Bland Quotes by W. S. Gilbert, Sheena Iyengar, Anita Roddick, Douglas Coupland, Loudon Wainwright III, Rose Tremain and many others.
I don’t think quantitative easing is deliberately misleading, but I do think it’s suspiciously bland and reassuring. It doesn’t sound like anything big, experimental, scary and strange – which is what many economists think it is.
I see far stronger and more charismatic personalities strolling around Philadelphia‘s neighborhoods than are being featured in most of today’s bland daytime soaps.
What I see is that the Democratic Party takes working class communities for granted, they take people of color for granted, and they just assume that we’re going to turn out no matter how bland or half-stepping these proposals are.
The bland assumption that the Church‘s life will continue to be fruitful so long as we go on praying and cultivating our souls, irrespective of whether we trouble to think and talk Christianly, and therefore theologically, about anything we or others may do or say, may turn out to have dire results.
Concocting a good guest list is like seasoning a gourmet sauce. Too many similar ingredients and it’s bland. Too much variety in the seasoning and the result may be overpowering.
There’s just no great rock albums anymore. There’s a lot of rock music out there, but it’s very bland and disposable.
You turn on the TV, and you see very bland interviews. Journalists in the United States are very cozy with power, very close to those in power.
Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson, Mya Hall, Walter Scott, Sandra Bland – these names are important. They’re inherently important, and the space that #BlackLivesMatter held and continues to hold helped propel the conversation around the state-sanctioned violence they experienced.
I think that, given a real choice, people would like to hear something interesting, not something bland and right down the middle.
We’ve made elevator music of Jesus Christ. We’ve made Him the most boring, bland, blah person; and He was the most revolutionary man.
The worst thing in the world is to be bland.
I have encouraged my kids to eat well from day one. I add flavor – herbs and spices – to everything because I don’t want them getting used to starchy, bland food. I also want them to experiment – they don’t have to love everything, but they do have to try it.
Most of our cities built since the war are bland. They’re modernist, they’re cold, and now architects want to go back to that.
Stationery gets me excited because it has an individual character, unlike computers, which may be convenient but are generic and bland.
I think comedy has to be very fearless, or it just gets bland.
A lot of the television industry is so cookie-cutter. In general, there are so many shows that are easy and bland to watch. You can tune in at any time and know exactly where you are in the story arc because it’s pretty much the same every week.
Pure and unblemished souls must taste very bland, with an aftertaste of bitterness.
By neglecting our garden, we are storing up for ourselves, in the not very distant future, a world catastrophe as bad as any atomic war, and we are doing it with all the bland complacency of an idiot child chopping up a Rembrandt with a pair of scissors.
The turkeys that most Americans eat for Thanksgiving are turkeys – losers that are mass produced and bland.
Your obstacles define your achievements, and without those obstacles, you’re just another bland nothing.
The Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci used to say that for her, an interview was like a war. I get the sense that we’ve forgotten that here in the United States. You turn on the TV, and you see very bland interviews. Journalists in the United States are very cozy with power, very close to those in power.
Beauty is not generic, bland, and clinical. It isn’t all things to all people. The Cathedral of Notre Dame in its endlessly intricate detail was beautiful. Modern office buildings are not.
When you close the book, does the story end? No! That’s such a bland way to read. Every story goes on forever in our imaginations, and its characters live on.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
I have encouraged my kids to eat well from day one. I add flavor – herbs and spices – to everything because I don’t want them getting used to starchy, bland food.