Quotes and Sayings about Vulgarity



"Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity."
- Coco Chanel
(Related: People, Luxury, Poverty, Vulgarity)

"I think Australians like a bit of vulgarity."
- Julian Clary
(Related: Vulgarity)

"Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Life, Vulgarity)

"As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later."
- Alistair Cooke
(Related: Enthusiasm, American, Vulgarity, Years)

"Vulgarity begins when imagination succumbs to the explicit."
- Doris Day
(Related: Imagination, Vulgarity)

"Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Vulgarity)

"Nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Nothing, Vulgarity)

"In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose."
- J. Robert Oppenheimer
(Related: Humor, Knowledge, Sense, Sin, Vulgarity)

"I think that what most surprises anybody who goes into politics from even a modestly cerebral background is the vulgarity of much of the cut and thrust of politics."
- Chris Patten
(Related: Politics, Surprises, Vulgarity)

"America does not want vulgarity and sexual exploitation to be our values and we do not want the world to think those are our standards. We want to be a better nation and a better people, with better standards."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: People, Values, America, Exploitation, Nation, Vulgarity, Want, World)

"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)

"By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin, and pretend to be somebody else."
- Solomon Schechter
(Related: Civilization, Man, Vice, Vulgarity)

"Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Intellect, Vulgarity, Will)

"Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Death, Facts, Vulgarity)

"People need to be peppered or even outraged occasionally. Our national comedy and drama is packed with earthy familiarity and honest vulgarity. Clean vulgarity can be very shocking and that, in my view, gives greater involvement."
- Kenneth Williams
(Related: People, Comedy, Drama, Familiarity, Vulgarity)