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Delicate

Total Quotes : 118
Hands Very

My hands are delicate and elegant, thank you very much. They're well-kept; my nails are clean.

- Aisha Tyler

Small Hands

Three children have become adults since a phone call with Jo Rowling, containing one small clue, persuaded me that there was more to Snape than an unchanging costume, and that even though only three of the books were out at that time, she held the entire massive but delicate narrative in the surest of hands.

- Alan Rickman

Art Obsessed

I'm quite obsessed with the idea of nailing the girl friendship. It's such an art, so delicate.

- Alanis Morissette

Beauty Actual

The fear of this delicate and fierce feminine has more to do with our fear of being vulnerable again, getting hurt again, than it does by our actual distaste for the beauty of the feminine and Her qualities.

- Alanis Morissette

Voice Away

Lilliet Berne, La Generale, newly returned to Paris after a year spent away, the Falcon soprano whose voice was so delicate it was rumored she endangered it even by speaking, her silences as famous as her performances.

- Alexander Chee

Normal Very

When you work with kids, people tell you to be very delicate, but that's the last thing you should do with kids. They feel patronized if you're like that. They just want you to be normal.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Other Entertain

I was recently asked about the business side of 'Biggest Loser,' but as long as we entertain people, we can keep coming back and making a difference. It's a delicate balance, but one feeds off the other. I feel so good about the show - it's uplifting and inspiring and entertaining at the same time.

- Alison Sweeney

Treat Very

A film set is really delicate and people treat you very very well if you're an actor because they want you to be as comfortable as possible for you to do your work, but it really is just one in a team of many and usually 150 people.

- Amanda Seyfried

Holding On Very

The people of Shishmaref want their community to survive, but they are holding on to their legacy by a very delicate thread indeed. The threat of their land disappearing is only the beginning.

- Amy J. Berg

Love Rather

'Affinity' is beautiful and intense, with no laughs. It's a rather delicate and emotional love story, with a spooky element.

- Andrew Davies

Balance Worry

The more you worry, the more you throw off the delicate balance of hormones required for health.

- Andrew J. Bernstein

Prepared Very

My son loves my carbonara. I've tried to master that recipe - it's very simple but very delicate. Once prepared it must be eaten quickly.

- Andy Garcia

Nation Civilized

Britons are good, though often brutal, colonists where they come into relations with entirely uncivilized tribes whose past is so remote as to be forgotten. But they trample with their heavy boots over the sensitive, delicate susceptibilities of an ancient, highly civilized and cultured nation, such as India.

- Annie Besant

Strong Grow

When the ivy has found its tower, when the delicate creeper has found its strong wall, we know how the parasite plants grow and prosper.

- Anthony Trollope

Big Just Be

Food's delicate. You have to handle it with finesse. You can't just be a big ogre.

- April Bloomfield

Questions Answers

The press secretary who starts to narrow down or close the president's options because he answers delicate negotiating questions no longer serves the president.

- Ari Fleischer

Play Like

Don't be afraid to pile on the midi rings! I like to play around with metals and pair delicate rings with chunkier ones.

- Ashley Madekwe

Glaciers Very

The alpine environment is very delicate. I've been able to see change in the mountains in the 20 years that I've been climbing full-time. Glaciers have receded. The tree-line is changing. That's very rapid to see nature changing in a 20-year period.

- Conrad Anker

Subtle Infinitely

The reactions of the human heart are not mechanical and predictable but infinitely subtle and delicate.

- Daisaku Ikeda

Dream Important

As delicate as 'Guy and Madeline' was, it was important that 'Whiplash' come off as more of a fever dream.

- Damien Chazelle

Some Crusade

The crusade to convince us that global warming can only be dealt with by wealth destruction and higher energy prices began with an effort to 'raise awareness,' which turned into some delicate nanny-state prodding before efforts to artificially inflate prices.

- David Harsanyi

Sentiment Other

Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment. In vain would we exalt the one by depreciating the other.

- David Hume

Song Junction

Jerusalem is a festival and a lamentation. Its song is a sigh across the ages, a delicate, robust, mournful psalm at the great junction of spiritual cultures.

- David K. Shipler

Career Which

I have a career, which is important, but my family is the priority. First family, and then career. It's a delicate balance.

- Jimmy Cliff

Caffeine Actually

Actually caffeine is too hard on my system. I'm a delicate boy from Plano, Texas.

- John Benjamin Hickey

Silent Wired

My golf is so delicate, so tenuously wired together with silent inward prayers, exhortations and unstable visualizations, that the sheer pressure of an additional pair of eyes crumbles the whole rickety structure into rubble.

- John Updike

Road Map Very

An opening statement is like a guide or a road map. It's a very delicate thing.

- Johnnie Cochran

Be Careful Very

Dragon fruit is very subtle, very delicate. So you want to be careful not to kill it with things that have very strong flavor.

- Jose Andres

Trust Other

The vote is a trust more delicate than any other, for it involves not just the interests of the voter, but his life, honor and future as well.

- Jose Marti

Pet Rather

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.

- Joseph Wood Krutch

Work More

To put it crudely, 'The Act of Killing' would blast open the space for the more delicate film, 'The Look of Silence,' to do its work.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Swedish German

The Swedish language combines the strong manhood of the German with the delicate beauty of the Italian.

- Bayard Taylor

Some Remarkably

Melrose is the finest remaining specimen of Gothic architecture in Scotland. Some of the sculptured flowers in the cloister arches are remarkably beautiful and delicate, and the two windows - the south and east oriels - are of a lightness and grace of execution really surprising.

- Bayard Taylor

Alluring Very

I like the collarbone, a very clean collarbone. I think there's something also very delicate and balletic about that part of a woman's body, and I'm not really a cleavage person, but I do like a back or a shoulder; I think there's something very alluring about backless dresses.

- Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Love Amendment

Amending the U.S. Constitution, the document most sacred to those who love freedom and liberty, is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that a proposed amendment is necessary.

- Ben Nelson

Career Poorly

One thing I struggled with early in my career was the delicate balance between my performance and my identity. When things on the field went well, I was cheerful and felt important. When things went poorly, my countenance and self-concept plummeted, and I was not pleasant to be around.

- Benjamin Watson

Next Nuances

I perceive myself as rather uninhibited, with a certain mathematical facility and more interest in the broad aspect of a problem than the delicate nuances. I am more interested in discovering what is over the next rise than in assiduously cultivating the beautiful garden close at hand.

- Henry Eyring

Been Activist

It's been important to me to be a good activist, a good thinker, a good musician, a good singer, and a good entertainer. You can't do it all, but I have walked those delicate lines as best I know how.

- Holly Near

I Think Telling

There's definitely a delicate line you have to walk in telling someone else's story that's not quite as delicate in telling your own story. I think when I'm working on a personal story, there's less pressure to try to get it exactly right.

- Box Brown

Very Otherwise

Many persons have been confused and discouraged at the very outset of the study by the great variety and the delicate distinctions of the openings: and this has constituted a fault in many otherwise excellent manuals for the learner.

- Howard Staunton

Deep Feet

The breadfruit is a superb tree, about 60 feet high, with deep green, shining leaves, a foot broad, sharply and symmetrically cut, worthy, from their exceeding beauty of form, to take the place of the acanthus in architectural ornament, and throwing their pale green fruit into delicate contrast.

- Isabella Bird

Work Very

Movies either work or they don't work and they're either funny or they're not and we work very hard. To achieve that kind of work is really kind of delicate stitching.

- Ivan Reitman

Express Phase

The antagonisms between men and women express themselves in the most delicate phase of their life together - in their sexual relationship.

- C. L. R. James

Love Shouting

I love the intimate, single spotlight, troubadour-y quiet, delicate moments. But I also love Springsteen and screaming and shouting.

- James Bay

Love Movie

I love all the shoe shops in Covent Garden. Laura Lee Jewellery on Monmouth Street for delicate gold jewellery. Every time I get a part in an English movie, I buy myself a piece of jewellery from there.

- Caterina Murino

Like Garlic

I'd like to be reincarnated as a French tart. They're so beautiful and delicate - they're like my opposite. I'm more of a comfort food: goat cheese with garlic.

- Cecily Strong

Through Putting

Brain surgery is a fairly aggressive process. There's a lot to get through. There's the beautiful, delicate shaving first, which is really lovely. There's a wonderful ceremony of putting all the covers on, so only the little bit you're operating on is revealed. But once they make the incision and tear the skin back, the drill comes out.

- James Nesbitt

Art Means

Distributing the music is so easy it's moot. So now the delicate art of calling attention to your music means everything. Marketing is distribution.

- Derek Sivers

Always Been

I've always been interested in the paranormal, but 'Gray Matter' is a more subtle, mature expression of that - looking at the powers of the brain and more delicate evidence of the extraordinary.

- Jane Jensen

Emotions Shape

All relationships change the brain - but most important are the intimate bonds that foster or fail us, altering the delicate circuits that shape memories, emotions and that ultimate souvenir, the self.

- Diane Ackerman

Play Recovering

We will not play with inflation. We are living a delicate moment. President Obama spoke to me today about the high unemployment affecting the United States. In this crisis period, when the developed nations are not recovering, it's prudent to maintain the established inflation target.

- Dilma Rousseff

Task Becoming

My task is becoming more and more delicate, while the difficulties increase constantly.

- Jean Moulin

See How

When you see how fragile and delicate life can be, all else fades into the background.

- Jenna Morasca

Needs Some

Despite the impression created by some economic pundits, the U.S. economy is not a delicate little machine that needs to be fine-tuned with exact precision by benevolent policymakers to keep from breaking down.

- Edward C. Prescott

Dress Telling

In the car on my way to premieres and awards shows, I'll sit with tissue paper under my armpits so I don't soil the delicate dress fabric. The whole time, I'm telling myself, 'Please don't sweat, please don't sweat.' I throw the tissues out right before I step out of the car, and nobody ever knows! I just put on a smile and fake it.

- Jessica Biel

Some Certainly

The corals do not look much worn, but still appear to have been dead. There are some delicate shells of molluscs from depths beyond 500 fathoms, where they were certainly living.

- Edward Forbes

News Private

Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain.

- Jessica Savitch

Work Laborious

The preacher's sharpest and strongest preaching should be to himself. His most difficult, delicate, laborious, and thorough work must be with himself.

- Edward McKendree Bounds

More Gloves

Gloves make you so much more delicate.

- Karine Vanasse

Mind Strain

The human organism inherits so delicate an adjustment to climate that, in spite of man's boasted ability to live anywhere, the strain of the frozen North eliminates the more nervous and active types of mind.

- Ellsworth Huntington

Always Oblique

Pray always for all the learned, the oblique, the delicate. Let them not be quite forgotten at the throne of God when the simple come into their kingdom.

- Evelyn Waugh

Country Very

We have a country that is in a very delicate situation.

- Ezer Weizman

Process Counsel

To pray is to have a conversation with Deity. This sacred and supernal communication with Heavenly Father is a divine and delicate process. This crucial communication should be conducted with great care and in compliance with sacred counsel.

- L. Lionel Kendrick

Country Pond

We are told that the trouble with modern man is that he has been trying to detach himself from nature... In this scenario, Man comes on as a stupendous lethal force, and the Earth is pictured as something delicate, like rising bubbles at the surface of a country pond, or flights of fragile birds.

- Lewis Thomas

Trying Having

It is delicate being my age and trying to do all the regular teenager stuff, and then having that in the spotlight.

- Lily-Rose Depp

Cop Another

It's like trying to be a traffic cop and write a poem at the same time. You need an executive head to handle all the vast paraphernalia of moviemaking. You need another, more sensitive head to get the delicate human emotional values you are trying to put on film.

- George Stevens

Stockholm Offers

The delicate and intricate pattern of competition and cooperation in the economic behavior of the hundreds of thousands of citizens of Stockholm offers a challenge to the economist that is perhaps as complex as the challenges of the physicist and the chemist.

- George Stigler

World Finest

Hearts that are delicate and kind and tongues that are neither - these make the finest company in the world.

- Logan Pearsall Smith

Nature Severe

The nature of peoples is first crude, then severe, then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute.

- Giambattista Vico

Rhymes Nearly

Nearly all children have a feeling for rhythm in words, for the delicate pattern of nursery rhymes. Many adults have lost this feeling and, if they read verse at all, demand a far cruder music than that which they once appreciated.

- Louis MacNeice

Strength True

True strength is delicate.

- Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

Voice Mistake

The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it.

- Madame de Stael

Side

I do have a delicate side.

- Michelle Rodriguez

Gift Made

I know it is a somewhat delicate matter to refuse a gift, but in this case the statue is so atrocious that every endeavour should be made to keep it out of the church.

- Giles Gilbert Scott

Overnight Does

Judgment is a delicate thing and does not come overnight.

- Peter Woo

Think Very

I think one's relationship with one's vulnerability is a very delicate and precious relationship. Most people try to hide, disguise that vulnerability, and in doing that, you, I think, diminish a great source of power.

- Philip Schultz

Before Religious

The devil put before me that I could not endure the trials of the religious life, because of my delicate nurture. I defended myself against him by alleging the trials which Christ endured, and that it was not much for me to suffer something for His sake; besides, He would help me to bear it.

- Saint Teresa of Avila

Bit Very

Peter Sellers was great to work with. A lovely man. A little bit crazy in that he - you know, as I say, it was hard. It was sort of balancing a very delicate spirit on a needle. You know, because you never know where he was going.

- Goldie Hawn

Independent Own

Independent cinema is more thoughtful, delicate. While Western blockbusters can have their own kind of delicateness, it's not delicate enough. You have to be ready to compromise to enter that field. I will do so only if it's worth it.

- Golshifteh Farahani

Souls Last

Chefs are nutters. They're all self-obsessed, delicate, dainty, insecure little souls and absolute psychopaths. Every last one of them.

- Gordon Ramsay

Administration

For Texas, a wise and prudent administration in the commencement of her national existence will be universally expected, imposing upon me the difficult and delicate task of setting in complete and successful operation a political body based upon principles so hazardously asserted and so gloriously maintained.

- Sam Houston

Always Vague

In a vague way, I always knew neurosurgery was different - more delicate, more difficult, more demanding. After all, we say things like, 'I'm no brain surgeon,' for a reason.

- Sam Kean

Been Works

Recasting fairy tales has become a publishing sub-genre in itself, and has been done both well and to the point of entropy. More interesting are those works where the structures of fairytales are abandoned but the world of 'fairy' is imported as a delicate spice.

- Graham Joyce

Strengthening

Past conference topics have included strengthening the role of fathers in children's lives, the impact of the media culture on children, the delicate balance between work and family, and family involvement in education.

- Tipper Gore

More Pupils

On certain, delicate subjects, bringing in outsiders to talk about values is pertinent because pupils listen to them more attentively.

- Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

Directors Been

I've worked with multiple directors throughout the 'Saw' series with a lot of conversations as they bring their particular installment to the screen. If I've been able to do anything throughout the course of these films, it's been to help shape dialogue and to try to make things as delicate and as intelligent as I can.

- Tobin Bell

Beautiful Most

Jasmine is just the most delicate and beautiful scent.

- Natalie Portman

Think Used

I was so overprotected, I used to think I was as delicate as people said I was.

- Natalie Wood

Small Very

I was anorexic in the '60s and '70s, although it wasn't called anorexia then. I thought people would be nicer to me if I looked very small and delicate, so food wasn't high on my agenda. But it is now.

- Marianne Faithfull

Spain Going

It is no secret to anyone that we are going to rule in the most delicate circumstances Spain has faced in 30 years.

- Mariano Rajoy

Balance Perfect

What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from.'

- Marilyn vos Savant

I Think Technical

Artificial light is used because you can control it better. Technically, it is more homogeneous, more delicate, and less damaging to artwork. But I think it's interesting when the visitor can see variations in the light, when it is not only technical or suitable.

- Mario Botta

Love Politics

Human rights, race relations, gender politics, health care, and foreign policy - it's a lot to keep track of, and yet all of these things affect us in our daily lives. Making sense of everything requires meticulous unpacking of feelings, delicate navigation of social norms, and a community of love to help along the way.

- Tracee Ellis Ross

University About

The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.

- Richard Hofstadter

Still Natures

It is quite true that women like courage, and that boldness often goes a long way; but it is questionable whether with high-bred natures a subdued, quiet, and delicate manner does not go still further.

- Richard Jefferies

Balance Security

The balance between freedom and security is a delicate one.

- Mark Udall

Love Feels

I love the feel of good quality Italian black lace that feels delicate and really feminine.

- Nicole Trunfio

Prove Part

The good part about getting older is you stop trying to prove anything to anyone, including yourself. All you are in the pursuit of is collecting experiences - beautiful, fragile little soap bubbles that you store in your heart, and every once in a while you pull one out and gaze at the delicate pictures it shows you.

- Twinkle Khanna

Small British

For me, as a writer who comes from quite a naturalistic tradition, British screenwriting is quite delicate, quite small, and rarified in a way.

- Simon Beaufoy

Space Images

The images of Earth's delicate biosphere, contrasting with the sterile moonscape where the astronauts left their footsteps, have become iconic for environmentalists: these may indeed be the Apollo programme's most enduring legacy.

- Martin Rees