Quotation Explorer - 'Preferred'

Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had. - Sir Francis Bacon
You know, I preferred you as an evil monk. Would have made killing you a whole lot easier. - Chris d'Lacey
Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. - Sir Winston Churchill
When I was a child, I read books. My reading was not indiscriminate. I preferred books that were old and thick and hard. I made vocabulary lists. - Marilynne Robinson
Euripides "questioned everything. He was a misanthrope who preferred books to men. - Edith Hamilton
What the hell is wrong with you?" Westin growled as they entered the house. Lia twirled a bit."I am in a good mood. Is that not allowed?""For most people, yes, it's preferred. On you, it's creepy. What's up? - Abbie Chandler
He was a victim of his own integrity, which forced him to do his best, even when he would have preferred to do nothing at all. - Irving Stone
Literature is fighting for its very life because compromise is mistook for ambition, and joining up is preferred to standing out - Ben Marcus
It’s about letting yourself feel, but not wallow; it’s about leaning into love, not fear, as the preferred force in your life. - Sheila Burke
You hung around the tattered edges of my soul, that's where you preferred to be... - Jaeda DeWalt
If you don't have the right support form the right people you are always going to be the best choice and not the preferred choice. - Richmond Akhigbe
... he preferred being stimulated to being bored. - Ruth Harris
He preferred to give in the light,because whenit was dark, he was afraid his giving would go unnoticed - Charmaine J Forde
Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information. - Man Ray
Regulation of sexual behavioris the preferred route to wider socialcontrol. - Alexander Cockburn
The details of what we call our lives go sometimes to form patterns of meaning not unlike those to be found in our preferred sort of fiction. - Gerald Murnane
It began to falter not when the book publishers who loved books gave way to those who preferred profits to reading. It happened when publishers and editors cut back on their drinking. If there is one national flower in book publishing, it is the martini. - Al Silverman
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