Expression Quotes

Tony DeLiso

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens. Tony DeLiso
Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens

Tony DeLiso

Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling. Tony DeLiso
Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling

Michel De Montaigne

I quote others only in order the better to express myself.

Toba Beta

There are many things which can not be expressed by words. There are many words which
There are many things which can not be expressed by words.
There are many words which can not be spelled by human tongue.
There are many tongues which utter one single truth.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

You never know who you're inspiring or uninspiring. People notice more than you think.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Simple minded people do things like gossip, lie, spread rumors, and cause troubles. But, I know you're more intelligent.

Leo Tolstoy

Vronsky saw nothing and no one. He felt himself as a king, not because she had
Vronsky saw nothing and no one. He felt himself as a king, not because she had made an impression on Anna-he did not yet believe that-but because the impression she had made on him gave him happiness and pride.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Happiness gives you the freedom to enhance your ability to achieve success. Your choices in life are a direct reflection of your level of happiness. It's the sunshine for your soul that you need in order to grow

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

I Love You! Three words that mean nothing if not followed through with actions. It seems to be more relevant in the terms of showing verses saying. Anyone can say it, because there are different kinds of love. But, few are willing to actually show it. Saying is one thing. Living proof is another.

Sylvia Plath

Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write
Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it, or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to.

Brenda Ueland

Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Against the censurers of brevity. - Something said briefly can be the fruit of much long
Against the censurers of brevity. - Something said briefly can be the fruit of much long thought: but the reader who is a novice in this field, and has as yet reflected on it not at all, sees in everything said briefly something embryonic, not without censuring the author for having served him up such immature and unripened fare.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Consider your actions and words. Be thoughtful when expressing your feelings or concerns. Sometimes it's not what you say, but the way you say it. That makes all the difference

Wilkie Collins

Sympathies that lie too deep for words, too deep almost for thoughts, are touched, at such times, by other charms than those which the senses feel and which the resources of expression can realise.

Marty Rubin

If I could find the right words, I'd say what the blue sky says.. Marty Rubin
If I could find the right words, I'd say what the blue sky says.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Anyone that says his mind will be probably regarded a fool, but the true artist is not moved by the comments about the looks of his painting or remarks that are dreadfully sarcastic, but hearken now! That he who says what others want to hear hasn't said anything of his own.

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

My words, my writing, my actions - these have never been for myself alone, either directly or indirectly. There is no such thing as an artist who creates art only for himself. That is masturbation.

Isidor Isaac Rabi

To me, science is an expression of the human spirit, which reaches every sphere of human culture. It gives an aim and meaning to existence as well as a knowledge, understanding, love, and admiration for the world. It gives a deeper meaning to morality and another dimension to esthetics.

Aisha Mirza

Tears are the words that the heart could not express, silent truths the eyes do confess.

Ashly Lorenzana

The world is not ready for some people when they show up, but that shouldn't stop anyone.

Nicole Bonomi

YOUR WORDS ARE SEEDS. You have the choice to speak life or death. Your words have a nucleus.

They can be magnificent co creations with angels, producing mind silk. Or, they can be the polymers of plastic sheets, suffocating the earth one square inch at a time.

Tim Fargo

Don't exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercised your freedom of thought.

L.M. Montgomery

But if you have big ideas you have to use big words to express them, haven't you?

Toba Beta

There are things which couldn't be expressed by the words,
when you've mastered certain lesson for more than 30 years.

J.R. Tompkins

Writing is a lifelong disease.

Once contracted, the only prescription is to write constantly in whatever form to express your condition, in whatever construction to carry your words beyond you.

Marty Rubin

The right words to express oneself can never be found in any dictionary.

Michael Bassey Johnson

An imperfect creative expression is much more sensible and creative than a grammatically perfect expression without an iota of sense and value in it.

Michael Bassey Johnson

There are certain truths that occurs to us, which we cannot convey in words, but requires
There are certain truths that occurs to us, which we cannot convey in words, but requires a personal experience to grasp more vividly.

Richelle E. Goodrich

Artistry exists in everyone. What makes it blossom is a soul's personal desire to find an outlet for expression.

Jane Austen

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.

P.G. Wodehouse

He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.

Amit Ray

Do not live in the shadow of the masters for ever. Learn to live in the
Do not live in the shadow of the masters for ever. Learn to live in the light of your soul. Life deserves full expression.

Alphonse De Lamartine

Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.

Jeff Buckley

When all of this music sounds like you know what you want to say, then it will have been of all worth, ever. You will be something complete unto yourself, present and unique.

Erin Fall Haskell

Love has no contingencies, no expectations, no ideals. Love is a gift to thyself, the experience of divinity in full expression.

Dejan Stojanovic

It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful to feel it.

Carson McCullers

In his face there came to be a brooding peace that is seen most often in the faces of the very sorrowful or the very wise. But still he wandered through the streets of the town, always silent and alone.

Ron Barrow

Stay upbeat and keep your head held high. There is no end to the power of positive thinking. I AM looking forward to all the wealth, success, and abundance speeding my way!

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

In a world where things are moving so fast, don't get lost in the midst of it all. Figure out what's more important to you and proceed with confidence. I know it gets a bit hectic at times and almost seems impossible. But, you can get there, even if you must pause along the way. Just don't come to a complete stop.

Robbie Vorhaus

Here in your heart, deep in your soul, resides the universe’s collective wisdom, waiting for expression through your life’s experience.

Mitch Albom

when he smiles it's as if you'd just told him the first joke on earth.

Rob Liano

When you have passion, you don't need coffee.

Emmet Fox

The art of life is to live in the present moment and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God himself.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Knowledge of Self is very important, you can't be living in a world pretending to be someone you're not. No one will ever believe in you, when you don't have the courage to believe in yourself. You can not live to impress others solely not giving thought to express your true being. No one wants to interact with a pretender, a fake, a wannabe.

Seamus Heaney

If you have the words, there's always a chance that you'll find the way.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Poetry: the best words in the best order.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Prose: words in their best order; poetry: the best words in the best order.

Niels Bohr

Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.

Lity Munshi

personal intelligence is the way of ability to express oneself.

Martha Graham

There is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.

Jennifer Egan

Time's a goon right? Isn't that the expression?

Abhinav .M

How hard it is to now believe that these strong, merciless chains of fear and hopelessness, rendering the limbs of my mind motionless, were once innocuous mere threads.”

Edmond Rostand

My heart always timidly hides itself behind my mind. I set out to bring down stars from the sky, then, for fear of ridicule, I stop and pick little flowers of eloquence.


It is was we love the most, how much we love, and how comfortable we are expressing it that determines where we end up in life and how happy we will be.

Harley King

Haiku does not express emotion from the inside out by displaying the mind of a character. Haiku builds the emotional thrust, makes the artistic statement from the outside in, from the physical world to the mind of the reader.

Wilkie Collins

The mystery which underlies the beauty of women is never raised above the reach of all expression until it has claimed kindred with the deeper mystery in our own souls.

Jay Woodman

Art is the expression of appreciation of beauty real or imagined. It's also an examination of what it means to be alive with all its varied things, emotions, and experiences. We are forever trying to explain ourselves to the world or the world to ourselves.

William Hamilton

May not subterraneous fire be considered as the great plough (if I may be allowed the expression) which Nature makes use of to turn up the bowels of the earth?

Michael Walterich

Until I have learned how to express myself as a human, I will not consider speaking as a god.

Ansel Adams

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

Martha Graham

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.

Ansel Adams

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.

Frederick Delius

Music is an outburst of the soul.

James Baldwin

All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.


People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish... but that's only if it's done properly.

Ansel Adams

A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is thereby a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.

Christian Dior

By being natural and sincere, one often can create revolutions without having sought them.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. The chasm is never completely bridged. We all have the conviction, perhaps illusory, that we have much more to say than appears on the paper.

Edward Hopper

Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.

Mark Rothko

I'm not an abstractionist. I'm not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.

Marc Jacobs

Innovation is an evolutionary process, so it's not necessary to be radical all the time.

Edward Hopper

More of me comes out when I improvise.

Charles Dickens

There are only two styles of portrait painting: the serious and the smirk.

Steve Aylett

From space this Earth is incandescent with abominations - the gods write their signature in our entrails

Unarine Ramaru

Art becomes an honest expression once done for oneself. Failure of that results to empty and transparent art.

Kurt Cobain

I feel this society somewhere has lost its sense of what art is. Art is expression. In expression, you need 100% full freedom and our freedom to express our art is seriously being fucked with. Fuck, the word 'fuck' has many connotations as does the word 'art'.

Colleen Hoover

Art is just an expression. An expression isn't the same as an act, as much as it sometimes feels that way.

Pablo Picasso

You have to know how to be vulgar. Paint with four-letter words.

Robert Henri

Those who express even a little of themselves never become old-fashioned.

Bob Ross

Mix up a little more shadow color here, then we can put us a little shadow right in there. See how you can move things around? You have unlimited power on this canvas - can literally, literally move mountains

Bryant McGill

Your unmatched spirit is an emerging expression of the fingerprint of life.

Amit Kalantri

Few moments are so special that they should be recognized by special expressions.

Orson Scott Card

Those eyes had seen people weep, and had cared, and had hurt them again anyway. It’s a look that no human eyes should ever have.

Jean-Yves Leloup

In certain situations, manifesting anger is the right attitude; in others it is not the right thing to manifest because it will only add to the violence. In the first case, anger unblocks the conflict and causes another to become more conscious. In the latter, it only adds to the unconsciousness and inflames the conflict. (73)

John Coltrane

My music is the spiritual expression of what I am - my faith, my knowledge, my being...When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups...I want to speak to their souls.

Noam Chomsky

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.

Mahatma Gandhi

I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.

Rafael K Nunes

The limits of freedom of expression is tautological: it ends at the point where it begins to affect the freedom of expression of others.

Aaron Copland

So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.

Dianna Hardy

It may be our actions that define us, but it is our reaction that changes the course of things.

William Gibson

Change is happening and old structures are falling in the form of a "Death of a Thousand Cuts." In other words one grand act is not occuring but a multitude of small expressions on the part of individuals, both slowly and swiftly taking the place of heirarchy and history.


People do not change, only expression and perception changes.

A.J. Darkholme

Express [yourself] without worrying what everyone else will think. Those people are your limits. Ignore them.

Michael Bassey Johnson

My dear, if heaven is truly a place, then it is situated in your heart, that special place, that was reserved for me.

Sapphire Belucci

Power isn't the big cars and bent slaves
Power is your people in the streets as they drag you to prison.

Jennifer Haigh

But his singing was unconscious and irrepressible - an expression of his native exuberance, the dreamy, buoyant soundtrack running through his head.

Susan Sontag

I don't want to express alienation. It isn't what I feel. I'm interested in various kinds of passionate engagement. All my work says be serious, be passionate, wake up.

Ben Johnson

The mind may never achieve or express anything great unless emotion plays a part.

Bryant McGill

Our creations are the outward expressions of our inner truths.

Anthony Liccione

To express open creativity, you first need to create your own space of seclusion.

Rainn Wilson

If it’s a pure expression of yourself no matter what it is or what medium, it’s going to shine. It’s going to resonate. You could look inside of yourself and you could have a canvas and you could paint a dot in it, but if that is where your creative purpose is taking you then it needs to be that dot.

Julia Suzuki

Writing is the voice of the heart' Julia Suzuki

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