Top 70 Elaborate Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Elaborate Quotes from famous people such as Ray William Johnson, Amy Macdonald, Bjarne Stroustrup, Meg Rosoff, John C. Maxwell, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I not only hope that YouTube channels compete with tele

I not only hope that YouTube channels compete with television shows for viewers and revenue, I hope they develop a bitter rivalry which could only be settled by an elaborate medieval tournament where the two entities fight to the death in a steel cage.
Ray William Johnson
I just go out and sing my songs. I don’t put on elaborate stage shows with ridiculous fancy dress.
Amy Macdonald
My list of basic tools is a partial answer to the question about what has changed: Over the past few years, large numbers of programmers have come to depend on elaborate tools to interface code with systems facilities.
Bjarne Stroustrup
While working in advertising, I channelled my creative energy into elaborate escape fantasies: cake making, dog breeding, the Peace Corps.
Meg Rosoff
For more than a decade, I led an organization that put on an elaborate Christmas program each December. It was a big production, with over 250 people participating in more than 20 performances. By the end of the season, everyone who participated was exhausted.
John C. Maxwell
Most of the time one is discouraged by the work, but now and again by some grace something stands out and invites you to work on it, to elaborate it or animate it in some way. It’s a mysterious process.
Leonard Cohen
The intensity of being in front of all these incredible musicians and tremendous conductors in these elaborate halls can be overwhelming.
Idina Menzel
I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favor of doing it.
Henry James
When I finally came to the United States, I was forced to get a job right away. I spoke no English – none. I started working as an aesthetician in this beautiful boutique salon in Beverly Hills. Being an aesthetician didn’t require an elaborate vocabulary in English. My first client was Cindy Crawford! I swear.
Anastasia Soare
I used to just go up to strangers and tell them really elaborate stories about who I was and where I was from and try to spice my story, which I didn’t think was very exciting at all. That gave me a sense of life, a sense of excitement – but I don’t do that anymore.
Inbar Lavi
When I first arrived in Houston, I was fascinated with the elaborate styles of cowboy boots and thought they were incredibly exotic. They also seemed to be a central part of a specifically ‘Texan’ identity, one distinct from being ‘American.’
Shahzia Sikander
We’re pretty much Luddites when it comes to demos; we don’t do anything too elaborate or high-tech.
Kemp Muhl
I get a lot of people asking if my hair is a wig because it is in an elaborate style. I assure them it is all my own.
Jenny Ryan
I was Obi-Wan multiple years in a row. Alec Guinness’ Obi-Wan. I was a Dalmatian once because I loved ‘101 Dalmatians,’ and I think I was a Care Bear once and maybe a Spartan cheerleader from the ‘SNL’ skit. I’m terrible with Halloween, because I come up with these elaborate costumes and never follow through.
Melissa Benoist
As we get older, we tend to grow quite fond of the planets of belief we have constructed for ourselves. We build elaborate defense mechanisms to ward off attacks from competing ideas or new data. The system makes us comfortable but resistant to change, no matter how much change might be called for.
Sean M. Carroll
Like every Canadian, I have been taught that one of the most important functions of art is to supply and elaborate the myths and narratives of nationhood.
Miriam Toews
My mom has a tape from when I was, like, 2 years old, talking with my grandma, telling her a story that’s really elaborate about werewolves and wolves.
Amanda Hocking
Fantasy is expensive. It’s an expensive endeavor. I have to admit, I didn’t write with adaptation in mind. So the books simply become more outlandish as they go on, and they’re full of a lot of locations and elaborate set pieces.
Leigh Bardugo
Counterterrorism analysts have known for years that al Qaeda prepares for attacks with elaborate ‘targeting packages’ of photographs and notes.
Barton Gellman
If the universe is friendly, then it is indeed aware of us and works to help us. So there are no ‘unfortunate accidents,’ and everything that happens is orchestrated in an elaborate and complicated manner to be of benefit to us.
Srikumar Rao
Ah, the power of two. There’s nothing quite like it. Especially when it comes to paying utility bills, parenting, cooking elaborate meals, purchasing a grown-up bed, jumping rope and lifting heavy machinery. The world favours pairs. Who wants to waste the wood building an ark for singletons?
Sloane Crosley
My dog has the intellectual capacity of a lime wedge, yet even he possesses an elaborate set of assumptions, based on his ability to control my behavior through a combination of slavish devotion and incessant howling.
Martha Beck
Baboons take a bit of getting to know but, apparently, once you break the ice, so to speak, they are complex and interesting creatures with elaborate societies.
Alexander McCall Smith
There’s a sort of unwritten rule that the more elaborate the task is, the less likely it is to work. If we spend a lot of money on a big prop, it almost certainly won’t make it.
Alex Horne
I started writing books and making clothes for my dolls when I was around 10 as a way of making my reality exciting. When I went out to play with friends, I always arranged elaborate sets and costumes.
‘Agnivarsha’ is not a costume drama like Shashi Kapoor’s ‘Utsav’ or Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Devdas.’ This one has no elaborate jewellery and clothes. It is sparse and stark.
Raveena Tandon
In the Bhagavad Gita, there is no long discussion, nothing elaborate. The main reason for this is that everything stated in the Gita is meant to be tested in the life of every man; it is intended to be verified in practice.
Vinoba Bhave
It’s just as well that I write in the same facile way wherever I am – no blocks or anguish, no contemplation, no elaborate revision, no need for love-tokens or nice views.
Peter York
The human brain is a product of natural selection. In the face of scarcity, our hominid great-great-uncles were unable to compete against our sapient great-great-grandparents’ abilities to build more elaborate mental models and orchestrate their bodies’ movements in more sophisticated ways.
Justin Rosenstein
The nations of Europe constitute a federative league, a commonwealth of nations which, though it has no central head, is so intimate and elaborate as to subject the action, and sometimes even the internal affairs, of each to surveillance and intervention on the part of all the others.
Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II
I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
Anne Sullivan
It is interesting to be here and to see that for certai

It is interesting to be here and to see that for certain actors they have to live in a way that you think of nobody living anymore except for in small towns. They have such elaborate double lives.
Bill Condon
There have been prank shows that have been really elaborate, setting up fake car accidents and burglars. For us, we wanted to strip it down completely, didn’t want to do anything that someone else couldn’t do – a lot like the Jerky Boys.
Sal Vulcano
Gold and precious gems are, in many places, the one form of wealth a woman can use to protect and enhance herself within the elaborate structure of patriarchy.
Wangechi Mutu
The nice thing about the Bible is it doesn’t give you too many facts. Two an a half lines and it tells you the whole story and that leaves you a great deal of freedom to elaborate on how it might have happened.
Howard Nemerov
I don’t have any elaborate uniforms; I come to the ring in a T-shirt, a pair of sneakers and some shorts.
John Cena
Once you’ve established where you are, you go to the character and elaborate on expressions and action.
Sergio Aragones
Governments want to control information. To do this, they have elaborate systems for promoting themselves via propaganda departments and for ensuring confidentiality with official-secrets laws. There are good reasons for these: people need information, and national security deserves secrecy.
Jacob Rees-Mogg
For KRS-One, I have a specific sound – sparse drums and bass. I try to steer away from elaborate productions.
The Internet’s been so great, and it’s so nice to have fans do nice, elaborate websites, but I think the downside is some of the things… for real fans to go on and see that 90 percent of the information isn’t true or to see pictures that aren’t really me.
Denise Richards
Like it or not, Google and the Chinese government are stuck in a tense, long-term relationship, and can look forward to more high-stakes shadow-boxing in the netherworld of the world’s most elaborate system of censorship.
Rebecca MacKinnon
Indian weddings are elaborate. As a culture, we like to celebrate everything… Our weddings go on for sometimes a week, 10 days.
Abhishek Bachchan
I’m a mother of three. I don’t really have the time to put very elaborate outfits together, so I keep it casual but dress it up with shoes, a bag, and jewellery.
Camila Alves
We’re quite into graphics that are simultaneously two- and three-dimensional. But I can’t really elaborate any further because it’s not something – we haven’t really perfected it.
Sean Booth
I hope that if you are employed full-time, you are doing it to ensure that basic needs are met and not simply to indulge a taste for an elaborate home, fancy cars, and other luxuries.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Advances in technology – hugely beneficial though they are – render us vulnerable in new ways. For instance, our interconnected world depends on elaborate networks: electric power grids, air traffic control, international finance, just-in-time delivery, and so forth.
Martin Rees
You can imagine a soul as being a detailed, elaborate pattern that exists very clearly in one brain. When a person dies, the original is no longer around. But there are other versions of it in other people’s brains. It’s a less detailed copy, it’s coarse-grained.
Douglas Hofstadter
Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
Raymond Chandler
The only pleasurable part of taking the subway, as everyone will agree, is concocting elaborate fantasies about what it would be like to be married to the most interesting strangers you see there.
Russell Smith
Rituals, anthropologists will tell us, are about transformation. The rituals we use for marriage, baptism or inaugurating a president are as elaborate as they are because we associate the ritual with a major life passage, the crossing of a critical threshold, or in other words, with transformation.
Abraham Verghese
What’s fascinating about D.C., the exteriors are these elaborate structures, this gorgeous architecture and beautiful stonework, and then you go inside and it’s crap-looking – apart from the White House, which is beautiful.
Tony Hale
Most pieces take between two and three weeks and involve more than 40 people from the fabric cutters to the embroiders to the sewers. It’s an elaborate undertaking.
Naeem Khan
In summary, the Romans were opposed to tyranny in any form; and the feature of government to which they gave the most thought was an elaborate system of checks and balances.
Robert W. Welch, Jr.
‘Game of Thrones’ has kind of got the Midas touch, certainly for the lead actors and those recurring guest stars. It’s the show that can do no wrong because it’s so well produced. My contribution is short, but I think, in my mind, it was sweet because it involved such elaborate scenes.
Luke Roberts
An elaborate system of etiquette and social standards flowered around the home phone: how long a child might be allowed to stay on the phone, how late one could call without being impolite, and of course, the dread implications of a late night call which violated that norm.
John Battelle
I belong to a Bohri Muslim family, and for us, food is our biggest celebration. We are used to elaborate five- to six-course meals.
Nushrat Bharucha
Structure that really pays off is all based on emotion. I don’t write down an elaborate plan. It’s really done by feel. It’s one area of my writing that I think I’ve got surer at as I’ve evolved.
Graham Swift
My go-go dancing was not your typical go-go dancing: I really was doing performance art. I would do dramatic, elaborate lyricals across the bar. I learned a lot, actually, as an artist during that time.
Annaleigh Ashford
Writing a love song when I was 19 is very different than writing a love song when I’m 25. You’re more sophisticated; you can elaborate and pinpoint special things a little clearer.
Jason Derulo
Ashwin and I don’t like elaborate weddings, so we had a court marriage.
Rupali Ganguly
Over the centuries, religion has become institutionalized, and in the process encrusted with elaborate hierarchies, top-heavy bureaucracies, highly specialized roles and reflexive routines.
Gary Hamel
You can solve problems, but the solutions don’t always have to be elaborate or expensive.
Peggy Whitson
I never take any notes or draw charts or make elaborate

I never take any notes or draw charts or make elaborate diagrams, but I hold an image of the shape of a book in my head and work from that mental hologram.
Jonathan Lethem
Spoken language’s elaborate rhythms and inflections convey more meaning per word than the printed word.
Timothy Noah
Painting is sometimes like those recipes where you do all manner of elaborate things to a duck, and then end up putting it on one side and only using the skin.
Lucian Freud
The Metropolitan Opera, of course, is the gold standard in opera. The Met experience includes the huge stage, the vast audience, the elaborate sets. Anyone who saw ‘Faust’ there – I did – knows exactly what hell is like, complete with fire, smoke and terror.
Karen DeCrow
My mother’s family were full-on Irish Catholics – faith in an elaborate old fashioned, highly conservative and madly baroque style. I sort of fell out of the tribe over women’s rights and social justice issues when I was just 13 years old.
Geraldine Brooks
We need no elaborate statistical proof that trade depends on prosperity in the industrial countries.
Arthur Lewis
I live a pretty domestic and normal life. I make my kids breakfast most mornings, but nothing too elaborate – soft-boiled eggs and oatmeal.
Pierce Brosnan
You will find hardly any improvising on camera anywhere in my films. It’s very structured, but it’s all worked out from elaborate improvisations over a long period, as you know.
Mike Leigh