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Aesthetic

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Pleasure Imagine

There is a certain aesthetic pleasure in trying to imagine the unimaginable and failing, if you are a reader.

- A. S. Byatt

Love Constant

The thing I love about being a novelist is that with each project, you invent a new world. You approach it with a different set of aesthetic and structural ideas, and you grapple with a different series of problems in figuring out how to tell the story. And yet there are certain concerns that stay constant.

- Adam Mansbach

Behind Lucas

That aesthetic of the Star Wars universe: the do-it-yourself, hotrod ethic that George Lucas exported from his childhood, is exactly the same kind of soul behind what we do and build for the show. It may not look pretty, but it gets the job done.

- Adam Savage

I Am Very

I am a very aesthetic person.

- Alain de Botton

Stupid Mostly

Actors aren't stupid, mostly, and if there's a sensibility and an aesthetic that a director's going for, if you're aware of that too, you can do things to help that.

- Alan Cumming

Critics Once

I was once described by one of my critics as an aesthetic fascist.

- Alan Parker

Your Disorders

It's hard with ballet because your aesthetic really is important. It's different from acting and from film. Nobody wants to watch somebody who is sickly thin. And it's interesting because I have danced with people who are ill, have eating disorders, and a light goes off within them.

- Amanda Schull

Very Purely

I wanted to write stories for myself. At first it was purely an aesthetic thing about craft. I just wanted to become good at the art of something. And writing was very private.

- Amy Tan

Which Acceptable

I wanted everything. What could you not want when you are brown and Indian-looking in a society in which the white aesthetic is praised as acceptable?

- Ana Castillo

Like Reasons

I like going to Church for aesthetic reasons, rather than spiritual ones.

- Andres Serrano

Mom Taste

My mom told us that we should have good shoes, a good suit, and a watch, so I was running around at age 10 looking like a little old man. But somehow I grew to understand that a watch is a representation of myself, of my culture, taste, awareness and aesthetic.

- Aldis Hodge

Love Chaos

I love the English aesthetic; in a way, I feel it is close to my own, a beautiful chaos; it is a powerful mix of the past and the present.

- Alessandro Michele

Love Whole

My manager got the script for 'Under the Dome,' and I read it and just fell in love with the character. I grew up on Stephen King, and I love his whole aesthetic of the classic American story with supernatural events happening, so it just made sense.

- Alexander Koch

Art Imposing

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Like Certainly

I'm not a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen, and it's certainly not because of his politics. I just don't like the aesthetic.

- Andrew Breitbart

Making Studio

One does afford oneself the luxury to come into the studio and all day, every day, spend one's life making aesthetic propositions. What an immense luxury.

- Anish Kapoor

View Consider

Consider your house from an aesthetic point of view.

- Anthea Turner

Religious Doubts

An intellectual is going to have doubts, for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt, about an imposed political system that allows no doubt, about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt.

- Antonio Tabucchi

Younger Saved

I actually taught perceptual psychology at N.Y.U. when I was younger. I was interested in the aesthetic impulse in lower primates. But what really interested me in Dian Fossey was that she made a difference - she saved the gorillas.

- Arne Glimcher

Always

In addressing a task, one almost always has several possible options, sometimes only a few, and they may all be practical and functional. But they lack the aesthetic aspect that raises it to architecture.

- Arne Jacobsen

Innovation

Nearly all of the advances in structural and aesthetic innovation is coming from abroad.

- Arthur Erickson

Development

The obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself.

- Arthur Erickson

Standard Other

I'm an aesthetic empiricist. If you like something, it doesn't matter who made it. There really is no objective standard other than your own taste. You develop your own tastes, you find things that do or do not fit your tastes, and therefore are or are not 'good.' Whether they have been labeled as produced by the right person is another matter.

- Arthur Phillips

Love I Think

A lot of groups spend their whole cultural and aesthetic identity trying to move away from Africa, which I think is a mistake. One of the reasons I love Cuba and cultures like that is because they're not trying to move away from their African roots, they're trying to embrace them. That's part of the culture.

- Arturo O'Farrill

Beauty Always

I had always wanted to expand to beauty, but I knew I wanted to be able to translate my design aesthetic in an authentic way.

- Charlotte Ronson

Needs Opposed

Usually all I care about is how elegant or over-the-top the pieces are, it's nice to really get to understand what the customer wants and needs as opposed to just focusing on the aesthetic.

- Christian Cota

Religious Which

Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind.

- Clive Bell

Emotion Critic

I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I conceive, is the function of the critic.

- Clive Bell

Art Same

The forms of art are inexhaustible; but all lead by the same road of aesthetic emotion to the same world of aesthetic ecstasy.

- Clive Bell

Think I Think

I think the feeling of being kind of overwhelmed is almost part of the aesthetic of the work.

- David Maisel

Romance Other

I think that musicians should never forget about the intimacy of bringing two people together, and the aesthetic transference where you're almost vicariously involved in a romance between other people.

- Joe Williams

Kind Idea

One of the threats to Christianity in the 21st century is this idea that religion is best understood as a kind of aesthetic experience, and that you can get all your morality from that.

- John Cornwell

Very Larger

A part of sexuality may go to research, and a much larger part must lead to aesthetic creation. The art of the future will, because of the very opportunities and materials it will have at its command, need an infinitely stronger formative impulse than it does now.

- John Desmond Bernal

Digital Goes

There's things that you just couldn't do with an optical printer. Now, with digital compositing, most of the energy that goes into a shot goes into the aesthetic issues of, 'Is it a good shot or not?'

- John Knoll

Committed

I wanted the press to become something of a movement. Not a movement committed to a particular 'ism', but a gathering together of writers with an aesthetic approach to literature and with a lust for excellence.

- John Metcalf

Paint Viewer

It is not an aesthetic misstep to make the viewer aware of the paint and the painter's hand. Such an empathetic awareness lies at the heart of aesthetic appreciation.

- John Updike

Hands Attractive

When I wasn't as attractive as I am now, I suffered at the hands of cruel children and their taunts until I realised that confidence and a bit of aesthetic care can overcome that.

- Johnny Vegas

Big Commonly

Bob Dylan was the source of pop music's unpredictability in the Sixties. Never as big a record-seller as commonly imagined, his importance was first aesthetic and social, and then as an influence.

- Jon Landau

Big Brief

The Futurists believed in the machine, in making a great big fuss, in being young. For a brief moment, they were arguably the most influential aesthetic provocateurs in the world.

- Jonathan Galassi

Functional

In architecture and interiors, as well as fashion, there is an interaction that is both functional and aesthetic.

- Joseph Altuzarra

Mind His

A rich poet from Harvard has no sense in his mind, except the aesthetic.

- Beatrice Wood

Edge Effortless

I'm attracted to the rag & bone aesthetic - classic and effortless with an edge.

- Haley Bennett

Art Goes

What goes on in abstract art is the proclaiming of aesthetic principles... It is in our own time that we have become aware of pure aesthetic considerations. Art never can be imitation.

- Hans Hofmann

Education Clear

It was clear to me that the forms of consciousness of our inherited and acquired historical education - aesthetic consciousness and historical consciousness - presented alienated forms of our true historical being.

- Hans-Georg Gadamer

About Composers

There's a higher place that I have no illusions about reaching. There's a sophistication and aesthetic about composers who only write only for the music's sake.

- Bill Conti

Country Beholder

The more people explore the world, the more they realize in every country there's a different aesthetic. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.

- Helena Christensen

Cook Using

Since my kitchen is the most important part of my home, I want to be creative and innovative, not only in its aesthetic, but also in the tools that I'm using to cook.

- Blake Lively

About Your

At Brit + Co, our mission is to unlock creativity, so we look for future employees that actively flex their creative muscles. The design of your resume is the first way to let me know more about your aesthetic.

- Brit Morin

Create Based

I do not create a fashionable aesthetic... I create a style based on life.

- Issey Miyake

Prepare Other

I suspect that many of the great cultural shifts that prepare the way for political change are largely aesthetic. A Buick radiator grille is as much a political statement as a Rolls Royce radiator grille, one enshrining a machine aesthetic driven by a populist optimism, the other enshrining a hierarchical and exclusive social order.

- J. G. Ballard

Some Purely

Some of football's gaudiest displays of manliness are purely aesthetic. It's not what players do, it's how they look doing it.

- J. R. Moehringer

Spontaneously

My last album as J. Tillman, 'Singing Ax,' that was really a premeditated death rattle of the aesthetic precedent I had set. I realized I wasn't creating spontaneously; I was enforcing all these parameters. I was too self-loathing or something, and there was this obvious dissonance between my conversational voice and creative voice.

- J. Tillman

Storytelling Own

When you're talking about Tim Burton, you're talking about a guy that has such a visual sense, an aesthetic, a storytelling style. It's like he's got his own genre.

- Jackie Earle Haley

University Out

I like to style myself, as my first job out of university was working at 'Vogue' magazine in NYC, and I grew up attending the collections with my mother, so I have a particular aesthetic, which is classic glamour with a twist.

- Carly Steel

Art Camp

There's a lesbian aesthetic, just as there's gay camp, but I don't know if there's such a thing as 'lesbian art.'

- Catherine Opie

Possibilities

In my teaching, I try to expose my students to the widest range of aesthetic possibilities, so I'll offer them stories from Anton Chekhov to Denis Johnson, from Flannery O'Connor to A.M. Homes, and perhaps investigating all that strange variation of beauty has rubbed off on me. Or perhaps that's why I enjoy teaching literature.

- Chang-Rae Lee

Idea Like

I don't like the idea of a singer-songwriter record. I don't picture myself that way, and it's not my favorite sort of look, I guess. It's really just an aesthetic thing.

- James Mercer

Technical Use

And then you start getting into the technical side of it and the aesthetic side and with those areas you can come up with new ways to visualise things, new ways to render and use the computer to make things look different and new and stuff like that.

- Dennis Muren

Replace Prefer

We're dabbling in eugenics all the time, breeding ideal crops to replace less aesthetic or nutritious or hardy varieties; leveling forests to graze cattle or erect shopping malls and condos; planting groves of a few familiar trees that homeowners and industries prefer.

- Diane Ackerman

Been Lot

I spent a lot of time on farms when I was growing up, and I've been obsessed with the practical logic of farmyards - the turning radius of tractors, where the chickens and ducks might go. It's not a place where stand-alone aesthetic decisions make a lot of sense.

- Jaquelin T. Robertson

Want Big

I want big ideas to have aesthetic relevance. I want to tickle people's intellectual sensibilities and instill a sense of wonder.

- Jason Silva

Questioning Been

I have always just made things. I don't see what I make as being defined by a medium or aesthetic. It probably comes more from a fundamental restlessness, an attempt to create tools for questioning or understanding, and I have always been interested in using a wide spectrum of mediums to do this.

- Doug Aitken

Big Sponge

If I'm seeing you, you're going to influence me. I'm sorry - I'm just that way. I'm a big sponge. You can't copyright an aesthetic.

- Douglas Carter Beane

Color Rather

My particular aesthetic of light and color and design wouldn't change as a result of working with computer graphics rather than with slit scan or miniatures.

- Douglas Trumbull

Love Discovered

Although I was born in Idaho and now live in New York, I definitely identify with the European aesthetic. Paris is my mecca; it's where I discovered my flair for fashion. But I pay rent and work in New York, so that is my home - I love the culture clash of the city.

- Dree Hemingway

Films Opposed

After 'The Fellowship of the Ring,' the films that followed it, instead of having their own unique aesthetic, they all wanted to be 'Lord of the Rings' as opposed to learning from 'Lord of the Rings.'

- Duncan Jones

Want Preference

Not one person would admit that they didn't want me to wear a bikini because of their aesthetic preference - a preference that is shaped by our cultural perceptions of what is and isn't beautiful.

- Jennifer Armintrout

Warhol Ryan

I believe that Ryan Murphy is a genius. His instincts remind me of Andy Warhol. I recently went to the Warhol museum in Pittsburgh, and you can see a lot of echoes of Andy in Ryan's work. Like Andy, Ryan's finger is so on the pulse of culture that he's ahead of culture. Their aesthetic and their vision of the world are very similar.

- Dylan McDermott

Nature Cognitive

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.

- E. O. Wilson

Always Idea

I'd always liked the idea that drama acts at its best as a kind of arena for debate, not just about the thing itself, but also producing aesthetic, stylistic, political and moral discussions.

- Jeremy Northam

Process Other

The process of selecting the tone on the guitar is an aesthetic process like any other, so you try a lot of different things.

- Jerry Garcia

Love Employ

I love art dealers. In some ways, they're my favorite people in the art world. Really. I love that they put their money where their taste is, create their own aesthetic universes, support artists, employ people, and do all of this while letting us see art for free. Many are visionaries.

- Jerry Saltz

Think Sole

I think sincerity was my sole aesthetic and realism my experimental technique.

- Edmund White

Experience Lot

I'm definitely incredibly attracted to the aesthetic of what is typically deemed goth stuff, but. A lot of my experience growing up was in being around that kind of thing, and it's just what sinks into a person's brain.

- Jhonen Vasquez

Love Voice

With dancing, I think the reason it's worked for me, and I love it so much, is because I've trained my entire life. Once you train, you develop your own aesthetic and your confidence. So I think, as I grow, I'm learning how to be a singer. I'm training my voice and being on stage and singing and dancing.

- Jillian Hervey

Like Very

As artists, we have the luxury of experimenting with extra crazy things, but I feel like my aesthetic is very street-style and high-low.

- Justine Skye

Show Another

It would be great to do another television show that was a multi-camera because the hours are so wonderful and you can be a good mom at the same time. The problem is, there aren't a lot of multi-camera shows that I personally like. My aesthetic is more geared toward single-camera shows.

- Kaitlin Olson

Being Accused

I am constantly accused of being 'First World.' So what should I do? I can't apologise for my environment, upbringing, aesthetic.

- Karan Johar

Move Reasons

The true traveller is the one urged to move about for physical, aesthetic, intellectual as well as spiritual reasons.

- Ella Maillart

Like Very

Good design for the home should be universal. A house should be like old shoes, comfortable, like a good friend... The Japanese aesthetic is important to me. Very organic. They have a sense of the weight of the thing: very balanced.

- Elsa Peretti

Game Half

Half the shows on Comedy Central are just multi-cam blue sets, and they kind of look like game shows from the '90s. It's like, 'Why do such a bland corporate aesthetic when the sky's the limit with what you can do?'

- Eric Andre

Next Directors

Dan Curry is the funniest guy in the world. I can sit in a room with him for hours, and he's just cracking me up constantly. And Kitao is the next Terry Gilliam. A lot of comedy directors are just comedic writers, but they don't have any sense of aesthetic or visual vocabulary.

- Eric Andre

Never Side

Painting is the aesthetic side of the object but it has never been original, has never been its own goal.

- Kazimir Malevich

Feminine Harsh

If I were somebody who spent the majority of my time saying things that were harsh and difficult to hear, I would want my visual aesthetic to be something soft and feminine, warm and easy to be around.

- Kerry Washington

Other Designers

I don't call myself an 'industrial designer,' because I'm other things. Industrial designers want to make novel things. Novelty is a concept of commerce, not an aesthetic concept.

- Eva Zeisel

Desire

Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.

- Evelyn Waugh

My Own Like

I can't really change the games I like to make, and I can't change my own particular aesthetic.

- Kim Swift

Forward Over

I have a lot of passion and experience with aesthetic surgery and look forward to helping men and women all over the world.

- Farrah Abraham

Play Through

The aesthetic came along the way, I think - just through experimenting, and going on tour, and trying stuff out on stage, having fun with it, and not taking it too seriously. If I had a ballgown at home, I'd wear it onstage. If I found something in a charity shop, I'd wear it. That's where it grew from - just wanting to play dress-up.

- Florence Welch

New Some

A work of art can start you thinking about some aesthetic or philosophical problem; it can suggest some new method, some fresh approach to fiction.

- Francine Prose

Think Needs

That said, we don't approach these improvements as only a surface aesthetic. The producers and we think that these men are helped with their inner needs when they pay attention to their externals.

- Kyan Douglas

Strive Very

Each season I strive to design a forward-thinking and effortless collection with a very clean minimalist aesthetic.

- Francisco Costa

Been Marketplace

I don't make records that way, where I'm trying to please the marketplace or anything. Not because I have anything against that, it's just never been a part of my aesthetic, even when I was with the Pixies.

- Frank Black

Values Been

I have never collected an object or figure from Africa or Oceania because of anything curious about it or because of its utility or historic interest. Everything has been chosen entirely because of its aesthetic significance; its form, feeling, structure, and plastic values.

- Frank Crowninshield

Woman I Think

I always loved fashion and clothes. Not because I think that's a woman's place, but because I care about aesthetics. I like art; I like going to art museums, and to me, these things are just manifestations of one's aesthetic sense.

- Leila Janah

I Am High

I am a person who holds the aesthetic high. I have suits made in Savile Row.

- Gary Kemp

Think I Think

I think if you are writing an instrumental you are dealing with more of an aesthetic in a sense but a lyric is more of a putting yourself on the line and a much more expensive exercise.

- Leo Kottke

Very Means

The danger of that - and there's a grave danger that I, myself, have to be very aware of - is that you become so involved and intrigued in the language that sometimes you lose track that that is only a means to an aesthetic experience that the listener has to get.

- Leo Ornstein

Color Constant

My constant goal is to create clothing that applies to the lifestyle of my customers. My clothing must be aesthetically pleasing in color, texture, and construction. Rapid changes are a part of fashion, and the demands of the industry are that I remain fluid and versatile. But my aesthetic requirements will always be the same.

- Leon Max

Books Offered

Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.

- Gaston Bachelard