Words matter. These are the best Refinement Quotes from famous people such as Stefan Hell, H. P. Lovecraft, Natalie Dormer, Sendhil Mullainathan, Andrea Bocelli, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
There is still refinement needed – we are working on being able to do the same things at lower light levels and with a larger field of view.
If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England with the fire of the Elizabethans, the correct taste of the Georgians, and the refinement and pure ideals of the Victorians.
I’ve played a lot of elegance and refinement, so to do something really down and dirty is a great attraction.
No one would say, ‘Hey, I think this medicine works, go ahead and use it.’ We have testing, we go to the lab, we try it again, we have refinement. But you know what we do on the last mile? ‘Oh, this is a good idea. People will like this. Let’s put it out there.’
The feeling of an evolution is a constant for every artist who is pursuing the search of refinement and enlargement of his/her own means of expression.
Engineering is about finding solutions with a commitment to ongoing refinement. That’s what engineering training teaches you.
The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.
I think ‘Chef’ is about somebody who’s in the middle of his life, and he’s kind of lost his passion and his voice, so he seeks out some refinement and redemption.
The imagination is an innate gift, but it needs refinement and cultivation; this is what the humanities provide.
Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society.
I’ve always been battling against my sense of dignity and refinement. I was embarrassed by any bodily functions when I was younger. I could never even blow my nose.
The zenith of elegance in any woman’s wardrobe is the little black dress, the power of which suggests dash and refinement.
Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man’s cruelty and baseness.
Modern man is in crisis. He has degenerated from the redoubtable pillar he became through centuries of refinement and slipped resignedly into the popular depiction of himself as a witless under-achiever, incapable of looking after himself or those around him.
I think the time is ripe for a return to the refinement of lifestyle that the pocket watch embodies. A personal pleasure that you know you have in your pocket, which requires an elegant gesture to use and show to others.
But wealth is a great means of refinement; and it is a security for gentleness, since it removes disturbing anxieties.
The pocket square, properly contrived, finishes a man’s look. With good tailoring and well chosen neckwear, the look connotes power, taste, refinement, manners. The naked pocket connotes the opposite: working class, tasteless, base, crude, ignorant.
I like to play the lute full-bloodedly, with passion, as well as with delicacy and, I hope, refinement.
Civilization consists in the multiplication and refinement of human wants.
I didn’t go to high school, and I didn’t go to grade school either. Education, I think, is for refinement and is probably a liability.
We were astonished by the beauty and refinement of the art displayed by the objects surpassing all we could have imagined – the impression was overwhelming.
The misfortune is that many people, men and women, think that the perfect face has no flaws, no pores in the skin; and that gives unrealistic levels of esteem. Somebody feels they’re not right because they haven’t got that type of refinement.
Encourage good music and art and literature in your homes. Homes that have a spirit of refinement and beauty will bless the lives of your children forever.
It has always seemed to me that a love of natural objects, and the depth, as well as exuberance and refinement of mind, produced by an intelligent delight in scenery, are elements of the first importance in the education of the young.
Modesty in dress and language and deportment is a true mark of refinement and a hallmark of a virtuous Latter-day Saint woman.
I think art is not an ornament or refinement at the fringes of human intelligence, I think it’s at the center. It’s at the core.
‘Fine dining.’ I’d love to know who coined the term and whether they meant it to be as offputting as it is. The words evoke an idea of phoney refinement, of needless flummery, snooty waiters, and an atmosphere designed to intimidate the customer.
With a woman of sophistication, class and modesty and refinement, I become a totally tongue-tied buffoon. I can’t even look her straight in the face.
Wealth brings with it refinement, the spirit of conservation, while poverty inspires adventurous ideas, the desire to change things, and has little care for life.
God’s arrows of affliction are sharp and painful so He can get our attention. He won’t let His beloved children get away with sin because He knows it robs us of blessings, opportunities, and even character refinement.
We are domesticated animals, revolving in a cage which we have built for ourselves – with its contentions, wranglings, its impossible political leaders, its gurus who exploit our self-conceit and their own with great refinement or rather crudely.
Chestnuts are my favorite ingredient to use in the fall, especially for the holidays. I always find that they are meaty, hearty and have a mysterious refinement when cooked or roasted over sea salt.
The furnace of affliction produces refinement, in states as well as individuals.
Experimental work of great refinement is necessary in order to determine atomic weights. No relationships between them have yet been certainly found which make it possible for us to compute by any sort of calculation exactly the value of any one atomic weight from any other.
Boston has carried the practice of hypocrisy to the n-th degree of refinement, grace, and failure.
I’m becoming more and more myself with time. I guess that’s what grace is. The refinement of your soul through time.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
You go through a process of refinement and getting rid of the excesses of your early youth in terms of your excitement about what theatre can do.
Rawness and refinement are not opposite ends of a luxurious spectrum… they are two complementary features with which to populate a luxe environment.
The way a woman carries herself and the way she dresses ought to promote the following types of words: modesty, discretion, wisdom, beauty, elegance and refinement, but not sensuality, luxury, extravagance.
To have one’s own story told by a third party who doesn’t know that the character in question is himself the hero of the story being told, that’s a technical refinement.
Program construction consists of a sequence of refinement steps.
Is it ‘a drag’ that passions don’t come to us all at once, as epiphanies, without the need to actively develop them? Maybe. But the reality is that our early interests are fragile, vaguely defined, and in need of energetic, years-long cultivation and refinement.
The Royal Opera House? I once had the immense privilege of appearing there and was awed by the air of refinement of those seemingly ethereal beings who floated about in the highest echelons of musical accomplishment, effortlessly producing virtuoso performances in several different languages.