Rigidity Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 84 Quotes About Rigidity

#1. Colossal rigidity, whether in dinosaurs or dictatorships, has a very poor record of evolutionary survival. - Author: Carl R. Rogers
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#2. The rigidity of a bottle's form does not affect the fluidity of the liquid it contains. - Author: Leon Krier
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#3. [I]t wasn't so much the mistakes that people made but how flexible they were in their aftermath that made all the difference in how their lives turned out. - Author: Naomi Jackson
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#4. It is discouraging to try to penetrate a mind like yours. You ought to get it out and dance on it. That would take some of the rigidity out of it. - Author: Mark Twain
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#5. The minute you're working with the government, you're dealing with bureaucracy, you're dealing with time lags, you're dealing with rigidity, you're dealing with a slow pace. - Author: Bob Simon
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#6. All laughter is a muscular rigidity spasmodically relieved by involuntary twitching. - Author: Robert Benchley
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#7. Is not our chief neurosis - by which I mean our estrangement from nature - our desire to hold fast to what is forever transforming, to freeze the familiar, to submit motion to stasis, to solicit immortality through rigidity. - Author: James Hollis
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#8. The adult who puts his arm around his companion in the ballroom, and the child in the roadway, skipping in a round dance - they forget themselve, they dissolve the weight of earthly contact and the rigidity of daily existence. The soul slips into a twilight stage. - Author: Curt Sachs
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#9. I grew up in Switzerland, in this kind of rigidity. It was Protestant, and I was rather shy. That influenced me a lot. - Author: Rene Burri
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#10. The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal. - Author: Pope Paul VI
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#11. Rigidity is the enemy of acting. And I think that people who stay up all night focusing on every beat they're going to do the next day always end up getting screwed. - Author: Jay Baruchel
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#12. In that respect women are really thick. They're the daughters of rigidity. They need a man to feel secure but they don't realize that the one thing they should be afraid of is men. They don't know how to run their lives. They have to sacrifice themselves for the sake of someone else. - Author: Isabel Allende
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#13. They (i. e., the Pythagoreans ) did not advocate the free confrontation of conflicting points of view. Instead, like all orthodox religions, they practised a rigidity that prevented them from correcting their errors. - Author: Carl Sagan
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#14. Wilhelm Reich identified "armor" as the sum total of typical character attitudes, which an individual develops as a blocking against his emotional excitations, resulting in rigidity of the body, lack of emotional contact, "deadness". Functionally identical to muscular armor (chronic muscular spasms) - Author: Wilhelm Reich
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#15. When we fail to harmonize and integrate, living systems, from individuals to families and countries, tend to move toward either chaos or rigidity. - Author: Tobin Hart
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#16. The difference between management and administration (which is what bureaucrats used to do exclusively) is the difference between choice and rigidity. - Author: Robert Heller
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#17. I just love crafting and shaping sounds. Actually, many of the sounds that I work with start off as organic instruments - guitar, piano, clarinet, etc. But I do love the rigidity of electronic drums. - Author: Imogen Heap
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#18. Rigidity of order is the artefact and sediment of the human agents ' freedom. - Author: Zygmunt Bauman
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#19. fluidity of the sea, not the rigidity of irresistible law, characterizes human conduct, especially in the midst of a calamity. - Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
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#20. For designers, the rigidity of an alphabet presents a never-ending artistic challenge: How do you do something new and still preserve the letters' essential forms? - Author: Virginia Postrel
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#21. Rigidity is always the opposite of the search for truth. - Author: Masha Gessen
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#22. I changed the course of my life, from the rigidity of mathematics and the corporate rhythm to a more bohemian world. - Author: Andrea Hirata
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#23. And the rigidity of the material with which we have to compose, is a more formidable opponent than Lasker or Capablanca. Because these lifeless opponents do not have any moments of human weakness! - Author: Henri Weenink
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#24. Exclusivist thought can easily lapse into intolerance and rigidity, especially in times of trouble. - Author: Amish Tripathi
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#25. Of the value traps, the most widespread and pernicious is value rigidity. This is an inability to revalue what one sees because of commitment to previous values. In motorcycle maintenance, you MUST rediscover what you do as you go. Rigid values makes this impossible. - Author: Robert M. Pirsig
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#26. The abstraction, ostensibly, is simply for me the penetration of something that is more profound in many ways than rigidity of a form. A form if it breathes some, if it has some enigma to it, it is also the enigma that is the abstract, I would think. - Author: Beauford Delaney
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#28. The 'good' mother, with her fixed smile, her rigidity, her goody-goody outlook, her obsession with unnecessary hygiene, is in fact a fool. It is the 'bad' mother, unafraid of a joke and a glass of wine, richly self-expressive, scornful of suburban values, who is, in reality, good. - Author: Rachel Cusk
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#29. There is nothing like the whites of someone's eyes to convince you how very true what you believe is, how very much you must act on it. - Author: Jennine Capo Crucet
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#30. Inflexibility is the worst human failing. You can learn to check impetuosity, overcome fear with confidence and laziness with discipline. But for rigidity of mind, there is no antidote. It carries the seeds of its own destruction. - Author: Anton Myrer
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#31. Communism everywhere has paid the price of rigidity and dogmatism. Freedom has the strength of compassion and flexibility. It has, above all, the strength of intellectual honesty. - Author: Robert Kennedy
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#32. In both life and work, stay flexible. Whether in a country, a company, or a family, the same holds true: Dictatorship and rigidity rarely work. Freedom and elasticity do. - Author: Robert Mondavi
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#33. Life is a dance more than it is an assertion and there is more health in dynamism or fluidity than there is rigidity and stasis. - Author: Oli Anderson
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#34. Too much rigidity on the part of teachers should be followed by a brisk spirit of insubordination on the part of the taught. - Author: Agnes Repplier
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#35. They are so rigid,' he said in a sudden angry voice. 'Why do they not see that this rigidity turns away our greatest minds? - Author: Chaim Potok
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#36. Innovation is very important to me, especially professionally. The alternative, standing pat, leads to complacency, rigidity and eventually failure. - Author: Georges St-Pierre
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#37. Reading literature and engaging in writing breaks through the mental rigidity that experience and repetition breeds. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#38. Be aware that rigidity imprisons. - Author: Madeleine L'Engle
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#39. Two hundred years ago the first liberal economist, Adam Smith, warned businessmen that they could absorb only a certain amount of rigidity. In the easy days after World War II ... wage rises could be financed out of inflationary price increases. - Author: John Chamberlain
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#40. I am a woman, and even if I could proceed with harshness and rigidity, it would disgust me nonetheless. - Author: Franz Grillparzer
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#41. When people encounter a significant threat, a response called "threat rigidity" sets in. The instinct of threat rigidity is to cease being flexible and to become "command and control" oriented - to focus everything on countering the threat in order to survive. - Author: Clayton M Christensen
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#42. In our modern complex world, fundamentalism is dangerous because of its rigidity and its imperviousness to other ideas. - Author: Michael Crichton
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#43. If (the West) shows its rigidity by making unjust decisions and putting their threats into practice, the Iranian people will not be the only ones to pay the price. - Author: Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
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#44. Without need for excuse or elaborate theodicies, malevolence explains the world that is, and by the strength and rigidity of this explanation an imprint - an outline - of the Creator who cherishes His anonymity is revealed. - Author: John Zande
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#45. And the American political spectrum is constrained by the expediencies of a two-party system that suppresses the potential emergence of breakaway movements responding to fleeting senses of urgency or perceived rigidity in the mainstream parties. - Author: Justin Gest
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#46. I lose faith in mathematics, logical and rigid. What with those that even zero doesn't accept? - Author: Dejan Stojanovic
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#47. The mission of Christian humility in social life is not merely to edify, but to keep minds open to many alternatives. The rigidity of a certain type of Christian thought has seriously impaired this capacity, which nonviolence must recover. - Author: Thomas Merton
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#48. Revolutions as often take place because the old regime simply collapse out of economic inefficiency and bureaucratic rigidity rather than for the reasons given out by their successors taking too much credit, however heroic their actions at the time of crisis (but so often in the past hopeless). - Author: Bernard Crick
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#49. Every muscular rigidity contains the history and the meaning of its origin. - Author: Wilhelm Reich
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#50. Between the two. Harmony emerges from integration. Chaos and rigidity arise when integration is blocked. - Author: Daniel J. Siegel
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#51. Spontaneity, the hallmark of childhood, is well worth cultivating to counteract the rigidity that may otherwise set in as we grow older. - Author: Gail Sheehy
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#52. When power is exercised exclusively at the centre, the result is rigidity of rules and alienation of the people subject to those rules. - Author: Charles Kennedy
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#53. Thus, flexibility, as displayed by water, is a sign of life. Rigidity, its opposite, is an indicator of death. - Author: Anthony Lawlor
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#54. The entire effort of artificial intelligence is essentially a fight against computers' rigidity. - Author: Douglas Hofstadter
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#55. The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control - 'indoctrination', we might say - exercised through the mass media. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#56. Don't cling to your self-concept purely because your will demands it. Demand that your environment aligns as much as possible and change what you must about yourself when the outer world can't be changed. Mental health is about mental fluidity, mental illness stems in rigidity. - Author: Oli Anderson
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#57. His turn-out was emphatically excellent, and he diffused waves of personality, strong, chilling gusts of icy air, a protective element that threatened to freeze into rigidity all who came through the door, before they could approach him nearer. - Author: Anthony Powell
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#58. Hair excited me. As the old ways - backcombing, rollers and rigidity - went out of the window, I started to feel the possibilities in front of my eyes. - Author: Vidal Sassoon
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#59. Reagan is held up to us as an example of never raising taxes. Correction: Reagan raised taxes six of his eight years as president. Why? He was a pragmatist, not doctrinaire. He saw problems emerging, and when his policies faltered he changed his views. Flexibility, not rigidity. - Author: Eugene Jarecki
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#60. Foolish potato, talking to her like that won't work. You've got to be mean and show off your foil-wrapped rigidity. - Author: Michael Diack
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#61. When you have become one with the Great Universal, you will have no partiality, and when you are part of the process of transformation, you will have no rigidity. - Author: Confucius
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#62. Mathematics is not the rigid and rigidity-producing schema that the layman thinks it is; rather, in it we find ourselves at that meeting point of constraint and freedom that is the very essence of human nature. - Author: Hermann Weyl
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#63. exemplified the dull rigidity of Singapore's old colonial fantasies about itself. - Author: Jonathan Lethem
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#64. We live in an era when rapid change breeds fear, and fear too often congeals us into a rigidity which we mistake for stability. - Author: Lynn Townsend White Jr.
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#65. My mother has an incredible rigidity, which is very Catholic. - Author: Manolo Blahnik
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#66. Man at his birth is supple and tender, but in death, he is rigid and hard. Thus, suppleness and tenderness accompany life, but rigidity and hardness accompany death. - Author: Laozi
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#67. Change leads to growth. Resistance leads to rigidity. Rigidity leads to ... - Author: Gary Rohrmayer
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#68. Since lawyers are thinkers and not feelers, and their moral development is locked into the rigidity of maintaining law and order, they often come across as impersonal, insensitive, amoral, and not particularly human to the clients they serve. - Author: Thane Rosenbaum
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#69. I believe the answers to most problems that confront us around the world can and should be approached by engaging both friend and foe in dialogue. No, I don't naively think that dialogue always works, but I believe we should avoid the rigidity of saying that dialogue never works. - Author: Rand Paul
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#70. Golf gives no margin: either you win or you fail. You cannot hedge; you cannot bluff; you cannot give a stop order. One chance is given you, and you hit or miss. There is nothing more rigid in life. And it is this ultra and extreme rigidity that makes golf so intensely interesting. - Author: Arnold Haultain
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#71. Very, very slowly, the dwarf remnants of what was once our mighty sun will cool and dim, until it embarks on its final metamorphosis, gradually solidifying into a crystal of extraordinary rigidity. Eventually it will fade out completely, merging quietly into the blackness of space. - Author: Paul Davies
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#72. You can't make Christ funny. He's self-aware, he's too flexible within the situation. It's rigidity, it's when the ego takes over and the behavior becomes inappropriate that it becomes funny. - Author: John Cleese
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#73. Gnosticism has always been difficult to define, largely because it is a system of thought based upon and frequently amended by experiences of nonordinary states of consciousness, and thus it is resistant to theological rigidity. - Author: Stephan A. Hoeller
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#74. When any distribution is locked into a rigid sequential format it develops Joes that dictate what new changes will be allowed and what will not, and that rigidity is deadly. - Author: Robert M. Pirsig
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#75. Section) undergo opposite senses of deformation. An alloy with a higher modulus of elasticity has greater stiffness or rigidity for elastic deformation. For - Author: Anonymous
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#76. Standardization leads to rigidity, and rigidity causes things to break. - Author: Bill James
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#77. Few things are more absurd than wise saws originally designed to inculcate or maintain the social needs of a society long past - when they are applied to today. - Author: Idries Shah
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#78. Only imagination that towers can reproduce evanescence and render rigidity flexible. - Author: Marianne Moore
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#79. Winter is not so dangerous. I need hardness, cold, rigidity; not this heaviness, as if I'm a melon on a stem, this liquid ripeness. The - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#80. The Christian churches and Christianity have nothing in common save in name: they are utterly hostile opposites. The churches are arrogance, violence, usurpation, rigidity, death; Christianity is humility, penitence, submissiveness, progress, life. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#81. You're trying to create a screenplay and your screenplay is there to give you a structure, rigidity, situational awareness, who the characters are, what do they want, what's the shape of the thing. - Author: Paul Greengrass
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#82. She didn't know that all her life would be spent gambling with the stark rigidity of words, words that were coin: save, spend and all the time George with his own counter had found her a way out. - Author: H.D.
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#83. The rigidity of those pledges is something I don't like. The circumstances change and you can't be wedded to some formula by Grover Norquist. It's - who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway? - Author: George H. W. Bush
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#84. The Taliban travesty, a noxious combination of Deobandi rigidity, tribal chauvinism, and the aggression of the traumatized war orphan. - Author: Karen Armstrong
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