Quotes with slightly
I don’t like that world very much. I feel I should apologize because it sounds so prissy and so ungrateful. Of course I have got so much out of it and I’m glad my life has gone the way it has. But I can’t help it: it leaves a slightly bad taste in my mouth.
Talking about 1970s film industry in an interview with New York Times, published April 18, 2007.
As I became very defined in my personal politics, I turned down some films that I slightly regret now; I'm not going to say what they were.
The kind of painting which I find exciting is not necessarily representational or non-representational, but it is musical and architectural... Whether this visual relationship is slightly more or slightly less abstract is, for me, beside the point.
"Notes on Abstract Art" in Herbert Read's Ben Nicholson: Paintings, Reliefs, Drawings (1948)
I fell in love, that is the only expression I can think of, at once, and am still at the mercy of words, though sometimes now, knowing a little of their behaviour very well, I think I can influence them slightly and have even learned to beat them now and then, which they appear to enjoy. I tumbled for words at once. And, when I began to read the nursery rhymes for myself, and, later, to read other verses and ballads, I knew that I had discovered the most important things, to me, that could be ever.