Quotes About Expression

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Seamus Heaney
“If you have the words, there's always a chance that you'll find the way.”
Seamus Heaney, Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney

Noam Chomsky
“If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.”
Noam Chomsky

Ansel Adams
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
Ansel Adams

Sigmund Freud
“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.”
Sigmund Freud

“Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens”
Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within

John Ruskin
“To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.”
John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice

Sylvia Plath
“Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it, or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Martha Graham
“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. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
Martha Graham

Alphonse de Lamartine
“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.”
Alphonse de Lamartine

Michel de Montaigne
“I quote others only in order the better to express myself.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

Ashly Lorenzana
“It's okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people. That doesn't give you the right to deny any sense they might make. Nor does it give you a right to accuse someone of poorly expressing their beliefs just because you don't like what they are saying. Learn to recognize good writing when you read it, even if it means overcoming your pride and opening your mind beyond what is comfortable.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Brenda Ueland
“Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.”
Brenda Ueland

Ansel Adams
“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.”
Ansel Adams

P.G. Wodehouse
“He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.”
P.G. Wodehouse

James     Baldwin
“All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.”
James Baldwin

“Music is an outburst of the soul.”
Frederick Delius

Anne Sexton
“I like you; your eyes are full of language."

[Letter to Anne Clarke, July 3, 1964.]”
Anne Sexton

Jane Austen
“I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

“Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling”
Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within

Mahatma Gandhi
“I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.”
Mahatma Gandhi, The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas

J.D. Salinger
“She was not one for emptying her face of expression. ”
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

Criss Jami
“Everyone has their own ways of expression. I believe we all have a lot to say, but finding ways to say it is more than half the battle.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

Jonathan Safran Foer
“It's so hard to express yourself.'
I understand this.'
I want to express myself.'
The same is true for me.'
I'm looking for my voice.'
It's in your mouth.'
I want to do something I'm not ashamed of.'
Something you are proud of, yes?'
Not even. I just don't want to be ashamed.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

Jason Mraz
“Because I trust in the ever-changing climate of the heart. (At least, today I feel that way.) I think it is necessary to have many experiences for the sake of feeling something; for the sake of being challenged, and for the sake of being expressive, to offer something to someone else, to learn what we are capable of.”
Jason Mraz

Dejan Stojanovic
“It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful to feel it.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Edmond Rostand
“My heart always timidly hides itself behind my mind. I set out to bring down stars from the sky, then, for fear of ridicule, I stop and pick little flowers of eloquence.”
Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“Poetry: the best words in the best order.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Banksy
“People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish... but that's only if it's done properly.”
Banksy, Wall and Piece

Aldous Huxley
“What a gulf between impression and expression! That’s our ironic fate—to have Shakespearean feelings and (unless by some billion-to-one chance we happen to be Shakespeare) to talk about them like automobile salesmen or teen-agers or college professors. We practice alchemy in reverse—touch gold and it turns into lead; touch the pure lyrics of experience, and they turn into the verbal equivalents of tripe and hogwash.”
Aldous Huxley, The Genius And The Goddess

Christian Dior
“By being natural and sincere, one often can create revolutions without having sought them.”
Christian Dior

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