Complex Quotes

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Steve Jobs
“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
Steve Jobs

Vera Nazarian
“Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure:

1. Acceptance
2. Understanding
3. Appreciation

Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart.

Which, by the way, is something highly inadvisable. Think about it — do you really want to live in a world of only two dimensions?

So, for the love of a triangle, please keep love whole.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Criss Jami
“What is a genius? A person who demands little to nothing from others, but is often found extremely difficult to have around.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Eoin Colfer
“Orion brightened. "I have an idea."

"Yes?" said Foaly, daring to hope that a spark of Artemis remained.

"Why don't we look for some magic stones that can grant wishes? Or, if that doesn't work, you could search my naked body for some mysterious birthmark that means I am actually the prince of somewhere or other.”
Eoin Colfer, The Atlantis Complex

Homer Hickam
“I had discovered that learning something, no matter how complex, wasn't hard when I had a reason to want to know it.”
Homer Hickam, Rocket Boys

Kelly Barnhill
“There's no such thing as complete when it comes to stories. Stories are infinite. They are as infinite as worlds.”
Kelly Barnhill, Iron Hearted Violet

Alfred North Whitehead
“The aim of science is to seek the simplest explanations of complex facts. We are apt to fall into the error of thinking that the facts are simple because simplicity is the goal of our quest. The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, 'Seek simplicity and distrust it.”
Alfred North Whitehead, The Concept of Nature: The Tarner Lectures Delivered in Trinity College, 11/1919

Robert G. Ingersoll
“No one infers a god from the simple, from the known, from what is understood, but from the complex, from the unknown, and incomprehensible. Our ignorance is God; what we know is science.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, On the Gods and Other Essays

Dean Koontz
“Always, the eye sees more than the mind can comprehend, and we go through life self-blinded to much that lies before us. We want a simple world, but we live in a magnificently complex one, and rather than open ourselves to it, we perceive the world through filters that make it less daunting.”
Dean Koontz, Relentless

Toba Beta
“Smartass Disciple: Why do arrogant people like to say complex words ?
Master of Stupidity: Ask them straight! You'll get a simple scary version.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

James Hollis
“The act of consciousness is central; otherwise we are overrun by the complexes. The hero in each of us is required to answer the call of individuation. We must turn away from the cacaphony of the outerworld to hear the inner voice. When we can dare to live its promptings, then we achieve personhood. We may become strangers to those who thought they knew us, but at least we are no longer strangers to ourselves.”
James Hollis, The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife

Alfred North Whitehead
“Life is complex in its expression, involving more than percipience, namely desire, emotion, will, and feeling.”
Alfred North Whitehead

“It is always easier to destroy a complex system than to selectively alter it.”
Roby James, Commitment

Richard Diaz
“Whenever something is engineered as complex, it is designed to keep you simple.”
Richard Diaz, Illness Defined; The Theorem

Foz Meadows
“True, life is complex. But so are a great many accidents.”
Foz Meadows, The Key to Starveldt

Fernando Pessoa
“Anyone who wants to be understood will never know the delight of being
understood, because this happens only to the complex and misunderstood;simple souls, the ones whom other people can understand, never feel a desire to be understood.”
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition

Steven Magee
“Complex problems often have simple solutions.”
Steven Magee

“I sat in a world of sorrow trying to figure things out. I couldn’t because the world isn’t supposed to be figured out. You’re not supposed to get it. You’re supposed to flow with it and things come or don’t. It’s that simple, but we think everything’s complex when it’s just sitting right in front of us.”
Dominic Riccitello

Steven Magee
“The Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO) are part of the scientific military-industrial complex of modern governments.”
Steven Magee

'SON of GOD' P.S.Jagadeesh Kumar
“Being humble is complex. To some, it is inferiority complex and to some, it is superiority complex”
Dr.P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“On the right is Sauce Poivrade, a sauce made from beef or venison stock and lots of pepper. It has a rough bite with a lingering and clear aftertaste. Poivrade comes from the French word poivre, which means "pepper." This heavy and strongly flavored peppercorn sauce gives the mild and light venison a sense of weighty volume, you see.
Then I took some of the sauce and added various berries to give it some tangy and refreshing sweetness, making the sauce on the left- Sauce Poivrade au Baie The berries I used are-"
"Blueberries, blackberries, and red currants. You also used black currant liqueur, red wine, blueberry vinegar and raspberry jam. Correct?"
"Amazing! You got them all. Not surprising, I guess, considering it's you."
But that sauce is not nearly as simple as it sounds! It uses liqueur, wine, vinegar, jam and raw fruit... five different forms of fruit actually, all painstakingly and precisely added together. It's what gives the sauce such a deep and complex flavor.
But make even the tiniest mistake and the flavor will get muddled or overly bitter! Keeping everything in correct proportion is a tricky balancing act! It can't be done without a full and nuanced knowledge of all of the particular traits and compatibilities of each individual ingredient!
It is a superhuman dish only someone like Eishi Tsukasa's skill and knowledge could create.
With the two different sauces, he has beautifully expressed both the delicate elegance and the untamed wildness of a deer!

Yuto Tsukuda, 食戟のソーマ 20 [Shokugeki no Souma 20]

Henry James
“She's beautiful, but I don't say she's easy to know."

"Ah, she's a thousand and one things!”
Henry James, The Wings of the Dove

Azadshah Ganjali
“Mathematics is a single rhythm complex”
Azadshah Ganjali

Carla Laureano
“Bread shouldn't be some sort of bland, spongy starch that you use to push down your food. When it's done right, it's as complex as wine- the pleasantly sour flavor of well-fermented dough, the nutty quality of freshly ground wheat flour, the bitter caramel notes from the crust. Haven't you ever wondered why the Bible says Jesus is the bread of life? Bread was once worthy of that metaphor. Somehow I don't think He would like to be compared to Wonder Bread.”
Carla Laureano, Brunch at Bittersweet Café

Awdhesh Singh
“When truths are frozen, Beliefs are born. Beliefs are not the same as truths just like a picture of a man is not the same as the man himself. Hence,belief does not represent reality which is complex and even changing like a living being.”
Awdhesh Singh, Myths are Real, Reality is a Myth

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Life is something like innumerable layers, leaving us wrongly assuming that the first or even the second layer is the essence of the thing.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey

Khalil Gibran Muhammad
“That to be enthroned is to be enslaved,
And to be understood is to be leveled down”
Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Liza Palmer
“A good barbecue sauce should be as complex as the bouquet of a fine wine. It should have notes of sweetness, acidity, and a hint of pepperiness.”
Liza Palmer, Nowhere But Home

“I enjoy turning complex problems into simple.”
Surya Raj

“Domination and submission can be healthy traits in an environment of trust. But superiority complex in man and inferiority complex in woman forms a toxic circle. One becomes oppressor, the other becomes manipulative. Both harm each other.”

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