Sophistication Quotes

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

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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Updated On : March 20, 2013
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