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"I have a magpie mind. I like anything that glitters." - Lord Thomson of Fleet

"I have a magpie mind. I like anything that glitters." - Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet

"Hey, Dad, I'm going to reassemble this magpie carcass." - Bill Allred

"I like sparkles; I think I'm a magpie." - Paloma Faith

"I have a magpie mind. I like anything that glitters." - Roy Thomson

"Ugster vinyl pumps, Partridge Family records, plastic daisy jewelry, old postcards. . . . It's a magpie Christmas market." - Francesca Lia Block

"I'm like a magpie. I use lots of different things to build a character." - Andrew Lincoln

"I'm a bit of a magpie: whatever I see or hear or read feeds into the songs," - Laura Marling

"I never really got obsessed about one thing for long. I was a bit of a butterfly and a magpie." - Benedict Cumberbatch

"Style is something you can use, and you can be like a magpie, just taking what you want." - David Hockney

"MAGPIE, n. A bird whose thievish disposition suggested to someone that it might be taught to talk." - Ambrose Bierce

"I'm a magpie in my fiction, taking whatever looks shiny and curious to line the nest of my story." - Walter Kirn

"Magpie, n.: A bird whose theivish disposition suggested to someone that it might be taught to talk." - Ambrose Bierce

"I'm a bit of a magpie: whatever I see or hear or read feeds into the songs." - Laura Marling

"Like a magpie, I am a scavenger of shiny things: fairy tales, dead languages, weird folk beliefs, fascinating religions, and more." - Laini Taylor

"Thou art a beaten dog beneath the hail, A swollen magpie in a fitful sun, Half black half white Nor knowst'ou wing from tail." - Ezra Pound

"I always accessorize with jewelry. I am a bit of a magpie; I love sparkles, and so wearing jewelry makes me feel more exciting and confident, too!" - Amber Le Bon

"I always accessorise with jewellery. I am a bit of a magpie; I love sparkles, and so wearing jewellery makes me feel more exciting and confident, too!" - Amber Le Bon

"But you know me-I'm an information magpie, always interested in shiny bits of intel. I've never gotten in trouble because of knowing too much." - Tim Pratt

"I never really understood who the Magi were as a child. What is a Magi? Not a word I would use, but a magpie I could understand." - Michael Leunig

"I have a magpie mind, by which I mean I see and hear little things - photos, fragments of conversation - and store them away for future use." - Laurie Graham

"Style is something you can use, and you can be like a magpie, just taking what you want. The idea of the rigid style seemed to me then something you needn't concern yourself with, it would trap you." - David Hockney

"Over a pint in the pub, you have a good moan That's the fate of every Magpie While Mam perfects her game show skills Giving talks at the WI" - John Walter Bratton

"I probably live in the best province for independent filmmakers. Manitoba has a sort of thieving-magpie approach, trying to lift productions from other provinces as well as from other countries. It makes it very hard for me to leave." - Guy Maddin

"I try not to be superstitious, but, you know, we never put any shoes on the table. That's totally against the law in our house. And I always salute when I see one magpie." - Neneh Cherry

"The wild swan hurries hight and noises loud With white neck peering to the evening clowd. The weary rooks to distant woods are gone. With lengths of tail the magpie winnows on To neighbouring tree, and leaves the distant crow While small birds nestle in the edge below." - John Clare

"That faeries have forgotten the Tapestry; that is the greatest tragedy of all. It's the fabric of all creation and it's woven of dreams, the dreams of the Djinn. Dreams are real, Magpie. They're seed and water and sun. They're everything." - Laini Taylor

"If I could be said to have any kind of aesthetic, it's sort of a magpie aesthetic-I just go and pick up whatever is around. If you think about it, the children were there, so I took pictures of my children. It's not that I'm interested in children that much or photographing them-it's just that they were there..." - Sally Mann

"If I could be said to have any kind of aesthetic, it's sort of a magpie aesthetic-I just go and pick up whatever is around. If you think about it, the children were there, so I took pictures of my children. It's not that I'm interested in children that much or photographing them-it's just that they were there..." - Sally Mann

"I think authenticity is important whichever homeland you're from but one of the lovely things about British cooking is that we adopt great food and dishes from all of the lovely people who come from overseas to live in our country. We're a magpie nation - we take the best bits of other cuisines and embrace them as our own." - Jamie Oliver

"I'm such a magpie. I'll get halfway through one thing and pick up something else. I always have 5 or 6 books open and spine-up by my bed: it's like a row of tents. I don't finish nearly as many books as I should." - Steven Hall

"I have this magpie instinct for the next glittering object. There are one or two things I know I can't write about, though: DIY, cricket, automobile repair. I could study it for a lifetime and not produce a word on the carburettor." - Simon Schama

"Even when writing your own poems, you need to talk to people; you need to magpie around, getting words and things. I'm very against the celebrity culture that wants to say: 'this is a genius, this is one person who has done something brilliant.' There are always a hundred people in the background who have helped to make it." - Alice Oswald

"I think I need to spend some time with safari but what arrests my attention are salient, sadomasochism, saccadic, and salad days. I think I will go learn more about coral only to learn a lot more about corollary and counterturn and coffin nail. I go from magnificence to means to marquee to maniac to distyle, ductile, hindsight, shell game, veronica, yardstick, ball field, magpie, variegated, and close shave." - Dara Wier

"I had become a kind of information magpie, gathering to myself all manner of shiny scraps of fact and hokum and books and art-history and politics and music and film, and developing, too, a certain skill in manipulating and arranging these pitiful shards so that they glittered and caught the light. Fool's gold, or priceless nuggets mined from my singular childhood's rich bohemian seam? I leave it to others to decide." - Salman Rushdie

"There are persons who are never easy unless they are putting your books and papers in order-that is, according to their notions of the matter-and hide things lest they should be lost, where neither the owner nor anybody else can find them. This is a sort of magpie faculty. If anything is left where you want it, it is called litter. There is a pedantry in housewifery, as well as in the gravest concerns. Abraham Tucker complained that whenever his maid servant had been in his library, he could not see comfortably to work again for several days." - William Hazlitt



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