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Quotes of Itself

  1. Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself – Margaret Atwood
  2. The fact of the matter is, most of our orders are not supersized. Less than five per cent are supersized- that's never mentioned. The whole issue has been supersized itself – Jim Cantalupo
  3. The world itself looks cleaner and so much more beautiful. Maybe we can make it that way- the way God intended it to be- by giving everyone, eventually, that new perspective from out in space. – Roger B. Chaffee
  4. I have the 'thing' worked out- the trick or the surprise or the pivotal fact. Then I just start somewhere and let the story work itself out. – Lee Child
  5. The psychical, whatever its nature may be, is itself unconscious. – Sigmund Freud
  6. Every generation renews itself in its own way; there's always a reaction against whatever is standard. – Sol LeWitt
  7. I think that one of the problems that jazz has is that it's so incestuous that it's starting to kill itself – Branford Marsalis
  8. It is now time to reverse the trend we have seen developing over the years, that of beauty at all costs and health will take care of itself – Bill Munson
  9. Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. – George Orwell
  10. The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched. – Blaise Pascal
  11. As for the promotion of peace congresses we have had our meetings and assemblies, but the promotion through them of the determined and effective will to peace displaying itself in action and policy remains to be achieved. – Lester B. Pearson
  12. A woman today is good, or she is bad, according to the way she does a thing- and not because of the thing itself – Norma Shearer
  13. The function of posterity is to look after itself – Dylan Thomas
  14. I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself – Francois Truffaut
  15. The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish. – Evelyn Waugh

Usage examples for Itself

  1. “ 1343 by itself and in Fig. ” – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. Meeting one of Kate's friends was bad enough in itself – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  3. “ Is there, then, a beauty in itself – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  4. “ I'll let the next day take care of itself and make the best of this one. ” – Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color by Brander Matthews
  5. It was then in the girl's nature itself – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  6. There were two more at the door itself and we went in. ” – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
  7. Not a sound could be heard in the room; all eyes were fixed on the stick, which slowly rose and stood up, apparently of itself – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
  8. “ No work got itself accomplished. ” – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  9. Then I saw the watch itself – The Bat by Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart
  10. Not that the subject to be thought about need in itself be difficult. ” – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  11. Does it not explain itself – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  12. Outside, somewhere, a sound had made itself heard. ” – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  13. And then it knocked you out- knocked itself out- until we could work on you. ” – Pursuit by Lester del Rey
  14. Curious fact in itself wasn't it? ” – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  15. But I have got the thing itself said the Butterfly Man, that makes everything else worth while. ” – Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler
  16. They sit down, talk together- it sounds like music itself – Weird Tales. Vol. I by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  17. “ I cannot tell you, Mr. Ghyrkins; but something dependg on my going, which is of as great importance to the person concerned as life itself – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  18. “ No hint of his meaning suggested itself to her. ” – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  19. It has certainly paid for itself poor old thing. ” – Seven Icelandic Short Stories by Various
  20. Each was a little world in itself – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie

Idioms for Itself