Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 53
Both Sides About

Playing a prisoner of war trapped in Pakistan for three years was a novelty for me. We made sure that we didn't talk about India versus Pakistan but about the emotions of people on both sides and how terrorism affects us all.

- Akshay Kumar

Thought Been

Monday Night Football started in 1970, and when it started, it was something extremely special because sports had not been aired in prime time. So, it was a novelty, and a lot of people thought it wouldn't work, and, of course, it worked spectacularly well.

- Al Michaels

Thought Very

If you just casually look at a baby, it doesn't look like there's very much going on there, but they know more and learn more than we would ever have thought. Every single minute is incredibly full of thought and novelty. It's easy as adults to take for granted everything it took to arrive at the state where we are.

- Alison Gopnik

Never Nuance

Substituting nuance for novelty is what experts do, and that is why they are never bored.

- Angela Duckworth

Men Torn

Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.

- Anthony Burgess

Virtual Other

With virtual reality, I'm not interested in the novelty factor. I'm interested in the foundations for a medium that could be more powerful than cinema, than theatre, than literature, than any other medium we've had before to connect one human being to another.

- Chris Milk

Own Within

Now as a musician, if you have it within you, you can create your own reality. Believe me, it's a novelty.

- Chris Robinson

Maybe Comics

Maybe they're not 'books,' but 'Acme Novelty Library' and 'Eightball' are two comics I can't get enough of.

- Christopher McCulloch

Country Very

The biggest novelty of 2013 will be new leadership in China. Very little is known about the views of the new leaders - who will rule the country for ten years. But we do know they're the first generation of Chinese leaders who have spent the majority of their lives in a China 'opening up' to the rest of the world.

- David Miliband

Became Units

In 2009, novelty toymaker Maxfield & Oberton released Buckyballs, sets of curiously powerful magnetic marbles that became the most popular cubicle toy since the Rubik's Cube, selling more than 2 million units in 15 countries.

- David Sax

Flash Pan

I'm a flash in the pan: a novelty.

- Joe Wurzelbacher

Throne Lives

I'd say that the whole 'sitting on the Iron Throne' experience is intended to be a novelty for people who don't have that many encounters with thrones in their day to day lives.

- John Bradley-West

Quick Very

In my experience, not just in shooting films but in the commercials I've done, initially, it's very exciting for the community, and its a real novelty. Very quickly, though, they realize there's a buck to be had, and it becomes annoying, and they lose their patience pretty quick.

- John Curran

Time First Time

Legislative novelty is not necessarily fatal; there is a first time for everything.

- John Roberts

Experience Fact

It really is a fact that liberals are much higher than conservatives on a major personality trait called 'openness to experience.' People who are high on openness to experience just crave novelty, variety, diversity, new ideas, travel. People low on it like things that are familiar, that are safe and dependable.

- Jonathan Haidt

Long Life Next

Monotony collapses time; novelty unfolds it. You can exercise daily and eat healthily and live a long life, while experiencing a short one. If you spend your life sitting in a cubicle and passing papers, one day is bound to blend unmemorably into the next - and disappear.

- Joshua Foer

Wealth New

Novelty is the universal cry - novelty by hook or by crook! It is an exceedingly common mania among people of inordinate wealth to exact incessantly new or so-called new dishes.

- Auguste Escoffier

Every Day Some

Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent.

- Baltasar Gracian

Own Agreeable

It is an agreeable and yet a painful sense of novelty to stand for the first time in the midst of a people whose language and manners are different from one's own.

- Bayard Taylor

Always Fad

Novelty is always welcome but talking pictures are just a fad.

- Irving Thalberg

New Old

The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.

- Isaac D'Israeli

About Insulted

When people screamed novelty the first time around talking about an ugly video and stuff I was really insulted because, hold on a minute, everyone you see in the video are real life.

- Bubba Sparxxx

Some Anybody

Can I eventually take classes and eliminate my accent? Sure. I guess anybody could. But this is who I am, and this is what I got. And there are millions of people who sound just like me. Millions. It's not like this is some novelty.

- Jack McBrayer

Alone Chance

Chance alone is at the source of all novelty, all creation in the biosphere.

- Jacques Monod

New Will

Where consumption is both conspicuous and competitive, humanity will never run out of new wishes. All the while, industry creates new desires that are marketed, in the great fashion paradox, as both novelty and need.

- James Buchan

Move Forward Our

Human beings are attracted to novelty: to probe the 'adjacent possible.' We didn't stay in the caves. We didn't stay on the planet, and soon we won't stay within the limitations of our biology. We move forward. We transcend our limits. We go to the moon, and we create the Internet.

- Jason Silva

Idea Why

I wonder why there is a designated hitter in baseball after all these years? As an experiment, it seemed like a swell enough idea, but you would think the novelty would have worn off by now and everyone would get back to playing baseball.

- Jay Mohr

Fact I Think

I kind of cheer the presence of any gay characters at all - I think the more we can saturate television with any gay character or lesbian character or transgender character, I think that's a really great thing. We're kind of getting past the fact that they're the punchline or that they're the novelty.

- Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Why Lot

A lot of why I do something is just the novelty of the experience.

- Edward Norton

Nine Weeks

I was in and out of comas until I was nine and I would lose entire days and weeks. The novelty of being able to really do stuff hasn't worn off - I still feel like I'm making up for lost time.

- Jim Davis

Very Corsets

The novelty of corsets and dresses and hats very soon wears off.

- Katherine Kelly

Doing Will

If words are doing their job, then their novelty will not be the most noticeable thing about them.

- Erin McKean

Small Occur

The major novelty of my theory was its claim that the most rapid evolutionary change does not occur in widespread, populous species, as claimed by Most geneticists, but in small founder populations.

- Ernst Mayr

Show I Think

I was shot when I think it was number one. That was the catalyst for the interest in the show. Certainly it went on for a long time after that but that's what really kicked it off. Of course a lot of people watched it just because of the novelty of the situation.

- Larry Hagman

Explain Own

To remove this obstacle I repeat or refer to such knowledge as has come under my notice, my own previously expressed views, and also describe and exhibit my last experiments and explain their novelty and utility.

- Lawrence Hargrave

Maybe Lionel

Lionel Essrog, the twitching, barking, gabbling narrator of Jonathan Lethem's new novel, 'Motherless Brooklyn,' is no movie-of-the-week novelty grafted onto a noir mystery. Maybe his Tourette's is a gimmick, but it's a gimmick with depth, with soul.

- Gary Krist

New Still

We have a disturbing cultural appetite for novelty, and it seems to me wrong each new laureate should dislodge the ideas of his or her predecessor, especially when they're still unfolding.

- Louise Gluck


Nature conserves, prefers novelty.

- Terence McKenna

Products Our

When deciding whether to fund and build a company, we start from basic principles and because many of the businesses and products that our companies create are a complete novelty to us, them and the market, we have to do the math.

- Ryan Bethencourt

Want Grand

In 2004, the iPod was a novelty, and tablet computers were a dream. Now we take for granted that we can see whatever we want whenever and wherever we want to see it, be it 'Grand Illusion' or 'Duck Dynasty.'

- Terry Teachout

Always Which

There are three things which the public will always clamor for, sooner or later: namely, novelty, novelty, novelty.

- Thomas Hood

Own Social

Our own relentless search for novelty and social status locks us into an iron cage of consumerism. Affluence has itself betrayed us.

- Tim Jackson

Need Lay

Novelty is adaptive when things are changing and you need to adapt yourself. Tradition is essential to lay down the stability to raise families and form cohesive social groups.

- Tim Jackson


Status-driven, conspicuous consumption thrives from the language of novelty.

- Tim Jackson


The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow, since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace.

- Marcel Proust

Drama Good Drama

I wasn't interested in novelty. I was looking for good drama.

- Tom Baker

University Oddity

The phenomenon of university creative writing programs doesn't exist in France. The whole idea is regarded as a novelty, or an oddity.

- Marilyn Hacker

Which Carefully

Therefore, when I considered this carefully, the contempt which I had to fear because of the novelty and apparent absurdity of my view, nearly induced me to abandon utterly the work I had begun.

- Nicolaus Copernicus

Always Unless

The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels.

- Simone de Beauvoir

Fiction Providing

Science fiction readers probably have the gene for novelty, and seem to enjoy a cascade of invention as much as a writer enjoys providing one.

- Walter Jon Williams

Parent Pleasure

Novelty is the great parent of pleasure.

- Robert South

One Of The Things

That's one of my favorite things about Twitter: You can tweak your feed into a fabulous novelty engine. That's only one thing you can do with it, but it's one of the things I find most entertaining about it.

- William Gibson

Young Part

The scariest thing about receiving praise at a young age is the fear of burning out or losing it, or proving people right that you were just a novelty. Obviously, I can see mistakes in things that I've done or said and can see flaws in things I've made, but that's just part of growing.

- Tavi Gevinson