Historically and politically, the petit-bourgeois is the key to the century. The bourgeois and proletariat classes have become abstractions: the petite-bourgeoisie, in contrast, is everywhere, you can see it everywhere, even in the areas of the bourgeois and the proletariat, what's left of them.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
Painting is a magical process that I like, where you conjure something out of nothing; you get a little idea that leads you through ... You can go into a trance while you're doing it, so it's a nice contrast to real life.
You don't merely give over your creativity to making a film -- you give over your life! In theatre, by contrast, you live these two rather strange lives simultaneously; you have no option but to confront the mould on last night's washing-up.
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
In Mozart and Salieri we see the contrast between the genius which does what it must and the talent which does what it can.
In the small town each citizen had done something in his own way to build the community. The town booster had a vision of the future which he tried to fulfill. The suburb dweller by contrast started with the future
All that is noble is in itself of a quiet nature, and appears to sleep until it is aroused and summoned forth by contrast.
Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
What a revolting contrast exists in England between the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers.