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The complexity of yourself being poured into the painting is the issue. (Elmer Bischoff)

Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple. (Edward de Bono)

I am progressing very slowly, for nature reveals herself to me in very complex forms; and the progress needed is incessant. (Paul Cezanne)

Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge. (Winston Churchill)

Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated. (Confucius)

While a subject may be interpreted on canvas by simplicity of shapes, it still remains a complex creation in terms of elemental substance. (Grace Cowling)

I am wowed and cowed by some of the complex patterns and speed with which beauty strikes and retreats. (Sandy Davison)

Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things. (Richard Dawkins)

The older I get, the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first - a process which often reduces the most complex human problems to manageable proportions. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

I'm not interested in possible complexities. I regard song structure as a graph paper. (Brian Eno)

-Middlesex...
I'd like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic train-car constructions like, say, 'the happiness that attends disaster.' Or: 'the disappointment of sleeping with one's fantasy.' (Jeffrey Eugenides)

A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world. (Sigmund Freud)

The art of pictorial creation is so complicated – it is so astronomical in its possibilities of relation and combination that it would take an act of super-human concentration to explain the final realization. (Hans Hofmann)

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity. (Douglas Horton)

Everyone knows nowadays that people 'have complexes.' What is not so well known, though far more important theoretically, is that complexes can have us. (Carl Gustav Jung)

When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion. The complex is made over into the simple, the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute. (Walter Lippmann)

Free yourself from the complexities and drama of your life. Simplify. Look within. Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we've been blessed with. (Steve Maraboli)

Purpose in the human being is a much more complex phenomenon than what used to be called will power. (Rollo May)

If we can accept there is a range from the simplest to the most complex in many situations, why does it rankle to accept the same capacity in the visual arts? (Gabriella Morrison)

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities. (Norman Vincent Peale)

Don't go overboard with exotic or complex ways to paint. Stick to simple solutions, unless there is a good reason to do otherwise. (Richard Schmid)

Intellectual comradeship requires that you think your thoughts through to the place where you can make the complex seem simple, the obscure quite clear. (David Seabury)

If there is anything the artist or a true work of art teaches us, it is that variety and complexity really increase the unity, and that to achieve unity within a great variety of complexity is a greater achievement and more satisfying piece of art than to achieve unity with just a few elements, which is relatively easily achieved. (David Steindl-Rast)

One has complexes. One has the art complex. One goes to the School of Fine Arts and catches the complexes. (Jean Tinguely)

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. (Mark Twain)

The complex develops out of the simple. (Colin Wilson)

The love of complexity without reductionism makes art; the love of complexity with reductionism makes science. (Edward O. Wilson)

You have to get something down, and then find ways of working in complexity and different layers of meaning... My first drafts are usually the ravings of a delusional fantasist. (Peter Wolf)

The beauty is to create from simplicity a complex object that still looks simple but powerful. (Mona Youssef)


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