Quotes About Pretention

Quotes tagged as "pretention" (showing 1-9 of 9)
Tabitha Suzuma
“I might appear confident and chatty, but I spend most of my time laughing at jokes I don't find funny, saying things I don't really mean - because at the end of the day that's what we're all trying to do: fit in, one way or another, desperately trying to pretend we're all the same.”
Tabitha Suzuma, Forbidden

Thomas Bernhard
“You've always lived a life of pretense, not a real life-- a simulated existence, not a genuine existence. Everything about you, everything you are, has always been pretense, never genuine, never real.”
Thomas Bernhard, Woodcutters

Marianne Moore
“I am hard to disgust, but a pretentious poet can do it”
Marianne Moore, Complete Poems

Jane Austen
“By you, I was properly humbled. I came to you without a doubt of my reception. You shewed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Sanhita Baruah
“When you know the inside stories, no matter how good looks the cover, you just cannot appreciate it...”
Sanhita Baruah

“We always need a sound reason to move on, and we always pretend to have it.”
Junaid Raza

“When we need reasons to do something, we pretend to have it.”
Junaid Raza

Marcel Proust
“...pretention is very close to stupidity and that simplicity has a less visible but still gratifying aspect.”
Marcel Proust, Time Regained

“... [T]he letters of the alphabet (two Cs, a large D; the combination of Y, S, and L) belong on an ophthalmologist's chart. For the Parisienne, luxury should never be spelled out.”
Anne Berest, How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits

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