Quotes of Clich

“ Let's have some new cliches. ”

- Samuel Goldwyn

“ The computing field is always in need of new cliches. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ Banality is a symptom of non-communication. Men hide behind their cliches. ”

- Eugene Ionesco

“ In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins. ”

- Newt Gingrich

“ News reports stand up as people, and people wither into editorials. Cliches walk around on two legs while men are having theirs shot off. ”

- Karl Kraus

“ The personal appropriation of cliches is a condition for the spread of cultural tourism. ”

- Serge Daney

“ Take our politicians: they're a bunch of yo-yos. The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize. ”

- Saul Bellow

“ In this movie, I wanted to do a black-white relationship that wasn't playing on all the old cliches. Y'know, the black guy has just got out of jail or whatever. ”

- Orlando Jones

“ The phrase "we 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. ”

- Lazarus Long

“ No one can write a best seller by trying to. He must write with complete sincerity; the cliches that make you laugh, the hackneyed characters, the well-worn situations, the commonplace story that excites your derision, seem neither hackneyed, well worn nor commonplace to him… ”

- W. Somerset Maugham

“ You have to do a thousand things one percent better, not just do one thing a thousand percent better. It's doing the little things well, being on time for meetings, returning phone calls, saying thank you to people. It sounds like a clich, but that is the reason one organization or one person is successful over someone else… ”

- Buck Rodgers

“ He offers the never-never land of convenient cliches. a world where statesmen say, We've not heard the end of this, where people turn scarlet with anger, where the price of gold goes sky-high and where the unsuspecting outsider little knew what fate had in store for him. ”

- Paul Gray

“ Our writers are full of cliches just as old barns are full of bats. There is obviously no rule about this, except that anything that you suspect of being a cliche undoubtedly is one and had better be removed. ”

- Wolcott Gibbs

“ The novel has one peculiarity for a school novel: It never attacks the place; it isn't an expose; it doesn't show sadistic masters or depraved students, or use any of the other school-novel sensationalistic cliches. That's because I didn't experience things like that there. ”

- John Knowles

“ Without aesthetic, design is either the humdrum repetition of familiar cliches or a wild scramble for novelty. Without the aesthetic, the computer is but a mindless speed machine, producing effects without substance. Form without relevant content, or content without meaningful form. ”

- Paul Rand
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