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A snowball is simple, direct and familiar to most of us. I use this simplicity as a container for feelings and ideas that function on many levels. ~Andy Goldsworthy

A taste for simplicity cannot endure for long. ~Eugene Delacroix

And so from that, I've always been fascinated with the idea that complexity can come out of such simplicity. ~Will Wright

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. ~E.F. Schumacher (Thanks, Arly)

Anything simple always interests me. ~David Hockney

As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art. ~Albrecht Durer

As much as we all talk about the future and how so many things are merging, there is a simplicity that is crucial. ~Ryan Seacrest

Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ~Lao Tzu

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. ~Lin Yutang

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. ~Socrates

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Don't get me wrong, I admire elegance and have an appreciation of the finer things in life. But to me, beauty lies in simplicity. ~Mark Hyman

Eliminate physical clutter. More importantly, eliminate spiritual clutter. ~Terri Guillemets

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. ~Albert Einstein

Everything we possess that is not necessary for life or happiness becomes a burden, and scarcely a day passes that we do not add to it. ~Robert Brault

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers. ~Herbert Hoover

For simplicity one can think of the + class as having one extra base at some point or other in the genetic message and the - class as having one too few. ~Francis Crick

French and German illustrate the misleading character of apparent grammatical simplicity just as well. ~Edward Sapir

Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former. ~William Shenstone

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. ~William Morris

How many things are there which I do not want. ~Socrates

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I am completely attracted to the idea of simplicity, or at least removing things that seem unnecessary when trying to get an idea out there. ~Demetri Martin

I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity. ~Jil Sander

I believe that the Apple Shuffle is an excellent compromise among the conflicting requirements of simplicity, elegance, size, battery life, and function. ~Donald Norman

I despise simplicity. It is the negation of all that is beautiful. ~Norman Hartnell

I don't need a lot of money. Simplicity is the answer for me. ~Linda McCartney

I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself. ~Bobby Brown

I go about looking at horses and cattle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young. I am sick with envy of them. ~Sherwood Anderson

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. ~Lao Tzu

I just like simplicity. I like simple songs, I like simple chords, simple vocals, simple lead guitar. I just like simplicity. That's just the way I like it. ~Jeremy Spencer

I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes. ~Yves Saint Laurent

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I'm just a simple guy, I live from day to day. A ray of sunshine melts my frown and blows my blues away. ~Jimmy Page

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. ~Henry David Thoreau

In writing, I search for believability, simplicity and emotional impact. ~Hal David

Is it not in the most absolute simplicity that real genius plies its pinions the most wonderfully? ~E. T. A. Hoffmann

I've always liked simplicity. ~Marissa Mayer

I've discovered that I value simplicity above all in dressing. I don't like anything I wear to be too complicated or fussy. ~Ziyi Zhang

Life is amazingly good when it's simple and amazingly simple when it's good. ~Terri Guillemets

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ~Confucius

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´╗┐Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires. ~Lao Tzu

Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache. ~Philip Wylie

Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food. ~Frank A. Clark

More good has been accomplished by simple people seeking their own honest ends than by all the philanthropists in history. ~Robert Brault

My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety. ~Hank Stram

No simplicity of mind, no obscurity of station, can escape the universal duty of questioning all that we believe. ~William Kingdon Clifford

Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child. ~Alexander Pope

One of our theories is that one can offset this excessive compulsion toward the spectacular with a return to simplicity. ~Rem Koolhaas

One of the glories of English simplicity is the possibility of using the same word as noun and verb. ~Edward Sapir

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Our affluent society contains those of talent and insight who are driven to prefer poverty, to choose it, rather than submit to the desolation of an empty abundance. ~Michael Harrington

Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity. ~Christian Nestell Bovee

People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results. ~Albert Einstein

People overestimate the pleasure they'll get from having more stuff. This does not apply to new rose bushes, crayons, or yarn stashes. ~Dr. SunWolf

Pop doesn't really look back. It can't. What makes pop work is simplicity. ~Branford Marsalis

Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity. ~Thor Heyerdahl

Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature. ~Thomas Kempis

Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves. ~Edwin Way Teale

Remember that in giving any reason at all for refusing, you lay some foundation for a future request. ~Arthur Helps

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Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art. ~Frank Lloyd Wright

Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it. ~Alan Perlis

Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Simplicity is a great element of good breeding. ~Fanny Kemble

Simplicity is a state of mind. ~Charles Wagner

Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life. ~Katharine Fullerton Gerould

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. ~Charles Dudley Warner

Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art. ~Philip James Bailey

Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one's self by entering into the real sense of things. ~Constantin Brancusi

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Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. ~Edsger Dijkstra

Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art. ~Frederic Chopin

Simplicity is the glory of expression. ~Walt Whitman

Simplicity is the key. ~Ritchie Blackmore

Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man. ~Henry B. Adams

Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius. ~George Sand

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~Leonardo DaVinci

Simplicity makes me happy. ~Alicia Keys

Simplicity should not be identified with bareness. ~Felix Adler

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Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail. ~Henry David Thoreau

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. ~Hans Hofmann

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. ~Walt Whitman

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity. ~Douglas Horton

The best things in life are not only free, but the line is shorter. ~Robert Brault

The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms. ~James F. Cooper

The goal of life: simple, but not empty. ~Terri Guillemets

The great seal of truth is simplicity. ~Herman Boerhaave

The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go. ~Steve Maraboli

The greatest truths are the simplest: so likewise are the greatest men. ~Augustus William Hare

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The line that describes the beautiful is elliptical. It has simplicity and constant change. It cannot be described by a compass, and it changes direction at every one of its points. ~Rudolf Arnheim

The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things, everything is becoming simpler. ~Edward Teller

The native American has been generally despised by his white conquerors for his poverty and simplicity. ~Charles Eastman

The noble simplicity in the works of nature only too often originates in the noble shortsightedness of him who observes it. ~Georg C. Lichtenberg

The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. ~Thomas More

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination. ~Elbert Hubbard

The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication. ~George Santayana

The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple. ~Doris Janzen Longacre

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There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit. ~Alexander Pope

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth. ~Leo Tolstoy

There's something really appealing about the simplicity of black-and-white images. ~Joseph Gordon-Levitt

They are unique in the simplicity, the diversity, the related harmony of the forms of life that they enclose. ~Marjory Stoneman Douglas

To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world. ~Charles Dudley Warner

Understanding reduces the greatest to simplicity, and lack of its causes the least to take on the magnitude. ~Raymond Holliwell

UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity. ~Dennis Ritchie

We don't need to increase our goods nearly as much as we need to scale down our wants. Not wanting something is as good as possessing it. ~Donald Horban

We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life. ~Paulo Coelho

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What is so brilliant about the gadgets is their simplicity. ~Desmond Llewelyn

What's completely insane to me is that people would consider music that's simple to be dumbed-down. Couldn't simplicity be a deliberate, smart choice? ~Dan Deacon

When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it. ~Jacob Lawrence

Who is rich? He who rejoices in his portion. ~The Talmud

Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself - it is the occurring which is difficult. ~Stephen Leacock

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. ~Vernon Howard





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