Quotation Explorer - 'Contrived'

I don't mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity. - Marilyn Monroe
The restoration of man’s inner eyes can hardly be expected in this day and age unless, first of all, one were willing and determined simply to exclude from one’s realm of life all those inane and contrived but titillating illusions incessantly generated by the entertainment industry. - Josef Pieper
The armored cars of dreams, contrived to let us do so many a dangerous thing. - Elizabeth Bishop
Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
There is nothing more dread and more shameless than a woman who plans such deeds in her heart as the foul deed which she plotted when she contrived her husband's murder. - Homer
As fast as laws are devised, their evasion is contrived. - German Proverb
The bad stuff that is part and parcel of contrived social existence takes a back seat when you concentrate on the heart of Life itself. - Valley Brown
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John F. Kennedy
I dream for an absentee and oft maligned device—the accident-maker, the soul-taker, my camera; its factory guaranteedthird eye, without which I am duly dimand memory denied. No picturesfor my contrived Arbus to declare, excepting some stitch of Sextonmanages these sentences of despair. - Kristen Henderson
Feelings are murky, contrived and confusing. And the worst thing about them is no matter how hard you try, you can never sort them. They tangle more and more with thinking. - Saru Singhal
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