Quotes by elaborate
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J. B. Priestley
English novelist, playwright and scriptwriter 1894-1984
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.
Irish writer 1854-1900
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.
English novelist, short story writer 1930-2009
Elaborate burial customs are a sure sign of decadence.Source: The complete short stories (2001)
American teacher 1866-1936
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.
American author 1843-1916
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.
American director and screenwriter 1955-
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.
Danish computer scientist 1950-
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
French author 1657-1757
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.
There can be no defense like elaborate courtesy.
Spanish painter sculptor 1881-1973
An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.