There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
I never exaggerate. I just remember big.
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All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures.
It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
Exaggeration is the inseparable companion of greatness.
'Tis a rule of manners to avoid exaggeration.
Resume: a written exaggeration of only the good things a person has done in the past, as well as a wish list of the qualities a person would like to have.
There is no one who does not exaggerate!
An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
He's the type who makes mountains out of molehills and then sells climbing equipment.
Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
We always weaken everything we exaggerate.
I don't want to tell you how much insurance I carry with the Prudential, but all I can say is: when I go, they go too.
Eschew the monumental. Shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones.
Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
All news is an exaggeration of life.
I have, indeed, even omitted facts, which, on account of their singularity, must in the eyes of some have appeared to border on the marvelous. But in the forests of South America such extraordinary realities are to be found, that there is assuredly no need to have recourse to fiction or the least exaggeration.
An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.
It is only a short step from exaggerating what we can find in the world to exaggerating our power to remake the world. Expecting more novelty than there is, more greatness than there is, and more strangeness than there is, we imagine ourselves masters of a plastic universe. But a world we can shape to our will is a shapeless world.
Danger lies in the writer becoming the victim of his own exaggeration, losing the exact notion of sincerity, and in the end coming to despise truth itself as something too cold, too blunt for his purpose -- as, in fact, not good enough for his insistent emotion. From laughter and tears the descent is easy to sniveling and giggles.
Thought is a process of exaggeration.
The refusal to exaggerate is not infrequently an alibi for the disinclination to think or praise.
It is the essence of truth that it is never excessive.
Why should it exaggerate? There is that which should be destroyed and that which should be simply illuminated and studied. How great is the force of benevolent and searching examination! We must not resort to the flame where only light is required.
Camp is a vision of the world in terms of style -- but a particular kind of style. It is love of the exaggerated.
Pretense is the overrating of any kind of knowledge we pretend to.
Imagine being in a room with two TV sets.
One is a large screen TV with surround sound. The other is a miniature 1 screen TV. What would you tend to focus on and become absorbed in? Some people make their problems the size of the large screen TV and their personal goals the size of the miniature one. It is important to mentally minimize the problems and the cant's and maximize the goals and the cans.
The slanders poured down like Niagara.
If you take into consideration the setting -- the war and the revolution -- and the character of the accused -- revolutionary leaders of millions who were conducting their party to the sovereign power -- you can say without exaggeration that July 1917 was the month of the most gigantic slander in world history.
Mysticism and exaggeration go together.
A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.
There was no exaggeration in Marian's definition of Flintcomb-Ash farm as a starve-acre place. The single fat thing on the soil was Marian herself; and she was an importation. Of the three classes of village, the village cared for by its lord, the village cared for by itself, and the village uncared for either by itself or by its lord (in other words, the village of a resident squires's tenantry, the village of free or copy-holders, and the absentee-owner's village, farmed with the land) this place, Flintcomb-Ash, was the third. But Tess set to work. Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity, was now no longer a minor feature in Mrs Angel Clare; and it sustained her.
By speaking, by thinking, we undertake to clarify things, and that forces us to exacerbate them, dislocate them, schematize them. Every concept is in itself an exaggeration.
It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.
It's no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species.
It's no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go one way or another.
They talked about me as if I were Mother Teresa, and that every time I get a paycheck I go and send it to poor people and that we spend every free moment helping out people less fortunate. That was an enormous exaggeration.
In the heat of our campaigns, we have all become accustomed to a little anger and exaggeration. Yet, on the whole, our political process has served us well.
I tell you, to be honest, every single one of us, without any exaggeration, every single one of us was 100 percent sure that we would all be... all be martyred, but you know, Allah chooses to take a person's life when he chooses. And we have no control over.
I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments.
There is an abundance of misinformation, exaggeration, and blatant lies being spread by interest groups regarding the prospects for embryonic stem cell research.
With slight risk of exaggeration you could say that he walked almost every mile of the Indian land.
Our situation here, without any exaggeration, is beyond description almost;
it is such as eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor hath it ever entered into the heart of men to conceive Boston ever to arrive at.
Is it possible that the portrait of the divine Son of God is an exaggeration, at best, or a complete fabrication, at worst, of the original Jesus?
It is hardly an exaggeration to say that oral teachers and sign teachers found it difficult to sit down in the same room without quarreling, and there was intolerance upon both sides. To say 'oral method' to a sign teacher was like waving a red flag in the face of a bull, and to say 'sign language' to an oralist aroused the deepest resentment.
I always did what I thought was interesting.
I always just did what caught my fantasy. Looking like a woman, that was never the criteria for me. It was always to do drag. And drag is not gender-specific. Drag is just drag. It's exaggeration.
My act is an exaggeration of a part of me. I'm much more expressive off stage.
It is no exaggeration to say that the English Bible is, next to Shakespeare, the greatest work in English literature, and that it will have much more influence than even Shakespeare upon the written and spoken language of the English race.
Many applications of the coincidence method will therefore be found in the large field of nuclear physics, and we can say without exaggeration that the method is one of the essential tools of the modern nuclear physicist.