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To put it rather bluntly, I am not the type who wants to go back to the land;
I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel.
- Fran Lebowitz

Let me tell you quite bluntly that this king business
has given me personally nothing but headaches.
- Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation.
But I'm working on the foundation.
- Marilyn Monroe

The ruling idea of the politician - stated rather bluntly -
is that those who are opposed to him exist for the
purpose of being made to serve his ends,
if he can get power enough in his hands to force these ends upon them.
- Auberon Herbert


I should just put it bluntly, because we're all sort of friends here now -
it's exceedingly likely that my greatest success is behind me.
Oh, so Jesus, what a thought!
You know that's the kind of thought that could lead
a person to start drinking gin at nine o'clock in the morning,
and I don't want to go there.
- Elizabeth Gilbert

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
- Lao Tzu

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

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I'm gonna be blunt and plain, if one ever looks at
me like that I'm gonna kill him and tell God he died.
- Jimmy Swaggart

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
- Lester B. Pearson

One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
- Chinua Achebe

Australians are pretty blunt and we say things how they really are.
- Charlie Bell

About the use of language: it is impossible to sharpen
a pencil with a blunt axe.
It is equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our
tools are too blunt to touch them accurately.
- Blaise Pascal

Comedy has to be done en clair.
You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity.
Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
- James Thurber

Men of genius are not quick judges of character.
Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial
instinct by which you and I size people up.
- Max Beerbohm

How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt.
- Robert Blair

Jazz is not something that can be defined through blunt instruments.
It is much more poetic than that.
- Pat Metheny

Don't confuse being stimulating with being blunt.
- Barbara Walters

If I were to make public these tapes,
containing blunt and candid remarks on many different subjects,
the confidentiality of the office of the president would always be suspect.
- Richard M. Nixon

Health care costs blunt the competitive edge of American entrepreneurs,
from the auto industry to internet start-ups.
- Tom Allen

Excellent, there's nothing quite like a blunt object
to reinforce proper administration ethics.
- Simon Travaglia

A blunt statement can be as false as any other.
- Mason Cooley

'Tis not enough your counsel still be true;
Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.
- Alexander Pope

Over the next four years, we will be bold.
We will be willing to experiment.
We will not fear failure.
- Matt Blunt

The Governor's Mansion is a beautiful home,
a beautiful building - we're privileged to have a chance to live there.
It certainly doesn't feel as comfortable as our home.
- Matt Blunt

My life is brillant, My love is pure.
- James Blunt

We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that
a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty
was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge.
- Matt Blunt

If the Army helped towards my tuition fees I would
then give them four years of my life.
- James Blunt

In spite of advances in technology and changes in the economy,
state government still operates on an obsolete 1970s model.
We have a typewriter government in an Internet age.
- Matt Blunt

I guess if you're stupid enough to join the army without
thinking about getting shot at,
then you really are a fool.
- James Blunt

Great literature should do some good to the reader:
must quicken his perception though dull,
and sharpen his discrimination though blunt,
and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
- A. E. Housman

It just proves good movies don't need 100 million dollars to be good.
- Emily Blunt

Somebody was telling me about the French Army rifle
that was being advertised on eBay the other day -
the description was,
'Never shot.
Dropped once.
- Roy Blunt

The spirit and determination of the people to chart
their own destiny is the greatest power for good in human affairs.
- Matt Blunt

You can go at the premiere it's at Disneyland.
- Emily Blunt

Public education is an investment in our future.
- Matt Blunt

Taxpayers deserve a government that harnesses technology
to better serve the people.
- Matt Blunt

Michael is a funny character, for whom I have a great deal of affection.
He sat across his desk and seemed to be a bit of a blunt fellow.
We began talking about the characters and he opened up about his vision.
- Madeleine Stowe

I think we need one recognized, respected public figure to make a tough,
blunt statement on just what Reagan's record is and
what he might do to the country,
let alone the Republican Party before Christmas.
- Robert Teeter

If you're opposed to the budget I submitted to the General Assembly,
you're for a tax increase.
- Matt Blunt

There is a ceaseless war against drunkenness and cruelty and vice.
- Anthony Blunt

You can't break my spirit, it's my dreams you take.
- James Blunt

The demands of the present must stand above the political habits of the past.
- Matt Blunt

A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now
acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind,
and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce
it to a state of almost savage torpor.
- William Wordsworth

The decision to join or not join a service union,
political party or other organization should be left up to the individual.
No such organization has the right to take money out
of the pockets of state workers without their proper consent.
- Matt Blunt

It's taken a long time but eventually when I had the
songs in place and demos right and I found myself a manager,
that's when everything started happening quickly but
I think that's always the way it is.
- James Blunt

Absolutely, it's a really weird stage because at the minute,
I can walk down the street and be unrecognised,
lead a normal life, but my label and everybody is warning
me that will be changing and I'm in for a rollercoaster ride.
- James Blunt

In a government such as ours we have vigorous contests
to determine who should lead.
The recent election was no exception.
Now we inaugurate a new government on a day that transcends
any one individual or any one party.
- Matt Blunt

Like any parents, mine wanted me to have a secure job
with a regular wage and career prospects.
And the one job my father knew of, that he'd had experience of himself,
was the army, so he could help me in that direction.
- James Blunt

Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state.
We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for
at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement
for children who cannot return home.
- Matt Blunt

Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the
sting of unkindness in another.
- Grantland Rice

I was appalled at the amount of study necessary in
order to qualify in medicine,
and gradually my desire was blunted by a keener -
and secret -
wish to become an actor.
- Conrad Veidt

Most men have always wanted as much as they could get;
and possession has always blunted the fine edge of their altruism.
- Katherine Fullerton Gerould

The existing principle of selfish interest and competition
has been carried to its extreme point;
in its progress, has isolated the heart of man,
blunted the edge of his finest sensibilities,
and annihilated all his most generous impulses and sympathies.
- Francis Wright

If a psychiatric and scientific inquiry were to be made upon our rulers,
mankind would be appalled at the disclosures.
- Alfred Korzybski

Why is our fancy to be appalled by terrific perspectives
of a hell beyond the grave?
- Mary Wollstonecraft

What happened was very sad.
Mr. Lacey told the staff that he was disappointed and
appalled that the front of the book was all commentary
and that he wanted hard news.
- Sydney Schanberg

I was appalled and shocked that Bush used the State
of the Union to attack same-sex marriages and indicated
that he would support a constitutional amendment.
- Jean O'Leary

The grave, dread thing!
Men shiver when thou'rt named: Nature appalled,
Shakes off her wonted firmness.
- Robert Blair

All through my school life I was appalled by the fact
that masters and senior boys were allowed quite literally to wound other boys,
and sometimes very severely.
- Roald Dahl

I get appalled when I see good drivers being left on
the sidelines because they haven't come up with the
half million to a million to put themselves in a competitive car.
- John Surtees

I am both stunned and appalled that Pat Robertson would
claim to know the mind of God concerning whether particular events...
were the judgments of God.
- Richard Land

There will one day spring from the brain of science
a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities,
so absolutely terrifying, that even man,
the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order
to inflict torture and death,
will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
- Thomas A. Edison

When people say 'love to hate', they actually mean
'love to be appalled by' -
if they truly hated them,
they'd never repeat a catch phrase.
- Chris Morris

But in my own particular case, there was something
that happened when I became a mother.
Whenever in the news I saw an example of a child being abused or mistreated,
my response went from being appalled to being physically revolted.
- Mercedes Ruehl

It is the greatest scam in history.
I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it.
Global Warming; It is a scam.
Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political
motives manipulated long term scientific data to create
an illusion of rapid global warming.
- John Coleman

But I am just as appalled that my experience,
knowledge, dedication and service relative to defending
the United States against biological warfare has been
turned against me in connection with the search for the anthrax killer.
- Steven Hatfill

I am appalled at the state of discord in the field of climate science.
There is no observational evidence that the addition
of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions have caused
any temperature perturbations in the atmosphere.
- George T. Wolff

The aftermath of the war is what inspired us to write many of our plays.
The whole reason for our writing Inherit the Wind was
that we were appalled at the blacklisting.
We were appalled at thought control.
- Jerome Lawrence

When I was still in my psychiatric residency training in New York City,
I was subjected to the doctor draft of that time,
during the early fifties, at the time of the Korean War.
- Robert Jay Lifton

Anybody who enjoys being in the House of Commons probably needs psychiatric help.
- Ken Livingstone

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