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  • Lonley, Vaguely pedophilic swing set seeks the butts of children. -- John Green
  • An Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards. -- Neil Gaiman
  • Vaguely at first, then more distinctly, I realized that man is an eternal stranger on this planet. -- Eric Hoffer
  • In headaches and in worry Vaguely life leaks away, And Time will have his fancy To-morrow or today. -- W. H. Auden
  • Vaguely conscious of that great suspense in which we live, we find our escape from its sterile, annihilating reality in many dreams, in religion, passion, art. -- Arthur Symons
  • Headline?" he asked."'Swing Set Needs Home,'" I said."'Desperately Lonely Swing Set Needs Loving Home,'" he said."'Lonely, Vaguely Pedophilic Swing Set Seeks the Butts of Children,'" I said. -- John Green
  • I see things in the middle of the night. I draw them on paper and I don't even think about it. I'm like a machine in a way - just made of some electronic stuff. Vaguely digital. -- Karl Lagerfeld
  • The pages and the words are my world, spread out before your eyes and for your hand to touch. Vaguely, I can see you face looking down into me, as I look back. Do you see my eyes? -- Markus Zusak
  • A Hallmark card with paragraphs about my beauty written by a stranger is vaguely depressing. -- Emma McLaughlin
  • I can tell you all kinds of moral tales, but fashion and reality are vaguely different. -- Karl Lagerfeld
  • My main motivation is not to get bored. I'm just hoping I get a vaguely maverick reputation. -- Vikram Seth
  • Acting is the only thing I'm even vaguely good at and acting is something that I think I do know about. -- Martin Freeman
  • I began to understand my sensations, to know what I wanted, at around the age of forty - but only vaguely. -- Camille Pissarro
  • Many manufacturers secretly question whether advertising really sells their product, but are vaguely afraid that their competitors might steal a march on them if they stopped. -- David Ogilvy
  • There are some remarks that are so stupid that to be even vaguely aware of them is the intellectual equivalent of living next door to Chernobyl. -- Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen. -- George Jean Nathan
  • If parents are the fixed stars in the child's universe, the vaguely understood, distant but constant celestial spheres, siblings are the dazzling, sometimes scorching comets whizzing nearby. -- Alison Gopnik
  • I wondered vaguely if this was when it would end, whether I would pull up tonight's darkness like a quilt and be dead and at peace evermore. -- William Manchester
  • For a long time, I'd been vaguely fascinated by the idea that Charles Lindbergh flew the Atlantic and Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs in the same summer. -- Bill Bryson
  • Look, it's one of the great mysteries of the world, I cannot answer that question. I think I'm vaguely blonde. To be perfectly frank, I don't know. -- Cate Blanchett
  • When I'm explaining something to you, if I'm being long-winded, and twisty in a non-productive way, I could make you feel vaguely insulted. And you'd have a right to be. -- George Saunders
  • Unlike with the majority of library books, when you enter a term into a search engine there is no guarantee that what you will find is authoritative, accurate or even vaguely true. -- Howard Rheingold
  • Doing press is like eating at McDonald's: while it's going on it's vaguely enjoyable - you're seduced by your own vanity and taking yourself rather seriously - but immediately afterwards you feel sick. -- Emily Mortimer
  • The thing I hate most is false modesty. The artists who are, like, 'Oh, you know, I'm really not that good. Oh, I can't believe I'm here.' I find it vaguely sinister, even. -- Rufus Wainwright
  • I'm pretty rubbish, as we say in Britain, artwise, and I always envy people who can pick up something and even do just a little doodle of someone that looks vaguely like them. It's impressive. -- Freddie Highmore
  • The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is, of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic; and the actual achievement of the American nation points towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal. -- Herbert Croly
  • I don't really know what an adverb is. A dangling participle? That sounds really rude. I don't know what character is, really. Plot seems vaguely juvenile to me. It's all about language, it's all about how you apply it to the page. -- Colum McCann
  • I have vaguely entertained the idea of learning how to use the Internet and email. It looks easy, but I'm sure it's harder than it seems. Never having used a computer makes a big difference. I haven't a clue which keys to press. -- Bella Freud
  • The Dictator' lands somewhere between wan Mel Brooks and good Adam Sandler, whose 'You Don't Mess With the Zohan,' about an Israeli Special Forces soldier at a hair salon, manages to strike better contrasts with vaguely similar culture differences - it's a nuttier movie, too. -- Wesley Morris
  • My mum was raised Jewish, my dad is very scientifically minded, and my school was vaguely Christian. We sang hymns in school. I liked the hymns bit, but apart from that, I can take it or leave it. So I had lots of different influences when I was younger. -- Ben Barnes
  • Is there anything sadder than the foods of the 1950s? Canned, frozen, packaged concoctions, served up by the plateful, three meals per day, in an era in which the supermarket was king, the farmer's market was, well, for farmers, and the word 'locavore' sounded vaguely like a mythical beast. -- Jeffrey Kluger
  • I'd always vaguely expected to outgrow my limitations. One day, I'd stop twisting my hair, and wearing running shoes all the time, and eating exactly the same food every day. I'd remember my friends' birthdays, I'd learn Photoshop, I wouldn't let my daughter watch TV during breakfast. I'd read Shakespeare. -- Gretchen Rubin
  • One of the problems with science fiction, which is probably one of the reasons why I haven't done one for many, many years, is the fact that everything is used up. Every type of spacesuit is used up, every type of spacecraft is vaguely familiar, the corridors are similar, and the planets are similar. -- Ridley Scott
  • My father was overbearing. Very controlling. He was always the way he is, even before my success. He was not always a good person. He'd play mind games to make sure I knew my place. I don't see him, which is unfortunate. But I don't have any desire to see him. I vaguely know where he is, and I don't want to know. -- Macaulay Culkin
  • We hope vaguely but dread precisely. -- Paul Valery
  • I'm vaguely embarrassed by myself sometimes. -- Tom Stoppard
  • I'd rather be vaguely right than precisely wrong. -- John Maynard Keynes
  • Boys mystified me, although I dreamed vaguely of men. -- Elizabeth Kostova
  • He was currently wondering vaguely who Moey and Chandon were. -- Terry Pratchett
  • Every other writer's process is sort of vaguely scary and appalling. -- Daryl Gregory
  • I'd had a vaguely Jewish upbringing, but no deep connection to faith. -- Andrew Solomon
  • The thing now is to seem concerned in a vaguely social-democratic way. -- Thomas Frank
  • Nick looked vaguely homicidal, but that was sort of his default expression. -- Sarah Rees Brennan
  • I'm not clean or even vaguely pleasant to be around in a domestic situation. -- Daniel Radcliffe
  • That is vaguely conspiratorial, in a networking sense. We have published their meeting notes. -- Julian Assange
  • There's something vaguely erotic about watching a woman eat a banana while cupping two plums. -- Dana Gould
  • To be thoroughly modern, an aphorism should trail off vaguely rather than coming to a point. -- Mason Cooley
  • I think even in today's America, there's a sense that there's something vaguely sexy about cigarettes. -- John H. McWhorter
  • Memory heaps dead leaves on corpse-like deeds, from under which they do but vaguely offend the sense. -- John Galsworthy
  • I vaguely remember doing [all my] photo sessions, but definitely there were some surprises there for me. -- Cassandra Peterson
  • This red-fading-into-brown defines Queens for me; it is quiet and melancholy and postsuccessful, vaguely British in its disposition. -- Gary Shteyngart
  • I understand that smoking is vaguely inappropriate in certain situations. You know, like an orphanage, cancer ward, whatever. -- Greg Proops
  • The desert is a spiritual place, we vaguely understand, and the sea the mere playground of our hedonism. -- Tim Winton
  • I have always been politically active and vaguely dissatisfied with the state of news, but I wasn't sure why. -- Thomas Sadoski
  • I'm really into the irony of writing vaguely radical plays that instantly win huge establishment awards. It's really amusing. -- Israel Horovitz
  • Banks are kinda cool, you put some money in there. It should be kinda vaguely sexy, but it's not. -- Joshua Homme
  • I keep vaguely wondering what Macs are like, but the ones I've seen spend too much time being friendly. -- Terry Pratchett
  • People regurgitate the same old cliches and it becomes like a photocopy of a photocopy of something that's vaguely interesting. -- Steve Coogan
  • She frowned at him. "That sounds vaguely like a threat." "It's not vague and it's not a threat. It's clearly blackmail. -- P. C. Cast
  • Life is a sleazy stranger, who looks vaguely familiar; flirting with a bimbo named disaster at the end of the bar. -- Ani DiFranco
  • Whenever I go anywhere but Italy for a vacation, I always feel vaguely disappointed, as if I have made a mistake. -- Erica Jong
  • I vaguely remember my schooldays. They were what was going on in the background while I was trying to listen to the Beatles. -- Douglas Adams
  • She thought I was...soulful, by which I think she means that I don't say much and I always look vaguely pissed off. -- Nick Hornby
  • The "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" hitchhiker really made people never want to hitchhike again - the hitcher, the show. Hitchhiking is always vaguely sexual. -- John Waters
  • Men she knew'? - she had conceded vaguely to herself that all men who had ever been in love with her were her friends. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Now, as a comic, if you're vaguely amusing you can go straight into TV, then you play the O2 and then everyone's sick of you. -- Alexei Sayle
  • There's this brutal imperial power, that my passport says I represent. But it will never represent where my heart lives, only vaguely where it went. -- Ani DiFranco
  • If I were to die of anything vaguely sex-related or had taken Viagra, you just know there'd be headlines of 'Russell How-hard' in the newspapers. -- Russell Howard
  • All this marked them as vaguely liberal, although their ideas would never congeal into anything like a firm ideology; in this, too, they were American. -- Barack Obama
  • There was the noise itself, which he thought of vaguely as the noise of classical music, sameish and rhetorical, full of feelings people surely never had -- Alan Hollinghurst
  • If parents are the fixed stars in the childs universe, the vaguely understood, distant but constant celestial spheres, siblings are the dazzling, sometimes scorching comets whizzing nearby. -- Alison Gopnik
  • I don't really know a lot about these 'anti-protest' laws. I'm only vaguely aware of them, but I don't have enough detailed knowledge about them to comment. -- George Brandis
  • Thoughts there are, that need no embodying, no form, no expression. It is enough to hint at them vaguely; a word, and they are heard and seen. -- Joseph Joubert
  • All that I've lived I've forgotten, as if I'd vaguely heard it. All that I'll be reminds me of nothing, as if I'd lived and forgotten it. -- Fernando Pessoa
  • People talk vaguely about the innocence of a little child, but they take mighty good care not to let it out of their sight for twenty minutes. -- Hector Hugh Munro
  • The difference between Carter and [Ted] Kennedy: Carter has this vague religion which he believes in strongly, while Kennedy has this strong religion which he believes in vaguely. -- Eugene McCarthy
  • Everybody's vaguely miserable sometimes...and most people are vaguely miserable most of the time. The trick is to scrap your way from the most-of-the-time to the some-of-the-time category. -- Tim Sandlin
  • At my advanced age, I know I am not an anti-Semite, not even vaguely or remotely, but others would seem to know better, as false accusers always do. -- Michael Leunig
  • Solemn Australians think that an interest in design is a superficial and trivial interest. This is actually an improvement, they used to think it effeminate and vaguely immoral. -- Robin Boyd
  • I'll tell you, I've never particularly been a 'Trek' person. I feel about 'Trek' the way one feels about known, vaguely liked, but rather distant members of one's family. -- China Mieville
  • Frigidity is largely nonsense. It is this generation's catchword, one only vaguely understood and constantly misused. Frigid women are few. There is a host of diffident and slow-ripening ones. -- Phyllis McGinley
  • I think love and sex are separate and only vaguely similar. Like the word bear and the word bare. You can get in trouble mistaking one for the other. -- Harlan Ellison
  • Of course I should love to throw a toothbrush into a bag, and just go, quite vaguely, without any plans or even a real destination. It is the Wanderlust. -- Vita Sackville-West
  • Power is all. Another falsification; I do not tell how I gain or maintain it. I only record the ginger stroll through the vaguely fetid garden of its rewards. -- Samuel R. Delany
  • He vaguely desired to walk around and around the body and stare; the impulse of the living to try to read in dead eyes the answer to the Question. -- Stephen Crane
  • Men have a singular desire to be good without being good for anything, because, perchance, they think vaguely that so it will be good for them in the end. -- Henry David Thoreau
  • There is something inhuman and vaguely pornographic about statistics... Pornography, on the other hand, with its loosely bound sequences of storyless sexual couplings often has the feel of a statistical survey. -- John Allen Paulos
  • Obama can't change his cool disposition, though it would be nice if he lost the vaguely grudging air he gives off that problems of management get in the way of ideas. -- Tina Brown
  • When I was about five, I could do a vaguely decent American accent - straight through kind of decent - and 'Hercules' needed some kids. I definitely wasn't a good actor. -- Rose McIver
  • The childlike, gum-chewing naivete, the glamour rooted in despair, the self-admiring carelessness, the perfected otherness, the wispiness, the shadowy, voyeuristic, vaguely sinister aura, the pale, soft-spoken magical presence, the skin and bones . . . -- Andy Warhol
  • I like African and avant-garde music, anything that's vaguely interesting. Hard rock I get a bit bored with because it's what I do. So anything outside of hard rock's fine by me. -- Roger Glover
  • He flipped the dail, and I crossed my arms over my chest as some vaguely European-sounding band sang about how video had killed the radio star. I wished someone would kill this radio. -- Richelle Mead
  • For heaven's sake, if you don't know someone's name, just pretend you do. Do that thing everyone else does, where you vaguely say, "Nice to see you!" and make weak eye contact. -- Mindy Kaling
  • If I could do it all over again," he said, his speech slow and vaguely mangled by his massive lower lip, "I'd just let myself be trampled to death by the Satan Pig. -- John Green
  • I seem to vaguely remember a time when America had confidence. And guts. And soldiers fighting a war didn't need to be given "permission" to defend themselves from enemies trying to kill them. -- Charles Foster Johnson
  • Hart is still like that little tub of vaguely milklike gunk that comes with airline coffee. It is labeled a "nondairy" product. Fine: we know what is is non, but what is it? -- George Will
  • When you meditate you feel joy, harmony, peace, stillness, ecstasy, laughter, certainty, courage, strength, awareness and immortality. In the beginning you will feel these things vaguely, a distant knocking at your castle door. -- Frederick Lenz
  • When you meditate you feel joy, harmony, peace, stillness, ecstasy, laughter, certainty, courage, strength, awareness and immortality. In the beginning you will feel these things vaguely, a distant knocking at your castle door. -- Frederick Lenz
  • You don't need to be able to string a sentence together in a way that is elegant or even vaguely meaningful to produce a bestseller - as Dan Brown has demonstrated time and again. -- Anthony Horowitz
  • She'd thought love had something to do with happiness, but it turned out they were not even vaguely related. Love was closer to a need, no different from the need to eat, to breathe. -- Joe Hill
  • The wind shrieks, the wind grieves; It dashes the leaves on walls, it whirls then again; And the enormous sleeper vaguely and stupidly dreams And desires to stir, to resist a ghost of pain. -- Conrad Aiken
  • The urge to create a fictional narrative is a mysterious one, and when an idea comes, the writer's sense of what a story wants to be is only vaguely visible through the penumbra of inspiration. -- Adam Johnson
  • Aside from battles, the history of nations seemed to consist of nothing but powerless old poops like myself, heavily medicated and vaguely beloved in the long ago, coming to kiss the boots of young psychopaths. -- Kurt Vonnegut
  • Change of state is not the point; recognizing the Changeless is the point, recognizing primordial Emptiness is the point, and if you are breathing and vaguely awake, that state of consciousness will do just fine. -- Ken Wilber
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