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112 Greatest Quotes About Expression


I don't express myself in my paintings. I express my not-self. Mark Rothko
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are. Soren Kierkegaard
Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge; it is the impassioned expression which is in the countenance of all Science. William Wordsworth
Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways. Sigmund Freud
With clothes, I like mixing what different designers do until it becomes a personal expression of how I'm feeling that day. ASAP Rocky
All in all you're just another brick in the wall. Roger Waters
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. Ansel Adams
People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish... but that's only if it's done properly. Banksy
I want freedom for the full expression of my personality. Mahatma Gandhi
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed. Ansel Adams
Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world. Edward Hopper
My singing, if you want to call it that is merely another medium of expression. Just an instrument I play. That's how I see my voice. Nina Simone
His feelings were too much for speech, and suddenly he broke down. Joseph Conrad
Mercy, mercy me, things ain't what they used to be. Marvin Gaye
This is getting funny, but there ain't nobody laughing. Waylon Jennings
Ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley low enough, ain't no river wide enough, to keep me from getting to you. Marvin Gaye
There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk. Charles Dickens
It's like ten thousand spoons, when all you need is a knife. Alanis Morissette
You have to know how to be vulgar. Paint with four-letter words. Pablo Picasso
The older the grapes, sweeter the wine. Janis Joplin
Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life. Jonathan Edwards
Change is a stranger you have yet to know. George Michael
The sanctity of law can be maintained only so long as it is the expression of the will of the people. Bhagat Singh
Light creates ambience and feel of a place, as well as the expression of a structure. Le Corbusier
The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation. Michael Jackson
Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see. Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it's been. Jerry Garcia
Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics. Jane Addams
To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality. John Ruskin
I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under. Edward Snowden
I don't want to live in a world where there's no privacy, and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity. Edward Snowden
I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible. Jane Austen
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. Walt Whitman
By being natural and sincere, one often can create revolutions without having sought them. Christian Dior
Blushing is the most peculiar and most human of all expressions. Charles Darwin
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. Noam Chomsky
Get on up, stay on the scene, get on up, like a sex machine. James Brown
I could've missed the pain, but I would've missed the dance. Garth Brooks
Clichés, stock phrases, adherence to conventional, standardized codes of expression and conduct have the socially recognized function of protecting us against reality. Hannah Arendt
I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth. Henry Miller
If I make a mark in time, I can't say the mark is mine. Cat Stevens
The great artist is a formulation of the greatest intelligence: he is the recipient of sensations which are the most delicate and consequently the most invisible expressions of the brain. Paul Gauguin
Your results are an expression of your level of awareness. Bob Proctor
Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes. Claude Debussy
Much wisdom often goes with fewer words. Sophocles