Top 180 Subtle Quotes

We have collected the best Subtle Quotes by famous authors including Joe Perry, Jose Andres, Angie Dickinson, Jay Chandrasekhar, Alain Ducasse and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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I love Indian food – it’s my favourite cuisine. I love the mixture of spices and the subtle flavours. It’s really erotic; the spices are so sensuous.

Joe Perry
Dragon fruit is very subtle, very delicate. So you want to be careful not to kill it with things that have very strong flavor.

Jose Andres
In Rio Bravo when Duke makes love to Feathers, the scene dissolves to the next morning where we see him putting on his vest and almost humming. It was subtle, but you knew what happened. Give me a towel and some blankets any day!

Angie Dickinson
What I do when I act and direct is I do a small version, go a little bigger, do a medium one, an over-the-top one, and then even bigger than that. I’ll do six readings of the line. And they’re not all the same. Just so I know if I was wrong about what I should have done, I luckily have this more subtle version.

Jay Chandrasekhar
If my cuisine were to be defined by just one taste, it would be that of subtle, aromatic, extra-virgin olive oil.

Alain Ducasse
Success on the front of women’s rights will look like a world not only with obvious advances – where no girl is denied access to education, for instance – but also one with more subtle changes in how we regard gender and gender stereotypes.

Adora Svitak
I think jewelry is beautiful on all women and I think it’s sentimental – and Disney is sentimental. It’s subtle and it’s low-key and it’s just a sweet reminder of sweetness.

Kidada Jones
Homophobia obviously still exists, but it is a lot more subtle, and it is a lot more in the background.

Andrew Haigh
Think about what would happen if Indiana Jones and Google Earth had a love child. I use high-resolution and NASA satellites and look for subtle differences on the surface of the earth that locate buried ancient pyramids and towns and ancient tombs, which we then go and excavate.

Sarah Parcak
In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us.

Charles Baudelaire
On stage you look much larger than you are. You can have subtle changes of timing; how you place a punch line in a joke or movement or emotion according to an audience.

Sylvester McCoy
I’ve never been a big fan of subtle art. I like art that gets deep into my head and starts my brain spinning with new ideas and inspiration and my whole body is full of energy.

Jello Biafra
Music that is considered minimalism – or post-minimalism music in general – things of that nature or that come from that tradition, or even drone, or non-western music, have a more subtle and more open-ended verticality to them that allows for your own mind and body to be involved.

Oneohtrix Point Never
However, some of my work is very subtle, and one should expect very subtle reactions to it.

Jim Hodges
Being a parent is weird. It changes people in subtle and unsubtle ways. In my case, it awoke a kind of manic sentinel in my brain. Anything in the house that might be a threat to the kids or to my wife gets terminated – food, sharp edges, poor wiring.

Nick Harkaway
As in many British organisations, subtle institutionalised discrimination may well prevail. But in all my time in the army I’ve never experienced overt racism.

Clive Lewis
Racism comes in many different forms. Sometimes it’s subtle, and sometimes it’s overt. Sometimes it’s violent, and sometimes it’s harmless, but it’s definitely here. It’s something that I think we’re all guilty of, and we just have to make sure that we deal with our own personal racism in the right way.

Jordan Peele
In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.

Alfred Stieglitz
Hanging out with politicians and corporations is very unhip work. But I think that the U2 audience have turned out to be incredibly subtle in their understanding.

I feel, in a way, on a record, you can be more subtle. In the live setting, everything gets amplified. The dynamics are more extreme in concert.

Sondre Lerche
In Hitchcock’s eyes the movement was dramatic, not the acting. When he wanted the audience to be moved, he moved the camera. He was a subtle human being, and he was also the best director I have ever worked with.

Bruce Dern
It can be difficult to be subtle and not cartoony in prosthetics. But when you see characters like Bubbles and Desiree from ‘Little Britain’ on screen, it makes all the hard work worth it. It’s such fun watching those transformations.

David Walliams
I’ll see a photograph of a character and try to copy them on to my face. I think I’m really observant, and thinking how a person is put together, seeing them on the street and noticing subtle things about them that make them who they are.

Cindy Sherman
Every glass thermometer has subtle variations in the size and shape of the bulb at the bottom and the capillary tube inside, as well as variations in the width of gradations on the side. The compounded effect of these uncertainties is that each thermometer reads temperature slightly differently.

Sam Kean
These days, we are scrutinised by everybody. Girls in the industry put a lot of effort into it. You can’t be overdressed or underdressed, your make up has to be subtle and there’s a lot of brainstorming that goes into it.

Kriti Sanon
It’s a good note for any young hopeful in this business to take: study up and make sure you are informed at all times because knowing how to anticipate someone’s subtle nuances in a performance will only elevate your own art!

Tisha Campbell-Martin
Anything seen on TV is, in a subtle and sinister sense, thereby endorsed.

Dick Cavett
One of the most subtle but aggressive ways racism exists is through our education system.

Jaylen Brown
My dad turned me onto Peter Sellers as a kid. I loved the fact that he was a unique combination of being extremely subtle and over-the-top all at the same time, and that’s a hard thing to do. I admire that.

Will Ferrell
I started many years ago using the Boss DS-1 and then graduated to the Satchurator and putting that right into that clean channel, and that sounds great. I’ve done many tours with that setup. Then we took the next two channels that were part of the JVM sound in channel 1 and made them a little more subtle.

Joe Satriani
I remember tearing up the first time I read Nabokov’s description, in ‘Speak, Memory,’ of his father being tossed on a blanket by cheering muzhiks, with its astonishingly subtle foreshadowing of grief and mourning.

Michael Chabon
I have been aware since my youth that I am a Hebrew through my mother, and that is something that has played a subtle but important role in my development.

Amar’e Stoudemire
Words can hurt you. In the larger world, it frames how people think about you, and it can hurt you in lots of little, subtle ways.

Nathan Myhrvold
I spend a lot of my time trying to draw the attention of actors to the minute and subtle details of human behavior, which was the sort of thing I was looking at when I was a neurologist.

Jonathan Miller
The subtle generational cues that make one thing cool and another uncool aren’t always obvious to a parent. My children are my dinner-table sounding board. I’ve come up with some wonderful ideas that they universally dismissed as ‘lame.’

Nolan Bushnell
Honestly, I don’t aspire to be a huge movie star. I really just fell in love with acting… Everything I do on-screen is very subtle.

Dave Bautista
For me, a great fantasy is real people, a world I recognise, human struggle and magic. You’ve got to have magic to make a fantasy work. But I like my magic to be subtle. I don’t want magic coming out of the hands of wizards. I want it to be pervading, sinister somehow.

Fiona McIntosh
I like things that are over the top and subtle at the same time.

Andra Day
Look, I’m very much in favor of tax cuts, but not with borrowed money. And the problem that we’ve gotten into in recent years is spending programs with borrowed money, tax cuts with borrowed money, and at the end of the day that proves disastrous. And my view is I don’t think we can play subtle policy here.

Alan Greenspan
When I was a little kid, no matter what my parents told me, I would always argue – even if I agreed with them. And I’ve always been a show-off. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found ways to be more subtle about it, but that’s the way I am. I suppose that has something to do with why I write and direct.

Tom Noonan
It’s always obvious to me when someone is looking at me with an idea of who I am and hoping that that’s the person I’m going to be. No matter how subtle it is, it’s there, and you want to give them who they really want. But it ain’t me.

Judith Guest
Reading is a majority skill but a minority art. Yet nothing can replace the exact, complicated, subtle communion between absent author and entranced, present reader.

Julian Barnes
I was the most subtle person in the world.

Quincy Jones
When girls bully, it’s very subtle, and you can’t define it. At least with boys, the bullying is usually explicit, and you can deal with it. It’s psychological with girls.

Natalie Dormer
Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.

Sun Tzu
I had panic attacks as a little girl, and they were not subtle.

Elizabeth Vargas
Leeks, like other oniony things, reach a certain peak when fried. It’s the subtle sweetness that suddenly becomes evident and works so well with their creamy texture.

Yotam Ottolenghi
If you’re living with a scientist, you see the world differently than you do with a humanist. It’s in some ways very subtle, the differences in perceiving reality.

Joyce Carol Oates
God may be subtle, but he isn’t plain mean.

Albert Einstein
In the course of our daily lives, we’re bombarded with a barrage of visual messages, some blatantly aggressive, some subtle. The trick is to find a way to break through without adding to the clutter and the ugliness. We have to be responsible about that.

Saul Bass
Over the time that I followed Warren Buffett, one CFO told me, it’s very important to pay attention not only to what Warren Buffett says and what he actually does – often there are subtle differences between the two.

Guy Spier
I think it’s really easy to approach a touchy subject head-on, but ‘Sharp Objects’ does it in a way that’s subtle and it presents mental illness as something quite common and normalized. It’s so common and shouldn’t be a conversation we’re afraid to talk about.

Eliza Scanlen
I find I can write for two lines, and then I have nothing else to say. For me, the only way to find something comes through the sentence level and sticking with the sentences that give a subtle feeling that there’s something more to say.

Aimee Bender
Conducting, I tried it once off the cuff, and quickly realized there were subtle aspects that I was missing. There is a lot more to it that I was able to grasp simply by watching conductors.

Carter Burwell
‘Scream Queens’ was a big, sensational show. There’s nothing subtle about a Ryan Murphy show, and I love that.

Skyler Samuels
I think it’s important to be subtle, sweet, and powerful.

Luke Rockhold
A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.

Isaac Asimov
Tai Chi is not super masculine. It’s not super pushing and strong, but it’s has so much power in its movements. It’s so smooth and it’s so subtle.

Fala Chen
Soccer can be very subtle; it’s a very nuanced sport. If I happen to make things easy and people don’t see it, that could be a reason why someone might stand out more than I do. But that’s just the way I’ve grown up playing the game.

Becky Sauerbrunn
By learning about my body and making small, subtle changes, I find out what I enjoy and what is effective. I’m always finessing: adjusting my diet and my workouts. You have to figure out which exercises are fun and interesting and stimulate your brain – or else you’ll never keep at them.

Lisa Edelstein
It’s very easy to get caught up in everything that’s going on and just daily stuff being a distraction. When you have all that taken away from you, your daily activity becomes a lot more subtle, and you appreciate it all a lot more.

Tony Stewart
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.

Robert Louis Stevenson
Strangely enough, I wasn’t into fast guitarists. I preferred Peter Green’s subtle touch. I saw him with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers at the Marquee Club in London and was very impressed. He was the only guitarist I’ve ever seen to turn the volume control on his guitar down during a solo.

Alvin Lee
I think you can say so much about a character in lots of subtle ways.

Lynne Ramsay
The Christianity of the St Stephen’s College I remember was atmospheric (how we loved the chapel, the choir and the Cross), cultural and entirely subtle.

Barkha Dutt
Cervantes is the most important Spanish writer. But he is not the most representative of the Spanish. His irony, his sense of humor – they are too subtle to seem Spanish.

Antonio Munoz Molina
Stand-up comedy is a lot about amplifying emotions and situations; movie acting has a lot to do with mellowing things down and making them subtle. The transition was almost terrifying because of the magnitude of change.

Vir Das
When punk started, it wasn’t subtle.

Toyah Willcox
I hate the term black sheep, but I just felt like I wasn’t keeping up. It was a subtle pressure I put on myself.

Nnamdi Asomugha
What we did is we used NASA topography data to map out the landscape, very subtle changes. We started to be able to see where the Nile used to flow.

Sarah Parcak
There’s no need to go the full hog – a touch of subtle sequins will lift any outfit.

Kate Garraway
Being a Kathak dancer, learning Bharathanatyam was a challenge as it was not that subtle, when compared to my natural form of dance.

Meghana Raj
When you do television, you have this opportunity to drop these subtle hints everywhere. The way you say things, for example, sometimes those seeds turn into trees.

Norman Reedus
I’ve never set out to do anything other than get better at guitar and record and have fun. I feel like the Jazzmaster’s just your comrade on that journey. It can be really subtle, it can be angry, it can be chill. It can be anything.

Adam Granduciel
If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.

Doris Lessing
Race was thick in the O.J. Simpson case from the very beginning, but it wasn’t evident. And I think the O.J. Simpson case revealed that there is subtle race, and there is sophisticated race, and there’s evident and observable race.

Michael Eric Dyson
The power of ads rests more in the repetition of obvious exhortations than in the subtle transmission of values.

Michael Schudson
It’s a misconception that you don’t have seasons in southern California. They are just very subtle. The vegetation is very different. Plants react differently. You just have to be a little more observant.

Christoph Waltz
Yeah, you know, you like it to come on like gangbusters, but you get into passages that are very interesting and subtle, and sometimes your original intent changes quite a bit.

Roy Lichtenstein
Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin. Now, they are so subtle, they can milk you with two notes. They can make you feel like they told you the whole universe. But I don’t know that yet. All I got now is strength. Maybe if I keep singing, maybe I’ll get it.

Janis Joplin
When I was 17 or 18 I wanted to become a wine expert, and my parents wouldn’t let me drink. So I was devastated. All I could do was read, and I read and I read. And I’d read something like, you know, ‘Subtle hints of cassis.’

Gary Vaynerchuk
My mother wanted me to be a writer. But she was a child of the Depression and never understood that she wasn’t poor. So, you know, the idea of not having a job, it would creep through. But she tried very hard to be subtle about it.

Richard Greenberg
We have spent so much time worrying about a ‘cyber Pearl Harbor,” the attack that takes out the power grid, that we have focused far too little on the subtle manipulation of data that can mean that no election, medical record, or self-driving car can be truly trusted.

David E. Sanger
Initially, I was like, ‘I can handle anything. What’s the big deal about being a mother?’ I was not prepared for the changes which are so subtle that they creep up on you.

Sonali Bendre
When a black man is stopped by a cop for no apparent reason, that is covert racism. When a black woman shops in a fancy store and is followed by security guards, that is covert racism. It is more subtle than 1960s racism, but it is still racism.

Bob Beckel
The Patriot Act is ludicrous. Terrorists have proved that they are interested in total genocide, not subtle little hacks of the U.S. infrastructure, yet the government wants a blank search warrant to spy and snoop on everyone’s communications.

Kevin Mitnick
I do believe babies are born potty-trained. They’re born knowing and are able to give subtle signals that become very prominent if you reinforce them.

Mayim Bialik
WorldView-3 goes into the mid-infrared wavelength, allowing you to see very subtle geological differences on the sites at a 0.4-metre resolution.

Sarah Parcak
My approach to parenting is that everything is open – everything. I’m not very good at covert, or subtle, and I’ve had to learn timing. I do blunder in a bit.

Dawn French
Tracking action without cutting is the least jarring method of placing the audience into a real-time experience where they are the ones making the subtle choices of where and when to look.

Steven Spielberg
For kind of sophisticated art I’m interested in, the larger structural rebuke has to be so subtle that it has to be distributed at an almost sub-atomic level. Otherwise, you fall into the kind of preachy, moralistic fable that I don’t think makes for good literature.

Junot Diaz
I’m kind of a subtle person.

Lizz Wright
Joy is a subtle elf; I think one’s happiest when he forgets himself.

Cyril Tourneur
I always felt the ‘X-Men,’ in a subtle way, often touched upon the subject of racism and inequality, and I believe that subject has come up in other titles, too. But we would never pound hard on the subject, which must be handled with care and intelligence.

Stan Lee
A text may be superbly written, exquisitely subtle, deeply meaningful, but still seem like a luxury extra, something we add to the already well-stocked store of our reading experience.

Michel Faber
I think the success around any product is really about subtle insights. You need a great product and a bigger vision to execute against, but it’s really those small things that make the big difference.

Chad Hurley
Myself, I happen to be married to an African-American woman, and we’re together 17 years. We took a few trips to the South 15 years ago, and we were sobered by some of the reactions people had – how subtle or not-so-subtle their reactions were.

Tom Verica
Underlings look up to the boss for behavioral cues, subtle signs, hints and gestures.

Grace Poe
It’s a really subtle kind of thing. It makes me feel like Randy Harrison is not a human being to them.

Randy Harrison
In America, to be ID’d – sorted, tagged, and permanently filed – is to lose a bit of one’s soul. To die a little. This sounds like a subtle, poetic notion. It’s not. In American legal and cultural tradition, one essential privilege of citizenship is not having to prove it on demand.

Walter Kirn
Decent cycling clothing today is designed with reflective strips or subtle detailing that is visible under streetlights or in car headlights. You’ll find that you can be seen just as well as you would in a builder’s fluorescent vest.

Chris Hoy
Someone said that the good thing about my TV programme was that it had so many tics, which I think are the subtle little touches of originality that Paul brings to it.

Harry Enfield
Encountering a real place enhances the performances of actors in subtle ways and changes the spiritual texture of the film.

Michael Cimino
It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person. So violence isn’t merely organized butchery in the name of God, in the name of society or country. Violence is much more subtle, much deeper.

Jiddu Krishnamurti
Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.

Agnes Martin
William Trevor is an author I admire; his stories are subtle and powerful, and beautifully written.

Kim Edwards
Usually, you lose interest in a story beyond a certain point. But with ‘Highway,’ there was something very subtle, yet something very influential. I intended ‘Highway’ to be the first film that I ever made. Didn’t happen.

Imtiaz Ali
It doesn’t annoy me but I think of myself as a presenter who is gay, rather than a gay presenter. It’s a subtle distinction, but that’s how I view it.

Evan Davis
Delhi is fresh, brazen and more glamorous as compared to subtle Mumbai.

Boney Kapoor
The Cyrillic and Greek scripts in particular have an alien beauty in their unfamiliar letterforms. Five weights of stroke thickness create subtle variations in light and dark that reflect the emerging and fading of the stars.

Bruno Maag
I think humor and protest can be subtle, instead of loud and going to the level of violence.

Kiku Sharda
Can I be a leading man? I don’t believe myself to be; I don’t think that I am, but I’m in this place as a performer where I think about how to make things smaller, more subtle.

James Ransone
I like very masculine smells. I like wood scents on men. I just like a man to smell great, but I don’t like very strong cologne. I don’t like when a man is overpowered by cologne. I think subtle and sexy is always best.

Jessica White
Through the miracle of natural genetic recombination, each child, with the sole exception of an identical twin, is conceived as a unique being. Even the atmosphere of the womb works its subtle changes, and by the time we emerge into the light, we are our own persons.

Ellen Ullman
A lot of my music is slow and subtle. The subtly is what I enjoy about making music.

Norah Jones
I love the simplicity of Kevin Spacey’s work. He really does a subtle interpretation of every character, and that’s kind of my style of acting when it comes to dramatic roles.

Devon Bostick
I like to use the stage and there’s nothing subtle about me.

A. J. Odudu
The matter of international relations is very subtle and exquisite.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky
In the modern workplace, sexism has adopted a more subtle persona; therefore, people can be accused of sexism where it’s far harder to determine whether they’re actually committing sexism or thinking in a sexist way.

Jed Mercurio
These are very subtle things, of course, and I don’t expect everyone to pick them up consciously, but I think that there is something there that you must be able to feel, there is an energy at work that I must trust my audience will be able to pick up at some level.

Atom Egoyan
With the work that I do as a director, I’ve got dialogue, camera movement, and character blocking to help create a tone to the piece. In photography, those elements are somewhat void so that tone becomes a bit more subtle but still equally important.

Aaron Ruell
No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulder blades will cramp his style.

Steven Brust
I learnt to keep my acting subtle.

Raashi Khanna
There are two different kinds of spectacular fighters. One is a subtle counter puncher who shows the work like chess. It’s kind of an art, sports art. The other kind is when a guy has blood on all his body. That’s a second kind of spectacular fighter, and people enjoy both. Both kind of fighters need to be respected.

Oleksandr Usyk
Bengali and Malayalam industries are driven by sensible and subtle stories that people can relate to due to the states’ literary and cultural heritage.

Rituparna Sengupta
Verbal slip-ups often occur because we say things without knowledge of the subtle implications they carry. Understanding these implications requires social awareness – the ability to pick up on the emotions and experiences of other people.

Travis Bradberry
The Marx Brothers isn’t subtle, and that’s hilarious.

Martin Freeman
Comedy is a man’s art form. It pretty much came from a time, post-World War II really – the 1950s are not really known for the subtle expressions of feminine life.

Hannah Gadsby
Broadway has the most savvy audience anywhere. They see everything and they know their theater. As sophisticated and subtle as you think you can be, the houses you get here will want something finer.

Richard Griffiths
Even before string theory, especially as physics developed in the 20th century, it turned out that the equations that really work in describing nature with the most generality and the greatest simplicity are very elegant and subtle.

Edward Witten
If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.

Winston Churchill
I would play hooky from school and spend all day in the movie theaters. Consequently, I learned satire in all its subtle forms.

Nile Rodgers
Washington, D.C., is not a subtle city. Unlike the capitals of other once-great powers which, many hundreds of years old, present a more seamless meshing of monumental memory and daily life, D.C. is constructed to shout, ‘Here I am! I am powerful!’ to the world.

Uzodinma Iweala
Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day.

George Foreman
I’m almost sometimes too subtle in my acting.

Stellan Skarsgard
We didn’t care if we were well-liked as long as the movies were good. We served the movie – that was our master at Miramax. In our second incarnation, the movie is still the master but we’re getting the same results in more subtle ways.

Harvey Weinstein
Often, the disparities in the ways men and women are treated are subtle; there are not these clear barriers that you have to break down.

Eleanor Clift
I am grateful to Allan Donald for his guidance and subtle nuances that he taught me.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
I’ve always been very progressive and as much as I play Old World music, I have this progressive tenacity to keep adding futuristic elements in subtle ways where you won’t notice.

Weyes Blood
The bottom line is that the human body is complex and subtle, and oversimplifying – as common sense sometimes impels us to do – can be hazardous to your health.

Andrew Weil
Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.

J. R. R. Tolkien
I think my signature dance move might be some sort of ’80s new wave pogo, which I only break out on very special occasions. It will only last for about three seconds. Then I go back to a very subtle, less-is-more approach.

Greg Kurstin
I’ve been subtle in my taste. It’s all about solid colours – mostly blue, white, and black. Also, I believe one should always feel comfortable in what they wear. Because when they’re not, their body language is always a big give-away.

Kartik Aaryan
Theatre is more metaphorical where you have to be louder and larger than life, whereas film is more subtle and more real.

Kalki Koechlin
Ariana is anything but subtle.

Frankie Grande
Making movies is about creating illusions, and they can be subtle illusions, but it’s all a cumulative effect as you make these little tweaks. It kinda adds up to something, hopefully.

Jeff Bridges
The amount of subtle and beautiful physics that’s necessary to make a smartphone work is enormous.

Bill Foster
Combine leather pants or leggings with an oversized sweater or turtleneck and sneakers for a super-chic look. However, remember to keep the colors subtle.

Masaba Gupta
I get really excited when I see filmmakers make something that is subtle and feels real. It is really tough to do right.

Taylor Steele
I’ve come to love ‘This Country’ on BBC Three. It takes a while to get into the swing of it because the humour is very subtle, but it’s very beautifully done and there are quite a few guffaws to be had.

Alexander Armstrong
I’ll put ‘Stranger Things’ up there with the best of it. I think it’s such a profound show – it’s very subtle in the way that it tells its story, but it’s very effective. Every time I watch it, I feel something, which is very rare for me.

David Harbour
My character Lena is somebody who responds to people in a very simple way. I didn’t have to take myself off to a darkened room to concentrate, I just had to try and be open. It’s an interesting, subtle relationship.

Emily Watson
Somebody must be up and somebody must be down. Trouble is, campaigns are messy, subtle creatures that don’t follow convenient narratives.

Ron Fournier
That’s my job as an actor – to go on and try to do the work so subtle and so fine and specific that the memories will linger for a long time.

Ron Cephas Jones
The people’s love of pumpkin spice and snobbish elites’ derision of it suggest a subtle political reality: the pumpkin spice latte is America’s most conservative drink.

Michael J. Knowles
Sometimes we wait for thunderclaps, drumrolls, and clarion calls to alert us to what’s important when, actually, it’s most often the subtle and persistent signals around us that make the most difference.

Martin Dempsey
While problems in a film are fairly easy to identify, the sources of those problems are often extraordinarily difficult to assess. A mystifying plot twist or a less-than-credible change of heart in our main character is often caused by subtle underlying issues elsewhere in the story.

Edwin Catmull
I don’t sing to people. I sing for them. I told that once to Elvis Presley. He bought it. After that Elvis sang not to but for the audience. A subtle difference.

Tony Martin
The more refined and subtle our minds, the more vulnerable they are.

Paul Tournier
Canada is the essence of not being. Not English, not American, it is the mathematic of not being. And a subtle flavour – we’re more like celery as a flavour.

Mike Myers
Managerial discretion can take many forms, some very subtle. Individual managers may run slack operations; they may pursue subgoals that are at variance with corporate purposes; they can engage in self-dealing.

Oliver E. Williamson
Americans must place greater emphasis on the more subtle dimensions of national power, such as innovation, education, the balance of force and diplomacy, and the quality of political leadership.

Zbigniew Brzezinski
The king is so subtle with his words that he would confound the apostolic religion itself. He will find the weak points of the pope’s character and will trip him up to his destruction.

Thomas Becket
I think we are reluctant to move people out of an organization when there is not a good fit. It is typically not because someone is stupid or lazy or incompetent; it is a lot more subtle than that.

Stewart Butterfield
Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately.

Blaise Pascal
I don’t think a lot of people gave ‘Beavis & Butt-Head’ credit for how subtle it could be.

Ron Livingston
We would go back and maybe not say that thing to our dad that we said, or maybe be a little nicer to someone who we cared about and had a relationship with when we were young. You know, they’re subtle things, but we carry those with us forever. And I think that regret and time travel are intrinsically linked to me.

Colin Trevorrow
Keep in mind, lucha libre hasn’t been displayed in the U.S. in abundance. It’s been subtle. The pioneer was Mil Mascaras. Then that died down, and new talent was rising. Eddie Guerrero was the next one, then Konnan. Konnan had big success.

Rey Mysterio
I can zero in on subtle things because I’m holding the camera.

Patrice Leconte
One of the things that women really excel at is reading and reacting to subtle cues. We’ve always had to do that because men don’t have to.

Maria Konnikova
The ‘that’s right’ breakthrough usually doesn’t come at the beginning of a negotiation. It’s invisible to the counterpart when it occurs, and they embrace what you’ve said. To them, it’s a subtle epiphany.

Christopher Voss
When you want some subtle emotions, you need some subtle vehicles for emotion.

David Cage
My mom has a very subtle way of encouraging.

Craig Mello
Manouri is a Greek ewes’ milk cheese that’s light in colour and texture. It’s fresh and milky, and goes well with other subtle flavours.

Yotam Ottolenghi
There were a couple times with close-ups where I tended to overact. I would use more of my face than I needed to. I learned how to be more subtle.

Christopher Lloyd
I like a naturalism to my dialogue and my comedy. I would rather have a few jokes sail by that might be more subtle than have every single joke hit hard. I would rather the comedy come out of character as opposed to feeling forced. Even if you’re giving some laughs up for it.

Jon Favreau
A very subtle difference can make the picture or not.

Annie Leibovitz
I think that for a lot of women there’s a subtle but unfortunately effective discouragement of women pursuing the STEM fields.

Jennifer Doudna
The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle, without being at all acute; hence there is so much humour and so little wit in their literature.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
My writing partner, Joni Lefkowitz, and I love studying girl friendships in particular because they seem defined by a combination of codependent intimacy and subtle, constant passive-aggressiveness.

Susanna Fogel