Quotations on Fancy

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Don't get fancy. Have you cooked an apple pie? You don't know what you did wrong? Do this: Take two or three apples. Put them on a table. Study them.
- Paul Prudhomme
(Keywords: Apples, Fancy, Study, Wrong)

One man's observation is another man's closed book or flight of fancy.
- Willard Van Orman Quine
(Keywords: Fancy, Man, Observation)

The joys we expect are not so bright, nor the troubles so dark as we fancy they will be.
- Charles Reade
(Keywords: Fancy, Will)

A style is not a matter of camera angles or fancy footwork, it's an expression, an accurate expression of your particular opinion.
- Karel Reisz
(Keywords: Expression, Fancy, Opinion, Style)

All human excellence is but comparative. There may be persons who excel us, as much as we fancy we excel the meanest.
- Samuel Richardson
(Keywords: Excellence, Fancy, May)

I know that some endeavor to throw the mantle of romance over the subject and treat woman like some ideal existence, not liable to the ills of life. Let those deal in fancy who have nothing better to deal in; we have to do with sober, sad realities, with stubborn facts.
- Ernestine Rose
(Keywords: Life, Romance, Existence, Facts, Fancy, Nothing, Woman)

I want to block some common misunderstandings about "understanding": In many of these discussions one finds a lot of fancy footwork about the word "understanding."
- John Searle
(Keywords: Fancy, Want, Word)

There is a spell in mediaeval Art which has had power to bewitch some people into trying, or wishing to try, or fancying that they wish to try or making believe to fancy that they wish to try, to bring back the Middle Ages.
- Goldwin Smith
(Keywords: Art, Power, People, Fancy, Trying, Wishing)

But if anyone supposes that there was no commercial fraud in the Middle Ages, let him study the commercial legislation of England for that period, and his mind will be satisfied, if he has a mind to be satisfied and not only a fancy to run away with him.
- Goldwin Smith
(Keywords: EnglFancy, Fraud, Legislation, Mind, Study, Will)

The myths connected with individual sanctuaries and ceremonies were merely part of the apparatus of the worship; they served to excite the fancy and sustain the interest of the worshipper... no one cared what he believed about its origin.
- William Robertson Smith
(Keywords: Fancy, Interest, Myths, Worship)

It is the work of fancy to enlarge, but of judgment to shorten and contract; and therefore this must be as far above the other as judgment is a greater and nobler faculty than fancy or imagination.
- Robert South
(Keywords: Imagination, Work, Fancy, Judgment)

I am well aware that many will say that no one can possibly speak with spirits and angels so long as he lives in the body; and many will say that it is all fancy, others that I relate such things in order to gain credence, and others will make other objections.
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Keywords: Angels, Body, Fancy, Gain, Order, Spirits, Will)

We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more.
- Madame Swetchine
(Keywords: Strength, Fancy, Needs, Support, Weakness)

Tea does our fancy aid, Repress those vapours which the head invade, And keeps that palace of the soul serene.
- Edmund Waller
(Keywords: Soul, Fancy, Tea)

When I was trying to impress Kate I was trying to cook these amazing fancy dinners and what would happen was I would burn something, something would overspill, something would catch on fire and she would be sitting in the background trying to help, and basically taking control of the whole situation, so I was quite glad she was there at the time.
- Prince William
(Keywords: Time, Control, Fancy, Fire, Help, Trying)

Why is our fancy to be appalled by terrific perspectives of a hell beyond the grave?
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Keywords: Fancy, Grave, Hell)



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