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Resemblance Quotes

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All good music resembles something.
Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the
objects and feelings which motivated it.
- Jean Cocteau

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Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things
which differ and the difference between things which are alike.
- Madame de Stael

Savvy observers occasionally note television's resemblance to the weather:
Everybody loves to complain about it,
but nobody can do anything to fix it.
- Michael Medved

Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's
resemblance to ourselves.
- Ambrose Bierce

 

Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession.
I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
- Ronald Reagan

One of the biggest mistakes a photographer can make
is to look at the real world and cling to the vain
hope that next time his film will somehow bear a closer resemblance to it.
- Galen Rowell

I'm always described as 'cocksure' or 'with a swagger,'
and that bears no resemblance to who I feel like inside.
I feel plagued by insecurity.
- Ben Affleck

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The totally convinced and the totally stupid have too
much in common for the resemblance to be accidental.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Wit consists in knowing the resemblance of things that differ,
and the difference of things that are alike.
- Anne Louise Germaine de Stael

The very women who object to the morals of a notoriously beautiful actress,
grow big with pride when an admirer suggests their
marked resemblance to this stage beauty in physique.
- Minna Antrim

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession.
I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
- Ronald Reagan

We have a war dictator who was not elected,
he snuck in.
So he punishes people that threaten him in any way,
or even say something he doesn't like.
It has no resemblance to democracy.
- Joni Mitchell

It is from the progeny of this parent cell that we all take our looks;
we still share genes around,
and the resemblance of the enzymes of grasses to those
of whales is in fact a family resemblance.
- Lewis Thomas

This resemblance became clear in the Bush the father's visits to the region.
He wound up being impressed by the royal and military
regimes and envied them for staying decades in their
positions and embezzling the nation's money with no supervision.
- Osama bin Laden

People who live together naturally catch the looks
and air of one another and without having one feature alike,
they contract a something in the whole countenance
which strikes one as a resemblance.
- Frances Burney

Most of my career has been spent with the RSC doing Shakespeare,
and the thing you learn from Shakespeare is that his
historical plays don't bear anything other than a basic resemblance to history.
- Antony Sher

The church of St.
Peter at Berlin, notwithstanding the total difference
between them in the style of building,
appears in some respects to have a great resemblance to St.
Paul's in London.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

Yes and for two reasons: one, I couldn't find anything to imitate at the time,
and secondly because what I heard on the radio didn't
bear any resemblance to what I wanted to hear on the guitar.
- Leo Kottke

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself;
the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances
to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

One must do the same subject over again ten times,
a hundred times.
In art nothing must resemble an accident,
not even movement.
- Edgar Degas

A wartime Minister of Information is compelled,
in the national interest, to such continuous acts of
duplicity that even his natural hair must grow to resemble a wig.
- Claud Cockburn

The older one gets the more one comes to resemble oneself.
- Maurice Chevalier

When man wanted to make a machine that would walk he created the wheel,
which does not resemble a leg.
- Guillaume Apollinaire

All happy families resemble one another,
each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
- Leo Tolstoy

A film goes through so many hands, that by the time it's done,
it might not resemble what you thought you were making.
- Ryan Phillippe

People mature with age and experience.
I hope I more resemble a fine wine than bad vinegar.
- Rick Kaplan

Cops and robbers resemble each other,
so there's not a lot to learn in terms of learning
the logistics of committing the crime or investigating the crime.
- Andre Braugher

The film of tomorrow will resemble the person who made it,
and the number of spectators will be proportional to
the number of friends the director has.
- Francois Truffaut

Unless we abandon elements which resemble a police state,
we can't meet the demands of being a modern society.
- Ahmet Necdet Sezner

Some minds improve by travel, others,
rather, resemble copper wire, or brass,
which get the narrower by going farther.
- Thomas Hood

Go, lovely rose!
Tell her that wastes her time and me That now she knows,
When I resemble her to thee, How sweet and fair she seems to be.
- Edmund Waller

Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period of time.
- Sydney J. Harris

There is no good father who would want to resemble our Heavenly Father.
- Denis Diderot

Only thought can resemble.
It resembles by being what it sees, hears,
or knows; it becomes what the world offers it.
- Rene Magritte

No man can in any measure resemble the scripture saints.
- Charles Simeon

Men resemble great deserted palaces:
the owner occupies only a few rooms and has closed-off
wings where he never ventures.
- Francois Mauriac

We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things,
but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
- Hesiod

Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.
- George Sand

I saw, in looking over Cooper, elements of a comet
of 1825 which resemble what I get out for this,
from my own observations, but I cannot rely upon my own.
- Maria Mitchell

A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don't like
her daughter to resemble her in.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler
but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat.
- Julian Huxley

The liberals in the House strongly resemble liberals
I have known through the last two decades in the civil rights conflict.
When it comes time to show on which side they will be counted,
they excuse themselves.
- Shirley Chisholm

As experimentation becomes more complex,
the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements
from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory
tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ
in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers.
- John Desmond Bernal

Man's natural character is to imitate;
that of the sensitive man is to resemble as closely
as possible the person whom he loves.
It is only by imitating the vices of others that I
have earned my misfortunes.
- Marquis de Sade

The last great delusion is soon to open before us.
Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our
sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the
true that it will be impossible to distinguish between
them except by the Holy Scriptures.
- Ellen G. White

If there is such a thing as a good marriage,
it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
- Michel de Montaigne

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor
in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
- Khalil Gibran

Marriage resembles a pair of shears,
so joined that they cannot be separated;
often moving in opposite directions,
yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

The noise resembles the roar of heavy,
distant surf.
Standing on the stirring ice one can imagine it is
disturbed by the breathing and tossing of a mighty giant below.
- Ernest Shackleton

The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea.
He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer,
a port to seek.
- Henry B. Adams

He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing,
the sage in much, and God in everything.
- Baltasar Gracian

What takes place in the Security Council more closely
resembles a mugging than either a political debate
or an effort at problem-solving.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

It resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated,
often moving in opposite directions,
yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison,
the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.
- Robert Anton Wilson

The first time I read an excellent work,
it is to me just as if I gained a new friend;
and when I read over a book I have perused before,
it resembles the meeting of an old one.
- George Gissing

The world resembles a stage on which every man is playing a part.
- Franz Schubert

Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art,
a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system.
Man has re-created Europe in his own image.
- Aldous Huxley

All the new thinking is about loss, In this it resembles all the old thinking.
- Robert Hass

The moon of a bright silver, which dazzles by its shining,
illumines a world which surely is no longer ours;
for it resembles in nothing what may be seen in other lands.
- Pierre Loti

Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception
resembles more than anything else that celestial source
from which we all are come.
- Michelangelo

Art has two constant, two unending concerns:
It always meditates on death and thus always creates life.
All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John.
- Boris Pasternak

Piecemeal social engineering resembles physical engineering
in regarding the ends as beyond the province of technology.
- Karl Popper

Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning,
but wisdom is like the sun.
- Franz Grillparzer

Award trophies, as opposed to letting the players define and claim their own.
Ultimately, pay them to play so that their activity
not only resembles work but is work.
- John Thorn

In thus pointing out certain respects in which philosophy
resembles literature more than science,
I do not mean, of course, to imply that it would be
well for philosophy if it ceased to aim at scientific rigor.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

For the duration of its collective life,
or the time during which its identity may be assumed,
each class resembles a hotel or an omnibus,
always full, but always of different people.
- Joseph A. Schumpeter

My title is intended to suggest that the community
of scientists is organized in a way which resembles
certain features of a body politic and works according
to economic principles similar to those by which the
production of material goods is regulated.
- Michael Polanyi

This self-love is the instrument of our preservation;
it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind:
it is necessary,
it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure,
and we must conceal it.
- Voltaire

The enemy resembles us.
Therefore, he needs to be approached not as an assembly
of 'targets' to be destroyed one by one;
but as a living,
intelligent entity capable of acting and reacting.
- Martin Van Creveld

There is no other occupation in the world that so closely
resembled enslavement as the career of a film star.
- Louise Brooks

My fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who
should entertain an idea of committing suicide,
and, altogether beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne


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