Quotes of Caprice

“ She had caprices of a marvelous unexpectedness, and how is any one to imitate a caprice? ”

- Stendhal

“ Faith, thou hast some crotchets in thy head now. - The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act ii. Sc. 1. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read. ”

- Charles Churchill

“ To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. ”

- Emily Dickinson

“ The only difference between a caprice and a life-long passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Never lose sight of the fact that all human felicity lies in man's imagination, and that he cannot think to attain it unless he heeds all his caprices. The most fortunate of persons is he who has the most means to satisfy his vagaries. ”

- Marquis de Sade

“ We are the creatures of imagination, passion, and self-will, more than of reason or even of self-interest. Even in the common transactions and daily intercourse of life, we are governed by whim, caprice, prejudice, or accident. The falling of a teacup puts us out of temper for the day; and a quarrel that commenced about the pattern of a gown may end only with our lives. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ As busie as a Bee. ”

- John Lyly

“ Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while. ”

- Unknown

“ I'm like an eight year old with the dressing-up box. I have the luxury of being able to change on a whim. ”

- Kylie Minogue

“ The whims of youth break all the rules. ”

- Homer

“ Innovation is the whim of an elite before it becomes a need of the public. ”

- Ludwig Mises

“ But time has set its maggot on their track. ”

- Dylan Thomas

“ You can't take up golf on a whim and find yourself competing against Tiger Woods in the Masters six months later. ”

- Richard Roeper

“ I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance. ”

- Bell Hooks

“ In the tight belly of the dead, Burrow with hungry head, And inlay maggots like a jewel. ”

- Karl Shapiro

“ So this is how the world works, all energy flows according to the whims of the great magnet. ”

- Hunter S. Thompson

“ Creative people who have made their seemingly most self-indulgent artistic whims into a career. ”

- Steve Purcell

“ Solitude begets whimsies. ”

- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

“ Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult. ”

- Nadia Boulanger

“ The English language is rather like a monster accordion, stretchable at the whim of the editor, compressible ad lib. ”

- Robert Burchfield

“ Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim. ”

- Henry Fielding

“ That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

“ I don't believe in evil; I believe only in horror. In nature there is no evil, only an abundance of horror: the plagues and the blights and the ants and the maggots. ”

- Isak Dinesen

“ Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room. ”

- Heywood Broun

“ The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice. ”

- Voltaire

“ We seek our happiness outside ourselves, and in the opinion of men we know to be flatterers, insincere, unjust, full of envy, caprice and prejudice. ”

- Jean de la Bruyere

“ The only difference between a genius and one of common capacity is that the former anticipates and explores what the latter accidentally hits upon; but even the man of genius himself more frequently employs the advantages that chance presents him; it is the lapidary who gives value to the diamond which the peasant has dug up without knowing its value. ”

- Abbe Guillaume Raynal

“ The Ideal Man should talk to us as if we were goddesses, and treat us as if we were children. He should refuse all our serious requests, and gratify every one of our whims. He should encourage us to have caprices, and forbid us to have missions. He should always say much more than he means, and always mean much more than he says. ”

- Oscar Wilde
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