Quotes by exaggeration
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Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
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.
English economist 1826-1877
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.
Libian painter and writer 1883-1931
An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
French aphorism writer 19th century
Envy pierces more in the restriction of praises than in the exaggeration of its criticisms.
American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism'' 1771-1852
Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
Exaggeration is a prodigality of the judgment which shows the narrowness of one's knowledge or one's taste.
French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
Exaggeration is the inseparable companion of greatness.
Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman 1950-
It's no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
Thomas B. Macaulay
American essayist and historian 1800-1859
Men of great conversational powers almost universally practice a sort of lively sophistry and exaggeration which deceives for the moment both themselves and their auditors.
Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
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.
American author 1972-
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.
American artist 1958-
So cartooning, for me, is an honorable thing. It's pushing the envelope. It's the truth of something through exaggeration.
American humorist 1815-1885
There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.
American writer 1902-1983
Thought is a process of exaggeration. The refusal to exaggerate is not infrequently an alibi for the disinclination to think or praise.
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