Poseurs Quotes

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

Hunter S. Thompson
“I was glad to be rid of him. He was one of those people who could go to New York and be "fascinating," but here in his own world he was just a cheap functionary, and a dull one at that.”
Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary

“Of all books printed, probably not more than half are ever read. Many are embalmed in public libraries; many go into private quarters to fill spaces; many are glanced at and put away...scarcely opened until the fire needs kindling. The most ardent book-lovers are not always the greatest readers; indeed, the rabid bibliomaniac seldom reads at all. To him books are as ducats to the miser, something to be hoarded and not employed... So pleasant it is to buy book; so tiresome to utilize them.”
Flora Haines Loughead

Bruce Crown
“Last call. It was about that time. He’d probably been drinking liquid courage all night, waiting for his chance to hit on her. I had little choice in assuming he was a three-time loser with a wad-of-cash to wave around and a bozo smile to boot. About to prate his many accomplishments as a man of the world and his travels among the world’s top markets.”
Bruce Crown, Forlorn Passions

Gilbert Sorrentino
“Rapacity plus taste is a formidable combination, since it so often passes for intelligence. One pities the artist in a world of such predators, all of whom are deeply engaged in the arts too.”
Gilbert Sorrentino, Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things

Oscar Wilde
“Deliver me from my disciples!”
Oscar Wilde, The Autobiography of Oscar Wilde