exists, there is a good reason for it." - Carl Jung

"Amoebas at the start Were not complex; They tore themselves apart And started Sex." - Arthur Guiterman

"gun registration is no more complex than the Income Tax system." - Joe Jordan

"In this complex world, the best way to survive is to be genuine." - Sogyal Rinpoche

"A simple style is like white light. Although complex, it does not appear to be so." - Anatole France

"The function of good software is to make the complex appear to be simple." - Grady Booch

"A natural environment is far more complex than any playing field." - Richard Louv

"Men never sound more stupid than when they're telling you they're a very complex personality." - Clive James

"An American is a complex of occasions, themselves a geometry of spatial nature." - Charles Olson



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