An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 ‘Sand and Foam’ (1926) p. 59
All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
All news is an exaggeration of life.
An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.
Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.
William R. Alger
I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments.
Friedrich August von Hayek
I tell you, to be honest, every single one of us, without any exaggeration, every single one of us was 100 percent sure that we would all be… all be martyred, but you know, Allah chooses to take a person’s life when he chooses. And we have no control over.
John Walker Lindh
Resume: a written exaggeration of only the good things a person has done in the past, as well as a wish list of the qualities a person would like to have.
So cartooning, for me, is an honorable thing. It’s pushing the envelope. It’s the truth of something through exaggeration.
The average comedian is kind of an observer looking at everyday things that everyone could relate to and then trying to find the exaggeration in those things.
There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can’t tell the truth without lying.
There is an abundance of misinformation, exaggeration, and blatant lies being spread by interest groups regarding the prospects for embryonic stem cell research.
They talked about me as if I were Mother Teresa, and that every time I get a paycheck I go and send it to poor people and that we spend every free moment helping out people less fortunate. That was an enormous exaggeration.
In the heat of our campaigns, we have all become accustomed to a little anger and exaggeration. Yet, on the whole, our political process has served us well.
Edmund S. Muskie
It is not an exaggeration to say that play is as basic to your child’s total development as good food, cleanliness, and rest.
Joanne E. Oppenheim