Quotes About Vain

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Ann Beattie
“Clichés so often befall vain people.”
Ann Beattie, Walks With Men: Fiction

Abraham Cowley
“A mighty pain to love it is,
And 't is a pain that pain to miss;
But of all pains, the greatest pain
It is to love, but love in vain.”
Abraham Cowley, The Poems of Abraham Cowley

Cassandra Clare
“Enormous? Did you just call me FAT? I am not fat. - Jace”
Cassandra Clare

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Stay away from lazy parasites, who perch on you just to satisfy their needs, they do not come to alleviate your burdens, hence, their mission is to distract, detract and extract, and make you live in abject poverty.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Virginia Woolf
“No sooner have you feasted on beauty with your eyes than your mind tells you that beauty is vain and beauty passes”
Virginia Woolf

Alex Morritt
“The 'Selfie Stick' has to top the list for what best defines narcissism in society today.”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe

Michael Bassey Johnson
“It is easy to identify a shallow person by the attention he gives to what will do him absolutely no good.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Dejan Stojanovic
“He did not waste time in a vain search for a place in history.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Jess C. Scott
“He knows how to market himself well. Nowadays, that's all that seems to count. He's rebellious in a way that appeals to people with vain, shallow taste. So of course he manipulates his audiences with the blessing of his recording company and the financial investors behind his brand.”
Jess C. Scott, SVEN, Incubus Story.02

Peter S. Beagle
“Unicorns are immortal. It is their nature to live alone in one place: usually a forest where there is a pool clear enough for them to see themselves-for they are a little vain, knowing themselves to be the most beautiful creatures in all the world, and magic besides. They mate very rarely, and no place is more enchanted than one where a unicorn has been born. The last time she had seen another unicorn the young virgins who still came seeking her now and then had called to her in a different tongue; but then, she had no idea of months and years and centuries, or even of seasons. It was always spring in her forest, because she lived there, and she wandered all day among the great beech trees, keeping watch over the animals that lived in the ground and under bushes, in nests and caves, earths and treetops. Generation after generation, wolves and rabbits alike, they hunted and loved and had children and died, and as the unicorn did none of these things, she never grew tired of watching them.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Joseph Conrad
“If we could only get rid of consciousness. What makes mankind tragic is not that they are the victims of nature, it is that they are conscious of it. To be part of the animal kingdom under the conditions of this earth is very well--but as soon as you know of your slavery, the pain, the anger, the strife--the tragedy begins. We can't return to nature, since we can't change our place in it. Our refuge is in stupidity [...] There is no morality, no knowledge, and no hope; there is only the consciousness of ourselves which drives us about a world that [...] is always but a vain and floating appearance.”
Joseph Conrad

“A woman who holds her head up too high, is trying to breathe from her own pollution.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Israelmore Ayivor
“Complaining is a vain way of explaining pain without gaining relief. Keep complains distances away from you.”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Sylvain Reynard
“Beauty is vain. It appears and, like the wind, it's gone”
Sylvain Reynard, The Raven

“Beware of those who are too focused with polishing and beautifying their outer shells. They lack true substance to understand that genuine beauty is reflected from the heart that resides inside.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Sylvain Reynard
“Beauty is vain. It appears and like the wind, it's gone”
Sylvain Reynard, The Raven

Dejan Stojanovic
“It is vain futility to analyze the algebra of time.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Creator

Israelmore Ayivor
“Don't complain. It's just a way of explaining your pains for no gains. Wake up to your calling... Wear a positive move and say your desires to God!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

William Makepeace Thackeray
“Heaven help us! The girls have only to turn the tables,and say of one of their own sex,'She is as vain as a man,' and they will have perfect reason. The bearded creatures are quite as eager for praise, quite as finikin over their toilets, quite as proud of their personal advantages, quite as conscious of their powers of fascinations, as any coquette in the world.”
William Makepeace Thackeray

“O woman,
father says natural is beautiful
so why do you redden your cheeks
and blacken your eyes?
Why do you remove the hair on your legs
and draw them into your brows?
Why do you hold your breath
lest your stomach show
and hold your fart
lest they know
that you’re a human? O woman,
father says natural is beautiful
so why do you straighten your hair
to curl it next
and pretend to orgasm
so they think you enjoyed the sex?
Why do you dumb yourself down
and push your breasts up?
Why do you smile when you’re told to
and love when you don’t want to?
When? When
will you stop, woman?
Father says natural is beautiful
but that is doubtful
for what does father know
he’s only a fellow.”
Kamand Kojouri

John Fowles
“This pain, this terrible seeing-through that is in me now. It wasn't necessary. It is all pain, and it buys nothing. Gives birth to nothing.
All in vain. All wasted.
The older the world becomes, the more obvious it is. The bomb and the tortures in Algeria and the starving babies in the Congo. It gets bigger and darker.
More and more suffering for more and more. And more and more in vain.”
John Fowles, The Collector

“Believe me when I say:
'Out of all those around,
she’s the best locksmith in town.'
Her stethoscope ears
know when the dials of your heart
click into place.
She’s been cutting keys for years.
You don’t stand a chance
with that flimsy case.
Alas, no matter how
you lock your heart—
bolt, fixture, and
key—
she’s got nimble fingers
that pick locks for
free.
Padlocks and deadbolts
are all in vain.
Why do you even bother
with that chain?
She’s way too smart.
Along with ours, she’ll have
your heart.
And you will see
that the best locksmith in town
is she.”
Kamand Kojouri

“You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.”
Laurence Peter (1919—1990)

Deyth Banger
“Nobody dies in Vain (1408 - Film).”
Deyth Banger
tags: dies, film, vain

Katherine Center
“Barni loved talking about the dresses. "Aren't they huge? I've just always been this way," she said, twirling a little. "Just born healthy, I guess."

Oh, God. I hated her so much.”
Katherine Center, Get Lucky

Israelmore Ayivor
“Words do less than 10 things, but actions do more than 10 thousand things. Leaders don’t talk in vain; they follow with actions.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

Israelmore Ayivor
“Life is how you brew it. Wake up, you have a story to tell. Don't chase vain glory, your story will tell it. You owe it to yourself to write the lines of your story in the ink of purpose!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

J.M. Barrie
“It was the work of one brutal moment to land the beautiful girl on the rock; she was too proud to offer a vain resistance.”
J.M. Barrie
tags: proud, vain

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Κενοδοξία κενοδοξιῶν, τα πάντα κενοδοξία

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Vaingloriousness of vaingloriousnesses, everything vaingloriousness

(even to pronounce demonstrates it!)”
Chevalieuse de Faeinoterre Helia

Ana Claudia Antunes
“C'etait un jour de fete.
Mais l'haine se repete.
Laissez pas la peur dominer le coeur,
Si on veut que l'amour soit vainqueur”
Ana Claudia Antunes, L'Amante de Victor Hugo

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