I know a little of the principle of design, and I know this thing was not arranged on any laws of radiation, or alternation, or repetition, or symmetry, or anything else that I ever heard of.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- The Yellow Wallpaper
Nature demands symmetry.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
I notice the way a piece of his hair curls around his scar, like a frame; I notice his large brown hands and the whiteness of his teeth and the perfect symmetry of his face.
Lauren Oliver -- Delirium
Usually you get all flowery and descriptive talking about the curves of the wood and the symmetry of the lines and the marriage of form and function.
Katja Millay -- The Sea of Tranquility
While it was a beautiful body, with all the right prominences, curves, continuities and symmetries, there . was something a little strange about it—nothing visibly missing and not so much deficient as reassembled.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
It’s Miss Lumley’s recipe for symmetry: everything has to be folded, everything has two halves, a left and a right, identical.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
It spoils the symmetry.
Orson Scott Card -- Ender’s Game
It lacks a sense of symmetry.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
The founder of the City of the Saints could not escape from the taste for symmetry which distinguishes the Anglo-Saxons.
Jules Verne -- Around the World in 80 Days
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This symmetry appeals to me.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
So the first thing the morpho software did was take each side of your face and double it, like holding a mirror right down the middle, creating two examples of perfect symmetry.
Scott Westerfeld -- Uglies
Time could not wreck the perfect symmetry of those walls, nor the site itself, a jewel in the hollow of a hand.
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
Pierre disturbed the symmetry by moving a chair for himself, and Berg and Vera immediately began their evening party, interrupting each other in their efforts to entertain their guest.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
If I’ve learned anything in Kabul, it is that human behavior is messy and unpredictable and unconcerned with convenient symmetries.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
Nothing oppresses the heart like symmetry.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
I’d never seen the symmetry of the universe before, but now it was plain.
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
"It has a certain symmetry," said Eragon.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
His heart pounded as he circled the body, reading the word upside down, reaffirming the genius of the symmetry.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
Both are massive enough in all conscience; but there is a certain mathematical symmetry in the Sperm Whale’s which the Right Whale’s sadly lacks.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
Frozen roots had burst through the ground, destroying the perfect symmetry of the earth, cutting thick gouges in the soil.
Micheal Scott -- The Alchemyst
The walkway was flagged in calculated disorder, hiding the cunning symmetry.
Toni Morrison -- The Bluest Eye
One was old, with silver hairs and a countenance beaming with benevolence and love; the younger was slight and graceful in his figure, and his features were moulded with the finest symmetry, yet his eyes and attitude expressed the utmost sadness and despondency.
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
Slowly, Silas let his eyes trace the path of the brass strip as it made its way across the floor from his right to left, slanting in front of him at an awkward angle, entirely at odds with the symmetry of the church.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
Mikael made note of the strange symmetry in that particular branch of the family—grandfather, father, and daughter had all been struck by misfortune.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
You admire the fluid symmetries of troops on the move, the harmonies of sound and shape and proportion, the great sheets of metal-fire streaming down from a gunship, the illumination rounds, the white phosphorus, the purply orange glow of napalm, the rocket’s red glare.
Tim O’Brien -- The Things They Carried
Though he had detected with a critical eye more than one failure of perfect symmetry in her form, he was forced to acknowledge her figure to be light and pleasing; and in spite of his asserting that her manners were not those of the fashionable world, he was caught by their easy playfulness.
Jane Austen -- Pride and Prejudice
The room, the table, the Baron, a pair of terrified eyes—blue within blue, the eyes—all compressed around him in ruined symmetry.
Frank Herbert -- Dune
—geometrical symmetry, of clearness, of definiteness.
Leo Tolstoy -- Anna Karenina
In a word, such handsome features, and exact symmetry in every part, made me consider that I had saved the life of an Indian prince, no less graceful and accomplished than the great Oroonoko whose memorable behavior and unhappy contingencies of life have charmed the world, both to admiration of his person, and compassion to his sufferings.
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
Observing the seafloor, I saw that it swelled at certain points from low bulges that were encrusted with limestone deposits and arranged with a symmetry that betrayed the hand of man.
Jules Verne -- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
They topped the rise and the white house reared its perfect symmetry before her, tall of columns, wide of verandas, flat of roof, beautiful as a woman is beautiful who is so sure of her charm that she can be generous and gracious to all.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
The symmetry of the oval pleased him; he raised it high over his head and smashed it against the ground.
Leslie Marmon Silko -- Ceremony
Langdon’s experience with the rotational symmetry of ambigrams had taught him that symbols sometimes had meanings from multiple angles.
Dan Brown -- The Lost Symbol
He held his hot tea to his lips, and patted delicately at his beard, his fingers slowly adjusting the symmetry after his nap.
Jack Gantos -- Hole in My Life
But yes, my friend, it is of a most pleasing symmetry, do you not find it so?
Agatha Christie -- The ABC Murders
Cemetery put in of course on account of the symmetry.
James Joyce -- Ulysses
And this not altogether because such craft are unsightly, unavoidably lacking the symmetry and grand lines of the old battle-ships, but equally for other reasons.
Herman Melville -- Billy Budd
Although she was still difficult to look at directly, he could now make out symmetry and colors embedded within patterns, as if miniature diamonds, rubies, and sapphires of all colors had been sewn into a garment of light, which moved first in waves and then scattered as particulate.
William P. Young -- The Shack
If he moved his head in the mirror to a certain place he could restore some symmetry to the two sides of his face and the pain was tolerable if he kept his mouth shut.
Cormac McCarthy -- All the Pretty Horses
We were brothers all right, though his face respected symmetry.
Junot Diaz -- Drown
Pitt looked down with complacency at his legs, which had not, in truth, much more symmetry or swell than the lean Court sword which dangled by his side—looked down at his legs, and thought in his heart that he was killing.
William Makepeace Thackeray -- Vanity Fair
You need symmetry in a wedding party.
Sarah Dessen -- That Summer
They admire its perfect symmetry and pose for photographs beneath the minarets from which tourists used to leap to their deaths.
Jhumpa Lahiri -- The Namesake
Since the receipt of the missive in the morning, Boldwood had felt the symmetry of his existence to be slowly getting distorted in the direction of an ideal passion.
Thomas Hardy -- Far from the Madding Crowd
You see the symmetry, don’t you?
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Supremacy
Monsignor was forty-four then, and bustling—a trifle too stout for symmetry, with hair the color of spun gold, and a brilliant, enveloping personality.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- This Side of Paradise
It was not often that he found so ready an ear; and, being a man as well as a dyspeptic, it may be that as he poured his grievances into it he was not insensible to its rosy symmetry.
Edith Wharton -- The House of Mirth
There’s symmetry in the timing.
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Identity
They had tumbled into their own symmetry, and it was certainly true that too even a distribution between the irises and the rosebay willow herb ruined the effect.