Oxymorons : Quotes and Sayings

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    • My play was a complete success. The audience was a failure.
    • Samuel Goldwyn, when told a script was full of old cliches: Let's have some new cliches. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • Samuel Goldwyn: What kind of dancing does Martha Graham do? Associate: Modern dancing. Samuel Goldwyn: I don't want her then, modern dancing is so old fashioned. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • Bookkeeper: Mr. Goldwyn, our files are bulging with paperwork we no longer need. May I have your permission to destroy all records before 1945? Goldwyn: Certainly. Just be sure to keep a copy of everything. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • Free advice is worth what you paid for it.
    • I paid too much for it, but its worth it. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • Minimum wage for a maximum loser. -- (from The Hot Chick movie)
    • We're overpaying him, but he's worth it. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap. -- Dolly Parton
    • Change is the only Constant.
    • Have you lived in this village all your life? 'No, not yet'.
    • I always wanted to be a procrastinator.
    • I disagree with unanimity.
    • I have a twin brother; he's identical, but I'm not.
    • I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not sure.
    • My identity lies in not knowing who I am.
    • My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot. -- Ashleigh Brilliant
    • No matter where you go, there you are!
    • On one hand, I'm indecisive; but on the other, I'm not.
    • The only certainty is that nothing is certain. -- Pliny the Elder
    • The only thing I don't Procrastinate about is Procrastination.
    • I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. -- Winston Churchill
    • I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. -- Mark Twain
    • You got your momma's taste but you got my mouth. -- Ben Folds, in his song 'Gracie'
    • A woman met a man walking along the street wearing only one shoe. 'Just lost a shoe?' she asked. He answered, 'Nope, just found one'.
    • I never put on a pair of shoes until I've worn them at least five years. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • I never eat before breakfast. -- W.C. Fields, referring to his drinking habit
    • She used to diet on any kind of food she could lay her hands on. -- Arthur Baer, American comic and columnist
    • Always be on the lookout for the obvious.
    • Always remember you're unique .. just like everyone else!
    • Anyone who isn't confused here doesn't really know what's going on.
    • Australia is a pretty big continent.
    • Be here Now, when you can. -- Ron McIntosh
    • Drive slowly, we're in a hurry. -- Winston Churchill to his chauffeur
    • Everything is so random there must be a pattern.
    • Half the lies our opponents tell about us are not true. -- Sir Boyle Roche
    • I am a deeply superficial person. -- Andy Warhol
    • I am easily satisfied with the very best. -- Winston Churchill
    • I can give you a definite perhaps. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • I can resist everything but temptation. -- Mark Twain
    • I can't remember having a more memorable time.
    • I didn't do anything wrong, and I won't do it again.
    • If there's one thing I can't stand, it's intolerance.
    • I'm proud of my humility.
    • I'm still not sure if I understand ambiguity.
    • It's eight o'clock, sir! - Why the devil didn't you tell me that before? -- Overheard in hotel
    • It's wrong to be always right.
    • Life is full of uncertainties ... or I could be wrong about that?
    • No one goes to that place anymore - it's always too crowded. -- Yogi Berra
    • Nobody goes to Miami in the Winter. It's too crowded. -- Yogi Berra
    • Perspective is in the eye of the beholder.
    • Prejudiced people are all alike.
    • Remember the future. -- Tagline for the movie "Paycheck"
    • Reporter: You say you've never made a picture before? Samuel Goldwyn: Yes, but that's our strongest weak point. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • Some people say that I'm superficial, but that's just on the surface.
    • The clock is two minutes ahead and one hour behind.
    • The golden rule is that there are no golden rules. -- George Bernard Shaw
    • The good oxymoron, to define it by a self-illustration, must be a planned inadvertency. -- Wilson Follett
    • The Right way is the Wrong way and the Left way is the Right way. (Driving directions)
    • The saddest moment in a person's life comes but once.
    • The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. -- Paul Valery
    • The world is full of apathy, but I don't care.
    • There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad. -- Salvador Dali
    • There's no such thing as non-existence.
    • They say it's not as bad as they say it is.
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    • Walking up stairs gets me down.
    • We must believe in free will. We have no choice. -- Isaac B. Singer
    • You always find something in the last place you look.
    • You're the dumbest smart person I've ever met. -- from the movie 'I, Robot'
    • You've no idea of what a poor opinion I have of myself, and how little I deserve it. -- W.S. Gilbert
    Government & Politics
    • A person who doesn't vote votes for the winner!
    • A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen. -- Winston Churchill
    • A unified, neutral Germany? Given that nation's heritage, such a phrase may prove to be the oxymoron of the decade. -- Kevin M. Matarese, Fulda, West Germany; as seen in 'Letters', Time magazine, March 5, 1990, page 5
    • An abstention is a vote for the winner!
    • As famous as the unknown soldier.
    • Don't worry about the war. It's all over but the shooting. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • If Roosevelt was alive, he'd turn over in his grave. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. -- Winston Churchill
    • The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. -- Winston Churchill
    • The only new thing in this world, is the history you did not know. -- Harry Truman
    • A hospital is no place to be sick. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • A little pain never hurt anyone.
    • Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • He lived his life to the end.
    • Hypochondria is the one disease I have not got.
    • I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.
    • If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • Often it is fatal to live too long. -- Racine
    • Rehab is for quitters!
    • The first condition of immortality is death. -- Stanislaw Lec
    • The scene is dull. Tell him to put more life into his dying. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • Who is the oldest inhabitant of this village? 'We haven't got one; we had one, but he died three weeks ago'.
    • After Donald Trump's stretch limousine was stolen and found undamaged a few blocks away; he said, 'Nothing was stolen. I had an honest thief.' -- International Herald Tribune, March 2, 1992, page 3
    • The 50-50-90 rule: Any time you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.
    • The shortest distance between two points is how far apart they are.
    • There are only three kinds of people; people who can count and people who can't.
    • Why don't you pair ‘em up in threes? -- Yogi Berra
    • A joke is a very serious thing. -- Winston Churchill
    • Staying awake to chase a dream. -- Muse (UK rock band) in their song 'Falling Away With You'
    • We take fun seriously.
    • Always be sincere, even when you don't mean it. -- Irene Peter
    • As far as I'm concerned, treachery will sometimes bring loyalty into question.
    • Gentlemen, for your information, I have a question to ask you. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • He doesn't have much of a reputation or so I've heard.
    • He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. -- Winston Churchill
    • I always advise people never to give advice. -- P. G. Wodehouse
    • I am not sincere, even when I say I am not. -- Jules Renard
    • I deserve respect for the things I did not do.
    • I hate you as much as I love you.
    • I have this nagging fear that everyone is out to make me paranoid.
    • I keep telling myself that I am a pathological liar, but I am not sure if I believe it.
    • I never liked you, and I always will. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • I wouldn't be paranoid if everyone didn't pick on me.
    • If you fall and break your legs, don't come running to me. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • I'm not going to say, 'I told you so'.
    • Maybe the bitterness will make you a bit sweeter. -- R.M.
    • Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad. -- Victor Hugo
    • 'No comment' is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again. -- Winston Churchill
    • Of course I can keep secrets. It's the people I tell them to that can't keep them. -- Anthony Haden-Guest
    • Our comedies are not to be laughed at. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • Our similarities are different. -- Dale Berra, son of Yogi
    • Parting is such sweet sorrow. -- William Shakespeare
    • People have one thing in common: they are all different.
    • Samuel Goldwyn, when told his son was getting married: Thank heaven. A bachelor's life is no life for a single man. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • Seriously, you need to lighten up.
    • Some bachelors want a meaningful overnight relationship.
    • Too bad Sponge Bob is not here to celebrate Sponge Bob not being here! -- Squidward
    • Treat me like an angel and I'll be your little devil.
    • You Win, I Win, We Lose. -- Lyrics, Kenny Chesney
    • You're on my list of people that will never make any list of mine.
    • Christ was born in year 4 B.C.
    • Evil isn't all bad.
    • I die every day; I mean that brothers, just as surely as I glory over you in Christ Jesus our Lord. -- 1 Corinthians 15:31
    • Thank God I'm an Atheist.
    • For NASA, space is still a high priority.
    • In the city today the temperature rose to 180 degrees. This sudden rise of temperature was responsible for the intolerable heat.
    • It isn't an optical illusion. It just looks like one.
    • Most bacteria have the decency to be microscopic. Epulopiscium fishelsoni is not among them. The newly identified one-celled macro-microorganism is a full .5 mm long, large enough to be seen with the naked eye. -- Described in the current Nature, 'It is a million times as massive as a typical bacterium.' - Time, March 29, 1993, page 25
    • The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep. -- W.C. Fields
    • Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use. -- Wendell Johnson
    • Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think. -- Ambrose Bierce
    • Chronoscopy is the observation and exact estimation of time. -- Exact estimation
    • Common sense is not so common.
    • Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. -- Winston Churchill
    • Do not put statements in the negative form. And don't start sentences with a conjunction. It is incumbent on one to avoid archaisms. If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do. Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all. De-accession euphemisms. If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is. Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky. Never, ever use repetitive redundancies. Also, avoid awkward or affected alliteration. Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague. -- Great Rules for writing from William Safire in the New York Times
    • Everyone writes on the walls except me. -- Said to be graffiti seen in Pompeii
    • Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
    • He talks right and runs left. -- Bob Dole, on Clinton's changing-political positions
    • I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is much better to prophesy after the event has already taken place. -- Winston Churchill
    • I distinctly remember forgetting that. -- Clara Barton
    • I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead. -- Samuel Goldwyn
    • I have made mistakes, but have never made the mistake of claiming I never made one. -- James G. Bennet
    • I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. -- Winston Churchill
    • I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? -- Benjamin Disraeli
    • It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. -- Mark Twain
    • I've told you for the fifty-thousandth time, stop exaggerating.
    • May I ask a question?
    • Not only am I redundant and superfluous, but I also tend to use more words than necessary.
    • Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
    • Spontaneity is good as long as it is controlled.
    • Stop stabbing yourself in the back. -- Judith Briles
    • Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. -- Winston Churchill
    • This report is filled with omissions.
    • To lead the people, walk behind them. -- Lao-Tzu
    • We are not anticipating any emergencies.
    • We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.
    • You win big when you lose right.
    Society & Culture
    • An Irishman is never at peace except when he's fighting.
    • Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history. -- George Bernard Shaw
    • You non-conformists are all the same. -- Muse (UK rock band) in their song
    • Click the 'Start' button to Shut Down the computer.
    • Why don't they make the whole airplane out of that black box stuff? -- Steven Wright
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