Quotation Explorer - 'Sheer'

When the universe presented unexpected gifts to the undeserving, how else were they to react, except with sheer paranoia? - Matthew S. Williams
Based on the law of probability Everything is possible because The sheer existence of possibility Confirms the existence Of impossibility. - Dejan Stojanovic
Nobody has things just as he would like them. The thing to do is to make a success with what material I have. It is a sheer waste of time and soulpower to imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different. - Dr. Frank Crane
Just as big cities can deplete you with their noise and crowds and sheer sensory overload, a hospital can exhaust you, as its changing faces and personalities blur and strangers wake you repeatedly. - Diane Ackerman
Every writer should know their target. Aim for the heart ~ hit that and all which follows is sheer ecstasy. - Muse
Sometimes out of sheer perversity reality conforms to my wishes. - Marty Rubin
To avoid the cost incurred in pursuing great things we opt for ease and blithely abandon great things. The sheer recklessness of such a pathetically apathetic trade-off will eventually cost us a life squandered, which in the end is the greatest cost of all. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
From the age of six, I have known that I was sexy. And let me tell you it has been hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it. - Bette Davis
I have learned that what I have not drawn I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle. - Frederick Frank
For a more than miffed Midnight, fate was for emperors, fools and soppy lovers: - fate was the self-important egotism of those doing well, the sheer unbearable arrogance of the living and loved. - Tom Conrad
The teacher pretended that algebra was a perfectly natural affair, to be taken for granted, whereas I didn't even know what numbers were. Mathematics classes became sheer terror and torture to me. I was so intimidated by my incomprehension that I did not dare to ask any questions. - Carl Jung
Sometimes out of sheer perversion reality conforms to my wishes. - Marty Rubin
We have a name for the sum of grievances and compromises, this sheer normality of life lived among other people. We call it civilization. Culture, society, the workaday interactions of ordinary time. - Joseph Bottum
Man had created God in his own image, not the other way around. He had done it through sheer terror, and who could blame him? Unfortunately he had made too good a job. The god he had invented was just as cruel and careless as man himself. Not a deity to whom one should seriously address a prayer. - Richard Herley
O the mind, mind has mountains; cliffs of fallFrightful, sheer, no-man-fathomed. - Gerard Manley Hopkins
The basis of optimism is sheer terror. - Oscar Wilde
I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street. - Virginia Woolf
We often seek beauty in the outside, in the unknown, and often lack to realize the sheer beauty right in front of our very eyes, back home. - Akilnathan Logeswaran
The reason we all like to think so well of others is that we are all afraid for ourselves. The basis of optimism is sheer terror. - Oscar Wilde
No wonder of it: sheer plod makes plough down sillionShine, and blue-bleak embers, ah my dear, Fall, gall themselves, and gash gold-vermilion. - Gerard Manley Hopkins
The sheer force of the music calls for a wild audience reaction. - Emanuel Ax
Crime isn't that complicated. People steal because taking something gives them something. If they're not in it for the money, they're in it for the control. The act of taking, breaking the rules, makes them feel powerful. They're in it for the sheer defiance. - V.E. Schwab
It was bewildering, the way that reality could be overtaken, wrestled down, and murdered by the sheer weight of possibility. - Jennifer duBois
The basis for optimism is sheer terror. - Oscar Wilde
You’re talking about gold and silver, cash and securities. I’m talking about the sheer beauty of the land, the value of unpolluted parkland made wild and staying wild forever. - Jasper Fforde
There is a moment of sheer panic when I realize that Paul's apartment overlooks the park... and is obviously more expensive than mine. - Patrick Bateman
Sacrifice of the self is sheer stupidity if sacrifice is not for the self. - Amit Kalantri
God has put enough into the world to make faith in Him a most reasonable thing. But He has left enough out to make it impossible to live by sheer reason or observation alone. - Ravi Zacharias
It is the sheer ugliness and banality of everyday life which turns my blood to ice and makes me cringe in terror. - Jean Lorrain
Heaven is no permanent abode of morons even though they may gain entry by sheer virtuosity of their deeds."Ashoka Prasad(Hegelian Lecture) - Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad
The way I came to miss the end of the world well, the end of the world I had known for close on thirty years was sheer accident: like a lot of survival, when you come to think of it. - John Wyndham
Everything I had to give went to my children, and though I loved them and my husband utterly, the drudgery of the day-to-day made it seem as if not love but coffee, my Toyota and sheer logistics were what propelled me through life. - Marcia DeSanctis
I would be dreadfully remiss not to think that God would painstakingly craft something an intimately ingenious and inexplicably intricate as my life, and that by virtue of such sheer brilliance I should not examine it with the greatest precision and unleash it with the fullest abandon. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom. - Heinrich Heine
My father used to say that when hunting a shark, we should either kill it or let it go. To cage a shark is sheer cruelty, and I cannot live like a shark in a cage any longer. - Micheal Joseph Murano
Time and time over it is the ones who try a little too hard to be innovative rebels - and for the sheer glory of being considered innovative rebels - who then turn out not quite as innovative or as rebellious as they would like to think they are. - Criss Jami
I stood there, battered by the raw power and sheer magnificence of a land I'd never known - Don George
A very fine artist can take something quite ordinary and, through sheer artistry and willpower, turn it into a work of art. - Truman Capote
There is a way in which the collective knowledge of mankind expresses itself, for the finite individual, through mere daily living... a way in which life itself is sheer knowing. - Laurens Van der Post
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