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1. "The challenge, really, on any new film is to try to avoid that and achieve a few moments that aren't cliche."
Author: Adrian Lyne
2. "There is a cliche that men want their women to be ladies in public and hookers behind closed doors. I want my woman to be the sharper image robot so that she can be turned off."
Author: Al Goldstein
3. "Personally, I want to die in dignity but my passing celebrated jollity. I've told my executors that I want a stand up comedian in the pulpit telling amusing anecdotes, and the coffin to slide into the incinerator to the sound of Marlene Dietrich. If the booze up can begin right away, so much the better, and with a bit of luck the crematorium will never be gloomy again. Anyone mourning should be denounced as the representative of a credit card company and thrown out on their ear. Snowballs if in season (tomatoes if not) can be thrown at anyone uttering even worthy cliches like "the struggle goes on" and should anyone be prepared to dodge pieces of concrete confrontation.If I have miscalculated, as a worthy clerical friend assures me I have, and there really is a God, I'd like to feel if he's got any sense of humor or feeling for humanity there's nobody he would sooner have in heaven than people like me, and if he hasn't, who wants in?"
Author: Albert Meltzer
4. "My reasons for becoming a chef are somewhat of a cliche. I always loved to eat but it was watching my parents cook that really served as the impetus for my career choice."
Author: Alexandra Guarnaschelli
5. "Teen angst is so boring, isn't it? I try so hard not to be a cliche, but it's like written in my DNA to hate my parents and be totally unsatisfied with everything. I wonder if there's anyone our age who actually likes their life."
Author: Amy Reed
6. "Where there was nature and earth, life and water, I saw a desert landscape that was unending, resembling some sort of crater, so devoid of reason and light and spirit that the mind could not grasp it on any sort of conscious level and if you came close the mind would reel backward, unable to take it in. It was a vision so clear and real and vital to me that in its purity it was almost abstract. This was what I could understand, this was how I lived my life, what I contructed my movement around, how I dealt with the tangible. This was the geography around which my reality resolved: it did not occur to me, ever, that people were good or that a man was capable of change or that the world could be a better place through one's taking pleasure in a feel or a look or a gesture, of receiving another person's love or kindness. Nothing was affirmative, the term "generosity of spirit" applied to nothing, was a cliche, was some kind of bad joke."
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
7. "It may be an old cliche, but I think true love will last; it has no end. But finding the right person is a very difficult thing."
Author: Bruce Forsyth
8. "You're not being fair," I said."Life isn't fair.""Yeah, and no man is an island. Any other cliches you'd like to share?"
Author: Cecily White
9. "I love you," he writes again and again. "I can't bear to live without you. I'm counting the minutes until I see you." The words he uses are the idioms of popular songs and poems in the newspaper. And mine to him are no less cliched. I puzzle over the onionskin, trying to spill my heart onto the page. But I can only come up with the same words, in the same order, and hope the depth of feeling beneath them gives them weight and substance. I love you. I miss you. Be careful. Be safe."
Author: Christina Baker Kline
10. "In baseball and sex, cliches are usually true: pitching beats hitting, and people always want to be loved by anyone who doesn't seem to care."
Author: Chuck Klosterman
11. "I'm shocked by anyone who doesn't consider Los Angeles to be anything less than a bozo-saturated hellhole. It is pretty much without question the worst city in America. The reason "Walking in L.A." by Missing Persons was the most accidentally prescient single of 1982 was because of its unfathomable (but wholly accurate) specificity: Los Angeles is the only city in the world where the process of walking on the sidewalk could somehow be a) political and b) humiliating. It is the only community I've ever visited where absolutely everything cliche proved to be completely accurate.I don't care if 85% of Los Angeles is stupid. I can deal with stupid. My problem is that every stupid person in Los Angeles is also a) unyieldingly narcissistic and b) unyieldingly nice. They have somehow managed to combine raging megalomania with genuine friendliness."
Author: Chuck Klosterman
12. "I know it's a cliche, but the whole family is just whacked. I mean, we're all out of our minds. They're the funniest, most eccentric bizarre people I've ever met, my siblings."
Author: Dana Carvey
13. "This is the point where the knowing, irony-infused author laughs along with his readers about his time among the aphorisms, how he was once so gullible and needy that he drank deeply of such weak and fruity Kool-Aid. That's some other book. Slogans saved my life. All of them--the dumb ones, the preachy ones, the imperatives, the cliches, the injunctives, the gooey, Godly ones, the shameless, witless ones."
Author: David Carr
14. "I would rather read a poorly structured story that has fresh ideas than a tightly structured one with cliches."
Author: Douglas Wood
15. "My favorite question is 'What do you do?' I'm like, 'I'm a walking cliche: I'm a model and an actress.'"
Author: Dree Hemingway
16. "If you have ever been in a real tragic or sad situation, the words that come out are hopelessly inadequate and kind of cliched."
Author: Erika Slezak
17. "I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners."
Author: Evelyn Waugh
18. "The intersection of political analysis and Internet theory is a busy crossroad of cliche, where familiar rhetorical vehicles - decentralized authority, emergent leadership, empowered grass roots - create a ceaseless buzz."
Author: Gary Wolf
19. "The cliche is dead poetry."
Author: Gerald Brenan
20. "You know those award shows. The cliche is that it's an honor just to be nominated, but that happens to be true. Whoever wins it in the end, I don't know, sometimes it feels arbitrary. Sometimes it feels like it's deserving."
Author: Hank Azaria
21. "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."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
22. "When you have to play a character that seems to be a relatively decent person and seems to be like yourself, I think the trick in that kind of character, so that you don't become a cliche, is to find where their weaknesses are."
Author: Jennifer Beals
23. "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."
Author: Jose Saramago
24. "At the time, when you're being dissected and judged it's pretty brutal, but in hindsight it's great and - it sounds cliched - you do come out the other side better and stronger."
Author: Kate Bosworth
25. "I never see my movies. When they're on television, I click them away. Hollywood created an image, and I long ago reconciled myself with it. I was the French cliche."
Author: Louis Jourdan
26. "It's a cliche, but it's true that all the fun lies in baddies, grotesques and comic roles."
Author: Mark Gatiss
27. "I know it is something of a cliche to say that love makes all things possible, but I believe it does. It is not a magic wand that can be waved over life to make it all sweet and lovely and trouble free, but it can give the energy to fight the odds and win."
Author: Mary Balogh
28. "One of the great cliches of campaign journalism is the notion that American elections have long since ceased to be about issues and ideas."
Author: Matt Taibbi
29. "So I think I sometimes will put a cliche in and then just pad it out so you're not noticing."
Author: Matthew Vaughn
30. "I just think the word interview, although it is the view between two people exchanged, became a sort of cliche. You ask questions and the other one answers."
Author: Maximilian Schell
31. "Buzzwords and cliches - those are stock in trade. There's nothing wrong with them."
Author: Michael Nesmith
32. "It is kind of cliche to say you like a man to smell like a man, but I really do. My husband can go three or four days without taking a shower and the man never smells."
Author: Natasha Henstridge
33. "They are filled with earnest nonsense, the sort of things that a boy writes to his sweetheart, but which somehow, when they are meant for you, never feel tired or cliched or anything other than absolutely tender and true."
Author: Natasha Solomons
34. "My sound is very smooth. Not to be to cliche, but really sensual and sultry."
Author: Paul Taylor
35. "Wold domination is exhausting and cliche. People ought to just focus on being individual responsible citizens of the earth instead of assholes."
Author: Rachel Cohn
36. "Educators shouldn't be afraid of cliches. You know why? Because kids don't know most of them! They're a new audience. And they're inspired by cliches."
Author: Randy Pausch
37. "It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics."
Author: Richard Dawkins
38. "I did the rock 'n roll-pop cliche of getting burnt out. I'm not the first person that happened to, and I'm sure I won't be the last."
Author: Robbie Williams
39. "It is a cliche these days to observe that the United States now possesses a global empire - different from Britain's and Rome's but an empire nonetheless."
Author: Robert D. Kaplan
40. "Do research. Feed your talent. Research not only wins the war on cliche, it's the key to victory over fear and it's cousin, depression."
Author: Robert McKee
41. "Let's have some new cliches."
Author: Samuel Goldwyn
42. "There is always half a truth in cliche."
Author: Sarah Hall
43. "It's a cliche to say this now, but to me, 'The Sopranos' is like Dickens. It's able to take this very focused look at something but make it epic and profound."
Author: Stephen Merchant
44. "O'Kelly's disregard for cliche is so sweeping that it almost has its own panache. I find this entertaining or irritating or mildly comforting, depending on my mood, but at least it makes it very easy to prepare your script in advance."
Author: Tana French
45. "Writers tell stories better, because they've had more practice, but everyone has a book in them. Yes, that old cliche."
Author: Tanith Lee
46. "How could someone so cool, so different be such a cliche when it came to love?"
Author: Terence Blacker
47. "When people express what is most important to them, it often comes out in cliches. That doesn't make them laughable; it's something tender about them. As though in struggling to reach what's most personal about them they could only come up with what's most public."
Author: Terrence Malick
48. "Two clichés make us laugh. A hundred cliches move us. For we sense dimly that the clichés are talking among themselves, and celebrating a reunion.(Casablanca, or, The Clichés Are Having a Ball)"
Author: Umberto Eco
49. "...he remembered his uncle saying once how little vocabulary man really needed to get comfortably and even efficiently through his life, how not only in the individual but within his whole type and race and kind a few simple cliches served his few simple passions and needs and lusts."
Author: William Faulkner
50. "Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague."
Author: William Safire

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