Frivolity Quotes

Quotes tagged as "frivolity" (showing 1-15 of 15)
Karl Lagerfeld
“Fashion does not have to prove that it is serious. It is the proof that intelligent frivolity can be something creative and positive”
Karl Lagerfeld

G.K. Chesterton
“It is easy to be solemn, it is so hard to be frivolous.”
G K Chesterton

Edith Wharton
“A frivolous society can acquire dramatic significance only through what its frivolity destroys.”
Edith Wharton

Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
“As one who appreciated the tragic side of eating, it seemed to him that anything other than fruit for dessert implied a reprehensible frivolity, and cakes in particular ended up annihilating the flavour of quiet sadness that must be allowed to linger at the end of a great culinary performance.”
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, La Soledad Del Manager

Robert Graves
“That the crowd always likes a holiday is a common saying, but when the whole year becomes one long holiday, and nobody has time for attending to his business, and pleasure becomes compulsory, then it is a different matter.”
Robert Graves, I, Claudius

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The choices that women make sometimes seems provoking and at the same time amusing. I once met a lady who said she liked my amusing facial expression.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Leon Trotsky
“Thousands and thousands of books are thrown on the market every year
presenting some new variant of the personal romance, some tale of the vacillations
of the melancholic or the career of the ambitious. The heroine of Proust requires
several finely-wrought pages in order to feel that she does not feel anything. It
would seem that one might, at least with equal justice, demand attention to a
series of collective historic dramas which lifted hundreds of millions of human
beings out of nonexistence, transforming the character of nations and intruding
forever into the life of all mankind.”
Leon Trotsky, History of the Russian Revolution

“There is so much pressure on us to try to overcome boredom by spending time on frivolities.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“I know so much pressure is on all of us to waste time and to just trivialize it. There is so much pressure on us to try to overcome boredom by spending time on frivolities.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“Greatness cannot be attained by wasting time on frivolities of life.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“Never allow any of your time to be wasted on the frivolities of life.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“Rather than majoring in frivolities, women should be educated in useful subjects and 'be furnished with a stock of ideas, and principles, and qualifications, and habits, ready to be applied and appropriated…' - Hannah More”
Karen Swallow Prior, Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More—Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist

Roger Zelazny
“In a world of physical ease, brutal social equality, and reasonable economic equality, exclusiveness in frivolity becomes the most sought-after of all distinctions.”
Roger Zelazny, The Graveyard Heart

“Begin to lay hold of every minute of your life and convert it into something of value to benefit the world. Never allow any of your time to be wasted on the frivolities of life.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

Mark Twain
“...[I]n order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain... Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do and... Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer