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Variety Of Form Quotes


"Homologue. The same organ in different animals under every variety of form and function." - Richard Owen

"Variety of form and brilliancy of color in the object presented to patients are an actual means of recovery." - Florence Nightingale

"Unspeakable is the variety of form and immeasurable the diversity of beauty, but in all is the seal of unity." - Aleister Crowley

"Day is like day as two beads in a rosary, unless changes of weather form the only variety." - Henryk Sienkiewicz

"Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike." - Plato

"Democracy, which is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike." - Plato

"Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike." - Plato

"Fundamentalism - of any variety - is a form of illiteracy, in that it asserts that it is necessary to read only one book." - Mal Peet

"The atoms may be compared to the letters of the alphabet, which can be put together into innumerable ways to form words. So the atoms are combined in equal variety to form what are called molecules." - William Henry Bragg

"Variety is the condition of harmony." - Thomas Carlyle

"The joy of life is variety." - Samuel Johnson

"Variety is the mother of Enjoyment." - Benjamin Disraeli

"The great source of pleasure is variety." - Samuel Johnson

"I play a huge variety of roles" - Casper Van Dien

"Variety of uniformities makes complete beauty." - Christopher Wren

"Variety 's the very spice of life." - William Cowper

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

"Variety is the soul of pleasure." - Aphra Behn

"I play a huge variety of roles." - Casper Van Dien

"Whatever is natural admits of variety." - Madame De Stael

"Subject has the variety of life." - Walter J. Phillips

"Variety is the spice of love." - Helen Rowland

"Dandyism is a variety of genius." - William Hazlitt

"The construction of the human figure, its tremendous variety of balance, of size, of rhythm, all those things make the human form much more difficult to get right in a drawing than anything else." - Henry Moore

"In front of us lay a smooth sandy beach, beyond which rose gradually a high wooded country, and behind us was the sea, studded with numerous islands of every variety of form." - George Grey

"No form of love is wrong, so long as it is love, and you yourself honour what you are doing. Love has an extraordinary variety of forms! And that is all that there is in life, it seems to me." - D H Lawrence

"I listen to a variety of music. The only common point is strong lyrics; I'm more obsessed with lyrics than music. I need to hear a form of truth, and if it's a hard truth, even better." - Lou Doillon

"Historical judgement is not a variety of knowledge, it is knowledge itself; it is the form which completely fills and exhausts the field of knowing, leaving no room for anything else." - Benedetto Croce

"Whoever wants to tell a variety of stories ought to have a variety of beginnings." - Marie De France

"I still love a variety of kinds of music." - Gloria Gaynor

"I've always been a fan of or desired to or responded to variety. I like variety in life, so variety in work is a must." - Morgan Freeman

"The variety of all things forms a pleasure." - Euripides

"Unity in variety is the plan of the universe." - Swami Vivekananda

"Truth, which is simple and one, admits of no variety." - Pope Leo I

"There is a variety in tempers of good men." - Francis Atterbury

"Variety is the spice of life. We all want surprises." - Tony Robbins

"Variety, multiplicity are the two most powerful vehicles of lust." - Marquis De Sade

"The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety." - W Somerset Maugham

"The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety." - Felix Mendelssohn

"I love writing Christmas stories, especially of the historical variety." - Linda Lael Miller

"Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure." - Petrarch

"The essence of beauty is unity in variety." - Felix Mendelssohn

"no form of love is wrong, so long as it is love, and you yourself honour what you are doing. Love has an extraordinary variety of forms! And that is all there is in life, it seems to me. But I grant you, if you deny the variety of love you deny love altogether. If you try to specialize love into one set of accepted feelings, you wound the very soul of love. Love must be multi-form, else it is just tyranny, just death" - D H Lawrence

"Every single aspect of a text requires very careful choices and rigorous evaluation. Style is employed - or deployed - for a reason. It's purposeful. Form and aesthetics are part of meaning-making. Ideally, a writer would have mastery over a wide variety of rhetorical gestures and tonalities, our lexicon and punctuation system, our grammar, and all the riches of a liberal and literary education." - C.E. Morgan

"A friend, therefore, is a sort of paradox in nature. I who alone am, I who see nothing in nature whose existence I can affirm with equal evidence to my own, behold now the semblance of my being, in all its height, variety, and curiosity, reiterated in a foreign form; so that a friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A meal can be thought of as a ritual and a work of art, with limits laid down, desires aroused and fulfilled, enticements, variety, patterning and plot. As in a work of art, not only the overall form, but also the details matter intensely." - Margaret Visser

"A novelist can shift view-point if it comes off. ... Indeed, this power to expand and contract perception (of which the shifting view-point is a symptom), this right to intermittent knowledge - I find one of the great advantages of the novel-form ... this intermittence lends in the long run variety and colour to the experiences we receive." - E M Forster

"Despite the variety my books reflect my, perhaps foolish, tendency to place artistic above financial concerns; of enjoying the more mature themes in whatever creative form; of being on a mission to show that comics are not just for kids; and on a wider level of standing up for individuality against conformity." - Sean Michael Wilson

"The ideal form for a poem, essay, or fiction, is that which the ideal writer would evolve spontaneously. One in whom the powers of expression fully responded to the state of feeling, would unconsciously use that variety in the mode of presenting his thoughts, which Art demands." - Herbert Spencer

"People say the effect is only on the mind. It is no such thing. The effect is on the body, too. Little as we know about the way in which we are affected by form, by color, and light, we do know this, that they have an actual physical effect. Variety of form and brilliancy of color in the objects presented to patients, are actual means of recovery." - Florence Nightingale

"The spirit of tanka interests me more than following rigid conventions. As I understand it, the tradition allows a variety of approaches, from simple description and heartfelt expression to classical allusion and evocative wordplay. Succeeding generations rediscover and renew the form so that it retains its vitality." - Harryette Mullen

"Spiritual truth is something that is so far from us - without any form or name that we can imagine - that we need the things that religions gave us simply as images and metaphors. But they can be found in a variety of ways. It's not a question of religious practice." - Eugene Green

"The first show that my dad and my mom did together was for, was a comedy series, a short form that went in the middle of late-night news, and then through all of their career, it was always the "Ed Sullivan Show," it was a variety act, my dad was on the "Jimmy Dean Show" for a few years." - Brian Henson

"She knew that what she was going through was nothing special, just garden-variety heartbreak, the sort of thing that poets and novelists had been writing about for hundreds of years, but she also knew, from those same books, that there were people who never recover form it, ones who go on through life beset by a dim and painful longing." - Sarah Dunn

"To be individual, my friends, to be different from others, is the only way to become distinguished from the common herd. Let us be glad, therefore, that we differ from one another in form and in disposition. Variety is the spice of life, and we are various enough to enjoy one another's society; so let us be content." - L Frank Baum

"From a very early age onwards, people's attention had been attracted to the volatile substances, characterized by strong smells or flavours, which are among the large variety of substances which form within plants; these were used partly for therapeutic purposes, but in particular for increasing pleasurable sensations by nerve stimulation." - Otto Wallach

"In every remodelling of the present, the existing condition of things must be supplanted by a new one. Now every variety of circumstances in which men find themselves, every object which surrounds them, communicates a definite form and impress to their internal nature. This form is not such that it can change and adapt itself to any other a man may choose to receive; and the end is foiled, while the power is destroyed, when we attempt to impose upon that which is already stamped in the soul a form which disagrees with it." - Wilhelm Von Humboldt

"The secret of happiness is variety, but the secret of variety, like the secret of all spices, is knowing when to use it." - Daniel Gilbert

"Highest among those who have exhibited human nature by means of dialogue stands Shakespeare. His variety is like the variety of nature,-endless diversity, scarcely any monstrosity." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"Highest among those who have exhibited human nature by means of dialogue stands Shakespeare. His variety is like the variety of nature, - endless diversity, scarcely any monstrosity." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"I think every case is different. Every situation is different. People come on the F.B.I.'s radar screen for a variety of reasons at a variety of times." - Barack Obama

"Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views." - Mary Schmich

"Your remarks upon chemical notation with the variety of systems which have arisen, &c., &c., had almost stirred me up to regret publicly that such hindrances to the progress of science should exist. I cannot help thinking it a most unfortunate thing that men who as experimentalists & philosophers are the most fitted to advance the general cause of science & knowledge should by promulgation of their own theoretical views under the form of nomenclature, notation, or scale, actually retard its progress." - Michael Faraday

"Direct experience is inherently too limited to form an adequate foundation either for theory or for application. At the best it produces an atmosphere that is of value in drying and hardening the structure of thought. The greater value of indirect experience lies in its greater variety and extent. History is universal experience, the experience not of another, but of many others under manifold conditions." - B H Liddell Hart

"If we might reverently imagine ourselves scheming beforehand what kind of book the Book of God ought to be, how different would it be from the actual Bible! There would be as many Bibles as there are souls, and they would differ as widely. But in one thing, amid all their differences, they would probably agree: they would lack the variety, both in form and substance, of the Holy Book which the Church of God places in the hands of her children." - Henry Parry Liddon

"As many more individuals of each species are born than can possibly survive; and as, consequently, there is a frequently recurring struggle for existence, it follows that any being, if it vary however slightly in any manner profitable to itself, under the complex and sometimes varying conditions of life, will have a better chance of surviving, and thus be naturally selected. From the strong principle of inheritance, any selected variety will tend to propagate its new and modified form." - Charles Darwin

"As a society, almost one 1 of 2 adults has a chronic disease of one form or another. And where we're spending $3 trillion a year not on a healthcare system, but on a sick-care system that tries to patch us up after we've been made ill by a variety of institutional things around us - including a sick food system, air pollution, etc. Where we could be doing so much better even before people get to the point of getting sick." - Jill Stein

"Ive done a variety of projects in different areas of the entertainment industry." - Jodi Benson

"A variety of nothing is superior to a monotony of something." - Jean Paul

"God hath varied the inclinations of men according to the variety of actions to be performed." - Thomas Browne

"The beauty and variety of the natural world are merely the visible legacies of endless war." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils" - George Washington

"But when I think of superchicks, I think of the roles, not the variety." - Adrienne Barbeau

"I've done a variety of projects in different areas of the entertainment industry." - Jodi Benson

"If variety is the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam." - Johnny Carson

"I had a variety of minds about me and all of them unsettled." - John Clare

"I want to play a variety of different characters in different genres of film." - Victoria Justice

"Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something." - Jean Paul

"Most of us, I suspect, prefer our teachers to be of the Nice Guy variety." - Ken Wilber

"The Huffington Post Investigative Fund's goal is to produce a broad range of investigative journalism created by both staff reporters and freelance writers, with a focus on working with the many experienced reporters and writers impacted by the economic contraction. The pieces will range from long-form investigations to short breaking news stories and will be presented in a variety of media - including text, audio, and video." - Arianna Huffington

"Every form of strength is also a form of weakness," - Michael Lewis

"Any form of art is a form of power." - Ossie Davis

"Creativity is a catchall term for a variety of distinct thought processes." - Jonah Lehrer

"Being alive, if you had to define it, meant emitting a variety of smells" - Haruki Murakami

"The plan of this world is infinite similarity and yet infinite variety." - Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

"A fondness for martyrdom, especially of the verbal variety, is common to the young." - Barbara Mertz

"A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion." - George Washington

"We learn nothing from history except the infinite variety of men's behaviour." - A J P Taylor

"Systems governed by only one set of rules are more vulnerable than those with variety." - Geoff Mulgan

"The mind that engages in subjects of too great variety becomes confused and weakened." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"We cannot possibly imagine the variety of contradictions in every heart." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"When action is needed, optimism, even of the mildly delusional variety, may be a good thing." - Daniel Kahneman

"Civilization merely develops man's capacity for a greater variety of sensations, and ... absolutely nothing else." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Man is not committed in detail by his biological constitution to any particular variety of behavior." - Ruth Benedict

"There is need of variety in sex, but not in love." - Theodor Reik

"One should commit no stupidity twice, the variety of choice is, in the end, large enough." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Variety is a positive requisite even in the character of our food." - John Ruskin

"Copiousness and simplicity, variety and unity, constitute real greatness of character." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"I think I've had more of a variety in what I've done than most actors" - John Turturro

"Beliefs can be roadways or roadblocks. A variety of beliefs can make life interesting and colorful." - James Van Praagh

"These people are interested in a wide variety of music, and that's what we're into." - Lester Bowie

"The variety of opinions leads to questions. Questions lead to truth." - Thomas Jefferson

"The central dynamism of Christianity, which rests precisely on a unity through variety." - Judith Herrin

"Video games just can't compare with the variety and intensity of reading." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"I am really an introvert, and I need that time alone for a variety of reasons." - Kate Dicamillo

"Michael Flynn is a very controversial figure for a variety of reasons." - Lawrence O'Donnell

"Although I have a variety of obligations, the climate crisis is my central concern." - Al Gore

"Ho! Mesmerized by the sheer variety of perceptions, beings wander endlessly astray in samsara's vicious cycle." - Jikme Lingpa

"Line after line my gushing eyes o'erflow, Led through a sad variety of woe." - Alexander Pope

"Madness is only a variety of mental nonconformity and we are all individualists here." - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

"I was within and without. Simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Cultural variety is always worth striving for, but must never precede the declaration of human rights." - Bjorn Ulvaeus

"I had a very exciting life in Italy, and I was doing lots of variety shows." - Moran Atias

"I think good entertainment makes you feel something... it can be a variety of different feelings." - Jodi Benson

"I eat a variety of foods like vegetables, fruit and beef for protein and iron." - Sasha Cohen

"I grew up in New York where there is such a different variety of people." - Selenis Leyva

"I'm lucky that I get to play a wide variety of parts." - Bill Nighy

"I read a lot - and I read a variety of genres." - Nora Roberts

"A race is what zoologists term a variety or subdivision of a species." - J Philippe Rushton

"'Music Hop' in 1963 was my first hosting job of a variety program." - Alex Trebek

"Families homeschool for different reasons, in unique situations, using a variety of methods." - Lisa Whelchel

"The constant variety is the most interesting part of my job." - Tabitha Soren

"I think I've had more of a variety in what I've done than most actors." - John Turturro

"Learn what the rest of the world is like. The variety is worthwhile." - Richard P Feynman

"Our responsibility for BLM lands is multiple-use, meaning a variety of needs and uses." - Gale Norton

"You know that we have a great variety of ways to gratify our own desires." - Elias Hicks

"I have such a wide variety of tastes in things that I like musically." - John Oates

"Reject every form of corruption." - Pope Francis

"A form of self-delusion." - Elbert Hubbard

"The Noblest form of Affection" - Oscar Wilde

"When Coleridge tried to define beauty, he returned always to one deep thought; beauty, he said, is unity in variety! Science is nothing else than the search to discover unity in the wild variety of nature,-or, more exactly, in the variety of our experience. Poetry, painting, the arts are the same search, in Coleridge's phrase, for unity in variety." - Jacob Bronowski

"Fame is a form, perhaps the worst form, of incomprehension." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Put variety in white." - Charles Webster Hawthorne

"We must break out of this limited circle of sounds and conquer the infinite variety of noise-sounds." - Luigi Russolo

"Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind." - Willard Beecher

"Twitter The 'feed' has become a social staple of many online products. The stream of limitless information displayed in a scrolling interface makes for a compelling reward of the hunt. The Twitter timeline, for example, is filled with a mix of both mundane and relevant content. This variety creates an enticingly unpredictable user experience. On occasion a user might find a particularly interesting piece of news, while other times, she won't. But to keep hunting for more information, all that is needed is a flick of the finger or scroll of a mouse. Users scroll and scroll and scroll to search for variable rewards in the form of relevant tweets
" - Hooked

"Pollution is a problem, and there's the whole problem of the spoiling of the commons, but we've addressed the pollution problem on a variety of different levels in a variety of ways, and it's worked pretty well." - P. J. O'Rourke

"As mayor of Anchorage, with 43 percent of the state's population, we have worked on a variety of projects from road projects to renewable energy to a variety of things." - Mark Begich

"The notion of the infinite variety of detail and the multiplicity of forms is a pleasing one; in complexity are the fringes of beauty, and in variety are generosity and exuberance." - Annie Dillard

"The very variety arising from the union of numbers of individuals is the highest good which social life can confer, and this variety is undoubtedly lost in proportion to the degree of State interference." - Wilhelm Von Humboldt

"While they came from a variety of religious backgrounds and held a wide variety of religious beliefs, each of our presidents in his own way has placed a special trust in God." - John F Kennedy

"The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love requires to be rekindled by intervals of absence." - Samuel Johnson

"When you are doing work of value, people will support you in a variety of ways, not just money." - Toby Hemenway

"Happiness, in one sense, is a function of how closely our world conforms to the infinite variety of human preference." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Variety, as they say, is the spice of life. For me, that counts tenfold in the world of music!" - Jason Graves

"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow." - Leo Tolstoy

"Someday I'd like to see something rise up out of the earth -just for the sake of variety." - David Eddings

"Someday I"d like to see something rise up out of the earth -just for the sake of variety." - David Eddings

"One speaks with great respect of economists, if only because they represent such a variety of opinions." - Robert Menzies

"I listen to a wide variety of music of all genres, but sometimes you just need a cheesy pop song." - Cynthia Addai-Robinson



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