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Cliches about supporting the troops are designed to distract from failed policies, policies promoted by powerful special interests that benefit from war, anything to steer the discussion away from the real reasons the war in Iraq will not end anytime soon.
Let's have some new cliches.
In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins.
I never appreciated 'positive heroes' in literature. They are almost always cliches, copies of copies, until the model is exhausted. I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty, not just because it provides a more 'productive' literary raw material, but because that is the way we humans really are.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
That's the shock: All cliches are true. The years really do speed by. Life really is as short as they tell you it is. And there really is a God - so do I buy that one? If all the other cliches are true... Hell, don't pose me that one.
Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes and cliches.
Fashion fosters cliches of beauty, but I want to tear them apart.
I must try and break through the cliches about Latin America. Superpowers and other outsiders have fought over us for centuries in ways that have nothing to do with our problems. In reality we are all alone.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Normally you read a screenplay - and I read a lot of them - and the characters don't feel like people. They feel like plot devices or cliches or stereotypes.
I encourage students to pursue an idea far enough so they can see what the cliches and stereotypes are. Only then do they begin to hit pay dirt.
People regurgitate the same old cliches and it becomes like a photocopy of a photocopy of something that's vaguely interesting.
I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners.
Buzzwords and cliches - those are stock in trade. There's nothing wrong with them.
I think being a foreigner and talking about Hollywood allowed me to use some cliches and some references that an American would maybe not use.
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
I'm aware of cliches and I'm aware of experiments that have been done and I'm aware of a kind of deadness to a lot of realism both in the language and in the structure of a book.
Comedy is hard to do. All the cliches about it are true.
What I think is interesting is that the more you do, you have to invent a book of rules of what you can do and what you can't do. And the very real danger is that if your book of rules becomes a book of cliches.
All the cliches of glamorous sophistication have little appeal to me. Do I want to live the British version of 'Dynasty?' No thanks!
The cliches are that it's the most generic Starsky and Hutch plot you can find.
You need cliches. Cliches are what people respond to.
Cliches are what make you understand something.
The computing field is always in need of new cliches.
I would rather read a poorly structured story that has fresh ideas than a tightly structured one with cliches.
Unfortunately, all the cliches we see about Hollywood are true.
Cliches and adjectives permeated my prose.
I'm one of the cliches that has grown up.
I think that often times Hollywood panders to the cliches of small town life, specifically Southern small town life, and I think that this movie does the opposite.
Political art expresses the cliches you agree with, unlike propaganda, which expresses the cliches you don't.
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