Sophistication Quotes

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci

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

The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.

George Santayana

In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary.

Unknown

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

Norman Mailer

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

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

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

Christopher Hampton

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

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

Michael Ware

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

The American is said to become full-flavored, and in time a most all-round man, through the polish which Europe can impart.

M. E. W. Sherwood

Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.

John Lothrop Motley

Vulgarity is innocent; urbanity is not.

Mason Cooley

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

Mason Cooley

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

(Kids') level of sophistication is quite elevated.

Ray Radelia

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

Mark Krikorian

It provides a means to obtaining a sophisticated, single view of a customer.

Bill Roth

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.

James Thurber

Simplicity is a pleasant thing in children, or at any age, but it is not necessarily admirable, nor is affectation altogether a thing of evil. To be normal, to be at home in the world, with a prospect of power, usefulness, or success, the person must have that imaginative insight into other minds that underlies tact and savoir-faire, morality and beneficence. This insight involves sophistication, some understanding and sharing of the clandestine impulses of human nature. A simplicity that is merely the lack of this insight indicates a sort of defect.

Charles Horton Cooley

We see an adversary that ... continues to develop some sophistication on very deadly and increasingly precise standoff-type weapons.

Lawrence Rita

Out in Hollywood, where the streets are paved with Goldwyn, the word "sophisticate" means, very simply, "obscene." A sophisticated story is a dirty story. Some of that meaning was wafted eastward and got itself mixed up into the present definition. So that a "sophisticate" means: one who dwells in a tower made of a DuPont substitute for ivory and holds a glass of flat champagne in one hand and an album of dirty post cards in the other.

Dorothy Parker

This agreement allows us to extend the breadth and sophistication of our integrated solutions to our customer's automatic material handling needs.

Claude Imbleau

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