The biggest cliche in Photography is Sunrise and Sunset.— Catherine Opie
Jittery Clich quotations
The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
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.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
At the time, when you're being dissected and judged it's pretty brutal, but in hindsight it's great and - it sounds cliched - you do come out the other side better and stronger.
Melodies are just honest. They can only be what they are. Words have the capacity for deception. Theyre all full of subtext, and some of them are cliche and overused and vernacular. Theyre tricky. All I can say is, words are tricky.
Parents must lead by example. Don't use the cliche; do as I say and not as I do. We are our children's first and most important role models.
What doesn't kill you makes you smaller
So you are a vampire." "I most certainly am not." He looked annoyed. "That's such a common phrase, such a cliche, and so unflattering. I suppose you believe in werewolves and aliens too. I blame television.
I don't believe that old cliche that good things come to those who wait.
I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can't sit still.
Sometimes there's truth in old cliches.
There can be no real peace without justice. And without resistance there will be no justice.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
I take a cliche and try to organize its forms to make it monumental.
The difference is often not great, but it is crucial.
I just really like fun, cool, interesting, quirky girls.
And sometimes you find that in 6'2 model bodies and sometimes they're short and brunette. All shapes and sizes - it's really about the personality. That sounds cliche, but it's so freaking true!
The average man never really thinks from end to end of his life.
The mental activity of such people is only a mouthing of cliches. What they mistake for thought is simply a repetition of what they have heard. My guess is that well over 80 percent of the human race goes through life without having a single original thought.
The best way to achieve surprise quality is by avoiding cliches.
It would have been convenient to be gay.
Just because of the grooming, the narcissism, stuff like that. But I have this kind of roaring heterosexuality. Traditional, uncomplicated heterosexuality, an almost cliched Robin Askwith thing.
Life is a desert of shifting sand dunes.
Unpredictable. Erratic. Harmony changes into dissonance, the immediate outlives the profound, esoteric becomes cliched. And vice versa.
When people express what is most important to them, it often comes out in cliches. That doesn't make them laughable; it's something tender about them. As though in struggling to reach what's most personal about them they could only come up with what's most public.
The personal appropriation of clich?s is a condition for the spread of cultural tourism.
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 villain is usually the most interesting part.
But it has to be a smart thing. Just dumb cliché villains with a Russian accent and big muscles and a mean face, I don’t know. My Russian accent isn’t that great, and the muscles aren’t that big and the mean face is not enough. You know what I mean? It gets very boring. Tedious stuff.
It is no longer enough to simply read and write.
Students must also become literate in the understanding of visual images. Our children must learn how to spot a stereotype, isolate a social cliche, and distinguish facts from propaganda, analysis from banter and important news from coverage.
If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.
Feminism has tried to dismiss the femme fatale as a misogynist libel, a hoary cliche. But the femme fatale expresses woman's ancient and eternal control of the sexual realm. The specter of the femme fatale stalks all of men's relationships with women.
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
Beauty is a living abiding presence completely untouchable by all the devices of man, such as moral codes, creeds, intellectual analysis, games and cliches, the acquisitive instinct, or lust for anything whatsoever.
Indians mock their corrupt politicians relentlessly, but they regard their honest politicians with silent suspicion. The first thing they do when they hear of a supposedly 'clean' politician is to grin. It is a cliche that honest politicians in India tend to have dishonest sons, who collect money from people seeking an audience with Dad.
I think British men build up the idea of us French girls having some magic extra sex appeal so much, they lose their heads. I can't really understand the whole thing - but it makes me laugh. It's such a cliche to think all French girls are well dressed, elegant, sophisticated and sexy. Some are utter slobs, I promise you that.
In every election in American history both parties have their cliches.
The party that has the cliches that ring true wins.
I think my whole generation's mission is to kill the cliche.
I guess good things come to those who wait.
What is good today may be a cliche tomorrow.
You have to go through the darkness to truly know the light.
This may sound like a cliche, but it's true nonetheless. Often the greatest doubts occur just before a breakthrough.