We have collected the best Expression Quotes by famous authors including Donnie Yen, Ben Domenech, Daniel Lubetzky, Ayn Rand, Chen-Ning Yang and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
I think a lot of people don’t realize that martial arts are just an expression like anything else. It’s just that most people are not trained to punch or kick, but you can walk or run or dance, which is also part of expression.
Making a good meal for someone, even if it is nothing complicated, is an expression of love: it is an invitation to share, for one dinner at least, in our common humanity.
The rule of law, democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of expression – we cannot take them for granted. They do not exist willy-nilly across the world; they are very rare.
Love is the expression of one’s values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.
In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within.
I have written symphonic poems and chamber music. It is my way of personal expression.
Tum Tak’ is a beautiful thought and is a rhythmic expression. It’s been composed beautifully. It may sound easy but is difficult to attempt or sing it live.
Tweeting is a very personal form of expression. Who else could talk about my son refusing to wear a suit to meet the Pope, my husband flying a helicopter, or take a twitpic from our home?
Queen Rania of Jordan
There’s an expression in Australia that’s called ‘Go Bush,’ which means to get out of the city and relax. I try and ‘go bush’ to places where there’s no cell reception. But, I don’t get to do that often, so for the most part, it’s just a state of mind.
Using creative expression as a means to a professional end makes me curl up a bit.
Over the past several decades, a growing number of investors have been choosing to put their money in funds that screen companies for their environmental and labor records. Some socially responsible investors are starting to add free expression and privacy to their list of criteria.
We believe democracy cannot be imposed from outside in any society. Democracy is the expression of a sovereign people.
Words are the tools of ‘to be’ – of expression. They are completely built on the fact that you ‘are,’ and in order to express it, you have built a little alphabet, and you make your words from it.
Beauty of expression is so akin to the voice of the sea.
George Matthew Adams
‘Cloud’ and ‘Flower’ are very much egocentric about my own expression. ‘Flow’ is more utilitarian, and ‘Journey’ is more about collaboration between various creative voices in the team.
I don’t think that people are disinterested or uninterested in politics. I think very often they are disengaged from the formal political process. To some extent they are suspicious or even despairing of formal politics as a means to give expression and effect to what they want.
Often I find that poems predict what I’m going to do later in my own writing, and often I find that poems predict my life. So I think poetry is the most intense expression of feeling that we have.
I’ve always been interested in the paranormal, but ‘Gray Matter’ is a more subtle, mature expression of that – looking at the powers of the brain and more delicate evidence of the extraordinary.
In the drag community it’s mostly women in the audience, even for burlesque. I think people look at strippping as a male gaze thing and I think the actual neo-classical burlesque community is more about women supporting women and their creativity, along with freedom of expression.
Bill Watterson argued with his medium even as he eclipsed it. He was all too aware that no artistic expression better exemplifies our disposable consumer culture than the daily newspaper comic strip: today’s masterpiece is tomorrow’s birdcage lining.
‘Vanity pages,’ is somewhat of a derogatory term; personal pages are still the heart of blogging, but now there are more topic-oriented blogs. It’s really about personal expression, and that’s just gotten bigger and broader.
I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.
There were a few teachers who just did not like me because of my face. Once, I was told to stand in the corner until I cheered up. The attitude was, ‘Oh, for God’s sake, what’s the matter with him?’ But it’s just a natural expression.
Government and opposition both have important roles to play. While giving expression to their political ideas, both must move forward in tandem to ensure that development of the country and welfare of its people are promoted consistently.
Ram Nath Kovind
When you start suppressing feelings at an early age, it hurts you down the road. Full expression of anger and pain is very important.
Civil disobedience has almost always been about expression. Generally, it’s nonviolent, as defined by Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi, and King.
We can never intimidate and discourage the people who voice their words with courage. The essence of freedom rests precisely here – in the freedom of expression of the people. And we must protect it.
There are a lot of Yahoo users who live in countries where their freedom of expression and freedom of association is not respected and where the government is trying to put malware on their computers to track them.
I love to direct! I get really jazzed by directing, but directing is not the same kind of personal expression, the same kind of personal intimate expression that writing is. Because when you’re directing, you’re basically managing, basically getting out of people doing their job, except when you see them going astray.
The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.
The Constitution was the expression not only of a political faith, but also of political fears. It was wrought both as the organ of the national interest and as the bulwark of certain individual and local rights.
The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained. Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute.
D. H. Lawrence
From 1970 onwards, our culture told both sexes that individual expression was paramount. And for women, that was defined as the right to choose an interesting a career, a high-status mate, the desirable handbag or vacation, the perfect family size, and a definitionally fruitless quest for ‘perfection.’
That’s another pompous expression that is out of fashion, to say that poetry is a gift. It sounds pompous because you say, ‘Who gave you the gift, and what is this gift?’ And the gift is where I am; the gift is what I have come out of, the people around me who, I think, are beautiful people.
In their eyes as they pass is not hatred, not excitement, not despair, not the tonic of their victory – there is just the simple expression of being here as though they had been here doing this forever, and nothing else.
That this individual life of all of us is not something limited in its temporal expression to the life that now we experience, follows from the very fact that here nothing final or individual is found expressed.
I remember being interviewed about my first novel, ‘The Colour of Memory.’ They kept using the expression ‘your first novel,’ and I said, ‘No, I object to that phrase, because this is it for me.’
You know, I would say that songwriting is something about the expression of the heart, the intellect and the soul.
I always loved silent movies. I was not a specialist, but I loved them. And when I started directing, I became really fascinated by the format – how it works, the device of the silent movie. It’s not the same form of expression as a talkie. The lack of sounds makes you participate in the storytelling.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.
People trust my voice. And my expertise, honestly, is not political science. It’s emotion and expression and sort of presence, you know?
The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie.
Agnes de Mille
Making an album should be an honest experience. It shouldn’t be about trying to gauge where popular music is today; it should be about artistic expression and putting down what you want to put down.
For me art and chess are closely related, both are forms in which the self finds beauty and expression.
Cinema is a form of art, and like every other art form, cinema also needs freedom of expression.
I have an expression I use as I’ve gone around the world through my career: ‘You never tell another man or woman what’s in their interest. They know their interest better than you know their interest.’
A world view is probably an expression of self.
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
W. Somerset Maugham
It is time to stop debating whether the Internet is an effective tool for political expression and instead to address the much more urgent question of how digital technology can be structured, governed, and used to maximize the good and minimize the evil.
Music is an expression of who you are, and – at least in that sense – I think I epitomize Black Lives Matter. I’m a big black man, and I’m easily misunderstood. Before I started wearing these African clothes, people would assume that I was a threat and that it was O.K. to be violent toward me.
Really, I do not know whether my paintings are surrealist or not, but I do know that they are the frankest expression of myself.
I give myself limits – not only financial limits, but I also limit my method of expression, and from within those limits, I try to come up with something new and interesting.
One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression.
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.
I’ve always thought the expression ‘passion project’ was kind of a cliche until I started working on ‘Big Shot’ for ‘ESPN.’
I don’t listen to punk any more, unless it’s right before I play. Not that I don’t like it, it’s nostalgic. But, it’s for kids and it should be… it’s not art, it’s expression.
In order to make a film, you have to operate on many different levels, making all these different forms of expression converse, and so I just followed that intuition.
People who believe in freedom of expression have spent several centuries fighting against censorship, in whatever form. We have to be certain the ‘Net’ doesn’t become the site for technological book burning.
John Ralston Saul
If you can’t prove it in words, it ain’t gospel. Soul music is just an expression of the mind, but your spirit has to be made alive – that’s the real part, the part that God speaks to.
Freedom of expression is essential for feminists and dissidents in the Muslim world.
I enjoy making solo albums because over the years it’s evolved into more of a genuine personal expression of story-telling and day dreams, and I work in a way that has more control.
I think differently, I think it’s about reaching everybody on every different plane and every different level, and if I could remix the song and do a dance remix, that’s great. If I could do a classical version, that’ll be great too. It’s all just about expression.
Giving is an expression of gratitude for our blessings.
Marxism is the only doctrine that both satisfies the demands for progress and provides a safe outlet for moral expression in a skeptical age.
Paul Craig Roberts
It is very true to say that work done by writers is quite often an attempt to give solid expression to that which is bothering them… They feel they have got it right if they express the stress.
I was that kid with the glasses and the hungry expression who haunted every library book sale and used bookstore in town: the one who always has a book in one hand and is reaching for the next book with the other. There’s one in every town.
My hair has always been a definitive part of my personal style, so I love being part of a campaign that celebrates hair as a form of expression.
For so many years, people have used the expression ‘poster boy of British MMA,’ but I’ve never seen myself as that; I certainly never described myself as that.
Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.
Preaching is the expression of the moral sentiment in application to the duties of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everyone says ‘Anna Karenina’ is about individual desire going against society, but I actually think the opposite is stronger: the way societal forces limit the expression of the individual.
The combination of domesticity and wildness – that’s a deep expression.
Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression.
Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.
John Desmond Bernal
The Internet, as a First Amendment medium, hinges on free expression, and that means free advertising.
Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.
Anger clearly has its proper place at work, which is neither wholly absent nor ever present. The manager who is an emotional blank is just as hard to work for as the volcanic boss, and both can do great harm by setting an unhelpful example for what kind of emotional expression is expected and accepted.
I wanted always to be a storyteller of the fullest expression.
Mara Brock Akil
Keerthy Suresh knows how to improvise and reworks her expression on the spot.
To understand Occupy Wall Street, you have to understand artists. Art is freedom – freedom of expression – and its message has resonated through society for centuries.
Peter M. Brant
A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
In the ring, you want every one of the 80,000 people in the building to know what you’re feeling. On a movie set, every expression you make is going to get picked up times 10. They kept having to dial me back.
Irish music in the local pubs was my first exposure to musical expression, and I feel like Irish music is very close to musical theater because it is always telling a story.
Mob law is the most forcible expression of an abnormal public opinion; it shows that society is rotten to the core.
Timothy Thomas Fortune
I shall stand for freedom of thought and expression in a place where it has been trampled and penalized.
The Pledge of Allegiance is an important expression of our shared values, and it should be preserved in its current form. I fully support the Pledge of Allegiance and urge my colleagues to do the same.
Ordinary language carries with it conditions of meaning which it is easy to recognize by classifying the contexts in which the expression is employed in a meaningful manner.
It would be too frightening for me to consider myself a role model. But I like the idea of not being afraid of letting your imagination rule you, to feel the freedom of expression, to let creativity be your overwhelming drive rather than other things.
I come from strong people who believe in the freedom of expression and, of course, a culture that believes in that. So the idea of overcoming adversity is something that is not unfamiliar.
On the whole, I now see my work as being an expression of my spiritual life and, because I look at it that way, I have a different centre. I go through the stress and pressure, but I think I’m lucky because I come from a different source point.
American Sign Language requires a lot of facial and body expression.
My lab used to do gene expression and genomics, and we did a lot of sequencing samples from virus outbreaks.
Work for work’s sake doesn’t thrill me, but when I’m in the zone, I’m creative, and the expression is free.
Asian cultures… place great value on avoiding open expression of disagreement and conflict because they emphasize harmony.
I think it’s restrictive to typecast myself as a novelist because I enjoy other forms of expression. I love literature and I love cinema.
Our freedoms are shared freedoms: they are bound up in each other. The ability to confront oppression in the guise of religion is linked to our ability to worship as we choose: both are acts of expression.
In theater and dance, I was trying to win someone’s approval, trying to get in, trying to be good. It felt out of my control, whereas music suddenly felt like this free expression. It was fun.
Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature.
Original thought, original artistic expression is by its very nature questioning, irreverent, iconoclastic.
I’ll make music, whether or not anyone is listening, for the rest of my life. It’s a natural form of expression for me, the same way I draw and write and sing.
Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Science is the first expression of punk, because it doesn’t advance without challenging authority. It doesn’t make progress without tearing down what was there before and building upon the structure.
The movie business is very difficult but the music business is just impossible. So I’ll play in bands and record and play songs with other people, but for me it’s a form of expression that all I need is me. I don’t need cameras or agents, I can just have a piano and sing and feel totally verified.
To the image of the characters, I do change my appearance. For example, I gain weight and I lose weight sometimes, and I grow my hair and cut it. Acting is all about physical expression, so I need to change my appearance for all the characters.
Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.
Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love.
Control of vibrato helps your musical expression.
I think they saw me as something like a deliverer, a way out. My means of expression, my music, was a way in which a lot of people wished they could express themselves and couldn’t.
Never should an unfamiliar word be passed over without elucidation, for, with a little conscientious research, we may each day add to our conquests in the realm of philology and become more and more ready for graceful independent expression.
H. P. Lovecraft
I always felt like I needed to act. Not that I wanted to act, but I needed to. And I still feel that same way. There’s an expression that I get to have in acting that I can’t consciously express in my life. It has always defined me and it always will.
I decided to have a life: to become – pardon the expression – a soccer mom.
Let us note that art – even on an abstract level – has never been confined to ‘idea’; art has always been the ‘realized’ expression of equilibrium.
There’s an expression in Persian, ‘to play with the lion’s tail.’ I wasn’t what Iranian society wanted me to be – a good girl. I played with the lion’s tail.
My films are the expression of momentary desires. I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way.
Eighteenth-century doctors prescribed sugar pills for nearly everything: heart problems, headache, consumption, labor pains, insanity, old age, and blindness. Hence, the French expression ‘like an apothecary without sugar’ meant someone in an utterly hopeless situation.
In the 1920s, big names in the Arab world spoke of Scheherazade as an example for intellectuals fighting for their rights. She was a fighter for the right of free expression.
It’s got to be the ballot or the bullet. The ballot or the bullet. If you’re afraid to use an expression like that, you should get back in the cotton patch, you should get back in the alley.
I love the fact that people can relate to what I’m saying, even if it’s not for the same subject I was writing about. That is the power of real music and real expression.
An aristocratic culture does not advertise its emotions. In its forms of expression it is sober and reserved. Its general attitude is stoic.
Oprah Winfrey represents the most ingenious and creative expression of black spiritual genius in the public mainstream that we’ve had in quite a long time, if ever.
Michael Eric Dyson
Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.
I’ve been a jealous person myself. I’ve been distrustful, convinced that somebody’s having an affair with somebody else. If you believe it in your head, everything looks like a lie. When you’re looking for it, you always see it – even the change of expression in their face.
Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ. On the surface everything may look strong and vigorous; yet the poison works its way persistently, until the entire fabric is doomed.
As cliched as it sounds, music is my only form of expression. So I have to be honest with myself, and with that comes being vulnerable.
I always look at the motives behind each scene. You can play that out tonally with how you express yourself or you can do that with your physical expression, your physical presence. So I always think about what physical presence I want to embody in each scene.
For me, music making is the most joyful activity possible, the most perfect expression of any emotion.
Painting is a language of its own. You cannot interpret one form of expression with another form of expression.
Every gesture is a gesture from the blood, every expression a symbolic utterance… Everything is of the blood, of the senses.
In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
Louis D. Brandeis
When you tell people you’re a playwright, their eyes sort of glaze over. But when you say you write the ‘Fantastic Four’ or ‘Spider-Man,’ they perk up. It’s a touchstone that has gained more credibility as artistic expression.
At the end of the day, makeup comes off whether you’re a man or a woman; why discriminate against men, when makeup is such an amazing form of artistic expression, just because society says it’s not ‘normal?’
The kind of support encouraged by such modes of expression has always arisen basically from confusing the fatherland itself with the social conditions which happened to prevail in it.
Have you ever heard the expression: Walk a mile in my shoes, and then judge me? And write your own books.
Success means at least you are finding full potential to who you are in terms of your intelligence, your capability and competence: you are finding full expression to who you are. This is important.
The feeling of an evolution is a constant for every artist who is pursuing the search of refinement and enlargement of his/her own means of expression.
History’s lesson, of course, is that attempts to suppress free expression have merely confirmed the caricaturists’ original critique of heavy-handed and objectionable actions of overreaching governments.
I love to create, and to me, the ultimate freedom of expression is a blank canvas or a block of clay to capture whatever emotions your imagination gives it.
For me, one of my life’s mission is to disrupt these dated concepts of what it really looks like and means to be a working woman. The expression ‘working man’ is never heard in conjunction. But people still talk about this sort of ‘working woman,’ and there’s a bit of negativity to that connotation.
It was among farmers and potato diggers and old men in workhouses and beggars at my own door that I found what was beyond these and yet farther beyond that drawingroom poet of my childhood in the expression of love, and grief, and the pain of parting, that are the disclosure of the individual soul.
The news that comes out of Pakistan is always geared toward terrorism and fundamentalism. But when you give people freedom of expression and the freedom to go out and be social and to express themselves, you will see a change. I see that coming about in my country.
Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression.
No one knows what the nongenetic causes of individuality are. Perhaps people are shaped by modifications of genes that take place after conception, or by haphazard fluctuations in the chemical soup in the womb or the wiring up of the brain or the expression of the genes themselves.
I have started using the expression ‘compassionate activism’: It’s about keeping my heart open so that I can understand the point of view of the other person.
Tracee Ellis Ross
If our hearts are ready for anything, we can open to our inevitable losses, and to the depths of our sorrow. We can grieve our lost loves, our lost youth, our lost health, our lost capacities. This is part of our humanness, part of the expression of our love for life.
I never show the back of my tongue. That is a Dutch expression.
Ben van Berkel
I believe in it so passionately because anywhere you look in the world, where governments become too big or become authoritarian, speech and expression is one of the first fundamental freedoms to go.
It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression.
Alfred North Whitehead
I have grown up now… with so much experience in life that I keep incorporating in my expression while performing.
I approach the world as a whole by taking an integrative approach, not a world of parts, and I like to bring different fields and disciplines together. The same is true with my preoccupation with cultural expression.
I remember, as a child, a particular groan that my father would sound when he crawled from the bed in the morning. I hear the same groan now, precisely, every morning, when I emerge from my own lair. It’s more than an expression of physical weariness – it’s an aching of the soul. Even the groans get passed down.
Jesse Jackson is a master of the old expression that it doesn’t matter what someone says about you as long as they spell your name right.
I mean, every thought starts over, so every expression of a thought has to do the same. every accuracy has to be invented… I feel I am blundering in concepts too fine for me.
With guys I revere, like Marcus Garvey or Malcolm X, their look is less about style than purpose and the expression of beauty. It wasn’t just about being noticed, you know?
With a painter’s temperament, all that’s needed are the means of expression sufficient to be intelligible to the wide public.
I believe our legacy will be defined by the accomplishments and fearless nature by which our daughters and sons take on the global challenges we face. I also wonder if perhaps the most lasting expression of one’s humility lies in our ability to foster and mentor our children.
The discipline, particularly in these urban schools for the poor, it’s not controlled by the administration – they’re controlled by the police. This is an expression of a racist logic that has now seeped directly into schools.
I hate the expression, ‘I’m not fake.’
There’s no wrong way of doing art. It’s an expression of the individual.
I can love people of every gender identity and expression. It is the soul that captivates me.
There’s a certain way people are used to seeing nude women, and that’s in a submissive, coy pose, not looking at the camera. And in this poster, I’m looking dead into the camera with no expression on my face. I think it freaks a lot of people out.
We are on the forefront of a revolution in which identity and expression will take priority over the labels assigned to us at birth; in which self-identification will take priority over perception; in which gender will fall away entirely.
I think the way a person dresses is an expression of their personality, and I appreciate a well-tailored suit and the work that goes into it. But when it comes to fashion, on a scale of one to ten, I’m a two.
With the publication of my book, Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship With the First Lady,’ I have exercised my right to free expression.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Art is not in some far-off place. A work of art is the expression of a man’s whole personality, sensibility and ability.
‘Death with dignity’ is our society’s expression of the universal yearning to achieve a graceful triumph over the stark and often repugnant finality of life’s last sputterings. But the fact is, death is not a confrontation. It is simply an event in the sequence of nature’s ongoing rhythms.
Sherwin B. Nuland
I think that expression is so great. So I’ll look at someone like Prince, and one reason to lose weight is so I can rock that purple velvet outfit with the white frilly shirt.
I’m all in favour of free expression provided it’s kept rigidly under control.
Pulse as an active means of expression, Stravinsky and Beethoven are the two masters of that.
As independent filmmakers, we are actually deeply dependent on each other. The Spirit Awards are a public expression of those bonds, the intricate set of relationships and histories that we filmmakers depend on to make our most personal work.
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.
I’m not a glamour boy, and I never get the girl. I like to play old people, because there’s something to them. Did you ever see anybody under 30 with any real character or expression in his face?
I’ve always had a resting expression that either makes me look deep in thought or as though I’m about to fight you. I’ve lost count of the number of directors asking me what the problem is when all I’m doing is sitting still and being.
For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
‘Uff da,’ for the unenlightened, is Norwegian for ‘oy vey’ and is a common expression in Minnesotese.
By nature, I’m a very positive person, and because I’m happy in myself, and in my life, and I’ve got a great husband, and beautiful children, and I have a job that I love that calls for a certain amount of emotional expression, I get to realise a lot of my dreams and aspirations.
Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don’t realize what messages they are sending.
There’s an expression: Great is the enemy of the good. Sometimes in trying to be great, you make a mess of things.
I do not think the gay population has been all that rabid for gay marriage. Note that I do not use the words ‘gay community.’ Expunge that expression from your vocabulary. We are not a community.
The music is a personal expression, like art. It is something that you like doing that comes from within, and is an expression that comes from God. That is why artists are beautiful and why people who copy are not really artistic.
The greatness of Mac Rebennack, alias, Dr. John, also known as John Crieux, rests on his command of the musical use of idiomatic expression. Not a technically well-endowed singer, nor a great songwriter, he leaves his mark through the discipline and control he exerts over all that he touches.
I am proud to state that every national Jewish organization we support enforces non-discrimination practices around sexual orientation and that more than 70 percent have written policies in place covering gender identity and expression.
The most perfect expression of human behavior is a string quartet.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Viktor E. Frankl
Everything I do, writing, touring, travelling, it all comes from the punk and hardcore attitude, from that expression – from being open to try things but relying on yourself, taking what you have into the battle and making of it what you will, hoping you can figure it out as you go. Make some sense of it.
In French, there is an old expression, la patte, meaning the artist’s touch, his personal style, his ‘paw’. I wanted to get away from la patte and from all that retinal painting.
You know the expression, ‘You’re only as sick as your secrets?’ I believe that, and I think I try to have my work live by that to a degree.
With a lot of comedians, one of their major attributes is that they look comedic, with a certain hangdog or manic expression. I look like the neighborhood bully. That doesn’t elicit laughter.
I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.
Yves Saint Laurent
Freedom of expression, innovation, and choice drive our economy.
Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.
Technology will never last if it ignores human beings’ basic instinct to express and discover through expression.
Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper.
I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification.
I think K-Pop is a type of expression.
Expression and thought are inextricably linked: crude language permits only crude thinking.
You are talking to a man who can only play a plastic keyboard. Give me anything weighted and I’ve had it. I haven’t got the strength in my fingers to push them down. So I don’t get a lot of expression on the keyboard.
If we have white persons in the March, we are certain to have trouble with the Communists, and it may not be viewed as a true expression of the Negro’s protest.
A. Philip Randolph
I entirely agree with you about the obscurity of Mrs Browning’s line about the stars. It is far-fetched. She wanted to express something which she found beyond expression.
If a group of people feels that it has been humiliated and that its honour has been trampled underfoot, it will want to express its identity and this expression of an identity will take different shapes and forms.
I love that song ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’ from ‘My Fair Lady’ so much. I love that song because watching it as a kid, it was such an unbridled expression of joy.
If the expression of and advocating for your values makes you lose a job or a person, then that person/job sorta just… wasn’t your heart’s tribe.
I’ve had every haircut you could possibly imagine: mullet, tail, dreadlocks, afro, crew cut. It’s always been an expression of who I am.
Freedom of expression comes with responsibilities, especially when it comes with serious implications for peace.
That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage of the narrow circle of life, which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man, never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity is oppressed and religion is corrupt.
I thought going in that I had to have this very broad, very palatable sensibility that works for everybody, but then the stuff that I’m the most proud of, and probably even got the most success from, was outwardly an expression of queerness or gayness. That’s been a nice surprise.
My attitude is always one of sensuality, aggressive enthusiasm and a kind of outrageousness in my expression.
We have a battery of tests planned at regular intervals including DNA methylation analysis, gene expression profile changes, telomere length (both TAT and QTRAP measured) and various other metrics that will highlight positive changes to aging biomarkers.
When you look at women who have had plastic surgery, they have lost something – usually an expression, something unique to their face.
Visible Faith is an expression of my Christian faith which must be visible to be real! I gave the name to the collection of musicians who worked with me on the record.
Endeavour to be faithful, and if there is any beauty in your thought, your style will be beautiful; if there is any real emotion to express, the expression will be moving.
George Henry Lewes
In capitalist history, invasion and class struggle are not opposites, as the official legend would have us believe, but one is the means and the expression of the other.
Part of my desire to play music was because I wanted to escape the art world and the politics of it; the petty gossip-y art world. But you know, I feel like they’re both equal forms of expression.
Generally, I don’t pencil, especially with the autobiographical comics, although I’ve usually planed out composition in my head during the scripting stage. I like to work directly in ink, to keep the spontaneity and expression conveyed by a less worked over line.
In whatever number of years I have on Earth, I think that promoting the values of free expression, the openness of the Internet, that’s the best use of my time.
It’s important to understand your ownership pattern because it is an expression of the values that guide your life. The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.
Civic poetry is public poetry. It is political poetry. It is about the hard stuff of life: money, crime, gender, corporate excess, racial injustice. It gives expression not just to our rites but also to our problems and even our values; these poems are not about rustic vacations.
Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health and self-esteem, not its cause.
There is a danger in monotheism, and it’s called idolatry. And we know the prophets of Israel were very, very concerned about idolatry, the worship of a human expression of the divine.
Marvel is really about the stories of Peter Parker and Bruce Banner or Jessica Jones. These are – I’m hesitant to say the word, but – real people with real problems whose power comes, to use the great expression, with great responsibility.
Art is where we make a stand. If we don’t make it there, freedom of expression is lost for everyone – for artists, for journalists, and for everyday people.
I think the mix of narrative and analysis that the ‘New Yorker’ requires is a perfect expression of what my parents each gave me.
With few exceptions, music has been for some centuries the art which has devoted itself not to the reproduction of natural phenomena, but rather to the expression of the artist’s soul, in musical sound.
What once was an expression of who I was – acting – also became my hiding place.
I’m not sure I’m a good cook. But I like cooking, and it’s a real family thing – an expression of love being together.
I’ve made $50 million over the years as a movie star, if you’ll pardon the expression, and I’ve given most of it to the bookies.
We’re a community-driven brand, but at the same time, we want every host in every home to recognize that they’re all individuals, and to use Airbnb as an expression of their individuality.
Art does not, like science, set forth a permanent order of nature, the enduring skeleton of law. Two factors primarily determine its works: one is the idea in the mind of the artist, the other is his power of expression; and both these factors are extremely variable.
George Edward Woodberry
The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls, and it is impossible to say that in some among them, drawing and color are better or worse than in others.
It’s always weird when people approach me to make an investment. I tell them, ‘I don’t need any more money. I’m good.’ Then I wait for their expression. That part is entertaining, because people look at you like you’re crazy when you say you don’t need any more money. Who says that?
The poem ‘What Teachers Make’ is not without its detractors. This one person wrote to me and said: ‘Gee, Mr. Mali. You don’t possibly have a teacher-God complex, do you?’ And that was the first time I’d ever heard of that expression. So, yeah, I’m sure I have a teacher-God complex.
Style is an expression of your individuality. Who you are and what your mood is, is what you wear.
Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I cannot sing, I paint.
The people on the far left, they claim to be about free speech and expression. But as soon as you put something out there that offends them, all of a sudden, no – free speech out the window.
In a repressed society, artists fulfil a sense of harking back to instant gratification, or immediate expression, by doing things that function on the edge of society, or outside of what is conventionally accepted.
Bat for Lashes
Singing your own songs is all about individual expression.
The English expression ‘to fall asleep’ is apt because the transition between waking and sleeping is a gradual drop from one state of being into another: a giving up of full self-consciousness for unconsciousness or for the altered consciousness of dreams.
None of the records I make are ever a deliberate construction – they’re always an expression of who I am at the time and where I am in my life.
But if you listen to great piano players, both classical and jazz, there’s a huge range of dynamics and colors and emotional expression that’s possible with the instrument.
The early expression of my youth was filled with all the aspects of art.
Felix de Weldon
In Italian there is an expression: We don’t sleep on the fame.
A source of embarrassment for Libyans, Gadhafi has never been a joke: disappearances, a police state, zero freedom of expression, and poverty for at least a third of the population of country tremendously wealthy thanks to oil.
In America it’s live by the sword of freedom of expression and be will to die by it as well.
Sustainability, ensuring the future of life on Earth, is an infinite game, the endless expression of generosity on behalf of all.
First, I started with music singing, writing songs, playing music. Later, I got into acting. I’m not a brilliant musician or a brilliant actor. But, to me, they’re still great vehicles for expression.
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.
It’s not like since I make comics I only read comics and since I make movies I will only go out and watch movies. Any kind of artistic expression interests me; it goes from literature to music to sculpture, painting; whatever is extremely inspiring for me becomes a reference also for me.
Whenever I get the sort of fancy pants idea that I’m doing anything other than pure expression things start to go wrong. When I get too premeditated, things start to go wrong. I just shut that part of my brain off.
The poet, being an imitator like a painter or any other artist, must of necessity imitate one of three objects – things as they were or are, things as they are said or thought to be, or things as they ought to be. The vehicle of expression is language – either current terms or, it may be, rare words or metaphors.
The challenge of a president himself struggling to find the conjunction between the right words and honest expression, a use of language that respects intellect, truth, and sincerity, has largely been abandoned.
Burning the flag is a form of expression. Speech doesn’t just mean written words or oral words. It could be semaphore. And burning a flag is a symbol that expresses an idea – I hate the government, the government is unjust, whatever.
I swear by that old expression, ‘One monkey don’t stop no show!’ The reality is, we still have some good men out there, and we should hail those men as the kings they are.
You can’t cheer when political officials punish the expression of views you dislike and then expect to be taken seriously when you wrap yourself in the banner of free speech in order to protest state punishment of views you like and share.
Violin was my first form of expression – and is still in a lot of ways.
I’ve seen situations where I think comics are really unrealistic about what creative expression and what the artistic freedom, what that entails.
All over the world, there is someone sitting in a cell because he or she is not allowed freedom of expression.
The perfection of style consists in the use of the exact speech necessary to convey the sense in the fewest words consistent with perspicuity, at the same time having regard to appropriateness and harmony of expression. Its greater excellencies are directness, accuracy, appropriateness and perspicuity.
Joseph P. Bradley
To people outside, they think, Gee, that’s great. You get to go here and there. The other side of that is our expression, This is location, not vacation.
In earthly life, a person can conceal whether evil or good is active in his soul. After death, this is no longer possible. The spirit form presents after death the physiognomical expression of what the person was on earth.
I believe that independent film making is the last frontier of creative expression available. So I’m always willing to lend a helping hand to a young film maker who’s just getting into the business.
Botox should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen. Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?
I heard Skip James, and it pierced me. It felt like punk rock to me, real and raw. It was just one guitar, so simple yet so much expression. I wanted to feel and express like that, to take the shortest path to get to an emotion.
The censor’s sword pierces deeply into the heart of free expression.
I have a free voice. I have a free mind. I have freedom of expression.
I just wanted to show people – maybe I’m wrong – that I can still really sing. I can sing better than I ever have before. My intonation is way better, my timing, my phrasing – there’s a lot more expression; I feel it’s a more lived-in, soulful voice.
When we look at social media, we really look at it on a continuum, and the continuum is from accumulation to instant expression.
A maverick feels like he has no choice however difficult his choice of expression. In my case, it was going backwards into tonality. It seemed so wrong. The idea that progress is going into the past in a new way is very strange, even though there are precedents.
David Del Tredici
Bruce Lee loved all different styles of martial arts. He believed that you shouldn’t limit yourself to one style, because martial arts is just another form of human expression.
I’ve long been interested in looking at the culture of consumerism and also was interested in this connection between the American dream and the house, and the house being kind of the ultimate expression of self and success.
The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back.
I notice that freedom of expression of an E.U. member of Parliament who denounces the actions of ISIS allows the French government to take her to court.
Marine Le Pen
Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.
I truly believe that everyone can be creative; you just need to find your form of expression.
Nothing beats novel writing because it’s complete expression of you. You just control everything. Not even a movie director has that level of control.
Whoopi Goldberg looked like me, she had hair like mine, she was dark like me. I’d been starved for images of myself. I’d grown up watching a lot of American TV. There was very little Kenyan material, because we had an autocratic ruler who stifled our creative expression.
Contempt is the only asymmetrical expression in the muscular facial system: Disgust, fear, happiness, surprise and anger typically express themselves symmetrically. Contempt is marked by one lip corner pulled up and in a dismissive sneer.
There is always an element of play in form, however ‘serious’ the expression.
Acting is an expression of imagination. No firsthand knowledge is necessary.
Everything changes when I dance… I am a taskmaster there. I am the creator. I am high on dance – my expression, body language… I am like a fire.
This idea that a book can either be about character and feeling, or about politics and idea, is just a false binary. Ideas are an expression of the feelings and the intense emotions we hold about the world.
National parks are the best expression of social equity that there is. It’s like paying our rent for living on the planet.
A lot of musicians are good cooks, and a lot of cooks are musicians, but I think that may just be a result of the creative impulse finding several means of expression. Probably an equivalent number are visual artists, woodworkers or compulsive liars.
I want makeup to be more about freedom of expression. If I want to put on makeup and make myself look different, I can, but it’s not a standard for every single day.
I could never really decide what I wanted to be when I grew up, and for a while, I thought that maybe I wanted to be a writer… I’ve always loved to write, that form of expression.
The euro currency both presupposes and promotes a fiction – that ‘Europe’ has somehow become, against the wishes of most Europeans, a political rather than a merely geographic expression.
For ballet dancers, style is about melding personal expression with physical form.
Mary Helen Bowers
A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?
People should be respected for the strength of their convictions, and I also believe in freedom of expression.
There is the expression of selfishness and there is the expression of selflessness – but economists or theoreticians never touched that part. They said: ‘Go and become a philanthropist.’ I said, ‘No, I can do that in the business world, create a different kind of business – a business based on selflessness.’
Making people fear the expression of their own power is a very effective way of disempowering them. It is not just those who feel the frustration of being silenced: it also encompasses every person who has no idea of their own power to realise their visions because they have not seen this in action in their communities.
Music, which should pulsate with life, needs new means of expression, and science alone can infuse it with youthful vigor.
Style is a form of expression! It’s what makes your character your character, to put it in laymen’s term.
If you’re writing anything decent, it’s in you, it’s your spirit coming out. If it’s not an expression of how a person genuinely feels, then it’s not a good song done with any conviction.
I hated prog rock; to me, it was the ultimate expression of a bloated sense of self-importance and mindless self-indulgence.
Maybe clothes are a form of creative expression for me. An outlet. Because I don’t get to express myself creatively through my official duties.
Queen Rania of Jordan
I believe that the responsibility of the winemaker is to take that fruit and get it into the bottle as the most natural and purest expression of that vineyard, of the grape varietal or blend, and of the vintage.
Robert M. Parker, Jr.
A functional biological clock has three components: input from the outside world to set the clock, the timekeeping mechanism itself, and genetic machinery that allows the clock to regulate expression of a variety of genes.
Jeffrey C. Hall
I feel constricted if I become too much aware of the act of making. Liberty is lost and instead of an instinctual lyrical expression the whole thing becomes arid.
You have kids studying master class visual arts who are pushed to make films that will be successful economically; that’s what they focus on. So they work for corporate interest instead of artistic expression.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Shake Shack started off as a summer hot dog cart in Madison Square Park. It was not meant to be a company – it was completely accidental. It started off as an expression of community building.
Our politics are our deepest form of expression: they mirror our past experiences and reflect our dreams and aspirations for the future.
A fever is an expression of inner rage.
Until fighting ends and there are conditions, which allow the free expression of will by the people, there can be no elections and elections are not held in these circumstances anywhere in the world.
To become self-aware, people must be allowed to hear a plurality of opinions and then make up their own minds. They must be allowed to say, write and publish whatever they want. Freedom of expression is the most basic, but fundamental, right. Without it, human beings are reduced to automatons.
I belonged to the ‘Point Break’ generation – I watched the original when I was 13 years old. It’s basically the story of the rescue of the human spirit, and we continue to fight that same spiritual battle, but with a political expression.
Around New York, I used to hear that expression, ‘Once a Dodger, always a Dodger.’ But how about, ‘Once a Yankee, always a Yankee?’ There never was anything better than that. You never get over it.
Cooking is an expression that crosses boundaries.
I’m a big believer in the idea that one of the greatest advantages we have here in the United States is freedom of expression and freedom of speech. You should be able to say whatever you want, and I firmly believe that.
The most important thing about intellectual property vs. creative expression is that copyright law was created not to stifle creativity but to encourage creativity.
The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.
I’ve been writing all my life, and playing bass came later on, when I was about 26. What I recognized with poetry and music that I had a different voice – there were things I wanted to express that I could not as an actor or even as a director. It was another avenue of expression that my soul needs.
The places I come from have such rich languages, such a variety of expression. In Sierra Leone we have about fifteen languages and three dialects. I grew up speaking about seven of them.
The perfect expression of receiving a lifetime award is to be working when they’re handing it out.
The bones of my architecture are very much related to the structure, to the physical fact of how a building can stand up; it’s also related to geometry and a certain understanding of the architecture in which there is a balance between expression and function.
How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression.
D. H. Lawrence
Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.
Modernism was born in part out of the need to find fresh ways of expression, to describe a new world that was unlike anything that had gone before.
All kinds of ways of expression are spreading out all over the place, information is overflowing, and it’s harder and harder to be excited about anything.
When I was in grade school, my teachers decided I was just about the dumbest thing to come through the door in a long time. Whatever the lesson, whatever the subject, I would sit and listen to them with a lost, glassy-eyed expression on my face.
W. Bruce Cameron
Italy is a geographical expression.
Klemens von Metternich
War stories deal in death. War illuminates love, while love is the greatest expression of hope, without which any story rings untrue to life. And to deny hope in a story about such darkness is to create false art.
When I do a mask, I do try to put a lot of character and a lot of expression into the sculpt.
George W Bush is like a bad comic working the crowd, a moron, if you’ll pardon the expression.
We called ourselves The Blanks because when we say who we are, everyone stares at us with a blank expression. But when we then say ‘Ted’s band from ‘Scrubs’ everyone goes, ‘Oh yeah, you guys.’
I think that, like any art, fashion is about expression. It allows you to express yourself and your identity through what you choose to wear.
I’m not a great dancer. I’m a great advertisement for freedom of expression. I don’t care what you think. I’m having a great time.
I focused primarily on being an instrumentalist and studying music and on my primary means of expression: composing and playing.
Wrestling’s a form of expression, and it expresses vastness.
For me, I love food. It’s my greatest pleasure and also the thing that could ruin you as well. It’s one of those things where, if you’re not thoughtful about it, it could be unhealthy. But if there’s a mindfulness about it; it actually is a wonderful tool of emotional expression.
I think, in general, as a writer, you can’t really hide your values. They’re always going to fall out onto the page, and I tend to trust that I don’t have to force my ideals into the expression of what’s going to happen naturally.
If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature.
Our rights are interconnected and inseparable. When freedom of expression is threatened, the rights to freedom of association and assembly, of thought, conscience and religion, are also compromised.
Music is just kind of an expression of who I am. It’s what I do.
When you tell people you’re in history, they give you this pained expression because that was the course they hated in high school. But history can be exciting, intellectually rigorous, and fun.
A lot of mainstream photographers seem not to think about what they’re doing or feel any responsibility toward anything. By the time they’re done, the models don’t have any trace of themselves left. This thing about looking young with no wrinkles or expression is all so boring, really.
A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.
But please know, whether you believe campaign contributions are speech or property, that I learned to love very dearly the right of free expression when I lived without that freedom for a while a long time ago.
On a personal level, I think dressing is such a form of expression, and when you do events, it’s important to feel as though you are authentically yourself.
The Law of Divine Compensation posits that this is a self-organizing and self-correcting universe: the embryo becomes a baby, the bud becomes a blossom, the acorn becomes an oak tree. Clearly, there is some invisible force that is moving every aspect of reality to its next best expression.
My music is the spiritual expression of what I am – my faith, my knowledge, my being.
Because I express myself through the music, I want to be responsible in that expression and how it carries on well after I’m here. But that’s just me.
Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Music is an expression of life, who you are, and what you’ve been through.
An idea can only be materialized with the help of a medium of expression, the inherent qualities of which must be surely sensed and understood in order to become the carrier of an idea.
I am an optimist, and I believe that people are inherently good and that if you give everyone a voice and freedom of expression, the truth and the good will outweigh the bad.
The negative aspects of Scottish Nationalism are a kind of aggressive complacency, that sort of boasting; but that’s an expression of insecurity, I think, of a lack of confidence.
A marvellous power of expression over language often distinguishes genius; but Shakespeare in his phrases seems independent of the bonds of language as of the bonds of metre.
George Edward Woodberry
Traveling is one expression of the desire to cross boundaries.
A. B. Yehoshua
‘You’re fired’ was not a part of the deal. And when I went into the first board room, the very first one, I’m looking at these people, and I had to fire somebody, but we never thought in terms of the expression ‘You’re fired.’
Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression.
We encounter very healthy boardroom debates and pretty diverse views, so we have always had the benefit of diversity of opinion and expression before we take some important calls.
What I’ve always loved about gymnastics and one of the many reasons I love watching it now is the combination of skill and freedom it has – the discipline and expression – letting you dance.
I’ve heard people say, ‘Why do you have to do a show that’s called ‘Black Girls Rock’?’ or ‘Why is there an expression called ‘black girl magic’?’ You know, when you say, ‘Save the dolphins,’ you don’t mean, ‘I don’t like whales.’ That’s just not the way it works!
Tracee Ellis Ross
Having to censor yourself – whether it’s lying at the water cooler about how you spent your weekend, scrubbing your Facebook page of any revealing facts, or pretending to be with someone you aren’t – is the antithesis of our foundation as a nation based on freedom of expression and association.
I don’t have tiffs with people. I only mind my business, but whatever interferes my freedom of expression, I have always voiced.
Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.
It just seemed to me to be a great story, set back in its time but something that seemed to have relevance for our time. Now that the film is coming out, it looks like we’re back in another time where repression of expression is all the rage.
I do not know whether there be, as a rule, more vocal expression of the sentiment of love between a man and a woman, than there is between two thrushes. They whistle and call to each other, guided by instinct rather than by reason.
Several amendments should be made to the primary and general election laws to improve them, but such changes must in no way interfere with a full and free expression of the people’s choice in naming the candidates to be voted on at general elections.
Because there is so little room for expression otherwise, a lot of people love cinema because they find it a way of expressing themselves.
All we want is to carry out the greatest expression of a free democracy and vote on Catalonia’s future. This is not about independence: it is about fundamental civil rights and the universal right of self-determination.
It has to be able to play at the maximum expression and communication in every style, and the only way you can do that is – like Verdi said – working with a file, every day, little by little, until the orchestra’s collective qualities emerge.
Since I was young, the artistic expression that fashion embodies has inspired me. It’s a way to communicate oneself.
In Scotland, Catholics have raised their voices against sectarianism and intolerance directed against the Church. Clearly, these actions show that freedom of religious expression, a basic human right, is not upheld in our midst as widely and as completely as it should be.
A lot of people forget how important it is to be creative. We get caught up in getting ahead and in day-to-day minutiae. But creativity is a fundamental mode of expression, as is being tenacious and standing by your own convictions and passions, even if it’s not the ‘popular’ choice.
The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.
There are people who believe in an absolutely transparent prose; with every respect for clarity of expression, I don’t.
John M. Ford
For me, purity of movement wasn’t enough. I needed expression, more intensity, more mind.
Human rights, of course, must include the right to religious freedom, understood as the expression of a dimension that is at once individual and communitarian – a vision that brings out the unity of the person while clearly distinguishing between the dimension of the citizen and that of the believer.
Pope Benedict XVI
My music is very personal. I’ve created it in solitude. I face a white wall and beller. I like that sound – the expression of loneliness. That’s what it’s all about.
Yisrael Beiteinu has no objection to the nonviolent expression of opinion. It is violent speech that forms a clear and present danger that we refuse to tolerate.
Color is for me the purest form of expression, the purest abstract reality.
‘Bloody do-gooders’ is my expression for people who are nicer than me, who are better than me.
A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.
Profit and bottom line, the contemporary mantra, eliminates the very source of architectural expression.
I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.
I respect people’s feelings when they say they love me, but it is completely their choice of expression, and I am alien to it. People have a right to express, but that’s it.
The Human Rights Act is not a terrorists’ charter. It enables ordinary citizens to seek redress when the government breaches fundamental freedoms enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights such as the right to a fair trial, the right to life and free expression.
I’m very keen on having true freedom of expression. True freedom of faith. And free practice of religious faith.
The fact we got to become a part of the Marvel family and find our own expression within that is a real joy for my brother and I.
I’ll keep creating modern, deep, rich and adventurous colors and products that inspire creative expression every day.
I do have my ducks in line if I want to do it, but I’d love to see the Republicans pick somebody that was going to win and take over this country and frankly, to use the expression, ‘Make America great again.’
Every artist has to grow, and has to challenge themselves with a new form of expression.
I try to be regimented and try to stay healthy and work out and eat properly and go to sleep. And not get too caught up in the industry in my regular life, so I can save all my expression and energy for my art.
When you tell an Iowan a joke, you can see a kind of race going on between his brain and his expression.
My parents locked off most areas of expression. The only outlet left to me was the arts.
The goal of art was the vital expression of self.
In centering prayer, the sacred word is not the object of the attention but rather the expression of the intention of the will.
I believe that the real expression of your religious beliefs is shown in the daily pattern of your life, in what you contribute to your surroundings and what you take away without infringing on the rights of other people.
Homosexuality is against nature. Sexual expression is permitted only within marriage, between man and woman, male and female. Anything else is an abnormality and is against nature.
Pope Shenouda III
The writing is important, but the way you say the line and the pause you give it, the facial expression – all of that is very important.
After the Second World War, people in Japan no longer died for their country, and even that expression was no longer used.
Men are not usually forthcoming in the expression of their emotions.
The arts are suffering amongst public schools, but also, minority theater companies are struggling, and I firmly believe in freedom of expression through the arts.
Freedom of expression is very important.
It’s very common in Iceland, this music-making and artistic expression by non-professionals. The brass band tradition is not as big, but there are choirs everywhere. So that’s something that is familiar to me.
For me as a writer, Albanian is simply an extraordinary means of expression – rich, malleable, adaptable. As I have said in my latest novel, ‘Spiritus,’ it has modalities that exist only in classical Greek, which puts one in touch with the mentality of antiquity.
The poet’s expression of joy conceals his despair at not having found the reality of joy.
Works of art produced in the contemporary world are a further expression of that. But I don’t think there is an active, ongoing nihilist self-consciousness in the artist.
In my book I don’t just demonstrate that free enterprise is the most efficient way of organizing an economy – which it is. I also show that it’s an expression of American values, and, thus, that a fight for free enterprise is very much a fight for our culture.
Arthur C. Brooks
It is not always easy to balance freedom of expression with the needs of the justice system.
Life is entirely unthinkable without any of the creative arts, and they’re all a continuum – the force in question is creativity, not its mode of expression.
The way I drive, the way I handle a car, is an expression of my inner feelings.
When Juan Antonio Samaranch said the Olympics are more important than the Catholic Church, I just couldn’t believe it. I said to myself, ‘Don’t let your expression show that he has just made a total ass of himself. Be cool, and just keep right on talking.’
The expression of this idea is Queens of the Stone Age, but the idea is that you will never slack on the music and will always humble yourself at the alter of Rock.
I was very pleased to find that once I had records out music videos were starting to happen, so I directed some of my own music videos and got to experiment in other areas of expression.
The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself.
A theatre, a literature, an artistic expression that does not speak for its own time has no relevance.
I was trying to be a writer, and I was kind of getting sidetracked, so I started doing cartoons as a form of expression.
Bruce Eric Kaplan
The mirror is a powerful tool because it forces you to deal with yourself on a deeper level. Conceptually, paintings are like mirrors. They’re an expression from the artist: ‘This is how I view the world – I’m presenting it to you.’
Nowadays the big Hollywood studios only make about three movies a year, and they cost about $200 million each. There’s no room for error in that, and not a lot of room, I would think, for free expression.
Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions.
We thought the church had withdrawn from interfering in Italian politics… but instead there is a terrible resurgence. These are ugly signs for freedom of expression.
The Internet and digital technologies can and will boost economic, social, and political development, including by vastly expanding the capacity of individuals to enjoy their right to freedom of speech and expression, which is key to empowering human rights.
Alexander De Croo
When women are told that sexual harassment is ‘part of the job’ or when assistants of both sexes enable harassing behavior, they have bought into the culture that says such behavior is not just permissible, it is a desirable expression of power.
My favorite expression is a tag line or an advertising and marketing campaign that Ford ran a number of years ago. They ran it for almost 12 years, and it was, ‘Have you driven a Ford lately?’
Music is an expression of individuality; it’s how you see the world. All art is, for that matter. You take how you experience the world, interpret it, and send it out there – express it – whether it’s sculpture, dance or singing.
What someone wears is an expression of oneself. When you’re just comfortable with what you’re wearing, you don’t have new thoughts. I want people to feel something and think about who they are.
You can’t be, like, smashing guitars against Marshall stacks all the time. As a matter of fact, after a while, it just looks like posing – it never really gets down to any message or any real expression.
Democracies do not go to war. War is not our expression of thought.
Asif Ali Zardari
It is almost impossible to reconcile self expression with the creative act.
I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.
I’m really not interested in acting as a facade, I’m interested in it as an emotional expression and as a transcendent experience for an individual. I find that a lot of people, a lot of young actors, haven’t gotten to the point where they’re comfortable being stripped down. They’re still interested in ornate jackets.
Individuals have the right to pick and choose which expressions to condemn, which to praise and which to say nothing about. Governments, however, must remain neutral as to the content of expression. And governments must protect the rights of all to express even the most despicable of views.
There are people who say, ‘Oh this guy is quite thick.’ I think the reason is that, increasingly, I don’t mind being simple in terms of literary expression. Others say, ‘No, no, no. He went to Cambridge. He got a good degree. He must be Einstein.’
Alain de Botton
When I started out doing comedy, I was still in college and was working day jobs. I taught preschool for a few years. And then I got more into freelance writing. So stand-up has always been my primary independent creative mode of expression. I’ve done it my whole adult and young adult life.
For me, cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place.
Composing is what I love most from what I do. Each genre has a unique expression that you cannot supplant with another. All the records co-inspire each other though they are not tied conceptually in any way to another.
The right of free speech cannot be parceled out based on whether we want to hear what the speaker has to say or whether we agree with those views. It means, quite often, tolerating the expression of views that we find distasteful, perhaps even repugnant.
The study of expression ought to form a part of the study of psychology, but it also comes within the province of anthropology because the habitual, life-long expressions of the face determine the wrinkles of old age, which are distinctly an anthropological characteristic.
The best thing about being a DJ is making people happy. There is nothing like seeing people get up from a table to dance or the expression on their face when they hear a song they love. I also love to educate people on music they have never heard.
The modern view of criminal justice, broadly, is that public concern with morality or expediency decrees expiation for the violation of a norm; this concern finds expression in the infliction of punishment on the evil doer by agents of the state, the evil doer, however, enjoying the protection of a regular procedure.
It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression.
Reviewers try to square the antics of a writer’s life with the antics in the fiction. Even satirical verbal play is too often read and admired as autobiographical expression. And thanks to the democratic exposures of the web, it’s easier than ever to document private experiences and divulge the most intimate secrets.
By giving material expression to force-forms in space, the Greeks gave divine spiritual beings the opportunity of using these material forms. It is no figure of speech but a fact when we say that gods came down at that time into the Greek temples in order to be among human beings on the physical plane.
Everyone has something that blocks us from the full experience and expression of our nobility.
I feel like trying to write a song in order to be a big hit is just not something I’m interested in because it’s not going to come from an authentic place of expression.
Like all revolutions, the surrealist revolution was a reversion, a restitution, an expression of vital and indispensable spiritual needs.
I guess, in a way, I grew up mixed race: half white, half black. That question’s always been on my mind: ‘What are you? Are you this or that? Are you a white dude or are you a black dude?’ In a strange way, music and comedy is kind of the same thing. I’m both. They’re just different modes of expression.
Foot-binding, which started out as a fashionable impulse, became an expression of Han identity after the Mongols invaded China in 1279. The fact that it was only performed by Chinese women turned the practice into a kind of shorthand for ethnic pride.
The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations.
I believe a person’s style is an expression of who you are – way more than dancing.
If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression.
E. W. Howe
Having lived through the transition from totalitarianism, I am acutely mindful of the need to never take for granted the basic freedoms of thought, expression and belief that democracy brings.
The most important tribute any human being can pay to a poem or a piece of prose he or she really loves is to learn it by heart. Not by brain, by heart; the expression is vital.
If you make music for the human needs you have within yourself, then you do it for all humans who need the same things. You enrich humanity with the profound expression of these feelings.
Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self.
I went to college for one semester, and I took every subject I could, and I ended up failing. So I thought to myself, Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved expression – and that’s when I started thinking about acting.
I regard freedom of expression as the primary right without which one can not have a proper functioning democracy.
It’s just someone has labelled us as having a different label to do what you do. I find that labels are the worst thing in the world for artistic expression.
I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.
For me, personally, skiing holds everything. I used to race cars, but skiing is a step beyond that. It removes the machinery and puts you one step closer to the elements. And it’s a complete physical expression of freedom.
Rap is definitely a youthful expression.
Expression without culture is flat. Many artists come out of art school and start doing things that don’t last. They are audacious because of ignorance. They are irresponsible.
I’m a big advocate of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought.
The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one’s word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest’s inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity.
Pope John Paul II
The main pillar of my activity is making clothes, but this can never be the perfect and only vehicle of expression.
Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.
You can dramatically affect the expression of your metabolism and your biochemistry by the way you eat and the way you live.
All the movements of our body are not merely those dictated by impulse or weariness; they are the correct expression of what we consider decorous. Without impulses, we could take no part in social life; on the other hand, without inhibitions, we could not correct, direct, and utilize our impulses.
Clothing started as an armor for me. It was one of the ways that I protected myself from the world. It evolved into a form of creative expression.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
George Bernard Shaw
I tried to instill a different motivation, to give them the security and the conviction that they were doing something good, something necessary, something useful – if you want to use a grandiose expression, that they were doing something for peace.
While your life is the true expression of your faith, whom can you fear?
Julia Ward Howe
The most common and most important result of them is that the nature and size of the effect on corresponding series of different elements are largely an expression of the peculiarity of their atomic structure – or, at least, of the structure of the surface.
From a person standpoint, the old expression of what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger is somewhat true.
Flash is about freedom; Flash is about expression. Flash is about just the joy of exuberant running and of freedom, and the moment you weight him down with too much Batman-like baggage… that’s not the Flash anymore.
A civilization that only looks inward will stagnate. We have to keep looking outward; we have to keep finding new avenues for human endeavor and human expression.
John L. Phillips
Here’s a nation, one of the founding pillars was freedom of speech and freedom of expression. And yet, we have imposed upon people restrictions on what they can say, on what they can think. And the media is the largest proponent of this, crucifying people who say things really quite innocently.
My focus is anything that allows me to express myself. Rap, dance, photography. Those are my forms of expression.
It has become progressively clearer that the plastic expression of true reality is attained through dynamic movement in equilibrium. Plastic art affirms that equilibrium can only be established through the balance of unequal but equivalent oppositions.
What’s my dilemma here? Am I making entertainment or am I making art? What am I saying? At the end of the day, cinema is entertainment for millions of people, but for me it’s expression.
Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place.
All that passes is raised to the dignity of expression; all that happens is raised to the dignity of meaning. Everything is either symbol or parable.
Beyond racing, I just love the art form of running, of conceiving new ideas like the 50 Marathons in 50 States in 50 Days. It’s the ultimate expression of what I love to do, which is run, and travel, and see this great country.
The maximum expression of running dogs is the Iditarod. You enter a state of primitive exaltation, and you never return. You’re never normal again.
The Internet has been seen in the West as the quintessential expression of the free exchange of ideas and information, untrammeled by government interference and increasingly global in reach. But the Chinese government has shown that the Internet can be successfully filtered and controlled.
I’m just trying to give the best human expression that I can to any particular genre, which could be comedy, could be drama, could be horror, could be thriller.
I liked to watch the expression in the fighter’s face change when you connected with him. You know when you connect in the right spot. It’s like a tunnel vision.
Well, one thing, you got to stand in a courtroom and listen to a judge sentencing you to 25 years in prison before you realize that freedom of expression can no longer be taken for granted.
To me, the flag represents the greatest ideals of the United States of America, not the worst, but different people look at different things and have different feelings about it. That’s what freedom of expression is all about.
Language is like songs, like food, like dance-it is the expression of what we think.
The question about those aromatic advertisements that perfume companies are having stitched into magazines these days is this: under the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, is smelling up the place a constitutionally protected form of expression?
I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression.
Style, to me, is an extension of one’s personality, a kind of self expression which is very personal. It is an expression of your moods, your personality.
Painting, music, photography, and visual art have been creative forms of expression for me for decades.
I talk as I sketch, too, in order to keep their minds off what I’m doing so I’ll get the most natural expression I can from them. Also, the talking helps to size up the subject’s personality, so I can figure out better how to portray him.
For me, what’s the old expression, ‘Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable,’ that’s really what religion is good at when it is done right. And the truth is, so is television.
Freedom of expression and freedom of speech aren’t really important unless they’re heard. The freedom of hearing is as important as the freedom of speaking.
More negatives write than call. It’s a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic.
Al Jazeera is known in the Arab world as the voice of freedom of expression.
The blues are important primarily because they contain the cultural expression and the cultural response to blacks in America and to the situation that they find themselves in. And contained in the blues is a philosophical system at work. And as part of the oral tradition, this is a way of passing along information.
I was once a graduate student in Victorian literature, and I believe as the Victorian novelists did, that a novel isn’t simply a vehicle for private expression, but that it also exists for social examination. I firmly believe this.
A lot of kids are bullied because of their sexual identity or expression. It’s often the effeminate boys and the masculine girls, the ones who violate gender norms and expectations, who get bullied.
Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented.
When the impulses which stir us to profound emotion are integrated with the medium of expression, every interview of the soul may become art. This is contingent upon mastery of the medium.
In the Hillary Clinton model, the wife chooses to support the straying husband while wearing a distressed and presumably pained expression in public. She stays in the marriage as a way to serve both her personal ambition as well as their shared ambition to achieve ever-greater positions of power and influence.
The media can allege corruption, but if I do the same against the media, I am gagging freedom of expression.
Righteousness has to do with the vertical standard that God gives us to please Him. Justice has to do with the horizontal expression of that righteous standard in the lives of others.
All different forms of human expression, art, science, are going to become expanded, by expanding our intelligence.
A comedy can actually get funnier and funnier. Even though you know the joke, you enjoy it so much, it’s the facial expression, you laugh. The laugh doesn’t wear off. It could be with you for thirty years.
As a matter of fact is an expression that precedes many an expression that isn’t.
Laurence J. Peter
The future’s come and gone; it’s a thing of the past. That once impossibly exotic expression ‘the year 2000,’ for so long evocative of silver suits and robots in pinnies, now feels antiquated.
I am both astonished and honored beyond expression to be chosen as your 2011 Christian Statesman of the Year.
The earth is ready, the time is ripe, for the authoritative expression of the feminine as well as the masculine interpretation of that common social consensus which is slowly writing justice in the State and fraternity in the social order.
Anna Garlin Spencer
The independence once represented by the car has been replaced by cell phones and social networks, which are now at the forefront of people’s expression of freedom and access. Once a symbol of ‘coming of age,’ many drivers are waiting longer to get their licenses.
It’s not just music. To me, it’s songwriting more than anything. A lot of people say it’s expression, but to me, it’s more than that.
Some of the best actors in the world are very exterior actors, Anthony Hopkins being one of them. He knows exactly how to turn his face to get a certain expression. He knows exactly what to do with eyes, and with his voice. It’s very exterior.
I think, like any artist or any writer, I just want to have that pure freedom of expression and of thought – the freedom to explore and move in unexpected ways.
The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography.
I say let’s go back to a truer use of the word ‘freedom.’ Let’s start with President Franklin Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. I would add the freedom to bargain collectively. Those freedoms are under attack today.
When we write about Auschwitz, we must know that Auschwitz, in a certain sense at least, suspended literature. One can only write a black novel about Auschwitz or – you should excuse the expression – a cheap serial, which begins in Auschwitz and is still not over.
The social business marketplace is effectively forcing brands to engage with consumers on the basis of something that is meaningful to them. More often than not, this takes the form of some core value that finds expression in a non-profit cause.
Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength.
James E. Faust
Free expression is the base of human rights, the root of human nature and the mother of truth. To kill free speech is to insult human rights, to stifle human nature and to suppress truth.
In its heyday, the car was an expression of technical flair and design genius: the original Mini, the Beetle, the 2CV, and the Fiat 500 were all, in their various ways, inspired incarnations of functionality.
I think that music, being an expression of the human heart, or of the human being itself, does express just what is happening – the whole of human experience at the particular time that it is being expressed.
I used to work for an NGO called Transitions Online, and I was their Director of New Media. I was a very idealistic fellow who thought that he could use blogs, social networks and new media to help promote democracy, human rights and freedom of expression.
Food is an international language, an expression of love.
You know, my Grandpop Finnegan used to have an expression: he used to say, ‘Joey, the guy in Olyphant’s out of work, it’s an economic slowdown. When your brother-in-law’s out of work, it’s a recession. When you’re out of work, it’s a depression.’
In sailing, I single-hand, and I want to do the Horn. The Horn is the maximum expression of sailing, the way the Iditarod is the maximum expression of running dogs. It’s not to write about it; it’s to experience the maximum thing.
Some say because music is as much about personal expression as listening pleasure, sharing is integral to why songs have value in the first place.
In morals, theosophy builds its teachings on the unity, seeing in each form the expression of a common life, and therefore the fact that what injures one injures all. To do evil i.e., to throw poison into the life-blood of humanity, is a crime against the unity.
Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It’s a bum’s life. Quitting acting, that’s the sign of maturity.
If you are killed because you are a writer, that’s the maximum expression of respect, you know.
Mario Vargas Llosa
My hypothesis is not so much that the court is the natural expression of popular justice, but rather that its historical function is to ensnare it, to control it and strangle it, by re-inscribing it within institutions which are typical of a state apparatus.
You cannot limit yourself to one area of specialized craft. Instead, regardless of craft, you have to charge all forms of expression that lead to the community, to other people, with meaning.
Sometimes you’re watching a great film actor, and if you stand 10 feet away from them, you’re like, ‘God, they’re terrible. They’re not doing anything.’ And then you see the close-up, and it’s so nuanced, and so much expression is happening. They were acting for that camera and for no one else.
Whenever someone comes up to me saying, ‘I saw you in ‘Carlos’ and then I saw the rest of your movies,’ for me, it’s an expression that we might be doing something well. So my life hasn’t changed that much. I just try not to go to very crowded places if I’m not in the mood.
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
T. S. Eliot
Recognition of belligerency as an expression of sympathy is all very well.
Henry Cabot Lodge
The lived experiences which could not find adequate scientific expression in the substance doctrine of rational psychology were now validated in light of new and better methods.
I wish myself to be a prop, if anything, for my songs. I want to be the vehicle for my songs. I would like to colour the material with as much visual expression as is necessary for that song.
Design is an expression of one’s most deeply rooted internal values.
As a director, I get to have a much broader creative expression than as an actress.
Mary Stuart Masterson
A style is not a matter of camera angles or fancy footwork, it’s an expression, an accurate expression of your particular opinion.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
I began as a naturalistic painter. Very quickly I felt the urgent need for a more concise form of expression and an economy of means. I never stopped progressing toward abstraction.
By killing transparency and competition, crony capitalism is harmful to free enterprise, opportunity, and economic growth. And by substituting special interests for the public interest, it is harmful to democratic expression.
Often, when Jim Carrey plays it straight, all of the vitality is drained from his face; he looks like a root-canal patient trying out a pleasant expression for his oral surgeon.
I’m so happy to be a song-writer – I’m even surprised when I get to record anything. I consider it a considerable privilege and a blessing to have a medium of expression that has a place in the world.
Love is itself an expression of strength.
I have been made stateless and hounded for my act of political expression.
I love singing. I love it, and it doesn’t feel like a chore. It’s an expression.
If I were a carpenter, I’d find a way to empower using that skill. I’m using as much as God has given – my mind, my voice, my heart, my art forms. This is the highest form of expression on the planet from God, to me, to you.
I hate that expression, ‘fusion.’ What it means to me is this movement where nothing ever really fused.
What I’m fighting for now in my work… for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks, poems I could take into a tavern, into the street, into the halls of a housing project.
The Church is not self-made, it was created by God and is continuously formed by Him. This finds expression in the Sacraments, above all in that of Baptism: I enter into the Church not by a bureaucratic act, but with the help of this Sacrament.
Pope Benedict XVI
When you are doing a long scene, you have dialogue and interaction to narrate the character. But making sense out of facial expression and reacting is difficult. Having said that, I think such challenges are good for learning.
Fatima Sana Shaikh
The infinite variety in the properties of the solid materials we find in the world is really the expression of the infinite variety of the ways in which the atoms and molecules can be tied together, and of the strength of those ties.
William Henry Bragg
That is what intrigues me; songwriting and song structure and expression.
My dad used to have an expression – ‘It is the lucky person who gets up in the morning, puts both feet on the floor, knows what they are about to do, and thinks it still matters.’
A brow furrow is a very important indicator of confusion or concentration, and it can be a negative facial expression.
Rana el Kaliouby
It occurred to me that it would benefit me to play without emotion – well, without emotion others could see, anyway. Card players profited from having a poker face so opponents wouldn’t know how good or bad their hand was, and I figured a deadpan expression would work in tennis, too.
Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating.
The new freedom of expression brought by the Internet goes far beyond politics. People relate to each other in new ways, posing questions about how we should respond to people when all that we know about them is what we have learned through a medium that permits all kinds of anonymity and deception.
I’m inspired by anyone who’s honest in their own expression, people who truly beat to the rhythm of their own drum.
Freedom of expression is not absolute. Countries have laws that define the framework for exercising this right and which, for instance, condemn racist language.
I worry about my face not having expression. I’ve never been known for glamour, so it’s probably easier for me than it is for someone who has been known for her incredible beauty and glamour. I always wanted to be Geraldine Page, who was just a fabulous actress with just a nice, normal, expressive face.
I’ve done network shows. A director will call me and say, ‘Do you want to do this with me?’ and I’ll say, ‘Sure,’ but I couldn’t do it forever because there’s no real expression. That’s not how people talk.
Substance must emanate from spirit and is nothing else than the record of the spirit’s conception of itself finding expression in space and time.
True artistic expression lies in conveying emotion.
History is rife with examples of governments taking actions to ‘protect’ their citizens from harm by controlling access to information and inhibiting freedom of expression and other freedoms outlined in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We must make sure, collectively, that the Internet avoids a similar fate.
I thought Sarah Palin was the ultimate expression of comic outrageousness in a person.
We need to do more to stop Iran’s persecution of different religious faiths, including Sunni Muslims, Christians, and Bahais. We must do more to protect the Iranian’s people’s right to freedom of expression.
Languages and cultures are disappearing at an enormously fast rate, and many of them are in Canada. These are extreme examples of removal of freedom of expression – to actually lose a language and the ability to express that culture.
John Ralston Saul
Sugaring season is the season when you tap the trees for sugar that turns into maple syrup. I’ve married someone from Vermont, so it’s an expression I kept hearing, and I’m like, ‘What is that? That’s just so beautiful.’ I like the idea it’s the very, very first murmurings of spring.
There is an expression now that is commonly used about these so-called internal conflicts which are not really internal, because they have connections to the outside world.
Nobody knows I sing. Even though I’ve done Broadway musicals. I would only pick it over acting because it’s such a pure form of emotional expression.
If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.
On the whole, the experience that the activity of the soul obeys the law of least resistance has been verified even in regard to women’s social morals. As a rule, these have been focused on the family and on charity – among other reasons, because woman’s sense of duty seldom finds means of expression in other directions.
A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.
James E. Faust
Ataturk approved of the mevlevi dervish approach to God as being ‘an expression of Turkish genius’ that reclaimed Islam from what he saw as hide-bound, backward Arab tradition.
All that’s left now is purely poetic work, putting more life into individual places, as I’ve made so sure of the fundamental mood and dimension of expression that it won’t leave me groping around in uncertainty any more.
Style, no matter how outrageous it is, is still an expression of someone’s personality. And my personality is somewhere stuck in the classics.
To me, the highest expression of life is art with jokes. It’s very rarified, very difficult to accomplish if you want to be more than just funny and more than just jokes about human gaseousness.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world.
Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression.
I feel ‘Love Letters’ has been part of a longer journey towards a very simple, international sound in which the sitar is no longer exotic or classical, but simply a tool of expression when juxtaposed with the voice and cross-genre elements.
I see myself first and foremost as a student of expression.
Anna Deavere Smith
But there’s still an avenue for smaller comics and personal expression.
Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them.
Sharia is the impetus behind multinational diplomatic efforts to accommodate Sharia blasphemy prohibitions on expression that offends Muslims.
David Bowie and Boy George created a safely contained theatrical expression of gay style.
I can’t imagine a world where I wouldn’t have the means of expression. When I talk to people who don’t, it seems like they’re really unhappy.