Nuance Quotes

Quotes tagged as "nuance" (showing 1-13 of 13)
Bernard Berenson
“Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.”
Bernard Berenson

Friedrich Nietzsche
“When one is young, one venerates and despises without that art of nuances which constitutes the best gain of life, and it is only fair that one has to pay dearly for having assaulted men and things in this manner with Yes and No. Everything is arranged so that the worst of tastes, the taste for the unconditional, should be cruelly fooled and abused until a man learns to put a little art into his feelings and rather to risk trying even what is artificial — as the real artists of life do.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

“One never discusses art save with people who are already in agreement, and then it is a matter of nuances.”
Auguste Preault
tags: art, nuance

R. Alan Woods
“I think someone, somewhere, at some time once said, 'Nuance is a bitch!' ".

~R. Alan Woods [2012]”
R. Alan Woods

“I want very badly to challenge the ease with which we succumb to the false divide of labels, that moment in which our empathy gives out and we refuse to respond openhandedly or even curiously to see people with whom we differ. As I see it, to refuse the possibility of finding another person interesting, complex and as complicated as oneself is a form of violence. At bottom, this is a refusal of nuance, and I wish to posit that nuance is sacred. To call it sacred is to value it so highly that we find it fitting to somehow set it apart as something to which we're forever committed. Nuance refuses to envision others degradingly, denying them the content of their own experience, and talks us down tenderly from the false ledges we've put ourselves on. When we take it on as a sacred obligation, nuance also delivers us out of the deadly habit of cutting people out of our own imaginations. This opens us up to the possibility of at least occasionally finding one another beautiful, the possibility of communion. [...] It could be that there's no communion without [nuance].”
David Dark

Marian Deegan
“Distraction leaches the authenticity out of our communications. When we are not emotionally present, we are gliding over the surface of our interactions and we never tangle in the depths where the nuances of our skills are tested and refined.”
Marian Deegan, Relevance: Matter More

Jon Stewart
“We would like to return to work with our writers. If we cannot, we would like to express our ambivalence, but without our writers, we are unable to express something as nuanced as ambivalence.”
Jon Stewart

“The challenge was that it was harder to be subtle than strident.”
Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy, The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House

“If I say to some kids roughhousing in church, "Don't kill anyone," they know what concern I am addressing. They know I'm exaggerating for emphasis and not speaking in general terms—that I'm not, for example, commenting on the morality of military service. Stripped of the rich context we share, the mere words, "Don't kill anyone" could easily be understood to mean don't kill anyone, anytime, ever.”
Ken Wilson, A Letter to My Congregation: An evangelical pastor's path to embracing people who are gay, lesbian and transgender in the company of Jesus

“My ancestors arrived on the Wayflower”
Robert Wesley Miller

“The characters so many Bollywood actresses portray are ultimately flat, uncomplicated, two-dimensional stock characters that typically range between the girl-next-door and the diva. They may be flawed in small ways, but ultimately lack nuance, conform to and reinforce cultural expectations of a wholesome but ultimately submissive Indian women. The likability of these flat and boring characters hold the actresses' off screen reputations in good stead but reinforce the very norms that imprison and render so many Indian women vulnerable to disrespect and sexism.”
Sharanya Haridas

Georges Rodenbach
“That is the way it is, we always fall in love because of a detail, a nuance. It is a marker we set up for ourselves in the midst of the confusion, in the infinite space of love. The greatest passions come from such little causes.”
Georges Rodenbach, The Bells of Bruges

Stéphane Audeguy
“Même il pense parfois, mais sans le dire à personne, que le cerveau des hommes a la forme des nuages, et qu'ainsi les nuages sont comme le siège de la pensée du ciel; ou alors, que le cerveau est ce nuage dans l'homme qui le rattache au ciel.”
Stéphane Audeguy