Platitudes Quotes

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platitudes-are-the-sundays-of-stupidity
literature-is-the-orchestration-of-platitudes
what-is-all-wisdom-save-a-collection-of-platitudes
proverbs-are-always-platitudes-until-you-have-personally-experienced-the-truth-of-them
platitudes-are-safe-because-theyre-easy-to-wink-at-but-truth-is-something-else-again-hunter-s-thompson
platitudes-generalities-can-only-be-sustained-when-performance-exceeds-intellect-jeffrey-benjamin
one-becomes-sated-with-platitudes-no-less-than-honey-that-one-often-breaks-anothers-bones-in-ones-vexation-jack-vance
plans-become-platitudes-if-you-dont-have-passion-persistence-to-execute-them-manprit-kaur
many-will-call-me-an-adventurer-and-that-i-am-only-one-of-a-different-sort-one-of-those-who-risks-his-skin-to-prove-his-platitudes
many-will-call-me-adventurer-that-i-am-only-one-different-sort-one-those-who-risks-his-skin-to-prove-his-platitudes
i-find-talking-about-acting-boring-having-to-come-out-with-platitudes-about-how-terribly-nice-everyone-is-i-would-much-rather-just-do-it
ethics-is-not-about-platitudes-let-alone-tautologies-logic-mathematics-but-about-difficult-choices-dilemmas-martin-cohen
without-rigorous-selfcritical-discourse-one-risks-lapsing-into-pious-platitudes-unexamined-generalizations-stephen-batchelor
what-is-all-wisdom-save-a-collection-of-platitudes-but-the-man-who-orders-his-life-according-to-their-teachings-cannot-go-far-wrong
experience-has-taught-me-that-shallowest-communist-platitudes-contains-more-hierarchy-meaning-than-contemporary-bourgeois-profundity-walter-benjamin
we-should-resist-temptation-to-identify-our-religious-convictions-with-platform-party-platitudes-favored-politicians-ralph-e-reed
i-know-i-am-talking-nonsense-but-id-rather-go-rambling-on-partly-expressing-something-i-find-it-difficult-to-express-than-to-keep-on-transmitting-faultless-platitudes-thomas-mann
free-speech-is-intended-to-protect-the-controversial-and-even-outrageous-word-and-not-just-comforting-platitudes-too-mundane-to-need-protection
there-is-no-greater-mistake-than-to-suppose-that-platitudes-smooth-words-timid-policies-offer-path-to-safety-winston-churchill
the-process-living-seems-to-consist-in-coming-to-realize-truths-ancient-simple-that-if-stated-they-sound-like-barren-platitudes-c-s-lewis
to-avoid-becoming-chronically-unemployed-people-need-more-than-platitudes-offering-sympathy-career-reinvention-requires-encouragement-guidance
its-rare-day-when-she-speaks-in-anything-but-platitudesall-those-exhausted-phrases-handmedown-ideas-that-cram-dump-sites-contemporary-wisdom-paul-auster
when-catholicism-goes-bad-it-becomes-religion-amulets-holy-places-priestcraft-protestantism-in-its-corresponding-decay-becomes-vague-mist-c-s-lewis
speakers-are-not-supposed-to-waste-time-on-platitudes-but-capacity-this-generation-for-ignoring-obvious-concentrating-on-negative-obscure-is-arthur-hays-sulzberger
she-plunged-into-sea-platitudes-with-powerful-breast-stroke-channel-swimmer-made-her-confident-way-towards-white-cliffs-obvious-w-somerset-maugham
except-for-those-who-think-in-terms-pious-platitudes-dogma-narrow-prejudice-those-thoughts-we-arent-interested-in-people-dont-speak-their-beliefs-edward-r-murrow
it-is-becoming-clear-that-old-platitudes-can-no-longer-be-maintained-that-if-we-wish-to-improve-our-morals-we-must-first-improve-our-knowledge-havelock-ellis
funny-how-people-despise-platitudes-when-they-are-usually-truest-thing-going-a-thing-has-to-be-pretty-true-before-it-gets-to-be-platitude-katharine-fullerton-gerould
the-survivors-hurricane-harvey-do-not-need-empty-tweets-platitudes-from-people-like-donald-trump-joel-osteen-they-have-shown-beyond-shadow-doubt-that-as-we-say-in-texas-they-are-
we-shall-reach-greater-and-greater-platitudes-of-achievment
the-man-who-has-the-courage-of-his-platitudes-is-always-a-successful-man
the-chautauqua-institution-is-truly-national-treasure-it-is-place-for-contemplation-place-for-reflection-place-where-platitudes-slogans-can-be-set-aside-be-replaced-by-thoughtful
those-are-just-platitudes-everyone-has-his-own-idea-playing-fair-does-he-try-making-up-your-own-idea-whats-fairsay-giving-greatest-rewards-to-laziest-workers-see-how-seriously-pe
Too often we sit back and speak platitudes of the nitty-gritty bits of writing; the editing, the story structure, the verbal sparring vs. banter, the character development, the world-building become more important to us than the tune rhythm of the tale. And when you lose the music of the story, all the footwork in the world is not going to make up for the loss of continuity and heart. We need to take a step back in our souls and conjure the image of what this story is: the notes and beats and things woven into it's fullness. See, that's what is so easy to lose sight of as we write. We forget that, in a way, this story is a full story in itself. We tend to try to build the story piece by piece, line upon line, precept upon precept, but that-as any true writer knows-is not entirely practical. A story does have its own identity. To some extent, the story exists in your mind as a whole. Its own being. To chance sounding sappy: Your story is a full piece of music waiting for you to dance it into existence. Don't make the mistake of leaving out all the music. It is tempting to want to have everything arranged to perfection so that little editing will be done. But if you are keeping in mind the way your story needs to run-feeling it and dwelling in the beauty of its passion and color and vibe-the footwork will take care of itself. Certainly it will require practice and your technicalities will need a little work-everyone's does. But you will have captured the essence and blood of the tale, and really that's the prettiest part of a dance.

Rachel Heffington
too-often-we-sit-back-speak-platitudes-nittygritty-bits-writing-editing-story-structure-verbal-sparring-vs-banter-character-development-worldbuilding-become-more-important-to-us-
What is in mind is a sort of Chautauqua... that's the only name I can think of for it... like the traveling tent-show Chautauquas that used to move across America, this America, the one that we are now in, an old-time series of popular talks intended to edify and entertain, improve the mind and bring culture and enlightenment to the ears and thoughts of the hearer. The Chautauquas were pushed aside by faster-paced radio, movies and TV, and it seems to me the change was not entirely an improvement. Perhaps because of these changes the stream of national consciousness moves faster now, and is broader, but it seems to run less deep. The old channels cannot contain it and in its search for new ones there seems to be growing havoc and destruction along its banks. In this Chautauqua I would like not to cut any new channels of consciousness but simply dig deeper into old ones that have become silted in with the debris of thoughts grown stale and platitudes too often repeated. "What's new?" is an interesting and broadening eternal question, but one which, if pursued exclusively, results only in an endless parade of trivia and fashion, the silt of tomorrow. I would like, instead, to be concerned with the question "What is best?, " a question which cuts deeply rather than broadly, a question whose answers tend to move the silt downstream. There are eras of human history in which the channels of thought have been too deeply cut and no change was possible, and nothing new ever happened, and "best" was a matter of dogma, but that is not the situation now. Now the stream of our common consciousness seems to be obliterating its own banks, losing its central direction and purpose, flooding the lowlands, disconnecting and isolating the highlands and to no particular purpose other than the wasteful fulfillment of its own internal momentum. Some channel deepening seems called for.

Robert M. Pirsig
what-is-in-mind-is-sort-chautauqua-thats-only-name-i-can-think-for-it-like-traveling-tentshow-chautauquas-that-used-to-move-across-america-this-america-one-that-we-are-now-in-old
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