I believe that there is a silver lining in everything, and once you begin to see it, you'll need sunglasses to combat the glare.— Sophia Amoruso
Colorful Idiom quotations
Music is a manifestation of the human spirit, similar to language.
Its greatest practitioners have conveyed to mankind things not possible to say in any other language. If we do not want these things to remain dead treasures, we must do our utmost to make the greatest possible number of people understand their idiom.
You can't judge a book by its cover, can you?
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
A God in the hand is worth two in the bush.
My chief virtue (or if you like, defect) has been a tireless lifelong search for an original, individual musical idiom. I detest imitation, I detest hackneyed devices.
Back in those early days when I began my apprenticeship as a poet, I also tried to voice our anger, spirit of defiance and resistance in a Jamaican poetic idiom.
If you do not know where your competitor is, or overconfident and snobbish about your competitor, or are unable to comprehend how yourcompetitor became a real threat, you will surely fall behind him. Don't be the "they" in this idiom: First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
Do not put all your eggs in one basket.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Unfortunately or fortunately, in order to become acquainted with the idiom of country or rock music, it is necessary to occasionally play in a bar. Bars are a rehearsal place.
By using stale metaphors, similes and idioms, you save much mental effort, at the cost of leaving your meaning vague, not only for your reader but for yourself.
God has to speak to each person in their own language, in their own idioms.
Take Spanish, Chinese. You can express the same thought, but to different people you have to use a different language. Its the same in religion.
All that glitters is not gold.
Don't count your chickens before they egg.
A myth is, of course, not a fairy story.
It is the presentation of facts belonging to one category in the idioms appropriate to another. To explode a myth is accordingly not to deny the facts but to re-allocate them.
You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.
Each person is an idiom unto himself, an apparent violation of the syntax of the species.
The mechanical philosophy was ever blind to this fact.
Intelligent design, on the other hand, readily embraces the sacramental nature of physical reality. Indeed, intelligent design is just the Logos theology of John's Gospel restated in the idiom of information theory.
Intelligent design is just the Logos theology of John's Gospel restated in the idiom of information theory.
Personally I feel that real rock 'n' roll may be on the way out, just like adolescence as a relatively innocent transitional period is on the way out. What we have instead is a small island of new free music surrounded by some good reworkings of past idioms and a vast sargasso sea of absolute garbage.
A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?
A lovely evening of new idioms and fresh mozzarella.
[T]here is a methodological bias in favor of taking natural discourse literally, other things being equal. For example, unless there are clear reasons for construing discourse as ambiguous, elliptical, or involving special idioms, we should not so construe it.
As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise.
Whatever coast he's on, a man should be himself.
I don't write in any particular idiom, I write Charles Mingus.
Pheromones are Earth's primordial idiom.
You cannot judge a book by its contents.
Beaumont specifically pointed out that the cultural elements and idioms regarded as "Egyptian" could not have originated in the land of the Nile. This single fact is inviolate and cannot be denied. It is obvious to those who have taken the time to study the subject, that the Egyptian civilization was transplanted by Western adepts and elders.
The disquieting thing about newscaster-babble or editorial-speak is its ready availability as a serf idiom, a vernacular of deference. "Mr. Secretary, are we any nearer to bringing about a dialogue in this process ?
The swordswoman and I are not so dissimilar. May my people understand the resemblance soon so that I can return to them. What we have in common are the words at our backs. The idioms for revenge are 'report a crime' and 'report to five families.' The reporting is the vengeance-not the beheading, not the gutting, but the words.
It's a shame that jazz is now being turned into dried fruit. It's becoming quantized, diced and defined. It's becoming an idiom. To me if it's anything, jazz is a verb ? it's more like a process than it is a thing.
I try to use the Australian idiom to its maximum advantage.
Air power speaks a strategic language so new that translation into the hackneyed idiom of the past is impossible.
Every good writer has much idiom; it is the life and spirit of language.