Quotations that match 'complexity'.

We are glorious accidents of an unpredictable process with no drive to complexity, not the expected results of evolutionary principles that yearn to produce a creature capable of understanding the mode of its own necessary construction.
[ Accidents Capable Complexity Construction Creature Drive Evolutionary Expected Glorious Mode Necessary Own Principles Process Produce Results Understanding Unpredictable Yearn]
The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity.
[ Ambiguity Complexity Narrative Present Purpose Us]
It doesn't matter how much you want. What really matters is how much you want it. The extent and complexity of the problem does not matter was much as does the willingness to solve it.
[ Complexity Does Extent How Matter Matters Much Problem Really Solve Want Willingness]
Armageddon is not around the corner. This is only what the people of violence want us to believe. The complexity and diversity of the world is the hope for the future.
[ Around Believe Complexity Corner Diversity Future Hope Only Us Violence Want World]
Complexity that works is built up out of modules that work perfectly, layered one over the other.
[ Built Complexity Layered Modules Other Out Over Perfectly Up Work Works]
The orthogonal features, when combined, can explode into complexity.
[ Combined Complexity Explode Features Into]
This growth in the number, speed of formation, permanence, delicacy and complexity of associations possible for an animal reaches its acme in the case of man.
[ Acme Animal Associations Case Complexity Delicacy Formation Growth Man Number Permanence Possible Reaches Speed]
We're all complex human beings, and if some of that complexity shows through, I think it's advantageous for the movie.
[ Advantageous Beings Complex Complexity Human Movie Shows Some Think Through]
From time immemorial, man has desired to comprehend the complexity of nature in terms of as few elementary concepts as possible.
[ Complexity Comprehend Concepts Desired Elementary Few Immemorial Man Nature Possible Terms Time]
Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple.
[ Any Attention Being Complex Complexity Could Dealing Energy Inefficient Justification Mental Never Simple Things Time Unnecessary Waste]
Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
[ Complexity Eliminating Labors Life Needless Reduce Themselves Wants]
I don't really have preferred roles except those with some complexity.
[ Complexity Except Preferred Really Roles Some Those]
Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.
[ Avoid Complexity Fools Geniuses Ignore Pragmatists Remove Some Suffer]
The truly privileged theories are not the ones referring to any particular scale of size or complexity, nor the ones situated at any particular level of the predictive hierarchy, but the ones that contain the deepest explanations.
[ Any Complexity Contain Deepest Explanations Hierarchy Level Nor Ones Particular Predictive Privileged Referring Scale Situated Size Theories Truly]
Everything from airplanes to kitchen blenders and even chopsticks comes with an instruction manual. Children, despite all their complexity, do not.
[ Airplanes Children Comes Complexity Despite Even Everything Instruction Kitchen Manual Their]
The Mozilla project is big in terms of lines of code and complexity.
[ Big Code Complexity Lines Mozilla Project Terms]
My father taught me Basic and rudimentary C, I learned everything else on my own, including studying computational complexity on my own. That's more a function of my age than anything else though - back when I was in school there were hardly any programming classes.
[ Age Any Anything Back Basic Classes Complexity Computational Else Everything Father Function Hardly Including Learned More Own Programming Rudimentary School Studying Taught Than Though Were]
We need a President who is not afraid of complexity, who believes in an open and tolerant society, and who knows that the world can be made new again - and that President is Al Gore.
[ Afraid Again Al Believes Complexity Gore Knows Made Need New Open President Society Tolerant World]
The Tax Code today is more complicated than ever, and the very people on the Republican side who denounce the Tax Code's complexity are the ones that put together what they now call a convoluted monstrosity. They put it into effect.
[ Call Code Complexity Complicated Convoluted Denounce Effect Ever Into Monstrosity More Now Ones Put Republican Side Tax Than Today Together Very]
I treat the photograph as a work of great complexity in which you can find drama. Add to that a careful composition of landscapes, live photography, the right music and interviews with people, and it becomes a style.
[ Add Becomes Careful Complexity Composition Drama Find Great Interviews Landscapes Live Music Photograph Photography Right Style Treat Which Work]
I love to work. I love to have complexity.
[ Complexity Love Work]
The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.
[ Capable Complexity Cumulative Evolution Existence Explaining Know Natural Only Organized Principle Selection Theory]
The complexity of the emotional life of the play is what you live to work on.
[ Complexity Emotional Life Live Play Work]
The sheer complexity of writing a play always had dazzled me. In an effort to understand it, I became a critic.
[ Always Became Complexity Critic Effort Had Play Sheer Understand Writing]
And so from that, I've always been fascinated with the idea that complexity can come out of such simplicity.
[ Always Been Come Complexity Fascinated Idea Out Simplicity Such]
The complexity of things - the things within things - just seems to be endless. I mean nothing is easy, nothing is simple.
[ Complexity Easy Endless Just Mean Nothing Seems Simple Things Within]
We have a picture for how complexity arises, because if the universe is computationally capable, maybe we shouldn't be so surprised that things are so entirely out of control.
[ Arises Because Capable Complexity Control Entirely How Maybe Out Picture Surprised Things Universe]
The intellectual evolution of the race consists in an increase in the number, delicacy, complexity, permanence and speed of formation of such associations.
[ Associations Complexity Consists Delicacy Evolution Formation Increase Intellectual Number Permanence Race Speed Such]
In my piano concerto I developed this polyphony to much higher complexity.
[ Complexity Concerto Developed Higher Much Piano]
We need to shift the paradigm from reactive technologies to more integrative solutions that deal with the variety and complexity of the threats that are out there today.
[ Complexity Deal More Need Out Paradigm Reactive Shift Solutions Technologies Threats Today Variety]
Complexity is one of the great problems in environmental design.
[ Complexity Design Environmental Great Problems]
A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding.
[ Abstracted Banks City Clusters Complexity Computer Constellations Data Every Graphic Human Light Lights Lines Mind Ranged Receding Representation System Unthinkable]
Expansion means complexity and complexity decay.
[ Complexity Decay Expansion Means]
The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite. Technology
[ Complexity Does Growing Imply Intellectual Lives March Means Most Often Opposite Science Technology]
The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.
[ Art Complexity Puzzle Simplicity]
The father's greatest folly is that he believes he can be a much more simple person than he is; he is not really able to deal with his own complexity as a human being.
[ Able Being Believes Complexity Deal Father Folly Greatest His Human More Much Own Person Really Simple Than]
I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that is there because it's too expensive to change the interface. Technology
[ Because Change Complexity Crummy Expensive Interface Mostly Sort Stuff Think Too]
Afghan society is very complex, and Afghanistan has a very complex culture. Part of the reason it has remained unknown is because of this complexity.
[ Afghan Afghanistan Because Complex Complexity Culture Part Reason Remained Society Unknown Very]
What we call 'evil' doesn't necessarily deserve any kind of respect or understanding, by any means; it just deserves an acknowledgement of its complexity so we can better understand it - so we can help prevent it.
[ Acknowledgement Any Better Call Complexity Deserve Deserves Evil Help Just Kind Means Necessarily Prevent Respect Understand Understanding]
Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves.
[ Apparent Behaving Behavior Beings Complexity Environment Find Human Largely Our Ourselves Over Quite Reflection Simple Systems Time Viewed Which]
I have been interested in phenomena involving complexity, diversity and evolution since I was a young boy.
[ Been Boy Complexity Diversity Evolution Interested Involving Phenomena Since Young]
Movie SF is, by definition, dumbed down - there have only been three or four SF movies in the history of film that aspire to the complexity of literary SF.
[ Aspire Been Complexity Definition Down Film Four History Literary Movie Movies Only Sf Three]
Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.
[ Complexity Does Follows Precede Simplicity]