Affectations Quotes

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Dave Eggers
“Dignity is an affectation, cute but eccentric, like learning French or collecting scarves.”
Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Oscar Wilde
“The mimicry of passion is the most intolerable of all poses.”
Oscar Wilde, Reviews

Renata Adler
“The girls were always running out of money, out of cash, precisely, to pay taxi drivers, train conductors, men who delivered pizzas after dark. They borrowed cash, normally, upon arrival. They borrowed passions—Wallace Stevens, Joseph Conrad, Mozart, hiking, the Bible—from each other, as girls of another generation borrowed clothes.”
Renata Adler, Speedboat

Julian Fellowes
Morris Weissman [on the phone, discussing casting for his movie]: "What about Claudette Colbert? She's British, isn't she? She sounds British. Is she, like, affected or is she British?”
Julian Fellowes, Gosford Park: The Shooting Script

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“More faults are created than cured by professional teachers.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Lectures to My Students