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Vulgar Quotes

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A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

Related topics: Values

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming
that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes,
but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Politics in a literary work, is like a gun shot in the middle of a concert,
something vulgar, and however, something which is impossible to ignore.
- Stendhal

They say it figures MTV would do such a vulgar,
awful, horrible show and they completely miss that
it's satirizing the people who watch MTV.
- Mike Judge

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Television is not vulgar because people are vulgar;
it is vulgar because people are similar in their prurient
interests and sharply differentiated in their civilized concerns.
- George Gilder

But a dandy can never be a vulgar man.
- Charles Baudelaire

Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent,
anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant
for anyone who is not content to the average person.
- William Ralph Inge

The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind.
- Albert Camus

Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything,
making everything vulgar, and every truth false.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

I wanted to make a film about stupid people that was
very vulgar and deeply stupid.
From that moment on I can hardly be reproached for
making a film that is about stupid people.
- Claude Chabrol

Some children I have met are very beautiful.
Some children are imbeciles, vulgar,
terrible.
- Jeanne Moreau

It is very vulgar to talk about one's business.
Only people like stockbrokers do that,
and then merely at dinner parties.
- John Wanamaker

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

I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can
a rude remark or a vulgar action.
- Tennessee Williams

We have within us, from the start, that which will
distinguish us from the vulgar herd.
- Jean Henri Fabre

The vulgar man is always the most distinguished,
for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I have never known a more vulgar expression of betrayal and deceit.
- Lucien Bouchard

How well Shakespeare knew how to improve and exalt little circumstances,
when he borrowed them from circumstantial or vulgar historians.
- Horace Walpole

The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.
- John Ruskin

It is the vice of a vulgar mind to be thrilled by bigness.
- E. M. Forster

Intense study of the Bible will keep any writer from being vulgar,
in point of style.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Characteristics of a popular politician:
a horrible voice,
bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
- Aristophanes

If a movie isn't a hit right out of the gate,
they drop it.
Which means that the whole mainstream Hollywood product
has been skewed toward violence and vulgar teen comedy.
- Roger Ebert

I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied,
but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong,
hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
- Miguel de Cervantes

It is a vulgar error that love, a love,
to woman is her whole existence; she is born for Truth
and Love in their universal energy.
- Margaret Fuller

You could say, in a vulgar Freudian way,
that I am the unhappy child who escapes into books.
Even as a child, I was most happy being alone.
This has not changed.
- Slavoj Zizek

I don't do any vulgar movements.
- Elvis Presley

Vulgar and obscene, the papers run rumors daily about people in show business,
tales of wicked ways and witless affairs.
- Carroll O'Connor

So must the writer, whose productions should Take with the vulgar,
be of vulgar mould.
- Edmund Waller

Frugality is for the vulgar.
- Francois Rabelais

There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters,
as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.
- Walter Scott

The capacity to be intrinsic and vulgar is American.
- Stan Brakhage

Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul,
if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone.
- Hilaire Belloc

A cat is never vulgar.
- Carl Van Vechten

Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage,
and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.
- Logan P. Smith

The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth.
- Emile M. Cioran

The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness.
- Ovid

It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable
to use your private life to sell anything commercially.
- Lauren Bacall

Woman is a vulgar animal from whom man has created
an excessively beautiful ideal.
- Gustave Flaubert

Everything has gotten vulgar and out of line for children to watch.
It's more of a swearing match.
- Bubba Smith

The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.
- Alexander Pope

Fact is based upon vulgar matter.
- Charles Olson

Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it,
for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man,
there vanishes as well a religious emotion,
a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity.
- Henry Beston

On July 26, 1916, I announced to all my friends in
America that from now on I resolved to write no more
poems in the classical language,
and to begin my experiments in writing poetry in the
so-called vulgar tongue of the people.
- Hu Shih

A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea
which is higher than himself;
and a mean man,
by one lower than himself.
The one produces aspiration; the other ambition,
which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
- Marcus Aurelius

Not because they were servants were we so reserved,
for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity,
but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born,
giving children ill examples and worse counsel.
- Margaret Cavendish

Vulgar and common persons, as they carry nothing out of this world,
so they leave nothing in it: they receive no eminency in their birth,
they acquire none in their life, they have none when they die,
they leave none at their death.
- John Pearson

They said that Etta James is still vulgar.
I said, Oh, how dare them say I'm still vulgar.
I'm vulgar because I dance in the chair.
What would they want me to do? Want me to just be still
or something like that? I've got to do something.
- Etta James

The more I see of democracy the more I dislike it.
It just brings everything down to the mere vulgar level of wages and prices,
electric light and water closets, and nothing else.
- David Herbert Lawrence

A philosopher is, no doubt, entitled to examine even
those distinctions that are to be found in the structure of all languages...
in that case, such a distinction may be imputed to a vulgar error,
which ought to be corrected in philosophy.
- Thomas Reid

I do not suppose I shall be remembered for anything.
But I don't think about my work in those terms.
It is just as vulgar to work for the sake of posterity
as to work for the sake of money.
- Orson Welles

Well, if I am not vulgar, neither is my book.
I wrote myself.
Suggestiveness is always vulgar.
But truth never.
My book is not even remotely suggestive.
I call things by their names.
That is all.
- Mary MacLane

Those years on the golf course as a caddie,
boy, those people were something.
They were vulgar, some were alcoholics,
racist, they were very difficult people to deal with.
A lot of them didn't have a sense of humor.
- Martin Sheen

Sotomayor's vainglorious lecture bromide about herself
as "a wise Latina" trumping white men is a vulgar embarrassment -
a vestige of the bad old days of male-bashing feminism.
- Camille Paglia

To the average mind popular music would mean compositions
vulgarly conceived and commonplace in their treatment.
That is absolutely false.
- John Philip Sousa

Better have failed in the high aim, as I,
Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed As,
God be thanked!
I do not.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

Nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity,
coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity,
concealing something.
- E. M. Forster

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

I think Australians like a bit of vulgarity.
- Julian Clary

Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life.
- Cyril Connolly

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

Vulgarity begins when imagination succumbs to the explicit.
- Doris Day

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty.
It is not.
It is the opposite of vulgarity.
- Coco Chanel

Expressions of disapproval are on a level of vulgarity
that cannot be tolerated.
The way to express disapproval is to do without applause.
- Rudolf Bing

As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity,
and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later.
- Alistair Cooke

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


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