When it's 6 am and I'm staring at a blank screen, sometimes I'll just jump over to my database quote page and stick in a word fragment. Today, it's "confus":
Advertising is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from
defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor
or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of
coin, credit and circulation.
Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm
fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into wars, use chemical
sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child
labor, exchange information ceaselessly. They do everything but watch
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are
used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by
destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people
will solemnly vote against their own interests.
Confusing monogamy with morality has done more to destroy the conscience
of the human race than any other error.
-George Bernard Shaw
Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not
Confusion is always the most honest response.
Confusion not only reigns, it pours.
Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the
Don't confuse having a career with having a life.
-Hillary Rodham Clinton
Don't confuse the water with the pump.
Fifty states, and I had to go and pick Confusion.
[G]od does plays dice... [and] he sometimes confuses us by throwing them
where they can't be seen.
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from
revolutionists and rebels- men and women who dare to dissent from
accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent
with disloyal subversion.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
Hindsight is 20/20, but don't confuse it with insight.
I have nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.
I'm as confused as a baby at a topless bar.
If I look confused it's because I'm thinking.
It would be a good thing to buy books if one could also buy the time to
read them; but one usually confuses the purchase of books with the
acquisition of their contents.
Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
-Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard
Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food.
May the Forces of Evil become confused on the way to your house.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
Never confuse movement with action.
Never confuse the faith with the supposedly faithful.
-Randy K. Milholland
Official Project Stages: (1) Uncritical Acceptance. (2) Wild Enthusiasm.
(3) Dejected Disillusionment. (4) Total Confusion. (5) Search for the
Guilty. (6) Punishment of the Innocent. (7) Promotion of the
On the one hand, the Republicans are telling industrial workers that the
high cost of food in the cities is due to this government's farm policy.
On the other hand, the Republicans are telling the farmers that the high
cost of manufactured goods on the farm is due to this government's labor
policy. That's plain hokum. It's an old political trick: ”If you can't
convince 'em, confuse 'em.“ But this time it won't work.
-Harry S. Truman
One learns in life to keep silent and draw one's own confusions.
-Cornelia Otis Skinner
People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.
Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem- in my opinion- to
characterize our age.
Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference.
-Jean Iris Murdoch
Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead to confusion and
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't
changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't
change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
The modern city is ugly not because it is a city but because it is not
enough of a city, because it is a jungle, because it is confused and
anarchic, and surging with selfish and materialistic energies.
The past is gone; the present is confusing; and the future scares the
hell out of me.
-David L. Stein
The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or
quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion.
Truth is eternal, knowledge is changeable. It is disastrous to confuse
Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship. Without
censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
-William C. Westmoreland
We are a purely idealistic Nation, but let no one confuse our idealism
We have confused the free with the free and easy.
-Adlai E. Stevenson II
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition
dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.
-Edward R. Murrow
When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the
pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power.
You have confused a war on religion with not getting everything you want.
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