Category Archives: EXAGGERATION

Do not make elephant out of fly.

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They say the heat and the flies here can drive a man insane. But you don’t have to believe that, and nor does that bright mauve elephant that just cycled past.

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Some folks never exaggerate – they just remember big.”

― Audrey Snead

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“Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it, or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to.”

― Sylvia Plath

The importance and unimportance of the self cannot be exaggerated.

― R.H. Blyth

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“As a rule the tales which get abroad in the world are false. . . . People always exaggerate things. More so, when months and years have passed and the place is distant do they relate any story they please, or even it put down in writing, so that at least it becomes established fact. . . . Anyhow, it is a world that is full of lies, and we shall make no mistake if we make up our minds that what we hear is really not at all strange and unusual but merely exaggerated in the telling.”

― Yoshida Kenko, Essays in Idleness: The Tsurezuregusa of Kenko

Alcohol is perfectly consistent in its effects upon man. Drunkenness is merely an exaggeration. A foolish man drunk becomes maudlin; a bloody man, vicious; a coarse man, vulgar. Willa Sibert Cather.

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True Confession

 

George Barker

Lift over me your clever leg,
Teach me, you snail-swallowing frog
To make out of a spot of bother
Verses that shall catalogue
Every exaggerated human claim,
Every exaggerated human aim.
I entreat you, frank villain,
Get up out of your bed of dirt
And guide my hand. You are still an
Irreprehensible expert
At telling Truth she’s telling lies.
Get up liar; get up, cheat,
Look the bitch square in the eyes
And you’ll see what I entreat.

http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/6127-George-Barker-True-Confession

Exaggeration is to paint a snake and add legs.

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Alcohol is perfectly consistent in its effects upon man.  Drunkenness is merely an exaggeration.  A foolish man drunk becomes maudlin; a bloody man, vicious; a coarse man, vulgar. Willa Sibert Cather

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