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#commonplace

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For several centuries what has passed for song in literary circles was any text that looked like the lyrics for a commonplace melodic setting.


David Antin


#centuries #circles #commonplace #like #literary

In my plays I want to look at life - at the commonplace of existence-as if we had just turned a corner and run into it for the first time.


Christopher Fry


#corner #first #first time #had #i

Life holds one great but quite commonplace mystery. Though shared by each of us and known to all, seldom rates a second thought. That mystery, which most of us take for granted and never think twice about, is time.


Michael Ende


#commonplace #each #granted #great #holds

Editing is now the easiest thing on earth to do, and all the things that evolved out of word processing - 'Oh, let's put that sentence there, let's get rid of this' - have become commonplace in films and music too.


Brian Eno


#commonplace #earth #easiest #easiest thing #editing

If the arts are held up solely as a means of social insight, fantasy is denied the chance to be commonplace and reality the chance to be exotic.


Richard Eyre


#chance #commonplace #denied #exotic #fantasy

Let us dig our furrow in the fields of the commonplace.


Jean Henri Fabre


#dig #fields #let us #our #us

Standing ovations have become far too commonplace. What we need are ovations where the audience members all punch and kick one another.


George Carlin


#audience #audience members #become #commonplace #far

Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally, and you have done a poet's job. The rest is literature.


Jean Cocteau


#commonplace #did #done #effect #freshness

The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years.


Thomas Hardy


#course #critical #decision #events #high

It is a commonplace by now to say that the urban school systems of America contain a higher percentage of Negro children each year.


Jonathan Kozol


#children #commonplace #contain #each #higher






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