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Top 32 Quotes About Saying Something And Not Meaning It

#1. We are simple-minded enough to think that if we were saying something we would use words. We are rather doing something. The meaning of what we do is determined by each one who sees and hears it.

John Cage

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#2. If he [Pound] is not careful he will take to meaning what he says instead of saying what he means.

Edward Thomas

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#3. There is a popular saying in Japan that goes "Tada yori takai mono wa nai," meaning: "Nothing is more costly than something given free of charge." THE UNSPOKEN WAY, MICHIHIRO MATSUMOTO, 1988

Robert Greene

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#4. My meaning in saying he is a good man, is to have you understand me that he is sufficient.

William Shakespeare

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#5. Love' was a word I had cheapened with overuse over the years, bleeding it dry of meaning by saying it purely from force of habit, or to convince myself of something of which I was far from sure. I wanted to wait until the words started to feel meaningful again before I used them.

Catherine Sanderson

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#6. And yet, I do believe there is ultimately meaning in the chaos, and also in the doldrums. What I resist is not the truth but when people put a pretty bow on scary things instead of saying, 'This is a nightmare. I hate everything. I'm going to go hide in the garage.'

Anne Lamott

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#7. I'm just saying if you want to reach large audiences, then rely on professionals, meaning people who are in the industry and are trained for it, rather than just idiot savants.

Barry Diller

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#8. When people spoke to him, he heard less and less of what they were saying, and more and more of what they were not. He learned to decipher the meaning of certain silences, which is like solving a tough case without any clues, with only intuition.

Nicole Krauss

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#9. Romance is about the little things - small loving gestures, hugs, saying 'I love you' (and meaning it), and sincere compliments.

Gregory J. P. Godek

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#10. Autobiography is awfully seductive; it's wonderful. Once I got into it, I realized I was following a tradition established by Frederick Douglass - the slave narrative - speaking in the first-person singular, talking about the first-person plural, always saying 'I,' meaning 'we.'

Maya Angelou

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#11. I always hate saying 'goodbye.

Avijeet Das

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#12. To say that life is nothing but a property of certain peculiar combinations of atoms is like saying that Shakespeare's Hamlet is nothing but a property of a peculiar combination of letters.

Ernst F. Schumacher

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#13.
I don't quite grasp your meaning.
Just as I don't quite understand what I am saying. But back to the point ... .

Jose Saramago

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#14. If everyone knew exactly what I was going to say, then there would be no point in my saying it, would there?

Douglas Adams

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#15. I lived through being pooh-poohed by fine art galleries, saying, "Digital is going to destroy the meaning behind photos." The motion side, the moment all of the cameras come alive with that motion, it was like a dream come true. It enables people to economically experiment with film.

Russell James

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#16. The claim 'God does not exist' is just as much a claim to know something as saying 'God does exist,' meaning the atheist needs just as much substantiation for his claim as the theist does for his.

Scott Klusendorf

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#17. Who hasn't been told "love you?" I don't put much stock in such words because it's the "I" that gives "love you" its true essence and intimate meaning, so unless someone can bring themselves to say "I love you," don't subtract from the significance by saying something less.

Donna Lynn Hope

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#18. She goes on to explain about how need to not only listen to what the other person is saying but try to hear the meaning behind their words. But my thing is that if you want someone to understand what you're saying, you should say what you mean.

Susane Colasanti

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#19. Often when I write poetry I don't quite know what I'm saying myself. I mean, I can't restate the poem. The meaning of the poem is the poem.

Pattiann Rogers

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#20. A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.

Italo Calvino

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#21. And even later, when for the first time in her life she had lain in bed with a man and said his name involuntarily or said it truly meaning him, the name she was screaming and saying was not his at all.

Toni Morrison

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#22. How could he say all this? It amounted to a lifetime. He could try to find the words, but they would never hold the same meaning for her that they did for him. "My house," he would say; and the image that would spring to her head would be of her own. There was no saying it.

Rachel Joyce

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#23. The old saying that war is a racket has taken on an even more shameful meaning.

David Hackworth

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#24. She danced because she needed to. She needed to say things which could be said in no other way, and she needed to take her meaning and her living from the saying of them.

Spider Robinson

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#25. Nowadays silence is looked on as odd and most of my race has forgotten the beauty of meaning much by saying little. Now tongues work all day by themselves with no help from the mind.

Toni Morrison

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#26. The famous saying 'God is love', it is generally assumed, means that God is like our immediate emotional indulgence, not that the meaning of love ought to have something of the 'otherness' and terror of God.

Charles Williams

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#27. We know the meaning of all the myths. We know the last secret revealed to the perfect initiate. And it is not the voice of a priest or a prophet saying 'These things are.' It is the voice of a dreamer and an idealist crying, 'Why cannot these things be?

G.K. Chesterton

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#28. Used to put movies down by saying that they were 'deep on the surface'
meaning that there was nothing underneath.

David Denby

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#29. Saying I love you isn't hard, but meaning it is." he kisses me softly, moaning against my lips. "Loving you is the easiest thing to do on this earth, Trinity Parker.

Alexandra Iff

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#30. You have a generation that is saying we are tapping out of religion in many ways. But what they are not saying is that we are tapping out of a serious search for meaning in life.

Erwin McManus

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#31. Without words meaning anything, we stop meaning anything. It's getting to the point where nobody means what they say or says what they really mean.

Suzy Kassem

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#32. I'll come back," she said quietly. "I'll come back for you." And he knew that there was more that she wasn't saying, some bigger meaning behind those words.
But Dorian still believed her.

Sarah J. Maas

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