Quotes: superfluous

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  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    British writer 1810-1865
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    He had not an ounce of superfluous flesh on his bones, and leanness goes a great way towards gentility.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    It is the superfluous things for which men sweat.
  • Ingrid Bergman
    Ingrid Bergman
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    A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
  • J. G. Ballard
    J. G. Ballard
    British author 1930-
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    Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there.
  • Human subtelty will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does Nature, because in her inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
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    Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at a penny.
  • Paul Klee
    Paul Klee
    Swiss artist 1879-1940
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    Satire must not be a kind of superfluous ill will, but ill will from a higher point of view. Ridiculous man, divine God. Or else, hatred against the bogged-down vileness of average man as against the possible heights that humanity might attain.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul.
  • Boris Vian
    Boris Vian
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    The problem is the following, black music is increasing encumbered by white elements, often pleasant but always superfluous, easily and advantageously replaced with black elements.
  • Abbe Pierre
    Abbe Pierre
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    The question I asked Georges has now become a general one - You, who thought you were superfluous, who thought there was no place for you in society, not only are you not superfluous, you are needed and so those who were beggars become givers.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    The superfluous is very necessary.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes.
  • Miguel de Unamuno
    Miguel de Unamuno
    Spanish Philosophical Writer 1864-1936
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    When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid - in which case all comment is superfluous - or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem.
  • Elias Canetti
    Elias Canetti
    Austrian novelist and philosopher 1905-
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    Pessimists are not boring. Pessimists are right. Pessimists are superfluous.
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