Sublime Related Quotes

“It is regrettable that a Dostoyevsky did not live near this most interesting of all decadents (Jesus Christ) - I mean someone who would have known how to sense the very stirring charm of such a mixture of the sublime, the sickly, and the childlike”

Friedrich Nietzsche

When I was young, watching historical movies made me feel absolutely sublime. But the first few times I visited costume museums, I was really disappointed because it was not at the level I saw in movies. It was not the level of the image I'd imagined.

Olivier Theyskens

I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.


Performing arts buildings are complex. The acoustics, the sight lines and all that have to just be perfect. So you begin with just making these things sublime as musical instruments. And if you fail there, you have failed it all.

Moshe Safdie

The fashion world doesn't know the word 'stop,' so you have to make sure there are sublime moments every day.

Raf Simons

Being in charge of your work life doesn't mean you always move with assurance and sublime self-confidence; it means you keep moving, continuing on your own path, even when you feel shaky and uncertain.

Charlotte Beers

It is no coincidence that the Western attraction to sublime landscapes developed at precisely the moment when traditional beliefs in God began to wane.

Alain De Botton

“The most sublime act is to set another before you.”

William Blake

“His artistry soars to heights of sublime silliness and divine absurdity.”

Lily Tomlin

What a sublime doctrine it is, that goodness cherished now is eternal life already entered on!

William Ellery Channing