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    Semicolons . . . signal, rather than shout, a relationship. . . . A semicolon is a compliment from the writer to the reader. It says: "I don't have to draw you a picture; a hint will do.

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    She been looking like a queen in a sailor's dream.

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    She had been born with a face that would let her get away, he saw that face and he lost all control.

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    She'll make you take your clothes off and go dancing in the rain.

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    She meant it as a compliment.

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    She pulls the eyes out with a face like a magnet.

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    She's got a smile that heals me.

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    She can kill with her smile, she can wound with her eyes.

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    She’s easy to like. I’ve never understood why that’s considered a compliment - that just anyone could like you.

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    Someone asked me the other day, 'Do you get upset when people say you are the young Frank Sinatra?' It doesn't upset me. It is a huge compliment, but it is false.

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    Some folks pay a compliment like they went down in their pocket for it.

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    Sincere compliments cost nothing and can accomplish much. In any relationship, they are the applause that refreshes.

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    The best compliment I've gotten was being compared to Randy Johnson. We're both hard-throwing.

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    The best way to compliment an emcee is to say his lyrics. That's how you say, "Hello.

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    The biggest compliment I think an actor can get is I can't imagine anyone else in the role.

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    The biggest compliment? I would say, "You helped me." I think in terms of life, not just with acting. But certainly with storytelling, being able to hold up a mirror and allow someone to relate to a story and see something in themselves to the extent that you're in service to another human being - I don't know why else we're here. To know that I helped someone would be the biggest compliment I could ever receive.

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    The fact of the matter is that everybody treats me pretty much as one of the boys, which I take as a great compliment

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    The compliment that I like more than anything is when my family tells me I'm the same Ryan. I never want to become a celeb who forgets about anybody or has a big head about himself.

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    The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work.

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    Steve McManaman once described Zinedine Zidane as ridiculous. You can't get a higher compliment than that.

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    The finest compliment that can be paid to a woman of sense is to address her as such.

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    The highest compliment one can be paid by another human being is to be told: 'Because of what you are, you are essential to my happiness.'

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    The greatest compliment one can pay a master is to compare him with Capablanca.

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    The happy phrasing of a compliment is one of the rarest of human gifts, and the happy delivery of it another.

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    The highest compliments leaders can receive are those that are given by the people who work for them.

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    The nicest notes I've received from readers are those that tell me I've gotten them back into reading for entertainment. For me, there is no greater compliment.

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    There is no greater compliment to the Jews than the fact that the degree of their unpopularity is always the scientific measure of the cruelty and silliness of the regime under which they live.

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    There is an Irish way of paying compliments as though they were irresistible truths which makes what would otherwise be an impertinence delightful.

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    The most sincere compliment we can pay is attention.

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    There is some virtue in almost every vice, except hypocrisy; and even that, while it is a mockery of virtue, is at the same time a compliment to it.

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    There's a joke in everything, the trick is finding it. The best compliment a joke can get is what Huxley said about Darwin's theory of evolution - 'Why didn't I think of that?'

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    There's a lot of intensity when you're on a set. And then it just goes away and no one's giving you attention or flooding you with compliments.

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    The West didn't see our real situation, and we were blinded by the compliments coming from the Europeans and Americans.

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    The world is grown so full of dissimulation and compliment, that men's words are hardly any signification of their thoughts.

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    There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique compliment to a straight truth - if the latter were unflattering.

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    There's nothing better than listening to music that compliments my mood.

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    To me, if you are in the same building with Peter Sellers or John Cleese, or any of those guys and holding your own making other people laugh, that's a compliment.

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    To be hated cordially, is only a left-handed compliment.

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    To wear something like that your whole life is the largest compliment someone can pay to you as an artist.

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    To say a compliment well is a high art and few possess it.

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    Treat every piece of advice as a gift or a compliment and simply say, “Thank you.

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    They say that you can't live by bread alone, but I can live on compliments.

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    To yield readily--easily--to the persuasion of a friend is no merit.... To yield without conviction is no compliment to the understanding of either.

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    "True" resembles... a compliment paid to sentences that seem to be paying their way and that fit in with other sentences which are doing so.

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    Twas never merry world Since lowly feigning was called compliment.

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    We are prepared for insults, but compliments leave us baffled.

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    Vin shook her head. "No, not me. I'm not a good person or a bad person. I'm just here to kill things." OreSeur watched her for a moment, then settled back down. "Regardless," he said, "you are not my worst master. That is, perhaps, a compliment among our people.

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    We learn to praise God not by paying compliments but by paying attention.

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    When one is frank, one's very presence is a compliment.

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    When people compliment my cooking, it's like somebody telling me that they like my music. And it's great to be known for something else.