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Quote Left Quotation... A writer expresses himself in words that have been used before because they give his meaning better than he can give it himself, or because they are beautiful or witty, or because he expects them to touch a cord of association in his reader, or because he wishes to show that he is learned and well read. Quotations due to the last motive are invariably ill-advised; the discerning reader detects it and is contemptuous; the undiscerning is perhaps impressed, but even then is at the same time repelled, pretentious quotations being the surest road to tedium. Quote Right
Quote Left Quotation ... A writer expresses himself in words that have been used before because they give his meaning better than he can give it himself, or because they are beautiful or witty, or because he expects them to touch a cord of association in his reader, or because he wishes to show that he is learned and well read. Quotations due to the last motive are invariably ill-advised; the discerning reader detects it and is contemptuous; the undiscerning is perhaps impressed, but even then is at the same time repelled, pretentious quotations being the surest road to tedium. Quote Right
Quote Left Marty This pretentious ponderous collection of religious rock psalms is enough to prompt the question, What day did the Lord create Spinal Tap, and couldn't he have rested on that day too' Quote Right
Quote Left Quotation ... A writer expresses himself in words that have been used before because they give his meaning better than he can give it himself, or because they are beautiful or witty, or because he expects them to touch a cord of association in his reader, or because he wishes to show that he is learned and well read. Quotations due to the last motive are invariably ill-advised the discerning reader detects it and is contemptuous the undiscerning is perhaps impressed, but even then is at the same time repelled, pretentious quotations being the surest road to tedium. Quote Right
Quote Left The downside to being better than everyone is that people seem to think you are pretentious. Quote Right
Quote Left The smaller the understanding of the situation, the more pretentious the form of expression. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Pretentious

Quote Left If you find me pretentious, let us open a dialogue about it over a cup of Joseph. Quote Right
Quote Left I never speak in absolutes, I only state the facts: I am flexible in my views and I will not be shifted from that: I always listen and I do not care what people say. I am not pretentious, my tee shirt says C est vrai. Tee hee xxxx Quote Right
Quote Left Men with pretentious brains should use their knowledge wisely.By ridiculing others they make nothing of themselves,other than unworthy fools. Quote Right