Quotes: conventional

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  • Anthony Robbins
    Anthony Robbins
    American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach 1960-
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    Create a vision and never let the environment, other people's beliefs, or the limits of what has been done in the past shape your decisions. Ignore conventional wisdom.
  • Adam Schiff
    Adam Schiff
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    It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not care why we went to war in Iraq, that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.
  • Anna Quindlen
    Anna Quindlen
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    People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can't manage it.
  • Malcolm Bradbury
    Malcolm Bradbury
    English author and academic 1932-2000
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    A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.
  • Graham Greene
    Graham Greene
    English writer 1904-
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    A murderer is regarded by the conventional world as something almost monstrous, but a murderer to himself is only an ordinary man. It is only if the murderer is a good man that he can be regarded as monstrous.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    A religion, old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by conventional faiths. Sooner or later such a religion will emerge.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Conventional people are roused to fury by departures from convention, largely because they regard such departures as a criticism of themselves.
  • Archibald Macleish
    Archibald Macleish
    American poet 1892-1982
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    Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.
  • John Barrymore
    John Barrymore
    American actor 1882-1942
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    Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.
  • Brad Wenstrup
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    Every time I would give a talk, someone would say, 'You ought to go into politics.' I prefer to call it government leadership. My life has taken me to places where I have experiences that I think I can share. A lot of times, we see people who are career politicians. I'm not the conventional candidate, nor do I want to be.
  • Guy Rivers, a conventional piece as regards the love affair which makes a part of the plot, is a tale of deadly strife between the laws of Georgia and a fiendish bandit.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
  • Tallulah Bankhead
    Tallulah Bankhead
    American actress 1903-1968
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    I've tried several varieties of sex. The conventional position makes me claustrophobic and the others give me a stiff neck or lockjaw.
  • Thorstein Veblen
    Thorstein Veblen
    Norwegian-American economist and sociologist 1857-1929
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    In order to stand well in the eyes of the community, it is necessary to come up to a certain, somewhat indefinite, conventional standard of wealth.
  • Northrop Frye
    Northrop Frye
    Canadian literair criticus 1912-1991
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    In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.
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