65 Minimalist Quotes On Success In Life

These minimalist quotes will inspire you. Minimalist belonging or relating to a style in art, design, and theater that uses the smallest range of materials and colors possible, and only very simple shapes or forms.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging minimalist quotes, minimalist sayings, and minimalist proverbs.

Best Minimalist Quotes

  1. “I’ve been accused of being a minimalist writer. I don’t like a lot of verbiage in there.” ~ Kathy Reichs
  2. “It’s meant to reaffirm the validity of that music – clean, minimalist, honest, classic music.” ~ Dwight Yoakam
  3. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~ Confucius
  4. “The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” ~ Hans Hofmann

  5. “Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens.” ~ Peace Pilgrim
  6. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  7. “There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.” ~ Jackie French Koller
  8. “Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Laozi

  9. “One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.” ~ Francis Jourdain
  10. “I want to get lean and mean, keep it minimalist.” ~ John Cale
  11. “But how could you live and have no story to tell?” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  12. “Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  13. “The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” ~ Socrates
  14. “It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” ~ Albert Einstein
  15. “You say, ‘If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.’ You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  16. “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like.” ~ Will Rogers

  17. “I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least.” ~ Bob Newhart
  18. “Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” ~ Albert Einstein
  19. “You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.” ~ Albert Camus
  20. “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  21. “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” ~ William Morris
  22. “If one had taken what is necessary to cover one’s needs and had left the rest to those who are in need, no one would be rich, no one would be poor, no one would be in need.” ~ Saint Basil
  23. “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  24. “Great acts are made up of small deeds.” ~ Laozi

  25. “The simplest things are often the truest.” ~ Richard Bach
  26. “Life is balance of holding on and letting go.” ~ Rumi
  27. “I’m a minimalist. I don’t really need much to enjoy a good holiday – just my family and the bare essentials.” ~ Jean Reno
  28. “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” ~ Albert Einstein

  29. “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ~ Bob Marley
  30. “I love a strong brow and ChapStick with glowing skin and messy hair. I’m a minimalist at heart.” ~ Ariana Madix , Minimalist quotes about love
  31. “Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice.” ~ Jacques Barzun
  32. “It looks like you can write a minimalist piece without much bleeding. And you can. But not a good one.” ~ David Foster

  33. “All animals are to be found in men and each of theme exists in some man, sometimes several at the time.” ~ Victor Hugo
  34. “The intention of this way of life [voluntary simplicity] is not to dogmatically live with less. It’s a more demanding intention of living with balance. This is a middle way that moves between the extremes of poverty and indulgence.” ~ Duane Elgin , Minimalist quotes life
  35. “I’m a minimalist. I see things in simple ways…It’s human nature to define complexity as better. Well, it’s not.” ~ Gordon Willis
  36. “I’m a minimalist in a rapper’s body.” ~ Kanye West

  37. “Glamour is back, but with a minimalist touch.” ~ Gianni Versace
  38. “What makes Steve [Jobs’] methodology different from everyone else’s is that he always believed the most important decisions you make are not the things you do, but the things you decide not to do. He’s a minimalist.” ~ John Sculley
  39. “Black and white is a very minimalist art form and unlike color photographs does not pretend to mimic the world in a manner similar to the way the human eye might perceive…Black and white is essentially an abstract way to interpret and transform what one might refer to as reality.” ~ Roger Ballen
  40. “I tend to like poems that are short as well as funny. I love Joe Brainard and Aram Saroyan. And I think their sense of humor and minimalist approach are pretty radical.” ~ Elaine Equi

  41. “I’m very minimalist. However, I don’t like to hang onto any particular style – whatever serves the purpose.” ~ Richard McGuire
  42. “It’s Twitter’s combination of simplicity and complexity that is astonishing in the same way that minimalist sculpture was inspiring and enlightening.” ~ Kenneth Goldsmith
  43. “I’ve always been the king of silence. I’ve always been a minimalist comedian. I’ve taken my influence from Jack Benny, who was the king of that I’ve always done ‘less is more.'” ~ Albert Brooks
  44. “Each season I strive to design a forward-thinking and effortless collection with a very clean minimalist aesthetic.” ~ Francisco Costa

  45. “I was pretty much a minimalist. I liked a lot of black at the time, which is very different from my wardrobe now, because I live in color.” ~ Roopal Patel
  46. “When I say that there’s commonality, I mean more in terms of the sort of techniques by which we perceive Baroque and minimalist music rather than the techniques used to compose them. I know that’s being sort of overly complicated.” ~ Mahan Esfahani
  47. “Neutrinos … win the minimalist contest: zero charge, zero radius, and very possibly zero mass.” ~ Leon M. Lederman
  48. “I’ve been called a minimalist composer for more than 30 years, and while I’ve never really agreed with the description, I’ve gotten used to it.” ~ Philip Glass

  49. “I’m a minimalist at heart. If a song doesn’t need a solo, I’m not going to force one into it.” ~ The Edge
  50. “In general I don’t like definitions, but ‘Minimalist’ is a term that means elegance and openness, so I would prefer to be called a Minimalist than something else.” ~ Ludovico Einaudi
  51. “I never feel that my music is sparse or minimalist; the way fat people never really think they’re fat. I certainly don’t consider myself minimalist at all” ~ Morton Feldman
  52. “This one Corbusier lamp was like, my greatest inspiration … I’m a minimalist in a rapper’s body.” ~ Kanye West
  53. “My wife and I battle over home decor. My style goes from Gothic to Baroque. Hers is minimalist.” ~ Joe Bastianich

  54. “Kingsley Amis was a lenient father. His paternal style, in the early years, can best be described as amiably minimalist – in other words, my mother did it all.” ~ Martin Amis
  55. “I really do think of them as post-minimalist sculptures, inspired in large part by some very early spacecraft that NASA built.” ~ Trevor Paglen
  56. “Beautiful and minimalist, the traditional Japanese art of ikebana – arranging bouquets of cut flowers and leaves using very few elements – ideally corresponded to a form of expression I could transpose in a perfume. The smell of a rose early in the morning, damp, sprinkled with dew, delicate and light.” ~ Jean-Claude Ellena
  57. “The concept of minimalism is to relax. Like a Zen monk in training, it is something that brings equilibrium to the heart. I don’t necessarily think it has any problems, but if I were to force myself to name one, I would say that since the minimalist feeling already includes its own universe, I think it might kill the drive that we would otherwise have to commit the physically impossible and attempt to travel into outer space.” ~ Takashi Murakami
  58. “I’m quite a physical person and I gesticulate a lot, which can be a problem when you’re in Hollywood and they do everything in a minimalist way.” ~ Gemma Arterton

  59. “Gertrude Stein, all courage and will, is a soldier of minimalism. Her work, unlike the resonating silences in the art of Samuel Beckett, embodies in its loquacity and verbosity the curious paradox of the minimalist form. This art of the nuance in repetition and placement she shares with the orchestral compositions of Philip Glass.” ~ Elizabeth Hardwick
  60. “I would love, more than anything, to do an out-and-out farce with huge physical energy. Just because you’re from the minimalist school, it doesn’t mean you can’t go big.” ~ Aidan Quinn
  61. “I’m more eclectic. Maybe I’m minimalist in the respect that I love black…black for the winter, white for the summer, you know? But I love artisanal things.” ~ Donna Karan

  62. “I think Calvin [Klein] is a minimalist.” ~ Donna Karan
  63. “I’m a minimalist. I like things to look very clean, I like clean lines. I like everything to be tidy and have space.” ~ Sebastian Clovis
  64. “I’m a minimalist when it comes to design.” ~ Richard McGuire
  65. “If I have ideas, I want to put them in the movie. It’s not a minimalist approach at all but I feel like it’s for the audience. It’s about seeing how much texture we can give it and seeing how many things are there for people to latch on to… I just want to do it the way I want and I feel like it won’t be helpful for me if I start worrying about that. I just have to follow my instincts. Everyone is going to respond differently to it and everybody’s right – that’s their point of view. That’s how the story intersects with their lives.” ~ Wes Anderson

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