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Quotes of whim

  1. Nobody wants a judge to be subject to the political whim of the moment. – Stephen Breyer
  2. Though by whim envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read. – Charles Churchill
  3. The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim – Henry Fielding
  4. A whim a passing mood, readily induces the novelist to move hearth and home elsewhere. He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out of the clutches of bothersome hosts. – C. S. Forester
  5. I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance. – Bell Hooks
  6. Success is an absurd, erratic thing. She arrives when one least expects her and after she has come may depart again almost because of a whim – Alice Foote MacDougall
  7. Independence is not a whim or an ambition. It is the necessary condition of our survival as an ethnic group. – Aslan Maskhadov
  8. Innovation is the whim of an elite before it becomes a need of the public. – Ludwig von Mises
  9. It is impossible to devise a scientific experiment to describe the creation process, or even to ascertain whether such a process can take place. The Creator does not create at the whim of a scientist. – Henry M. Morris
  10. This is the very devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim – James Reston
  11. You can't take up golf on a whim and find yourself competing against Tiger Woods in the Masters six months later. – Richard Roeper

Usage examples for whim

  1. This is the dominant tendency in the city and wherever parents are foolish enough to satisfy the child's every whim – Rural Life and the Rural School by Joseph Kennedy
  2. But what a whim – Hyperion by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. Surely this is but a mere whim – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  4. Just a whim and we had to humor it. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  5. I don't want to, she repeated, without any explanation of her whim – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  6. No human being has the right to separate two hearts for the sake of a mere whim – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  7. Is Joan to die, then, to please your whim – A Son of the Immortals by Louis Tracy
  8. Moreover, there was Regina, and there was youth, and there was liberty; and Corbario was at hand, always ready to encourage and satisfy his slightest whim on the plea that a convalescent must be humoured at any cost, and that there would be time enough to consider what should be done with Regina after Marcello was completely recovered. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  9. And you be the only one of them all as is willing to do a difficult thing for an idle whim if what is the heart's desire can ever be idle. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  10. That violet- bed beneath the window had been planted fifty years before at the whim of a woman. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  11. The general, for his part, had- even although pushed without ceremony through a door- behaved with perfect confidence, for he knew that, whatever her whim or her sense of humor, or her impudence, Yasmini would not fail him in the pinch. – Winds of the World by Talbot Mundy
  12. This is a whim of mine, but I have a fancy for knowing what kind of girls we are. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  13. Perhaps he was a good soul; if the whim seized him he might pay me for my work a shilling in advance, even without my asking for it. – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  14. I was indulged in every whim and I grew up as selfish and capricious as I was beautiful. – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  15. Ralph nodded, with a smile indulging the whim or mood of his good loyal friend, who he knew was given to heroics. – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  16. It was all nonsense, of course- just some foolish, woman's whim or fancy, some ridiculous idea she had got into her head which five minutes' talk between them would dispel. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  17. I've heard of last night; 'twas the mad whim of a sick man. – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  18. It was not a mood, nor a whim – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  19. It was not always thus with her; but, when the whim was upon her, she was irresistible. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  20. I wasn't going to let the rabbit go for the sake of a mere whim – Rossmoyne by Unknown

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