Vain Quotes

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Ann Beattie
“Clichés so often befall vain people.”
Ann Beattie, Walks with Men

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

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

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

“If our thoughts are slumping down into a muddling pie of oblivion, we must empower our minds to go beyond vain details or useless conventions. Scanning the reach on the horizon and challenging our imagination can allow us to recognize the essentials of our human condition and achieve harmony in our lives.
("Dirty bike)”
Erik Pevernagie

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

“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

Gillian Flynn
“I am smiling a big adopted-orphan smile as I write this ... I still love scribbling the word - WRITER - any time on a form, questionnaire, document asks for my occupation. Fine, I write personality quizzes, I don't write about the Great Issues of the Day, but I think it's fair to say I am a writer ... ('Adopted-orphan smile', I mean, that's not bad, come on.)”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

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

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

Margaret  Rogerson
“He was astonishingly vain even by fair folk standards, which was like saying a pond is unusually wet, or a bear surprisingly hairy.”
Margaret Rogerson, An Enchantment of Ravens

Fisher Amelie
“I can’t do that,” he said, exhaling sharply and staring out the glass into the street.
“Why not?”
His face softened. “I need his money.”
Spencer looked at me and I couldn’t help but stare back. We were all in the same boat, prisoners to GREED.”
Fisher Amelie, Greed

Devin Madson
“There is nothing more disgraceful than a vain man."

"Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”
Devin Madson, The Blood of Whisperers

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

Sijdah Hussain
“Me and my pain
You & your vain”
Sijdah Hussain, Red Sugar, No More

Kamand Kojouri
“If only we studied the stars as much as we study our own reflections.”
Kamand Kojouri

“I think future generations are going to look back at our time period and call this the Age of Narcissism.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, The Ugly Truth About Self-Publishing: Not another cookie-cutter contemporary romance

“Ten short years ago, nobody had ever heard of a selfie. But today every decent cell phone has not one but two cameras, so you can take idiotic duck face pictures. And don't forget the billion dollar selfie-stick industry. Capitalism has found a whole new way to turn our vanity into profit.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, The Ugly Truth About Self-Publishing: Not another cookie-cutter contemporary romance

“People have always been vain. Can you imagine what it was like when some guy invented the first mirror? Maidens probably spent all day and night just staring at their own reflection in the dim candle light of their drafty castle tower, back when the first mirrors were cutting edge technology.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, The Ugly Truth About Self-Publishing: Not another cookie-cutter contemporary romance

“No one was created in vain”
Sunday Adelaja

“When you're with the people who are of this world only, either keep silent, ignore them, or talk to them of worldly matters, excel them in their worldly knowledge, yet hold their worldliness in contempt in the silences of your soul.
Better off not meeting them at all.”
Ben Caesar

Gabriele D'Annunzio
“In vain you beg, in vain you ache,
in vain you've opened your wrecked heart wide.
Perhaps in heaven the rainclouds quake
because we both have cried?”
Gabriele D'Annunzio

C.A.A. Savastano
“Nations are merely collections of people and like them can be vain, foolish, and violent.”
Carmine Savastano

“Against a heart inflamed with love,
burning with unquenchable fire,
a ruthless tyrant, cruelly armed,
wages war, but all in vain.
From every attack a victor,
Love will always triumph.

- Rosina”
Gioachino Rossini, Barber of Seville

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Religion without righteousness of Faith is vain hope.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Not speaks one who spoke,
There speaks one who wilt speak,
May another find what he will speak!
Not a teller of tales after they happen.
This has been done before ;
Nor a teller of what might be said,
This is vain endeavor, it is lies.
And none will recall his name to others.
I say this in accord with what I have seen:
From the first generation to those who come after,
They imitate that which is past.”
Miriam Lichtheim

Lailah Gifty Akita
“I shall not live in vain. I pledge aliegence to the Lord Jesus Christ, my Saviour.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“I shall not live in vain.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“I shall not live in vain but to be lead by the holy vision.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

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