The stone age was marked by man's clever use of crude tools; the information age, to date, has been marked by man's crude use of clever tools.
— Unknown

Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem.
G. K. Chesterton crudeness quote

Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
— Gustave Flaubert

The nature of peoples is first crude, then severe, then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute.
— Giambattista Vico

In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.
— crudeness quotation by J. Robert Oppenheimer