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

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

Sigmund Freud
“Where such men love they have no desire and where they desire they cannot love”
Sigmund Freud

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

Steven Decker
“When Dani was about 1,000 feet above the ground, her direction changed from vertical to horizontal. She sped east at high speed. She estimated her speed to be many hundreds of kilometers per hour. As she thought about it, if she was going to make this trip in one hour, her speed would have to be about the speed of a jet airline. Yet she felt no wind, nor cold, whatsoever.”
Steven Decker, Time Chain

Harvey Havel
“The television set then came after her, chomping its teeth.  Upon reaching the living room, the television succeeded at eating her body bit-by-bit: first the legs, then the body, and finally her flailing arms.”
Harvey Havel, The Odd and the Strange: A Collection of Very Short Fiction

Harvey Havel
“After the front legs emerged, what looked like a quartered and bloodied cut of steak followed.  This piece of steak had rich and dark fur, wet with the mare’s internal membranes that covered the whole body, but it did not have the look of a horse at all.  And yet from the steak’s center came this pulsating heartbeat, as though its pace-setting qualities tried in vain to pull away or escape from its thoroughbred side.”
Harvey Havel, The Odd and the Strange: A Collection of Very Short Fiction

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

Harvey Havel
“Once inside my skull, my doctor added some salt, just to taste.  He also poured some fruit into my skull – an apple, a pear, a few seedless grapes, and a ripe banana.  He then used an electric blender set on its highest speed to create what he had termed ‘a yogurt parfait.’  After he finished blending the ingredients, he beckoned the other doctors and a few of the nurses to sample his new concoction.”
Harvey Havel, The Odd and the Strange: A Collection of Very Short Fiction

Harvey Havel
“She is the kind and friendly sort, but I’m an old man at this point, so it would be useless and somewhat illegal if I asked her out.”
Harvey Havel, The Odd and the Strange: A Collection of Very Short Fiction

Steven Decker
“When the light reached its zenith, the group of 1,000 Travelers down below could no longer be seen. Suddenly, the intense light ceased to be, returning the lighting of the stadium to a normal level. Dani felt a moment of disorientation, but she soon recovered and looked down at an empty stadium.”
Steven Decker, Time Chain

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

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

Steven Decker
“Trust me Dani. You don’t want’a miss this. I’m not exaggeratin’ when I say the journey of a lifetime, of a hundred lifetimes, is just below us!”
Steven Decker, Time Chain

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

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

“Life can be spent in an atmosphere of continuous encouragement, you will ignore the complex and it will disappear”
Sunday Adelaja

C.S. Lewis
“It is no good asking for a simple religion. After all, real things are not simple. They look simple, but they are not. The table I am sitting at looks simple: but ask a scientist to tell you what it is really made of—all about the atoms and how the light waves rebound from them and hit my eye and what they do to the optic nerve and what it does to my brain—and, of course, you find that what we call ‘seeing a table’ lands you in mysteries and complications which you can hardly get to the end of.”
C. S. Lewis

“When we lack confidence, living life becomes more complex. However, the fear of failure most likely reduces our confidence and thus makes problem solving more difficult; when you accept failure as a learning experience, your confidence evolves.”
RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo) – 1991

“Every single day is tzimmes
Happiness and grief, always in season
Never just one way, but tzimmes
I will tell you why, one simple reason...
Whether your tzimmes is sweet or savory, simple or complex, I hope you learn to love it ... there is strength in the tzimmes pot.”
Shellen Lubin

“Every single day is tzimmes
Everyone you know is tzimmes
And so
Everyone you love is tzimmes”
Shellen Lubin

“I am too complex for anyone to ever make an accurate judgment on who I am.”
Jeffrey G. Duarte

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