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An unsolicited suggestion is
undistinguishable from a criticism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Cynical Advice Meddling

Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
- W. Clement Stone

The susceptibility of the average modern to pictorial
suggestion enables advertising to exploit his lessened power of judgment.
- Johan Huizinga

At Johnny's suggestion I pursued a career in radio
that eventually brought me to Los Angeles.
- Randy West

 

I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you
can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage -
which no previous society has ever believed.
- Alain de Botton

Anyone can negatively criticize - it is the cheapest
of all comment because it requires not a modicum of
the effort that suggestion requires.
- Chuck Jones

The idea of bringing young people up to Literature
is doubtless calculated to raise the eyebrows almost
as much as the suggestion of bringing them up to the Stage.
- James Payn

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You know what it's like to persuade a pigheaded child
to do something they don't want to.
If they hear the same suggestion from someone else,
they'll go right off and do it.
- Mary Wesley

There may be something to the suggestion about the
pace of technological change intimidating writers,
though - it's been awfully hard to keep ahead of real developments.
- Stanley Schmidt

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes.
It is innocent, unless found guilty.
A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe.
It is guilty, until found effective.
- Edward Teller

Any suggestion that I'm writing about political operatives
because I'm interested in political operatives misses the entire point.
- Bob Woodward

May I make a suggestion, hoping it is not an impertinence? Write it down:
write down what you feel.
It is sometimes a wonderful help in misery.
- Robertson Davies

A suggestion had been made to me looking toward a professorship in some Western college,
but after due consideration, I declined to consider the matter.
- Simon Newcomb

The Ten Commandments were not a suggestion.
- Pat Riley

My suggestion is that we should first work to ensure
the Third World has clean drinking water and sanitation.
- Bjorn Lomborg

I want to give the audience a hint of a scene.
No more than that.
Give them too much and they won't contribute anything themselves.
Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you.
That's what gives the theater meaning:
when it becomes a social act.
- Orson Welles

Of all the nasty outcomes predicted for women's liberation...
none was more alarming, from a feminist point of view,
than the suggestion that women would eventually become just like men.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

During this time I had the singular good fortune of
being able to discuss the problem constantly with Einstein.
Some experiments done at Einstein's suggestion yielded
no decisively new result.
- Walther Bothe

No other people have a government more worthy of their
respect and love or a land so magnificent in extent,
so pleasant to look upon, and so full of generous suggestion to enterprise and labor.
- Benjamin Harrison

My suggestion is that at each state the proper order
of operation of the mind requires an overall grasp
of what is generally known,
not only in formal logical, mathematical terms,
but also intuitively, in images, feelings,
poetic usage of language, etc.
- David Bohm

The other part of our proposal that gets the 'dittoheads'
upset is our suggestion that the commercial radio station
owners either play by the rules or pay.
In other words, if they don't want to be subject to
local criticism of how they are meeting their license obligations,
they should pay to support public broadcasters who
will operate on behalf of the local community.
- Mark Lloyd

A society that has made "nostalgia" a marketable commodity
on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion
that life in the past was in any important way better than life today.
- Christopher Lasch

A state that suppresses all freedom of speech,
and which by imposing the most terrible punishments,
treats each and every attempt at criticism,
however morally justified, and every suggestion for
improvement as plotting to high treason,
is a state that breaks an unwritten law.
- Kurt Huber

The Democrats just don't have a foreign policy that
they're willing to defend,
that they're willing to use to take down the president's.
We're dealing with the power of suggestion here.
- Chris Matthews

Perhaps most ridiculous of all is the suggestion that
we 'keep' our radioactive garbage for the use of our descendants.
This 'solution', I think, requires an immediate poll
of the next 20,000 generations.
- David R. Brower

The progress of the natural sciences in modern times
has of course so much exceeded all expectations that
any suggestion that there may be some limits to it
is bound to arouse suspicion.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

For as long as I care to remember, religion,
like the striptease, has always been a display of the power of suggestion.
Like the Virgin Birth, it has all too often supported an immaculate deception.
- Bernard Katz

The Maria Mayer shell model suggestion in 1949 was
a great triumph and fitted my belief that a nuclear
shell model should represent a proper approach to understanding nuclear structure.
- James Rainwater

There is no more reason why the features belonging
to a picture should be distorted for the purpose of
such imaginative suggestion than that the poet's metaphors
should spoil his words for the ordinary uses of man.
- William H. Hunt

From a scientific perspective there is some indication
that a nuclear war could deplete the earth's ozone layer or,
less likely, could bring on a new Ice Age -
but there is no suggestion that either the created
order or mankind would be destroyed in the process.
- Herman Kahn

Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies,
learn behavior from observation, imitation,
and encouragement of various kinds.
So by the suggestion made, we all 'pretend' most of the time.
- Gary Gygax

When people approach you angrily, you take them very seriously,
and, if you're like me, with the faint suggestion that you can be angry too,
and that you would like to know what the shooting is about.
- Harry Stack Sullivan

There are certain pursuits which,
if not wholly poetic and true,
do at least suggest a nobler and finer
relation to nature than we know.
The keeping of bees, for instance.
- Henry David Thoreau

If one is desperate for love, I suggest looking at
one's friends and family and see if love is all around.
If not, get a new set of friends, a new family.
- Jasmine Guy

If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear
a sweater suggest that he wear a tail.
- Fran Lebowitz

Vegetables are a must on a diet.
I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread,
and pumpkin pie.
- Jim Davis

Although there is a very large literature,
still growing almost daily, on the Chinese calendar,
its interest is, we suggest, much more archaeological
and historical than scientific.
- Joseph Needham

We don't suggest that because San Francisco lies on
top of an earthquake fault that it should be moved.
- John Breaux

I never went to a modeling school, and I don't suggest
to anybody that they go to a modeling school.
- Heidi Klum

I agree with my colleagues, even the one who just preceded me,
that marijuana is probably a dangerous drug,
and I would not suggest that we do anything to encourage its use.
- Dana Rohrabacher

The best way to get most husbands to do something is
to suggest that perhaps they're too old to do it.
- Ann Bancroft

I suggest that instead of criticising us,
the establishment has a bloody good look at itself.
- Trisha Goddard

The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are
of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
- Thomas More

Victims suggest innocence.
And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms,
suggests guilt.
- Susan Sontag

If you don't do it my way, I suggest you commit suicide.
- Josef Albers

However, I don't by any means suggest that I'm always playing myself.
- Frank Langella

I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete
examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

And that's another piece of advice I'll give junior writers;
when you get to the point where they take you to lunch,
let the editor suggest where to go.
- Jerry Pournelle

It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't
know too much about the problem.
- Malcolm Forbes

I suggest that what we want to do is not to leave to
posterity a great institution,
but to leave behind a great tradition of journalism
ably practiced in our time.
- Henry R. Luce

My job is to suggest and ratify and use any expertise
that I might have gained over the 23 years in professional
hockey to make our game a better game.
- Bobby Hull

First of all, I didn't suggest that we should simply get rid of all prisons.
- Angela Davis

I suggest we learn to love ourselves before it's made illegal.
- Brandon Boyd

Many are called but few are chosen.
There are sayings of Christ which suggest that the
Church he came to establish will always be a minority affair.
- Edward Norman

I was never too keen on the British music press.
They've called us a supermarket hype,
and they used to suggest that we didn't write our own songs.
- Freddie Mercury

I have had nothing to do in any way,
shape or form with the mailing of these anthrax letters,
and it is extremely wrong for anyone to contend or suggest that I have.
- Steven Hatfill

Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.
- Edward Teller

That children shall be compelled to receive religious
instruction which is in antagonism to the wishes of their parents,
is what no man with say sense of justice would suggest.
- Charles Tupper

You want to suggest something new, but at the same time,
resolve the drama of the action in the novel.
- Michael Ondaatje

Objects in a park suggest static repose rather than any ongoing dialectic.
Parks are finished landscapes for finished art .
- Robert Smithson

I love being in a band.
I love that collaborative spirit, although some would
suggest that I don't get involved in the collaborative spirit,
but it's not true.
- Trevor Rabin

Not the first half you might have expected,
even though the score might suggest that it was.
- John Motson

You're damned if you're too thin and you're damned if you're too heavy.
According to the press I've been both.
Its impossible to satisfy everyone and I suggest we stop trying.
- Jennifer Aniston

I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in ordinary things;
to suggest,
not to impose, to leave always a slight touch of mystery in my paintings.
- Balthus

It is false to suggest that medical breakthroughs come
only through government research.
- Roger Wicker

It appears to suggest that I was removed because I was disabled -
based on one occasion out of hundreds.
- Gerald Walpin

Autobiographies are only as useful
as the lives you read about and analyze
may suggest to you something that
you may find useful in your own journey through life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you're going to go through hell...
I suggest you come back learning something.
- Drew Barrymore

After I've sent my revised draft to my agent and editor,
they suggest more improvement sand again,
this revision phase can take anywhere from a few hours to a few months.
- Margaret Haddix

Gladio had been necessary during the days of the Cold War but,
in view of the collapse of the East Block,
Italy would suggest to Nato that the organisation was no longer necessary.
- Giulio Andreotti

There is nothing to indicate any biological need for
an exclusive primary bond;
nothing to suggest that mothering cannot be shared by several people.
- H. R. Schaffer


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