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  • I have a lot of fond memories of St. Patrick's Day in Chicago. Vague, but fond. -- Joel Murray
  • Vague statements are interchangeable. -- Robert Mager
  • Vague goals produce vague results -- Jack Canfield
  • Vague memories hang about the mind like cobwebs. -- George Eliot
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  • Vague and nebulous is the beginning of all things, but not their end. -- Khalil Gibran
  • It's one of the biggest problems with the system now. Vague regulations leave the system open to abuse. -- Chris Asplen
  • Vague expression permits the hearer to imagine whatever suits him and what he already thinks in any case. -- Theodor Adorno
  • Finer than any sand are dusts of gold that gleam, Vague starpoints, in the mystic iris of their eyes. -- Charles Baudelaire
  • From dream to dream and rhyme to rhyme I have ranged / In rambling talk with an image of air: / Vague memories, nothing but memories. -- William Butler Yeats
  • I always loved Japanese movies. And they had an enormous impact in France - the Nouvelle Vague took so much from them. It taught us how the camera was placed in the centre of the action. -- Jacques Perrin
  • Usually in France we prefer to say bad things about the Nouvelle Vague, but I'm always impressed with its freedom and the fact of not making a film to give your opinion but just as a piece of art, which to me means the Nouvelle Vague. -- Arnaud Desplechin
  • This time we'll be fighting for the nation. The company commander says that it's better to be the ghost of a fallen soldier than a nationless slave. For the sake of our fellow countrymen, our families and our children, we have to resist to the very end(Vague Expectations) -- Xiao Hong
  • The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing. -- Aleister Crowley
  • When I have an idea, it goes from vague, cloudy notion to 100,000 words in a heartbeat. -- Lynn Abbey
  • Always prefer the plain direct word to the long, vague one. Don't implement promises, but keep them. -- C. S. Lewis
  • The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague. -- Bill Cosby
  • Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood. -- Laurence Sterne
  • Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes. -- Theodore Dreiser
  • So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside. -- Mary Kay Ash
  • The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins? -- Edgar Allan Poe
  • We're teaching our kids that attributes as vague and relatively meaningless as a toothy smile or a fine head of hair make a fine statement about a person. -- Neil Cavuto
  • I didn't actually realise what apartheid meant. I'm probably a bit naive, but I thought it was more of a vague segregation, like on the beaches and buses. -- John Deacon
  • Moving to the country is a very bold thing to do. You can have vague romantic notions about doing that, but in actuality, it can be a terrifying thing. -- Nick Cave
  • I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers. -- Helen Keller
  • No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form. The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific, concrete form is a very essential element in thinking. -- J. P. Morgan
  • To put meaning in one's life may end in madness, But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid. -- Edgar Lee Masters
  • But the beginning of things, of a world especially, is necessarily vague, tangled, chaotic, and exceedingly disturbing. How few of us ever emerge from such beginning! How many souls perish in its tumult! -- Kate Chopin
  • The recollection of how, when and where it all happened became vague as the lingering strains hung in the rafters of the studio. I wanted to shout back at it, Maybe I didn't write you, but I found you. -- Hoagy Carmichael
  • I don't have goals when writing books, apart from getting to the end. I have rather vague ideas about how I want things to feel, I'm big on ambience. I have a title, a beginning and a probable ending and go from there. -- Kate Atkinson
  • Many have a vague idea that they must make some wonderful effort in order to gain the favor of God. But all self-dependence is vain. It is only by connecting with Jesus through faith that the sinner becomes a hopeful, believing child of God. -- Ellen G. White
  • Legally speaking, the term 'public rights' is as vague and indefinite as are the terms 'public health,' 'public good,' 'public welfare,' and the like. It has no legal meaning, except when used to describe the separate, private, individual rights of a greater or less number of individuals. -- Lysander Spooner
  • When we put the pen to paper, we articulate things in our life that we may have felt vague about. Before you write about something, somebody says, 'How do you feel?' and you say, 'Oh, I feel okay.' Then you write about it, and you discover you don't feel okay. -- Julia Cameron
  • The biggest road block to action on genocide and other human rights crimes is ignorance. Most people just don't know that such things are happening, and often, if they have a vague idea they are happening, there is a feeling that there is nothing that can be done to stop these crimes. -- John Prendergast
  • I had a vague idea of the song's impact in the '60s, but that was tempered by the hate mail and threats I was receiving. It was only about ten years ago, when I finally put it back in my show because so many people were asking for it, that I understood 'Society's Child' real impact. -- Janis Ian
  • There are two men in Tolstoy. He is a mystic and he is also a realist. He is addicted to the practice of a pietism that for all its sincerity is nothing if not vague and sentimental; and he is the most acute and dispassionate of observers, the most profound and earnest student of character and emotion. -- William Ernest Henley
  • The actual, original 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' I have vague memories of because I was pretty small, but I loved, loved, loved it. I have only those weird, visceral little-kid memories: I remember the extreme flat, two dimensional green that was their skin or the weird pizza with no sauce - it was just like yellow, drippy cheese. -- Mae Whitman
  • The negotiation of city space has been made more difficult with the idea that redevelopment is an improvement for some vague future - but it's never like that, is it? Once you get there, for economic reasons you have to generate the next project - so you're immediately starting to dig up something else, and so it goes on. -- Iain Sinclair
  • The vague torment of ... ambition. -- Emile Zola
  • Passion is born of vague hopes. -- Charles Handy
  • A vague disclaimer is nobody's friend -- Joss Whedon
  • Leia follows me like a vague smell. -- Carrie Fisher
  • Exaggerate the essential, leave the obvious vague. -- Vincent Van Gogh
  • I preferred that my bad dreams be vague. -- Walter Kirn
  • One must confront vague ideas with clear images, -- Jean-Luc Godard
  • Without language, thought is a vague, uncharted nebula. -- Ferdinand de Saussure
  • If you can't be kind, at least be vague. -- Judith Martin
  • I like to keep my private stuff pretty vague. -- Thomas Haden Church
  • I have vague memories, like impressions on glass plates ... -- Patti Smith
  • Most of the songs that I appreciate are lyrically vague. -- Andrew Bird
  • That sometimes clear ... and sometimes vague stuff ... which is ... mathematics. -- Imre Lakatos
  • For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver. -- George Ade
  • I was just stock in the middle, vague and undefined. -- Sarah Dessen
  • It is better to be wrong than to be vague. -- Freeman Dyson
  • I dream of vague shapes that hint of my heart's desire. -- Mason Cooley
  • Always prefer the plain direct word to the long, vague one. -- C. S. Lewis
  • Dreams are vague and far away. Goals are tangible and achievable. -- Robin Roberts
  • Death is not soft-mouthed, vague-footed, nearby. It is in the hall. -- Harold Brodkey
  • Nature's never quite Sure she hasn't erred In her vague design.... -- Robert Frost
  • Consensus is usually made possible by vague language and shallow commitments. -- Mason Cooley
  • Yoga is a science, and not a vague dreamy drifting or imagining. -- Annie Besant
  • I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing. -- Michael K. Powell
  • I love the abstract, delicate, profound, vague, voluptuously wordless sensation of living ecstatically. -- Anais Nin
  • We cross from memory into imagination with only a vague awareness of change. -- Simon Van Booy
  • The actor is merely a crude empiricist, a practitioner guided by vague instinct. -- Antonin Artaud
  • If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague. -- Jerry Seinfeld
  • Love is hurt with jar and fret; Love is made a vague regret. -- Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • All the evolution we know of proceeds from the vague to the definite. -- Charles Sanders Peirce
  • It is... easy to be certain. One has only to be sufficiently vague. -- Charles Sanders Peirce
  • If you can't say anything nice, at least have the decency to be vague. -- Susan Andersen
  • Conformity"?the natural instinct to passively yield to that vague something recognized as authority. -- Mark Twain
  • The way I understand the rules on trading on inside information, it's very vague. -- Steven A. Cohen
  • You can't love by desiring an extremely vague desire of a very vague moon. -- Leonard Woolf
  • Puberty was very vague. I literally locked myself in a room and played guitar. -- Johnny Depp
  • Another thing I must point out is that you cannot prove a vague theory wrong. -- Richard P. Feynman
  • The only guaranteed way to make something not very funny is to make it vague. -- Thomas Lennon
  • Why do you say vague things if you don't want to be asked about them? -- Veronica Roth
  • Usually it is uses of words, not words in themselves, that are properly called vague. -- J. L. Austin
  • Elusive dreams and vague desires fanned to fiery needs by deadly deeds of falling empires. -- Joni Mitchell
  • As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. -- Charles Darwin
  • Ladies in bunches always filled me with vague apprehension and a firm desire to be elsewhere. -- Harper Lee
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  • [...] the beginning of things, of a world especially is necessarily vague, tangled, chaotic, and exceedingly disturbing. -- Kate Chopin
  • A person is never happy till their vague strivings has itself marked out its proper limitations. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • The first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise... and cultivate the delightfully vague. -- John C. Crosby
  • It is useless to read Greek in translation; translators can but offer us a vague equivalent. -- Virginia Woolf
  • A doctor is not a religious man. You should never give people vague hope or possibility. -- Kim Du-han
  • How true it is that words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. -- Theodore Dreiser
  • Nobody will ever hurt her. She'll just smile her faint vague wonderful smile and walk away. -- Neil Gaiman
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  • That vague and wandering opinion of Deity is declared by an apostle to be ignorance of God: -- Augustine of Hippo
  • I believe that natural history has lost much by the vague general treatment that is so common. -- Ernest Thompson Seton
  • In displaying the psychology of your characters, minute particulars are essential. God save us from vague generalizations! -- Anton Chekhov
  • Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity. -- Maya Angelou
  • The fish is swift, small-needing, vague yet clear, A cold, sweet, silver life, wrapped in round waves... -- Leigh Hunt
  • The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague. -- Bill Cosby
  • Problems are often stated in vague terms... because it is quite uncertain what the problems really are. -- John von Neumann
  • I would have assumed you understood, despite our vague suggestions otherwise, we do not welcome constructive criticism. -- David Thorne
  • Ger-mans love the ambiguous word, verbal assonances as ends in themselves,vague concepts. Anglosaxons are more clear.. -- Erich Fromm
  • So that a famine price is vague, and the plan subject to all the inconvenience now experienced. -- Joseph Hume
  • He had the vague sense of standing on a threshold, the crossing of which would change everything. -- Kate Morton
  • My thoughts about God are vague and abstract. My connection with the energy of the universe is shaky. -- Janet Fitch
  • Today in my heart a vague trembling of stars and all roses are as white as my pain. -- Federico Garcia Lorca
  • All writers have this vague hope that the elves will come in the night and finish any stories. -- Neil Gaiman
  • Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise. -- Bertrand Russell
  • Despite its maddeningly vague, inarticulate form, anxiety is almost always trying to tell you something useful and apposite. -- Alain de Botton
  • Valuation is vague and arbitrary, when there is no assurance that it will be generally acquiesced in by others. -- Jean-Baptiste Say
  • The hypothesis of the supernatural and/or a supreme being is vague, unfounded, and inapplicable in any practical fashion -- PZ Myers
  • You'll lose your reader if you are vague, not clear, and not present. We love details, personal connections, stories. -- Natalie Goldberg
  • Life is also a mixture of unsolved problems, ambiguous victories and vague defeats-with very few moments of clear peace. -- Hugh Prather
  • Her own vague red trail created a livid atmosphere. She was like an avalanche and they were her nostalgia. -- E.J. Koh
  • Her own vague red trail created a livid atmosphere. She was like an avalanche and they were her nostalgia." -- E.J. Koh
  • interested, I mean, with that intense personal interest to which every one has some vague right at the end -- F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The human language, as precise as it is with its thousands of words, can still be so wonderfully vague. -- Garth Stein
  • It was my first meeting with a philosophy that confirmed my vague speculations and seemed at once logical and boundless. -- William Butler Yeats
  • For as long as he could remember, heā??d suffered from a vague nagging feeling of being not all there. -- Douglas Adams
  • And this vague little smile is my all purpose expression the meaning of which I will leave to your discretion. -- Ani DiFranco
  • In spite of its romantic frisson, the position of muse is very vague and largely thankless for the muse herself. -- Katie Roiphe
  • You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea. -- Pablo Picasso
  • For the novels I wrote before selling anything, I didn't outline much. I had a vague idea of the story. -- George Stephen
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