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  • J. B. Priestley
    J. B. Priestley
    English novelist, playwright and scriptwriter 1894-1984
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    Already we Viewers, when not viewing, have begun to whisper to one another that the more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    If a man needs an elaborate tombstone in order to remain in the memory of his country, it is clear that his living at all was an act of absolute superfluity.
  • J.G. Ballard
    J.G. Ballard
    English novelist, short story writer 1930-2009
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    Elaborate burial customs are a sure sign of decadence.
    Source: The complete short stories (2001)
  • Anne Sullivan
    Anne Sullivan
    American teacher 1866-1936
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    I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
  • Henry James
    Henry James
    American author 1843-1916
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    I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favor of doing it.
  • Bill Condon
    Bill Condon
    American director and screenwriter 1955-
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    It is interesting to be here and to see that for certain actors they have to live in a way that you think of nobody living anymore except for in small towns. They have such elaborate double lives.
  • Bjarne Stroustrup
    Bjarne Stroustrup
    Danish computer scientist 1950-
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    My list of basic tools is a partial answer to the question about what has changed: Over the past few years, large numbers of programmers have come to depend on elaborate tools to interface code with systems facilities.
  • Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
    Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
    French author 1657-1757
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    The judgment may be compared to a clock or watch, where the most ordinary machine is sufficient to tell the hours; but the most elaborate alone can point out the minutes and seconds, and distinguish the smallest differences of time.
  • E. V. Lucas
    E. V. Lucas
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    There can be no defense like elaborate courtesy.
  • Pablo Picasso
    Pablo Picasso
    Spanish painter sculptor 1881-1973
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    An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
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