Complicated Quotes

Complicated Quotes by Matteo Renzi, Lauren Barnholdt, Aimee Bender, Thomas Sowell, Duke Johnson, Charles M. Schulz and many others.

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We have a system in the hands of bureaucracy. Everything is difficult. Everything is complicated. And my idea is simply give simplicity to Italy.
Matteo Renzi
Sometimes people do things that are complicated. For complicated reasons.
Lauren Barnholdt
I like birthday cake. It’s so symbolic. It’s a tempting symbol to load with something more complicated than just ‘Happy birthday!’ because it’s this emblem of childhood and a happy day.
Aimee Bender
People who believe in evolution in biology often believe in creationism in government. In other words, they believe that the universe and all the creatures in it could have evolved spontaneously, but that the economy is too complicated to operate without being directed by politicians.
Thomas Sowell
Puppets interacting with other puppets is super complicated. You’re juggling ten balls instead of three.
Duke Johnson
No problem is so big or so complicated that it can’t be run away from!
Charles M. Schulz
Some things in life are too complicated to explain in any language.
Haruki Murakami
People will say, “You’re never going to convince me that something as complicated as an eye could come about by sheer chance.” And the answer is that natural selection is the very opposite of sheer chance. Natural selection is a non-random process.
Richard Dawkins
When I look at my audience, I can tell better who’s in the crowd and the kind of joke I shouldn’t do. It’s just complicated. I guess I sift through to make sure these jokes are a little different with not such a harsh edge to them. That’s pretty much how I handle the crowd.
Larry the Cable Guy
They say golf is like life, but don’t believe them. It’s more complicated than that.
Gardner Dickinson
I have seen videos of Sugar Ray Robinson and Willie Pep who did a million other things than just punch, to set up a perfect shot or to offset their opponents’ rhythm. Boxing is incredibly complicated. It’s not Rock’em Sock’em Robots.
Chris Algieri
The model I came up with in 1964 is just the invention of a rather strange sort of medium that looks the same in all directions and produces a kind of refraction that is a little bit more complicated than that of light in glass or water.
Peter Higgs
I have very complex and complicated ideas about technology. It’s such a prominent way that we communicate with each other. In ways, I think it’s really positive, and in ways, I think it’s really negative.
Jane Levy
You can’t make a recipe for something as complicated as surgery. Instead, you can make a recipe for how to have a team that’s prepared for the unexpected.
Atul Gawande
No government proposal more complicated than “This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private” ever works.
P. J. O’Rourke
I think in terms of the parents that I had, I sort of drew a bad hand, or bad karma; who knows? And I did have a family that was complicated, with some quite eccentric members. So there was a lot of grist there.
Kathryn Harrison
Crowdsourcing aid is a cunning way to work around the do-nothing corridors of official Washington. But it also raises complicated questions about the nature of humanitarianism and what it means for a ‘nation’ to help.
Anand Giridharadas
My husband [Julius Tennon] and I started a production company. We’ve already optioned a book and some scripts to do exactly that, to create more complicated, multi-faceted roles for African-Americans, especially African-American females. I think it’s important.
Viola Davis
Observation and thinking are the two points of departure for all the spiritual striving of man, insofar as he is conscious of such striving. The workings of common sense, as well as the most complicated scientific researches, rest on these two fundamental pillars of our spirit.
Rudolf Steiner
I love my parents. I did love them. It’s complicated.
Roz Chast
People think life is real complicated. Actually, there’s nothing to it. Once you leave out all the bullshit they teach you in school, life gets really simple.
George Carlin
Indian-ness, love for your country, is complicated. For every person, there is a different way that you show respect for your country… my mother-in-law will say karmayogi is the way to go – do your work.
Raghuram Rajan
I had a complicated life until I was 25. I was born in Bristol and was brought up by my mum and my stepfather in Edinburgh. He introduced me to books.
Neil Cross
Parenting is meant to be just a natural part of life. You just think you know how to do it but, of course, it’s much more complicated than that.
Essie Davis
I’m going to wait for the confirmation hearings. I’m familiar with General [John Francis ] Kelly because of my work on the Armed Services Committee. I think he is a fine general and I want to make sure that he has a handle on some of the complicated issues that are contained within Homeland Security.
Claire McCaskill
My father wanted a boy. I was supposed to be called Albert. That was probably the beginning of why things got so complicated, because I wasn’t a boy.
Anouska Hempel
Sibling relationships are complicated. All family relationships are. Look at Hamlet.
Maurice Saatchi
A lot of people fear death because they think that so overwhelming an experience has to be painful, but I’ve seen quite a few deaths, and, with one exception, I’ve never known anyone to undergo anything like agony. That’s amazing when you think about it. I mean, how complicated the mechanism is that’s being taken apart.
Lewis Thomas
I found a place under a bridge in Goa where you could have fresh crab and beer. It was nothing complicated, but delicious.
Gemma Chan
I have thus decided to make a certain film and now begins the complicated and difficult-to-master work. To transfer rhythms, moods, atmosphere, tensions, sequences, tones and scents into words and sentences in a readable or at least understandable script. This is difficult but not impossible.
Ingmar Bergman
There are so many levels of understanding and experience when it comes to this thing we call love. In our human relationships, it can be vastly complicated. Each of us has our own unique love-history, perceptions, and expectations.
Michael Beckwith
To see truth as truth, we don’t need a lot of study. It’s not complicated. What we need is pure observation. An open mind and fresh eyes will serve us well.
Ilchi Lee
I think I would love a shot at remaking ‘The Philadelphia Story,’ as daunting as it is. I still think it’s fantastic. I love the ’30s comedies because they’re allowed to be both comic and elegant, and the women are so complicated in them.
Michael Patrick King
Once you succeed in writing the programs for [these] complicated algorithms, they usually run extremely fast. The computer doesn’t need to understand the algorithm, its task is only to run the programs.
Robert Tarjan
Well, I think that it is complicated in that the first four albums were all with Universal so they have the rights to that and therefore it is a lot easier for them to do that period.
Geoff Downes
Anything that’s worth anything is complicated.
Tom Rachman
Our historic imagination is at best slightly developed. We generalise and idealise the past egregiously. We set up little toys to stand as symbols for centuries and the complicated lives of countless individuals.
John Dewey
Part of me has always wanted to be like Marilyn Monroe or any Fifties Hollywood starlet. On screen, they seemed so sexy and simple and looked after. In real life, I’m none of those things. But I’d rather be fierce and complicated.
Katherine Ryan
Love is not complicated; people are, and that is changing the perception of love.
Vicky Kaushal
Language is a very complicated thing, and that’s one of the reasons why I like making photographs.
Catherine Opie
Everyone is complicated one way or another. But it’s interesting to dig into a complicated character, to try to find that within yourself.
Lena Olin
I have a few other films in my life where I’m not attached and for a long time it was too complicated. Now it’s starting to change because other actresses actually want to work with me, which is great.
Julie Delpy
The more technology becomes complicated inside, the more it has to be simple outside.
Derrick de Kerckhove
However, my problems with my memory are further complicated by the fact that while I don’t have any recollection of things I have actually done, I have very vivid recollections of loads of things that I haven’t done.
Alexei Sayle
Working overseas is more difficult in that it’s much more complicated to get people to open their hearts to you and to tell you information.
John Pomfret
If there really is a complete unified theory that governs everything, it presumably also determines your actions. But it does so in a way that is impossible to calculate for an organism that is as complicated as a human being. The reason we say that humans have free will is because we can’t predict what they will do.
Stephen Hawking
If your version of pub food is microwaving a pie and some baked beans, then yeah, it’s really complicated cooking. But if it’s just about getting the best out of simple ingredients, then it’s not.
Tom Kerridge
Questions [about our healthcare system] are not hard because the answers are complicated, they are hard because they require that we be honest with ourselves.
Rebecca Onie
Depending on which side of the fence you’re on, you could argue that the sexual liberation of the late ’60s, led to women being emancipated in some ways. That they found a voice during that time, with feminism. It’s complicated.
Steve Coogan
I don’t have this crazy dream about going to Hollywood, because I really love to watch movies and do movies that are complicated, and I want more strange things and complicated things.
Noomi Rapace
I’m always talking to people. It’s not that complicated. I just find somebody and say, “Do you have any ideas.” If they do, we just start thinking things around.
Judd Apatow
Not long ago it was easy to tell who the bad guys were. They carried Kalashnikovs. Now it is much more complicated, but one thing is sure – any man who covers his face and packs a gun is a legitimate target for any decent citizen.
Jeff Cooper
My family lives all around me. We see each other daily. It’s very, very complicated. I think that families hold us together and they split us apart.
Terry Tempest Williams
I really like to talk about my work in a way that is complicated.
Kathleen Hanna
Nature places a simple constraint on those who leave the flock to go their own way: they get eaten. In society it’s a bit more complicated. Nonetheless the admonition stands: avoiding the unknown has considerable survival value. Society, nature, and artmaking tend to produce guarded creatures.
David Bayles
Metallica is a very complicated, fragile thing. On the outside, it’s all metal, but on the inside it’s very delicate.
Kirk Hammett
I have heard it said that a complicated childhood can lead to a life in the arts. I tell you this story of my father and me to let you know I am qualified to be a comedian.
Steve Martin
The sun is simple. A sword is simple. A storm is simple. Behind everything simple is a huge tail of complicated.
Terry Pratchett
Miracles are propitious accidents, the natural causes of which are too complicated to be readily understood.
George Santayana
America’s relationship with Haiti has always been very complicated. I often say to people, “Before we came to America, America came to us in the form of the American occupation from 1915 to 1934.”
Edwidge Danticat
I actually think ‘Sex and the City’ helped share how complicated it all is, to be a wife, a mother, and working, and a sexual being.
Kim Cattrall
At one point I had a very complicated plan to use the game of chess as a generating structure for writing. I prepared for a long time. I finally wrote two chapters and stopped. It was too complicated and too difficult to write. And who would’ve read it?
Dumitru Tepeneag
“I Get Along Without You Very Well” is not as well-known. It’s complicated. First of all, it’s range-y. It’s not necessarily an easy sing. It’s also deep. A lot of times people just don’t want to go there.
Kristin Chenoweth
People have really long attention spans, and they love complicated plots. TV series are giving the audience what they want.
Kevin Spacey
What is it that keeps you so interested in the telomere? It’s so intricate and complicated, and you want to know how it works.
Elizabeth Blackburn
There never was a sounder logical maxim of scientific procedure than Ockham’s razor: Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem. That is to say; before you try a complicated hypothesis, you should make quite sure that no simplification of it will explain the facts equally well.
Charles Sanders Peirce
I have a complicated relationship with the horror genre. I love it; I loved it as a kid growing up, and I watched Chiller Theater in New York. So I loved it, but then you do feel if you do it too much, you’re stuck there.
Zach Galligan
Nothing is more complicated than sex. Nor anything so beautifully simple.
Iris Johansen
What people actually refer to as research is really just Googling. I already have a complicated relationship with research. It used to be going to the library and looking up archival photos, etc.
Dermot Mulroney
I think about the story while I think about other things. This is an important part of the process: I look at it sideways. If I look straight at it, it produces nothing other than what seem like complicated, brilliant designs that fall apart the following morning. In some way stories mature when you’re not looking.
Aleksandar Hemon
I felt beautiful but also interrupted. I wasn’t used to being so complicated.
Janet Fitch
I wondered if i would spend the rest of my life inventing complicated ways to depress myself.
Miranda July
At the end of the day, especially in retail, you’ve got humans serving humans. And really, the more engaged and happier the associates are, the happier our guests are. It’s not complicated.
Mary Dillon
Firstly the cars aren’t too complicated. They have no traction control, for example, which means you can spin if you try too hard and damage your tires if you’re not careful with your driving style.
Nigel Mansell
The dream factory of that time was much simpler. As media outlets grew, everything became so complicated.
Janet Leigh
It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place, than to expand both indiscriminately.
John Ruskin
I love how complicated we are. We are complicated because of what we’ve had and lived.
Vicky Krieps
If you want to slice into America, it’s pretty red, white, and blue in terms of how it goes about things, but there’s a gray area there, and I’ve always been interested in where things are complicated.
Robert Redford
You want to be able to really tackle a character and make it a fully-dimensional human being who is complicated, funny, and all the things that a person could be. If you can achieve that, you feel great. You so rarely get to do that as an actress in general, but as a black actress, it’s almost never.
Viola Davis
With its vastly complicated plot and its immense cast of characters swirling around the case of Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce that has been grinding away in the Court of Chancery for decades, ‘Bleak House’ is, for many readers, Dickens’s greatest novel.
Robert Gottlieb
Life isn’t so complicated for children. They have more time to think about the really important things. That’s why I occasionally moralise in my children’s books in a way I wouldn’t dare when writing for adults.
Nina Bawden
My religion is complicated. Literature is my true religion. After all, I come from a completely non-religious family.
Orhan Pamuk
Overhead, the stars were wheeling and infinite, a complicated mobile made by giants.
Maggie Stiefvater
I think Secretary’s funny, it is about sex, and there’s a lot of sex in it, sex is the key, but you’re talking about a lot of other complicated things.
Maggie Gyllenhaal
I have this natural thing in my head that when I sit down to write something serious, I tend to make jokes. I can’t help it. I can’t help but desire for the narrative to be as complicated and as truthful as possible. That’s just the way my head works.
Justin Simien
We need a childlike trust that God is good… ultimately we are OK. That is a simple, beautiful pure thing that can be complicated ferociously by all sorts of intellectual categories.
Rob Bell
We don’t do laundry because that requires a lot of water, and water’s at a premium up here. Plus, it’d be pretty complicated, I think, to make a space washer, although I guess you could do it. So we generally throw our clothes out. I think I’ve been wearing this pair of pants for about two months.
Scott Kelly
There’s always a time in a relationship when you can pull back. Three years ago when I realized I was falling for a guy with a complicated medical history, I decided not to exit. Believe me, I made the right decision.
Pam Shriver
The portrait of my parents is a complicated one, but lovingly drawn.
Joyce Maynard
When you arrive in L.A. as an Englishman, you might as well be on the moon. People just don’t understand you if you speak too fast, and most people there think you’re Australian. Ordering was incredibly complicated. I was speechless.
Ben Chaplin
When we see that our problem is so complicated and so all-encompassing in its intent and content, then we realize that it is no longer a Negro problem, confined only to the American Negro; that it is no longer an American problem, confined only to America, but it is a problem for humanity.
Malcolm X
The number of stressors has multiplied exponentially: traffic, money, success, work/life balance, the economy, the environment, parenting, family conflict, relationships, disease. As the nature of human life has become far more complicated, our ancient stress response hasn’t been able to keep up.
Andrew Bernstein
I’m an oddity of one, my strangeness too complicated to explain or share.
Libba Bray
If you could see humanity spread out in time, as God sees it, it would look like one single growing thing-rather like a very complicated tree. Every individual would appear connected with every other.
C. S. Lewis
People think that in order for something to work, it has to be complicated, but a lot of times the opposite is true. We usually reach success by putting the simple truths that we know into practice.
Assata Shakur
I think family is the most important thing in the world. I think your own family is the most complicated thing in the world, and I think it’s the most beautiful thing in the world.
Jake Gyllenhaal
Spirituality is complicated. I do not belong to any particular religious group, but I have profound respect for people who devote their lives to faith.
Grace Potter
We can take this country back. All we need is to nominate the right candidate. It’s no more complicated than that.
Rush Limbaugh
They all attended Hester’s church, which Dellarobia viewed as a complicated pyramid scheme of moral debt and credit resting ultimately on the shoulders of the Lord, but rife with middle managers.
Barbara Kingsolver
Mandatory sentencing guidelines have become as complicated and detailed as the IRS code!
Harold H. Greene
I feel that racial profiling may be a very complicated and long-standing problem. It will take a long time even to make tiny progress.
Wen Ho Lee
If you want to be an architect of change by raising great kids, God bless. If you want to do it by raising money for your kid’s school, great. If you want to build a garden – whatever it is. Women like myself – they’re complicated, and they have a lot of different interests and qualities within them.
Maria Shriver
It’s so easy to make things complicated in business.
David Green
Marketing is about values. It’s a complicated and noisy world, and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. No company is. So we have to be really clear about what we want them to know about us.
Steve Jobs
95% of Economics is common sense deliberately made complicated.
Ha-Joon Chang
It really is not that complicated, I just don’t understand HOW people don’t grasp the concept of ‘Free Market’, and why left alone, it WORKS!
Curt Schilling
As we get older, life becomes very complicated in terms of concessions we have to make.
Charles Cumming
For me, it’s very important that shows about gay people are messy and complicated and are truthful about what we do.
Andrew Haigh
I don’t want to talk about the regulation of financial markets because that is not my sphere of expertise. It’s a very complicated topic, and if I have written a number of books they are always on topics that I think I know something about.
Martha Nussbaum
Golf is deceptively simple, endlessly complicated. A child can play it well and a grown man can never master it. It is almost a science, yet it is a puzzle with no answer.
Arnold Palmer
Most people are great at absorbing information.В Guerrilla marketing is needed because it gives small businesses a delightfully unfair advantage: certainty in an uncertain world, economy in a high-priced world, simplicity in a complicated world, marketing awareness in a clueless world.
Jay Conrad Levinson
What feminism did was make clear for me how much I longed for clarity. I got married twice, each time in a fog. I had so many complicated feelings I couldn’t understand.
Vivian Gornick
The problem is that too many adults think their kids’ lives are simple, or they try to make their lives simple, when their emotional lives are just as complicated as ours. They might have a few less tools to deal with it because they’re young, but the emotions are all the same, and the subject matter is all the same.
Sherman Alexie
The building of friendship, family, community and love is complicated. We are so isolated in this country, no longer supported by tribes and villages.
Jasmine Guy
In many cases, we make sleep a lot more complicated than it needs to be. Sleep difficulties can turn into serious medical problems. For the vast majority of us, however, sleep difficulties are a lifestyle problem. Yet we tend to treat all our sleep-related woes the same way: with a pill.
Arianna Huffington
Young girls in particular aren’t given a space to be messy and complicated and express themselves and experiment – they’re told to be a little quieter and a little less than.
Rachel Keller
Often your ‘fixes’ are actually removing capabilities that you had, because they were ‘too confusing to the user’. GNOME seems to be developed by interface Nazis, where consistently the excuse for not doing something is not ‘it’s too complicated to do’, but ‘it would confuse users’.
Linus Torvalds
Immigration policy is a complicated issue. Or perhaps one should say immigration policies are complicated, since we have many different immigration laws and practices which interact in complex ways.
Bill Kristol
I had been using a 4-track and a digital 8-track in the ’90s, and it was this huge complicated thing. But GarageBand is right there.
Aesop Rock
I judge nothing; I just don’t do that. Life is too complicated.
Terry McDonell
It’s the horsey-shape piece that moves in an L shape. It’s what makes chess complicated, and why stupid people can’t play chess. Go play checkers! Knights are the first piece you look at. They elevate the game. No chess master wants to lose her knights.
Courtney Love
Animals are complicated and so is the animal-rights opposition. It’s hard to read motives in animals, and hard to read motives in politics.
Bette Ford
It feels like a simple human right to be able to be yourself, and yet, what trans people have to go through in order to get to there, it can be so complicated.
Eddie Redmayne
All of those guys who told me that I was too short and how complicated the game was, it is not that complicated. It is the same game I have always played.
Doug Flutie
Growing up is a ritual, more deadly than religion, more complicated than baseball, for there seem to be no rules. Everything is experienced for the first time.
W. P. Kinsella
Anyone who ends up being a leader of a large complicated organization, whether you’re a male or a female, you’re working an immense amount of hours, and you can’t do everything. You can’t have complete work/life balance.
Sandra E. Peterson
He Wrote, Are you OK? I told him, My eyes are crummy. He wrote, But are you OK? I told him, That’s a very complicated question. He wrote, That’s a very simple answer. I asked, Are you OK? He wrote, Some mornings I wake up feeling grateful.
Jonathan Safran Foer
I can tell you that the job of trying to tell the truth about people whose job it is to hide the truth is about as complicated and difficult as trying to hide it in the first place.
Bill Moyers
I think women are very complicated human beings, and I think there’s an oversimplification of women when you see them on screen.
Viola Davis
Any ideas of ‘other’ are complicated, and otherness is relative to personal ideas of ‘normal.’
Meshell Ndegeocello
Marriage can be complicated.
Molly Shannon
What you wear in the evening is important for women because it’s so personal, and it’s so complicated to get it right. I like trousers for evening, especially when they have that width and attitude to them.
Stella McCartney
You have to make sure you have the characters you want. That’s really the most complicated part.
Joan Didion
I had forgotten this about love: how the simple things- the turn away, the turn towards- could be so complicated, and how the complicated things- the stolen night, the right words- could be so simple.
David Levithan
I don’t know how many calories an average chess player burns per game, but it often exceeds that of a player in ball games. It is not only the chess as such: You need to be fit and undergo complicated preparation.
Viswanathan Anand
In [my] life … I did not understand steam machinery, but I tried to understand that much more complicated piece of mechanism – man.
Andrew Carnegie
I think sometimes what people miss about black people is that we’re complicated.
Viola Davis
Actors go inside the heads of other people and are not afraid of the complicated places you can find yourself.
Rachel Joyce
People think fame and money will bring you happiness. Fame actually makes life, especially human relationships, much more complicated.
Adrien Brody
Everything is roughness, except for the circles. How many circles are there in nature? Very, very few. The straight lines. Very shapes are very, very smooth. But geometry had laid them aside because they were too complicated.
Benoit Mandelbrot
No one can hate you with more intensity than someone who used to love you.
Rick Riordan
Everybody knows how complicated this country’s relationship with France has been, in war and in peace. Certainly there have been times when the leaders of France could have done better by us. We should have done better by them on Sunday. Only you couldn’t find us.
Kimberley Strassel
Technology doesn’t have to be difficult to use or complicated. I feel technology is something that’s there to make your life easier not more difficult.
Anousheh Ansari
You don’t get real reform by pandering to every special interest. With cap and trade we wound up with a bill that didn’t accomplish much, was enormously complicated and expensive.
Brian Baird
Maybe you’ve got the patience to work out some complicated, long-term, ironic way to get back at the people who’ve wronged you, but that’s you.
Greg Cox
Don’t assume that your personal moral compass, however admirable it may be, will always give you the right answer to complicated questions that require in-depth analysis.
Joseph Badaracco
The African, because of the violent differences between what was native and what he was forced to in slavery, developed some of the most complex and complicated ideas about the world imaginable.
Amiri Baraka
I was once married to a woman who could eat anything and tell you what was in it: the most complicated recipes. Her memory of taste – now that’s what I call memory!
Morton Feldman
The problem of living is at bottom an economic one. And this alone is bad enough, even in a period of so-called “normalcy.” But living has been considerably complicated of late in various ways – by war, by questions of personal liberty, and by “menaces” of one kind or another.
Benton MacKaye
The ones that make it complicated never get congratulated
Kid Cudi
Every poem holds the unspeakable inside it. The unsayable… The thing that you can’t really say because it’s too complicated. It’s too complex for us. Every poem has that silence deep in the center of it.
Marie Howe
I’m not very complicated.
Joe Torre
I like the computer! It’s a gadget, and I love gadgets. But it’s very complicated and I didn’t think I’d have the time to learn.
Mordicai Gerstein
For me, making a mass film is tougher. A lot of things needed to be intertwined into a two-hour narrative without getting too complicated.
Aishwarya R. Dhanush
The minute a thing is long and complicated, it confuses. Whoever wrote the Ten Commandments made ’em short. They may not always be kept, but they are understood.
Will Rogers
A civilization is complicated, in the first place, because it is dynamic; that is, it is constantly changing in the passage of time, until it has perished.
Carroll Quigley
Designs that have a whiff of complex impenetrability tends to suggest big, complicated ideas. Academic writing tends to work the same way, I understand.
Michael Bierut
I think the self is complicated, that at various times we are all various people, and wrestling actually does a lot with that. You have things like heel turns where a person goes from being a good guy to a bad guy.
John Darnielle
What I love about movies is, no matter how many people are involved or how complicated the process is, at the end of the day, it’s just what’s inside of that frame. It’s going to be people sitting in a movie theater watching one shot at a time. And that’s my focus.
Jon Watts
Getting to the national team is very complicated.
David de Gea
So as a seventh grader, no, you weren’t friends with people you didn’t like. But sometimes you also weren’t friends with people you did like, which was complicated, and which didn’t make any sense if you tried to explain it. Sometimes things just changed. That’s where the sadness came in.
Lauren Myracle
It’s been a little tough just because we’ve been playing so much. Your lives are getting a little more complicated than they were straight out of college when we first started. People are starting to get married, have families and all, it becomes more of a challenge. It’s not an easy lifestyle.
Barry Privett
I will not compromise on language or content. At 15, people can handle the same language as me, they’re just as complicated as me and are very interested in thinking about important questions for the first time.
Aidan Chambers
The purpose of life is to be happy. I don’t think it’s any more complicated than that. It’s also important not to interfere with anybody else’s right to do the same. We just need to practice that. It’s the Golden Rule.
Wayne Dyer
I think I’m a full-time artist, a full-time urban planner, and a full-time preacher with an aspiration of no longer needing any of those titles. Rather, I’m trying to do what for some seems a very messy work or a complicated work.
Theaster Gates
It would be wonderful if the public sector were always great, or always terrible; or if the private sector were always great, or always terrible. Alas, reality is more complicated than comforting caricatures. Governments fail, and corporations fail.
Jon Meacham
Playing 4-5-1, I could have all the liberty in the world – it was complicated to express myself.
Dimitri Payet
I have a calendar life that is complicated, so I use BusyCal and Google Calendar. I keep two different browsers open to avoid some confusion.
Steve Wozniak
It’s not like I don’t want to play the guy next door. But sometimes they’re not the best written or the most complicated. But I am very, very particular about my bad boys. There are certain types of characters I will not play. I’ve said no so many times to so many parts that are just way too dark. You have to be careful.
Kim Coates
It would be great to bust through and make history. But what’s more important is the opportunity to continue to get roles that are complicated and wonderful, to be a part of the narrative and to get to do what our counterparts are able to do. It doesn’t just stop at holding an award.
Viola Davis
We as beings are very contradictory, complicated creatures that work in our best interest and against our best interest. In a certain way, I want my work to have all that messiness.
Kiki Smith
The old detective story that’s got a really complicated motive doesn’t apply to mine.
Ruth Rendell
The room went dark and, after a moment, Grace whispered that she loved me, sounding a little sad. I wrapped my arms tightly around her shoulders, sorry that loving me was such a complicated thing.
Maggie Stiefvater
I hope the poem, as it goes on, gets more complicated, a little more demanding, a little more ambiguous or speculative, so that we’re drifting away from the casual beginning of the poem into something a little more serious.
Billy Collins
It was stressful [to live as a child in a Sylvian Hills]. It’s always been complicated, honestly… I do not really want to tell you, actually. It bothers me that you want me to tell this.
Young Thug
We’re all human and life is complicated.
Mark Kozelek
I’m not drawn to stories that are just sort of fluffy. I’m just not, and I’ve tried to, and as a kid I was never drawn to them. I always chose complicated.
Nicole Kidman
The Ballon d’Or is one of my objectives, but it will be complicated so long as Ronaldo and Messi are around.
Antoine Griezmann
The most important thing in life is to dare. The most complicated thing in life is to be afraid. The smartest thing in the world is to try to be a moral person.
Shimon Peres
It feels like I’m starting to come into my own in terms of where I want to go artistically, toward more complicated, interesting characters.
Jessica Alba
The rap on me on the street is the opposite – I’m impractical, I’m more expensive, it’s too complicated and I run over budgets, which isn’t true. None of that’s true and there’s plenty of documentation if anybody needs it.
Frank Gehry
I loved ‘Homeland’ – it’s such an intriguing, intelligent piece of television, and I am fascinated by them making a hero and heroine that are so odd, so flawed and so complicated. It is a programme that really draws you in.
Lindsay Duncan
Part of my purpose in my books has been to tell the complete story of a relationship and a marriage, not just to end with ‘happily ever after,’ leaving the protagonists at the altar or in bed… I wanted to show some of the complicated business of actually living a successful marriage.
Diana Gabaldon
I look at my kids as the Harry Potter Generation. There’s a sense of justice about that, in beating Voldemort. It’s a classic tale of good versus evil. To have a role model like Harry Potter that says you can defeat evil, but still be a complicated human being. That gives me a lot of hope.
Mike Dirnt
Finding ways to organize work in which people are not locked into unequal power relationships is very important. Having said that, it’s not easily done, and it’s complicated.
Gar Alperovitz
I like my country, but I don’t think like an Italian. It’s a complex, complicated difficult country to make things happen in.
Lapo Elkann
This is America; our icons are complicated.
Faith Salie
As is often the case when things are complicated, extreme views have superficial appeal. On the one extreme, some see China as an inevitable enemy that must be contained; on the other hand, there are those who see China as a slowly developing democracy that can be embraced.
Dennis C. Blair
I seem to be a brief light that flashes but once in all the aeons of time a rare, complicated, and all-too-delicate organism on the fringe of biological evolution , where the wave of life bursts into individual, sparkling, and multicolored drops that gleam for a moment… only to vanish forever.
Alan Watts
Comfort, simplicity, practicality – these are all American words. It is simplicity in fabric and way of cut. You cannot produce complicated clothes or spend ten days making a dress. Mine is all done by scaling measurements. I use the body as the land, as when building a house.
Even the most straightforward of paths could turn out to be more complicated than it seemd at first.
Cameron Dokey
We break ourselves up into parts. To lie to ourselves, to hide things from ourselves. You are not you. You are not what you think you are. You are bigger than you think. More complicated than you think.
Charles Yu
As we grow older, the world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated of dead and living.
T. S. Eliot
It’s a very complicated landscape and I don’t think there’s one easy answer about it [Edard Snowden movie].
Zachary Quinto
That my complicated life could be made so simple was astounding.
Cheryl Strayed
I can conceive of no greater, more romantic and interesting adventure than to undertake to live like Jesus in this complicated day.
Vance Havner
Between the fictional Laura of the books and the even more heavily fictionalized girl of the TV show, we’ve tended to lose sight of the fact that Laura Ingalls Wilder was a real person who was complicated and intense.
Caroline Fraser
I’m horrified most of the time. I wish it was more complicated, but at the same time, each time I try to complicate it I hate it because I hate the idea of writing to impress.
Lou Doillon
I think there is a complicated side effect to overcoming evil in that we are forever changed by it. I think after we ingest some of the cruelty of the world, it takes years off of our lives, but it also gives us wisdom and a little grace, hopefully a sense of compassion.
Adam Rapp
I got in journalism for any number of reasons, not least because it’s so much fun. Journalism should be in the business of putting pressure on power, finding out the truth, of shining a light on injustice, of, when appropriate, being amusing and entertaining – it’s a complicated and varied beast, journalism.
David Remnick
In a weird way, our satirists probably have the most complicated, nuanced views of our politics now – Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver. I don’t know what that says about our country.
Morgan Neville
The reason artists want to have works in museums is that we want our works to be seen by as many people as possible and we want our ideas to be understood in more complicated ways.
Theaster Gates
Oh, love is very much a physical thing…. I realize that it’s very complicated, and I’m sure it can’t be traced to individual neurons and hormones, but I think it’s very much a physiological sensation that takes place in the brain.
Alan Lightman
I went the more pop-rock route when I was around my teenage years, actually around 13 years old. I think Avril Lavigne really jump-started that. I heard ‘Complicated,’ and I fell in love, and I’ve loved her ever since.
Cassadee Pope
When you look closely people are so strange & so complicated that they’re actually beautiful.
Khalil Gibran
Love makes everything complicated.
Elie Wiesel
The object is very clear in the fight against racism; you have reasons why you’re opposed to it. But when you’re writing a novel, you don’t want the reader to come out of it voting yes or no to some question. Life is more complicated than that.
Margaret Atwood
The food pyramid is very complicated. It doesn’t give you as much info in a quick glance as the plate does.
Tom Vilsack
You’re still being looked at as somebody who – it’s a very complicated issue.
Ai Weiwei
There are complicated processes going on in society in the Crimea. There are problems of the Crimean Tatars, the Ukrainian population, the Russian population, the Slavic population in general, but this is Ukraine’s domestic political problem.
Vladimir Putin
Great creators like Yves Saint Laurent or Jimmi Hendrix; they are people who are so smart and so sensitive. They have such a sharp vision of life that everyday life is complicated for them. They are moved and shocked with so many things that they have to make it positive with creation.
Jalil Lespert
Women are not allowed to be [complicated] in our society. We’re comfortable seeing women as great mothers, and then we’re comfortable seeing them as hookers, but there’s no in-between.
Charlize Theron
I am a very complicated person.
Bebe Neuwirth
I think the best thing I have is the introvert’s ability to listen when you’re working on something as complicated as this and you have to really be aware of everyone’s specialized skills.
Jennifer Yuh Nelson
There will always be plenty of things to compute in the detailed affairs of millions of people doing complicated things.
Vannevar Bush
A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind.
Clive Bell
I know I’ll never be put in the position of making the adulterous mistake, but there are mistakes along the way that are as complicated, that get blown out of proportion because you’re not willing to admit that you’ve made them.
John Krasinski
It’s just a dream of the struggling actor to just have a proper shot – not just in a film that people will see, but with a character that’s rich and complicated and that you can show you’re capable of taking on.
Katherine Waterston
Girls are infinitely more complicated than boys and women more than men. And there’s no doubt about that. We just don’t like to think about it. Certainly the men don’t like to think about it.
Maurice Sendak
My favorite movie is ‘Dogfight’ with River Phoenix and Lili Taylor. The ending is kind of bittersweet but so real and moving and complicated.
Perfume Genius
As soon as you are complicated, you are ineffectual.
Konrad Adenauer
I was trying to unravel the complicated trigonometry of the radical thought that silence could make up the greatest lie ever told.
Pat Conroy
Government technology processes are mind-boggling long and complicated. A procurement process alone is typically two years, and that doesn’t account for the time required to actually build the product.
Jennifer Pahlka
I thought it was going to take a lot more countdowns on the pad. We actually did scrub once, but I figured we’d scrub several times since it’s a pretty complicated vehicle.
Robert Crippen
I got into Shakespeare and all of that stuff in high school and then got out of it because it got too complicated. But all of those things just helped me to put words together. It gave me a different perspective.
Ro James
I had no idea how complicated and solitary it could be to write a simple book.
Jenny Lawson
I think that dating other musicians can be complicated at times. Especially when they think highly of themselves.
Nick Jonas
Anything to do with the Beatles is very complicated.
Robert Stigwood
I enjoy the simplistic training and life in marathon. You run, eat, sleep, walk around – that’s how life is. You don’t get complicated. The moment you get complicated it distracts your mind.
Eliud Kipchoge
That sinuous southern life, that oblique and slow and complicated old beauty, that warm thick air and blood warm sea, that place of mists and languor and fragrant richness.
Anne Rivers Siddons
Friendship is a simple thing, and yet complicated; friendship is on the surface, something natural, something taken for granted, and yet underneath one could find worlds.
Jamaica Kincaid
There’s such a kind of complicated line between politics and the law and we don’t sit around and say, hey, you know, what would Oliver Wendell Holmes have had to say to this.
Dahlia Lithwick
It’s a very complicated issue, this fame thing – I was not really cut out for it. There are some really fantastic things about it, but it’s difficult for a private person like myself.
Edie Falco
All lawyers are going to have to – if we really want to attain civil justice – address the issue of how complicated we have made the laws: what we have done to ensnarl the American people in bureaucratic rules and regulations that make access to services or compliance with the law sometimes difficult, if not impossible.
Janet Reno
If you look back to the most spectacular blow ups in history, you can always tie them to a couple things: They were extraordinary complicated strategies that maybe even the practitioners themselves didn’t understand, and they were overleveraged.
James O’Shaughnessy
Despite our complicated civilization, so called, or perhaps on account of it, we are all of us a mere set of barbarians, who find it less trouble to provide a new, cheap, and shoddy thing than to get the full use and full pleasure out of a finely-made and carefully-chosen old one.
Vernon Lee
To find love is the great human undertaking…and it’s always complicated by our compulsions and unconscious patterns, to say nothing of issues of trust and control.
Michelle Huneven
A player who conjugates a verb in the first person singular cannot be part of the squad, he has to conjugate the verb in the first person plural. We. We want to conquer. We are going to conquer. Using the word I when you’re in a group makes things complicated.
Vanderlei Luxemburgo
Being perceived as a guy is nothing new or complicated to me. It is what it is.
Saskia de Brauw
As in the fine arts, the progress of mankind from barbarism to civilisation is marked by a gradual succession of triumphs over the rude materialities of nature, so in the art of cookery is the progress gradual from the earliest and simplest modes, to those of the most complicated and refined.
Isabella Beeton
For my beauty routine, it’s kind of complicated. It’s not easy at all. I like being natural, but natural is not really natural. To be natural, you need to have really good skin. This is really important.
Liu Wen
Healthcare is a very complicated business and you need a very different business model to be successful in India; yet at a global level, there are a lot of challenges and opportunities.
Malvinder Mohan Singh
You know, you’re a little complicated after all.” “Oh no,” she assured him hastily. “No, I’m not really – I’m just a – I’m just a whole lot of different simple people.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The thing about being an actor is that as we get older, there are more and more characters to explore and, in general, they get more complicated, so you get to bring all your crazy life experience to the table.
Victoria Clark
I think the ethics and morals of genetic engineering are very complicated. It intrigues me.
Roger Spottiswoode
Programmers are always surrounded by complexity; we cannot avoid it…. If our basic tool, the language in which we design and code our programs, is also complicated, the language itself becomes part of the problem rather than part of its solution.
Tony Hoare
People ask me how I am so fearless on a ladder and how I have no fear in the ring. And the answer to that question is a bit complicated. I used to have no fear, but that is no longer true. With a wife and two girls at home, I’m more afraid now than ever.
Jeff Hardy
The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigor of mathematical calculation.
Marquis de Custine
It’s slightly complicated for people to grasp the idea of a head of state in human form.
Prince Andrew
God, our world is so complicated.
Regina Spektor
It’s true that the gender pay gap is complicated. It’s true that it is very slowly getting smaller. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It would have to be a pretty HUGE conspiracy for every reputable major news outlet to report on it annually if it was a massive feminist lie.
Laura Bates
I don’t think anyone doubts my motives, really. I do what I do and it’s not very complicated. Of course, you might hate the music that I make, but I don’t think people feel threatened by me just getting on with what I’m up to.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Making art is complicated because the categories are always changing. You just have to make your own art, and whatever categories it falls into will come later.
Frank Stella
I like to read novels where the author seems knowledgeable, like someone you know you could walk calmly next to through a complicated situation, and he or she would be alive to its meaning and ironies. And you wouldn’t even have to mention them out loud to each other.
Rachel Kushner
Nigeria shed the last of a succession of brutal military dictatorships in 1997 and adopted a democratic form of government only in 1999. Our elections of 2003, 2007, and 2011 were complicated and fraught with tension, but each one has shown remarkable progress.
Uzodinma Iweala
Football tactics are rapidly becoming as complicated as the chemical formula for splitting the atom.
Jimmy Greaves
I am really drawn to damaged characters, and I have a lot of sympathy for them. Making those complicated characters empathetic is something to strive for. It’s too easy to create a good guy or a good girl.
Paul Haggis
My interest as an artist is to illuminate the lives of black folks. I definitely am focused on films that illustrate all that we are and all our nuance and all our complicated beauty and mess, and when you’re telling those stories, you gotta have black actors.
Ava DuVernay
The albums ‘Heaven On Earth’ and ‘Runaway Horses’ and ‘Live Your Life Be Free’ were harking back to when I was a young girl and listening to Californian radio – lush productions, complicated melodies, harmonies like the Beach Boys and the Mamas and Papas. That’s what those albums remind me of.
Belinda Carlisle
Social Security is an extremely complicated program.
John Thune
The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make the rest of us wonder at the possibility that we might be missing something.
Gamal Abdel Nasser
The Buddhist mind is more complicated than the Christian mind. It comes up with endless heavens, endless hells, endless earths, and then we have something lower than hell. We have endless sub-realms that make hell look like Club Med and we have endless nirvana.
Frederick Lenz
I damaged all the complicated bits of the brain to do with processing and emotional control. I was prey to every single emotion that swept over me and I couldn’t deal with it. I had to re-learn things from scratch.
Richard Hammond
I think we obviously need health care. Of course we need health care, but I think that it’s gone too far the other way, and I don’t understand it. It’s gotten so complicated. The minute they made a deal with the drug companies, you know something isn’t kosher here.
Joan Rivers
And what a plan! This vast operation is undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult that has ever occurred.
Winston Churchill
Traveling is so complicated. There are so many people everywhere. I make my best journeys on my couch.
Coco Chanel
If a handful of people look at the making of the film and realize, “Oh, my god!” It was so complicated. It was like doing quantum physics calculations every day while you’re telling a joke. It was so insane! So, they can feel my pain.
Rob Letterman
Why do they make things so complicated?” “So that those who have the responsibility for understanding can understand.,” he said. “Imagine if everyone went around transforming lead into gold. Gold would lose its value.” “It’s those who are persistent, and willing to study things deeply, who achieve the Master Work.
Paulo Coelho
Is that what I wanted? To be in the middle of something complicated and dramatic? To be a cheerleader for someone else’s romance? Or to have a romance of my own?
Kate Klise
Film actors are, by nature, more complicated than stage actors.
Margaret Rutherford
My problem with the word ‘clean’ is that it has become too complicated. It has become too loaded. When I first read the term, it meant natural, unprocessed. Now it doesn’t mean that at all. It means diet. It means fad.
Ella Woodward
The idea of family is really one of the only things we can all say we have and we can’t run away from. Whether you like your family or not. Whether it’s complicated or not, there’s something – call it spiritual, call it existential, whatever – that’s in you.
John Krasinski
To stay true to your art is such a complicated journey, and Dad clearly has done it.
Laura Dern
I’ve never actually been a fighter myself – fighting tires me out and I’m not an efficient fighter anyway – but I have certainly seen other people have great complicated goes at one another.
Margaret Mahy
The interesting thing for me about the debate about same-sex marriage … is that it’s one of those issues where it has no impact on anyone apart from the people that it impacts upon. So I find it quite bewildering that it’s – that it’s so complicated for people.
Cate Blanchett
Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things simple.
Richard Branson
What I love about lyrics is that they don’t have to be very complicated. A good sentence over a great chord with a good melody – all you need is that one moment.
Jason Schwartzman
I cannot believe that the killing of 2,000 Englishmen at New Orleans qualifies a person for the various difficult and complicated duties of the Presidency.
Henry Clay
Two people could build an outhouse in four hours. They’re not complicated.
Robert Maxwell
I’ve found in composing that being simple and profound—having in-depthness in your music—is the most difficult thing to do. Anybody can write a whole lot of notes, which may or may not say something . . . But why make it complicated for the musicians to play? Why make it difficult for the listeners to hear?
Horace Silver
I ended up in Parliament and soon discovered that emotion really doesn’t have any place in politics. It’s a much more intricate and complicated game, and I just didn’t know how to play it.
Amitabh Bachchan
The complicated engines manufactured by men demand, if one really wants to use them, much calm. Ever since our love for machines replaced the love we used to have for our fellow man, catastrophes proceed to increase.
Man Ray
I don’t think people would climb mountains or jump off bridges with parachutes or kayak Class V rapids if those things didn’t offer the brief and horrible illusion of imminent death. They would just be complicated, time-consuming endeavors that we’d steer well clear of because they got in the way of real life.
Sebastian Junger
I find the world with its inequities and injustices to be messy, unfair, and complicated. The cosmos, on the other hand, is orderly and beautiful – this I find terribly alluring and captivating.
Priyamvada Natarajan
The U.S. has the most complicated and difficult tax system in the world; we’ve made it hard to file and pay taxes.
T.R. Reid
One rule is to not use complicated techniques unless they are necessary to achieve your goal. First, use simple movements, and if they don’t work, then introduce the more complex ones.
Bruce Lee
It’s complicated. On the one hand we’re killer apes, and on the other hand we have this metaphysical longing.
Simon Critchley
I suppose the cult of the strong woman character on TV has probably been misinterpreted in so many different ways, meaning that a woman can’t be emotionally complicated or want things or can’t be weak in moments.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Real French people don’t bake! At least they don’t bake anything complicated, finicky, tricky or unreliable.
Dorie Greenspan
One’s relationship to time is complicated, and sometimes a day will drag on forever and sometimes it’ll be over in a flash. When you look back, “I’m old,” after 40 or 60 years, I can’t believe I’m as old as I am.
Frederick Wiseman
You can’t be a creative person and not fall in love with everything. Every movie I’ve made there’s a complicated, twisted love affair with.
Jason Blum
We tend to think of science as finding equations, like E=MC2, that are simple and elegant. But maybe some theories are complicated, and we can only find the simple ones.
Hod Lipson
The large-scale homogeneity of the universe makes it very difficult to believe that the structure of the universe is determined by anything so peripheral as some complicated molecular structure on a minor planet orbiting a very average star in the outer suburbs of a fairly typical galaxy.
Stephen Hawking
I have so many other interests: Writing, acting, directing, real life, I need little pieces of it all to satisfy me. The thirst is deep and I am complicated.
Traci Lords
To test a man’s ego, simply ask him a complicated question. A good person will never be afraid to admit they don’t know the answer to something. And only when a man has fully dismantled his ego, can he begin to be truly good.
Suzy Kassem
There is nothing more common than critics of journalists accusing them of practicing journalism. It is our function in the world to take things that are complicated and render them in a form that non-experts can follow and make sense of.
Malcolm Gladwell
We are a unique ape. We have language. Other animals have systems of communication that fall far short of that. They don’t have the same ability to communicate complicated conditionals and what-ifs and talk about things that are not present.
Richard Dawkins
I think Tolstoy had an unbelievably complicated relationship with women.
Twyla Tharp
The way we imagine discrimination or disempowerment often is more complicated for people who are subjected to multiple forms of exclusion. The good news is that intersectionality provides us a way to see it.
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
Unfortunately I’m still straight. But who knows, life is complicated and maybe I’ll wake up gay tomorrow! Here’s hoping. And congratulations to everyone who lives in a place where they can marry the person they love, regardless of gender!
Rather than studying the most complex form of memory in a very complicated animal, we had to take the most simple form – an implicit form of memory – in a very simple animal. So I began to look around for very simple animals. And I focused in on the marine snail Aplysia.
Eric Kandel
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama
Making a good meal for someone, even if it is nothing complicated, is an expression of love: it is an invitation to share, for one dinner at least, in our common humanity.
Ben Domenech
Vivien Leigh was a phenomenal actress, a very complicated woman, living on the edge of mental problems, haunted by demons and angels. And though I’ve never thought of myself like Marilyn Monroe, I was inspired by the tremendous risk she took – of being vulnerable.
Rebecca De Mornay
I know that Liz Meriwether likes to keep things as honest and complicated as life can be, which is really fun for all of us.
Hannah Simone
I got to know Sterling Hayden fairly well. He was a quiet man, who got more complicated as the years went on.
Marie Windsor
At Wal-Mart, if you couldn’t explain an idea or a concept in simple terms on one page of paper Sam Walton considered the new idea too complicated to implement.
Michael Bergdahl
There are a lot of things that you can like at a distance without spending a huge amount of time pondering. It’s not so complicated.
Elvis Costello
The songs were really complicated. I used to meet people in bar bands who were trying to play our songs and they were really struggling with it. Technically it was really difficult stuff.
Kip Winger
Our business is complicated because intimacy is part and parcel of our profession; as actors, we are paid to do very intimate things in public. That’s why someone can have the audacity to invite you to their home or hotel, and you show up.
Lupita Nyong’o
I didn’t follow the whole ‘X-Men’ story because it got too complicated. I’d pick up a comic book and have no idea what was going on.
Aaron Stanford
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. That, more or less, is the short answer to the supposedly incredibly complicated and confusing question of what we humans should eat in order to be maximally healthy.
Michael Pollan
The truth is complicated, and few people are actually monsters.
Max Joseph
I think what we do is really, at times, a complicated thing. But at the end of the day it’s so important that we make art for people that need to escape reality for a second. That’s what music has always been for me. It’s been a way to tap out of what’s going on in my personal life.
Bethany Cosentino
Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.
Adrienne Rich
Being human is a complicated gig. So give that ol’ dark night of the soul a hug. Howl the eternal yes!
Friedrich Nietzsche
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
Poul Anderson
Apathy is one of the characteristic responses of any living organism when it is subjected to stimuli too intense or too complicated to cope with. The cure for apathy is comprehension.
John Dos Passos
Problem is (follow me closely here, the science is pretty complicated), if I cut a hole in the Hab, the air won’t stay inside anymore.
Andy Weir
Girls are complicated. The instruction manual that comes with girls is 800 pages, with chapters 14, 19, 26 and 32 missing, and it’s badly translated, hard to figure out.
Hugh Laurie
The important thing about tax reform is you make the tax code less complicated, easier for people to understand.
Grover Norquist
Photography works upon the human eye: what is seen is reflected in the brain without the need for complicated thought. In this way the bourgeoisie takes advantage of the mental indolence of the masses and does good business as well.
Willi Munzenberg
I think you’ll find it’s a bit more complicated than that.
Ben Goldacre
Man’s guilt in history and in the tides of his own blood has been complicated by technology, the daily seeping falsehearted death.
Don DeLillo
Football linemen are motivated by a more complicated, self-determining series of factors than the simple fear of humiliation in the public gaze, which is the emotion that galvanizes the backs and receivers.
Merlin Olsen
It’s a complicated thing, knowing how much pain my father caused in my life and the lives of others whom I love, yet still holding love for him in my heart. No matter what he did, he was my father. He helped create the person I am.
Hope Solo
Never trust any complicated cocktail that remains perfectly clear until the last ingredient goes in, and then immediately clouds.
Terry Pratchett
Managing a country is like managing a company in many ways. It maybe involves more complicated issues, but its the same skills.
Mohamed ElBaradei
The problem with climate change is that it’s quite complicated for the ordinary person to understand.
Lewis Gordon Pugh
A good motivation is what is needed: compassion without dogmatism, without complicated philosophy; just understanding that others are human brothers and sisters and respecting their human rights and dignities. That we humans can help each other is one of our unique human capacities.
Dalai Lama
Still I had a lurking question. Would it not be better if one could really ‘see’ whether molecules as complicated as the sterols, or strychnine were just as experiment suggested?
Dorothy Hodgkin
In viewing the scheme of redemption, I seem like one viewing a vast and complicated machine of exquisite contrivance; what I comprehend of it is wonderful, what I do not, is, perhaps, more so still.
Richard Cecil
President-elect Donald Trump is an unprecedented figure in many respects, in part because there has never been an American president who has such complicated global business interests.
Rachel Martin
Philosophy is overwhelmingly complicated, its procedure depressingly slow.
Max Horkheimer
Once you learn the basic rules of good nutrition, you’ll realize it’s not so complicated. It doesn’t matter if you’re running errands or 13 miles, you need enough fuel to last all day. Proper nutrition is the difference between feeling exhausted and getting the most out of a workout.
Summer Sanders
Nobody reads anymore in America. Reading has become the least effective delivery system for narrative. That’s sad because prose is the means by which you can deliver very complicated, nuanced explanations of problems and possible solutions.
David Simon
I think the [fan] access is complicated, because it brings wonderful things into my life, and it brings really negative things into my life. I just try to keep the negative stuff at arm’s length. Laugh at it and walk away.
Kathleen Hanna
It’s fun to get really intense and emotionally detailed and complicated.
Laura San Giacomo
Women were complicated creatures. Any man who thought he had one figured out simply wasn’t paying attention.
Eileen Wilks
I like my first lines short and declarative. No complicated sentences. Of course, that’s not really a Scott thing. It’s pretty classic grab-the-reader technique.
Scott Westerfeld
Your brain is built of cells called neurons and glia – hundreds of billions of them. Each one of these cells is as complicated as a city.
David Eagleman
Man has risen so far above all other species that he competes in ways unique in nature. He fights by means of complicated weapons; he fights for ends remote in time.
Charles Lindbergh
In modern praxis lost positions are salvaged most often when the play is highly complicated with many sharp dynamic variations to be calculated.
Leonid Shamkovich
It can be the best of relationships and the worst of relationships – often at the same time. The bond between a mother and daughter is one of the strongest, but it’s also among the most complicated.
Deborah Tannen
The world we are born into-this complicated, difficult, hauntingly touching world-is the one whole thing. It is the world we awaken in, and awaken to.
Joan Sutherland
Long ago in China, knot-makers tied string into buttons and frogs, and rope into bell pulls. There was one knot so complicated that it blinded the knot-maker. Finally an emperor outlawed this cruel knot, and the nobles could not order it anymore. If I had lived in China, I would have been an outlaw knot-maker.
Maxine Hong Kingston
The one thing that I do is take really complicated systems and subjects and make them accessible to regular people.
Matt Taibbi
I didn’t want to write a ‘this is how it is’ Iraq book, because the Iraq War is an intensely complicated variety of things.
Phil Klay
The human brain has 100 billion neurons, each neuron connected to 10 thousand other neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe.
Michio Kaku
For Democrats to reduce women to beggars for cheap government-funded birth control is demeaning to the women that I know who are far more complicated than their libido and the management of their reproductive system.
Mike Huckabee
The most difficult and complicated part of the writing process is the beginning.
A. B. Yehoshua
Being a mathematical genius doesn’t do you any favors as far as having something to say in music. You see every style as equal, and you want complicated music to devour.
Chilly Gonzales
Is it really so terrible being around us?” I blushed. “No,” I said. “But . . . it’s complicated. I’ve been taught certain things my entire life. Those are hard to shake.” “The greatest changes in history have come because people were able to shake off what others told them to do.
Richelle Mead
I’m not too complicated. I don’t think I’m great on the eye. I work hard. I try to outwork defenders, and that’s it.
Bradley Wright-Phillips
I mean we know that some choice makes you better off than no choice. Now do we get better off if we go from a lot of choice versus a few choices? And there I think the answer is much, much, much more complicated.
Sheena Iyengar
Meditation doesn’t have to be complicated. What I do is about as simple as you can get. You could just count the beads, one, two, three, with your eyes closed or open, whatever makes you happy.
Lou Reed
Human nature turns out to be more complicated than the idea that people will get along if only the rules are clear enough. Uncertainty, the ultimate evil that modern law seeks to eradicate, generally fosters cooperation, not the opposite.
Philip K. Howard
I found that it was easiest to convey the information in the context of the life of the scientist or in the context of our own personal experience, and there was no idea that was too complicated that couldn’t be explained clearly and directly.
Ann Druyan
I have been dealing with those types of complicated things and my scholastic background, so I think that helps me – my nutrition and my understanding of the human body, and the processes for recovery and proper dietary restrictions.
Chris Algieri
Men are awesome, but they’re pretty easy to figure out; women are way more complicated, and way more interesting.
Judy Greer
My mother took me to the British Museum aged five. I had thought people from the past weren’t as good as we were, and then I saw the Elgin marbles. Suddenly, the world seemed more complicated.
Mary Beard
As it grows ever more complicated today, musical art seeks out combinations more dissonant, stranger, and harsher for the ear. Thus, it comes ever closer to the noise-sound.
Luigi Russolo
I have no idea what my draw is for science fiction. I hope they come to me because they like complicated women. But I’ve never played the Bionic Woman. In ‘Sarah Connor’ and ‘Lost,’ I am not the orchestrator of what happens. I’ve played quite peripheral people.
Sonya Walger
While white women and men of color also experience discrimination, all too often their experiences are taken as the only point of departure for all conversations about discrimination. Being front and center in conversations about racism or sexism is a complicated privilege that is often hard to see.
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
Americans have perfected the art of reducing complicated truths into formulas and products. We’re desperate for instant, visible, measurable ways of knowing God, instead of trusting that it’s complicated and a mystery.
Mike Yaconelli
Security is a complicated idea and one with an immense potential to trap us – that was one lesson I learnt from my father.
John Lanchester
I don’t make things complicated, that’s the way they get all by themselves.
Mel Gibson
Francois Hollande, the president of France, and Segolene Royal, a senior cabinet minister who once ran for that post herself, have an exceptionally complicated relationship. The two lived together for 25 years, raising four children over that time.
Elaine Sciolino
When it’s complicated at family level, that can stop you from being at ease in your job.
Dimitri Payet
I just make my music. It’s not too complicated.
Jorja Smith
Such is modern computing: everything simple is made too complicated because it’s easy to fiddle with; everything complicated stays complicated because it’s hard to fix.
Rob Pike
I love the way in which I make up dances. It’s a complicated way and the product is usually clear. Clear and simple. I don’t need everybody to know that there are all of these fabulous things going on. If you CAN see it, that’s wonderful.
Mark Morris
The universe is big, its vast and complicated, and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles. And that’s the theory. Nine hundred years, never seen one yet, but this would do me.
Steven Moffat
Sometimes we make the process more complicated than we need to. We will never make a journey of a thousand miles by fretting about how long it will take or how hard it will be. We make the journey by taking each day step by step and then repeating it again and again until we reach our destination.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
I think my proper response is complete amazement and awe at the universe that we are in, and how it works is just far more complicated than humans will ever properly understand.
John C. Mather
We make films that we ourselves would want to see and then hope that other people would want to see it. If you try to analyze audiences or think there’s some sophisticated recipe for success, then I think you are doomed. You’re making it too complicated.
Brad Bird
There’s a gender in your brain and a gender in your body. For 99 percent of people, those things are in alignment. For transgender people, they’re mismatched. That’s all it is. It’s not complicated, it’s not a neurosis. It’s a mix-up. It’s a birth defect, like a cleft palate.
Chaz Bono
With a film, you just don’t have time to build sympathy for the character. But I think we’re moving away from that in TV. With TV, you have a little more leeway to allow them to rise and fall and rise again and be much more complicated beings.
Rachel McAdams
I love my family. We have a very rich, complicated relationship.
Maya Hawke
Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities.
Ralph Marston
If you aren’t going to make your revenue plan, it’s unlikely you’ll make your EBITDA or Net Income plan. You don’t even have to get complicated and look at Gross Margin or more derivative metrics – if you are off in Q1 and have any sort of growth expectations , you are going to miss for the year.
Brad Feld
My music can be a little obscure. It does worry me that the music might be too complicated for people to take in – that they have to work too hard at it.
Kate Bush
A designer can mull over complicated designs for months. Then suddenly the simple, elegant, beautiful solution occurs to him. When it happens to you, it feels as if God is talking! And maybe He is.
Leo Frankowski
The Internet has fashioned a new and complicated environment for an age-old dilemma that pits the demands of security against the desire for freedom.
Misha Glenny
Her secret to happiness was simple and unpretentious. She had a beautiful house, would pick fruit and make jams, run the dogs in the fields, have a whiskey at five o’clock and cook a great plate of pasta. It wasn’t complicated.
Sean Hepburn Ferrer
Cat talk is a complicated, self-centered language. If you speak to your cat first, it probably won’t speak back. Cats initiate conversations.
Jean Craighead George
It’s a coffee cup.” She could hear the irritation in her own voice. “I know it’s a coffee cup.” “I can’t wait till you draw something really complicated, like the Brooklyn Bridge or a lobster. You’ll probably send me a singing telegram.
Cassandra Clare
Men aren’t really complicated. They are very simple, literal creatures. They usually mean what they say. And we spend hours trying to analyze what they’ve said, when really it’s obvious.
E. L. James
We must resist the pressures of others to soundbite our complicated, nuanced experiences.
Janet Mock
‘The Big Sleep’ would have been a more effective study of nightmarish existence had the detective been more complicated and had more curiosity been shown about his sweetheart’s relation to the crime.
Manny Farber
There’s no mystery to it. Nothing more complicated than learning lines and putting on a costume.
Morgan Freeman
The only positive finding which could be drawn from the first series, was the conclusion that the relationships obviously had a more complicated lay-out than had been thought, for the effects were so varied that no obedience to any law could be discovered.
Walter Rudolf Hess
I’m not really a Facebook fan because I don’t know how to use it! It’s so complicated!
I believe we should have a full-court press diplomatic effort. If Trump doesn’t want to listen to the experts inside his own government, then go to people outside in think tanks and academia who know about this very complicated region, and particularly North Korea.
Hillary Clinton
Thank God I have four sons. The mother/daughter relationship is one of mankind’s great mysteries, and for womankind, it can be hellaciously complicated. My mother and I are quintessential examples of the rewards and frustrations, and the joys and infuriations it can yield.
Melissa Gilbert
I find great beauty in songs with a creative interpretation, but most people generally don’t get that, and go for the simple songs, but I prefer something a bit more complicated, which is more meaningful to the creator.
Jack Jones
The complicated thing about friends is that sometimes they are totally wrong about us and sometimes they are totally right and it’s almost always only in retrospect that we know which is which.
Cheryl Strayed
When we talk about stem cells, we are actually talking about a complicated series of things, including adult stem cells which are largely cells devoted to replacing individual tissues like blood elements or liver or even the brain.
David Baltimore
One of my frustrations is that we in society generally have this bifurcation in how we see the world. That’s probably a little less true with business audiences, but in general, there tends to be this view that for-profit companies are greedy, and nonprofits are noble. It’s absolutely more complicated than that.
Nicholas Kristof
Faulkner’s characters, too, were uneducated. They were deprived, but they were allowed to have very rich inner lives. I want to advocate for that, for inner lives that are much more complicated and more poetic than we think.
Jesmyn Ward
I’m not complicated at all. I say raps that your two-year-old son can learn.
Snoop Dogg
In 1984, my mom gave birth to my older sister, Teresa. Due to a complicated delivery, she needed a blood transfusion, and at that moment, my mom had HIV+ blood put into her body.
Ryan Lewis
At the door to the helicopter, Gansey looked bad over his shoulder at them, his smile complicated when he saw them holding hands.
Maggie Stiefvater
I think some of the things I deal with Hopper probably has dealt with also, since it’s somewhat the same environment and I have pretty strong reactions to what this country looks like. It looks pretty dull and spare, and you like this and dislike it and it’s very complicated.
Donald Judd
Whatever someone told you, you can never be sure of what they said. Whatever someone said, you can never be sure of what you were meant to understand – so if it’s really this complicated, what’s the point of trying to infer things when you can just ask.
Rebecca Taylor
Writers and journalists tend to be simplistic about politics when, like all other areas of life, it’s more complicated.
Robert Harris
I’m into using acrylic, in a complicated kind of way: Making it just as good as oil paint – better, maybe. It’s odd – when I started out, acrylic was for children, pretty much. It was a cheaper paint. It wasn’t supposed to look very good or last very long.
Peter Saul
Rocket engines generally are simpler than jet engines, not more complicated.
Henry Spencer
How complicated can ice cream flavors be? How much can you put in there? I mean, when the flavor’s something like banana ice cream with caramel, fudge chunks, cheddar goldfish and pennies – you’ve got to draw a line there.
Marc Maron
The causal body is the part of you that lives forever. It is ancient and complicated. It has lived through countless lives in both this and in other worlds.
Frederick Lenz
And living in a metropolitan area which is ethnically diverse, our lives are very complicated, so our emotional experiences are going to be varied like that.
Debbie Harry
There’s a standard of songwriting that, when you start immersing yourself in those types of songs, it raises your own bar as a songwriter. There’s also simplicity in the songwriting. It’s much harder to be simple than it is to be complicated.
Sinead O’Connor
Though the universe is delightfully complex, life, at its heart, is not particularly complicated. Live true to who you are and though it won’t always be easy, you’ll live well.
Ralph Marston
There’s a lot of complicated magical reasons why I’m not at the party that are too long and semantic to go into.
Alden Ehrenreich
Sometimes a simple question could have a complicated answer.
Lisa Kleypas
Some magicians are rich, some are famous, some are stupidly good-looking.’ Jamie gave Nick a rather complicated look. Nick raised an eyebrow. ‘Some of us manage to be stupidly good-looking on our own.
Sarah Rees Brennan
Far from feeling dwarfed by the vast reaches and energy of the cosmos, what we really learn is that we are the most remarkable and complicated product of cosmic evolution, and our potential is unlimited.
Sandra Faber
The situation in Iraq is dangerous but the regional situation is also very complicated and precarious.
Joschka Fischer
As a child, I wanted to know how things worked and to control them. With a friend, I built a number of complicated models that I could control.
Stephen Hawking
In biology, nothing is clear, everything is too complicated, everything is a mess, and just when you think you understand something, you peel off a layer and find deeper complications beneath. Nature is anything but simple.
Richard Preston
You don’t need to make the structure complicated, in fact you shouldn’t. All you need is for every employee to know who their manager is.
Sam Altman
Sometimes, the word ‘voluntary’ is a little complicated.
Cass Sunstein
I analyse in my own way, in very simple, no-jargon language. If somebody is talking in very complicated way, I never like that.
Gautam Adani
As complicated and complex and as difficult as we are, the unity of Europe is a pre-condition for a better organized world, and if the European Union would fail or decompose, or other members left, the U.S. would have a more difficult role to play in the world.
Jean-Claude Juncker
Complicated lives and heaps of possessions don’t necessarily bring happiness; in fact, they can bring the opposite.
Blake Mycoskie
Basic Economics 101. It’s the most complicated simple subject there is.
Rush Limbaugh
I think a lot of tunes can suffer from being so simple, so either they get over-complicated or their simplicity means the simple way to lay them down becomes the difficulty.
Thom Yorke
The minute they become a partner in the Palestinian government, reality will become a lot more complicated for them than when they were a terror organization alone.
Avi Dichter
Every president becomes a caricature. The press, partisans, late-night shows, and other arbiters of our culture these days boil down complicated and multi-faceted personalities into one-dimensional punchlines.
Mark McKinnon
What I need to write is a complicated equation. Maybe if I knew I’d be one of those writers, one of the steady ones. I rest upon my assertion that there has to be some balance of energy, or, failing a balance, a focused intensity of ALL energy. I’ve experienced both, I suppose.
Kevin Keck
The fact that the American government has formally set aside an enormous yearly budget of nearly $75 million to increase cultural exchanges in order to bring about what it calls “regime change” has muddied the waters and complicated American Studies in Iran more than anything else.
Mohammad Marandi
That’s the mantra I use when the team tells me something is too complicated. People keep saying, ‘We need more prioritization.’ I say, ‘Guys, what you want is less work. And that is not going to happen.’
Maelle Gavet
Having a very complicated life, or a lot of problems, or a lot of flaws, is always great to play.
Geena Davis
Me, I’m complicated. But it’s a living, I tell myself. Also, every once in a long while this disease manages to produce a fine and beautiful truth–as (they say) some oyster illness makes the wondrously perfect pearl.
Frank Loesser
If I’m not like my characters, I think just it’s like a musician liking to play certain pieces of music rather than others. I just have more satisfaction when playing complicated things rather than some of your more straightforward, simple moments. . . . I like to be challenged.
Elisabeth Moss
See, popularity is complicated. You have to spend a lot of time thinking about liking; you have to really like being liked, and also sort like being disliked.
John Green
There is nothing difficult, there is nothing complicated, only one has to have a desire to have a better quality of life.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
No matter how complicated a problem is, it usually can be reduced to a simple, comprehensible form which is often the best solution.
Dr. An Wang
We have a terrific team, and our managers are terrific managers, but we have made it too complicated for them and too complicated in a way that they just can’t do an excellent job in many cases when it comes to the customer experience.
Steve Ells
Tort reform is a complicated subject and not a panacea.
Richard Thaler
The art of pictorial creation is so complicated – it is so astronomical in its possibilities of relation and combination that it would take an act of super-human concentration to explain the final realization.
Hans Hofmann
Life isn’t complicated. It’s very simple, really. It’s us who make it complicated.
Alexandra Potter
We have complicated every simple gift of the gods.
It was about a football program that brought in massive amounts of money. They’re going to try to cover something up, because it’s about money at the end of the day. That’s clear. There’s no ambiguity to that. Paterno is much more complicated and contradictory, and that’s why he’s interesting to me.
Barry Levinson
‘An Education’ was a complicated piece of work because it came from a tiny essay, so it took me a while to find the story I wanted to tell and the characters I wanted to tell it about. That really only emerged after four or five drafts.
Nick Hornby
When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth.
Terry Pratchett
Life seems complicated to me; I feel confused a lot of the time by life. I feel confused about the fact that we can be so tender as creatures to one another, and so monstrous at the same time.
Alison Hawthorne Deming
It’s complicated.’ ‘So’s quantitative easing. But I still get that it means printing money.
Jojo Moyes
Let’s be honest. There’s not a business anywhere that is without problems. Business is complicated and imperfect. Every business everywhere is staffed with imperfect human beings and exists by providing a product or service to other imperfect human beings.
Bob Parsons
Everything great in science and art is simple. What can be less complicated than the greatest discoveries of humanity – gravitation, the compass, the printing press, the steam engine, the electric telegraph?
Jules Verne
Managing perfect body weight is not a complicated rocket science. Our body is made up of food which we eat during our day to day life. If we are overweight or obese at the moment then one thing is certain that the food which we eat is unhealthy.
Subodh Gupta
Some of my favorite movies have explored the father-son dynamic, in a very loving way. It can be complicated, but at the end, it’s that moment where you’re crying because of that core relationship.
Dan Fogelman
I have the right ideas, but my words are too… complicated. I need to simplify them, so that people won’t get lost in the dark when they see and hear them. I want them to shine like beacons of light in a world of overly complicated darkness. One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.
Jack Kerouac
I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.
Alice Paul
The best night of my life was watching the Japanese Noh theater. I’ve only seen it once, but even saying it now, I think, ‘How can I ever have this experience again?’ It was so mesmerizing, so complicated and so primordial; I could not believe it.
Vivienne Westwood
There are so many rules in Judaism, and if you get into them and you get obsessed and you have the kind of life that I have, it can make you a very unhappy person. It can make everything complicated and more stressful than it needs to be, so I kind of loosened the knots a little bit.
When I am dreaming at night, I see everything as a shot from a movie. I have cranes and extras in my dreams. I swear to you! It doesn’t happen every day, but many nights my dreams are like a movie. I don’t see normal movement – I see things in very complicated shots.
Penelope Cruz
The answer to helplessness is not so very complicated.
Pablo Casals
In “The King’s Speech,” patriotism is utterly contained within a historical moment, the third of September, 1939, where the aggressor is clear, the fight is clear, it hasn’t become complicated over time.
Tom Hooper
A work of art enters life very much like another human being – complicated, loaded with overtones and meaning, mysterious, enticing, obsessive, and beautiful. There’s no way to control how it will be used, how it will be read, and that’s part of the excitement of it.
Budd Hopkins
I’m not trying to be in your face and take a picture that is like a journalistic kind of image. I got interested in a kind of complicated, compiled, visual field.
Teju Cole
The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.
Abraham Lincoln
Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.
Jean Cocteau
I think most human beings, even if you’re in a situation that’s constricting or complicated or hard, they try to survive.
Maggie Gyllenhaal
There are two sorts of beauty; one is the result of instinct, the other of study. A combination of the two, with the resulting modifications, brings with it a very complicated richness, which the art critic ought to try to discover.
Paul Gauguin
Girls have a tendency to take responsibility for romantic misinterpretations, when often it’s men whose perfectly honed emotional inscrutability makes life more complicated than it should be.
Mariella Frostrup
Football is a simple game made complicated by people who should know better.
Bill Shankly
Don’t misunderstand me. I am not scoffing at goodness, which is far more difficult to explain than evil, and far more complicated. But sometimes it’s hard to put up with.
Margaret Atwood
I joined the city government, and we start to operate as the bureaucrats on the local level, so we were the only ones in the whole Russian team who were experienced in practical bureaucratic management in the complicated condition of 1990.
Anatoly Chubais
People are much more complicated in real life, but my characters are as subtle and nuanced as I can make them. But if you say my characters are too black and white, you’ve missed the point. Villains are meant to be black-hearted in popular novels. If you say I have a grey-hearted villain, then I’ve failed.
Ken Follett
Being a mother is complicated because its not just a paternal culture making demands on you; its those internal demands and expectations that women have and are self-generated.
Siri Hustvedt
the buddhists say there are 149 ways to god. i’m not looking for god, only for myself, and that is far more complicated.
Jeanette Winterson
When you’re reading, like, a character’s thoughts, or when it’s in first person, you’re reading kind of their own story, so you have the opportunity to see what makes that character complex or complicated. And to me, that’s what the whole point of fiction is.
Joe Meno
Christianity isn’t all that complicated … it’s Jesus.
Joni Eareckson Tada
I have often felt that I would find it more complicated, troublesome and unpleasant to ascertain the feelings by which a woman lives than to plumb the innermost thoughts of an earthworm.
Osamu Dazai
Do not look for signs.
Do not look for experiences.
Do not be so complicated.
Become like a child.
See everything with awe.
Robert Adams
After 40, you want to reverse the ageing process. That’s complicated for me because I spent so many years wanting to be older.
Sam Rockwell
It’s difficult to make a movie about a complicated, non-traditional female character. We see a lot more movies with male characters who are at that point in their lives, but not that many about females.
Megan Griffiths
We can’t just pop off and drop a bomb on North Korea and think everything’s going to be OK. It just doesn’t work like that. It’s a complicated puzzle.
Lois Frankel
Human beings are flawed and complicated and messy.
Brit Marling
It was like love, he thought, this crumbling chapel: it has been complicated, and therefore perfected, by what time had done to it
Julie Orringer
I hope it’s water under the bridge, but Richard Carpenter is a complicated individual, and he’s also entitled to his own opinion on how his sister is depicted. The film has lived on and survived, and to me is ultimately is an affectionate celebration of Karen Carpenter. I hope that wins out in the end.
Todd Haynes
Computers rather frighten me, because I never did learn to type, so the whole thing seems extraordinarily complicated to me.
Charles Keating
Successful people understand that you don’t need to make things complicated.
Anne McKevitt
Whenever someone says something to me like ‘Oh, another blonde at ESPN,’ I would like to crunch the numbers. First, I think we have more brunettes than blondes. And second, there are only three normal hair colors. You’re either a redhead, brunette, or blonde. It’s really not that complicated.
Samantha Ponder
Somehow, the whole idea of me writing art reviews was just too much of a complicated thought, but I liked art, and later on I just realized that it would be perhaps a pleasure, and so I decided to do it for ‘Art in America’ – a lot.
Eileen Myles
Hate is a strong word. I don’t really try to hate anything. Yeah, you could say I have a complicated, domestic relationship with America for sure.
Joey Badass
My father was a bricklayer, and my mother was a housewife. It was complicated, obviously, because of our humble origin, but thank God we were all focused.
Jose Aldo
It’s worth knowing more about the complicated environmental and genetic factors that could explain why traumatic brain injuries lead to long-term disabilities in some people and not in others.
Anne Wojcicki
We always know, we always know, which is the right way to go, and which is the wrong way to go. Sometimes, the wrong way is easier to go, or more satisfying, and so we choose that way instead of the right one and we justify it with complicated wordplay and such; but we are only kidding ourselves.
Milton William Cooper
These days a typical netizen has dozens of online accounts. If you really want to be safe, you need to have a different password for each one, and each password needs to be incredibly complicated, with a mix of capital letters, symbols, and numbers. Who can keep all that stuff in their head?
Daniel Lyons
Sometimes we all make relationships more complicated than they necessarily have to be.
Stanley Tucci
Relationships between men and women have become much more complicated.
Christie Hefner
The difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics is a bit like the difference between biology and medicine. Knowing that certain genes increase the risk of cancer is relatively easy. Figuring out exactly which people will get sick, or how to cure them, is a lot more complicated.
Alex Berenson
Any kind of anthemic song, for the most part, they’re on the positive side of things. It’s not hard to identify when a melody is just one degree too complicated or one degree too simple and where that line of pop memorability lies.
During prom season, I travel around the country with a 20-by-24 camera – which is logistically complicated – and photograph proms. My husband made a film of it.
Mary Ellen Mark
With portable cameras and affordable data and non-linear digital editing, I think this is a golden age of documentary filmmaking. These new technologies mean we can make complicated, beautifully crafted and cinematic films about real-life stories.
Lucy Walker
Thanksgiving is the most complicated meal you can think of. Every night, dinner is just pasta. It’s just different shapes of pasta.
Jim Gaffigan
A novel that features real people is complicated, but in the end, that extra challenge is all for the good.
Rick Bass
I almost never make stuff out of cookbooks because they’re either too complicated or there’s an ingredient in there that I can’t find.
Trisha Yearwood
With the Israel stories, it was for me the most surprising way the title would fit in. I kept thinking about, for a lot of my Israeli characters, what it was like to inherit such a complicated and symbiotic relationship to America and to feel how tangled that is, and it’s nothing that they chose to do themselves.
Molly Antopol
We’ll see some simplistic players for a while, who’ll then get into more complicated things and evolve with their instruments. This is a cycle that happens over and over again in music.
Billy Sheehan
I waste a lot of my time documenting my “search for great esoterica” online. It gets so complicated trying to identify or give credit to all of one’s influences.
Michael Dumontier
I tend to think having an impact on the world is a lot more complicated than government.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
When I play a game, I want to play, not necessarily laugh. If you try to make me laugh at the expense of interactivity, then you’ve just created another funny game that isn’t very fun. The videogame medium itself is a terrible place for complicated humor, drama, and character development.
Doug TenNapel
The truth is sometimes a poor competitor in the market place of ideas – complicated, unsatisfying, full of dilemmas, always vulnerable to misinterpretation and abuse.
George F. Kennan
Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe 10 percent to business thinking. Business isn’t that complicated. I wouldn’t want to put it on my business card.
Bill Gates
I’ve always had a complicated relationship with sleep. Even as a little kid, I never wanted to go to bed – it always seemed unfair in some way.
K. Flay
I just want to keep writing characters who are interesting and complicated people and interesting roles for women, in TV or film or in theater. I think that’s like my ‘Blues Brothers’ mission.
Elizabeth Meriwether
My size has helped make me an amazing performer too. The cliche of the Funny Fat Friend: I absolutely was that character – I am that character… It’s a complicated bag of tools I acquired, and I’ve put them all to work onstage.
Beth Ditto
The Trump brand is complicated because it conflates a personal brand with a corporate brand. That means that the Trump persona affects the corporate reputation in a more direct way than, say, Richard Branson’s actions affect Virgin.
John Quelch
Business isn’t that complicated. I wouldn’t want to put it on my business card.
Bill Gates
You’re lucky if you’re in three great movies, or even one great movie. I’ve been so lucky. But if you rely on the business to dictate whether you’re happy, it gets really complicated. You just can’t do that. There have been times in my life that I’ve done that, and I’ve found it depressing.
Winona Ryder
The number of stressors has multiplied exponentially: traffic, money, success, work/life balance, the economy, the environment, parenting, family conflict, relationships, disease. As the nature of human life has become far more complicated, our ancient stress response hasn’t been able to keep up.
Andrew J. Bernstein
To complicate is simple, to simplify is complicated. … Everybody is able to complicate. Only a few can simplify.
Bruno Munari
A complex society is not necessarily more advanced than a simple one; it has just adapted to conditions in a more complicated way.
Peter Farb
Even a graphomaniac is an extremely complicated person.
Wislawa Szymborska
Most people are much more unusual and complicated and eccentric and playful and creative than they have time to express.
Oliver Herring
I’m not a complicated person.
Jessie Ware
A play is not a play until it’s performed, and unless it’s a one-person play that is acted, directed and designed by the author, many other people will be deeply involved in the complicated process that leads to its performance.
Terry Teachout
I learned a lot about lead; you don’t have to blow your cookies in the first bar. It is much harder to be simple that to be complicated during solos.
Tommy Bolin
Finding your look isn’t complicated if you go in without being frightened. Notice what people are complimenting you on. Experiment with new things once in a while, but have your tried-and-true pieces that work.
Lauren Hutton
When I see big movies that are only about good versus evil, and the good guy wins, I only can think we’re in a far more complicated world than that. I frankly think that this binary philosophy is actually a dangerous way to look at the world.
Gavin Hood
The privilege of a middle-class, stable, bourgeois life is that you can pretend that you are not complicated and project yourself as a solid, uncomplicated person, with refined life goals and achievements.
Aleksandar Hemon
In analysing complicated variations one must examine each branch of the tree once and once only.
Alexander Kotov
I get impatient with people working on a film that have their head in their hands like it’s the most complicated thing in the world.
Angelina Jolie
I studied poetry in college and for a year in an MFA program. As time went on, my poems got more and more complicated. What I was really trying to do was tell stories.
Jennifer McMahon
I have spent a great deal of my time defending my work against those who see it as too complicated, too old in approach, too bleak to qualify as children’s literature. This has been the bane of my life.
Sonya Hartnett
Movies are a complicated collision of literature, theatre, music and all the visual arts.
Yahoo Serious
I don’t think anyone doubts my motives, really. I do what I do and it’s not very complicated. Of course, you might hate the music that I make, but I don’t think people feel threatened by me just getting on with what I’m up to.
Sophie Ellis Bextor
The problem is how do molecules react. Because if you want to transform a molecule into something useful or something you’re interested in, it helps a lot to understand the structure. That means you can explore much more complicated systems, much more complicated reactions.
William Lipscomb
Many of us are inspired and are eager to get things done. But once too many people are involved, life becomes complicated. We are all social beings, so we have an innate urge to incorporate everyone’s thoughts.
Sebastian Thrun
I think you put art out into the world, and sometimes it’s divisive, sometimes it’s embraced. Sometimes people cry, laugh or have complicated reactions.
Nicole Kidman
Where do we invest our trust now? In politicians? Most people would say not. In banks, in religion, in a sense of nationhood? In each other? Even that has been complicated. It feels like there’s a total collapse of trust, but without trust, it’s impossible to have any sense of who one is.
Mike Bartlett
Ordinarily, the feds piggyback on the S.E.C. in complicated financial cases, but history proves that breath-holding on that score is a dangerous endeavor.
Gary Weiss
Well, I believe that life is very complicated. And in a way, the only way you can show life in a truthful way is to show how complicated it is as an individual, but also your relation between a complicated life and the complications you have inside you.
Henning Mankell
There are many issues in the global economy in general and in the western economy as well: population ageing, drop in labour productivity growth rates. This is obvious. The overall demographic situation is very complicated.
Vladimir Putin
Many things complicated by nature are restored by reason.
I feel very grateful for the way I was brought up. I did not realise it then, but as I grew older and started writing and realised the material that was there was very strong, I felt very grateful that my life was complicated and that my identity was never clear but put me in a position that was always questioned.
Jhumpa Lahiri
It was very hard for me, for most of my life, to feel American, or call myself American, and that is a very complicated topic that would require a very long conversation.
Jhumpa Lahiri
Wouldn’t it be a beautiful world if just 10 percent of the people who believe in the power of love would compete with one another to see who could do the most good for the most people?
Muhammad Ali
You propound a complicated arithmetical problem: say cubing a number containing four digits. Give me a slate and half an hour’s time, and I can produce a wrong answer.
George Bernard Shaw
How does one craft happiness out of something as important, as complicated, as unrepeatable and as easily damaged as life?
Sonya Hartnett
If my life is not crazy and complicated, then something’s wrong. I’m happiest when it is, and the fact of the matter is, it’s what keeps me fresh.
Frank Wildhorn
My life has been extremely complicated. Not by choice at the beginning at all, but later on, I had become used to complication and went on accepting things that other people would have found too difficult to accept.
Benoit Mandelbrot
My music is not really complicated. It’s not really complicated and it’s not – I wouldn’t say simple – but it’s not too, like, looking forward. So actually, like, the sound I have now, maybe it’s a little bit better than the one I had, or whatever, but I don’t feel uncomfortable yet with my music, you know?
John Talabot
Productivity doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be easily boosted through a manageable combination of the right tools, resources, and habits to make the most of your time.
Caroline Ghosn
I do strongly identify with being Jewish. I was raised Orthodox and had a childhood complicated by the fact that my father was deeply religious and my mother was not.
Dani Shapiro
I think that complicated, nuanced, deep, heavy – that’s the place to go. That’s what makes a great show. That’s what all of us deal with in life.
Tracee Ellis Ross
The biggest challenge for everybody to realize out there is that we’re in a very complicated business world and that were all under one umbrella and it’s very challenging for everybody to figure out where the priorities lie and where the loyalties lie.
Scott Bakula
If you interview five people about the same incident, and you see five different points of view, it makes you know what makes history so complicated. Something doesn’t just occur. It’s not like a scientific event. It’s a human event. So the dimensions of it will be seen differently by different people.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
We’re going to have robots in the home, but they’re not going to be walking. Legs are complicated, unreliable and costly. Robots are going to look and be designed to meet the function they’re supposed to perform. People will still name them and connect with them.
Colin Angle
Everything is more complicated than you think. You only see a tenth of what is true.
Charlie Kaufman
It was the first time, in the West Wing, I had ever read anyone write a Southerner properly. Because Southern women, in my opinion, are complicated and are equally feminine and driven. That’s kind of an unusual combination and people usually tend to get it wrong.
Emily Procter
It’s important to me that there’s not just one story told about our city. ‘LSD’ is an ode to Chicago, a song for the complicated love I have for my city.
Jamila Woods
God made man simple, but how he changed and got complicated is hard to say.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Pakistani politics is complicated, and I think it’s not something a foreigner can easily assimilate and understand.
Richard Holbrooke
It’s wonderful to actually have an opportunity to get real and show how complicated and fascinating sex is.
Tilda Swinton
Empowering innovations transform something that is complicated and expensive into something that is so much more simple and affordable that a much larger population can enjoy it.
Clayton M. Christensen
As difficult as it is to build a team, it is not complicated. In fact, keeping it simple is critical, whether you run the executive staff at a multi-national company, a small department within a larger organization, or even if you are merely a member of a team that needs improvement.
Patrick Lencioni
Do I think men are complicated? People are complicated! I don’t know that there is one particular aspect of men in general that I don’t understand – other than why do they have nipples? I thought we decided that men are just big, hairy apes.
Scarlett Johansson
Relations between the sexes are so complicated that the only way you can tell if members of the set are going together is if they are married. Then, almost certainly, they are not.
Cleveland Amory
We live in a complicated, oppressive world with enormous cities and vast populations, and I try to contribute by making it more light and open and calm.
Moshe Safdie
I don’t want to appear hostile, like I’m hostile to L.A. or that I feel that the people don’t appreciate jazz. I don’t think it’s that. I think it’s something more. It’s something a little bit more complicated than that.
Sonny Rollins
Even the most complicated stories start with a very simple premise.
Chris Van Allsburg
We’ve been in lots of places that I suppose, by Oxford standards, would be considered illiterate, but everyone’s completely conversant with the idea that here is a number, and that number is above it, and that’s too high. It’s not a very complicated idea.
Bill McKibben
The simple answer is I’d just be a guy trying to feed my family, like everybody else. The complicated answer is, I think I’d be in some sort of military or government world of some sort.
Antoine Fuqua
Besides being complicated, reality, in my experience, is usually odd. It is not neat, not obvious, not what you expect.
C. S. Lewis
People love to talk about how the ’70s are the only time they made movies about characters, and adult movies, and complicated people. But in the ’80s, they got away with some of those too.
Elisabeth Shue
You can’t lie to kids about drugs. They know about drugs. You can’t say they’re just all bad. They know life is a little more complicated. I have never done heroin. I would never recommend heroin, but it hasn’t hurt my record collection.
Bill Maher
Corporations are the only reason the tax code is so complicated in the first place. Those off-shore loopholes didn’t get carved out by poor people.
Jon Stewart
But a myth, to speak plainly, to me is like a menu in a fancy French restaurant: glamorous, complicated camouflage for a fact you wouldn’t otherwise swallow, like maybe lima beans.
William Peter Blatty
For some obscure reason, some authorities seem bent on making the drinking of wine a ritual more complicated than chess. They have succeeded in inhibiting a large section of the public and depriving them of one of the greatest pleasures known to man.
Craig Claiborne
We believe that settlement expansion policies pursued in recent decades by successive Israeli governments have facilitated the process of de-facto annexation. It has complicated the dialogue between the different communities.
Peter Maurer
We all would love the idea of people getting what’s coming to them in books and in life, but sometimes the trajectory is a little more complicated than that.
Meg Wolitzer
My approach is to start from the straightforward principle that our body is a machine. A very complicated machine, but none the less a machine, and it can be subjected to maintenance and repair in the same way as a simple machine, like a car.
Aubrey de Grey
We have a writing process that’s very much you try to create the character in a complicated way and then you let the story lead you to discovering who the character is in a natural way.
Aaron Ehasz
It’s always so hard when people assume someone cheated or broke up a marriage, when the truth may actually be much more complicated.
Christian Borle
Sex is … scratching an itch Everything else is something we project on a very simple act. It’s the psychology, not the biology, that’s complicated.
Joy Browne
My main worry about referendums is that you are taking a very complicated political question that requires knowledge of a bunch of background facts in the social sciences and you’re handing that question to people who don’t know those facts and in fact, are systematically misinformed about them.
Jason Brennan
I like to make an image that is so simple you can’t avoid it, and so complicated you can’t figure it out.
Alex Katz
There really is only one ending to any story. Human life ends in death. Until then, it keeps going and gets complicated and there’s loss. Everything involves loss; every relationship ends in one way or another.
Charlie Kaufman
Number theorists say that number theory is too complicated, so let’s pretend that there is only one prime number, and then let’s combine all these results. Surprisingly, sometimes it works.
Saharon Shelah
I want people to take thought about their condition and to recognize that the maintenance of a free society is a very difficult and complicated thing and it requires a self-denying
ordinance of the most extreme kind
Milton Friedman
The issues are by some geometric number – 100 or 200 or 500 – times more complicated today than we appreciated them to be when Franklin Roosevelt was around.
Gaylord Nelson
But charity is a very complicated thing. Its important to find an area where you can really help and you can feel the results. Charity is not like feeding pigeons in the square. It is a process that requires professional management.
Roman Abramovich
I know what I want, I want things for myself, but I think the key to life is somebody to love, something to do and something to look forward to. I don’t think it’s complicated.
Rachael Taylor
A very complicated mass of things influences the economy – the speculative effect, government policy, consumer borrowing and spending, the level of technical innovation (which I concede, although everyone emphasizes it too much), and much more – including, of course, the rate of inflation.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Things are always more complicated than most people believe.
Freeman Dyson
The perpetual charm of Arabia is that the traveler finds his level there simply as a human being; the people’s directness, deadly to the sentimental or pedantic, likes the less complicated virtues.
Freya Stark
Life gets more complicated and projects get more complicated after that.
Rupert Wyatt
I think it is the fact that I want to quit that keeps me going. It’s very complicated. But I think part of this whole exploration with every job that I do is, in terms of overcoming fear and by overcoming the fear, I feel so much more complete, and I learn something new about myself.
Brie Larson
An event horizon, or the point of no return, is only a byproduct of the bending of space. However, electricity and magnetism, by themselves, have no event horizon. It gets complicated, however, if a black hole has charge, and then this new solution does have an event horizon.
Michio Kaku
I just use intuition – would I wear that? Would it feel okay? It’s pretty simple, nothing too complicated.
Yoon Ahn
What usually works: Simple sells. When you have to get out an encyclopedia and an Excel sheet to show somebody how much they make on a stream that comes by way of ad revenue, it gets a little complicated.
Monte Lipman
Our relationships, relationships between adults, how all those pieces fit together – that’s the most complicated thing we all face.
Bill Condon
I am teaching you to live simply. To live with an idea is a very complicated living, it is cunning. To live simply, just like trees and birds.
What goes on in a person’s head, what impels them to a political choice, it’s a pretty complicated question.
George Packer
C++ is a ridiculously complicated travesty that few have the excess IQ points to understand enough not to screw up massively.
Tom Christiansen
Watergate is an immensely complicated scandal with a cast of characters as varied as a Tolstoy novel.
Bob Woodward
There are two methods in software design. One is to make the program so simple, there are obviously no errors. The other is to make it so complicated, there are no obvious errors.
Tony Hoare
One of the things that’s complicated about writing anything is that it’s an act of narcissism, and then of course once it sails out into the world, you have to let go of it.
Bill Ayers
Want me to warm up the sauce?” “Do we do that? I mean, it’s in a jar, right? Can’t you just dump it over the pasta?” “Well, you can, but it tastes better if you warm it up.” “Oh.” Eve sighed. “This is complicated. No wonder I never cook.
Rachel Caine
And sometimes the clergy are blindsided by that. Other times they realize that ahead of time and say they’re not going to use those terms. So it gets complicated for sure.
Michael Emerson
I wanted to create a toolkit which I would have wanted as an entrepreneur to use these principles of psychology in product design. Some startups totally forget the trigger. In some, the action is too complicated. Others don’t have a variable reward, which maintains mystery.
Nir Eyal
Television is better than it’s ever been in history. A lot of stories are being pushed – because of how complicated they are to make – toward Netflix and other channels on cable.
Leonardo DiCaprio
I’m happy to not know what I think about stuff; I’m happy to change my mind. But it’s relatively recently that I’ve been able to apply that to feelings. I used to like to know what I felt. I didn’t want those feelings to be complicated or muddled or clashing.
Marlon James
There are legitimate, even powerful arguments, to be made against the Bush administration’s foreign policy. But those arguments are complicated, hard to explain, and, in the end, not all that sensational.
Tucker Carlson
I claim that relativity and the rest of modern physics is not complicated. It can be explained very simply. It is only unusual or, put another way, it is contrary to common sense.
Edward Teller
I wish writing was a talent that I had. I’ve tried. Unfortunately, I’m just not talented in the writing department. But, if I was, I would just write complicated roles for women because there’s a lack of them.
Eva Mendes
Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.
Wallace Stevens
Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.
C. W. Ceram
There are only two things as complicated as insurance accounting and I have no idea what they are.
Andrew Tobias
The rules of optical dispensing vary from state to state. Dispensing eyeglasses is not that complicated, and even if it were complicated, there should be uniform rules.
Neil Blumenthal
I imagine when you’re making a reality show with a whole crew, it’s bound to get complicated.
Erin Foster
I’ve been a lot more into Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, which was a bit complicated for me to understand the language of each social media, because they all talk in different ways. It’s a nice way for me to tell people I appreciate them, which I forget to do sometimes.
I like simple food, seasoned with just salt, pepper, oil and vinegar. Complicated food and complicated lives are never good.
Sirio Maccioni
Maybe we all just exist, all versions of us exist at times, and we have to figure out a way to get to each of them, to find each one and tell that version that it’s okay, that it’s all justthe way it works, a concept too powerful to ignore but too complicated to explain.
John Corey Whaley
Economic development and poverty alleviation are so complicated that I don’t think there’s a single background or a single discipline that is sufficient to tackle these great human problems.
Jim Yong Kim
A peace talk is always difficult, always complicated.
Jack Ma
[…] but I believe that things are extremely complicated, and her looking over me was as complicated as anything could ever be. But it was also incredibly simple.
Jonathan Safran Foer
I believe in plot, in development of character, in the effect of the passage of time, in a good story – better than something you might find in the newspaper. And I believe a novel should be as complicated and involved as you’re capable of making it.
John Irving
Usually, historically, nothing good comes out of relationships becoming more complicated!
Jeremy Podeswa
We still have to struggle against the impact of racism, but it doesn’t happen in the same way. I think it is much more complicated today than it ever was.
Angela Davis
A mortgage transaction is very complex, very complicated, and very localized – the rules are not just by state but by county, sometimes even by municipality.
Dan Gilbert
At least I know that one film-maker in my career has had the initiative to come to me and thought of me as being capable of doing interesting and complicated work, and so I have a new-found belief that other film-makers will see me in a different way, the way that Patty did.
Charlize Theron
Life is both short and complicated. People sometimes make baffling choices.
Amy Dickinson
I’ve never been impulsive. It’s always been in my nature to consider things carefully and then decide upon the best solution. Except, sometimes the circumstances change. Sometimes things get so complicated and so bad that your nature just doesn’t matter anymore.
Brenna Yovanoff
My old man claimed that the more complicated the law the more opportunity for scoundrels.
Robert A. Heinlein
The American man is a very simple and cheap mechanism. The American woman I find a complicated and expensive one. Contrasts of feminine types are possible. I am not absolutely sure that there is more than one American man.
Henry Adams
All you really need to know for the moment is that the universe is a lot more complicated than you might think, even if you start from a position of thinking it’s pretty damn complicated in the first place.
Douglas Adams
I hate labels; the problem is that if you say you’re one thing, it’s hard for people to imagine you as something else. Music is way more complicated than that.
Bill Frisell
Life’s complicated and people do things for a lot of reasons. I think if you live in a black-and-white world, you’re gonna suffer a lot. I used to be like that. But I don’t believe that anymore.
Bradley Cooper
‘Complicated’ is good, in my opinion.
Andre Braugher
The only complicated things worth fighting for will change the world in some way and/or make you lots of money, and a complicated relationship will only keep you from doing either.
Ingrid Weir
The literary story is a story that deals with the complicated human heart with an honest tolerance for the ambiguity in which we live.
Ron Carlson
Being on a show with a female lead is amazing for me. I love that. I love the powerful woman who’s complicated. There’s no push to be one thing or another thing. It’s all human. That’s what you look for as an actor: characters written and portrayed in the most human way possible.
Aja Naomi King
Life is deep and simple, and what our society gives us is shallow and complicated.
Fred Rogers
It doesn’t happen every day, but many nights my dreams are like a movie. I don’t see normal movement – I see things in very complicated shots. That’s why I do remember many of them.
Penelope Cruz
I choose to work behind the camera. And I kind of want to make the work and then run away. The presentation of myself really feels complicated for me.
Zoe Leonard
I always like things to be as complicated as possible. I don’t like an easy ending. I don’t like when all the pieces get tied up. As a viewer who loves stories and storytelling, that annoys me.
Miriam Shor
Understanding is simple. Knowing is complicated.
Robert Fripp
The Swedish government needs to understand that relations in the Middle East are more complicated than a piece of furniture from IKEA that you assemble at home.
Avigdor Lieberman
I’ve discovered that I value simplicity above all in dressing. I don’t like anything I wear to be too complicated or fussy.
Zhang Ziyi
I’m a problem solver. I love people. The more complicated they are, the more I get into them, and I just want to understand what makes them tick.
Paul Walker
I’m just writing about people. People are dark and complicated. I’m trying to tell the truth; that’s all that I do.
David Lindsay-Abaire
If a man cannot tell what he wants to do, then he must find out what he ought to do. If desire has become complicated, then hold fast to duty.
Julian Barnes
Joe Carroll had a certain black comedy to him. But I think it’s lovely playing a man who, in his heart and soul, is a gentle man. And he’s wounded and complicated.
James Purefoy
Film is a director’s medium, and a film set is a complicated military structure – I have to keep reminding myself to stay in my place, or all will burst into chaos.
Daniel Clowes
They [people from the Donald Trump cabinet] haven’t had experience in the areas that they’re being asked to manage in a very complicated world and a very complicated government.
Claire McCaskill
Any time you start judging with an overly critical eye rather than letting things just be, and following what you think is right, it’s complicated to find balance.
Juliette Lewis
We worked on ‘Fanny and Alexander’ for seven months and it was an amusing production. Still, it was very long and heavy and so awfully complicated, .. And when the premiere was over and everything went well, I thought, ‘That’s that.’ .
Ingmar Bergman
It is true that success is the most boring thing, it is tinny and brittle, failure runs deeper. Success is dangerous. I have a very complicated relationship with that word.
Arundhati Roy
I think that, when you play a mother, whether you play a bad mother or a not so great mother or an amazing mother, being a mother is already so complicated. It’s already three-dimensional, automatically, no matter what the role is, because you’re playing a mother.
Eva Mendes
I don’t believe you can reduce the world to a mathematical formula. I start with the world, assume it’s complicated, and ask where can I get help from a whole range of disciplines.
Noreena Hertz
We don’t have any intention whatsoever to use military force to solve the Palestinian problem. But when it comes to terror – when it comes to terror, I believe that military – the right military steps is a very, very complicated kind of warfare, where I make every effort not to escalate the situation.
Ariel Sharon
I like complicated dishes but also appreciate simple foods.
Michael Mina
The thing about the Islamic situation is we don’t have a church. We don’t have an ordained priesthood, which makes it a little complicated. But we do have a tradition of scholarship, and rules of scholarship. It’s very much like any field of knowledge.
Feisal Abdul Rauf
Things become complicated if there are enough people to complexify them.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
It’s clear to me that there is no good reason for many philosophy books to sound as complicated as they do.
Alain de Botton
To start your life as a character of 120 years when you are in your late thirties, and then go back in time about 20 years later to play the same character who is your own age then, its very complicated, but very interesting.
Ian McDiarmid
People are complicated. People have secrets. It doesnt make them good people or bad people.
David Zayas
Most languages spoken by a few thousand people are so complicated they make your head swim; a Siberian yak herder’s language is much more complicated than a Manhattan bond trader’s.
John McWhorter
You must lie upon the daisies and discourse in novel phrases of complicated state of mind. The meaning doesn’t matter if it’s only idle chatter of a transcendental kind.
W. S. Gilbert
If we grew up with nothing, we’re complicated with that. That’s the thing I keep hearing from people.
Dani Shapiro
Taxes have been complicated. Every single time I spend a Bitcoin, it’s a taxable event. It’s like I bought and sold an asset. It counts as an investment, with a short- or long-term capital gain or loss.
Olaf Carlson-Wee
I think we have arrived at the stage where we are making it too complicated. I know guys who can’t play two rounds before running to their teachers.
Vijay Singh
I started playing heavy-metal guitar because that’s what I liked. And then I got into classical guitar because it was so technically complicated.
Cory Arcangel
Everyone is ready to receive this new blueprint. It’s simple, easy, flowing. Nothing too complicated, and everyone will feel at home being able to come in and just receive this energy.
Christine McCormick Day
Life is simple unless we find a way to make it complicated.
Jack White
Women are so complicated, it’s unbelievable.
Travis Fimmel
Mike’s eyes narrowed shrewdly. “Don’t kid yourself, Bella. The guy’s head over heels for you.” “I know,” I sighed. “Life is complicated.” “And girls are cruel,” Mike said under his breath.
Stephenie Meyer
What I really learned was that life is a gift and our only purpose is to be who we are. We all make it so complicated, and try to find our purpose, I learned that all I have to do is be as me as I can be.
Anita Moorjani
Of course, it’s always complicated to shoot a sex scene.
Adele Exarchopoulos
Sometimes it seems like we’re all living in some kind of prison, and the crime is how much we all hate ourselves. It’s good to get really dressed up once in a while and admit the truth – that when you really look closely, people are so strange and so complicated that they’re actually beautiful. Possibly even me.
Winnie Holzman
Cause getting your dreams It’s strange, but it seems A little — well — complicated There’s a kind of a sort of : cost There’s a couple of things get : lost There are bridges you cross You didn’t know you crossed Until you’ve crossed.
Stephen Schwartz
It’s scary being loved. Because life is complicated and all too often it throws you off balance by sending you the right person at the wrong time.
Guillaume Musso
My ideals told me that men and women could both go out to work and be truly equal. My children told me something more complicated, something I really didn’t want to hear. Their need for me was like the need for water or light: it had a devastating simplicity to it.
Allison Pearson
I didn’t know how to kill off a character unless I was able, as a narrator, to get really complicated. Because it was a big deal. I’d never killed a character before.
Rick Moody
Ironically, the thing that will likely make the least improvement in the ease of use of software-based products is new technology. There is little difference technically between a complicated, confusing program and a simple, fun, and powerful product.
Alan Cooper
Probability is not a mere computation of odds on the dice or more complicated variants; it is the acceptance of the lack of certainty in our knowledge and the development of methods for dealing with our ignorance.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
There are very complicated issues here [about NATO], and I don’t want to give them short shrift.
Jill Stein
My life can be insanely complicated sometimes, and there’s a certain simplicity that I crave.
Kenny Chesney
Being a mother is complicated because it’s not just a paternal culture making demands on you; it’s those internal demands and expectations that women have and are self-generated.
Siri Hustvedt
It wasn’t until I started to do ‘Poison River’ that the readership started falling. ‘Poison River’ started out very slowly and simply, but then it got really dense and complicated. I don’t know, I think the readers just got fed up or burned out. They started dropping off.
Gilbert Hernandez
Andy wasn’t capable of any complicated thoughts or ideas. Ideas need a verb and a noun, a subject. Andy spoke in a kind of stumbling staccato. You had to finish sentences for him. So Andy operated through people who could do things for him. He wished things into happening, things he himself couldn’t do.
Paul Morrissey
When you’re writing a novel, you don’t want the reader to come out of it voting yes or no to some question. Life is more complicated than that. Reality simply consists of different points of view.
Margaret Atwood
You know, one of the things I like about this world, or at least I like about the way we’re presenting this world, is these issues are terribly complicated – not nearly as black and white as we’re led to believe.
Aaron Sorkin
I imagine that my characters have become much more complicated than when I first began, which would be normal
Irwin Shaw
For a believer, Christian faith is true to the human heart, not in the sense that any old thing we fancy believing in will become conveniently true – but because the complicated truth about our hearts, as we struggle to perceive it, tells us what we are and where we are, and consequently what we need.
Francis Spufford
Looking back at my earlier pictures, I think that the work is very much coming from the same place. I have gone through a period of challenging myself with a complicated idea to currently challenging myself with the idea of simplicity.
Tim Walker
In a novel, if you’re any good, you don’t just have good people or bad people. You have complicated people. You have real people.
Salman Rushdie
I Am… I Said is a very complicated song and its complicated probably because my feelings were very complicated when I wrote it.
Neil Diamond
The most complicated achievements of thought are possible without the assistance of consciousness.
Sigmund Freud
I’ve changed over my writing life. If I can generalize, I would say that the more recent poems – believe it or not – are more pointedly political; although, if the earlier poems were more existential, they were still political; though, in their own way, had a complicated presence.
Gerald Stern
An essay is not an op-ed that tells its reader what to think. An essay is a complicated working-out of one’s own contradictions and complicities.
Amitava Kumar
In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.
Jean-Paul Sartre
Making the simple complicated is commonplace.
Charles Mingus
In mathematics the complicated things are reduced to simple things. So it is in painting.
Thomas Eakins
It’s very complicated because I cannot wear the same thing too often.
Julie London
I am all about the complicated ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s is my go-to. I like as many things in there as possible.
Matt McGorry
The Bible is not my book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma.
Abraham Lincoln
At least for me, writing a book is continual exposure to blind spots. There were things I wanted to be true and wanted to believe, but it always got more complicated in the fiction.
Phil Klay
Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.
Paul Rand
Here in L.A., people really open their houses in an easy way, nothing too complicated. You can go in your flip-flops.
Alessandro Michele
The characteristic merit of the English constitutions is, that its dignified parts are very complicated and somewhat imposing, very old and rather venerable, while its efficient part, at least when in great and critical action, is decidedly simple and modern.
Walter Bagehot
Every year, it takes more brains to navigate this complicated world. More people are falling below what I call the ‘incompetence line’ through no fault of their own.
Scott Adams
On abortion: We are talking about ambiguous issues of a complicated kind where you have to balance conflicting interests and concerns.
Noam Chomsky
You come from the city and think small means simple when all it realy means is complicated in a smaller place. Which sometimes adds to the complication.
Carol Anshaw
It’s complicated coming from a culture where to be a mother is more important than to have a career.
Monica Bellucci
Why are you so interested in amoebas?” “Oh, they’re immortal,” he said, “and sort of shapeless and flexible. Being a person is getting too complicated.
Margaret Atwood
I love playing characters that go to extreme places, and I love to explore different kinds of psychological landscapes, so it is ultimately a kind of fun, but it’s also complicated and colored by the depth of the nastiness of it, at certain times, as well.
Zachary Quinto
Pluto has a very interesting history, and there is a lot of work that we need to do to understand this very complicated place.
Alan Stern
A woman is a highly developed, deeply intelligent, infinitely complicated being. And it needs to be carefully tricked into doing things.
Arj Barker
There’s a richness to the old works if you look before the 1950s. The chord progressions and the language was more complicated, especially in the jazz and classical world.
Tori Amos
It was my science that drove me to the conclusion that the world is much more complicated than can be explained by science. It is only through the supernatural that I can understand the mystery of existence.
Allan Sandage
People who choose to cut their parents out completely are super brave, but it’s complicated and for me, I’d rather give the relationship a little bit of a try, however imperfect it is.
Nicole Georges
Every song I write is autobiographical and is about people, and that’s one of the things that gets complicated. You have to decide where’s your place as a songwriter.
We were promised a simpler life, and technology has only complicated our lives.
Freeman Thomas
If we can map the retina, that will help us understand how it functions in vision, as well as devise new ways of repairing its malfunctions. And if we can really figure out the retina, perhaps we will have a shot at figuring out the vastly more complicated brain.
Sebastian Seung
The immigration process is so unbelievably complicated and expensive and endless!
Debra Granik
I think that with West Ham, it was more complicated for me. It happened naturally; there was urgency to leave West Ham.
Dimitri Payet
There is a strong link between the following three things: exporting, manufacturing and the degree of saving by the population. It’s complicated, but if the population doesn’t save, the economy will not tend to export as much, and if it doesn’t export as much, it won’t manufacture enough.
Evan Davis
Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
My life’s far too complicated to be summed up in one song. It would take 20 just to represent one single day.
Meat Loaf
It is men who face the biggest problems in the future, adjusting to their new and complicated role.
Anna Ford
Reporting provides reminders that things are always more complicated than you think.
John Jeremiah Sullivan
There were two unpleasant surprises [about Washington]. One was the inertia of Congress, the length of time it takes to get a complicated piece of legislation through … and the other was the irresponsibility of the press.
Jimmy Carter
As complicated as joint custody is, it allows the delicious contradiction of having children and maintaining the intimacy of life-before-kid s.
Delia Ephron
Grown-ups always say that things are complicated.
Nicholas Sparks