Quotes and Sayings about Fancy



"Women are from their very infancy debarred those Advantages with the want of which they are afterwards reproached."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Women, Want)

"On the other hand, the waging of peace as a science, as an art, is in its infancy. But we can trace its growth, its steady progress, and the time will come when there will be particular individuals designated to assume responsibility for and leadership of this movement."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Leadership, Peace, Time, Art, Science, Progress, Growth, Responsibility, Will)

"The prehistorical and primitive period represents the true infancy of the mind."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: Mind)

"I don't go to the cool, trendy restaurants. I go to either the holes in the wall or the super-fancy restaurants where there are no cool people."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: People, Restaurants)

"I am now in that happy comfortable state that I do not hesitate to indulge in any fancy in regard to diet, but watch the consequences, and do not continue any course which adds to weight or bulk and consequent discomfort."
- William Banting
(Related: Diet, Consequences, Fancy, Now, State, Weight)

"It is well to fetter the wings of our fancy and restrain its flights."
- Edward E. Barnard
(Related: Fancy)

"Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth; Feeling and fancy fondly cling, Round thoughts which owe their birth, To thee, and to the humble spot, Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot."
- Bernard Barton
(Related: Thoughts, Chance, Earth, Fancy, Feeling)

"I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names; and I actually had some little fancy business cards printed up to announce it, 'Count Basie. Beware, the Count is Here.'"
- Count Basie
(Related: Business, Cards, Fancy, Names)

"I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Nature, Fancy, Nothing, Ugly)

"I only knew basic western trail riding. Nothing fancy."
- Julie Benz
(Related: Fancy, Nothing)

"In its entirety, probably, it follows us at every instant; all that we have felt, thought and willed from our earliest infancy is there, leaning over the present which is about to join it, pressing against the portals of consciousness that would fain leave it outside."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Thought, Consciousness, Present)

"We cannot even recollect the actions of our infancy, our childhood is like something written on a slate and rubbed off."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Actions, Childhood)

"Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Heaven, Lies, Lying, Pretty, World)

"Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Age, Life, Folly, Remorse, Sin, Youth)

"Nations, like men, have their infancy."
- Henry Bolingbroke
(Related: Men, Nations)

"I am going to design... a Station after my own fancy; that is, with engineering roofs, etc."
- Isambard K. Brunel
(Related: Design, Engineering, Fancy)

"There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Time, Being, Duty, Fancy, Luck, Name)

"Why should we change onstage? We're not trying to be something big and fancy, it's just us, doing what we do, we'd like to keep it that way."
- Cliff Burton
(Related: Change, Fancy, Trying)

"I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Christianity, May, Mind, Pleasure)

"Few men can be said to have inimitable excellencies: let us watch them in their progress from infancy to manhood, and we shall soon be convinced that what they attained was the necessary consequence of the line they pursued, and the means they used."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Men, Progress)

"For over two billion years, through the apparent fancy of her endless differentiations and metamorphosis the Cell, as regards its basic physiological mechanisms, has remained one and the same. It is life itself, and our true and distant ancestor."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Life, Fancy, Years)

"I'm having surgery today to have my face cleaned up. But it will take some fancy stitching to make me all beautiful again!"
- Patsy Cline
(Related: Fancy, Today, Will)

"Fancy the happiness of Pinocchio on finding himself free! Without saying yes or no, he fled from the city and set out on the road that was to take him back to the house of the lovely Fairy."
- Carlo Collodi
(Related: Happiness, Fancy, Road, Saying)

"I didn't expect to win the Oscar. You grow up watching the Oscars on TV and you think it happens to fancy people. It was really surreal."
- Jennifer Connelly
(Related: People, Fancy)

"Fancy your having no sunshine in London yesterday! Here it was glorious, like full summer, and I sat up with the window wide open, listening to the discourse of two amorous thrushes."
- Marie Corelli
(Related: Fancy, Listening, London, Open, Summer, Thrushes)

"Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Men, Women)

"And inasmuch as the bridge is a symbol of all such poetry as I am interested in writing it is my present fancy that a year from now I'll be more contented working in an office than ever before."
- Hart Crane
(Related: Poetry, Fancy, Now, Office, Present, Symbol, Writing)

"I was trying to spend it as quickly as possible. Because I'm so lazy, all that money created a block. I was flying around the world, staying at fancy hotels, having fun and trying to get rid of it as quickly as possible, so I could get on with some more work."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Money, Work, Fancy, Flying, Fun, Trying, World)

"No one can penetrate me. They only see what's in their own fancy, always."
- Ray Davies
(Related: Fancy)

"I don't want to go to the Bahamas on holiday. I hate islands. I want to go to Brittany, where it's cold and raining, and there's nothing fancy about it."
- Julie Delpy
(Related: Fancy, Hate, Holiday, Islands, Nothing, Want)

"Do you spell it with a "V" or a "W"?' inquired the judge. 'That depends upon the taste and fancy of the speller, my Lord'."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Fancy, Taste)

"The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children, and many writers."
- Joan Didion
(Related: Life, Children, Fancy, Order, Writers)

"I really fancy Harrison Ford. I've got to say I think he's really divine. He's, like, an older man, I guess, although he's not really that old, obviously. I don't want to offend him."
- Minnie Driver
(Related: Fancy, Man, Old, Want)

"I've a great fancy to see my own funeral afore I die."
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Fancy)

"I think 'destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: Fancy, Word)

"I have a little dictaphone and if a sound takes my fancy or if a lyric comes to me in the middle of the night I'll just record it there and then."
- Barry Gibb
(Related: Fancy, Night, Sound)

"The fancy term for what America has squandered in the past year and a half or so is legitimacy."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: America, Fancy, Past)

"To hard necessity ones will and fancy must conform."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Fancy, Necessity, Will)

"Well, you know I have an office, my film offices. So I know that syndrome. I fancy offices, so there must be something wrong with me. Even the window cleaner intrigues me. It's a very sexy environment."
- Hugh Grant
(Related: Environment, Fancy, Film, Office, Wrong)

"It is not that Shakespeare's art is in technicolor and fancy, and that real life is black and white and tedious. The life that Shakespeare was living was the only life he had, and he had to use it to create what he was doing."
- Stephen Greenblatt
(Related: Art, Life, Fancy, Living, Shakespeare)

"Somebody is going to have to do fancy footwork to make sure Elizabeth and John Edwards get their prime-time shot ."
- Jeff Greenfield
(Related: Fancy)

"Cutting up fowl to predict the future is, if done honestly and with as little interpretation as possible, a kind of randomization. But chicken guts are hard to read and invite flights of fancy or corruption."
- Ian Hacking
(Related: Corruption, Fancy, Future)

"Why do you need to do a fancy cartwheel for before you hit him? It just looks stupid."
- Owen Hart
(Related: Fancy)

"To ancient Chinese fancy, the Milky Way was a luminous river, - the River of Heaven, - the Silver Stream."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Fancy, Heaven)

"They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: Advice, Fancy, Talking, Writers, Writing)

"I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. I don't want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks."
- John Lee Hooker
(Related: Fancy, Guitar, Play, Want)

"The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter and the poet."
- Horace
(Related: Power, Fancy)

"The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds, as it amuses the fancy, as it improves the understanding, and as it strengthens virtue."
- David Hume
(Related: History, Virtue, Fancy, Understanding)

"You speak into it and everything is recorded, voice, tone, intonation, everything. You turn a little wheel, and forth it comes, and can be repeated ten thousand times. Only fancy what this suggests."
- Henry Irving
(Related: Fancy, Voice)

"Most of my career up until the last couple of years has basically been a training ground for me. Actors that came up in the '50s and '60s, they had the theater, and television was in its infancy."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: Actors, Career, Television, Theater, Training, Years)

"Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Life, Desire, Fancy)

"When you look at our programme for the next few weeks, you do not fancy a trip to the Oktoberfest."
- Oliver Kahn
(Related: Fancy)

"The neuroscience area - which is absolutely in its infancy - is much more important than genetics."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Genetics)

"Women's sports is still in its infancy. The beginning of women's sports in the United States started in 1972, with the passage of Title 9 for girls to finally get athletic scholarships."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Sports, Women, Beginning, Girls, states, United)

"In Ethiopia, democracy is in its infancy and it must be nurtured along by its leaders."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Democracy, Leaders)

"Now I'm having to live with sales of around 50,000 per album - but I'm pretty content with my place in the general scheme of things, even if it's meant I don't drive a fancy car and can't afford grand vacations."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Car, Content, Fancy, Now, Pretty, Sales)

"We are all in a post-hypnotic trance induced in early infancy."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Post)

"I fancy our chances at the European Championships."
- Frank Lampard
(Related: Fancy)

"We often fancy that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Fancy, Ingratitude, Reality, Self)

"I would advise you to write, my dear friend, because with your active nature, solitude is simply intolerable to you, and after some time your solitude would become perhaps attractive if you were to people it with creatures of your own fancy."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: Time, Nature, People, Friend, Fancy, Solitude)

"Of my infancy I can speak little, only I do remember that in the fourth year of my age I had the measles."
- William Lilly
(Related: Age)

"The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence."
- Art Linkletter
(Related: Adolescence, Childhood, Man)

"I fancy that no good ideas upon that campaign will be mentioned at any time that did not receive their share of consideration by General Lee."
- James Longstreet
(Related: Time, Ideas, Consideration, Fancy, Will)

"It would be nice to say the rich people, the fancy people, all behaved like bastards and the poor slobs all came through like heroes. But as a matter of fact, sometimes the poor slobs behave like slobs and the great, noble, privileged characters come off very well, indeed."
- Walter Lord
(Related: People, Fact, Fancy, Heroes, Poor)

"To give reason for fancy were to weigh the fire, and measure the wind."
- John Lyly
(Related: Fancy, Fire, Measure, Reason, Wind)

"A lot of celebrities just want money, fame, power, fancy cars, houses all over the world and have people bow down to them. To me, that's frightful behaviour."
- Shirley Manson
(Related: Money, Power, People, Fame, Fancy, Houses, Want, World)

"Habituated from our Infancy to trample upon the Rights of Human Nature, every generous, every liberal Sentiment, if not extinguished, is enfeebled in our Minds."
- George Mason
(Related: Nature, Rights, Human nature, Liberal, Sentiment)

"Nobody has money right now. And eating is very important, but it doesn't need to be expensive. And to make - it doesn't need to be fancy, as long as it's fresh and simple. The simpler it is, the more fancy it actually comes out tasting."
- Debi Mazar
(Related: Money, Eating, Fancy, Now, Right)

"I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it - cold war."
- Golda Meir
(Related: War, English, Fancy, Word)

"A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back - it is already so far."
- Alice Meynell
(Related: Life, Old, Traditions, Will, Years)

"Regression to the stage of early infancy is not a suitable method in and of itself. Such a regression can only be effective if it happens in the natural course of therapy and if the client is able to maintain adult consciousness at the same time."
- Alice Miller
(Related: Time, Consciousness, Therapy)

"Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Sports, Love, Affection, Behavior, Grace, Learning, Nurses, Words)

"In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions shape the chiefs of state."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: State)

"Its Arsenal 0 - Everton 1, and the longer it stays like that the more you've got to fancy Everton."
- John Motson
(Related: Fancy)

"People are approaching electronic levels in music; although not all of it happens to tickle my fancy."
- Gerry Mulligan
(Related: Music, People, Fancy)

"You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Fancy, Prose, Style)

"Buonaparte has often made his boast that our fleet would be worn out by keeping the sea and that his was kept in order and increasing by staying in port; but know he finds, I fancy, if Emperors hear the truth, that his fleet suffers more in a night than ours in one year."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Truth, Fancy, Night, Order, Sea)

"A fancy watch, it's completely unnecessary. I just need a watch to tell the right time."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Time, Fancy, Right)

"I'd rather have a real South Dakotan who has lived in this state and made her living here instead of someone with a fancy East Coast law degree any day."
- Kristi Noem
(Related: Day, Fancy, Law, Living, State)

"We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Work, People, Ambition, Clothes, Fancy, Potential, Poverty, Want)

"Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot be true, I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind trained from infancy to believe in error."
- Robert Owen
(Related: Religion, Error, Facts, Mankind)

"Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Life, Evening, Fancy, Light, Moon)

"It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Dream, Existence, Fancy, Future, Present)

"Infancy is what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity."
- Antonio Porchia
(Related: Brevity, Extreme, Rest)

"Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Fancy, Nothing, Titles)

"I don't get to go to the super fancy stores unless I am in L.A. so you stay pretty real and normal that way."
- Kelly Preston
(Related: Fancy, Pretty)

"I didn't fancy any of my teachers."
- Katie Price
(Related: Fancy, Teachers)

"Poetry does not consist of words alone; there must be sentiment and fancy, combination and arrangement."
- Samuel Prout
(Related: Poetry, Fancy, Sentiment, Words)

"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
(Related: Apples, Fancy, Study, Wrong)

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

"The best real-estate investments with the highest yields are in working-class neighborhoods, because fancy properties are overpriced."
- Jane Bryant Quinn
(Related: Fancy)

"Freud has shown one thing very clearly: that we only forget our infancy by burying it in the unconscious; and that the problems of this difficult period find their solution under a disguised form in adult life."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Life, Forget, Problems, Solution, Unconscious)

"The joys we expect are not so bright, nor the troubles so dark as we fancy they will be."
- Charles Reade
(Related: 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
(Related: Expression, Fancy, Opinion, Style)

"I'm not fancy. I'm what I appear to be."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Fancy)

"All human excellence is but comparative. There may be persons who excel us, as much as we fancy we excel the meanest."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: 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
(Related: Life, Romance, Existence, Facts, Fancy, Nothing, Woman)

"Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Religion, Science, Intelligence, Reason, Will)

"Grace tried is better than grace, and more than grace; it is glory in its infancy."
- Samuel Rutherford
(Related: Glory, Grace)

"If I fancy a girl, I'll tell her. I'll say: 'You're fit.'"
- Lee Ryan
(Related: Fancy)

"American Idol, I love. I think it's a passing fancy but not passing so soon."
- Diane Sawyer
(Related: Love, American, Fancy)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Imagination, Work, Fancy, Judgment)

"Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Men, Fame, Fancy)

"I have to be stretched in some way. There's not enough things that come my way that I fancy."
- Terence Stamp
(Related: Fancy)

"Joint-stock companies are yet in their infancy, and incorporated capital, instead of being a thing which can be overturned, is a thing which is becoming more and more indispensable."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Being)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Strength, Fancy, Needs, Support, Weakness)

"From infancy on, we are all spies; the shame is not this but that the secrets to be discovered are so paltry and few."
- John Updike
(Related: Secrets, Shame)

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

"So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future, learning nothing from his past errors and fancying that tomorrow must be better than today."
- Mika Waltari
(Related: Heart, Hope, Errors, Future, Learning, Man, Nothing, Past, Today, Tomorrow)

"I like the idea of Wild Infancy, of people who have a deprived background, of starting out wild."
- Tina Weymouth
(Related: People, Idea)

"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
(Related: Time, Control, Fancy, Fire, Help, Trying)

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

"Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Beauty, Body, Mind, Prison, Woman)

"We happened to be in the studio next door and I think Noel Redding came around and said, 'Do you fancy having a sing on this?' We just went and did it and it was great."
- Roy Wood
(Related: Fancy)