Quotation Explorer - 'Phrase'

I am not a fan of the magical quick fix in any fiction, including fantasy, scifi and comic books. Unless Dr. Who is involved, and then only because we get to use the phrase 'Timey-wimey wibbliness' which, I'm sure you'll agree, there are not enough occasions to drop into ordinary adult conversation. - Chris Dee
There are two words that I believe could be completely eradicated from our vocabulary I can’t. These two words are so definite that they leave absolutely no room for hope. Instead, I suggest we use the phrase, How can I? - Daniel Willey
For the greater good":the phrase that always precedesthe greatest evil. - Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking candy from a baby' has never tried taking candy from a baby. - Unknown
Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - the dark apology for every error. The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. On earth conscience guides; in heaven God watches. And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him. - Mikhail Bakunin
If I hear the phrase "selfie" one more time, I'll have to enroll myself in anger management classes. - Rebecca McNutt
I call them sacred echoes because I noticed that throughout my relationships, daily life, and study, the same scripturally sound idea or phrase or word will keep reappearing until I can no longer avoid its presence." -The Sacred Echo - Margaret Feinberg
Before the war. Adults must use this phrase a zillion times a day. - Eva Gray
Holy solitaries' is a phrase no more consistent with the Gospel than holy adulterers. The Gospel of Christ knows no religion but social; no holiness, but social holiness. - John Wesley
Point of view." I never got that phrase, point of view; doesn’t everyone have a point in their view? If not thenthey don’t have a view on a certain topic they are just indifferent. Anyone who has a view certainly cares enough to have apoint! - CV
The phrase "domestic cat" is an oxymoron.
The phrase timing is everything is never more true than in your walk with God—HIS timing is everything. - Stormie Omartian
First of all is the fact that I have some rather good turns of phrase. I don't say that pridefully ... it's just that when a line I forgot about smacks me in the face and says, "Look at me! Aren't I lovely?" I have to notice. - Rachel Heffington
If you are a student you should always get a good nights sleep unless you have come to the good part of your book, and then you should stay up all night and let your schoolwork fall by the wayside, a phrase which means 'flunk'. - Lemony Snicket
In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth? - Carl R. Rogers
There's something terribly weird about the standard fantasy setting--not least of which the fact the phrase "standard fantasy setting" can be uttered without irony. - Yahtzee Croshaw
The phrase, "American Dream", a lifestyle approach that doesn't require God's power, just ours, was coined in 1931 by James T. Adams. - Gary Patton
It is no idle phrase that man was made in God's image. There is something worth saving in the worst of us, and out of this something a new man may be fashioned. - Philip José Farmer
I'm an aspiring writer.' I hate that phrase. You're either a writer or you're not. - Jake Black
I don’t even like the phrase ‘opportunity to sin’ because it implies the opportunity to obey. - Geoffrey Wood
The blend of fiction, bigotry and jingoism became known as 'yellow journalism.' Later, the phrase was shortened to 'journalism.'
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it. - C.P. Snow
I have yet to find that one perfect phrase that epitomizes all the mysteries of the universe. Luckily, I doubt to ever pen it in this lifetime, for then the seeking ends; miserable is the day the adventure ends. - D.A. Botta
Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author's phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea. - Guy Debord
The phrase ‘popular science’ has in itself a touch of absurdity. That knowledge which is popular is not scientific. - Maria Mitchell
It is commonplace to talk as if the world "has" meaning, to ask what "is" the meaning of a phrase, a gesture, a painting, a contract. Yet when thought about, it is clear that events are devoid of meaning until someone assigns it to them. - Dean C. Barnlund
The foremost watchman on the peak announces his news. It is the truest word ever spoken, and the phrase will be th fittest, most musical, and the unerring voice of the world for that time. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny ...' - Isaac Asimov
The phrase "we (I) (you) simply must..." designates something that need not be done. "That goes without saying" is a red warning. "Of course" means you had best check it yourself. These small-change cliches and others like them, when read correctly, are reliable channel markers.
It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an Airport' appear. - Douglas Adams
The language, feminine desires to speak, and her first phrase to express her love to him - *blush* - Saravana Kumar Murugan
Whether the vessel is a legal document or a rap song, language is often chosen ot exclude. To use a scholarly phrase, "discourse communities" are often gated,so it's the good writer's job to offer readers a set of keys. - Roy Peter Clark
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny...' - Isaac Asimov
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny ..." - Isaac Asimov
All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead. - Samuel Beckett
I'm trying to make some sense out of the phrase "Everything happens for a reason," and I think I've figured out what the reason is - to pissed me off. - Cecelia Ahern
The phrase *You complete me* is nonsensical. A couple is a *we* not a complete *me.* - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A beautiful phrase and a beautiful sunset derive from the same source. - Marty Rubin
Four men killed that day. The phrase sat up in Willie's head like a rat and made a nest for itself there - Sebastian Barry
Things somehow seem more real and vivid when one can apply somebody else's ready-made phrase about them. - Aldous Huxley
The phrase "action speaks louder than words," is most easily proven by a swift kick to the genitals. - Devin J. Monroe
Thank you for your honesty," Niles says. The Candor repeat the phrase under their breath. All around me are the words "Thank you for your honesty" at different volumes and pitches, and my anger begins to dissolve. - Veronica Roth
In many a case, the phrase ‘I’d like to get to know you better’ is a euphemism for ‘I want us to fuck. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
God, A Poem 'I didn't exist at Creation, I didn't exist at the Flood, And I won't be around for SalvationTo sort out the sheep from the cud-'Or whatever the phrase is. The fact isIn soteriological termsI'm a crude existential malpracticeAnd you are a diet of worms - James Fenton
The best endings resonate because they echo a word, phrase, or image from earlier in the story, and the reader is prompted to think back to that reference and speculate on a deeper meaning. - James Plath
When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me. - W. Somerset Maugham
I am familiar with the phrase, ‘needle in a haystack’ and I think I understand its meaning more than I wish to. - David Sadler
As a man without forethought scarcely deserves the name of a man, so forethought without reflection is but a metaphorical phrase for the instinct of a beast.- (1772-1834) - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Two words. Three vowels. Four constenants. Seven letters. It can either cut you open to the core and leave you in ungodly pain or it can free your soul and lift a tremendous weight off you shoulders. The phrase is: It's over. - Maggi Richard
The phrase "I dont know" is the most honest thing anyone could ever say. - Markus W. Lunner
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