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«Audubon biographers and scholars [have noted], by various euphemisms, that all great men have their flaws, and their man's principal flaw was that he, well, he lied a lot.»
«Euphemism is a euphemism for lying»
«The language of the younger generation has the brutality of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand, not to come. It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism.»
«A composite is a euphemism for a lie. It's disorderly. It's dishonest and it's not journalism.»
«Sleeping together is a euphemism for people, but tantamount to marriage with cats»
«Faith is a euphemism for prejudice and religion is a euphemism for superstition»
«Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.»
«Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head»
Author: Quentin Crisp
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«The more syllables a euphemism has, the further divorced from reality it is»
«Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses»