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Quotes About Pretentiousness

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Anthon St. Maarten
“Like a Columbus of the heart, mind and soul I have hurled myself off the shores of my own fears and limiting beliefs to venture far out into the uncharted territories of my inner truth, in search of what it means to be genuine and at peace with who I really am. I have abandoned the masquerade of living up to the expectations of others and explored the new horizons of what it means to be truly and completely me, in all my amazing imperfection and most splendid insecurity.”
Anthon St. Maarten

Tiffany Madison
“Never trust someone that claims they care nothing of what society thinks of them. Instead of conquering obstacles, they simply pretend they don't exist.”
Tiffany Madison

Haruki Murakami
“Whenever an occasion arose in which she needed an opinion on something in the wider world, she borrowed her husband's. If this had been all there was to her, she wouldn't have bothered anyone, but as is so often the case with such women, she suffered from an incurable case of of pretentiousness. Lacking any internalized values of her own, such people can arrive at a standpoint only by adopting other people's standards or views. The only principle that governs their minds is the question "How do I look?”
Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Stephen Fry
“lectures broke into one's day and were clearly a terrible waste of time, necessary no doubt if you were reading law or medicine or some other vocational subject, but in the case of English, the natural thing to do was talk a lot, listen to music, drink coffee and wine, read books, and go to plays, perhaps be in plays…”
Stephen Fry, The Fry Chronicles

Michael Crichton
“Only assholes put a nickname on their business card.”
Michael Crichton, Next

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

Cato
“The words of the Greeks are born on their lips, but those of the Romans in their hearts.”
Cato

Ashly Lorenzana
“To be full of yourself is to make a fool of yourself.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Peter S. Beagle
“All right, all right for you, you pretentious kneecap! How would you like a punch in the eye?”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Aleksandar Hemon
“We hated pretentiousness; it was a form of self-hatred.”
Aleksandar Hemon, The Book of My Lives

Criss Jami
“The vanity of intelligence is that the intelligent man is often more committed to 'one-upping' his opponent than being truthful. When the idea of intelligence, rather than intelligence itself, becomes a staple, there is no wisdom in it.”
Criss Jami

Thomas Harris
“School was the thing in America, don't you know, and the Starlings caught on to that. One of the Starling's uncles had his junior college degree cut on his tombstone.”
Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs

“These were wannabe elites who, once they popped on big-boy pants, would be infiltrating New York with their pretentiousness.”
Alexandra Martin, Siren's Call

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