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English writer and poet 1803-18730
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)
British author 1940-19920
I think the adjective ''post-modernist'' really means ''mannerist.'' Books about books is fun but frivolous.
French author and filmmaker 1914-0
It's only women who are not really quite women at all, frivolous women who have no idea, who neglect repairs.
Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-19990
No love is entirely without worth, even when the frivolous calls to the frivolous and the base to the base.
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.
The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-19500
The fight against bad English is not frivolous.
Sir Walter Scott
British writer and poet 1771-18320
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.
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.
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-16620
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
Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.0
When an author is too meticulous about his style, you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy.
Marcus Valerius Martial
Latin poet and epigrammatist 40-1040
Why do strong arms fatigue themselves with frivolous dumbbells? To dig a vineyard is worthier exercise for men.