Quotes of Cliche

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

- Eugene Ionesco

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

- Alan Perlis

“ Let's have some new cliches. ”

- Samuel Goldwyn

“ I guess it's a cliche, but I can't think of anybody who didn't like him. ”

- Dennis Weaver

“ He is forever poised between a cliche and an indiscretion. ”

- Harold Macmillan

“ 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

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

- Newt Gingrich

“ I know it sounds like a cliche, but the greatest gift that you can give yourself comes from helping someone else. We get so caught up in our own lives and in our unrealistic worlds. We're so busy achieving and competing and worrying about silly little minutiae that we lose sight of the larger picture. ”

- Norma Kamali

“ It's a cliche, but just being nominated is cool. ”

- Jenna Elfman

“ It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue. ”

- Stephen Fry

“ Death, the cliche assures us, is the great leveler; but it obviously levels some a great deal more than others. ”

- Alden Whitman

“ Max Headroom, if overly exposed, could end up as just another Muppet Nothing would be more distressing than to witness a brilliant parody of TV turn into a TV cliche. ”

- Harry F. Waters

“ The cliche is dead poetry. ”

- Gerald Brenan

“ If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal. ”

- John Lennon

“ 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

“ My sound is very smooth. Not to be to cliche, but really sensual and sultry. ”

- Paul Taylor

“ Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true. ”

- Margaret Thatcher

“ I had always imagined that cliche was a suburb of Paris until I discovered it to be a street in Oxford. ”

- Philip Guedalla

“ I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life. It's a cliche and we use it too much but I think for a husband and wife, the way to stay close is to do things together and share. ”

- Barbara Bush

“ 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

“ No good poetry is ever written in a manner twenty years old, for to write in such a manner shows conclusively that the writer thinks from books, convention and cliche, not from real life. ”

- Ezra

“ The cliche is a hackneyed idiom that hopes that it can still palm itself off as a fresh response. ”

- John Gross

“ 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

“ It's long been a cliche in Washington that if you hang a lamb chop in your window, guests will come. ”

- Suzanne Fields

“ Any great truth can — and eventually will — be expressed as a cliche — a cliche is a sure and certain way to dilute an idea. For instance, my grandmother used to say, 'The black cat is always the last one off the fence.' I have no idea what she meant, but at one time, it was undoubtedly true. ”

- Solomon Short

“ 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

“ 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

“ 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

“ Once women begin to question the inevitability of their subordination and to reject the conventions formerly associated with it, they can no longer retreat to the safety of those conventions. The woman who rejects the stereotype of feminine weakness and dependence can no longer find much comfort in the cliche that all men are beasts… ”

- Christopher Lasch
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