Quotes: familiarity

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  • Boris Spassky
    Boris Spassky
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    Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense.
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius Syrus
    Syrian poet 1e century BC
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    Familiarity breeds contempt.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    Familiarity breeds contempt; and children.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    Familiarity breeds indifference.
  • Ouida
    Ouida
    English novelist, pseudonym of Maria Louise Ramé 1839-1908
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    Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.
  • Antoine Rivarol
    Antoine Rivarol
    French journalist 1753-1801
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    Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the interests hatreds.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Horse-play, romping, frequent and loud fits of laughter, jokes, and indiscriminate familiarity, will sink both merit and knowledge into a degree of contempt. They compose at most a merry fellow; and a merry fellow was never yet a respectable man.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    Intolerance is the ''Do Not Touch'' sign on something that cannot bear touching. We do not mind having our hair ruffled, but we will not tolerate any familiarity with the toupee which covers our baldness.
  • Campbell Scott
    Campbell Scott
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    Part of the advantage, and part of the result of trying to be a producer and director, are the practical things, you find. It's so advantageous to go to a place that you already have a feel for, a literal and spiritual familiarity.
  • Anne Edwards
    Anne Edwards
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    She claimed she loved the camera, its warmth, its familiarity. She responded to its naked glare, its slavish attention to every expression of her face and body, with the kind of immediacy a trusted lover could expect.
  • Albert Claude
    Albert Claude
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    This familiarity with a respected physician and my appreciation of his work, or the tragedy I experienced with the long, tormented agony and death of my mother might have influenced me in wanting to study medicine. It was not the case.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
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