Controversial Revisited


Here are some quotations from famous people using last week’s Awesome Adjective:

I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.  – Nora Ephron

I am not afraid that the book will be controversial, I’m afraid it will not be controversial.   – Flannery O’Connor

If you’ve got a big mouth and you’re controversial, you’re going to get attention.   – Simon Cowell

A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ. The infection, when it comes – and it will come – may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system.  – Jane Smiley

Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It’s too controversial.   – Erma Bombeck

Ninety-eight percent of the things that come out of my mouth are intended to be harmless or even charming. They’re not ever intended to be offensive or controversial.   – Megan Fox

It’s really easy to avoid the tabloids. You just live your life and don’t hang out with famous people who are in the tabloids. Don’t do anything controversial and be a normal person. Have friends. And get a job and keep working.  – Amanda Seyfried

What I can say is that for may years jazz musicians had to go to Europe, for instance, to be respected and to be sort of treated not in a discriminatory way. I don’t think there is anything controversial about me saying that. This is just a fact.   – Sonny Rollins

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