Quotation Explorer - 'Fancy'

Upstairs, in the cupboard, he had a box of things he had saved as a boy and a young man. He hadn't looked into it in twenty years or more. Nothing fancy or valuable, but things that had meant something to him at one time. He found it, and found the key, and carried it downstairs without opening it. - Jane Smiley
If you ask me what remains to be known in the future, I’ll say, ‘Memorize all the world’s encyclopedias.’ Once you do that, forget all that fancy junk and rake the leaves else I’m gonna take a stick to you, boy. - M.C. Humphreys
Dreams are but interludes that fancy makes... Sometimes forgotten things, long cast behind Rush forward in the brain, and come to mind. - John Dryden
If the path set before her feet was to be narrow she knew that flowers of quiet happiness would bloom along it. The joy of sincere work and worthy aspiration and congenial friendship were to be hers; nothing could rob her of her birthright of fancy or her ideal world of dreams. - L. M. Montgomery
There's nothing on Earth like really nailing the last line of a big book. You have 200 pages to tickle their fancy, and seven words to break their heart. - Alex de Campi
We are all materialistic. There are different levels of materialism! Some aspire to a fancy car, others only wish to go to bed at night with a full stomach. - D.J. Jouett
Dear as remembered kisses after death,And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feign'dOn lips that are for others; deep as love,Deep as first love, and wild with all regret;O Death in Life, the days that are no more! - Alfred Tennyson
I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial. - Charles Baudelaire
I'm better than dirt. Well, most kinds of dirt, not that fancy store-bought dirt... I can't compete with that stuff. - Matt Groening
Writer's block' is just a fancy way of saying 'I don't feel like doing any work today. - Meagan Spooner
You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. - Oscar Wilde
Prayer is a conversation between two people who love each other -you and the Lord-and you don't have to use fancy or religious words to dialogue with him. - Cheri Fuller
For the last 2 years I even have been making an attempt to downsize my makeup assortment. I appraise what is passed on to friends and family and what must been thrown away each few months. This has left Maine with a makeup assortment that i actually fancy victimization. I have - raman kundal
Dreams are but interludes, which fancy makes; When monarch reason sleeps, this mimic wakes. - John Dryden
Besides, a long poem is a test of invention, which I take to be the Polar star of Poetry, as Fancy is the sails - and Imagination the rudder. - John Keats
Costly thy habit [dress] as thy purse can buy; But not expressed in fancy - rich, not gaudy. For the apparel oft proclaims the man. - William Shakespeare
You don't need fancy highbrow traditions or money to really learn. You just need people with the desire to better themselves. - Adam Cooper and Bill Collage
This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it. - Dorothy Parker
The might of lifehonors thewaning sun of Autumn be-decking the landscapein a fancy blaze of tangerine. - Tara Estacaan
I never drew a picture of anything that was before me but always from fancy, a sure sign of the absence of artistic eyesight; and I illustrated my lack of real feeling for art by a very early speech: 'Mama,' said I, 'I have drawed a man. Shall I draw his soul now? - Robert Louis Stevenson
One cannot fix one's eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy. - Jane Austen
I muse with the greatest affection on every flower I have known from my infancy - their shapes and colours are as new to me as if I had just created them with a superhuman fancy - It is because they are connected with the most thoughtless and happiest moments of our lives. - John Keats
Little Joe was still behind him. Eli could feel it. He wanted to look back, but he couldn’t. The tears were too close. If he were Fancy, he’d turn around and kick and buck and moo and do just about anything to keep his calf near. But Eli wasn’t Fancy; he was a farmer. - Sandra Neil Wallace
Some might think that the creativity, imagination, and flights of fancy that give my life meaning are insanity. - Vladimir Nabokov
Food- the only thing that the fortunate ones put aside to satisfy their fancy dietary plans and work load while the less fortunate ones work to earn. - Adhish Mazumder
What we gain in the world, we lose in the world, forgotten in death. We must rather fancy what we brought into the world, for therein lives our story, our legend. - Palle Oswald
When I was one-and-twenty, I heard a wise man say, Give pounds and crowns and guineas, But not your heart away." Give pearls away and rubies, But keep your fancy free." But I was one-and-twenty, No use to talk to me.
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy; for the apparel oft proclaims the man. - William Shakespeare
Just us fancy wise-men trying to take on the world. - Sapphire Belucci
Calling a book "Young Adult" is just a fancy way of saying the book is censored. - Oliver Markus
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream. - Edgar Allan Poe
You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients. - Julia Child
There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Authors always carry a means for scribbling and an excuse for pausing, often inopportunely, to record those fleeting sparks of creative fancy that might otherwise vanish like a wisp in the wind if ignored. Writing is a jealous and needy lover. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Of all the days dropped in time's pocketThis day will seek acknowledgement with a child's shy asking, because the love between us used no word uncommoner than coffee, and was never traced by graphs of huge emotion. Yet some fancy will recall this day hallowed past recognition. - Vassar Miller Bagatelle
Truth is very simple in nature, people just manipulate to make it fancy and complex... - Ankit Rawat
Let those who wish have their respectability- I wanted freedom, freedom to indulge in whatever caprice struck my fancy, freedom to search in the farthermost corners of the earth for the beautiful, the joyous, and the romantic. - Richard Halliburton
So it is with minds. Unless you keep them busy with some definite subject that will bridle and control them, they throw themselves in disorder hither and yon in the vague field of imagination... And there is no mad or idle fancy that they do not bring forth in the agitation. - Michel de Montaigne
We don not think, in the holy places; we think in bed, afterwards, when the glare, and the the noise, and the confusion are gone, and in fancy we revisit alone, the solemn monuments of the past, and summon the phantom pageants of an age that has passed away. - Mark Twain
I don't fancy colors of the face, I'm always attracted to colors of the brain. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if behind them they didn't have a little bit of plain ordinary everyday kindness, and a little looking out for the other fellow, too. - Sidney Buchman
I can't think why fancy religions should have such a ghastly effect on one's grammar. It's a kind of intellectual rot that sets in, I'm afraid. - Dorothy L. Sayers
Who is so fancy, esoterica saves the day?Who is the Yogi, Namaste? - Kristen Henderson
Being a good leader does not require you possessing a fancy title, no more than possessing a fancy title makes you a good leader. - Mark W. Boyer
ARTLESSNESS, n. A certain engaging quality to which women attain by long study and severe practice upon the admiring male, who is pleased to fancy it resembles the candid simplicity of his young. - Ambrose Bierce
Erase fancy; curb impulse; quench desire; let sovereign reason have the mastery.
That is the American story. People, just like you, following their passions, determined to meet the times on their own terms. They weren't doing it for the money. Their titles weren't fancy. But they changed the course of history and so can you. - Barack Obama
Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol. - Steve Martin
Skip your fancy talk, Captain Lord Blackthorn. If I do your bidding, and I’m still discussing that with the Almighty, it will only be to save my arse. Katie O'Reilly to Captain Lord Jack Blackthorn in "Titanic Rhapsody - Jina Bacarr
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