Quotes by commonplace
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Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
Arthur Conan Doyle
British writer and medical doctor 1859-1930
As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify.
Commonplace people dislike tragedy because they dare not suffer and cannot exult.
American actor, writer, musician, and producer 1979-
I have been in teen shows for years, so doing that stuff - kissing - is kind of commonplace and not a big deal. It was way more cool just because it was Meg Ryan.
British playwright 1946-
I think there's something degrading about having a husband for a rival. It's humiliating if you fail and commonplace if you succeed.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
If to be interesting is to be uncommonplace, it is becoming a question, with me, if there are any commonplace people.
English novelist, poet, essayist and biographer 1916-2000
It's very good for an idea to be commonplace. The important thing is that a new idea should develop out of what is already there so that it soon becomes an old acquaintance. Old acquaintances aren't by any means always welcome, but at least one can't be mistaken as to who or what they are.
American writer and publisher 1859-1915
Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.
English poet 1612-1680
Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.
Men of genius are not to be analyzed by commonplace rules. The rest of us who have been or are leaders, more commonplace in our quality, will do well to remember two things. One is never to forget posterity when devising a policy. The other is never to think of posterity when making a speech.
American author 1874-1946
Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
American writer and poet 1809-1894
Nothing is so commonplace has the wish to be remarkable.
American author 1876-1947
Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that shows us another side, another man, really; a man uncertain, and puzzled, and in the dark like ourselves.
French writer 1889-1963
Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally, and you have done a poet's job. The rest is literature.
Louisa May Alcott
American Author 1832-1888
Talent isn't genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing. I won't be a commonplace dauber, so I don't intend to try any more.
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