“People's fates are simplified by their names.”

Elias Canetti

“Simplify, simplify.”

Henry David Thoreau

“[To simplify] is very nearly the whole of the higher artistic process; finding what conventions of form and what detail one can do without -- and yet preserve the spirit of the whole.”

Willa Sibert Cather

“The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity - that it's this or maybe that - you have just one large statement; It is this.”

Chinua Achebe

“What's really important is to simplify. The work of most photographers would be improved immensely if they could do one thing: get rid of the extraneous. If you strive for simplicity, you are more likely to reach the viewer.”

William Albert Allard

“Our life is frittered away by detail ... simplify, simplify.”

“Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.”

Anais Nin