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Vague Quotes

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I seldom think about my limitations,
and they never make me sad.
Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times;
but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
- Helen Keller

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I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
- Michael K. Powell

For though we often need to be restored to the small,
concrete, limited, and certain, we as often need to
be reminded of the large,
vague, unlimited, unknown.
- A. R. Ammons

When I write, I aim in my mind not toward New York
but toward a vague spot a little to the east of Kansas.
- John Updike

 

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague.
Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
- Edgar Allan Poe

No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form.
The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific,
concrete form is a very essential element in thinking.
- J. P. Morgan

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete
promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
- Stuart Chase

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These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague,
so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music,
which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.
- Felix Mendelssohn

Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions,
not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood.
- Laurence Sterne

For the novels I wrote before selling anything,
I didn't outline much.
I had a vague idea of the story.
- George Stephen

I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians,
a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking
to fight his way back to happiness.
- Henry Ellis

For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.
- George Ade

Though my plans at the moment are vague,
I can assure you that I'll never run for the Senate in New York.
- Laura Bush

When I have an idea, it goes from vague,
cloudy notion to 100,000 words in a heartbeat.
- Lynn Abbey

With my somewhat vague aspiring mind,
to be imprisoned in the rude details of a most material life was often irksome.
- Edward Carpenter

To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness
and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.
- Edgar Lee Masters

Some people are always critical of vague statements.
I tend rather to be critical of precise statements;
they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled 'wrong'.
- Raymond Smullyan

Leia follows me like a vague smell.
- Carrie Fisher

If we ask a vague question, such as,
'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer,
such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,'
or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.'
- A. R. Ammons

Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean.
Little audible links, they are, chaining together great
inaudible feelings and purposes.
- Theodore Dreiser

The only guaranteed way to make something not very
funny is to make it vague.
- Thomas Lennon

You have to have an idea of what you are going to do,
but it should be a vague idea.
- Pablo Picasso

So that a famine price is vague, and the plan subject
to all the inconvenience now experienced.
- Joseph Hume

I believe that natural history has lost much by the
vague general treatment that is so common.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

All the evolution we know of proceeds from the vague to the definite.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

Far better an approximate answer to the right question,
which is often vague, than the exact answer to the wrong question,
which can always be made precise.
- John Tukey

I didn't actually realise what apartheid meant.
I'm probably a bit naive, but I thought it was more of a vague segregation,
like on the beaches and buses.
- John Deacon

I like to keep my private stuff pretty vague.
- Thomas Haden Church

The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague,
enormous and menacing.
- Aleister Crowley

We're teaching our kids that attributes as vague and
relatively meaningless as a toothy smile or a fine
head of hair make a fine statement about a person.
- Neil Cavuto

Usually it is uses of words, not words in themselves,
that are properly called vague.
- J. L. Austin

So many women just don't know how great they really are.
They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
- Mary Kay Ash

The characters are that vague TV high school age,
but they'll be in high school as long as we need them to be.
- Josh Schwartz

That in the beginning when the world was young there
were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth.
Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite
of a great many vague thoughts.
All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.
- Sherwood Anderson

But the beginning of things, of a world especially,
is necessarily vague, tangled, chaotic,
and exceedingly disturbing.
How few of us ever emerge from such beginning!
How many souls perish in its tumult!
- Kate Chopin

As I got farther and farther along in the series I
did less and less preparation.
I didn't use outlines or sketches.
I just had a vague idea of what I wanted to tell and
then the dialogue just came to me as I was inking the page.
- Jhonen Vasquez

The debates of that great assembly are frequently vague and perplexed,
seeming to be dragged rather than to march,
to the intended goal.
Something of this sort must, I think,
always happen in public democratic assemblies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

So I was in America and I thought I'll stick around
while I'm here and just see what happens.
The next film I did was High Art, so I guess it started
with a sort of vague idea but really just a fantasy.
- Radha Mitchell

People watch movies - and it's vague ideas,
it's vague notions, but people pick up on these things,
that they are supposed to think certain ways or that
they're not supposed to think,
basically, and they don't.
- Crispin Glover

Just as we descend into our consciences to judge of
actions which our minds can not weigh,
can we not also search in ourselves for the feeling
which gives birth to forms of thought,
always vague and cloudy?
- Alfred de Vigny

As a consequence of these hesitations and of the vague
character of such innovations,
the Commission on Human Rights itself had doubts from
the beginning about its role and its functions in general.
- Rene Cassin

Moreover, behind this vague tendency to treat religion
as a side issue in modern life,
there exists a strong body of opinion that is actively
hostile to Christianity and that regards the destruction
of positive religion as absolutely necessary to the
advance of modern culture.
- Christopher Dawson

I had some vague memory of visiting Canberra as a lad,
when we came up with my father by car.
But when I made the long train journey from Sydney
to Canberra and arrived at the little stop,
I did wonder slightly whether this really was the national capital.
- John Henry Carver

In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective,
and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons
of my intimate acquaintance to ask to be allowed to
just go in and have a peep,
I never admitted anyone.
- Henry Bessemer

I have a hard time getting motivated to do something
that seems like a career move.
I've gotten into vague trouble with my agents for turning
down work that I thought was exploitative.
- Mira Sorvino

It's absolutely of no importance who or what V was under the mask.
He isn't a who or a what, he's an idea.
The thing is, you couldn't continue it.
Now and then the idea of a sequel has been raised,
in vague forms, but I think it would be a bad idea.
The story's finished.
- David Lloyd

I think in the corridors of power these dangerous kinds
of orders are issued in a much more vague way,
passed down two or three levels of command before they're given to the assassin.
- Eddie Campbell

Of course the word chaos is used in rather a vague
sense by a lot of writers,
but in physics it means a particular phenomenon,
namely that in a nonlinear system the outcome is often indefinitely,
arbitrarily sensitive to tiny changes in the initial condition.
- Murray Gell-Mann

And for every project, because it takes years,
you can see the early drawings and collages as just a simple,
vague idea, and through the years and through the negotiations of getting the permit,
you see that every detail is now clarified.
- Christo

My intention to lecture is as vague as my intention is to go on the stage.
I will never consider an offer to lecture,
not because I despise the vocation, but because I have
no desire to appear on the public rostrum.
- Mary MacLane

We cannot sacrifice innocent human life now for vague
and exaggerated promises of medical treatments thirty of forty years from now.
There are ways to pursue this technology and respect life at the same time.
- Ernest Istook

The recollection of how, when and where it all happened
became vague as the lingering strains hung in the rafters of the studio.
I wanted to shout back at it, Maybe I didn't write you,
but I found you.
- Hoagy Carmichael

He was somebody who made me think, I suppose,
about the contemplative life.
I've always been a city fellow, but I've often had
vague thoughts about 'checking out' and perhaps going
into a monastery and just seeing what it was like.
- Derek Jacobi

Another argument, vaguer and even less persuasive,
is that gay marriage somehow does harm to heterosexual marriage.
I have yet to meet anyone who can explain to me what this means.
In what way would allowing same-sex partners to marry
diminish the marriages of heterosexual couples?
- Ted Olson

Never the less, at the age of fifteen,
having never seen a writer, a poet, a publisher or a magazine editor,
and having only the vaguest ideas of procedure,
I began working on the profession I had chosen.
- Robert E. Howard

Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art:
it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art
might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible,
and perhaps altogether unseen.
- George Jean Nathan

Look, it's one of the great mysteries of the world,
I cannot answer that question.
I think I'm vaguely blonde.
To be perfectly frank, I don't know.
- Cate Blanchett

Many manufacturers secretly question whether advertising
really sells their product,
but are vaguely afraid that their competitors might
steal a march on them if they stopped.
- David Ogilvy

I wondered vaguely if this was when it would end,
whether I would pull up tonight's darkness like a quilt
and be dead and at peace evermore.
- William Manchester

I began to understand my sensations,
to know what I wanted,
at around the age of forty - but only vaguely.
- Camille Pissarro

The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is,
of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic;
and the actual achievement of the American nation points
towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal.
- Herbert Croly

Human relations are built on feeling,
not on reason or knowledge.
And feeling is not an exact science;
like all spiritual qualities,
it has the vagueness of greatness about it.
- Amelia E. Barr

I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific
Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical
generality and vagueness.
- Wilfred Owen

Vagueness is at times an indication of nearness to a perfect truth.
- Charles Ives

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
- Stendhal

Ask a man which way he is going to vote,
and he will probably tell you.
Ask him, however, why, and vagueness is all.
- Bernard Levin

But, as we have before been led to remark,
most of Mr. Darwin's statements elude, by their vagueness and incompleteness,
the test of Natural History facts.
- Richard Owen

We cannot afford to have any large section of the business
world in doubt whether they have broken the laws or not,
and we cannot let the laws become a dead letter through vagueness.
In this view it is clear that an administrative commission
can render invaluable service.
- John Bates Clark

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz


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