I have come to the conviction that once one embarks on a concept for a building, this concept has to be exaggerated and overstated and repeated in every part of its interior so that wherever you are, inside or outside, the building sings with the same message.

— Eero Saarinen

Captivate Overstate quotations

It is difficult to overstate the importance of the Civil Rights Act.

All film directors, whether famous or obscure, regard themselves as misunderstood or underrated. Because of that, they all lie. They're obliged to overstate their own importance.

The excellence of this important contribution to genre literature CANNOT be overstated A masterwork.

There is no way to overstate the magnitude of the collective spiritual transformation that will occur when we shift from food of violent oppression to food of gentleness and compassion.

The cost of redemption cannot be overstated.

The wonders of grace cannot be overemphasized. Christ took the hell He didn't deserve so we could have the heaven we don't deserve.

There is simply no way to overstate the water crisis of the planet today.

Few new truths have ever won their way against the resistance of established ideas save by being overstated.

Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.

I could not possibly overstate the need for an urgent response.

I could never overstate the importance of a musician's need to develop his or her ear. Actually, I believe that developing a good 'inner ear' - the art of being able to decipher musical components solely through listening - is the most important element in becoming a good musician.

It's hardly possible to overstate the value, in the present state of human improvement, of placing human beings in contact with other persons dissimilar to themselves, and with modes of thought and action unlike those with which they are familiar. Such communication has always been... one of the primary sources of progress.

Don't overstate Fox News. It's still much smaller than the least of the network niches.

I like films that don't have that unonimity of a response;

that don't have consensus in the audience. What it is essentially for me is that if you go back and watch the film a second time, do you feel that you've been played fair with? Are all the clues in place? Indeed, sometimes these things are even overstated. Specifically, for that reason.

We overstate the ills of life, and take Imagination... down our earth to rake.

It is impossible to overstate the imporance of problems in mathematics.

It is by means of problems that mathematics develops and actually lifts itself by its own bootstraps... Every new discovery in mathematics, results from an attempt to solve some problem.

So, will his new gun laws - aimed primarily at law-abiding firearms owners - reduce the crime rate even further? Rock is hesitant to give a conclusive answer: "I think it will help. (But) I don't want to overstate it. I don't want to give any guarantees."

One cannot overstate the potential for hysteria on a movie set.

Everyone always acts as if making the movie is as important as eradicating malaria.

I am interested in the size of your intention.

It is better to overstate the important than to understate it.

Given the irreversibility of the death penalty, the possibility of a wrongful conviction can never be overstated.

Social Security has been effective for 70 years;

prior predictions of its demise have been totally overstated.

The transfer is guaranteed to be safe and secure, everyone knows that the transfer has taken place, and nobody can challenge the legitimacy of the transfer. The consequences of this breakthrough are hard to overstate.

But I want her to grow up knowing that I was the first man ever to fall in love with her. I'd always thought the father/daughter thing was overstated. But I can tell you, sometimes, she looks at me and I just become a puddle.

Costs and liabilities are rarely overstated.

The importance of repetition until automaticity cannot be overstated.

Repetition is the key to learning.

My favorite literary heroine is Jo March.

It is hard to overstate what she meant to a small, plain girl called Jo, who had a hot temper and a burning ambition to be a writer.

That whole thing has been overstated by environmentalists.

First of all, what is it, rocks and snow? C'mon, what is that, you want that? Go to Canada my friend. Believe me, rocks and snow are overrated. I've seen otters - they look better covered in oil.

Man often overstates the trivial things and understates the vital ones!

The idea that children are passive repositories to be shaped by their parents has been massively overstated. A child's peer group is a far greater determinant of its development and achievements than parental aspiration.

I have serious doubts about the value of debates in a presidential election.

They tend to be a test of reaction time rather than a genuine exposition of the participants philosophies and programs. Further, in debate, candidates tend to overstate their views. In the 1960 situation I had a very practical objection: Nixon was widely known; Kennedy was not; dramatic debates would therefore help Kennedy.

For the past 50 years, we've been fishing the seas like we clear-cut forests.

It's hard to overstate the destruction. Ninety percent of large fish, the ones we love - the tunas, the halibuts, the salmons, swordfish - they've collapsed.

The importance of the river cannot be overstated in the history of the country, or the development of the nation.

Today America lost a great elder statesman, a committed public servant, and leader of the Senate. And today I lost a treasured friend. Ted Kennedy was an iconic, larger than life United States senator whose influence cannot be overstated. Many have come before, and many will come after, but Ted Kennedy's name will always be remembered as someone who lived and breathed the United States Senate and the work completed within its chamber.

I think that we have to be constantly asking ourselves, 'How do we calculate the risk?' And sometimes we don't calculate it correctly; we either overstate it or understate it.

Dr. Rice's record on Iraq gives me great concern. In her public statements she clearly overstated and exaggerated the intelligence concerning Iraq before the war in order to support the President's decision to initiate military action against Iraq.