I’m tired of hearing her "pearls of wisdom" and other tired clichés.
Any great truth can — and eventually will — be expressed as a cliché.
Educators shouldn’t be afraid of clichés.
Randy Pausch -- The Last Lecture
...and all his adult life he has lived life pretty much like he wanted. The price, from time to time, is jail, and every time he goes in my momma dies a little more inside. I know it is a cliché to say that, but...
Rick Bragg -- All Over but the Shoutin’
"Cm, no. That’s so cliché," I say.
Colleen Hoover -- Slammed
I’ve never broken up with anybody before, and all the cliches keep running through my head.
Lauren Oliver -- Before I Fall
I prefer these well-meant cliches to the talk we heard before we got married.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
"Oh, God, I’m a cliché," he said in despair.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
"That’s a little clichéd," Hassan called out from the candy aisle.
John Green -- An Abundance of Katherines
I was nineteen years old, a college dropout, living in my parents’ house, unemployed, a layabout, a cliche.
Gayle Forman -- Where She Went
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Any cliche you’ve ever heard used to describe Clint Eastwood, those were Eleanor’s eyes.
Rainbow Rowell -- Eleanor & Park
While the cliche "what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger" had been echoing in my brain over the almost six years of waiting, I had to consider the truth it offers, like most hoary, oft-repeated ideas.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
Her mother was a walking cliché of southern womanhood, having grown up wearing frilly dresses and being presented to the community’s elite at the Savannah Christmas Cotillion, one of the most exclusive debutante balls in the country.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Choice
So did I, till it got to be a cliché.
Anne Tayler -- A Spool of Blue Thread
And mine to him are no less cliched.
Christina Baker Kline -- Orphan Train
He didn’t say anything as patently cliched as that they were all looking for the same thing, justice.
David Baldacci -- Zero Day
Normally, he drapes his arm over my shoulders as we walk in, in a clichéd display of ownership, and then once that’s established, I’m released.
Katja Millay -- The Sea of Tranquility
Ezra looked, talked, and acted like a huge southern cliche, a parody who was unaware that his type had been catalogued and identified over and over again.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
If these phrases seem like clichés, they nevertheless had real meaning to those who wrote them.
James M. McPherson -- What They Fought For - 1861-1865
Every kind of cliché parading as new wisdom.
V.S. Naipaul -- A Bend in the River
But you also have all the old clichés.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
He said, "Even though you’d thrive at all three schools, you scorn them for being a cliche of achievement.
Becca Fitzpatrick -- Hush, Hush
The word "hackneyed" here means "used by so, so many writers that by the time Lemony Snicket uses it, it is a tiresome cliché."
Lemony Snicket -- The Reptile Room
I know it’s a cliche, but that night I made love as if it might never happen again.
James Patterson -- 1st to Die
These doctors are all the same-they think in cliches.
Agatha Christie -- And Then There Were None
I can’t believe I have a crush on a girl with such cliche wishes.
John Green -- The Fault in Our Stars
But the aptness of the cliched saying is overshadowed by the nature of the saying as a cliche.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
He had a way of turning cliches inside out like that.
John Knowles -- A Separate Peace
It all swirls together, cliches mixing with your own emotions, and in the end you can’t tell one from the other.
Tim O’Brien -- The Things They Carried
And, inevitably, as in every convict cliche I’d ever heard, he claimed innocence.
Wes Moore -- The Other Wes Moore
McCandless was hardly unique; there’s quite a few of these guys hanging around the state, so much alike that they’re almost a collective cliche.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
For Wendy, it was discovering truth in a cliche: her breath was taken away.
Stephen King -- The Shining
Different race, same macho cliches.
Eoin Colfer -- Artemis Fowl
’I’m a walking cliche.
Jodi Picoult -- Nineteen Minutes
Any sort of cliches both revolutionary and patriotic.
Ernest Hemingway -- For Whom the Bell Tolls
To use a cliche, Renault, we are locked on the horns of a dilemma.
Robert Cormier -- The Chocolate War
I have studied objectively the anthropological arguments, the accepted cliches about cultural and ethnic differences.
John Howard Griffin -- Black Like Me
She had an endless store of cliches.
Susanna Kaysen -- Girl Interrupted
And Charles Schulz had Snoopy write it because it was a cliche, and had been one for a very long time, way back when your favorite beagle decided to become a writer.
Thomas C. Foster -- How to Read Literature Like a Professor
He was the original on which the cliche was based.
Robert Cormier -- After the First Death
What about the cliche of the artist who leaves his wife and children so he can paint?
Anne Rice -- Interview with the Vampire
It was a cliche, Nancy would answer.
Tracy Kidder -- Strength in What Remains
Bishop Long’s comfortable house in Mitchellville, Maryland; his Cadillacs; his finely cut suits; some nearly destitute members of his flock giving their last dime— these drew a few nasty TV broadcasts a few years back, full of unholy cliches.
Ron Suskind -- A Hope in the Unseen
What a cliche, I thought acidly.
James Patterson -- School’s Out - Forever
It says something about my mother, and her utter and total belief in the love stories she not only wrote but lived, that she was able to say this then, not two hours after her fifth marriage had dissolved in a puddle of deceit, bad cliches, and discarded Ensure cans.
Sarah Dessen -- This Lullaby
I could think of several reasons, cliches.
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Identity
Not just with objective wonder at the rising of a truth, fragmentary or not, up through what often seemed to be an impenetrable mass of prejudices, cliches, and bromides.
J.D. Salinger -- Franny and Zooey
I left Mance and the referees and joined my teammates, who had encircled Coach Byrum, listening to him exhort us to win in an endless string of cliches that made up the impoverished language of sport.
Pat Conroy -- The Lords of Discipline
Some clichés I understood only when they came into my heaven full speed.
Alice Sebold -- The Lovely Bones
But it seemed like such a cliché after what we’d just done.