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On-screen wardrobes are important. They help create an overall aura, and with local productions being viewed all around the globe, they represent our aesthetics to the world.

Mahira

It would be great to do another television show that was a multi-camera because the hours are so wonderful and you can be a good mom at the same time. The problem is, there aren’t a lot of multi-camera shows that I personally like. My aesthetic is more geared toward single-camera shows.

Kaitlin Olson

In humans, smell is often viewed as an aesthetic sense, as a sense capable of eliciting enduring thoughts and memories. Smell, however, is the primal sense. It is the sense that affords most organisms the ability to detect food, predators, and mates.

Richard Axel

The Indians have such strong traditions and aesthetics, and the people are beautiful, as are their goods.

Georgina Chapman

After ‘The Fellowship of the Ring,’ the films that followed it, instead of having their own unique aesthetic, they all wanted to be ‘Lord of the Rings’ as opposed to learning from ‘Lord of the Rings.’

Duncan Jones

Makeup and clothing and all that should be a fun way to be creative and express yourself. Just like in nature, where birds have all the colors. But instead, it’s all focused on the aesthetics of being attractive to men. Even if you really don’t think it is that, that’s what we’re doing.

Lauren Mayberry

Novelists of a conservative or more purely aesthetic bent hold up better on the surface, but their novels go in and out of fashion according to relevance or irrelevance.

Jane Smiley

I like absurdist aesthetics. There’s something about dream logic that’s really fascinating, how it interweaves with narrative.

Hiro Murai

A lot of my personality and my affinity for certain pieces of pop culture and art all stem from a sort of Japanese aesthetic and way of thinking.

Hiro Murai

I’m comfortable, culturally I’m American, my perspectives are American, but from an aesthetic perspective do other people look at me and think that I’m American?

Lulu Wang

I fell in love with R&B music at a young age. The energy and aesthetic of that genre strike an emotional chord with me.

Sid Sriram

I always think of my films within the context of where aesthetics meet economics. That’s the nature of making art – not being naive about what is possible and getting what you need to tell the story you want to tell.

Ira Sachs

I’m very proud of Soviet aesthetics.

Dasha Zhukova

The process of working with the second unit director and basically sharing your workload with another director is such an interesting, delicate thing – and entrusting that person with your vision and making sure that you are not adding a completely different aesthetic to the mix that you don’t have to contend with in editing.

Susanna Fogel

I don’t like the idea of a singer-songwriter record. I don’t picture myself that way, and it’s not my favorite sort of look, I guess. It’s really just an aesthetic thing.

James Mercer

I have always been drawn to fashion from an aesthetic and consumer standpoint. I honestly never thought that I could take my business training and apply it here. I worked in retail and was into fashion. It was something I liked, and people trusted my opinion.

Imran Amed

My particular aesthetic of light and color and design wouldn’t change as a result of working with computer graphics rather than with slit scan or miniatures.

Douglas Trumbull

And I have a really great agent and I know it’s almost an oxymoron to say you have a smart agent. But she is and she has a beautiful aesthetic and she has guided me.

Patricia Clarkson

I love to play a character. If I’m playing Cinderella or Aurora in ‘Sleeping Beauty’ or something like that, then I enjoy classical a lot. But to do just a two-minute solo, purely to show classical aesthetic, is not my favorite thing to do.

Sarah Hay

Each season I strive to design a forward-thinking and effortless collection with a very clean minimalist aesthetic.

Francisco Costa

Your ethnic or sexual identity, what region of the country you’re from, what your class is – those aspects of your identity are not the same as your aesthetic identity.

Stanley Crouch

Today each composer is not only involved in aesthetics, but he’s actually trying to create his own language.

Leo Ornstein

I wanted to get to that aesthetic proposition that comes out of learning the human elements of a world, so that those notes and rhythms mean something to you besides just the academic way in which they fall in place.

Stanley Crouch

The distinction between a gallery and a museum is enormous. The gallery is about looking at a thing of beauty; the purpose of the activity is an aesthetic response. The museum is actually about the object that lets you get into somebody else’s life.

Neil MacGregor

It’s great that we have commercial filmmakers who make family films and understand the aesthetics well, taking this route. They know how to bring the emotions out there without being vulgar. After all, it’s a natural instinct.

Kiara Advani

I like going to Church for aesthetic reasons, rather than spiritual ones.
Andres Serrano
I like the aesthetics of the Church.

Andres Serrano

The danger of that – and there’s a grave danger that I, myself, have to be very aware of – is that you become so involved and intrigued in the language that sometimes you lose track that that is only a means to an aesthetic experience that the listener has to get.

Leo Ornstein

Today, with a recording, he can hear the thing enough times until he really gets acquainted with the language, and then he can begin to make an estimate of the intrinsic, aesthetic value of that piece of music.

Leo Ornstein

For two thousand years, the Church has guided the development of music, carefully legislating to fuse artistic talent and aesthetic beauty with the demands of the Faith.

Richard Morris

I think the New Aesthetic is a series of observations. I think most of the trouble people have had with it comes from a misunderstanding of it as a movement.

Warren Ellis

Inaudible prayers, particularly of the Canon, which at first don’t seem to have anything to do with music, end up being a very important part of the aesthetic of the traditional structure of the Mass.

Richard Morris

At one of the annual conventions of the American Society for Aesthetics much confusion arose when the Society for Anesthetics met at the same time in the same hotel.

Rudolf Arnheim

I mostly associated video game storytelling with unforgivable clumsiness, irredeemable incompetence – and suddenly, I was finding the aesthetic and formal concerns I’d always associated with fiction: storytelling, form, the medium, character. That kind of shocked me.

Tom Bissell

The big thing on the horizon for me is video. I feel like it’s the closest thing to a perfect mix between music and design, because it has the motion and it has the dynamics of music, while at the same time having the aesthetic components of design. It’s a nice mix.

Tycho

I’d always liked the idea that drama acts at its best as a kind of arena for debate, not just about the thing itself, but also producing aesthetic, stylistic, political and moral discussions.

Jeremy Northam

And then you start getting into the technical side of it and the aesthetic side and with those areas you can come up with new ways to visualise things, new ways to render and use the computer to make things look different and new and stuff like that.

Dennis Muren

For me, dance is about the aesthetics and the hard work that goes into creating something so beautiful. Motivation and dedication to the craft is what pushes me to do my best, to always strive to do better, and the outcome is always worth it.

Yuan Yuan Tan

Not one person would admit that they didn’t want me to wear a bikini because of their aesthetic preference – a preference that is shaped by our cultural perceptions of what is and isn’t beautiful.

Jennifer Armintrout

I can’t really change the games I like to make, and I can’t change my own particular aesthetic.

Kim Swift

My grandmother has a great aesthetic sense. Unfortunately I didn’t inherit it.

Ginevra Elkann

I was once described by one of my critics as an aesthetic fascist.

Alan Parker

I don’t call myself an ‘industrial designer,’ because I’m other things. Industrial designers want to make novel things. Novelty is a concept of commerce, not an aesthetic concept.

Eva Zeisel

My constant goal is to create clothing that applies to the lifestyle of my customers. My clothing must be aesthetically pleasing in color, texture, and construction. Rapid changes are a part of fashion, and the demands of the industry are that I remain fluid and versatile. But my aesthetic requirements will always be the same.

Leon Max

My constant goal is to create clothing that applies to the lifestyle of my customers. My clothing must be aesthetically pleasing in color, texture, and construction. Rapid changes are a part of fashion, and the demands of the industry are that I remain fluid and versatile. But my aesthetic requirements will always be the same.

Leon Max

About 1998, when ‘Wide World of Sports’ and the ‘Footy Show’ came to an end for me, I couldn’t type. When I started architecture, it was a very aesthetic, creative, an almost art process, where lettering and thick line were how you expressed yourself on the paper.

Max Walker

At least in part, people are attracted to subjects where they can identify at a basic level with the people who do it. The extraordinary aesthetic of the natural world is not obvious to someone who never leaves the inner city. Appreciation of the elegance and power of physical law is an acquired taste.

Margaret Geller

Contemporary paganism gives me a subjective lens through which the world in which I live can be interpreted on an aesthetic and an ethical basis. I’m interested in narrative, myth, and story, in folklore and the way we connect to the turning of the seasons and the natural world.

Liz Williams

I think the feeling of being kind of overwhelmed is almost part of the aesthetic of the work.

David Maisel

One of the threats to Christianity in the 21st century is this idea that religion is best understood as a kind of aesthetic experience, and that you can get all your morality from that.

John Cornwell

I had always wanted to expand to beauty, but I knew I wanted to be able to translate my design aesthetic in an authentic way.

Charlotte Ronson

I wanted everything. What could you not want when you are brown and Indian-looking in a society in which the white aesthetic is praised as acceptable?

Ana Castillo

A lot of those early indie movies – ‘Smoke Signals,’ ‘Eat Drink Man Woman,’ ‘Boyz n the Hood’ – there was a different aesthetic; everyone was telling stories that were like, ‘This is new and different. Let’s do it.’

Chris Doubek

Dramas need to have a certain aesthetic that comedy just doesn’t really seem to need to have.

Rob McElhenney

I like to style myself, as my first job out of university was working at ‘Vogue’ magazine in NYC, and I grew up attending the collections with my mother, so I have a particular aesthetic, which is classic glamour with a twist.

Carly Steel

There’s a higher place that I have no illusions about reaching. There’s a sophistication and aesthetic about composers who only write only for the music’s sake.

Bill Conti

So begins a question which has of late become more and more urgent: what is the relation of aesthetics to politics?

Mark Poster

My aesthetic is I love anything in the late 1800s, early 1900s.
Troy Nixey

Troy Nixey

The course hitherto pursued in musical aesthetics has nearly always been hampered by the false assumption that the object was not so much to inquire into what is beautiful in music as to describe the feelings which music awakens.

Eduard Hanslick

I wanted the press to become something of a movement. Not a movement committed to a particular ‘ism’, but a gathering together of writers with an aesthetic approach to literature and with a lust for excellence.
John Metcalf

John Metcalf

The less concerned with aesthetics and usability these friends and family members are, the more easily they navigate sites and applications I can’t make head nor hair of. Like the ex-girlfriend who mastered Ebay.

Jeffrey Zeldman

The beauty of a Moroccan riad is undeniable, but even the most die-hard fan may find herself growing a little weary of what can come to feel like a one-size-fits-all aesthetic: tilework, white Berber rugs, woolen tribal throw pillows in reds and ochers, cut-metal lanterns.
Hanya Yanagihara

Hanya Yanagihara

I am constantly accused of being ‘First World.’ So what should I do? I can’t apologise for my environment, upbringing, aesthetic.

Karan Johar

We don’t want to be a design line. Ultimately, we want to be a platform that houses many design aesthetics.

Alexa Hirschfeld

Ralph Ellison’s essays were models for me when I began my life as a critic. Slipping cultural yokes and violating aesthetic boundaries, he made criticism high-stakes work, especially for a black critic.

Margo Jefferson

Fashion for my mother was about asserting and demonstrating you had aesthetics, tastes, sensibility, manners, beauty – qualities that black people were always trying to prove they possessed, because it was often assumed that we didn’t.

Margo Jefferson

When I was little, I just was very tuned in to the functionality and aesthetics of things around me.

Thomas Heatherwick

It’s time for the aesthetics of upwardly mobile feminist respectability to make room for the aesthetics of survival, particularly trans survival.
Hari Nef

Hari Nef

Everybody comes in with a certain goal. Some are performance, some are aesthetic. Even athletes have aesthetic goals, but first and foremost, they have performance goals, and those need to be addressed. They have weaknesses that need to be shored up. You have to manage expectations sometimes.

Gunnar Peterson

According to the perverse aesthetics of artistic guilty pleasure, certain books and movies are so bad – so crudely conceived, despicably motivated and atrociously executed – that they’re actually rather good.

Walter Kirn

You look at women at the Republican convention and women at the Democratic convention. Republicans have a certain aesthetic beauty that involves more makeup, bigger hair, more lurid outfits.

Ron Reagan

I like anything with my face on it, just from an aesthetic point of view.

Martin Freeman

Every movie that I’m in is very different in terms of aesthetic and costume. I mean, from ‘Mirror, Mirror’ to ‘Mortal Instruments,’ I went from dressy dresses to leather and heels and tight, sexy, chic outfits.

Lily Collins

There’s no particular evidence that any of the lower mammals or any of the other animals have any interest in aesthetics at all. But Homo sapiens does, always has and always will.

Jock Sturges

Fashion is used as a tool to convey a point about who we are or potentially want to be. Whether or not a civilian curates his or her own aesthetic is up that person, but it is an integral part of one’s public image.

Leandra Medine

It’s my own personal unconscious that ultimately creates the novel’s aesthetic facade.

Manuel Puig

Bob Dylan was the source of pop music’s unpredictability in the Sixties. Never as big a record-seller as commonly imagined, his importance was first aesthetic and social, and then as an influence.

Jon Landau

Doing any kind of culture in America in which you are not trying to affirm a European aesthetic is war.

George C. Wolfe

I’ve always felt like an outcast. My aesthetic is very high-end, but I still get classified as streetwear. There’s really no other reason for than other than my age, the way I look, and where I’m from.

Kerby Jean-Raymond

I always felt there was a kind of humanistic impulse in my thinking about film as well as a real interest in its formal and aesthetic properties – just this idea that it can bring you into a very intimate encounter with people.

Lenny Abrahamson

We have received a heritage of craftsmanship, of aesthetics, of taste, of identity. Our brands have the beauty to preserve and perpetuate it.

Antoine Arnault

No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages, any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest.

Goldwin Smith

Reality shows are all the rage on TV at the moment, but that’s not reality, it’s just another aesthetic form of fiction.

Steven Soderbergh

What was the most important thing I learned from Chomsky? That capitalism compels us to work ourselves to death in order to stuff our houses with things we don’t need. Perhaps this is one thing art can do: create a new aesthetic, one of austerity.

Cornelia Parker

It may well be, of course, that America’s pop culture is on balance better than our high art. I don’t think so, but you can certainly make a case that the best of it aspires to a degree of aesthetic and emotional seriousness that is directly comparable to all but the very greatest works of high art.

Terry Teachout

I’m attracted to the rag & bone aesthetic – classic and effortless with an edge.

Haley Bennet

I have a lot of passion and experience with aesthetic surgery and look forward to helping men and women all over the world.

Farrah Abraham

For me, acting is all about the aesthetic. I just want to keep honing my craft. Not that I’m taking myself too seriously, but every artist should consider himself Picasso. Otherwise, you’re doing yourself an injustice.

Giovanni Ribisi

A lot of groups spend their whole cultural and aesthetic identity trying to move away from Africa, which I think is a mistake. One of the reasons I love Cuba and cultures like that is because they’re not trying to move away from their African roots, they’re trying to embrace them. That’s part of the culture.

Arturo O’Farrill

If you were to Google ‘SWAT’ right now, or Google ‘Military,’ you would see guys covered in pouches. That’s a sign of gear! We’ve got stuff in here. We carry stuff. And it’s an aesthetic.

Rob Liefeld

The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval.

Franz Grillparzer

So much of my aesthetic was formed by my dad.

Ron Perlman

A rich poet from Harvard has no sense in his mind, except the aesthetic.

Beatrice Wood

It’s more interesting because you get to research the history of the period, and all the different aesthetic elements that make a film, particularly this film, so stunning.

Stanley Tucci

In architecture and interiors, as well as fashion, there is an interaction that is both functional and aesthetic.

Joseph Altuzarra

Our conception of 1950s underwear is a lovely vintage aesthetic, but actually, wearing stockings with no elastic and a girdle was heavy duty.

Romola Garai

I get nonplussed by all the Fifties retro-revival aesthetic. Would we really want to be in our pinnies in our kitchen weeping? I find the kitchen, housewifey aesthetic repugnant.

Romola Garai

I like to find the beauty in the ugly. When I’m in a thrift store, I gravitate toward pieces I know I’ll wear a ton, and insane pieces that I’m sure most people would consider gross. But I find them inspiring. Our van is currently stocked with some of my random findings from this tour. Maybe I’ll call my aesthetic ‘van fashion.’

Victoria Legrand

My mother loved fashion and always had a great aesthetic. But she also considered the cost of it, with the kids, that it wasn’t something to allow herself.

Olivier Theyskens

It was clear to me that the forms of consciousness of our inherited and acquired historical education – aesthetic consciousness and historical consciousness – presented alienated forms of our true historical being.
Hans-Georg Gadamer
I’m sick of having red hair, but people seem to like that aesthetic.

Rachel Hurd-Wood

In my teaching, I try to expose my students to the widest range of aesthetic possibilities, so I’ll offer them stories from Anton Chekhov to Denis Johnson, from Flannery O’Connor to A.M. Homes, and perhaps investigating all that strange variation of beauty has rubbed off on me. Or perhaps that’s why I enjoy teaching literature.

Chang-Rae Lee

I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I conceive, is the function of the critic.

Clive Bell

The forms of art are inexhaustible; but all lead by the same road of aesthetic emotion to the same world of aesthetic ecstasy.

Clive Bell

Part of the beauty of Victoria’s Secret modeling is that they are called ‘Angels’ for a reason – because they’re aesthetics are supposed to be unobtainable. But so are mine. No one could ever be me. Look exactly as I do. Be exactly as I am.
 

Rain Dove

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.

Remy de Gourmont

I try to get the hip-hop aesthetic, most times without an MC. I don’t use a rapper or a DJ to give it the hip-hop style; it’s strictly the band that makes that music, which is a lot harder to do.

Robert Glasper

The thing I love about being a novelist is that with each project, you invent a new world. You approach it with a different set of aesthetic and structural ideas, and you grapple with a different series of problems in figuring out how to tell the story. And yet there are certain concerns that stay constant.

Adam Mansbach

Heartbeats’ is a film on people magnifying and subliming reality when they’re in love. Hence the overstylized look, the aesthetics, the robes, the dresses, the vintage, hipster-ish look: All of this is voluntary. I’m not a hipster. I’m not!

Xavier Dolan

Good design for the home should be universal. A house should be like old shoes, comfortable, like a good friend… The Japanese aesthetic is important to me. Very organic. They have a sense of the weight of the thing: very balanced.
Elsa Peretti

Elsa Peretti

A part of sexuality may go to research, and a much larger part must lead to aesthetic creation. The art of the future will, because of the very opportunities and materials it will have at its command, need an infinitely stronger formative impulse than it does now.

John Desmond Bernal

My impulse is to create an aesthetic that’s about a humanistic approach to a world and trying to create compassion for all the characters.

Mike White

Pure art is a noble pursuit. Applied art is a business. That’s one reason design firms have been so eager of late to add consulting and manufacturing to their core aesthetic competencies.

Tahl Raz

This is why fashion is such a magical part of our lives, for it inspires our decisions without dictating them; it sets the theme but not the limits of our aesthetic.

Simon Van Booy

Steve Jobs was the greatest manufacturer of consumer products of his age. His marketing vision put him on par with Henry Ford, and his grasp of the aesthetic component to industrial design far surpassed Ford’s.

Timothy Noah

The central question driving literary aesthetics in the age of the iPad is no longer ‘How should novels be?’ but ‘Why write novels at all?’

Garth Risk Hallberg

Some of football’s gaudiest displays of manliness are purely aesthetic. It’s not what players do, it’s how they look doing it.

J. R. Moehringer

That said, we don’t approach these improvements as only a surface aesthetic. The producers and we think that these men are helped with their inner needs when they pay attention to their externals.

Kyan Douglas

At Brit + Co, our mission is to unlock creativity, so we look for future employees that actively flex their creative muscles. The design of your resume is the first way to let me know more about your aesthetic.

Brit Morin

We’re dabbling in eugenics all the time, breeding ideal crops to replace less aesthetic or nutritious or hardy varieties; leveling forests to graze cattle or erect shopping malls and condos; planting groves of a few familiar trees that homeowners and industries prefer.
Diane Ackerman

Diane Ackerman

I didn’t want to be a one-hit wonder. I really wanted to make albums that had a different aesthetic every album and a different sound.

Yung Lean

Novels usually evolve out of ‘character.’ Characters generate stories, and the shape of a novel is entirely imagined but should have an aesthetic coherence.

Joyce Carol Oates

My mind is changing all the time. I can’t live in a space that has a fixed aesthetic. I just need a blank slate when I come home.

Petra

I think Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, and Victoria Beckham all have an aesthetic that I admire, but I also love extreme risk takers like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna.

Michelle Visage

I didn’t have to figure out music or aesthetics or anything like that because I was just working on myself. The more I came into myself, the more I was just like, ‘I don’t have to strategize or figure out anything. I just have to be, and everything else follows.’

6lack

Besides the aesthetics, besides teaching an appreciation of T.S. Eliot, a basic need is fulfilled when you teach English at CUNY.

Billy Collins

I think decor says a lot about someone’s social position, their taste, their sensibility, their work – and also about the aesthetic way I have chosen to tell their story.

Pedro Almodovar

Design doesn’t have to be daunting. Some people really find it challenging to take on their entire home, because they don’t know their aesthetic; they don’t know where they want to go.

Bobby Berk

There’s a logic today that places a greater value on celebrity the less it is accompanied by actual achievement. I don’t think it’s possible to touch people’s imagination today by aesthetic means.
 

J. G. Ballard

I suspect that many of the great cultural shifts that prepare the way for political change are largely aesthetic. A Buick radiator grille is as much a political statement as a Rolls Royce radiator grille, one enshrining a machine aesthetic driven by a populist optimism, the other enshrining a hierarchical and exclusive social order.

J. G. Ballard

It’s something we, guys, have all done. Made tapes for girls, trying to impress them, to meet them on a shared plane of aesthetics. Read them someone else’s poetry because they do poetry better than you could do it, because you’re too awkward to do it.

John Cusack

The aesthetic came along the way, I think – just through experimenting, and going on tour, and trying stuff out on stage, having fun with it, and not taking it too seriously. If I had a ballgown at home, I’d wear it onstage. If I found something in a charity shop, I’d wear it. That’s where it grew from – just wanting to play dress-up.

Florence Welch

What you wear can largely govern your feelings and your emotions, and how you look influences the way people regard you. So fashion plays an important role on both the practical level and the aesthetic level.

Rei Kawakubo

In creating the silkpunk aesthetic, I was influenced by the ideas of W. Brian Arthur, who articulates a vision of technology as a language.

Ken Liu

Like steampunk, silkpunk is a blend of science fiction and fantasy. But while steampunk takes its inspiration from the chrome-brass-glass technology aesthetic of the Victorian era, silkpunk draws inspiration from East Asian antiquity.

Ken Liu

Might we… be doing something with our brains that cannot be described in computational terms at all? How do our feelings of conscious awareness – of happiness, pain, love, aesthetic sensibility, will, understanding, etc. – fit into such a computational picture?

Roger Penrose

I’ve always been attracted to the darker things in life. I was never one to go for light, airy stuff, even as a child. My whole aesthetic has always been one of the darker side. That rings true also in my tastes in music. It’s just always something I’ve gravitated to naturally.

Kirk Hammett

I fantasise about what the future could be in terms of aesthetic and psychology. It’s the most difficult thing to do because you have to start from the past – your favourite architect, your favourite song – you take it all with you.

Raf Simons

The art of living demands that our interest in bringing forth flowers in our family life equal the interest we take in bringing them forth in our window gardens. So long as their home-life aesthetics have not become ethics, women need not expect husbands, children, or servants to feel happy in the homes of their creation.

Ellen Key

Design certainly has a cosmetic, aesthetic aim. It always aims at making things beautiful. But relevance is just as important. I often say, ‘If it isn’t ethical, it can’t be beautiful. But if it isn’t beautiful, it probably shouldn’t be at all.’

Yves Behar

In fashion design, you can divide people into two groups. You have people who come with an aesthetic that is there forever, even if it evolves. Then you have people I call ‘jumpers.’ One season it can be this; the next season it’s completely something else. I always knew I am more of a jumper.

Raf Simons

One advantage of arguing that causality is aesthetic is that it allows us to consider what we call consciousness alongside what we call things.

Timothy Mort

I know it’s a cliche, but I see myself as a citizen of the world. I was brought up in Switzerland by German and Turkish parents but I’ve very much grown up in San Francisco. I have a European sense of aesthetic, but I’m also deeply steeped in the notion of change and entrepreneurship that is associated with Silicon Valley.

Yves Behar

Aesthetic experiences are powerful, to be sure, and probably inescapable, but Nature will not remain effective for very long.

Timothy Morton

While I was recording ‘Ziltoid,’ the movie ‘Mars Attacks’ came on TV, I think, six times in one week. So I don’t know if there’s any direct references or anything, but the aesthetics of that movie was definitely around while I was creating the music, so I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t part of it.

Devin Townsend

Job applications are an aesthetic event. They are performance art. They are not about proving you are smart – well, maybe your writing sample does that, but even then, the main point is to get an interview.

Timothy Morton

I consider myself to have been formed by a lot of the locutions and aesthetics and principles of the Muslim way of life, and those are an important part of my childhood and my identity.

Ayad Akhtar

One does afford oneself the luxury to come into the studio and all day, every day, spend one’s life making aesthetic propositions. What an immense luxury.

Anish Kapoor

One does afford oneself the luxury to come into the studio and all day, every day, spend one’s life making aesthetic propositions. What an immense luxury.
Anish Kapoor

Paper is a uniquely beautiful format, more so than the web, I think: you need to invest in the aesthetics.

Dave Eggers

In the South, there is a celebrated Telugu film director name Raghavendra Rao, who is known for shooting women’s mid-riff in a certain manner. They are done in a very aesthetic manner and doesn’t look vulgar. Now, it is up to the audience how they are going to watch it. As long as the girl is comfortable acting in it, I see nothing wrong.

Kriti Kharbanda

I think objectifying women is not wrong if only her beauty is captured in an aesthetic manner.

Kriti Kharbanda

The Futurists believed in the machine, in making a great big fuss, in being young. For a brief moment, they were arguably the most influential aesthetic provocateurs in the world.

Jonathan Galassi

Protecting a border is not a nice thing. It is not a matter of aesthetics; it cannot be done with flowers and teddy bears.

Viktor Orban

I do appreciate the ’80s as an era, the general sounds and aesthetics of the era. The Cure, that whole kind of image is really kind of amazing, I think. The power ballads and how everything sparkles and words are really dramatic. Huge drums, things like that. I do really find it inspiring.

Charli XCX

There’s intense personal gratification in finding a mountain and becoming inspired by the aesthetics of an unclimbed line on that mountain, especially if that line has been tried by a lot of people who couldn’t do it, and you get to set yourself up against the history of it.

Jimmy Chin

There is so much talent in British fashion: a real cookie jar of different aesthetics with designers like Mary Katrantzou, Erdem, Christopher Kane, J. W. Anderson, and Simone Rocha.

Emilia Wickstead

Ellison was prominent on the lecture circuit even in the Black Aesthetic days of the Sixties when his defiantly pro-American and prickly-proud intellectual act met with some hostility.

Darryl Pinckney

I don’t really think there’s much difference between a character actor and a leading man besides aesthetics.

Jeremy Renner

I think I just have a natural operatic aesthetic. I can’t help it.

Zack Snyder

I’m very interested in how visual artists think because I think the way that I think about music is similar. I’m very inspired by aesthetics and space.

St. Lucia

For reasons historic, aesthetic, and political, we Jews are most attuned to the anti-Semitism of the far Right – and we find the most sympathy among our progressive allies when these are our attackers.

Bari Weiss

We all have Tumblr, and we all have Instagram and everything. People care so much about it because, now, any random can be famous on the Internet if their world looks good on Tumblr. And so everyone at high school strives for this kind of aesthetic correctness.

Lorde

There are so many new young poets, novelists, and playwrights who are much less politically committed than the former generations. The trend is to be totally concentrated on the literary aesthetic and to consider politics to be something dirty that shouldn’t be mixed with an artistic or a literary vocation.

Mario Vargas Llosa

I always like that sort of tomboy aesthetic.

Cynthia Rowley

Aesthetic freedom is like free speech; it is, indeed, a form of free speech.

George Edward Woodberry

My ideal is a book that is perfect on every page, that gives you tremendous aesthetic joy on every page. I suppose I am trying to write such a book.

James Salter

I have always just made things. I don’t see what I make as being defined by a medium or aesthetic. It probably comes more from a fundamental restlessness, an attempt to create tools for questioning or understanding, and I have always been interested in using a wide spectrum of mediums to do this.

Doug Aitken

I have never collected an object or figure from Africa or Oceania because of anything curious about it or because of its utility or historic interest. Everything has been chosen entirely because of its aesthetic significance; its form, feeling, structure, and plastic values.

Frank Crowninshield

Aesthetics – rather than reason – shapes our thought processes. First comes aesthetics, then logic. ‘Thinking in Numbers’ is not about an attempt to impress the reader but to include the reader, draw the reader in, by explaining my experiences – the beauty I feel in a prime number, for example.

Daniel Tammet

I think when someone knows who they are and is comfortable and confident with that, I think a lot of the typical, aesthetic things sort of fall by the wayside.

Matt Bomer

Cycling is based so much on form, on aesthetics, on class – the way you carry yourself on the bike, the sort of technique you have.

David Millar

Because we’re able to adjust for compatibility – and what that means is we’ve already normalized for how well we think each person is going to get along with the other person – the only factor left in determining response rate, really, is the aesthetic appearance of the person who sent you that message.

Sam Yagan

Famously, Anne Boleyn was not a beauty: she was more about quirkiness and an innate sensuality, and there are a lot of references to her eyes. Which sends out a great message for women, because life is not about the aesthetic all the time.

Natalie Dormer

My own personal aesthetic is all to do with real actors and real locations and a kind of almost hyper reality and actuality to things. But the digital world, I explore that through other mediums, with music videos and commercials. Even ‘The Road’ was a real learning curve for me with digital effects.

John Hillcoat

I hope to be remembered for writing books about social justice that also have enough aesthetic value to endure as works of literature.

Jonathan Kozol

So long as the most vulnerable people in our population are consigned to places that the rest of us will always shun and flee and view with fear, I am afraid that educational denial, medical and economic devastation, and aesthetic degradation will be inevitable.

Jonathan Kozol

We believe that when prosperity comes to any country, people want to look and feel better. Hence the demand for aesthetics medicine would increase.

Subhash Chandra

It’s hard with ballet because your aesthetic really is important. It’s different from acting and from film. Nobody wants to watch somebody who is sickly thin. And it’s interesting because I have danced with people who are ill, have eating disorders, and a light goes off within them.

Amanda Schull

I spent a lot of time on farms when I was growing up, and I’ve been obsessed with the practical logic of farmyards – the turning radius of tractors, where the chickens and ducks might go. It’s not a place where stand-alone aesthetic decisions make a lot of sense.

Jaquelin T. Robertson

It does not feel any different being directed by a first-timer as long as I am convinced that the director is passionate about the film he or she is making. If you get a sense of their vision for the film and their aesthetics of your performance, then it does not matter whether you work with a new or an experienced director.

Farhan Akhtar

Grenfell, the building set on fire with the help of its own face, is a scene of a complex injustice: one that is moral, economic, political, and aesthetic. Not only was the cladding unsafe, it was ugly; not only was it ugly, it was untrue both to the architecture of the building it covered and untrue to its responsibility to human safety.

Hisham Matar

I’ve blogged since 2001 and was first attracted to the medium by its wild-west aesthetic, if simply telling the truth that corporate media wasn’t telling could be so rebellious as to be defined as ‘wild west.’

Dana Loesch

Even though my shoes are different from Ferragamo’s aesthetic, which is more classic, I learned the importance of fit and quality. We were making shoes like they used to, by hand, and I carried that with me.

Edgardo Osorio

The more people explore the world, the more they realize in every country there’s a different aesthetic. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.

Helena Christensen

I know people seek me out to be their mentor, and I’ve chosen a few people I’m really invested in and nurturing their career and their aesthetic and just their person.

Tanya Saracho

I actually taught perceptual psychology at N.Y.U. when I was younger. I was interested in the aesthetic impulse in lower primates. But what really interested me in Dian Fossey was that she made a difference – she saved the gorillas.

Arne Glimcher

I think I have a basic sound aesthetic that is in most of what I do.

Pat Metheny

With dancing, I think the reason it’s worked for me, and I love it so much, is because I’ve trained my entire life. Once you train, you develop your own aesthetic and your confidence. So I think, as I grow, I’m learning how to be a singer. I’m training my voice and being on stage and singing and dancing.

Jillian Hervey

An intellectual is going to have doubts, for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt, about an imposed political system that allows no doubt, about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt.

Antonio Tab

This required the development of a view which allowed one to integrate research with belief, thing with person, fact with aesthetics, knowledge with application of knowledge.

Kenneth L. Pike

I grew up in a very celebratory town. We celebrate everything, from life to death and everything in between. So a lot of dramatics come into my aesthetic. And I’m an actor, so that adds more to the dramatic – I don’t mean over-the-top. The main thing is never to be boring.

Bryan Batt

My parents’ marriage was, on an aesthetic level, very pleasing to behold.

Lisa Jewell

I believe that Ryan Murphy is a genius. His instincts remind me of Andy Warhol. I recently went to the Warhol museum in Pittsburgh, and youn see a lot of echoes of Andy in Ryan’s work. Like Andy, Ryan’s finger is so on the pulse of culture that he’s ahead of culture. Their aesthetic and their vision of the world are very similar.

Dylan McDermott

There’s things that you just couldn’t do with an optical printer. Now, with digital compositing, most of the energy that goes into a shot goes into the aesthetic issues of, ‘Is it a good shot or not?’

John Knoll

I don’t make records that way, where I’m trying to please the marketplace or anything. Not because I have anything against that, it’s just never been a part of my aesthetic, even when I was with the Pixies.

Frank Black

I really enjoy the aesthetic of building my fashion sense. I enjoy the process of going through fashion phases.

Frances Bean Cobain

I think if you are writing an instrumental you are dealing with more of an aesthetic in a sense but a lyric is more of a putting yourself on the line and a much more expensive exercise.

Leo Kottke

It’s great that New York has large spaces for art. But the enormous immaculate box has become a dated, even oppressive place. Many of these spaces were designed for sprawling installations, large paintings, and the Relational Aesthetics work of the past fifteen years.

Jerry Saltz

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.

E. O. Wilson

A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational, and economic legacies – all of the things that quite literally make us who we are.

Steve Berry

Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man – the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Although people often equate them, glamour is not the same as beauty, stylishness, luxury, celebrity, or sex appeal. It is not limited to fashion or film; nor is it intrinsically feminine. It is not a collection of aesthetic markers – a style, as fashion and design use the word.

Virginia Postrel

Technique is really personality. That is the reason why the artist cannot teach it, why the pupil cannot learn it, and why the aesthetic critic can understand it.

Oscar Wilde

In judging of a beautiful statue, the aesthetic faculty is absolutely and completely gratified by the splendid curves of those marble lips that are dumb to our complaint, the noble modelling of those limbs that are powerless to help us.

Oscar Wilde

Don’t talk to me about aesthetics or tradition. Talk to me about what sells and what’s good right now. And what the American people like is to think the underdog still has a chance.

George Steinbrenner

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.

Alfred North Whitehead

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

Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.

Ferdinand Porsche

Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being.

Luis Barragan

What goes on in abstract art is the proclaiming of aesthetic principles… It is in our own time that we have become aware of pure aesthetic considerations. Art never can be imitation.

Hans Hofmann

If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame.

Oscar Wilde

It’s just my aesthetic: to want to feel a bit undone, effortless but not without style.

Yigal Azrouel

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant – rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance – but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.

Roberto Burle Marx

I do not create a fashionable aesthetic… I create a style based on life.

Issey Miyake

Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.

Richard Courant

You can’t buy vision, and you can’t buy aesthetic.

Travis Scott

My aesthetic is pretty classic. I like to keep things simple but appreciate the details.

Jessica Jung

Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process.

Paul Rand