Quotes by pretensions

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  • W. J. Reichmann
    W. J. Reichmann
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    Human beings, for all their pretensions, have a remarkable propensity for lending themselves to classification somewhere within neatly labeled categories. Even the outrageous exceptions may be classified as outrageous exceptions!
  • Carolyn Chute
    Carolyn Chute
    American writer and populist
    Carolyn Chute
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    People who work in factories or in the woods or maybe a dairy farm - for years, I've been fascinated with people like that. No pretensions. They just live their lives. I found them beautiful. They were all I seemed to be interested in writing about.
  • Angela Carter
    Angela Carter
    British author 1940-1992
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    Pornographers are the enemies of women only because our contemporary ideology of pornography does not encompass the possibility of change, as if we were the slaves of history and not its makers. Pornography is a satire on human pretensions.
  • Freda Adler
    Freda Adler
    American criminologist and educator 1934-
    Freda Adler
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    Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
    William James
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    Success plus Self-esteem equals Pretensions.
  • Frederic Raphael
    Frederic Raphael
    American screenwriter, biographer and writer 1931-
    Frederic Raphael
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    The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
    William Hazlitt
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    To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem... ridiculous.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
    William James
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    To give up pretensions is as blessed a relief as to get them ratified.
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