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Out Of Proportion Sayings By John Eldredge: We are created for adventure, and if we cannot find one, we start blowing things We are created for adventure, and if we cannot find one, we start blowing things out of proportion so it feels like we have one. — John Eldredge
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Paris Hilton: Everything I do is blown out of proportion. It really hurts my feelings. Everything I do is blown out of proportion. It really hurts my feelings. — Paris Hilton
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Jorge Luis Borges: Heaven and hell seem out of proportion to me: the actions of men do not Heaven and hell seem out of proportion to me: the actions of men do not deserve so much. — Jorge Luis Borges
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Sarah Perry: What had once been grand houses were divided meanly into many small apartments, let at What had once been grand houses were divided meanly into many small apartments, let at prices out of all proportion to what wages it was possible to earn. Rooms were sub-let, and sub-let again, so that what constituted a family had long been forgotten. — Sarah Perry
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Karen Connelly: Their conversations were often charged with an excitement out of proportion to what they talked Their conversations were often charged with an excitement out of proportion to what they talked about... Their words seemed to glimmer in the air between them, dangerous metallic threads that quickly connected both of them to books and ideas, to language itself. The jailer told Teza about the daring subject matter of the famous writer Ju's recent novel, in which a passionate young man falls in love with an older woman, but the story, as he was telling it, became a metaphor for their own deepening and forbidden association....Teza refused to act like a prisoner, which freed Chit Naing from acting like a jailer. — Karen Connelly
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Lowell Thomas: The man who can speak acceptably is usually given credit for an ability out of The man who can speak acceptably is usually given credit for an ability out of all proportion to what he really possesses. — Lowell Thomas
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Alain De Botton: What should worry us is not the number of people who oppose us, but how What should worry us is not the number of people who oppose us, but how good their reasons are for doing so. We should therefore divert our attention away from the presence of unpopularity to the explanations for it. It may be frightening to hear that a high proportion of a community holds us to be wrong, but before abandoning our position, we should consider the method by which their conclusions have been reached. It is the soundness of their method of thinking that should determine the weight we give to their disapproval. We seem afflicted by the opposite tendency: to listen to everyone, to be upset by every unkind word and sarcastic observation. We fail to ask ourselves the cardinal and most consoling question: on what basis has this dark censure been made? We treat with equal seriousness the objections of the critic who has thought rigorously and honestly and those of the critic who has acted out of misanthropy and envy. — Alain De Botton
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By D.J. Taylor: Spring had come finally and after much hesitation, to Lincoln's Inn Fields and there were Spring had come finally and after much hesitation, to Lincoln's Inn Fields and there were daffodils out upon the green grass and gilly-flowers blooming in the window-boxes of the ground floor sets. This being Lincoln's Inn, where an air of general severity prevails, they did so with an unconscionable meekness, as if they feared that some legal eminence- Mr Crabbe perhaps- would descend in wrath from his chambers and present them with a writ for unlicensed blossoming or occupying too great a proportion of space. — D.J. Taylor
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Philip Roth: What was astonishing to him was how people seemed to run out of their own What was astonishing to him was how people seemed to run out of their own being, run out of whatever the stuff was that made them who they were and, drained of themselves, turn into the sort of people they would once have felt sorry for. it was as though while their lives were rich and full they were secretly sick of themselves and couldn't wait to dispose of their sanity and their health and all sense of proportion so as to get down to that other self, the true self, who was a wholly deluded fuckup. — Philip Roth
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Virginia Woolf: She had some hidden reason of her own for attaching great importance to this choosing She had some hidden reason of her own for attaching great importance to this choosing what her mother was to wear. What was the reason, Mrs. Ramsay wondered, standing still to let her clasp the necklace she had chosen, divining, through her own past, some deep, some buried, some quite speechless feeling that one had for one's mother at Rose's age. Like all feelings felt for oneself, Mrs. Ramsay thought, it made one sad. It was so inadequate, what one could give in return; and what Rose felt was quite out of proportion to anything she actually was. And Rose would grow up; and Rose would suffer, she supposed, with these deep feelings, and she said she was ready now ... — Virginia Woolf
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By John Bright: As to the Income Tax, my opinion is that the needful revenue would be fairly As to the Income Tax, my opinion is that the needful revenue would be fairly and most fairly raised if paid by property, and by individuals in proportion to their property ... A Property Tax should be an assessment upon all land and buildings, and canals and railroads, but not on property such as machinery, stock in trade, etc. The aristocracy have squeezed all they can out of the mass of the consumers, and now they lay their daring hands on those not wholly impoverished. — John Bright
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Kobe Bryant: A lot of times things get blown out of proportion in a negative light, especially A lot of times things get blown out of proportion in a negative light, especially in the NBA, ... But there are a lot of players in the NBA who really care about the community and want to use their basketball-playing ability for a good cause. — Kobe Bryant
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Leland Stanford: I am in favor of carrying out the Declaration of Independence to women as well I am in favor of carrying out the Declaration of Independence to women as well as men. Women having to suffer the burdens of society and government should have their equal rights in it. They do not receive their rights in full proportion. — Leland Stanford
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By John F. Kerry: The consequences of a crime should not be out of proportion to the crime itself. The consequences of a crime should not be out of proportion to the crime itself. — John F. Kerry
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Isaac Asimov: Even at the time, [he] felt his anger to be out of proportion to the Even at the time, [he] felt his anger to be out of proportion to the cause, but it represented an accumulation of resentment. — Isaac Asimov
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Alfred North Whitehead: The ideas of Freud were popularized by people who only imperfectly understood them, who were The ideas of Freud were popularized by people who only imperfectly understood them, who were incapable of the great effort required to grasp them in their relationship to larger truths, and who therefore assigned to them a prominence out of all proportion to their true importance. — Alfred North Whitehead
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By John Steinbeck: We all have that heritage, no matter what old land our fathers left. All colors We all have that heritage, no matter what old land our fathers left. All colors and blends of Americans have somewhat the same tendencies. It's a breed - selected out by accident. And so we're overbrave and overfearful - we're kind and cruel as children. We're overfriendly and at the same time frightened of strangers. We boast and are impressed. We're oversentimental and realistic. We are mundane and materialistic - and do you know of any other nation that acts for ideals? We eat too much. We have no taste, no sense of proportion. We throw our energy about like waste. In the old lands they say of us that we go from barbarism to decadence without an intervening culture. Can it be that our critics have not the key or the language of our culture? — John Steinbeck
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Herbert Spencer: Under the natural course of things each citizen tends towards his fittest function. Those who Under the natural course of things each citizen tends towards his fittest function. Those who are competent to the kind of work they undertake, succeed, and, in the average of cases, are advanced in proportion to their efficiency; while the incompetent, society soon finds out, ceases to employ, forces to try something easier, and eventually turns to use. — Herbert Spencer
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Gene Wolfe: The world is filled half with evil and half with good. We can tilt it The world is filled half with evil and half with good. We can tilt it forward so that more good runs into our minds, or back, so that more runs into this." A movement of her eyes took in all the lake. "But the quantities are the same, we change only their proportion here or there." "I would tilt it as far back as I can, until at last the evil runs out altogether," I said. "It might be the good that would run out. But I am like you; I would bend time backward if I could. — Gene Wolfe
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Thomas Love Peacock: In politics, they have ran with the hare and hunted with the hound. In criticism, In politics, they have ran with the hare and hunted with the hound. In criticism, they have, knowingly and unblushingly, given false characters, both for good and for evil; sticking at no art of misrepresentation, to clear out of the field of literature all who stood in the way of the interests of their own clique. They have never allowed their own profound ignorance of anything (Greek for instance) to throw even an air of hesitation into their oracular decision on the matter. They set an example of profligate contempt for truth, of which the success was in proportion to the effrontery; and when their prosperity had filled the market with competitors, they cried out against their own reflected sin, as if they had never committed it, or were entitled to a monopoly of it. The latter, I rather think, was what they wanted. Mr. — Thomas Love Peacock
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Clemence Poesy: I feel like I'm extremely normal. I do have a bizarre face that's a bit I feel like I'm extremely normal. I do have a bizarre face that's a bit out of proportion. I guess that's why some people see me as strange. — Clemence Poesy
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Sam Mendes: Thank God I don't live in Los Angeles. I think if you're there the whole Thank God I don't live in Los Angeles. I think if you're there the whole time it just gets out of proportion and you lose touch completely with reality. — Sam Mendes
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Lori Foster: In case I'm not around to save your luscious ass, I wanted to know about In case I'm not around to save your luscious ass, I wanted to know about the garage."
She tipped her head, then said with a straight face devoid of humor, "You think my ass is luscious?"
He fought off another grin and shrugged. "Even for a man with hands my size, it's big enough for a handful. But it's not out of proportion with your equally notable rack."
That must not have been the sweet talk Priss wanted, given her darkening expression.
Both hands fisted. "Pig."
"You asked. — Lori Foster
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: We want men and women who shall renovate life and our social state but we We want men and women who shall renovate life and our social state but we see that most natures are insolvent, cannot satisfy their own wants, have an ambition out of all proportion to their practical force, and so do lean and beg day and night continually. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Henry Miller: Greece is the home of the gods; they may have died but their presence still Greece is the home of the gods; they may have died but their presence still makes itself felt. The gods were of human proportion: they were created out of the human spirit. — Henry Miller
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By Owen Paterson: One thing I have been banging on about, we have a dessert deficit in the One thing I have been banging on about, we have a dessert deficit in the U.K. We still import a very large proportion of our desserts. I would ask everyone to go out and buy a British dessert. — Owen Paterson
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Out Of Proportion Sayings By R.C. Sproul: Our marks of piety can actually be evidences of impiety. When we major in minors Our marks of piety can actually be evidences of impiety. When we major in minors and blow insignificant trifles out of proportion, we imitate the Pharisees. When we make dancing and movies the test of spirituality, we are guilty of substituting a cheap morality for a genuine one. We do these things to obscure the deeper issues of righteousness. Anyone can avoid dancing or going to movies. These requ ire no great effort of moral courage. What is difficult is to control the tongue, to act with integrity, to reveal the fruit of the Spirit. — R.C. Sproul
Out Of Proportion Sayings By David McCullough: Settle steadily down as a staid, sensible piece of paper ought to do, but it Settle steadily down as a staid, sensible piece of paper ought to do, but it insists on contravening every recognized rule of decorum, turning over and darting hither and thither in the most erratic manner, much after the style of an untrained horse. This was the kind of horse, he said, that men had to learn to manage in order to fly, and there were two ways: One is to get on him and learn by actual practice how each motion and trick may be best met; the other is to sit on a fence and watch the beast a while, and then retire to the house and at leisure figure out the best way of overcoming his jumps and kicks. The latter system is the safest, but the former, on the whole, turns out the larger proportion of good riders. — David McCullough
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Cyprian: In proportion to the size of the vessel of faith, brought by us to the In proportion to the size of the vessel of faith, brought by us to the Lord, is the measure we draw out of His overflowing grace. — Cyprian
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Philip K. Dick: Without war the lower elements of mankind have increased all out of proportion. They threaten Without war the lower elements of mankind have increased all out of proportion. They threaten the educated few, those with scientific knowledge and training, the ones equipped to direct society. They have no regard for science or a scientific society, based on reason. And this Movement seeks to aid and abet them. Only when scientists are in full control can the - — Philip K. Dick
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Andrew Solomon: Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance. Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance. — Andrew Solomon
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Philip Larkin: Why should I let the toad work Squat on my life? Can't I use my Why should I let the toad work Squat on my life? Can't I use my wit as a pitchfork And drive the brute off? Six days of the week it soils With its sickening poison
Just for paying a few bills! That's out of proportion. — Philip Larkin
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Napoleon Hill: The Creator never singles out an individual for an important service to mankind without first The Creator never singles out an individual for an important service to mankind without first testing him, through struggle, in proportion to the nature of the service he is to render. — Napoleon Hill
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Jean Marzollo: The frequency of personal questions grows in direct proportion to your increasing girth ... No The frequency of personal questions grows in direct proportion to your increasing girth ... No one would ask a man such a personally invasive question as "Is your wife having natural childbirth or is she planning to be knocked out?" But someone might ask that of you. No matter how much you wish for privacy, your pregnancy is a public event to which everyone feels invited. — Jean Marzollo
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Northrop Frye: The twentieth century saw an amazing development of scholarship and criticism in the humanities, carried The twentieth century saw an amazing development of scholarship and criticism in the humanities, carried out by people who were more intelligent, better trained, had more languages, had a better sense of proportion, and were infinitely more accurate scholars and competent professional men than I. I had genius. No one else in the field known to me had quite that. — Northrop Frye
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Herodotus: This king [Sesostris] divided the land among all Egyptians so as to give each one This king [Sesostris] divided the land among all Egyptians so as to give each one a quadrangle of equal size and to draw from each his revenues, by imposing a tax to be levied yearly. But everyone from whose part the river tore anything away, had to go to him to notify what had happened; he then sent overseers who had to measure out how much the land had become smaller, in order that the owner might pay on what was left, in proportion to the entire tax imposed. In this way, it appears to me, geometry originated, which passed thence to Hellas. — Herodotus
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Banana Yoshimoto: I had the feeling that Nakajima was taking one aspect of me - the straightforward, I had the feeling that Nakajima was taking one aspect of me - the straightforward, easy-going part that emerged when I was with him, the cheerful surface that I had inherited from my mom - and blowing it all out of proportion. If so, he might feel terribly betrayed when my dark, somber side eventually showed its face. — Banana Yoshimoto
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Robert Breault: Sometimes in life we blow things out of proportion because proportion is so dull. Sometimes in life we blow things out of proportion because proportion is so dull. — Robert Breault
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Rajneesh: People have judged you; you have accepted their idea without any scrutiny. And you are People have judged you; you have accepted their idea without any scrutiny. And you are suffering from all kinds of people's judgments, and you are throwing those judgments on other people. And this game has become out of proportion. The whole humanity is suffering from it. If you want to get out of it, the first thing is: Don't judge yourself. — Rajneesh
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Caroline Myss: Through the years of my life, the older I've gotten, the more sensitive I've become Through the years of my life, the older I've gotten, the more sensitive I've become to the suffering of people and to my inability to really fix that. I wish that proportion was different. I wish I could help more. Unfortunately, that's not how the equation is working out here. — Caroline Myss
Out Of Proportion Sayings By H.G.Wells: You have only to play at Little Wars three or four times to realize just You have only to play at Little Wars three or four times to realize just what a blundering thing Great War must be. Great War is at present, I am convinced, not only the most expensive game in the universe, but it is a game out of all proportion. Not only are the masses of men and material and suffering and inconvenience too monstrously big for reason, but-the available heads we have for it, are too small. That, I think, is the most pacific realization conceivable, and Little War brings you to it as nothing else but Great War can do. — H.G.Wells
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Umberto Eco: Can you call yourself a coward simply because the courage of others seems to you Can you call yourself a coward simply because the courage of others seems to you out of proportion to the triviality of the occasion? Thus wisdom creates cowards. And thus you miss Opportunity while spending your life on the lookout for it. — Umberto Eco
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Jo Nesbo: Christian ethics demand that you should not take revenge. The paradox is, naturally, that Christians Christian ethics demand that you should not take revenge. The paradox is, naturally, that Christians worship a God who is the greatest avenger of them all. Defy him and you burn in eternal hell, an act of revenge which is completely out of proportion to the crime — Jo Nesbo
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Ken Follett: The heart is a map of the world, did you know that?" "I don't even The heart is a map of the world, did you know that?" "I don't even know what it means," he said. "I saw a medieval map once. It showed the earth as a flat disc with Jerusalem in the center. Rome was bigger than Africa, and America was not even shown, of course. The heart is that kind of map. The self is in the middle and everything else is out of proportion. You draw the friends of your youth large, then later it's impossible to rescale them when other more important people need to be added. Anyone who has done you wrong is shown too big, and so is anyone you loved. — Ken Follett
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Donny Osmond: This whole head of the home thing has been blown way out of proportion. Some This whole head of the home thing has been blown way out of proportion. Some guys just take it way too far. Some parents take it way too far. Yet children need guidance. They need a parent to help and guide them. They also need a friend. They need a confidant. — Donny Osmond
Out Of Proportion Sayings By E.B. White: The trend toward the ownership of land by fewer and fewer individuals is, it seems The trend toward the ownership of land by fewer and fewer individuals is, it seems to me, a disastrous thing. For when too large a proportion of the populace is supporting itself by the indirections of trade and business and commerce and art and the million schemes of men in cities, then the complexity of society is likely to become so great as to destroy its equilibrium, and it will always be out of balance in some way. But if a considerable portion of the people are occupied wholly or partially in labors that directly supply them with many things that they want, or think they want, whether it be a sweet pea or a sour pickle, then the public poise will be a good deal harder to upset. — E.B. White
Out Of Proportion Sayings By China Mieville: Indeed, an astoundingly small proportion of arguments 'for free speech' and 'against censorship' or 'banning' Indeed, an astoundingly small proportion of arguments 'for free speech' and 'against censorship' or 'banning' are, in fact, about free speech, censorship or banning. It is depressing to have to point out, yet again, that there is a distinction between having the legal right to say something & having the moral right not to be held accountable for what you say. Being asked to apologise for saying something unconscionable is not the same as being stripped of the legal right to say it. It's really not very f-cking complicated. Cry "free speech" in such contexts, you are demanding the right to speak any bilge you wish without apology or fear of comeback. You are demanding not legal rights but an end to debate about and criticism of what you say. When did bigotry get so needy? This assertive & idiotic failure to understand that juridical permissibility backed up by the state is not the horizon of politics or morality is absurdly resilient. — China Mieville
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Jane Asher: I'm not advocating we should all be back in the kitchen and cooking all the I'm not advocating we should all be back in the kitchen and cooking all the time, because life's too short and we've got more interesting things to do. But to rediscover the intense pleasure of making a cake and putting it down on the table is ridiculously satisfying, out of all proportion to the work. — Jane Asher
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Thomas Merton: Free will is not given to us merely as a firework to be shot off Free will is not given to us merely as a firework to be shot off into the air. There are some men who seem to think their acts are freer in proportion as they are without purpose, as if a rational purpose imposed some kind of limitation upon us. That is like saying that one is richer if he throws money out the window than if he spends it. — Thomas Merton
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Nicholas D. Kristof: A politically incorrect point must be noted here. Of the countries where women are held A politically incorrect point must be noted here. Of the countries where women are held back and subjected to systematic abuses such as honor killings and genital cutting, a very large proportion are predominately Muslim. Most Muslims worldwide don't believe in such practices ... but the fact remains that the countries where girls are cut, killer for honor, or kept out of school or the workplace typically have large Muslim populations. — Nicholas D. Kristof
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Lynne Truss: Sticklers never read a book without a pencil at hand, to correct the typographical errors. Sticklers never read a book without a pencil at hand, to correct the typographical errors. In short, we are unattractive know-all obsessives who get things out of proportion and are in continual peril of being disowned by our exasperated families. — Lynne Truss
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Neil Strauss: Marko looked as if he could use a makeover himself. A big-boned six foot three, Marko looked as if he could use a makeover himself. A big-boned six foot three, he was much stockier than most Serbians, with an olive complexion and the out-of-proportion head of a Peanuts character. He wore an overcoat that was one size too big, a thick gray Brooks Brothers sweater with flecks of white, and a cream-colored turtleneck that actually made him look like a turtle. Marko — Neil Strauss
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Margaret Fuller: Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking. — Margaret Fuller
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Luci Swindoll: Whether our fear is absolutely realistic or out of proportion in our minds, our greatest Whether our fear is absolutely realistic or out of proportion in our minds, our greatest refuge is Jesus Christ. — Luci Swindoll
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Jane Austen: He hoped she might make some amends for the many very plain faces he was He hoped she might make some amends for the many very plain faces he was continually passing in the streets. The worst of Bath was the number of its plain women. He did not mean to say there were not pretty women, but the number of the plain was out of all proportion. He had frequently observed, as he walked, that one handsome face would be followed by thirty, or five-and-thirty frights; and once, as he had stood in a shop on Bond street, he had counted eighty-seven women go by, without there being a tolerable face among them ... But still, there certainly were a dreadful multitude of ugly women in Bath; and as for the men! they were infinitely worse. Such scarecrows as the streets were full of! — Jane Austen
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Sue Patton Thoele: Anger, if not allowed to fester and grow out of proportion, is healthy, like a Anger, if not allowed to fester and grow out of proportion, is healthy, like a smoke alarm that if heeded can prevent all sorts of damage. — Sue Patton Thoele
Out Of Proportion Sayings By William Shatner: And that works for me. So that if this is it, you better take it And that works for me. So that if this is it, you better take it at its right proportion. That there are serious things, but most things are temporal and ephemeral, and you should cultivate that attitude. That joy and love and all the verities are what counts. So I try not to take too many things seriously, and if I find myself caught up in the seriousness of the moment, within a period of time, I'm able to cajole myself out of it. — William Shatner
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Phyllis McGinley: Gardening has compensations out of all proportion to its goals. It is creation in the Gardening has compensations out of all proportion to its goals. It is creation in the pure sense. — Phyllis McGinley
Out Of Proportion Sayings By J.C. Ryle: It is vain to shut our eyes to the fact that there is a vast It is vain to shut our eyes to the fact that there is a vast quantity of so-called Christianity nowadays, which you cannot declare positively unsound - but which, nevertheless, is not full measure, good weight and sixteen ounces to the pound. It is a Christianity in which there is undeniably "something about Christ, and something about grace, and something about faith, and something about repentance, and something about holiness," but it is not the real "thing as it is" in the Bible. Things are out of place and out of proportion. As old Latimer would have said, it is a kind of "mingle-mangle," and does no good. It neither . . . exercises influence on daily conduct, nor comforts in life, nor gives peace in death. And those who hold it often awake too late to find that they have got nothing solid under their feet. — J.C. Ryle
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Kajol: I sincerely believe that no problem is bigger than man, and problems are blown out I sincerely believe that no problem is bigger than man, and problems are blown out of proportion by man himself. — Kajol
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Anthony Burgess: You've sinned, I suppose, but your punishment has been out of all proportion. They have You've sinned, I suppose, but your punishment has been out of all proportion. They have turned you into something other than a human being. You have no power of choice any longer. You are committed to socially acceptable acts, a little machine capable only of good. And I see that clearly - that business about marginal conditionings. Music and the sexual act, literature and art, all must be a source now not of pleasure but of pain. — Anthony Burgess
Out Of Proportion Sayings By John Adams: The Church of Rome has made it an article of faith that no man can The Church of Rome has made it an article of faith that no man can be saved out of their church, and all other religious sects approach this dreadful opinion in proportion to their ignorance, and the influence of ignorant or wicked priests. — John Adams
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Thomas Ligotti: What is this life! you cry out. Only silence answers, and it is eloquent. Shining What is this life! you cry out. Only silence answers, and it is eloquent. Shining eyes open in the darkness, the eyes of that face, smiling too much and too long. Without a word, that smile coerces from you an old question: Was it all so useless? The smile pushes up at its edges, too rigid to be real. You cannot look away as it widens past all natural proportion. There is nothing left but that big smile. It is the last thing you see: a great gaping mouth like the entrance to a carnival ride. Then: the sense of being swallowed. That is the story; that is the plot of our lives. — Thomas Ligotti
Out Of Proportion Sayings By John Carmack: Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty. Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty. — John Carmack
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Virginia Woolf: Like all feelings felt for oneself, Mrs. Ramsay thought, it made one sad. It was Like all feelings felt for oneself, Mrs. Ramsay thought, it made one sad. It was so inadequate, what one could give in return; and what Rose felt was quite out of proportion to anything she actually was. — Virginia Woolf
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Thomas Paine: This necessity, like a gravitating power, would soon form our newly arrived emigrants into society, This necessity, like a gravitating power, would soon form our newly arrived emigrants into society, the reciprocal blessing of which, would supersede, and render the obligations of law and government unnecessary while they remained perfectly just to each other; but as nothing but heaven is impregnable to vice, it will unavoidably happen, that in proportion as they surmount the first difficulties of emigration, which bound them together in a common cause, they will begin to relax in their duty and attachment to each other; and this remissness, will point out the necessity, of establishing some form of government to supply the defect of moral virtue. — Thomas Paine
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Karen Witemeyer: His gut clenched. He'd thought she was different. Thought she appreciated the man he was, His gut clenched. He'd thought she was different. Thought she appreciated the man he was, not the out-of-all-proportion legend the sensationalists depicted. Was that what she wanted? Some larger-than-life hero? If so, he didn't stand a chance. She'd never be satisfied with a humble mule trainer. He'd worked hard to put life as a bounty hunter behind him. He wouldn't be that man again. Not even for her. — Karen Witemeyer
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Truman Capote: Explosive emotional reaction out of all proportion to the occasion. Why? Why this unreasonable anger Explosive emotional reaction out of all proportion to the occasion. Why? Why this unreasonable anger at the sight of others who are happy or content, this growing contempt for people and the desire to hurt them? — Truman Capote
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Julie Nixon Eisenhower: First of all, we were never not speaking. It's gotten so blown out of proportion. First of all, we were never not speaking. It's gotten so blown out of proportion. It was a very straightforward difference of opinion. I think because we were so private and refused to talk about it, these stories just got out of control. — Julie Nixon Eisenhower
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Lee Ryan: This New York thing is being blown out of proportion. Who gives a **** about This New York thing is being blown out of proportion. Who gives a **** about New York when elephants are being killed? — Lee Ryan
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Christina Rossetti: A man is ever apt to contemplate himself out of all proportion to his surroundings. A man is ever apt to contemplate himself out of all proportion to his surroundings. — Christina Rossetti
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Norman Schwarzkopf: Well, unfortunately, I have always regretted the fact that I have a temper, but I Well, unfortunately, I have always regretted the fact that I have a temper, but I also have, you know, have great love and respect for all of the people that have worked for me. I think like everything else, this is one of those things that has been blown out of proportion. — Norman Schwarzkopf
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Sarah Chalke: I think that as is true in this industry, everything gets blown out of proportion I think that as is true in this industry, everything gets blown out of proportion because it's more fun for people to read about. It's even more fun to read about if the stories get wilder and wilder. — Sarah Chalke
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Stuart Hughes: No issue is so small that it can't be blown out of proportion. No issue is so small that it can't be blown out of proportion. — Stuart Hughes
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Matthieu Ricard: It's said that the Buddha's enlightenment is great than that of a traveler setting out, It's said that the Buddha's enlightenment is great than that of a traveler setting out, in the same proportion as the heavens are bigger than what can be seen of them through the eye of a needle. But in both cases, what you see is the sky. — Matthieu Ricard
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Sogyal Rinpoche: Don't let us take doubts with exaggerated seriousness nor let them grow out of proportion, Don't let us take doubts with exaggerated seriousness nor let them grow out of proportion, or become black-and-white or fanatical about them. What we need to learn is how slowly to change our culturally conditioned and passionate involvement with doubt into a free, humorous, and compassionate one. This means giving doubts time, and giving ourselves time to find answers to our questions that are not merely intellectual or "philosophical," but living and real and genuine and workable. Doubts cannot resolve themselves immediately; but if we are patient a space can be created within us, in which doubts can be carefully and objectively examined, unraveled, dissolved, and healed. What we lack, especially in this culture, is the right undistracted and richly spacious environment of the mind, which can only be created through sustained meditation practice, and in which insights can be given the change slowly to mature and ripen. 129-130 — Sogyal Rinpoche
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Chris Pronger: I have played in the West for 14 years. I played against Dustin Byfuglien a I have played in the West for 14 years. I played against Dustin Byfuglien a lot. So it's not like I've been out East for my whole career and never played against the guy. That may have been blown out of proportion, I think. — Chris Pronger
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Bill Pittman: Some of us come from families where we were not taught healthy emotional language and Some of us come from families where we were not taught healthy emotional language and habits. We did not get a balanced perspective of the world and relationships, and some of us got a distorted view of where we stood in relation to the rest of the world. We felt (and many of us still do) less than. In order to make up for that, we learned to exaggerate and lie and blow our accomplishments way out of proportion in order to feel of some value. To succeed, we have to stop thinking we are less than other people. We tell ourselves we are not unworthy, inadequate, or unable to cope fully with life's problems. We begin to see the glass as half full instead of half empty. We have to get rid of feelings of inability before we can make progress. As we learn more about how false pride has held us back from our full potential, we remember, "If we change our thoughts, we can change ourselves. — Bill Pittman
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Leonard Gardner: Still he was uncertain. He wondered if everything had gone as it should. Was that Still he was uncertain. He wondered if everything had gone as it should. Was that all there was to it? Perhaps it had been celebrated out of proportion because there was nothing else to live for. — Leonard Gardner
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Emily Bronte: I have no pity! I have no pity! The more worms writhe, the more I I have no pity! I have no pity! The more worms writhe, the more I yearn to crush out their entrails! It is a moral teething, and I grind with greater energy, in proportion to the increase of pain. — Emily Bronte
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Kurt Vonnegut: The things other people have put into my head, at any rate, do not fit The things other people have put into my head, at any rate, do not fit together nicely, are often useless and ugly, are out of proportion with one another, are out of proportion with life as it really is outside my head. — Kurt Vonnegut
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Kevin Nealon: I see the love in my child's eyes when he sees me, and I know I see the love in my child's eyes when he sees me, and I know it's gigantic. As an older person, I've been in love before, and I've loved, but this is really an immense, out-of-control-proportion amount of love that you can't even describe. — Kevin Nealon
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Laurence Sterne: Beauty has so many charms, one knows not how to speak against it; and when Beauty has so many charms, one knows not how to speak against it; and when it happens that a graceful figure is the habitation of a virtuous soul, when the beauty of the face speaks out the modesty and humility of the mind, and the justness of the proportion raises our thoughts up to the heart and wisdom of the great Creator, something may be allowed it,
and something to the embellishments which set it off; and yet, when the whole apology is read, it will be found at last that beauty, like truth, never is so glorious as when it goes the plainest. — Laurence Sterne
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Paul Westerberg: I've had more people in my life take their lives than ... I think it's I've had more people in my life take their lives than ... I think it's out of proportion with most people. I think a lot of them gravitate towards me because of the music. — Paul Westerberg
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Warren W. Wiersbe: When you and I hurt deeply, what we really need is not an explanation from When you and I hurt deeply, what we really need is not an explanation from God but a revelation of God. We need to see how great God is; we need to recover our lost perspective on life. Things get out of proportion when we are suffering, and it takes a vision of something bigger than ourselves to get life's dimensions adjusted again — Warren W. Wiersbe
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Rudyard Kipling: When a man does good work out of all proportion to his pay, in seven When a man does good work out of all proportion to his pay, in seven cases out of nine there is a woman at the back of the virtue.
The two exceptions must have suffered from sunstroke. — Rudyard Kipling
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Nigel Short: We have a large underclass in Britain, and a fairly low standard of education. Our We have a large underclass in Britain, and a fairly low standard of education. Our best universities are extremely good, but a very significant proportion of the British population that comes out of compulsory schooling with very low standards of education. — Nigel Short
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Richard Rohr: Invariably when something upsets you, and you have a strong emotional reaction out of proportion Invariably when something upsets you, and you have a strong emotional reaction out of proportion to the moment, your shadow self has just been exposed. So watch for any overreactions or overdenials. — Richard Rohr
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: What does it matter if it's an illness, then?' he decided, at last, 'what does What does it matter if it's an illness, then?' he decided, at last, 'what does it matter that it's an abnormal tension, if the result itself, if the moment of sensation, recalled and examined in a condition of health, turns out to be the highest degree of harmony and beauty, yields a hitherto unheard-of and undreamed-of sense of completeness, proportion, reconciliation and an ecstatic, prayerful fusion with the highest synthesis of life? — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Mark Twain: I think that the reason why we Americans seem to be so addicted to trying I think that the reason why we Americans seem to be so addicted to trying to get rich suddenly is merely because the opportunity to make promising efforts in that direction has offered itself to us with a frequency out of all proportion to the European experience. — Mark Twain
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Chris Gethard: I'm unable to tell you what it feels like to be "a little" mad. My I'm unable to tell you what it feels like to be "a little" mad. My emotions work as if controlled by a light switch. I'm either fine or I'm out of control. I once spilled a container of thumbtacks and got as angry at myself as I did when I screwed up my relationship with my high school sweetheart. If I'm under the impression that there are Golden Grahams in my cupboard, then realize that there in fact are none, there's a high probability I'll be as sad as I was at my grandfather's funeral.

In other words, my reactions aren't in proportion to the things I'm reacting to. It's something I've been working on with a very lovely shrink for the past few years.

But against the 4Skins one day, all that hard word went out the window. — Chris Gethard
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Stephen King: There were fourteen steps exactly fourteen. But the top one was smaller, out of proportion, There were fourteen steps exactly fourteen. But the top one was smaller, out of proportion, as if it had been added to avoid the evil number. — Stephen King
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Gillian Jacobs: The more attention you give to your negative feelings, the more they grow, so I The more attention you give to your negative feelings, the more they grow, so I think things just start to blow totally out of proportion. — Gillian Jacobs
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Jimmy Wales: I don't really agree that most academics frown when they hear Wikipedia. Most academics I I don't really agree that most academics frown when they hear Wikipedia. Most academics I find quite passionate about the concept of Wikipedia and like it quite a bit. [ ... ] The number of academics who really really don't like Wikipedia is really quite small and we find that they get reported on in the media far out of proportion to the amount they actually exist. — Jimmy Wales
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Viktor E. Frankl: Does a man who makes his observations while he himself is a prisoner possess the Does a man who makes his observations while he himself is a prisoner possess the necessary detachment? Such detachment is granted to the outsider, but he is too far removed to make any statements of real value. Only the man inside knows. His judgments may not be objective; his evaluations may be out of proportion. This is inevitable. An attempt must be made to avoid any personal bias, and that is the real difficulty ... — Viktor E. Frankl
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Elizabeth Gaskell: But the monotonous life led by invalids often makes them like children, inasmuch as thy But the monotonous life led by invalids often makes them like children, inasmuch as thy have neither of them any sense of proportion in events, and seem each to believe that the walls and curtains which shut in their world, and shut out everything else, must of necessity be larger than anything hidden beyond. — Elizabeth Gaskell
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Scott Phillips: Here's a stanza from page 68 where the heel of a narrator makes the following Here's a stanza from page 68 where the heel of a narrator makes the following observations regarding his "girl-friend" during a post-tryst afterglow:

Several hours later we were lying in her bed, exhausted...
After that one, in the dim lamplight of her bedroom, diffused through the sheets as if through a scrim, I took a good look at her and tried to figure out how she got to me the way she did.

Her face was long enough to qualify as horsy, with a nose to proportion, ever so slightly bulbous & two or three degrees off-true to the left; her teeth were a little too prominent, her lower incisors an ivory jumble, and with her hair up her ears looked like saucers.
There was no denying, though, that she got me going in a way few others ever had.

"Jesus, it's still freezing in here," she said.
Scott Phillips
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Terry Goodkind: Do you know, Richard, that it's the weight of one flake of snow that is Do you know, Richard, that it's the weight of one flake of snow that is one too many, and causes an avalanche? Without that one, last flake, the catastrophe would not happen. When using magic, you must know which is the one snowflake too many before you add its weight. The avalanche will be out of all proportion to what you think the weight of that flake could invoke. — Terry Goodkind
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Virginia Woolf: Thinking was going on then as now; and thinking after all, is the flesh and Thinking was going on then as now; and thinking after all, is the flesh and blood of life; action seemed to her all out of proportion, as though people came and waved flags in your face. — Virginia Woolf
Out Of Proportion Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Your problems are out there. But they're small. They only grow out of proportion when Your problems are out there. But they're small. They only grow out of proportion when they climb inside your head. — Melina Marchetta