quote by Lara St. John

What is classical music if not the epitome of sensuality, passion, and understated erotica that popular music, even with all of its energy and life, cannot even begin to touch?

— Lara St. John

Jittery Understated quotations

There’s one thing about Black Sabbath which should not be understated: If Black Sabbath is missing any one of its members it’s no longer Black Sabbath.

Our national myths often exaggerate the role of the individual heroes and understate the importance of collective effort.

Even the most understated ceremony involves a certain respect for ritual and pageantry. No one plays more of a significant role than the bride's attendants.

Perseverance is a virtue that cannot be understated.

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

Accessories are crucial. A great bag and a piece of statement jewelry are the fastest way to elevate an otherwise understated look.

I've always gone for the more understated look.

Nobody is here without a reason. I always had a different sensibility. I like a huge range of comedy - from broad and farcical, the most sensitive, the most understated - but I always wanted my comedy to be more embracing of the species rather than debasing of it.

The Japanese have become so smitten with the Western condiment - its texture as silky as a kimono, its tang as understated as the tang of Zen - that today they have a word for mayonnaise junkie: mayora.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure understated.

The strange thing about the English character is that they understate everything. It's considered bad form to comment on the food, money, romance, any of those things. So you underplay it.

I think it's so much sexier to be understated.

It's more intriguing to be sexy in a less obvious way.

To misstate, or even merely understate, the relation of the universities to beauty is one kind of error that can be made. A university is among the precious things that can be destroyed.

I cannot understate the ability to handle classical texts such as Shakespeare.

I like to live life in an understated way because that's who I am - an ordinary guy who has experienced an extraordinary journey.

People that complete other people's vision are understated.

I'm designing what I want. If it's a man's coat with a pair of skinny-leg jeans, I'll do that. It's whatever my mood is. But it's about style, and it's about an understated taste that's cool.

I am interested in the size of your intention.

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

But it struck me that the extreme violence and cruelty of the English Civil War had gone understated.

My acting's very understated. I think my sad and happy don't play that differently onscreen.

...so many great truths must be very gently introduced, with voices soft and the truths themselves understated.

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

I think spending a lot of time with my mom, who's a talker and a storyteller, and my dad, who has kind of a soft-spoken, understated sense of humor, I think that's how I became what I am, which is sort of an understated storyteller.

Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.

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.

The Silicon Valley companies are not understating that they are so politically and socially and culturally central in the world. They would probably never have thought that they would become like this. But now that they are, what are they gonna do about it? I have a lots of friends who work in these companies: it's about taking responsibility.

My style is a mix and match of everything.

Like I said, It's Play Cloths, it's Saint Laurent, and I know I sort of won when everything can be understated, it can be three different brands, and you can't really see what it is and then you just ask, "Well damn that looks good, what is that?"

I was going through a time where I was like man I wanted all of my clothes to be totally understated and I would do pop color with hats from a line called Ale et Ange out of New york City. They created all these hats and I just thought they were super fresh and the only way that I could really get them across...I was just like, 'Let me make everything mute and just put on the hat.'

The number of maternal deaths is significantly understated because of a lack of effective data collection both in the US and around the world.

...if I need to apologize for misrepresenting God's love I'd rather apologize for overstating His love than for understating it.

An elegant simplicity is an understated, organic aesthetic that contrasts with the excess of consumerist lifestyles. Drawing from influences ranging from Zen to the Quakers, it celebrates natural materials and clean, functional expressions, such as are found in many of the hand-made arts and crafts from this community.

The bigger the canvas, the better I do. I'm not so good at understated, kitchen-sink kinds of parts.

I love Buster Keaton and I love physical comedy when it's done in an emotionally understated way. I just like to play it, and I need the attention.

Understate and over-prove.

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