The straight line belongs to Man. The curved line belongs to God— Antonio Gaudi
Powerful Straight Lines quotations
Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going, because a straight line even in an ECG means we are not alive
It is not the right angle that attracts me, nor the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. What attracts me is the free and sensual curve - the curve that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the body of the beloved woman.
The worst labyrinth is not that intricate form that can entrap us forever, but a single and precise straight line
A straight line can readily be drawn among each of the two series of points corresponding to the maxima and minima, thus showing that there is a simple relation between the brightness of the variables and their periods.
What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains.
Hence no force, however great, can stretch a cord, however fine, into a horizontal line which is accurately straight: there will always be a bending downwards.
Everything in the phenomenal universe is straight line and circle.
The horizon, our heads, arms, electrons, the oceans, planets and stars. Their principle function is to radiate. The task of the human being is also to radiate.
The world is made of Circles And we think in straight Lines
Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
The shortest distance between two points is often unbearable.
That, if a straight line falling on two straight lines makes the interior angles on the same side less than two right angles, the two straight lines, if produced indefinitely, meet on that side on which the angles are less than two right angles.
A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined;
one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.
Everything you've learned in school as "obvious" becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe.
Broken lines do not know what they want.
With their caprices they cut time up, abuse routes, slash the joyous flowers and split the peaceful fruits with their corners.
The song of the curved line is called happiness.
Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution.
The centre of gravity of any parallelogram lies on the straight line joining the middle points of opposite sides.
Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.
A circle is a round straight line with a hole in the middle.
Success isn't one straight line - it's a ladder, and there's always another rung above you to reach out for. Like anything else, there are ups and downs.
The official name of the project is 'Jewish Museum' but I have named it 'Between the Lines' because for me it is about two lines of thinking, organization and relationship. One is a straight line, but broken into many fragments, the other is a tortuous line, but continuing indefinitely.
My mother was a restorer, she repaired broken things.
I don't do that. I destroy things. I cannot go the straight line. I must destroy, rebuild, destroy again. My rhythm is not the same. My mother moved in a straight line: I go from one extreme to the other.
Energy moves in cycles, circles, spirals, vortexes, whirls, pulsations, waves, and rhythms—rarely if ever in simple straight lines.
Revenge is never a straight line. It's a forest, and like a forest it's easy to lose your way … to get lost … to forget where you came in.
My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust.
But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?
Lawyers have to make a living, and can only do so by inducing people to believe that a straight line is crooked.
History doesn't always move in a straight line. Sometimes it zigs and zags.
The growth of love is not a straight line, but a series of hills and valleys.
The straight line leads to the downfall of humanity.
One must be able to say at all times--instead of points, straight lines, and planes--tables, chairs, and beer mugs
Our success has not been a continual series of victories.
We have had a number of devastating setbacks; how these are handled is the making of a great team... winning does not happen in straight lines.
I want to go down in history in a chapter marked miscellaneous because the writers could find no other way to categorize me In this world where classification is key I want to erase the straight lines So I can be me
Everything you've learned in school as "obvious" becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There's not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines.
No story is a straight line. The geometry of a human life is too imperfect and complex, too distorted by the laughter of time and the bewildering intricacies of fate to admit the straight line into its system of laws.