Sophistication Quotes

The amount of sophistication varies according to the quality of the medium, and to the state of the same medium at different times; it must be attributed in the best cases physiologically to the medium, intellectually to the control.

Oliver Joseph Lodge

Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one's poise and prestige (such as the butler, or the man under the bed -- but never the husband).

James Thurber

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci

Without enough wilderness America will change. Democracy, with its myriad personalities and increasing sophistication, must be fibred and vitalized by the regular contact with outdoor growths -- animals, trees, sun warmth, and free skies -- or it will dwindle and pale.

Ralph Waldo Emerson†

These startup groups suggest an increasing sophistication in the immigration debate.

Mark Krikorian

(Kids') level of sophistication is quite elevated.

Ray Radelia

Regardless of the quality or sophistication of rivals, the 207 will be another successful car and it will be the top selling car in the segment.

Peter Schmidt

Sophistication knows the score, but is powerless to change it.

Mason Cooley

These guys actually have some degree of sophistication as far as practicing their trade. They are becoming proficient in the use of their weapons.

Ron Holvey

They have reached a level of organization and sophistication that we have not seen previously. They have become incredibly savvy.

Michael Ware

If physics leads us today to a world view which is essentially mystical, it returns, in a way, to its beginning, 2,500 years ago. ... This time, however, it is not only based on intuition, but also on experiments of great precision and sophistication, and on a rigorous and consistent mathematical formalism.

Fritjof Capra

I have always thought of sophistication as rather a feeble substitute for decadence.

Christopher Hampton

In other cases, when the medium becomes entranced, the demonstration of a communicator's separate intelligence may become stronger and the sophistication less.

Oliver Joseph Lodge

The visual is sorely undervalued in modern scholarship. Art history has attained only a fraction of the conceptual sophistication of literary criticism. Drunk with self-love, criticism has hugely overestimated the centrality of language to western culture. It has failed to see the electrifying sign language of images.

Camille Paglia

Hip is the sophistication of the wise primitive in a giant jungle.

Norman Mailer
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