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  • William Shenstone
    William Shenstone
    English poet 1714-1763
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    A poet that fails in writing becomes often a morose critic. The weak and insipid white wine makes at length excellent vinegar.
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    Logan Pearsall Smith
    English writer 1865-1946
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    Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
  • William M. Thackeray
    William M. Thackeray
    British writer 1811-1863
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    If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!
  • W. M. Thackeray
    W. M. Thackeray
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    If the secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader.
  • Anita Loos
    Anita Loos
    American writer, screenwriter 1893-1981
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    Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its ''great intellects.''
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