Quotes by trivialities

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  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    It is in these acts called trivialities that the seeds of joy are forever wasted, until men and women look round with haggard faces at the devastation their own waste has made, and say, the earth bears no harvest of sweetness - calling their denial knowledge.
  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    English writer and actor 1908-1999
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    Treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
    Source: Manners from Heaven: A Divine Guide to Good Behaviour (1984) ch. 7
  • Sir Max Beerbohm
    Sir Max Beerbohm
    British Actor 1872-1956
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    Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter.
  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    English writer and actor 1908-1999
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    The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
  • Elizabeth Drew
    Elizabeth Drew
    American political journalist and author 1935-
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    The inspired scribbler always has the gift for gossip in our common usage he or she can always inspire the commonplace with an uncommon flavor, and transform trivialities by some original grace or sympathy or humor or affection.
  • Alan K. Simpson
    Alan K. Simpson
    American politician 1931-
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    The word liberal distinguishes whatever nourishes the mind and spirit from the training which is merely practical or professional or from the trivialities which are no training at all.
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