Quotes: complexity

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  • Bradley Denton
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    A belief in the purposeful complexity of Fate is always more comforting than random, straightforward facts. This may be why Mother preferred to believe in Atlantis and UFOs rather than in virtually everything else.
    Source: Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede (1991)
  • Don DeLillo
    Don DeLillo
    American Author 1926-
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    As technology advances in complexity and scope, fear becomes more primitive.
  • Billy Collins
    Billy Collins
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    Emily Dickinson never developed. She remained loyal to her persona and to that same little metrical song that stood her in such good stead. She is a striking example of complexity within a simple package. Her rhymes are like bows on the package.
  • C. Northcote Parkinson
    C. Northcote Parkinson
    British naval historian and author 1909-1993
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    Expansion means complexity and complexity decay.
  • Abdus Salam
    Abdus Salam
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    From time immemorial, man has desired to comprehend the complexity of nature in terms of as few elementary concepts as possible.
  • Audre Lorde
    Audre Lorde
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    I am not just a lesbian. I am not just a poet. I am not just a mother. Honor the complexity of your vision and yourselves.
  • I think diversity can also be a resource, an asset, especially in a world that is becoming globalized, to deal with difference, to deal with variety, to deal with complexity.
  • Ben Marcus
    Ben Marcus
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    Judaism to me, as badly as I practiced it, what I've always loved about it was its total embrace of complexity, its admission of unknowability.
  • Lionel Trilling
    Lionel Trilling
    American Critic 1905-1975
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    Literature is the human activity that make the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.
  • Bram Cohen
    Bram Cohen
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    My father taught me Basic and rudimentary C, I learned everything else on my own, including studying computational complexity on my own. That's more a function of my age than anything else though - back when I was in school there were hardly any programming classes.
  • Caroline Knapp
    Caroline Knapp
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    Our culture thrives on black-and-white narratives, clearly defined emotions, easy endings, and so, this thrust into complexity exhausts.
  • Doug Horton
    Doug Horton
    American Protestant clergyman 1891-1968
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    The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.
  • Alice Munro
    Alice Munro
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    The complexity of things - the things within things - just seems to be endless. I mean nothing is easy, nothing is simple.
  • Atom Egoyan
    Atom Egoyan
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    The father's greatest folly is that he believes he can be a much more simple person than he is; he is not really able to deal with his own complexity as a human being.
  • Barbara Demick
    Barbara Demick
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    We see North Koreans as automatons, goose-steeping at parades, doing mass gymnastics with fixed smiles on their faces - but beneath all that, real life goes on with the same complexity of human emotion as anywhere else.
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