In moderate doses melancholy can be strangley comforting, darkly sweet; it can by providing contrast, give an exquisitely sharp edge to happiness, especially to pleasures of the flesh.
I cannot marry the facts of William Shakespeare to his verse: Other men had led lives in some sort of keeping with their thought, but this man is in wide contrast. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you. - Daniel J. Boorstin
So many today want merely to be familiar with Jesus in contrast to being intimate with Him. - John Paul Warren
It’s not about getting over things, it’s about making room for them. It’s about painting the picture with contrast. - Brianna Wiest
Somebody who thinks logically is a nice contrast to the real world
Venice was a contrast from Los Angeles itself, where you might see a woman with $15,000 tits, a face frozen in place by Botox, wobbling with her $4,000 Gucci bag right past a child with a sunken belly and exposed ribs encaging a heart too weak to scream. - Jackie Haze, Borderless
PITY, n. A failing sense of exemption, inspired by contrast. - Ambrose Bierce
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult. - Sigmund Freud
Commoditization is the enemy of meaning. In ages dominated by the forces of commoditization, individuals pay the price with devalued lives. by contrast, unique skills requiring mastery and expertise, like the skills of a brain surgeon, are safe from the threat of commoditization. - Tom Hayes
One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
Sometimes it's good to contrast what you like with something else. It makes you appreciate it even more. - Darby Conley
Dark circles under my eyes sink deeper and deeper into my skull, in contrast to my pale skin there is an undeniable resemblance to a fresh corpse. - Dee Remy
We live in a world of contrast and it’s sad we are among people who can’t seem to grasp the differences surrounding them. - Dominic Riccitello
The contrast between earthly and spiritual is not a contrast between the tangible and the intangible; it is between the transitory and the eternal. Earthly is temporary, spiritual is everlasting. [Ed Welch, Running Scared, 127] - Edward T. Welch
The elaborate caution with which the British commander now proceeded stands out in striking contrast with the temerity of his advance upon Bunker Hill in the preceding year.
I turn my heart to the light and receive its beauty and nourishment. I turn my heart to the shadows as they reveal hues, shades and textures that contrast the light. I turn my heart to them both and embrace their gifts, for they have graced me with blessings untold. - Kristin Granger
While love shuts down areas of the brain associated with judgment and reasoning by contrast those consumed with hate have very active reasoning facilities. It takes logic to figure out how to attack your enemy. - Randall Parker
The insights given by a great professor are a privilege to receive. To be a teacher, by contrast, calls for more ingenuity and patience; it is the canny art of coaxing insights out of the students themselves. - Caitlin Keiper
We are so made that we can derive intense enjoyment only from a contrast and very little from a state of things. - Sigmund Freud