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100 Gaudy Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Gaudy Sayings By C.S. Pacat: Damen had half expected a gaudy parade costume, but Laurent had always defined himself against Damen had half expected a gaudy parade costume, but Laurent had always defined himself against the opulence of the court. And he did not need gilt to be recognised under a parade standard, only the uncovered bright of his hair. — C.S. Pacat
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Gaudy Sayings By Benjamin Graham: People who invest make money for themselves; people who speculate make money for their brokers. People who invest make money for themselves; people who speculate make money for their brokers. And that, in turn, is why Wall Street perennially downplays the durable virtues of investing and hypes the gaudy appeal of speculation. — Benjamin Graham
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Gaudy Sayings By Italo Calvino: I am a prisoner of a gaudy and unlivable present, where all forms of human I am a prisoner of a gaudy and unlivable present, where all forms of human society have reached an extreme of their cycle and there is no imagining what new forms they may assume. — Italo Calvino
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Gaudy Sayings By Thomas Otway: Greatness, thou gaudy torment of out souls,The wise man's fetter, and the rage of fools. Greatness, thou gaudy torment of out souls,
The wise man's fetter, and the rage of fools. — Thomas Otway
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Gaudy Sayings By Thomas Cole: And rural nature is full of the same quickening spirit-it is, in fact, the exhaustless And rural nature is full of the same quickening spirit-it is, in fact, the exhaustless mine from which the poet and the painter have brought such wondrous treasures-an unfailing fountain of intellectual enjoyment, where all may drink, and be awakened to a deeper feeling of the works of genius, and a keener perception of the beauty of our existence. For those whose days are all consumed in the low pursuits of avarice, or the gaudy frivolities of fashion, unobservant of nature's loveliness, are unconscious of the harmony of creation — Thomas Cole
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Gaudy Sayings By Beryl Markham: Atop their gleaming backs the jockeys look like gaudy baubles, secured with strings. They bob Atop their gleaming backs the jockeys look like gaudy baubles, secured with strings. They bob up and down, they rise, lean forward, then settle again. — Beryl Markham
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Gaudy Sayings By Tomas Transtromer: Espresso The black coffee they serve out of doors among tables and chairs gaudy as Espresso The black coffee they serve out of doors among tables and chairs gaudy as insects. Precious distillations filled with the same strength as Yes and No. It's carried out from the gloomy kitchen and looks into the sun without blinking. In the daylight a dot of beneficent black that quickly flows into a pale customer. It's like the drops of black profoundness sometimes gathered up by the soul, giving a salutary push: Go! Inspiration to open your eyes. — Tomas Transtromer
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Gaudy Sayings By Dorothy L. Sayers: Can I have the heart to fluster the flustered Thipps further - that's very difficult Can I have the heart to fluster the flustered Thipps further - that's very difficult to say quickly - by appearing in a top-hat and frock-coat? I think not. Ten to one he will overlook my trousers and mistake me for the undertaker. A grey suit, I fancy, neat but not gaudy, with a hat to tone, suits my other self better. Exit the amateur of first editions; new motive introduced by solo bassoon; enter Sherlock Holmes, disguised as a walking gentleman. — Dorothy L. Sayers
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Gaudy Sayings By Ze'ev Jabotinsky: We Jews, thank God, have nothing to do with the East ... The Islamic soul We Jews, thank God, have nothing to do with the East ... The Islamic soul must be broomed out of Eretz-Yisrael ... [Muslims are] yelling rabble dressed up in gaudy, savage rags. — Ze'ev Jabotinsky
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Gaudy Sayings By Dick Lehr: He was the antithesis of the gaudy mafiosi He was the antithesis of the gaudy mafiosi — Dick Lehr
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Gaudy Sayings By David Shoemaker: Here was a separate world, with different wrestlers and a wholly different concept of the Here was a separate world, with different wrestlers and a wholly different concept of the wrestling enterprise. Where the NWA as a whole - and GCW in particular - had become increasingly gritty and realistic, the WWF was gaudy and cartoonish, a parade of outsize gimmickry. Where GCW was filled with angst, the WWF was all bombast. If GCW was a well-choreographed brawl in a bar parking lot, the WWF had the glittery sheen of a major boxing spectacle. They were in many ways similar, but to the Southern fan attuned to the traditional NWA sensibility, the WWF couldn't have been more alien. — David Shoemaker
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Gaudy Sayings By Cormac McCarthy: Females of domestic reputation lounged upon the balconies they passed with faces gotten up in Females of domestic reputation lounged upon the balconies they passed with faces gotten up in indigo and almagre gaudy as the rumps of apes and they peered from behind their fans with a kind of lurid coyness like transvestites in a madhouse. — Cormac McCarthy
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Gaudy Sayings By Dorothy L. Sayers: She went to bed thinking more about another person than about herself. This goes to She went to bed thinking more about another person than about herself. This goes to prove that even minor poetry may have its practical uses. — Dorothy L. Sayers
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Gaudy Sayings By Robert Burns: A gaudy dress and gentle air May slightly touch the heart; But it's innocence and A gaudy dress and gentle air May slightly touch the heart; But it's innocence and modesty That polishes the dart. — Robert Burns
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Gaudy Sayings By Dorothy L. Sayers: The incident had that rich savor of the ludicrous which neither pity nor charity can The incident had that rich savor of the ludicrous which neither pity nor charity can destroy. Unfortunately, she could not in decency share it with anybody; she could only enjoy it in lonely ecstasies of mirth. — Dorothy L. Sayers
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Gaudy Sayings By Charles Darwin: Humboldt's glorious descriptions are & will for ever be unparalleled: but even he with his Humboldt's glorious descriptions are & will for ever be unparalleled: but even he with his dark blue skies & the rare union of poetry with science which he so strongly displays when writing on tropical scenery, with all this falls far short of the truth,he averred. The delight one experiences in such times bewilders the mind; if the eye attempts to follow the flight of a gaudy butter-fly, it is arrested by some strange tree or fruit; if watching an insect one forgets it in the stranger flower it is crawling over; if turning to admire the splendor of the scenery, the individual character of the foreground fixes the attention. The mind is a chaos of delight, out of which a world of future & more quiet pleasure will arise. I am at present fit only to read Humboldt; he like another sun illuminates everything I behold. — Charles Darwin
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Gaudy Sayings By Dorothy L. Sayers: Harriet grinned at Betty Armstrong, hearing the familiar academic wrangle begin. Before ten minutes had Harriet grinned at Betty Armstrong, hearing the familiar academic wrangle begin. Before ten minutes had passed, somebody had introduced the word "values." An hour later they were still at it. Finally the Bursar was heard to quote: "God made the integers; all else is the work of man." "Oh, bother!" cried the Dean. "Do let's keep mathematics out of it. And physics. I cannot cope with them. — Dorothy L. Sayers
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Gaudy Sayings By Donna Tartt: I felt rotten. Dead butterfly floating on the surface of the pool. Audible machine hum. I felt rotten. Dead butterfly floating on the surface of the pool. Audible machine hum. Drowned crickets and beetles swirling in the plastic filter baskets. Above, the setting sun flared gaudy and inhuman, blood-red shelves of cloud that suggested end-times footage of catastrophe and ruin: detonations on Pacific atolls, wildlife running before sheets of flame. — Donna Tartt
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Gaudy Sayings By David Cody Weiss: You can't make someone love you." She held out her right hand to flash a You can't make someone love you." She held out her right hand to flash a ring with a gaudy stone set in it. "But you can imprison him in a ring for not loving you. See? — David Cody Weiss
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Gaudy Sayings By John Gunther: The last copy of the Chicago Daily News I picked up had three crime stories The last copy of the Chicago Daily News I picked up had three crime stories on its front page. But by comparison to the gaudy days, this is small-time stuff. Chicago is as full of crooks as a saw with teeth, but the era when they ruled the city is gone forever. — John Gunther
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Gaudy Sayings By Charles Dickens: What rainbow silks and satins! what pinking of thin stockings, and pinching of thin shoes, What rainbow silks and satins! what pinking of thin stockings, and pinching of thin shoes, and fluttering of ribbons and silk tassels, and display of rich cloaks with gaudy hoods and linings! The young gentlemen are fond, you see, of turning down their shirt-collars and cultivating their whiskers, especially under the chin; but they cannot approach the ladies in their dress or bearing, being, to say the truth, humanity of quite another sort. — Charles Dickens
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Gaudy Sayings By Earl Scruggs: You know you can get gaudy with something, and they didn't do that. To me, You know you can get gaudy with something, and they didn't do that. To me, I think it's very tasteful, well done, with the silver and gold and the engraving. I think it's very tasteful. — Earl Scruggs
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Gaudy Sayings By W.E.B. Du Bois: A resistless feeling of depression falls slowly upon us, despite the gaudy sunshine and the A resistless feeling of depression falls slowly upon us, despite the gaudy sunshine and the green cotton-fields. This, then, is the Cotton Kingdom
the shadow of a marvelous dream. — W.E.B. Du Bois
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Gaudy Sayings By Nayana Currimbhoy: I really knew nothing about the dancing habits of the Scottish. But I wanted to I really knew nothing about the dancing habits of the Scottish. But I wanted to help. "I could teach them Indian folk dances," I offered, scrounging my mind for school dances in gaudy garments.
"Well, I'm not sure that they would be complex enough for competitions," she said. Pursing her lips, she blushed a dark, deep red. I knew I had said something wrong, but it took me a few days to understand the reason for Miss Manson's disapproval and discomfort. She blushed a beetroot red because I had unwittingly questioned the core belief of the school: British was Better. — Nayana Currimbhoy
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Gaudy Sayings By H.L. Mencken: No man of genuinely superior intelligence has ever been an actor. Even supposing a young No man of genuinely superior intelligence has ever been an actor. Even supposing a young man of appreciable mental powers to be lured upon the stage, as philosophers are occasionally lured into bordellos, his mind would be inevitably and almost immediately destroyed by the gaudy nonsense issuing from his mouth every night. — H.L. Mencken
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Gaudy Sayings By Cormac McCarthy: The stars burned with a lidless fixity and they drew nearer in the night until The stars burned with a lidless fixity and they drew nearer in the night until toward dawn he was stumbling among the whinstones of the uttermost ridge to heaven, a barren range of rock so enfolded in that gaudy house that stars lay awash at his feet and migratory spalls of burning matter crossed constantly about him on their chartless reckonings. — Cormac McCarthy
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Gaudy Sayings By Gabriel Garcia Marquez: He dug so deeply into her sentiments that in search of interest he found love, He dug so deeply into her sentiments that in search of interest he found love, because by trying to make her love him he ended up falling in love with her. Petra Cotes, for her part, loved him more and more as she felt his love increasing, and that was how in the ripeness of autumn she began to believe once more in the youthful superstition that poverty was the servitude of love. Both looked back then on the wild revelry, the gaudy wealth, and the unbridled fornication as an annoyance and they lamented that it had cost them so much of their lives to find the paradise of shared solitude. Madly in love after so many years of sterile complicity, they enjoyed the miracle of living each other as much at the table as in bed, and they grew to be so happy that even when they were two worn-out people they kept on blooming like little children and playing together like dogs. — Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Gaudy Sayings By William Hurrell Mallock: Some will be always strong, and some will be always weak; and though, if there Some will be always strong, and some will be always weak; and though, if there is no God, no divine and fatherly source of order, there will be, trust me, no aristocracies, there will still be tyrannies. There will still be rich and poor; and that will then mean happy and miserable; and the poor will be--as I sometimes think they are already--but a mass of groaning machinery, without even the semblance of rationality; and the rich, with only the semblance of it, but a set of gaudy, dancing marionettes, which is the machinery's one work to keep in motion. — William Hurrell Mallock
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Gaudy Sayings By H.L. Mencken: Taxation, for example, is eternally lively; it concerns nine-tenths of us more directly than either Taxation, for example, is eternally lively; it concerns nine-tenths of us more directly than either smallpox or golf, and has just as much drama in it; moreover, it has been mellowed and made gay by as many gaudy, preposterous theories — H.L. Mencken
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Gaudy Sayings By Robin Williams: I only ever play Vegas one night at a time. It's a hideous, gaudy place; I only ever play Vegas one night at a time. It's a hideous, gaudy place; it may not be the end of the world per se, but you can certainly see it from there. — Robin Williams
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Gaudy Sayings By Michael Zadoorian: But what I do love about this road is how the gaudy becomes grand, how But what I do love about this road is how the gaudy becomes grand, how tastelessness is a way of everyday life — Michael Zadoorian
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Gaudy Sayings By T.E.D. Klein: Imagine (if you dare) a whimsical marriage of Lord Dunsany and S.J. Perelman, and you Imagine (if you dare) a whimsical marriage of Lord Dunsany and S.J. Perelman, and you have something approaching the tales of Rhys Hughes, filled with gaudy colour, slapstick, puns, fantastic creatures, and the occasional unexpected chill. Hughes' world is a magical one - and his language if the most magical thing of all. — T.E.D. Klein
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Gaudy Sayings By Norman Lock: I hammered on the Poes' front door like Alaric on the gates of Rome. Poe I hammered on the Poes' front door like Alaric on the gates of Rome. Poe said that a gaudy figure of speech was a silk cravat around a dirty neck. He didn't say whether the truth lay in the plain thing or in its fancy. — Norman Lock
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Gaudy Sayings By Robert Leckie: Sergeant Bellow marched us to the quartermaster's. It was there we were stripped of all Sergeant Bellow marched us to the quartermaster's. It was there we were stripped of all vestiges of personality. It is the quartermasters who make soldiers, sailors and marines. In their presence, one strips down. With each divestment, a trait is lost; the discard of a garment marks the quiet death of an idiosyncrasy. I take off my socks; gone is a propensity for stripes, or clocks, or checks, or even solids; ended is a tendency to combine purple socks with brown tie. My socks henceforth will be tan. They will neither be soiled, nor rolled, nor gaudy, nor restrained, nor holey. They will be tan. The only other thing they may be is clean. — Robert Leckie
Gaudy Sayings By Walter Scott: The gaudy colouring with which she veiled her unhappiness afforded as little real comfort as The gaudy colouring with which she veiled her unhappiness afforded as little real comfort as the gay uniform of the soldier when it is drawn over his mortal wound. — Walter Scott
Gaudy Sayings By Rabindranath Tagore: Bees sip honey from flowers and hum their thanks when they leave. The gaudy butterfly Bees sip honey from flowers and hum their thanks when they leave. The gaudy butterfly is sure that the flowers owe thanks to him. — Rabindranath Tagore
Gaudy Sayings By Monique Duval: What do angels look like? I saw one today wering gaudy jewelry, spoke with a What do angels look like? I saw one today wering gaudy jewelry, spoke with a thick Spanish accent, quoted 'Chakespeare.' She said, 'All the world's a stage and sometimes you just gotta roll with los punches. — Monique Duval
Gaudy Sayings By W.B.Yeats: From man's blood-sodden heart are sprungThose branches of the night and dayWhere the gaudy moon From man's blood-sodden heart are sprung
Those branches of the night and day
Where the gaudy moon is hung.
What's the meaning of all song?
Let all things pass away. — W.B.Yeats
Gaudy Sayings By Stephanie Zacharek: This film Phantom takes everything that's wrong with Broadway and puts it on the big This film Phantom takes everything that's wrong with Broadway and puts it on the big screen in a gaudy splat. — Stephanie Zacharek
Gaudy Sayings By William Shakespeare: The gaudy, blabbing, and remorseful day Is crept into the bosom of the sea. The gaudy, blabbing, and remorseful day Is crept into the bosom of the sea. — William Shakespeare
Gaudy Sayings By Simon R. Green: It's tucked away in a quiet corner, shadowed and obscured, no part of the Nightside's It's tucked away in a quiet corner, shadowed and obscured, no part of the Nightside's usual bright gaudy neon noir. It doesn't advertise and it doesn't care if you habitually pass by on the other side. It's just there for when you need it. Dedicated to the patron saint of lost causes, St. Jude's is an old old place ... St. Jude's isn't a place for comfort for frills and fancies and the trappings of religion. just a place where you can talk to your god and sometimes get an answer. — Simon R. Green
Gaudy Sayings By Joanne Harris: To be closed from everything, and yet to feel, to think ... This is the To be closed from everything, and yet to feel, to think ... This is the truth of hell, stripped of its gaudy medievalisms. This loss of contact. — Joanne Harris
Gaudy Sayings By Camille Paglia: Capitalism, gaudy and greedy, has been inherent in western aesthetics from ancient Egypt on. It Capitalism, gaudy and greedy, has been inherent in western aesthetics from ancient Egypt on. It is the mysticism and glamour of things , which take on a personality of their own. As an economic system, it is in the Darwinian line of Sade, not Rousseau. — Camille Paglia
Gaudy Sayings By Jesse Tyler Ferguson: This show does something very special for the gay community. There's a message hidden inside This show does something very special for the gay community. There's a message hidden inside the totally gaudy package that is so fun to watch. It's all about loving and accepting yourself, and every season I'm surprisingly moved by it. — Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Gaudy Sayings By Ralph Ellison: Words of Emancipation didn't arrive until the middle of June so they called it Juneteenth. Words of Emancipation didn't arrive until the middle of June so they called it Juneteenth. So that was it, the night of Juneteenth celebration, his mind went on. The celebration of a gaudy illusion. — Ralph Ellison
Gaudy Sayings By Evelyn Waugh: It was a small tortoise with Julia's initials set in diamonds in the living shell, It was a small tortoise with Julia's initials set in diamonds in the living shell, and this slightly obscene object, now slipping impotently on the polished boards, now striding across the card-table, now lumbering over a rug, now withdrawn at a touch, now stretching its neck and swaying its withered, antediluvian head, became a memorable part of the evening, one of those needlehooks of experience which catch the attention when larger matters are at stake. — Evelyn Waugh
Gaudy Sayings By Robin McKinley: And when I looked up and saw you as you were, in no gaudy robes And when I looked up and saw you as you were, in no gaudy robes and bearing no solemn goblet - suddenly I had hope.'
'I did not see you looking,' said Mirasol.
'I did no want you to see,' said the Master.'And I looked away quickly, because I knew the hope was false. I knew - I think I knew - that it was not really about hope, it was about looking at you. And so I looked at Horuld, and at his sword, and reminded myself that they were about to kill me. — Robin McKinley
Gaudy Sayings By Shelly Laurenston: He should hate those nails. He normally considered that sort of thing tacky or gaudy, He should hate those nails. He normally considered that sort of thing tacky or gaudy, but damn if that look didn't work on her. And because it worked on her - it was really working on him. — Shelly Laurenston
Gaudy Sayings By Barbara Comyns: She came to a little wrecked pleasure-steamer, which had become embedded in the mud several She came to a little wrecked pleasure-steamer, which had become embedded in the mud several summers ago and which no one had bothered to remove. It had been a vulgar, tubby little boat when it used to steam through the water with its handful of holiday-makers, giving shrill whistles at every bend and causing a wash that disturbed the fishermen as they sat peacefully on the banks; but, now it lay sideways in the mud with its gaudy paint all bleached, it was almost beautiful. — Barbara Comyns
Gaudy Sayings By Alison Fell: According to Yiannis' sister Irini, who had trained as a hairdresser in London, the British According to Yiannis' sister Irini, who had trained as a hairdresser in London, the British spent their long winters in grey and black, and this was why they chose such gaudy colours for the summer: turquoise with blue, orange with pink, mauve with indigo. Colours that didn't go well with the bleached hair of the women and the reddish flush of tans that resulted from too great a greediness for the sun, as if Mother Nature, who hated to be hurried, had imprinted her exasperation on their skin. — Alison Fell
Gaudy Sayings By H.L. Mencken: As for Lindbergh, another eminent servant of science, all he proved by his gaudy flight As for Lindbergh, another eminent servant of science, all he proved by his gaudy flight across the Atlantic was that God takes care of those who have been so fortunate as to come into the world foolish. Expressing skepticism that adventure does not necessarily contribute to scientific knowledge. — H.L. Mencken
Gaudy Sayings By William Faulkner: A pair of jaybirds came up from nowhere, whirled up on the blast like gaudy A pair of jaybirds came up from nowhere, whirled up on the blast like gaudy scraps of cloth or paper and lodged in the mulberries, where they swung in raucous tilt and recover, screaming into the wind that ripped their harsh cries onward and away like scraps of paper or of cloth in turn. — William Faulkner
Gaudy Sayings By John Ruskin: That admiration of the 'neat but not gaudy,' which is commonly reported to have influenced That admiration of the 'neat but not gaudy,' which is commonly reported to have influenced the devil when he painted his tail pea green. — John Ruskin
Gaudy Sayings By J. D. Sedding: There be delights that will fetch the day about from sun to sun and rock There be delights that will fetch the day about from sun to sun and rock the tedious year as in a delightful dream ... For a garden is Arcady brought home. It is man's bit of gaudy make-believe - his well-disguised fiction of an unvexed Paradise ... a world where gayety knows no eclipse and winter and rough weather are held at bay. — J. D. Sedding
Gaudy Sayings By Jason Louv: The world of "magick" is, nine times out of ten, a world where people can The world of "magick" is, nine times out of ten, a world where people can hide their deep-set insecurity and personal damage behind illusion, constructed identities and claims to privileged knowledge, power or spiritual status. A gaudy carnival magic show, conducted with props that have long since begun to disintegrate with age, that seems to function only to distract people from the real magic that is occurring all around them, in every facet of their lives, every day of their lives. While the rituals and magical techniques of the Temple seem overly simplistic in comparison with the loftier Qabalahs, tables of correspondences and secret formulae of "high" magick, they have one thing which high magick quite often forgets: a concrete function. — Jason Louv
Gaudy Sayings By Steve Wilkos: I've been watching 'Pawn Stars' every week for the last year. I like learning about I've been watching 'Pawn Stars' every week for the last year. I like learning about the history behind the items that people bring into the pawnshop. I actually pawned a ring once that a woman sent to me while I was on 'Jerry Springer.' It was really gaudy. — Steve Wilkos
Gaudy Sayings By Gail Carriger: The sofa clattered back into motion and came after her but was confined to the The sofa clattered back into motion and came after her but was confined to the shed. It stopped in the doorway, glaring at her and shaking threatening tassels--if an object without eyes can be said to glare. Sophronia felt sorry for the chaise longue, but she wasn't going to risk being caught in order to mollify a gaudy piece of furniture. — Gail Carriger
Gaudy Sayings By Norman Lock: While I knew him, he made me see--Poe did; made me understand that, unlike a While I knew him, he made me see--Poe did; made me understand that, unlike a bodily organ, the soul desires, even wills, its own continuance.It can be said to be the seat of will and desire and, even in its necrotic state, the root of evil. ... A Sunday school lesson or one of Cotton Mather's gaudy rants that helped to kindle the Salem bonfires is nearer to the truth of it than a fable by Poe, Hawthorne, or Melville. Evil's a malignancy beyond the skill and scalpel of {doctors} to heal or extirpate. — Norman Lock
Gaudy Sayings By Andrew Vu: The explanations race through my mind, but before I can think of any more, I The explanations race through my mind, but before I can think of any more, I see a giant, grayish-purple body coming through the doors. The jewels, the gaudy clothing, the styled-up trunk ornament, the fancy giant-sized shoes. Make no mistake, Two Van Faye has walked into the building. — Andrew Vu
Gaudy Sayings By Angela Carter: Sad; so sad, those smoky-rose, smoky-mauve evenings of late autumn, sad enough to pierce the Sad; so sad, those smoky-rose, smoky-mauve evenings of late autumn, sad enough to pierce the heart. The sun departs the sky in winding sheets of gaudy cloud; anguish enters the city, a sense of the bitterest regret, a nostalgia for things we never knew, anguish of the turn of the year, the time of impotent yearning, the inconsolable season. — Angela Carter
Gaudy Sayings By Polly Walker: Sometimes Italian fashion, especially in the summer, is bright and gaudy and tarty, so I'd Sometimes Italian fashion, especially in the summer, is bright and gaudy and tarty, so I'd be buying these bright pink and bright orange things, and when I got home, I'd just go, 'What was I thinking? I can't wear this!' — Polly Walker
Gaudy Sayings By Robert Silverberg: It was like that all the time, in those years: an endless trip, a gaudy It was like that all the time, in those years: an endless trip, a gaudy voyage. But powers decay. Time leaches the colors from the best of visions. The world becomes grayer. Entropy beats us down. Everything fades. Everything goes. Everything dies. — Robert Silverberg
Gaudy Sayings By Truman Capote: Oh yes," said Randolph stretching his legs , lighting a mentholated cigarette, "do not take Oh yes," said Randolph stretching his legs , lighting a mentholated cigarette, "do not take it seriously, what you see here: it's only a joke played on myself by myself ... it amuses and horrifies ... a rather gaudy grave, you might say. There is no daytime in this room, or night, the seasons are changeless here, and the years, and when I die, if indeed I haven't already, then let me be dead drunk and curled, as in my mother's womb, in the warm blood of darkness. Wouldn't that be an ironic finale for one who, deep in his goddamned soul, sought sweetly the clean-limbed life? bread and water, a simple roof to share with some beloved, nothing more. — Truman Capote
Gaudy Sayings By Dorothy L. Sayers: The first thing a principle does is to kill somebody.Gaudy Night The first thing a principle does is to kill somebody.
Gaudy Night — Dorothy L. Sayers
Gaudy Sayings By Georges Rouault: In these gaudy times, we think we will shortly reach the point where everything is In these gaudy times, we think we will shortly reach the point where everything is known, but the fact is we are ignoring the essential, which is love of all living things, of all beauty both visible and hidden. — Georges Rouault
Gaudy Sayings By Camille Paglia: It's high time for the art world to admit that the avant-garde is dead. It It's high time for the art world to admit that the avant-garde is dead. It was killed by my hero, Andy Warhol, who incorporated into his art all the gaudy commercial imagery of capitalism (like Campbell's soup cans) that most artists had stubbornly scorned. — Camille Paglia
Gaudy Sayings By Aristotle.: Those whose days are consumed in the low pursuits of avarice, or the gaudy frivolties Those whose days are consumed in the low pursuits of avarice, or the gaudy frivolties of fashion, unobservant of nature's lovelinessof demarcation, nor on which side thereof an intermediate form should lie. — Aristotle.
Gaudy Sayings By Jackie Ley: The Jardin Massey looked dismal today, rain lashed and deserted. She watched a bedraggled pigeon, The Jardin Massey looked dismal today, rain lashed and deserted. She watched a bedraggled pigeon, feathers puffed out, sheltering beneath a branch.She'd never made a will, never considered whether she'd rather her body was buried or burnt to grey powder. And where would she want to be buried - in a French graveyard, gaudy with plastic flowers? If she made a will, could she state an aversion to plastic? — Jackie Ley
Gaudy Sayings By J.M. Coetzee: Do you always cook for yourself?' she asks. 'I live alone. If I don't cook, Do you always cook for yourself?' she asks. 'I live alone. If I don't cook, no one will.' 'I hate cooking. I guess I should learn.' 'Why? If you really hate it, marry a man who cooks.' Together they contemplate the picture: the young wife with the daring clothes and gaudy jewellery striding through the front door, impatiently sniffing the air; the husband, colourless Mr Right, apronned, stirring a pot in the steaming kitchen. Reversals: the stuff of bourgeois comedy. — J.M. Coetzee
Gaudy Sayings By Gautama Buddha: Delusions, errors and lies are like huge, gaudy vessels, the rafters of which are rotten Delusions, errors and lies are like huge, gaudy vessels, the rafters of which are rotten and worm-eaten, and those who embark in them are fated to be shipwrecked. — Gautama Buddha
Gaudy Sayings By David Malouf: The planet, saved for another day, stokes upits slow-burning gases and toxic dust, gold rift The planet, saved for another day, stokes up
its slow-burning gases and toxic dust, gold rift and scarlet
gash that take our breath away; a world at its interminable
show of holy dying. And we go with it, the old
gatherer and hunter. To its gaudy-day, though the contribution
is small, adding our handsel of warm clay. — David Malouf
Gaudy Sayings By Charlie Brooker: Extremist material of any kind always looks gaudy and cheap, like a bad pizza menu. Extremist material of any kind always looks gaudy and cheap, like a bad pizza menu. Not because they can't afford decent computers - these days you can knock up a professional CD cover on a pay-as-you-go mobile - but because anyone who's good at graphic design is likely to be a thoughtful, inquisitive sort by nature. And thoughtful, inquisitive sorts tend to think fascism is a bit shit, to be honest. If the BNP really were the greatest British party, they'd have the greatest British designer working for them - Jonathan Ive, perhaps, the man who designed the iPod. But they don't. They've got someone who tries to stab your eyes out with primary colours.
Charlie Brooker
Gaudy Sayings By Stephen King: At three in the morning the gaudy paint is off that old whore, the world, At three in the morning the gaudy paint is off that old whore, the world, and she has no nose and a glass eye. Gaiety becomes hollow and brittle, as in Poe's castle surrounded by the Red Death. Horror is destroyed by boredom. Love is a dream. — Stephen King
Gaudy Sayings By Erik Naggum: Unformed people delight in the gaudy and in novelty. Cooked people delight in the ordinary. Unformed people delight in the gaudy and in novelty. Cooked people delight in the ordinary. — Erik Naggum
Gaudy Sayings By Diane Glancy: Poetry saves what is human in this world going gaudy & insane. In exploring small Poetry saves what is human in this world going gaudy & insane. In exploring small truths, something larger might turn up, adding dimension, insight, vision, recognition to our lives. We just might be more complete, more aware after a poem. — Diane Glancy
Gaudy Sayings By Robert Silverberg: There are our ghosts,' Smithers said.It was a word he liked to use, said Brewster. There are our ghosts,' Smithers said.
It was a word he liked to use, said Brewster. Like most of us Brewster had read a few ghost stories, and to him the word 'ghosts' summoned up the creaking floorboards of a haunted house, shrouded white figures gliding silently through darkness, fluttering robes moving of their own bodiless accord, strangely transparent coaches travelling swiftly down a midnight road, and other such images quite remote from the chanting and drumming of desert folk in gaudy garb, with jingling anklets and necklaces, under a hot fierce sun. But the sounds of the Thar came from some invisible source, and to Smithers they were sounds made by ghosts.
("Smithers And The Ghosts Of The Thar") — Robert Silverberg
Gaudy Sayings By F Scott Fitzgerald: The last swimmers have come in from the beach now and are dressing upstairs; the The last swimmers have come in from the beach now and are dressing upstairs; the cars from New York are parked five deep in the drive, and already the halls and salons and verandas are gaudy with primary colours, and hair bobbed in strange new ways ... — F Scott Fitzgerald
Gaudy Sayings By Michael Zadoorian: We pass a church with a massive blue neon cross, and I am spiritually lifted We pass a church with a massive blue neon cross, and I am spiritually lifted by feelings of great religiosity. No, I'm not, for crying out loud. Don't be ridiculous. But what I do love about this road is how the gaudy becomes grand, how tastelessness is a way of everyday life. You have to admire how these people shamelessly try to get your attention as you drive by, whether they're trying to feed you a hamburger or a savior. (p.37) — Michael Zadoorian
Gaudy Sayings By Emmanuelle De Maupassant: She first peered into its fascinating cases of beetles and butterflies at the age of She first peered into its fascinating cases of beetles and butterflies at the age of six, in the company of her father. She recalls her pity at each occupant pinned for display. It was no great leap to draw the same conclusion of ladies: similarly bound and trussed, pinned and contained, with the objective of being admired, in all their gaudy beauty. — Emmanuelle De Maupassant
Gaudy Sayings By Bryan A. Garner: A word about 'plain English.' The phrase certainly shouldn't connote drab and dreary language. Actually, A word about 'plain English.' The phrase certainly shouldn't connote drab and dreary language. Actually, plain English is typically quite interesting to read. It's robust and direct-the opposite of gaudy, pretentious language. You achieve plain English when you use the simplest, most straightforward way of expressing an idea. You can still choose interesting words. But you'll avoid fancy ones that have everyday replacements meaning precisely the same thing. — Bryan A. Garner
Gaudy Sayings By Margaret Hale: One of the first evidences of a real lady, is that she should be modest. One of the first evidences of a real lady, is that she should be modest. By modesty we mean that she shall not say, do, nor wear anything that would cause her to appear gaudy, ill-bred, or unchaste. There should be nothing about her to attract unfavorable attention, nothing in her dress or manner that would give a man an excuse for vulgar comment. When we dress contrary to the rule of modesty we give excuse for unwholesome thoughts in the mind of those who look upon us, and every girl who oversteps these bounds makes herself liable to misunderstanding and insult, though she may be innocent of any such intention. — Margaret Hale
Gaudy Sayings By Patricia A. McKillip: There was the gaudy patch of sunflowers beside the west gate of the palace of There was the gaudy patch of sunflowers beside the west gate of the palace of the Prince of Ombria, that did nothing all day long but turn their golden-haired, thousand-eyed faces to follow the sun. — Patricia A. McKillip
Gaudy Sayings By Oscar Wilde: Chrysanthemums from gilded argosyUnload their gaudy senseless merchandise. Chrysanthemums from gilded argosy
Unload their gaudy senseless merchandise. — Oscar Wilde
Gaudy Sayings By David Eddings: Behold the Drojim Palace," King Urgit said extravagantly to Sadi, "the hereditary home of the Behold the Drojim Palace," King Urgit said extravagantly to Sadi, "the hereditary home of the House of Urga."
"A most unusual structure, You Majesty," Sadi murmured.
"That's a diplomatic way to put it." Urgit looked critically at his palace. "It's gaudy, ugly, and in terribly bad taste. It does, however, suit my personality almost perfectly. — David Eddings
Gaudy Sayings By Phillip Lim: I love crazy, gaudy bling. I love crazy, gaudy bling. — Phillip Lim
Gaudy Sayings By Trent Jamieson: Dark City Blue is a freight train of a thriller crashing through some madhouse city Dark City Blue is a freight train of a thriller crashing through some madhouse city night while a bomb's ticking down to zero. It's the cage fighting equivalent of a police procedural: violent, gaudy, and packing heat. — Trent Jamieson
Gaudy Sayings By Edwin Percy Whipple: A composition which dazzles at first sight by gaudy epithets, or brilliant turns or expression, A composition which dazzles at first sight by gaudy epithets, or brilliant turns or expression, or glittering trains of imagery, may fade gradually from the mind, leaving no enduring impression; but words which flow fresh and warm from a full heart, and which are instinct with the life and breath of human feeling, pass into household memories, and partake of the immortality of the affections from which they spring. — Edwin Percy Whipple
Gaudy Sayings By Vladimir Nabokov: Photographs of girl-children; some gaudy moth or butterfly, still alive, safely pinned to the wall. Photographs of girl-children; some gaudy moth or butterfly, still alive, safely pinned to the wall. — Vladimir Nabokov
Gaudy Sayings By H.L. Mencken: The aim of poetry, it appears, is to fill the mind with lofty thoughtsnot to The aim of poetry, it appears, is to fill the mind with lofty thoughts
not to give it joy, but to give it a grand and somewhat gaudy sense of virtue. The essay is a weapon against the degenerate tendencies of the age. The novel, properly conceived, is a means of uplifting the spirit; its aim is to inspire, not merely to satisfy the low curiosity of man in man. — H.L. Mencken
Gaudy Sayings By Florence Welch: My visual landscape as a child was the inside of a lot of these old My visual landscape as a child was the inside of a lot of these old churches. And the Baroque drama of the things was what I was first engaging with artwise. I'm much more attracted to the aesthetic of religious iconography than the actual religious side. The passion and the blood and the violence and the gaudy side of it I find really fascinating. — Florence Welch
Gaudy Sayings By Erin McCarthy: She'd stumbled into Norman Bates' attic. There in the bathroom was a gaudy heart shaped She'd stumbled into Norman Bates' attic. There in the bathroom was a gaudy heart shaped pink bathtub, and standing proudly next to it was a bear. Holding a clean white towel draped over his arm like a waiter. — Erin McCarthy
Gaudy Sayings By H.L. Mencken: For the Bible, despite all its contradictions and absurdities, its barbarisms and obscenities, remains grand For the Bible, despite all its contradictions and absurdities, its barbarisms and obscenities, remains grand and gaudy stuff, and so it deserves careful study and enlightened exposition. It is not only lovely in phrase; it is also rich in ideas, many of them far from foolish. One somehow gathers the notion that it was written from end to end by honest men - inspired, perhaps, but nevertheless honest. When they had anything to say they said it plainly, whether it was counsel that enemies be slain or counsel that enemies be kissed. They knew how to tell a story, and how to sing a song, and how to swathe a dubious argument in specious and disarming words. — H.L. Mencken
Gaudy Sayings By Dorothy L. Sayers: Detachment is a rare virtue, and very few people find it lovable, either in themselves Detachment is a rare virtue, and very few people find it lovable, either in themselves or in others. If you ever find a person who likes you in spite of it-still more, because of it-that liking has very great value, because it is perfectly sincere, and because, with that person, you will never need to be anything but sincere yourself. — Dorothy L. Sayers
Gaudy Sayings By Courtney Milan: This wasn't a case of gilding the lily. If there was a lily underneath all This wasn't a case of gilding the lily. If there was a lily underneath all that, it had long since been crushed to a pulp. The party stopped in its tracks as she took off her cloak, frozen in wordless contemplation of a wardrobe that made the word "gaudy" sound sweet and demure by contrast. — Courtney Milan
Gaudy Sayings By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.: I have never seen a more sublime demonstration of the totalitarian mind, a mind which I have never seen a more sublime demonstration of the totalitarian mind, a mind which might be likened unto a system of gears whose teeth have been filed off at random. Such a snaggle-toothed thought machine, driven by a standard or even a substandard libido, whirls with the jerky, noisy, gaudy pointlessness of a cuckoo clock in Hell. The — Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Gaudy Sayings By Norman Mailer: Three miles long and two streets wide, the town curls around the bay ... a Three miles long and two streets wide, the town curls around the bay ... a gaudy run with Mediterranean splashes of color, crowded steep-pitched roofs, fishing piers and fishing boats whose stench of mackerel and gasoline is as aphrodisiac to the sensuous nose as the clean bar-whisky smell of a nightclub where call girls congregate. — Norman Mailer
Gaudy Sayings By Dorothy L. Sayers: She could have made a much better thing of that, if she had not been She could have made a much better thing of that, if she had not been afraid of giving herself away. What hampered her was this sense of being in the middle of things, too close to things, pressed upon and bullied by reality. If she could succeed in standing aside from herself she would achieve self-confidence and a better control. — Dorothy L. Sayers
Gaudy Sayings By Dorothy L. Sayers: There is only one kind of wisdom that has any social value, and that is There is only one kind of wisdom that has any social value, and that is the knowledge of one's own limitations. — Dorothy L. Sayers
Gaudy Sayings By John D. McDonald: I told him I was sick unto death of miniwomen, miniclothes, miniloves, minideaths and my I told him I was sick unto death of miniwomen, miniclothes, miniloves, minideaths and my own damned minilife. I wanted empty cays, gaudy reefs, hot sun, swift fish, and maybe some talk when it was time for talking. — John D. McDonald
Gaudy Sayings By Dorothy L. Sayers: What do you want me to do, Peter?""Chuck the ball back to me if it What do you want me to do, Peter?"
"Chuck the ball back to me if it runs out of the circle. Not obviously. Just exercise your devastating talent for keeping to the point and speaking the truth."
"That sounds easy."
"It is
for you. That's what I love you for."
Gaudy Night — Dorothy L. Sayers