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 General Oxymoron List (334)

A fail Safe
Accidentally on Purpose
Affordable Luxury
Aircraft Black Box (It's painted orange!)
Almost (is it all or most?)
Almost Always
Almost Certain
Almost Done
Almost Everything
Almost Exactly
Almost Impossible
Almost Never
Almost Ready
Amazingly Normal
Among the First
Appear Invisible
Aqua Land
Awfully Amazing
Awfully Good
Awfully Nice
Awfully Pretty
Backseat Driver
Bad Fortune
Bad Karma
Bad Luck
Beau Tenebreux (Dark and Handsome)
Beautifully Flawed
Black and White
Black Light
Bottoms Up
Break Time
Broad Minded
Butt head
Center Around
Cheap is Expensive
Civil Strife (William Shakespeare)
Clean Dirt
Clear as Mud
Clearly Invisible
Climb Down
Cold as Hell
Collective I
Color-Safe Bleach
Completely Unfinished
Concrete Jungle
Conspicuous Austerity
Continued Victory
Conventional Wisdom
Copyrighted Fake
Crash Landing
Dark Victory
Day Dreams
Deeply Shallow
Definite Maybe
Definitely Maybe [movie title]
Deliberate Mistake
Desert Islands
Dick Head
Die to Know
Dim Light
Dim wit
Dirty Soap (Reality TV show on E!)
Dodge Ram
Don't Look Like Yourself
Dreams Reality
Dry Cloud
Dull Roar
Ebbing Tide
Endless Night [from the song 'Lies' by Evanescence]
Eternally Transient
Exact Opposite
Expected Surprise
Expensive is Cheap
Extended Limits
Extra ordinary
Failed Victory
Fake Reality
Fake Sarcasm
Falsely True
Fearful Bravery (William Shakespeare)
Feeling Numb
Fierce Mild
Final Draft
Final Version
Finally Again
First Among Equals
First Conclusions
Forseeable Future
Fortunately Unfortunate
Forward Back
Found Missing
Free Gift
Front End
Frozen Hell
Frozen Waterfall
Gang of Two
Genuine Hypocrite
Genuinely Hypocritical
Getting nowhere Fast
Getting Up Going Down
Giant Ant
Giant Midget
Good Shit
Greenland (never green, always covered with snow)
Guest Host
Having Nothing
Here There
Here and There
Hidden in Plain Sight
Hide Nothing
High Ground
Hill Valley
Hold Fast
Honest Thief
Honest Services Fraud
Huge Shortage
Idiot Savant
Ill Fortune
Impossibly Possible
Improvised Arrangement
Include Me Out
Incomplete Stop
Incredibly Credible
Initial Conclusion
Initial Results
Insanely Reasoning
Insanely Sane
Inside Out
Insignificant Importance
Intellectual Fool
Intelligent Fool
Intended Accident
Intended to be an Accident
Interstate Highways in Hawaii
Intolerant of Intolerance
Intricate Simplicity
Invincible Defeat
Invisible Ink
Known Secret
Labor Day (Holiday)
Last End (when describing a movie or book plot or event)
Last Initial
Least Favorite
Left Right Out
Less is More
Light Burden
Limitless Limits
Little Beasts
Little Big
Little Giants
Little Bit Big
Little Bit Too Much
Live Ghost
Look Back into the Future
Looking Back at the Future (Movie title)
Loose Knot
Loosely Packed
Low Rise
Luxury Bus
Magical Thinking
Marine Land
Massively Thin
Mini Jumbo
Mini Monster
Minor Importance
Modest Ambition
More Parsimonious
More Perfect
More Unique
More is Less
Most Unique
Much Less
Natural Enhancement
Near Future
Near Miss (The airplanes didn't nearly miss, they nearly hit)
Neo Retro
Never Again
Never Generalize
Never Say Never
New Innovations
New Normal
New Normals
News Coverage (News expose rather than cover events)
No Means Yes
Non-Stop Flight
Normally Weird
Nothing Much
Now Then
Now and Then
Obviously Mysterious
Old News
On Off
Once Again
Only Option
Open End
Open Lock
Open Minded
Open Secret
Openly Stealing
Original Copies
Original Copy
Oxy moron (Sharp-Dull)
Paraphrased Quotation
Partial Conclusion
Partial Zero (Emission Vehicle)
Partially Completed
Perfect Idiot
Perfect Mistake
Perfectly Awful
Perfectly Bad
Perfectly Imperfect
Perfectly Normal
Perfectly Ridiculous
Perfectly Wrong
Plan to be Surprised ('Dan in Real Life' movie)
Planned Coincidence
Positively Negative
Preliminary Conclusion
Pretty Bad
Pretty Disgusting
Pretty Sick
Pretty Ugly
Procrastinate Now
Profanity Sucks
Quickly Slowing Down
Quiet Noise
Raise That Window Down
Real Fake
Real Fantasy
Real Imagination
Real Phony
Realistic Fantasy
Reality Dreams
Rear its Head
Renew (Make New)
Required Option
Retarded Genius
Retired (Re-tired = Tired again)
Reverse Backwards
Road to Nowhere
Rolling Stop
Rush Hour (Heavy traffic period)
Safe Guns
Same Cliches
Same Old Brand New Excuse
Second Best
Second Initial
Second Last
Seriously Insane
Settled Explorer
Shared Secret
Short Giant
Silent Laughter
Silent Noise
Silent Sound
Simply Amazing
Simply Hard
Simply Superb
Single Copy
Single Pair
Sit Up
Sitting Up
Sky Land
Sleepless Night
Slightly Impossible
Slow Speed
Slow and Steady Rush
Small Giant
Small World
Smart Ass
Soft Porn
Soft Rock
Sopho more (Wise fool)
Speed Bump
Speed Limit
Staged Accident
Stand Down
Stand Fast
Standard Options
Statusless (is a status)
Strangely Familiar
Stripper's Dressing Room
Successful Failure (NASA called the Apollo 13 mission)
Summer Rain
Super Normal
Surprised Noone
Surprisingly HumanSlogan of Animal Planet TV Channel
Sweet Smell of Fresh Stink
The Unknown Known
Thinking about Nothing
Thinking Out
Thinking out Loud
Thundering Silently
Tighten Loosely
Timely Delayed
Tradition of Innovation
True Paradox
Truly False
Turned Up Missing
Tweetless (is a tweet)
Unacceptable Solution
Unbelievably True
Uncategorized when something is deemed uncategorized, that places it in a category
Unclassified when something is deemed unclassified, that places it in a class
Uninvited Guest
Unique Standard
United Independent (Taxi company, Los Angeles)
Universal Standard
Unknown Identity
Unknown Knowledge
Unlimited Limits
Unpublished Letters to the Daily Telegraph (Column in the Daily Telegraph)
Unsolved Solution
Up the Down Staircase (book by Bel Kaufman)
Upside Down
Vaguely Aware
Very Little
Very Moderate
Voice of the Silent Majority
Waiting Patiently
Waking Dream
Was Suicided (Driven to Suicide)
Water Land
Week day
Well-Known Secret
White Night
White Rose
Wild Baby
Wise Ass
Wise Fool (Sophomore)
Wise Old Fool
Yes Means No

 Oxymoron Quotes and Sayings: General (151)

  • ‎Absolutely, positively NOT!
  • ‎I cannot tolerate intolerance!
  • ‎May the most you wish for, be the least you get. May the best times you have ever had, be the worst times you will ever see. - [An Irish Blessing]
  • ‎The best defense is a good offense.
  • ‎The best self-defense is offense.
  • ‎The most important things in life aren't things.
  • ‎What's the weather like? ... It's fierce mild! - Dylan Moran
  • A blind man looks back into the future with the ear-splitting whispers of unconcealed ghosts thundering silently.
  • A real live ghost.
  • Ah, the good old times when we were so unhappy! - French Saying
  • All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. - George Orwell, Animal Farm
  • All generalizations are wrong, including this one.
  • Always be on the lookout for the obvious.
  • Am gonna stay silent... I promise!
  • Anyone who does not believe in miracles is not a realist. - Audrey Hepburn
  • Anyone who isn't confused here doesn't really know what's going on.
  • Apparently some exercise programmes include periods of "active rest"...
  • Australia is a pretty big continent.
  • Bad becomes good when worse happens.
  • Bad is never good until worse happens.
  • Be here Now, when you can. - Ron McIntosh
  • Be realistic: Plan for a miracle. - Osho
  • Be still like a mountain, and flow like a great river. - Lao Tse Tung
  • Birthing a dawn to this endless night. - from the song 'Lies' by Evanescence
  • Complexity is not so complex after all.
  • Dream but don't sleep.
  • Dream your dreams with your eyes closed, but live your dreams with your eyes open.
  • Drive slowly, we're in a hurry. - Winston Churchill to his chauffeur
  • Early one morning, in the middle of the night, Two dead men got up to fight. Back to back they faced each other, drew their swords and shot each other. The deaf Policeman heard the noise and came to arrest the two dead boys.
  • Easy things don't come easily.
  • Ever seen a fully clothed person in a nudist colony?
  • Every exit is an entry somewhere else. - Tom Stoppard
  • Everything is so random there must be a pattern.
  • Excuse me? I happen to be genuinely self-absorbed and deeply shallow. - Fiyero Tiggular, Wicked musical
  • For you time will always wait. - from the song 'Hide' by Red
  • Found my cleanest dirty shirt. - from Sunday Morning Coming Down song by Johnny Cash
  • Getting dirty in the bath tub?
  • Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day. - Samuel Goldwyn
  • Gratitude helps in "accepting denial" - A spiritual note
  • Half the lies our opponents tell about us are not true. - Sir Boyle Roche
  • High heels low lives. - Comedy drama movie
  • High rise living gets me down.
  • How could I have burned paradise? - song title
  • I am a deeply superficial person. - Andy Warhol
  • I am easily satisfied with the very best.
  • I am realistic, I expect miracles.
  • I came for leave.
  • I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible. - Oscar Wilde
  • I can give you a definite perhaps. - Samuel Goldwyn
  • I didn't do anything wrong, and I won't do it again.
  • I didn't keep score, but it could have been twenty.
  • I feel the numbness around.
  • I hate cliches because "They're a dime a dozen".
  • I hate this feeling of not knowing what I'm feeling.
  • I hate whiners.
  • I have nothing to say.
  • I have nothing to write.
  • I like to sleep. I like to do nothing. Nothing is my favorite kind of something. - Callan McAuliffe
  • I never said most of the things I said. - Yogi Berra
  • I want to be a mystery, yet be known. I want to be together, yet alone. Is it too much to ask to be famous yet unknown? To be a wanderer, yet have a home?
  • If there's one thing I can't stand, it's intolerance.
  • If you understand life, you must be misinformed. - Paulo Coelho
  • If you're gonna do something wrong, do it right. - [from Friends series]
  • I'm never Wrong!!! Once I thought I was wrong... but it turned out I was mistaken.
  • I'm proud of my humility.
  • I'm still not sure if I understand ambiguity.
  • It feels good to be lost in the right direction.
  • It is so disturbing... that it is beautiful.
  • It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple. - Rabindranath Tagore
  • It took two to make one.
  • It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.
  • It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. - Opening sentence of the 'A Tale of Two Cities'
  • It's a step forward although there was no progress. - President Hosni Mubarak
  • It's eight o'clock, sir! - Why the devil didn't you tell me that before? - Overheard in hotel
  • It's good to be bad.
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  • It's simply hard...
  • It's wrong to be always right.
  • Let ur fingers do the walking. - Johnny Walker
  • Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Soren Kierkegaard
  • Life is full of uncertainties ... or I could be wrong about that?
  • Like Always. Like Never Before. - GM Saturn Tagline
  • Look, it's gone.
  • Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give a man a mask, and he will show you his true face. - Oscar Wilde
  • Man was predestined to have free will.
  • Moving forward in reverse. - Ozzy
  • My answer is "Maybe", and that's final...
  • My taste is impeccable, even when it is bad
  • Never say Never again! - [movie title]
  • Night of the Living Dead - Movie Title
  • No one goes to that place anymore - it's always too crowded. - Yogi Berra
  • Nobody goes to Miami in the Winter. It's too crowded. - Yogi Berra
  • One fine day in the middle of the night, two dead men woke up to fight, back-to-back they faced each other, drew their swords and shot one another.
  • One should never generalize.
  • One step forward. Two steps backward.
  • Perspective is in the eye of the beholder.
  • Plan to be surprised. - ['Dan in Real Life' movie]
  • Please turn the lights off when youre away from home.
  • Prejudiced people are all alike.
  • Rear its head.
  • Rebel without a cause. - Movie Title
  • Reporter: You say you've never made a picture before? Samuel Goldwyn: Yes, but that's our strongest weak point. - Samuel Goldwyn
  • Same old brand new excuse.
  • Searching for the light under the sun!
  • See what I am saying. - Movie Title
  • Simplicity is not a simple thing. - Charles Chaplin
  • Simplicity is not that simple to achieve.
  • Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. - Leonardo da Vinci
  • Slow down cuz I am in a hurry - Jorge L Glez
  • Slow down to speed up.
  • Some people say that I'm superficial, but that's just on the surface.
  • Some things need to be believed to be seen.
  • Sometimes waiting is the right thing to do.
  • Tell them to stand closer apart. - Samuel Goldwyn
  • The beginning is always today. - Mary Wollstonecraft
  • The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm. - Charles Caleb Colton
  • The clock is two minutes ahead and one hour behind.
  • The future is now.
  • The golden rule is that there are no golden rules. - George Bernard Shaw
  • The good oxymoron, to define it by a self-illustration, must be a planned inadvertency. - Wilson Follett
  • The green bin is for non-recyclables.
  • The heaviest baggage for a traveler is an empty purse.
  • The left side is the right side and the right side is the wrong one - Movie Title
  • The next time I send a damn fool for something, I go myself. - Samuel Goldwyn
  • The other day, I saw my cat barking while the sun was freezing me up.
  • The Right way is the Wrong way and the Left way is the Right way. (Driving directions)
  • The saddest moment in a person's life comes but once.
  • The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. - Paul Valery
  • The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. - Herbert Spencer
  • The world is full of apathy, but I don't care.
  • There are no greater treasures than the little things.
  • There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad. - Salvador Dali
  • There's no such thing as non-existence.
  • They say it's not as bad as they say it is.
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  • Time won't give me time!
  • To be simple is to be great. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left.
  • Walking but not moving... nowhere to go on this endless road...
  • walking on sunshine - Song by Katrina and the Waves
  • Walking up stairs gets me down.
  • We are not retreating.. we are advancing in another direction.
  • We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one. - Confucius
  • We must believe in free will. We have no choice. - Isaac B. Singer
  • We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open. - Barry Edwards
  • When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself. - Paulo Coelho
  • You always find something in the last place you look.
  • You are one of God's mistakes. - from 'Song to Say Goodbye', Placebo
  • You have to decide even to hesitate.
  • You're the dumbest smart person I've ever met. - from the movie 'I, Robot'
  • You've no idea of what a poor opinion I have of myself, and how little I deserve it. - W.S. Gilbert

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