Top 325 Expression Quotes

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“Traveling is one expression of the desire to cross boundaries.”

― A. B. Yehoshua

“If we have white persons in the March, we are certain to have trouble with the Communists, and it may not be viewed as a true expression of the Negro’s protest.”

― A. Philip Randolph

“My mum is an artist and very into creative expression and freedom.”

― Abbie Cornish

“My art, like my acting, is a profound expression of poetic license.”

― Adam West

“To protect the right of expression is the central part of an artist’s activity… In China many essential rights are lacking, and I wanted to remind people of this.”

― Ai Weiwei

“I’m all in favour of free expression provided it’s kept rigidly under control.”

― Alan Bennett

“My favorite expression is a tag line or an advertising and marketing campaign that Ford ran a number of years ago. They ran it for almost 12 years, and it was, ‘Have you driven a Ford lately?’”

― Alan Mulally

“The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography.”

― Alberto Korda

“The Pentagon budget, like all government spending, is an expression of priorities.”

― Alex Pareene

“We are a nation built on principles of freedom, and high on the list of freedoms is freedom of religious expression.”

― Alexander Acosta

“Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.”

― Alfred Adler

“It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression.”

― Alfred North Whitehead

“The goal of art was the vital expression of self.”

― Alfred Stieglitz

“Men are not usually forthcoming in the expression of their emotions.”

― Andre Braugher

“Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented.”

― Andre Gide

“Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“True artistic expression lies in conveying emotion.”

― Angel Haze

“Love is itself an expression of strength.”

― Ann Maxwell

“I see myself first and foremost as a student of expression.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

“To me, fashion is ceaselessly fascinating because it is an expression of self.”

― Anna Wintour

“In a novel, my feelings and sense of outrage can find a broader means of expression which would be more symbolic and applicable to many European countries.”

― Antonio Tabucchi

“Jordan is Palestine. The capital of Palestine is Amman. If Palestinian Arabs want to find their political expression, they will have to do it in Amman.”

― Ariel Sharon

“Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression.”

― Arthur Erickson

“Profit and bottom line, the contemporary mantra, eliminates the very source of architectural expression.”

― Arthur Erickson

“The outfits come and go but there is a constant that I like about the catwalk model: the snotty expression.”

― Arthur Smith

“With clothes, I like mixing what different designers do until it becomes a personal expression of how I’m feeling that day.”

― ASAP Rocky

“Writing was my route to creative expression, and I needed to write about the things that interested me.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“Democracies do not go to war. War is not our expression of thought.”

― Asif Ali Zardari

“Yisrael Beiteinu has no objection to the nonviolent expression of opinion. It is violent speech that forms a clear and present danger that we refuse to tolerate.”

― Avigdor Lieberman

“Has there ever been a crisper expression of the consequences of ‘intersectionality’ than a ban on Jewish lesbians from a Dyke March?”

― Bari Weiss

“In a repressed society, artists fulfil a sense of harking back to instant gratification, or immediate expression, by doing things that function on the edge of society, or outside of what is conventionally accepted.”

― Bat for Lashes

“In the studio the director controls the actor’s every move, every inflection, every expression.”

― Bela Lugosi

“While the West tries to turn its civilization into cultural variety hour, Islam tries to turn Muslim lands into a cultural monolith. The same West that justifies the rap culture thinks that every Muslim terrorist bombing is an expression of economic angst or social alienation.”

― Ben Shapiro

“I never show the back of my tongue. That is a Dutch expression.”

― Ben van Berkel

“Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom.”

― Benjamin N. Cardozo

“But there’s still an avenue for smaller comics and personal expression.”

― Bill Sienkiewicz

“I cry a lot. Usually once a day. I think it’s one of the most profound forms of human expression.”

― Bill Viola

“As a necessary prerequisite to the creation of new forms of expression one might, I suppose, argue that current sensibilities respond uniquely to the notion of exhaustion as exhaustion, although that does de facto seem rather limiting.”

― Brian Ferneyhough

“I was trying to be a writer, and I was kind of getting sidetracked, so I started doing cartoons as a form of expression.”

― Bruce Eric Kaplan

“Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“It is not often that idealism of student days finds adequate opportunity for expression in the later life of manhood.”

― C. V. Raman

“The question about those aromatic advertisements that perfume companies are having stitched into magazines these days is this: under the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, is smelling up the place a constitutionally protected form of expression?”

― Calvin Trillin

“I have written symphonic poems and chamber music. It is my way of personal expression.”

― Carmine Coppola

“Usually, even when a bill draws extreme opinions, there can be a process of expression and negotiation.”

― Carrie Lam

“When a performance isn’t working, it’s usually because the actor is trying to do something and they’re not able to express their idea very well. It’s a muddled expression.”

― Casey Affleck

“Fighting is an expression. It’s a form of speech, and that’s why they call it martial arts. It’s an art.”

― Chael Sonnen

“The greatest form of expression – or, at least, the most common that we have as human beings, what separates us from the animals – is speaking: the ability to communicate.”

― Chael Sonnen

“It is almost impossible to reconcile self expression with the creative act.”

― Charles Eames

“I’ve seen situations where I think comics are really unrealistic about what creative expression and what the artistic freedom, what that entails.”

― Chris Gethard

“Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.”

― Claude Debussy

“How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained. Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“Some of the greatest, most revolutionary advances in science have been given their initial expression in attractively modest terms, with no fanfare.”

― Daniel Dennett

“Every artistic expression is either influenced by or adds something to politics.”

― Dario Fo

“Music is just kind of an expression of who I am. It’s what I do.”

― David Sanborn

“In design-led organizations, design permeates every initiative and expression. It’s embedded in the culture.”

― Debbie Millman

“If a scene called for numerous Oompas to join in a narrative song and dance, I would perform the steps for all of them with subtle distinctions of expression and movement. When the images were joined with the help of a computer, I became an entire troupe.”

― Deep Roy

“Freedom of expression is essential for feminists and dissidents in the Muslim world.”

― Deeyah Khan

“Our freedoms are shared freedoms: they are bound up in each other. The ability to confront oppression in the guise of religion is linked to our ability to worship as we choose: both are acts of expression.”

― Deeyah Khan

“’Cougar’ has become so distasteful. I really hate that expression.”

― Demi Moore

“Physical expression was my first language: Before I was an actor, I was a dancer, an acrobat, a mime and a street performer.”

― Denis Lavant

“But I do love horses. They are such an expression of joy.”

― Diane Lane

“It was a favorite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend.”

― Diogenes

“Fashion is being ‘you.’ It is a form of expression.”

― Disha Patani

“In Italian there is an expression: We don’t sleep on the fame.”

― Donatella Versace

“Write what you feel. Write because of that need for expression.”

― Dorothy Fields

“National parks are the best expression of social equity that there is. It’s like paying our rent for living on the planet.”

― Douglas Tompkins

“Writing’s another expression of art, really, that I’m just kind of discovering as I go.”

― Duff McKagan

“The censor’s sword pierces deeply into the heart of free expression.”

― Earl Warren

“We should purify our innate well of contentment – what a wonderful expression – and then external things will be in harmony with us.”

― Eckhart Tolle

“If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression.”

― Edward Hopper

“In a sense, every form of expression is imposed upon one by social factors, one’s own language above all.”

― Edward Sapir

“The modern mind tends to be more and more critical and analytical in spirit, hence it must devise for itself an engine of expression which is logically defensible at every point and which tends to correspond to the rigorous spirit of modern science.”

― Edward Sapir

“I have been made stateless and hounded for my act of political expression.”

― Edward Snowden

“The freedom of thought and expression is one of the most sacred rights in this country.”

― Eliot Engel

“Often, when Jim Carrey plays it straight, all of the vitality is drained from his face; he looks like a root-canal patient trying out a pleasant expression for his oral surgeon.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“Window-breaking, when Englishmen do it, is regarded as honest expression of political opinion. Window-breaking, when Englishwomen do it, is treated as a crime.”

― Emmeline Pankhurst

“It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression.”

― Eric Hoffer

“Indeed, artists, particularly modern artists, have intentionally limited the scope and vocabulary of their expression to convey, as Mark Rothko and Ad Reinhardt do, the most essential, even spiritual, ideas of their art.”

― Eric Kandel

“A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?”

― Ernst Haas

“Pulse as an active means of expression, Stravinsky and Beethoven are the two masters of that.”

― Esa-Pekka Salonen

“I focused primarily on being an instrumentalist and studying music and on my primary means of expression: composing and playing.”

― Esperanza Spalding

“Like all revolutions, the surrealist revolution was a reversion, a restitution, an expression of vital and indispensable spiritual needs.”

― Eugene Ionesco

“The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression.”

― Eugene Wigner

“When we look at social media, we really look at it on a continuum, and the continuum is from accumulation to instant expression.”

― Evan Spiegel

“’Vanity pages,’ is somewhat of a derogatory term; personal pages are still the heart of blogging, but now there are more topic-oriented blogs. It’s really about personal expression, and that’s just gotten bigger and broader.”

― Evan Williams

“Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.”

― Evelyn Waugh

“A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.”

― Ezra Pound

“That’s what I love about the Internet. Even if it’s small-scale and you’re just posting on a forum, that’s an uncensored expression. That’s what I love.”

― Felicia Day

“The early expression of my youth was filled with all the aspects of art.”

― Felix de Weldon

“The purest expression of the doctrine of Liberalism was probably that of Benjamin Constant.”

― Francis Parker Yockey

“Sharia is the impetus behind multinational diplomatic efforts to accommodate Sharia blasphemy prohibitions on expression that offends Muslims.”

― Frank Gaffney

“Rock ‘n Roll: The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.”

― Frank Sinatra

“Really, I do not know whether my paintings are surrealist or not, but I do know that they are the frankest expression of myself.”

― Frida Kahlo

“In sailing, I single-hand, and I want to do the Horn. The Horn is the maximum expression of sailing, the way the Iditarod is the maximum expression of running dogs. It’s not to write about it; it’s to experience the maximum thing.”

― Gary Paulsen

“The maximum expression of running dogs is the Iditarod. You enter a state of primitive exaltation, and you never return. You’re never normal again.”

― Gary Paulsen

“That is what intrigues me; songwriting and song structure and expression.”

― Geddy Lee

“Disease is a vital expression of the human organism.”

― Georg Groddeck

“Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Socialism, reduced to its simplest legal and practical expression, means the complete discarding of the institution of private property by transforming it into public property, and the division of the resultant public income equally and indiscriminately among the entire population.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.”

― George Eliot

“Beauty of expression is so akin to the voice of the sea.”

― George Matthew Adams

“The euro currency both presupposes and promotes a fiction – that ‘Europe’ has somehow become, against the wishes of most Europeans, a political rather than a merely geographic expression.”

― George Will

“A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human.”

― Georges Rouault

“I’m inspired by anyone who’s honest in their own expression, people who truly beat to the rhythm of their own drum.”

― Gillian Zinser

“How odd that the proponents of free expression think ‘free’ only applies to them.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.”

― Gustave Courbet

“I wanted to play my violin and have my musical expression through the instrument. But then I was really young when I had my first opportunity to conduct.”

― Gustavo Dudamel

“What I’m fighting for now in my work… for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks, poems I could take into a tavern, into the street, into the halls of a housing project.”

― Gwendolyn Brooks

“Every art expression is rooted fundamentally in the personality and temperament of the artist.”

― Hans Hofmann

“It makes no difference whether a work is naturalistic or abstract; every visual expression follows the same fundamental laws.”

― Hans Hofmann

“When the impulses which stir us to profound emotion are integrated with the medium of expression, every interview of the soul may become art. This is contingent upon mastery of the medium.”

― Hans Hofmann

“An idea can only be materialized with the help of a medium of expression, the inherent qualities of which must be surely sensed and understood in order to become the carrier of an idea.”

― Hans Hofmann

“The perfect expression of receiving a lifetime award is to be working when they’re handing it out.”

― Harold Prince

“Recognition of belligerency as an expression of sympathy is all very well.”

― Henry Cabot Lodge

“The discipline, particularly in these urban schools for the poor, it’s not controlled by the administration – they’re controlled by the police. This is an expression of a racist logic that has now seeped directly into schools.”

― Henry Giroux

“Art is man’s expression of his joy in labor.”

― Henry Kissinger

“Every gesture is a gesture from the blood, every expression a symbolic utterance… Everything is of the blood, of the senses.”

― Henry Williamson

“The kind of support encouraged by such modes of expression has always arisen basically from confusing the fatherland itself with the social conditions which happened to prevail in it.”

― Hjalmar Branting

“Language is like songs, like food, like dance-it is the expression of what we think.”

― Holly Near

“One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression.”

― Howard Zinn

“Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.”

― Isaac Bashevis Singer

“The places I come from have such rich languages, such a variety of expression. In Sierra Leone we have about fifteen languages and three dialects. I grew up speaking about seven of them.”

― Ishmael Beah

“For me as a writer, Albanian is simply an extraordinary means of expression – rich, malleable, adaptable. As I have said in my latest novel, ‘Spiritus,’ it has modalities that exist only in classical Greek, which puts one in touch with the mentality of antiquity.”

― Ismail Kadare

“Everyone has something that blocks us from the full experience and expression of our nobility.”

― Iyanla Vanzant

“The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations.”

― Jack Lew

“Russia, France, Germany and China. They revere their writers. America is still a frontier country that almost shudders at the idea of creative expression.”

― James A. Michener

“Control of vibrato helps your musical expression.”

― James Galway

“Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.”

― Jane Addams

“Google’s thing is not advertising because it’s not a romanticizing operation. It doesn’t involve expression. It’s a link. What they’re doing is selling access.”

― Jaron Lanier

“Generally, I don’t pencil, especially with the autobiographical comics, although I’ve usually planed out composition in my head during the scripting stage. I like to work directly in ink, to keep the spontaneity and expression conveyed by a less worked over line.”

― Jeffrey Brown

“A functional biological clock has three components: input from the outside world to set the clock, the timekeeping mechanism itself, and genetic machinery that allows the clock to regulate expression of a variety of genes.”

― Jeffrey C. Hall

“The most perfect expression of human behavior is a string quartet.”

― Jeffrey Tate

“The Internet, as a First Amendment medium, hinges on free expression, and that means free advertising.”

― Jerry Yang

“My first album was very eclectic and very soft as a vocal expression.”

― Jihae

“Color is for me the purest form of expression, the purest abstract reality.”

― Jim Hodges

“So, my style has hopefully changed over the years and it is more relaxed, and I do tend to smile and have more than one expression these days hopefully – which I didn’t at the beginning.”

― Jo Brand

“Online communities are an expression of loneliness.”

― Joanne Harris

“Design is an expression of one’s most deeply rooted internal values.”

― Joe Gebbia

“It’s very common in Iceland, this music-making and artistic expression by non-professionals. The brass band tradition is not as big, but there are choirs everywhere. So that’s something that is familiar to me.”

― Johann Johannsson

“The most common and most important result of them is that the nature and size of the effect on corresponding series of different elements are largely an expression of the peculiarity of their atomic structure – or, at least, of the structure of the surface.”

― Johannes Stark

“Las Vegas is the expression, in glitter and concrete, of America’s brittle and mutating id.”

― John Burdett

“Life is entirely unthinkable without any of the creative arts, and they’re all a continuum – the force in question is creativity, not its mode of expression.”

― John Darnielle

“Wrestling’s a form of expression, and it expresses vastness.”

― John Darnielle

“There are people who believe in an absolutely transparent prose; with every respect for clarity of expression, I don’t.”

― John M. Ford

“Jesus viewed his own destiny – to be glorified in and through death – as an expression of a kind of cosmic principle: the pathway to life runs through death.”

― John Ortberg

“Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.”

― Jonathan Edwards

“The United States gave me opportunities that my country of origin could not: freedom of the press and complete freedom of expression.”

― Jorge Ramos

“Entrepreneurial profit is the expression of the value of what the entrepreneur contributes to production.”

― Joseph A. Schumpeter

“Charity can be the outward expression of faith and hope.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“For some odd reason, the expression ‘death of a poet’ always sounds somewhat more concrete than ‘life of a poet.’”

― Joseph Brodsky

“Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.”

― Joseph Conrad

“Only here, because of the illusion of intellectualism, our society separates the validity of human expression.”

― Joseph Jarman

“Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions.”

― Joseph Roux

“The larger your audience, the smaller your vocabulary and range of referents – the fewer your means of expression. You can’t rely on the luxury of intimacy.”

― Joshua Cohen

“That this individual life of all of us is not something limited in its temporal expression to the life that now we experience, follows from the very fact that here nothing final or individual is found expressed.”

― Josiah Royce

“Dance, to me, is an expression of who we are.”

― Josie Bissett

“Acting is a very limited form of expression and those who take it seriously are very limited people. I take it seriously.”

― Judy Holliday

“A fever is an expression of inner rage.”

― Julia Roberts

“Art is an expression of who we are, what we believe, and what we dream about.”

― Julianne Moore

“Singing is a limitless form of expression, and I love to experiment with my work.”

― Kailash Kher

“Music is an expression of life, who you are, and what you’ve been through.”

― Kamasi Washington

“I would welcome satirical references to political leaders as part of freedom of expression.”

― Kapil Sibal

“We are wedded to freedom of expression and shall do nothing to diminish that freedom.”

― Kapil Sibal

“There is a danger in monotheism, and it’s called idolatry. And we know the prophets of Israel were very, very concerned about idolatry, the worship of a human expression of the divine.”

― Karen Armstrong

“Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace.”

― Karl Barth

“My lab used to do gene expression and genomics, and we did a lot of sequencing samples from virus outbreaks.”

― Kathleen Rubins

“In Scotland, Catholics have raised their voices against sectarianism and intolerance directed against the Church. Clearly, these actions show that freedom of religious expression, a basic human right, is not upheld in our midst as widely and as completely as it should be.”

― Keith O’Brien

“Hip hop’s all about expression. That’s why I got into it.”

― Kevin Abstract

“I’ve always thought the expression ‘passion project’ was kind of a cliche until I started working on ‘Big Shot’ for ‘ESPN.’”

― Kevin Connolly

“Art is an expression of who you are. Parts that I play are my sculptures.”

― Kim Cattrall

“Italy is a geographical expression.”

― Klemens von Metternich

“I don’t think Ireland has ever had a genius for the novel. Of course, there were plenty of Irish novels, but I don’t think that was ever the natural means of expression for the Irish.”

― Lady Gregory

“There is an expression now that is commonly used about these so-called internal conflicts which are not really internal, because they have connections to the outside world.”

― Lakhdar Brahimi

“David Bowie and Boy George created a safely contained theatrical expression of gay style.”

― Lance Loud

“I thought Sarah Palin was the ultimate expression of comic outrageousness in a person.”

― Larry Wilmore

“For the stage displays the first vigorous expression, as the natural thing and without conspicuous restraint, of private individuality.”

― Lascelles Abercrombie

“Giving is an expression of gratitude for our blessings.”

― Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

“As a matter of fact is an expression that precedes many an expression that isn’t.”

― Laurence J. Peter

“Technology will never last if it ignores human beings’ basic instinct to express and discover through expression.”

― Lemn Sissay

“We have this expression, Christy and I. We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.”

― Linda Evangelista

“As cliched as it sounds, music is my only form of expression. So I have to be honest with myself, and with that comes being vulnerable.”

― Little Simz

“We have a battery of tests planned at regular intervals including DNA methylation analysis, gene expression profile changes, telomere length (both TAT and QTRAP measured) and various other metrics that will highlight positive changes to aging biomarkers.”

― Liz Parrish

“I regard freedom of expression as the primary right without which one can not have a proper functioning democracy.”

― Lord Hailsham

“In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.”

― Louis D. Brandeis

“I have never known a more vulgar expression of betrayal and deceit.”

― Lucien Bouchard

“I always strive for freedom: freedom of thought and expression.”

― Lykke Li

“Singing your own songs is all about individual expression.”

― Lyle Lovett

“I only give expression to the instincts from my soul.”

― M. F. Husain

“I think I took after my parents. Using music as one of my main ways of expression just felt natural.”

― Mabel

“It’s got to be the ballot or the bullet. The ballot or the bullet. If you’re afraid to use an expression like that, you should get back in the cotton patch, you should get back in the alley.”

― Malcolm X

“I wanted always to be a storyteller of the fullest expression.”

― Mara Brock Akil

“Painting is a language of its own. You cannot interpret one form of expression with another form of expression.”

― Marcel Duchamp

“I decided to have a life: to become – pardon the expression – a soccer mom.”

― Marcia Clark

“Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.”

― Margaret Sanger

“All the movements of our body are not merely those dictated by impulse or weariness; they are the correct expression of what we consider decorous. Without impulses, we could take no part in social life; on the other hand, without inhibitions, we could not correct, direct, and utilize our impulses.”

― Maria Montessori

“Since I was young, the artistic expression that fashion embodies has inspired me. It’s a way to communicate oneself.”

― Maria Sharapova

“I entirely agree with you about the obscurity of Mrs Browning’s line about the stars. It is far-fetched. She wanted to express something which she found beyond expression.”

― Marie Corelli

“There is always an element of play in form, however ‘serious’ the expression.”

― Marilyn Hacker

“I notice that freedom of expression of an E.U. member of Parliament who denounces the actions of ISIS allows the French government to take her to court.”

― Marine Le Pen

“If you are killed because you are a writer, that’s the maximum expression of respect, you know.”

― Mario Vargas Llosa

“Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.”

― Mark Helprin

“Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It’s a bum’s life. Quitting acting, that’s the sign of maturity.”

― Marlon Brando

“In its heyday, the car was an expression of technical flair and design genius: the original Mini, the Beetle, the 2CV, and the Fiat 500 were all, in their various ways, inspired incarnations of functionality.”

― Martin Jacques

“George W Bush is like a bad comic working the crowd, a moron, if you’ll pardon the expression.”

― Martin Sheen

“Civil disobedience has almost always been about expression. Generally, it’s nonviolent, as defined by Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi, and King.”

― Marvin Ammori

“For ballet dancers, style is about melding personal expression with physical form.”

― Mary Helen Bowers

“Viewed narrowly, all life is universal hunger and an expression of energy associated with it.”

― Mary Ritter Beard

“As a director, I get to have a much broader creative expression than as an actress.”

― Mary Stuart Masterson

“When I draw a character, very often as I’m doing a face, my face mirrors the expression.”

― Matthew Ashford

“Protecting basic rights such as freedom of expression enhances social stability.”

― Max Baucus

“The poet’s expression of joy conceals his despair at not having found the reality of joy.”

― Max Jacob

“I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.”

― Maya Angelou

“Rap is definitely a youthful expression.”

― Mekhi Phifer

“I hate the expression, ‘I’m not fake.’”

― Michael Bisping

“A world view is probably an expression of self.”

― Michael Leunig

“The expression ‘livin’ large’ is taken from the rap vernacular, inspired by Donald Trump, who made the big dollars and flaunted them.”

― Michael Schultz

“My hypothesis is not so much that the court is the natural expression of popular justice, but rather that its historical function is to ensnare it, to control it and strangle it, by re-inscribing it within institutions which are typical of a state apparatus.”

― Michel Foucault

“’Bloody do-gooders’ is my expression for people who are nicer than me, who are better than me.”

― Mike Rowe

“Freedom of expression comes with responsibilities, especially when it comes with serious implications for peace.”

― Mohammed Morsi

“My parents locked off most areas of expression. The only outlet left to me was the arts.”

― Murray Head

“Most of the sex I’ve seen on the screen looks like an expression of hostility towards sex.”

― Myrna Loy

“Dreams are the expression of the unconscious while we are asleep.”

― Nancy Friday

“Keerthy Suresh knows how to improvise and reworks her expression on the spot.”

― Nani

“Our rights are interconnected and inseparable. When freedom of expression is threatened, the rights to freedom of association and assembly, of thought, conscience and religion, are also compromised.”

― Nazanin Boniadi

“History’s lesson, of course, is that attempts to suppress free expression have merely confirmed the caricaturists’ original critique of heavy-handed and objectionable actions of overreaching governments.”

― Nazanin Boniadi

“I have grown up now… with so much experience in life that I keep incorporating in my expression while performing.”

― Neha Kakkar

“The arts are suffering amongst public schools, but also, minority theater companies are struggling, and I firmly believe in freedom of expression through the arts.”

― Nelsan Ellis

“I approach the world as a whole by taking an integrative approach, not a world of parts, and I like to bring different fields and disciplines together. The same is true with my preoccupation with cultural expression.”

― Neri Oxman

“Hip-hop is a cultural expression – it’s embracing.”

― Nikki Giovanni

“It wasn’t like I picked a camera up in 1989 and stopped making music. I picked a camera up and found another form of expression.”

― Nikki Sixx

“American Sign Language requires a lot of facial and body expression.”

― Nyle DiMarco

“The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.”

― Oscar Wilde

“Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression.”

― Otto von Bismarck

“Neither Aristotelian nor Russellian rules give the exact logic of any expression of ordinary language; for ordinary language has no exact logic.”

― P. F. Strawson

“Beauty means expression and being your most authentic self.”

― Paloma Elsesser

“A liar often smiles subtly while telling a lie; it’s an unconscious expression of his delight in getting away with a whopper.”

― Pamela Meyer

“With a painter’s temperament, all that’s needed are the means of expression sufficient to be intelligible to the wide public.”

― Paul Cezanne

“All that passes is raised to the dignity of expression; all that happens is raised to the dignity of meaning. Everything is either symbol or parable.”

― Paul Claudel

“Marxism is the only doctrine that both satisfies the demands for progress and provides a safe outlet for moral expression in a skeptical age.”

― Paul Craig Roberts

“The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.”

― Paul Klee

“Ordinary language carries with it conditions of meaning which it is easy to recognize by classifying the contexts in which the expression is employed in a meaningful manner.”

― Paul Ricoeur

“Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature.”

― Paul Ricoeur

“I did not get Botox because you wouldn’t see any expression in my face. Hopefully it has paid off.”

― Penelope Ann Miller

“I began as a naturalistic painter. Very quickly I felt the urgent need for a more concise form of expression and an economy of means. I never stopped progressing toward abstraction.”

― Piet Mondrian

“Let us note that art – even on an abstract level – has never been confined to ‘idea’; art has always been the ‘realized’ expression of equilibrium.”

― Piet Mondrian

“The Church is not self-made, it was created by God and is continuously formed by Him. This finds expression in the Sacraments, above all in that of Baptism: I enter into the Church not by a bureaucratic act, but with the help of this Sacrament.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“Botox should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen. Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?”

― Rachel Weisz

“When I rapped for ‘Manto’, I used cuss words and no one objected because it was an adult movie. I feel cuss words are also a way of expression.”

― Raftaar

“Singing and dancing is not just for the cast of ‘Glee’. We can wake up doing both and have it be a natural expression of who we are.”

― Rainn Wilson

“Beauty without expression is boring.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Preaching is the expression of the moral sentiment in application to the duties of life.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A brow furrow is a very important indicator of confusion or concentration, and it can be a negative facial expression.”

― Rana el Kaliouby

“Spirituality is deeply personal. Yet, society has to face the fact that certain faiths celebrate spirituality through an overt expression of inner convictions.”

― Randa Abdel-Fattah

“Cooking is an expression that crosses boundaries.”

― Ranveer Brar

“Like a musician expresses himself through music and a writer’s expression is in his writings, cooking is my mode of expression.”

― Ranveer Brar

“In Cuba we have one party, but in the U.S. there is very little difference. Both parties are an expression of the ruling class.”

― Raul Castro

“All different forms of human expression, art, science, are going to become expanded, by expanding our intelligence.”

― Ray Kurzweil

“The main pillar of my activity is making clothes, but this can never be the perfect and only vehicle of expression.”

― Rei Kawakubo

“All kinds of ways of expression are spreading out all over the place, information is overflowing, and it’s harder and harder to be excited about anything.”

― Rei Kawakubo

“My play is the ultimate expression of my feeling of the twilight of Western civilization.”

― Richard Foreman

“Booty is just a ghetto expression, and I’m just a booty star.”

― Richard Pryor

“When I do a mask, I do try to put a lot of character and a lot of expression into the sculpt.”

― Rick Baker

“I love singing. I love it, and it doesn’t feel like a chore. It’s an expression.”

― Rihanna

“When we’re talking about our title tracks, ‘DNA’ is about the expression of a young, passionate love.”

― RM

“Nowadays the big Hollywood studios only make about three movies a year, and they cost about $200 million each. There’s no room for error in that, and not a lot of room, I would think, for free expression.”

― Robbie Coltrane

“Freedom of expression is very important.”

― Rodrigo Duterte

“My films are the expression of momentary desires. I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way.”

― Roman Polanski

“Teams are a collective expression.”

― Ronaldo

“Since, however, the reduced surplus value is to be distributed among them in like manner, the modification of their respective parts in the production of surplus value must find expression in a modification of the prices.”

― Rudolf Hilferding

“For me, purity of movement wasn’t enough. I needed expression, more intensity, more mind.”

― Rudolf Nureyev

“I’m not so interested in the expression of something, but I’m more interested in what the material can do. And so that’s why I keep exploring.”

― Ruth Asawa

“My attitude is always one of sensuality, aggressive enthusiasm and a kind of outrageousness in my expression.”

― Sally Kirkland

“I certainly was one of the instigators in the 1960s of freedom of expression.”

― Sally Kirkland

“What once was an expression of who I was – acting – also became my hiding place.”

― Salma Hayek

“Original thought, original artistic expression is by its very nature questioning, irreverent, iconoclastic.”

― Salman Rushdie

“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.”

― Salman Rushdie

“Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry are all categories of man’s expression which are valid only if the endorsement of formal content is valid.”

― Salvatore Quasimodo

“Rising anti-Semitism is rarely the lone or the last expression of intolerance in a society.”

― Samantha Power

“Food is an international language, an expression of love.”

― Sandi Toksvig

“Expression and thought are inextricably linked: crude language permits only crude thinking.”

― Sarah Churchwell

“The beauty of interdisciplinary conversation is that the mode of expression is essentially different for each practitioner, even if ideas are shared.”

― Sarah Hall

“I suppose you inevitably fall into habits of expression.”

― Seamus Heaney

“In order to make a film, you have to operate on many different levels, making all these different forms of expression converse, and so I just followed that intuition.”

― Sebastian Lelio

“I have a more direct avenue to expression as an artist than I ever would as a politician.”

― Serj Tankian

“The expression of divinity is in variety.”

― Sheri S. Tepper

“The social business marketplace is effectively forcing brands to engage with consumers on the basis of something that is meaningful to them. More often than not, this takes the form of some core value that finds expression in a non-profit cause.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“’Uff da,’ for the unenlightened, is Norwegian for ‘oy vey’ and is a common expression in Minnesotese.”

― Steve Rushin

“No one knows what the nongenetic causes of individuality are. Perhaps people are shaped by modifications of genes that take place after conception, or by haphazard fluctuations in the chemical soup in the womb or the wiring up of the brain or the expression of the genes themselves.”

― Steven Pinker

“I think K-Pop is a type of expression.”

― Swizz Beatz

“With a lot of comedians, one of their major attributes is that they look comedic, with a certain hangdog or manic expression. I look like the neighborhood bully. That doesn’t elicit laughter.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“Cinema is a form of art, and like every other art form, cinema also needs freedom of expression.”

― Taapsee Pannu

“I am a Moroccan writer of French expression.”

― Tahar Ben Jelloun

“Freedom of expression is not absolute. Countries have laws that define the framework for exercising this right and which, for instance, condemn racist language.”

― Tariq Ramadan

“Style is a form of expression! It’s what makes your character your character, to put it in laymen’s term.”

― Theophilus London

“I was very pleased to find that once I had records out music videos were starting to happen, so I directed some of my own music videos and got to experiment in other areas of expression.”

― Thomas Dolby

“In centering prayer, the sacred word is not the object of the attention but rather the expression of the intention of the will.”

― Thomas Keating

“All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.”

― Thomas Mann

“Mob law is the most forcible expression of an abnormal public opinion; it shows that society is rotten to the core.”

― Timothy Thomas Fortune

“Because of ‘The Birds’ and ‘Marnie’ I was, as the expression goes, hot in Hollywood and producers and directors wanted to hire me.”

― Tippi Hedren

“Most of us don’t live lives that lend themselves to novelistic expression, because our lives are so fragmented.”

― Tobias Wolff

“I don’t listen to punk any more, unless it’s right before I play. Not that I don’t like it, it’s nostalgic. But, it’s for kids and it should be… it’s not art, it’s expression.”

― Tom DeLonge

“Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.”

― Tom Wolfe

“Righteousness has to do with the vertical standard that God gives us to please Him. Justice has to do with the horizontal expression of that righteous standard in the lives of others.”

― Tony Evans

“The combination of domesticity and wildness – that’s a deep expression.”

― Tracy Kidder

“I am both astonished and honored beyond expression to be chosen as your 2011 Christian Statesman of the Year.”

― Trent Franks

“There’s this expression called postmodernism, which is kind of silly, and destroys a perfectly good word called modern, which now no longer means anything.”

― Twyla Tharp

“I also helped write the five-page statement of principles that Civic Forum issued in late November. That was the first public expression of what the new government wanted to do.”

― Vaclav Klaus

“Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.”

― Vera Brittain

“Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.”

― W. Somerset Maugham

“Al Jazeera is known in the Arab world as the voice of freedom of expression.”

― Wadah Khanfar

“Simplicity is the glory of expression.”

― Walt Whitman

“I’ve made $50 million over the years as a movie star, if you’ll pardon the expression, and I’ve given most of it to the bookies.”

― Walter Matthau

“I hate that expression, ‘fusion.’ What it means to me is this movement where nothing ever really fused.”

― Wayne Kramer

“The lived experiences which could not find adequate scientific expression in the substance doctrine of rational psychology were now validated in light of new and better methods.”

― Wilhelm Dilthey

“Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.”

― William Hazlitt

“Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.”

― William Hazlitt

“You hoop with a certain expression. That’s your art. You’ve crafted it, so it is your art.”

― Willie Cauley-Stein

“’No comment’ is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.”

― Winston Churchill

“The Zionist movement gave political expression to our claim to the land of Israel. And in 1922, the League of Nations recognized the justice of this claim.”

― Yitzhak Shamir

“Some people think that movements, such as the movements in ballet, are a higher cultural expression, whereas some are just dirt. I think it is elitist to think that a trained movement is more acceptable than untrained and possibly unrehearsed movements.”

― Yoko Ono

“Music is my expression. Music is my release. Music is my therapy.”

― Young M.A

“What is writing but an expression of my own life?”

― Zane Grey

“Any kind of gender expression is performance for me, regardless of where it is on the spectrum.”

― Zoe Quinn
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