Want to know why people exaggerate? If yes, then browse through famous overstate quotations and sayings and read these famous exaggeration quotes.

Exaggeration Quotes

Exaggeration is a description of a subject in an excessive manner. Exaggerating, or taking the truth out of proportion, is one of the evils of communication. Few people get habituated to it in such a way that they are unable to speak the truth completely. Have you ever wondered why people exaggerate? The most obvious reasons of exaggeration can be to make things interesting and to draw sympathy from the listener.

Media has always been accused by the viewers for exaggerating and sensationalizing events. It is believed that the news channels do this deliberately to increase their viewership. The basic problem is the masses get attracted to news which is catchier or has some kind of violence in them. Cinema too, relies on exaggeration to a large extent. The reason why exaggeration is accepted is that a common man would always be entertained to watch something more than what he sees or experiences in his regular life.

There was another famous exaggeration disaster by Al Gore who was the vice president to Bill Clinton. He had once made the statement that the Himalayas will melt by 2032. This was petrifying for the masses and they started blaming the government for not making the cities pollution free. Here is a collection of famous exaggeration quotes for you to read.

Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter.

- Atlas Shrugged , Ayn Rand

All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.

- Walt Disney

Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse. One comfort we have - Cincinnati sounds worse.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it.

- Robert E. Lee

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.

- Kahlil Gibran

What is the world coming to?

- Ozzy Osbourne

A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.

- Francis Bacon

I have about 100 pairs of pajamas. I like to see people dressed comfortably.

- Hugh Hefner

The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children, and many writers.

- The White Album , Joan Didion

To each other, we were as normal and nice as the smell of bread. We were just a family. In a family even exaggerations make perfect sense.

- John Irving

As far as the press is concerned, they're going to say what they want to say. Probably about 10-15 percent of the time It's accurate.

- Justin Timberlake

If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism.

- Wallace Stevens

We bear the world and we make it. ... There was never a great man who had not a great mother-it is hardly an exaggeration.

- Olive Schreiner

I don't exaggerate - I just remember big

- Chi Chi Rodriguez

I think writers are prone to hyperbole sometimes.

- John Legend

So reports of my madness, as they say, were greatly exaggerated. Not that I give a bugger either way.

- David Icke

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