Devil's Advocate Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 29 Quotes About Devil's Advocate

#1. A shocking ultimatum is issued; choose the victim or it defaults to someone you hold dear. And she has just minutes to decide. As each crime becomes more brutal, she is forced to play devil's advocate as she chooses the next target.
WITNESS - Author: Caroline Mitchell
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#2. If you give people an idea these days, they just think you are sharing it with them so they can critique it, play devil's advocate, and so on. It doesn't occur to them that they might help or get enthused or at least have the courtesy to get out of your way. - Author: Esme Raji Codell
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#3. The most beautiful roses sometimes have the sharpest thorns. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#4. That's one of those hazards of an interview: You get tired of your stock answer and you try to get creative and even play devil's advocate. - Author: Doug Martsch
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#5. The essayist ... can pull on any sort of shirt, be any sort of person, according to his mood or his subject matter - philosopher, scold, jester, raconteur, confidant, pundit, devil's advocate, enthusiast. - Author: E.B. White
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#6. As a devil's advocate Mr Neville was faultless. And yet, she knew, there was a flaw in his reasoning, just as there was a flaw in his ability to feel. - Author: Anita Brookner
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#7. I'm the devil's advocate. We have our own worshipers. - Author: Frank Zappa
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#8. People have confused playing devil's advocate with being intelligent. - Author: Cecily Strong
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#9. John Kerry doesn't think in terms of black-and-white. He's all gray, and he looks at all sides of the issues. That makes people think he likes to be devil's advocate. Whatever you say, he'll challenge you on. - Author: Douglas Brinkley
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#10. What if you're Gaudi and you know you're the best architect and everyone is saying that you're saying you're the best architect the wrong way? - Author: Kanye West
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#11. The rock and roll spirit. I learned a lot of that because I worked with Buddy Holly. I played bass with him, and he taught me a lot about that. - Author: Waylon Jennings
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#12. If opponents of all important truths do not exist, it is indispensable to imagine them, and supply them with the strongest arguments which the most skilful devil's advocate can conjure up. ' (Mill, 1859:37) - Author: Anonymous
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#13. In Hebrew, satan means an advocate of the alternative, the one who makes the arguments you don't know how to refute." Michelangelo looked to the old Jew, still grinning wickedly in the corner. "That satan is my best friend. - Author: Adam Gidwitz
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#14. Either help or give up. Right now devil's advocate is just another name for asshole. - Author: James S.A. Corey
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#15. Don't forget, you are the hero of your own story. - Author: Greg Boyle
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#16. The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda. - Author: Martin Buber
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#17. Good words are a vain benevolence that demand no sacrifice and are more appreciated than real acts of kindness. - Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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#18. No one played devil's advocate, a figure that every group needs to avoid foolish or even disastrous decisions like this. It was reminiscent of President John Kennedy's "disastrous" decision to invade Cuba in the Bay of Pigs fiasco.11 - Author: Philip G. Zimbardo
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#19. Whenever you feel like feeling like a devil's advocate, Bible-thump. That, in a worldly world, is the great irony and satire of evangelism. - Author: Criss Jami
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#20. Never play the Devil's Advocate. Your words could be the difference between success and failure in someone else. - Author: Ingrid Weir
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#21. I'm glad that I'm able to entertain and be a part of people watching shows and enjoying the work. - Author: David Boreanaz
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#22. The devil doesn't need an advocate. The brave need supporters, not critics - Author: Seth Godin
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#23. So you're getting back together with her? Just like that? Muriel asks.
"Not 'just like that'..." "How then?" Muriel enjoys playing devil's advocate. "For starters, it will have to be long distance for a while..." She doesn't let up. "For a while? Have you booked the U-Haul already? - Author: Harper Bliss
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#24. I am less attracted to guesses about what cannot be done, than about making progress on a problem. - Author: Patricia Churchland
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#25. My religious reading has long been confined to the moral branch of religion, which is the same in all religions; while in that branch which consists of dogmas, all differ[. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#26. I hate people who say 'Just to play devil's advocate.' - Author: Seth MacFarlane
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#27. I hope you're representing the devil's advocate. - Author: Charles Olson
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#28. Historically speaking, the presence of wheels in Unix has never precluded their reinvention. - Author: Larry Wall
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#29. Like LaVey, I had a also discovered what happens when you say something powerful that makes people think. They become afraid of you, and they neutralize your message by giving you a label that is not open to interpretation-- as a fascist, a devil worshipper or an advocate of rape and violence. - Author: Marilyn Manson
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