Quotes of Clarity

“ Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world, A limited, limiting clarity I have not and never did have any motive of poetry But to achieve clarity. ”

- George Oppen

“ America once had the clarity of the pioneer ax. ”

- Robert Osborne

“ Simplicity, clarity, singleness: these are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy. ”

- Richard Halloway

“ Her sentences march under a harsh sun that bleaches color from them but bestows a peculiar, invigorating, Pascalian clarity. ”

- John Updike

“ Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ He talked with more claret than clarity. ”

- Susan Ertz

“ Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts. ”

- Marquis de Vauvenargues

“ Eighteen might look at thirty-four through a rising mist of adolescence, but twenty-two would see thirty-eight with discerning clarity. ”

- Francis Scott Fitzgerald

“ Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity. ”

- William Zinsser

“ I can look at the future with anticipation. And it's comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we'll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened. ”

- Amy Grant

“ I'm a feminist. I'm pretty sure Peggy wouldn't call herself that, but she's got moments of great clarity and strength and resolve and independence. And I think some of that sprinkled off from me. ”

- Kathy Najimy

“ Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness and truth. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ One man's transparency is another's humiliation. ”

- Gerry Adams

“ Clearness is the ornament of deep thought. ”

- Luc De Clapiers

“ What should I say about life? That it's long and abhors transparence. ”

- Joseph Brodsky

“ If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation. ”

- Chuang tzu

“ Clearness marks the sincerity of philosophers. ”

- Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues

“ I don't need a lot of money. Simplicity is the answer for me. ”

- Linda McCartney

“ Until we move out of this transition period, and get some clarity on these issues, the market is going to remain very volatile. ”

- Peter Brodie

“ One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ Will our life not be a tunnel between two vague clarities? Or will it not be a clarity between two dark triangles? ”

- Pablo Neruda

“ Perfect clarity would profit the intellect but damage the will. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ I just want to get a Ph.D. in love. ”

- Barbara De Angelis

“ It's time for clarity - not more spin from Mr Blair. ”

- Paul Goodman

“ There is nothing as mysterious as something clearly seen. ”

- Robert Frost

“ Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more, sees more — more unseen forms become manifest to him. ”

- Jalaluddin Rumi

“ It is still not enough for language to have clarity and content… it must also have a goal and an imperative. Otherwise from language we descend to chatter, from chatter to babble and from babble to confusion. ”

- Rene Daumal

“ He has the lucidity which is the by-product of a fundamentally sterile mind. He does not have to struggle… with the crowded pulsations of a fecund imagination. On the contrary he is almost devoid of imagination. ”

- Aneurin Bevan

“ At the end of the day it was a guy from Nepal and a guy from New Zealand who conquered the world's highest peak for the British Empire,... Bannister's feat a year later meant as much to the nation if not more. An Englishman had finally got to the top of the mountain. ”

- Frank Deford
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