Synonyms Quotes

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Baltasar Gracián
“A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one.”
Baltasar Gracián

“I'd call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse.”
Woody Allen

Jorge Luis Borges
“The dictionary is based on the hypothesis -- obviously an unproven one -- that languages are made up of equivalent synonyms.”
Jorge Luis Borges

P.G. Wodehouse
“Intoxicated? The word did not express it by a mile. He was oiled, boiled, fried, plastered, whiffled, sozzled, and blotto.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Meet Mr. Mulliner

Manoj Arora
“For a dreamer, pain and pleasure are synonyms.”
Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom

Bennett Madison
“I tried to find a word for it in my thesaurus, but there isn't one. At least, not one that doesn't belittle the plight of POWs and victims of famine. I guess we can just call it beyond suck. -Lulu Dark”
Bennett Madison, Lulu Dark and the Summer of the Fox

Roy Peter Clark
“A teacher of mine once said there are no true synonyms.”
Roy Peter Clark, The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Nothing holds back human progress as frequently as the misbelief that the words ‘impossible’ and ‘improbable’ are synonyms.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Umberto Eco
“Since language was increasingly believed to be the semiotic system which could be analyzed with the most profit […] and the system which could serve as a model for all other systems […] the model of the linguistic sign gradually came to be seen as the semiotic model par excellence. // By the time this conclusion was reached ( the definitive sanction took place with Saussure), the linguistic model was crystallized into its 'flattest' form, the one encouraged by the dictionaries and, unfortunately, by a lot of formal logic which had to fill its empty symbols only for the sake of exemplification as well. As a consequence, the notion of meaning as synonymy and as essential definition began to develop.”
Umberto Eco, Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language

K-Ming Chang
“You married a man the opposite of your father but I need to say all men are synonyms none the word you're looking for”
K-Ming Chang, Bestiary

Alix E. Harrow
“An ivory ripple of faces had turned toward me, their eyes plucking like fingers at every seam and pearl.”
Alix E. Harrow, The Ten Thousand Doors of January