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Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teens are bullied and ostracized in epidemic proportions. It's disgusting, and it must change.
In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be.
Fashion is to please your eye. Shapes and proportions are for your intellect.
I have always appreciated those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions.
When you're in a crisis of, you know, tremendous proportions, it's beyond any human capability to control, you just make the best decisions you can, and you just hope that your intuition is correct.
The primary factor is proportions.
Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings.
The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.
Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns.
The proportions, too, in which the capital that is to support labour, and the capital that is invested in tools, machinery and buildings, may be variously combined.
Pick up a sunflower and count the florets running into its centre, or count the spiral scales of a pine cone or a pineapple, running from its bottom up its sides to the top, and you will find an extraordinary truth: recurring numbers, ratios and proportions.
To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.
Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
The U.N. bureaucracy has grown to elephantine proportions. Now that the Cold War is over, we are asking that elephant to do gymnastics.
There's a difference between a failure and a fiasco... a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
There's a technicality to designing and wearing hats. A hat is balancing the proportions of your face; it's like architecture or mathematics.
A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.
For a long time I wanted to draw, but I could never get the proportions right. My still life sketches were the artistic equivalent of someone who has misjudged the space constraints of a postcard, the handwriting shrinking uncomfortably at the bottom.
One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations.
I have always appreciated designers who dare to reinterpret fabrics and proportions, so I follow the Japanese and Belgian designers. The pieces are so animated. When they lie still, they are one thing, but once you stand them up or wear them, they become something else.
Life-writing calls for any number of dubious gifts: A touch of O.C.D., a lack of imagination, a large desk, neutrality of Swiss proportions, tactlessness, a high tolerance for archival dust. Most of all it calls for an act of displacement. 'To find your subject, you must in some sense lose yourself along the way,' is Richard Holmes's version.
The thing about the basics is they don't really change - it's the details and the proportions that change. The shirt may be cut slimmer or looser, the suit might be darker or lighter, the sneakers might not have laces, but you're still talking about shirts and suits and sneakers.
C. S. Lewis
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