Quotes and Sayings about Affectation



"Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Affectation, End, Routine)

"Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Love, Feelings, Courage, Affectation, Cowardice, Measure, Play)

"One of the best temporary cures for pride and affectation is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Affectation, Man, Pride)

"Affectation is certain deformity; by forming themselves on fantastic models, the young begin with being ridiculous, and often end in being vicious."
- Robert Blair
(Related: Affectation, Being, End)

"Affectation is a very good word when someone does not wish to confess to what he would none the less like to believe of himself."
- Fanny Brice
(Related: Affectation, Word)

"Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Affectation, Dress, Mind, Understanding)

"Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Love, Truth, Affectation, Goodness)

"The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Affectation, Whim)

"I have no affectation when I speak."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Affectation)

"There is never vulgarity in a whole truth, however commonplace. It may be unimportant or painful. It cannot be vulgar. Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth, or in affectation."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Truth, Affectation, May, Vulgarity)

"Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own."
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: Trying, Youth)

"I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Education, Affectation, Literature, Will, World)