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1. "Hema thought of Shiva, her personal deity, and how the only sensible response to the madness of life . . . was to cultivate a kind of madness within, to perform the mad dance of Shiva, . . . to rock and sway and flap six arms and six legs to an inner tune. Hema moved gently . . . she danced as if her minimalist gestures were shorthand for a much larger, fuller, reckless dance, one that held the whole world together, kept it from extinction."
Author: Abraham Verghese
2. "I would love, more than anything, to do an out-and-out farce with huge physical energy. Just because you're from the minimalist school, it doesn't mean you can't go big."
Author: Aidan Quinn
3. "As far as accessories are concerned, I think it is always best to be as minimalist as possible."
Author: Alice Temperley
4. "Also minimalism is a term that all of us who share so little in common and who are lumped together as minimalists are not terribly happy with."
Author: Ann Beattie
5. "Of course one's sense of identification with the nation is inflected by all kinds of particulars, including one's class, race, gender, and sexual identification. … But [regarding] national character …, aside from references to a national aesthetic — literary, musical, and choreographic, there are two poles I reference: minimalist and maximalist. I love them both — the cryptic poems of Emily Dickinson folded up in tiny packets and hidden away in a box, the sparse, understated choreographies of Merce; but also the "trashy, profane and obscene" poems of Whitman and Ginsberg, [and] Martha Graham's expressionism. I am, myself, a minimalist. But I love distortion guitar and the wild exhibitionism of so many American artists. Also, these divisions are false. Emily Dickinson, in fact, can be as trashy and obscene as the best of them! Anyway, Dickinson and Whitman are at the heart of this narrative. They are the Dancing Queen and the Guitar Hero."
Author: Barbara Browning
6. "I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least."
Author: Bob Newhart
7. "I like sparseness. There's something about that minimalist feel that can make something have an immediate impact and make it unique. I'll probably always work with that formula; I just don't know how."
Author: Britt Daniel
8. "But that kind of falls in line; when you think about it, James Brown was a funk minimalist. All of those parts create a sum that's larger than than the individual parts."
Author: Charlie Hunter
9. "'The Beatles' did whatever they wanted. They were a collection of influences adapted to songs they wanted to write. George Harrison was instrumental in bringing in Indian music. Paul McCartney was a huge Little Richard fan. John Lennon was into minimalist aggressive rock."
Author: Chris Cornell
10. "It looks like you can write a minimalist piece without much bleeding. And you can. But not a good one."
Author: David Foster Wallace
11. "It's meant to reaffirm the validity of that music - clean, minimalist, honest, classic music."
Author: Dwight Yoakam
12. "Each season I strive to design a forward-thinking and effortless collection with a very clean minimalist aesthetic."
Author: Francisco Costa
13. "I'm a minimalist. I don't really need much to enjoy a good holiday - just my family and the bare essentials."
Author: Jean Reno
14. "My wife and I battle over home decor. My style goes from Gothic to Baroque. Hers is minimalist."
Author: Joe Bastianich
15. "I want to get lean and mean, keep it minimalist."
Author: John Cale
16. "I want to change things with everything I do, not for the sake of changing things, but for the sake of taking greater and greater risks, or how minimalist I might be able to be, or how I can involve elements or ingredients in music videos that are not musical, for instance."
Author: Jonathan Glazer
17. "Warmth isn't what minimalists are thought to have."
Author: Maya Lin
18. "There is a payoff for examining the divine author's literary style. It will tell you something about Him. Whereas, Jonah's actions are extensively described and laboriously detailed, God's reactions (although miraculous) are only described in sparse, minimalist terms.God seems much more amused by Jonah than Jonah is with God. Every miracle is directed at Jonah. Yet, very little copy is used to described God's miracles. Although God's miracles are much more astonishing than Jonah's immature fits of rebellion, more copy is dedicated to Jonah."
Author: Michael Ben Zehabe
19. "A minimalist does not charge you for what he did. He charges you for what he did not do."
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
20. "Ambos acordaban que el regreso de la sensibilidad pura era paralelo a la herejía por la obsesión estética. Las cosas verdaderamente tristes habían llegado a un punto de exacerbación tal que la historia del patito feo era la versión minimalista(el mito fundacional) que organizaba la tragedia de los muchos millones que tenían ojos, y se encontraban por tanto "observados y revelados como feos acusadoramente por si mismos y el resto". Los cancioneros modernos elevaban delicados himnos a la certidumbre de la pateticidad intrínseca, a la autoconciencia recobrada so forma de espejos:dime, ¿me dejarías llorar sobre tu hombro?he oído decir que probarias lo que fuera al menos dos vecescierra los ojos, y piensa en alquien que te atraiga físicamentey déjame besarte, oh déjame besartey entonces abre tus ojos, y veras a alguien al quedesprecias físicamentepero mi corazón está abiertomi corazon está entregado a ti[bis]"
Author: Pola Oloixarac
21. "I have personal issues with clutter. I, personally, am very minimalist and like a clean slate. I like to throw everything away."
Author: Tempestt Bledsoe
22. "Summer sticks to her skirt sumptuously, in the shiny gray fabric hanging loosely from her curves. Her chestnut eyes, apparently hidden from strangers; her simple but graceful face, unpainted by Madison Avenue; and her straight black hair, parted down the middle without ego, all suggest a minimalist - almost pastoral - beauty that is oddly discordant with her fashionable attire, comfortable indifference to the crowds, and quasi-attentive perusal of the Time magazine unfolded over her hand."
Author: Zack Love

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