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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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 :: 10 Quotes of the Moment

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An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
~ Joseph Addison - [Ostentation]

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For his mourners will be outcast men, and outcasts always mourn.
~ Oscar Wilde - [Outcasts]

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I am an invisible man. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids -- and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.
~ Ralph Ellison - [Outcasts]

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I have often told you that I am that little fish who swims about under a shark and, I believe, lives indelicately on its offal. Anyway, that is the way I am. Life moves over me in a vast black shadow and I swallow whatever it drops with relish, having learned in a very hard school that one cannot be both a parasite and enjoy self-nourishment without moving in worlds too fantastic for even my disordered imagination to people with meaning.
~ Anonymous - [Parasites]

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I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt.
~ Ben Hecht - [Ostentation]

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In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis.
~ Quentin Crisp - [Outcasts]

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It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.
~ Ama Ata Aidoo - [Parents and Parenting]

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Man is the only animal which esteems itself rich in proportion to the number and voracity of its parasites.
~ George Bernard Shaw - [Parasites]

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Nothing, it is true, is more common than for both Science and Art to pay homage to the spirit of the age, and for creative taste to accept the law of critical taste.
~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller - [Orthodoxy]

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Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.
~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin - [Ostentation]

 

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