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Oxymora Quotes

What are oxymora quotes?
Oxymora is the Greek-style plural form of oxymoron, a phrase or sentence made up of elements that seem to contradict each other. Sometimes the elements are combined in error, but often they are paired to reveal a paradox.

As Wilson Follett said, “The good oxymoron, to define it by a self-illustration, must be a planned inadvertency.”

A little pain never hurt anyone.

A unified, neutral Germany? Given that nation’s heritage, such a phrase may prove to be the oxymoron of the decade.
Kevin M. Matarese

A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Include me out.
Samuel Goldwyn

Cum tacent, clamant. When they are silent, they shout.

Gentlemen, I want you to know that I am not always right, but I am never wrong.
Samuel Goldwyn

I’ll give you a definite maybe.
Samuel Goldwyn

I am a deeply superficial person.
Andy Warhol

I can resist everything but temptation.
Mark Twain

If Roosevelt were alive, he’d turn over in his grave.
Samuel Goldwyn

If I could drop dead right now, I’d be the happiest man alive!
Samuel Goldwyn

If you fall and break your legs, don’t come running to me.
Samuel Goldwyn

I never put on a pair of shoes until I’ve worn them five years.
Samuel Goldwyn

It’s more than magnificent-it’s mediocre.
Samuel Goldwyn

May I ask a question?

Our comedies are not to be laughed at.
Samuel Goldwyn

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
William Shakespeare

Referring to a book: I read part of it all the way through.
Samuel Goldwyn

Talking about a piece of movie dialogue: Let’s have some new cliches.
Samuel Goldwyn

The scene is dull. Tell him to put more life into his dying.
Samuel Goldwyn

We’re overpaying him, but he’s worth it.
Samuel Goldwyn

His honour rooted in dishonour stood,
And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

The good oxymoron, to define it by a self-illustration, must be a planned inadvertency.
Wilson Follett

Always be sincere, even when you don’t mean it.
Irene Peter

Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so.
Josh Billings

Of course I can keep secrets. It’s the people I tell them to that can’t keep them.
Anthony Haden-Guest

The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.
W.C. Fields

I distinctly remember forgetting that.
Clara Barton

We must believe in free will. We have no choice.
Isaac B. Singer

I never liked you, and I always will.
Samuel Goldwyn

Why don’t you pair ‘em up in threes?
Yogi Berra

Our similarities are different.
Dale Berra, son of Yogi

The first condition of immortality is death.
Stanislaw Lec

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
Benjamin Disraeli

Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
George Bernard Shaw

I don’t think anyone should write their autobiography until after they’re dead.
Samuel Goldwyn

I always avoid prophesying beforehand because it is much better to prophesy after the event has already taken place.
Winston Churchill