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Television has lifted the manufacture of banality out
of the sphere of handicraft and placed it in that of a major industry.
- Nathalie Sarraute

There arose a belief in style - and in banality.
Banality encompassed politics, too, because it was
a common belief that politics were not worthy of art.
- Douglas Sirk

Today Americans are overcome not by the sense of endless
possibility but by the banality of the social order
they have erected against it.
- Christopher Lasch

Dawn was written well before 9/11.
People speak a lot today about the banality of evil,
but not all evil is banal.
Some of it is carefully structured and well-thought-out.
That's where the real danger lies.
- Alan Dean Foster

 

In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal,
enjoy democratic equality.
- Mary McCarthy

Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it.
Since all our knowledge is essentially banal,
it can only be of value to minds that are not.
- Raoul Vaneigem

To some, the '50s were a decade marked by the banal,
the predictable.
- Annette Funicello

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Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption
is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going
to see what has become banal.
- Guy Debord

Banal words function as a feeble phenomena that fall
into their own mental bogs of meaning.
- Robert Smithson

There's almost a fear that if you understood too deeply
the way you arrived at choices,
you could become self-conscious.
In any case, many ideas which are full of personal
meaning seem rather banal when you put words to them.
- Peter Weir

The banalities of a great man pass for wit.
- Alexander Chase

Even when there are banalities, they're usually kind of benign banalities.
- Michael McKean

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The finest kind of friendship is between people
who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
- Anonymous

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
- Thomas Henry Huxley

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

Regrets and resentments cause great suffering but fix nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness
of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
- Albert Einstein

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Life in abundance comes only through great love.
- Elbert Hubbard

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A Great Relationship is the Dance of Two Great Lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Life is about more than today, and more than yourself.
What will your legacy be?
What will your great-grandchildren be told about you?
Creating a legacy does not have to be a burden,
it can be your joy and can create
your satisfaction with living each day.
What kind of world do you want to leave your great-grandchildren?
What can you do today to help create that world?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest roadblock to a great relationship
is trying to force a partner to change through bribes or threats.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When your whole family is loving and supportive, it is a great blessing.
But when family members are indifferent or hostile, release your expectations,
and find the love and support you need elsewhere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I welcome change as a great adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

We have a great life here in Alaska,
and we're never going back to America again!
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
- Steven Wright

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela


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