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Plain Quotes

We’ve collected the best Plain Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Ellen McLaughlin, Marianne Williamson, Gerrit Smith, Jake Shears, Baron d’Holbach. Use them as an inspiration.

Not just my parents, but teachers, friends, mentors – a host of people are to be thanked for any success I have had, and a whole lot of just plain luck.
Ellen McLaughlin
When it comes to politics today, the devils‘ not in the details; the devil’s in the big picture, more often than not just hiding in plain sight.
I am a plain man, and I care and know comparatively little about rhetoric.
I’m such a fitness freak that I eat so plain, it’s gross. I have oatmeal in the morning and then I have chicken breasts and vegetables and spinach shakes.
When we examine the opinions of men, we find that nothing is more uncommon than common sense; or, in other words, they lack judgment to discover plain truths or to reject absurdities and palpable contradictions.
Baron d’Holbach
Within the confines of the lecture hall, no other virtue exists but plain intellectual integrity.
Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.
I know how important it is to drink water, but plain H2O bores me to death, so I inevitably end up dehydrated.
The food I eat the most is probably steamed, plain white rice. I know its really, really, really boring, but that’s honestly the food I eat the most. No, I like cucumber avocado rolls… I love that.
Elizabeth Gillies
White sharks and tuna travel for thousands of miles before returning to the same hot spot just as salmon do when they return to the same stream. These journeys are the marine equivalent of wildebeest migrations that take place on the Serengeti plain in Africa.
Barbara Block
There’s nothing like the discipline of having to work on a cold film set on the Danubian plain in Bulgaria. Boy, does it get cold.
On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its great intellects.
It is plain old-fashioned wrong when people lie and trick other people.
The whole gun debate needs to be infused with a discussion about manhood. It’s frustrating to hear debates about gun rights vs. gun control, and yet very few people say what’s hidden in plain sight: It’s really a contest of meanings about manhood.
I think what’s really going to happen is we’re going to have a lot of different kinds of phones when our industry grows up – some that are just plain, simple telephones. In fact, my wife and I started a company, and she designed the Jitterbug, which is just a simple telephone.
Wherever they have been arraigned, a plain charge has been exhibited against them. They have had an impartial trial and have been permitted to make their defense.
Some of these kids just don’t plain know how good they are: how smart and how much they have to say. You can tell them. You can shine that light on them, one human interaction at a time.
Washington has a tendency to hold other powers to standards that it routinely flaunts – plain and simple.
To open his lips is crime in a plain citizen.
Quintus Ennius
I must return to my old comrades of the Great War – to the brown, the treeless, the flat and grave-set plain of Flanders – to the rolling, heat-miraged downlands of the Somme – for I am dead with them, and they live in me again.
Henry Williamson
You watch an old ‘Jeopardy!’ and the categories alone are very plain. ‘Poetry,’ or ‘Movies,’ or ‘Physics.’ If you watch it now, though, there’ll be a theme board where the categories are all Hitchcock movies. Lots more jokes, lots more high-concept categories and questions.
I always play girls who are quite traumatised, or a plain girl, but I’m happy with that.
If you smoke, plain and simple, stop smoking. If you drink, plain and simple, stop.
I have a great plain blue shirt from APC, and a denim one from Dolce that I wear constantly. It’s hard to find the perfect denim shirt, but this is it.
Your character is always right. No real person thinks they’re being stupid or misguided or bigoted or evil or just plain wrong – so your characters can’t, either.
For my seventh birthday, my parents gave me a plain, unfinished wooden dollhouse. It had six empty rooms, two floors, a staircase, and a door that swung out onto a little front stoop. The windows opened, and the roof retracted on one side, revealing an attic.
The plain truth is, ‘Fruitvale Station‘ was made totally outside the Hollywood studio system, and every ounce of the picture feels authentic. The lives of the people involved in the movie will never be the same.
While the Washington swamp, which loves shipping American jobs offshore to make a buck or Euro, is already rising up against the proposed legislation, the USRTA is just plain common sense.
I am a business owner. I’m a teacher. I think Justin‘s actually kind of plain, kind of nerdy. But when I morph into Alyssa, I’m like this… Well, this creature, everything that Justin couldn’t be.
The democratic idealist is prone to make light of the whole question of standards and leadership because of his unbounded faith in the plain people.
God may be subtle, but he isn’t plain mean.
Frankly, it’s depressing, each night sleeping in someone else‘s home. I miss having a roof to my name. Our situation isn’t an ‘All in the Family’ cliche, but it’s still easy to see reality in plain terms: I live with my in-laws, and I can’t say when that will change.
You watch enough TV, and very soon the inside of your head has become a vast, arid plain, across which you cannot detect the passage of a thought.
We start out a million years ago in a small community on some grassy plain; we hunt animals, have children, and develop a rich social, sexual, and intellectual life, but we know almost nothing about our surroundings.
The facts are plain: Religious leaders who preside over marriage ceremonies must and will be guided by what they believe. If they do not wish to celebrate marriages for same-sex couples, that is their right. The Supreme Court says so. And the Charter says so.
I always look for reality. I look for plain truthful roles.
For thousands of years, poetry has been picturing love as a mysterious and tragic power. But when anyone says the same thing in plain prose, and adds that life would be colourless and poor without the great passions, then this is called immorality!
I have had a lot to deal with health wise, nothing is ever plain sailing, that is part and parcel of having a transplant. I have two children who I want to see grow up. It does give you a different outlook on life.
Andy Cole
Sometimes it seems that we are successful only because we have not tried hard enough for our best. We do the hard thing, and one day we succeed, and many things are made plain to us.
Maude Adams
Levis are my go-to. Plain crew necks and jeans.
Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it.

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