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Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant. Maya Angelou, poet
  • surviving

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future. Coco Chanel, designer
  • future

Don't get me wrong, I admire elegance and have an appreciation of the finer things in life. But to me, beauty lies in simplicity. Mark Hyman,
  • admire

Elegance is refusal. Coco Chanel, designer
  • elegance

The only real elegance is in the mind; if you've got that, the rest really comes from it. Diana Vreeland, editor
  • comes

What is elegance? Soap and water! Cecil Beaton, photographer
  • elegance

Like all magnificent things, it's very simple. Natalie Babbitt,
  • elegance

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. E.F. Schumacher,
  • complexity

I am from the planet of elegance. Ron Carter, musician
  • elegance

Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing? Yves Saint Laurent, designer
  • elegance

Chicago has a strange metaphysical elegance of death about it. Claes Oldenburg, sculptor
  • chicago

Elegance is innate. It has nothing to do with being well dressed. Elegance is refusal. Diana Vreeland, editor
  • being

Nothing surpasses the beauty and elegance of a bad idea. Craig Bruce,
  • bad

I have a renewed commitment to elegance, she said, in case you think I'm just spending money for the fun of it. Brian Andreas,
  • elegance

Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure. Edsger Dijkstra, scientist
  • between

Why has elegance found so little following? That is the reality of it. Elegance has the disadvantage, if that's what it is, that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. Edsger Dijkstra, scientist
  • achieve

The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics. Edsger Dijkstra, scientist
  • appreciates

What is it indeed that gives us the feeling of elegance in a solution, in a demonstration? Henri Poincare, mathematician
  • demonstration

If mathematics is to be understood widely, we need to emphasise its elegance and its applications. Sometimes it seems that universities want to emphasise how difficult it is! Johnny Ball, entertainer
  • applications

The elegance and the quality - the talent is always in the literature. I start with the word and I base everything on that. It doesn't make any difference to me. Kate Mulgrew, actress
  • base

About seven years later I was given a book about the periodic table of the elements. For the first time I saw the elegance of scientific theory and its predictive power. Sidney Altman, scientist
  • book

It's a new town. The old elegance is gone. It used to be one big family, this industry. Cesar Romero, actor
  • big

I believe that the Apple Shuffle is an excellent compromise among the conflicting requirements of simplicity, elegance, size, battery life, and function. Donald Norman, scientist
  • among

The only thing I was trying to portray was serenity. Also, innocence, vulnerability and elegance. Sylvia Kristel, actress
  • elegance

In Italy, the Milanese are well organized but follow bourgeois taste. They adhere to certain codes of elegance, but not to individualism. Christian Lacroix, designer
  • adhere

In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision. Lionel Messi, footballer
  • precision

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