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Chuck Knox Quotes and Sayings

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Most of my cliches aren't original.
- Chuck Knox

Always have a plan, and believe in it.
Nothing happens by accident.
- Chuck Knox

Practice without improvement is meaningless.
- Chuck Knox

Football players win football games.
- Chuck Knox

 

The cliches are that it's the most generic Starsky
and Hutch plot you can find.
- Ben Stiller

You need cliches.
Cliches are what people respond to.
- Matthew Vaughn

Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
- William Safire

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The ground swell is what's going to sink you as well
as being what buoys you up.
These are cliches also, of course, and I'm sometimes
interested in how much one can get away with.
- Paul Muldoon

The computing field is always in need of new cliches.
- Alan Perlis

I would rather read a poorly structured story that
has fresh ideas than a tightly structured one with cliches.
- Douglas Wood

Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes and cliches.
- Harold Evans

I'm working class, and want people to know I'm not
unintelligent and all the other cliches that come with it.
- Timothy Spall

My interests were aroused, and my faith in the cliches
of the subject destroyed,
as so often with other subjects, by the discussions with my friend,
Aaron Director.
- George Stigler

Political art expresses the cliches you agree with,
unlike propaganda, which expresses the cliches you don't.
- Brad Holland

Cliches are what make you understand something.
- Matthew Vaughn

I've never understood why artists, who so often condescend
to the cliches of their own culture,
are so eager to embrace the cliches of cultures they know nothing about.
- Brad Holland

I encourage students to pursue an idea far enough so
they can see what the cliches and stereotypes are.
Only then do they begin to hit pay dirt.
- Robert Morgan

It is a cliche that most cliches are true,
but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
- Stephen Fry

I think that often times Hollywood panders to the cliches of small town life,
specifically Southern small town life,
and I think that this movie does the opposite.
- Josh Lucas

Let's have some new cliches.
- Samuel Goldwyn

I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being
oversensitive about table manners.
- Evelyn Waugh

Unfortunately, all the cliches we see about Hollywood are true.
- Douglas Wood

Buzzwords and cliches - those are stock in trade.
There's nothing wrong with them.
- Michael Nesmith

In every election in American history both parties have their cliches.
The party that has the cliches that ring true wins.
- Newt Gingrich

I'm one of the cliches that has grown up.
- Charles Olson

Cliches and adjectives permeated my prose.
- Dick Schaap

Our writers are full of cliches just as old barns are full of bats.
There is obviously no rule about this,
except that anything that you suspect of being a cliche
undoubtedly is one and had better be removed.
- Wolcott Gibbs

Cliches about supporting the troops are designed to
distract from failed policies,
policies promoted by powerful special interests that benefit from war,
anything to steer the discussion away from the real
reasons the war in Iraq will not end anytime soon.
- Ron Paul

We just kind saw the images and knew the cliches,
so to have the opportunity to go there and learn something
about Russian music and about Russian people and to
see things apart from being a tourist.
- Marc Almond

I think my mistakes were kind of common -
leaning on cliches and adjectives in the place of clear,
vivid writing.
But at least I knew how to spell, which seems to be a rarity these days.
- Dick Schaap

What I think is interesting is that the more you do,
you have to invent a book of rules of what you can
do and what you can't do.
And the very real danger is that if your book of rules
becomes a book of cliches.
- Adrian Lyne

I never appreciated 'positive heroes' in literature.
They are almost always cliches, copies of copies,
until the model is exhausted.
I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty,
not just because it provides a more 'productive' literary raw material,
but because that is the way we humans really are.
- Jose Saramago

Comedy is really not like any other art form in that
it's very specialized and varied in it's content,
but generic in it's title.
- Joe Rogan

What gets left out is the narrative between the bullets,
which would tell us who's going to do what and how
we're going to achieve the generic goals on the list.
- Edward Tufte

I think that I recall the nostalgic '50s:
the start of early television and rock-and-roll,
and I think everything seemed to get very generic.
Not much has changed.
- Rick Moranis

Things went in a direction that I didn't want to go.
I started doing bit parts and things that are pretty
much laid out for people in my position.
The parts were pretty generic.
- Tina Yothers

I'm still figuring out why people would want to look at me.
Maybe it's generic beauty, but it's weird to be valued
for something I was born with.
- Josie Maran

I think there's something great and generic about goldfish.
They're everybody's first pet.
- Paul Rudd

As a child, I was always playing some generic child.
- Susan Olsen

The interest in the supernatural in a very generic
sense and in the spiritual is not in itself a factor
that helps the communication of the Christian faith.
- Karl Lehmann

Moralistic is not moral.
And as for truth - well, it's like brown -
it's not in the spectrum.
Truth is so generic.
- Iris Murdoch

The generic Canadian style of illustration is different
from the generic American style.
- John Kricfalusi

In the studio system, things are expected of a film.
By the first, second, third act, there's a generic
language that comes out of the more commercial system.
- Ralph Fiennes

There are a lot of stuff on the record that I am thinking
is generic but actually it is just as good as everybody
else who is putting stuff out at the time.
- Bruce Dickinson

I'm just trying to avoid any sort of generic kind of music -
I don't want to do generic jazz or fusion.
- Andy Summers

In today's world, it is shortsighted to think that
infectious diseases cannot cross borders.
By allowing developing countries access to generic drugs,
we not only help improve health in those nations,
we also help ourselves control these debilitating and often deadly diseases.
- Ron Wyden

Wal-Mart doesn't really care about your faith.
Wal-Mart cares if you have money to spend,
and it is going to be as generic as possible in exploiting
the holiday season for every buck it can make.
- Richard Roeper

Taking it in its wider and generic application,
I understand faith to be the supplement of sense;
or,
to change the phrase, all knowledge which comes not
to us through our senses we gain by faith in others.
- Matthew Simpson

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

Comedy keeps the heart sweet.
- Mark Twain

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

Tragedy is when I cut my finger.
Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
- Mel Brooks

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself -
with a smile.
- J. B. Priestley

Comedy has to be based on truth.
You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.
- Sid Caesar

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
- Peter Ustinov

I never thought of myself in comedy at all...
I loved going to the theatre and seeing people wearing
beautiful clothes come down the staircase and start to dance.
- Imogene Coca

I never like to do parodies.
I never do.
It's just not my style of comedy.
- Ivan Reitman

I don't devalue comedy as compared to drama.
Not one bit.
- Ben Stiller

I think if I have any kind of unique gift,
it's more in the comedy area than it is in the dramatic area.
- Susan Sullivan

Comedy.
I think that's something I'd really like to do.
- David R. Ellis

Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.
- John Guare

I mean, I guess I started during the comedy boom,
so it was literally like, on Sunday you could decide
you wanted to be a comic,
and on Monday, you could be on stage.
- Todd Barry

Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy.
He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself.
- Lita Grey Chaplin

Yet there are some people - Steve Allen would dissect comedy forever;
he's a really funny guy,
but he would love talking about comedy.
I'm doing it right now and you all seem bored.
- Bob Saget

It doesn't look great if you cancel the reigning Best Comedy Program,
you know, you're gonna take a hit from a...
from sort of a public relations standpoint.
- Will Arnett

I've an idea for doing a Situation Comedy myself but
its always difficult to get people to listen to you
because they like to put their own ideas forward.
- Norman Wisdom

Comedy and drama are both challenging to me.
- Nicholas Lea

The first comedy screenplay that I wrote was Animal
House and I always thought I could and should be a
director but no one was about to give me that opportunity on Animal House.
- Harold Ramis

Anyone can write.
But comedy, you've got to do some writing.
You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas.
- Michael Caine

Because it's uncensored cable, I think we'll be able
to do the kind of sketch comedy that really hasn't been seen before.
We can actually finish jokes.
- Aries Spears


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