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Top 43 Quotes About Allusions

#1. I am seventy years old, a gray age weighted with uncompromising biblical allusions. It ought to have a gray outlook, but it hasn't, because a glint of dazzling sunshine is dancing merrily ahead of me. - Author: Agnes Repplier
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#2. I'm no good at describing my books. 'Holes' has been out now for seven years, and I still can't come up with a good answer when asked what that book is about. - Author: Louis Sachar
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#3. The classical allusions and the Platonic disquisitions on beauty are no longer a form of cover, but integral to Aschenbach's complex sexuality. Moreover, the wandering around Venice in pursuit of Tadzio isn't a prelude to some sexual contact for which Aschenbach is yearning. - Author: Philip Kitcher
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#4. I had no allusions of radio success. I just loved being in studios. I was having fun and in that sense I now feel a lot like I did when I did that record. - Author: Matthew Sweet
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#5. The despicable crone known as Mombi stands accused of high witchery, gross dishonesty, untold crimes against monkeys, outrageous trespassing, and general unpleasantness. Also, she is extremely unattractive. Miss Amy, do you speak for the witch? - Author: Danielle Paige
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#6. Plato also knew clearly, and indicated by allusions in his works, the dogmas of the Trinity, mediation, the incarnation, the Passion and the notions of grace and salvation through love. He knew the essential truth. Namely, that God is good. He is only all-powerful in addition. - Author: Simone Weil
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#7. There is something underwhelming about scholarly hate mail - the sad literary allusions, the refusal to use contractions. - Author: Brock Clarke
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#8. We should thank God that He did not give us the power of hearing through walls; otherwise there would be no such thing as friendship. - Author: Austin O'Malley
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#9. There was only now [ ... ] There was no tomorrow because tomorrow was the excuse. There was now or there was nowhere. - Author: John Le Carre
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#10. You can make something mean anything you want. And you can spend a great deal of time and effort choosing your words and allusions and quotations carefully and hardly anyone will even notice or get it anyway. - Author: Frank Portman
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#11. Ah". Tzimisces smiled. "Let me guess. Flowery periphrases, back-to-back literary allusions and quotations from thousand-year-old authors. A marked reluctance to use one word when twelve can be jammed in if you sit on the lid. - Author: K.J. Parker
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#12. Fine declamation does not consist in flowery periods, delicate allusions of musical cadences, but in a plain, open, loose style, where the periods are long and obvious, where the same thought is often exhibited in several points of view. - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
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#13. Thus we have on stage two men, each of whom knows nothing of what he believes the other knows, and to deceive each other reciprocally both speak in allusions, each of the two hoping (in vain) that the other holds the key to his puzzle. - Author: Umberto Eco
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#14. When it works, what you get is not a collection of references, quotes, allusions, and cribs but a whole, seamless thing, both familiar and new: a record of the consciousness that was busy falling in love with those moments in the first place. - Author: Michael Chabon
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#15. He was extremely reticent in his religious sentiments, at least in all that he wrote. Allusions to his belief are rarely, if ever, to be met with in his correspondence. - Author: Daniel Coit Gilman
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#16. I wear what I feel and what makes me feel happy. - Author: Estelle
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#17. She bent her neck back and kissed him like she never had before. Like she wasn't scared of doing it wrong. - Author: Rainbow Rowell
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#18. I came to Moscow when I was 5 years old from Baku. To walk all night in Moscow will bring back my youth to me. - Author: Mstislav Rostropovich
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#19. Plans were promises in disguise. - Author: Julie Murphy
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#20. The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr. - Author: Nazr Mohammed
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#21. Other people have qualities that may be better than your own. Let them express them. - Author: Nelson Mandela
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#22. British conversation is like a game of cricket or a boxing match; personal allusions are forbidden like hitting below the belt, and anyone who loses his temper is disqualified. - Author: Andre Maurois
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#23. I can't imagine myself falling for a man who can't cite ten proverbs, five philosophical allusions, and the names of three composers). - Author: Anonymous
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#24. Reviewers, critics, guest editors... Such people may have an eye for literary conventions and contrivances, allusions and innovations on the art. But what are their tastes based on? Do they tend to choose work that most resembles theirs? - Author: Amy Tan
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#25. Academic envelope serves only to protect everything the story says and does not say, an inner afflatus always on the verge of being dispersed at contact with the air, the echo of a vanished knowledge revealed in the penumbra and in tacit allusions. Torn - Author: Italo Calvino
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#26. You can't understand European history at all other than through religion, or English literature either if you can't recognise biblical allusions. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#27. Click, clack, click, clack, went their conversation, like so many knitting-needles, purl, plain, purl, plain, achieving a complex pattern of references, cross-references, Christian names, nicknames, and fleeting allusions. - Author: Vita Sackville-West
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#28. What true materialist would settle for a MacDonald's hamburger? - Author: John Gardner
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#29. The human egg is a Mrs. Bennet, desperate to marry off her daughters ... It is a truth universally acknowledged that a sperm must be in want of a matching strand of DNA. - Author: Daryl Gregory
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#30. Paltry affectation, strained allusions, and disgusting finery are easily attained by those who choose to wear them; they are but too frequently the badges of ignorance or of stupidity, whenever it would endeavor to please. - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
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#31. [P]art of the pleasure of engaging with a writer is unraveling some allusions and admitting defeat by others. - Author: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
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#32. The power of good is shown not by triumphantly conquering evil, but by continuing to resist evil while facing certain defeat. - Author: Edith Hamilton
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#33. The Book of Revelation, difficult as it may be for "literalists," becomes much simpler when we read it typologically , as a mosiac of allusions to Old Testament prophecy. - Author: Northrop Frye
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#34. A tragedy can never suffer by delay: a comedy may, because the allusions or the manners represented in it maybe temporary. - Author: Horace Walpole
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#35. Magic of Southern expressions? Similes and metaphorical allusions. They are the yellow highlighter of conversation. - Author: Tim Heaton
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#36. They weren't kicked out of the Garden of Eden because of their thirst for knowledge; they developed their thirst for knowledge by being kicked out of the Garden. - Author: Michael Walterich
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#37. She went back down to the garden, feeling like a queen, hearing the birds sing - this was in winter - seeing the sky all golden, the sun in the trees, flowers among the shrubs, bewildered, wild, giddy with inexpressible rapture. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#38. Never affirm, always allude: allusions are made to test the spirit and probe the heart. - Author: Umberto Eco
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#39. Every philosophy is the philosophy of some stage of life. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#40. Even before the letter he'd been divided: one part of him swanning with Jay Gatsby around an imaginary Gotham; the other part stolid and earthbound, nose to the deep fryer, in the stifling, sizzling South. - Author: Garth Risk Hallberg
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#41. The Girauds' child was looking more and more like a problem.
Luke pressed his lips into a thin line. When she'd leaned in the stagecoach blazing with fervor over what was in the arcane books, it had taken all his willpower not to throw a bolt of magic to stop her heart. - Author: Ann Gimpel
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#42. Rizal is a compulsory course in school, but few teachers make Rizal's novels interesting. If students are taught to enjoy Rizal's works as literature instead of as a lodemine of 'patriotic' allusions I am sure they would not mind reading and rereading the 'Noli me Tangere'. - Author: Ambeth R. Ocampo
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#43. It is our business not to supply reality but to invent allusions to the conceivable which cannot be presented. - Author: Jean-Francois Lyotard
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