Quotes: frivolous

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  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    English writer and poet 1803-1873
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    A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.
  • I don't find life unbearably grave. I find it almost intolerably frivolous.
    Source: Engleby (2007)
  • Angela Carter
    Angela Carter
    British author 1940-1992
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    I think the adjective ''post-modernist'' really means ''mannerist.'' Books about books is fun but frivolous.
  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite Duras
    French author and filmmaker 1914-
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    It's only women who are not really quite women at all, frivolous women who have no idea, who neglect repairs.
  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris Murdoch
    Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
    Iris Murdoch
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    No love is entirely without worth, even when the frivolous calls to the frivolous and the base to the base.
  • Bernard Malamud
    Bernard Malamud
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    Reader, I am myself the subject of my book; you would be unreasonable to spend your leisure on so frivolous and so vain a matter.
  • Dorothy Nevill
    Dorothy Nevill
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    The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    The fight against bad English is not frivolous.
  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir Walter Scott
    British writer and poet 1771-1832
    Sir Walter Scott
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    The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
  • Bob Ney
    Bob Ney
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    This week I was proud to join with my colleagues to help pass two important, common-sense pieces of legislation that will limit the frivolous lawsuits by trial attorneys and personal injury lawyers that clog our courts and hurt our small businesses.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.
    Source: Pascal selections
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
    Seneca
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    When an author is too meticulous about his style, you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy.
  • Marcus Valerius Martial
    Marcus Valerius Martial
    Latin poet and epigrammatist 40-104
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    Why do strong arms fatigue themselves with frivolous dumbbells? To dig a vineyard is worthier exercise for men.
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