Posts Tagged ‘Mardy Grothe’

Hmm, I Imagine . . . !

August 3, 2016

While I don’t consider myself the most creative, curious, or imaginative person in the world, we all have our moments of creativity, curiousity, and imaginational wanderings. Part of the problem may lie in our lack of exercising these traits.  Here is an oxymoronic quotation that I ran across that deals with imagination.  Enjoy!

“To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination.”  (Cynthia Ozick)

Source: Oxymoronica by Dr. Mandy Grothe, p. 179.


A Noisy Silence!

December 29, 2014

What do you get when you combine the word “oxymoron” with the word “erotica” or “exotica?”  You get oxymoronica . . . a term (and title of a book  by Dr. Mardy Grothe) used “to describe quotations that contain incompatible or incongruous elements.” (Grothe, 2003)

Here are a few oxymoronica on the topic of silence . . .  enjoy!

“Silence.  One of the hardest arguments to refute.”  (John Billings)

“Silence is more eloquent than words.”  (Thomas Carlyle)

“Silence is the unbearable repartee.”  (G.K. Chesterton)

“Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.”  (Hannah More)

Source: Oxymoronica by Dr. Mardy Grothe (2003)