The music I desire must be supple enough to adapt itself to the lyrical effusions of the soul and the fantasy of dreams.
Give me the plumpVenetian, fat, and lusty, That meets me soft and supple, smiles upon me As if a cup of full wine leaped to kiss me.Dario Fo
That long-lived ex-Quaestor of Theodoric the Ostrogoth – he died in 583 – if a supple and servile politician, was the greatest single contributor to the preservation of learning in the barbarized West…But for him and the learned turn he gave to Benedictine labours it is possible that no Latin classic, save Virgil, would have reached us complete.cassiodorus
It was a brilliant, mutinous period. Brecht gave back to German prose its Lutheran simplicity and Thomas Mann brought into his style the supple, luminous elegance of the classic and Mediterranean tradition. These years, 1920-33, were the anni mirabiles of the modern German spirit.George Steiner
With Vytautas Juozapaitis as a perfectly evil Don Giovanni, the Teatro Lirico d'Europa seduced an audience of about 850 at the Garde Arts Center Monday night. Juozapaitis, a singer with the Lithuanian National Opera, stood out as the despicable title character of this most famous of Mozart operas. He took over the stage with both his supple and strong voice as well as a stage presence that seemed so natural it was hard to look at him without thinking he was Don Giovanni.vytautas juozapaitis
The possibility has been established for the production of...a master race, the future "masters of the earth"...made to endure for millennia a higher kind of men who...employ democratic Europe as their most pliant and supple instrument for getting hold of the destinies of the earth.friedrich nietzsche
I never got used to the way the house Trots fell into the jargon back in Grimsby I mean, on any other subject, like the death of the novel, or the sex life of the editor's secretary, they spoke ordinary English, but as soon as they started trying to get me to join the strike it was as if their brains had been taken out and replaced by one of those little golf-ball things you get in electric typewriters... "Betrayal"... "Confrontation"... "Management"... My God, you'd need a more supple language than that to describe an argument between two amoebas.tom stoppard
Gracefulness is not imposed from without but generated from within. Gracefulness is 'the immateriality which . . . passes into matter.' In this formulation, the soul , or what Bergson elsewhere calls the élan vital , the life force, shapes the matter that contains it. The soul is not immobilized by matter, as it is in comedy , but remains infinitely supple and perpetually in motion.
The cello is like a beautiful woman who has not grown older, but younger with time, more slender , more supple , more graceful.
Dancing as education , understood by the Greeks , today is coming to the fore again. With limbs less supple, but more powerful than a woman 's, a male dancer's virile leaps are every bit as graceful as a ballerina 's.
Our supple tribes repress their patriot throats, And ask no questions but the price of votes.samuel johnson
That long-lived ex-Quaestor of Theodoric the Ostrogoth – he died in 583 – if a supple and servile politician, was the greatest single contributor to the preservation of learning in the barbarized West…But for him and the learned turn he gave to Benedictine labours it is possible that no Latin classic, save Virgil , would have reached us complete.
The mark of a moderate man is freedom from his own ideas . Tolerant like the sky , all-pervading like sun light , firm like a mountain , supple like a tree in the wind , he has no destination in view and makes use of anything life happens to bring his way.